So Long, Farewell to 2012

What a year it has been!
With 2012 coming to an end, we’d like to take a look back
at all that Revolver has experienced in these past twelve months.

Remember the Triangle Tweed Ride?
We supported this historic tradition by co-hosting a Tap into Tweed party
with Raleigh Vintage and dedicating two weeks of blogging to terrific tweed outfits.
Although the event was postponed due to rain, we had a blast seeing all the dapper men and fabulous ladies dressed in their finest tweed ensembles.
Will there be another Tweed Ride in March 2013? We sure hope so!

In April we hosted the Art for Animals trunk show,
featuring pet portraits by Amy Yeager and handmade creations by Marilyn Tilley,
in support of Best Friend Pet Adoption.
Pavlov’s Dogs came with their delicious (hot) dogs
so everyone could be full and have fun!

The following month we found ourselves hosting an event
in support of Dress for Success Triangle NC.
The Revolve Your Wardrobe clothing swap was a great success!
We couldn’t have done it without all of you
and we hope to do it again, with even more attendees, this coming year!

In June we welcomed the fifth edition of The Raleigh Typhoon scavenger hunt.
We had all sorts of characters coming in to buy House of Swank‘s 919 Y’all pins
and take pictures with our mannequin and props.
What a crazy day that was!

Although we calmed down over the summer, we didn’t stop moving.
Revolver dressed photo-shoots for Social magazine and Carolina Style magazine:
our In-house Stylist was even featured on the Street Style page for Carolina Style!
Our stylist also used Revolver clothing to work with photographer Adam Wamsley.
Local publication Pack Fashion,
produced by students in the College of Textiles at North Carolina State University,
also sourced apparel from Revolver for their spring and menswear editorials!

Of course, we can’t forget the major shoot for Revolver
filmed by Victor Chavez.
He did a wonderful job at capturing the diverse style of Revolver
and videos can be seen here & here.
Thank you to all the models who made this possible
and a big thanks to Victor!

As fall came around, we got amped for the third annual Hopscotch Music Festival!
To honor this Raleigh tradition,
we showed you our favorite ensembles for such an event
for both girls and guys.
Tickets for Hopscotch 2013 go on sale the first of February.
Will we see you there?!

In October, we said Adios to our stylist as she flew off to Barcelona for the weekend.
She shared her experience via Revolver
as she showed us her packing process,
the trends in Spain, what she wore during her excursions,
and all the tourist sights to see.

Our final event of the year was the My Mother’s Attic vintage sale.
Featuring vintage goods from one of our favorite consignors,
the event brought together pieces from the past with people of the present.
What a wonderful celebration of our love for anything vintage!
Those of you who attended asked us to hold the event again:
keep your fingers crossed and it just may happen!

We’d also like to reflect on some of the major trends we saw in 2012;
like the monochromatic look seen at Givenchy
or the gilded styles of Dolce and Gabbana.
Coral made a splash this summer
and the 1920’s have been the inspiration for many holiday parties.
We can’t wait to see what trends come in 2013!

Happy New Year! We’ll see you in 2013!

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Everyone Can be a Superhero

Capes are cool.
Unlike their cousin, the poncho,
who’s popularity faded in the early 2000’s,
capes have been around forever and have always been quite fashionable.

From medieval Europe to Superman,
James Brown to Victorian women,
capes will be forever cool.

(Jill's Jewels earrings $20, Kenneth Cole Reaction boots size 8 $64 NEW, Land's End cape $54 NEW, Robert Rodriguez sweater size small $78, Bella Dahl jeans $40)

(Jill’s Jewels earrings $20, Kenneth Cole Reaction boots size 8 $64 NEW, Land’s End cape $54 NEW, Robert Rodriguez sweater size small $78, Bella Dahl jeans $40)

 

 

 

The modern cape wearer draws a great deal of inspiration from the early 1960’s. Take Betty Drapper of Mad Men; she’d sport an equestrian cape while horseback riding and an evening cape when out to dinner. Our interpretation includes the tapered pant, bold color combinations, and popular plaid print of the decade.

