• Sunday, December 28, 2014

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    The year is winding down and we're taking a moment to reflect on 2014: a year filled with countless laughs, high-fives, and living beautifully. While we're thankful for another year of wonderful memories, we're looking forward to ending 2014 on a good note, so we comprised a list of the fifteen things we are going to accomplish before the clock strikes midnight on New Year's Eve. We hope this list inspires you and helps you find joy in the last moments of 2014! 

    1. Treat yourself to something that spruces up your space.
    2. Read a novel! Go for the classics to try something new, like a graphic novel
    3. Bundle up and spend a day playing in the snow
    4. Craft your own centerpiece.

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    5. Make someone smile with a handwritten note. 
    6. Plant an indoor succulent garden.
    7. Treat a friend to coffee.
    8. Invite a few friends over for a movie marathon. Don't forget the popcorn!
    9. Volunteer at an animal shelter.
    10. Bake an apple pie.

    11. Discover a new way to tie your winter scarf.
    12. Spend an afternoon tackling a DIY
    13. Browse a local museum exhibit.
    14. Give yourself a manicure in a fun hue. We want to try out Pantone's Color of the Year, Marsala!  
    15. Start a new Pinterest board and fill it with inspiration for the new year.

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    Do you have anything to add to this list? Leave us a comment and let us know! 

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Friday, December 26, 2014

    From cherry to burgundy and brick to Marsala, red is one our our favorite hues year 'round. There's nothing like a bold red lip and cute dress for a night out, or a bold red frock or coat to stand out against a blanket of winter snow. Complementary to any skin tone, a subtle pop of red or a monochromatic look in any shade of red has a swooning. We love how this shade can breathe life into any ensemble, and we spotted a few Ruchettes wearing their favorite red Ruche pieces! 

    Spotted in a red frock complete with a smile and her trademark long locks, Grace of Sometimes Gracefully layers her dress with a gingham print button-up blouse and boots to stay warm in the midst of a flurry of snow!Sometimes-Gracefully-Ruche1

    Jessica of The Steele Maiden combines a few of our favorite things in one winter-ready outfit! A vintage-inspired leopard print coat, red shorts, and darling oxfords make this outfit delightfully retro, yet modern and perfect for the holidays!Leopard_Coat_Sole_Society_Bag_Asos_Oxfords_2

    An essential casual ensemble, Designing From My Closet's Janeane pairs this open knit burgundy sweater with jeans, boots, and a statement necklace for a go-to casual ensemble. We love watching her dress this sweater up and down on her blog by pairing it with a cocktail dress or jeans for an off-duty look. ruche-sweater-a

    Do you have a favorite shade of red? Let us know! And don't forget to see more Style Files featuring Ruchettes by clicking here

    xo,
    Ruche


  • Thursday, December 25, 2014

    happy-holidays

    It's been another amazing year, and we're so happy we've been able to share it with all of you! We've made new friends, laughed with old friends, and smiled through each and every day. We hope your holidays are filled with warm greeting, cozy evening, and plenty of sweet treats to go 'round. Happy holidays, Ruchettes!

    xo,
    Ruche 


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  • Wednesday, December 24, 2014

    'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house...we were shaking and stirring up some delightful holiday cocktails and drinks! Christmas Eve is usually spend tying up any ribbons on last minute packages, finding the perfect outfit, relaxing with the friends and family that has arrived from out of town, and preparing each and every detail for the festive day of Christmas! Whether you want to relax with a holiday-inspired beverage or save these recipes for your soiree, we have collected a few of our very favorite winter drinks for you to mix, shake, or stir! 

    Cranberry Bourbon Fizz Cocktail: This sweet and tart cocktail is perfect for impressing your guests at any festive fete! Via Style Me Pretty.

     Frosted Gingerbread Martini: An homage to the traditional Christmas treat, this gingerbread martini by Glitter Guide is the essential for getting into the holiday spirit. 

     Mexican Hot Chocolate: Warm up with this decadent Mexican Hot Chocolate recipes by Cali Vintage. A captivating balance of spicy and sweet, this hot chocolate is bound to become a new favorite. 

