• Friday, February 13, 2015

    There must be romance in the air this week! With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we couldn't contain our excitement when seeing a few of our favorite Ruchettes donning their sweet ensembles perfect for a night out. From formal outerwear to florals and feminine silhouettes, we are so inspired for a weekend celebrating our loved ones! 

    Shannon of GBO Fashion looks amazing in this romantic date night ensemble. She paired our Chiswick Park flared coat atop a gorgeous red lace dress and accessorized with simple pieces to bring together this feminine outfit. She is a vision of radiance in this effortlessly chic date night outfit. Valentines-Day-Ruche-Coat-11

    The always adorable Rebecca of The Clothes Horse looks stunning in our romantic Paris Streets printed dress. She kept her look sweet and simple with some navy tights and heels. Her vintage-inspired ensemble is perfect for a dainty, comfortable night out. clotheshorse

    The beautiful Kassandra of Kastles looks charming in our plum midi skirt paired with a floral tee, knit cardigan and adorned with statement accessories. Her romantic outfit is perfect for transitioning from winter to spring. kastles

    Looking for even more style inspiration? See even more style files by clicking here, and don't forget to take 25% off sitewide with code LOVEYOU until Monday 2/16 at 11:59 PM PT!

    xo,
    Ruche


  • Thursday, February 12, 2015

    There are some things that are lovely on their own, but when they come together, they form a perfect match! Bees & honey, chocolate & peanut butter, and a little shopping + a long weekend! Our favorite perfect match? You + this sale! Take 25% off sitewide with code LOVEYOU now through 2/16 at 11:59 PM PT. Whether it's a sale style you've had your eye on, cute dresses, or the darling shoes that have been lingering on your wishlist, it's time to find your perfect match now!presidents-day-sale

    We're making it even easier to find the latest news so you will always know the scoop when it comes to sales, our most-loved styles, and even fun stuff like quotes, printables, and more! Our latest page is brimming with fashion & lifestyle inspiration, and it makes it easy to make sure you're getting the best deal with our latest promotions. cute-pinterest-outfits

    Love sharing your finds with friends? With a variety of social sharing buttons, you can post inspirational quotes to Pinterest, broadcast a sale with friends on Facebook or Twitter, or brighten someone's day by sending it straight to their inbox! Sharing has never been easier!

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    Be the first to see all the treats we have on our new page! Share, pin, or enjoy 25% off sitewide now. 

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Wednesday, February 11, 2015

    Welcome to another installment of Puppy Love Stories! In honor of Valentine's Day, we are featuring one of our employees and the precious pup that accompanies them to work each day. You can click here to see all the Puppy Love stories so far! 

    Meet Maya and Balou! Maya is our Advertising Coordinator, and at her feet you can find Balou, the charming French bulldog that love naps, his alligator toy, and endless amounts of affection. Balou happily greets anyone that passes by, but he rarely leaves Maya's side; it is instantly apparent that these two have quite a bond! Read on to learn more about Maya and Balou now! maya-b-2

    How did you and your fluffy friend meet? What made you fall in love with them?
    Balou belonged to my oldest sister before I adopted him, but I met him when my sister went to visit him at his breeder's house. He was only a few weeks old and the runt of his litter-- still too young to be away from his mama. We fell in love with his pretty fawn coloring and curly, off-center tail.

    How did you decide on the name for your dog?
    My sister wanted him to have a French name because he's a French bulldog. He has a cousin named Blueberry and his dad is named Elijah Blue. Somehow we came up with Balou! (pronounced like Baloo from the Jungle Book).

    How would you describe Balou in three words?
    Stubborn. Lazy. Lover.

    What are some things you and your dog enjoy doing together?
    We enjoy short walks around our block (any more than that and he can't catch his breath!), being couch potatoes and taking naps.maya-b-3

    Do you have any other pets? If not, do you see yourself adopting again?
    I don't have any other pets right now, but I want to get a big dog when we have the space and maybe a cat if I can convince my boyfriend.

    What are some of the benefits of having your dog by your side at work?
    Stretch breaks! It's easy to forget to take a break and stretch my legs when I'm focused on a project, so his potty breaks are the perfect reminders to walk around a bit and get some fresh air. Also, snuggles any time I want.

