Thursday, May 27, 2010

Suzette Gown featured in Martha Stewart

Check out the current Summer 2010 Martha Stewart Weddings issue to see Fancy NY's Suzette Gown.  What a beautiful dress!  You'll find a selection of Fancy NY dresses at Miss Ruby.  Yay!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Dress of the Week

Jim Hjelm Style 5011

This Jim Hjelm dress is really fun! This is the perfect dress for the bridal party that is looking for something fun and flirty. The silky taffeta fabric is light weight and available in a range of stunning colors. The strapless bodice with the a-line skirt fits most body types. And the extras which make this dress over the top are the gathered bodice with wrap around self tie at the natural waist, the adorable, pleated two-tiered hem and side pockets. Perfect dress for twirling!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010

A Miss Ruby dress is now just a click away

Need a fabulous dress for next weekend, but have no time to go shopping? Then you’ll want to check out our new online boutique. Yes, we have finally taken the internet by storm. Our new ready-to-wear dresses are now available online!

We have designed a user friendly, safe and secure online store for our customers that can't make it to our boutique. We provide clear descriptions of the design, fabric and size of all dresses along with large and detailed images so there will be no mistake on what you see online to what arrives in the mail.

Plus we will hand pack and carefully ship each order to you as to further ensure the pristine arrival of your dress. We have the capabilities to ship nationwide, so whether you live in Madison or Miami, a Miss Ruby dress is just waiting to be a part of your closet. So get out of all those uniform department stores and get into a stylish and unique dress from Miss Ruby! Now just a click away!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Dresses of the Week

Red Silk Bubble Dress
Okay, so this is a fun little dress and perfect for bumming around in. It has a flirty and short bubble skirt and a wider waist with room to add a belt if you want. The dress looks fantastic with leggings and the fabric is a very soft silk. It has the look of a romper, which makes it even cuter. Oh, and it has pockets too. This dress is definitely for those days when you want something young and playful looking!

Siri Chantal Dress
The Siri Chantal dress has been a huge hit with bridesmaids this spring. It is from Siri’s newest collection and features a strapless bodice, with an a-line skirt and a flirty sash that ties into a bow at the waist. The fit is amazing on all girls! Plus you can do all sorts of color combinations – two-tone with the bodice one color and skirt a second like pictured, all one color, or you can select one color for the dress and a second for the sash. And you have over 50 silk shantung colors to choose from. Best of all if you have 3 or more maids it is priced at $207! Great price for a high-quality, silk dress, made in the USA and totally adorable!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

BizStyle Career Wear Fashion Show

On April 27 Miss Ruby strutted her stuff down the runway at the BizStyle Career Wear fashion show held at the Astor Hotel in Milwaukee. It was a great event as we got to showcase the 'other side' of Miss Ruby. We showcased four dresses from the boutique that represented chic and fashionable styles for women to wear in a career setting. Check the photos out. All of the dresses can still be purchased at Miss Ruby!

Our amazing interns, Carly and Sara.

Suzabelle Ava Dress

Mac & Jac Mixed Print Dress

Suzabelle Cecily Dress

Suzabelle Odessa Dress
Photography by I Do Photography

Monday, May 17, 2010

Help someone in need with your JoBead jewelry purchase

Jewelry from JoBead has arrived! JoBead jewelry is made locally and the stunning designs feature crystals and pearls with gold and silver metals. The jewelry is gorgeous and the really cool thing about JoBead jewelry is that it not only beautifies those who wear it, but all of JoBead’s proceeds benefit Wellspring International. 100% of the donations given to Wellspring are used directly for projects. This means that you have a hand in helping the poor in India, the orphan in Africa or Iraqi refugees. You are beautifying their lives as well.

A wide variety of earrings and necklaces are available and if you purchase the set you’ll receive a discount. Also, within each set you have the option of selecting from a range of crystal and pearl colors and then you can select the jewelry in either gold or silver. You can create pieces to match any outfit. They work great for brides and bridesmaids and make perfect gifts. Plus, when you gift the jewelry the recipient not only receives the jewelry but knows that the purchase of their gift has also helped someone else! Very cool isn’t it? We’ve got all the styles available at Miss Ruby along with the crystal and pearl options. So stop in and check them out. Remember to allow 6 weeks for ordering, so if you have a summer wedding it’s time to order!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Just in . . .

This cute little black floral dress has just arrived! It is strapless and fitted at the waist with a slighlty flaired skirt. The black tulle peaking out of the hem adds a little something something. The top is stretchy in the back to make for an easy fit. Available in S, M & L. Lovely!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

New Sunday Hours

Miss Ruby is now open on Sundays from Noon-4pm. So you now have more weekend shopping time!  Stop in and visit and see our collection of spring and summer dresses. We have something for all occasions!

