Prime Day! | On the Daily EXPRESS

7/16/18

Prime Day!

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Okay, Amazon Prime Day is officially here! So far it's crashing the Amazon site left and right as I've been putting this post together, which makes for some blogging challenges. But I still have some new and less-new favorites to share. I'm focusing today's post on products I own and love, rather than all of the deals available. It's slightly less overwhelming that way and just more in keeping with my regular blogging style. And if you're not a Prime Member yet, you can sign up for your free trial here and take advantage of all the deals and products I'm talking about today.

Apparel:
First off, let's talk clothing and some of the Amazon Prime Exclusive brands. If you just got a Prime account to take advantage of deals, you're now eligible to shop these brands. My personal favorite is Daily/Ritual. It's similar to Express One Eleven in terms of being very comfort-based, and it's all very affordable with most pieces under $30. This striped t-shirt/hoodie was my first piece from this line, but I've since added several more. I'll share my other favorites a little further down.

For reference I'm wearing a Small in this hoodie. I do think the line runs true to size in general and I haven't had any surprises in any of my pieces. I wear both XS and Small in tops pretty frequently depending on how I want it to fit. I wanted the extra length in this so I could wear it with leggings. You can see the untucked length with my Daily/Ritual leggings in Outfit Three below.
Daily Ritual, Leggings Outfits, Amazon Prime Exclusive Brand
TWO: Striped hoodie (c/o) | Jeans | New Balance Sneakers (c/o Amazon)
THREE: Striped hoodie (c/o) | Leggings (c/o) | Tory Burch Sandals (c/o)

UPDATE: Now that the Amazon site is working a little better for me I wanted to update the post with a two exact Daily/Ritual items I own and love that are on sale for Prime Day. Some of these outfits are also suited for cooler weather if you're thinking ahead to pieces that will work for fall. First, this long sleeve scoop neck t-shirt in Outfit One and Two. It's comfortable (naturally), the cut is very flattering, and I liked it so much I got all three colors! I've only photographed navy so far, but I didn't want it to sell out in my size (I took a Small in this) in other colors. It's pretty thin, which I liked for our warmer climate, plus it makes it a bit easier to layer without adding a lot of bulk. And then there are these leggings that are my favorite comfy leggings and on sale for only $12.60!
THREECardigan (c/o) | Leggings (c/o) | Black Tank | Similar Ankle Boots | Necklace

I also have and love this Daily Ritual t-shirt dress with a scoop neck (shown in this post). It's under $20 but not on sale. However the v-neck version is on sale for only $10 for Prime Day:


I ordered this dress in black while it's so affordable! And if you're browsing Daily/Ritual Prime Day options, I will say I also have this t-shirt that's on sale for Prime Day...and I'm not a big fan of it. It's nice and lightweight for summer but the fit just wasn't all that flattering to me. I think there are better t-shirts for that price point ($14 on Prime Day, $20 on regular price) so I would hold off for a different option if you need a basic short sleeve tee.

The second piece I wanted to share is a new-to-me Amazon Prime exclusive brand of premium workout apparel, Core 10. Several of their pieces have deals for Prime Day, like these cropped jogger pants that I'm eyeing.

I'm wearing an XS in this hoodie (the smaller of my two "normal sizes") since I wanted a sleek, fitted look. This is a pretty basic piece, but believe it or not I didn't have anything else like it. I love that it adds warmth without a lot of bulk, and this is going to be a great piece for travel since it doesn't take up a lot of space in a suitcase. I'm definitely bringing it with me to the Oregon Coast next week!
Core 10, Athleisure, Workout clothes, Amazon Prime Exclusive Brand

Here are three ways to wear this hoodie for workouts and casual wear:
TWO: Hoodie (c/o) | Grey t-shirt | Jeans | Tory Burch Sandals (c/o) (Budget options here)


More Fashion Deals:
To browse more Prime Day Deals, go here for All Fashion Deals. Aside from browsing a few things for myself I know I'll be checking out the deals on Under Armour Apparel and Shoes  since this is a favorite brand for my husband and boys!

