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The Style Edit 

Hello my fellow shopaholics, and welcome back to the Apricot Lane Blog! My name is Katie and today we are going to deep dive into the latest trends in fashion, beauty and retail! From Spring fashion, New York Fashion Week, to dewy skin and shopping local! If that sounds like a good read then stay tuned!

 

First off, welcome back and thank you for stopping by! This blog is here to keep in touch and let you know that everything we do here at Apricot Lane Boutique is for you! If you like what you see, make sure to like/follow us on social media!

 

Back to business! Trends trends trends, hard to follow? Sometimes. Cute? Not always. But I am here to help you out! So far going into spring we are seeing some trends roll over from last season. Denim, denim, denim. Still loving the raw hems, flare edges, distressed and rock washed. Trenches and oversized outerwear are still pushing through Spring, so pull out those puffy jackets that your mom made you wear to go sledding and steal your aunt’s camel trench because you are on trend girl!

New and now, we are seeing a lot of upcoming trends come out of New York Fashion Week 2018.  Pattern! This is a major one, from florals to muted plaids, to Disco Fever vibes from Tom Ford. Don’t be afraid to mix those mediums and you’ll be on trend, so throw on that gingham jumpsuit and pair it with a fur vest for the perfect Spring funk. Lastly color! Play with color, don’t be scared to get a bold jacket with pale blue fur trim, or a hunter green moto jacket, or even a bold hot pink mule(thank you Gucci)!

From these trends, we are seeing different techniques coming from retailers. Consumers want that unique, one of a kind look, and it’s much easier to achieve with online retailers or shopping small. Some of the best, one of a kind finds come from local boutiques who are buying current and buying on trend. Not to toot our own horn, but boutique shopping is the easiest way to get a curated, blogger look, without breaking the bank.

 

The Style Edit 

Moving on to the make up edit! Now, ladies I want to make one thing clear… Skin. Is. In. Say it with me! The days of high coverage, matte, caked on foundation are behind us! Sidenote, if you are a full coverage queen, keep on doing you! However, the evolution of skincare and cosmetics has merged to give us bands like Glossier, and The Ordinary who are all about skincare, and makeup combined. So, embrace the face and get that skin glowing girl! Apricot Lane always has sheet masks in stock, so we are your one stop shop.

 

Now that we have brought it full circle, we can talk shopping local. Apricot lane is a franchised boutique, and every time you shop you are supporting a someone’s means, promoting what is often a dream of these store owners, and you are giving back to your community. These owners are so passionate about their stores and nothing means more to them than customer happiness, driving business, supporting their town. So find your local Apricot Lane Boutique on social media today! Support your local business owners!

 

Life’s too short, buy the outfit!

 

Until next time.

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Apricot Lane Boutique Is Here To Stay!!

Starting last year, many retail chains closed and many more most likely will not survive this year either. Even though we are reading and seeing many of the major retail brands closing or downsizing from the impacts of internet shopping, the economy, etc, Apricot Lane Boutiques are growing!

By being locally owned, we  preserve our one-of-a-kind shopping experience and distinctive character. Also, being locally owned means each store location is selecting merchandise based, not on a national sales plan, but on their own individual interests and the needs of their local customers. This guarantees a much broader range of product choices for our customers. A marketplace made up of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term.  

Here at Apricot Lane Boutique, we train to provide exceptional customer service which build strong relationships within the community. This helps to sustain vibrant town centers, linking neighbors and creating social relationships which keeps customers coming back. A personal stylists that is helpful can always make a girl feel good when shopping for a special event or outing!

Our boutiques offer an easy to shop in “boutique” environment without the “boutique” prices. Our buyers stay up on the latest fashion trends and offer a wide selection of merchandise straight from market. Our store owners visit the top fashion trade shows every year and always have the latest in apparel, footwear, accessories.

Visit our website to find a location near you here!

