Top Off Your Spring Look with the Ponte Blazer

It’s been warming up and feeling like Spring, but really pretty slowly. If you’re like me, you want to wear Spring fabrics and prints (and open-toe shoes) but it’s still a bit chilly both in the early morning and later in the evening. That’s where the Ponte Blazer comes in.

I’m finding that my black Ponte Blazer has become my go-to piece lately. I think nearly every day this week I added it to whatever outfit I was wearing; it’s a great final layer as you’re heading out the door.

The Ponte Blazer looks equally great with confy jeans or with your favorite dress and is great with so many Spring outfits. Push up sleeves for a more casual look. This polished piece features shoulder pads and a welt pocket for a finished look. It’s a longer length that gives you great coverage, ideal for wearing with leggings too.

Get this menswear-inspired blazer in two color options. Of course we have basic black, which is perfect for nearly any outfit. But, we also offer it in the Dash print, which is a subtle white and navy dash print knitted into the fabric. With the Dash pattern, you can incorporate a great navy and black look together, making this blazer extra versatile.

Ponte Blazer in Dash (left) and Black (right)

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Monochrome is the new black

How often do you dress monochrome? If it’s frequently, you may be right in style. Dressing in a monochrome color palette is on trend right now.

Monochrome dressing means wearing the same color from head to toe. The clothing pieces can have different textures and/or similar shades of that color. With monochrome dressing, you get an all over tonal look.

Ruby Ribbon leggings and top

Not only is monochrome dressing trendy right now, it has some other fashion benefits. It stands out and is definitely eye catching. It makes it easier for you to experiment with fabrics and textures; when the pieces are all the same color, you can find out your preferences for mixing and matching with textural contrast.

You might have already heard this, but monochrome dressing will also make you look slimmer. Your silhouette will be elongated and uninterrupted, so you’ll appear taller and slimmer.

To look your best when dress monochromatically, be sure to choose a single color that looks great on you. Maybe it’s your favorite color or a color you always get compliments on when you wear it. Or, make an always safe bet and go with a monochromatic neutral like black or gray.

Feel free to add interest with textures like fur, lace, embroidery, panels or embellishments. You can even select a print that is primarily your chosen color; it will add interest but still provide the benefits of a monochromatic outfit.


Ruby Ribbon activewear

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Lace Capris – Relaunched!

You might have missed the Lace Capri last spring (they were gone in a flash!). But, no worries, we just relaunched them for this spring season, so you get a second chance!

The elegant lace detail on these black capris make them something special. They are definitely a returning favorite.

You can wear them for both casual and dressy occasions. For date night, dress them up with a fun top, maybe a jacket, and heels. Or exercise versatility by wearing them for a weekend outing, paired with a more casual tunic and flats.


You’ll love these Lace Capris because:

  • Hidden skinny waistband gives you a bit of a tummy-tuck
  • So comfortable in cotton and Spandex blend
  • Fits just like your favorite Ruby Ribbon Ankle, Capri and Bootcut Leggings
  • In your favorite legging color — Black
  • Sized to fit nearly all of us in XS to 3XL

Be sure to check all all the new items in the 2019 Spring Capsule in this post.

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20 pieces over 31 days – Capsule Wardrobe Recap

Over the last 31 days, I made my “outfit of the day” selection choosing only from 20 pieces that I brought along on my month-long trip to Arizona. I was testing out using a capsule wardrobe of only 20 pieces of clothing. Yep, I wore just 20 pieces in 31 days!

The 20 pieces included four tank tops, three t-shirts, a cute long vest, three skorts, a skirt, four pair of pants and leggings,  a hoodie and 3 long-sleeve tops. I tried to do the math on how many outfits these 20 pieces might represent but I’ll admit that I wasn’t able to come up with an answer other than, “it’s a lot.”

Here are just four pictures from this month of the various outfits I was able to put together with these 20 pieces.

After testing out a capsule wardrobe for a month, here are my takeaways:

  • Each morning, I found choosing what to wear was much simpler. I would choose a skort or a legging and then pick out a top to go with it. It was usually a quick decision.
  • I didn’t feel like I wore the same thing over and over. I was careful to select 20 pieces in my capsule that had colors in common and I felt that it was easy to use these pieces to mix and match in different ways. I don’t think that I wore the same exact outfit twice during the month. (My plain black skort was probably worn the most of all the items I brought.)
  • I even had clothes that I didn’t wear this month! Specifically, I wore the Spruce Green t-shirt home on the plane but I didn’t wear it during the month. It was too long to wear with the skorts and I guess I never selected it when I wore leggings.

PS: It’s always fun as a Ruby Ribbon stylist to dig into my samples to get “new clothes” when I feel a whim. I did pull one item from the new Spring Collection to wear for the launch event.

