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Wichita Mom Boss



Meet Kami

Before starting Apricot Lane, I was a hair stylist in a small Kansas town.  I think that’s how my passion for helping women feel good about themselves started.  Styling hair allowed me the opportunity to give women the boost of confidence they desired.  It was in that same small town that I met my husband, Mark.  After we were married, his work moved us out of state.  I was a stay-at-home mom raising two boys, but Mark and I had always dreamed of starting up our own business – we just didn’t know when or how.

Why Apricot Lane

Mark and I finally decided it was time to move forward with our dream.  My desire to help women feel good about themselves was still strong, and I had always loved anything to do with fashion.  We both knew we wanted to be closer to home, so we made the move back to Wichita, Kansas.  Wichita was not only a lot closer to home, but it also offered us the perfect market for a trendy and affordable clothing store. store front Once we discovered Apricot Lane, we knew we had made the right decision.  This franchise took out all of the guesswork for us, and made our transition to “boutique owners” so much easier.  We loved having the support of a large franchise, but even more than that we loved how Apricot Lane allowed us the flexibility to truly make the store our own.  Not only did we receive support from the franchisor, but also from the network of other Apricot Lane Boutique franchisees, which helped us create a solid foundation. store interior"Our lives are hectic managing three children and a business but we wouldn’t trade it for anything!"

Where We Are Now

Mark and I are approaching our fourth holiday season in the retail business.  Just like any other new adventure, there have been ups and downs along the way, but each year we find ourselves more organized and more excited.  Having an amazing sales team is of utmost importance in making sure our store is running smoothly.  I’ve always loved working with women and young girls, so having the opportunity to manage our sales team has been such a great time – and definitely never boring!  Building and maintaining relationships with customers is Apricot Lane Wichita’s number one goal.  We love our “regulars” and make it a point to welcome each and every person into our store with a smile and a greeting.  It is our goal to make every single customer feel appreciated.

clothes flat lay clothes flat lay 2 As a husband-and-wife business team, we make every important decision for the store together.  Mark, in addition to his full time job in commercial banking, handles the hiring and accounting end, while I take care of store merchandising, employee management, and all of the buying.  Opening the store has strengthened our relationship in ways we could not have imagined.  Since making the move back to Kansas and opening Apricot Lane Wichita, our family has grown.  We now have the two boys, Aidan and Cooper, and a little diva, Madeleine.  Our lives are hectic managing three children and a business but we wouldn’t trade it for anything! family photo Originally posted in City Moms Blog

Top Coat Trends For Fall 2016


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

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

Apricot Lane Mount Pleasant Featured In Miss Tara Belle Blog

There's nothing better then working with the most fabulous bloggers - Check out this post prior to Apricot Lane Mount Pleasant's Summer in Style party tomorrow night!!

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oh hey babes!!!  back to back posts, like, who am i??  i would say get used to it, but, i'm thinking you probably shouldn't get used to it.  i struggle in the sit down and type a post department.  i don't know why.  the content is there, i always love what i'm talking about, but the distractions are endless and truthfully, i'm just more of a people person.  (sorry dell, i still love you, but you just freeze up when i talk to fast, and, you're kinda boring)  so, being that i am a let's hang and shop and chat fashion all day kinda gal, i absolutely LOVE getting the opportunity to host a party and do just that!!  hopefully you've already seen it on my insta, or fb, or that whole little snap story i did about a week ago, but if you didn't, consider this your official invite to come and hang with me (and the mavster) at Apricot Lane Mount Pleasant manana!!!!  there's gonna be sushi (my fave) shopping (duh!) and giveaways and eyebrow waxing and gossip and fashion and fun!!  that's the main point i'm trying to convey here, it's gonna be SO.MUCH.FUN!!!!!  i really hope you local chicks will show up and hang!  scroll to the bottom for full deets and in the meantime, get a little style inspo from this cute little number i picked up just in time for the event!  i know i know i know, white and denim, again.  what can i say, it makes for a great combo!!  i love the lace illusion waistline and its so airy for this blistering heat!!  and the necklace was the absolute perfect accessory and yes, i realize there are still tags on it.  #sorrynotsorry i'm super lazy and i kinda thought i had them tucked a little better in to the back of the dress, but clearly not so much.  whoopsie!!  also, for those of you that asked about the braids, i'm going to try and do a tutorial for you guys, but really, its quite simple.  double inverted french braids, tied off and fishtail to the end.  have a happy happy monday and hope to see you tomorrow!!!!!

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Originally posted in Miss Tara Belle 

Best Summer Looks To Copy From Bloggers This Summer


Here's some summer fashion inspiration from bloggers! aimee_song_of_style_caroline_constas_off_the_shoulder_top_privacy_please_stripe_skirt_chloe_rainbow_net_sandals_embellished_bag aimee_song_of_style_keepsake_black_and_white_lace_dress_celine_sunglasses_schutz_lace_up_sandals_louise_vuitton_petit_malle_clutch aimee_song_of_style_lace_bra aimee_song_of_style_rebecca_taylor_floral_off_the_shoulder_dress_aquazzura_fringe_sandals aimee_song_of_style_revolve_coachella_stone_cold_fox_blouse aimee_song_of_style_sea_ny_schutz_shoes_chloe_bag aimee_song_of_style_two_songs_bell_sleeves_blouse_denim_shorts_valentino_studded_heels_proenza_schouler_initial_bag aimee_song_of_style_two_songs_pink_sleeveless_trench_coat_proenza_schouler_shoes_dior_split_sunglasses Images via Song of Style soludos sunflower-1 Images via Sincerely Jules woman posing woman posing 2 woman posing 3 woman posing 4 Images via Sazan Charlotte-Groeneveld-Aquazurra Kate-Spade-denim-shorts Images via The Fashion Guitar Processed with VSCOcam with hb1 preset Processed with VSCOcam with hb1 preset Processed with VSCOcam with hb2 preset Images via Diamonds For Dimes lace-and-locks-petite-fashion-blogger-palm-springs-fashion-travel-01 2 lace-and-locks-petite-fashion-blogger-Napa-wine-tasting-dress-05 Images via Lace and Locks