Tag Archives: Brownie Diaries

  • Friday, April 18, 2014

    Some people wear their heart on their sleeve, but others may wear their heart on their fit-and-flare dress, maxi skirt, or ankle booties! The pieces we choose to fill our wardrobes and showcase our style each day are not only representative of our personal taste, but a reflection of our daily disposition. A pretty print or pastel hue can be a way to smile at the world through our choice of ensemble, and we love the way some of our favorite Ruchettes crafted these cheery, uplifting outfits. 

    Brownie Diaries is a vision in shades of blue! She shows off her knack for creating ensembles that are perfectly balanced between structure and femininity by pairing her chambray top with our delicately pleated maxi skirt. We love how this picture captures how gorgeous our skirt looks billowing in the spring breeze.

    Hello Luvvy looks positively darling in an outfit borrowed from our Spring Social feature. An embroidered, cropped tank and printed midi skirt makes this Ruchette-approved ensemble perfect for daytime occasions, such as a Sunday morning brunch or garden party. We also can't get enough of the dainty teacup she's holding!

    Art of the Heart looks ready for spring in our pastel purple dress! The casual silhouette makes this frock perfect for a picnic day at the park, and we love how her bold pink locks pop against the subtle hue of this relaxed ensemble.

    If we were dreaming of an outfit perfect for a spring adventure, Lacy Rose has made it come to life! Her ensemble has us pondering sunny days spent in a botanical garden or exploring local antique shops. From the dainty blossoms on our floral maxi skirt to the delicate nature of her ankle strap sandals, she looks simply stunning.

    Style Rhapsody looks adorable in a coastal-inspired outfit. Paired with our black and white striped flats, her chambray top and maxi skirt make this outfit worthy of a day out on the water! We love the contrast created by the asymmetrical hem of her skirt when paired with a classic button-up and sunglasses.

    We're so inspired by these eclectic mixes of springy patterns and colors! What combinations are you dreaming of this spring?


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  • Friday, December 27, 2013

    When the weather outside is frightful, we sometimes find ourselves feeling uninspired in our winter wear. Without the blossoming flowers of spring or the sunshine of summer, style inspiration can be hard to come by. Instead of dressing to match the dreary skies, some of our lovely Ruchettes invigorate us with their adorable ensembles perfect for cold weather! By integrating prints and metallics with winter staples like chunky scarves and tights, a few of our favorite bloggers have seasonal style perfected.

    With hints of retro details like dainty gloves and a perfectly placed belt, Rebecca from The Clothes Horse looks like she stepped directly out of Mad Men with her vintage inspired ensemble. The pops of red throughout her neutral outfit and the floral detail on our BB Dakota dress add charm to her winter style!

    Kaity from Brownie Diaries pairs her chambray button-up with our long plaid skirt creating a look that is both rustic and feminine. Plaid is a seasonal favorite, and we love she balances her denim top and boots with the flowing silhouette of this skirt perfect for long walks when there is a chill in the air.

    Florals are perfect for brightening up a winter wardrobe, so needless to say we are swooning over this ensemble from Mara of M Loves M! This ensemble is perfect for lunch at a cafe with friends or a day date! Our chunky knit scarf compliments the pretty hues in her outfit and will keep her warm when there is a chill in the air!

    Sparkle and shine are essentials for any holiday wardrobe! Ellie of Ellie Joy pairs our emerald hued blazer with our bronze sequin pants and a statement necklace to create an ensemble worthy of any seasonal soiree! Her neutral accessories balance the glitz and glamour in her festive outfit.


    Are you a fashion blogger who loves Ruche? Send your outfits featuring your favorite Ruche frock to blog@shopruche.com for a chance to become featured. *Please note that all outfits must include at least one Ruche item.

  • Friday, October 25, 2013

    As the temperatures dip even cooler and tree branches become more bare, our celebration of Frocktober comes to a close. With each day came an adorable dress selection and we loved seeing how Ruchettes styled their favorite frocks!

