How to Create the Perfect Spring Capsule Wardrobe

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Don’t know what a capsule wardrobe is? Fundamentally, it is a minimalist approach to the things you keep in your closet. It’s trying to get more neutrals in your closet and less of those pieces that you can never seem to match with anything, besides that one skirt that you don’t even like that much. It will also help you save a little time and money by helping you figure out what you need to buy and skipping all the things that don’t really have a place for in your closet. At Gliks we have some items that are on trend, but are also basic essentials for the entirety of the spring season.

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To help you have the best spring capsule wardrobe possible, we found the 16 items that we think your closet cannot go without! For a little consistency we stuck to a color palette of about four different colors in various shades. However, many of these clothing items we listed come in a variety of colors and styles, so this capsule wardrobe can totally be adapted to fit your personal taste!

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Fate Clothing Off the Shoulder Striped Top | Jack By BB Dakota Delle Flare Sleeve Top | Elan Clothing Fray Hem Button Front Top

There are four trends that are going to be very pronounced in 2018. These trends are off the shoulder, stripes, flare sleeves, and button ups. We found 3 shirts that incorporate all these trends, in a subtle but chic way. These shirts are lightweight so they will be perfect for warm days, or you can layer over them with a warmer jacket for the colder days.

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Piko Tops V-Neck Short Sleeve Shirt | Lime N Chili Criss Cross Short Sleeve Top

Everyone needs a comfy throw on tee for the days that you do not want to try and put together the perfect outfit ( but in our opinion jeans and a tee is the perfect outfit 🙂 ). Plus, these tees will look great under your overalls, with your denim skirts, or with a denim jacket. We definitely recommend having a tee that has a looser fit and you feel totally comfortable in. You can dress the right basic tee up or keep it casual.

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KanCan Jeans Flare Highrise | Flying Monkey Jeans Twist-Seam Hem Skinny Jeans | KanCan Jeans Distressed Long Overalls

We are so happy that flare jeans and overalls are making a comeback! These flare jeans by KanCan are highwaisted, making them a comfortable fit for everyday wear and they will pair effortlessly with your shorter cropped tops. Everyone needs a good pair of medium wash denim in their closet. We personally love the twist-hem step hem jeans from Flying Monkey and they have an ankle crop fit, which makes them perfect for showing off your strappy sandals! At Gliks we have an array of overalls to choose from, but black overalls leave you with a neutral base that will naturally match with anything in your closet!

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Piko Dresses Short Sleeve Swing Dress With Pockets Jack By BB Dakota Off the Shoulder Dress | Everly Clothing Striped Midi Dress

One of our favorite things about spring is that it finally is warm enough for dresses. These three dresses incorporate some of those hot trends like off the shoulder, ruffles, and stripes. The Piko dress is a casual dress that will be perfect to throw on whenever you need something simple. The Off the Shoulder dress by BB Dakota has a slightly fancier vibe but its jersey knit fabric makes it a comfortable fit for everyday wear. The striped pattern of the Everly Clothing Striped Midi Dress gives you a fashionable option with the perfect length, stopping just below the knee. The best part of all these dresses is that they can easily be dressed up or down to fit whatever occasion you need.

THE OUTERWEAR

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Elan Clothing Ruffle Shoulder Denim Jacket | Jack By BB Dakota Laren Vegan Leather Moto Jacket

For colder days, we found the two jackets that you absolutely need. These neutral outerwear options will go over every outfit! We love the ruffle denim jacket by Elan Clothing. It has a shorter fit, so it will look ah-ma-zing over your dresses or overalls. The vegan leather moto jacket by Jack By BB Dakota is made out of the softest faux leather material. We love this lighter colored leather jacket option for spring days and it will be perfect for nights out over your basic tee and ankle length jeans.

THE FOOTWEAR

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Qupid Shoes Tuxedo Flats with Heel Strap | Outwoods Bork Diagonal Strap Sandals Qupid Shoes Core Perforated Peep Toe Heels

Now for the footwear options for your capsule wardrobe! Here are three pairs of shoes that will pull together all your spring looks. The Tuxedo shoe is an essential to your footwear collection, offering a comfortable footbed and covered vamp ballerina shoe design will look flawless for your everyday ensembles. Strappy sandals are essential to any spring outfit and in the color rose gold it will add a little bling to your looks. The peep toe heel is a fashionable option that will be great for dressing up any of your outfit combinations.

