Thursday, October 31, 2013

Just In: Wtoo 553

Our newest dress from the Wtoo Bridesmaids collection has instantly become a staff favorite! Wtoo #553 is a super modern, flirty take on your average bridesmaids dress. With a dramatic modified sweetheart neckline and cut-out back, it borrows elements that are currently on trend in ready-to-wear dresses and makes them available in dozens of colors to match your bridal palette. We're certain that any bridesmaid would love the look of this dress.

Wtoo #553
Wtoo #553 (back)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Bridal Trend: Headbands

Bridal headbands are the newest trend, and designers have been pushing their designs to match what is current in the bridal styling world. From flowers to flash, Grecian to Gatsby, there is a style of headband that will absolutely add the finishing touches to your look. They are a great way to feel like a princess on your big day without wearing an out-of-style tiara.

Our 2014 Jaxie hair-piece collection is already catching the eye of every Miss Ruby Bride, but if you want something one-of-a-kind, Jaxie can always create a custom look for you to stand out from the rest. Use the pictures below as inspiration, and then check out what we have in store at Miss Ruby Boutique.

This is one of our favorites from the new 2014 Jaxie collection - available at Miss Ruby!

Here is a preview of some custom Jaxie hair accessories Jackie has been working hard on!

Here's a detailed look at all of our brand new Jaxie Headbands!
 Make an appointment at Miss Ruby Boutique to see them in person!

This headpiece reminds us of the decadent 1920s style!
Get this headband here.

This crown-like headpiece will make you look like a princess at your wedding.
Get this look here.

This lace headpiece is so unique & vintage looking!
Get this look here.

The combination of lace and flowers works together beautifully
Get this look here.

This headpiece gives the feel of old-world royalty.
Get this look here.

Tiny pearls give a new take on the look of a tiara.
Get this look here.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Just In: Wtoo Eclipse

If you are looking for simple elegance on your wedding day, look no further! The Eclipse gown by Wtoo is a sleek, silky satin gown with delicate buttons running throughout the train. The best part about this dress is its versatility. We could easily see this gown with loads of sparkly accessories and a colored sash for a non-traditional look, yet could also stand alone at a classic, county club-chic wedding.

Wtoo Eclipse Gown
Wtoo Eclipse (back)

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Holiday Parties on the Horizon? Shop Our Sample Sale!

With holiday plans right around the corner, it's never too early to start looking for the perfect dress. From cocktail parties to Christmas soirees and everything in between, we have just the dress you are going to need once the weather gets cold and your calendar fills up!

Our designers just released new discontinued styles, meaning we need to get rid of dozens of dresses in perfect condition. And starting at $25 dollars, the price can't be beat!

Take a look at the pictures below, and then stop by our store to take some of these beautiful dresses off our hands!

We think this red dress is perfect for holiday parties!
Sample Price: $25
Hot pink is great for a Bachelorette bash!
Sample Price: $25
Rich jewel tones are right on trend!
Sample Price: $25

Try this sweet chiffon dress with a bubble hem
Sample Price: $25
We love this rose chiffon dress from Watters
Sample Price: $25
This black Penny Lace dress is perfect for any mom!
Sample Price: $25

This mermaid dress is a stunner for a classy event!
Sample Price: $25
This gorgeous satin gown is perfect for the holidays!
Sample Price: $25
A little bow makes a big statement!
Sample Price: $25

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Siri Mother of Occasion Trunk Show November 1-3

November is all about the Moms at Miss Ruby! Our Siri Mother of Occasion Trunk Show will be held November 1-3 and will feature dresses in a variety of sizes and styles that are meant just for Moms!

No matter your age, shape or style, Siri has something for everyone. From strapless, peplum cocktail dresses to Old Hollywood-style gowns and everything in between, we will have a dress to highlight your best assets and make you look as beautiful as the bride on the big day!

The show is by appointment and spots are limited so schedule your appointment soon. We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Inspiration: A Halloween Wedding

Halloween is a favorite holiday of ours. There's nothing better than having an excuse to wear an over-the-top costume and go all out on makeup and accessories. Any treats (or tricks) are just icing on the cake.

When we started looking, we found inspiration from so many brides who chose to embrace the holiday and incorporate it into an unforgettable Halloween wedding. While this definitely isn't a theme every bride is going to be quick to follow, for a bride who is unconventional and loves Halloween it can make for a shockingly beautiful soiree. The most surprising thing we found while searching for Halloween-inspired weddings was how chic they could be. Touches of black in all the right places and just a little bit of humor makes for a wedding that is more sleek than scary.

Check out the pictures we have gathered below, and then be sure to let us know in the "Comments" how you are celebrating this spooky holiday!

