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  • Tuesday, August 7, 2012

    For the upcoming school year, we created a collection of outfits that could be worn by students, teachers and parents alike.  Our Study Hall outfits feature colored pants, polished tops and playful silhouettes for a style that is fun yet refined.  What does your fall back to school style look like?

     

     

    View the entire feature or shop the individual outfits.

     

    xo,

    Ruche


  • Monday, August 6, 2012

    View Mai's maternity-friendly outfit: navy sparrow dress, green cardigan, orange heels

    Josh and I are eager to find a name for our baby girl. We definitely want something unique, but the search has been very difficult! People say that when you make reservations or order coffee, test out potential baby names and see how they sound when people call them. We'll probably start that as soon as we have some options. I really want to start talking to her and calling her by name instead of just "baby", but we need more suggestions for our name jar. What are your favorite girl names?

    xo,
    Mai

    See Mai's maternity-friendly clothing picks and previous maternity posts! ♥

     

     


  • Sunday, August 5, 2012

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    Emily Blunt's breakout role in The Devil Wears Prada put her on the Hollywood map. However, her amazing performance in Young Victoria as well as her comedic role in The Five-Year Engagement has made her one of Hollywood's leading ladies. Aside from her acting, we admire Emily's elegant style and love her vintage-inspired dresses and the feminine details that she incorporates into her outfits. Dressed up or down, she always looks put together and we especially adore her signature up-do's and stylish earrings. Emily's old Hollywood style is effortless and her natural glamor is undeniable.

     

    xo,

    Ruche


  • Saturday, August 4, 2012

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     Inspired by our Connect the Dots collection of cute polka dot pieces, these dotted details make us smile and prove that polka dots can be used on more than just clothing and accessories.

    Now, throw on your favorite polka dot dress and start decorating!

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Friday, August 3, 2012

    Melina, of The Caffeinated Closet, can't get enough of our polka dot dresses!  We adore how she dressed up our white and purple polka dot dress with a mint colored cardigan and Seychelles heels.  For her second look, she belted our Lovely Lucille Polka Dot Dress and paired it with a dark green sweater and boots for a more casual look. "I love polka dots because they are a classic, versatile print and can easily be dressed up or down. Plus, they instantly make any outfit more fun!"

     

     

    Both of Caitlin's outfits incorporate bright coral and pink tones for the perfect summer outfits.  We love how she is embracing both the polka dot and colored denim trend! "One of my favorite new trends is brightly colored pants.  A whole new world of colorful opportunity has been opened up to us! My first pair of bright bottoms are these adorable coral skinny jeans from Ruche.  I could wear these every day. They're comfortable, fun, and oh-so-sassy. Another great addition to my drawers!"Maggie, of Lifesize Paperdoll, recently styled our polka dot peplum top with a skinny white belt and mint jeans! We love the unexpected red and mint color combination in her playful summer outfit and adore her matching red flats. As a finishing touch, she added a charming straw hat that pulls her whole colorful summer look together!

    For more polka dot fashion, see our other posts: 1, 2

    xo,
    Ruche


  • Friday, August 3, 2012

    Mint is one of the trendiest colors right now and our customers can't seem to get enough of it.  We are absolutely smitten with this gorgeous pastel color!

    Cassidy, from Things Like Skeleton Keys, dressed almost head to toe in Ruche for a nice relaxing Sunday.  From her dress to her necklace and shoes, her outfit is a delightful combination of sophistication and fun!

    Cassidy said, "Sunday's are my favorite days because mine are spent with relaxing, spending time with family, and enjoying the simple pleasures of life, like sipping chocolate milk in the morning, swooning over style blogs, and plenty of laughter and playing with my husband and our son.  My Sunday's begin with my little family getting dressed in our Sunday best and that sets the tone for the rest of the day.  If it's a really special Sunday, I will get the chance to go on a afternoon stroll with my little boy.  I love the ritual of strolling him around our historical town so he can "ohhh and ahhh" over the birds, clouds, and wave at the cars that drive by.  It makes me reminiscent of a time gone by, where mothers would push their babies in their chic vintage strollers on a walk through town, always dressed in their Sunday's best!"

    Jamie, from Forever81, paired our Pleated Maxi Skirt with pops of bright pink, a lace top and a denim jacket.  This combination of mint and pink makes her summer outfit bright and cheerful!

