• Wednesday, July 3, 2013

    Every girl dreams of the day she will slip into the luxurious tiers of white fabric, gracefully stride down the flower petal-ed aisle, and live happily ever after with her prince charming. To ensure that your magical day is everything you've imagined it to be, we've put together a beautiful collection of fifties inspired bridal gowns, complete with strapless sweetheart necklines, full twirling skirts, and dainty lace details! 

    Remember, your dream wedding dress should make you feel like a princess but shouldn't cost you your tiara! Enjoy the last day of our sale of 40% off our entire bridal collection with the code BRIDAL40.

    Be sure to take a peek at our entire bridal collection where the wedding dress of your dreams awaits! For more vintage, fifties-inspired wedding gowns, shop our CharlotteAmelie and Mackenzie dresses.

    xo,
    Ruche

     


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  • Tuesday, July 2, 2013

    Polished style is for the girl who wants to dress with classic refinement. It’s a style that dictates looking elegantly put together while balancing being fashion forward and ever classic. Polished style favors clean lines and tailored pieces. Think sophisticated wardrobe staples like peplum and cropped pants, sheath dresses and pencil skirts, structured bags that pair well with structured outfits, and elegant accessories. An embellished statement top and a pair of classy heels easily take this look from 9-5 office appropriate to date night. Polished Ruchettes turn to style icons like Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy for sophisticated outfit inspiration. One go to cute outfit to achieve a polished style is mixing mint and polka dots, as our Creative Photographer beautifully demonstrates in our office Ruchettes feature!

    Does this style sound like your style? If so, you might be a polished Ruchette! If you want to add polished style pieces to your closet, take your style cues from our in-office polished Ruchette’s wardrobe and wish list!

    Shop our Polished Ruchette style.

    xo,
    Ruche


  • Tuesday, July 2, 2013

    Immediately when we met Stephanie from the Nie Nie Dialogues, our hearts flooded with love and inspiration. It's the love that we hold so dear to our hearts that ignite our everyday life with beauty. She's a mother of five, a loving wife and a miraculous survivor. Her feminine and elegant style along with her strength and poise make her a remarkable story. We just had to share. ♥

    For those who aren’t familiar with your incredible story, would you mind introducing
    yourself?
    My name is Stephanie Nielson. I am a mother, wife, blogger, and burn & plane crash survivor. I began blogging in 2005 when I was living in New Jersey with 2 little girls and one little boy. My blog was just a basic mommy blog. My husband got a job in Arizona where we moved our family and I had another little boy making 4 children total. In August of 2008, my husband (a pilot) and I were in a airplane crash which killed our friend aboard and burned my husband (who I call “Mr. Nielson” on my blog) 35 % and I was burned over 80% and put in a medically induced coma for almost 4 months. It will be 5 years since the accident in August and since then I have learned to walk, move, eat among other things. Last year I delivered a healthy little girl. I am blessed!


    You and your husband are an inspiration, and your outlook on life is beautiful. Who or what inspires you? What do you consider important and beautiful?
    I have learned what beauty truly is. It’s not what you look like or the clothes you wear {although I believe being well-groomed is important} but it is inside that counts. I am inspired daily by my three little girls, they are growing up in a world where appearance is nearly everything. I want them to be strong and armed with the knowledge that you can be the most beautiful looking woman but its not true beauty unless it shines from the inside out. They are the epitome of true beauty - they are true beauty in all forms. They are inspiring to me! Beauty is eyes. I believe the eyes tell the story. You can lie out your mouth, but not out of your eyes. I think it’s a sixth sense I’ve picked up. I have learned (and teach my children) to look into peoples eyes when they talk to them, that way any kind of disability or physical problem is second to who they are truly are.

    Speaking of your husband, how did you two meet? (We’re slightly addicted to love stories.)
    I met Christian at my dad’s office. I was subbing for my dad’s secretary that day and he happened to walk in. It was like bells and harps for me. I KNEW I would marry him. I was struck at first glance. Truly, I knew I was going to marry him. He came into my dad’s office a lot after that day and finally he asked me out. We both knew it was right and married about 3 months after.

    How many children do you have? Can you describe each one in a few words?
    I have five children:
    Claire, 11 ½: Cautious, careful, creative, fashionista.
    Jane, 10: Redhead, sensitive, very imaginative, and helpful, slightly stubborn.
    Oliver, 8: Quiet, calm, clean, sweet, motivated - mini-Christian.
    Nicholas, 5: Laid back, easy, artistic, loves to be outside.
    Charlotte, 1: Baby, feisty, another redhead, sweet.

    How old were your children at the time of your accident? Were they able to understand what happened, and how has it affected them today?
    Claire was 6 and just starting 1st grade. Jane was 5 and began kindergarten. Oliver was 3 and Nicholas was 18  months. It was such a hard time for them, especially my girls- particularly Jane. She really struggled. My family did an amazing job at helping them through everything. For a long time the medical staff told my family that Christian and I were not going to live so my family stepped up and took my children. They were taken such good care of, and it was really a tender time and they were very blessed and protected.

    They struggle when Christian and I go away on trips together - especially when we fly. We just flew to Europe and my girls were very very nervous for us. We have to communicate about it and talk through everything over and over again. But we believe that God will take care of us - He has never left us alone, and never will. That is a comfort. 

    Your story must touch hearts every day. Do you receive a countless number of emails? Are you able to respond to them all?
    I have over 20,000 e-mails in my inbox right now. I can’t possibly respond to them let alone read most of them. It is very daunting and overwhelming. I wish I could though! Most of them are so nice and kind and encouraging. I am so thankful for people who have helped me and gotten me through so much. People I have never met - people are so good. There are some very mean people too. I get haters. It’s exhausting and discouraging. 

