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Top Coat Trends For Fall 2016


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The cold weather is upon us, and it's officially time to bundle up in the morning on your commute to work or school! The styles we're loving, straight from the runway are updates to classic styles like the trench and newer looks too, like a velvet parka. Scroll down to see the top trending coats that you can wear now and next winter. Trend: Velvet or Velour what-to-wear-for-date-night-when-its-freezing-outside-1614588-1452119820-640x0c-640x980 Image Source: Closet Full Of Clothes velvet-coat-464x600 Image Source: Ferbena.com velvet-trend-2016-fall-14 Image Source: The Fashion Tag wearing-velvet-21 Image Source: Fashion Tag Trend: Shaggy, Shearling & Textured shaggy_coats_inspo_1024x1024 Image Source: 20 20 AVE aimee_song_of_style_chloe_shearling_coat_chloe_dress_chloe_hudson_bag_brown_boots Image Source: Song Of Style outfit Image Source: Pinterest clothes Image Source: Pinterest le-fashion-blog-neutral-ganni-textured-camel-coat-cropped-black-pants-white-sneakers-fall-style-via-fash-n-chips Image Source: Le Fashion woman Image Source: Pinterest fur-shaggy-red-beanie-nyfw-fw13-bazaar Image Source: Style Carrot fashion Image Source: Pinterest Trend: Updated Trench Coats vivaluxury Image Source: Pinterest love-style-studio-blog-light-grey-beige-trench-coat-white-shirt-wavy-ombre-hair-ripped-jeans-raw-hem-leopard-heels-aida-domenech-dulceida Image Source: Small Town Couture suede-trench-coats-15 Image Source: The Fashion Tag suede-trench-coats-8 Image Source: The Fashion Tag lisa-olsson_b Image Source: Bedazelive suede-trench-coats-3 Image Source: The Fashion Tag

Apricot Lane St. Armands Circle Featured in City Mom’s Blog


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apricot_lane_fashion_engaged-featured-9-16-16 Meet Ginger – mom, grammies, fashion lover, and business owner.  She’s been known to spoil her fabulous four grandchildren first with love, then with goodies! After 31 years of wedded bliss to her high school sweetheart and three beautiful daughters, family is everything to her.  Crafts, art, and the designing of anything always peaked her interest, but it’s the small things in life that really embrace her – smiling, laughing, loving, being a little crazy (okay, a lot crazy!), making memories, and family devotion. Her family is the real reason she wanted to start a business. Ginger knows succeeding at her own business brings in extra money to treat her family to enjoyable trips, delectable dinners, fun outings, and ultimately having something of value to leave behind for her offspring. Ginger also wanted to set a good example for her children and g-kids by teaching them that you truly can do or be anything you want in life if you really go after it.  And today, City Moms Blog Network is thrilled to share her story and successes with Apricot Lane.
If we were going to make a colossal life change, I wanted it to be different this time around.  I wanted to do something fun.  I wanted to get up in the morning and actually want to go to work.  This earth is supposed to be life’s playground after all, right?  If I was to succeed both in business and spiritually, I knew I had to make work fun!  I always loved playing dress up as most little and big girls do, I always loved make-up, purses, jewelry and let’s not forget shoes!  So there it was, fashion was part of our destination! ginger

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Visiting the warm, sunny south as our family annually did, we fell in love with tropical birds, dancing palm trees, aqua crystal waters, white sandy beaches and cheerful hellos from passersby as we browsed our favorite shopping destination.  Everything was so bright, upbeat, enjoyable and alive at St. Armands Circle!  We had found our haven, we just had to put the rest of the pieces together of life’s journey. If we were going to make a colossal life change, I wanted it to be different this time around.  I wanted to do something fun.  I wanted to get up in the morning and actually want to go to work.  This earth is supposed to be life’s playground after all, right?  If I was to succeed both in business and spiritually, I knew I had to make work fun!  I always loved playing dress up as most little and big girls do, I always loved make-up, purses, jewelry and let’s not forget shoes!  So there it was, fashion was part of our destination!

Why Apricot Lane.

While researching the merchant and fashion field, I stumbled across the franchise Apricot Lane Boutique.  They were the perfect opportunity, as I had never worked in retail before (I sure had lots of experience on the other side of the cash register though!).  The next question was, how? I once read, you don’t need to have all the answers up front, just start taking the steps forward and you will figure it out as you go along.  As the old saying goes, “nothing ventured, nothing gained!”  Anxiousness and fear of starting your own business are real, but once you look deep inside yourself, confidence overcomes and turns your dreams into reality. women
Anxiousness and fear of starting your own business are real, but once you look deep inside yourself, confidence overcomes and turns your dreams into reality.

The American Dream.

