Grown Up Easter Basket Ideas from Glik’s

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Whether you’re shopping for your teenage son/daughter, significant other, or your best friend there’s no age limit on Easter baskets, right? Right.

We have plenty of options at Glik’s to bring a smile to your special someone this holiday and while there’s not a piece of candy or pastel egg in sight, they’re sure to love their grown up Easter basket all the same.

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If you’re shopping for a guy, you can’t go wrong with:

  • An Avid fishing hat. I’ve skipped a bag and opted to use this fishing hat instead.
  • Sanuk flip-flops. While you’re at it, buy a pair for yourself. Seriously, these sandals are heavenly.
  • A Fripp and Folly t-shirt. With southern themed graphics, these comfy tees are great for the outdoors loving guy.
  • A Southern Tide koozie. Warm weather is on the horizon which means so are backyard barbeques and days on the lake. He’ll be happy to have this drink sleeve to keep his beverages cool!
  • A pair of sunglasses. Who doesn’t need a new pair of shades?
  • A Glik’s gift card. Guys are hard to shop for. Take the guesswork out and let him shop for what he really wants.

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If you’re shopping for a young woman, a foolproof assortment includes:

  • A Simply Southern cosmetic case! These preppy bags are cute, practical, and a steal at only $14!
  • Stance Socks. Both comfy and cute, Stance Socks have just as much personality as your favorite chick.
  • A Southern Tide koozie. Because girls need a good koozie just as much as any guy.
  • A Simply Southern t-shirt. She’s guaranteed to love the preppy prints and southern saying on these southern tees.
  • A Simply Southern phone case and car magnet. Preppy accessories are all the rage right now, plus they’ll coordinate perfectly with her new t-shirt. J
  • Sunglasses. Like I said before, who doesn’t need a new pair?

While these gifts are great and I hope this post gives you inspiration, don’t forget the time you spend with the people you love is more valuable and will be cherished more than any present.

Happy Easter and happy shopping!

Grown Up Easter Basket Ideas from Glik’s

Spring Break 2016 Essentials

It’s spring break, y’all!

Whether you’re going to Panama City to see Dan+Shay, LOCASH or Chris Janson or to Mexico to just hangout with friends, we want to make sure you have all the spring break essentials that will help you survive during this fun filled week. From the weekend bag to take with you on the trip to the items to wear on the beach we will help you pack for an unforgettable trip!

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Let’s get packing!

Grab your Simply Southern weekend bag and let’s fill it up with all the must haves you will need for spring break! And don’t forget your cosmetic bag also!

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You want to make sure to pack a variety of outfits for all the various activities that will be going on during spring break! Most of the week you will be hanging out on the beach in your favorite Amuse swim suit with a cover up and some nights you might be hanging out at the club, which requires a dressier outfit like a romper with a pair of heels. Other days you might just want to run around in your Simply Southern tees with a pair of denim shorts and Reef sandals.

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Elan Romper

Simply Southern T-Shirt

Oh and don’t forget to pack your koozies, sunglasses and sunscreen for those hot and sunny days. Make sure to always have a cool drink in your hand and stay protected by the sun. It’s never fun being the burnt, dehydrated lobster at spring break.

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For days that consist of just hanging out on the beach, a beach blanket will be the perfect item to bring. The beach blanket is thicker than a towel and wide enough for more than just one person. You can easily roll this blanket up and put it in your bag while traveling around the beach.Spring Break Beach Blanket

Spring Break 2016 Essentials

Sizzling Summer | What’s In Your Beach Bag?

Summer is in full force, and I am ready to hit the beach! Aren’t you? I’ve got my beach bag packed, and I’m ready to go.

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The Beach Bag

The #1 beach essential is a great bag, so grab your largest tote, ladies! The bigger the bag, the more essentials you can take with you. My beach bag has all of my go-to items for some fun in the sun, plus more. My handmade straw tote is perfect for the beach because I can shake the pesky sand out of it once I am done.

Beach Towel

Don’t forget your beach towel! Remember, the bigger the towel the better. You want to make sure your beach towel provides enough room for you and your essentials, so sand doesn’t get on your most valuable items.

