Tips to Rock the Holidays (and Black Wednesday!)

I just wrapped up an online event where some friends of mine and I shared tips to help you take on the holidays with grace and ease. We gave tips on fashion, travel, cleaning, beauty, wellness, food and more.

I invite you to check it out and interact with others who are enjoying each post. I know I learned a lot in just 30 minutes.

One of the posts that I shared was this one about taking the worry out of holiday party dressing by wearing a Little Black Dress (aka LBD). When you wear an LBD, you’ll be dressed on-point no matter what the dress code is. You might even already have an LBD in your closet.

Pair it with something sparkly or festive and of course, your best black heels.

And, great news, the two of the LBDs featured in this graphic are part of our Black Friday (er, Black Wednesday) sale that starts tomorrow (Nov 21, 2018). The Wrap Dress (on the left) will be 70% off and the Fit and Flare Dress (on the right) will be 50% off. They will go fast so shop early (like on Black Wednesday).

Not only are these two little black dresses on sale, but we have our Sheer Collection camis also on sale (midnight blue, purple, silver and kiss red), plus a variety of other clothing and shapewear items ranging from 20-70% off.

If you have sizing or product questions, message me and I can help.

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Crushed velvet reigns as holiday fabric

When you see crushed velvet, I hope it makes you think of the holidays. It’s a perfect festive fabric! In our 2018 Holiday and Winter collection, we are offering two crushed velvet pieces in a deep teal color. We have the Crushed Velvet Kimono and the Edie Extender.

Crushed Velvet Kimono

Depending upon your style, this beautiful deep sea-colored kimono may be the piece of instant holiday flair your wardrobe craves, or it may be just the eclectic piece you’ve been looking for. Either way, this lux piece is crushed velvet is a “wow” when you wear it.

Our kimono comes in one size, and I’ve seen it look great on women of all sizes. It features cold-shoulder cutouts and has side slits with an open front.

Here are some ideas on how to style it:

  • Consider layering it over all black (think turtleneck and sleek pants) for a stunning and memorable look; pair with a beautiful black heel and a long chain
  • Pair it with jeans and a white tee with fun booties and a great velvet headband for a unique boho vibe
  • Grab it as a gorgeous gift for a stylish woman you know

Edie Extender

Named after 1960’s fashion icon Edie Sedgwick, this versatile tank top is a “must have” for the season. It’s teal crushed velvet on one side and reversible to a black poly silk. With either side, a delicate lace hem peaks out at the bottom.

It’s not that I’m rebelling. It’s that I’m just trying to find another way.”  Edie Sedgwick

Here’s a link to all my posts showcasing the 2018 Winter and Holiday Collection.

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You haven’t seen leggings like these!

As part of the new 2018 Winter and Holiday Collection, we got in two special leggings options for you – the Velvet Legging and the Studio 54 Legging.

Both of these leggings can go from casual to high fashion, just in how you style them. They feature the signature Ruby Ribbon “skinny waistband” and sizes run from XS to 3XL.

Velvet Leggings

Our most decadent and plush leggings yet, the Velvet Leggings are a cozy and warm stretch velvet. We are offering them in a rich eggplant color that will pair well with all neutrals.

I’d consider wearing them with the Shimmy Tunic Dress, the black Drape Tunic or the even Chiffon Poncho with the tiger print. The Ponte Blazer also would look great with these leggings. These outfits will be over-the-top with great statement jewelry or other bling.

Studio 54 Leggings

At first glance, the Studio 54 Leggings appear to be inspired by sportswear, and they were. But take a second look at these lux leggings with the metallic gold stripe on each leg.

When you hear “Studio 54,” what do you think of? Elegance and decadence, maybe disco and nightclub. These leggings seem to have all of that and are aptly named.

Style them casually with our Dual Tank or the black Layered Tunic. Or make them ultra holiday by adding the Studio Sequin Tank from last holiday, just one idea.

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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Shimmy into this sparkly holiday tunic

I think the new Shimmy Tunic Dress is the piece in the 2018 Winter/Holiday Collection getting the most buzz. It will go great at the most festive or elegant event this season.

Check out the bugle beads sewn in the shoulder straps, and these straps are part a cold-shoulder cutout feature, as well. Talk about eye-catching, and with a light shimmer in this beautiful silver heather color.

This top also features an elegant draped neckline, long sleeves, and a wide band at the bottom. You can move the band higher or lower for a variety of different looks for this top. Note you can wear it alone as a sparkly dress, or pair it with a skirt, pants or leggings (I’d go for black but other colors would be fun also) for a long and lean look.

As always, we have your perfect fit with sizes ranging from extra small to 3XL. 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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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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Fashion Tip Friday: From work to holiday party in minutes

I’ve often shared fashion tips from my friend Sunil R, and today I’m sharing a video that he recorded a few years ago, but still is so relevant today.
So here’s Sunil giving you tips to go from your professional day look to a holiday party in minutes:

So here are Sunil’s tips from the videos:

  1. Swap your shoes for something a holiday vibe like metalic
  2. Put on a festive piece of clothing, like a dressier evening jacket
  3. Add an accessory that feels right with your holiday look
  4. Touch up your makeup with a bit more evening drama

Hope you find these helpful as we go into party season!
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Winter and Holiday 2017 Capsule Summary

I’m excited to share with you the details and the fashion tips for the latest Winter and Holiday pieces from Ruby Ribbon!

(This post will be updated over the next few weeks as I take you through the collection. Check back!)
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Wear a "little brown dress" for the holidays

Looking for a fun dress to wear for an upcoming holiday party? I would recommend the Ruby Ribbon Little Brown Dress Brown Dress. You can jazz it up with some holiday jewelry or a perfect printed scarf, but also have a great dress to use later in the season for work or special occasions.

This dress is a mink brown Ponte fabric with vegan leather trim that runs down the edges of the dress for a very flattering look.
Because this is a Ruby Ribbon dress, you can expect that it might have a secret and this one does. It has a slip sewn right into the dress and this slip is special since it also smoothes and shapes you to help make the dress look even better on you.

Our dress comes in sizes from XS to 3XL and as of this AM, all sizes are in stock.
Since this dress is sleeveless, if you live in a colder climate, you can easily add the Camel Duster or the Ponte Jacket. I like to add a longer necklace or a fun scarf too.
To make this dress even more attractive, we are offering it at a special sale price that is good through Dec. 7, but is only while supplies last. Sale price for the Little Brown Dress is $90. Call or text me at 701-361-2070 to let me know you are interested.
Who will be wearing this dress for the holidays?
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3 ways to wear Ruby Ribbon's sequin skirt

Worried that sequin skirt would be hard to wear? Think again!  The Ruby Ribbon sequin skirt (which is machine washable, BTW), is a great wardrobe piece for right now as you attend those holiday parties, but it’s also something you can wear for a fun night out other times of the year.
I’m showing you three examples of how to wear it:

  1. Paired with the Ruby Ribbon Versatile Tank (in black here but would also be cute with the red or the white) the skirt is casual and fun. Take it with on a winter trip, or add a cute jean jacket right now. Great look for a concert (maybe even with a t-shirt reping the band you’ll be seeing)
  2. Elegant with the Red Cross Front Top and stunning for a Christmas party. You could even glam it up more with sparkly jewelry
  3. Paired with the Ruby Ribbon matching Veronica Top for a head-to-toe sequin look; put on your highest heels and head out the door!

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