Now all you have to do is mix and match these pieces together to create the perfect spring looks. To shop all these spring capsule wardrobe essentials, head over to Gliks.com!

How to Create the Perfect Spring Capsule Wardrobe

The Perfect New Year’s Eve Outfit

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How are you celebrating New Year’s Eve this year? Whether you are going out with your best friends or staying at home with your loved ones, it’s always fun to dress up! Although glitter is a girl’s best friend, we are straying away from the sparkly look this year. We are ringing in the New Year with some of 2016’s favorite trends, such as the cold shoulder, criss-cross necklines, peep toed booties and choker necklaces.

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NEW YEAR’S Eve OUTFIT #1:

Step into 2017 with the latest fashions. We took our Elan Cold Shoulder Striped Dress and paired it with Jessica Simpson Peep Toe Booties for an effortless look that everyone will love! Complete your outfit with a Kendra Scott necklace.

Now that your outfit is covered, let’s talk about hair and make-up! No matter what length of hair you have, beach waves are always a good idea. Grab your curling wand and add some loose curls to that beautiful hair of yours. Top your look off with a smoky-eye and some red lipstick.

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NEW YEAR’S Eve OUTFIT #2:

Perfect for a night out with the girls, this BB Dakota fur vest will leave you looking remarkable this New Year’s Eve. We layered this beautiful vest over a Wishlist Criss-Cross Sweater and a pair of black Flying Monkey Jeans. Keep the choker trend going by adding a Pink Pewter Choker necklace to your outfit.

Keeping the hair and make-up simple will do the trick for this look. A low pony and your favorite studs is all you will need. Adding shimmery eye shadow and nude lipstick will give this natural look a little sass!

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NEW YEAR’S Eve OUTFIT #3:

Looking for the perfect New Year’s Eve dress? We have you covered. This Lime N Chili Lace Up Dress will be the prefect little black dress for the perfect evening! We’ve paired this Lace Up Dress with Jessica Simpson booties and a Pink Pewter Choker Necklace, that can also play the role of a head band. This look will have everyone’s heads turning!

Now that your outfit is on point, let’s make your hair and make-up just as pretty! A half up top knot messy bun with a few curls will do the trick to complete this look. Adding a smoky eye and a soft pink lipstick will leave you looking flawless all night!

The Perfect New Year’s Eve Outfit

Bomber Jacket Style Guide

Are you sick of your leather and denim jackets? Say no more! The bomber jacket is the jacket of the year for 2016. You won’t want to miss out on this trend!

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The bomber jacket has replaced all denim and leather jackets. This easy to layer jacket will be your go to item this season. We’ve paired our BB Dakota Atwood Bomber Jacket over one of our favorite basic tees and ripped skinny jeans.

Dress down your bomber jacket with a sports look by throwing this jacket over a graphic tee. Top off your outfit with a leather or suede baseball hat. With these key items, you will nail the street-style look!

With bomber jackets, you have unlimited possibilities when it comes to styling them. Dress up these jackets by wearing them over a dress or paired with a skirt, either way you will look super chic. Pair this outfit with your favorite booties and you will have the perfect look for a night out with the girls.

For an effortless look on those colder days, wear your bomber jackets with a lightweight sweater and a scarf.  To complete the look add a beanie to your outfit. With the various options, you won’t go wrong adding this trendy little number to your closet!

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Bomber jackets aren’t just for the ladies. We’ve spotted a few of our favorite male celebrities wearing these jackets. Adam Levine and Ryan Gosling were both spotted in bomber jackets. And, of course Pharrell Williams was spotted rocking a floral bomber jacket (which only he could pull off!).Bomber Jacket for MenQuilted Bomber Jacket | Long Sleeve Curved Hem Tee |Jogger Pants| Converse Shoes

Inspired by the bomber jacket trend, we paired our PX Clothing Quilted Bomber Jacket with a basic long sleeve tee and joggers. Our choice of shoe was a pair of classic black Converse. To complete the look, we added a black Neff beanie. With this bomber jacket, you will never look back on your leather or denim jackets!

