Hello and happy Monday! Not only is it looking like spring, glorious spring, here, but it’s finally feeling like it, too. Yippee! I decided this weekend that Spring is definitely my favorite season here in Ohio, especially when it comes to the beauty of it. But it is also definitely my most frustrating season, too. Anybody else??? While fall is also beautiful, it feels a little more predictable weather-wise. But both springs that I’ve lived here, the weather has been every which way but up. Mercy! Next year. Just you wait. I’m going to finally figure out how to dress for spring. But for now, I’m just glad that it looks like we’ve perhaps turned the corner and warm weather is slated for the foreseeable future.
Okay, enough of my rant about spring. Today I’m sharing my April Favorites. These are mostly items I both purchased and enjoyed in April. But I’ll confess I sneaked a few in here that I bought before this month. Still, I included them in the list because this is the month that I’ve really been using or wearing them. Let’s get started!
It’s a little meaningless, I suppose. But I always enjoy seeing how my list seems to naturally evolve into a theme. And I’m calling this month’s list, Hello Color! Not only will you see a few colorful garments, but you’ll also catch me adding a little color to my skin and my jewelry. It’s definitely that time of year when we enjoy awaking our senses with fresh bursts of pinks, blues, yellows and greens. Let’s see what I’m enjoying this April.
Not only do I wear this Beach Rose Vintage Cotton T-Shirt frequently, but it’s also been a top-seller here at Dressed for My Day. So my bet is that many of you are enjoying it, too. It’s a soft, sweet tee that is quite versatile and just fun to have on hand.
I’ve shown this Beach Rose Vintage Cotton T-Shirt in a few of my How I Really Dressed for My Day post, but I’ve also styled it three different ways in fashion posts. You can see how I styled it with a fun kimono here and a denim jacket here, but my favorite look with the Beach Rose Vintage Cotton T-Shirt was the one above with the white cotton-linen blend blazer.
The Beach Rose Vintage Cotton T-Shirt runs true to size and is almost always on some kind of sale. It seems to be well stocked, too.
The Perfect Vintage Jean in Enmore Wash: Raw-Hem Edition
That actually leads us nicely to my second April favorite, The Perfect Vintage Jean in Enmore Wash. These are the jeans I wore with the Beach Rose Vintage Cotton T-Shirt and white cotton-linen blend blazer. I actually purchased these raw hem jeans earlier in the year, but I’ve been wearing them a lot this month.
The above photo is from this How I Really Dressed for My Day post. I wore this outfit the day we signed the closing papers on our house. I enjoy these raw hem jeans because they’re a modern cut, but they’re still slim fitting and quite flattering. I also appreciate the raw hem, the medium wash and the great fit. I’m wearing my true to size 29 (equivalent of an 8) and they fit very nicely. They’re quite soft and comfortable, too.
I’m wearing this Alex Pendant Necklace frequently this month, too. It’s a great length for wearing over a crewneck tee or sweater. And the bronze veined teal magnesite can read like a neutral. I think the stone is quite summery.
The Alex Pendant Necklace is a customized necklace from Kendra Scott. And you can customize yours with this stone or another. It would make a great Mother’s Day gift, too. You can see me wearing it below with a casual blue tee and my fatigue barrel pants. Oh, and the chain is adjustable. I love that because we all need to wear our long pendants at different length.
The Alex Pendant Necklace works well by itself or layered with other pretty gold chains.
Also pictured above are my Soft Curved Hoop Earrings from Banana Republic. These are just classic gold hoops, but they’re a big larger than my others. I’m wearing them in the photo below.
I like to wear these Soft Curved Hoop Earrings when I want to keep my jewelry simple and pared back, but I also want it to have an impact. When it comes to statement jewelry, I’m more of a classic gal still. So I see these Soft Curved Hoop Earrings as a classic statement piece.
Quinn Suede Platform Espadrilles in light toffee
Because it’s been such a chilly April, I find myself wanting to wear closed toe shoes frequently. So I’ve really enjoyed these Quinn Suede Platform Espadrilles from Talbots.
In fact, I was surprised to discover that I haven’t even featured the Quinn Suede Platform Espadrilles in a style post, but I’ve worn them plenty in my How I Really Dressed for My Day posts.
The light toffee shade I’m wearing was back in stock just yesterday, but they seem to have sold out again. In fact, it looks like this particular shoe is almost gone. But Talbots also has a closed toe espadrille here in pretty spring colors. Espadrilles are definitely trending high this summer. And today Talbots cardholders can get 30% off your order and triple point.
Vince Camuto Smocked Blouse in bright hibiscus
I purchased this Vince Camuto Smocked Blouse in bright hibiscus when I was just so hungry for color. And this pretty, lightweight feminine blouse delivered a satisfying does of beautiful color.
