• Wednesday, May 15, 2013

    We adore seeing our bridal pieces come to life through the eyes of amazing photographers, and this Victorian-inspired shoot by Kim Le Photography might just be one of our all-time favorites. The combination of beautiful flowers, our vintage-inspired bridesmaid dresses, and the gorgeous Ashlyn Pearce (the same model we used for our first bridal lookbook!) come together to create a charming scene straight out of a Victorian fairytale.

    Scroll down to see a few of our favorite images and view the full feature on this shoot over at Style Me Pretty. ♥

    Shop our bridesmaid dresses and flip through our latest lookbook for even more bridal inspiration.

    Event Planning: Avec Toi Events, Photography: Kim Le Photography, Cinematography: Vu Bui, Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Ruche, Vintage Furniture: Found Vintage Rentals, Floral Design: Star Events Floral Design, Hair + Makeup: TING Makeup & Hair


    If you're a wedding photographer and have showcased products from our bridal collection, please send your photos to blog@shopruche.com. We'd love to share them! Don't forget to browse our bridal Pinterest account too for even more wedding inspiration!


  • Tuesday, May 14, 2013

    We are always looking for new ways to liven up our outfits and our most recent favorite style is print mixing! Wondering how to mix prints? Here are our rules:

    1. Limit your outfits to two prints.
    2. Choose prints with a common color or pair prints with an identical color scheme.
    3. Treat polka dots and stripes like neutrals. They go with anything!
    4. Mix tighter patterns with more open patterns.
    5. Add minimal accessories.

    Scroll down to see how a few of our favorite bloggers pair their prints!

    Julia wears polka dots as her neutral piece, and pairs the blue from her pants with the blue print on her top. The common color makes the outfit cohesive!

    We've always adored how Kendi wears stripes and this outfit is another to add to the list. With minimal accessories, Kendi wears her stripes as a neutral and pulls a common color from both prints too.

    Want to mix prints like Rachel? She pairs two prints with an identical color scheme for an effortlessly chic outfit.

    Pair prints like our stylist, Mara! She selected a striped blouse as her neutral piece and paired a colorful floral blazer with it. She also kept in mind rule #4, and paired a tighter pattern (thin stripes) with a more open pattern (bold florals).

    While two completely different prints can clash, Emily manages to look fashionable! With stripes as a neutral pattern, Emily chose a print with common colors and limited her accessories too.

    Add a few daring looks to your wardrobe with our collection of prints. With these rules and examples in mind, you'll be mixing prints like a stylist in no time!


  • Tuesday, May 14, 2013

    We so happy to announce that we have some of Rifle Paper Co.'s iPhone cases for sale in our shop! We've been a big fan of Anna's designs for a while now, so when she announced she would be designing phone cases, we knew we had to have them. If you're just as in love with Rifle Paper Co. as we are, take a peek at all the paper goods we have right now too!

    Shop: Hello Hello, Spanish Rose, Pink Ombre

    Which case are you smitten with the most?


  • Sunday, May 12, 2013

    To all of the loving mothers, grandmothers, and motherly figures: today is for you. We thank you for all of your dedication and never-ending love and compassion.

    Our Ruchettes are showing their appreciation, too, by sharing with us photos of their mothers and their best piece of motherly advice! Take a peek at our Mother's Day album on Facebook to see a collection of inspiration. ♥


  • Sunday, May 12, 2013

    I can't believe it's been 5 months already - it feels like Amelie was just born yesterday! Josh and I are so lucky to have her in our lives. It's definitely a tough job still, but she's worth it and makes us smile everyday. We couldn't feel more blessed!

    As I celebrate my first Mother's Day, I want to wish every mom out there a happy Mothers Day too! Enjoy today. I know I will be. ♥


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  • Saturday, May 11, 2013

    Our Mother's Day Album is a place where our Ruchettes can celebrate mothers and the women they appreciate. Every entry was accompanied by a piece of motherly advice, and one special woman, Jill, let us know she also scrapbooks moments of motherhood. Her scrapbook pages are truly beautiful and we're honored to be able to share her story and artwork here!


