$75 Sears & Kmart Spring Shopping Spree

$75 Sears & Kmart Spring Shopping Spree

I was shopping in Sears the other day and saw a ton of cute clothes for spring in the hot new colors like Radiant Orchid! I realized while piling up my baby carriage with clothes to try on that it is time to start shopping for Spring!  That is how I came up with this giveaway. I am giving away $75 Gift Card to Sears that can also be used at Kmart to help my readers start fresh this spring! I picked out a few of my favorite items from Sears! Let me know what you think of my picks! Good luck!

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Beach Cover Ups as Maternity Tops for Spring

There are so many awesome beach cover ups to use as maternity tops out there. I wrote about wearing beach cover ups as maternity tops in the fall.  I found another one from Victoria’s Secret. I bought the bathing suit to match, but I have to wait until I go down a bra size before I can fit in it. Bigger boobs…benefit or draw back of pregnancy?! If you’re small on top, then I say benefit. If you are starting at a D, then I say draw back. At this point, my boobs are the least of my problems!


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30 Spring Trends to Try

I am partial to spring as April actually means spring and it is also the season of my birthday. Here are 30 Springs Trends that we here at April Golightly have featured this year. Check out the spring trend video featuring most of the 30 spring trends listed below. My favorite trends of the season are Eyelet, Monochromatic Outfits, Emerald Green, Flower Crowns, Neon, and Low Chunk Pumps.

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How to Wear Shorts this Summer

It’s starting to get hot outside meaning it is time to talk about how to wear shorts this summer. Shorts are an easy way to keep cool as the temperatures rises this summer.


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Spring Peplum Outfit

The spring peplum outfit is perfect for a night out for dinner with friends and maybe even to go dancing. The mint trend is holding strong and I am really getting my money’s worth out of these mint skinny jeans. I dressed Andrea’s rectangle frame with this peplum top to accentuate her waist. The skinny jeans make her legs look amazingly long. Normally, I would put her in simple summer sandals, but I decided to try out the black pump trend.

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Monochromatic Trend

Monochromatic dressing is the best way to create a slimming effect. Apparently, people have caught on to this as I have been seeing this monochromatic trend everywhere for spring and even fall 2013.

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Transition Your Wardrobe from Fall to Spring

Transition Your Wardrobe from Fall to Spring using bright yellow accessories. Cranberry was a huge fall color that might have ended up in your wardrobe, but you don’t have put all your cranberry and fall clothing into storage this spring. Give fall prints like hounds tooth and your fall colors a spring refresher with a pop of color like a pair of yellow sandals and a yellow belt.


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Creating a Spring Look with Hanes Legwear

Spring just started and it is time to break out the skirts that been in hibernation during the long winter. If you are anything like me, your legs are pretty white and could possible be seen from space. Even though I live in Florida, I adamantly against damaging my skin for the sake of a tan or impressing anyone. I something use sunless tanner to give me some color, but I am not allowed right now since I am pregnant. Also, putting on sunless tanner can be time consuming and I just have not been able to successful incorporate into my daily routine. Instead of using sunless tanner, I throw on a pair of Hanes Control Top Silky Sheer panty hose in nude.

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Spring Maternity

Spring is finally here and it is time to break out the bright colors. I love that I am finally getting to wear spring maternity clothes! This top that I have coined my watermelon top has amazing colors that just scream spring is here! The coral and deep teal are look great on my light-olive completion. Every time I wear this color combination, I get stopped by women and men alike to compliment my outfit.


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Mint and Navy Outfit

Navy and mint green is my favorite color combination right now. This mint and navy outfit feels very preppy, but in fresh new way. I chose navy on the top as it flatters all skin tones and looks great on Bobbie. This outfit could easily be worn on casual Friday to work. After work, you can slip on a pair of heels and then out for dinner with your boyfriend.

Mint and Navy Outfit

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The Carrie Diaries Peplum

Carrie Bradshaw of the famous Sex and the City has always been known for her great sense of fashion and this week on The Carrie Diaries is no different! We love the show so much that already used one of her looks in a recent DIY project. At the beginning of episode 112: “A First … Read more

High Fashion at Miami Fashion Week

High-end designers showed some of their Spring “ready to wear” looks at Miami Fashion Week. I love that you can see some current trends on the runway at Miami Fashion Week even as Fall runways are coming out later in the year. This is because most women are concerned about what they are wearing for the spring and summer as the days are growing longer and heating up.

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The Best of Miami Fashion Week

This week has been exhausting for me, but I was doing what I love so I really cannot complain. I went to as many Miami fashion shows as my body would allow me to go to. It was a blast seeing all those amazing fashions so close to home. Here, I have compiled some of Best of Miami Fashion Week.

Best of Miami Fashion Week

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5 Easter Outfit Ideas

Easter is my favorite fashion holiday! Spring dress and hats are the most fun things to wear for me. Wearing spring dresses, pearls, and large sunglasses actually helped me get the name April Golightly. In college, my wardrobe mostly consisted of these items. A guy in one of my classes started calling Little Miss April Golightly with the “Asian” accent from the movie. Other students started calling me that and it just stuck. I have come a long way in my taste since then, but I still adore the Holly Golightly look and dressing up for Easter.


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Bermuda Shorts Outfit

Bermuda Shorts Outfit

The Spring Runways were filled with Bermuda shorts and nautical tops. It is a such an easy look to find in your closet already. Also, who wants to wear short shorts? Considering I have thighs and a serious tuckus, it is extremely difficult for me to find shorts that look good on me. Bermuda shorts are the way to go this spring and summer. You will be comfortable and on trend! Rare, I know!


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Spring Trends

Maria is wearing a tone of spring trends in this outfit. My favorite trend is eyelet. Luckily, the Spring 2013 runways were filled with eyelets. Heavy hitters like Valentino, Giambattista Valli, Bottega Veneta, Stella McCartney, and Victoria Beckham all showed the delicate white eyelet fabric in modern ways. I have been a huge fan of eyelet since I had eyelet pillows on my childhood bed. My mother always said that eyelet reminded her of her mother. I was young when she died so there are very few things that remind me of her. Eyelet is one of them.

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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.

16 Weeks Pregnant

My belly is getting bigger by the day and I cannot wear regular non-maternity pants anymore. I found these amazing cranberry skinny maternity jeans at Motherhood. The color is very versatile and goes with most colors including pink, cherry red, yellow, and lavender. At 16 weeks pregnant, I am glad to have maternity pants that are not cutting into my ever expanding belly.


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Mixing High and Low in Your Wardrobe

I love mixing high and low together in my outfits. For example, I spent the more money on my Nars and Essie Nail Polish here than I did not my top. The top is from Forever 21 and has been around for a while since I have been hand washing it. The key to buying … Read more

Visit to Our Meeting Place

My hubby and I went to the Stuart, Florida Duffy’s for a bite to eat. It is always nice to visit Downtown Stuart with my hubby because that is where we  met. We actually met in front of Nature’s Way Cafe, but it has since closed and been taken over by a purse store. Our … Read more