After thinking more about it, I would definitely try a capsule wardrobe again. When I got home and dressed for work this week, I realized how many clothes I do have in my closet, and I’ll admit that many of those items rarely get worn. For sure when I’m packing for even a short trip, I think I will be able to use what I learned with this trial to maximize my wardrobe pieces and minimize the size of my suitcase.

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If you are interested in learning more about a capsule wardrobe, consider signing up for my free Capsule Wardrobe Mini Course , where I provide guidance on how to use a 1o-piece Capsule Wardrobe to create more than 40 outfits. This mini course is delivered to you over a 4-day period and takes only about five minutes a day to complete.

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Ruby Ribbon delivers on “comfortable and pretty”

CEO Anna Zornosa often says she set out with Ruby Ribbon  to make shapewear products that were both comfortable and pretty and she definitely hit it out of the park with the new Sheer Demiette and matching Sheer Shaping Briefs. Both are comfortable enough for Saturday errands but also sexy enough for Saturday night.

Sheer Demiette

Ruby Ribbon Sheer Demiette designer Cami Raymond

Like our other two demiettes, this new Sheer Demiette delivers! It provides all the definition and support of an underwire bra, but also all the comfort of our famous camis. We find some women just prefer the more “bralike” option that our demiettes provide.

Here are some of the key characteristics of the new Sheer Demiette:

  • Wire-free support for all cup sizes B and above
  • Sexy sheer panel neckline
  • Straps can be worn straight or racerback
  • Wicking fabric keeps you cool and dry
  • Stays put with our invisible gripper edge
  • Offered in three colors – black, pale and a gorgeous Plum option
  • Comfortable and pretty

Sheer Brief

While we’re talking about new shapewear, let’s not forget our beautiful relaunched Sheer Brief, as well. Offered in both black and pale (to match the Sheer Demiette, obviously), the Sheer Briefs feature Ruby Ribbon’s signature tummy control panels. They also have sheer panels on the sides and a sheer fabric in back. The ruching in back will give you a little lift there too.

These Sheer Briefs are making a comeback and I can tell you, when we had them a few years ago, they were my personal favorite for the Ruby Ribbon briefs. I liked them because they were cut a little higher in the leg, making them fit me a bit better. They are worn at your natural waist and have a pretty picot-edged waistband.

Wear the Sheer Briefs under high-waisted pants and any of our Ruby Ribbon leggings for no panty lines and a smooth silhouette. They will leave you feeling both comfortable and pretty.

Make a Set! Did you know… You can add a Sheer Brief for $10 OFF for every Cami or Demiette you purchase?

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Hang Out and Lounge About!

What could be a better than a day to just hang out and lounge about? How about a new few new pieces of the comfiest and coziest “lay on the couch for a movie” kind of clothes? Two of the newest pieces in the 2019 Spring collection are the Lounge About Tunic and the Hang Out Hoodie.

Lounge About Tunic

In a soft shade of pink, the Lounge About Tunic has a deep v-neckline with a unique but pretty cutout detail. It’s super lux to lounge in; feel free to push up the long dolman sleeves for a soft and casual look. This tunic has a losse fit that tapers slightly at the hem, and it’s a versatile length that can be worn longer or shorter. The fabric is a super soft t-shirt fabric with a touch of stretch.

To wear the Lounge About Tunic and stay comfy, pair them with your favorite Ankle Leggings, or maybe a pair with a little bit of sizzle like the Lace-Up Leggings (still comfortable but kicked up a notch!). Or, for a trip outside and off the couch, pair this tunic with our Denim Leggings (either black or dark blue will do) and you can even try wearing the tunic backwards for a completely different look.


Hangout Hoodie

Hey, if you’re not lounging about, maybe it’s time to just hang out? You can do that in the new color for the Hang Out Hoodie – a pretty navy fleck. This hoodie came out last year in a black pattern that sold out in weeks. Let’s hope we had a bit more of a stock up this time! Who knew it would be so popular?

One way that this new Hangout Hoodie is different is that in addition to a great long length for extra coverage, it also has thumbholes at the wrist. The seams are slimming and you’ll love the side pockets. Think style and comfort all in a sport hoodie that you’ll wear ALL THE TIME.

Here are a couple ways to style the Hang Out Hoodie:

  • Toss it on over your workout gear as you’re heading to the gym
  • Wear it over a tee with your jeans for a classically casual look
  • Pair it with black leggings or white capris with the black Dual Tank or white Lace Extender (This is my favorite way to wear the Hang Out Hoodie)

These two loungy items weren’t the only things in the 2019 Spring collection. Check out all the new items in the 2019 Spring Capsule in this post.

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Meadow Blouse is flowy and feminine

In a flowery print of burgundy and a deep cream color with navy accents, this Meadow Blouse is a flowy and feminine tunic. It will look great tucked in like you often wear a blouse, or more breezy as a tunic with leggings or a skirt. The hem is even high/low, meaning it’s longer in the back.

