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Styling Secrets for the Everyday Mom with Apricot Lane The Glen

Styling Secrets for the Everyday Mom with Apricot Lane The Glen

Style Secrets for the Everyday Mom with Apricot Lane The Glen :: I Adore What I Love Blog :: #iadorewhatilove

This post is in partnership with Apricot Lane The Glen located in Glenview, IL. As always, all opinions are 100% honest, my own, and never influenced by the company. Thank you for supporting brands that make I Adore What I Love possible =)Style Secrets for the Everyday Mom with Apricot Lane The Glen :: I Adore What I Love Blog :: #iadorewhatiloveMOMMING – it’s hard! More days than not I wake up tired, crabby and wish I could stay in my pajamas all day long. Who can relate to that? {can I assume most of you??!} I totally push myself to get dressed in the morning because the truth is, that I know my confidence and outgoing personality is directly related to how I look on any given day {ok – my current morning chai tea addiction helps too!}. If I shower and get dressed in cute clothes – you better believe I’m going to have a better day. It’s just how it works and once I realized this, I began acting on it. I bet you’re wondering where I’m going with this so keep reading to hear me out…

A year ago, I heard of this new local clothing store that opened in Glenview called Apricot Lane and the first time I walked in, it was LOVE. AT. FIRST. SIGHT. Not a joke – I immediately spotted like 15 things I wanted off the racks! Then, I looked at the price tags and I was like – OMG I CAN AFFORD THIS!!!!! I have been shopping at Apricot Lane for the cutest sweaters, jewelry, and on-trend everrrrything since I stepped foot inside and their merchandise keeps getting better and better. I’m obsessed with it!!!

Turns out, I’m pretty obsessed with Rachel, the owner, as well. She asked if I would come in for a style session and while that’s usually not my thing, I happily obliged. After all – it’s fun to see how others might put together outfits for you, am I right?! In the end, I learned some new tips and also realized that having someone help me shop wasn’t as scary as I imagined it to be. On the contrary, I kind of loved it!!!!

Style Secrets for the Everyday Mom with Apricot Lane The Glen :: I Adore What I Love Blog :: #iadorewhatilove

While I was there, I decided to interview Rachel and ask her a few questions about Apricot Lane, her team, the store, and what they do. So, before I share more on my styling session, let’s dive into the good stuff from Rachel:

What is a typical day like for you and your team?

Everything is super relaxed and fun. We all work together on daily tasks such as merchandising the store, receiving new merchandise, photographing for social media and of course our top priority is always helping style our customers.

What sets your store apart from others where moms might shop?

We are a very low key no pressure environment. We are also super honest. We want our customers to feel good in what they buy and come back to shop with us. We also help style our moms from head to toe. We like to make it easy for our customers to put together an outfit as we know how precious time is.

How do you keep your store’s inventory fresh and up to date? 

I buy on a daily basis. I follow fashion bloggers, New York Fashion, and am constantly on pinterest. I use this knowledge to buy the hottest trends while also being realistic with what our customer will want. We only get 6 of an item, so things go fast. It allows us to turn merchandise quickly. You can come in to our store everyday and it will look new and fresh.

Best style tip for the everyday mom?

Throw on a pair of denim every once in awhile!! All you need is a cozy sweater, even a cute sweatshirt to pair it with. Wearing jeans will make you feel more put together and it’s just as easy as throwing on leggings. Better yet, grab a long necklace and it looks like you spent all morning planning your outfit!

What are a few must-have items that all moms need right now?

All moms need a CC beanie. Not only are the hats super fashionable, they keep you warm and hide your dirty hair:) Also every mom should have a great skinny jean that they can wear out with the girls or on a date with the hubby. Throw that on with a must have leather jacket and you are good to go.

What is one thing you think moms in the community should know about Apricot Lane that they may not be aware of?

Apricot Lane The Glen is super affordable. We pride ourselves on having top notch customer service, and amazing stylists at a price that won’t break the bank. We also offer personal style sessions where we help people put full outfits together to make getting dressed simple and quick. We know how busy life as moms gets, and we try to help make fashion fun, affordable, and easy!

Style Secrets for the Everyday Mom with Apricot Lane The Glen :: I Adore What I Love Blog :: #iadorewhatilove
Wait, can we talk about the fact that Rachel buys for the store DAILY and because they only get 6 of everything in stock, you can literally go to Apricot Lane EVERYDAY OF THE WEEK and you’ll see new merchandise!!!! How cool is that?!!
Ok, ready to see how Rachel and her team styled me?! Check out all the outfit pics below + the style secrets I got out of this style session! Oh, and yesssss – I totally bought most of it. Because I can’t go into this store without leaving with a giant shopping bag of stuff!! It’s just all so so good!!!
Style Secrets for the Everyday Mom with Apricot Lane The Glen :: I Adore What I Love Blog :: #iadorewhatilove

Style secret #1:

Wearing trends in small batches is the way to go. Like this black sweater, which has just a touch of pearl-adorned sleeves! LOVE.

Style Secrets for the Everyday Mom with Apricot Lane The Glen :: I Adore What I Love Blog :: #iadorewhatilove

Style secret #2:

Plaid winter scarves are so in! Everyone needs one!

Style Secrets for the Everyday Mom with Apricot Lane The Glen :: I Adore What I Love Blog :: #iadorewhatilove

Style secret #3:

Leggings can be dressy. These have a little textured sheen to them which definitely gives them an edge and makes them even a little fancy! BONUS SECRET: backpacks are in and now!!!

Style Secrets for the Everyday Mom with Apricot Lane The Glen :: I Adore What I Love Blog :: #iadorewhatilove

Style secret #4:

Sweaters and sweatshirts are super easy to throw on and they don’t have to be boring. This one has some fun added fabric detail and ruffles.

Style Secrets for the Everyday Mom with Apricot Lane The Glen :: I Adore What I Love Blog :: #iadorewhatilove

Style secret #5:

Try not to close your cardigan in the front with your hands {i am SO guilty of this}, instead, let it hang to the sides of your body naturally because it will look so much cuter worn open and slouchy!!
Style Secrets for the Everyday Mom with Apricot Lane The Glen :: I Adore What I Love Blog :: #iadorewhatilove

Style secret #6:

When purchasing a bold, vibrant fabric or statement piece – like this furry zip-up leopard coat – instead of adding other accessories, let it speak for itself.
You guys! Do you realize that Thanksgiving is THIS WEEK which means so is BLACK FRIDAY {aka the biggest shopping day of the year}?!?! If you have any spare time on Friday at all, you must stop into Apricot Lane to see Rachel and her team!! Check out the details of their discounts that day below :) And if you can’t get there on Friday, head there anytime and ask for a style session! It is so fun!! Promise!
Style Secrets for the Everyday Mom with Apricot Lane The Glen :: I Adore What I Love Blog :: #iadorewhatilove
Apricot Lane is located at 1951 Tower Drive, Glenview, IL. 60026 in The Glen Tower Center and you can reach them at (847) 730-3423 for questions! Follow them on Instagram HERE and on Facebook HERE!!
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