Real Life Style Icon: April of ‘Knocked Up Fabulous’

A crop top and fur coat + style tips from your favorite red head style blogger!

Name: April Giannosa
Age: 30!
Location: Chicago area
Online haunts:blog // pinterest // twitter

Tell us three reasons that you’re awesome:
1. I’m a mom! That means I carry snacks and small toys in my bag. How fun is that?!

2. I’m an elementary teacher. I have a direct influence on the future – I make my seven-year-old minds move mountains every day.

3. I’m good at keeping life balanced.

Boyfriend jeans and a leather jacket + style tips from your favorite red head style blogger!
What are you wearing right now, as you type this?
The weather is actually pretty beautiful today! I ditched my pants and went with a long, black and white, tribal print skirt. I kept the top basic black and slipped on a pair of tan ankle boots.
What is the last item of clothing you bought?
I used some store credit (from a returned gift) at Guess to buy a faux leather jacket. My husband said he is going to stop buying me clothing and bags…I end up returning them all!
A leather skirt and cream blazer + style tips from your favorite red head style blogger!
What is the item of clothing you most covet at the moment?
I can’t wait to get my hands on some more midis and maxis for spring and summer. Winter has made me despise pants!

Tell us about a favorite childhood memory about your clothes.

When I was in junior high, my mom had some really cool stuff in her closet. I remember sneaking this one body suit…I would wear it under my sweatshirt and remove the sweatshirt at school. She also had a pair of black stiletto-heel, knee-high boots. I loved trying them!

A striped top and skinny jeans + style tips from your favorite red head style blogger!

What’s your best thrifting score?

It’s too hard to say just one! I always love finding top-notch designers. Valentino, DVF, and Nicole Miller have all made it into my closet via the thrift store.

Could you tell us your top three style tricks/DIYs?

1. To save time in the mornings, I sleep with my hair in a braid or twist. That way I just have to undo my hair, finger comb, spritz a little hair spray and I’m good to go.

2. When I put my laundry away on Sundays, I put all my outfits together for the week.

3. I only buy metallic jewelry (mostly gold tones). Metallics work with nearly everything, which means I’m not wasting time accessorizing.

A sheer floral top and red pants  + style tips from your favorite red head style blogger!

Thanks so much for sharing, April!

P.S. How to make cheap clothes look good



I love the outfit with the mustard blouse! Just love the clean lines and color pairings. xx

Allie @


My favorite RLSI yet! I loved her interview, and her clothing is just perfect! (Also love the tip about setting out your clothes when you do laundry… Super smart!)


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