• Wednesday, November 12, 2014

    There is only one thing we love more than our winter lookbook, Away We Go, and that is this dreamy illustration by Shy Davis of Eternal Tresor! Shy fell in love with Away We Go, and used the images of glamorous outfits, sparkling accessories, and cute dresses as inspiration for this darling drawing of a Ruchette outfit! We adore how Shy captured the intricate details of our Lady in Waiting Red Coat and floral lace of our Evening With You Clutch. Even our Rita Plaid Dress is replicated in perfect detail. We're using this fashion illustration as inspiration for all of our holiday attire!

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    In love with this talented gal? You can see more of Shyleen's illustrations here! See this outfit and more romantic styles come to life in Away We Go

    xo,
    Ruche

    Do you love art and fashion and want your pieces to be featured on our blog? Email your artwork featuring Ruche to blog@shopruche.com!


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  • Tuesday, November 11, 2014

    Are you looking to splurge or save on cute dresses, shoes, and vintage-inspired accessories this holiday season? No matter your budget, we have darling outfits that will have you twirling! Make an entrance in the styles of the season: coats adorned with faux fur, statement jewelry, cozy tights, and metallic dresses that will light up your night. The best part? When you explore the categories, each row creates an expertly curated outfit. Each piece is handpicked by our stylist to create an outfit you'll swoon over, whether you're looking to impress for less or invest in style you'll always return to. 

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    Explore our collection of budget-friendly beauties and splurge-worthy styles now! 

    xo,
    Ruche 


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  • Sunday, November 9, 2014

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    With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we are taking a moment to consider everything we are thankful for. We hope your Sunday is not only filled with relaxation, but also inspiration and quiet moments to appreciate the little things. Happy Sunday, Ruchettes! 

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Friday, November 7, 2014

    Who doesn't love a classic print? From tailored stripes to quirky polka dots, these timeless patterns have been sprucing up our outfits for as long as we can remember. These pretty prints are wardrobe staples we return to season after season. Whether it's a simple summery tank or a statement coat, striped and dotted styles will always be a couple of our favorite things. This week we've seen a collection of darling Ruchette ensembles featuring perfect prints! 

    Rachel of Pink Peonies looks holiday ready in a black and white ensemble featuring a striped skirt, flowy blouse, and clutch adorned with floral lace. She keeps her look classic with a statement necklace, simple heels, and a pop of red on her lips! pink-peonies

    The gorgeous Caitlin of A Little Dash of Darling certainly lives up to her name! She shows off her relaxed attire featuring a sweater adorned with a heart polka dot print and perfectly undone braid. little-dash-of-darling

    We simply adore plaid, and the classic print looks perfect for fall on The Pretty Lovely Blog's Jordyn. Our After School Plaid Dress has been a favorite of ours ever since it first popped up, but after seeing it on Jordyn, it has moved to the top of our wishlist! prettylovelyblog

    Rebecca of The Clothes Horse never fails to impress with her vintage-inspired style. We are swooning over her dotted ensemble, and we just can't get enough of the textured polka dots on this perfect little black dress. the-clothes-horse

    What is the print you just can't live without? Let us know! Don't forget to see more style files here

    xo,
    Ruche


  • Thursday, November 6, 2014

    Are you mad for plaid? Good! We are too, and we're showing off all of our favorite ways to wear this timeless print. Did you know that the beloved tartan print we know today has been around for over 300 years and originated in Scotland? This classic print isn't going out of style anytime soon, season after season, we return to plaid to add a cozy touch to our outfits. From classic plaid button down tops to unexpected plaid dresses and scarves, here are a few of our favorite ways to show off our love for plaid

    For the quintessential fall outfit, pair a colorful plaid top with a knit scarf and ankle boots. This outfit is perfect for exploring antique shops before relaxing with a chai tea latte. 

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    We can't get enough of plaid dresses, especially in darling fit and flare silhouettes. Paired with knee high socks and oxfords for a delightfully vintage-inspired ensemble! 

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    Perfect for a day at the office or a job interview, we love mixing and matching neutrals and prints! A plaid pencil skirt paired with polka dot Dolce Vita flats are the perfect way to add a subtle touch to a classic outfit. 

