Karina Chronicles

Dress For Mom on The Go: A Day in the Life of April Golightly

AprilGoLightlyApril Erhard is an energetic real life curvaceous Fashionista, loving Mother, and Wife with a passion for life, fashion, beauty and family. Karina Dresses is a dress for mom on the go! April’s fashion sense started early, pulling pages out of magazines to construct her dream closet as a young girl. In order to satiate her habit for all things beautiful, she mixes high-end items and hidden treasures from thrift stores. You can find April on April GoLightly, Twitter @April_GoLightly, Instragram @AprilGoLightly, Pinterest, Facebook, YouTUBE, and Bloglovin.


A normal day in my life starts with feeding my daughter at 7 AM with my husband. He usually makes me coffee because I am not even functional enough to do it myself. He’s the best!  After about an hour of play with the little munchkin, my daughter goes down for a nap! Naps are awesome and I have no idea how I am going to live without them. During this first nap, I shower and write a blog post for April GoLightly.


Dress For Mom On The Go

Here I am with my daughter at a play date. I try to match outfits with her as much as I can. Here we are both wearing navy polka dots. I am wearing the Ruby Karina Dress in Blue Pin Dots print. It is a Karina classic that always makes me feel thin.

After her first nap, I spend several hours throughout the day reading to my daughter, playing with her, cooking dinner and making her baby food. She actually has 2 more naps during then day! This time is usually spent working on social media, doing my hair, and putting on makeup. If I have time during the day, I take photos of the food that I make for April GoLightly’s food section.

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Photo:Mango Mint Iced Tea with Lipton® Cold Brew

Some nights, I attend local openings, fashion shows, or host events fashion and beauty event. At least one night per week, when I am not at events, I style outfits to be photographed for the blog. This gives me outfits to wear to the events so that I can just grab them and go when I need them. I know the outfits look good because I have already worn them and seen what I look like in them in pictures. It’s awesome! I recommend photographing yourself in your outfits so that when you are in a rush, you have go to ensembles.

Karina Dress Ruby Blush Print

Photo: Blog Her Food Miami

Here I am at the Blog Her Food Closing Party in Wynwood Art District. Graffiti is art in Wynwood and they have the coolest wall graffiti. They make great backdrops for photos. I am wearing a Ruby Karina Dress in Blush Print.

I have not been spending as much time working out as I would like. With family as my first priority and my second priority being my online presence as April Golightly, it is hard to find time to work in a work out and to keep the house as tidy as I would like. I am trying to manage my time better so that I can make the gym and house cleaning priority. It is not easy to have energy to do it all.

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