I really wish I had a better photo of me wearing the Vince Camuto Smocked Blouse, but something went really wonky with this picture. So let me just tell you that it runs true to size and works beautifully tucked in or left out.
I enjoyed wearing it on this day with just a pair of boyfriend jeans, but it would work so nicely with pretty white or black pants, too. It’s selling out fast. Oh, and it’s also available at Dillard’s for 40% off , but only in ivory.
Of course this is the time of year when I need to start adding a little color to my skin, too. I discovered this St. Tropez self tan mousse last year, and I really like the results I get with it.
The St. Tropaz Self Tan Classic Mousse goes on best with the Mitt Applicator. In fact, I can’t imagine trying to apply it without the Mitt Applicator or some other similar mitt. I purchased mine in a kit, but it’s not available right now. But you can get the kit in a travel size, which would be a nice trial set.
I saw another influencer share this Hanging Jewelry Organizer and immediately grabbed it up. I’d become so frustrating with keeping my necklaces in my jewelry box. This Hanging Jewelry Organizer makes them so much more accessible and keeps them untangled.
I like that the Hanging Jewelry Organizer is weighted on the bottom, so it stands up nicely on my dresser, even laden with necklaces. This Hanging Jewelry Organizer would also make a nice Mother’s Day gift.
Slub Cotton V-Neck Sweater in popsicle pink
Now I just purchased this Slub Cotton V-Neck Sweater this weekend and wore it for the first time last night. But I’m definitely in love.
I wore the Slub Cotton V-Neck Sweater last night to our church’s cookout. I just love the pretty popsicle pink color, but it also comes in other shades, too. And today Talbots is having their Preview Sale with 30% off your purchase with your Talbots credit card.
The Slub Cotton V-Neck Sweater is very lightweight, but not so sheer that you need to wear something under it. It’s a nice weight for a summer sweater, almost more of a long sleeve tee. It also layers nicely under a jacket because it is so lightweight.
Because it was still chilly, I wore the Slub Cotton V-Neck Sweater under this Tencel Classic Field Jacket. I love this jacket. It’s a nice weight, not heavy. Perfect for summer beach vacations or trips to the mountains.
Of course the Tencel Classic Field Jacket has a drawstring around the waist so you can cinch it and make it a little more fitted. I’m still playing with that. The jacket also comes in white and other colors, but I like this Tencel jacket because it reads like a denim jacket, but you can still wear it easily with jeans.
I actually bought these Dropped Hem Slim Ankle Jeans last year, but I just pulled them out to wear recently. I love the silhouette of these Slim Ankle Jeans, especially for spring and summer. They’re a trim fit, but not a skinny jean (which is less modern). And I think the hem adds just a little visual interest without being distracting or too trendy.
The Dropped Hem Slim Ankle Jeans run true to size or maybe size down. Just whatever you wear in Talbots jeans usually should work. Mine are quite roomy in the waist, but I prefer that over tight jeans these days. You can seem me wearing these jeans in the above photos, too. I wore them to the church cookout…along with all my other favorites. Ha!
Finally, this list wouldn’t be complete without my Cotton Dolman Sleeve Shirtdress that I wore on Easter. I love, love, love this dress. Shirtdresses are really trending this spring and summer, and this one is so soft and flirty. Just feminine and classic.
I can wear the Cotton Dolman Sleeve Shirtdress with different shoes for different occasions. I think I actually wore my pumps for Easter because it was a little chilly that morning. This would also make such a pretty dress to wear for Mother’s Day. It runs true to size; I’m wearing an 8.
Well, those are my April favorites. If you have questions about anything I’ve shown let me know. You can shop most of them in the shopping widget below, too. These are all affiliate links, of course. So if you shop through them I potentially earn a commission on your purchase, but at no cost to you. Thank you so much for shopping my links.
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Blessed for My Day
Are you easily offended? I’ll admit, sometimes I am. And that’s not a good thing. When we’re easily offend, then we also are quick to anger. And the Bible teaches us to be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger. Quick anger is rarely justified; it’s more often self-centered and fed by insecurities.
I’ve found that I become less easily offended if I’ll purposely set out to understand the other person’s viewpoint rather than assuming that their statement is somehow aimed at attacking me. I try to be a student of the person rather than a defender of my position. Listening to another person is such an invitation for honest conversation, while anger simply shuts true communication down. Today let’s seek to understand rather than defend. It won’t be easy, but it will prove to be a valuable method.
Someone with great understanding is slow to anger,
but the one who has a quick temper exalts folly. ~ Proverbs 14:29