DIY Pom Pom Earrings

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Who is ready for another DIY blog?! Today, we are going to be talking Pom Poms! Pom Pom accessories are one of my favorite things at the moment. Not only are they trendy, they are an easy way to make a plain outfit super loud and quirky. There are a couple different ways to do this trend and to make it your very own style.  I am going to show you two ways to make your very own pom pom earrings in less than 5 minutes each!

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What you’ll need:

  • Pom poms (pre-made)
  • Yarn (to make your own poms)
  • Fork (to make your own poms)
  • Hoop Earrings
  • Post Earrings
  • 2” length of small chain
  • Needle
  • Embroidery Floss

Alrighty, now that we have everything we need it is time to get crafty. So since this DIY is so gosh darn simple we are going to be making two different kinds of pom pom earrings. One that is for beginner DIYers and then a slightly more difficult option.

Easy-peasy option: I bought some pre-made ones from a local Dollar Tree that came in a variety of colors so this is a good option if you don’t really want to make your own.

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Slightly more effort option:  It is pretty easy to make your own pompoms with some yarn if you’re up for the challenge. I found a pretty simple way to make medium sized pom poms with just a fork. You just wrap the yarn around the fork about 20 times;  next, tie a piece in the center as tight as you can. Finally, cut the two sides and you are done. SIMPLE AS THAT FOLKS!

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After you figured out your pom pom situation, take your pom pom, your hoop earring, and add a variety of pom poms. It’s up to you if you want to cover the whole thing in pom poms or just add a couple. Just find the center of your pom and thread it through with the back of the earring. That is all it takes for the hoop-pom pom earring style!  What I find fun about this DIY option is that you can make multiple colored poms and switch them out to match your outfits! Above you can see the easy and more difficult pom-pom options. For the pre-made pom poms, I just put a bunch on my earring hoop. For the homemade pom I went with just one simple pom on the hoop. Both are super cute way to add some color to your regular plain hoop earrings!

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For another slightly more difficult option, grab a small 2 inch chain to put on the back of your earring post for a dangly-drop style earring. Thread your embroidery floss to your needle, find the center of your homemade pom and tie it up to the bottom chain. Then take the top of the chain, put it through whatever style of post earrings you want to wear that day and your ready to go! It really is that easy to make your own DIY Pom Pom earrings.

Let us know what other kind of DIY posts you would like to see! For even more cute accessories and all the latest trends, check out Gliks.com and for styling tips and tricks head to Gliks Official on Instagram!

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DIY Pom Pom Earrings

Brand Spotlight: Everly

Brand Spotlight

Everly Clothing is a brand that we have long carried at Gliks and it is a fan favorite for a reason! Everly embodies femininity, durability, and comfort in all their clothes.

This brand was started by sisters Adriana and Fabiana in 2009. They both had a deep passion for creating a clothing line for the everyday women, and thus named their brand Everly. Together they share their love of fashion and use their unique differences to create a one of a kind brand.

You can always find this season’s trendiest maxi dresses, two piece sets, and stripy rompers by Everly on Gliks.com. All of their designs showcase clean designs and fun patterns. Here are a few of the pieces that we carry to help you get an understanding of what this brand creates!

The Everly Clothing Solid Bell Sleeve Top in Golden Pear

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The Everly Clothing Strappy Tie Front Crop Top and Ruffle Hem Shorts in Red

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The Everly Clothing Stripe Midi Ruffle Leg Hem Jumpsuit in Blue and Grey 

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The Everly Clothing Tie Waist Striped Shorts

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The Everly Clothing Ruffle Wrap Dress in Yellow

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From these 5 pieces you can get a real sense of what this brand designs. Every single article of clothing would be perfect for a picnic in your favorite park or to try out that new fancy restaurant for date night.  Wherever your day takes you, Everly has the right outfit piece for the occasion! Be sure to head over to Glik’s soon to grab these pieces before they’re gone!

