Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Wear It Like That: Spring Blooms Blues


80 Degree days deserve to some cute outfits, no?  Today, Spring is blooming BLUE on BLUE.   Mix flowered accessories with another trend (tonal color on color) for a fresh, new interpretation!  Start with a basic summer outfit, in this case a midi length skirt & a ribbed tank.  Add a cute little fedora, a great tote bag, a statement necklace, and our most favorite Saltwater Sandals and tromp around town all day long, rain or shine!!


a.  Active Basics Mint Ribbed Tank//$8 (available in store & via phone order)

b. Vintage Coral & Turquoise Necklace (please note we can't validate that these beads are real materials)//$58 (available in store) 

c.  Straw Fedora with Wildflower removable band//$32 (available in store)

d.  Bangles from our $1 bangle jar (available in store)

e.  New Saltwater Sandals in Red//$34 (click here to shop

f. New Cobalt Blue Button Up Midi Skirt//$32 (available in store)

g. Danica Bulls & Flowers Tote Bag//$56 (available in store) 











Thursday, April 25, 2013

Wear It Like That: Spring Blooms Roses!



Seriously guys, everything is coming up roses!  While it is sunny and bright outside there is still a bit of a chill in the air.  We are obsessed with our new Cabbage Rose Cut Offs, so we put together a long sleeved look you can wear RIGHT now.



a. Glamour Puss Round Sunnies: Orange//$14 (click here to shop)
b. Local Love: Dani Awesome Feather Earrings//$16 (available in store & via phone order)
c. Vintage Pleated Top//$9 (available in store)
d. Ornamental Things Gypsy Necklace //$52 (click here to shop)
e. Suede Fringe Bag//$52 (available in store & via phone order)
f. Blu Pepper Cabbage Rose Cut Offs//$38 (click here to shop)
g. Revival Resale Nine West Slides sz. 8//$18 (click here to shop)



xoxo-Shopgirl



Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Wear it Like That: Spring Blooms Wildflowers



Okay guys.  It is TIME!  We don't care what the thermostat says, Spring is here to stay.  And to celebrate, we got all of our favorite Revival friends (you, yes you) flowers!   Flowers in the form of our latest Revival Special Collection: Spring Blooms; new, vintage, and resale pieces available at Revival Online for a limited time.  Today, we brought you Wildflowers, and the perfect outfit for bopping around your town or our town or any ole' town, really.   So, if you 'belong among the wildflowers, somewhere you feel free' this might be the ensemble for you.

Hurray for Wear It Like That: we put together banging outfits so you don't have to.


a. La La Hollywood Sunnies//$14  (click here to shop)
b. Vintage Robert Arthur Sweater//$10.50 (available in store)
c. Mata Traders Wooden Necklace//$28 (available in store & via phone order)
d. Revival Resale Cole Haan Sandals sz. 8//$24 (available in store & via phone order)
e. Vintage Villager Wildflower Mini sz. 0//$12.50 (click here to shop)
f. Baggu Canvas Backpack in Sea//$34 (available in store & via phone order)





Happy Spring dolls! 

xoxo-Shopgirl 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Support March of Dimes @Revival April 19-21


Come shop at Revival April 19-21st and support March of Dimes while you shop.  10% of all sales will be donated to March of Dimes to further their mission to help mothers around the world reach full term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies.  

We Shopgirls are moms, aunts, and friends and we support the March of Dimes.   Come join us!

Click here for store details.

xoxo-Shopgirl

Monday, April 1, 2013

Spring Kicks In: A Mission Creek Playlist from Rachel Sauter of the Emperors Club

Emperors Club speaking with Yale Cohn

It is April in Iowa City.  This means the Mission Creek Festival takes over for one the most fun weeks of the year!   Great literary events, delicious food, parties parties parties, and (most importantly) fantastic music for the next 7 days, like some sort of hipster dream Christmas.  To get in the mood, Rachel Sauter of the beloved local group Emperors Club kindly put together the best guest Shopgirl playlist of the year.  Spring Kicks In highlights favorites from Mission Creek artists, local loves, and a few general Spring-y faves.

Before you take a listen, may we suggest you go to the Emperors Club website and stream their newly released album "Killer Companion" for FREE!  Then listen to our perfect playlist.  Then go see Emperors Club play with Divine Fits on Friday at the Blue Moose.