It’s a fun new piece in the 2019 Spring Collection that is different from what Ruby Ribbon has brought to us in the past. It features a ruffle collar with a v-neckline and a cute tie at the neckline. The long sleeves can easily easily be pushed up, especially because they have a rule elastic at the wrist.

Meadow Blouse

Made of poly crepe, this top also will be new-looking for a long period of time. It also dries easily and resists wrinkles.

Wondering how to style the Meadow Blouse?

  • For a traditional “poet” look, pair it with our Denim Leggings in either black or dark denim
  • Live a little with your own style – try pairing it with the eggplant colored Velvet Leggings
  • Super cute with Slim Leg Pants or Flare Leg Pants in sapphire

Check out all the new items in the 2019 Spring Capsule in this post.

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2019- New Year, New YOU

Whether it is the Paleo, Keto or WHOLE30, detox and diet combinations are in full force for us all to find the right combination of better health in 2019.  Are you doing a new health plan this year?  If so, which one? Please share what you like about it, what results you have seen and do you recommend it?  

Or are you vowing to exercise more instead?  Or a combination of new food plan and exercise?  I’m believe a new year, heck evenaa new day, is always a NEW opportunity to do better and be better.  As they say… “you have to take care of yourself, before you can care for anyone properly. Please join me!  Let’s be the best self we can be!  

My friend, Cassi, is doing the Whole 30 program.  She did it last year at the beginning of 2018 and jump started a healthier version of herself in the new year.  She told me it was very hard but she felt so good after 30 days that she is doing it again this month in 2019.  She had clearer skin, healthier hair, less inflammation in her body, and lost inches/weight as well.  Most importantly she gained knowledge on reading labels, shopping organically more, drinking more water, drinking black coffee (she hasn’t had a caramel latte since December 2017) and avoiding all that sugar she didn’t realize she had been consuming!  She made huge changes in less dairy (as it causes inflammation in her body), more vegetables and fruits, less candy/sugar and less bread throughout the year, etc after doing the whole 30.   She swears it is a great way to reset your body, and especially after these rich holidays.

Also- if it’s exercising you want to do more of, our new Spring 2019 Collection has just what you need to help you feel confident and comfortable while at the gym. We added to our entire Activewear collection with two new workout tanks and two additional activewear leggings. I’ve already shared about the magenta-colored Laser Cut Tank and the super special Laser Cut Leggings.

But we also launched this beautiful blue Mesh Tank with matching Sheer Panel Crop Leggings. The tank features fine mesh detailing on the neck and back and it’s body skimming for a nice silhouette. It’s also designed to fit correctly over our Sport Demiette.

The leggings have cooling mesh cutouts strategically placed to slim and elongate your legs. It also has a back zip pocket for your carrying your phone or keys when you’re on your run (or walk or yoga class, or whatever your jive is). Both the leggings and the tank are made with durable fabrics with wicking qualities.

2019- Let’s make it the best year yet!  

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Laser Cut Top is at the “cutting edge” of fashion

As I continue to debut Ruby Ribbon’s Spring 2019 collection, I’d like to introduce you to the new Laser Cut Top. This tank is a new addition to our Activewear line and it is sure to be on the cutting edge of activewear fashion. (Did you see what I did there?)

With laser cutting, garments have clean cuts and sealed fabric edges to prevent fraying. This new magenta tank top will be a workout staple. It features wicking fabric to keep you cool. The laser cut accents across the tank help make it breathable.

In addition, the tank has a racerback silhousette that matches perfectly with our Sport Demiette (Ruby Ribbon’s unique “sports bra” option.

At your next workout, pair this cute pink tank with black cropped leggings; it will be perfect for high intensity gym sessions or a calming yoga session. This tank launches January 8 in sizes XS to 3XL.


Our entire Spring 2019 collection debuts January 8. Be the first to see it all by joining my free online community.

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Vegan Leggings – “You are the One that I Want”

“I got chills, they’re multiplying
And I’m losing control
‘Cause the power, you’re supplying
It’s electrifying”

This iconic scene from the movie Grease from back in 1978 is what I think of when I see these awesome new Vegan Leggings in the Fall 2018 capsule from Ruby Ribbon.

Just like all our leggings, these will shape your tummy and elongate your legs. These come in sable brown and will be the topic of conversation at all your your social gatherings!

No matter what you’re wearing, the Vegan leather will instantly dress up any outfit. Be confident in the fit since these fit just like our popular Ankle Leggings. These leggings are so soft on the inside and have a great “feel” on the outside too.

Here are some styling ideas for the Vegan Leggings

  • Look even more like Sandy from Grease by topping them with a black Lace Extender and the new Bomber Jacket
  • Go for a casually elegant look by pairing them with the layered Gypsy Top in dusty blue
  •  Take them out for a weekend day trip with the crisp white Shirt Dress

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE 2018 FALL CAPSULE, AND GET A FIRST LOOK AT ALL NEW RUBY RIBBON ITEMS BY JOINING MY ONLINE STYLE COMMUNITY

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