• Sunday, April 28, 2013

    We hope your weekend has been filled with sunny spring weather!


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  • Friday, April 26, 2013

    Here are some of our favorite recent photos from our Instagram feed!


    A DIY fabric hanger from our Zooey Magazine event and a beautiful chair for sale at the Rose Bowl flea market.


    Our buyers, Bea and Mara, sharing a few laughs during a sunny outdoor meeting (we're not all work and no play around here) along with a swoon-worthy little white dress.


    A delicious cobb salad and tomato soup for lunch at a local cafe and one of the newest Ruche puppies, Balou.


    Don't forget to follow us on Instagram to see our office outfits, daily musings, and of course -- our Ruche puppies!




  • Wednesday, April 24, 2013

    We were so delighted when we stumbled across Tiffany Mitchell's darling illustrations on Instagram (@tifforelie), that we had to share them with our Ruchettes!  Inspired by our feature, The Sunshine List, we adore how she styled and illustrated the pieces together.

    Shop: Classic Floppy Hat, Collared Blouse, Chambray Skirt, Coral Mini Clutch, Strappy Sandals, Pastel Sunnies

    Shop: Retro Swim Suit, Pastel Sunnies

    Shop: Bird Print Dress, Colorful Shoulder Bag

    Don't forget to take a peek at The Sunshine List to shop the individual pieces from her drawings.  You can also buy these illustrations as prints and iPhone cases in her shop. We just might have to get one for ourselves!


    To all artists, if you'd like to be featured, please send your artwork to blog@shopruche.com.

  • Tuesday, April 16, 2013

    When we first listened to Honeypie, their songs instantly put a smile on our faces. With their cheerful vocals, we knew their sound was perfect for our latest spring lookbook, Tea for Two, and we couldn't wait for the rest of our Ruchettes to fall in love with them, too. Continue reading learn more about Ryan and Trisha, the adorable duo behind Honeypie.

    What is the story behind Honeypie? How did you come up with the name?
    We met in 2006; we were both in a band called Venus Infers. "Honeypie" is the name of a song from an album by one of our favorite bands.

    Describe the other in 3 words.
    To describe Ryan: ambitious, playa, yarp
    To describe Trisha: prankster, songbird, fawn

    What is your favorite thing about being a musician?
    It's a way to communicate with people on a unique level. Also, it's fulfilling to work on a craft.

    What’s one of your fondest band memories?
    It was a great feeling listening to the final mixes of the album we put out last year, after working on it over a period of six months.

    Who/what provides you the most inspiration during your song writing process?
    Like most people, a combination of brand new music and classic favorites inspire us.

    What’s your favorite original song?
    Our favorite song of the last album is Della. It is the last song we wrote for the album, so it feels the freshest.

    Name a song you can’t stop listening to right now.
    Ryan: Swim and Sleep Like a Shark - Unknown Mortal Orchestra
    Trisha: Pink Matter by Frank Ocean. I like rapping along with Andre 3000

    What do you do when you’re not playing music?
    Trisha: Eating cream puffs, painting, and decorating cakes.
    Ryan: Drinking tea and eating Mexican food.

    Any upcoming plans for 2013?
    We're going to record again at the end of the year. We're also looking forward to the new season of Arrested Development. The rest is top secret.

    Adore Honeypie as much as we do? See more!
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    Are you a musician too? If so, we'd love to feature you! Click here for more details.

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  • Monday, April 15, 2013

    If you love 1950s fashion as much as we do, you’re in for a treat! Our stylist has curated a 1950s inspired fashion collection filled with full skirts, skater dresses, and other 1950s fashion essentials to channel the decade this spring.

    For ideas on how to style your picks and create a 1950s outfit with your current wardrobe, browse through our brand new illustrated vintage guide!



  • Sunday, April 14, 2013

    Don’t allow a little rain in your life to keep you from seeing the beauty ahead! ♥


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  • Thursday, April 11, 2013

    Ruchettes, learn how to recreate this beautiful DIY that we used in our bridal lookbook, Forever and A Day.


    Hula Hoop








    1. Cut out a few long strips of fabric (about 2-3 inches wide). The fabric will be used to cover up the design of the hula hoop.


    2. Tie one end of a fabric strip onto the hula hoop. Start wrapping it tightly around the hula hoop. Once you reach the end, secure the fabric strip by tying it into a knot. Continue until the entire hoop is covered.


    3. Place the hula hoop onto the lace and start cutting around it. Make sure to leave 3-4 inches of extra fabric around the hula hoop when you cut. 


    4. To secure the lace, fold the edges over the back side of the hula hoop. Use a needle and thread to start stitching the lace into place. You can cut or tuck in the excess lace into the back of the hula hoop. 


    5. Continue stitching and tucking all the way around the hula hoop until the lace is tightly secured, and then you're done!




    Have a DIY project 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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  • Wednesday, April 10, 2013

    We're in love with this elopement story by Guest Blogger, Nicole. Take a peek at her romantic outdoor ceremony and swoon over how she wore our bridal dress with a clever "something blue." ♥

    Patrick and I met in FL through mutual friends back in the 2008 and from that moment we spent the rest of our days together. After dating for three years Patrick proposed and  shortly after we relocated back to my home state of  NJ.   There were several trials and tribulations that contributed to us  both putting off making our decision on where we would get married that would "keep everyone happy" regarding location/travel.
    We had a vacation planned to visit Seattle in November 2012 when the idea occurred to us. We should just elope while we're in WA state! We did some research and found the perfect venue to hold our private elopement. It was called TreeHouse Point in Issaquah, WA. This place is a sight to see with towering trees draped in green moss and  cozy tree-houses. Our elopement package included an officiant who perfectly personalized our ceremony, an amazing photographer, a talented florist who through emailing photos created my  beautiful bouquet and a one night stay  inside the treehouse of our choice. The main house was even a bed and breakfast! It was just the most romantic place.

    Being that it was just the two of us there were no distractions, no worrying about if everyone else was happy just Patrick and I gazing deeply into each others eyes as we read aloud our own vows. What a perfect start we had, we wouldn't change a thing. Our wedding under the trees was simply romantic and absolutely unique.
    With less than one month to prepare I was on a mission for the perfect dress. I had seen Ruche's bridal collection and adored it, but I was skeptical about ordering my wedding dress online. So I continued to look for something similar in stores and continued to come up empty handed. Nothing compared to Ruche's vintage accents and attention to detail, so I took the plunge and placed my order and boy was I happy I did. Ruche had exactly what I was looking for,  it fit beautifully and I couldn't have been more pleased.



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  • Monday, April 8, 2013

    Spring fashion has arrived! If you're looking for new spring outfits, here is our list of spring trends to incorporate into your wardrobe.


    Spring Fashion Trend #1: Mixed and Matched Pastel Colors

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    Spring Fashion Trend #2: Chic Black and White Pairings

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    Spring Fashion Trend #3: Watercolor Prints

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    Spring Fashion Trend #4: Floral Printed Suits

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    Spring Fashion Trend #5: Stripes, stripes, and more stripes!

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    Spring Fashion Trend #6: Feminine Ruffles

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    Spring Fashion Trend #7: Ruffled Dresses (Who says we can list ruffles twice?)

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    Spring Fashion Trend #8: Peplum Details

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    Spring Fashion Trend #9: Coral (A vibrant color among the pastels is a must-have!)

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    Spring Fashion Trend #10: Mint (Still one of our favorite trends, especially with lace!)

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    View our feature, Stepping into Spring, to shop all the spring fashion trends. ♥



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  • Sunday, April 7, 2013

    Happy Sunday, Ruchettes!


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