Style Inspiation: Our Moms

One of the most important people in my life is… my mother, I can only imagine that I’m not alone in saying this. She was my childhood best friend (even if I didn’t recognize it at the time), provider of the warmest hugs, destroyer of evil closet monsters, encourager of dare-devilish feats, and (most-importantly) comfiest shoulder to cry on.

mom and me copy(My mother taught me to ride a horse before a bike.)

Mothers must be presents sent from the heavens, and it is only logical to have a day dedicated solely to just her. I only came to this “epiphany” as I got older, after I had bestowed upon her –just a few–precarious teenage years filled with angst and an endless amount of sleepless college nights where my unrestricted freedom was fully taken advantage of.

It was during my years of “freedom” that we became the closest. It was a level of equality that we had finally achieved, an understanding you could say. I was an “almost adult” but this girl still needed money so Mom still had the power.  We shared stories and connected; she learned of my loves, losses and wild nights, and I learned of her youth, finally gaining an understanding of why that woman was “always right” about certain things. Go figure, eh?

Lynette(My “younger” mom, Lynette. Check out that vintage 70’s, chiffon, shift dress!)

Most importantly, we shared style. I FINALLY got to raid her closet and go crazy over all of the amazing vintage finds that she had! Lucky me, she just so happened to be my mother, and we had similar body types. I fit into her vintage finds and in exchange– since I worked in retail– filled her closet with up-to-date (age appropriate) apparel!

lyn now(My “modern” mother rocking a denim jacket.)

I adore looking back at my mom’s style and being able to translate her vintage pieces into new outfits for myself. I don’t think she minds all of the new editions that I bring home to her either.  That being said…

Be sure to show that AMAZING lady in your life how MUCH you ABSOLUTELY LOVE & ADORE her! Make special plans, share thoughtful gifts and shower her with unlimited amounts of love, respect and affection!

momme2(My mother and me. I’m Kait, Glik’s Social Media & Web Copywriter.)

photo(Our Assistant Women’s Juniors Buyer, Shannon and her mom.)

Kindra and mom(Kindra, our Accessories & Shoes Assistant Buyer, and her mom.)

lola(Glik’s Warehouse Manager, Lola and her mother.)

2828_571402537948_8330389_n(Glik’s Graphic Designer, Tyler and her mom.)

photo[1](Our Assistant Women’s Bottoms & Surf Buyer, Laurel and her mom, Jan.)

summer 2010 060(Jama, our Head of Loss Prevention, shared a photo of her two daughters, Kelsey and Kari with her mother Gloria.)

Mother’s Day is this Sunday. Do you still need a gift? Visit us at gliks.com or stop by any one of our 60 Glik’s store locations.

 

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