 

 

(Lucky Accessories earrings $39, Salvatore Ferragamo flats size 7.5 $72, vintage Marquise cape $178, Neeso shirt $40, See by Chloe skirt size 6 $138 NEW)

(Lucky Accessories earrings $39, Salvatore Ferragamo flats size 7.5 $72, vintage Marquise cape $178, Neeso shirt $40, See by Chloe skirt size 6 $138 NEW)

 

 

 

As the cape moved into the later part of the 1960’s it became more Mod and youthful. This burgundy leather cape is fun while being practical, and the rabbit collar adds an air of elegance. Paired with a classic Salvatore Ferragamo flat and a mini skirt, this look is totally groovy!

 

 

 

(Jill's Jewels earrings $20, Max de Carlo heels $36, belt $20, Ballinger Gold cape $48, J. Crew sweater $20, August Silk skirt $22)

(Jill’s Jewels earrings $20, Max de Carlo heels $36, belt $20, Ballinger Gold cape $48, J. Crew sweater $20, August Silk skirt $22)

 

 

Since the cape was originally designed for knights and militia it is no wonder the garment lends itself to an equestrian-inspired ensemble. We paired this camel cape with warm-tone leather accents and brick hues for an elegant look reminiscent of horse stables and 16th century fox hunts.

 

 

 

 

(Earrings $24, Kelly & Katie heels $24, scarf $12, Max Studio cape $36, French Connection shirt $20, Sass & Bide jeans $50)

(Earrings $24, Kelly & Katie heels $24, scarf $12, Max Studio cape $36, French Connection shirt $20, Sass & Bide jeans $50)

 

 

If you’d like to try the cape trend, but prefer a more streamline style, try a capelet. A shorter version of a cape, this style is more casual and modern. We chose muted tones and faded floral prints for a look that is simply etherial and perfect for daily wear.

White Elephant

Participating in a gift exchange?
Need a last-minute gift?

Revolver has what you need!
Unique and unisex items at inexpensive prices.

Lllavender arm warmers, $22

Lllavender arm warmers, $22

 

 

 

These arm warmers are fun and so cozy! While the leopard pair are our favorite, these nifty gifts come in a variety of colors and prints.

 

 

 

Woodcrafty necklace, $17

Woodcrafty necklace, $17

 

 

We mustache you a question: how cool is this necklace?! This piece by Woodcrafty features an adjustable leather cord and looks good on dudes and dudettes.

 

 

 

SoSheSews wallet, $12

SoSheSews wallet, $12

 

 

 

For a simpler, more practical gift we love these wallets by SoSheSews. Made of recycled plastic bags, this gift is sustainable and eco-friendly!

 

 

 

House of Swank shirt, $18

House of Swank shirt, $18

 

 

If you love North Carolina as much as we do, you’ll love this shirt from House of Swank! Everyone at the party will like it, too, and will probably ask where you found such a neat thing. This design is available in men’s M and L, while other designs are available in various men’s and women’s sizes.

 

Nordstrom scarf, $18

Nordstrom scarf, $18

 

 

This time of year scarves are always appreciated. This one, originally from Nordstrom, is super soft and its cable knit design makes it perfect for men and women alike.

 

 

 

 

Revolver gift card

Revolver gift card

 

 

Can’t decide what to get? Fear not! A gift card to Revolver is always appreciated. You can pick the price and let the recipient pick the item.

 

 

 

 

Happy Holidays from the staff at Revolver Consignment Boutique!

Celebrating the New Year

New Year’s Eve is just two weeks away!

While it is typical to get all dolled-up for New Year’s Eve,
sometimes you want to be a little more comfortable
or a little more casual.

Here are our favorite looks
that don’t involve dresses or skirts
but will have you ringing in 2013 with style!

