• Friday, February 27, 2015

    While we may be ready to step into spring, the flourishing season hasn't quite hit everywhere, yet! Many hometowns of Ruchettes are still experiencing the brisk winter climate left remnants of frost on bare tree branches and blankets of snow to rooftops. Despite the chill factor, we are delighted to see some of our favorite fashionable bloggers take advantage of this weather to create amazing layered ensembles. Many are craving the comfort of toasty knit blankets and cozy fireplaces but these ladies show that winter is nothing to hide from! 

    The always adorable Tieka of Selective Potential looks amazing while beating the cold wearing our Kinley Pleated Dress by BB Dakota layered under our Canonbury Park Maxi Cardigan. She paired these with ribbed tights for extra warmth along with ankle booties and a dainty necklace. We love how she styled her look around hues of blue for a charming winter ensemble!15943155844_a943cefc1a_h

    Kaity of Lovely Friend played with warm tones and layers for this winter look. She paired our Juniper Bliss Textured Dress over a collared white blouse and herringbone vest. She accessorized accordingly with black tights, mustard beanie, and ankle booties. We love how she layered year-round pieces to create a winter look. Kaity is ready for the brisk air in this charming ensemble!lovely-friend

    Courney of Bee Plus You looks radiant in her colorful mix and match snow day ensemble. She paired our floral printed dress with a tweed coat, black tights, and infinity scarf for extra warmth. She layered a dainty floral dress under winter essentials to display her bright prints while keeping warm. We love how she's embracing her gorgeous winter wonderland!

    We love how these Ruchettes don't let a blanket of snow stop them from showing off their personal style in these cozy, yet refined winter ensembles! They are our style inspiration for embracing the cold by utilizing their favorite winter essentials and layered pieces.

    xo,
    Ruche


  • Thursday, February 26, 2015

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    ...we would hope for warm weather and bright, clear skies! We love any reason to enjoy a little sunshine, picnic with our loved ones, and spend some time seaside, and with the help of our latest collection, Beyond The Sea, assembling the perfect nautical-inspired outfit is even easier! Even if you can't make waves at the beach, you can still add a coastal touch to any outfit. For a fresh new take on nautical styles that can be worn seaside, at the office, or just about anywhere, visit Beyond the Sea now! 

     xo,
    Ruche


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  • Wednesday, February 25, 2015

    The darling fashion & lifestyle blogger Mara of M Loves M always looks stunning in sophisticated outfits, but did you know she also is known to whip up some amazing recipes? This week, she posted her first ever recipe video tutorial featuring a tasty favorite - the crostini! Perfect for a small bite or appetizer, the crostini is a simple, yet refined culinary creation that provides the perfect space for playing with savory and sweet flavor combinations. We can't wait to try the crostini recipes that Mara crafted, so hit "play" on the video below and prepare for some foodie inspiration!

    Ready to create your very own crostinis?

    Here is your crostini shopping list:

    Baguette
    Cherry tomatoes
    Pesto
    Burrata cheese {or mozzarella} 
    Balsamic vinaigrette {love the one from Trader Joes}
    Cream cheese
    Parsley
    Chives
    Basil
    Smoked salmon / lox
    Dill
    Brie
    Blackberries
    Honey
    Mint (optional)

    Crostinis Three Ways:
    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit

    Toss 1 cup of cherry tomatoes with olive oil, and sprinkle with a little bit of salt and pepper. Spread onto a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes

    Slice a baguette into ½-inch slices. Arrange onto a baking sheet and brush both sides with olive oil. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until toasted. Let it cool slightly.

    Pesto, Burrata and Roasted Cherry Tomato Crostini
    Spread the pesto onto a toasted baguette slice, top with burrata cheese and roasted cherry tomatoes. Drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette glaze.

    Salmon and Herbed Cream Cheese Crostini
    Bring 8-oz cream cheese to room temperature. Then add to a bowl and mix with 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh chives and ¼-cup chopped basil. Combine with a spoon until it’s evenly mixed.

    Spread herbed cream cheese onto toasted baguette slices. Add smoked salmon and top with fresh dill.

    Brie, Blackberry and Honey Crostini
    Add the brie cheese to the toasted baguette. Top with one blackberry and drizzle with honey. Sprinkle fresh mint leaves on top. 

    These crostinis are just as delicious as they are lovely! You can see more fashion & lifestyle features with Mara on our blog, and you can learn more about this lovely gal and her adventures with her cute pup Ginger and husband Matthew on M Loves M!