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Flip Flops

Flips Flops are a definite must-have for the beach. The sand can be very hot and you’ll want to protect your feet. Also, you never know what could be in the sand. You want to avoid any cuts and bruises as much as possible.

Denim Shorts

Shorts are always nice to have on the beach. When you’re done lying out and it’s time to run to the hotel, just slip on your favorite denim cutoffs.

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Hat

Fedoras and floppy hats are always nice to have with you on the beach. Blocking those harmful UV rays from your face is always important.

Sunglasses

Show off your personality with your favorite sunglasses. Sunglasses are the perfect accessory for the beach because not only do they complement every swim suit, they also protect your eyes from the sun.

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Sunscreen

My favorite sunscreen to use is Sun Bum. They have multiple products that protect your skin and hair from the harsh sun and they smell amazing! Being sunburned is the worst, so I would use at least a 50+ SPF to avoid getting burnt.

Entertainment

Don’t forget to grab your favorite magazines when lying out! I never get bored with my trusty People and Marie Claire magazines to catch up on the celebrity drama and get the scoop on the latest fashion trends! Music is a very important part of a great beach experience too. I know my cellphone has all my favorite music on it, so all I have to do is pack my headphones to jam out on the beach. Cellphones also take great photos. Be sure to capture all the fun with your family and friends to share on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

beach bag essentials Water

Make sure you stay hydrated while hanging out on the beach all day! Drink plenty of water and make sure you avoid dehydration.

Snacks

Don’t let hunger ruin your good time! Bring a protein bar or fruit with you to the beach as a healthy snack.

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Spring Break Essentials

It’s time to escape from our normal lives and bask in the warm sun on Spring Break. Check out our list of Spring Break Essentials at Glik’s for men and women.

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1. Boardshorts

2. TanksSpring break items for men

3. Sunglasses

4. Croakies

5. Sanuk Sandalspacking for spring break

6. Hatswhat to pack for spring break preppy outfit

7. Koozies and Beeracudasbeeracuda and koozies

8. Sperry’s

9. Club Shortspreppy spring break outfits

10. Lobster Shirtmens sperry and southern shirt preppy clothes for men

Women’s Spring Break Essentialswomens spring break essentials

1. Swim Suits

2. Flash Tattooswomens accessories

3. Koozies

4. Sunglassesleopard swimsuit and sandals

5. Cute Sandals

6. Beach Bagwomens spring break outfits

7. Cover upspring break sandals

8. Cut Off Shortswomens cut off shorts and beach cover

9. Ponytail Holders

10. Hats

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Spring Break Essentials

O’Neill Pabst Blue Ribbon Clothing: Limited Edition

PBR MerchandiseWith summer fast approaching, we need to gear up for the barbeques and get-togethers with our friends and families. For the guys, O’Neill has paired up with Pabst Blue Ribbon to create limited edition merchandise. This Pabst Blue Ribbon merchandise features t-shirts, boardshorts, and a beach towel that will no longer be available after supplies run out!

O'Neill Pabst Blue Ribbon Board Shorts

PBR Board ShortsThe O’Neill Pabst Blue Ribbon men’s boardshorts come in two different designs. One features the Pabst Blue Ribbon logo on a white background. The other boardshort features PBR cans floating in what appears to be very refreshing pool water. Both are great to wear to your summer events.

PBR t-shirtsIf you want something to go perfectly with the O’Neill boardshorts, we have the coordinating Pabst Blue Ribbon t-shirts. The t-shirts feature a picture of a large bottle cap with the Pabst Blue Ribbon logo across the bottle cap. This tee comes in two different colors, making it easier to match either color of the men’s boardshorts.

O'Neill Pabst Blue Ribbon MerchandiseIf you have spent all day in the water, you will appreciate this O’Neill Pabst Blue Ribbon beach towel. Matching both the boardshorts and the t-shirts, this beach towel also has the Pabst Blue Ribbon logo along with the Pabst Blue Ribbon colors of red, white, and blue.

PBR beach towel and accessoriesOf course you also need to accessorize! You might be sporting all this Pabst Blue Ribbon clothing, but where will you put all of your Pabst Blue Ribbon beer? In a Beeracuda of course! The Beeracuda, created by Burton, can hold cans of beer while keeping them cool.  You can easily carry the Beeracuda over your shoulder with the adjustable strap and have a beer within your reach with the built in can coolie. Also, while you are having fun in the sun, remember to wear your sunglasses!

