Archives: February 2012
Thursday, February 16, 2012Business Card Holder DIYGuest Post by JulieI was struggling to think of an idea for displaying my business cards at the show this weekend. I didn't want to get one of the standard holders you can find at the store. I wanted something a little more creative, with a handmade touch. With a little embellishment, I was able to turn an old Altoids tin into a cute business card holder!--Julie, from Julie Ann Art♥See more DIY projects here! If you would like to join our Ruche Blogger Family, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and attach photos. You will receive an e-mail if your post is selected. Thank you!
Thursday, February 16, 2012We ended our fabulous trip to Mercedes Benz Fashion Week with a dinner full of delicious pasta, one of the best desserts we've ever eaten, and of course, great company and conversation. A big thank you goes out to everyone who joined us!The Guest ListJenni of I Spy DIY, Blair of Atlantic-Pacific, Nicolette of Nicolette Mason, Keiko of KeikoLynn, Bonnie of Flashes of Style, Claire of De Lune, Kim of Eat Sleep Wear, Chantal of Cocorosa, Natalie of Natalie Off Duty, Raych of That’s Chic, Dylana of Color Me Nana, Jenn of Le Fashion, Gemma of Fade to Black NY, Laura of On The Racks, Shea of Cheyenne Meets Chanel, Tanya and Rachael of Bollare, Liz and Beth of Ruche.Until next time, New York.♥ ♥ ♥xo,Ruche
Wednesday, February 15, 2012We're excited to announce that we will be launching a bridal collection soon! We're finding inspiration from all eras and these art deco inspirations fit perfectly into our vintage-inspired aesthetic. If you're daydreaming about a vintage-inspired wedding, what would you like to see in our collection?xo,Ruche
Wednesday, February 15, 2012We had the priveledge to attend the Kate Spade spring preview during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week! The colors, combinations, textures, and patterns are truly stunning. Polka dots and vibrant colors just may be our new obsession. ♥Which trends make you swoon? Do you see anything you adore too?
Tuesday, February 14, 2012We traveled to NYC this weekend and visited some of our best blogger friends. Saturday morning brunch was filled with smiles, amazing french toast, and picture-perfect moments. Julie, Natalie, Jen, and Sydney, thank you so much for joining us!♥ ♥ ♥xo,
Tuesday, February 14, 2012Our one week countdown to Valentine's Day is complete! Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! You are all beautiful. ♥Love Story: The Most Beautiful Dress--Dana, from I Just Want to be ThereI can't believe that it's been almost three years since the hubby asked me to marry him. He didn't get down on one knee. He was still in the process of having my ring made. He just looked at me one night and said, "Can I ask you a question?" In my head, I thought, yes, I'll marry you, but then he actually said it. He told me how much he loved me. How much living the rest of his life with me would mean to him. I cried. Of course I said yes. Of course I called my mom.Three years. So much has changed since then and yet so much has stayed the same.I love when people ask, "so how is married life treating you?" I'm not exactly sure how to answer that. It's exactly like any relationship in your life. There are ups and downs. At some moments you hate each other. But more often then not, you see the love you have in the reflection of each others eyes. You make compromises. You feel love. You feel your emotions.He still indulges my quirky, dorky side. He says nothing about my dress habit— lucky me, after a 7-month engagement I got to wear the most beautiful dress a girl could ever wear.--Dana, from I Just Want to be There♥
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P.S. Have you seen our wedding announcement yet?
Tuesday, February 14, 2012We're excited to announce the celebration of our wedding collection! We already hear the wedding bells. ♥xo,Ruche
Tuesday, February 14, 2012We spent a weekend surrounded by fashionable and inspirational beauties. Take a peek at some of our favorite looks from the ladies in New York! ♥Liz, our Marketing Manager and blogger from Late Afternoon, was photographed wearing items from Ruche!From color blocking to statement jewelry, here are just a few lovely women we spotted in classy and polished attire.We ran into the fabulous and sweet Kim, from Eat Sleep Wear, looking casually chic at Lincoln Center.We were so lucky to have front row seats at the Ivana Helsinki fashion show. It was breathtaking! We swooned over the textures, patterns, and longer lengths.Stay tuned for more photos of our weekend in New York City and adventures during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week!xo,Ruche
Monday, February 13, 2012Our countdown to Valentine's Day continues! Tomorrow is the day! ♥--Becki O'Brien, from Happily Becki
To My Husband
I fell in love with you the second before the moment we met,
before our minds had time to catch up with our hearts.
It was an elusive breath,
a love that whispered down through the cracks
and fell into my soul.
It was a love that explained why your gaze felt so familiar,
before I ever spoke your name.
Why your presence made my heart smile and stretch,
– eager to begin what it already knew –
before I felt how perfectly my hand fit inside yours.
Quiet and sleepy, like a blossoming rosebud.
A love that murmured of memories yet to be made,
of a fairy tale more precious than countless imaginings.
A love that existed just beneath the surface of reality,
just beyond my lingering thoughts.
It floated beneath my knowledge for long months.
And you became my good friend.
Then, out of nowhere, in the midst of a prayer,
my mind fell in synch with the beating of my heart.
And I looked up from my daydreams
to meet forever in your eyes.
Everything paused, on the day that I knew.
Ever so softly, as if I never should have doubted,
an eternal voice told me
that I was (you were)
I had fallen in love with you from the start.
And you had fallen in love with me.
The day you told me. In a fluttering whisper, as if we had always known,
that I was (you were)
in love.Photography Credit: Laura Zastrow Photography
--Becki O'Brien, from Happily Becki♥
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Monday, February 13, 2012A couple of the Ruche ladies flew to snowy NYC this weekend for Fashion Week. Stay tuned for behind-the-scenes photos, blogger events, and inspirational fashion. ♥