Favorite Devices to Buy on Prime Day:
You all probably know by now that books are my other passion outside of fashion! I read all of my books on Kindle and have owned one since 2007. I just prefer the compact format for taking it with me everywhere and the fact that it significantly reduces clutter. My boys also have a Kindle and I love that too since they can never tell me, "I don't have anything to read" when it's reading time. Plus we can share books within the family! We don't have a lot of reading interest overlap but it does come in handy from time to time. If you've thought about getting a Kindle (or getting one for someone else in your family) you can get significant savings on a couple of models today. The Kindle Paperwhite is regularly $120 but marked down to $80 today for Prime Day. My kids have this model and really have no complaints about it. (I have the Voyage, which is not included in today's promotion).
Kindle Paperwhite (Save $40 on Prime Day!)

The original Kindle e-reader is also included in the Prime Day Promotion. It's marked down to $50 from $80. I had this version from 2007-2015 (I was an early adapter on this one) until it finally turned it's final e-page on me and I had to replace it. But it was great while it lasted and will certainly do the job of a basic e-reader just fine.
Kindle e-reader $50 (Save $30 on Prime Day!)

And last but not least in the "devices I own and use" category is the Echo Look. It's a fun tool and it's 50% off today. that's great for taking outfit pictures and getting some anonymous feedback on your style. I shared more about it in this post, but you can see one of my comparison/feedback examples below:


 Echo Look (Save $100 on Prime Day!)

Please note - the Echo Look was gifted to me by Amazon but I was not obligated to share anything further about the device. All content created was done at my discretion and in the interest of sharing products with my readers that you all might enjoy!

Favorite Amazon Memberships/Services on Sale:
Not only do I have some favorites Amazon devices, but on top of my Prime Membership there are two additional memberships I have and recommend, especially if you are a reader!

AUDIBLE:
(Click through on this graphic to start your 3 month Prime Day Trial!)

It's not an exaggeration to say that my Audible membership has been life changing! It has allowed me to read at least four extra books per month by reading with my ears via my phone. I read when I go on walks, drive in the car, fold laundry, wash dishes, eat meals, etc. etc. I mainly stick to non-fiction for audiobooks since I personally find it easier to stay interested in that format, but I know some people who are the opposite! And if that's you, don't worry there are plenty of fiction books on Audible too.  If you've thought about getting an Audible membership, Prime Day is the time to give it a try and save $10 per month! If you need some book suggestions, here are ten that I highly recommend you add to your library. These will keep you reading in your three month trial and then some!
*Of course, I can't guarantee that these will make you a better, smarter, happier person. I can only say they've done as much for me!

For complete reviews on any of these titles, type the title into the Search Bar located on the right hand side of my blog pages on a laptop/desktop or at the bottom of the page on a mobile device.

KINDLE UNLIMITED:
Kindle Unlimited is my most recent membership and for Prime Day you can try it for 3 months for only 99 cents!
(Click through on this graphic to start your Prime Day Kindle Unlimited Trial!)

I just started K.U. for the first time on Black Friday last year. As much as I love to read, I wasn't sure that the books available on Kindle Unlimited would be worthwhile. Now that I've had a membership for 8 months I can tell you yes, there are some duds and lots of 3-star books (enjoyable enough to finish but nothing special), but that will always be the case regardless of how you acquire books! There have also been some Kindle Unlimited books I really enjoyed! If you decide to start a membership here are four I really enjoyed and would recommend.

Amazon Prime Day ends Wednesday, July 18 at 3 AM Eastern. so you have all day Tuesday to shop the deals and make your decisions about signing up for any of these services. And as a side note, I think Express is feeling left out of all the Nordstrom Sale/Prime Day excitement because they're also offering a storewide 40% off sale and Free Shipping on all orders today! If you've got something on your wishlist there, now's the time to get it without paying for shipping or worrying about coupon codes.

