Archive for the ‘style’ Category

Site & Blog Love: Ruche

Recently I came across this VERY cute site – shopruche.com. They have the cutest clothes & accessories and do an amazing job of outfitting through their lookbook! Most of their products appear to be vegan (I haven’t found anything that isn’t except for their watches). I recently made a purchase of the below items & my order came within the same week!


They also have a great feature on their site where if you see something that you want but the size is sold out, you can have them email you if it comes back in stock! They also have a VERY cute blog that features all kinds of design inspiration. I found this very cute idea & tutorial on how to use a scarf to add a new twist to a braid.

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Instant & Cheap Wardrobe Update: 25 Ways To Wear A Scarf!

Ever wanted to update your wardrobe or add a little extra to your outfit? This video will help you do just that with the scarves you already have!! It’s very inspirational, educational and just all around amazing!! The stylist in the video also has a very cute site you need to check out – Wendy’s Lookbook. I have it officially bookmarked on the YouTube app on my iPhone so I can watch it in the mornings while I get dressed and figure out which style I want to tie my scarf! Can we say upcycle all of your old scarves? 🙂

Simple Ways To Make A Bouquet!

Flowers are always a great gift to give someone! No matter the occasion – birthday, anniversary, because it’s Monday – it’s a quick and easy way to tell someone, “Hey! I think you’re magical and want to make you smile!” And because making someone smile shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg, here’s my trick to affordable yet lovely flowers!

First, you’ll need some flowers. I love to check out Trader Joe’s for flowers as they always have a fun variety & they tend to stick with what’s in season. Like in May, they have tons of AMAZING peonies (my personal favorite). They are also very inexpensive. You can get a couple different bunches of flowers for about 3-4 dollars a piece. To make a fun, full bouquet, I’d recommend getting two different varieties (this usually costs me about $8-9). If you have a special person in mind, quickly think of them and then the first color that comes to mind. That’s usually how I pick the color of flowers or ribbon. 🙂

Next, you’ll need a container. I already previously mentioned storing up on milk glass vases in a previous post. Or If you have a glass vase, you can punch it up by adding a very vibrant and colorful ribbon.

Here I added a contrasting ribbon to two different bunches I purchased & reassembled.  If you buy a premixed bouquet, get an additional bunch of carnations! Carnations are totally underrated! They are absolutely beautiful and have been given a bad rap!  They’re a great way to add contrasting pops of colors to your bouquet.

If you don’t have a vase available, eat some spaghetti! Yes, you heard me right. The next time you eat some pasta with sauce, SAVE YOUR PASTA SAUCE JAR! It’s the best vase you can find around the house! The rustic look is VERY in right now and you’re upcycling which makes you an even better person (you’re already a good person because you’re getting someone a bouquet).

Here are some images of flowers I put together for a coworker’s bridal shower. In total, I only spent a little over $20 for the flowers at Trader Joe’s & used up the jars I had around my home! Also, check out the amazing table decor idea from my coworker Natalie – she did that with ribbons! What a splendid idea! How awesome!

Fun Fashion Find: Fair Isle Dolman Sweater


I did a little shopping with the hubby on Saturday and found this super cute sweater at Express! It’s made of cotton and synthetic fibers so can we all say YAY to no wool! Pair this with some leggings (or jeggings) and over the knee boots and I’ll be ready to brave the cold and rain while trekking to work!