Why I cheated on my Capsule Wardrobe

I need to admit something. Today, I cheated on my Capsule Wardrobe.

For the last 12 days, I’ve been testing out a 20-piece Capsule Wardrobe, wearing those same pieces in a variety of mix and match options for the entire month of January. I’ve been infatuated with capsule wardrobes for a while and I wanted to experience a Capsule Wardrobe for myself.

But today, I added a top (just 1 more piece) into the 20-piece mix. Just for today, I promise!

You see, today was the day that I helped launch Ruby Ribbon’s Spring 2019 Capsule, and I thought it was only right that I wear something from the new Spring collection. On Friday, I unpacked the entire collection and added it to my rack. In my size, I had a couple options, but I decided to wear the new Ruffle Top, a wrap top in a poly crepe blend. I paired it with Crop Ponte Trousers in the “dash” print and the Dual Tank, wearing the Ruffle Top open as more of a jacket. The top comes with a matching wrap belt so you can wear it as a top, if you prefer that look.

Key features of this Ruffle Top including 3/4 length ruffled sleeves, a pretty blue bandana print and a tunic length. This top will match any of the Ruby Ribbon sapphire items perfectly.

Here are a few other ways you might wear this Ruffle Top:

  • True it with white capri leggings and white sandals for a casual summer look
  • Dress it down with a white top underneath and pair it with your favorite dark denim jeans
  • Pair it with a black skirt of your choice over a black tank or Ruby Ribbon cami; try this look with a black wedge sandal


You can learn more about Capsule Wardrobes in my Capsule Wardrobe Mini Course. This course, which takes only about 5 minutes a day over 4 days, will help you understand how to maximize the Capsule Wardrobe concept, saving you time in the morning when you’re getting dressed.

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Classic Bomber Jacket styling delivers Fall fashion vibe

Check the dictionary and you’ll learn that a Bomber Jacket short jacket ending at the waist with an elastic waistband, usually having a zip front and cuffed sleeves.  That’s a great description of the new Diamond Bomber Jacket now offered from Ruby Ribbon with the 2018 Fall Capsule.

The perfect jacket for Fall, I think you’ll find yourself reaching for this often. It’s made from a diamond double-knit jacquard fabric — think texture! It’s self-lined and features a ribbed detailed at the neckline and on the cuffs.

The bomber jacket may have started its life as a highly-functional clothing during the war but now it’s as fashionable as they come.

Here a few ideas on how to wear it:

  • Slightly obvious, but tuck your hands into the front pockets of your Bomber as you pair it with jeans, a t-shirt and sneakers for a classic look
  • Think #fashleisure by popping your Bomber Jacket (naturally over-sized) over athletic-inspired leggings and long tunic
  • Transform a little black dress with the boxy look of a Bomber Jacket for an unexpected twist
  • Go “all black” with black pants (or maybe our Ottoman Ponte Leggings), a black shirt and a black Diamond Bomber. Accent with metallics and you’ll just exude “cool”


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Who doesn’t love a comfy and super soft sweatshirt?

Our newest #fashleisure piece for 2018 Fall is the Flipside Tunic, a soft and cozy sweatshirt that truly takes the idea of a sweatshirt and kicks it up a notch.

What makes this tunic an even more valuable addition to your close is that it can be worn two ways:

  1. The “front side” features a v-neck with a band across the back to help hold the neckline in place
  2. The “back side” has a beautiful drape neck that would look awesome reversed as the front neckline

As I said, this heather gray tunic is super soft, and that’s due to the fabric it’s made of, which is a bamboo viscose and cotton blend. You really need to experience and touch it.

I’d suggest wearing this tunic with a pair of patterned leggings for a super casual look, or try the Fast Track Leggings for a sleek and stylist outfit.


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New colors, more sizes – happier you!

With our Fall 2018 capsule, it’s not just about brand new items. Sometimes, we just make what we have a bit better for you.  So, here’s the scoop on two updates to our current offerings.

Remember our super popular R&R Pants? (We sold out of them once already but they’re back in stock.) You probably already have a pair? Well, good news. If you want to LIVE in your comfy jogger-style pants, you can! We are now offering them in Charcoal Heather in addition to black. They feature a fold-down waistband with a drawstring and come in sizes XS to 3XL.

