With a new month, comes an all new round-up of links and finds from a swimsuit that I can’t wait to try, to my favorite podcast, a super easy lemon basil ravioli recipe (shh it’s made with frozen raviolis), false eyelashes, lip plumping lipgloss, the perfect linen shirt + denim jacket, and more. Happy April 2022, and welcome to an all new round up of ASB Friday Favorites!
1. Most Requested: BB Dakota Orange Blossom Dress, AMAZON | ShopBop
A March Favorite, this was the most requested, most complimented outfit, throughout the month of March. Featured here on the blog, this dress has sold out at Nordstrom and Zappos. She reminds me of Veronica Beard, but for a fraction of the price. If you missed it the first time around, and are still interested in giving her a try, she’s available to shop at Amazon (HERE) and at ShopBop (HERE)
SIZING NOTE: I bought my usual size small, but if you are a true 6, you may want a Medium for a little extra room in the back and bust area. Elastic Waist.
For a similar look, (THIS) Paige denim jacket is now on super sale over at Nordstrom Rack (under $100!). I also like (THIS) fitted denim jacket from Talbots.
Exact Sandals | Birkenstock (HERE), Straw Market Tote | Kurt Geiger | Similar on ETSY
Love the print, but not the dress? This exact print, is available in a short sleeve, darling blouse at Nordstrom (HERE).
2. Summersalt Sustainable Swimwear with shapewear
After seeing this swimsuit brand on the Today Show this week, I’m just a little obsessed. “Called the “Unicorn of Swimsuits” by The Today Show, The Sidestroke is one of our best-selling swimsuits and offers superior compression. The suit won top honors from the stylish minds at Elle Magazine for the #1 most wildly-flattering one-shoulder style.” – Summersalt.com
Available in sizes 0-22, long torso and 9 colors | Summersalt
I also love the styling and print options available in “The Perfect Wrap” swimsuit. This Zebra print as well as the Riffle Paper Co. print are currently speaking to me.
For all swimsuits styles, fantastic coverups, active and loungewear visit Summersalt.com
3. Sol de Janeiro Glowmotions Glow Body Oil Sephora (Bronze) | Dermstore (Rio Sunset)
My beach loving daughter just asked me ship this product down to her at college. Of course, before sending it off, I tried a bit of it on, and I gotta say, I think it’s so beautiful on the skin. NOTE: for my skin tone, I purchased this in “bronze”.
4. Dior Addict Lip Maximizer Lip Gloss | Nordstrom | Sephora (more colors available)
Since going viral on social media earlier this year, this long time blog favorite is now more difficult to get. Available at Nordstrom or Sephora, with free shipping, straight to your doorstep .
5. LoveSeen False Eyelashes | Target
I have not personally tried these out, by when I heard one of my favorite stylists and fashion icon Jenna Lyons had created a false lash line, I was intrigued. You can learn more about LoveSeen lashes on her website as well as browse the vegan, 95% recyclable lash line, now available at Target (HERE).
6. Paige Mayslie Joggers | Nordstrom
An ASB favorite, the Mayslie joggers now come in more colors to love! Since I already own this pant in white, I’ve added Vintage Ivy to my wishlist.
7. Talbots Classic Denim Jacket
The perfect denim jacket, I love that it is nipped in at the waist for a more feminine fit.
Available sizes XS-XL | petite, misses, plus, and petite plus | white, black, denim + colors | Press Here to browse all
SIZING NOTE: I went with my regular size small in this jacket.
8. Linen Band Colar Popover Shirt | Talbots
A summer essential, this linen pop-over in white is a true wardrobe workhorse. Available in 3 colors, denim, and versatile print and stripes (LOVE!), sizes XS-XL | petite, misses, plus, and petite plus | SHOP All HERE
SIZING NOTE: I sized up to a medium for a more relaxed fit and room in the wrist area.
9. Everything is Fine
A long time follower of Kim France (former Lucky magazine founding editor) and her style blog, Girls of a Certain Age, I began listening to her weekly Podcast, Everything is Fine during the Pandemic. Co-hosted with author and editor Jennifer Romolini, “each episode digs deep into the identity shift that comes with navigating this alternately weird and liberating stage of life. A chat-show with themed episodes and interview guests from the media and entertainment worlds, we tackle our fears, our health, our careers, self-care, and how to negotiate being called “middle-aged” when you feel anything but.” – whether you listen in your car, while making dinner, or on the beach, you can check it out on Apple Podcasts.
10. Lemon, Basil & Sweet Peas with Frozen Cheese Ravioli
I can’t wait to try this easy to make 2 pot dinner from Jenny Steffens Hobick, author of the blog JSH Home Essentials. You’ll find a printable version of this recipe on her website, and while you are there, I highly recommend you check out her shop JSH Home Essentials for one of-a-kind linens, wrapping paper, and unique items for your home.
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Buy one, get another 1/2 off, sitewide at Talbots
Great Talbots popover. I want that. I have the jeans jacket and it is slimming. Love your picks !
Thanks for stopping by! I agree, both the denim jacket and the popover area great core pieces for this spring and summer season. So easy to style and go!