• Wednesday, November 7, 2012

    Ruchettes, here is your chance to win your dream wardrobe! Get started by creating your wishlist and reading the rules here.

     

    xo,

    Ruche

     

     


  • Tuesday, November 6, 2012

    Our winter lookbook, En Pointe, has just been released! Shot in Hollywood, our lookbook depicts a collection of sophisticated items paired with the graceful movement of ballet and whimsical qualities of the carousel. With the help of our model, Olivia, and a set of charming ballerinas, our winter clothing picks came alive on the Hollywood streets and in the Orpheum Theater. Visit our site to browse through the gorgeous photo sets and watch the En Pointe video. If any outfit sparks your interest, you can shop the lovely lookbook collection here and share your favorite photos too!

     

    Photography: Stephanie Williams
    Hair & Makeup: KC Witkamp
    Furniture: Found Vintage Rentals

     

    xo,

    Ruche


  • Tuesday, November 6, 2012

     The Life Lessons of Audrey Hepburn
    Guest Post by Carly, a Ruche Intern

    There are few people who inspire me more than Audrey Hepburn. From her iconic film rolls as Sabrina and Holly Golightly to her outstanding work with UNICEF, she is a figure that shined past the silver screen into her everyday, passionate life. Having grown up a tomboy and stumbling with confusion through mismatched outfits and misinterpreted trends, it wasn't until I started taking cues from Ms. Hepburn that I began to grow into the best version of myself. Below are some simple life lessons I have learned from my role model over the years, reaffirming in me that confidence, elegance and class are the best compliments to any outfit.

    All photos found on http://www.audreyhepburn.com

    image one: Copyright © Paramount Pictures.
    image two: Tommy Weber, Audrey Hepburn Estate Collection. 

    Be Yourself. One of the famous actresses of all time, Audrey Hepburn has been immortalized for her personal fashion, iconic roles and advocacy for others. Knowing what works for her slim figure and taking pride in her striking dark hair and pale skin, Hepburn continued to wow throughout her life by dressing with the “less is more” principal. Opting for classy over sexy, Hepburn showed every young girl that the key to one’s confidence is just a fitted black dress and killer pair of heels away.

    image one: Photo by Bud Fraker. Copyright © 1978 Bud Fraker/mptv.net.
    image two: Audrey Hepburn Estate Collection.

    Your best accessory is a smile. From the deserts of Africa to the red carpets of Hollywood, Hepburn’s constant and best accessory is her megawatt smile. Never hiding her passion, excitement or joy, Hepburn teaches us all that the prettiest girls are the one’s filling their life with big causes, and enjoying life's little moments. Looking through photographs, Hepburn’s most striking pictures capture her during her mission trips to Asia, Africa and South America, 1000 miles from the bright lights and makeup of Hollywood and never looking more radiant.

     image one: Photo by LEO FUCHS (www.leofuchs.com)
    image two: Bangladesh, 1989. Photo Copyright © Robert Wolders.

    Live Passionately. Beginning her work with UNICEF in 1954, Hepburn spent the next 38 years of her life dedicated to bettering the lives of families in developing countries. Right before her death in 1992, Hepburn was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her work as a UN Goodwill Ambassador. Known for traveling all around the world to provide medicine, awareness and support for countries whose poverty had been overlooked, Hepburn was known to do up to 15 interviews a day to discuss ways that the United States could provide aid around the world. By filling her life with causes greater than herself, Audrey Hepburn has taught me that with the courage to follow your passions even the most impossible dreams can come true.

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Monday, November 5, 2012

     view the maternity-friendly outfit:
    mint blouse, fall sweater, tulle skirt, collar necklace, affordable flats

    I always say this, but time is going by so fast! There are still so many things to prep before she arrives -- getting the stroller, installing the car seat, setting up the changing table, making sure all the diapers and accessories are ready to go, and so much more! Josh and I have been busy taking classes provided by our hospital: baby care, labor preparation, and baby CPR and emergency (I definitely recommend the CPR one) and we were busy preparing for our baby shower too. We had our baby shower over the weekend, so there will be more updates and photos next week!

    xo,
    Mai

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


  • Saturday, November 3, 2012

    Meet Caitlin, our November Ruchette of the Month! A sweet girl with the most adorable Ruchette style. We've come to love all of her darling outfits and wanted to get to know her a little bit better, so we took the time to ask her a few fun questions!

    So we have to ask, how was your time in London & Paris?
    London & Paris...amazing. But how could it not be, right? One of the things I love most about traveling is that no matter how much time my husband and I spend planning and scheduling and dreaming, there are these little unplanned moments that always steal the show. Like a little food market in London we found by total accident, where we bought amazing bread and cheese. Or deciding to totally ditch our tour group in a tiny village to see an amazing abbey used in the Harry Potter films. Or walking into Notre Dame right in the middle of mass, where the candle-lit walls and beautiful baritone voice brought us to tears. I hope to travel all my life, just to discover moments like those!

