Archives: November 2012

  • Friday, November 30, 2012

    Cassidy, from Things Like Skeleton Keys, was inspired by one of our fall layering outfits and recreated the look from head to toe! Along with a few Ruche pieces, Cassidy thrifted items to complete her chic and cozy outfit.   

    Shop the original look in our Fall Layering feature here! Also, you MUST see Cassidy's previous Ruche Family Blogger posts and her Ruchette of the Month feature! She's truly a style inspiration. ♥




    If you have Ruchette outfits that you would like to share with us too, send your photos to us - we would love to feature you!

  • Friday, November 30, 2012

    After a vote around the office, it is safe to say that we are completely in love with Maggie of Lifesize Paperdoll. She's a fashion guru, budding photographer, college student and the epitome of a perfect Ruchette. A Guest Editor of a few Blogger Family posts, Maggie seems to always be wearing the trends that we are loving, while putting her unique and spunky twist on polka dots, colored denim and prints. With her classy style and personable writing, Maggie continues to inspire us with her sense of fashion that is true to herself.

    She was kind enough to answer a few of our question, so continue reading to learn more about our latest Ruchette of the Month!

    What inspired you to start off on your blogging adventure?
    When I was 17, I had the unique thought that I was a teenager who didn't fit in with anyone I went to school with *shudder* so I started a fashion blog to basically make friends with other people who spent all their minimum wage high school job paychecks at Forever21. It's changed over the years (I'm 21 now!) but I love how it has changed with me as I've morphed into a 21 year old creative writing cat loving college student.

    We love the name of your blog, how did you come up with it?
    Back when I was, 17, and wildly unique, I liked this guy with a girlfriend already. He listened to Andrew Bird so I swore I loved Andrew Bird, too, and listened to him non stop. When I made my blog, it was during this Andrew Bird/get the guy phase and I heard the lyric "I thought you were a lifesize paperdoll" and voila! Blog name! (I did get the guy, but after I confessed I listened to pop 63% of the time. He still liked me.)

    How would you describe your style?
    I'm a MAJOR bargain hunter and gravitate towards things that are feminine. I've strayed away from wild prints like I used to wear but polka dots are a constant in my closet. I'd say my favorite outfits have some sort of polish to them but still with quirky details- peter pan collars, studs, and bows.

    What is your favorite go-to outfit for a day on campus?
    Striped tee, below knee flowy skirt, belt, ballet flats, belt, and scarf! In Montana, it's important to layer! 

    What has been your favorite spot to take photos at?
    I'm from a small town in the middle of the Palouse in Northern Idaho and it is just my favorite place to go back to for pictures. I didn't appreciate how good I had it in high school! There were endless fields, barns, bodies of water, dirt roads- the stuff of good personal style blogging, right? In Missoula, I opt for the brick walls of old classic buildings and train stations!

    Favorite TV show? Any shows you've been dying to start watching?
    My favorite TV show is definitely a tie between Gossip Girl and Gilmore Girls. Rory was my role model growing up and Jess is definitely my dream boat. Also, Downton Abbey. I've been dying to watch Game of Thrones!

    What are your comfort foods?
    Grilled cheese and redvines. Every single time.

    Pick one item in your closet you could not live without.
    My pink lace mid length dress from Ruche- it's been my go to for first dates, weddings, casual days in the city, work parties, work events, and more! Easily the most worn item in my closet.

    If you were a season of the year, which season would you be?
    Ugh this is hard because if I were a season, I'd be winter, but if I were a month, I'd be May! 

    --Maggie, of Lifesize Paperdoll

    See Maggie's other Style File posts here to see even more of her adorable outfits!


    Do you have winter Ruche outfits you'd like to share? Send your photos to for a chance to be featured (and a chance to win the Ruchette of the Month title)!  *All outfits must have at least one Ruche item in it. Be sure to mention why you love being a Ruchette and let us know if you have a personal blog too!

  • Thursday, November 29, 2012

    Get your glue guns and glitter ready crafters, Ruche's holiday DIY contest is about to begin!  Just in time to capture the magic of your holiday season, complete and email one or more of the DIY projects from our Homemade Holiday guide (plus a brief summary about how you plan on using it for the holidays!) and keep your fingers crossed! After submitting your holiday projects, we will be awarding our favorite submission a $100 Ruche giftcard. ♥


    We can't wait to see your beautiful creations!






    Congratulations to the winner of our Holiday Guide Contest, Jessica Huizenga! We love how she put her own creative twist on our Animal Ornaments by giving the dinosaurs adorable holiday props! See more of her creation on her blog. ♥ Jessica, please email us at contests@shopruche to claim your $100 gift card!

