April may bring showers, but we promise a ray of sunshine with all of our April FINDS!

FASHION

Birmingham Fashion Week is April 21-26, so we are highlighting an item from each of the local participating stores to get you as excited as we are about this year’s event!

The High-Low Maxi Dress

This High-Low Tie Dye Maxi is made of a soft jersey fabric, great for those warm spring days. The high-low hemline makes it great for women of all heights! Found at SOCA Clothing for $59.50. (BFW Runway Retailer on April 26). www.socaclothing.com

High Low Tie Dye Maxi Dress   $59.50

High Low Tie Dye Maxi Dress, available at SOCA. $59.50.

Embroidered Dress

Keep cool and stay chic in this Mara Hoffman embroidered dress. Available at Laura Kathryn (BFW Runway Retailer on April 26). www.shoplaurakathryn.com

Mara Hoffman Dress $365.

Mara Hoffman dress, available at Laura Kathryn. $365.

Classic Short

A wide waistband and crisp cuffs lend a polished look to the Alice + Olivia “Cady” short. Available at Marella (BFW Runway Retailer on April 25). styleblueprint.com/birmingham/guide/marella

Alice + Olivia's classic Cady shorts $154.

Alice + Olivia’s classic “Cady” shorts, available at Marella. $154.

Side-Cinched Skirt

This skirt is super comfortable with an elastic waistband and constructed of an organic cotton blend. The sides are adjustable, making it easy to find your most flattering length. Available at Mountain High Outfitters (BFW Runway Retailer on April 23). www.mountainhighoutfitters.com

Carve Designs Side-ruched Skirt at Mountain High Outfitters $

Carve Designs side-cinched skirt, available at Mountain High Outfitters. $58.

Menswear

We’ve raved about these cotton AG jeans for men before because of their comfort and fit. This style has a classic straight leg and is available in several colors. Available at The Baer’s Den (BFW Runway Retailer on April 25). thebaersden.com

AG Jeans Protege Cotton Pants $178

AG Jeans Protege cotton pants, available at The Baer’s Den. $178.

Flared Workout Pants

Splits59’s Raquel Liquid Python flared tights will have you soaring to new heights wherever your workout takes you. Available at Pure Barre (BFW Runway Retailer on April 23). www.facebook.com/pages/Pure-Barre-Birmingham-AL
Raquel Liquid Python Flared Tight $108.

Raquel Liquid Python flared tights, available at Pure Barre. $108.

Lululemon Wunder Under Crop

These crops were designed with their cottony-soft and supportive Full-On Luon​tm fabric. Depending on how you style the rest of your outfit with these versatile pants, the sweat-wicking and four-way-stretch fabric can take you to your mat or out for happy hour. Hidden Feature: There’s a pocket in the waistband to stash your keys and gym pass. Available at Lululemon (BFW Runway Retailer on April 23). shop.lululemon.com

Lululemon Wunder Under Crop $72.

Wunder Under cropped pants, available at Lululemon. $72. 

Shoe

The OTBT “Bushnell” wedge sandal is lightweight and comfortable with its elasticized ankle strap, making it the perfect spring shoe. Available at The Pants Store (BFW Runway Retailer on April 24). www.pantsstore.com

OTBT “Bushnell” Wedge Sandals $125. Photo by telegraph branding.

OTBT “Bushnell” wedge sandals, available at The Pants Store. $125. Image credit: telegraph branding

Handbag

Tory Burch’s ladylike quilting and chains provide the link to a pulled-together look. It’s dressy, yet easy — a classically chic style for day or evening. Available at Gus Mayer (BFW Runway Retailer on April 25). www.gusmayer.com

Tory Burch Fleming Bag- $350-$595. 

Tory Burch Fleming bags, available at Gus Mayer. $350-$595.

Sunnies

Just in time for sunnier days! Some classic styles and some brand-new looks by Tom Ford. Available at Monkee’s (BFW Runway Retailer on April 24). www.monkeesofmountainbrook.com

Tom Ford sunnies $320 and up.

Tom Ford sunnies, available at Monkee’s. $320 and up. 

Jewelry

We have had a longstanding obsession with Judith Bright jewelry and currently are crushing on the Lots O’ Rocks ring.  www.judithbright.com

The Rockstar ring shown here in labradorite (top), peruvian opal (left) and moonstone (right) at Judith Bright Jewelry $

The Lots O’ Rocks ring shown here in labradorite (top), Peruvian opal (left) and moonstone (right), available at Judith Bright Jewelry. $198.

HOME DECOR

Cream and Sugar, Please

Handmade in Peru, the artists of Montes Doggett use the finest clay to create beautiful, durable, lead-free tabletop ceramics. Available at Iris & Co. www.irisandcompany.net

$44

Ceramics, available at Iris & Co. $44 for the set.

Exeter Planter

Add some interest to your home or garden with a new planter. Available at Oak Street Garden Shop. www.oakstreetgardenshop.com.

Planter $50 at Oak Street Garden Shop

Planter $50 at Oak Street Garden Shop.

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

We are obsessed with Coola sun care products. The line is carried at many luxury resorts and is a favorite of many celebrities. It is organic, infused with antioxidant ingredients and has a light, nongreasy feel. Available at Gus Mayer. www.gusmayer.com

$30 at Gus Mayer.

Coola sun care products, available at Gus Mayer. $32.

FOOD

Gelato

A friend recently brought dinner to me and included Talenti Mediterranean Mint Gelato. I am now officially addicted and can’t wait to try all 23 flavors! This gelato is made with fresh, hormone-free milk and pure cane sugar (no high-fructose corn syrup!) and has 30% less fat than regular ice cream, making it a delicious, healthier option. Available at Winn Dixie, Publix, Walmart and Whole Foods.

Talenti Gelato $4.99.

Talenti Gelato, available at local groceries. $4.99 a pint.

TECH

Keep track of all your Apple device cables and stop unwanted sharing with these snap-on tags. Available online. buoytags.com

Tags $12 for a pack of three.

Buoy tags, find them at buoytags.com. $12 for a pack of three.

BOOK

The Husband’s Secret

While the title may sound a bit corny, this book is anything but. The story by Liane Moriarty hinges on a secret contained in a letter written to Cecilia by her husband, labelled to be opened in the event of his death. What Cecilia does with the letter and how the secret it contains involves the other characters creates a tale that is hard to put down. Available at Little Professor. www.facebook.com/LittleProfessorAL

Hope you enjoyed our April FINDS!