    I am the mother of two beautiful 4-year-old twin girls. After years of struggling through infertility and a lot of heartache on Mother's Day, I was able to become "Mommy" through the most amazing gift of adoption when our daughters joined our family at just 4 days old. Every year, I create a scrapbook page of photos that we take on Mother's Day and journal a love letter to them about the past year. My blessings and struggles have given me a different perspective on motherhood, and I try not to take one day for granted. I know all too well what it feels like to have empty arms but thankfully, my heart is now full.


    -- Jill




    We'd like to wish Jill a very merry Mother's Day tomorrow! If you would like to see more of Jill's scrapbooking, head over to her blog. And if you happen to have a story and/or artwork to share too, send an email to blog@shopruche.com. We'd love to feature you!



  • Saturday, May 11, 2013

    Carey Mulligan is the epitome of sweet sophistication and timeless class. When we learned she would be starring in The Great Gatsby we couldn't wait to see her portray a character during the roaring 20s - a time filled with dazzling fashion and endless entertainment. As most of our Ruchettes know, we have a soft spot for era-inspired fashion and the 20s represents one of the most flashy decades. Vogue created a stunning photoshoot with Carey featuring iconic headpieces and art-deco backdrops.

    This might be our favorite photo of Carey from the Vogue shoot - she looks so classic and elegant.

     All images from Vogue

    See more photos of the darling Carey Mulligan in our previous post about the movie and shop our selection of Gatsby-inspired attire!


  • Friday, May 10, 2013

    Last week our Marketing Coordinator brought in a pan of chocolate chip banana bread and, surely enough, it disappeared within a few short minutes! All of us in the office were so excited for this little morning treat and are sure you will fall in love with it, too. If you are interested in a fun and easy recipe, scroll down for the chocolate chip banana bread recipe!

    1 cup brown sugar
    1 cup white sugar
    1 cup olive oil
    3 eggs
    2 teaspoons baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    2 cups mashed brown bananas
    4 teaspoons vanilla
    1/2 cup wheat germ
    3 cups flour
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

    1. Pour all ingredients together in a bowl. Stir until thoroughly mixed and until non-banana lumps are gone. (A few banana lumps are okay!)

    2. Pour into baking pan. I used a 8.5 x 8.5 baking dish and it made 2 batches worth.

    3. Sprinkle a bit of cinnamon over the batter.

    4. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

    5. Let cool for at least 10 minutes.

    6. Enjoy! (This is what happened 5 minutes after it was brought to the office).

    While you're in the mood for baking something sweet, take a peek at our latest home feature. You'll find new inspiring accessories to add to your kitchen that will make baking even more fun! You'll probably love our Marketing Coordinator's Nutella Rolls too!


    Have a recipe that you are interested in sharing? We'd love to see it! Send your instructions and unedited photos to blog@shopruche.com for a chance to join our Ruche Blogger Family and become published.

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  • Friday, May 10, 2013

    The wait is finally over, Ruchettes! The Great Gatsby movie has been released and we are SO excited to watch the cinematic adaptation unfold. Based on the story written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby takes place during the 1920s and is filled with fashion, drama, and unique personalities played by a few of our favorite actors and actresses.

    Tobey Maguire, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, and Carey Mulligan take on the adventurous role of portraying the classic characters we have come to know and love in one of America's greatest novels.

    All images from AceShowbiz

    How many of you will be watching the movie this weekend? We know we will be!

    To learn more about the 20's fashion, head over to our Vintage Style Guide to learn what the fashions were truly like and shop our selection of 20s-inspired attire.


  • Thursday, May 9, 2013

    A happy home is one that is filled with love, comfort, and cute home decor, of course! We love to fill our space with pieces that make guests feel warm and welcome: artwork that creates happiness, kitchenware that makes cooking fun, and all the little details to showcase our personalities.


    Shop our home decor and find the vintage-inspired details to make your house a home.




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