April may bring showers, but we promise a ray of sunshine with all of our April FINDS!
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
Keep cool and stay chic in this Mara Hoffman embroidered dress. Available at Laura Kathryn (BFW Runway Retailer on April 26). www.shoplaurakathryn.com
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
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
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
Flared Workout Pants
Lululemon Wunder Under Crop
These crops were designed with their cottony-soft and supportive Full-On Luontm 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
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
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
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
We have had a longstanding obsession with Judith Bright jewelry and currently are crushing on the Lots O’ Rocks ring. www.judithbright.com
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
Add some interest to your home or garden with a new planter. Available at Oak Street Garden Shop. www.oakstreetgardenshop.com.
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
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.
Keep track of all your Apple device cables and stop unwanted sharing with these snap-on tags. Available online. buoytags.com
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!