Ring in the Spring with New Spring Dresses

Lately every blog has been about how excited I am about spring being sooooo close and sorry, but here is another one. I mean winter clothes are cute too so don’t get me wrong about that, but GIMME ALL THE SPRING DRESSES ALREADY!! Here at Glik’s we have been getting in all our spring clothing and oh my goodness are they the epitome of all the good things that I cannot wait for with warmer weather.

A good spring dress is such a vital investment us girls make every season. The spring dress is the essential piece we wear to outdoor weddings, surprise date nights, summer music concerts, and probably on a couple warm autumn days when we refuse to wear those jeans quite yet.

Here are just a few of the spring dress that I am in love with (plus a couple footwear options to go with it!)…

Amuse-Wrap-Dress-1-8More-Buckle-Bootie-Lt-Tan-2The Amuse Society Faux Wrap Dress is a nice longer sleeved dress but still with the mini length look. This dress is perfect for the wedding receptions or days you have to go to class all day long. Plus this vintage inspired dress in stripe print is really trending right now and this surplice style dress gives everyone a flattering shape. I love them with the Qupid Shoes Prenton Perforated Ankle Booties in black but for a more casual look try the Soda Shoes More Ankle Booties.

Black Dress - EdwardsvilleArya-Perf-Cutout-Heels-TaupeThe Fate Sleeveless Ruffle Bodycon Dress in black has the ruffle sleeveless design I cannot get enough of! This could be your new LBD or just a fun dress to throw on before a spontaneous night out with friends. Try it with a pair of knee high boots or with the Soda Shoes Arya Perforated Cut Out Heels.

Elan-Sage-Dress-OOTD-1-17Bork-Ankle-Strap-Sandals-BLK-2The Elan Clothing High Neck Sleeveless Dress in Sage is a gorgeous shade of green that just reminds us of all the May flora that I cannot wait for. This dress is super comfortable and is made of a lightweight stretch knit fabric. The Qupid Chamber Distressed Strappy Heels look perfect with this shift dress, but I also love them with the Bork Toe Loop Sandals for when you just need an outfit to run to get ice cream with friends.

Everly Striped Dress - EdwardsvilleBork-Ankle-Strap-Sandals-Taupe-1The Everly Clothing Striped Midi Dress is one of our newest arrivals. With a midi style and the flattering stripe this dress will easily be a go to for whatever event you have this season. This Striped Midi Dress will be perfect for day or night! Plus this dress has pockets, and who doesn’t love that! This dress is going to look great with a denim jacket or a cardigan on those chillier spring nights. For a simple look try it with the Bork Ankle Strap Toe Loop in Taupe or dress it up with your favorite booties.

If you weren’t ready for spring yet, you definitely have spring fever after seeing these warm weather dresses. These four dresses are perfect because you can easily dress them up or down depending on shoes and accessories. For even more spring fever check out Gliks.com!

Ring in the Spring with New Spring Dresses

4 Stylish Ways to Cover Up at the Beach

Finding the perfect beach cover up is just as important as finding the right swimsuit for many reasons: 1. Just because you rock a teeny bikini doesn’t mean you want all eyes on you all day long; 2. Sunscreen can only last so long and offer so much protection; 3. Spending the day at the beach doesn’t always mean you’re staying put. If you want to leave for lunch or walk to local shops, a cover-up is a necessity.

Beach cover-ups don’t have to mean an oversized caftan that does nothing for your figure. You can easily rock a button up shirt, kimono, or even a Piko dress over your swimsuit this summer.

Not only will a cover up look great at the beach, but you’ll also be ready for after-beach dinner in no time.

Check out a few of our favorite beach cover up alternatives:

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Replace your old beach cover up with a lightweight denim dress, like this one from Elan Clothing! Add a fun pair of sandals (i.e. the MIA Renata) for a playful and eye-catching look.

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Repurpose that cute kimono hanging in your closet to add an effortless layer over your swim suit this summer. This fringed kimono from Hayden Clothing is the perfect option! Throw on a Natural Life Boho Bandeau to tame your beachy waves.

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Covering up with a long vest is a must for two reasons: 1. You can add denim cutoffs and easily go from poolside to after-party in seconds; 2. A pretty vest, like the Verona from Jack by BB Dakota, will look just as good with your skinny jeans as it does over your bikini.

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A simple tank dress as a swim cover up is a no-brainer. The Amuse Society Dani dress is lightweight enough to wear in the hot summer heat, and can easily be thrown in your beach bag when you’re ready to jump in!

Like what you see? Find more cute beachwear at Glik’s!

4 Stylish Ways to Cover Up at the Beach

Little White Dress Trend

Like cute sunglasses and strappy sandals, think of a white dress as a warm-weather staple. A stylish L.W.D. is not only a crisp and clean addition to your wardrobe, but it can also leave ample room to play around with accessories.

