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i had a blog identity crisis. i stopped posting because i didn’t have much to say. it’s hard to write something genuine when i feel like others have been influenced by what we think people want to hear. i struggled to find the reason why i wanted to write and what exactly it is i want to publish on this blog. i struggled to find my voice.

the truth is, fashion has changed. i’ve changed too. so what does that mean for this blog?

flash revolutions started as my personal style blog without me knowing exactly what my personal style was. i’d inserted a few lifestyle things here and there, and it started to feel empty once i had garnered interest from brands and companies and PR folks. from here on out, flash revolutions will serve as a personal creative outlet with posts ranging from food, travel, music, and fashion. 

LOOPY

the isabel marant x h&m collaboration was something i tried to keep out of my head. i told myself, i don't NEED to give in to another h&m collab, as brilliant as they are. i spent a ton of money on the margiela collaboration and those dresses aren't as functional for the working (retail) woman. but when i saw the collection for myself, all of those ideas flew out of my head.

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the sweaters were the most coveted pieces of the collection - i couldn't find them anywhere days following the launch. but a week later? this beauty popped up at the michigan avenue location and i grabbed it off the rack and hugged it and whispered, "i'll never let you go." sometimes certain things can make you look and feel crazy. this sweater is worth it.

BILLY REID

during northerngrade this weekend, i came across a vendor booth for billy reid. for those of you who are unfamiliar with northerngrade - it's a (mostly) mens pop-up market that hits major u.s. cities with vendors selling goods made in the USA. 

designer willam "billy" reid has won several prestigious awards in the past few years, including the cfda/vogue fashion fund award and cfda's best menswear designer of the year 2012. why has it taken me this long to find this brand? the menswear is great, and the womenswear is AMAZING.

 

his fall 2013 collection is exactly what i want in my wardrobe (check out the video for the show on vimeo). i love the menswear influence that's present in this collection. and a red lip? i'm sold. can't wait to see what this brand will release in the upcoming seasons. 

THE PERFECT TEE

for the past few years, i felt that finding the perfect basic tee was impossible. i've spent hundreds of dollars on basics from kain and t by alexander wang, only to find that they don't hold up any better than basics that i could buy for much less. i decided to quit searching.

last weekend, i happened to find the most perfect t-shirt ever. why is it so perfect? a) 100% cotton. b) it feels like it's already been broken in for me. c) IT'S NOT $80. 

meet the vintage cotton tee from j. crew. 

 

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it's everything you want a basic to be - comfortable, versatile, and reasonably priced. and if you're in the market, j.crew is running a fall promotion: 25% off your fall purchase online with the code SHOPFALL and free shipping on all orders! (ends september 25)

REVIVAL

midwestern summers are always unpredictable. it's blistering hot one day, and the next day, it's 50º F. who knows, i might be blasting my AC in late september. so what exactly have i been doing with my summer? i'll let a few of my favorite instagram posts from these past few months tell you.

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