Monday, 16 December 2013

Devils May Care- "Smoke Before Fire" Review

 Disclosure: I received the product in this post free in order to conduct my review. All opinions are my own, and 100% honest.

For as long as I can remember, I have been interested in the world of fashion. The runway, the designers, the cut of a beautifully tailored blazer, or better yet, feeling the different fabrics when you're at the fabric store!

Over these last few years, I've realized just how much the clothing you wear can impact your life. I feel like the way we present ourselves on the outside, reflects how we're feeling on the inside. For the past several years, I've just wanted to fade away into the background and hoped that no one would notice me. I didn't really care about my appearance.

The Problem?

Now I care! I can't state that enough. It feels amazing to actually want to take better care of myself.

The Solution!

Learning to take pride in what I wear. Even if it is just jeans and a t-shirt. Your wardrobe speaks to the world, visually, since you can't always address people verbally.

This is precisely why I immediately fell in love with what Jamie Greenberg created with her unique brand, Devils May Care. Through combining her experience and passion for photography with fashion, she has changed what the phrase "jeans and t-shirt" can mean to a person. Starting with an exclusive, limited edition collection of belt buckles, and later growing to include some great apparel for both men and women. 

Devils May Care has been spotted on American Idol, in New York Magazine, in the independent film Girls Against Boys and bought by celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, Biz Stone, and Dean Winters.

I was sent the "Smoke Before Fire"  Unisex V-Neck Tee to review. It arrived in a decent amount of time, and came nicely packaged in tissue paper with the signature DMC logo sticker to seal the deal. I could instantly feel how soft the shirt was when I touched it, and though at first I didn't like the idea of the navy/pink colour combination, they turned out to work really well together.
 


I didn't get a chance to wear it right away. I wanted to save it for a night out (and as a mom that doesn't happen very often). Until then, I took a peek at the little details. The seams were strong and even for the most part. There was this one spot under the left arm where the stitching is a little off (see below). Nothing overly noticeable. I liked that instead of a typical tag, there was just the logo printed right on the back of the shirt (see above). Nothing to irritate you in that department. The graphic itself is beautiful. I appreciate the artistry that goes into taking just the right photo to use, and that each tee is individually screened.


Even though I tend to prefer 100% cotton for shirts in general, I couldn't get over how light and smooth the tri-blend (cotton, polyester, rayon) material was against my skin, when I finally did get the opportunity to put it on. It fit so well. Snug, but not tight or clingy. I wore it to a concert, but I look forward to wearing this just about anywhere. Versatility is important for me when I'm going to be spending money on pretty much anything, but especially for clothing. So far after quite a few washes, it hasn't shown any signs of aging or fading either.

You can connect with Devils May Care on Facebook and Twitter. Facebook fans get exclusive promos under the Specials tab for the rest of December! Or, for those that prefer to hear about new designs, and promotions direct to your inbox, head over and sign up for the DMC newsletter.

What do you think of the Smoke Before Fire shirt?

24 comments:

  1. It is very self transparent but still cute

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  2. That's really cute! I will have to check out their site and see what else they have!

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  3. my daughter would love one of these shirts! thanks for sharing~

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  4. i like the shirt it looks cute & comfy

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  5. This shirt looks very light and comfortable! I like the design on the front. It is cute and different.

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  6. I agree. I was a fan of fashion in my youth... then pregnancy happened and I gave up on myself. Now that my third is a toddler I have a renewed interest in fashion but haven't know where to start. I think this is a great brand for me. Thanks for the help!

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  7. Nice! The shirt looks good on you...I actually like the combination of pink and gray.

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  8. I always find triblends since I will wear tees for jogging or working out. Like the designs!

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  9. Looks So Comfy Thanks For Sharing!!

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  10. I'm always looking for stylish new t-shirts. I'll have to check their site out.

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  11. I love the print!! Its amazing!! Thank you for honest review! Its very refreshing!

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  12. My teenage kids would love these!
    Thanks for sharing the review

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  13. What a cute shirt, my cousin would love this as it is similar to her style of dressing. I will share the link with her.

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  14. Thanks for the review - not really a fan of the T though. Personal taste I guess :)

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  15. Nice! I'm definitely going to check them out to see what great deals I can find.

    http://fabulousperks.blogspot.com/

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  16. When I'm not at work, I live in t-shirts. It's really hard to find flattering t-shirts though that are comfortable and not too tight. Love this shirt on you! I'll have to give them a try.

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  17. It's not my style but i'm glad you like it

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  18. Elizabeth Copeland21 December 2013 at 11:00

    As an avid sewer, that seam flaw would drive me batty. The shirt looks cute on you though, and handwashing or even line drying would probably keep it from showing too much wear/pilling.

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  19. I love the shirt! It is so cute!

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  20. Very creative! Can you fill me in on the process?

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  21. I am a downright t-shirt addict and that shirt is gorgeous. I usually go around looking for unique designs (I really hate it when I pass someone on the street wearing the same shirt as mine- haha. vanity strikes). I will be checking out their site. Thank you for sharing!

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  22. I love the design and the color. I agree with you that the way that you present yourself really impacts the way you feel.

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  23. Devils May Care smoke before fire is very unique in design and color shows good shape and wear. Thank you, Jerri Davis

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