Bring ’em In!

Don’t forget!

You can bring in your gently worn cotton shorts,
or denim shorts,
to the Glenwood location any time!
Drop-off your Summer goods to consign,
then check out our selection of gently-worn designer shorts
to replace the one’s you’re selling.

(L-R: citizens of Humanity shorts $74 NEW, Buffalo David Bitton shorts $38, Pilcro shorts $20, J. Crew shorts $38, Juicy Couture shorts $28, Wendy Hill shorts $56, Diesel jeans $50, White House Black Market jeans $18, Chip & Pepper jeans $50)

What comes around goes around!

Maxed Out!

We love maxi dresses.
Day or night,
Spring, Summer, or Fall.
The possibilities are endless with this wardrobe staple!

Now that it’s warm during the day
but cool in the morning and evening
it’s nice to have an outfit that transitions easily.
Our solution: strappy maxis with something long-sleeved

(Pickels Accessories bangle $48, Lacoste flats $24, Jones New York sweater $14, M.S.S.P. maxi dress $36)

 

 

 

The Classic: Nautical never goes out of style. Perfect for an evening on the beach or a windy boat ride.

 

 

(Earrings $6, BCBGirls wedge $52, small Whim sweater $88, Rubber Ducky maxi dress $38)

 

 

 

 

 

The Hippie: channel your inner Bohemian spirit with geometric prints in earthy turquoise and camel.

 

 

(Lucky Accessories earrings $39, size 8 Car Shoe mule $98, medium Theory jacket $52, Lily maxi dress $46)

 

 

 

 

 

The Wild Child: be bold and daring in loud colors and prints. Try rocking this look with a bright lip color.

 

 

 

(Good Girls Studios earrings $32, size 8 Hollywould wedge $52, belt $16, Karen Kane shirt $26, Bordeaux maxi dress $38)

 

 

 

The Glamourai: fierce and fabulous; a long black dress and leopard never looked so good!

Redress Raleigh the IV.

Redress Raleigh is happening Friday, April 20th
at the Contemporary Art Museum.
And it’s SOLD OUT.

Running for the fourth year, and more popular than ever,
this is the fashion show to see.

So of course,
we wanted to tell you about our very own Good Girl Studio designer
Johanna Ely, who’s works of art will be appearing in the show.

Good Girls Studio, $498

Couture statement necklaces like this piece, called “Eve”, are made up of several vintage treasures. From earrings to shoe clips, Johanna reinterprets the old as new; modern, bold pieces that are glamorous and youthful.

Good Girls Studio, $78

Good Girls Studio, $56

Pieces like “Charmed #4” (left) and “Pick Your Poison #2” (right)
are simpler but show the same amount of craft-manship.
From necklaces and rings to keychains, Good Girls Studio never ceases to amaze.

Zass Designs will also be featured in Redress!
We love the bold geometric jewelry made from recycled materials
(featured far right in the photograph)

Revolver carries designs from several artists,
and we love supporting the community.

(L to R: Woodcrafty necklace $15 and earrings $15, Cassidy Jane necklace $35, Trende Femme hair clip $25 and hair pins $25, Lucky Accesories necklace $30, Erin Brown Designs earrings $20, Pickels Accessories bangle $48, Sydnor works necklace $20 and earrings $22, Erin Brown Design earrings $30, Cassidy Jane earrings $24, Saola earrings $142 and ring $50, Artwear by Natis necklace $25 and earrings $30, Jill's Jewels earrings $18 and ring $12, Zass designs earrings $25 each)

Get ready to enjoy Redress (for those who got a ticket!)
start shopping local, recycled, or revamped,
and have a happy Earth Day!

Eco Chic

Earth Day is this Sunday!
Show your love for Mother Nature by recycling your wardrobe;
donate what you don’t wear, revamp your tired pieces,
or come to Revolve Your Wardrobe!

Some of our favorite pieces in the shop are eco friendly, too;
artsy creations from AH Peele,
recycled designs from Verabelle and Lllavender,
and of course the vintage finds!

(Pickels Accessories bangle $48, belt $6, Verabelle shirt $32, vintage skirt $22)

Verabelle’s whimsical pieces are flirty and fun. The designer takes vintage finds or modern basics and gives them character; from woodland creatures (you’ll see what we mean) to ruffles and bows.

(Vintage top $8, size small Lllavender skirt $58)

 

 

This skirt from Lllavender recycled material is vintage fabric. With silhouettes ranging from tunics to skirts, the designer on the textile over the trendy. This piece is Abstract Expressionist meets 1980’s graffiti, and it’s awesome. The 1970’s blouse is the perfect compliment; a little sweet, a little street. Don’t forget your costume pearls.

(Verabelle tie $30 and shirt $38, Gap pants $14)

 

 

Hey guys, you can go green, too – Verabelle has a men’s line! Images of forest animals and the historic South give your everyday button-down a little flair. It’s cool to be in to Nature.

