• Wednesday, December 5, 2012

    Ready to swoon? This vintage inspired wedding encompasses everything we adore. From the cheerful color palette to the 1950's inspired wedding dress, this is one of our favorite "real wedding" submissions to date. ♥

     

    Adore the shorter length wedding dress? You can find the Tiffany Gown at our boutique! The stunning green dress (our Viburnum dress) is perfect for bridesmaids, the mother-of-the-bride, and guests too. We love how the beauty above paired it with a classic updo.

     

     Photography credit: Luminaire Images Photography
    (be sure to click the link for more stunning photos of this wedding!)

     

    Do you have "real wedding" photos you'd like to share? We’d love to see how you wore our bridal dresses, bridesmaid dresses, and wedding accessories! For your chance to become featured on our blog, send your wedding photos to blog@shopruche.com. ♥  Don't forget to browse more wedding inspiration too!

     

    xo,

    Ruche

    Don't forget to browse our bridal Pinterest account too for even more wedding inspiration!


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  • Tuesday, December 4, 2012


     

    Ruchettes, we're excited to introduce you to our newest creative muse, Glossi. This site allows you to become your own magazine editor without extensive computer skills, expensive software (it's free), or anything else that keeps you from turning your creative vision into reality. Stop by our newstand to see our recent lookbooks and features and let us know what you think! While you're there, you might as well start your own zine and turn your creative ideas into life too. ♥ Enjoy!

     

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Monday, December 3, 2012

    Grab your sweater and hot cocoa because December is officially upon us!  Christmas is right around the corner and we are quite excited for the holiday festivities and chilly weather.  Make your computer desktop extra cute and winter-y with our downloadable wallpaper.  Don't forget to take a look at our Holiday Surprises calendar too, where we will reveal treats and surprises of each December day! 

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Monday, December 3, 2012

    view the maternity party outfit: metallic gown, colorful cardigan

    Hi everyone! With holiday parties (and my due date) quickly approaching, I've been on the hunt for the perfect holiday party maternity dress. It hasn't been easy though. I wanted a longer dress and something with more elegance, so when we found this dress for A Glistening Occasion, I fell in love with it. It's so comfortable and it fits over my belly! :) I can't wait to wear it after Amelie comes too. It's officially December, so she'll be here this month... Josh and I can't believe it. We have a few things left on our to-do list, but we're just about set

    xo,
    Mai

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

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  • Sunday, December 2, 2012

    Happy Sunday, Ruchettes!  We hope you've had a wonderful and relaxing weekend so far.  We wanted to share this inspiring quote from Helen Keller, a woman who we adore very much.  We'd like to know though, who inspires you?

     xo,
    Ruche


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  • Friday, November 30, 2012

    Cassidy, from Things Like Skeleton Keys, was inspired by one of our fall layering outfits and recreated the look from head to toe! Along with a few Ruche pieces, Cassidy thrifted items to complete her chic and cozy outfit.   

    Shop the original look in our Fall Layering feature here! Also, you MUST see Cassidy's previous Ruche Family Blogger posts and her Ruchette of the Month feature! She's truly a style inspiration. ♥

     

    xo,
    Ruche

     

    If you have Ruchette outfits that you would like to share with us too, send your photos to us - we would love to feature you!


  • Friday, November 30, 2012

    After a vote around the office, it is safe to say that we are completely in love with Maggie of Lifesize Paperdoll. She's a fashion guru, budding photographer, college student and the epitome of a perfect Ruchette. A Guest Editor of a few Blogger Family posts, Maggie seems to always be wearing the trends that we are loving, while putting her unique and spunky twist on polka dots, colored denim and prints. With her classy style and personable writing, Maggie continues to inspire us with her sense of fashion that is true to herself.

    She was kind enough to answer a few of our question, so continue reading to learn more about our latest Ruchette of the Month!

    What inspired you to start off on your blogging adventure?
    When I was 17, I had the unique thought that I was a teenager who didn't fit in with anyone I went to school with *shudder* so I started a fashion blog to basically make friends with other people who spent all their minimum wage high school job paychecks at Forever21. It's changed over the years (I'm 21 now!) but I love how it has changed with me as I've morphed into a 21 year old creative writing cat loving college student.

    We love the name of your blog, how did you come up with it?
    Back when I was, 17, and wildly unique, I liked this guy with a girlfriend already. He listened to Andrew Bird so I swore I loved Andrew Bird, too, and listened to him non stop. When I made my blog, it was during this Andrew Bird/get the guy phase and I heard the lyric "I thought you were a lifesize paperdoll" and voila! Blog name! (I did get the guy, but after I confessed I listened to pop 63% of the time. He still liked me.)

    How would you describe your style?
    I'm a MAJOR bargain hunter and gravitate towards things that are feminine. I've strayed away from wild prints like I used to wear but polka dots are a constant in my closet. I'd say my favorite outfits have some sort of polish to them but still with quirky details- peter pan collars, studs, and bows.

