Tag Archives: Ruche Blogger Family

  • Friday, October 17, 2014

    Week three of Frocktober has come to a close! We saw a bunch of darling frocks this week, and it wasn't easy choosing a few of our favorites. From holiday attire to cute shift dresses and printed maxis, we have enjoyed each passing week of Frocktober more than the next! Don't forget to share your photos with us by tagging #RucheFrocktober on your Twitter or Instagram posts! You even are automatically entered for a chance to win a $50 gift card! You can get more details here. We hope you enjoy our latest round-up of frocks!

    Elizabeth of Delightfully Tacky shines in this maxi dress featuring a sparkling gold bodice and chiffon skirt. She adds even more glitz with her headband and jewelry! We love this look for a holiday party or night out on the town. delightfully-tacky

    Voguish at Best's Caitlin looks adorable in this long-sleeved shift dress with a colorful floral print. She extends the length of this sweet dress a couple inches with a lacy slip in a contrasting hue. We love her minimal jewelry!IMG_4534

    A Classic Ambition's Kayla looks positively darling in this perfect-for-fall printed dress, statement necklace, tall boots and a classic cardigan. We love her fall color palate as well as this adorable ensemble! classic-ambition

    We can't wait to see what next week holds for #RucheFrocktober! Don't forget to share your photos with us - you may even find yourself winning a $50 gift card! See what other Ruchettes have been wearing this Frocktober here!

    xo,
    Ruche


  • Friday, August 29, 2014

    We love the trends that come and go (and come again!) with each season, but while we like to try out a fad here and there, personal style is something that never fades. One of our favorite thing about our Ruchettes is how they each love fashion, but always style pieces in a way that is true to their style personality. Whether it's embracing a pretty print, bold color, or mixing and matching textures, our favorite thing about personal style is the fact that it's, well... personal! Here are a few of our Ruchettes showing off styles that speak to them! 

    Gracie from Sometimes Gracefully keeps it airy in our Museum Row Textured Top! This detailed black and white blouse is perfectly paired it with dark washed skinny jeans and peep toe heels. Her outfit would be perfect for a lunch date!

    Melanie of Born Lippy looks nothing short of classy in her scalloped blouse and neon skirt combination! This daring hue is balanced with her leopard print purse and strappy wedges. We love this chic ensemble. 

    We love Triple Thread's Ashlyn's printed pants and breezy crop combination! By complementing her flowy top and lounge pants with edgy accessories, Ashlyn's outfit is the perfect pairing of hard and soft. 

    Sabrina of Sincerely Sabrina looks effortlessly feminine in all lace! We love the way she pairs her cute embroidered skirt with a lace shouldered top and studded shoulder bag. The way she plays with texture is simply enchanting. We always want to encourage our Ruchettes to use fashion to show the world their unique style and personality. We love how each of these bloggers integrated their favorite Ruche pieces into such stylish outfits. 

    xo,
    Ruche 

    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.


  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Besides walks on the beach, endless ice cream cones, long, sunlight-filled days, and refreshing glasses of lemonade, summery style is one of our favorite parts of the warm weather months! We love being able dress in light, breezy dresses, skirts, and sandals during the day and layer with cozy open knits and cute boots come nightfall. Our Ruchettes have impeccable summer style, and here are just a few that we are swooning over! 

    Sometimes Gracefully's Grace looks adorable in this flowing tunic dress in a stunning shade of blue. We love how she dressed it up with opaque tights and heels. This look would be perfect for a night out! 

    Caitlin of Vougish at Best (and her equestrian friend!) look simply adorable! We love Caitlin's nautical tank - a summertime essential! It looks darling layered over her pleated skirt and sparking sandals. 

    The Blue Curtain's Lizette looks stunning in this top and maxi combination. Along we being a look we always love, her belt and scarf make this outfit perfect for transitioning to the cooler days of fall. Plus, how gorgeous are her long locks? We're in love! 