    How long have you and your husband been together? How did you meet?
    Dustin and I have been together for 6 1/2 years total! We were married on New Year's Day two years ago (1-1-11), but we began dating senior year of high school. (We found out later we had actually gone to preschool together, but that was just a happy coincidence!)

    We met and fell in love in high school, starting out as the typical high school romance: he thought I was weird, I thought he was cute. We had other crushes and dates. We sang in choir together, and we became "friends". 

    He'd push me into lockers or tie my hoodie around my head, and I'd roll my eyes and call him an idiot. Somehow the teasing turned to flirting by the time senior year came around, and the rest is history!

    Describe what you would wear on a date night:
    Dress, great shoes, sparkling jewelry. Date night is all about the dresses! I tend to go with flats more often than heels, but on date night, I like to go as fancy as possible! 

    What has been your favorite trend within the past year?
    Pants. All the way. Floral pants, patterned denim, polka dots, stripes, brightly colored jeans. I love seeing how creatively patterns can be introduced in pants now - it's like they're finally having their time to shine! I hope the trend lasts forever. (And even if it doesn't - I'll proudly stick up for myself if my future kids make fun of my floral pants!)

    Boots or oxfords? Necklaces or earrings?
    Boots! I love my brown pair of riding style boots. My mom is a horse trainer so I like to think I channel her courageous spirit when I wear them. And goodness...can I say both? I love jewelry. I think at this point in my style I've really simplified my daily jewelry wear, so if I had to choose I'd say a great pair of earrings. I still never leave the house empty-eared!

    Share with us your favorite quote: We just redid our bathroom, and I purchased a print from my favorite artist on Etsy, Mae Chevrette, with the quote: "Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer." I'd say that's my favorite at the moment.

    Favorite color to wear?
    Vibrant green, or coral!

    If you were stuck on a desert island, what 3 things would you bring?
    Mexican food, my camera, and a super-cute bathing suit. Oh, and maybe my husband!

    Why do you love being a Ruchette?
    I love being a Ruchette because it gives me the freedom to be versatile, colorful, and creative with my wardrobe. Not to mention brave! Developing your own style can be a long process, a series of trial and error. Yet creating a wardrobe you love should be a delight, not a burden. A Ruchette-in-training is presented with sweet vintage inspiration, encouragement and friendly advice. Ruche is defined by its effortless style, offering classic fashion as well as fun prints and delectable details. It's a boutique that has a genuine love for women and their desire to shine.Constant updates, bold new pieces, swoon-worthy lookbooks and attentive personal touches are just a few of the advantages of being a Ruche girl. They make it easy to love my style, piece by piece!

    -- Caitlin of Vouge-ish At Best

    Adore Caitlin's style? See more of her outfits here! Be sure to stop by her blog too and catch up on some amazing styling tips. She even created her own Frocktober challenge too!

    xo,
    Ruche

    Have you styled any Ruche pieces lately? If so, we would love to see your outfits! For your chance to be featured on our blog and to become the next Ruchette, all you have to do is email your photos to blog@shopruche.com and let us know if you have a personal blog you'd like to share too.


  • Thursday, November 1, 2012

    October and Frocktober have finally come to an end, but the rustling leaves and crisp, cool air remind us that fall is in full swing now.  We're looking forward to the holiday season, cuddle weather and lots of hot chocolate. This festive month brings us the opportunity to layer our outfits, bake every treat imaginable and celebrate Thanksgiving.  Keep track of the November days with this handy desktop calendar that was designed by one of our Ruche girls.  To download this wallpaper, click here!

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Wednesday, October 31, 2012

    Happy Halloween, Ruchettes! Whether you’re going to a costume party, staying in with a frightening flick, or taking a little one trick-or-treating, we hope you have a fun and festive day!

    Wish someone a Happy Halloween with our e-cards and don't forget to take a break with some candy too -- you deserve it!

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Tuesday, October 30, 2012

    Here are some more Ruchette outfits from our blogger gals! Their unique styles are a source of daily fashion inspiration -- ready to swoon? Let's begin. ♥

     

    Elsie, of A Beautiful Mess, wears our chevron dress with a trendy jacket and a bold shoe.

     

    Emma, of A Beautiful Mess, stays cozy and stylish in our BB Dakota coat and chambray button up top. See how she previously styled the top here!

     

    Mara, of M Loves M (and our stylist!), pairs the perfect pair of shoes with her fall tweeds.

     

    Rebecca, of The Clothes Horse, always knows how to find flattering dresses and look effortlessly chic, especially in this dress by MM Couture.

     

    For more styling inspiration, browse our latest features! Happy styling, Ruchettes!

     

    xo,

    Ruche


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