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  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015

    Meet Suzanne and Dexter! Customer service representative Suzanne and her bouncing ball of fluff Dexter are always happy to assist our local customers swinging by for one hour pickup, or resolving inquiries via email and telephone. While Suzanne is hard at work helping Ruchettes, Dexter keeps himself entertained with one of his many toys, or by basking in the attention he gets from any employees or customers that pass him by. Trust us when we say that his energetic and friendly disposition (plus incredibly cute puppy dog eyes) make walking by without doting on him simply impossible! Learn more about this too-cute twosome by reading on below, and be sure to read past Puppy Love Stories heresuz-dexter

    How did you and your fluffy friend meet? 
    My boyfriend and I have been looking for a puppy for a couple of years. When we would meet one that we loved, the timing would just not be right. One day, we stopped by a puppy place for the nth time and we saw Dexter with his big round eyes. He was very calm and sweet and there was just an instant connection and we just knew that we had to take him home with us!

    What made you fall in love with them?  
    He always prefers to cuddle and he is just the sweetest. He also has such a calm and loving energy. When we met him, he instantly became attached to me. Instead of running around and playing. he preferred to sit beside me.

    How did you decide on the name for your dog?
     
    I wanted a name that started with the letter "D". I remembered the name "Dexter" from the show and it was just perfect. He needed a name that sounds vicious to make him seem tough because in reality, he's such a sweet and friendly dog!suz-dexter-2

    How would you describe your dog in three words?
    Charming, loving and funny.

    What are some things you and your dog enjoy doing together?   
    Dexter loves to cuddle. He likes to be held. No matter if Im just sitting, he would sleep on my lap or I would hold him like a baby. He can stay in that position for a long time.

    Do you have any other pets? If not, do you see yourself adopting again?Someday when I get a bigger place that has a yard, I would get another dog. We want Dexter to have a puppy brother or sister that he can play with!suz-dexter-3

    What are some of the benefits of having your dog by your side at work?
    Dexter loves being around people. I like bringing him to work because he gets lots of attention and love from the people I work with. I also feel more at ease when I'm with him. He's like a comforting stuffed toy, only fluffier.

    Can you share a cute story involving your dog?  
    Dexter loves attention from people. For the first time during the holiday, we took him with us to an outdoor mall. Since it was the holidays, there were a lot of people around. Literally every two minutes, people would come up to him and play with him. He was very excited and loved all the attention he was getting. Although, about half way into walking, he got too tired and decided to just flop his body on the ground!suz-dexter-4
    Aw, aren't these two simply adorable? We love having #RuchePuppies to play with and remind us to get a little sunshine once in awhile in the office. Discover even more puppy love here!

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Monday, February 23, 2015

    All aboard! Are you ready to dive into our latest nautical-inspired collection, Beyond the Sea? If you love the preppy style, classic tailoring, and effortless silhouettes of nautical fashion, you are in for a treat. We wanted to take this timeless trend and take it from the sea to the shore, and add a contemporary touch to the nautical styles we know and love. Don't want to go overboard on nautical style? Adding a dash of nautical fashion to your wardrobe is simple with versatile favorites like a striped dress or blouse, chambray pieces, and quirky favorite like anchor-adorned sweaters or printed dresses. Add a breath of fresh air to any ensemble with Beyond the Sea, and take 30% off all tops & skirts with code PERFECTPAIR30 until 2/27 at 11:59 PM PT!nautical-fashion

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    nautical-styleAwaken your wardrobe with a touch of coastal style and see what awaits Beyond the Sea! Swooning over seaside charm?You can even integrate maritime loveliness into your home with a little DIY inspiration here and here

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Sunday, February 22, 2015

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    Daring yourself to try something new. Take a break from your routine and spark a little imagination and creativity by stepping out of your comfort zone. This can be anything from a spontaneous weekend road trip to the mountains, or even something as simple as trying a foreign recipe or seemingly-difficult DIY, or stretching your legs and mind by hiking a new trail. Delight in the quiet bravery that comes with breaking away from the familiar, and remember that with every new path, comes new opportunities and possibilities. 

    See more ideas on how to #LiveBeautifully on our Pinterest, and show us your ideas by tagging your Instagram photos #LiveBeautifully for a chance to be featured!