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  • Wednesday, November 28, 2012

    When we first caught glimpse of this outdoor wedding, we were swooning over all the crafty details and gorgeous landscapes! The beautiful bride married her husband under the trees in a DIY-yet- elegant ceremony, surrounded by family and friends in the great outdoors. Exchanging vows with the love of her life under blue skies and green pastures, this beautiful bride complimented her perfect day with lots of personalized pieces such as a homemade doily banners, thrifted mason jars and lawn games for guests to play in between the ceremony and reception. Dressing half her bridal party in our dresses, the individuality of each frock was the perfect compliment to this rustic farm wedding!



    Through all the perfect details of each photograph we can't help but melt at the looks of love shared between this adoring couple. Cheers to you both!





    Photography credit: The Nickersons

    Featured on: Style Me Pretty Canada

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

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  • Monday, November 26, 2012

    view the maternity outfit:
    cableknit cardigan, printed dress, studded flats, necklace

    We had our co-ed baby shower a few weekends ago and I've finally gotten a chance to gather up some photos. Due to the direct sunlight, we weren't able to get amazing photos, but I'm so glad we got a few cute ones! The setting was much prettier in person though, I promise! :) As mentioned before, we created a vintage hot air balloon theme. We had a sweets bar full of popcorn, candies, and cookies as our party favors. And of course, a baby shower must consist of some dirty diaper games! Overall, it was a very special day for us. We had a chance to spend time with the special people in our lives before the big journey begins. I had mounds of energy throughout the entire party, but once it ended, I was so exhausted and just laid in bed the rest of the day!

    All the paper goods (hot air balloons, cupcake flags, etc.) were designed by our graphics artist and are available for download!  Enjoy! Links to download files:

    Our cake was from Wholefoods and the (amazing!) mini cupcakes were from Sweet Embellishments. We received the beautiful flowers from Star Events Floral Designs. And in case you're wondering, I wore this dress with this sash for the shower!


    See Mai's maternity-friendly clothing picks and previous maternity posts! ♥

  • Sunday, November 25, 2012

    On your mark. Get set. Go! Our Cyber Monday Sale starts now and for one day only, our New Arrivals are 30% off. That’s 24 brand new items marked down just for you. Don’t miss out! Everything returns to full price when the sale ends. Happy shopping, Ruchettes!



  • Saturday, November 24, 2012

    From holiday gatherings and winter weddings to cocktail parties and more, you’ll need the perfect dress – find it at our store! With coupon code SPECIAL25, take 25% off all of our special occasion dresses. You can always save your dream dress for the next event that comes around, and you’ll be thankful for it later too!




  • Thursday, November 22, 2012

    This year, Thursday is the new Black Friday! Avoid the treacherous sales outside and take 20% off your order. Use coupon code 2012BF20 during checkout and don’t forget to browse our sale bins too. Happy shopping, Ruchettes!




  • Thursday, November 22, 2012

     Today is Thanksgiving and we are all scurrying about with our mile-long to do lists in hand, choosing personalized gifts, picking out your perfect holiday outfit, and creating a Black Friday Sale game plan. With the excitement of turkey, cranberry sauce and mash potatoes on our minds, piecing together all the little details of the holiday can sometimes cloud the larger reasons we are surrounding ourselves with our crazy families and a festive feast. So, take a moment to truly give thanks both today and the rest of the year. Cuddle up with your loved ones, send a sweet note and take in all the crazy little moments that make your life great!


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  • Tuesday, November 20, 2012

    While the holidays bring changing leaves, chunky scarves and hot chocolate, they also bring the stress of finding the perfect hostess gift for your many Thanksgiving dinners. Below we collected a few ideas that will let your loved ones know that they are among your many blessings this year. From coffee table books with a sweet inscription to an adorable frame holding your group picture,  these gifts are perfect ways to spread some holiday cheer.

     Metal Wine Holder -Practical and adorable, this wine holder will bring character to any kitchen counter. Pair with your favorite bottle of spirits to share  and enjoy all year long!

     Illustrated Photo Journal - Personalize with a group photo and heartfelt inscription, and this gift will capture the many memories to come. With space to add photos, dates and written notes, this travel size journal gives the hostess a place to put all their adventures for the coming year.

      Cookbook Stand - Perfect for the hardworking chef, this cookbook stand is finished with a sweet heart design and features two page weights to keep recipes in place. Clip a sweet card onto the frame to show your thanks and enjoy your wonderful holiday among friends and family.




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