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April Reader Favorites

April went by in a blink—so much so that I thought I had another week of content to complete before we hit May. 

Last weekend, my neighbor texted me around 8:15 to see if I wanted a glass of wine, and I thought, “I can’t start drinking after 8 pm on a Wednesday!” 

Turns out it was Friday night. 

So, my clock is way off. 

But as it turns out, we covered a lot of ground this month, and your favorites are a love mix of wear-now and later finds, including various summer-weight bottoms, a few sweet tops, updated third layers, comfy shoes, and some accessories to buy for yourself or as a gift. 

April Reader Favorites

So, let’s recap the best sellers from the month.

What did you scoop up?

Athleta Endless High Rise Pant

Let’s start with this months number one seller, the Athleta Endless High Rise Pants.

I ended up buying three of these this month, one pair of regular length in olive and a regular length and tall length in black so I have options.

These are just fantastic. Great to wear everyday or for travel, on the weekends or to work. You can pair them with flats, heels or sneakers.
Literally endless options.

And available in a wide range of sizes, in 0 – 24 in regular, tall and petite for $109.


Endless High Rise Pant



Mid Rise White Girlfriend Jeans

I have 3 – 4 pairs of white jeans in my closet from various brands. I recently added this pair of Mid Rise White Girlfriend Jeans from Gap Factory, priced at $55.99.

They are the most affordable pair I own and rival the fit of higher end pairs.

Here I also bought one in regular and one in tall to give me length options and I still spent less than any other pair I own.

Available in sizes 24 – 35 in short, regular, and long.


Mid Rise White Girlfriend Jean

Gap Factory


Naturalizer Bristol Sandal

I have heard from dozens of readers about how much they are loving the Bristol Sandal from Naturalizer at DSW for $69.

Available in a dozen colors, including neutrals and metallics up to a size 12.

You can wear these with jeans or skirts, dressed up or down.

I get the most wear out of this dark tan color this time of year.


Naturalizer Bristol Sandal



High-Waisted Linen-Blend Wide-Leg Pants

The High-Waisted Linen-Blend Wide Leg Pants from Old Navy have been a reader favorite for several seasons.

They are the ideal, casual warm weather pants, especially if you don’t love showing your legs at a crazy affordable price, currently only $27.99.

Available in an inclusive size range, with your choice of six colors.

Last week we styled these three updated ways here.


High-Waisted Linen-Blend Wide-Leg Pants

Old Navy


Long Sleeve Cotton Gauze Popover Top

If you prefer a sleeve in the warmer months you know how important it is to scoop up options when you see them.

And this long sleeve cotton gauze top from Nordstrom’s private label brand Caslon is lovely.

It’s like and breezy, available in white or light blue, for $59,50, sizes are getting limited.

Style Tip: If you have them, pair this in white with the Old Navy linen wide leg pants in black.


Long Sleeve Cotton Gauze Popover Top



Smocked Waist Top

Another Old Navy find you loved this month is their Smocked Waist Top, on sale for only $12.00.

This is a nice find if you’d like a top with shape that isn’t clingy. The neckline is universally flattering and you can pair it with any bottom, including a skirt, shorts, jeans or wide leg pants.

Available in inclusive sizes, in five colors.


Smocked Waist Top

Old Navy


Open-Stitch Sweater

We’re seeing a lot of open-stitch sweaters this season. They are ideal for warm weather, and add texture and interest to otherwise flat looks.

You love this Old Navy option in black and white (below) on sale for under $30 in inclusive sizes.


Open-Stitch Sweater

Old Navy


Chelsea28 Flutter Sleeve Plissé Midi Dress

It’s hard to find a pretty, flattering dress for under $100 this days. So no wonder this Chelsea 28 Midi Dress immediately made our best sellers list.

Available in five cheerful colors, in sizes XXS – XXL (getting limited.)

Would be so pretty for showers, graduations, or any upcoming dress up occasion on your calendar.

Pair with the Bristol Sandals (above) in a metallic.


Chelsea28 Flutter Sleeve Plissé Midi Dress



Caslon Stretch Organic Cotton Soft Jacket

I LOVE this utility style jacket from Caslon at Nordstrom, specifically in the navy.

It’s a great length, polished but still casual, and well priced at $69.50. Size down one.

Available in XS – XL here and in plus sizes here.


Caslon Stretch Organic Cotton Soft Jacket



Relaxed Gauze Popover Top

I was so excited to share this Relaxed Gauze Popover Top form GapFactory last week because it’s the perfect length. So if you are adverse to tucking in your shirt, but still want to elongate your legs, give this a try.

It’s soft, comfortable and lightweight, so you can easily wear it in the heat.

And it’s only $20, available in four colors in XS – XXL. I took the medium.


Relaxed Gauze Popover Top

Gap Factory


Cropped Linen Jacket

A beautiful, tailored piece from our collaboration with Talbots, this Line Jacket is not cropped the way we think of cropped. It merely sits at your waist.

I’ve worn it with a simple white tank and the Gap Factory Baby Bootcut Jeans and it looks so pulled together I forget I’m a disaster.

Available in missy, plus, petite and plus petite for $169.


Cropped Linen Jacket



Nisha CustomFit Platform Slides

I had a feeling these would sell out quickly!

With only a few sizes left in the “nude” (below), these slides from Vivaia get rave reviews for comfort and their styling is just bit more elevated than a pair of Birkenstocks and they are under $100.

Consider scooping them up if they are still available in your size.


Nisha CustomFit Platform Slides



Mother The Hustler Ankle Jean

The thing with Mother Jeans is that they are a little all over the place with fit and sizes, so you have to try all different options. But boy, when they fit well the FIT WELL.

And I think their The Hustler Ankle Jean is worth every penny for the quality and good my tush looks. So I was thrilled to hear from so many readers who agree.

The cost of something is never lost on me, so if I recommend a spend or splurge piece, I promise they are worth it.

Available in sizes 23 – 34, I took the 30.


The Hustler Ankle Jean



Julie Vos Mykonos Oval Gold Ring

Seeing this Julie Vos ring as a best seller is a delight. I love that so many of you have discovered and enjoy Julie Vos pieces. They are such a favorite of mine.

I wear this ring frequently. Of course, you can pick it up for yourself, but it would also make a fantastic Mother’s Day Gift.

Available in eight stone colors for $135 and comes beautifully packaged.


Mykonos Oval Gold Ring

Julie Vos


Grained Leather Trifold Envelope Wallet

Finally, I shared this small Trifold Wallet from Coach on Sunday, currently on sale at Nordstrom for $87.50.

It’s the perfect size for small bags and clutches, and is another great gift idea for Mother’s Day or a graduation.


Grained Leather Trifold Envelope Wallet



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Megan Kristel is an entrepreneur, working mom, and former personal stylist. Tired of the one-dimensional portrayal of women online, she founded The Well Dressed Life as a resource for other professional women.

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