Although the wind outside is bitter and cold, here and there are glimmers of hope that spring is on it's way.
Here at Revival Retro, spring items have slowly begun to fill our rails with bright and vivid colours, making all of us long for the warmer days when we'll be able to wear all the new items without having to cover it all up with a long coat.
New to the shop in this week is some new season Emily & Fin, who, as always, bring in a fun and fresh, but entirely wearable collection.
My favourite that's arrived in the shop has got to be the Striped Shirt Dress. Having just moved to London, but grown up watching British television, I'm looking forward to strolling along one of those piers with carnival games and rides, with an ice cream in hand. I'll pair it with red to fully take advantage of the nautical theme; red sunglasses, belt and sandals bringing it all together beautifully. Adding the perfect touch is the dress's deep pockets!
Being made of cotton means it's a nice, light wear, and (most importantly) it's machine washable, so even if it gets a bit of sand and sea (or dripped ice cream), I can just toss it in the wash.
Besides the excitement of the dress, I'm thrilled with the two new skirts that have arrived. While I'm a girl who loves her dresses, I also value the importance of good separates, especially for travel. If you're home or on holiday, skirts and blouses allow for variation!
Now I love a good, fun novelty print, which we find in the Cactus Circle Skirt. The print of cacti potted in mustard pots, with beautiful red blooms atop give a talking point, and you can ensure whoever you're with that you're not as prickly as the skirt might imply!
Pair it with the Knitted Tee in mustard, and a pair of Mustard Stockings from What Katie Did, and you've got a fun and flirty outfit, perfect for going on a walk through the park with the sun shining.
If you're a fan of colour, then the Floral Circle Skirt is for you. Bright, bold and vivid, this skirt is sure to turn heads no matter where you go. We will also be getting a dress in the same print, due mid March. From afar the colours can look like an abstract painting, but on closer inspection you see the floral shapes come through. Wear this with a simple top (may i suggest the Classic Everyday Sweater in black or red?), and you can mix and match your accessories to pull out your favourite colours from the skirt.
When I wear bright and happy colours, I feel bright and happy. So if you're feeling a bit grey and the weather's getting you down, why not pop on in, we'll dress you up, and before we know it, spring will be here.