Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Guest Blogger: Revival Style goes on Vacation

Albert Camus once wrote, “In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.” I, too, found summer in the midst of the bleak Iowa winter, struggling to become spring: in Florida.

Loose summer knits, resale sandals, & funky oversized shades

Of course, Florida promises beaches and sunshine, and on spring break, a girl needs to cut loose the coats and close-toed shoes to get outside and get active. If you’re like me, you also need to be able to fit all your clothes into one bag and still have room to bring back half of the Gulf of Mexico’s sand and shells. Some pieces need to pull double-duty, like this sand-colored open-knit sweater from Blu Pepper. It will work to warm you in an air-conditioned restaurant on date night, and is the perfect breezy swimsuit cover-up on the beach the next day. And of course, no warm-weather ensemble is complete without a fab pair of oversized sunnies.

Resale sandals & gorgeous earrings from {made} community in our favorite shade of blue

A pair of chic sandals, like these black and blue Zara gladiators, work on the beach and out on the town, too. Along with some gorgeous earrings from the latest {made} line, I loved working the pops of blue in with this easy tribal-printed maxi. The dress’s back detail is darling, stepping an already versatile frock up a notch.

Printed Maxi dress from Angie 

This simple American Apparel tie-dyed V-neck was the perfect topper for a day hiking on a tiny state park island. Paired with some ripped jeans, a casual outfit like this can keep you cool and protected under a tropical sun. Sometimes, a girl just needs a tee shirt.

Relaxed resale tees
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These items are a mix of new, locally made and consignment pieces available at Revival.


About our blogger: 

Claire McGranahan 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.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Farewell to our Shopgirl Theresa!


After almost 4 years, today is our beloved Shopgirl Theresa's very last day at Revival!  Fun, imaginative, and always full of adventure, Theresa is this most fairy like of all our Shopgirls.  Your lighthearted laugh and retro tailored outfits will be missed, girl.  Luckily, the Gaslight Village is only a few short blocks away!

We have so many fantastic pictures of Theresa from over the years, here are just a few of her greatest hits.  


Cheers to Theresa from your goofy Revival family!!  xoxo.  


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Spring Style: Revival's Greatest Hits


Spring is here and this fresh new season brings cute styles and plenty of colorcolorcolor!  Our latest collection is a little pop, a little soul, a little golden oldies, with a touch of easy-breezy 1970's AM magic. Take a look at some of Revival's greatest Spring hits, just perfect for graduation, weddings, & parties galore. Seriously friends, these dresses and tops are solid gold.  











****SERIOUS SHOPGIRL FAVE




















Photographer: Anna Wickes for Revival
Model: Gwen Stanley 












Sunday, April 6, 2014

Guest Blogger: Pop Colors & Transitional Spring Style




Yes, there is a lingering chill in our forecast (*side-eyes Mother Nature*), but the birds are fat and chirping, and the groundhog’s prediction is long expired. Which means: it’s coming, folks. Spring is coming!


In mere days, it’s buh-bye to our hats, scarves and coats. It’s, “Oh, hello, you pretty yellow thing (that would be a Baggu backpack)! You go so nicely on my arm.” And so nicely with Radiant Orchid, the newly announced Pantone Color of the Year. The saturated red-purple hue begs to be worn now and promises to play nicely with your warm weather brights, making it a perfect winter-to-spring color to kick start to your wardrobe.

Here, this lovely orchid (Pantone 18-3224) is featured in a gray patterned top. Because gray goes with everything, this makes the pretty tank a neutral, allowing it to be paired with pants the same bright tone as the sunshine yellow bag (in this case, teal J.Crew Toothpick jeans), and then finding a darker blue from the same family to help anchor the look (the wear-with-everything navy jacket). Mix in another, unexpected pattern (skulls!) with a scarf for added warmth and interest, some gold accessories, and voilĂ ! You’re ready for April showers AND May flowers.


Feel like dancing in the rain? Pick up this medium-weight olive green jacket. Inspired by motorcycle jackets, this more comfortable version is a staple in any transitioning wardrobe: it looks easy and chic and goes with everything, like this boho LBD from Blu Pepper. These two pieces alone can look fab, but purposefully topping the combo with a colorful, mismatched blouse can send it over the edge. Pull on some tights while it’s still nippy outside, or tuck them in your new denim carryall and give those gams some color!


The sun may come out tomorrow… but until then, find this spectrum of spring-worthy hues in store.
These items are a mix of new, used, and vintage available at Revival.  



About our blogger: 

Claire McGranahan 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 here, here and here.