April Favorites



Joie Liza Blouse – I’m not sure why in the midst of spring shopping, I’m searching for a black silk blouse, but there you go. This one looks gorgeous.

Flamingo Repeat Shift – I adore this color combination, although a shift has never been the best look for me. Attention ladies with long gams, get thee to Anthropologie.

Tarana Maxi Dress – Yet another Anthropologie stunner, this one would be perfect for my Cabo wedding trip in May. (Seriously, whaaaaat I’m I going to wear.)

Layne Dress – Hello, I have maxi dresses on the mind. Need this one. Bad.


Bonlook Birdie Sunglasses – I mentioned buying these glasses for Wita last week, and oh my word, are they adorable.


Someone get this girl a blog immediately.

Land’s End Bandeau Bikini – Attention ladies who like to wear bikinis, but must chase their children around the pool/beach/water park. This is the best bikini EVER. It’s totally polka dot chic, but still has good coverage, and has a removable strap if you’re going to be splashing around with the kiddos. (Am I the only person whose little one likes to use my bikini bottoms as a step ladder while holding her in the pool? It’s like she tries to climb up my body using my bikini as her guide. It makes for some interesting views.) I love love love this bathing suit, and purchased it in 2 more colors after wearing the hell out of my first one last summer. (Navy polka dot, yellow polka dot, and this navy floral pattern.)

J Crew Double Tassel Necklace – You all, I’m on the fence about this one, so I am requesting your opinion. I’ve been on the hunt for a gold tassel necklace and thought this was the one until I noticed some glass details around the the top of the tassels that reminds me of rhinestones. Fancy sparkly things are not my bag, but I love the overall shape of the necklace. Yay or nay, folks?

Saltwater Sandals – I’ve mentioned before that Wita pretty much only wears two kinds of shoes, Saltwater sandals and Freshly Picked moccasins. Had to update sizes, so I purchased my favorite gold and fuchsia ones for the summer.

TYR Diamondfit Swimsuit – This is the suit I bought for my upcoming stroke lessons – I like the fit, especially the fact that the leg openings aren’t cut super mega high like the Speedo equivalent. Also, HELLO, competition suits are hella hard to get on and off. Just in case you were wondering.

Madewell Silk Cargo Tank – The perfect breezy, black silk tank for summer. I’m going to pair it with white skinny jeans and (you guessed it) nude leather sandals. Shocker.


J Crew Embroidered Voile Blouse – This was a lovely blouse, but bottom line, I prefer not to wear tops that are see-through and need a camisole or tank underneath. Back it went.

Vic Italy Cork Heel Sandals – Oh, these were really fabulous, but super narrow. Arrivederci, sandals.

Anything you are absolutely lusting over this month?

  1. Christina

    April 15, 2013 at 8:50 am

    So,this may be a weird question…but how well does the bandeau top lift you up? After breastfeeding two kids for a year each time I need some help with lift! I’m a D cup, so I never really trusted bandeau tops before, but they are so cute!

    • whoorl

      April 15, 2013 at 9:01 am

      Okay, so I’m not super busty…I wear a 32B or 30C, but I do think it has decent support. It’s underwire, so it definitely lifts better than, say, the traditional no-wire bandeau top. Hope this helps!

  2. Stickyheels

    April 15, 2013 at 8:52 am

    If you love that Madewell silk top – Target has a version that is VERY similar that I love for $20. It’s not great on the model/website but it’s great in person – and washable :) http://www.target.com/p/mossimo-women-s-sleeveless-woven-shirt-blouse-assorted-colors/-/A-14394069#prodSlot=medium_2_9

    • whoorl

      April 15, 2013 at 9:00 am

      Oh, that is too good. I want one in every color! Thank you!

  3. Jen

    April 15, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Personally, I love the subtle touch of bling on that tassel necklace, but if you’re not 100% sold, DO NOT GET IT. There are enough other options out there that you will find one you love.

    • whoorl

      April 15, 2013 at 12:29 pm

      You are right, Jen. I returned this morning!

  4. kat

    April 15, 2013 at 11:54 am

    have you seen the tassel necklace from stella&dot? it’s on my current covet list!

    • whoorl

      April 15, 2013 at 12:28 pm

      The S+D ones are pretty, but I’m really trying to find one that is just gold. Let me know if you find one! :)

  5. Paige W

    April 15, 2013 at 8:23 pm
  6. chrystal

    April 18, 2013 at 7:10 am

    Thank you for the TYR Swimsuit recommendation!!! I am taking swimming lessons for the first time ever and since I still needed a suit when I read this, I decided to order the tank style from Zappos. It was perfect!

    • whoorl

      April 18, 2013 at 7:19 am

      You’re welcome! I love mine.