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  • Thursday, January 21, 2016

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    How could we ever forget one of our favorite vintage showcases, the Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show? We'll tell you - we haven't! The Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show is New York's greatest collection of high styles from the last century that inspired today's fashion trends, and it's happening again in the first week of February with their Fargo inspired collection. If you haven't visited their previous showcase last fall, then here's another opportunity to witness something absolutely inspiring. Every year, the show is shopped by top designers, celebrities, and stylists including Mara Hoffmann, Dannijo, Tory Burch, Brian Atwood, Lulu Frost, Jemima Kirke, Vogue, and other big names. Whether you're a New York local or a California native like us, we urge you to check it out!

    When:
    Friday, Feb 5th - 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Saturday, Feb 6th - 11:00 PM to 6:00 PM

    Where: Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th Street between 6th & 7th Ave.)

    Tickets:
    On sale here: http://manhattanvintage.com/shop/tickets/manhattan-vintage-clothing-show-sale-02-0506-2015


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  • Friday, October 16, 2015

     

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    Have you heard? The Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show is New York’s greatest collection of high styles from the last century that inspire today’s fashion trends, and it's happening next weekend. As lovers of vintage inspired clothing, we wish we could make it to Manhattan Vintage this year.  Every year the show is shopped by top designers, celebs and stylists including Mara Hoffmann, Dannijo, Tory Burch, Brian Atwood, Lulu Frost, Jemima Kirke, Vogue and more. As a regularly shopped location for top wardrobe stylists including shows like Girls, Vinyl, and Boardwalk Empire –the Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show is a must attend event! Check it out if you're in the area.

    ​When:
    ​Friday, Oct 23rd - 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    ​Saturday, Oct 24th - 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Where: Metropolitan Pavilion (125 west 18th street between 6th & 7th ave)

    Tickets:
    ​On sale here: http://manhattanvintage.com/shop/tickets/manhattan-vintage-clothing-show-sale-10-2324-2015

    Psst.. we'll be launching something special on our site a bit later with The Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show. Stay Tuned!


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  • Sunday, May 3, 2015

    If delightful outfits, inspiring recipes, and easy hair tutorials are you're thing, you're going to adore Kelsey of The Farmer's Daughter! This Vancouver local looks stylish all year round, and is an expert when it comes to whipping up a recipe on the fly. We adore her sophisticated-rustic style, thirst for adventure, and we were so excited to have her collaborate with us by providing us with her Earl Grey Lavender Ice Cream for our summer lookbook!

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    You currently reside in British Columbia's gorgeous Fraser Valley. With summer just around the corner, are there any styles you're looking forward to wearing?
    Dresses! Dresses without tights! I'm really into classic/retro shapes right now, and I recently picked up the sweetest vintage dress at a consignment shop in Vancouver! 

    We can't get enough of your beautiful (and delicious!) recipes. Do you have a favorite dish you've crafted lately?
    Ooohhh...that's a tough one! I think my favorite recipe would have to be my raspberry macarons with coconut butter cream filling. Macarons are so tricky, and I had been wanting to attempt them for quite a while but was too scared to! I finally mustered up enough courage to try them, and I am so proud of how they turned out (although there were a couple of failed attempts along the way).

    We were so excited for you to share your Earl Grey Lavender Ice Cream with us for our summer lookbook. Can you tell us a little about your creative process when whipping up a new recipe for a blog post?
    Most of my recipes on my blog are created with (or by) my younger sister Jordyn. She's always been adventurous in the kitchen, and loves trying new things. Sometimes we'll try something unique at a restaurant or see something on pinterest that looks interesting, and we'll often discuss how we could recreate it and give it our own spin. We also love themes, which will often provide inspiration unexpectedly. We once did a whole series on drink themed cupcakes! They ranged from your classic peppermint mocha, to chai cupcakes with a cardamom icing. Once we have an idea, we'll come up with a recipe, test it, tweak it if we need to, and then blog it once we're happy with the end product!

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    Which summer ingredients are you the most excited for? Are there any specific spices, herbs, or produce you're loving right now?
    I am so blessed to live on a berry, rhubarb, apple, pumpkin, potato and more farm! That means that I have so many fresh and delicious things on my doorstep once summer arrives. Lucky me! Right now, I'm all about rhubarb. I just love it's unique tartness, and our rhubarb coffee cake might be my favorite cake in the world (don't tell my chocolate cake recipe that I said that!). I'm also excited for fresh herbs. Basil and mint are my two faves!