If you love our Sheer High Waist Brief, now we offer it in a wider size range. We added 3XL to our offering to fit more women. This garment provides control that shapes and smooths your midriff, tummy, waist and hips. Wear it with your own bra or with a Ruby Ribbon Demiette for comfort free from underwires.  So pretty with sheer details.


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What is Flamestitch?

A flamestitch pattern in the shades of summer was introduced in two different styles of tops with the Ruby Ribbon  2018 collection. Flamestitch is a classic fashion knitwear pattern.

The Flamestitch Tunic is a swim cover-up with a life beyond the pool. This drawstring-waisted topper covers your arms, shows off your waist, while also keeping you cool! Wear it off the beach took with a Flounce Skirt or Denim Leggings.

And, the Off-the Shoulder Flamestitch is the season’s hottest silhouette! A generously-sized tunic with side vents, this top will show off your shoulders while covering your arms! Wear belted or loose, this will be both a fun pool cover-up or patio-party must-have! (This is an easy piece to put in your bag, to give your office look a festive update for a last minute dinner date.) I would pair it with white Capris for a casual look or belted with Slim Leg Ponte Pants for the office.

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Be a little laid back

laid back tankMy recent trunk show clients are just loving the Laid Back Top from the Spring 2018 Collection.
It’s casual and fun and so versatile, it’s a weekend or a summer day in a tank top. Be sure to try wearing it frontwards or backwards for a totally different look. Check out the criss cross detail in the back! Of course, pair it over a Ruby Ribbon cami in a neutral like white or black, or a pop of color under it, maybe red?
It will be a “go-to” with shorts, but try it with jeans and our Ponte Blazer. And of course, it’s a given that you’ll wear it with the Hangout Hoodie… To me, it speaks casual, but if you wanna dress it up, show me!

Spring 2018 Fashion Summary

#weekend #laidback #stylewithchar #laidbacktop #RubyRibbon #casual #hangout #justhangingout

Yes, we now have a sweatshirt

I say we now have a Ruby Ribbon sweatshirt, but really, it’s not your average sweatshirt.
We’ve definitely kicked it up a notch with this version. The Ruby Ribbon version features a tulip hem in front and a romantic criss-cross lacing treatment on the back. (But feel free to try wearing it backwards too.)
Soft, cozy, pink and comfy – just what you want in a sweatshirts. It comes in our usal sizes of 3XL to XS, but you may want to size up if you want a roomy fit.
Pair it with our denim leggings and flats, or maybe try it with the Printed Leggings in either snow leopard or python. (My clients have been loving it with the python print!). You’ll fall in love….fast!

Spring 2018 Fashion Summary

#pink #softandcozy #sweatshirt #reallyRubyRibbon #stylewithchar

Feels like a dream

Ruby Ribbon Dream Cami
Do you sleep in a bra? 
Since I’ve been a Ruby Ribbon stylist, I’ve learned that many women do. That’s why we’re introducing our Dream Cami, so comfortable that you may want to sleep in it. No bra needed!
This cami features a lace V-neck and hem that can be tucked in, or not? It has the same shaping and smoothing that you’ve come to over in our camis. Depending upon your bust size, you can choose to wear it with or without a bra, when you wear it during the day.
I’ve seen some women even wear it as a top — it’s just a dream!  We offer it in black, white and pale, and in bra sizes 32-40.

2018 Spring Fashion Summary

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Let's Hang Out

hangouthoodie_blackfleck_frontI’m not sure I would have expected a hoodie from Ruby Ribbon, but our new Hang Out Hoodie is the perfect way for us to bring casual to your wardrobe.
In sizes XS to 3XL, it’s the perfect length to wear with any of your Ruby Ribbon leggings, and I know that this is important to me. I’ve looked for exactly this length in a more casual top with long sleeves and I’m certain that I’ll wear this new hoodie ALL THE TIME.
Like many of your Ruby Ribbon pieces, the seams are strategically placed to add a slimming silhouette and it even has some handy pockets. Wear it for a workout or just wear it on a lazy and relaxing day.

Spring 2018 Fashion Summary

#hangout #casual #stylewithchar #wearwithleggings #hoodie #fashleisure #spring2018