Let’s Talk About February 14th Fashion…

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Okay… whether you love or hate celebrating Valentine’s Day, why not have an excuse to purchase a new outfit?!  From dresses and rompers to cozy and casual outfits, we have been receiving a lot of new Spring product at Gliks and we cannot wait to share it all with you!

Ladies, for those of you who are scrambling around trying to decide what to wear to impress your man (or your Galentines), we’ve picked out a few outfits for you!

Dressy & Flirty

everly romper

How darling is this Everly Clothing Plaid Romper?! This just screams class and makes us wish we had every item of clothing in Cher Horowitz’s (cue Clueless reference) closet! This romper has a self-tie design on the front with an encased elastic waistband to define your shape.  The flowy fit and neutral coloring of this outfit makes it super easy to dress up or down! To dress it up for Valentine’s Day, pair this romper with the Qupid Shoes Chamber Woven Peep Toe Heels in Black.

everly purple

Also from Everly, this simple shift dress with bell sleeves makes our hearts happy! The purple pastel color gives your wardrobe that pop of Spring and puts a little pep in your step.  If you’re heading to a fancy dinner or romantic getaway, this dress is for you! Since the design is so simple, it gives you room to put your own twist on how you decide to accessorize! We went ahead and paired the dress with this oh-so-versatile pair of Qupid Shoes Chamber Distressed Strappy Heels in Taupe!

CUTE & Cozy

salmon twist back

This is a completely biased opinion, but we believe EVERY WOMAN needs a twist back sweater in her wardrobe, like this one from Miracle Clothing! It is so elegant and cozy all in one.  The twist back detail takes this chunky knit sweater to the next level.  It is perfect for casual cute evenings with your man, or out to dinner and drinks with your girlfriends! If pink isn’t your color, don’t worry! This sweater comes in multiple colors 🙂  Pair this sweater with a pair of peep toe booties, like these from Qupid Shoes, and your favorite accessories and you’ll be good to go!

pearl cardigan

If you want to kick things up a notch, add some delicate detailed pearls to your outfit!  The long line silhouette, bubble sleeves, and pearl details bring a feminine touch to your overall facade.  Pairing this cardigan with some blown out denim, like these KanCan Jeans, will dress your look down a bit.  The best thing about cozy cardigans is being able to dress them up or down! Depending on the look you are trying to achieve, finish this outfit with a pair of ankle booties or a pair of Converse sneakers!

Laid Back & Casual

vanilla bay

Now, if your plan for Valentine’s Day revolves around watching your favorite RomComs (Love Actually and The Proposal, we’re talking to you) and indulging in chocolate covered strawberries with your besties (or if you and your man boycott V-Day) this outfit is for you! This simple color block tee from Vanilla Bay, distressed denim, and Converse is a look that you will wear on repeat each season.  Laid back styles that are also cute and fashionable are what we LIVE for!

sherpa

Does your date night involve the outdoors? Don’t stress over what to wear! Throw on a sherpa pullover and CC Beanie and the rest will follow suit.  This outfit is also a great investment for your cold weather wardrobe! It has all the necessities that you can wear from daytime shopping and lunch to night walks around the park and on the town.  Slip on your favorite pair of over the knee boots or ankle booties and you’ve got your outfit in the bag!

If you still aren’t convinced you need to buy a new outfit after reading this post, we think you should reconsider! These outfit options are perfect for whatever occasion you have in mind and they will help take your wardrobe to the next level. Shop the latest arrivals in women’s fashion at gliks.com!

So, what are you wearing for Valentine’s Day this year?

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Let’s Talk About February 14th Fashion…

Valentine’s Day Outfits

Valentine’s Day Outfit 1 – Date Night

Get date night ready in this beautiful Everly Clothing High Neck Floral Print Maxi Dress. Whether you are going to a fancy steak house or your favorite local restaurant, this dress will leave you looking flawless. Pair this dress with our City Classified Dalles Lace Up Heels and a Kendra Scott Necklace.

