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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!

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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.

 

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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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Summer Fashion Must-Haves


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Summer is in full swing, and it's time to update your summer wardrobe! Below is our list of summer fashion must-haves to help you enjoy the warmer weather. Low Back Swimsuits From Baywatch to Miss USA , the one-piece low back bathing suit is a must have this summer! One piece suits with visible zippers, cut-outs, bold prints and colors, have been seen on stars like Alexandra Daddario and Kelly Rohrbach and on Polyvore, a community-driven fashion app that has seen a 282% increase year-over-year in searches for ‘one piece swimsuits.’ o50qmu-l-610x610-swimwear-low+swimsuit-shorts- Image Source: Pinterest Woman 1 Images Source: Pinterest Woman 2 Image Source: Pinterest Sun Dresses Sundresses are so easy to wear during the summer and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion and time of day! You can wear as a cover to the beach and when the weather is a bit chilly, throw a jean jacket over it. This versatility makes the sundress a summer must-have! Woman 3 Image Source: Apricot Lane Southern Pines Woman 1 Image Source: Pinterest Woman 5 Image Source: Pinterest Denim Cutoffs Denim cutoffs are a staple piece for any girl during these hot summer months. Whether it’s shorts or a skirt, they’re super easy to throw on when you run out to do errands or they can be dressed up for a night out on the town. Woman 6 Image Source: Pinterest Denim-Cutoff-Shorts-1 Image Source: Pinterest Woman 7 Image Source: Pinterest holding-bella-hadid-celebrity-style Image Source: Pinterest Rompers & Romper Dresses The romper has rapidly become one of our favorite summer staples. Thought of as the perfect outfit for summer, you can dress them up or down. Woman 8 Image Source: Pinterest Woman 9 Image Source: Apricot Lane Fort Myers Woman 10 Image Source: Apricot Lane Boutique Woman 11 Image Source: Pinterest Woman 12 Image Source: Pinterest Graphic Tanks and Tees Graphic tees have been trending for a while now and don’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon! Street style stars have proven that this T-shirt style is officially the most versatile item in your wardrobe. This makes the graphic tee a must-have this summer! Woman 13 Image Source: Apricot Lane Wisconsin Dells Woman 14 Image Source: Apricot Lane Longmont cinco-de-mayo-tshirt-ideas-cinco-de-mayo-shirts-for-women Image Source: Pinterest Woman a Image Source: Apricot Lane Coralville

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Apricot Lane Boutique Is Here To Stay!!


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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

 

 

 

Apricot Lane Delray Beach Featured In LL Scene


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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


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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.woman posing Image Source: Upbeat Soles woman posing 2 Image Source: Pinterest Aimee_song_of_style_denim_shirt_ripped_denim_jeans_christian_louboutin_pumps Image Source: Song of Style 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 Image Source: Song of Style rmuayw-l-610x610-sincerely+jules-blogger-dress-trench+coat-quote-graphic+tee-stan+smith Image Source: Where To Get It Le-Fashion-Blog-Trench-Coat-Chambray-Shirt-Cut-Off-Denim-Shorts-Via-Jess-Stein-Tuula-Vintage Image Source: Pinterest 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 Image Source: Song of Style 500x750-tights-skirt-1-_zps09319d0c Image Source: Straight Into Style Fab Fashion With-a-pair-of-denim-shorts Image Source: Pinterest 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 Image Source: The Pippa Effect Sukilynn Image Source: Dallas Wardrobe aimee_song_of_style_gucci_resort_lace_dress_gucci_crossover_metallic_sandals_gucci_red_bag Image Source: Song of Style 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 Image Source: Song of Style long-cardigans-outfits-2 Image Source: FashionTag.com long-cardigans-outfits-4 Image Source: FashionTag.com