O’Neill Pabst Blue Ribbon Clothing: Limited Edition

All-American Man

Bring on the stars and stripes! The 4th of July is right around the corner. Cookouts full of hot-dogs, hamburgers, chips and lemonade, fireworks, sparklers and family shenanigans; do you know what you will be wearing for this summer event? In boardshorts you can go effortlessly from pool to party. You could also pair navy shorts with a red tank, or red shorts and a navy polo, it really is that simple. Here are some of the outfits we put together:

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1897 Flat Front Short, Artistry in Motion Stars Tank, Sperry Top-Sider Bahama Boat Shoe, O’Neill Trucker Hat, USA Sunglasses

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Katin Twill Short, Johnnie-O Striped Polo, Sperry Top-Sider Bahama Boat Shoe, O’Neill PBR Trucker Hat, USA Sunglasses

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Burnside Hybrid Short, Artistry in Motion Star Woven Shirt, Sperry Top-Sider Bahama Boat Shoe, O’Neill Trucker Hat, USA Sunglasses

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We just got in these fantastic American flag wayfarer sunglasses that you can wear with anything to add an extra kick of patriotism into your outfit! The sunglasses are only $6, so get some for the whole family and take some pics to add to your Instagram reel of the day.

Red, white and blue isn’t just for this holiday, it’s a trend you will be seeing well after the fireworks display is over. The Glik’s website has a page dedicated to the Americana trend for men, so pick up some red, white and blue basics to mix and match for July 4th and the rest of the summer season!

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Real Men Wear Neon

News Flash: Men are no longer afraid to experiment with bright colors in their wardrobes!

For years guys have shied away from embracing their “stylish” side and stuck to the typical drab, basic neutrals.  Granted, there is nothing wrong with basic blacks, navys, whites, and tans, BUT a splash of color never hurt a man’s wardrobe.

As people are catching on to the oh-so-popular vintage thrift and resale trend, we’re beginning to see the re-emergence of neon brights and throwback pattern prints in men’s fashion.

Are you experiencing slight flashbacks to the 1980’s when this fad was popular but with less favorable cuts, lines, and color/print combinations? Jump back into the NOW please, and you will see more of a modern take on this trend with the introduction of more favorable fits and color combinations.

Expect to see…

Neons paired with basics.

Guys, mix up your basic color apparel by mixing in a pop of neon! Go for a tee like the One & Only Neon tee from Hurley and match it to a basic pair of shorts and sneaks. The vibrant neon hues look brighter when paired with darker basic colors.

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One & Only Neon Tee

One & Only Neon Tee

One & Only Neon Tee

Pops of Neon.

Are you still not comfortable with a bright, bold neon tee? Opt for a pop of neon within the graphic of a tee, a watch, and a wristband or with a fun pair of neon rimmed wayfarer sunglasses to add a little “oomph” to your outfit.

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Neon Tie Dye Matte Wayfarer Sunglasses

Neon Keep A Breast I Love Boobies Bracelet Green/Yellow

Whether out for a night out with the guys or just a day out by the water, a little pop of neon can take your “Joe Cool” style to a completely different level! Check out our neon selection at gliks.com or take a trip with a few friends over to any of our 56 Glik’s store locations nearest to you!

Real Men Wear Neon

Weekends Out

Honestly, this past weekend was the first weekend in a long time that I have felt okay with leaving my jacket hung up in my closet at home. To say the least, I literally skipped down my stairs and into the street like a kid. Childish, I know.

I am completely okay with admitting my excitement over summer, sun, swimming, my developing tan, being outside, and most importantly, weekend road trips!  We’re just two weeks shy of Memorial Day weekend people! This holiday is where families and groups of friends travel to beaches, lake houses and campgrounds for barbecues, boating, daylong golf outings, and fairs.

So with the return of the sun, its warmth and the much-welcomed showing of skin, it’s time to give your wardrobes an upgrade!

Beach Action.