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    When in doubt, throw a plaid coat over a classic dress. Ankle boots and statement jewelry take any colorful dress into date night! 4

    What are your favorite ways to wear plaid? Let us know and don't forget to stop by our collection of perfect plaid styles

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Wednesday, November 5, 2014

    Our winter lookbook, Away We Go, would not have been the same without the hopelessly romantic soundtrack from Austin Basham. The song "Running" hasn't stopped running in our heads since we first heard it, and it was an easy choice to complement the sweet video that accompanied Away We Go. A story of adventure and romance, we have Austin to thank for helping capture the mood of our winter lookbook. Read on to learn a little bit more about this talented musician!

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    What inspired you to write the song "Running"?
    To paint the scenery, I was finishing up my last few months of college studying engineering, and had just decided that upon graduation I was going to purchase a one-way ticket to England and work on music indefinitely. It was a very big and intimidating decision that, in a sense, set the atmosphere under which ‘Running’ was written.

    How would you describe your music?
    It’s always difficult for me to describe my music when people ask, but I would say that my music has a lot of folk characteristics and is typically influenced by other artists that I have had the pleasure of collaborating with or am inspired by. I also really enjoy playing a lot of instruments and incorporating new sounds into my songs, so that plays a big part as well.

    What is the last album you listened to?
    Sam Amidon’s new album, Lily-O.

    Do you have any pre or post show rituals?
    Before shows, I usually run through my set list quickly then grab a beer to calm the nerves and enjoy the other bands playing.

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    What has been the most important lesson you've learned when it comes to creating music?
    Make music that you’re passionate about. It makes the process much more fulfilling and generally shines through in the music. Also, nothing happens overnight. I’ve learned that the key to improvement is persistence.

    If you could write, record, and perform a duet with anyone (living or passed) who would it be?
    Johnny Flynn.

    When it comes to your writing process, how do you know when a song is truly complete?
    I don’t think you ever know if a song is truly complete or not. That may be the most challenging part of songwriting. Click "play" below to watch our lookbook video and hear Austin's "Running!"

    We have this handsome crooner on repeat. Stay up to date with the latest shows, songs, and news with Austin on his website and Facebook page. Don't forget to stop by Away We Go for endless winter style inspiration!

    xo,
    Ruche


  • Monday, November 3, 2014

    And away we go... our winter lookbook has arrived! This elegant tale of travel, romance, and effortlessly sophisticated style features some of our favorite pieces for the holiday and late fall season. Luxurious fabrics like jacquard, velvet and lace are even more stunning when paired with sparkling statement jewelry, bold hues, and winter essentials like cloche hats, lace-up boots, and cozy tights. 

    Set in a historic hotel in the beautiful city of San Diego, we watch a delightful tale of romance and travel play out featuring timeless, vintage-inspired outfits. Follow along with this sweet tale and explore while wearing feminine silhouettes like full skirts, fitted dresses, cozy cardigans, and pieces from our favorite brands like BB Dakota, Latigo, and Darling UK. Who doesn't want to be whisked away into adventure? 

    Take a peek at our video to get the full story of Away We Go by pressing play in the video below, and don't forget to shop the lookbook and make these stunning outfits your own. Take $50 off your order of $150+ with code AWAY now until 11/5 at 11:59 PM PDT!

    We hope you are as enamored with this collection as we are! See each of the styles when you visit the lookbook on our site

    Credits: Photography: Megan Jeanne, Art Direction & Wardrobe:  Ruche, Hair & Makeup: KC Witkamp, Stylist: Sarah Nuckles, Model: Anastasia, Location: Horton Grand Hotel, Cinematography: Teresa Chu & Steven Kan, Video Editing: Teresa Chu

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Sunday, November 2, 2014

    Fall is not only the time to bring out those chunky knit scarves or oversized sweaters, but to use those berry stained lipsticks and chocolatey hued eye shadow pallets as well! We've put together a collection of tutorials for some fall makeup inspiration. Take a look at some different looks to compliment the changing colors of the leaves or the cooler night breeze. 

    The beautiful Carrie from Wish Wish Wish displays a smokey eye to warm up your eyes on those chilly nights. By adding metallic eye shadow to the look, she's able to make the traditional smokey eye glisten and shine. We are smitten with how soft her smokey eyes look and are dreaming of copying this look at our holiday party! 