    We adore your feminine, yet rustic style. Can you tell us your go-to outfit?
    Hmm...that's a tough one! I'd have to say a chambray shirt, colored pants (likely mustard or maroon), oxfords, and my favorite leather messenger bag!

    Your blog is filled with your gorgeous adventures. While you've traveled across the globe, what are some of your favorite places to visit in your hometown?
    I live in Abbotsford, which is about an hour away from Vancouver (in British Columbia!), and it's known as "The City in the Country". Our farm is one of my favorite spots in the world, and I feel so lucky to get to live here! Other than that, I love supporting local businesses in Abbotsford, and have been so happy to see more and more pop up lately!

    To shop: Spruce Collective is hands down my favorite shop in the city. A group of local girls opened it a few years ago, and focus on vintage treasures, home decor, and dreamy clothes. They love selling locally, hand-made items, and it is the very best place to find something unique and they have an online shop!

    To eat: Bow and Stern. A new seafood restaurant that has the most gorgeous interior....and their fish tacos are the bomb!

    To drink: Oldhand Coffee. A young family just opened this shop, and it is the cutest. Carefully crafted drinks, homemade treats, and a careful attention to details, this cafe is something special.

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    Is there anything at the very top of your Ruche wishlist? Can I say everything?
    If I have to choose, I would have to say the Sirmione Dress, and the June Bug Oxfords are at the top of my list! I think they'd look darling together, so I might have to get them both!

    Lastly, our motto is #LiveBeautifully. How do you live beautifully?
    I could definitely write an essay on this, so I'll try and keep it short! There are so many ways to live beautifully, from doing more of what makes you happy, dressing up in something pretty for nobody but yourself, slowing down and remembering to live in the moment... and the list goes on. At the top of my list though, is to live out each day with kindness. Doing things for others just because, and treating everyone you meet with respect are such simple things to do, and brings joy to others as well as yourself. The most beautiful people I know are the ones who are kind and encouraging and selfless!

    Quick Fire!
    Ice Cream or popsicles? Ice cream!
    Summer or winter? Summer.
    Tote or clutch? Tote.
    Sunrise or sunset? Sunset.
    Keys, wallet, phone, and....Camera!

    We hope you're just as in adoration of Kelsey as we are! Don't forget to stop by her blog for oodles of inspiration, and you can view past Ruchettes of the Month here

    xo,
    Ruche


  • Friday, April 24, 2015

    The weekend is only a matter of hours away and we are already planning a Saturday and Sunday of cute dresses! We're looking towards a few of our favorite Ruchettes for spring outfit inspiration. From shift dresses to full skirts, we're looking forward to a weekend full of adventure, excitement, and outfits to match! To find your very own wear-anywhere dress, stop by our collection of cute dresses, or find even more inspiration with past Style Files here!

    We're enamored with this romantic blue hue on Tamara of Truly Tamara! This Dear Creatures favorite is the perfect 60s inspired dress to don for date night or a romantic cafe rendezvous. We love the feminine pleats and full sleeves on this frock!SF1

    When it comes to shift dresses, we adore all hues and prints, but we think our On the Line Printed Dress might just be our favorite. Rachel of Simply Poised Fashion stuns in this sleeved dress featuring a modern grid pattern and open back. This cute dress is a statement piece that can be easily dressed up or down!SF2

    The Steele Maiden's Jessica may have discovered the perfect spring ensemble! She paired our Mocha Whip Midi Dress with a denim vest, booties, and button-up blouse for a layered ensemble that's extra lovely! This look is perfect for hitting the city streets for a little dining, shopping, and enjoying the sunshine.SF3

    What dress are you ready to twirl in this weekend? Tag your Instagram photos with #Ruchette for a chance to be featured, and don't forget to follow us at @shopruche! We can't wait to see your photos. 

    xo,
    Ruche


  • Friday, April 17, 2015

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    Happy Friday, Ruchettes! Now that tax season is complete and you have the weekend ahead, what are you up to? For a fun-filled weekend or a weekend running errands and engaging in a little spring cleaning, we want outfits that are easy to throw on and head out, but comfortably stylish at the same time. This balance is easier to attain than you think - a light comfortable tee with feminine lace accents or a bold bright skirt for extra flair and flowy comfort have caught our eye this season! Some of our favorite Ruchettes show off how a relaxing or busy day can be even more fun with these sweet and simple styles! Don't forget - it's your last day to enjoy $50 off $150 with code REBATE!

