Rock your July 4 style

Taking style tips from my friend over at #sunilstyles, here are some ways to adapt his “Fabulous 4th of July Style” tips to wear  items in your Ruby Ribbon wardrobe.

Use white as your base

Use your white Ruby Ribbon Capris or Stretch Woven Pants as a clean and refreshing base for your outfit. It will look cool and crisp. Then top it off with a touch of red or blue, like our Sparkle Vee Tunic that sparkles just like the fireworks.

Pick one motif – stars or stripes

I can think of several classic Ruby Ribbon items that feature blue and white stripes, including the Kimono Top, the Side Ruched Dress and the Kimono Shawl. Any one of these would fit into an Independence Summer look with style.

Wear Red

This tip didn’t who up on Sunil’s list, but with all the great Kiss Red options from Ruby Ribbon, I couldn’t resist.

No matter what patriotic outfit you choose, enjoy the day and remember what it stands for!  It’s not just freedom from bras (lol) but so much more! Happy Independence Day!

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3 ways to wear a Ruby Ribbon Tank Top

One of the top sellers from Ruby Ribbon each summer are our “extenders,” a top that is a fashionable way to extend your tops and layer over our leggings.

Here are three easy ways to wear our Extenders.

  1. Tank Top — Every loves a tank top in the summer and our extenders are offer a long, lean line to pair with a skirt, capris or shorts.
  2. Layering at the Office — Want to have a simply layering option at work? Wear a sleeveless extender under a jacket for a pulled-together look that will still keep you cool.
  3. Swimsuit Cover-up — Toss a long extender over your swimsuit for quick cover-up that is flattering and simple.

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#tank #stylewithchar #tanktop #rubyribbon #layering #clothes #womensclothes #swimcoverup #wearwithleggings

There is no typical Ruby Ribbon stylist

Let me tell you a little bit about the life of a Ruby Ribbon stylist – who she is and how you might see yourself in her shoes. (I know, since I am one myself.)

Being a Stylist means you can run your own business, at your desired pace, earning an income that’s truly worth your time and effort.

If you were to come to one of our Ruby Ribbon events, you would find Stylists who have full time jobs as varied as they come! From corporate employees & attorneys to police officers, flight attendants and nurses.  I work as a VP at a software company as my “day job,” for example. You’ll also find Stylists who flex in and out based on their life: teachers and students who prefer to run their business during the summer, or full-time moms who squeeze a few Trunk Shows wherever they can.

Some of them do it to supplement their income. Some women do it for the incredible business network and community of like-minded women who share business tips and support one another with advice, humor and love.

And others still become Stylists simply to bring bring joy, girlfriends, travel and adventure into their lives. (This is mainly the reason I do it — the joy of seeing a woman’s face light up when she finds the perfect outfit that fits just right.)

Travel?  Sure!  Many women specifically work just to earn our all-expense paid vacations,  And others work to travel and see the world.  We also have optional business training conferences throughout the year in San Francisco and this year our annual conference is in Chicago.

And most of our Stylists have team members across the country that they’ve met online or through friends!  For my team, just a handful are local here in ND but we stay connected virtually.

The best part about this business is that you don’t have to choose your “reason” for being a Stylist forever!  This isn’t a 9-to-5 job with a 30-minute commute and 2-weeks of vacation a year.  This is a job that actually fits with your ever-changing life and can flex up or down based on what you want it for.

To learn more about becoming a Ruby Ribbon stylist, and possibly also win a free Ruby Ribbon cami, contact me and I will invite you to our 30-minute call. It’s often hosted by our CEO Anna Zornosa. 

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Some of our best innovations are in your lingerie drawer

Recently, we’ve taken some of the best innovations in our product and extended it to other items in your lingerie drawer too, including sleeping, nursing, and even Swim!

  1. We’ve added our slimming and shaping technology to our RR Swim line. You can banish the awful cramped quarters and florescent lighting of department store dressing rooms. Shop in comfort, when and where you want! I can help you select a suit you’ll look great and feel great in, lose and inch from your waist smoothing out your curves with invishapeTM technology and no underwire!
  2. Our Nursing Cami has  an easy one-hand clasp, plus full belly coverage that smooths and trims, all while providing extra back support. You’ll never want to wear your old nursing bra again. You’ll want one in each color – black and pale.
  3. For sleeping, we offer the Dream Cami, so comfortable you will sleep in it!  It features a beautiful lace v-neck and hem and just enough shaping. Shown on the right in the photo and comes in white, pale and black.

To learn more about all the innovations offered from Ruby Ribbon, join my online community.

#nursingcami #newmom #motherhood #swimsuit #bathingsuit #dream #sleeping #sleepinit #stylewithchar #rubyribbon

Ruby Ribbon Essentials: Wardrobe Staples Made Better

One of our main product categories at Ruby Ribbon is called “Essentials.”  These are the modern woman’s wardrobe staples made better with Intomi, which isuur built in smoothing and shaping, designed to give you the long, lean and lifted look.