    What is your favorite go-to outfit for a day on campus?
    Striped tee, below knee flowy skirt, belt, ballet flats, belt, and scarf! In Montana, it's important to layer! 

    What has been your favorite spot to take photos at?
    I'm from a small town in the middle of the Palouse in Northern Idaho and it is just my favorite place to go back to for pictures. I didn't appreciate how good I had it in high school! There were endless fields, barns, bodies of water, dirt roads- the stuff of good personal style blogging, right? In Missoula, I opt for the brick walls of old classic buildings and train stations!

    Favorite TV show? Any shows you've been dying to start watching?
    My favorite TV show is definitely a tie between Gossip Girl and Gilmore Girls. Rory was my role model growing up and Jess is definitely my dream boat. Also, Downton Abbey. I've been dying to watch Game of Thrones!

    What are your comfort foods?
    Grilled cheese and redvines. Every single time.

    Pick one item in your closet you could not live without.
    My pink lace mid length dress from Ruche- it's been my go to for first dates, weddings, casual days in the city, work parties, work events, and more! Easily the most worn item in my closet.

    If you were a season of the year, which season would you be?
    Ugh this is hard because if I were a season, I'd be winter, but if I were a month, I'd be May! 

    --Maggie, of Lifesize Paperdoll

    See Maggie's other Style File posts here to see even more of her adorable outfits!

    xo,
    Ruche

    Do you have winter Ruche outfits you'd like to share? Send your photos to blog@shopruche.com for a chance to be featured (and a chance to win the Ruchette of the Month title)!  *All outfits must have at least one Ruche item in it. Be sure to mention why you love being a Ruchette and let us know if you have a personal blog too!


  • Thursday, November 29, 2012

    Get your glue guns and glitter ready crafters, Ruche's holiday DIY contest is about to begin!  Just in time to capture the magic of your holiday season, complete and email one or more of the DIY projects from our Homemade Holiday guide (plus a brief summary about how you plan on using it for the holidays!) and keep your fingers crossed! After submitting your holiday projects, we will be awarding our favorite submission a $100 Ruche giftcard. ♥

     

    We can't wait to see your beautiful creations!

     

    xo,

    Ruche

     

    UPDATE: 

    Congratulations to the winner of our Holiday Guide Contest, Jessica Huizenga! We love how she put her own creative twist on our Animal Ornaments by giving the dinosaurs adorable holiday props! See more of her creation on her blog. ♥ Jessica, please email us at contests@shopruche to claim your $100 gift card!


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  • Wednesday, November 28, 2012

    When we first caught glimpse of this outdoor wedding, we were swooning over all the crafty details and gorgeous landscapes! The beautiful bride married her husband under the trees in a DIY-yet- elegant ceremony, surrounded by family and friends in the great outdoors. Exchanging vows with the love of her life under blue skies and green pastures, this beautiful bride complimented her perfect day with lots of personalized pieces such as a homemade doily banners, thrifted mason jars and lawn games for guests to play in between the ceremony and reception. Dressing half her bridal party in our dresses, the individuality of each frock was the perfect compliment to this rustic farm wedding!

     

     

    Through all the perfect details of each photograph we can't help but melt at the looks of love shared between this adoring couple. Cheers to you both!

     

    xo,

    Ruche

     

    Photography credit: The Nickersons

    Featured on: Style Me Pretty Canada

    Don't forget to browse our bridal Pinterest account too for even more wedding inspiration!


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  • Monday, November 26, 2012

    view the maternity outfit:
    cableknit cardigan, printed dress, studded flats, necklace

    We had our co-ed baby shower a few weekends ago and I've finally gotten a chance to gather up some photos. Due to the direct sunlight, we weren't able to get amazing photos, but I'm so glad we got a few cute ones! The setting was much prettier in person though, I promise! :) As mentioned before, we created a vintage hot air balloon theme. We had a sweets bar full of popcorn, candies, and cookies as our party favors. And of course, a baby shower must consist of some dirty diaper games! Overall, it was a very special day for us. We had a chance to spend time with the special people in our lives before the big journey begins. I had mounds of energy throughout the entire party, but once it ended, I was so exhausted and just laid in bed the rest of the day!

    All the paper goods (hot air balloons, cupcake flags, etc.) were designed by our graphics artist and are available for download!  Enjoy! Links to download files:

    http://shopruche.com/media/shopruche/downloads/hot_air_balloon_baby_shower/circle_tags_printables.pdf
    http://shopruche.com/media/shopruche/downloads/hot_air_balloon_baby_shower/floral_flags_printables.pdf
    http://shopruche.com/media/shopruche/downloads/hot_air_balloon_baby_shower/hot_balloon_printables.pdf

    Our cake was from Wholefoods and the (amazing!) mini cupcakes were from Sweet Embellishments. We received the beautiful flowers from Star Events Floral Designs. And in case you're wondering, I wore this dress with this sash for the shower!

    xo,
    Mai

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


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