Tips to Rock the Holidays (and Black Wednesday!)

I just wrapped up an online event where some friends of mine and I shared tips to help you take on the holidays with grace and ease. We gave tips on fashion, travel, cleaning, beauty, wellness, food and more.

I invite you to check it out and interact with others who are enjoying each post. I know I learned a lot in just 30 minutes.

One of the posts that I shared was this one about taking the worry out of holiday party dressing by wearing a Little Black Dress (aka LBD). When you wear an LBD, you’ll be dressed on-point no matter what the dress code is. You might even already have an LBD in your closet.

Pair it with something sparkly or festive and of course, your best black heels.

And, great news, the two of the LBDs featured in this graphic are part of our Black Friday (er, Black Wednesday) sale that starts tomorrow (Nov 21, 2018). The Wrap Dress (on the left) will be 70% off and the Fit and Flare Dress (on the right) will be 50% off. They will go fast so shop early (like on Black Wednesday).

Not only are these two little black dresses on sale, but we have our Sheer Collection camis also on sale (midnight blue, purple, silver and kiss red), plus a variety of other clothing and shapewear items ranging from 20-70% off.

If you have sizing or product questions, message me and I can help.

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Quality Leggings Make a Difference

What’s the old saying…. “You get what you pay for…..?” It’s oh, so so so true especially when it comes to key fashion pieces.

Leggings for instance, the cheaper they are, usually the “thinner” or more see-through they are, fade faster, fabric pilling occurs, and a few washes later and your money is down the drain.

Great leggings should be thicker, flexible, resilient and have some spandex to smooth any flaws (say “bye bye” to your situation areas).

Whether you are working out, dressing up or dressing casual- a great pair of quality leggings can tighten, smooth and flatter all shapes and sizes!

Here are a few  of my client’s favorites:

  • Denim Leggings — in black or dark blue, with working back pockets and our signature “skinny band”
  • Vegan Leggings — dressing up was never this fun, in a beautiful sable color. The flattering cut elongates legs with tummy shaping too
  • Colorblock Crop Leggings — Strategically placed color block design will flatter while you’re working out. These leggings feature a back zip-pocket big enough for your phone and wicking, movable, durable fabric

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Shopping for your wife or girlfriend made easy!

You want a personal gift for your wife and girlfriend but just aren’t sure what she might like.  Here are tips for a thoughtful gift that she’s sure to love. Let me help you and I’ll even gift wrap!

  • Dream Cami with matching Lounge Shorts – The Dream Cami is lux but so comfortable she can sleep in it, and the shorts are both pretty and comfy. Choose black or white with pink, depending upon her style.
  • Lounge Hoodie – Wrap her in luxury with our ultra-soft Lounge Hoodie.
  • Ruby Ribbon Bye Bye Bra cami – Surprise her with a beautiful Ruby Ribbon cami that is sexy, but will help her be comfortable every day and totally underwire free. If you’ve heard her say she can’t wait to take her bra off, this is just what she’s been waiting for.


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Blogger shares opinion on New Ruby Ribbon Nursing Cami

Thanks to JJ over at bellyitchblog who tested out and shared her thoughts on the new Nursing Cami from Ruby Ribbon.

Here is just part of what she said, “It was easy to release the snap to nurse her baby boy. The fact that the cami has a wire free nursing bra sewn in makes the cami wearable underneath a sweater, blouse or shirt. It has compression fabric that also does wonders to smooth and trim the tummy area. The compression also helps to support the back.

With an easy one-hand clasp, full belly coverage that smooths and trims, all while providing extra back support, the Nursing Cami does it all. You’ll never want to wear your old nursing bra again.

#parenting #pregnancy #nursing #newmom #stylewithchar #rubyribbon #nursingcami

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The Power of a Great Belt

No matter what your body shape is, the perfect belt can give you curves in all the right places! Use a belt to enhance and flatter your look.

Here are tips on how to wear a belt for your body shape (from my friend Sunil):

  • AppleSoft knit belts or cord belts tied to the side create an illusion of a waist without emphasizing it. Never wear a belt across your mid section and stay with colors that match your outfit.
  • Pear – Choose a mid-width belt; avoid anything skinny or very wide. Stay in the same color family as your outfit and wear it slightly lower on your waist.
  • Pencil – Avoid anything too wide; wear it at your true waistband create a soft blouson effect by pulling at the fabric on top.This will give the effect of soft curves and is very flattering.
  • Hourglass – Belts are great on you and you should be wearing them almost all the time. They should always be worn at the middle of your waist and the smallest point and dark colors flatter you best.

Not only will a belt enhance your shape, it can be a pop of color that accents your waist over an all black ensemble or a neutral colored belt to cinch in your waist as an accessory, too.

In any season, a belt can be the perfect accessory to a shirt, dress or high-waisted pants.  It can make you feel “thinner” on those bloated days and/or give you the curves you are looking for all while being fashionable, too!

Want more style tips, join my online fashion tribe! We would love to have your opinions and ideas.

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What to get for the gal who loves the gym? – Gift Giving Guide 2018

Have a friend that loves spending time at the gym? Not sure what to get her for a holiday gift?

Ruby Ribbon’s active wear is a great option for her. With two choices of workout leggings, including a pair of leggings that are reversible with a desert rose pattern on one side and solid black on the other, plus matching workout tanks, she will love whatever you choose for her. Or, consider getting her the unique Ruby Ribbon Sport Demiette, a sports bra unlike any that you’ve seen before.

All these items are available in a range of sizes that will fit her — XS to 3XL and up to a 50 in the Sport Demiette.


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Updated Gift Giving Guide Published

Not sure what to get for that special woman in your life?  Check out my updated 🎁 Gift Giving Guide 🎁 where I offer ideas for many women on your holiday list.

I’ve posted ideas and suggestions for a variety of women, from mom, grandma and a teenage daughter, to that gal who loves leggings or the person who loves traveling.

I have a few more women to add into this guide, so feel free to bookmark this page, both so you can use it for shopping but also to read the updated list.

Want to connect with me to get other gift ideas, join my online community.

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You get some ✨sparkle, and you get some sparkle✨ and you get some ✨sparkle!

One of the best gift items we have right now from Ruby Ribbon is the new Sparkle Scarf. Women of nearly any age will love it, especially those that like the on-trend rose gold metallic.

In an oatmeal heather color, this scarf will go with so many outfits. Wear it over a sweater for a cozy winter look. Or, use it with a coat (any color, really) as an outwear scarf. Or, wrap it around yourself like a shawl for the perfect additional layer over nearly any top, or even a dress.

This scarf can only be described as extra cozy and it’s also super soft in a knit that feels like cashmere. It also feature rose gold sparkly nailheads scattered across it.

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


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Purr-fect gift for any animal print lover

Make it a gift for that woman in your life that just loves animal prints or hold on to this beautiful shawl as a gift just for you!

Our Fur Collar Shawl is the perfect weight to cover up in cooler temps but with a style all your own. And the brushed woven fabric in Granite Heather is washable.

The faux leopard collar is removable with buttons, so on days when you’re not feeling it, just take it off for a more subtle and streamlined look. Or, add your own scarf for a totally different look — maybe even the our Fur Scarf from last winter.

Wondering how to wear this shawl? How about with everything!  Toss it on with jeans and a tee to instantly dress up your look. Or, layer it over your favorite dress pants and a matching long-sleeve top.

You can even wear the fur collar without the shawl layered over a sweater or a jacket. Be creative with it.

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

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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.

Have another fashion question?  Join my free online style community to chat.

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