Travel Lust

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Everyone at The Revival Outpost has been bitten by the travel bug.

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Whether it’s our Manager Ashley who is preparing for her trip to San Francisco, Alexis, our in store liaison, heading to Florida every other week, Boss Lady Christina who is contemplating a styling job in Asia, or me squeezing in time to camp throughout the South East United States, we all want to get out and wander!

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There is something about traveling the unknown, exploring some new place, which in turn allows you to explore new parts of yourself.

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In this world of constant updates, knowledge and technological lit spaces it’s nice to be surrounded by people who want to abandon the comfort of the couch and tour the world around them.

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Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart

Won’t you join us on a trip?

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-E.Sage

 

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Sexual Outlaws

A woman’s sexuality has always been a force of turmoil… for men.  From 1920 bathing suits that covered you from neck to ankle to 2014 decisions on contraception, men have always felt the need to control our bodies. Our wombs are warriors for wondrous life, our minds are powered by emotion and empathy, and our physical displays can turn men to warriors or make them weep. We always have the power. We are in control of our sexuality, and often their sexual desire. One of the best demonstrations of women honing their strength as sexual beings is with burlesque.  Here are some burlesque queens from New Orleans who make us proud.

Lilly Christine - The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine – The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine - The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine – The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine - The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine – The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine - The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine – The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine - The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine – The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine - The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine – The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine - The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine – The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine - The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine – The Cat Girl

Burlesque Babes

Burlesque Babes

Lilly Christine - The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine – The Cat Girl

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Lilly Christine - The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine – The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine - The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine – The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine - The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine – The Cat Girl

Kalantan - The Heavenly Body

Kalantan – The Heavenly Body

Evangeline - The Oyster Girl

Evangeline – The Oyster Girl

Lilly Christine - The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine – The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine - The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine – The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine - The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine – The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine - The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine – The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine - The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine – The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine - The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine – The Cat Girl

Suzanne Robbins - Jezebel

Suzanne Robbins – Jezebel

Loomis Dean - Divena

Loomis Dean – Divena

Lilly Christine - The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine – The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine - The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine – The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine - The Cat Girl

Lilly Christine – The Cat Girl

Tee Tee Red

Tee Tee Red

Burlesque Babe Performing

Burlesque Babe Performing

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Tee Tee Red

Shake a tail feather.

 

-E.Sage

Collaging

I’ve recently been on a kick of collaging. Mostly using photoshop with images from Pinterest and Tumblr that I find inspiring. I love matching and mixing prints. Two images that have the same scheme and concept can really stick out when you layer them over the other.

Here are some things I’ve dreamed up recently:

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Still works in progress. But they’re super fun and definitely inspirational for brainstorming about color and image connectivity!

Every Month is Black History Month

Even though Black History shouldn’t be limited to one month a year, I mean each time you pair jelly with its life-long partner peanut butter, or reach the last of the ink in your fountain pen, or throw that wrinkly shirt on an ironing board, you are using a black invention. Though, it is nice to have a calendar reminder to explore black history in America.  With that being said, can we just talk about how I want to die and come back as Dorothy Dandridge?!

3375_mediumThe lady could sing, dance and act. She appeared in movies along side some the greatest actors, like John Wayne, headlined shows in Las Vegas and the Apollo Theater, and was the first black actress to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress.  She gave serious meaning to the term “Triple Threat” and all while looking so damn exquisite.Dorothy-Dandridge-celebrities-who-died-young-32313497-500-704

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Dorothy got her fame during the 1930’s and 40’s when women’s wardrobes were delicate, luxurious, feminine and just slightly sexy.

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Dorothy appeared in “Lady from Louisiana” in 1941, and I caught her in an JAX beer ad!
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Thanks Miss Dandridge for being beautiful, talented and well-dressed. – E.Sage

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Iree Island Life Part 2

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It’s Monday! If you find yourself starring at the clock and calendar willing the days by until the next parade, don’t fret. Escape into the last compilation of photos from our shop lady Erica’s West Indies trip.

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A lil forest zip line

A lil forest zip line

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Even locals love America

Even locals love America

When the humdrum of regular life gets you in a rut. Check for the beauty in the details to lift your spirits.

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With all the bodycon, crop top, sheer from head to toe we’ve been loving in street fashion, we often forget that being draped in fabric can be a beautifully empowering way to mix things up.

Local lady in a vibrant kaftan

Local lady in a vibrant kaftan

Large Cutout Kaftan -$48, Purple Shine Scarf-$12, Tribal Earrings -$12

Large Cutout Kaftan -$48, Purple Shine Scarf-$12, Tribal Earrings -$12

Royal Blue Paisley Kaftan -$18, Lady Tiger Scarf-$14, Faux Shell Earrings- $12

Royal Blue Paisley Kaftan -$18, Lady Tiger Scarf-$14, Faux Shell Earrings- $12

Can we talk about…?