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Brand Spotlight: Everly

1 Key Piece 3 Looks: The Vervet Jeans Denim Skirt

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Denim skirts have been trending up this year, just like denim fashion in general.  And since the warmer temps are now in full effect, it’s time to swap out some of your looks from denim jeans to a denim skirt! So, we decided to help you out a bit by showing you three different looks with one key piece: the Vervet Jeans High Waist Ripped Denim Skirt.  Vervet Denim is new to Glik’s and we are loving everything we have seen from them so far. This skirt is such a good investment to rotate within your warm weather wardrobe!  Keep reading to see how we styled this skirt three different ways.

1. F e s t i v a l  F e e l s

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This first outfit is great for summer day outings! Since the denim skirt sits high on your hips, it pairs perfectly with crop tops! We decided to pair the skirt with a Free People Sleepy Eyes Brami.  This bralette-camisole top is absolutely amazing! It is super versatile since it can be worn alone as a top or layered under your favorite fashion tops and kimonos as a bralette.  Keeping the boho vibes alive, we decided to finish this look with a pair of platform slides! These are the City Classified Shoes Strauss Platform Slides in Black. If you don’t have a pair of espadrille platform shoes already, what are you waiting for!?

2. L a i d  B a c k  S t y l e

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This next look can be worn nearly anywhere for a cute and casual look.  A girl can never have too many graphic tees (am I right?), so we paired this Vervet distressed skirt with this sweet tee from Amuse Society!  Laid back style is what this year’s fashion is all about, so we are teeing it up in full force!  We paired this look with a pair of simple slide sandals from Qupid Shoes! The Qupid Comfy Banded Slides are available in multiple colors, so you can add to your obsession. If you are feeling super daring and working this look, throw on a denim jacket over the graphic t-shirt or tie it around your waist.  Denim on denim forever.

3. W e e k e n d  V i b e s

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The last outfit we put together for you all is a great option for a night out! Pairing the Vervet Jeans High Waist Ripped Denim Skirt with a printed blouse will take your look to the next level.  The Love Stitch Clothing Diamond Tie Front Top in Denim and Vanilla is perfect for summer! The lightweight and flowy fit is great for warm summer nights, while the pattern and tie front is super flattering on most body types.  This pattern not your look? Check out the other tie front tops we have to offer!  Slip on a pair of neutral strappy heels, like these Brammer Perforated Heels from Qupid Shoes, and your third look is complete.

We hope you have developed the same love and inspiration from these looks as we did! Check out Glik’s Official on Instagram for more style inspo and shop these looks (and more) at gliks.com!

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1 Key Piece 3 Looks: The Vervet Jeans Denim Skirt

Floral Items You Need This Season

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Okay, so we know florals for spring isn’t actually the most novel idea. It’s a concept as old as Mother Nature herself. (Cue the best movie ever, aka the Devil Wears Prada)

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Adding a bold floral to your closet can seem like an overwhelming chore. To help you figure out what florals you need this year we rounded up a few pieces that are exactly what you need.

Let’s start with the most obvious; the floral print dress. This is the best item a girl can have in her closet! Perfect for warm days spent outside, family get togethers, and evening concerts. A floral dress is timeless and a dress like any of these three will last you for seasons.

Untitled designThe yellow maxi by Everly is sweet and feminine, a maxi dress is just what you need for spring and early summer. If bright florals aren’t your thing, a dress like the Amuse Society printed dress in blue has a more toned down, subtle look. For a totally different take on the flowery clothing, you can try a style with embroidered or appliqué flowers, like the Everly Embroidered Gingham dress, it gives you the floral your spring closet needs while being subtle. This gingham dress has all the 90s vibes that are trending right now too (BONUS)!

