Is it true that you can’t wear black and navy together?

Question: Navy with Black…. Is it possible to wear them together?¬† ¬† Answer: ABSOLUTELY!!!

Navy and Black are classics.  You can really do no wrong when pairing the two together.  Here are some tips to pull off this great combo of classics:

  • Use different textures (think suedette or ottoman) to set the two colors apart
  • Add a pop of color in accessories
  • Accent with a pattern belt or shoe!

Clothing is meant to be worn but, also to be fun! Use combos of navy and black for classic year-round looks.

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What’s boho?

“BoHo,” an abbreviation of Bohemian Homeless,¬†is a style of¬†fashion¬†drawing on bohemian¬†and¬†hippie¬†influences. This style comes and goes but dates back to the mid 19th century. It was very popular in the 60’s.

The Ruby Ribbon Boho Tunic is representative of the boho chic fashion movement with a flowing fit and a loose sleeve in pleated chiffon. It’s striking in an on-trend eggplant color.

A cornerstone of Boho is comfort with flared shapes and a  variety of colors and patterns. Romantic touches, like flower patterns and lace, are often included.

Tips for wearing our Boho Tunic

  • Pair with leggings and layer on a long vest and silver jewelry
  • Wear with a skirt and add chunky jewelry
  • Try a bohemian gaucho look with the Split Skirt paired with the Boho Tunic, maybe even add a braid?

Here’s a link to all my posts showcasing the 2018 Winter and Holiday Collection.

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What to wear for a winter pedicure?

So, I’m going to rename the Stevie Leggings for the winter.¬† If you need the perfect leggings (or pants) to wear to your next pedicure now that it’s colder, just pull out your Stevie Leggings.

Unsnap those shiny silver snaps on each leg and you’re ready to dip those toes into a warm foot soak with no worries about stretching out your leggings while you tug them up to your knees.¬† #brilliant

That’s my tip for today!

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Crushed velvet reigns as holiday fabric

When you see crushed velvet, I hope it makes you think of the holidays. It’s a perfect festive fabric! In our 2018 Holiday and Winter collection, we are offering two crushed velvet pieces in a deep teal color. We have the Crushed Velvet Kimono and the Edie Extender.

Crushed Velvet Kimono

Depending upon your style, this beautiful deep sea-colored kimono may be the piece of instant holiday flair your wardrobe craves, or it may be just the eclectic piece you’ve been looking for. Either way, this lux piece is crushed velvet is a “wow” when you wear it.

Our kimono comes in one size, and I’ve seen it look great on women of all sizes. It features cold-shoulder cutouts and has side slits with an open front.

Here are some ideas on how to style it:

  • Consider layering it over all black (think turtleneck and sleek pants) for a stunning and memorable look; pair with a beautiful black heel and a long chain
  • Pair it with jeans and a white tee with fun booties and a great velvet headband for a unique boho vibe
  • Grab it as a gorgeous gift for a stylish woman you know

Edie Extender

Named after 1960’s fashion icon Edie Sedgwick, this versatile tank top is a “must have” for the season. It’s teal crushed velvet on one side and reversible to a black poly silk. With either side, a delicate lace hem peaks out at the bottom.

‚ÄúIt’s not that I’m rebelling. It’s that I’m just trying to find another way.‚Ä̬† Edie Sedgwick


Here’s a link to all my posts showcasing the 2018 Winter and Holiday Collection.

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You haven’t seen leggings like these!

As part of the new 2018 Winter and Holiday Collection, we got in two special leggings options for you – the Velvet Legging and the Studio 54 Legging.

Both of these leggings can go from casual to high fashion, just in how you style them. They feature the signature Ruby Ribbon “skinny waistband” and sizes run from XS to 3XL.

Velvet Leggings

Our most decadent and plush leggings yet, the Velvet Leggings are a cozy and warm stretch velvet. We are offering them in a rich eggplant color that will pair well with all neutrals.

I’d consider wearing them with the Shimmy Tunic Dress, the black Drape Tunic or the even Chiffon Poncho with the tiger print. The Ponte Blazer also would look great with these leggings. These outfits will be over-the-top with great statement jewelry or other bling.

Studio 54 Leggings

At first glance, the Studio 54 Leggings appear to be inspired by sportswear, and they were. But take a second look at these lux leggings with the metallic gold stripe on each leg.

When you hear “Studio 54,” what do you think of? Elegance and decadence, maybe disco and nightclub. These leggings seem to have all of that and are aptly named.

Style them casually with our Dual Tank or the black Layered Tunic. Or make them ultra holiday by adding the Studio Sequin Tank from last holiday, just one idea.

