Who Needs Jewelry?

Our new Necklace Trim Top is definitely an outfit maker and a “must have” for your spring wardrobe. Choose basic black (always a great choice) or an energetic Melon color. This swingy top can be worn neatly tucked into a skirt, or loose and flowing with dress pants.
A brushed metal gold necklace detail attached to a flatter shirring at the neckline means you don’t need to worry about jewelry – it’s more or less built into this tank. It’s dressy but not too fancy to wear with jeans. (Oh, and it’s still machine washable too)
How to wear it?

  • The melon color looks perfect with the Gingham Cropped Trousers and of course will pair well with skirts or pants in either mink brown or black.
  • Get a lean look when you pair the black version with a black Flounce Skirt and black pumps. Or love the look of jeans with the black tank and either the chalk or black Suedette jacket.

2018 Spring Capsule Summary

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The belt of the season

We introduced the Ruby Ribbon Belt and Buckle Set in the Fall Capsule, but I’m seeing it really take off more recently.
It’s a mix and match belt that you can purchase individually or as a set. It features an adjustable belt that is stretchy, and comes in both mink brown and basic black. Then, select one of three metal buckles — gold, silver or a burnished gold.
My clients are finding they love it with the new Ottoman Ponte Dress and the Lux Tunic. But it’s also cute added to the Boyfriend Blazer and the Suedette Tunic.
Here’s our VP of Product and Merchanding, Meg, giving tips on how to wear “the belt.” She looks great in her pink Dance Top.

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Fashion Tip Friday – What kind of bag do you carry?

I ran across a fun graphic that defines the various types of handbags – a glossary of purses more or less. It’s kind of fun to see the options.
glossary of bags
I like small bags with short handles (but I think I’m different from most women). I tend to get wristlets or small satchels.
What are your favorites?

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New accessories added to Fall Capsule

Any outfit is often better with just the right accessories, and with the Fall 2016 Collection, we’re offering four new items for you.
Ruby Ribbon Signature Scarf — A square silky feeling scarf that will add a pop of color to your outfit.
Chiffon Scarf — Give your outfit a long lean look when you tie on this rectangle scarf in our Fall 2016 tile print of blue and cinnabar. Same print as the Exposed Shoulder Tunic
Tie Tassel Belt — Available in camel or black, this belt can be worn on many tops and tunics as a belt, but also is super cute as a long necklace.

Fall Capsule 2016 Post Summary


Fashion tips for cold weather

weather.pngHere’s the current forecast in my neck of the woods. Pretty much, it’s freezing (literally) out there!
Those of us that live in this full-time, have some strategies for staying warm in this and I thought I’d share a few tips, maybe for those moving to colder climates or just visiting or maybe even those of us that live hear can get a tip or two.

  1. Dress in layers — this one probably is obvious, but your choice of layers might be. Don’t just layer up with a top and a sweater. Think tights (or even long johns) under your pants or leggings. And, be sure you’re wearing your Ruby Ribbon cami as a base layer under you top.
  2. Be smart about your accessories — Now is not the time to put on that chunky metal necklace. Yikes, you’ll be freezing when you walk outside with that cold metal on your skin!  Instead, choose a cute scarf that will be both fashionable, but also useful when you go outside.
  3. Wear boots – again kind of obvious but choose a pair with a solid sole and not too high. It’s probably icy out there, so don’t be the one that learns about the ice the hard way. And, the height of the boots will help you stay warm too.

That’s my tips for today. For those of you wondering why we live here, just know that it doesn’t last long! (And too my other ND friends, what tips did I miss? Please share!)

2 purses? Really???

mulberry_ss16_look_18I’m all for fashion (I have a fashion blog, OK!) but really — 2 purses?
According to Elle, carrying two purses at the same time is the latest fashion trend. It’s about carrying a smaller bag with your phone and some cash, then adding in a larger bag.  Some of the pictures showed two medium-sized bags carried at the same time, and of course, they were each different but matched the outfit. Me, I don’t get it?
What do you think?

I hadn't really thought about looking more refined

While reading my local Sunday newspaper (The Forum, Fargo) yesterday, I ran across an article titled “Eleven simple ways to make your wardrobe look more refined” (not able to find a link to the actual author but I think this was syndicated).
First, it got me wondering, “do I want to look more refined,” and I think I do, at least in a lot of situations. Not always, I guess.
Here’s the quick list:
Interesting, isn’t it. It seems to be more about accessories and attention to detail, to me.
midiskirt_black_frontHow can Ruby Ribbon help?
We offer a very refined looking midi skirt that looks sophisticated and flattering. (It also has the Ruby Ribbon Skinny Band to give you an instant tummy tuck!) It’s guaranteed to be a “go to” piece in your wardrobe.
Pair it with a Ruby Ribbon top and some great accessories and you’re set!
royal peplum matching skirt from backAnd, what about that suggestion to wear coordinating pieces?
Our latest collection has a beautiful example with the peplum top and matching skirt.
The peplum top hides any tummy issues and the skirt has a shaping sleeve to give you a lean look.