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Speaking of embroidered things, floral embroidered jeans are the way to go this season! They you give you that subtle hint of floral, plus we have these in so many styles that it’s an easy way to make it fit your personal taste! For the perfect fitspo look, we are loving the Mono B activewear collection and even if you end up never going to the gym, these stylish leggings make the best loungewear. For a sweet summer flower-pattern, these En Creme Twill Leaf Shorts are lightweight and they have a charming palm leaf and floral print. How much more summery can a pair of shorts get??

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For a more of an unexpected floral look, you can try a bold floral top in a unique style to give your closet something fun. The bell sleeve top by Lush or the Amuse Society Tie Front Crop Top are eye-catching styles that will give you the sweet floral with a twist.

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Now for accessories, we just love floral accessories because they go great with the neutrals in your closet, or to be daring you can throw these with some patterns like stripes, or gingham prints. Adding a floral printed shoe to your summer wardrobe will be the totally unexpected and a super fashionable addition. You can try a shoe like the Blowfish Marley shoes, they are the perfect summertime style, but with that pastel and colorful design, they are next level adorable! We are loving headbands during this time of the year, they are perfect for throwing up your hair when it’s hot and still managing to look put together! These two prints by Natural Life are so sweet, perfect for adding something fun to your everyday looks!

For even more flowery goodness, you have to peep Gliks.com, we have so many other floral dresses and tops that you definitely need to check out.

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Floral Items You Need This Season

How to Wear Flared Jeans

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Now is the time for 1970’s fashion to come back in style! First step, flare jeans. But wait, what do you wear with this type of denim? Keep reading to find out how we like to style our flared denim!

Like any type of denim, it’s essential to make sure they fit your body type. This being said, hem those flared jeans! (Don’t just shy away from them!) Also, try switching it up by wearing a pair of cropped flairs or overalls with flared culottes. These trendy pieces will be sure to turn heads in any season.

Below we have shown these awesome pairs of flares that we just adore! KanCan Jeans and O2 Denim Jeans have so much to offer and they won’t break the bank!

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O2 Denim Flare Jeans in Medium Wash | KanCan Jeans Flare Highrise | O2 Denim Front Seam Flare Jeans

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O2 Denim Overall Flare Culottes in Medium Wash

Once you’ve got your perfect pair of flared jeans, what are you going to wear them with? From daytime casual to nightly outings, these jeans can do it all! For a casual vibe, try pairing your flared jeans with a cropped sweater or a short sleeve or long sleeve tee! (We have listed our picks below!) With flare jeans, don’t be afraid to show off that belt! Being able to accessorize is what makes these jeans so great, but the added flare kicks up your look a notch.  If it gets a little chilly, add an anorak jacket or long blazer to your look.

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HYFVE Cropped Chenille Sweater | Elan Clothing Short Sleeve Striped Tee | Love Stitch Clothing Surplice Striped Top

For a dressier appearance, look for styles with statement sleeves and prints. We picked these styles (below) that are perfect for spring and summer outings! The floral print and flowy fit are super trendy and accentuate your waist while the jeans elongate your legs! The bell sleeves pair perfectly with flare jeans and completely show off that boho inspired look you’ve been searching for.

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Illa Illa Floral Bell Sleeve Crop Top | Lush Clothing Surplice Tie Front Top | Lush Clothing Floral Tie Front Bell Sleeve Top

Shoes are another decision you’ll have to make. We prefer wearing heels when it comes to flared jeans, but don’t be afraid to wear flats as long as the denim fits you right! Chunky wedges and ankle booties look fantastic as they peep out from under the flared hemline. If you’re daring enough to wear the flats or sandals, try going for a pair of cropped flares, or just make sure your hemline isn’t dragging on the ground.

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Pierre Dumas Natural Perforated Platform Wedges

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My Delicious Shoes Apart Perforated Ankle Booties | Qupid Shoes Prenton Scalloped Ankle Booties

Head to gliks.com and check out the trendy fashion pieces we have to offer.

