Archives: August 2011

  • Wednesday, August 31, 2011

    Add a touch of beauty and charm for the groom and groomsmen with something like this. ♥

    sources: image one, two, three, and four


    Don't forget to browse our bridal Pinterest account too for even more wedding inspiration!

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  • Tuesday, August 30, 2011

    In honor of our latest lookbook, The Industry, we're giving away a $75 gift card for you to revamp your closet with our cold weather styles.

    To enter:
    1. View our brand new "The Industry" lookbook.
    2. Leave a comment on this post and tell us which look is your favorite and why.
    3. Leave your email or Twitter handle with your comment.

    Winner will be chosen at random. Contest ends September 6th, 12:00pm PST.

    Good Luck!

    xo, Ruche

    AND THE WINNER IS... KELLY! Kelly said...
    The Event Planner look has to be my favorite out of all these wonderful selections! It's sophisticated, strong, independent meets feminine, beautiful, and elegant. The colors are a perfect transition into Fall. So lovely!

    Contest Disclaimer:
    We will use to find the winner. No purchase necessary. We reserve the right to close the contests early or late without warning. We will post the name of the winner September 6th, 2011. Upon winning, you agree that your name can be published on this blog at the close of the contest. You must contact us within 7 days after the winner has been announced to claim your prize.

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  • Tuesday, August 30, 2011

    Photography by Stephanie Williams
    Makeup & Hair by KC Witkamp
    Wardrobe Styling by
    Furniture from Found Vintage Rentals

    Fall into sophistication with our newest lookbook, The Industry, and revamp your professional wardrobe. It's time to take on a new season, an updated you, and endless opportunities. ♥

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  • Monday, August 29, 2011
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    ...we would look something like this.

    Have a beautiful Monday!


  • Saturday, August 27, 2011
    Sydney in our "captivating chaos maxi skirt"

    Happy weekend!


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  • Friday, August 26, 2011

    I had never really believed in the idea of a love that was “meant to be”. I think I told myself that I didn’t necessarily believe in “the one” because I didn’t want to feel the pressures of finding, or not finding, that specific person.

    That all changed when I met my one, and only, great love.
    Rob and I met about a year after I moved to Toronto at a church that I had started attending. I instantly recognized him as the drummer in a band at another church I had gone to a few times during my undergrad years in another city. We chatted quickly about the few people that we knew in common, and about how he too had moved to Toronto, about two years before I did. I thought nothing of it other than being one of those coincidences in life. It was a little funny that none of those people introduced us, however, and that we had somehow connected on our own.
    Flash forward a few months, and our first meeting turned into a few meetings, then a friendship, and then love. Our mutual friends were surprised and amused that we had both moved to another city and found each other without being introduced by any of them. Rob even found an old photo from Halloween 2005 (before we even knew about each other’s existence) where he is standing right behind me in a big group of people.
    The connections and “coincidences” kept piling on that were leading us to believe that there was something special about our new romance. Rob also admitted to me that he had seen me around our new church a few times before we had actually met. He was too shy to simply approach me, so he made sure that he was in a convenient social situation where he could “casually” meet me.
    We’ve been together for over two years now, and we often wonder about how many times we had walked past each other or been in the same room before we actually met. We floated around each other for so many years, and had no idea of the great love that would result when we were finally introduced.

    I know now that the timing of our relationship was perfect. He is my best friend, has changed my life in so many ways, and I cannot wait for our exciting future together. I have since changed my mind about having a love that was meant to be. I believe that Rob and I are meant to be together because every day we choose each other over any one else... but there is still that uncontrollable magic and love that makes that choice so easy and natural.

    See the previous Love Stories here! If you would like to submit your story, please send an e-mail to You may attach up to 5 photos, and we welcome creativity! Please try to keep your stories to a 1200 word limit. You will receive an e-mail when your story is selected. 

    Don't forget to browse our bridal Pinterest account too for even more wedding inspiration!

  • Thursday, August 25, 2011

    By Guest Blogger - Jaclyn Giuliano


    When the sweet people at Ruche asked me to craft a cocktail for them, I was so excited to share something that would be fun, perfect for summer, and of course a little girly. I instantly thought of my family trips to Hawaii when I would always ask to buy a carton of POG to have on hand during our stay. It’s a perfect blend of passion fruit, orange, and guava juices, that I have never found back home. Countless trips to the grocery store have turned up a number of pineapple/orange/guava combinations, but never the POG I remembered. After picking up two frozen bags of guava and passion fruit purees, I knew the only way to get the tropical feeling would be to mix up my own blend.


    Since summers remind me of beaches, long nights, and icy cocktails with friends, I felt the perfect way to enjoy a homemade POG blend was as a pinky blush hued margarita and the blend of fresh orange juice, guava, and passion fruit purees seemed like a great thing to share with Ruche to celebrate a late summer cocktail.


    The juice is great on its own and can even be mixed with a little sparkling water and lime juice to give it an extra bubble.


    To make the POG juice:
    3 cups fresh orange juice
    2 cups frozen guava puree*
    2 cups frozen passion fruit puree*
    *Look for Goya brand
    1/3 cup sugar
    1 cup water


    -Blend all ingredients in a large pitcher and add more sugar to taste if needed


    To make the Blush Margarita:
    ¼ cup silver tequila
    ¼ cup triple sec
    ½ cup POG juice
    1 lime wedge
    sugar for rimming glass


    -Pour sugar onto a plate and rim short glass with a lime wedge. Dip the glass rim in
    -Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with a few ice cubes and shake.
    -Pour into glass a top with lime wedge


    Guest Post by Jaclyn Giuliano of Stay in the Lines.

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  • Thursday, August 25, 2011

    We stumbled across these unique jewelry organizers and are impressed with how simple they are to create. Take a look!


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  • Wednesday, August 24, 2011

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    Marry your Prince Charming and add a fairytale element with a horse and carriage. ♥


    Don't forget to browse our bridal Pinterest account too for even more wedding inspiration!

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  • Tuesday, August 23, 2011

    From San Diego, California, HandyMaiden creates beautiful hand-painted items. Some of our favorites include these wooden brooches:


    The artist paints each piece individually without stamps or stencils to create unique one-of-a-kind designs. ♥



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