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A white summer dress is fitting for almost any occasion from brunching with your girlfriends, to date night, to a fresh look for a day at the office. The neutral color of a white dress allows for endless styling opportunities.

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If you’re feeling extra bold, try pairing your favorite skinny jeans with a short white dress. Finish off your look with wedge booties or heeled sandals to elongate your legs.

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The white trend is so hot right now, you’ll find yourself wanting to rock it on repeat. How will you wear your L.W.D. this season?

Little White Dress Trend

Outfit of the Day Roundup

Need a little Monday afternoon pick-me-up? Check out this week’s Instagram Outfit of the day round up.

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And one for the fellas.

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Outfit of the Day Roundup

Cowgirl Boots | Give a Girl the Right Boots and She Will Conquer the World

Cowgirl BootsWhen I saw the sign that said “Give a girl the right boots and she will conquer the world” I instantly thought of my cowgirl boots. When I put my cowgirl boots on it’s like the whole world changes. They make me feel confident in myself, and I literally feel like I could conquer the world! What better way to wear cowgirl boots than to a country concert, here are three looks that I love! 
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I love wearing my cowgirl boots to country concerts and festivals! I put on my new outfit, curl my hair and fix my make-up to go see my favorite country artist perform. The one thing I love most about my cowgirl boots is that they match almost everything in my closet, from dresses and rompers to denim shorts and skinny jeans. A denim jacket or vest always pairs nicely with cowgirl boots on those chilly fall nights.

The Original Country Girl
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You can find the original country girl wearing these Volatile Raspy Western Boots with a Silver Jeans vest. I paired this festive Amuse Society Clothing romper with these boots giving it the western chic look. Top off this outfit with a beautiful statement necklace and a fun fringe cross-body purse. This outfit will leave you dancing all night long!

The Classy Country Girl

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You can find the classy country girl wearing these De Blossom Collection Western Boots with a floral dress. This floral dress is made by one of my favorite brands, Everly Clothing. For a sassy but classy look pair pearls with your floral dress. This outfit would be perfect for a meet and greet session with your favorite artist!

The Fearless Country Girl

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You can find the fearless country girl wearing these Soda Victory Western Booties with a pair of blinged out Miss Me Jean shorts. My favorite basics are the Pikos. I layered a plain white Piko crop top tank with a bandeau under it. Be fearless by tying your tank in a knot and revealing your midriff. Show off your personality by wearing your favorite necklace with this outfit. And don’t forget your sunglasses to protect your eyes while waiting for the country shows to start!

Cowgirl Boots | Give a Girl the Right Boots and She Will Conquer the World

Co-Founders Mandy and Summer Talk Fashion & Amuse Society

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Image Credit: Magdalena Wosinska

New to Glik’s last November, Amuse Society has since elevated to one of our most sought after brands for spring and summer. Co-Founders Mandy and Summer have created more than just a brand–they’ve built a lifestyle. We got the chance to ask them a few questions about fashion and Amuse Society. Check out their interview below.

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our-story

How did you both get started in the fashion industry?

SUMMER: I grew up in a small beach town in the seventies and I only wore bikinis.  That’s where my love of fashion and swimwear began.  It wasn’t until High School that I decided I wanted to devote my education to it and then turn it into a career.

MANDY:  Right after high school, I headed west to California and attended design school. I thought I wanted to be a buyer, but quickly realized I had a love for design. My parents mentored me from many miles away and taught me that beyond just having creativity I had to work hard, put in the hours, and work on building relationships. This was my ticket into the fashion world!

SUMMER & MANDY:  We first met while working at Roxy back in late 90’s. Mandy was a swimwear designer and I was an assistant merchandiser. The two of us have been friends for over 15 years and we have a close group of girlfriends who have kept in close contact for the same amount of time as well.

How would you describe the Amuse girl?

SUMMER & MANDY:  The Amuse girl is a “rock muse on a beach holiday.”  She feminine, yet tough, effortlessly cool and sexy.

Where do you get your design inspiration?

SUMMER & MANDY: We are really inspired by the amazing women around us who are chasing their dreams and making things happen! That is why we formed and continue to form a Society of these women – they are people we want to surround ourselves with, who will contribute to making this journey successful and entertaining!

What are you favorite brands to wear? (Outside of Amuse of course!)

SUMMER: I am really simple at the end of day… I have my go-to jeans and basic knits.  Lately I have been abusing my old school Nikes and wearing flip-flops a lot 🙂 When I need to turn it up, it’s always black and a shade of white. I never leave home without my leather motorcycle jacket within reach!

MANDY: I love mixing my high-end denim from brands like J Brand and IRO with my Amuse pieces as well as Vintage tops and caftans.  I also love Annie Bing boots, Vanessa Mooney jewelry, and Janessa Leone hats!

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Are you an Amuse girl?

Co-Founders Mandy and Summer Talk Fashion & Amuse Society