Did y’all see my FABULOUS MARCH AMAZON FINDS post last week? I thought February’s was the best one yet, but then there was March.
I don’t know if the stuff is getting better, or if I’m just getting better at shopping Amazon fashion, but I’m having the best time finding so many Amazon treasures! You can click HERE to see all of my previous Amazon posts. If you haven’t seen them previously, I recommend just scrolling through them super quickly to see if anything catches your eye!
In fact…there was so much great stuff this month, I didn’t even get to all of it in last Friday’s post.
I showed you 2 show stopping tops in flat lays, but I lost daylight before I could photograph them on me. I had lots of requests to see them on, so today is the day!
Remember this flat lay? Sooooo cute, right? The embroidery work is GORGEOUS.
And when you put the top on, it’s a total show stopper, or what I often refer to as an outfit maker.
Outfit makers are special items that easily become the star of an outfit.
And this top is no doubt the star.
I love how it’s embroidered across the top and on the sleeves. And the sleeves and the neckline are finished off nicely with some tiny little ric rac. It’s amazing quality and such a wonderful piece. It’s definitely more expensive than a regular shirt, but it should be. I’m a firm believer in the fact that some special pieces demand higher prices. And if it’s something that you know you will wear a lot, you can sometimes justify the higher price.
I ordered a small, but the darts pull a little bit, so I’m going to size up to a medium. If you aren’t large chested (and kind of broad chested like me), you can for sure stick to your regular size. The small didn’t feel small on me, but the pleats just didn’t lay flat.
I got a lot of questions about the earrings and if they are super heavy. Great news, they aren’t! They aren’t as light as our beloved Gorjana hoops or anything, but I am able to wear them without any issues.
(This top has low stock, but you can click HERE to see all BuddyLove pieces available on Amazon.)
And since the pink one I’m highlighting above is now low on stock, I wanted to show you two more! I love the blue too.
And the multi color is so festive.
And while we are on the topic of embroidered tops, remember this one from Cassie’s line? The best part about it is that it’s incredibly soft.
Light blush with a coral/red embroidery! YES, PLEASE! This color combo is so pretty and feminine. Blush is one of my favorite colors, and I especially love it when paired with red, so I was thrilled when they added this combination to the line.
The frayed hem denim shorts have great reviews, and they are true to size for me. You’ll see them on me in just a second.
I decided to keep the color palette simple with this outfit, and the earrings and clutch complimented the tee perfectly!
And check out this dress! DARLING! I’m always a sucker for embroidery.
Here’s the other top from last Friday’s post.
This one is a total show stopper too. The colors are vibrant, and the embroidery work is absolutely stunning. I’ll for sure be wearing this off the shoulder, but the description says you can wear it strapless as well (although I tried it and I didn’t love it this way). I got a small in the top. Heads up: if you are really long waisted, this one might not work for you.
As a Kut from the Kloth brand ambassador, these shorts are the item I’m featuring this week. I love the fit, I love the frayed hem, and just imagine how great they’ll look with a tan! I’m wearing a 4, so they are true to size for me.
I loved the top with the white jeans as well.
The above top comes in a really pretty salmon color too. And this shot shows how it can also be worn strapless!
For those of you that are new here, THIS STRAPLESS BRA is the be all, end all. I wear it even when I don’t have to wear a strapless. It really is that good.
I have 2 other things I want to feature today that I found while browsing The Red Dress Boutique (which is where the dress is from above). I would order it, try it, and then show y’all…but history has shown that the items on this site sell out much too fast for that. So instead, I’m just going to highlight them so you know about them (before they’re gone)!
This dress. This dress is very me. I love the swingy fit and the flutter sleeves. It will be perfect with my must have wedges, and one of my must have denim jackets too if it’s cool, because I wouldn’t want to cover up the sleeves otherwise. I think both the stonewashed version and the white denim would both be great with this dress.
And as soon as my summer body is ready, I’m going to want this top.
That’s all for the fashion today, but I now have a bit of a life update that I want to give y’all!
I realized yesterday that although I’ve talked about it on instastories, I haven’t mentioned on the blog that I got Invasalign. I’ve received lots of questions about it after storying about my new braces, so I thought I’d answer some of those questions today!
Why did you get them? After 20 years of not wearing retainers, my teeth started moving. UGH! Apparently this is actually quite common with age. Double UGH! Even though my bottom teeth started moving a bit, they didn’t really bother me. HOWEVER. I started developing a space between my front two teeth, and the space is what pushed me to get the braces. I would have dealt with the movement of my lower teeth, but I wanted to fix the front gap.
What is the assessment like? This is wayyyyyyyy different than how I remembered it. None of that awful mold material we used to have to bite down on as kids. They literally put a wand in my mouth and scanned all around it to create a 3D image on a screen. They also took x-rays. A treatment plan was created based upon the scan and the x-rays.
Do they hurt? I’m on my 2nd set of trays, and the first set of trays hurt much worse, but it was wasn’t unbearable. My teeth are always tender the first several days of new trays, but that goes away as the teeth start moving.
How long will you have to have them? My treatment plan includes 7 months worth of trays. The length of treatment is dependent upon the issues you need to fix. I think I remember the tech saying that 6 months is the shortest amount of time she had seen, and that she had a couple of patients who had to wear them as much as 36 months (although that’s MUCH longer than most).
Are they hard to get on and off? Funny enough, they aren’t hard to get on at all. They just pop right in! Getting them off is another story. I did have a reader suggest a tool for me to get from Amazon to help with the removal, but I can’t find the message. If it was you or if you know of a tool, please leave a comment. I tried to search for one, and I came up empty handed.
How often do you wear them? 22 hours a day. I only take them off to eat.
How do you clean them? I was told not to use toothpaste because it’s too harsh, so I brush them with diluted Dawn soap (as recommended). I was worried they would taste soapy, but after a thorough rinsing they don’t. I also bought the effervescent tabs people use when they clean their dentures. I feel like this helps them get extra clean.
How much do they cost? This varies based upon your ortho, your insurance, and the length of your treatment plan. I’m totally guessing here and want to make it clear that I really have no idea, but I think you should expect to pay between about $3,000-$6,000. We paid right in the middle of that. Obviously, just get a quote from your ortho/dentist!
How long do you wear each set of trays? I think 2 weeks per set of trays is average. Apparently towards the end you might only have to wear the trays for 1 week at a time, although that’s not necessarily common. We’ll see!
Do you have to go to the orthodontist or dentist every time you get new trays? I’m only on my 2nd set of trays, but they gave me two sets on the first day. My first appt is set for next Tuesday, which will be a month after receiving my first set of trays.
Let me know if you have any other questions below! OR, if you’ve had Invisalign and have any tips or tips or tricks for me, I’d love to hear them!