(Cole Haan heels size 6 $68, ring $8, Silence + Noise jacket $24, Velvet shirt $18, Alice & Olivia shorts $46)

(Cole Haan heels size 6 $68, ring $8, Silence + Noise jacket $24, Velvet shirt $18, Alice & Olivia shorts $46)

 

 

When you just want to bar-hop, it’s easier to not worry about sitting pretty in a dress or skirt. With the unusually warm weather we’ve been experiencing you can enjoy the comfort of shorts this New Year’s Eve! Layer a pair of black tights if you’d like, but this outfit is totally chic while still being comfortable and festive.

 

 

(Celine boots size 8 $158, bracelets $12, Beverly & Manika top $36, Chloe culottes size  4 $312)

(Celine boots size 8 $158, bracelets $12, Beverly & Manika top $36, Chloe culottes size 4 $312)

 

 

 

If you like the appearance of a skirt, but prefer the movement of shorts, try out a modern pair of culottes. This pair by Chloe has a sleek drape and is made of warm wool; paired with a sparkly top and edgy boots, this outfit will attract attention at any party!

 

 

(Sigerson Morrison flats $38, earrings $18, J. Crew shirt $10, Ben Sherman jeans size 28 $60 NEW)

(Sigerson Morrison flats $38, earrings $18, J. Crew shirt $10, Ben Sherman jeans size 28 $60 NEW)

 

 

For those of you bringing in the new year with the Avett Brothers in Greensboro, jeans and a t-shirt may be more appropriate for the occasion. But that doesn’t mean you have to skimp on sparkle! This shirt by J Crew has a subtle shimmer woven throughout that is amplified when paired with a dark wash jean. Have fun and shine on!

 

 

(Miu Miu heels size 39 $210, ring $6, Betsy Johnson coat size medium $98, Banana Republic top $34 NEW, Vince pants size 4 $68)

(Miu Miu heels size 39 $210, ring $6, Betsy Johnson coat size medium $98, Banana Republic top $34 NEW, Vince pants size 4 $68)

 

If you’re going to a fancy event, but you like wearing pants rather than a dress you can still put together an elegant ensemble. A pair of knit pants are the ultimate in comfort, and in a saturated black hue with zipper details at the ankle these pants become the ultimate in style, too! Paired with fabulous heels and a funky coat this look is glamourous without trying to hard. You don’t even need to worry about accessories with this necklace design printed on the blouse!

An Elegant Ending

The end of the year is near,
which means the start of a brand new year!

So how will you greet 2013?

(Carlos heels $36, Good Girls Studio earrings $24, Theory blazer size 8 $88, Intimately by Free People top $12, Tevrow+Chase skirt size 4 $56)

(Carlos heels $36, Good Girls Studio earrings $24, Theory blazer size 8 $88, Intimately by Free People top $12, Tevrow+Chase skirt size 4 $56)

 

 

 

Sparkel and shine go hand-in-hand with New Year’s celebrations; but when everyone is doing silver and gold, why not stand out with a gunmetal ensemble? We love this darker side of metallic.

 

 

 

(Liz Carine heels $44, earrings $6, Kenneth Cole coat size small $64, Banana Republic skirt $24)

(Liz Carine heels $44, earrings $6, Kenneth Cole coat size small $64, Banana Republic skirt $24)

 

 

If you’re feeling fun and flirty, take inspiration from the groovy gals of the early 70’s with a shiny short skirt and an oversized (faux) fur coat. You’ll feel sexy and fabulous all night long!

 

 

 

 

(Madison Studio heels $20, earrings $20, Theory blazer size 4 $89, Tahari skirt $42)

(Madison Studio heels $20, earrings $20, Theory blazer size 4 $89, Tahari skirt $42)

 

 

 

For a fancier New Years eve, we love a formal skirt. This one by Tahari has an unexpected train and looks quite sharp with this velvet Theory blazer. This ensemble says “sleek, chic, and sophisticated.”

 

 

 

(Kenneth Cole Reaction boots size 8 $64, earrings $8, Red turtleneck $16, vintage Made in Hong Kong skirt size small $68)

(Kenneth Cole Reaction boots size 8 $64, earrings $8, Red turtleneck $16, vintage Made in Hong Kong skirt size small $68)

 

 

 

If you’re trying to make a statement as you enter the new year, there’s no better garment than this vintage skirt. Its bright design stands out against a black background and a little bit of glitz goes a long way to accentuate the ensemble.