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Five Looks with One Key Piece: The Love Stitch Button Down

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As the seasons change, it can be hard to find core pieces in your wardrobe that you are able to style year round.  So, we decided to help you out a bit by showing you FIVE different looks with ONE key piece! The item on topic is the Love Stitch Clothing Striped Chambray Button Down Top.  Button downs and vertical stripes are super trendy and stylish, so combined they make the perfect pair! Keep reading to see how we styled this shirt five different ways! (P.S. In our opinion, we think all of these items should be core pieces in your wardrobe!)

1. Wear Alone with Denim & Sandals

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This first outfit is great for those casual spring days and cool summer nights.  Button up this Love Stitch striped top and roll up your sleeves for some laid back vibes.  Every girl needs a durable pair of denim jeans in her closet, so why not opt for a pair of KanCan Jeans? These are the KanCan Jeans Railroad Stripe Ankle Detail in Medium Wash.  Keeping things on the casual route, we thought these Mia Shoes strappy sandals were perfect! The neutral coloring and comfort footbed make these sandals great to wear all day, every day. Depending on your style, finish off the look with a lace bralette and some basic jewelry and you are all set.

2. Wear under Overalls with Heeled Booties.

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This next look can also go dressy or casual, depending on your plans! Overalls are totally making a comeback and we are all for it! Pairing the Love Stitch Clothing Striped Chambray Button Down Top underneath these distressed overalls makes for a super chic outfit. We paired the look with a pair of ankle booties from My Delicious Shoes! The vertical stripes and heeled booties elevate your look and give you a taller appearance. To dress down the look, try wearing a pair of Converse sneakers or flat sandals. Since we love the criss cross trend, try unbuttoning the Love Stitch shirt a little, wear this strappy tank top, and unbuckle one of the straps from the overalls!

3. Layer Over Basic Tee with Denim & Mules.

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This third look with your key piece item is our favorite! Keeping the striped shirt open gives the look a little edge and enhances your possibilities! Now you are able to show off all of your basic or graphic tees! We paired this look with a criss cross top from Lime N Chili and KanCan jeans. Mules are also super fashionable right now, so the Qupid Shoes Tuxedo Mules just stood out to us! If you are wearing this look while taking a walk around the park or while shopping, change it up by tying your button down shirt around your waist and you’ve got a whole new look.

4. Wear with Denim Skirt & Peep Toe Heels.

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Now, this look will be able to take you into the night in style.  The neutral, chambray coloring and vertical stripes already dress this look up.  By pairing it with this black denim skirt from KanCan, you’ll be ready for a night out in no time!  Depending on the look you are trying to achieve, roll the sleeves up or down and tuck in the shirt to your skirt. Add some statement earrings and a lace bralette and you’ve got your fourth outfit in the bag.  To dress this look up even more, rock this pair of peep toe heels by Qupid Shoes! The tall chunky heel and elastic vamp are sure to hold up while you are dancing the night away.

5. Layer Under Cardigan with Denim & Boots.

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This last look is perfect for cold winter or fall days when you still want to be stylish. Start off with your base, a strappy basic tank top.  Then, put on your striped button down top from Love Stitch and button it all the way up or keep it open (whichever you prefer). Lastly, slip on this cozy chunky cardigan from Wishlist. Layers layers layers is the name of the game when it comes to cold weather, so why sacrifice warmth for style? With this look, you can achieve both! End the look with a pair of neutral ankle boots, like these from Qupid Shoes, and you are ready to tackle the day with your head held high.

Let us know which look is your favorite! Shop it all at gliks.com!

