When I first stumbled upon April’s blog Knocked Up Fabulous, I first thought, “I LOVE this girl’s style!” As I read more, I realized she is not only a style blogger, but a working, thrift store loving mom like myself and I then thought, “If we lived in the same city, we could totally be friends.” I’m so excited to share April’s interview with you and am honored that she took the time to answer my questions. Hop on over to her blog or find her on Instagram for more pictures of her amazing outfits and gorgeous red hair.
Me: How would you describe your style?
April: I’ve always had a hard time labeling my style…but I’d say experimental with touches of glamour.
-How/why did you start your blog?
During my first pregnancy, I totally didn’t feel like myself! It was like some crazy, out-of-body experience. So when I got pregnant with number two, I knew I didn’t want to resort to my husband’s t-shirts and sweatpants again! I started Knocked Up Fabulous as a motivational tool for me…and to help inspire other moms. I has evolved lots since then!
-What advice would you give to other mothers about dressing up every day or being stylish?
I hear a lot from women, especially moms, say that they don’t have the time to “dress up” or “look good”. But for me it’s all about planning ahead. I pick and iron a week’s worth of outfits on Sundays. I wash my hair in the evenings (then usually braid or twist it) to save time in the morning. And most importantly, I am very familiar with my body type and only purchase clothes that flatter my figure. So really, I think it’s just about being aware and thinking ahead!
-What is the biggest challenge about having a style blog?
Right now, it’s about finding the time! Having a fashion blog is not just about putting outfits together and taking pictures. There’s editing, promotion via social media, connecting with other bloggers, researching trends and events, emails with companies and such…it’s really a full-time gig!
-What are some of your favorite fashion tips/tricks you would pass on to a little sister or your future daughter?
Funny you should ask! I wrote a post about lessons to teach my daughter. You can see that here.
-What’s your biggest fashion mistake?
Wearing clothes that I saw on someone else. She looked fabulous in it, but it ended up looking horrible on me. Lesson learned? Always be yourself!
-What’s your favorite place to shop?
I’m a happy camper at thrift stores and vintage jewelry shops!
-What article of clothing do you find you wear on repeat?
With fall quickly approaching, I know that I’ll be getting tons of use out of my green army jacket from Loft. I can seriously wear that thing everyday and not get tired of it.
-Where do you get your outfit ideas from?
I kind of look to see what trends are up in the horizon and then I just “shop” my closet or fill in the blanks from thrifting. Mostly though I just find a little time during the week to play “dress up” with my clothes and before I know it, I’ve put together 4 or 5 outfits.
-What is the best way to spend $50?
Oh, that’s easy…thrifting! With fifty bucks, I can easily find 7 or so “new” pieces for my wardrobe.
-What item is without fail, always in your purse?
I always have some sort of lip color, cash (well, most days anyway), fruit leather for the kids, and a handful of bobby pins.
Happy Fashion Friday!