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.

#winter #holiday #boho #tunic #layering #fashion #rubyribbon #stylewithchar  #elitesuite #festive #comfortandstyle #celebrateconfidence #winterfashion #whattowear #chiffon #cgsfall2018 #eggplant #polysilk #lux #fashionmovement #romantic

New Lace Bodysuit perfect over a Ruby Ribbon Cami

Too racy for you? Check out our new Lace Bodysuit in black, just one of several new items in our Fall 2018 collection.

In floral stretch lace, this new top will look great over a cami or even a demiette; wear it over black for a traditional look or choose an accent color for under the lace.

It features 3/4 length sleeves and a v-neckline with a ruched detail. The bodysuit runs a little small, so you want to size up.

Here are some ideas I have for wearing it:

  • For an edgy vibe, I can see this easily with skinny jeans and heels. Is that your style?
  • But, I can also picture it with the black or navy Flounce Skirt, paired with our Ponte Jacket.

Two ways, totally different. How would you rock this?


#bodysuit #rockon #fall2018 #stylewithchar #fallfashion #skinnyband #style #womensclothes #ladiesfashion #wearwithacami #edgy #vibe

5 Tips for Dressing like a Boss

Check out Mallory Sills from Image Success giving tips on how to Dress Like A Boss; this week Mallory’s sharing her five tips to dressing like a boss, or professional.

If you want to look/feel like a powerful woman, these tips are for you.  The 5 tips are:

  • Have a defined style that is uniquely you
  • Dress for the setting you will be in
  • Focus on buying quality clothing
  • Avoid loud prints
  • Accessorize strategically

Mallory takes each tip and breaks it down to get you totally comfortable with her ideas.  Check out her latest podcast here.

I love the way Mallory humanizes fashion and beauty to give you inspiration, motivation and a few jokes along the way. I listen to her podcasts regularly and always learn something.

Want to join my tribe of fashion-minded women. Head over to Style with Char Online Studio.

77 and loving Ruby Ribbon!

I just wanted to pop over here and show you this picture that another stylist shared of her Mom on her 77th birthday. She’s modeling her Ruby Ribbon Popover Top with the white Stretch Woven Pants and you can see she’s just having a ball doing it!

Want to see more of this kind of fashion fun? Join my online community where we try to put a smile on your face every day!

#ageless #stylewithchar #fashion #fun #popover #happybirthday #rubyribbon

A day definitely worth celebrating!

No Housework DayApril 7 is officially No Housework Day and to me, that is certainly a day to celebrate. Who’s with me?
What that means (as if you need this day explained) is that there should be:

  • No dishwashing
  • No vacuuming
  • No dusting
  • No making beds
  • No laundry
  • No ironing
  • (Do you need me to keep going?)
  • No scrubbing
  • No window washing
  • No shower cleaning
  • No picking up
  • No mopping

So, celebrate No Housework Day by taking it easy and give yourself a day of leisure. Call me if you need someone to pour the wine!
#NoHouseWorkDay #ivegotyourbackoverhere #rubyribbon #nodusting #nolaundry #stylewithchar #putyourfeetup #noironing #noscrubbing

The promise of Ruby Ribbon

RR stylist logo squareLast fall, Ruby Ribbon CEO Anna Zornosa published an open letter to the Ruby Ribbon community about the Ruby Ribbon promise. This letter was to help both stylists and customers understand her commitment to them.
You can read the entire letter here (and I hope you do). Here’s my summary of the key points of the Promise of Ruby Ribbon.

Our Ruby Ribbon Promises:

  • Products that delight customers and enhance their lives
  • Giving independent Stylists the training and coaching support they need to serve their customers beautifully through a sustainable and thriving business model
  • Starter kit offers are valued much higher than the price the new stylist pays, and are carefully built with product & business supplies that allow our Stylists to produce a profit
  • No requirement for an ongoing investment plans samples of upcoming product launches can be earned
  • Discourage the practice of purchasing inventory for the purpose of resale and don’t compensate for personal purchases
  • Member of the Direct Selling Association and abides by its code of ethics

#commitment #promise #rubyribbon #amazingcompany #beyourownboss #besmartwithyoupartner #delightcustomers #enhancelives #makeaprofit #supporteachother

Business Tips We Can All Learn From

As part of my holiday shopping, I reached out to some friends to get their ideas on gifts I could purchase from local businesses. I wanted to get many of my gifts from friends, and friends of friends.
I got many great ideas and I was able to purchase some gifts from other women with home-based businesses, but one story really stands out.
20171201_232359142_ios.jpgA friend of mine shared with me that her father makes handmade and personalized leather wallets, checkbooks and tool pouches. Men can be challenging to find gifts for so I asked a few more questions. “How much?” and “Can I see a picture?”
After seeing a picture, I told her that I wanted to purchase two tool pouches. It was a super fun exchange after that. After hearing that I needed them ASAP for the weekend, since my family was having Christmas a bit early, she contacted her father. He was willing to send me the pouches right away, no money exchanged hands and no one asked how I planned to pay.
They arrived a few days later, along with a handwritten note with the cost for the pouches and it just said “plus shipping,” and I guess it was up to me to determine how much shipping actually was. I dropped a check in the mail right away (although I’ll admit that it took me a while to find my checkbook in this debit card world) and got the gifts wrapped.
As I was reflecting on this transaction later, I feel like many businesses could learn a few lessons or take a tip or two from this businessman:

Trust others — no one asked me if or how I planned to pay

Go the extra mile — the pouches were in my mailbox in just two days

Care about your customers — the service I got from the man was exceptional in my opinion

PS: I told my friend that her father didn’t charge near enough for his handiwork and she just said “He hasn’t changed his prices since the early 80’s.” I guess if you have a hobby that you love, one more tip is this:  It’s not just about the money
#businesstips #stylewithchar #trustothers #gotheextramile #careaboutyourcustomrs #it’snotjustaboutthemoney #rubyribbon #greatservice