Designer of the Month – Milly NY

Knit hatler top size small, $48

Knit hatler top size small, $48

Recently, we’ve received several Milly pieces at Revolver
and we love them!

Milly,
one of our favorite brands at the shop,
is fun and flirty
and has arrived just in time for Spring!

Blouse size small, $48

Blouse size small, $48

 

 

 

 

 

Milly NY, designed by Michelle Smith, is all about  blending the classic qualities of American design with the sophisticated and luxurious touches of Parisian couture.

Dress size 6, $98

Dress size 6, $98

 

 

 

 

Milly was launched in 2001 and has since graced the figures of celebrities such as Beyonce, Mila Kunis, and Kate Middleton. We love how the designs are fresh and bold, while retaining an air of simplistic elegance.

Halter dress size 2, $98

Halter dress size 2, $98

Knit dress size medium, $80

Knit dress size medium, $80

 

Not only are Milly pieces timeless and perfect for all ages,
the color play is perfect for the Spring/Summer season!
Bold stripes or abstract florals, Milly NY has something for everyone.

Maxi dress size small, $68

Maxi dress size small, $68

 

 

 

Need something chic to wear to a Summer wedding? Throw on a lightweight Milly maxi with your favorite sandals for an easy, breezy ensemble.

Cardigan size small, $88

Cardigan size small, $88

 

 

 

 

Looking for a piece to transition your wardrobe? Milly shows impeccable craftsmanship through delicate bead-work that will add some umph to a basic work outfit.

 

 

 

 

 

Cocktail dress size 4, $150

Cocktail dress size 4, $150

Michelle Smith doesn’t forget about all the events a girl must attend.

Day to night, Milly’s got you covered!

This adorable LBD is great for a first date,
or add some sparkle with rhinestones for a fancy dinner party.

 

 

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Candy Colored

If you’ve lived in Raleigh for any amount of time
you’ll notice that the weather can change drastically
from one day to the other.
Like how one day it’s a sunny 64 degrees outside
and the next day it snows.

So it comes as no surprise
that although the temperature remains cool
we’re longing for the days of spring with highs of 75.

How to get the best of both worlds?
Dress in cozy ensembles with vivid color combinations!

(Jill's Jewels earrings $20, Cole Haan booties size 6 $98, J. Crew shirt $20, Lilly Pulitzer sweater $36, vintage skirt $18)

(Jill’s Jewels earrings $20, Cole Haan booties size 6 $98, J. Crew shirt $20, Lilly Pulitzer sweater $36, vintage skirt $18)

 

 

 

We’re obsessed with brightly colored sweaters. They add warmth when layered over a button up and look cute with hiking-inspired booties!

 

 

 

(White belt $5, purple belt SOLD, necklace $20, Cole Haan heels size 9 SOLD, vintage skirt $38, Investments sweater $36)

(White belt $5, purple belt SOLD, necklace $20, Cole Haan heels size 9 SOLD, vintage skirt $38, Investments sweater $36)

 

 

 

Just because one piece is super bright doesn’t mean everything else has to be neutral. A great way to work with color is using a monochromatic color scheme: pair different shades or tints of the same basic color; like lavender, plum, and magenta! A splash of white keeps the look fresh and feeling of spring.

 

 

(Bangle $14, scarf $15 NEW, Cole Haan booties size 6 $134 NEW, J. Crew sweater $38, skirt $6)

(Bangle $14, scarf $15 NEW, Cole Haan booties size 6 $134 NEW, J. Crew sweater $38, skirt $6)

 

 

If you’re not in to layering, pick a piece with a fun print and choose the brightest hue to accent the ensemble. We love a combo of kelly green and aqua! With black as the neutral, the look is vibrant while remaining seasonal.

 

 

 

(Earrings $12, Tods loafers size 6 $88, J. Crew sweater $46, Lilly Pulitzer blazer size 2 $68, Gypsy skirt $124 NEW)

(Earrings $12, Tods loafers size 6 $88, J. Crew sweater $46, Lilly Pulitzer blazer size 2 $68, Gypsy skirt $124 NEW)

 

 

You can be colorful in the office, too! “Professional” doesn’t mean stuffy black suits; it means dressing well and holding yourself with confidence. We love this Lilly Pulitzer blazer with its subtle colors. Complement a print of analogous colors (those beside each other on the color wheel) with an iridescent fabrics that picks up on the tones. This outfit is vivacious and sophisticated!

 

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Need a gift for your valentine?

Stop by Revolver for unique pieces
that show that someone how special they truly are!

Good Girls Studio necklace, $32

Good Girls Studio necklace, $32

 

 

 

Nothing says “I love you” like a one-of-a-kind necklace. This piece from Good Girls Studio incorporates a vintage heart, among other charms.

 

 

Rodrigo Utazu bracelet, $120

Rodrigo Utazu bracelet, $120

 

 

For the glamour goddess in your life, treat her with some bling! This Rodrigo Utazu bracelet completes any outfit and was featured on Sex and the City!

 

Vintage rhinestone tiara, $38

Vintage rhinestone tiara, $38

 

 

Be inspired by Breakfast at Tiffany’s and present your Holly Golightly with her very own tiara!

 

 

Chanel handbag, $348

Chanel handbag, $348

 

 

 

A classy woman will love you for this Chanel handbag; which, like love, will never go out of style.

 

Louis

 

 

 

For the working woman always on the go this Louis Vuitton is perfect! It’s just the right size and will be a constant reminder of your affection!

 

Chanel sandals size 39, $320 NEW

Chanel sandals size 39, $320 NEW

 

 

What woman wouldn’t want to play Cinderella with these lovely heels?!

