Not Another MonifC Post!

Call me an enabler or whatever have you, but I’m just here to share beautiful things. The newest Monifc.com items are no exception. Just utterly stunning. The pieces all come in different colors (options, I love those) and they all are summer color friendly.
Here are some of my favorite pieces.
To shop the collection, visit www.monifc.com

* This is not a sponsored post. This is posted purely out of admiration to this collection and it’s pieces.
APRIL ANTOINETTE
XOXO

Weekend Fashion Round-Up

This weekend was a busy weekend for me. Me and “bae” were all over the place.
Saturday, he and I went to dinner with a group of friends to celebrate ones birthday. I wanted to be summery with the colors but fancy with the pieces.
So here’s what I put together
 
Skirt: Forever 21+
Top: Asos Curve
Belt: H&M
Clutch: TJ Maxx
Pumps: Go Jane
Jewelry: NY Street Vendor

Only the shoes are still available on line and in stores.
After partying the night away on Saturday, we headed to Atlantic City, NJ (on Sunday) to go to Jill Scott’s Concert at the Borgota Event Center. I wanted to be comfortable because I knew I’d probably be doing alot of walking and moving. I still, however, wanted to dress the part.
Here’s what I came up with 
Dress: Fashion to Figure (no longer available)
Jewelry: Street Vendor
Headpiece: Claire’s
Clutch: GoJane
Shoes: DSW

I had an awesome weekend. Very tiring but awesome.
What did you guys do??
I would love to hear all about it.
Anyway, as always, All Comments and Feedback are welcomed.
XOXO
APRIL ANTOINETTE

Shopping with Gwynnie Bee

 
Lately, I have been seeing my favorite bloggers mention a service called Gwynnie Bee. I saw that it had something to do with shopping so, intrigued, I looked it up to see what it was all about.
Now, a month prior, I was contacted by the company, offering me a free month to test out the service. I totally disregarded it because in my mind, I thought, who would really want to rent clothes???
Much to my surprise, there were alot of people that use this service and love it. So I thought, why not??
About Gwynnie Bee: (per their website)

More than two years ago, a few of us came together on a mission to create an exciting new service that helps women discover, experience, and enjoy great clothing without limitations. We believe that fashion has the ability to transform your sense of self–to make you look stunning and feel just as amazing.
When I was a little girl growing up in rural Pennsylvania, my aunt made all of my clothing for me. Every Monday I had a fresh box of clothes for the week. Bright prints, matching separates, trendy styles—you name it, I wore it! They always fit and made me feel confident even as I was changing size.
Traditional shopping means considering all the limiting factors—how often you will wear each garment, whether it will match your wardrobe or go out of style, and the stress of finding the right fit when you change a size. We hope to deliver all the great things that fashion has to offer, without all the stress.

Pros: 
  1. I love that there is a large variety of clothing and a large variety of designers.
  2. The monthly fee is affordable. (it depends on how many items you want out at a time)
  3. There’s no commitment to keep anything. Whether you like it or not.
  4. They have a large variety of Plus Size Clothing. 
  5. They have a shopping portion of their site (where you can get past items for extremely low prices).
  6. They do all the dry-cleaning for you, so each item is cleaned before it is sent to someone.
  7. The packaging is very nice. They wrap all your rentals in beautiful paper with tags attached to let you know it was cleaned.
  8. You can save as many items to your closet as you want!
  9. The offer you a discount on the items you have at home (not a humongous discount but less than buying the same item at a store).
  10. They constantly update their new arrivals.
  11. They have a lot of popular brands.\
  12. They take care of the shipping both ways. (to them and from them)
    Cons:
    1. The shipping took a little while.
    2. You don’t get to choose what they send you and when they send it. They will randomly pick stuff from your closet.
    3. They combine anything you purchase within the same shipment they send your rentals. (I wanted my purchased items sooner)
    Here are my first two rentals from the service:

     Adrianna Papell dress.
     (All Accessories were purchased seperately)
    Dress: Adrianna Papell for Gwynnie Bee
    Belt: Rainbow Stores
    Bag: NY & Co. (old)
    Earrings: Fashion to Figure
    Shoes: JustFab

    Karen Kane Peasant Top
    Top: Karen Kane for Gwynnie Bee
    Skirt: Fashion to Figure (old)
    Belt: NY & Co (old)
    Bag: JustFab
    Shoes: Charles for Charles David (old)

    (disclaimer: I realized after I took the pictures that my skirt was hella wrinkled. Please spare me!!!) 🙂

    All in all, I’m really loving this service. I think it’s great for a working woman who loves to change things up but doesn’t want to committ to purchasing a lot of clothing. It can also be awesome for anyone that just loves clothes period.
     I’m going to stick with this service for a little while. I’ll keep you up to date with what I think!!!!

