Thursday, February 6, 2014

Bride on a Budget? Check Out Our Sample Sale

Although it's still early in 2014, this year we're seeing our Sample Sale bridal gowns fly off our shelves!  The reason for this is simple - Sample Sale dresses are the perfect way for a bride to get a gorgeous designer gown for a huge discount - up to 75% off the retail price!

So if you are a budget conscious bride with designer taste, chances are we will have a Sample Sale dress that will be perfect for you. Check out some of our favorites currently on sale below.

"Melanie" by Robert Bullock:
Melanie by Robert Bullock is a soft, feminine gown with embroidered champagne flower details. What sets this dress apart is the sweetheart neckline and full ballgown skirt. This dress has the obvious attention to detail that is present in all Robert Bullock bridal gowns, and at only $1250 for the sample, you can get this gorgeous look for less. 

Melanie by Robert Bullock - originally $1875!
A detailed look at Melanie's embroidery

"Vera" by Alyne Bridal: 
The Vera gown by Alyne Bridal is truly a one-of-a-kind gown. Complete with sheer lace straps, dramatic pickups, a gorgeous train, and intricate floral lace, the Vera gown screams "Southern Belle". It comes with a black satin sash, but we think it would look just as good with a crystal belt at the waist. And for only $750 you can definitely fit the gown and accessories in your budget!

Vera by Alyne Bridal - Originally $2990!
Vera (back view)

"Tiffany" by Alyne Bridal
Tiffany is one of our favorite gowns, and it is just waiting for the perfect bride to take it home! This strapless organza, A-line gown is detailed with head-to-toe tiers of silk organza, giving it a classic and clean, J Crew-esque look. It comes with an optional black organza sash, making it perfect for any black tie affair. It is priced at $1335, that's 50% off it's original retail price!

"TIffany" by Alyne Bridal - Originally $2670!
"Tiffany" (back view)

"Conservatory" by Siri:
The Conservatory gown by Siri is perfect for a bride who wants simple elegance. Our sample is a gorgeous champagne color, and the lightweight fabric makes it perfect for summer or destination weddings. This dress is what we consider a perfect "blank canvas" for any type of hair, jewelry, flowers, or any kind of accessories. And for only $250 dollars, it's perfect for a fabulous bride on a budget!

Conservatory by Siri - Originally $950!
Conservatory (back view)

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Bridesmaids Dress Remix: Wtoo 260

This Bridesmaids Dress Remix features a dress right off our sample sale rack. With all of our 2014 new arrivals, we are running out of room in our store for all of our great dresses. This means that many of our dresses, including the one pictured below, are on sale for only $25 dollars!

Wtoo #260:
This dress' rich shade of plum satin looks perfect with items that are probably already in your closet. We suggest pairing this dress with classics such as a camel cardigan, tweed blazer, and suede pumps. Pops of burgundy, whether in a leather bag or lip color, contrast beautifully with the purple tones of the dress - so do other luxurious colors like jade and gold. Finally, we added a few sophisticated accessories, like tortoise-shell glasses and a charming wallet, to polish off the look!

Dress: Wtoo, Cardigan: Tory Burch, Blazer: Ralph Lauren Blue Label, Shoes: Vicenza Gunevere, Necklace: Vintage YSL, Bag: Friis and Company, Wallet: YodaHidemi, Lip Color: Tom Ford, Hair: Rebecca Minkoff Runway. 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Just In: Alfred Sung Bridesmaids

We love it when our designers depart from their usual styles and fabrics, with their new arrivals bringing something completely different to our store. Sticking with their classic shapes, our new Alfred Sung styles fit perfectly with the other dresses in our collection - but look a little closer! Our newest Alfred Sung dresses are in brand new fabrics, providing a polished new structure and style.

Alfred Sung D660
This adorable dress is featured in Alfred Sung's brand new fabric, Sateen Twill! A fabric that is light and luxurious all at the same time, D660 has a dramatic skirt, bow detail, and flattering neckline that fits with the classic Alfred Sung style.

Alfred Sung D660
Alfred Sung D660 (back)

Alfred Sung D658
This dress is also sampled in Alfred Sung's brand new fabric, Sateen Twill. The best part about this dress is definitely the neckline, which is interesting in the front and low in the back. This dress is perfect for any bridesmaids who wants to look classy and chic all at once.
Alfred Sung D658
Alfred Sung D658 (back) 

Alfred Sung D652
This flirty and fun dress is also in a new fabric by Alfred Sung, a Knit Chiffon. This means that it has the light-weight, soft feel of chiffon without being an "expected" bridesmaid dress fabric. The one shoulder style pairs perfectly with the patent leather bow belt, included with the dress.
Alfred Sung D652
Alfred Sung D652 (back)

Monday, February 3, 2014

Brides Are Looking Cozy in Cardigans

We are loving one of the newest bridal trends - cozy cardigans! Brides are pairing their gorgeous gowns with cozy, knit cardigans, and the resulting look is both cute and chic at the same time. Whether you are having a rustic wedding, a retro affair, or just want to stay warm at your wedding, check out how brides are making cardigans a picture-perfect part of their bridal look!

This "The Notebook" inspired wedding takes our breath away!
More photos from this wedding here.

We could totally see this happening in Wisconsin!
Photo found here.

Get you man in on your look with a knit scarf, like the groom pictured here.
Photo found here.

This bride's yellow cardi looks perfect with her dramatic skirt!
Photo found here.

This fur-lined cardigan in a beautiful jewel tone is a fresh take on the look!
Photo found here. 

Winter white + a cozy cardigan = Perfect!
Photo found here.

Girls who still want to add some bling to their look can find a sparkly cardigan, just like this bride. 

The pink cardigan from this wedding fits perfectly with the fun, retro theme.
Get the bridesmaids dresses pictured here at Miss Ruby Boutique!