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Saturday, February 21, 2015

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    The Perfect Spring Edit is a collection of our favorite pieces and prints for mixing and matching florals. We adore florals, especially during the blooming months of spring, but we were especially inspired by florals when the blossom against our favorite classic prints like stripes, polka dots, and global prints. 

    Try mixing a global printed midi skirt with a basic white tee to balance the bold colors. Mix in some floral prints with a light infinity scarf to add texture while mixing different prints in your ensemble. Using multiple prints of similar hues creates a cohesive look that will be always adored!mix-and-match-florals

    Try mixing floral prints that contrast yet complement each other. Add a watercolor-floral skirt with larger prints and pair it with a dainty blouse with small floral detailing. Mixing prints of different sizes balances out your look while keeping your outfit darling.how-to-mix-florals

    Bringing together a short sleeved polka dot blouse and sunflower-printed floral skirt is a great way of mixing prints without being overwhelming. The contrasting designs are integrated into a retro-chic, feminine ensemble. Balance out bright hues with neutral tones for a balanced, yet chic look. florals-and-polka-dots

    Mixing prints is the perfect way to bring together multiple spring pieces into one look. Use this print inspiration to mix and match your favorite pieces for a fresh, new ensemble and shop the looks here

    xo,
    Ruche 


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  • Friday, February 20, 2015

    lush_to_blush2As warmer weather welcomes sweet floral dresses and sensational striped frocks, our Ruchettes are demonstrating how they wear their favorite prints. Whether they're paired with simple, delicate pieces or dressed them up with bold accessories, these ladies are our style inspiration in bringing bright colors and intricate designs into their everyday wardrobe.  

    Tieka of Selective Potential looks charming in our Violent in Bloom tiered dress paired with black tights, burgundy ankle boots, and heart pendant. We love how she used simple pieces to accent her floral print and bring out hues of magenta. She looks absolutely adorable and ready for her sweet date! selective potential

    The beautiful Caitlin of Voguish at Best looks stunning in our Garden District dress. With intricate floral detailing, she paired this look with orange tights and black boots to accentuate the complementary warm tones.  We adore her use of simple pieces to bring out the watercolor-floral and paisley prints.Voguish at Best

    Megan of Lush to Blush looks stunning in our wardrobe essential Down The Line striped shift dress and By The Campfire Panama Hat. She paired these with grey ankle boots and luxurious furry coat. She accessorized around her striped dress by playing with accent colors and texture in her look. Megan looks radiant in this effortlessly chic ensemble! lush_to_blush

    These Ruchettes built their exemplary ensembles around floral and stripe prints to accent their outfit for feminine everyday looks. Try mixing prints for a fun spring look or look for more inspiration in our Style Files series!   

    xo,
    Ruche 

    Are you a fashionable blogger too? Join our Blogger Family! Send your Ruche outfits to blog@shopruche.com for a chance to become featured. *Please note that all outfits must include at least one Ruche item.


  • Thursday, February 19, 2015

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    We have got a treat for you! We've curated a collection of the cutest spring styles including printed dresses, breezy tops, and flowy skirts and marked them all 50% off until tomorrow, 2/20 at 11:59 PM PT! Stop by our site to see if any of the spring must-haves lingering on your wishlist have now been marked down. Shop Style Steals now!


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  • Thursday, February 19, 2015

    We are excited to announce we have new arrivals from one of our favorite brands who pride themselves on creating fashion for a cause, 31 Bits! Each piece is artfully handcrafted using beads made from recycled paper by the women employed by 31 Bits in Uganda. With bright, intricate designs and unique styles, these beautiful eco-friendly statement accessories are perfect for any occasion. This woman-founded and woman-run company creates their beautiful jewelry with a purpose, and each piece bought contributes to the empowerment of women in Uganda. You can learn more about 31 Bits here! IMG_9556-2IMG_9571-2IMG_9550-2

    31 Bits was founded by five women, who at the age of 21 decided to form a charitable company to aid out-of-work women of Uganda. Revolutionizing the way the world sees business, 31 Bits has given the opportunity for these women to earn a living by using their crafts to create beautiful jewelry. They also use this as a chance to uplift these women by providing them with opportunities in education and business training. With product sales dedicated directly the cause, 31 Bits has provided a platform for women to grow and provide for their families. IMG_9556IMG_9568

    We absolutely adore these pieces by 31 Bits and love the inspiration behind their mission. Shop our new arrivals and fall in love with this bold, bright, and beautiful brand now!  

    xo,
    Ruche


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