Mom Style Files Informant Sheila {#msfiles}

Vintage Revival

After an entire month of soaking in the Vintage look, I’m head of over heels in love. I knew I would be, but it was hard to step into that style one month from the age of 40. I was worried I wouldn’t be able to pull it off, and that I’d look like I was trying too hard or that I had raided my mom’s closet {and not in a good way}. But it was a success!

I hope you found it successful too, and that you were able to find your inner vintage girl. If you need more inspiration head over to Peanut Butter in My Hair, because she will be showing you how to add hints of vintage with accessories.

Oh, and don’t forget to visit my FAVORITE store Revival either online or in person, tell them Redhead Reverie sent you or use code FALLSPECIAL13 to receive 20% off your purchase.

Let me tell you I put it to good use!

Now we close out the month of vintage with the owner and original shopgirl Sheila Davisson.

Sheila Davisson
Revival Owner Sheila {on right} with shopgirl Teah

Age: 36

Hometown: Iowa City

What You Do: Shop Owner

Blog or website:

Style ID: Urban Eclectic

Describe your style in one word: Mine


What did you do before you became a shopgirl?

Various jobs in retail and the fashion industry, including fashion PR, product development for Polo, manager and buyer for a kids boutique, VonMaur shoe sales associate – once a shopgirl, always a shopgirl


What is your favorite piece of vintage?

Vintage Balenciaga sunglasses




What are some tips you can share with our readers when it comes to buying vintage?

Try on something that you would not normally go for. Also a great tip for skirts and pants is to take the waistband (buttoned) and see if it fits around your neck. If it goes all the way around it will most likely fit your waist.


Who is your style inspiration?

Francois Hardy, Jane Birkin & Love Story (1970s movie), Faye Dunaway. I love a little french twist on Americana


What is you favorite go-to outfit?

Cropped jeans, loose black tank & bright colored flats.


I found a pair of keys and Toys R Us gift card in the pocket of one of the jackets I purchased there, what’s the oddest thing you’ve found?

We have found a little bit of everything under the sun – but my favorite are notes/lists people write to themselves. For example: a list of co-workers poor job performance (did her nails from 945-1015, pros and cons lists about a potential lover, etc)


When you “shop” for the store is it hard to not keep items for yourself?

It used to be when I first started, but I have learned that there will always be something fantastic coming in the store. Also, I really do get a rush from someone else finding an amazing piece to add to their collection so that brings me more fulfillment then keeping it myself.


When it comes to resale, what do you look for in a piece?

Quality construction, timeless styling & a fit that compliments the female body


Lastly, we know you just got back from a buying trip, what trends are you seeing for fall?

Sporty Street wear is still very strong (sneakers, flat bill hats, harem pants, graphic prints), neon details are still strong, LEATHER is EVERYWHERE – as a detail think a sleeve on a top or a side panel of a pant or dress, burgundy and forest green or strong colors, denim shirts and military jackets are also very strong, the maxi is def carrying over from summer into fall.

Fun Stuff


What a great interview and great tips, especially the neck measurement. You learn something new everyday. That and to check all the pockets of your clothes before you send them to resale. I wouldn’t want any of my top secret blog notes to end up in the wrong hands.


Well, I hope you all enjoyed this month’s Mom Style Files, and if you have a mom fashion mission you’d like us to tackle contact me {see that envelope in the header click it} or use redheadreverie {at} gmail {.com}


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