    Caitlin of Voguish at Best has fall layering down to a simple science! She styled this printed dress with the essential fall accessories: a scarf, tights, cardigan, and our adorable cut out booties. We love how the soft hues of her dress and boots pop against her neutral tights and cozy cardigan!

    Lacy Rose of Lacy Rose XO looks like she stepped out of the mod 1960's in our Geometric Shift Dress. She beautifully channels 60's icon Twiggy and flaunts her fabulous fall style with a colorful turtleneck and opaque tights. And the scattered golden leaves provide the perfect autumnal backdrop for this stunning ensemble!

    Kaity of Brownie Diaries stuns in our Across the Pond dress and Butter Toffee dress. The classic patterns and light hues of these frocks are perfect for any occasion year round, but Kaity pairs both darling dresses with boots to suit the transitioning weather between seasons.  Whether it's stripes or polka dots, a pretty patterned dress is perfect for an afternoon stroll or date!

    And so the month of Frocktober comes to an end. We loved featuring only frocks in all of our customer Style File roundups for this month, and our Ruchettes looked positively pretty in every dress. We also celebrated the month dedicated to dresses with the Frocktails series on our blog (graciously hosted by Natalie of The SoHo blog), by pairing creative cocktails with our darling frocks. Be sure to take a peek at each stylish libation in order to inspire your next happy hour!


  • Friday, October 11, 2013

    Welcome to week two of our favorite month of dresses, Frocktober! The transition to fall brings some of our favorite colors (mustard yellow, anyone?), prints, and patterns into our daily ensembles. Some of our favorite Ruchettes have shown off how they wear their most darling dresses all month long!

    As we head farther into the autumnal season, chilly weather essentials like cozy knits and chunky scarves become more of a staple in our everyday wardrobe. Laura of Relatively Offbeat wears our shift dress paired with a circle scarf for an inspirational dose of fall perfection.

    Caitlin of Voguish At Best wears our Bainbridge Shift Dress with a skirt over top! For her second look, she donned a cheerful polka dot dress. The fit and flare style of both these frocks give Caitlin a hint of vintage charm while Cailin's brilliant smile is the perfect accessory! She looks nothing short of stunning in both these printed dresses.

    Miche of Buttons and Birdcages borrows an ensemble from our One Fine Day lookbook! We love how inspired Miche was by our collection and she looks absolutely gorgeous.The rich hues and layered turtleneck of this outfit exemplify vintage charisma while the yellow and green leaves of the tree provide the perfect seasonal backdrop.

    Lacy of Lacy Rose looks stunning in our Create Your Path Printed Shift Dress. The pretty patchwork on this dress and Lacy's long locks exude the perfect amount of bohemian chic. Lacy keeps this flowing frock ready for autumn weather with tights and a simple green scarf. 

    We spotted Kaity of The Brownie Diaries in this lovely polka dot frock. The color combination of the navy dress with the pops of fun colors in the polka dots is swoonworthy! Her wedge booties and statement necklace enhance this already darling dress and display Kaity's unique perspective of style.

    Are you looking forward to week three of Frocktober as much as we are? As the leaves fall from the trees and the skies grow cloudier, we can't wait to layer our favorite dresses with our favorite cozy accessories like knit leggings and chunky sweaters!


    Are you a fashion blogger interested in Ruche? Send your outfits featuring your favorite Ruche frock to blog@shopruche.com for a chance to become featured. *Please note that all outfits must include at least one Ruche item.

  • Sunday, September 1, 2013

    With every new picture that is submitted from this stylish gal, we can't help making mental notes of each perfectly coordinated outfit. Perhaps it's her love for everything French that gives her that je ne sais quoi! Kaity of Brownie Diaries kindly answered some of our questions and shared with us a few of her style secrets, so read on to get to know our newest Ruchette of the Month!