    Fizzy Cranberry Ginger Pear Cocktail: Just as tasty as it looks, this fruity libation by Heather Christo is a refreshing way to indulge this holiday season! 

    Sugar n' Spice White Russian Cocktail: Waiting On Martha has crafted what has easily become a staple of the holidays. This Sugar n' Spice White Russian is a perfect seasonal spin on an old favorite! 

    Cranberry Cider Punch: Certain to be a crowd-pleaser, this Cranberry Cider Punch is easy to make in batches for large or small parties. How Sweet It Is never disappoints! 

    For even more mixed drink inspiration, stop by last year's autumnal cocktail round-up! And don't forget to find the perfect cocktail attire to match your new favorite libation. Enjoy!

    xo,
    Ruche


  • Tuesday, December 23, 2014

    Even the coziest of homes look even more comforting when decorated with holiday adornments! Trimming the tree wrapped in a favorite sweater or scarf is something we look forward to all year long. When it comes to the holidays, we adore the sentimentality that comes with receiving a homemade gift or the satisfaction of creating your own holiday decor, so we just had to create our own mason jar DIY that is both easy to make and looks charming on any stocking-covered mantle or decorated side table. Photo 11_title

    Supplies:

    Mason Jar
    A sheet of black paper
    Santa Snow Spray
    Tea Light Candle
    Double tape or regular tape
    Stationary supplies: pencil, ruler, and scissors or craft knife

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    Step 1: Sketch an outline of a town. We drew outlines of houses, complete with windows and chimneys, and trees of varying sizes. We left the windows larger so we could cut them out later to add more depth to our town when placed against candlelight. holida-mason-jar

    Step 2: Using a black sheet of construction paper, measure the circumference of your jar and determine how high you want your town to extend. Your township should cover at least half of the height of the jar.mason-jar

    Step 3: Using a pencil, trace your town onto the black construction paper. The trees and houses do not have to be the same height. It is visually compelling if some buildings are higher than others. Cut out your sketch with scissors. diy-mason-jar

    Step 4: Spray 1 inch to 1 ½ inch of the jar with Santa Snow Spray. To create a light misty appearance of snow, spray the jar from a distance.  Put your jar aside to dry for 1 hour.holiday-crafts

    Step 6: Apply tape on your township and on the small trees and buildings before wrapping your jar with it to ensure that it properly stays put. Then tape the end of your town. cute-mason-jar

    Step 7: Place a candle inside your mason jar and light it up for the holidays!  winter-wedding-ideasThere's always room for error - your town country does not have to be perfectly cut out! Once you are finished, place your candle jar around the house and light it up to show the silhouette of a Christmas town country! For more decor inspiration click here, and see more DIY projects here

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Monday, December 22, 2014

    After a long and relaxing weekend, returning to your routine on Monday can be hard. We want to keep hitting the snooze button and stay in cozy pajamas all day, but the real world calls. Luckily, we have just the thing to perk up your Monday.... an abundance of adorable animals! Whether you're finishing up those last few holiday gifts (it's never too late for a gift card!) or planning your NYE bash, take a little mental break and check out even more cute animals on our Pinterest board!cute-animals cutebunnycute-dogs cute-hedgehogAren't they just the cutest? Even though we can't have hedgehogs and bunnies at the office doesn't mean we can't dream! We hope your Monday is wonderful, Ruchettes. 

    xo,
    Ruche

     


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  • Sunday, December 21, 2014

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    With a week filled with holiday excitement, getting gussied up, and lots of cooking, baking, and feasting, we're taking this Sunday to relax and spend a little time enjoying the first day of winter. Enjoy your Sunday, Ruchettes! 

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Saturday, December 20, 2014

    Who's ready to pop the bubbly? We're gearing up for an end-of-the-year celebration filled with confetti, sweet treats, champagne and lots of sparkle. While we may still be scrambling to make sure all of our Christmas arrangements are set up perfectly, we're still dreaming of watching the ball drop and counting down the last few moments of 2014. With today's Style Steals, you can perfect your New Year's Eve outfit with 50% off 100 styles that will make you the toast of the town. Hurry - the sale ends tonight at 11:59 PM PT! glitterguidenewyears2014-13-e1388346123652Southern_Fried_Paper_NYE_39OmbPkBsZIg8q7qB-p-NcVi7yLe4wPWHfxIz5zzB0tKYnyeshoot_scottandrewweddings_90$!900xImages Via 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

    We're just brimming with inspiration! Now to find the perfect outfit for New Year's Eve... stop by Style Steals now! 