    We're smitten with the adorable Natalia from Curious Natalia as she shows off her soft hued and easy-to-wear outfit for a busy days. We adore how she styled our Country Home Blouse with a pair of light colored jeans and a bright colored bag. Her ensemble is perfectly polished!curious natalia

    We are always charmed by the sweet and adventurous Wears Kelly's Kelly. She's perfected the art of creating simple yet gorgeous ensemble, as seen in her outfit featuring our Falling Feathers Printed Maxi Dress. She paired this maxi dress with accents of delicate gold jewelry and tan leather booties for a quick-yet-chic outfit. Worn to an afternoon garden party or Friday night drinks, this dress is perfect for any occasion and can easily be worn as a statement piece on its own.wearskelly

    Elana of Room 334 has us delighted by her always bright and endearing style. She exemplifies sunny charm in her darling ensemble featuring our Bright New Day Scallop Blouse and a sweet simple skirt. This outfit would be absolutely lovely for a weekend of activities with the gals!shop-ruche-mustard-top-jcrew-skirtHave a favorite on-the-go outfit? Share it with us! And don't forget about the $50 of $150 with the code REBATE! 

    xo,
    Ruche


  • Monday, April 13, 2015

    Now that the sun is shining, where are you headed? Whether you're flying to warmer temperatures, taking advantage of the blossoming buds, or exploring the coast you need a suitcase that's ready for any adventure ahead! If you're looking for some travel fashion inspiration that can easily fit into a cute weekender bag, you've come to the right place. Spring outfits for date night, roadtrip-ready ensembles, and even cute retro swimsuits for an afternoon poolside are all ahead! Shop the full collection here and take $50 off your order of $150+ with code REBATE now through 4/17. 

    Pack your bags, we're ready to hit the road in cute sandals, distressed jeans, and breezy tank tops. If you're on your way to the airport or embarking on a lengthy roadtrip, stay cute and comfortable in outfits for travelroadtrip-outfit

    Now that you've arrived at your destination, it's time for a little sightseeing! Keep your layers light in cute dresses, brimmed hats, and comfortable flats for a picture-perfect outfit. outfits-for-traveling

    When relaxing poolside, make sure you have a confidence-inducing swimsuit! We love retro bathing suits with cute prints like polka dots, gingham, and sweetheart necklines. When you've found you're flattering suit, slip a breezy dress, wide brim hat and sandals to take your cute outfit from the beach to brunch. outfit-for-pool

    For a night on the town, add a flirty touch to your outfit with a breezy hemline and cute accessories like a statement necklace, clutch, and floral heels. date-night-outfit

    Which outfit will you be packing for your travels? Let us know, and don't forget to shop our collection of styles perfect for heading near and far this season. 

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Saturday, April 11, 2015

    Ever wondered what type of skirt suits you best? We adore all skirts, from pencil skirts to mini and maxi skirts, but when it comes to choosing the clothes that are best for you, we think that it's best to focus on the inside rather than the outside.We came up with a fun fashion personality quiz to discover the style of skirt that's perfect for you! Whether you're a glam lover that adores full skirts and sparkling jewels, or a career girl that needs a pencil skirt that can take her from 9-5 and beyond, start the quiz below to discover your true skirt personality! 

     

    Now that you have your results, you can share the quiz, challenge a friend, and make sure to find your perfect skirt

    Ready to take another fashion quiz? You can take our past style personality quiz here

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Friday, April 10, 2015

    With the days of pink peonies and picnics at the park in full swing, it's time for delicate breezy pieces for the essential flared ensemble. There's something unmistakably classic about a flared skirt or fit and flare dress! Wondering what exactly a fit and flare silhouette is? You can read all about the history of the fit and flare dress in our Dressentials series! For the springtime adventures ahead, we're drawing an abundance of inspiration from the Ruchettes creating their staple look for this time of the year. These ladies are our style inspiration, demonstrating how to marry dainty pieces with classic spring staples. 