    Can you share a cute story involving Balou?
    Back when I first started working at Ruche and he was still living with my sister, I made Balou a cake for his first birthday using a variation of this recipe. I also made party hats for him and his little brother with this tutorial. He was obsessed with the cake, but the hat he was not so fond of. Even though Balou hasn't been mine for very long, he has always been a #ruchepuppy!maya-b-1

    We love having an abundance of fluffy friends at the office! Meet more #RuchePuppies and our employees by visiting past Puppy Love Stories here

    xo,
    Ruche 


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  • Tuesday, February 10, 2015

    Have you stepped into spring with our latest lookbook, Awakening? The breathtaking lookbook not only features some of our favorite spring styles like floral dresses, eyelet blouses, and delicate lace, but all of our favorite elements of the spring season. We wanted to create a vintage-inspired space that evokes the beauty of spring to function as the perfect background for the stunning spring outfits in our lookbook. 2015_01_20_99999_4262015_01_20_99999_5632015_01_20_99999_737In addition to the beautiful spring fashion inspiration, one of the elements of Awakening we are incredibly proud of is the mural featured in the background! Adorned with pretty blossoms and hummingbirds, this work of art that served as the perfect backdrop was actually hand painted by our creative intern, Joanne. Here's what Joanne had to say about the mural.EDIT THIS ONE PLZ

    "The mural was inspired by vintage floral wallpaper. We wanted to recreate the wallpaper, but give it life by adding birds and butterflies to it. We were inspired by muted, yet lush colors that were vibrant enough to represent spring. First, I drew out a few sketches of the mural and included where the butterflies and birds would be. Then I researched different types of flowers. I wanted the trees to look similar to a Japanese Sakura tree! Many of the flowers ended up being a combination of real flowers and ones I made up to create a spring wonderland. In total, the mural took me 56 hours to complete. The supplies I used include acrylic paint, pencils, and erasers. Our founder Mai and the rest of the creative team provided me with input every step of the way. It was the perfect balance of my creativity and their vision, from measuring out the height of the mural to designating where everything needed to be placed... there was a lot of immaculate planning that went into this mural! Of course it was worth it, I felt this was an awesome challenge to see what I am capable of and a chance to share my art with an amazing community of people. "

    -- Joanne, Creative Intern2015_01_20_99999_7322015_01_20_99999_3052015_01_20_99999_212015_01_20_99999_729

    Are you as enamored with this lovely artwork as much as we are? We chose our favorite sections of Joanne's mural and made them into this month's free desktop calendars, so be sure to stop by our free wallpapers page to add a touch of spring to your wallpaper. We're so lucky to have such amazing talent on our team. See the gorgeous mural in action and stop by our spring lookbook, Awakening, now!

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Monday, February 9, 2015

    It takes the perfect combination of skill, artistry, and style when composing an outfit. It takes the perfect coordination of vibrant prints, detailed textures, and statement accessories to achieve an ensemble that puts a smile on your face and has you walking out the door with confidence. Incorporating neutral hues in your wardrobe is essential to balancing an effortless spring outfit. Whether the arrival of warmer months brings refreshing outdoor picnics or whimsical afternoon tea parties, utilizing neutral pieces is the key to a stunning outfit for any occasion!  

    A neutral eyelet dress is a spring essential perfect for Sunday brunch catching up with friends or running errands looking effortlessly chic. Adding fun accessories like a bright beaded statement necklace and fun floral printed flats complement the simplicity of this ensemble.neutral-outfit

    For a complete head to toe neutral outfit, play around with different neutral hues and add bright accessories for a pop of color. This elegant ensemble perfect for a special occasion, layers neutral shades of blue paired with a beaded bracelet and statement cerulean pumps to accentuate the hues.spring-outfit

    Try mixing neutrals into a fun transitional outfit for the spring days that cling to the lingering brisk air. Layering neutral spring essentials like lightweight knits over pastel hued dresses and pairing it with ankle booties complement statement accessories like this delicate necklace or must-have satchel.spring-style

    With warmer months approaching us, we are thrilled to work neutral pieces into our wardrobe. Excited to see more adorable spring outfits? Shop our Dreaming in Neutral collection to get yourself ready!

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Sunday, February 8, 2015

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    Weekends were made for relaxing, checking things off your to-do list, and.... shopping of course! Treat yourself this weekend to a sale both you and your wallet with adore - today's Style Steals features a curated selection of dresses now 50% off! Stop by the sale now and prepare to fall in love. 

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Saturday, February 7, 2015

    Meet Sam and Olive! Sometimes the pets we fall in love belong to a friend, family member, or, in Sam and Olive's case, a coworker! Even though Sam's name isn't inscribed on the tag hanging from Olive's collar, Sam still dotes on Olive as if she was her own. Olive's owner, Gabe, is always kind enough to share the puppy love with anyone who wants the company of a fluffy friend! When it comes to Sam and Olive, we know the feeling of adoration is mutual; Olive often finds her way on Sam's lap or curled up in an unoccupied chair nearby, especially when peanut butter is around! Learn more about Sam and Olive now, and be sure to see all of the Puppy Love Stories by clicking heresam-olive-3

    How did you and your fluffy friend meet? What made you fall in love with them?
    So, I am actually, technically, not her real owner. She's the pup of our IT Manager, Gabe! I just like to steal her all the time at work and pretend she's mine, since I don't have a dog of my own yet. 

    I first met her when she was a wee little pup, and she was pure black and was kind of sick. Gabe brought her in to work shortly after he rescued her from a shelter, and she had a bad case of kennel cough. I immediately fell in love with her little cute personality and she's been my favorite dog at the office ever since! She's also kind of a rebel, which makes me like her even more.