Valentine's Day Outfit 1

VALENTINE’S DAY OUTFIT 2 – Brunch with the girls

Going to brunch with your Galentine this Valentine’s Day? Be adventurous and try chicken and waffles. They’re my favorite! And of course don’t forget the Mimosa or Bloody Mary!

Looking for the perfect outfit? This Elan Clothing Cold Shoulder Sweater will be the perfect top for your day. Pair this sweater with Kancan Jeans and make a statement in these amazing Shaky Heels.
Valentine's Day Outfit 2

VALENTINE’S DAY OUTFIT 3 – NETFLIX AND CHILL WITH YOUR DOG

Don’t have a date? All your friends are going out with their boyfriends? That’s fine. Make it all about you this Valentine’s Day. Turn on Netflix, order yourself a pizza and literally chill with your most reliable companion, your dog!

You can find me on the couch this Valentine’s Day with my puppies and Netflix. No need to get all dolled up, this Kissing Booth Tee by Lily Grace will be perfect. Pair it with your favorite jogger sweatpants and Sanuk Yoga Sling Sandals, (for that trip to the door to get your pizza). Here’s to a stress free, relaxing Valentine’s Day!
Valentine's Day Outfit 3

Valentine’s Day Outfits

What to Wear on Valentine’s Day: Ladies’ Night

Flying solo on February 14th? That’s no excuse not to rock a fun Valentine’s Day outfit. After all, a Valentine’s spent with your girlfriends is a guaranteed stress free good time and what could be better than that? Whether your group is treating yourselves to dinner or staying in and attempting that yummy recipe you found on Pinterest, I’ve put together a few outfit ideas to help you dress accordingly.

If you’re going out..
what to wear for valentines day

If the plan is to dress up, go out, and be the fiercest single girl squad, this is the outfit to do it in. I love the simplicity of this off the shoulder Ellison top. It shows just the right amount of skin and is something you’ll definitely wear again. Pair this shoulder baring top with light wash KanCan Jeans and ballet flats. Complete your V-day ensemble with oversized stud earrings and a swipe of Too Faced Melted Liquefied Long Wear Lipstick in Bordeaux.

If you’re keeping it casual…

what to wear for valentines day

Maybe your girl gang is amped to go bowling or eat your weight in movie theatre popcorn on Valentine’s Day. Either way, you’ll look and feel great in this getup. This plaid shirt by Thread and Supply is seriously perfect. I suggest keeping it comfy with distressed Flying Monkey Jeans, a C.C. Beanie, and your trusty Converse shoes. Add a touch of color to your lips with the Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Color Balm in Super Strawberry.

If you’re staying in…

Valentine's Day outfit

If your crew has planned a hot group date with an on-screen Ryan Gosling and an endless amount of junk food, I know just the Valentine’s Day outfit you should wear. Southern Shirt Company tees literally could not be any more comfortable. Plus they have a relaxed fit, so you can eat your little heart out (I’m not judging and neither will your girlfriends). Keep the comfy going with a pair of boyfriend fit Flying Monkey Jeans and Sperry shoes. Make sure your lips stay hydrated with Bobbi Brown Lip Balm.

No matter your plans, enjoy the time you spend with your true soul mates– your girl friends!

What to Wear on Valentine’s Day: Ladies’ Night

What to Wear on Valentine’s Day: Date Night

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and if you’re lucky, your significant other has already made plans for the two of you to celebrate this romantic holiday. Now that your plans are set, I bet you’re wondering what to wear. Never fear, I’ve got three Valentine’s Day outfits that will impress far beyond February 14th.

Everly Clothing Mock Neck Dress

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This sleeveless shift dress from Everly is guaranteed to help you steal his heart. I love this dress because it is ultra feminine and easy to accessorize.  Did I mention this dress is fully lined? For a complete look, pair this Everly dress with gold accessories, a killer pair of heels, and a glossy lip.  Try the Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Gloss Lip Lacquer Lipgloss in Moonglow.  It’s the perfect soft pink nude color.