One by one they’ve joined me.  My family, my husband, my girls, two pups and myself have relocated to sunny Sarasota.  We’ve had quite the journey, we’ve flown across the country a few times meeting new people, making new friends, learning new things and experiencing a whole new life.  These are all wonderful things we never would have encountered without the courage to just “start”.  My journey has brought my family closer together, not only geographically but respectfully.  We rely on each other, we laugh together, we each step up to the plate as needed and we really are enjoying each other along the way!  We are having fun!  Our store, Apricot Lane Boutique St. Armands Circle, is family owned and operated.  We created something from nothing.  We truly are living the American dream and you can, too! Make sure to to check out more about Ginger’s Sarasota store AND shop all of the seasons most popular styles from Apricot Lane!  Stay tuned as we highlight more Apricot Lane stores around the country and the hardworking #MomBoss that is behind each one. store front
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Bomber Jackets: The Must-Have Essential For Fall


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This lightweight jacket is the kind of staple you can always throw on during that weird, in-between weather. Below, you will find some inspiration on how to incorporate bomber jackets into your fall looks! 04-topshop-bomber-jacket-trousers-prints-totebag-lulus-coach-booties-winter-ootd-nyfw1 Image Source: Fake Leather woman in black jacket Image Source: Pinterest woman in green jacket Image Source: Pinterest allergic-to-vanilla-style-blog-zara-light-blue-oxford-short-curly-hair Image Source: Allergic To Vanilla blog_waystowearthebomber-recovered_03 Image Source: Explife.Express woman posing Image Source: Fashion Forte le-fashion-blog-blogger-style-ombre-hair-embroidered-green-bomber-coat-white-flare-sleeved-shirt-clutch-cuffed-denim-via-nina-suess Image Source: Le Fashion le-fashion-blog-blogger-style-sunglasses-green-bomber-jacket-white-top-ripped-jeans-mesh-socks-black-wide-strap-heels-via-lisa-rvd Image Source: Blog Lovin le-fashion-blog-model-off-duty-style-megan-irwin-ray-ban-round-sunglasses-green-bomber-jacket-givenchy-bag-black-jeans-boots-via-carolines-mode-1 Image Source: Le Fashion le-fashion-blog-spring-blogger-style-top-knot-embroidered-floral-bomber-jacket-black-crop-top-brown-bag-wide-leg-pants-platform-sandals-via-the-fashion-through-my-eyes Image Source: Le Fashion mia-mia-mine-bomber-jacket-650x975 Image Source: Mia Mia Mine woman posing 2 Image Source: Romalos Blog woman posing 3 Image Source: OPI rihanna-bomber-jacket-fashion-trend-glamazons-blog2 Image Source: Glamazons Blog blog_waystowearthebomber-recovered_05 Image Source: Explife blog_waystowearthebomber-recovered_08 Image Source: ExpLife

Pant Suits Are Back In Style


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Suits are back this season and they suit way more occasions than merely the office. Designers understand that women are far too busy to come to work in one outfit, then have to go home to get changed into another. So these new looks scream versatility!

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New Emerging Fashion Trends For Summer & Fall


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Chokers and off-the-shoulder tops. blogger-off-the-shoulder-top-choker-necklace Image Source: Linaeroute.com off shoulder Image Source: lookbook off shoulder 2 Image Source: Pinterest Clear detailing on shoes is a major shoe trend that is just emerging. shop-the-next-huge-shoe-trend-before-its-played-out-1837097-1468531198.640x0c Image Source: Whowhatwear.com  shop-the-next-huge-shoe-trend-before-its-played-out-1837098-1468531198.640x0c Image Source: Image Source: Whowhatwear.com  We are already seeing models wearing fall's number one piece: the varsity jacket. trending-this-will-be-falls-it-jacket-1838193-1468596616.600x0c Image Source: WhoWhatWear.com trending-this-will-be-falls-it-jacket-1838197-1468596617.600x0c Image Source: Whowhatwear.com The one new denim trend to take the fashion world by storm this season? Two-tone denim. Lily-Aldridge-look-culottes-over-knee-boots-1a Image Source: Pinterest nikki-reed-blank2-e1410399042630 Image Source: DenimBlog.com the-one-denim-trend-were-going-to-see-a-lot-more-of-1817006-1466792403.640x0c Image Source: WhoWhatWear.com Cropped flares have officially become the It denim style of 2016, now it's time to transition them into fall by adding ankle boots. Madewell-High-Rise-Ankle-Bootcut-Jeans-1 Image Source: Sarahstylesseattle.com  main.original.640x0c Image Source: Pinterest this-shoes-and-jeans-combo-is-going-to-be-huge-1845858-1469219742.600x0c Image Source: WhoWhatWear.com  Maxi dresses with slightly richer colors and that contain longer sleeves, not to mention the occasional ruffle are will be hot for fall. You can still wear your floral maxis that you have now with turtlenecks or a light jacket to create the fall version too. the-fall-trend-you-already-have-hanging-in-your-closet-1848106-1469486981.640x0c Image Source: Imaxtree the-fall-trend-you-already-have-hanging-in-your-closet-1848107-1469486981.640x0c Image Source: Imaxtree the-fall-trend-you-already-have-hanging-in-your-closet-1848108-1469486981.640x0c Image Source: Imaxtree