The first thing I think of when it comes to Memorial Day weekend is swimming. So no matter where you go, be sure to have your cutest bikini packed with a few necessities. I’ve chosen this super cute crochet fringe flyaway sweater from Oracle Fox for Billabong, the Trinity destructed cutoff shorts from Silver Jeans Co, and partnered them with a chic fedora, some braided jute sandals, and finished the look with a colorful tribal print beach bag to store your beach essentials.

Afternoon Out.

Being that I am a HUGE fan of all things fringe right now AND colored denim, I thought it would be cute to partner this boho chic Belize fringe top from Jack by BB Dakota with a bright pair of orange Flying Monkey jeggings. If you’re out on an afternoon shopping spree with the girls or a grill out with the fam, an easy way to accessorize is with a pair of retro wayfarer sunglasses, some Pura Vida bracelets. To add some sass try tying up your hair with a cute printed scarf.

Down on the Boardwalk.

So you may have had a long day out in the sun and a shower is out of the question until your new tan has had a chance to set in for a few more hours. That’s okay. Take it from the beach to the street just by slipping into the BB Dakota Dora dress and let its soft striped jersey knit set your sun exposed skin free. Keep it stylishly simple with a pair of platform wedges and sunglasses, and set your style savvy apart with a neon crossbody bag.

 

Remember that it’s the weekend and bringing your WHOLE wardrobe isn’t necessary. Resort town = SHOPPING heaven, and you need room in your suitcase for all of your new fashion finds. Look for any of these fab items online at gliks.com or visit a Glik’s store location nearest to you!

Weekends Out

What’s Your Style? – Girl’s Surf

Love to hit the beach in the summer time?  Even if you’re landlocked with dreams of the ocean, this “Style” post is for you.  “Surfer” style is all about staying cool and comfortable in loose-fitting, colorful clothing.  Don’t forget your swimsuit!

Outfit 1:

This outfit is all about bright colors and staying cool in the hot summer sun.  The top fits loosely yet still offers some shape, perfect for throwing over your swimsuit or layering with a bright pink or blue tank.  Jean shorts are a must in the summer, the more destructed and “chill” the better.  Sinful swim offers a variety of bikinis, and this pink color looks great under this top.  Add a simple pair of flip-flops and some fabulous neon wayfarers to complete the look.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shorts: Machine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swimsuit: Sinful – Top    Bottom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flip-flops: Roxy

 


 

 

 

Sunglasses: Loose Leaf

 

Outfit 2:

The beach can get chilly at night.  This outfit is just what you need for a bonfire and cookout after a day of fun in the sun.  Light-weight sweatshirts are comfy and warm, perfect for layering over a tank or swimsuit.  Jean skirts are a must for this look, cute and easy to throw on over a bikini, and the bling on the back pockets add a little flair to your outfit.  Throw on a cute yet simple pair of flip-flops and you’re ready to hit the BBQ by the water.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pullover: Fox

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean skirt: LA Idol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swimsuit: Sinful  Top   Bottom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flip Flops: Roxy

 

Outfit Three:

Need the perfect dress for that beach party or date but don’t want to give up comfort?  Maxi dresses, like this one, are the perfect summer style.  Dress them up with simple heeled gladiator sandals, like the ones shown here, and big bangles.  You’ll be ready to stroll down the beach hand-in-hand with your cutie in this outfit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dress: Hello Miss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandals: City Classified

 

Check out our website at www.gliks.com for these products as well as other fabulous items.  Looking for more comfort than the regular flip-flop can give you?  Make sure you get the new Yoga Mat flip-flops from Sanuk.  The name says it all, these shoes are made out of the same material used to make yoga mats.  You can’t get much more comfortable than that.

 

What’s Your Style? – Girl’s Surf

Toms – New One for One Product Unveiled!

Two Glik’s stores, in Edwardsville, IL and Frankfort, MI, were chosen to display the locked Toms Mystery Tube that held the new One for One product for Toms.  The tube was 7 foot tall and weighed in at 90 pounds.  We all wondered what could be inside.

Toms is a One for One company, and is originally known for their shoes.  For every shoe sold, Toms donates a second pair to a child in need.  Toms is now ready to open a new chapter with their newest One for One product.  Watch our video of the unveiling to see what that new product is!

Toms – New One for One Product Unveiled!