The stunning black bouquet and fun shoes are a great contrast!
Photo found here.

The touches of black are stunning in this Gothic wedding. We especially love the use of candles as a statement centerpiece.
Photo found here.

Traditional elements like pumpkins and leaves can make for beautiful decorations
Photo found here.

Little touches like this pop of blue add visual interest and contrast with dark, somber colors.
Photo found here.

Your invitations can set the tone for your spooky soiree.
Photo found here.

We love the artistic use of Dia De Los Muertos skulls in the wedding's theme.
Photo found here.

We bet Jaxie would love to make an orange and black hairpiece like this one found here.

Crystals and Pearls make even a skull look chic.
Photo found here.

We love how she turned her bridal gown into a breathtaking costume.
Photo found here.

A dramatic hat and a dramatic kiss!
Photo found here.

These tongue-in-cheek signs say it all!
Photo found here.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Help the Hungry and Win a Free Watters Encore Dress

This holiday season, Miss Ruby Boutique is helping out the Capuchin's and St. Ben's with their Holiday Food Drive! The statistics about hunger in our own community are staggering, so we're hoping that our donation bucket will be teeming with food to help the hungry in Milwaukee this holiday season.

From now until December 15, stop by Miss Ruby Boutique and donate items from the list below. For every item you donate, you'll receive a raffle ticket. At the end of the drive one lucky lady will win a Little White Dress from the Watters Encore Collection (up to $300). 

Helping the less fortunate and possibly getting a free dress? It's a win-win situation. So on your next visit to Miss Ruby Boutique, drop off an item (or two!) into our bucket. After all, being charitable is always in style!

List of Desired Items: 
*Mashed Potatoes (box)
*Stuffing (bag)
*Cake Mix & Frosting
*Pudding or Jell-O
*Cornbread Mix
*Macaroni & Cheese
*Green Beans (low sodium)
*Corn (low sodium)
*Sweet Potatoes/Yams (canned)
*Gravy (canned)

Check out Watter's Encore for an entire collection of Little White Dresses!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Just In: Wtoo Pallas Gown

One of our most anticipated new wedding dresses has finally arrived! We're talking about the Pallas dress from Wtoo's brand new bridal collection. The details truly make this dress stand out from your average dress. The mitered chevron pattern is modern and fun, but still carries a classic look reminiscent of the Art Deco era.

Whether you are a bride who is taking on a 1920's style wedding or just want to look effortless, check out our most buzzed about new arrival at Miss Ruby Boutique!

"Pallas" by Wtoo Bridal
"Pallas" by Wtoo Bridal (back)

Monday, October 14, 2013

Advice for Plus-Size Brides in a Sample-Size World

When most brides hear "sample size," they immediately start to envision size double-zero dresses. The truth about our wedding dress samples is that they actually run right in the middle of the designer's normal sizing, and are usually a size 10, 12, or 14. With that being said, it is common in the bridal gown industry for dresses to run several sizes small.  We have girls of every body-type walk through our doors every day, and it isn't uncommon for many to say, "How will I ever find a dress if you don't have a sample in my size??"

So for any full-figured girls who are getting ready to gown shop but are having reservations about sample sizes, here are some pointers to keep in mind to make it the most pleasant experience possible!

1: Do NOT fear - you will find a dress!
       While our samples may only be a handful of sizes, the dresses we can order for you to own run up to a size 24/26. If you are finding a dress you love in the store, you will only love it more when it comes in your size.

2. Let the consultant help you (it's what she is there for)
       Our consultants are experienced professionals, and have helped brides of all proportions. In other words, they have seen it all! Don't let the fact that you are not fitting perfectly into a sample be the reason you do not go out in a dress, or let a consultant try to clip you in the best way possible. We are here to work with you and help you envision exactly how the dress is going to look on your wedding day.

3. Do Some Research
       Our consultants can help find a dress that flatters your body type, but no one knows your body better than you do! Take a look at dresses you have worn in the past to formal events and decide what about them flattered you the most.

4. Check Out Trunk Shows!
       Trunk shows are great because not only do we have dozens of dresses in at our store that we don't usually have, often we can request what sizes the dresses come in. If there is a dress by an upcoming Trunk Show designer that you love, give us a call so we can request that dress be sent in your size!

In fact, our Robert Bullock Trunk Show going on now features several plus-size styles, and we are currently awaiting the arrival of our Wtoo Plus Size collection! At Miss Ruby Boutique, it is our mission to find the perfect dress for beautiful brides - no matter their shape, size, color, or orientation. Contact us now to let us help you find the dress of your dreams!!

all photos from Wtoo Plus Size Collection