Here’s a link to all my posts showcasing the 2018 Winter and Holiday Collection. Check back as it takes a few weeks to get them all previewed for you.

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Shimmy into this sparkly holiday tunic

I think the new Shimmy Tunic Dress is the piece in the 2018 Winter/Holiday Collection getting the most buzz. It will go great at the most festive or elegant event this season.

Check out the bugle beads sewn in the shoulder straps, and these straps are part a cold-shoulder cutout feature, as well. Talk about eye-catching, and with a light shimmer in this beautiful silver heather color.

This top also features an elegant draped neckline, long sleeves, and a wide band at the bottom. You can move the band higher or lower for a variety of different looks for this top. Note you can wear it alone as a sparkly dress, or pair it with a skirt, pants or leggings (I’d go for black but other colors would be fun also) for a long and lean look.

As always, we have your perfect fit with sizes ranging from extra small to 3XL. Here’s a link to all my posts showcasing the 2018 Winter and Holiday Collection. Check back as it takes a few weeks to get them all previewed for you.

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Bianca Top features jewel-tone colorblocking

Here’s a great multi-purpose tank that will take you from office to holiday party. We call it Bianca!

This colored block tank in jewel shades of eggplant and teal, paired with classic black will definitely be a wardrobe “go-to.” It features a keyhole button in the back and a slight scoop neckline. The back is a bit longer for more coverage.

Pair this on-trend top with a great black Skirt and a polished black¬†Blazer for the office. Pair it with black pumps and you’re polished looking all day. This top will layer well in all seasons, and work great as a tank in warm temps.

When it’s time for the holiday party, swap the blazer for a holiday wrap and your favorite eggplant or even teal heels. Add in some glitzy jewelry and you’re set!

Here’s a link to all my posts showcasing the 2018 Winter and Holiday Collection. Check back as it takes a few weeks to get them all previewed for you.

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Read about the entire 2018 Winter and Holiday Collection

Here are links to the blog posts I’ve done so far to showcase the¬†2018 Winter and Holiday Collection. Be sure to check back every few days to see the latest.

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Be ready for work in a “dash”!

Last night, the newest Winter and Holiday items debuted from Ruby Ribbon and, as usual, Ruby Ribbon’s designer Cami Raymond hit it out of the park — offering some new items, a dash of glam and glitz and restyles on some of our popular wardrobe essentials.

Two of those fan favorites – the Ponte Blazer and the Crop Ponte Trouser – now come in a great new print called Dash. Dash features a black background with a subtle navy print with “dashes” of white. The Ponte Blazer is a best seller and the Crop Ponte Trouser sold out in a few weeks the last time we offered it.

These pieces are great worn together for the look of a sassy professional suit. Add a crisp white blouse or even the Ruby Ribbon white Versatile Tank and some classy bangles.

They are equally useful as standalone pieces. The Ponte Blazer can easily be worn casually with black or tan pants or even jeans; the length even works with leggings. And the trousers will work great in all seasons with a variety of tops – think white, tan, maybe even a pop of your favorite brighter color. You will love the handy pockets.

Here’s a link to all the posts I’m doing for the 2018 Winter and Holiday Collection. Check back as it takes a few weeks to get them all previewed for you.

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All black leggings are not the same

Black leggings are typically the most popular. With Ruby Ribbon, we give you a variety of options for comfortable and great looking black leggings.

I put together a quick comparison chart to help you understand how each of these leggings differ. It should help you pick up the right pair just for you. All styles come in sizes XS to 3XL and all feature our signature “skinny band” at the waist to give you a slight tummy tuck.

Before you dive into the graphic, here are a few of my personal thoughts on when I wear each of these black leggings.

  • Ankle Leggings – Basic black leggings but better the average black leggings, and our most affordable option in an ankle length
  • Ponte Leggings – I just added these leggings to my personal closet last month during out Ponte sale. I think of them as a dressier version of the Ankle Leggings.
  • Capri Leggings – I save these for spring and summer, but I have friends who wear them with boots since they are easier to tuck in.
  • Ottoman Ponte Leggings – I love these for the figure-flattering panels built-in, because who doesn’t appreciate a little extra help in making their legs look a little skinnier. These leggings are great for a casual but put-together look.
  • Jacquard Leggings – These are one of my favorite leggings to wear during the summer because the length and the cute zipper detail make them look great with sandals. (They might be my personal favorite, but I hate picking just one)
  • Bootcut Leggings – Ruby Ribbon’s answer to yoga pants – enough said!
  • Skirted Leggings – When I want to be super comfy on the weekend, but still want to feel put together, I pull out my Skirted Leggings every time.

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