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With the arrival of spring, Birmingham’s best shops are blossoming with new arrivals, so we’re busy updating our home decor and closets for the highly anticipated warmer weather. This month’s FINDS provide an instant mood enhancer just like vitamin D from the springtime sunshine. Support small businesses by shopping these items both in-store and online.

FASHION

On-trend shorts

New trend alert! We’ve heard one of the biggest trends for spring 2021 will be leather shorts, and while leather may not be your fabric of choice as summer rolls in, April is the perfect time to try out this new trend before it gets too hot and humid. These tan shorts from Moda Boutique are the perfect length and pair with almost anything you already have in your closet. Grab this pair for $39 from Moda Boutique.

Birmingham FINDS April: Tan leather shorts from Moda Boutique

Tan leather shorts, $39, from Moda Boutique | Image: Moda Boutique

Midi dress

Prairie dresses are the it clothing item to have this year, and we couldn’t be happier. The midi cut is flattering on everyone, and we especially love this dress’s sage green color and floral detailing. Grab yours for $48 from Dear Prudence. SB TIP: Be sure to check out Dear Prudence’s newest location in The Summit! 

Midi dress from Dear Prudence

Midi dress, $48, from Dear Prudence | Image: Dear Prudence

Spring shoes

Platform sandals are officially the shoe of the spring fashion season. Swap out your winter boots for these stylish warm-weather sandals. They can be dressed up or down, making them the perfect day-to-night shoe. Designed by Marc Fisher and available in two colors, these are comfortable for all-day wear and easy to style with any ensemble. Pick up a pair for $140 at Pants Store.

Birmingham FINDS April: Platform sandals from the Pants Store

Platform sandals, $140, from Pants Store | Image: Pants Store

Pintuck top

This spring, catch us in this bright and airy top while soaking in the sun. With beautiful pastels and dramatic shoulder detailing, this top is fashion-forward and incredibly comfortable. Find it for $159 at Elle Birmingham.

Pintuck top from Elle Birmingham

Pintuck top, $159, from Elle Birmingham | Image: Elle Birmingham

Romper

Warm weather means it’s time to swap out your winter coats for beautiful rompers. The details on this romper are just right for a tropical getaway (or at least for feeling like you’re on one), and it also doubles as a chic date night or girls’ night out ensemble. Pick up this romper from ISHI? Boutique for $69.

Birmingham FINDS April: Romper from ISHI? Boutique

Romper, $69, from ISHI? Boutique | Image: ISHI? Boutique

HOME

Cleansing hand gel

Keep your family germ-free with this non-toxic cleansing hand gel. This natural gel will give you peace of mind as you focus on health this month and beyond. It also smells delicious! Find a scented 65g bottle for $9 at Stone Hollow Farmstead in Pepper Place.

Birmingham FINDS April: cleansing hand gel from Stone Hollow Farmstead

Cleansing hand gel, $9, at Stone Hollow Farmstead | Image: Stone Hollow Farmstead

Spring candle

There’s nothing like the smell of springtime, and this candle by Evolve Scents and Candles captures the smells of the season in their new fragrance, “Warmth of Spring.” This beautiful candle will cheer up your space for the spring season with an inviting aroma of red currant, pomegranate, amber, florals and citrus. Order yours for $30 from SB Shop.

Evolve candle at SB Shop

Spring candle, $30, at SB Shop

Room spray

Spring cleaning is in full effect! This CLEAN room spray in a warm cotton scent will leave your house smelling fresh — no matter how many of your family members are still working from home and remote learning. Find it for $25 at Dorm Decor.

Birmingham FINDS April: CLEAN room spray from Dorm Decor

CLEAN room spray, $25, at Dorm Decor | Image: Dorm Decor

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BEAUTY

Rosewater face mist 

Now that the winter weather has finally left us, it’s time to repair our skin. This rosewater face mist by k + c bath co. is perfect for healing cracked, dry skin, and it’s ideal for almost all ages. Not only is this mist hydrating for the skin, but it also smells fantastic. Pick up yours for $12 from k + c bath co.

Rosewater Face Mist from k + c bath co.

Rosewater face mist, $12, from k + c bath co. | Image: k + c bath co.

“Just Breathe” bath balm

As we prepare for a new season, it’s time to put self-care at the forefront. There’s nothing more relaxing or soothing than a bath complete with a comforting bath balm. Created with vitamins, this bath balm will soothe your skin and leave you feeling refreshed. Grab yours for $10 at Soca Clothing — and get ready to just breathe.

Bath balm from Soca Clothing

Bath balm, $10, Soca Clothing | Image: Soca Clothing

Detox mask 

Spend a little time detoxing your skin with this charcoal and spice Botaniko mask. Its pure ingredients leave your face glowing and feeling fresh. You just have to kick back and relax while this mask goes to work. Pick up yours for $55 at Botaniko.

Detox mask from Botaniko Skin

Detox mask, $55, at Botaniko | Image: Botaniko

ACCESSORIES

Clay earrings

From lifestyle bloggers to fashion magazines, everyone is talking about clay jewelry, and we are definitely here for it. Handmade in Birmingham, these gorgeous polymer clay earrings will either brighten your day or act as the perfect gift — or maybe even both! Find these earrings for $32 at Color Block Jewelry.

Birmingham FINDS April: Clay earrings from Color Block Jewelry

Clay earrings, $32, from Color Block Jewelry | Image: Color Block Jewelry

Rattan hat 

We love pairing a cute hat with our strappy spring outfits. Whether you’re on your third day of dry shampoo or simply want to keep the sun off your face, this wide-brim rattan hat is the perfect spring accessory. We can’t wait to style it for our upcoming beach trips and days by the pool! Find it for $39 at Caroline & Company.

Rattan hat from Caroline & Company

Rattan hat, $39, from Caroline & Company | Image: Caroline & Company

Cooler tote

A cooler tote that doubles as a beach bag? We’re sold. This adorable tote, available with two different sayings, is insulated, making it the only bag you’ll need for spring and summer. All of your friends will want one of these, so you may just want to buy a couple! Find yours for $39.95 at LJ’s Retail Therapy.

Cooler bag, $39.95, from LJ’s Retail Therapy | Image: LJ’s Retail Therapy

GIFT-WORTHY

Acrylic framed heart

Gift a piece of your heart this April with a framed acrylic painting by Birmingham artist, Carrie Pittman. Each painting is one-of-a-kind and handmade in the Magic City. This makes for a beautiful, heartfelt gift for any occasion. Order one for a friend, your mom, and keep one for yourself. Find them for $35 each at SB Shop.

Birmingham FINDS April: Acrylic framed heart by Carrie Pittman

Acrylic framed heart, $35, from SB Shop

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Floral bouquet 

Bring a smile to a loved one’s face this April with a bouquet from Wild Things. Whether you know someone working around the clock in healthcare, helping the elderly, caring for children, volunteering, or simply doing a great job at work, home or school, this is a great way to spread some joy. Prices start at $55.

Wild Things bouquet

Floral bouquet, starting at $55, at Wild Things | Image: Wild Things

Birmingham tote

We’ve always loved Birmingham, but we’ve been feeling a strong sense of pride in our city this past year as we’ve seen so many people, small businesses and local makers rise above adversities. Support a local business and show off your love for the Magic City with this handy tote. Find it for $16 at Yellowhammer Print Shop.

Birmingham FINDS April: tote bag from Yellowhammer Print Shop

Birmingham tote, $16, at Yellowhammer Print Shop | Image: Yellowhammer Print Shop

Happy spring, Birmingham!

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