She was an American Girl

Happy first day of summer people! Known as the summer solstice, today is the longest day of the year and the official beginning of summer.  We’re so excited for this season to begin and want to take full advantage of all the sunlight’s benefits!

For me, summer holds many memories, roadtrips and camping with friends, days spent in the water of our local lake, sand in my shoes from walking the beach, and (most importantly) family gatherings where copious amounts of barbeque is served with an array of side dishes. Oh gosh, you can’t forget sun tea!!! No summer is complete with out it.

Summer also reminds me of fireworks and the 4th of July! A daredevil at heart, I spent a majority of my youth tampering with sparklers and poppers during 4th of July celebrations. I would write secret messages in the air, light four sparklers at once and doodle out designs, or be “that kid” and incite popper battles with my cousins. I have matured since my youth (I swear) and no longer partake in such shenanigans. Now that I’ve entered my older, “adult” years the idea of just relaxing on a blanket with my friends and watching the fireworks from under the St. Louis Arch sounds perfect.

The Americana trend is absolutely huge right now, you can find a bit of red, white, and blue on anything from a pair of denim shorts, to tops, sneaks, and even scarves!

Here are just a few of our favorite 4th of July looks:

IMG_1023Miss Me American Flag Fray Shorts; Sperry Top-Sider Bluefish Boat Shoe; USA Sunglasses

baa84a7cd82d11e28efa22000a1fbd9c_7Sperry Top-Sider Bluefish 2-Eye Boat Shoe; Sailor Stripe Top; Zco Shorts (Similar: here)

IMG_1024 USA Sunglasses; Dazzle and Delight Dress; Dew Drop Necklace

IMG_1026American Flag Top (Similar: here); HOLY High-Waist Short; USA Sunglasses

Our flip-flops and sandals are 25% off this week too!!! Be sure to check out to find summer styles from your favorite brands like: Roxy, Sanuk, Fox Racing, and Quiksilver.

Be sure to bust out your red, white, and blue apparel this summer, and have fun styling this Americana trend! The Glik’s online website has a page totally dedicated to Americana apparel for both men and women.

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