    Elana, author of Room 334 looks darling in this mix and match ensemble! We love how she tied her striped tee over this darling floral frock. Her vest and cutout sandals make this an outfit perfect for any sunny summer day. 

    Who knew summer style could be so darling? From pattern mixing to maxi dresses and mini silhouettes, these Ruchettes have found a way to incorporate their favorite Ruche styles into their summer wardrobe, and we couldn't be more excited! 

    xo,
    Ruche

    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 23, 2014

    It's no secret that we love bold hues. Hues from tangerine to sage green and radiant orchid are perfect to pair with neutrals and even playful pattern mixing. Wearing a bright color can be an instant way to change your mood- even something as simple as wearing red lipstick or a colorful pair of flats can elevate your confidence and style. We love how these Ruchettes integrate pops of color into their ensembles!  

    Signee of Signeroo looks stunning in our floral Tulle shift dress. The colorful pattern in this frock stands out with help from her cobalt blue accessories and a dash of pink lipstick. This flattering dress is a springtime essential- from the floral pattern to the comfortable silhouette, it is perfect for warming spring and summer days! 

    Chelea Bird's Chelsea is dressed like a vintage darling in our woven dress! Paired with nude heels and a stunning dessert setting, the bold orange trim stands out against the shades of cream on this classic frock. Even the hint orange found in her bangle bracelet pops in this neutral outfit! 

    Kelly of Wears Kelly looks ready for a day in the sun! From her bright yellow earrings, cute green shorts, tangerine nails, and adorable coral woven sandals, Kelly's ensemble is popping with pretty colors. Her neutral tank top perfectly balances the array of bold hues she wears, and we would love to try the fruit-infused lemonade she has in hand!

    We can't decide what we love more - Leeda of At This Volume's Ruche ensemble, or the cute corgi pup! Leeda's blouse featuring orange embroidery is the perfect complement to her neutral relaxed pants and sandals. Her statement necklace and dainty bracelets provide a dose of bohemian style to this casual outfit! 

    The Blue Curtain's Lizette looks polished yet comfortable in this colorful jumpsuit. The global print featuring geometric shapes and shades of green, orange, and blue make this ensemble extra swoon-worthy. Complete with ankle boots and an array of necklaces, Lizette's style provides us with adventurous inspiration- we would definitely take this outfit on vacation!

    These colorful outfits have definitely inspired us- from bold florals to touches of bright hues, we are looking forward to seeing more color this season. We always love seeing Ruchettes take our favorite pieces and transforming them with their personal style!

    xo,
    Ruche 


  • Saturday, May 3, 2014

    Today's guest post comes to us from Nicole Seeman, one of the three lovely gals behind the blog Sister Sister NYC. In her article, Nicole shares with us the valuable lessons she's learned from her grandmother and other wise women in her life. If you're nostalgic for an era past, Nicole's collected advice will show you timeless ways to live beautifully and celebrate each day you're given.

    As I sit here listening to Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra, I'm thinking for the one thousandth time that I was born in the wrong era. It's not just the music or the clothing of the 1940s that I adore, but also the simple way of life. Don't get me wrong - I love the technology and fashion of today. I'm also grateful to live in a time and country where women are almost equal to men in the workplace but something about that time and generation speaks to me. I grew up around the corner from my grandmother. So naturally my sister and I spent a lot of time with her. She had three sisters, two of whom would visit quite often. Although Michelle and I were children of the 80s, we were also influenced by these women in many ways. Below are some of the lessons we've learned from these wise women.

    1. Eat naturally. Processed and fast food were nonexistent when they were growing up. Eggs, fruit,vegetables and meat were staples in her house. Our grandmother made a variety of different dishes and was creative with leftovers. They also grew up during the depression, so she wasted very little.

    2. Food and family go hand-in-hand. Sunday dinners at Grandma's were tradition. She was Italian so without fail the entire family gathered at her house for pasta and meatballs every week. No matter what your family traditions are, rituals are important and if they can center around food - even better!