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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?

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Holiday Outfits |Glik’s Style|

The holidays are upon us and you know what that means!  Christmas parties, dinners out with friends and New Years Eve, of course.  So many reasons to dress up and buy a new outfit.  I personally love a great LBD.  They are easy to style and black is a color that looks great on everyone.

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Here are some of my favorite holiday outfits:

BB Dakota Elise Ombré Dress.  This dress is perfect for a holiday get together or a night out on the town. Since this dress is basically an accessory in itself , choose simpler accessories like a great pair of stud earrings and a stack of bangle bracelets.  No necklace is needed!

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BB Dakota Sabrina Sequin and Lace Dress.  This is a gorgeous LBD that will be sure to turn some heads wherever you go! Throw your hair in a messy bun, put on your favorite black heels, an arm full of bracelets and you are ready for a night out on the town!

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Elan Dress with Lace Inset Sleeves.  This one is my favorite.  The color combined with  feminine lace details is stunning!  It is flowy just enough so it’s figure flattering and comfortable.  You will need to wear a slip with this dress since it is sheer.  Add black tights or leggings, a smokey eye (try the Naked Smokey eye palette by Urban Decay), a nude lip (Studded Kiss Lipstick in Noble by Kat Von D is one of my favorites), a long pendant necklace and a pair of black booties and you will be the envy of every woman at the party!

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Jack by BB Dakota Candra Rayon Chali Jumpsuit.  This is a great choice for a woman who is a trendsetter.  It is very sleek and a bit edgy.  It’s the perfect choice for a holiday outfit if you really don’t want to wear a dress to your event.  A strappy heel and gold accessories are a must with this look.  Don’t forget your red lipstick.  Try Audacious by MAC for a great pop of color!

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We all want to be the best dressed woman at the party so don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone when getting dressed up for the holidays. Just remember if your dress has a lot going on (sequins, crystals, etc), keep your accessories simple.  Play up your makeup instead with a bold lip or a smokey eye.

Happy Holidays!

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5 Reasons to Invest in Jumpsuits and Rompers

Rompers and Jumpsuits

  1. They can be worn during the daytime and nighttime. With just a few quick adjustments to your accessories or hair-do, you can transform a romper or jumpsuit from daytime-wear to evening-wear.
  2. They create a polished look with just one piece. Jumpsuits and rompers are the one-stop shop when it comes to creating a chic look.Jumpsuits and Rompers
  3. They can easily pair with fun accessories. The options are truly endless when it comes to accessorizing  jumpsuits or rompers. You can add clutches, statement necklaces, bold bangles, or hats with your romper or jumpsuit.
  4. They come in fun colors and patterns. A lot of the jumpsuits and rompers are designed with trendy floral patterns, Aztec-inspired patterns, boho patterns, or they come in fun colors for the spring and summer.Jumpsuits and ROmpers
  5. They are easy to pack to take on vacation. Unlike those bulky jeans or denim shorts, jumpsuits and rompers create a complete outfit and take up little space. So this means that you will have extra space in your suitcase for those adorable wedges or fun accessories!IMG_4626 IMG_4625 IMG_4623IMG_4628 (1)IMG_4633IMG_4645IMG_4650IMG_4651
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Trend Alert: The Coatigan

If there’s one trend you try this season, it must be the Coatigan trend! What is a Coatigan you might ask? Well, it’s the brilliant idea of a coat and cardigan hybrid. The Coatigan is designed for the trendy chick that still needs to stay warm but wants to continuously look fashionable. These open fly-away cardigans are virtually replacing the coat this season.

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Coatigans come in many different shapes, sizes, and colors. We carry amazing brands such as Elan, Jack and BB Dakota, and Love Stitch that have designed Coatigans with fun prints and patterns. An Aztec or southwestern print is great for your fall look.

Elan Coatigan with Aztec Print

Elan Chevron Coatigan

No matter your style, Coatigans can fit into your wardrobe. For the edgy type we even have Coatigans with faux leather embellishments. Glik’s also carries basic colors with simple silhouettes for the girl with a sophisticated style.

