April Favorites + Avocado Tomato Salad Recipe

Hi friends!  Are you wondering where April went?!?!  My boys and I were just talking at breakfast this morning about how many days left of school there are.  As I was counting the days I just can’t believe we are so close to summer!

April did fly by, but there were so many favorites this past month that I wanted to share. My favorites as well as yours! 🙂

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Looking back on April as I think about what I loved and the first thing that pops in my head is the start of my juice cleanse.  I completed a three day juice cleanse.  I mainly decided to do this to give myself a little jumpstart!  I have been feeling tired and sluggish, and what helps me is to sort of “shock” myself out of it.  I love doing cleanses….yes I am that weird person. ;).

I tried the 3 day Nekter cleanse after a friend recommended it.  The juices were actually pretty tasty, so I had no problem getting them down!   You can head to their website for more details.

BLOG POSTS

The favorite blog posts this past month:

Strawberry Oats Smoothie – If you are looking for a yummy morning smoothie….try this one!

Kitchen & Instagram Round Up -latest kitchen happenings and Instagram outfit round up!

The Top Picks From March – I love doing this blog post monthly.  It is so fun to see what y’all are loving and liked the most!

Six Closet Staples for Spring & Summer –  I styled one outfit with 6 staple closet pieces

J. Crew Factory Try On Session – I love doing try on sessions for you guys!  It is a lot of fun!  This was my first J. Crew Factory one and y’all seem to LOVE it!  You can also send requests if there is a store you had in mind!  I just did an Anthropologie try on last week!

I also posted this salad in April and got a lot of positive feedback!  It is a great side dish to any meal, or make it for a snack!  This easy quick salad has tons of variations, but our way is my fave!

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Fresh Tomato Avocado Salad

Ingredients

Fresh Tomato Avocado Salad

Tomatoes

1-2 Avocados

1/2 red onion

Olive oil

Apple Cider Vinegar

*water- add to taste, if salad is too tart from the vinegar

salt & pepper

Directions

  1. Cut onion, avocados, and tomato and place in a large bowl
  2. Add olive oil, apple cider vinegar and your seasonings
  3. Add water if the salad is too tart from the vinegar.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

additions-cucumbers, radishes, cilantro, basil (you can honestly add anything)

NOTE: Cut avocado right before serving to keep it fresh.


STYLE & FASHION POSTS

Moving on to more of your favorites from the closet!  I always like to share most items that were clicked on and most items that were purchased!

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shop the look: Francesca’s straw clutch | J.Crew Factory sandals | Old Navy shorts | Marley Lilly tassel cover up | Quay sunglasses | J.Crew Factory hat | Target swimsuit

This flay lay seemed to be a favorite!  If you missed my Target swimsuit try on you can click here to take a peek at a few one piece suits that I felt like had a great fit and nice coverage.

This bag was an instant favorite too!  It comes in several stripe colors, and is a great summer staple!

shop the look: white stripe clutch | black stripe clutch | multi colored clutch | LOFT white denim | Nordstrom button cami | Target earrings (similar)

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I had tons of questions about this top!  It is from RueBird Market, a local boutique here in Katy.  It has been reordered!  Make sure to stop in and tell them I sent you!  You can also follow them on Instagram for new arrival updates.

shop the rest of the look : J.Crew Factory earrings | Amazon clutch | DSW nude heels | LOFT black skinnies |nude lipstick “Backtalk”

This nude/pink lipstick has been a favorite for sure!  I gave it away in the recent friend’s summer favorite things party I went to, and kept one for myself.  It is a great creamy nude color for the summer! #obsessed

Click here to grab one for yourself.  (color “backtalk” )

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Next up!  This gray/blue dress was a major favorite in April!  It was perfect for Easter and will be a perfect year round special occasion dress.  I love the lace detail and for Easter I paired it with nude heels.  This dress has been marked down 40% and fits TTS.  What ever you normally wear in LOFT dresses get that size.  I personally always size down from my normal size, because LOFT runs big on me.  For reference, this is a 2.

shop the look: LOFT dress | DSW nude heels | Target earrings | similar earrings | DIFF sunglasses

These DSW heels have also been a favorite!  I ordered them because they have a lower heel and was so impressed with how comfortable they were.  There is a small cushion on the ball of the foot that gives extra support too.  If you are looking for a good strappy nude shoe this is one to try!IMG_2447

White denim is a spring and summer staple!  I have been living in my LOFT distressed white denim jeans since March.  Unfortunately the distressed pair has been out of stock.  I am hoping they come back, but these are the modern skinny fit, so they fit just like any of the other modern skinny jeans LOFT carries.

I love the raw hem pair and the non distressed white jeans from LOFT as well!  Again, I always size down one from other retailers in my LOFT jeans.

shop the look: LOFT non distressed white denim | LOFT raw hem denim | DSW wedges | J.Crew Factory sweater blazer | LOFT necklace | Francesca’s clutch | J.Crew Factory white tee 

Another favorite is this layering necklace I am wearing in this photo.  It actually comes with a shorter necklace as well.  I love that I can wear them both or just one.  It is such a great everyday chain to throw on with a tee or dress to dress things up a bit!  It has been on sale lately for buy one get one 1/2 off!  Or wait for the 40% off sale like I usually do!! 🙂

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The MOST clicked on and purchased item for the month of April was this Amazon peplum!  This top is under $16 and I just love it.  It is a comfortable fit and easy to dress up or down.  I am wearing a small and have plenty of room in it.  It also comes in a few other colors that are available with PRIME shipping.   I am so glad you guys are loving it as much as I do!  I’d love to hear your thoughts if you got this one! 🙂

shop the look: Amazon peplum | Target earrings | Target jean jacket (similar)|

MY APRIL FAVORITES

Target earrings 

Old Navy 7/8 leggings

J.Crew Factory linen stripe dress

Target kimono

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Another favorite blog post I had so much fun putting together was my Mother’s Day Gift Guide!  If you are anything like me, I usually do a lot of directing as to what I want.  :). My hub likes it this way.  Makes it easy on him!

Check out my Mother’s Day picks by clicking here!  These gifts are not only great Mother’s Day gifts, but would be perfect for any occasion!

Lastly, I finished BBG Round 1 this past month!  I had a lot of requests for the blog posts, so I divided it up into two posts.  Week 1-6 and Week 7-12.  Check out the posts for all the details plus adding in some more favorite workout wear in those posts!

Lot’s of favorites this month! 🙂

XO, Ja’Net

 

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