Monday, May 10, 2010

A Guide to Bridal & Bridesmaid Fabrics

I am sure that as you’ve begun the hunt for the perfect dresses for your wedding you’ve become a bit overwhelmed with all of the choices. And then within all of those dress choices there are a vast array of fabrics! Knowing the difference among all of the fabrics will really assist you in selecting the dress that is right for your occasion and for the season.

Satin traditionally is one of the more popular bridal fabrics. Satin has a smooth sheen and can be made of silk, polyester or acetate. Satin is a weightier and stiffer fabric and works very well for holding shape for a-line dresses or fuller skirts. Satin tends to be a very formal fabric so it is a good choice for formal or evening weddings. Because of its weight it isn’t always the best choice for outdoor summer weddings.

Chiffon is a sheer fabric. It is lightweight and flowing so it is ideal for summer or beach weddings. Chiffon can also be made of silk or polyester. Because of its sheerness it will be layered over another fabric or lining. Chiffon is a soft, flowy fabric so you’ll tend to find styles with soft gathering creating romantic or Grecian style dresses. Chiffon dress styles tend to work well on different sizes and shapes. Because it is a lightweight fabric it is not the best choice for a winter wedding.

Organza is sheer like chiffon but it is stiff instead of flowy so it gives body to a gown while still allowing movement. It will also have a layer of fabric or lining underneath and can be made of silk or polyester. Organza is a good choice for an elegant summer wedding, but also works well for other seasons.

Taffeta is a crisp and smooth fabric made of silk or synthetic fibers. There are several different types of taffeta from heavier weight options to lighter weight such as tissue taffeta or silky taffeta. The lighter weight taffeta’s have become a very popular bridal fabric. You’ll tend to see many of these styles with ruching and gathering. Many synthetic taffetas have been created to look like silk. The heavier weight taffetas work well for winter weddings and the lighter weight and tissue taffetas are great for all seasons.

Silk Shantung/Dupioni
Silk shantung and dupioni fabrics are natural fabrics that have a wonderful sheen with a slight nubby texture. Silk shantung tends to be smoother with only a slight texture while dupioni offers more texture and “nubbiness”. Silk absorbs moisture so it is cool in the winter and warm in the summer making it a great fabric choice for any season. It retains its shape, drapes very well and is typically available in many deep and vibrant colors. Silk shantung and dupioni have become very popular bridal fabrics. They are an excellent choice for those wanting the beauty and elegance of a high-quality, natural fabric and for those wanting to wear their dresses again. Silk can tend to be a bit more expensive than other fabrics, but many designers have done a great job of keeping the prices inline with their non-silk counterparts. So if you are on a budget I wouldn’t completely rule out silks. Miss Ruby does offer silk bridesmaid dresses starting at about $198 and bridal gowns for under $1000.

Make sure to keep these fabric tips in mind as you shop for your gown and bridesmaid dresses. It will help you more directly pinpoint the appropriate fabric for your wedding and will make shopping much easier and more fun!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Dresses of the Week

Olive Rose Plaid Party Dress

The Rose Plaid Party dress by Olive is perfect for your next brunch or outdoor wedding.  Adorable peach, pink and red plaid silk shantung dress with small tucks at natural waist.  It is a great strapless spring/summer dress and would look extra cute with a cardigan and a pair of sassy red shoes. Available in S, M, & L.

Sarah Danielle Destinations Style 5588
This Sarah Danielle Destinations's wedding dress is perfect for those looking for a comfortable and lightweight gown with a little bling. The dress features a gorgeous, embellished, bateau neckline and has pleating at the waist that flows into an a-line chiffon skirt. The keyhole back adds for a little sexiness. Available in ivory and oh so romantic!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Monday, May 3, 2010

Randy's Bridal Gown Shopping Rules

Ever watch "Say Yes to the Dress" on TLC? Well if you do you know who Randy is!  He is the Fashion Director for Kleinfeld's Bridal and on last weeks episode he shared his top five rules to abide by when shopping for your bridal gown. Here they are!

1. Don't try on a dress that is outside of your budget.

2. Don't keep secrets from your consultant.

3. Leave your entourage at home.

4. Once you find the dress stop shopping.

5. Always wear underwear!

These really are great rules to follow when shopping for your gown.  Please think about these the next time you set out to shop for your gown and you'll have a much more enjoyable experience!