Day: February 17, 2021

According to an Amazon Fashion Expert, These Are the Under-$50 Wardrobe Gems Worth Shopping

Courtesy Katie Sands; Amazon coat

Amazon has so many covetable clothes and accessories, it can be tough to know exactly what to shop. Thankfully, fashion experts like Katie Sands have set out to make the process easier, one recommendation at a time. For years, the influencer has dished out style tips on her blog, Honestly Kate, and now she’s bringing her knowledge to Amazon.

Sands is a Style Host for Amazon Live, where she highlights some of the site’s most fashion-forward wardrobe staples. In an email, she showed PEOPLE her current favorites in categories like outerwear, footwear, and everything in between. The best part? Each item on her list costs less than $50.

Amazon Style Expert Picks Under $50

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Lab Grown Or Natural Diamonds? The Choice Is Getting Clearer For Consumers And Retailers

Valentine’s Day falls nearly smack dab in the middle of the peak period for diamond jewelry sales, which extends from the December holiday season when about 20% of engagements occur through Mother’s Day, this year on May 9.

By all accounts Holiday 2020 was a strong one for diamond jewelry sales, especially for lab-grown diamonds (LGD), which offer shoppers bigger stones for less money.

When it comes to buying diamonds, those are the two factors that matter most. For men, the cost of a diamond takes precedence in the purchase decision for an engagement ring, followed by the design. For women, it’s design first followed by the carat size, which goes hand-in-hand with cost. And for both men and women the quality of the diamond comes in third, according to a survey by Beyond4Cs.

The

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5 Easy and Creamy Smoothies Made with Almond Milk

Photo credit: Getty Images

Photo credit: Getty Images

From Good Housekeeping

Many a great smoothie leans on milk or yogurt or both for creaminess and oomph. But if you’re following a plant-based diet or merely trying to eat a bit less dairy, both ingredients are off the table. No matter: The beauty of smoothies is how flexible they are, and can win the same creaminess and oomph from vegan ingredients.

For heft and heartiness without dairy, smoothies need ingredients like nuts and nut butters, seeds, oats, bananas (which are creamy and rich all on their own), and almond milk, which is an easy substitute for dairy milk in any smoothie. (Keep in mind that using sweetened almond milk will make your smoothie sweeter—if that’s not what you want, stick to unsweetened varieties.) If you’re used to adding yogurt to smoothies, you may want to add a hit of zippy citrus juice, which will give

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