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Friday, December 19, 2014

    It's the week before Christmas and there is magic in the air. Streets are lit up with twinkling lights, there's a refreshing chill in the air, and the places we frequent are beginning to fill with friends and relatives from out of town. We find ourselves reaching for our favorite coats a little more often as each week passes, and today we're celebrating the brisk weather with 30% off outerwear! That Tulle or Dear Creatures coat you've had your eye on can be yours today - just use code OUTER at checkout before 11:59 PM PT tonight! Some stunning new faces are joining us for this week's Style Files and sharing their adorable winter style. 

    Kaylyn of The Weir House whisks us away to a romantic cabin setting complete with fresh snowfall! Plaid is definitely a must-have in our winter wardrobes, so we adore how she paired our Gothenberg Plaid Dress with high stockings and boots, and kept her ensemble cozy with a ruffled blouse underneath! weir-house

    How darling is the Curious Natalia in this delightful mustard hue? Mustard is one of our favorite shades during the fall and winter months, and we absolutely adore how she styled our Brookland Dress by Kling with a '60s inspired hairstyle, nude shoes, and black tights. Dress with pockets always put a smile on our faces, too!curious-natalia

    This outfit courtesy of Charlotte of the Boyer Family Singers has us swooning! Another Ruchette sporting a mustard hue, we adore how Charlotte paired her handmade floral skirt with a grey embellished sweater and out Bailin Boots in Brown! While we are enamored with her outfit, we definitely think her smile is her best accessory. boyer-sisters

    This laid-back, yet chic outfit from Moxie Fashion Blog's Christine is one we are utterly inspired by! Her long, bohemian cardigan takes her outfit featuring ankle boots, a button-up blouse, and our Class President Plaid Pants from a day at the office to a sophisticated look for a day out and about. Her fishtail braid perfectly completes her look! Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

    We love seeing Ruchettes in their favorite pieces! Do you have any Ruche items you hope to find under the tree next week? Let us know, and don't forget to stop by today's Style Steals and take 30% off outerwear

    xo,
    Ruche

     


  • Thursday, December 18, 2014

    There's nothing better than a little outfit inspiration! While we always love to look to our favorite fashion bloggers for sartorial influence, today we're diving into our latest lookbook, Holiday in the City, for a dose of inspiration for our holiday attire. We love wearing embellishments like sequins, beading, and all things that sparkle during our holiday soirees, but we also love staying cute and cozy for more relaxed gatherings with friends and family. No matter the dress code, Holiday in the City has all the guidance we need this season! Now is the perfect time to shop - today's Style Steal is free shipping on all US & Canada orders placed until 11:59 PM PT tonight, so stop by the lookbook and start shopping!

    Cute & Cozy: A cozy sweater and plaid skirt is a foolproof combination for staying warm and keeping your ensemble sophisticated. Don't forget sweater tights and boots!vintage-inspired-outfit

    Time to Shine: This sequined romper is essential for watching the ball drop on New Year's Eve. We recommend pairing it with minimal jewelry and a bold lip hue!sequined-romper

    Dinner Party: Refined yet bold, we love a patterned dress paired with statement jewelry! Perfect attire for hosting your own dinner party, this dress in a flattering muted red shade and ornate detailing can be easily dressed up or down, making it an essential for any season. vintage-inspired-dress-velvet

    Christmas Cocktails: We love this vintage-inspired beaded blouse, especially when layered over a midi dress. A look that is reminiscent of the 1920's glamour, we love this ensemble paired with heels and a cute bob haircut. party-dress

    We're swooning over these outfits perfect for a variety of festive fetes. See even more winter loveliness by viewing the lookbook and don't forget to shop today's Style Steals and receive free shipping on your order! (US & Canada only). 

    xo,
    Ruche

     


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