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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Adornable: Localvore Style


Localvore: apparently this means a person dedicated to eating food grown and produced locally – but why not a person dedicated to all things local? Our town has atmosphere, artists and attitude.


And so do these garbs. Check out this off-shoulder top by isa maisa ~ subtly sexy and hand stitched at the front. The distressed Linn Street vintage brass locket made by your very own Shopgirls adds a bit of shine to this flowy number. For those chilly July nights (inorite? #onlyiniowa), a cheery infinity scarf like this one from Night Owl Bliss will always add color & flair.
isa maisa handmade blouse : $54 (available in store)
revival custom made Linn Street Locket: $18 (click here to shop)
night owl bliss floral infinity scarf: $22 (available in store)


Speaking of fab, you’ve heard of {made}, right? This community collective of artists uses renewable and re-purposed materials in their simple, stunning jewelry – always giving back 9% of their profits to local charities.

{made} community Abundance bracelets: $14 (available in store)


Nearly next door to Revival's brick-and-mortar location are our sarcastic brethren at Raygun: making the Midwest shine one proud city pun at a time. Proceeds from Iowa City's 'Anything Goes' tee go directly back to the Iowa City Downtown District.  

raygun "Anything Goes" tee: available for purchase at the ICDD website (click here to shop)


And as ever, we count on Bustleworship’s relaxed hand to adorn our ears with leather and fringe: charming, always, with a commissioned Baggu drawstring bag made only for Revival. 


bustleworship cute leather earrings: available in store
Baggu x Revival leather satchel: $40 (click here to shop)

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About our blogger: 


Claire McGranahan (the voice of Adornable) has been a loyal fangirl of Revival since the store opened in 2003. Aside from fashion, Claire loves coffee, banter, cooking and collecting gemstones. She's been called a documenter more than once. Check out more of her photos herehere and here.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Revival's Semi-Annual Buying Break: July 17th-27th


Hello friends! It is that time of year again.  Revival will cease buying clothing and accessories on July 17th through July 27th.  We will resume buying on July 28th seeking transitional Fall items.  We apologize for any inconvenience!  Happy Summer.


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Summer Lookbook//Une Femme Est Une Femme

A true collaboration, our mid-summer lookbook is a love letter to the gorgeous films, and more specifically the gorgeous ladies, of la Nouvelle Vague. 


Knot Sisters Visions Tee in Caramel//Dear Creatures Walden Shorts in Dk Wash//Revival Custom Made Linn Street Locket $18//Fada NYC Brass ID bracelet



Velvet Heart Swing Chambray Dress//Fada NYC Amber Watch Necklace



Knot Sisters Cream Lace Kimono//Revival Vintage Black Dress//Revival Vintage Leopard Kiss Lock Clutch/Revival Vintage Ferragamo Heels//Erica Weiner Silver Heartbeats Necklace//Fada NYC green ring//Vintage Pearl Studded Sunglasses (stylists own)



Knot Sisters Michelle Dress in Black//Fade NYC 'I Love You' Brass Envelope Necklace//Jesslyn Blake Crimson Bike Tote



All items available in store at Revival

Follow us on Instagram at @revivaliowacity for more of this series

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Concept & Styling: Denise Jarrott
Model: Denise Jarrott
Photography: Anna Wickes
Editing: Abbey Sandberg 












Monday, July 7, 2014

Vegan Goodness: Local Love//Terry Trueblood Rec Area


Dragonflies, kayaks, sunshine, OH MY! 

Are you looking for an adventure? Look no farther than Terry Trueblood Recreation Area which is just 2 miles south of Iowa City! 



Fin & Feather H2O opened it's concession and boat rental stand up one year ago (June of 2013). The land was originally bought in 2006 and according to the icgov.org page, the area was once a sand and gravel quarry. Its most recent improvements have been F&F H2O and a lodge that can be rented for special events.

The lodge is destined to become the next hot wedding venue. Seriously check it out.


The area also sports a playground and several new shelters that are positioned at different points of the lake. The Iowa River Corridor Trail will lead bicyclists to Terry Trueblood (the name is so fun to say) which loops around the lake or it's a quick drive outside of city limits.


Usually I ride my bicycle or in-line skate around the lake but this week, I have gone both kayaking and paddle boarding. (I just can't get enough!) They also offer canoe and paddle boat rentals. 

Make sure you have your receipt sent to an email, this is how you start a digital punch card. The 10th punch offers a discount on your next rental! 

For more information about the rentals: 



Photo by Chris Ford
About our Blogger: 

A lover of nature, board games, animals, Volvos, crafting, and adventure of all varieties, Theresa Rensimer is also a talented and enthusiastic vegan baker & cook. She has been known to raise the bar at every potluck she attends and always breaks for squirrels. 




Read more Vegan Goodness at her blog Vegangood.blogspot.com 
Like Vegan Goodness on Facebook here 
Read her Revival Shopgirl Profile here





Listen Up: Neil Young's "The Loner"


Listening to: "The Loner" from Neil Young.  Click to listen.