• Saturday, October 18, 2014

    Katie of Skunkboy Creatures creates some of the most creative Halloween costumes for her family year after year. We are always impressed with her ingenuity and innovative ideas, along with how her little ones get more and more adorable each time we see them! Here are just a few of her family Halloween costume ideas that have us ready to grab our felt and scissors! 

    Peter Pan and the Lost Boys: We love how this costume features Katie's older daughter, Hope, as Peter Pan, and her, her husband, and her younger daughter, Poe, as Lost Boys. This costume truly captures both the adventurous spirit of Peter Pan, and is simply adorable! peter-pan-family costumeskunkboy-creatures-halloween

    Pinocchio: We love how these are all of our favorite things about the timeless tale of Pinocchio rolled into one family set of costumes! Each of these costumes would be perfect on their own, but they look too cute when all together. See more inspiration herepinnochio-hallowenn (2)pinnochio-hallowenn (1)

    Goldilocks and the Three Bears: Perfect for the four-piece family, we love the combination of cutesy DIY masks and everyday attire. This costume perfectly matches how we picture the three bears in Goldilock's classic tale. How cute is little Poe's wig of blonde tendrils? family-halloween-costumescouples-halloween-costume

    We love the idea of skipping the Halloween store and crafting your own family costumes, and Katie provides us with some amazing inspiration! Don't forget to stop by Katie's blog for even more DIYs and glimpses into her adorable family! 

    xo,
    Ruche


  • Friday, October 17, 2014

    Week three of Frocktober has come to a close! We saw a bunch of darling frocks this week, and it wasn't easy choosing a few of our favorites. From holiday attire to cute shift dresses and printed maxis, we have enjoyed each passing week of Frocktober more than the next! Don't forget to share your photos with us by tagging #RucheFrocktober on your Twitter or Instagram posts! You even are automatically entered for a chance to win a $50 gift card! You can get more details here. We hope you enjoy our latest round-up of frocks!

    Elizabeth of Delightfully Tacky shines in this maxi dress featuring a sparkling gold bodice and chiffon skirt. She adds even more glitz with her headband and jewelry! We love this look for a holiday party or night out on the town. delightfully-tacky

    Voguish at Best's Caitlin looks adorable in this long-sleeved shift dress with a colorful floral print. She extends the length of this sweet dress a couple inches with a lacy slip in a contrasting hue. We love her minimal jewelry!IMG_4534

    A Classic Ambition's Kayla looks positively darling in this perfect-for-fall printed dress, statement necklace, tall boots and a classic cardigan. We love her fall color palate as well as this adorable ensemble! classic-ambition

    We can't wait to see what next week holds for #RucheFrocktober! Don't forget to share your photos with us - you may even find yourself winning a $50 gift card! See what other Ruchettes have been wearing this Frocktober here!

    xo,
    Ruche


  • Thursday, October 16, 2014
    September was an awesome month for the The Vintage Whites Market gals. Not only did they have an amazing market, but the darling duo were our Ruchettes of the Month! This was our first time having two Ruchettes of the Month, and we are so happy it was Vanessa and Jana! These two are taking the world by storm with their incredible market that travels across multiple states and features some amazing vendors. During their event, we co-hosted a soiree to celebrate, and we must say, these pictures are extra Pinterest-worthy! Read on for Jana's details of the event, as well as more information about The Vintage Whites Market!
     
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    Hello Ruchettes! 
    Vanessa and I were so honored to be your Ruchettes of the Month last month!! We had so much going on in September! Right before our September market, we co-hosted a beautiful tailgate soiree with Ruche and Beargrass Gardens! I could go on and on about it, but I'll let the photos do the talking. You might want to get a drool bucket...just in case! The party wouldn't have been as beautiful without the venue. The Conrad Mansion in Kalispell, Montana hosted us...and as you can see, it's STUNNING. We were surrounded by flowers and immaculately maintained trees and lawns. If you're anywhere near the Kalispell area, you NEED to stop in! They offer tours as well as venue rental for events.  You can see more photos on their Facebook!
     
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    Kelli Trontel and Jeremiah + Rachel Spray took the most enchanting photos of our night!! You know how usually photos just don't do it justice? Well, these do!! The only thing missing from the photos are the fun conversations we had that evening. Beargrass Gardens, a floral artist in Whitefish, Montana, hosted a DIY flower crown bar that was just insanely beautiful and inspiring! I wish I could have a new crown every day!  
     
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    What do you think? Should we hold more of these events? Where should we hold them? Would you come? We'd love to meet you! 
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    Upcoming Events:
    November 8th Christmas Market - Kalispell, Montana fairgrounds
    January 10th - Loveland, CO - 1st National Bank Building at The Ranch Events Complex
    March 14th - Salt Lake City, UT - Grand Building at the Utah State Fairpark
     
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    What a stunning soiree! If you want more information about The Vintage Whites Market, stop by their Facebook page, keep up with the behind-the-scenes on Instagram @vintagewhites, and for a further look at the party (with video!) follow on Steller @vintagewhites! 
     
    xo,
    Ruche

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  • Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    When styling our latest lookbook, A Retro Affair, we knew that our selection of vintage-inspired clothing could only be complemented with a retro hairstyle! We turned to our favorite starlets of the '50s and '60s for inspiration, and found that bouffant and beehive styles perfect fit the romantic and iconic style of past decades. 

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    When it comes to creating this teased style for yourself, we took some vintage-inspired hairstyles tutorials from a few of our favorite bloggers. Whether your hair is long or short, adding a touch of retro style to your everyday looks is simple! 

    This tutorial by Good Good Gorgeous is perfect for those with long locks. This tousled and effortless look can dress up a casual outfit, or add a perfectly undone touch to elegant attire! brigitte-bardot-hair

    Ideal for medium length to short hair, this beehive tutorial by Wish Wish Wish is essential for any retro darling! Pair this style with a collared dress and flats for a vintage-inspired look. All you need is a little patience, a comb, and hairspray. retro-hair

    The lovely Keiko Lynn shows off her simple and easy way to add a retro touch to a ponytail. Whether your locks are long or short, this tutorial is perfect for pairing with a polished button up blouse or printed dress. vintage-inspired-hairstyle

    There you have it, Ruchettes! These darling styles may have a distinctly retro feeling to them, but they truly are timeless for any vintage style maven! For even more vintage inspiration, don't forget to stop by our latest lookbook, A Retro Affair.

    xo,
    Ruche

     

     


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  • 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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