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10 Summer Trends You Should Shop For Right Now


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Summer's approaching fast, which means it's almost time to trade in your light knits with airy tops and dresses! From dresses to sandals to purses - see the 10 pieces everyone will be wearing this summer.

1. Slip Dresses

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2. Logo T-Shirts

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3. Frayed Denim Shorts & Skirts

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4. Off The Shoulder Everything

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5. Halter Bikinis

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6. Graphic Purses

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7. Exaggerated Sleeves

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8. Slipper Mules

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9. Gladiator Sandals

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10. Lace Up Sandals

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Music Festival Survival Tips


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Music festivals are in full swing all around the country and with summer right around the corner, they don't look like they will be ending anytime soon. With long day parties and seeing as many bands as possible in a short amount of time. Music festivals are a great place to find out about new music that you may have never been exposed to. While festivals may be a ton of fun they can also be tiring. You are spending long hours in the sun and with little sleep.  Here are some tips for dealing with the heat, exhaustion and other things you may encounter. xponential-music-fest-philadelphia-courtesy-xpn1-900vp Image Source: VisitPhilly.com

Protect yourself from the sun

Don’t forget to protect your skin – Sunburn would not be fun on the first day at the festival. Remember to reapply throughout the day. Sunglasses or a cute hat from Apricot Lane Boutique could help out with protecting your face from the sun. glasses Image Source: Apricot Lane Des Moines sun hat Image Source: Cosmo

Have a plan

Make sure you have a strategy for your day. You will want to schedule time for naps or time to rest especially if you will be in the sun all day. You can plan a nap while the bands you didn’t care to see are playing and be fresh and ready to go while your favorites hit the stage. todo_list 600_441083011 Image Source: Theodysseyonline.com party 2 Image Source: Elitedaily.com

Snacks and water are a must

Depending on the convenience of getting food and how hot it is you may need something quick. You should carry snacks like trail mix, Granola bars, apples, and meal-replacement bars. This will help you keep your energy up and having you going strong in-between meals. You should plan on carrying a water bottle with you at all times. Dehydration and other heat-related injuries are common at music festivals.  Also remember that alcohol is dehydrating, and can be worse for your body in the heat than not drinking at all. If possible, stock up on purified jugs of water before arriving. Some of our Apricot Lane stores carry S'well water bottles which provides access to clean water for developing countries around the world and leaves your drink cold for 24 hours! SW_featured_may_2014_2 Image Source: WorldKitchen.com Snacks-Bring-Music-Festivals Image Source: Popsugar.com  products Image Source: Apricot Lane Dallas

Footwear and clothing

You should pack extra clothing for the weather. It's a good idea to have something light for warmer temperatures along with an extra layer to keep you warm at night when the temperature drops. Even though you will most likely be wanting to wear sandals and open toe shoes during summer music festivals, you should also pack closed-toe shoes just in case. Check out Coachella Music Festival’s Top Fashion Trends for more on what to wear for music festivals. fresh-fizzle-festival-essentials-mini-backpack-02_zps68718d4b Image Source: Freshfizzle.com jacket Image Source: Freshfizzle.com

Bring a flashlight

You might think useless but having a flashlight with you while at a festival may come in handy when having to navigate in the dark to use the port-a-potty. flashlight wilderness Image Source: thirdeyeheadlamps.com 

Don’t bring anything you don’t want to get stolen

Bringing your brand new camera to a music festival may sound like a good idea at first but you may regret it later and never get those great shots you were hoping for. If you will have your smartphone with you make sure you have a protective case that will save it after falling into the water or mud that could be present. Be sure to carry in your purse or backpack to keep it safe. It may be a good idea to invest in a solar charger so you don’t have to stand in the long lines to charge your phone up. Some of our Apricot Lane stores carry wristlet clutches for example, is a Mighty Purse that has smart phone and iPhone chargers built-in! Every-Once-in-a-Style-IMG_7998 Image Source: Everyonceinastyle.com  camera

Have fun

This is the most important tip of all. Make sure you have fun! Remember, these tips are to ensure that you have a great time and save you from discomfort. So now that you are prepared, go meet other music lovers and rock out to your favorite bands. the-funny-picture-gril-festival-girls-like-to-have-fun-25-photos-2 Image Source: Thefunpic.com the-funny-picture-gril-festival-girls-like-to-have-fun-25-photos Image Source: Thefunpic.com summer music festivals Image Source: Thefunpic.com

What To Wear To Spring And Summer Weddings


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It's officially wedding season, you’re calendar is quickly filling up and the invitations just keep pouring in. Now it’s time to decide on what to wear. Whether you're heading off to some tropical destination wedding or attending a society social, we have the some great wedding guest fashion inspiration for you here! Traditional Church Wedding: You’ll want to keep your look classy and conservative. P1-Pink-Peonies Image Source: Crossroadstrading.com  woman in city Image Source: Memorandum.com Laid-Back Backyard Wedding: You can keep your outfit casual with some walkable shoes and dress your look up with accessories.P5-Bows-and-Depos Image Source: CrossRoadsTrading.com A-Little-Dash-of-Darling-Perfect-Wedding-Guest Image Source: The Dash Of Darling Tropical Destination Beach Wedding: Tropical weekend getaways call for bold pops of color, bohemian extras & quirky accessories. summer_guest_26 Image Source:  HappyWed.com summer_guest_15  Image Source: Pinterest corla dress Image Source: Pinterest Society Social Wedding: Sleek silhouettes and sky-high stilettos. black dress Image Source: Trendwave.com 23-amazing-spring-wedding-guest-outfit-ideas-weddingomania-1000-int Image Source: Weddbook.com glittery-gold Image Source: HappyWed.com Outdoor Garden Party Wedding: Go with floral prints and ladylike accessories. off-the-shoulder-dress-for-spring-683x1024 Image Source: Dallas Style Blog woman posing Image Source: Extra Petite  spring_guest_04 Image Source: Weddbook.com

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

Valentine’s Day Outfit Inspiration


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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and you may be stuck trying to figure out what to wear. The perfect outfit can make a huge difference whether you’re staying in snuggled up at home, going out for a night on the town with the girls or having a special intimate night with your sweetheart. We've collected different outfits for every occasion so that you can look and feel sexy, romantic and chic. Whether you want to wear all white, all pink or a pop of red -- Take a look at our Valentine's Day inspiration. Be Mine woman posing Image Source: Song Of Style  All-White-Outfit-Ideas-Day-Night-Summer-Style-Must-Have-32 Image Source: FashionGum.com Heartbreaker White-Red-Outfits-For-Women-2-700x1050 Image Source: Weddingpartyapp.com How-To-Style-Red-Trendy-Red-Clothes-1-700x1030 Image Source: FashionGum.com Cuddle Sesh woman posing 3 Image Source: Pinterest woman posing 2 Image Source: Pinterest Table For Two lace-and-locks-petite-fashion-blogger-floral-off-the-shoulder-dress-02 Image Source: Lace & Locks themysteriousgirl.ro-larisacostea-6881-20151123 Image Source: The Mysterious Girl  Ladies Night All-Black-Outfit-3 Image Source: Justthedesign.com woman posing 4 Image Source: The Fashion Guitar Crushing on Pink style-icon-hanneli-mustaparta-in-pink-dress-dusty-burrito Image Source: Brands Exclusive Pink-Dresses-8-700x1000 Image Source: FashionGum.com