Five Looks with One Key Piece: The Love Stitch Button Down

Best Dressed Overall Award Goes to…

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The search for the perfect pair of denim overalls is over with these Nature Jeans Distressed Long Overalls. It’ll be hard to not wear these denim overalls every single day once you have your hands on them. They really are the perfect pair with a little distressing, a comfortable fit, and little bit of stretch. With a relaxed fit and adjustable straps they are sure to be the perfect fit no matter what body shape you have. You can leave your purse at home, with 6 functional pockets you will have more than enough room to safely store all your lipsticks and credit cards. The Nature Jeans overalls can work with your thick comfy sweaters, or flowy floral crop tops. Plus these jeans are only $39 dollars, that’s a low cost point for high quality denim! What more can a girl want out of a pair of overalls?
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We paired these adorable overalls with the Free People Rainbow Thermal Henley Top for the cutest combination. This gives your outfit the perfect girl next-door look. The rainbow trim embroidery gives this look just the subtlest hint of color and the rainbow trim detail on the wrists is just gorgeous! Underneath we added the Lace Racerback Bralette in Ivory for a feminine touch.

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Because booties and overalls is match made in heaven, we decided to throw on the Qupid Shoes Prenton Ankle Booties in Light Grey. The Qupid Prenton shoes have slightly padded soles so you can do some serious trekking in these babies. The neutral grey coloring of these booties make them the perfect shoe to wear with as many outfit combinations as you can think of!

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Plus all these pieces separately are the perfect winter to spring transitions pieces. You can throw on sandals or sneakers with your overalls to run errands on the warmer days. A thick comfy sweater and some knit socks with the Qupid Prenton booties will keep you warm on colder days.

With this boho chic look you are sure to be to feel your best while looking your best! Shop our website for even more trendy outfit combinations and feel free to tell us how you wore this look!

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Love Stitch Cozy Cardigan

Cozy Cardis For the Win

Snuggle up this winter with a cardigan that will be sure to keep you warm. This Love Stitch Cardigan will be your new favorite cardigan. It is has long sleeves, a hood, and is extremely soft! You’ll love this cardigan so much that you will want one in every color! This layering piece is so simple that it’ll become your go-to piece this winter.

My favorite thing about over-sized cardigans is that they are super versatile! (In particular this long sleeve hooded cardigan in brick from Love Stitch Clothing.) Cozy cardigans are very easy to style and look great on all body types! They can be dressed up or down, which makes them great for a night out with friends or to quickly grab while on the run doing errands or going to class!

For a casual look, pair this hooded cardigan with a graphic tee or tank, a pair of leggings, and your favorite Converse or fashion sneakers.  I also love to add a CC Beanie to my look, especially during the winter months! To dress it up, wear the cardigan over a fashion tee, distressed denim, a chunky knit scarf (like this Free People Fringe Scarf) and over the knee boots. Whatever you decide, you’ll be sure to stay in style with this cozy hooded cardigan from Love Stitch Clothing!

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360 View of Edwardsville

With increasing technology comes an increase in perks!

Below is a virtual tour of our Edwardsville, Illinois store.  With this, you will be able to see a general layout for our stores.  However, due to the stores carrying different product based on their customer’s and geographic location, and to the stores receiving new product on a weekly basis, this tour will not be up to date regarding specific merchandise.

(To take a look inside, use the arrows on the screen and click through the store)

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Fall Style: Anniversary Week

Fall weather is slowly approaching, is your closet ready for it? If not, now is the time to start shopping for fall! We are wrapping up our Anniversary Sale and this is a sale you don’t want to miss out on! Shop some of the hottest items at the lowest price of the year!

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I love fall and dressing up in my boots and scarves. The outfit featured above is all on sale this week! This Piko sweater is $5 off and will be a must have item for fall. It is so simple and pairs perfectly with any scarf. I have paired this Piko sweater with a fringe scarf. This scarf is only $6.99 and comes in so many different colors. The jeans I paired with this outfit are Flying Monkey Jeans and they are only $19.99. This is an item I would stock up on! These jeans are jeggings and are seriously so comfortable! I completed my outfit with a pair of tall riding boots. These boots are currently $10 off and will be your go-to boots this fall!

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Hurry! These Sales end 10/8/17, shop online or in stores!

Fall Style: Anniversary Week