    3. Walking is the best form of exercise. Gym memberships were unheard of in the 1940s. Grandma grew up in Manhattan and never learned to drive. If Grandpa didn't drive her, she walked. Even after he was gone she walked everyday and professed that it was the best exercise. I think she was on to something because she was never overweight.

    4. Game Night! By the ages of 10 Michelle and I knew how to play dominos and poker. It was another weekly ritual where we would gamble for pennies. Michelle and I still host game nights, unfortunately not weekly, but it's still one of our favorite things to do with family and friends.

    5. Dance. They loved dancing and music. Gram and her sisters were still dancing in their 70s and 80s. It instantly transported them to the happy times of their youth. We all have those tunes that remind us of certain moments and events, so turn the volume up, get out of your seat and celebrate the past (& future)!

    6. Enjoy your freedom. Grandma wanted to be a teacher, but circumstances and the war forced her to put her ambitions on hold. She taught us to value education and read anything you can get your hands on. She was still doing crossword puzzles well into her 80s. Learning does not stop when you finish school.

    7. Sisterhood. Mothers, grandmothers, blood sisters, soul sisters - we are all in this together. We're all striving for happiness and peace and the encouragement and support of other women is essential. By nature women are competitive, which is OK, but we should make it a point to root for a sister's success, always.

    ~ Nicole Seeman, Sister Sister NYC

    It's no secret that we love looking to the past for inspiration. What lessons have you learned from the wise people in your life? We'd love to hear and add to our list!

    xo,
    Ruche


  • Friday, May 2, 2014

    We're certainly loving how some of our favorite Ruchettes are creating sophisticated yet playful looks for their spring outings. No matter if they are dressed in bright stripes, flirty florals, the perfect print, or a simple breezy maxi dress, these sundresses are spring and summer essentials.

    Jordyn from Pretty Lovely looks stunning in our vintage-inspired red striped dress! She adds her own flair by pairing this fun, vibrant dress with a denim button-up and rain boots. Jordyn looks simply radiant as she explores the Tulip Festival on a beautiful, sunny day.

    Mrs. Jaclyne LeBlanc is dressed for her Easter Sunday in our gorgeous chiffon dress. We love how Jaclyne shows off the polka dot and floral print details by adding nude heels and a pop of color with her pink clutch. This lovely springtime outfit is not only perfect for Sunday brunch, but for all occasions!

    Jessica of The Steele Maiden looks flawless in a breezy maxi dress and simple cardigan. She adds a colorful vintage belt and sleek peep-toe booties to make this ensemble both chic and charming. With breezy spring weather making an appearance, we also long for darling maxi dresses and soft cardigans.

    We're so inspired by how these Ruchettes dressed up their adorable frocks. How do you accessorize your sunny day outfits? We'd love to hear!

    xo,
    Ruche 

    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, 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?

    xo,
    Ruche

    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, April 4, 2014

    Spring has finally arrived, and it’s time to trade your coats and tights for fit-and-flare dresses and sunnies! While many of us aren't in the full swing of spring quite yet, we are still working to transition to a warm-weather wardrobe. Layering pastel pieces and adding bright accessories make for a seamless shift to spring fashion. No matter the season, we will forever love pastel-colored shoes, vintage-inspired denim dresses, chunky sweaters, and floral dresses. Lucky for us, these items are perfect wardrobe essentials for stepping into spring! Here are four of our favorite bloggers showing us how to creatively style a transition-to-spring look.  

    Audrey from Affectionately, Audrey adds the perfect pastel mint heel to her cozy cool-weather look! She pairs a sunny rose-hued sweater and polka dot denim with our favorite open-toed chunky heels. To top off her flawless first-day-of-spring ensemble, Audrey adds dainty gold accessories.

    Kelly of Wears Kelly looks lovely in our comfy vintage-washed denim chambray dress! Since springtime calls for some beautiful California weather, Kelly is wearing the ideal breezy and chic outfit.  Our chambray shirt-dress is classically cinched at the waist to give this frock the perfect fit. We love how the touches of mint and bright green make this outfit bloom for spring!

