Purr-fect gift for any animal print lover

Make it a gift for that woman in your life that just loves animal prints or hold on to this beautiful shawl as a gift just for you!

Our Fur Collar Shawl is the perfect weight to cover up in cooler temps but with a style all your own. And the brushed woven fabric in Granite Heather is washable.

The faux leopard collar is removable with buttons, so on days when you’re not feeling it, just take it off for a more subtle and streamlined look. Or, add your own scarf for a totally different look — maybe even the our Fur Scarf from last winter.

Wondering how to wear this shawl? How about with everything!  Toss it on with jeans and a tee to instantly dress up your look. Or, layer it over your favorite dress pants and a matching long-sleeve top.

You can even wear the fur collar without the shawl layered over a sweater or a jacket. Be creative with it.

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

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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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Gypsy Top times Two

This free-spirited Gypsy Top in a beautiful dusty blue is really two tops in one for amazing versatility.

Just a snap- loop connects these two tops, meaning it will be so easy for you to wear them separately or as a set. The top layer is a loose, flowy cropped cut with bracelet-length sleeves. It’s made of a poly-silk.

The inner layer is a long v-neck tank top with a beautiful chantilly lace edge. It’s stretchy and a very versatile piece.  This boho combo comes in sizes XS to 3XL.

Think “mix and match” with these pieces.

  • Wear them together with white capri leggings and shimmery silver jewelry
  • Pair the tank top with a blazer and a straight black skirt for a pulled-together office look
  • Try the outer layer over the white Lace Extender and denim leggings (either black or blue) for a super casual weekend outfit with flats


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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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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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Cozy for a winter day

A cozy piece to pack for the weekend, our new Lux Tunic is going to become a staple in our wardrobe.
This tunic-length sweater features a cowl neckline that is so flattering. A fun fashion tip is to fill in the neck with a chic scarf to add a layer of warmth. It’s not cashmere, but it feels so soft.
Pair it with leggings (you know where to get the best) and boots and you have the perfect winter look.  Or belt it with a cute pencil skirt, add tights and you’re off to the office. You can get it in either Wine Heather or basic Black, and as always, comes in sizes XS to 3XL.

Holiday/Winter 2017 Capsule Summary

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A hit with the stylists and you'll love it too, I think

chiffonponcho_tiger_frontDuring the Fall Fashion 2017 reveal last week, one of the biggest hits with many of the Ruby Ribbon stylists there was the new Chiffon Poncho in a tiger print. It’s so fun!
This V-neck poncho in a light airy fabric is great to wear right now over a Ruby Ribbon Bye Bye Bra cami, and features elbow-length sleeves. It will go great with black or brown pants and I think you will love it  belted with a slim skirt too.
And this fall, you’ll easily be able to layer it over a long sleeve top as the temps change.
Fall 2017 Summary
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Best described as "cashmerish"

duster-winter-2016While I haven’t seen it yet, I suspect this is going to be my favorite piece from the Ruby Ribbon Winter 2016 Capsule.
In a camel colored fabric best described as “cashmerish,” this Duster is super soft and will allow you to wrap yourself in warmth as the temps dip. And, at only $99, you’ll want to pick one up for yourself, but also consider getting one as a gift for a bestie (or maybe your Mom?).
Pair with the Suedette leggings for a tone-on-tone look, or with the Mink colored leggings or Mink Flare Legged Pants.  Our Ruby Ribbon model also is wearing the new Pearl colored Empire Lace Tank.
Winter 2016 Capsule Summary
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