Breakfast in Venice

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Red Jeans: My Conflagrant Beauties

I cannot fight my craving for colored jeans any longer! Day after day I open my closet and every neutral piece is screaming to be matched with a pair of fire-engine red jeans from J. Brand, my favorite jean company.  I love every pair of J.Brand jeans and would have a closet full of them … Read more

Loving My TOMS

TOMS are my dream shoe come true. They help people, look adorable, and are extremely comfortable. With every pair purchased, TOMS gives a pair of shoes to a child in need. I finally purchased my first pair when I was in L.A. a few weeks ago. I have been wearing everywhere. I have worn them … Read more

Sample Sale-ing Adventure

It’s official!  I have an unhealthy sample sale website addiction.  It combines two of my instinctual drives: sale shopping and competition. The concept is as simple as it is genius.  The website starts by discounting designer items, then it sets a time for the sale to start.  When the clock chimes the bargain hunters swarm … Read more

Play Date at Sephora

I had a girl play date at sephora this weekend and discovered some wonderful products by trying on few things and getting some samples to test out at home.

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Look Hot for the Biggest Game of the Year!

As of a resident of the “football-shine” state of Florida, I’ve been dressing for the football games since high school.  With the Super Bowl right around the corner, I am putting together my “Sunday best.” If you’re like me and have no preference either team, you probably don’t have any Steelers or Packers team gear. … Read more

Style Resolution: Neutralize My Footwear!

  Neutralize your Footwear by aprilgolightly featuring high heel pumps My mother was the type that wanted everything in her wardrobe to match and by proxy I caught her matchy-matchy ways.  The fashion world has changed and the matchy-ness of yesteryear is virtually extinct. My style resolution this year is to embrace the neutral and … Read more

Cream Blush vs. Powder Blush

Both formulations are great! Your choice simply depends on the effect your trying to create, the season, weather or your skin type. Creamy, emollient blushes are absolutely fabulous, especially for older or drier skin types! For these beauty queens, it’s all about moisturizing and hydrating (a topic that I will cover in another article). This … Read more

Why Buy It, When You Can Borrow It?

I have been using Bag Borrow or Steal for a few years now as a way of trying out styles that I am not ready to ‘buy’ into. The website has a variety of trendy and designer items that you can borrow for a reasonable price and ‘steal’ if you fall in love and don’t … Read more

Be the Lady in Red

Red! Red is memorable and it is no coincidence that this bold color represents both love for Valentine’s day and celebration during Christmas.  Friends still recall the solid red bikini I wore during my college years while memories of common floral prints fade away.  Powerful women like Hilary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi use red to … Read more

Rebecca Minkoff is a Genius!

Stop embracing those clutches and sling into the new cross body bag trend!  In the era of hands free everything, I’m jubilant that hands free bags are back in.  They let me be the multitasker I need to be!  And when I say multi-task, I mean shaking a new friend’s hand and sipping on cocktails … Read more

Bridal Necklace

  A friend of mine is taking the walk down the aisle in a few months.  For the occasion she picked a classic romantic dress from Priscilla of Boston on Miracle Mile in Coral Gables, Florida.  With her nuptials just around the corner, I thought I’d try to help her accessorize for the big day. … Read more

Black Swan: New York Premiere

The outfits and accessories from the New York Black Swan premier have been the subject of conversation for many fashionistas.  Natalie Portman has been getting flack for choosing a black dress that does not show off her body. I find myself disagreeing with these naysayers, and believe that Natalie Portman’s choice of color and makeup … Read more

I Know a Woman Like That

In October at the Savannah Film Festival, I had the privilege of getting a sneak peak at Virginia Madsen’s documentary on strong successful women titled, “I Know a Woman Like That.” After the film ended, Virginia Madsen and her Mother came out for a little Q&A. Virginia was dressed very casual in a pair of classic … Read more

Dreaming of the Beach? Bath Suits With Names that You Will Love Telling People

Nanette Lepore launched a SoBe inspired bathing suit line that is an amazing blend of her signature girly nice and Miami spice. I am in love with the Dashiki Vixen, the Rhumba Seductress, the Into the Wild Lover, and the Calypso Vixen. I need to start planning several beach weekends because I intend to tell … Read more

Drape Yourself in Velvet Immediately

George had it right when he said, “I would drape myself in velvet if it were socially acceptable!” Now that the holidays are right around the corner and it IS socially acceptable to drape yourself in velvet, I am buying up all of it. In my teens, I acquired a few velvet pieces that have stood … Read more

Discover Talbots

Over the past two years Talbots has been evolving towards a more fashion forward sensibility. I must say that I am impressed after frequenting their stores and website over the past few months.  Here are a few recommendations from their current lineup: This is the perfect holiday top when worn with black pantsor the perfect date night top … Read more

Have Fashion Sense. Will Travel.

If you live in South Florida and are having difficulties picking out new clothes or updating your wardrobe, don’t hesitate to get in touch with April Lynn. Her current rates and services are as follows: Personal Services Accompanied Shopping – For 50 dollars an hour, April will accompany you while you shop and offer her … Read more

Cinematic Wall Dressing – Movie Art

After attending the Savannah Film Festival I was motivated to add a little movie memorabilia to the bare walls of my apartment. In my search, I ran across Claudia Varosio’s shop on etsy.com. Claudia creates prints that are inspired by her favorite movies and her tastes just happen to be identical to mine. I have … Read more

The Unfashioncentric* Male’s Posting on a Fashion Site

I watch Project Runway. I don’t do it for any reason other than to enjoy the show. (Other reasons being that I am being forced to watch it by family members or significant others.) With the exception of the most obnoxious pretty lady in the world as host (Heidi Klum), it has provided me enjoyment … Read more