Tuesday, April 22, 2014

25% off Styling Services with Ruby Girl!


I'm excited to share with you my latest venture in the fashion world… personal styling! I've worked with a few clients now, and let me tell you, it's been amazing!

For many, the whole wardrobe situation can be stressful. Tons of questions can make the whole thing overwhelming. What's trending now? What clothes will help accentuate my favorite features? What colors look best on me? Which items do I really need right now? And which items should I finally kick out of my closet? It's a lot. And with a full-time job, a family, a social life, hobbies, keeping up a household, and making time to relax… phewww! Who has time to be an expert at everything? Nobody. Sometimes it's totally worth it just to hire it out. Like how Patrick and I don't even dare take on most home repair projects. We know our limits, and know the job has to get done, so it's a no-brainer to us to bring in an expert. And always such a relief to have the help!

Maybe you know what you like, but just don't have the time to shop for it.
Maybe you're undergoing a life transition and are ready for a wardrobe overhaul.
Maybe you have a hard time making decisions and need someone to text with outfit questions.
Maybe you have a photoshoot (engagement, family, senior) coming up and need help preparing outfits for it.
Maybe you know someone who could use the help and who has a birthday coming up.

If you, or anyone you know is in any of these places, I invite you to take the plunge or pass this along to someone who may be in need of a stylist. You won't regret it! We will get some major work done and oh you best believe we will have an all-out-BALL doing it. It honestly lit up my life to hear from one of my clients that texting me "is an instant confidence booster". 

So let's do this thing! There are lots of things we can do. For one, we can party it up in your closet! We can do a closet audit: where we'll go through and make toss, give away, and keep piles. I'll put together bunches of outfits with what you already own. Oooo I love that. Spend no money and come out with some great looks! Or we can go shopping. We'll make a list of needs/wants and come up with a budget. You could also have your own personal Ruby Girl stylist at your service in your pocket. You can shoot me an email/send me a text anytime for ongoing advice. ALL of this can be done online or in-person. So great!

And for my lovely blog followers, I've got a sweet-tooth deal. Book now for a limited-time-offer of 25% off with code RUBYGIRL!  

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Blush and Gold









Can you believe it's Monday already? I feel like I was just up way past my bedtime last Sunday night putting together a post for the next morning. Mondays are just the most bittersweet of days. On less caffeinated Mondays, they're more bitter. And on more caffeinated Mondays, they tend to be more sweet. It's always sad to see the weekend of fun and relaxation go, but I know that without the workweek, the weekend really wouldn't be much fun. There's something pretty satisfying about putting in a good hard days work. Especially when you have boundaries in place and have set aside time in the evening for connecting with the ones we love, relaxing, and refueling. 

tank top: the impeccable pig
blazer: forever 21
skirt: forever 21
sandals: jcrew
bag: mango
pave chain bracelet: target

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Kisa Boutique Giveaway!



Happy Thursday, everyone! I'm about to make your day even happier. You can win $40 to the one and only Kisa Boutique. Kisa is based out of my home-sweet-Minneapolis, but has a great online storefront so anyone anywhere can make Kisa their go-to boutique. I've styled some of Kisa's gorgeous pieces here, here, & here. So as you can see, I'm a pretty big fan. I bet you will be too.

Use the rafflecopter widget below to enter to win! Best of luck!

Contest open to US entries only.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Anchors + Chevron











Alright prepare yourselves because this is going to sound a little bit cheesy, but I'm the kind of girl that gets giddy and gushy about the littlest things… like when you're standing in your closet putting together an outfit and the last piece just falls into place. I mean, I almost did a cartwheel yesterday when I finally pulled out these pants and the whole ensemble started singing. Ok what, so I like what I do :) Hey, it's Wednesday, everybody! Which means we have made it halfway through the week, and we are that much closer to Friday. So let's give it a good hard go and make it count!

sweater: c/o nick & mo clothing
blazer: gap
pants: old navy
bag: old navy
necklace: century 21
silk scarf: thrifted
glitter heels: j.crew

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Macy's Secret Garden Fashion Event


Happy Monday, beauties! It was a whirlwind of a weekend in the best possible way, and the highlight for me was no doubt Macy's Secret Garden Fashion Event at Southdale Center in Edina on Saturday. It started with make-up by Clinique beauty specialist, Ashlee. She was super sweet and talented. I learned all about contouring and a few eye shadow tricks that I can't wait to try again. 



Wore my new Waccamaw pearls for prep the day of the event. I have a feeling they are quickly going to become a go-to accessory.

The main part of the event was the Fashion Show, featuring some of springs biggest trends. All looks that could be purchased head-to-toe from Macy's. It was a blast to work with my co-host for the event, Jasmine Stringer of Carpe Diem with Jasmine. She's such an energizing, positive, friendly person with some serious style. We talked about each of the looks as they came down the runway on the gorgeous ladies of Caryn Modeling Agency. The models were such fun. We even crowded together to take an "Ellen selfie" backstage before the show.




It was not just a full crowd, but a crowd full of beautiful, stylish ladies. Some of my lovely friends and fellow MN fashion girls came out to the show. THANK you to those of you who made it to the event. It was so great to meet some of you in person for the first time. Loved chatting over sushi, spritzers, and sweets!






One of my favorite moments of the night was when we picked the winner of the $200 Rachel Roy giftcard. We randomly drew the name of a sweet, elderly lady. She was so surprised! She later shared that her husband had passed earlier in the week and that she decided last-minute to come to the event to help herself feel better. I teared up when I heard her story. She had a personal shopper from Macy's to assist her in finding the most perfect new clothes to add to her wardrobe. I love that someone in such a need of a boost was able to be doted on.









My outfit is Macy's head-to-toe!
Lace jacket: Inc
Dress: Rebecca Taylor
Necklace: Haskell
Bag: Coach

Photography by Izzi Kruse, by beautiful & super talented cousin.

It was a treat to be part of such a fun event! I want to thank all of you again for the support and a special thanks to those who made it out to the event! Stay tuned for more fun shindigs like this. 

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Pastels in Sunshine











Yesterday I got to hang out with the lovely ladies of Lily & Violet at their adorable shop in Linden Hills. They had a spring event with chair massages and cupcakes & special sales. I was almost too busy chatting to eat one of those little cupcakes, but thankfully my co-host for the evening, Chelsea, basically made me eat one and oh-my-goodness like what. They were the best ever. Speaking of the best ever, this COAT. It was made from vintage fabric from France by the illustrious local designer, JoyNoelle. The jacket and everything else in my outfit can be found at Lily & Violet, either online or in-store. Be sure to pop in for the rest of their events this weekend. So many cute pieces for spring/summer!
photos by chelsea

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