Elan Clothing Floral Print Dress with Bell Sleeves

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Hands down, this Elan Clothing dress is my favorite! The floral pattern and color combination of this dress are romantic without looking overly festive.  The sleeves are unlined, but the body of the dress is fully lined so you won’t need to fuss with a slip.  With a flattering A-line silhouette, this Elan dress is a solid option for every body type.  Pair this floral dress with a great pair of wedges, a statement necklace and mauve lip.  Try the Tarteist Lip Paint by Tarte in Fomo.

Pink so not your color? Try this Valentine’s Day outfit!

Elan Clothing Black Dress with Crochet Detail Sleeves

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If you’re so not into wearing red or pink clothes this Valentine’s Day, you can always opt for my go-to color:  black.  This dress, also by Elan Clothing, is a great option to wear out with your S.O. without feeling like a walking advertisement for the holiday.  It has a slight high-low hemline and long bell sleeves with crochet detail.  This dress is unlined so dress accordingly underneath 😉 Style this number with gold accessories and a wedge sandal. Add a pop of color on your lips with Studded Kiss Lipstick by Kat Von D in Lullaby.

Have a great Valentine’s Day ❤

What to Wear on Valentine’s Day: Date Night

A Gift Giving Guide for Valentine’s Day

We’re always trying to find the perfect gift to give to our valentine’s and although there are a thousand of ideas out there your just not sure if she will love it! Here is a gift giving guide that will help you pick out the perfect Valentine’s Day gift that she will love!

Alex and Ani

Alex and AniYou won’t go wrong giving your valentine an Alex and Ani bangle this year! And you’re probably thinking there are just way too many bangles to pick out the perfect one that she will love. Well, here is a little guidance for getting her the perfect Alex and Ani bangle!

If she is just starting her collection then I always recommend giving The Path of Life or the Tree of Life bangle. The Path of Life stands for strength, motivation and knowledge. The Tree of Life stands for hope, conservation, and growth. I think these are the two most generic Alex and Ani bangles that would be perfect for just about anyone.

If you don’t think The Path of Life or The Tree of Life are the perfect ones for her then there are plenty of other options. Another one I would recommend is the initials bangles or the birthstone bangles.  These are more personal and you won’t go wrong giving your valentine one of these.Alex and Ani

And the last option I recommend is the Alex and Ani Valentine’s Day Collection. There are many different styles to choose from in this collection. Pictured below is the Love Set of 3 paired with many other Alex and Ani bangles. I personally love this set because it includes the Love Color Infusion Charm Bangle, a metal beaded bangle and a metal and glass beaded bangle all in the Shiney Rose Gold.

Key Chains and Koozies

Natural Life Key ChainsAlthough the Alex and Ani bangles are nice, we have Natural Life key chains and koozies that would also be perfect for your valentine. These cute key chains are a daily reminder to stay positive with quotes like “Don’t look back you’re not going that way” andNatural Life Koozies “I think I’ll just be happy today.” These koozie are always fun and enjoyable. There is a quote on one that I just love and would be perfect for your valentine, “Live by the Sun, love by the Moon.” Evenif your valentine isn’t a girlfriend or wife, these Natural Life accessories would be perfect for either your best friend or sister that could be your valentine this year.

Simply Southern

For your preppy or young valentine, Simply Southern will be the perfect Valentine’s day
gift for her. From several different styles of tees, to accessories, we have the perfect
Simply Southern Valentine’s Day gift that just about any girl will love!

Simply Southern TeeTees

Give her the Valentine’s Day gift that she will LOVE this year! Simply Southern has ador
able tees that will be perfect for Valentine’s Day, wearing or gifting. One of my favorites is our brick colored one that has the quote “Do Everything with Love” screen-printed on the back. Another tee that would be perfect for Valentine’s Day would be our coral colored tee that has the quote “Let All That You Do Be Done with Love” screen printed on the back.