New stores that are opening soon:

Wellington, FL

Manchester, VT

La Crosse, MN

Minot, ND

Blaine, MN

Fort Worth, TX

 

 

 

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If you didn’t already know, Mother’s Day is this weekend! Don’t freak out, it kind of caught us off guard too. Luckily, we’ve  partnered up with Apricot Lane to bring you a twist to your traditionalMother’s Day gift. Mother/daughter shopping outings can be tough. How many times have you gone shopping with your mom only to find yourself sitting in the plush chairs of Ann Taylor scrolling through Facebook until your mom is done looking around? Whether you’ve personally experienced an “Ann Taylor” sit down or have an experience of your own, you get what we mean. It’s not always easy to agree with mom when it comes to deciding on a shopping destination…until now!

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Apricot Lane reached out to us personally to see if we wanted to partner with them on amother/daughter photo shoot in celebration of Mother’s Day this weekend, and we more than jumped on the opportunity. An afternoon of shopping and photo shoots with our moms? Sign us up!

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Lindsey’s mom, Nancy, is an English teacher at Grandview Preparatory School in Boca Raton, so she was looking for an outfit that she could wear to school without compromising her sense of style. She may or may not have a reputation for having a little bit of a shoe obsession.

Lilly’s stepmom, Lisa, is a former ER Nurse with years stuck in scrubs and only time to make up for it. She and Lilly had a blast putting looks together and experimenting with Lisa’s #SceneMom style status. We both had a little too many laughs telling our moms what to wear. Not only was it a funmother/daughter afternoon, but we were able to give them a glimpse into our world at LLScene. They’re so supportive of us, so we were honored to share this opportunity with them.

If you’re still trying to figure out what to get mom this weekend, visit Apricot Lane (see locations below) for an afternoon of shopping, bonding and all things fabulous (without having to sit on a dressing room couch…). Whether you’re a #SceneMom or a #SceneGirl, Apricot Lane will have something for every taste or personality in your life.

There are so many other ways you can celebrate your relationship with the special moms in your life.Luxury brand Teri Jon by Rickie Freeman has partnered with Nina Shoes to launch a series of Mother’s Day videos and social media campaign. The “#ThankfulMOMents” campaign celebrates the special bond between mothers and daughters. Make sure to hashtag #ThankfulMOMents all week long in your social media posts in order to be considered, we sure will! The winner will be hand-selected by Teri Jon once the contest concludes at midnight after Mother’s Day. For more information, watch this video, try not to tear up…

This post was originally posted in LL Scene

5 Transitional Pieces For In-Between Weather

Even though spring has officially sprung, these early days of spring are unpredictable when it comes to the weather forecast. It’s all too common for temperatures to rise to the 70s or 80s one day and plummet to the 30s or 40s the next. With that said, having an array of items in your closet that will layer easily, keep you warm or cool when needed is a must. Check out our favorite transitional pieces below.

Chambray shirt

A chambray shirt is a perfect transitional option than a lightweight but can be matched with a sweater or scarf for cooler days.RPNT5pg

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Trench coat

Having a long, robe-style trench coat is one of those investment pieces you’ll own for many years. Trench coats are the perfect weight, the perfect length, and the perfect shape, for those in-between days. aimee_song_trench_coat_and_skinny_jeans

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Tights

Tights are the best way to keep your legs warm on those not so warm days that you want to wear skirts or dresses.With-skirts-and-boots

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Long-sleeved dress

Wearing a dress that has sleeves will help keep you cozy on those in-between days. You can also add a cardigan for extra warmth.Dale Steliga - Savvy Spice fashion blog -long sleeve lace H&M dress 34.95 nude heels Stella & Dot necklace

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Cardigan

Cardigans are perfect for in-between weather because you stay cozy without having a heavy winter looking coat or sweater on.aimee_song_of_style_chanel_sling_backs_cuffed_jeans-1

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Our Top 7 Best Dressed at the 2016 Oscars

Hollywood’s biggest night had these A-listers in a variety of sleek and slim gowns. We saw bold colors including, greens and reds but blue, plunging necklines and backlines were the big trends of the evening. Here is our list of the top 7 looks that stole the show.

1. Cate Blanchett In Armani Privé

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2. Charlize Theron in Dior

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3. Jennifer Lawrence in Dior

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4. Rachel McAdams in August Getty Atelier

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5. Priyanka Chopra in Zuhair Murad

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6. Brie Larson in Gucci

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7. Naomi Watts In Giorgio Armani Privé

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