    *This is not a sponsored post, all though I am getting my first month free, I am not obligated to write a post in exchange. My views are 100% honest.
    All comments and feedback are welcomed
    XOXO
    April Antoinette

    Garnerstyle for Rebdolls

    A collaboration made it Plus Fashion Heaven.
    One of my favorite style bloggers paired with one of my favorite online stores is just too awesome to pass up.

    Rebdolls specializes in trendy easy to wear fashion that cater to women of all sizes. I love that all of their items remain moderately priced!
     

    Every piece in this collection is simply fabulous. They seem to be timeless and can be styled so many way. It was released today and I already see what I want to order. 
    So without further adieu, let’s get into
    The collections has 9 pieces in total, ranging from skirts, tops, dresses and pants.
    Check out the photos below
    (P.S. I absolutely love her styling of these pieces)

    All of the items can be found on Rebdolls.com.
    Hopefully I can snag a few items before they are all gone!
    Happy Shopping everyone 
    XOXO
    April Antoinette

    Wanna Rumble With The Bee???

    I can’t even tell you why this ensemble reminded me of a bumble bee this morning but it did! Black and White stripes happen to be my favorite neutral (I think i’ve said this plenty of times before). And today, I chose to pair it with a fun blouse I purchased from Fashion to Figure (which is actually a tunic but I chose to tuck it inside the skirt). Because I didn’t want to be to matchy, I threw in an oversized tote in another color, just for added fun!
    Skirt| MACY’s  Blouse| Fashion To Figure  Bag| ShoeDazzle Shoes| Nine West

    As always, I want to wish everyone a Happy and Productive Week.
    Be blessed and Stay Fab
    XOXO
    April Antoinette
    *All comments and feedback are welcomed and appreciated

    Chevron To The Max

    I can really admit that my mom knows me the best of all. She always picks out the most fabulous things for me and my body type. My most recent visit home to Miami proved that she’ll always have something fabulous waiting for me in my closet. She had a few dresses and skirts put away for me and this was among the flock.
    The reasons that I love this dress are endless but the biggest pluses about it are the print and the length of the dress. Who doesn’t love a chic maxi dress. It’s very easy to wear. It can be styled up or down. I chose to style down and pair mine with simple pieces that would allow the dress to shine the most.
    The belt attached did not come with this dress, I added it for a little more gold accent.
    Dress| ROSS   Sandals| NY&Co Belt| (came from another dress) Bag| Street Vendor

    I decided to keep my makeup fresh and light. No dark dramatics or overly bright lip. As natural as I could stand. lol. Because I wasn’t feeling like heavy mascara, I chose to pop on some natural-ish lashes and open my eye more with cream eyeliner in the water line. The lipstick choice was a matte lipstick with gloss over it (Tropic Tonic Matte Lipstick by MAC Cosmetics and a limited edition gloss by the same)

    Cheers to the ending of another fabulous week!!! 
    Smooches!
    APRIL ANTOINETTE

    Horizontal/Vertical Flow

    Today is basically like any other. A typical Monday. I decided to break out an old dress that’s only been worn once.  But this time, with new pairings.

    Because of all the color and stripes going on, I decided to keep my jewelry on the simple side. I just chose some magenta stoned earrings and my rose gold Michael Kors watch.
    I think the movement of the stripes speak enough volume to where I didn’t need to over accessorize.

    This is such an easy look for a work summer day.

    What do you think?

    Dress| Forever 21 (old) (same dress in different color)
    Cardigan|  Forever 21 (here)
    Shoes| Shoe Dazzle (here)
    Belt| NY&Co.

    I just love the look of the horizontal and vertical stripes of the same color (shoes and dress)

    I decided to keep my makeup simple with adding a fuschia lip. I hardly ever wear eyeliner on the waterline but today, I wanted to switch that up a bit.

    This is my normal, day to day, office look. I hope you all have a great Monday!
    XOXO