Keychains

Every girl loves monograms! We just received new Simply Southern Monogram key chains that your valentine will love. Perfect for your little valentine in middle school or high school that needs the perfect keychain for her house gift giving ideaskey or for the sorority girlthat just loves monograms!

Magnets

Another great gift for the girl that loves monograms is these magnets. Your little valentine could decorate her school locker with her monogrammed magnet or the sorority girl can use it in her dorm or put it on her car. Either way, girls of all ages will love this gift!

CC Beanies

CC Beanies

Every girl loves CC Beanies! It doesn’t matter if your valentine is your girlfriend or your daughter, either way they will love it! Coming in various colors and styles, this beanie will be an easy gift to give.

Stance Socks 

Stance Socks for WomenIf your valentine is anything like me then they are a sucker for a cute pair of socks. I wear them around the house and with my tall fall boots.
Other girls have been styling them with their converse and other casual shoes. Either way they will love a fun pair of socks for Valentine’s Day!

Gift Giving Guide for Men

Star Wars Stance Socks

No worries, Star Wars Stance SocksYoda only one for mewe didn’t forget about the impossible ones to shop for!? If your valentine is a Star War’s fan then we have the perfect Valentine’s Day for gift for them! This is a great gift for guys! It’s simple but still thoughtful.

1897 Men’s Henleys

Gift for guys

Another great option for men are these 1897 Henleys for Men. These basics will become a favorite of his. Great for the end of winter and the beginging of spring. These henleys are a must have!

A Gift Giving Guide for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day | The Gift of Alex and Ani Bracelets

Valentine’s Day gives you the chance to express how much you care about your loved one. However, some people need a little help with the sentimental gestures that come along with Valentine’s Day. So guys, listen up! Alex and Ani bangles make the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day.

Valentine's Day Bangle

There are many different Alex and Ani bracelets, with their own special meaning, so you will surely find the perfect one for your loved one. You can also eliminate the size guessing game since each bangle has a one size fits all design. Make your gift personal by getting a bangle that has a special meaning to her.

Valentine's Day Alex and Ani
Photo c/o Alex and Ani

Surprise her by getting her an Alex and Ani bangle that represents her birth stone. Maybe she would like a bangle with her astrological sign on it? You can even get bangles with beads that are designed in her favorite color.

Birth Stone bangles
Photo c/o Alex and Ani

These made in the USA bracelets are designed to be stacked together. You can mix and match metals and different designs to create an “arm party”. Perfect for several occasions, you can continue to add to her collection and create a story.

Valentine's Day Alex and Ani
Photo c/o Alex and Ani
Valentine's Day
Photo c/o Alex and Ani

See where you can find a Glik’s store with Alex and Ani near you!

 

Valentine’s Day | The Gift of Alex and Ani Bracelets

Infinity Circle of Love | DIY How to Make an Infinity Scarf

Valentines Day 2014

Love is in the air!

As you prepare for Valentine’s Day, are you beginning to notice little displays of affection that are sometimes taken for granted the rest of the year? Handholding. Stolen kisses. It could be something as little as a glance. This is the time of year that people are on a quest for romance. And we find it everywhere.

Infinity sign with anchor and infinity nautical scarf

At Glik’s, we are channeling our romantic side with this year’s infinity scarf. The infinity sign has become a beacon of love, strength, and completion for many. Found in jewelry, scarves, clothing, and even on the skin in the form of tattoos, the infinity sign is a trending symbol that has grown exponentially. And its presence could be infinite (insert knee slap here).

shop Infinity scarf online

Worn year round, infinity scarves are one of the hottest fashion accessories for your wardrobe. Found in an assortment of solids, stripes, prints, and textures, these easy-to-wear scarves are great to style and go. And let’s not forget the variety of looks you can achieve by just switching your scarf! We are excited about the scarf line-up available this spring season at Glik’s.