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Coatigans are perfect for the days that are not-too-hot and not-too-cold. They look great with jeans, leggings, dresses, shorts, or whatever else you want to pair with them this fall. It’s up to you how you want to style your Coatigan! How will you wear it this season??

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Trend Alert: The Coatigan

Amp Up Your Outfit with Aztec Prints for Fall

The bright hues and daring prints of summer have passed on the wayside… but fear not; fall makes a bold move by making plays on summer’s biggest trend: Aztec. So make way for geometrical patterns with bold pops of color this fall because this year’s hottest style for prints is undoubtedly the tribal theme.

This tribal trend has trickled down from the runways to the masses and evolved-somewhat appropriately for fall 2013 to feature Aztec, Navajo and southwestern designs. No matter what the outfit, your look is instantly trendy when wearing a tribal themed print.

 

Key Characteristics.

Bold geometrical shapes, daring color combos, and a mix of various patterns and lines make-up the various tribal prints that dominate the fashion world. We’ve seen this pattern’s colors range from bold neons to dusty earth tones, and depending on your particular taste, Aztec prints can be casually be paired with any solid hue to anchor or even uplift your look.

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Scarf: Warm and Cozy Infinity Scarf

The BB Dakota Davina Coat’s neutral earth tone Aztec pattern pairs perfectly with the contrasting burnt sienna hue of this chunky knit infinity scarf. Build on this bohemian traveler theme by wearing a pair of dark denim skinny jeans with under the knee boots.

 

How to Pull It Off.

If you’re new at the tribal trend and want to take the first step towards dominating this new ‘look’, then play it smart and invest in pieces that you’ll actually wear. We know that part of fashion’s allure is the idea of its wearer to be daring, and that’s great. If you know you will wear it, then buy it… but more often than not (speaking from personal experience), not all great ideas are seen through, especially when it comes to clothing. I cannot tell you how many articles of clothing from seasons past that I have adorning my closet with the tags still attached. It’s ridiculous… ask my mother. Actually, don’t.

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Classic items for fall like coats, cardigans, sweaters, scarves, and even hats are ideal editions to your closet that promise to see some use. The key to cold weather is layer, layer, layer; add some flair by adding a pop of Aztec print! This lightweight, Aztec print cardigan features black, brown, grey and stone hues that can be mixed-and-matched with any article of clothing in your closet.

 

Dominating Trend.

 Everything about Aztec screams bohemian (another popular trend). Donning natural accessories like leather, mixed metals and natural stones can accentuate the boho-feel of this tribal trend.

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Aztec Fringe Poncho (similar available here)

Simply adding a floppy brimmed hat, touches of silver accents and boots to this oxblood red, color pop Aztec sweater uplifts whatever look you’re going for. The fringe detail of this sweater would look great paired with dark denim jeans or even a fun and free maxi. Again, layering is fun, as well as key for achieving a fashion forward fall look.

 

Uplifting Your Aztec Look.

Not all tribal patterns have to say classic and neutral. Fashion forward brands like, Everly, an LA based company who produce most of their apparel in the USA, are taking an exotic take on Aztec patterns by adding sequin, metallic, and beading details. This women’s Aztec sequin shift dress from Everly is just asking to be styled with gold accessories and 4 ½ inch platform heels (we’re also big fans of the ankle boot with buckle accenting) for a night out on the town. Just remember to bring along a fun, faux leather jacket to don with the temperature drops and you’re set.

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Everly Aztec Sequin Shift Dress / Boots: here

Wearing tribal prints can be fun and demonstrates that you know how to have fun with fashion. The key is to not over-think what you’re wearing. Consider taking a look at all of the great, fashion forward Aztec items that we carry at gliks.com or stopping by one of our 60 Midwest store locations to find the perfect tribal print for your fall 2013 wardrobe.

Amp Up Your Outfit with Aztec Prints for Fall

Pre-Fall Fashion Essentials You Can’t Live Without

We know that there is still a decent amount of summer left, but it never hurts to start thinking ahead towards semi-cooler days. I don’t know about you, but now is the time that I start thinking about fall. I am a serious fan of the clothing… added cozy layers, socks, boots, light jackets, maybe a light scarf… there is no reason why you should deny the slight warming effect of these items. I definitely can’t deny the pull that a rad new pair of ankle boots has on me.

