March Favorites and Fails

I can’t believe it’s time for another round up of monthly favorites and fails. The pollen has dusted Atlanta and this month has finally started to feel like spring, so I have some new seasonal goodies to share with you!

March Favorites:


Hello, perfect little Valentino Dupes. These are seriously the best dupe out there and come in a lot more color options than other dupes as well. I ordered the flats and they just came in. I recommend going up a half size. I will give you a heads up, they smell like spray paint when you first open the box. But some things are worth waiting from China for. I also ordered the flats in white.


This Loft top has been worn on two different occasions and I’ve only had it a week! Actually, make that three because I’m currently wearing it to work while I finish this post on my lunch break. Getting my money’s worth out of this top! I wore it to a wedding last weekend and I’ll be posting this outfit on Monday – hopefully it restocks over the weekend.


Same goes for this bow-tied shoulder sweater. The cut is so flattering on and the peachy pink color is something I can never say no to! (Sunglasses are here)



I purchased my first FabFitFun box and I have to say this subscription definitely takes the cake on best subscription box in my opinion. I love it because you get full sized products and a little bit of everything. Would you want to see an unboxing post over the weekend? And no…I was not gifted the subscription 🙂 If you use my link to try it out, we both benefit with a discount on our next box!


My skincare routine has been all over the place lately as I try to figure out what’s working and what’s not. These have been some of the latest additions, but I’ll do an updated routine when I find one I’m happy with. Do y’all have anything you love for texture / pores?



Exfoliators (1 | 2 | 3)




I’m obsessed with this song. It would be such a good first dance song if you’re trying to think of one.

Tim and I finally got our hands on some Halo top ice cream and although I think they’re over-priced they’re still delicious and help that sweet tooth after dinner.

I’ve been wearing this watch non-stop since it launched. Use code STRAWBERRYCHIC for 15% off.

I can’t forget to mention that I’m finally the owner of a new car! I’m driving around a new Honda-CRV, and I feel like I’m one step closer to adulthood…not quite there yet, though ;). My brother is now the owner of my not so new car, missing hubcap and all.

March Fails:


I’ve added this benzoyl peroxide treatment into my routine and it has given me straight up alligator skin along my nose and cheeks after just one use. You can’t really see it, but I can feel the texture and makeup does not look too great over it. I’m assuming it’s too harsh for my skin in that area, but it’s done wonders in my problem chin area so I keep using it every few days in that area to help clear up my breakouts and clogged pores. I chatted with my skincare girl in Sephora and she told me to just use it in problem areas.

This dress was a fail because I should have ordered two sizes down. I was too lazy and didn’t want to read the measurements, but I will from here on out!  It is super cute if it fit correctly. It was my first time ordering from there, so now I know to take the measurements more seriously. I’m already waiting on my next order, you can’t beat the prices.

This color (smooch) did not do me justice. I’m convinced light pinky nude shades don’t work for my skin tone, but I do like the formula and other shades (slay, juju), which were featured in my February Faves and Fails.


Not too many fails this month, which I guess is a good thing for me! Drop a comment for the products you’ve been loving lately.


xo Amanda John


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  1. Kimberly wrote:

    Those shoes are INCREDIBLE! Curious how comfortable they are to walk around in? I've heard these run quite narrow?

    Posted 3.31.17 Reply
    • They feel the same as real Valentines (when I've tried them on in store). Definitely a bit stiffer than my other dupes from sole society. I would size up a half size for sure! I haven't worn them out yet, but I'll let you know!

      Posted 4.1.17 Reply
  2. Laura Bain wrote:

    I love that loft top + pleated skirt combo! So cute gal.

    xo Laura Leigh

    Posted 3.31.17 Reply
  3. This was such a fun post. I love seeing everything you've been liking and even disliking this month!

    Stephanie //

    Posted 3.31.17 Reply
  4. Such a fun month! I love that Loft top on you and how you paired it with that skirt!

    Posted 3.31.17 Reply
  5. Love your post! Those shoes are the cutest!!

    Xx, Julien

    Posted 3.31.17 Reply
  6. Love those Valentino dupes!! You must let us know if they are comfy or not. Those big dangle earrings are also lovely.

    Posted 4.1.17 Reply
  7. Megan wrote:

    Those shoes are gorg!

    xo Megan |

    Posted 4.1.17 Reply
  8. Loving those Valentino dupes!!

    Posted 4.1.17 Reply
  9. Steph Chen wrote:

    Love those Valentino dupes!! They are definitely the best I've seen!! And that pink sweater with the bow tie shoulder is super cute!!

    Xo, Steph |

    Posted 4.1.17 Reply
  10. Adaleta wrote:

    I absolutely adore your Valentino dupes, as they're so similiar it's unreal. I love the cute sandals you're wearing with the pink too. This is a really cute idea for a monthly post! xx Adaleta Avdic

    Posted 4.1.17 Reply
  11. LOVE those shoes! Such a great dupe!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

    Posted 4.1.17 Reply
  12. i can't get over those shoes! they look so similar!
    xox- megan

    Posted 4.1.17 Reply
  13. Those dupes are awesome! I definitely have to check them out. xo ~ Megan

    Posted 4.2.17 Reply
  14. Leah Behr wrote:

    Those are the perfect dupes!!

    Posted 4.2.17 Reply
  15. Those shoes are stunning! And I have had that BP fail too… it can be so harsh on the skin!

    Posted 4.2.17 Reply
  16. girl – love you favs those are some of mine too! and your skin looks gorg don't worry!


    Posted 4.2.17 Reply
  17. Emily Helm wrote:

    Such a good top- I have it & have worn it so so much! And those designer dupes are SO good!

    Posted 4.2.17 Reply
  18. Jessica J wrote:

    Those Valentino dupes are EVERYTHING! And I love that cute Loft top!
    xo Jessica

    Posted 4.2.17 Reply
  19. I got the dupes in the flat version earlier this month and they are awesome!

    Posted 4.3.17 Reply
  20. I love those shoes!!! And, that pleated skirt is phenomenal!

    Posted 4.3.17 Reply
  21. evukmir wrote:

    omg those dupes are AMAZING! best I have seen for sure. loving your round up! thanks for sharing.

    xoxo, Elena Michelle

    Posted 4.3.17 Reply
  22. That pleated skirt!!

    Posted 4.3.17 Reply
  23. These are all such gorge photos!

    Posted 4.3.17 Reply
  24. Rachel Li wrote:

    Love to read about your reviews for the products! Thanks for sharing!

    Posted 4.3.17 Reply
  25. You look amazing in blush tones! I love that pleated skirt

    Posted 4.3.17 Reply
  26. those dupes are amazing!


    Posted 4.3.17 Reply
  27. Amy wrote:

    drooling for those Valentino dupes!
    Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins

    Posted 4.4.17 Reply