• Tuesday, October 14, 2014

    Have you been pining over all of the creative and innovative ways to decorate your home with succulents? It's hard not to feel inspired after spending a little time on Pinterest or visiting your favorite blogs. Whether you're planning an intricate box plantar, wall hanging, or a simple plant in a pot to bring a little cheer to your office, we have a handy guide for planting our favorite assortment of cacti! 

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    We love planting succulents as housewarming gifts or a simple way to show your appreciation for a friend. No matter the occasion, we know that you'll be a succulent planting professional in no time!

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Monday, October 13, 2014

    When it comes to vintage style, we simply can't get enough. Whether we're looking for a vintage piece at an antique market, or coveting a modern piece that reminds us of days past, we love the styles of decades past. We took our favorite retro styles like fit and flare silhouettes, scalloped details, midi skirts with a vintage print, and darling shoes adorned with a peep toe and put a modern spin to make these vintage styles perfect for today in our latest lookbook, A Retro Affair!

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    Adding minimal jewelry, ankle boots, or an oversized coat is essential for taking these vintage styles into the present. If instead you want to maintain the vintage charm of the item you love, it's all about styling! you can keep a '50s dress true to the era adding a faux fur coat, statement necklace, and darling bow headband, while a '60s shift dress perfectly pairs with a teased hairstyle and simple flats. If you want more information about vintage styles, check out our Vintage Clothing Guide

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    If you’re looking for a little vintage style inspiration, look no further than A Retro Affair. Which vintage styles are your favorite? Let us know!

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Sunday, October 12, 2014

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    We hope you're having a delightful weekend, Ruchettes! Why not challenge yourself and try something new today?

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Friday, October 10, 2014

    Many of us instinctively send our summer dresses to the back of our closets once the sun sets on summer, but we're looking to change that. If you haven't heard, it's Frocktober and we are celebrating by wearing a dress every day! Since styling dresses for cooler days can sometimes be a challenge, this edition of Frocktober Style Files is dedicated to a few Ruchettes who have mastered the art of taking a summer dress into the chilly fall season.

    Rebecca of The Clothes Horse looks darling in this deep-hued floral dress perfect for fall. We love midnight florals, especially when paired with an edgy moto jacket, cozy tights, and colorful heels! the-clothes-horse

    The stylish Curious Natalia looks darling in our printed dress! She perfects this fall outfit by layering a chambray blouse and straw wide-brim hat over her frock. Her shoes provide the perfect pop of color! curious-natalia

    Kaity of Lovely Friend takes her striped dress into fall by pairing it with a dark wash denim jacket and oxford booties. We love how she transforms this dress from a summer favorite to a classic fall ensemble. lovely-friend

    Truly Tamara's Tamara teaches us a very important lesson with her too cute ensemble - any dress can be made fall-ready with the addition of a denim vest and ankle boots! Her summery maxi adorned with a floral print is light and airy, but looks perfect for autumn with just a few key pieces. We're in love! truly-tamara

    We hope you're inspired to participate in Frocktober! Whether it's still pushing 80 degrees in your hometown, or you're expecting sprinkling showers (or even snowflakes!), with a little creativity you can still wear a dress every day! Happy Frocktober, Ruchettes!

    xo,
    Ruche


  • Thursday, October 9, 2014

    When it comes to seasonal recipes, anything involving a touch of pumpkin is at the top of our list! Our favorite fall ingredient is perfect for making sweet or savory, and always satisfies the fall palate. The way the soft texture melts when you take a bite out of a freshly baked pumpkin pie, or the warm feeling in your chest with the sip of a pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin never fails to bring a bite of happiness into our favorite season. We've put together a few pumpkin inspired recipes that will be sure to fill your home with the delicious aroma of autumn's most famous staple, and please anyone that visits your home entering the holiday season!

    Overnight Cider Pumpkin Waffles: These light and fluffy waffles are perfect for lazy Sunday mornings. The seasonal flavors make this recipe a must try for fall!Overnight-Cider-Pumpkin-Waffles-w-Toasted-Pecan-Butter-Cider-Syrup-Spiced-Apples-51

    Pumpkin Spice Latte: Who doesn't love a PSLDelight yourself with the sweet hint of spice flavors without having to leave the comfort of your own home with this recipe.Pumpkin-Spiced-Latte-2494-683x1024

    Ginger Apple Pumpkin Soup: This savory soup option featuring complex spicy and sweet flavors will leave you (and your dinner guests!) asking for seconds. IMG_0002

    Pumpkin Bread: For the perfect seasonal treat for a new neighbor or something to indulge on at home, try this classic pumpkin breadpumpkin-bread-with-walnuts

    Coffee Roasted Pumpkin Seed Snack Clusters: These clusters possess the perfect balance of sweet and savory, so they will put a smile on everyone's faces! Coffee-Roasted-Pumpkin-Seed-Snack-Clusters...Dipped-in-Chocolate-91

    We can't decide which of these fall recipes we will try first! Which pumpkin-inspired recipe makes you swoon? Let us know, and we hope your fall is beautiful so far!

