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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7 Tips to Take your Wardrobe into Fall

Yesterday it was 95 degrees outside and today, about 30 degrees cooler – Fall is definitely in the air!

Tonight, I’m sharing seven tips for transitioning your wardrobe into Fall.

  1. As the temperature dips, layer different lengths of solid colored tank tops under long sleeve shirts or sweaters to elongate your silhouette.
  2. Choose the right Fall fabrics – think leather, suede, corduroy, chambray and flannel.
  3. Don’t put your summer dresses away just yet! Wear your warm-weather pieces into fall by pairing them with cozy cardigans, leggings and boots.
  4. Gather some warm weather accessories like scarves or a fun hat – cozy and fashionable.
  5. If you can’t part with your skirts and dresses just yet, then wear them with a pair of dark-colored tights or leggings and a pair of boots for a quick, chic look.
  6. Wear a lacy top under a long-sleeved shirt with a scooped neckline. The lace will peak out, giving you a feminine look while keeping you warm.
  7. Put away your wedges, pumps, sandals, and flip flops, it’s time to start tucking your pants into boots!

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Successful Women Discuss Six Mistakes Women Make

Anna Zornosa, the CEO at Ruby Ribbon, was recently featured in an article on CNBC, highlighting her perception of the “gig economy” and the most common mistakes women make in business. The gig economy is a labor market characterized by the prevalence of short-term contracts or freelance work as opposed to permanent job.

She’s featured with two other female CEOs who joined together to poll 1000 working women to learn more about how women feel about the gig economy.

“It’s not a competition between traditional work and a side hustle,” said Anna Zornosa, CEO and founder of the shapewear and fashion site Ruby Ribbon. The company has had year-over-year growth of 60 percent to 100 percent since starting in 2012, Zornosa says.

The article even includes a graph highlighting the key business skills that women learn while working a side hustle. Customer service skills was touted as the primary business skill learned.

You should read the entire article to really get the best tips and explanation on what mistakes you should avoid in business, but here are the top six.

For me, every job I’ve had has helped me hone business skills, and I often think about how the job I work during the day and my side hustle complement one another. When I’m working with a team that builds software for real estate professionals, I can relate to them in a meaningful way as I understand their challenges in sales, staying motivated, using their time wisely and so much more.

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Designer shares “Must Have” Wardrobe Colors for Fall 2018

I’ve written about my friend Sunil before, and he’s back at his blogging (actually, he never quit) and now he’s sharing the “must have colors for Fall 2018.” Sunil is a fashion designer and write a fashion blog called “Sunil Styles.”

Of course you should read the article yourself, where he highlights the colors, shows examples of the fashions he’s seeing and shares tips on how to wear them this season. But I’m sharing his color selections here as a quick read for you, and I’ve included my takeaways from his fashion advice.

“Color is the most effective way to update your look and also make you feel ready to take on the season.”  — Sunil
  1. Power Red — all about individuality and standing out; strong color for accessories; one of the newest ways to wear it is to mix it with pink
  2. Silver Grey — a very refined silver tint; great chic color for head to toe dressing; mix it with camel or orange for an edgier look
  3. Pretty Pink — pairs well with both grey and brown; strong color for evening and surprisingly outer wear; it is perfectly okay to wear head to toe pink.
  4. Dance Top from Ruby Ribbon
    Dance Top in Mink

    Chocolate Brown — luxury without the calories; warmer alternative to black (at Ruby Ribbon, we often call this color “mink brown”)

  5. Winter White — looks great mixed with black and brown; white boots are a big trend this season; good color to transition you from Summer to Fall when mixed with denim
  6. Sunny Spicy Yellow — signifies warmth and optimism; mixes well with grey and camel; big color for activewear
  7. Suedette Tunic from Ruby Ribbon
    Suedette Tunic

    Bright Blue — great accent color; universally flattering; mix it with grey and black for a more sophisticated urban feel or contrast it with pink or orange for that wow factor

  8. Vibrant Orange — great pop color for outerwear; pairs well with black and brown; ,ix it with grey and pink for an unexpected twist
  9. Not so Basic Black — does not need to be basic and boring; black is all about texture from matte to gloss from smooth to quilted and from flat to pile; wear head to toe black or mix and contrast the textures for a modern take

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Lularoe’s Julia dress namesake showcases Ruby Ribbon

If you follow my blog, you’ve already seen some of the “before and after” pictures I’ve posted showing how a Ruby Ribbon foundational garment can help your Lularoe favorites look smoother.

Now, Julia K, who is the namesake of the Julia dress from Lularoe (yes, you read that correctly, the namesake), has tried Ruby Ribbon and shared her own “before and after” pictures.

    

She is wearing a Ruby Ribbon Full Body Shaper and an Original Demiette under her dress (and no bra, no underwires, no discomfort).  You can see the support and shaping she’s getting from her new Ruby Ribbon secret.

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My Top 5 Suggestions for Ruby Ribbon Flash Sale Happening Now

It’s sometimes challenging to determine what you might like when you’re shopping from a sale rack. To help you out, here are my top five suggestions on what to check out from the Flash Sale.

  1. Ponte Jacket — A versatile jacket in black or mink brown that can be worn so many ways. Pair with pants or a skirt for a polished office look or dress it down with jeans for a super casual and oh so cute look.
  2. Flare Leg Pants — My favorite “work pants” and I have them in both black and navy (aka sapphire blue). Catch me most of the year at the office and I’m probably wearing them. They look great and are so comfortable. (These pants also come in a Short length)
  3. Fit and Flare Dress – Need a chameleon dress, this is it! A basic “little black dress” that you can style differently every time you wear it. It’s cute with a cropped sweater, or try a bright scarf or statement jewelry. Oh, and think about animal print shoes with it! This dress also has a Ruby Ribbon secret, a built-in shaping slip to smooth and control you.
  4. Ponte Leggings — Love the look of leggings but just not sure they’re for you?  These Ponte Leggings are not only a “no see through” fabric, but they also include the signature Ruby Ribbon “skinny band” at the waist and have side panels that add a slimming stylish touch.
  5. Fit and Flare Skirt — A Ruby Ribbon client favorite, this skirt perfect for all seasons.  On a warm summer day, it looks great with a tank top and sandals. But it’s equally fashionable on a day next winter with a cozy sweater, tights and boots. You’ll find yourself reaching for it all the time.

Each item on this sale comes in XS to 3XL and most are made from our Ponte fabric, which is a tightly woven fabric that keeps its shape well with extended use without color fading. Items from this list are all 30% off and the sale on these items ends August 28, 2018, but some of these items will sell out in some sizes.

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