That’s why this year is going to be different.  I’m getting a head start. It helps that gliks.com is quickly filling up with amazing, new pre-fall fashion essentials for you to choose from. I’ve decided to narrow my search down to 5 items that I can totally incorporate into my existing summer wardrobe for those cooler summer days and nights. I know that these 5 key items will transition perfectly into fall.

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A quality pair of ankle boots is something that you can absolutely not live without! I LOVE ankle boots, and normally wear them year round.  Ankle books can be worn with shorts and tanks, or with maxi skirts, little dresses. Transition your ankle boot over to fall by pairing them with denim jeans and tights– I like adding socks too. We just started receiving some of our pre-fall ankle boots in and so far I’m a pretty big fan of the: Banjo Ankle Bootie, Missile- 13 Military Boot, and pretty much all of the Roxy Fall 2013 collection that will be hitting gliks.com this week– so don’t forget to watch for them.

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I can’t forget to talk about an absolute Back to School Essential for pretty much everyone, Backpacks.  Whenever I think of fall, I think of backpacks. Admittedly, my taste has changed now since was 8 and Lisa Frank ruled my world, darn unicorns got me every time. Now, I think along the lines of utility. I’m not in school anymore (sadface), graduating and “growing-up” has –somewhat–stepped in, but I still use a backpack for all of the traveling that I do on the weekends. I can’t go to a music festival or thrift hunt without my trusty backpack. School is just around the corner, so all the more reason to snag a great backpack, right? Pictured: Dakine Laurel 20L Backpack in Vera.

Also pictured is a pair of our Flying Monkey Premium Denim Skinny jeans. A few new pair of denim for fall is always a must-have! We have a huge selection of both women’s Silver Jeans Co long denim and LA Idol denim in various leg openings.

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A lightweight jacket is another (definite) key item to have for fall– something that you can just throw on when the temperature cools down and not feel weighted down. I’m really digging our selection of vegan friendly leather jackets. The Jack by BB Dakota Bowen Jacket is a favorite of mine. Adding a scarf makes a world of difference to your look, too.

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What is your favorite pre-fall fashion essential item? Visit us at gliks.com for a all of your soon-to-be fall needs.

Pre-Fall Fashion Essentials You Can’t Live Without

Viva Las Vegas

All of the photos from our buying trip to MAGIC have been uploaded and organized, FINALLY.  I can’t believe that this time last week I was in Las Vegas hanging out with the buying team and exploring what seemed like hundreds of vendor booths.  My trip seemed like a blur even though we extended our stay an extra 2 days (not by choice) due to the crazy Midwest snow apocalypse.

WWDMAGIC is held in collaboration with Women’s Wear Daily and runs for three days. This event features on-trend fashion forecasts, networking events, seminars and all the current styles of the season. WWDMAGIC features more than 2,000 new & established brands that range across every price point and follow up-to-date trends.

We only had enough time to visit 3 shows.

  • WWDMAGIC features the most current and wide-ranging collection of women’s brands.
  • FNPLATFORM is the shoe show at MAGIC.
  • PROJECT MENSWEAR features an extensive collection of men’s fashion brands.

MAGIC holds more shows that feature all aspects of the fashion industry, but we only attended these three, and three days wasn’t nearly enough time to properly explore the shows that we did visit.

Here are a few more photos from the event. To see the full album, visit us on Facebook!

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Viva Las Vegas!

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Chevron. We suggest you stock up on this trend!

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Love this BB Dakota dress!

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New brand love! We discovered Naked Zebra while at WWDMAGIC and placed a huge spring/summer order!

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Our time in Vegas wasn’t completely filled with just work…

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IMG_4052We had dinner reservations at the Cosmopolitan Hotel. It was the three-story chandelier that caught our attention first!

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A bit of dancing was had during the Levi’s Party held within the Marquee nightclub.

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We visited with Free People on our last day at WWDMAGIC. Loved their booth.

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We were able to spent the last portion of the show browsing the booths for new fashions. Find out what we found by visiting us on Facebook!

Viva Las Vegas