 

 

(AH Peele shirt $28, True Religion jeans size 31 $75)

 

 

 

It’s also cool to shop local. With all the great artists and designers in the area, why not support the community? AH Peele is a Raleigh duo that combines art and fashion in the purest of ways – the designers hand-carve their drawings into stamps. AH Peele also uses American Apparel, made in the USA, garments for their artwork.

 

 

 

Recycle, Reuse, Revamp, Revolve…

Modernly Mod

Mad Men Season 5 has begun!
And with it has come the resurgence of Mod.
As the characters go into the 60’s later years the style change drastically;
Prints are louder, lines are geometric and graphic,
and we either drop the waist, or lose it completely.

So add a little Mod influence to your current officewear!
It’s a fresh take on sexy and is universally flattering.

(Necklace & earring set $28, Boabob handbag $12, size 37 Prada heels $158, size small Abaete dress $98)

 An obvious take on Mod is a simple, graphic Shift Dress. The way this dress is darker on the sides and bright through the middle gives a slimming effect. Customize this technique by incorporating your best color and favorite neutral.

(Bangles $6 & $2, scarf $8, Cole Haan sunglasses $38, Madeline mules $16, Banana Republic sweater $16, Etcetera skirt $34)

 

 

 

If you’re feeling bold, go for a bright print! Geometric, Abstract, and Psychedelic patterns are exciting and fashion-forward. To offset a piece so groovy, accent with neutrals or pair it with a solid-colored piece.

 

 

(Ring $8, Tullula Tate handbag $78, size 8 Prada Sandals $148, vintage blazer $10, Julie Brown dress $42)

 

 

To achieve a more Modernist take on the print, go for something with repetition of the same kind of line rather than an array of different shapes. A monochromatic color scheme reflects the simplistic aesthetic and is easier to wear than a bright, analogous scheme. Compliment a shorter hemline with major platforms. Designs with a low incline make you fabulously tall but are a breeze to walk in!

(Chloe sunglasses $88, Indigo heels $42, Michael Stars shirt $14, Adrienne Vittadini cardigan $18, Harold's skirt $28)

 

For those willing to take on both trends of the late 60’s, do so with caution. Incorporate the graphic Mod through color blocking and choose a more abstract print for a major piece. Doing this in cool colors makes it more subdue, relaxed, “hip”. You may be tempted to over-accesorize, but don’t get carried away into Mod Madness!

 

 

 

Be modernly Mod.

Shorts & Denim

It’s that time again!

With the arrival of warm weather, we’re now taking more as drop-offs.
In addition to designer denim,
we will now be accepting gently-worn brand-name&designer shorts.

(L-R: citizens of Humanity shorts $74 NEW, Buffalo David Bitton shorts $38, Pilcro shorts $20, J. Crew shorts $38, Juicy Couture shorts $28, Wendy Hill shorts $56, Diesel jeans $50, White House Black Market jeans $18, Chip & Pepper jeans $50)

So stop by our Glenwood/Retail location and bring us goodies!
We’ll be doing this from now until July:
do some Spring Cleaning and take advantage of the drop-off process.

For those of you new to the game; we put your items out on the floor for three months & split the profit 50/50 when it sells!

And of course we take designer denim year-round!

Kimon-Oh Yes!

Has your wardrobe visited The Orient yet?!
Asian-influenced fashion is all the rage this season and on into Fall/Winter,
so now is the perfect time to try this trend while it’s still fresh!

(Saola smokey quartz earrings $106, Bakers heels $22, Walter top $28, DKNY pants $46, Kimono jacket $32)

Nothing says ‘China’ like the combo of red, black, and gold. A red pump adds modernity to a traditional kimono jacket, and the touch of gold makes this outfit perfect for a night out.

(Erin Brown Designs earrings $30, size 8 Mink flats $78 NEW, size 2 Rebecca Taylor top $66, size 6 Theory jeans $58, BCBGMaxazria kimono $38)

If you’d rather be in a Japanese garden than out celebrating Year of the Dragon, go Zen with cool colors and white. This approach to mixing prints works since it is all in the same color scheme and the prints are relatively the same scale.

(Trénde Fémme earrings $38 and hairpins $25, J.Crew belt $8, Maripe heels $22, Alyn Paige dress $18, Made in Hong Kong kimono $36)

This spring, we’re loving a traditional-meets-contemporary style. The delicate floral embroidery (you should see the back!) and sheen of the white satin softens the bold, modern bands of green. The look is bright, yet serene.

(Coral necklace $18, gold leaf earrings $8, belt $8, size 7 Yves Saint Laurent mules $110, Riller & Fount dress $22, Custo Barcelona cardigan $58)

When the cold weather inevitably returns, you can still be inspired by oriental style. Take the colors from the changing leaves to create a rich and earthy ensemble. Draped outerwear resembles the Kimono shape but is so cozy!

Let the Asian Invasion begin!

***Revolver Online Pick of the Week***

Want to go further with this trend? Find your perfect piece from an upcoming Asian designer like Alexander Wang. Young designers like Wang seem to have a very structured take on style, and their interpretation of Asian fashion. How would you combine the two elements?
(size 8 Alexander Wang army dress, $178)