• 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.

    Where did the name Olive come from?
    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 Olive 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 pets? If not, do you see yourself adopting?
    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 a 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 you and Olive? 
    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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  • Tuesday, February 3, 2015

    Welcome to the first installment of Puppy Love Stories! In honor of Valentine's Day, throughout the month of February we'll be sharing the stories and photos of our employees and the dogs that accompany them to work each and every day. While many people's first thoughts are celebrating with their significant others during this love-filled month, we wanted to extend the celebration to the #RuchePuppies that brighten up our day with their comedic antics, soothing presence, and their daily reminder to get outside and soak up a little sunshine. Join us as we take a moment to appreciate the puppies that make our days shine even brighter! 

    Meet Kayla and Lady! If you had a question about your order, you may have spoken to Customer Service Representative Kayla over the phone or email, and if you heard a sweet bark in the background, you just may have met Lady, too! This dynamic duo are rarely seen apart, and being the friendly pup she is, Lady loves to greet the local customers who stop by our warehouse and our employees. Learn more about Kayla and Lady now! kayla-ladyHow did you and your fluffy friend meet?
    I had wanted a puppy for such a long time and my fiancé (now husband) and I agreed that after we got married we would get a dog. My good friend was pregnant and liked to walk around the mall and a few days a week I would go with her. She always liked to stop by the pet store and look at all of the puppies in the window and I, being an animal person, never complained! One night we were looking at the puppies and a very special little one caught my eye. My husband was out of town so I took a picture and texted it to him, to my surprise his response was “let’s talk about it when I get home”. HOPE!  We went and looked the next week when he was home and low-and-behold: she was still there! He promptly asked if we could play with her and was just as promptly informed that we weren’t allowed to play with her unless we were planning on bringing her home.  Brad insisted we were hoping to take her home and I said “you know if you let me play with this puppy she is coming home with us, right?”…and the rest is history.

    What made you fall in love with Lady?
    She had the sweetest little face with big brown eyes and I just couldn’t resist her!  When we played with her, she was so intensely excited and played only with toys that were twice her size (which she would trip and fall all over)!  We couldn’t stop laughing at how cute and playful she was!

    How did you decide on the name for Lady?
    One night my husband and I were wandering through Disneyland and talking about someday getting a dog. I admitted that I would love to have a Cocker Spaniel and name her Lady after Lady & the Tramp. My husband immediately went into a store and bought a “Lady” pillow-pet and said “here you go!” Needless to say, the stuffed animal didn’t quite meet my expectations!  It’s a good thing he bought it though, because now it’s one of Lady’s favorite things to snuggle with.kayla-lady-3How would you describe your dog in three words?
    Loving, snuggly and my shadow!

    What are some things you and Lady enjoy doing together?
    Lady LOVES coming to work, it’s quite possibly her favorite thing! I love my job, but I wish I had the same level of energy and enthusiasm she does in the mornings!  We also love going to the dog park, the beach, getting the mail, long car rides (she especially loves the window rolled down!) and snuggling! 

    Do you have any other pets? 
    Yes, I have 2 cats as well, Solomon and Delilah. I adopted them in my hometown in Washington before moving to California, getting married and adding Lady to our family!  My cats are super loving and snuggly as well; I like to think of them as my little pieces of home. I have openly admitted to my husband that I will never be able to live without pets! I think pets are part of what makes a house a home and I hope mine will always be happy and full.

    What are some of the benefits of having her by your side at work?
    Lady is a great companion throughout the day. She’s a good “excuse” to step outside every now and then and gives me nose kisses if the day is particularly stressful. She definitely helps me to remember to “stop and smell the roses” when the day is going by too quickly, but my favorite is being able to hug her and love her whenever I want!kayla-lady-1Can you share a story involving your dog?
    My husband and I went on a backpacking trip in Europe for our honeymoon and Lady got to go to my in-laws’ house for the 3 weeks we were gone. Every dog we saw on our trip made me think of her, I missed her so much! When we got home, we picked her up first thing and she was so excited to see us! We all went home and that night she woke me up 3 times by crawling onto my tummy. I’d wake up with her wet little nose barely touching mine and her eyes wide open staring at me! I was a little startled the first time, but then I realized she was just checking to make sure I was really back! We’d fall back asleep like that, until she’d want to check again! 

    Aren't Kayla and Lady just the cutest? Spoil your own pet this Valentine's Day with our collection of cute pet accessories, and stay tuned for even more Puppy Love Stories!

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Monday, February 2, 2015

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    Get ready, get set... giveaway time! Want to win a $2000 Ruche wardrobe? Enter now to win your wishlist! From now until February 9th, any order placed above $50 will be automatically entered in our giveaway. As a bonus, every dollar spent above $50 will be counted as an extra entry (for example, a $120 order counts as 71 entries). Stop by the giveaway page for more information, or start shopping now! Don't forget - every dollar above $50 counts as an additional entry, so that cute purse, pair of heels, or cozy sweater might be what makes you win the grand prize of a $2000 Ruche wardrobe!  

    xo,
    Ruche 


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  • Monday, February 2, 2015

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    Introducing: Awakening. Our latest lookbook celebrates spring with the prettiest floral dresses, pastels and delicate and feminine clothing. The blanket of winter snow has thawed, and the blossoms that have been hiding in the midst of the cold season have finally begun to peek through. The world is awakened, and just as the colorful hues of spring begin to show, we are adding our favorite elements of spring into our wardrobes with cute sandals, wide brim hats, and cute dresses for the sunny days. Your new favorite spring outfits begin here! Take $30 off your order with code HERES30 (minimum purchase $100), or take $60 off your order with code HERES60 (minimum purchase $200) until February 6th at 11:59 PM PT. spring-lace-dressspring-stylepolka-dot-jacket

    Awakening evokes a whirlwind romance with the beauty of springtime. Show your love for sunny blossoms with a floral dress, blue skies with a full skirt or blouse in a delightful shade of cerulean or azure, and the light and airy feel of spring with the effortlessly breezy silhouette of a maxi dress. Besides a pair of cute heels and delicate bracelet, the only accessory you'll need is a bright bouquet of flowers! cute-spring-outfitcute-outfitsfloral-maxi-dressspring-outfitPrepare for springtime with the beauty that is Awakening

    xo,
    Ruche

     


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