Emperors Club/ Save Another Weekend

"So....yeah this is the band I'm in with four of my best friends in the world (Adam Havlin, Colin Ritchie, Ben Franklin, and the incomparable Amanda Crosby). We are releasing our first full-length album, called "Killer Companion" somewhat and serendipitously in conjunction with this year's festival. It is available to stream, free, right now on our website www.emperorsclub.net, and it will subsequently be available to purchase in other formats. We are opening for the Divine Fits this Friday, April 5th, at the Blue Moose. We play intricate power pop?"





1. The Zombies/ This Will Be Our Year
"This song doesn't require much explanation. It's gentle, sentimental, perfect 60's pop. Me and the Mill folks were talking the other day about how the Mission Creek Festival is Iowa City's own personal "New Year". Spring kicks in, music happens, we start again, and it's wonderful."

2. Alex Body/ The Rules of Summer
"Okay, so it's about Summer. Technically. But it catches the right vibe. This is a double-promo for Mission Creek (which Alex will be playing) AND the Iowa City Song Project (lots and lots of crossover artists. I love this musical community, as is clear by the inclusion of two other songs from said project). Alex is opening for Exitmusic at Gabe's on Saturday."

3. Thao & The Get Down Stay Down/ The City
"Yeah she does have a Karen Oh vibe. I've seen a great meme of them performing this song live and it looks like they kick out a great punchy show. And if you show up at the Mill on Tuesday night, you will be able to see this great punchy show in the flesh!"

4. The Undertones/ Teenage Kicks
"If this doesn't capture the hapless antsy romance of spring fever, then I don't really know what does."

5. Jeff The Brotherhood
"It's catchy pop-punk. Think early Weezer b-sides with the softest allusions to Jay Reatard. I think it'll be a fun show - Thursday night at the Mill."

6. Wet Hair/ The North Dodge Alley
"Another great selection from the Iowa City Sound Project - Wet Hair will be opening for Deerhoof at the Mill on Sunday."

7. Divine Fits/ Shivers
"Friday night at Blue Moose we have the honor of sharing the stage with this "super-group", thus referred to because it contains members of Spoon and Wolf Parade. But don't call them Spoon Parade, I hear they hate that."

8. Exitmusic/ Passage 
"Imagine a beautiful foggy balmy forest. Now imagine walking through that in an electric feverdream, with twigs crunching under your feet and sexy angels singing above you. Are you guys with me? I guess what I'm saying is that if you like Beach House, you'll probably like Exitmusic. They are playing Saturday night at Gabe's."

9. The Lonelyhearts/ Overpass
"John Lindenbaum and Andre Perry construct haunting gems like this one, which will be stuck in my head for my whole life ("You were on fire when you walked away" Sigh). John's voice is magic here. Catch them in action with Alex Body on the Exitmusic show, AND I think John is going to be at Revival on Saturday afternoon."

10. Sharon Van Etten/ Serpents
"This was my favorite show of last year...perhaps second only to the Magnetic Fields. "

11. Alexis Stevens/Unsteady Youth
"This is my dear friend's tribute to the Iowa City Song Project. She's going to be in town this weekend, and though she's not technically scheduled to play, I wouldn't be surprised if she ends up on stage at some point. At least I hope so!"

12. Love/ Alone Again Or
"If Teenage Kicks conjures the essence of Winter breaking, then this song conjures the essence of Iowa City Mission Creek. It's all about love, really."

13. Grizzly Bear/ A Simple Answer
"This show (Thursday at the Englert with Owen Pallett is sold out, so they don't need me to plug them. (Don't say Arcade Fire. Don't say Arcade Fire. Don't say Arcade Fire.) "

14. Ducktails/ Ivy Covered House
" Ducktails are kicking off the festival Monday night at the Mill! LET'S DO THIS. "

15. Sparklehorse/ Sick of Goodbyes
"I think this song speaks for itself. "

16. The Stone Roses/ I Am The Resurrection
"Well, it's the resurrection season, no? More people need to love this band, I'm sure of that."

17.  The Beach Boys/Feel Flows
"Let's end with a soft, mellow bang, shall we?"


Click here for the Mission Creek Website to see all show details!  And don't forget to swing by Revival at 3 PM on Saturday for the Mission Boutique show (click here for event page)!

Happy Mission Creek-ing!

-Shopgirls