    Charlotte from The Little Orange Dress shows us an effortless way to transition to spring by combining winter tones with bold colors and pretty pastels.  Her outfit flourishes with the addition of an elegant statement necklace to our classic and cozy gray sweater. Charlotte’s leafy-hued bag adds a perfect pop of spring color, even when she is donning wedge booties to keep her feet warm in snowy New England!

    Adri from Adri Lately styles our whimsical floral shift dress with an army green jacket. The cheetah belt cinched at her waist shows Adri's ability to seamlessly mix patterns like a pro! Her addition of boots and a jacket make for an ideal outfit on those cooler spring days.

    Do you have any creative tips for transitioning to your spring wardrobe?  Let us know in the comments! And if you're ready to clean out your closet and flourish this spring, we have some amazing tips and tricks waiting for you!

    xo,
    Ruche

    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, March 7, 2014

    As the weather transitions from gloomy winter to sunny spring, we're on the lookout for new ways to wear our favorite frocks and adapt them to that in-between weather. Sure, one solution is to add or remove a jacket or sweater, but we’re in the mood to get even more creative! Here are three of our favorite bloggers showing us how to put a unique spin on some darling Ruche dresses.

    Alycia Grayce of Crowley Party looks way too cute our Dear Creatures sweater dress! To keep warm this winter, she layered this cozy frock with skinny pants and added black boots and a structured hat to tie the look together. Instead of styling this printed dress with busy jewelry, she completed her ensemble with a pop of color on her lips. We’ll try transforming our dresses into tunics like Alycia Grayce next time the weather’s too chilly for tights to cut it!

    Sara of Swing the Day Away showed off this burnt peach dress in a lovely greenhouse setting! We love how she layered her look to add the polka dot collar and finished the outfit with a mint-green skinny belt, suede kitten heels, and a vintage-inspired necklace for an assortment of colors and textures. It may be time for us to revisit the monochrome dresses in our closets -- there are so many styling options for dresses without prints!

    We love how Jessica of The Steele Maiden made this striped dress her own by layering it with a chambray shirt for an incredibly unique twist. After adding a classic braided belt, she accented her look with pops of color: a vintage scarf, a yellow clutch, and cute blue pumps. We can’t wait to create a similar look with stripes of our own!

    What's your favorite way to change up your dress styling? Do you have any creative layering tips for dresses?

    xo,
    Ruche

    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, February 21, 2014

    It comes as no surprise -- there will always be a special place in our heart reserved for dresses and rompers. Not only are they comfortable, but they’re versatile, easy to style and can be worn all year round! These three gorgeous bloggers show us how they’ve made a Ruche frock the star of an ensemble this month.

    Mara of M Loves M paired our chic, floral shift dress with the cutest Seychelles pumps for a sweet-yet-subtle Valentine’s Day look. Finishing the ensemble with a vibrant statement bag, retro sunglasses, and a trendy tassel neckline, Mara proves that mixing and matching your favorite accessories is simple when you have such a ladylike dress as your canvas!

    Wearing this distressed chambray romper from our shop, Melina of The Caffeinated Closet keeps things minimal on a Sunday afternoon. We love how she layered this romper with tights and a neutral cardigan to fit the season, and pulled the look together with a structured bag and ankle boots. If you have a busy weekend ahead, emulate this look for the ideal blend of cute and casual.

    We love how Ashlyn of Triple Thread highlighted this printed frock from our shop by pairing it with deep tones of black and rust. One can never go wrong by pairing a fit-and-flare dress with tights and boots! Ashlyn perfected her outfit with a vintage satchel, matching gloves, and a structured hat for a look that’s both rustic and comfortable.

    We’re feeling inspired to change up our accessories to give our dresses and rompers a new twist! For more styled ensembles and fashion inspiration, take a look at our hand-picked outfits and previous Style File posts.

    xo,
    Ruche 

    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.


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