And on a final note today, I just want to say an extra thank you to those of you who shop through my blog links for any of your purchases. Blogging is a lot of fun but it's also time consuming and comes with quite a few expenses if you want to create quality content. It's a densely saturated market at this point, so I know you have a lot of choices in bloggers to follow and links to click through. It means a lot when you let retailers know that my opinion directed you to their site by clicking through my links and purchasing through that same browser rather than an app or separate browser. It's what allows me personally to continue blogging and working harder to bring you quality, consistent content!


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18 comments:

  1. That Kindle unlimited deal is golden!!

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    1. Agree! It's really the best time to try it.

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  2. Gina, you look SO cute in all of these photos! I love that striped hoodie, it’s the perfect item for the beach at night and camping trips! I’ll have to check out that daily/ritual line. All of these looks are right up my alley for athleisure/workout wear! And of course, today was the perfect day to take advantage of all the great prime deals!

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    1. You are so sweet, Noelle. Thank you! Daily/Ritual is definitely my fave of the Amazon exclusive brands. I'd love to see what you think if you try it!

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  3. I have been using my kindle more and more since I got it. It's so convenient to get a new book without leaving my couch and I love only packing one thing instead of several when we go on vacation. That is a great deal!

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    1. EXACTLY. I know some people prefer the feel of real books but you just can't beat the convenience of a Kindle.

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  4. I have been so busy with work I didn't even have time to shop! That's okay, I need NOTHING, lol. But I do appreciate seeing things you own and really like. I am going to have to keep Amazon in mind as a fashion source.
    I think that hoodie will be great on your trip to the Oregon coast!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. Ha, I know what you mean. I also need nothing for the rest of summer and am desperately trying to avoid temptations!

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  5. Oh I love that striped hoodie - but you know I'll always have a fondness for stripes! :) We have amazon here but I'm not sure if we have prime day - I should look into it! Our amazon is definitely not as varied or well stocked as the US one sadly, and now with some law changes at the start of this month they have blocked us from accessing the international amazon sites, boo!

    Hope you are having a nice start to your week! It's so cold here, we had the coldest day in 4 years recently!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Oh that's very interesting that the Amazon services are so different for you in Australia. Stay warm during your cold front!

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  6. I got the kindle paperwhite for $37 I'm so excited cannot wait to get it. I have other coupons and rewards. The activewear looks good too.


    xo
    Pinksole

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    1. Oh I'm so glad to hear that!! It's a way more convenient way to read, plus now you can access all the free books on Prime First reading! :)

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  7. I got frustrated with Amazon yesterday and gave up, so I'm glad to hear you started to have better luck. I will have to go back and check it out today. I'm so tempted to sign up for Audible! I love audiobooks and currently just go through my library to listen, but the selection isn't as good.

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    1. Oh my gosh! I didn't realize you didn't have Audible and were just doing audiobooks through the library! Well, that's definitely a great way to save money but I'd say it's worth doing the Prime Day trial even if you don't keep it the whole year. Then listen to as many non-library books as you can while you have it! Ha!

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  8. What a great round up, Gina! I'm going to do some more looking and see what I "need". I'm not a big reader, but my husband reads. I asked him about the Kindle this morning and we both agreed we like being able to watch the progress as one side of the book gets bigger and the other smaller. LOL

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    1. Haha! Well, I do the same thing digitally with a Kindle since I track my reading progress with the percentage. But I understand some people are just as devoted to physical books as I am to digital. :)

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  9. You have such good taste in clothes. And I've just finished reading 'A girl with no name' - it's really good! Hope you are having a great week xx Maria

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  10. I would prefer the style where you used with leggings they looked amazing on you .

    Sharon Elsie. www.diva-in-me.com

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