Mommy and Me Fall Outfits

Yay! Fall is almost here and I ready to start wearing boots, layers, and mommy and me Fall Outfits.

Fall Pumpkin Sign

Family Pumpkin Sign

Fall is here and I am super excited about decorating my home in fall colors and with pumpkins for Halloween and for Thanksgiving. The cool part of this family pumpkin sign is that it will look great from now until you put up your Christmas decorations. Tools & Supplies  White foam core board Large sheet … Read more

Will Camouflage Replace Leopard !?!

Will Camouflage Replace Leopard !?!

Camo has become one of my favorite prints lately. I actually wondering if camouflage print will replace leopard print as the go to neutral print this fall. The print contains some of the same neutral color contained in leopard. Black and tan grounds camo as a neutral print the same way it does for leopard. Camo looks great with black, brown, and a wide variety of other colors, including, but, of course, not limited to yellow, orange, and pink.

Will Camouflage replace leopard

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Spicy Fall Color: Paprika

Fall Outfit of the Day with Camo and Fall Color Paprika styled by April Erhard, Editor in Chief of April Golightly

After reading InStyle’s Color Crash Course in the October 2013 issue, I was dying to put together paprika outfits. InStyle’s editor pointed out that orange is an attention getting color. You should expect to be noticed in paprika. When everyone is wearing neutrals and black this fall, stand out with a spice of paprika. I found this Michael Kors dress at Encore Plus in Boca Raton, Florida. Encore Plus was nice enough to let me borrow it to wear to Tastemakers this week. The paprika and camo combination was a big hit at Tastemakers. This Michael Kors dress is perfect for fall in Florida and fall transition outfits. Hit up Encore Plus to see if it is still available. I just dropped it off today so it might still be there!

CAMO and Paprika

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MANIcure MonDAY! Nuance Salma Hayek Red

Fall is around the corner and I am loving this Rococo Red nail polish from Nuance Salma Hayek. The color reminds me of the amazing red lips that were all over the runway this fall.  Nuance Salma Hayek is only sold at CVS stores. The pictures with yellow background is where I painted 2 coats. The color of the polish is much deeper than the bottle. With one coat the color is lighter than in the bottle. Great price at $5.99 per bottle. I like both color so I cannot complain!

Fall Nail Polish Trend

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3.1 Phillip Lim for Target

3.1 Phillip Lim is putting out a line for Target set to come out on September 15. I am beyond excited for the 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target launch. Here are a few (actually quite a few) items that I am dying to try on. I hope that launch opening day is not going to be as crazy as the Missoni for Target launch day because I would really like to get to try on the items before I buy them. Knowing how much people love Phillip Lim, I suspect that it is going to be nuts! I especially cannot wait to see the 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target bags in person. I have been dying for one of his bags for a while now. I have one of his belts that I absolutely adore. I am wearing it here!

april golightly's faves from 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target

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Saturday Shopping: Pre-Fall at Nordstrom

I went shopping at Nordstrom last week for a skirt, but of course I had to try on a few tops and jackets while I was in there. I found an awesome skirt by Halogen, but they did not have the pattern that I wanted in the store so I ordered the quilted version online. I really love it and if I was working in an office everyday and planning to stay this size, I’d probably buy every color. They have 8 colors and 2 patterns!

I tried on a few cut out tops that drew me in and I feel in love with these jeans jackets in mint and camo from KUT from the Kloth. The camo one is on sale for 50% and the mint jean jacket is 60% off. I might just have to order the camo one online since Nordstrom only had XS left. I am wearing a medium jacket now. The black & white stripe dress is mine. I bought it at Sam’s Club. It is soooo comfortable!

pre-fall shopping


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Black & White Outfits

Black & white outfits are so easy to put together that I often forget about them. Everyone has black and white pieces in their wardrobe that will make being in style this fall pretty easy.  I chose gray accessories because it is a little more unexpected than basic black accessories. If you do not own gray shoes, black would great with this as well. I love gray shoes as they work with more colors than black, like navy, orange, and yellow.

Black & White Color Block Skirt

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Fall Trend Quilted Skirts

This is the start of my shopping for fall. I found an amazing quilted skirt at Nordstrom that is completely on trend and totally wearable. I am working on getting thinner after having my baby so I need some clothing for my transition period. I adore this Quilted Front Ponte Knit Pencil Skirt by Halogen because of the side panels that creates a slimming effect and also the fabric is stretch and comfortable. I took a cue from the Fall Ready to Wear Runways in purchasing this versatile black skirt. Quilted skirts were found on the Fall 2013 Ready to Wear Runway of: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Rebecca Taylor, Michael Kors, See by Chloe, and Rag & Bone.