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    Martha Lynn at Camille Styles shares about her love for rich burgundy lipsticks. Against a neutral ensemble or simple makeup, it can add the perfect touch to your fall outfit. Whether you're enjoying a cup of tea with a friend or stepping out into the crisp air, these bright berry stained hues will be the center of attention. 

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    Keiko Lynn shows us a pretty and feminine look to enhance your daytime makeup. She uses chocolate hues on her eyes and a pretty pink for her lips. You can wear this look for fall date nights to the ice-rink or to your favorite restaurant. We adore how rosy her cheeks look, giving off a natural glow!

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    maskCARA creates a dramatic look for the season. Using a berry stained lipstick and gel shadow allows for a dreamy palette, while lining the waterlines will draw attention to the eyes. Her long tousled tresses complete the look! 

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    How will you be wearing these looks? Let us know, and if you need more makeup inspiration, check out our past blogs. We hope your fall is beautiful so far! 

    xo,

    Ruche


  • Saturday, November 1, 2014

    Now that autumn is in full swing, don't let the days fly by without downloading our November desktop calendar. Make sure you enjoy each day's cool air and falling leaves. Though Black Friday shopping won't be until the end of the month, we can't wait to try out hot apple cider drinks and turkey dishes in preparation for Thanksgiving! Happy fall Ruchettes!

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Saturday, November 1, 2014

    This month's Ruchette of the Month inspires us to be confident in ourselves, explore our local fare, and enjoy every moment. Chelsea, of Tea Talk, embodies joy in every outfit and lifestyle post, plus we can't help but swoon over her trademark long blonde hair! We love reading about her local favorites near Phoenix, Arizona, and adventures with her husband Scott (who we have to thank for being the inspiration for her blog since Chelsea started it 7 years ago to show him her traveling adventures). We are so excited to have this stylish, smart, and coffee-loving lady as our November Ruchette of the Month!

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    You currently reside just outside of Phoenix, AZ. What are some of your favorite things to do in your town?
    Great question! I love going down to my favorite local coffee shop for an iced coffee and taking a stroll with my husband through our historic downtown square. I also love exploring our neighborhood orchards and tree farms, and spending time out on the patio of our favorite local restaurants. We love our quaint town!

    What do you think is the key to finding your own personal style?
    In all honesty, I believe the key to finding your own personal style is to wear only styles that you love. I know it can be tough with so many trends coming and going, but by going with your gut feeling of what you love, rather than hopping on every trend, you're able to hone in on your true, personal style much more easily.

    You have done an amazing job of documenting your wedding on your blog! Do you have any wedding planning advice to share?
    What a sweet compliment! Thank you so much! When it comes to wedding planning advice, I would say take things one step at a time and always listen to you heart. Wedding planning can be very overwhelming and oftentimes your vision can get lost if you're letting yourself be influenced by too many people or things. Focus on what's important to you and your soon-to-be husband and everything will work itself out perfectly in the end.

    Describe your perfect party outfit.
    OH! My perfect party outfit would include a classic dress (in black, or maybe even full sequins), bold jewelry, elegant heels and the most perfect evening bag to top it off! I'm a simple gal, but I LOVE a good party outfit!

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    Are there any recipes or dishes you're looking forward to making during the colder months ahead?
    YES! I absolutely adore baking in the winter time and always look forward to whipping out my grandma's old cookbook and making her famous chocolate, peanut butter and butterscotch fudges. They are seriously to die for, and so easy to make!

    Quick Fire!
    Hot or Iced Coffee? Iced Coffee!
    Fiction or Nonfiction? Fiction!
    Home cooked meal or a dinner out? Dinner out!
    Favorite season? Fall!
    Phone, keys, wallet and....a cardigan!

    Last but not least, what is your favorite thing about being a Ruchette?
    My favorite thing about being a Ruchette is getting to be a part of this amazing community of stylish gals! 

    Chelsea's blog is the perfect stop for your fashion fixes and adventure inspiration. With her sweet smile and honest advice, this lovely lady is truly a gem of a Ruchette! 

    xo,
    Ruche


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