We absolutely love Tiffany Mitchell of Offbeat + Inspired. With every post she has inspired and charmed us by her creativity, unique style, and genuine voice. Our admiration began with her enchanting photography (which you can see almost daily on her captivating Instagram feed) and artwork and continued with the delectable and easy recipes she shares! Her mission is to live adventurously and creatively doing what she loves and keeping in mind that she is not limited to one thing, that trying new things creates a world of opportunity. We are so excited to have this lovely lady as our Ruchette of the Month!
We can't get enough of the delicious (and beautiful) recipes you share on Offbeat + Inspired. What has been your favorite recipe lately?
Thank you so much! I would have to say my favorite recipe lately is the Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls I posted most recently on the blog. They are out of this world and I’m always really excited when a recipe like that can be pulled off for my GF friends and family!
You've expressed your love for the vintage-inspired silhouette of high waisted jeans on Offbeat + Inspired. What are some of your favorite ways to style high waisted jeans?
I love styling high waisted jeans with a tucked, fitted tee or tank top! If it’s a little too chilly for that alone, I love to layer a shawl or open cardigan with the tucked top, just to add some long lines to the overall look. A simple trick I love too for dressing down a bit is to front-tuck the top and let it drape on the sides and in the back. The last thing I do is pair high waisted jeans with heels. If we’re going long and tall, might as well go all the way!
What do you love most about being a Ruchette?
I love the sweet family that Ruche has created. I’ve been following this brand for years and every interaction I’ve had with the company and with the gals who have been featured as Ruchettes has just been absolutely lovely. The adorable fashions and home goods are icing on the cake!
Your illustrations always make us swoon. How does your personal style influence your artwork?
Thank you so much! My personal style influences my work in every way. The girls I illustrate wear things I would wear, and their poses, expressions and props represent whatever mood I’m in while I’m creating that piece.
What can we find you doing when you aren't blogging?Adventuring! I love traveling to new places, even if it’s a rural town I happened to pass through on a random day trip. I love exploring the little convenience stores, diners and cafes because they really speak to that community and help me understand the people that live there. A dream of mine is to do that kind of exploring all over the world!
Spring is in full swing! What trends or styles are you a fan of this season?
I’m loving relaxed fits and retro silhouettes. I’m all about combining high-waisted shorts/skirts with softer, more flowy tops and maillot-style swimsuits. Cannot wait for beach season!
Based on your Instagram, we know you love to brunch just as much as we do! Do you have any favorite spots for brunch in your town of Lexington, KY?
I do!! Table 310 has a wonderful brunch if you’re looking for something on the fancier side, but if you want to go a little more casual, Doodles is amazing and they have the best mimosas!
Did you have any New Year's resolutions? Have you kept up with them?
Yes! To live in the moment! That’s been a big one for me. I find so much more freedom to create and connect with people when I’m only concerning myself with what’s right in front of me. It’s been wonderful and I hope to keep it up!
Our motto here at Ruche is #LiveBeautifully. How do you live beautifully?
I would say I live beautifully by slowing down and seeing the beauty in the little things and the people around me. There is so much to see if I choose to stop and open my eyes to it.
Delicate lace or cozy knits? Cozy knits.
Flowers or succulents? Succulents.
Sand or snow? Sand.
Cake or pie? Pie.
Phone, keys, wallet, and..... Lip gloss!
We don't know about you, but we're we adore Tiffany and her sense of adventure and love of creativity! Now we want to try some of those gluten-free cinnamon rolls! You can see more of Tiffany here, and see past Ruchettes of the Month here!