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Wedge Sneakers

The wedge sneaker trend is being seen everywhere on celebrities and bloggers alike. I’ve had a pair of red converse style wedge sneakers for roughly 10 years that I bought at Payless so I was well ahead of the curve. 😉 They have held up because I take care of them and don’t wear them that often. When I saw wedge sneakers reappear, I decided to give it another try. Once I put them on my foot, I feel in love! Right now, at 25 weeks pregnant, wearing heels is just not happening for longer than 20 minutes. The wedges sneakers allow me to gain some height in comfort.


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3 Ways to Wear a Striped Top

3 Ways to Wear a Striped Top: Stripes are super hot for spring. Here are 3 ways to wear a striped top.

Wrap Dresses During Pregnancy

Wrap dresses are a lifesaver during pregnancy. I have been searching my closet for outfits that I can still wear in my 21st week and beyond. This wrap dress has stood the test of time! It was purchased at Target in 2006.  That is pretty amazing. I have hand washed it so that it would last longer. I have worn it to work on countless occasions. The wrap belt used to hit at my natural waist, but now it is an empire waist. I’m not complaining just pointing out the change. If you are looking for outfits that can be worn during and after the baby is born, look for wrap dresses with material that gives a little.

Wrap Dresses During Pregnancy, leopard-coat

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Black T-Shirt and Printed Skirt

I came across these pictures the other day. After looking at them, I came to the realization that I miss being skinny. This was last year, but I’ve had that Old Navy floral skirt since high school. I cannot wait to get back in shape. Until then, I will be trying to keep in shape as much as any pregnant woman can.

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How to Wear Floral Jeans

Last years hot spring item still looks amazing in the fall. I chose a short sleeve sweater in cranberry to help me cover the early stages of my pregnancy. It worked as you cannot even tell that I am pregnant here. I am about 11 weeks pregnant here. I hope to be wearing these jeans … Read more

New Women’s Skimmer by Gap 

Gap Skimmers are amazing skinny jeans that hit at the ankle allowing them to be worn by petite women without the need for any alterations. It is a dream come true for both me and my sister. Of course, the Skimmers can be worn by taller girls as well. For tall women, the Skimmers show … Read more

Polka Dots Go from Fall to Spring

Polka dots has been on top for a while now and showed up on the Spring 2013 runway again this year to my delight. Nina Ricci, Karen Walker, Jason Wu, and Diane Von Furstenberg all showed polka dots on the Spring/Summer 2013 runway. 3 Ways to Wear a Polka Dot Dress: 1.  as a skirt  belted during the … Read more

Royal Blue Skinny Jeans

For a weekend of hanging out with friends, wear a monochromatic royal blue outfit. Throw on a pair of boots and brown light jacket for a cool day.  The brown acts as a neutralizer allowing the royal blue to shine. Kim Kardashian popularized the royal blue jeans with neutrals like white and black, but let’s … Read more

4 Ways to Wear a Lace Skirt

Karalee loved this skirt, but had never worn it because she felt that it did not flatter her. The skirt did need some alterations so that it would hit her at a more flattering length and able to accentuate the smallest part her waist rather than her hips. Watch me and Karalee shop her closet.

4 Ways to Wear Polo and Sweater Combo

A new preppy combination to try is wearing a sweater over a white polo rather than wearing a white button down. Karalee looks adorable with this sweater and polo combination that can be worn in almost any situation in her life. These outfits came from the day that I went through Karalee’s closet finding 40 … Read more

How to Wear Shorts in the Fall

The weather in Florida has been staying pretty mild this year. I prefer the days when it is in the 70s, but hate when it shoots up to humid ridden mid-eighties. I wore this outfit on a double date with some friends on a cool evening this fall. These short have been getting some serious … Read more

What to Wear to Cirque De Solei

Hi-Lo dresses are the opposite of mohawks with the party in the front and business in the back.  These trendy dresses look great for almost any event with a quick switch of accessories. I found the dress in the Nordstrom magazine and immediately went straight to Nordstrom to buy one. It was love at first … Read more