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Tuesday, October 7, 2014

    Apple pie is just one of those dishes that every girl should have in her recipe book! Whether it's dressed up with decorative pastry crust or infused with other seasonal fruits, a classic apple pie is a traditional favorite that reminds us of the comforts of home and family. Even if it's your first time making this staple, we made baking your culinary treat as easy as apple pie! 

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    Do you have a recipe you always return to year after year? We would love to hear about it! Don't forget to explore more fall staples with our collection of cozy knits and seasonal lookbook. Have a beautiful day, Ruchettes! 

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Monday, October 6, 2014

    With the arrival of sweater weather, we are delighted to put on those cozy sweaters, infinity scarves, and boyfriend cardigans we've had on our minds since the arrival of summer. We swoon when we see chunky knits layered on top of soft over-sized sweaters or warm socks peeking over knee-high boots. The perfect fall outfit calls for layers of our favorite knit textures and autumnal hues like mustard, burgundy and rich jewel tones. We've put together our collection so you can get your cozy knit fix!

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    Make sure to look at our gorgeous collection of knits perfect for meandering under the bare branches and grey skies of fall! 

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Sunday, October 5, 2014

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    We're taking a moment this Sunday to remind those around us how much we care for them. Whether it's an "I love you" or something a little more creative like this print by Emily Pullen, we're encouraging Ruchettes to take a moment and let those around them know they are loved. 

    Happy Sunday!

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Friday, October 3, 2014

    Week one of Frocktober has come to a close, and we are swooning over the frocks donned by our Ruchettes this week! While we can't get enough of dresses throughout the year, Frocktober is a special time to not only challenge yourself (and your styling skills!), but show off your personal style through your very favorite dresses. Whether you pair a fit and flare dress with a faux fur vest and panama hat, or a shift dress with ankle boots and a statement necklace, we love seeing Ruchettes embrace their own individual sense of style. Here are a few of our very favorites that helped us kick off the first week of Frocktober! 

    Elsie and Emma of A Beautiful Mess are a vision of loveliness in this Sister Style post on their blog! Complete with colorful smoke (Seriously you guys... where do we pick that up for our very own future photo shoots?) and their always impeccable style, Elise looks darling in a strapless floral dress and ankle boots. She complements her outfit with a clutch with dainty floral details and, of course, her darling smile! Emma looks ready for fall in knee-high boots and a velvet dress. She tops off her look with a too-cute hat10_2 a beautiful mess 10_03 a beautiful mess

    How darling is Shannon of GBO Fashion? She looks ready to greet the autumn season in our long cardigan in a delightful burgundy hue and our colorful Paint a Picture Floral Dress. We love this look that comes straight out of our fall lookbook, Autumn Glow! We love this woodland setting, complete with her bouquet of sunflowers! 

     The Steele Maiden's Jessica looks stunning in this light and airy maxi adorned with a deep-hued plaid print. We love how effortless she looks in this dress and darling ankle boots! We're always a fan of mixing prints, and Jessica's neutral flannel is an unlikely, yet perfect complement to her floor-grazing tartan dress. We're in love!home_plaid_maxi_dress_fall_country_5

    That wraps up week one of Frocktober, Ruchettes! Don't forget to tag @shopruche and #RucheFrocktober when you share your photos in your favorite Ruche dress on Twitter or Instagram - we're choosing a $50 gift card winner each week! 

    xo,
    Ruche


  • Thursday, October 2, 2014

    While October means that the heavily anticipated fall season is upon us, it also means that it's time to celebrate Frocktober! What exactly is Frocktober you ask? To put it simply: Frock + October = Frocktober! Frocktober is where we spend the month of October in nothing but dresses! Mondays were meant for cute shift dresses, Tuesday calls for a cute drop-waist, Wednesdays are best spent in fit and flare... we can't think of a better way to spend the first full month of fall in a dress every day! 

    frocktoberTo kick of our dressy celebration, we're helping you stock up on cute dresses just for the occasion. We're giving you $20 when you buy two full price dresses when you enter code FROCK20 at checkout. Whether you're looking for an occasion dress, a floor-grazing maxi, or affordable styles under $50, we have a collection for you! You have to hurry -- the deal ends tomorrow, Friday 10/3 at 11:59 PM PDT. Now the hardest part is choosing which dresses you'll be donning all month long! 

    Winning a $50 gift card to Ruche is as easy as 1, 2, 3 with our #RucheFrocktober contest! Here is how you enter:
    1. Snap a photo in your favorite dress.
    2. Share your photo with us by tagging @shopruche on Twitter and/or Instagram.
    3. Don't forget to hashtag #RucheFrocktober!

    We're choosing a new winner each week and sending them a $50 gift card!

    Happy Frocktober, Ruchettes! We can't wait to see your dresses throughout the month! Thanks for celebrating with us. 

    xo,
    Ruche


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