    How did you decide on the name for your dog?
    I think Gabe named her Olive cause she was pure black as a puppy, like a little Olive. Sometimes I call her Olivia, as in Olivia Benson from Law & Order: SVU.

    How would you describe your dog in three words?
    Cuddly, cautious, the cutest!

    What are some things you and your dog enjoy doing together?
    Taking cuddle breaks at work, sharing chicken pieces from my lunches and running through the rows in warehouse to get our daily exercise.sam-olive

    Do you have any other pets? If not, do you see yourself adopting again?
    Not right now, which is why I steal her from the IT room, where her owner works, all the time! 

    What are some of the benefits of having your dog by your side at work?
    Whenever I need a mental break from the computer, I know I can just go pick her up and put her in my lap and she'll fall asleep. Also, having dogs in the office keeps the atmosphere lighthearted. 

    Can you share a cute story involving your dog? 
    Well, I don't have one specific story, but every once in a while, Olive, who is normally quiet and sweet, will see a stranger in the window and go into guard dog mode and start barking at the highest pitch possible. It's happened multiple times when she's been in my lap and I've spilled drinks on myself or had near death heart attacks from her crazy yipping! sam-olive-2

    We're so excited to share the stories of our employees and #RuchePuppies just in time for Valentine's Day! Stay tuned for even more Puppy Love Stories - a new episode comes out each week! 

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Friday, February 6, 2015

    sequined-skirtAs many await the arrival of the glorious weekend to scour the closet for stylish statement pieces perfect for Friday date night or lovely Sunday morning brunch, these gorgeous Ruchettes show us how to elevate a casual weekday look with an elegant flare. From the go-to leather jacket to glamorous sequins and romantic floral dresses, these ladies are our style inspiration for looking effortlessly chic all week long.

    The beautiful Mae from Mae Amor looks incredible paring our Morse Jacket by BB Dakota with a sequin knit sweater and dark wash denim. She took an everyday casual look, perfect for running errands or catching up with friends and dressed it up perfectly with a leather jacket for an edgy yet sweet ensemble. faux-leather-jacket

    Katey from Yurkstyle looks absolutely radiant wearing our sequin pencil skirt and basic black tee with nude pumps. The glimmer of the sequins contrasting these simple staples pieces make this everyday outfit glamorously chic. She is a vision of elegance in this everyday outfit!sequin-skirt

    The always stylish Liana from Love Liana paired our Street Fair vintage-inspired floral dress with a chambray top in this darling outfit paired with some essential winter accessories. The romantic flare of her dress elevates these casual pieces to create this feminine outfit. She looks comfortably chic and ready for a day out!love-liana

    These Ruchettes are paving the way bringing everyday elegance everywhere they go. Adding these subtle touches elevate casual days to make anything a special affair!

    xo,
    Ruche

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  • Thursday, February 5, 2015

    Have you ever heard the saying, "it's all in the details?" Well, that is something we are certainly embracing with our latest collection of styles featuring our favorite spring details. Blossom in our favorite "little something extra" frills like lace, eyelet trim, scalloped edges, and subtle embellishments. Greet crisp spring days in your favorite cute dresses, full skirts, and tops adorned with gorgeous details! spring-outfitsspring-fashion

    Make any outfit a little more special by pairing your everyday jeans with a ruffled blouse, floral hair clip, or lace-adorned booties. The simplest touch of darling detail can take any causal outfit into spring! We love dresses adorned with embroidery and lace, and they complement any cozy cardigan and pair of ankle booties for a simply stunning ensemble!spring-style pretty-lacebow-purseDiscover your new favorite details for all your spring outfits with our latest collection now!

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Wednesday, February 4, 2015

    Valentine's Day is just around the corner! We adore seeing little candy hearts and giant teddy bears pop up everywhere we go, and, more importantly, we love any reason to remind those near and dear to us just how important they are! Whether it's puppy love or sending a beloved message to a family member, make your loved ones feel even more special with a sweet Valentine's Day treat complete with our cute Valentine's Day printable cards! Just click on your favorite card to print the entire sheet of six. Carefully cut them out and attach them to a gift, or write a darling message on the back, punch out the hole, and attach a pretty ribbon! We would love to see how you use these cards, so don't forget to snap a photo and tag @shopruche! We hope you enjoy these free Valentine's Day cards! 

     "Roses are red, violets are blue, macarons are sweet and so are you."

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    "I'm head over heels for you." 

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    "I like you a latte."

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    "We're mint to be."

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    "You brighten my day."

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    "It's time for you to be my valentine."

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    Now that you have the perfect Valentine's Day message, make sure you have the perfect outfit for date night, hanging out with your girlfriends, or spending a cozy night at home. No matter what you're doing this Valentine's Day, we hope you feel nothing but warm and fuzzy feelings! 

    xo,
    Ruche

     


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