    Jamie said, "all summer I had been on a quest for the perfect maxi skirt, the qualifications for which were: 1. pleated; 2. pastel; 3. affordable. And well, I think I finally found it.  You'd think because pleated pastel-colored maxi skirts were in style this summer that it wouldn't have been hard to find one, but it was that third qualification that I was hung up on!  That's why I was so happy to find this little number from Ruche.  And not only is it pastel, it's my favorite of all the pastels, mint."

    What Ruche pieces have you been styling lately?  We'd love to see your outfits!  

    xo,
    Ruche


  • Thursday, August 2, 2012

    Polka dots are a playful and classic pattern.  These dots can come in all sizes and colors and can be found on anything from dresses to satchels!  We found that many of our favorite bloggers love this polka dot print just as much as we do.  See how these lovely ladies incorporate this fun pattern into their everyday style.

    Blair, Elsie, Emily, Jen, Julia, Keiko, Kendi, Kim, Mara, Sydney, Taylor, Taza &  Emily

    For even more polka dot inspiration, shop our Connect the Dots collection!

    xo,
    Ruche


  • Thursday, August 2, 2012

    We adore this simple and easy photobooth project created by Sam, a Ruche Blogger Family member. These bow ties will easily create smiles and memorable photos for your guests!

     

     

    Supplies:

    - Fashionable fabric
    - Scissors Glue gun and glue gun sticks
    - Felt or a padded material to act as interfacing (to give the bow more body)
    - A sturdy wooden dowel
    - A threaded sewing machine

     

     

    The Start:

    1. Cut two pieces of fabric: 3 x 4 1/2″ for center and 3 x 24″ for bow.

     

    2. Cut the felt piece to 3x12".

     

    The Bow:

    3. Fold your large piece of fabric in half the short way with the wrong sides facing out. Once folded, it will measure the same size as the felt piece. Place the piece of felt on top of the fabric. Pin the three layers together then straight stitch along three edges of the rectangle, leaving one short end open for folding. So make sure it's the trimmed/open end of the fabric that you leave un-stitched, not the folded end.

     

    4. Turn your bow inside out.

     

    5. Fold it once more in half, stitching the open end to the finished end.

     

    6. Flip that inside out so that the stitched end is now on the inside (you should have formed a loop at this point).

     

    The Center:

    7. Fold your smaller piece of fabric in half the long way. Sew a seam along the edge opposite the folded edge. Turn inside out.

     

    8. Now carefully create another loop with this small piece by doing the same as you did with the bow: sew the unfinished edges together and flip it inside out once more so that the edge is hidden inside. The reason to be careful: you don't want this to be too small of a loop that you cannot fit the bow piece through it. Better to make it larger by sewing the seam close to the edge. If it's too loose, you can always go back and sew a tighter loop.

     

    The Finish:

    9. As mentioned in the last step, slip your bow piece through the smaller center piece. It should be nicely finished with no seams showing. Everything should be tucked within. I found the wooden dowel helpful to push the fabric where i wanted it.

     

    10. Finally, with your heated glue gun, place a bit of glue on the end of the dowel (about an inch at most coverage) and slide it between the center piece and bow, at the back of course. Let it cool and voila.

     

     

    Now... Say cheese! These are the perfect, stylish party prop.

     

    Happy crafting!
    By Sam of Have & Hold for Uschi & Kay

     

     

    Have a DIY project that you would like to share? We'd love to see it! See our Ruche Blogger Family for details and your chance to become published on our blog. Don't forget to browse our bridal Pinterest account too for even more wedding inspiration!


  • Wednesday, August 1, 2012

    We recently updated our bridal collection with affordable wedding dresses, elegant bridesmaid dresses, and vintage-inspired accessories. See below for just a few of our new favorite lace wedding dresses ♥

     

    shop the Vivian

     

    shop the Viola

     

    shop the Ella Marlene

     

    shop the Mia Elizabeth

     

     

    From reciting your vows at the ceremony to dancing the night away at your reception, these elegant lace dresses can be worn from dawn til dusk on your special day. Which style do you love the most?

     

    xo,

    Ruche


  • Wednesday, August 1, 2012

     

    Our pretty August desktop calender was created by Love, a talented Ruche employee! ♥ Download the free desktop wallpaper here.

    xo,
    Ruche


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