    Which Ruchette style do you identify with the most? Rustic, Polished, Classic, Retro or Girly?
    I had to go rewatch the most recent Breakfast at Ruche to figure out my answer to this question! I think I'm equal parts Classic and Girly. I'm drawn toward pieces with really classic shapes and cuts, but I also love a little feminine touch, like lace or ruffles or polka dots, with most of my outfits. And of course you can never go wrong with pearl earrings and a good red lip - the perfect balance of the two styles!

    Where can we find you on a Friday night?
    Fridays in college were usually occupied by dinners with girlfriends to chat [or complain!] about our classes. Now that I've graduated, I'm still in the process of adapting my lifestyle. If I'm not out with friends I'm usually at home relaxing with some television or a good book!  Everyone needs some down time every now and then, right?

    What are a couple of your goals and aspirations after graduation?
    I'm currently in the process of applying to medical school, so my biggest aspiration is becoming a doctor! I'm also a major Francophile at heart - I've been studying the language for 9 years - so I would love to plan another trip to France sometime in the not too distant future.

    We love that you chose to study French and bio! French and Biology are very different from each other, how did you decide to study both?
    I started taking French classes in high school and completely fell in love with the language, so I knew going into college that I absolutely wanted to major in French and continue to improve my speaking skills. I picked up a second major in biology during my second year of college, after taking a couple of intro classes reminded me how much I enjoy the subject! Plus all the science classes have come in handy with preparing for medical school.

    How would you describe your favorite ‘go-to’ outfit this season?
    September in Alabama is essentially still summer! I usually find myself wearing my favorite sundresses through at least October [you can check  my Frocktober posts from last fall for proof!].  If I were living somewhere where the temperature actually dropped below 70° I'd totally be busting out my favorite boots! I love the combo of colored tights and boots; it's perfect for in-between weather like autumn, when it starts to cool down.

    Who’s your style icon?
    I've always really admired Audrey Hepburn! Her style was so sophisticated and timeless. Her boyish figure was totally not the norm at the time, but she still figured out how to make fashion work for her.

    If you were a season, which would you be?
    Absolutely fall! The traditional color palette consists of so many of my favorites - beautiful rich shades like burgundy and mustard and dark jewel tones. I think having grown up in Colorado really contributed to my love of this season; there was such a palpable excitement in the air when September and October would roll around, bringing changing leaves and the possibility of the first snow. Plus I'm completely addicted to all things pumpkin-flavored!

    Flats or heels?
    Heels! Just because I don't get to wear them very often; unfortunately closed-toe shoes are more appropriate for a laboratory environment. There's still a little girl inside Me who feels extra grown up and fancy when she gets to wear heels!

    Solid colors or eclectic prints?
    Solid colors. I'm not very adventurous when it comes to prints - I tend to stick with just stripes and polka dots. But solid colored pieces make great canvases for pretty accessories!

    And last, but never least, what is your favorite thing about being a Ruchette?
    The Ruchette community is such a positive place, and I love that it celebrates different girls with different styles and different bodies. Ruche does such a great job helping keep that kind of sweet, vintage style alive for girls like me.

    --Kaity of Brownie Diaries


    Send your outfit photos to blog@shopruche.com for a chance to be featured in our Style Files and for the chance to become our next Ruchette of the Month! *Please note that all outfits must include at least one Ruche item. In addition, be sure to mention why you love being a Ruchette, and let us know if you have a personal blog too!

  • Friday, June 28, 2013

    Oh goodness, the summer heat can sure knock our socks off...literally! But don't lose your style inspiration just yet. Take a look at how some of our beautiful bloggers embrace warm weather in the classiest of Ruchette ways.

    Miche of Buttons and Birdcages twirls in a gorgeous field in our red polka dot dress. With her gorgeous long locks and bright colored flats, this look fits perfection!

    Kaity of The Brownie Diaries in our Embellished Blouse. We love how Kaity pairs her flawless style with the comforts of summer.

    Enjoy the sunny rays and find outfit inspiration wherever you look. For more fun summer looks, check out our Summer Lookbook here!