    When/why did you decide to start your blog? How has your blog changed since the accident?
    My blog began in 2005. It hasn’t changed much since then. I still write about my children, my feelings, what I do, my mothering, and how much I love my husband.

    We often see your stylish outfits on your blog and Instagram, and we must say you’re gorgeous! We have to ask: how would you describe your style?
    THANK YOU! I think my style is romantic - I love anything feminine and soft. I am a sucker for vintage anything. I sometimes find myself wishing I lived in the 50’s or 60’s. Mad Men style. 

    Tell us a fun random fact about yourself.
    I love muscle cars and want a ’68 Mustang.

    I love Ruche!
    --Stephanie Nielson of Nie Nie Dialogues

    To find more of Stephanie's stories, thoughts and inspirations, visit her blog, Nie Nie Dialogues.

    xo,
    Ruche


  • Monday, July 1, 2013

    Retro style is essentially vintage-inspired style with quirky charm! Retro style can be anything from an outfit in a 60’s mod aesthetic, dresses and blouses with fun retro details paired with unexpected prints, or monochromatic ensembles in black and white. Twiggy is a retro style icon with her bold counter-culture look, and retro Ruchettes like our Production Coordinator love to modernize 60’s fashion in their own spunky way. Retro style is best defined by vintage pieces with a bit of sass and playfulness. Think geometric prints, quirky color-blocked blouses and dresses, and lots of polka dots! Statement pieces are a go-to for retro accessorizing, as is adding a pop of color with surprising whimsicality.

    Does this style sound like your style? If so, you might be a retro Ruchette! Take a peek at our in-office retro Ruchette’s wardrobe and wish list to see if there’s a retro piece you want to add to your must-have list!

    Shop our Retro Ruchette style.

    xo,
    Ruche


  • Monday, July 1, 2013

    We don't have to spend our summer days on the remote beaches of Saint Martin to look like we belong there, right? The summer heat is our perfect excuse to slip on that chic and easy to wear resort wear dress. Whether it's for that far-far away land or for the neighbors late night dinner party, take a trip on over to our Resort Wear Collection and bask in your effortlessly chic summer resort wear!

    Shop more summer outfits from our Resort Wear Collection.

     ♥

    xo,
    Ruche


  • Monday, July 1, 2013

    Another glass of ice cold lemonade? Yes please! Summer is in full swing and so is the hammock. As you kick back with your computer to reply 'Yes' to the endless summertime soirées and BBQ party invites, keep track of it all with our free July desktop calendar!  ♥

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Saturday, June 29, 2013

    We love seeing our Ruchettes' favorite items, so it's especially exciting to take a peek at our employees' favorite items too! Kristina, Jesse, Maya, Sam, and Meghan, five Ruche gals, shared their favorite Ruche pieces, which are either already in their wardrobes or on their wishlists. They each have styles that are unique in their own way, showcasing how each piece from our collection can be transformed and styled to fit any personality.

    Which Ruche employee style fits your style best? View their recent purchases and items on their wishlists here to find out! 

    xo,
    Ruche 


  • Saturday, June 29, 2013

    A month ago we had the opportunity to meet up with Melissa Esplin of I Still Love You and Miriam Tribe of Mad Mim, to film two fun summer DIYs and we are so excited to share them with you! The entire experience was one to remember, filled with an afternoon of crafts, creativity, and chatter. The girls were so lovely to work with and their talents shined through all day long!

    In this first video, Melissa demonstrates how to create nautical-inspired bracelets! They are incredibly easy to make and you'll most likely have a majority of the items needed around your house!

    In our second DIY, Miriam makes DIY jewelry making look like a walk in the park as she creates nautical-inspired jewelry in a unique way. She handmade the bead out of clay for a one-of-a-kind look and decorated it in true nautical-inspired fashion. We truly couldn't believe how easy it was!

    We want to send a wonderful thank you to Melissa and Miriam for spending a day with us to create fun and fashionable DIYS perfect for summer! We can't wait for the next time. ♥ See more videos on our YouTube channel.

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Friday, June 28, 2013

    Oh goodness, the summer heat can sure knock our socks off...literally! But don't lose your style inspiration just yet. Take a look at how some of our beautiful bloggers embrace warm weather in the classiest of Ruchette ways.

    Miche of Buttons and Birdcages twirls in a gorgeous field in our red polka dot dress. With her gorgeous long locks and bright colored flats, this look fits perfection!

    Kaity of The Brownie Diaries in our Embellished Blouse. We love how Kaity pairs her flawless style with the comforts of summer.

    Enjoy the sunny rays and find outfit inspiration wherever you look. For more fun summer looks, check out our Summer Lookbook here!

    xo,
    Ruche

    Are you a fashionable blogger too? Join our Blogger Family! Send your Ruche outfits to blog@shopruche.com for a chance to become featured. *Please note that all outfits must include at least one Ruche item.


  • Thursday, June 27, 2013

    Rise and shine, Ruchettes! Start off your morning right with a healthy breakfast and the latest segment from Breakfast at Ruche. Enjoy a hot cup of coffee and watch our behind the scenes interview about our summer lookbook, Seashells.

    Join Sam and learn how we produce our lookbooks with the two girls who have the most influence on the shoot -- Mai, our Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, and Mara, our Stylist and Buyer.

    If you loved this video segment, you can watch more Breakfast at Ruche videos on our YouTube channel.

    xo,
    Ruche


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