    The always bubbly Gracie of Sometimes Gracefully is a vision of beauty in this ladylike ensemble. She paired our Be A Darling Floral Skirt with a simple navy blouse and nude cutout heels. She played with hues of blue to create this stunning flared outfit perfect for a sweet day out with her husband!sometimes gracefully

    Rebecca of The Clothes Horse never ceases amaze us with her whimsical outfits and unique color palettes. She adorned our Midtown Streets Striped Dress to build an allover ombre look with gradient tights and matching orange heels and tote. This fit and flare dress is the perfect dainty spring piece. Wear it alone, or take some style inspiration from Rebecca to create a refreshing ensemble!clothes-horse

    Warmer days call for feminine pieces and flared floral dresses. Cecilia of Dearest Lou is the epitome of ladylike spring style in this look. She paired our navy floppy hat with a breezy white dress accented with a watercolor floral design in hues of blush and blue. We love this charming outfit perfect for a lovely girls day out!dearest-lou

    We are obsessed with these gorgeous ensembles with a touch of feminine flare and can't wait to see what other charming looks await this season! What are some dainty pieces you're excited to bring into spring? Let us know in the comments, and check out previous style files here for more inspiration!

    xo,
    Ruche


  • Wednesday, April 8, 2015

    Welcome to another edition of Dressentials! If you're just joining us, this is one step in our journey in exploring the history of our favorite dress silhouettes like drop waist dresses, fit and flare dresses, and shift dresses. Joining our collection of cute dresses featured in our Dressentials series is the wrap dress! Perfect for the office or a day out and about, the wrap dress silhouette is versatile and easy to wear. Read on to learn more about this iconic silhouette and the inspiring story behind its creation. WRAP DRESS MAIN jpg

    The wrap dress has been an iconic silhouette for the past 40 years. Universally flattering and timeless, the wrap dress is a favorite of women everywhere, but surprisingly the wrap dress did not begin as a dress at all. When designer and creator of the wrap dress, Diane von Furstenberg first created the look, she combined a wrap top and skirt. Inspiration soon struck when she realized how effortlessly simple the styles looked as a dress. 1974 was the year Diane Von Furstenberg presented her design to the world, and it hasn't fallen out of style ever since - last year, the wrap dress celebrated its 40th birthday! 

    Diane Von Furstenberg began designing clothing out of a desire for a career of her own, even after marrying into Genevean royalty, Prince Egon. She went from designing in her home to opening her own manufacturing business and eventually her own showroom. Her designs continued to grow in popularity, and Furstenberg's status as a fashion icon was sealed. WRAP DRESSES

    The history of the wrap dress is not only about the silhouette, but about Furstenberg's journey to success and the creation of a wardrobe staple. Fans of the wrap dress include celebrities from Michelle Obama to Kate Hudson and Rosario Dawson to Kat Dennings. In addition to Hollywood starlets, the dress continues to be a favorite among women everywhere. Read more about your favorite dress silhouettes here, and find a dress of your very own in our collection of cute dresses!

    xo,
    Ruche 


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  • Monday, April 6, 2015

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    We're updating our wardrobe, but we're actually beginning by looking backwards. Follow us while we explore the midi skirts of the 1940s through the perfect balance of feminine yet edgy of the 1990s. While exploring these Decades of Style, we're incorporating our favorite vintage styles into our decidedly modern wardrobe. Wearing vintage or vintage-inspired pieces is actually quite simple - just follow our tips for incorporating vintage style into your wardrobe for sartorial success! We are absolutely in love with the texture and unique touch each of these vintage pieces bring to any outfit. Whether your trying out a groovy pair of bell-bottoms, or classic rounded sunglasses add an enchanting vintage flair to your spring wardrobe with our vintage styling tips

    1940s: Add a modern touch to your midi skirt by pairing it with on-trend chambray. vintage-style

    1950s: Incorporate full skirts into your modern day wardrobe with a basic tee.vintage-inspired-outfit

    1960s: The 60s were full of bold colors and patterns. Don't be afraid to mix prints!how-to-wear-vintage

    1970s: The 70s are a major trend this year! Add statement accessories to a traditional 70s look. modern-70s-style

    1980s: Channel the vibrance of the 80s by softening bright patterns with basics. modern-vintage-style

    1990s: Add a feminine touch to a bomber jacket with a delicate dress. cute-vintage-outfit

    Which decade is your favorite? Don't forget to stop by the Decades of Style collection and see our picks for vintage style inspiration, and learn more about vintage fashion with our Vintage Clothing Guide!

    xo,
    Ruche

     


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