infinityrotation

The infinity scarf is given its name because it is circular in shape, giving it an “infinite” quality. The circle is a symbol of love and is linked to many traditions, including wedding bands. To style this scarf you simply put the scarf around your neck, twist it to a “figure 8” or infinity sign, and pull the second loop over your head. There are, of course, many creative ways to style the infinity scarf differently for a unique look. But the beauty of the infinity scarf is that you don’t need to!

traditional scarf style

DIY–How to Make an Infinity Scarf from a Traditional Scarf

The infinity scarf is a favorite of many because of its simplicity. So what happens when you see a traditional scarf that you simply can’t pass up? We can show you how to turn any traditional scarf into an infinity scarf–temporarily and infinitely.step

To make a temporary infinity scarf is quite simple. Instead of sewing the edges together, we’re going to tie 3 knots. First, fold the scarf in half so the shorter sides come together. You should end up with half the original length. Second, tie the end corners together in a small knot on both sides. You should have 2 completed knots. Finally, pinch the edge of each side in the middle between the 2 knots, and tie them together. You will have 3 knots in a straight line across the seamed ends.

how to make an infinity scarf

To style this tied infinity scarf, loop the scarf around your neck with the knots behind your head and style as normal. The temporary infinity scarf is beneficial because you can always untie the knots and style the scarf traditionally later.

Dust Off Your Sewing Machine Ladies!

Sewn together your own Infinity Scarf

A downfall to the temporary infinity scarf, however, is that it can create a bit of bulk where the ends are tied. By sewing the ends of the traditional scarf together, you can create a seamless fit around your neck. Transforming any scarf into an infinity scarf is really not difficult! Don’t be intimidated, because anyone can do it!

Do it yourself infinity scarf

You will start off the same way you did with the tied infinity scarf by first folding the scarf in half so the shorter sides come together. Be sure the top of each side of the scarf is facing in. If it is hard to determine, you can look at the hem of the scarf to determine which side is the top. After you have the scarf folded and the ends of the scarf are flush, pin the sides together to hold it in place.

how to make your own infinity scarf

After the scarf is pinned, you are ready to sew the ends together using a basic stitch, backstitching at the beginning and end.  It is important to give the scarf at least a ¼” seam allowance (maybe a little more if the fabric is an open weave) to avoid a split in the seam later.

Infinity scarves online

When you are finished sewing the ends, trim the loose strings at each end.  Do not trim or cut the seam allowance of the scarf. This will prevent the seam from splitting.

Sew your own infinity scarf

Congratulations! You have a newly created infinity scarf! Altered for your convenience, your new favorite scarf print is now ready to be styled out in a breeze!

This year, let us all pledge to embrace the importance of love, family, and friendship not just on Valentine’s Day, but also all year long. The infinity sign has become an icon for love and strength. And you can wear it everyday with a cute and fashionable infinity scarf from Glik’s.

Check out our blog last week about Valentine’s Day outfits and gift ideas.

Infinity Circle of Love | DIY How to Make an Infinity Scarf

Operation: Valentine’s Day 2014

Love you More Wooden sign

Ladies, it is that time of year again! Valentine’s Day is upon us and if you’re anything like me, you will stress and obsess for days over these 2 questions.

  • What am I going to wear?

  • What should I buy for the sweet man in my life?

Well this year you can rest that pretty little head of yours because we’ve got you covered at Glik’s. We know first-hand how hard it can be to find inspiration for your date night so we thought we’d share some of our favorite ideas for Valentine’s Day outfits and gifts.

Jack by BB Dakota Camille Dress

Look #1: Sweet and Feminine

A flirty and girly dress is absolutely perfect for a sweet and romantic Valentine’s date. To achieve this heart-stopping look, we suggest wearing a dress like the Jack by BB Dakota Camille Dress. If Mother Nature doesn’t behave, (does she ever?) simply throw on a cropped cardigan or jacket to shield your arms from the cold. Complete your ensemble with some pumps and a statement necklace for a look that will floor the sweet man in your life.