Gift Guide for Your Mother

Its not easy to find the perfect gift for your mom.
But don’t stress!
Revolver has many unique pieces to suit any style.

Here are some of our favorite gifts for mothers;

1930's rhinestone tiara, $88

1930’s rhinestone tiara, $88

 

 

If your mom is the queen of the household, chances are she could use a tiara. This vintage find will make her feel special and fabulous, even when washing dishes.

 

 

Saola Designs ring, $108

Saola Designs ring, $108

 

 

Are there three children in your family? If so, this Saola ring is the perfect joint gift from you and your siblings. The three semi-precious stones set in stirling silver make a lovely memento for the family she’s created.

 

Turquoise and silver earrings, $50

Turquoise and silver earrings, $50

 

 

For the eclectic mother who loves funky jewelry, she’s sure to enjoy these turquoise and stirling silver earrings.

 

 

 

Coach wallet, $46 NEW

Coach wallet, $46 NEW

 

 

Does your mom prefer brand-name fashion? If so, she’ll probably like this Coach wristlet wallet. It’s brand new and so useful, she’ll carry it daily!

 

Good Girls Studio bracelet, $36

Good Girls Studio bracelet, $36

 

 

This bracelet by Good Girls Studio is great for a mother who enjoys vintage style. Comprised of vintage parts, this piece of jewelry is one of a kind, just like her!

 

14K gold horse necklace, $86

14K gold horse necklace, $86

 

 

 

For many Southern mothers, horseback riding is a popular past-time that they look forward to sharing with their daughters. If this sounds like you and your mom, a gold horse necklace is a wonderful every-day piece that will serve as a constant reminder of the bond you two share.

 

 

 

If you don’t see anything for your mom on this list, fear not! Revolver has many more special pieces and is always getting in new inventory. Stop by the shop and let us help you find the perfect gift!

Gift Guide for Your Father

Parents are the hardest to buy gifts for.
They’d be happy with a hand-made card and an ornament.
When you ask them what they want, they respond with
“Oh, I don’t need anything,” or “Just for you to be home.”

So instead of searching every store in the mall for the “right item,”
come to Revolver and find a little something special!

Here are our favorite gift ideas for dads;

Vintage 1920's cuff links, $68

Vintage 1920’s cuff links, $68

 

 

For a classy dad, these cuff links are perfect. They’re a rare pair from the 1920’s that actually snaps together! So unique, he’ll wear them all the time.

 

Santana cummerbund and  bow tie set, $16 NEW

Santana cummerbund and bow tie set, $16 NEW

 

For the festive father, we love this Christmas-print cummerbund and tie set. It’s better than a tacky Christmas sweater and he’s sure to show it off at the next office holiday party!

 

Oscar de la Renta tie, $56

Oscar de la Renta tie, $56

 

 

 

If your father prefers the finer things in life, and could be termed a “designer dad,” he’ll love this Oscar de la Renta tie. It’ll go with all of his name-brand suits.

 

Geox loafers size 10.5, $75 NEW

Geox loafers size 10.5, $75 NEW

 

 

If you dad is the casual type, he’ll enjoy a little luxury comfort. These Geox loafers are brand new, and we hear they’re good for the sole!

 

 

 

Vintage Jimmy V hat, $38

Vintage Jimmy V hat, $38

 

 

 

Most dads, especially Southern dads, enjoy golfing. If your father fits this description, he’ll probably appreciate this piece of golf memorabilia. A vintage Jimmy V hat will look good in a display and even better worn on the course.

 

 

Creative Recreation sneakers size 15, $42 NEW

Creative Recreation sneakers size 15, $42 NEW

 

 

Some dad’s are hipper than others. If your’s spends his free time skating, surfing, or just being cool he’ll probably like these kicks from Creative Recreation.