Revive, Ever After

“My customers say that because of me, I have provided a safe haven for them. My staff and I cheer them on through their trials and tribulations, as well as congratulate them through their successes. A place where they see familiar, smiling faces and hear kind, uplifting words.

To buyer and seller, the exchange of the incredible clothes are a bonus. It is a special place that has a life of its own. What I am certain about, is that Revivals Boutique is unique.”

-Robin Eklund

When Robin, stylist, self-proclaimed “treasure hunter” and owner of Revivals Boutique contacted me about partnering with her store, Revivals Boutique, it was a no brainer.

Though I am always very selective about the people and companies with whom I partner, I have known Robin for a long time, both personally and professionally, and I have seen her store absolutely blossom before my eyes.

When I was in seventh grade, my mom took me on a shopping trip to Revivals Boutique and I bought my first piece of adult clothing: a long, floral skirt. Yes, it was the nineties, and yes, it made me feel incredibly special and grown up; like I was able to embody a different and more sophisticated persona.


Screen Shot 2016-01-08 at 1.19.35 PMI had the pleasure of spending the morning shopping, styling and sashaying at Revivals Boutique last week and ZOMG did we have fun. Robin and store manager Jillian Dunn, did for me what they do for all of their customers: they made me feel like the best version of me. And, more than that, they made me feel like I was a part of something. Robin was dead on in her quote; Revivals is a community. I felt it.


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I told Robin and Jillian, who together have a combined 65+ years in fashion (which doesn’t make sense to me, as they seem far too young!), that I needed looks for my every day “mom on the go” life, a few pieces that I could wear for meetings and, perhaps most fun of all, some things I could wear as the lead singer of Fowl Play. They embraced their task with vigor, zest and the biggest smiles.

And they made me feel wonderful in the process.

As you can see on Instagram, they had me dripping in designer-wear for my daytime looks.

@mommyeverafter (designer credits in link)

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And then there was my rock and roll outfit.

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They killed it.

And they took so much care in the process. They didn’t just dress me to dress me. They took my needs into account, with a great thoughtfulness. My desire to grow. Each accessory was chosen with care, with everything from the gorgeous Balenciaga bag to the no-name knit hat that totally completed my daytime look.

Yes it was a Thursday morning and yes, they made me feel incredibly special and grown up; like I was able to embody a different and more sophisticated persona.

(sound familiar?)

And so, after spending hours in the store because I wanted to
I decided that I needed to share this experience with my beloved readers, and so, with the help of Robin and Jillian, we created Revive, Ever After, a ladies night out for schmoozing and shopping.

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Save the date for Wednesday, February 3

(just in time for Valentine’s Day)

when Robin and Jillian are closing down the store for an exclusive night for you, Mommy, Ever After readers.

From Prosecco to Prada–good friends to Gucci–it will be a good time.

We get to play dress up, together. We get to enjoy the community that Robin has built and, like she said, cheer each other on through our trials and tribulations, and congratulate one another through our successes.

The store will be closed for us from 6-9pm, and we will be treated to many goodies, including refreshments, a gift bag and a special discount on shopping for that night only.

We can all use a little boost, so here’s our chance.

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See you on Wednesday the 3rd!

Get ready to Revive.

P.S. Do I need those boots or do I NEED those boots?

This post was written in proud partnership with Revivals Boutique. As always, the opinions expressed were honest and 100% my own.

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