Essentials are your favorite go to items- the 20% of your closet you wear 80% of the time. Think those black leggings, yoga pants, comfortable dress pants for the office, the dress or skirt you pull out for date night. Or put another way, it’s that piece you love so much that you’ll take the time to launder it, rather than wear a back-up piece. You get the idea.

One of the main things that makes our Essentials unique is the “skinny band,” that gives you just a little extra shaping in the 5-inch waistband. Our clothes come in XS to 3XL and will fit most women. And in our pants and leggings, the sizing is consistent so once you find your size, you’ve found your size. It makes reorders a breeze.

Some of our most popular Essentials include:

  • Ankle or Capri leggings — a fabric you can’t see through, even when you’re wearing them in white
  • Ponte Pants in either a Slim or Flare Leg — a basic office pant that just isn’t so basic. In black, mink brown or navy, these pants are as comfortable as yoga pants but always professional looking
  • Bootcut Leggings — speaking of yoga pants, we’ve got those too
  • Flip Skirt — reversible and can be worn either with the black or the mink brown side facing out. And, in a jersey fabric that washes and travels well

Connect with me on Facebook to keep up-to-date on all the newest items we add to our Essentials pieces!

#leggings #pants #skirts #shaping #smoothing #dresses #skirts #intomi #stylewithchar #rubyribbon #comfort #style #fashion #youcanhaveitall #plussizes #curvy #skinnyband #rangeofsizes

 

What’s an Instagram Grid?

Who doesn’t love scrolling through Instagram to check out all the amazing photos that are getting added by the millions every day?

One of the latest Instagram fads is to post your photos so that when displayed in the Grid format, that they tell a bigger picture or story. There are so many amazing grids out there and they also are super fun. The photo above is a “before” picture of my Instagram grid.

This week, I’m starting to do my own Instagram Grid and I thought I would share my Instagram handle (@stylewithchar) so you can follow along and tell me what you think!

#instagramgrid #grid #stylewithchar #rubyribbon #justforfun #seriouslydoIreallyhavetimeforthis

 

Who needs a popover?

When I said Popover, I bet your mind went straight to a delicious breakfast pastry?  Mine did too.

But, the latest popover in my world is the Ruby Ribbon Lace Popover, a fun and flirty top that screams summer.  Wear it over a tank or a cami with your favorite capris and you’re set for a summer day. And it’s an obvious swimsuit coverup option.

You’ll want to check out all the fashions in the Summer Capsule.

Get sneak peaks, fashion tips, occasional prizes and new fashion friends by joining Style with Char online community on Facebook.

#popover #summerfashion #stylewithchar #blacklace #lace #rubyribbon #casual #weekend #summer #wearoveraswimsuit

5 random facts about swimsuits

Because I thought you might like to know….

  1. Untitled design (2)When the Barbie doll debuted on March 9, 1959, her first outfit was a black-and-white striped swimsuit
  2. In 1907, when Australian swimmer Annette Kellerman (1887-1975) wore a one-piece suit in Boston that revealed her arms and legs, she was promptly arrested for indecent exposure.
  3. In 1923, New York ballet dancer Pearl Howell donned an unusual bathing suit made entirely of seaweed.
  4. The bikini was worn for the first time by French model and nude dancer Micheline Bernardini for a poolside fashion show at the Piscine Molitor in Paris on July 5, 1946. She later received 50,000 fan letters.
  5. In Australia, swimsuits are known as “cossies.” In the UK and Ireland, they are called “togs.”

#swimsuits #swimwear #stylewithchar #rubyribbon #tankini #indecentexposure #seaweed
(I found all these and more on https://www.factretriever.com/swimsuit-facts)
 

It's a Boutique-in-a-Box!

Starting a business with Ruby Ribbon just got easier with our new Boutique-in-a-Box start-up options designed to give our newest Stylists a fun and easy start with product that will serve 90% of her Cami customers (at a great value) plus additional items of the new Stylist’s choice.
These options work seamlessly with our 35-day launch plan to help her get out the door, learn the skills she needs to build her business, while earning free product along the way, keeping her profits in her pocket!

shape startShape Start for $249 – 10 clothing items; over $600 value

Help women ditch the underwire and find comfortable support with our wire-free Camis & Demiette™. This kit offers everything needed to hold 45-minute “Bye Bye Bra!” shows with Camis to fit 90% of your customers with a Cami in each of our three designs: Original, Lace and Sheer. AND it includes an opportunity to select one additional Original Cami in her choice of size and color.

Ultimate StartUltimate Start for $399 – 21 items, over $1538 value

Everything in the Shape Start plus additional shape items AND pants and leggings from our Essentials collection. Along with the choice of a Cami, a Stylist also selects a Denim Legging or Woven Pant in her size. With this kit, she can hold “Bye Bye Bra!” shows and/or the perfect 90-minute “Ultimate” Trunk Show.

ultimate Plus StartUltimate Plus Start for $549 – 21 items PLUS $300 in product choice; over $1800 in value

Everything in the Ultimate Start (including the choice of an Original Cami & pant or legging) PLUS $300 in product credit. Choose additional items for you to wear to showcase Ruby Ribbon or more items for your clients and their guests to try on.
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