    Are you a fashionable blogger too? Join our Blogger Family! Send your Ruche outfits to blog@shopruche.com for a chance to become featured. *Please note that all outfits must include at least one Ruche item.

  • Friday, June 14, 2013

    The summer sun creates inspiration for all of us as we emerge from our hibernation of toasty wool coats and cozy boots, to breezy polka dot dresses and beach-bound sandals! Our lovely customers inspired us with their stylish summer outfits to get us started for the season.

    Signe, of Signeroo, looks ready to take a romantic stroll along the beach! We love how she went for a simple style with our striped mint dress and a neutral pair of wedges. Don't you wish you had beautiful curls like her? We always get a bit of hair envy when we catch a glimpse of those perfectly bouncy ringlettes!

    Jessica, of Swish and Swoon, looks stunning at 38 weeks in our empire waist maxi dress. Jessica has been a long time fan of ours and we're overjoyed that she will be adding a second bundle of joy to her family! For all our other pregnant mothers out there, we suggest wearing maxi dresses with a high waist line.

    Kaity, of Brownie Diaries, cheerily reflects the season in these eye-catching summer colors! We love how she paired our mustard and turquoise blouses with shorts and ankle booties. Kaity looks ready to fashionably bike along sandy beach shores! Don't be afraid to play up the colors this season--we highly recommend yellow and blue tones!

    Take inspiration from these lovely ladies, and ring in the summer season stylishly! Be sure to check out our Summer Lookbook for more stylish summer outfits!


    Are you a fashionable blogger too? Join our Blogger Family! Send your Ruche outfits to blog@shopruche.com for a chance to become featured. *Please note that all outfits must include at least one Ruche item.

  • Friday, May 24, 2013

    Whenever we find ourselves in a style rut and needing a little inspiration, our blogger gals never fail to show us how effortless outfits can be! We love the way all different types of bloggers show off their personal style in the most simple of ways, making it easy for us to achieve the looks, too!

    Shannon of GBO Fashion creates a fun outfit that can be worn just about anywhere. The casual stripes paired with the sophisticated florals really catches our attention! Mixing prints is one of our current favorite trends and we love the way Shannon's prints work so well together.

    Kaity of Brownie Diaries looks darling in our Lady Grace Peplum Top. She pulled together a simple outfit with cuffed jeans and fun colored flats!

    Joanna of ModaMama looks ready for a fancy night out in our formal occasion dress. You can never go wrong with a mint dress, especially when it's embellished in pretty silver beading. To finish the look, she added a pop of pink with her heels and opted for a nice neutral clutch and a polished up-do!

    Melanie of A Modern Dame sweeps us off our feet in an outfit full of Ruche! Our Overture Sleeveless Blouse, Midi Tulle Skirt, and Tea Time Bow Flats come together for an outfit fit for a lovely date night.


    Are you a fashionable blogger too? Join our Blogger Family! Send your Ruche outfits to blog@shopruche.com for a chance to become featured. *Please note that all outfits must include at least one Ruche item.

  • Tuesday, February 7, 2012
    Here are some of our lovely customers in layered Ruche outfits. ♥

    We adore how Cassi, from Ruelle du Cerusier, layered our equestion printed dress with rich colors. If you adore this charming outfit just as much as we do, click here to see more equestrian inspired pieces.

    Shantelle, from One Last Song, styled our burgundy skirt with polished layered tops. We simply swoon over the entire look, especially with the longer length hemline.
    Nikki, from A Thought in the Mind of, paired our polka dot dress with stripes and we love the mixed patterns. Don't you love playful polka dots too?
    We're drawn to chic menswear inspired pieces and we love how Jennifer, from If I Must Say So, layered our pink blazer with a delicate dress and scarf.
    Kaity, from Brownie Diaries, layered our houndstooth skirt with tights for a casually fashionable outfit. The pattern stands out as a statement piece.
    Happy Tuesday, Ruchettes! Don't forget to send us your Ruche outfits to blog@shopruche.com!


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