• Wednesday, May 22, 2013

    Engagement photographs are such a wonderful thing to have to help you remember an amazing chapter in your life and finding the right photographer is just as important! We're in love with the way that Caroline Tran captures the pure bliss in this styled shoot for her Propel Workshop with Lovely Jubilee (which also produced this Valentine's shoot with our clothing!). Our sweet bridesmaid dress dazzles in the sunlight and against the beautiful greenery for a picture perfect shot.

    Shop our bridesmaid dress collection for a beautiful engagement dress of your own!


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

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2013

    Ruchettes, we're hosting our first Instagram contest! See how you can participate for the chance to win a gift card below.

    If you haven't tagged a photo on Instagram yet, here's how:

    1. Make sure your app is updated!
    2. Upload a photo like usual and click "add people" (right under the add caption option).
    3. Tap on the outfit and search for "shopruche."
    4. Click "shopruche" and hit done! Share your photo like normal. :)

    **If you forgot to tag the photo, you can still do it after the photo has posted. Click on the photo you want to tag and click the "three dots" to the right of the like and comment buttons. From there you "add people" and proceed like above!


    Contest begins on May 21, 2013 and ends on May 28, 2013 at 11:59pm PST. Open to domestic and international residents who are at least 18 years or older at the beginning of this contest period. You may enter the contest as many times as you wish. We will select one of our favorite photos as the winner. The winner will be announced on this page and on our Instagram account. The winner must claim the prize within 7 days.

    One (1) Grand Prize: One winner will receive a $50 gift card to Ruche. The prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash. All prizes returned, unclaimed, or forfeited remain the property of Ruche. By participating in and accepting the prize, you agree to be bound by its official rules. Noncompliance will result in disqualification.

    UPDATE: Congratulations to Melissa from @lovingthiscrazylife for winning the $50 gift card! Please contact us at contests@shopruche.com to claim your prize. :)

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2013

    It's no secret that we love do-it-yourself projects, but we get especially excited when it involves recycling or potentially digging through treasures at the local flea market! This project is a great solution for anyone who is looking to add an expensive and shabby-chic headboard to their bedroom or guest room. 

    My husband and I had been looking for a way to fix our room on a budget. We loved reclaimed wood and just about anything reclaimed. Because of good vibes and good fortune we came across some old doors and did not want to pass up the opportunity to buy them. (Especially since they were $5 together!)  We gave them a good scrub and we really didn't want to do much else to them. So we mounted them onto our wall just about our bed and made a headboard out of our two new (old!) doors.

    --Shelby, of Brandon and Shelby

    For more inspiration for your living space, visit our Home Sweet Home feature.


    Ruchettes, do you have a DIY project that you'd be 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.

  • Sunday, May 19, 2013

    A conversation about 1960s fashion wouldn't be complete without mentioning Twiggy, the classic style icon. With long eyelashes and short hair, Twiggy quickly became the face of the 60s and has continued to be an influential part of our fashion world today. Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

    For more 1960s inspiration, take a peek at our 1960s collection of vintage-inspired clothing and accessories.


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  • Saturday, May 18, 2013

    We were so excited when we heard that Elsie and Emma of A Beautiful Mess were launching their own photo app. Every photo that these girls put on their blog or Instagram is perfection - and now everyone can have access to their creativity to make their Instagram feeds better!

    Fancy borders and text blurbs are fun to add!

     Embellishments give our product photos extra pizazz!

    Adding hearts helps highlight the things we love - delicious french toast and pretty iPhone cases.

    We really had too much fun making these photos and we know you will to! A big thanks to Elsie and Emma for allowing everyone to access their creativity through this wonderful new photo editing app!