Creatures of Comfort and Zimmermann’s F/W ’14 lines?

LITERALLY DEAD.

Jade Lai took inspiration from the mystery board game Clue.

Firstly, I love Clue. And murder mysteries. And plum-colored lip stains.

Guess what? The model’s lips were beautifully berry-stained. Love at first sight? Yes.

All the ladies were heavily cloaked, rocking brilliant blue checks, asymmetrical silhouettes and 90’s razor cuts.

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 My favorite look of the collection. Army green has been my power color for the past couple of weeks. Plus, the oversize blazer and high waisted slit-skirt-over-creme-knee-length-shorts-thing makes me swoon.

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 Never underestimate the power of the turtleneck.

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Now, Zimmermann.

For only being its third show in the states, it seriously knows what’s up.

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Always fresh. Always killin’ it. Always crispy (with that feminine touch).

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Do you ever want to wear anything else but partially wedged point-toe oxfords for the rest of your life?

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This shit makes me feel like a flirtatious warrior princess.

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Watch me shake my hips as I slice my enemy’s heads off.

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 Like, the fuck is this silhouette?

My boobs could never hold this up. But I’m tempted to spend over $2,000 to try.

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My favorite look.

Perfect midi skirt to swish and sway in.

Cute platform heels.

Cuddly cropped knit.

Boxy leather.

NECK BOWS!

It’s the perfect juxtaposition.

Just don’t forget that berry-lip, ladies.

xoxo + happy #nyfw!

-ash

All images from style.com

Iree Island Life Part 1

There’s nothing like epic cold weather to make you wish you were on an island. Our shop lady Erica spent 13 days in the West Indies. Here is her first installment on Caribbean fashion and how to get it here at The Revival Outpost.

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Soufriere – Under three thousand people live in this city

“Sa ka fete?” What’s up, how’s it going? “Iree” Good, relaxing. St. Lucia is a small island just above Barbados. Small towns fill the valleys in between the mountainous island and create a down home, everyone knows you -your auntie-grandma-cousin- or neighbor-feel that us Southerns know only too well.

Local stone and concrete painted house

Local stone and concrete painted house

Inspiration is a funny thing; it can be hidden in the clouds or blatant in the streets. When you don’t have cars filling roads, Internet at your fingertips and material items blocking your view all you can see is the beauty in the details.

Turqoi Water

Water so blue

Local Beer

Local beer named after the set of mountains behind the bottles

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Local price for this lager is $1.60USD

Got an island name: BadGalEE

Got an island name: BadGalEE

The spirit of St. Lucia is much like other island cultures: Live easy, live simple, and live happy.

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Women’s and Men’s Restroom signs

Even on an island, we women can’t be too over dressed. Working women on the island were conservatively stylish. Layers of light fabric draped over brown skin.  Colorful accent bows added to kinky cornrows. Three inch heels float over New Orleans esq cobble stone.

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Local Lady mixing prints

Floral Denim Bustier -$25.60(SALE). Ethnic Wide Leg Pants -$24. Levis Jean Jacket- $42
Floral Denim Bustier -$25.60(SALE). Ethnic Wide Leg Pants -$24. Levis Jean Jacket- $42
Vintage Blue Sweater - $18. Vintage Pant - $24. Vintage Crop Button Down - $38. Western Belt -$24

Vintage Blue Sweater – $18. Vintage Pant – $24. Vintage Crop Button Down – $38. Western Belt -$24

Lookbook: Three Floor Fashion

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The lookbook for TF is literally all we’ve ever wanted in our lives and more.

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The sharp lines and angles. The colors. The acid-dripped layering. The shadows.

It’s brilliant.

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Not to mention genius. I love the aesthetic. It really captures and fits their brand perfectly.

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Bravo, Three Floor Fashion, you’ve officially won us over.

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All images: Three Floor Fashion

P.S. WE’VE LAUNCHED OUR ONLINE STORE. SHOP NOW.

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Crop tops. Fitted sweaters.

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Things that end at the natural waist are just better!

All bodies are different, so the look might not work for you (and that’s okay! #werk it, bitch!) but I cannot stop piling up my Christmas wishlist with these babes.

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They give me life.

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So crisp, so clean, so beautiful!

You don’t always have to show your tummy, either. Thank the heavens for bringing high-waisted-everything back.

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And they fit basically any “look” you’re going for.

Sporty.

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Ke$ha.

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Badass bitch.

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TFTIR (The Finest Thing in the Room — thanks, Raven)

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(PS we have this top in stock!)

Drifter.

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Grunge.

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Librarian.

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Ok, throw on some tights and make the crop long sleeve…then it would be perfect.

Patriotic?

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…..I think you get my point.