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Celebrity Summer Fashion Inspiration

Need some summer fashion inspiration for summer? Whether, you are in the city or seaside, there are many ways to get it right. Nothing gets fashion look ideas flowing quite like celebrity street-style photos. Whether they’re off to an appearance, a premiere, or simply an errand, these stars know how to make an impression with their day to day look. There’s a lot of great fashion out there this summer, so here are some summer style inspiration from celebs that have nailed it!

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Vanessa Hudgens with her oversized Adidas tee and shorts combo. (Getty Images)

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Hailey Baldwin in denim cut-offs and a bomber jacket in LA. (Getty Images)

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Reese Witherspoon wearing a chic navy skirt with a fun printed tee and hat. (Getty Images)

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Kate Bosworth in denim shorts and white tee. (Getty Images)

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Lily Aldridge is in an off-the-shoulder top with a maxi skirt. (Getty Images)

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Olivia Palermo pairs a white tee with a  midi-length skirt. (Getty Images)

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Emma Roberts wearing a floral romper, chucks and a jean jacket to cover her shoulders. (Getty Images)

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Victoria Secret model, Elsa Hosk in a Bardot top and dungarees. (Getty Images)

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Alessandra Ambrosio in a denim shirt and a denim skirt. (Getty Images)

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Alicia Vikander wearing a summer dress and sandals. (Getty Images)

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Amber Heard choosing polka dots for this thigh-high split Zimmermann dress. (Getty Images)

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Elle Fanning in a simple, strapless white summer dress. (Getty Images)

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Gal Godot wearing a classic navy and white striped summer dress. (Getty Images)

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Jenna Dewan Tatum wearing a cute cold-shoulder dress. (Getty Images)

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Kendall Jenner in her summer street style. (Getty Images)

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Lily Collins in London. (Getty Images)

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Rosario Dawson looking gorgeous in this cold-shoulder floral summer dress. (Getty Images)

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Selena Gomez looking elegant and pulling off black in the summer perfectly. (Getty Images)

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Zoe Kravitz in a Printed Romper. (Getty Images)

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Diane Kruger in a Graphic T-Shirt and printed shorts. (Getty Images)

WWDMAGIC Trade Show 2017

Apricot Lane Boutique owners from all over the country gathered to shop the largest selection of women’s apparel and accessories in the industry at MAGIC this year. WWDMAGIC is held in Las Vegas every February and August at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  It’s the ultimate shopping experience with upbeat music, top style influencers, and the hottest emerging designers!

 

Wichita Mom Boss

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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.

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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.

img_1720“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.

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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!

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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

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Trend: Shaggy, Shearling & Textured

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Trend: Updated Trench Coats

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