April Tool Box

APRIL – The fourth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, the fifth in the early Julian and one of four months with a length of 30 days. April (i/ˈeɪprɪl/ ay-pril) is commonly associated with the season of spring in parts of the Northern Hemisphere and autumn in parts of the Southern Hemisphere, where it is the seasonal equivalent to October in the Northern Hemisphere and vice versa. April starts on the same day of the week as July in all years, and January in leap years.

The Romans gave this month the Latin name Aprilis but the derivation of this name is uncertain. The traditional etymology is from the verb aperire, “to open”, in allusion to its being the season when trees and flowers begin to “open”, which is supported by comparison with the modern Greek use of ἁνοιξις (anoixis) (opening) for spring. Since some of the Roman months were named in honor of divinities, and as April was sacred to the goddess Venus, her Veneralia being held on the first day, it has been suggested that Aprilis was originally her month Aphrilis, from her equivalent Greek goddess name Aphrodite (Aphros), or from the Etruscan name Apru.

Here are a few things Styled by KDG recommends you have in your tool box to accomplish you for the month of April.

RAIN GEAR

We may have to suffer through some wet days before we can truly enjoy the fruits of spring. Bright yellow makes the rain drops merely a soundtrack to which to dance!

Jessica Simpson Double-Breasted Raincoat with Hood – Amazon $138

SKIN PREP

Hibernation days are over. That maxi dress or sleeveless sheath is going to put your skin on full display. I had been reading about and hearing of dry brushing for a very long time. I just never tried to pull it together. Until Best Kept Self sent their quarterly box and I received the Dry Brushing Kit from Ha’Andah Products. Mind and skin blown!!!

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Dry Brushing Kit – Ha’Andah Products $28

WATER BOTTLE

Per the recommendation above — your skin will soon be on display. I am guessing you are upping your outdoor exercise (I know I am!) so you may be interested in a refreshing interlude!

Citrus Zinger Sport – Horchow $18

HAPPY CLOTHES

Try some basic pieces to set you apart from the madding crowds.

Lauren Ralph Lauren Dress – Macys $119.20

 Isabel Marant Aken Top – THE OUTNET $234

A BOOK

Take a beverage and book and find a sunny spot to soak up  spring.

 Hissing Cousins – Amazon $21.10

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