Retro ‘50s Housewife

 Look #2: Retro ‘50s Housewife

This Pink Owl Polka-Dot Dress with Border Lace Detail is one that will appeal to many of you gals out there. This is a classy and fun look that can be accented with your favorite Valentine-red accessories and shoes! Perfect with heels or wedges, this dress will be a delight to style for your special night. And let’s not forget our edgy “bad girl” rockers out there. This is the perfect look for you! Bust out your bright red lipstick and boots to show your guy who’s the boss!

Floral Daisy Lace Top with Sharkbite Hem T-13272

Look #3: The Anti-Dress

Not feeling the skirt this Valentine’s Day? You can still achieve a flirty and feminine look. This Floral Daisy Lace Top with Sharkbite Hem is absolutely perfect paired with our widely known Candy Rain Fleece-Lined Leggings in coral (more colors available–check them out here). Add a colorful, printed scarf and your favorite heels or boots for a cute Valentine’s Day look.

Valentine’s Day Outfit — √ Check!

But what to get your main squeeze that will not only be useful, but also make him smile that smile that melts your bones?

Answer: Under Armour

Valentine's Day Man Gift

Gift Idea #1: Under Armour Valentine’s Day 6” Boxerjock

Under Armour is where it’s at this Valentine’s Day with the Under Armour Valentine’s Day 6″ BoxerJock.  This super comfy and supportive Under Armour Underwear is exactly what he needs in his life. The Valentine’s Day Edition Under Armour Boxerjock features an elastic band with a “Property of” title line where you can write your name! GENIUS! How fun is that? This is a gift idea that will definitely make him smile.

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for him

Gift Idea #2: Under Armour Superhero Alter Ego Tech Tee

Under Armour’s Collection of Superhero Alter Ego Tech Tees feature the logos of your man’s favorite comic heroes printed on the chest. Containing their patented HeatGear® and Signature Moisture Transport System, these Under Armour tees are widely worn by men both for athletic and everyday wear. You can’t go wrong with these Under Armour Alter Ego t-shirts. And the best part? You can get the little man in your life one to match Daddy.

Let us help you make this Valentine’s Day one to remember. Visit your local Glik’s Store or shop online at www.gliks.com for more Valentine’s Day inspiration.

Operation: Valentine’s Day 2014

Be Mine, Valentine.

Well, Valentine’s Day is tomorrow. Do you have your dinner plans set?  Have you sealed your secret Valentines cards with a kiss and sent them? What about wrapping the gift(s) in pretty paper and adding dainty bows, is that done too?

Despite what can commonly be assumed, Valentine’s Day doesn’t discriminate against those who do or don’t have a special someone. Although it can be agreed that this love-centered holiday does seem to shine brighter on those who are in a relationship, it shouldn’t cause us to forget the other special relationships in our lives that exist within our families and friendships.

So, I believe that February 14th is a day reserved for loving thoughts, warm feelings, and the excuse to go shopping. That’s right, I said shopping, and it doesn’t matter whether you’re single or in a relationship.

Valentine’s Day is certainly a bittersweet day, but I would much rather focus on the sweet part, and here’s hoping that you would, too. So let’s talk dresses.

 

So maybe your big Valentine’s Day date is with a group of your closest friends

Pretty in Print

Keep your dress sweet by choosing chiffon layers and a fun print. It’s okay to spend Valentine’s Day around those you care for, even though they only hold the title of friend. I love the warm feelings that can be felt throughout the day­– so go with yours. Give yourself (and your style) the mission to make people happy tomorrow.

 

 

Okay, your special someone has dinner planned…

Hearts

Go on the hunt for the prettiest, most flirty, yet sultry dress you can find! Be sure to have fun with prints, silhouettes, fabrics, and unique designs. I’ve been a fan of the new spring 2013 BB Dakota and Jack dresses.

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Who knows what your Valentine’s Day date will consist of, at least you’ll have a dress that has you prepared for it.

 

Be Mine, Valentine.