 

 

Vintage cufflinks, $68

Vintage cufflinks, $68

 

 

Ladies, it’s good to treat your man to something special, too. These rare 1920’s snap cufflinks will let him know how unique he is.

 

 

Johnny Mack bow tie, $208

Johnny Mack bow tie, $208

 

 

 

If your guy likes to be the center of attention, he’ll love this hand-carved wooden bow tie by Johnny Mack. Not only is it a great conversation piece, but he’ll be able to brag about how is gal found him such an awesome gift!

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Local Designer of the Month – Johnny Mack

Looking for a truly unique accessory?
Local craftsman Johnny Mack has just the thing!

Johnny Mack makes hand-carved wooden bow ties, ties,
and even a wooden hat that he wears out on the town!

Striped bow tie $208, plaid bow tie $250

Striped bow tie $208, plaid bow tie $250

 

 

Johnny began making his one-of-a-kind bow ties after a fruitless search for a large fabric bow tie. He said companies like Brooks Brother were charging $300 or more for the vintage-style bow ties.

 

Red & Black tinted maple $128

Red & Black tinted maple $128

 

 

So, Johnny found a picture of George Clooney at an awards show, increased the picture to life scale, and copied Mr. Clooney’s bow tie. That is the template he uses for his fantastic wooden bow ties.

 

 

Black&White plaid $292

Black&white plaid $292

 

 

Johnny’s creations aren’t just of regular wood. He uses exotic materials, like purple heart and wenge wood, and does not use stains, preferring to let the natural hues shine. Each patterned piece is composed of strips of wood, cut and glued and cut again, then glued back into a rectangle.

 

Chevron $334

Chevron $334

 

 

Johnny then takes the rectangle and begins the carving process. He uses a variety of saws then fine tunes the shape by sanding by hand. The depth and fullness of his bow ties are remarkable, and quite the conversation piece! Ladies, if you need a Valentine’s gift for your man, a wooden bow tie is perfect!

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Designer of the Month – Rag & Bone

Rag & Bone was founded in 2002 by David Neville and Marcus Wainwright.
The American fashion brand started as a denim label
but has since expanded into ready-to-wear collections
for men (2004) and women (2005).

In 2010 the company added concept lines,
/JEAN /SHIRT and /KNIT,
some of which can be found at Revolver!

Jeans size 27, $50; Raglan Racer shirt size medium, SOLD

Jeans size 27, $50; Raglan Racer shirt size medium, SOLD

 

 

 

 

Rag & Bone’s knit and jeans collections are great basics to incorporate into your wardrobe.

 

 

Confetti dress size medium, $126 NEW

Confetti dress size medium, $126 NEW

 

 

 

 

This dress from their /KNIT line is comfy and cute; perfect for class on a cold day.

 

 

 

Cream and black

Marais shirt size 12, $162 NEW; Elvin skirt size 8, $348 NEW

 

 

 

 

Rag & Bone is known for their street-chic interpretation of a strong, cosmopolitan woman. Embrace this aesthetic with a blousy button-up and a modern kilt skirt.

 

 

Blazer size small, $148; Indigo denim skirt size 27, $120 NEW

Blazer size small, $148; Indigo denim skirt size 27, $120 NEW

 

 

 

Rag & Bone has something for work and play. This navy knit blazer is sophisticated for the office, but looks great with black jeans for a night-out ensemble. A denim pencil skirt is more grown-up than your typical denim mini, plus it goes with anything!

 

 

Asphalt Tuxedo dress size 4, $236 NEW

Asphalt Tuxedo dress size 4, $236 NEW

 

 

 

Rag & Bone can do sexy, too. This LBD is elegant and sultry while retaining simplicity. Throw on a red pump, a swipe of red lipstick, and you’re ready for any party!

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Valentines Date

Valentine’s Day is less than two weeks away!

What do you and your beau have planned?

Something special, something sweet;
we’ve got the perfect outfit for the occasion!

(Miu Miu heels size 9 $198, silver cuff $68, Jessica Simpson dress size 4 $78 NEW)

(Miu Miu heels size 9 $198, silver cuff $68, Jessica Simpson dress size 4 $78 NEW)

 

 

 

If you’re a daring fashionista who has a romantic evening in store be bold in a sleek red dress! Although you don’t need to go over-board on accessories, a leopard print pump adds an element of surprise to an already sexy ensemble.

 

 

(Christian Louboutin heels size 8 $390 NEW, earrings $16, Callula Lillibelle dress size 8 $205 NEW)

(Christian Louboutin heels size 8 $390 NEW, earrings $16, Callula Lillibelle dress size 8 $205 NEW)

 

 

 

 

For a lady of more demure elegance, a little black dress is always perfection. Mix it up with cobalt blue heels that flash a bit of red when you walk!

 

 

(Jimmy Choo heels size 7 $128, earrings $32, belt $8, Hunter Dixon dress size medium $98)

(Jimmy Choo heels size 7 $128, earrings $32, belt $8, Hunter Dixon dress size medium $98)

 

 

 

If you have a flirty and fun personality, let it shine through in your outfit. This dress by Hunter Dixion has a subtle polka dot print with a slight shimmer: a splash of red keeps with the playful style.

 

 

 

(Vintage Amalfi heels $46, Good Girls Studio necklace $22, vintage Dalton cardigan SOLD, BCBGMaxazria dress size 0 $78)

(Vintage Amalfi heels $46, Good Girls Studio necklace $22, vintage Dalton cardigan SOLD, BCBGMaxazria dress size 0 $78)

 

 

 

If your love is classic like a 1950’s couple, be inspired by the mid-century with a delicate cardigan and ruffled dress. This look couldn’t be sweeter with a vintage gold necklace as the finishing touch!