Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Dessy spring collection has arrived

Ten new dresses from the Dessy Spring 2010 collection have just arrived. The collection consists of several silk shantung styles that can be mixed and matched. These are perfect for the bride wanting their maids to choose different styles in the same fabric.  I also love the first dress below - it has an adorable sweetheart neckline with an empire waist. This dress will look great on EVERYONE!  I actually love them all...but this is one of my new favs! Oh, and the second last dress would be a great bridal gown! Stop in soon to check them all out.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Dress in the City

Chapter 3: The art of sleep...

In a day and age where technology has become our number one sidekick, a virtual extension of ourselves, we find that our priorities have suddenly changed. A carefree, relaxed, “enjoy the ride” lifestyle has been replaced with a need to be economical, time oriented and to have the ability to cut corners wherever possible. And this doesn’t stop with the workplace, its extended to our personal lives as well.

With online shopping at our finger tips and apps that can change our hairstyle and put together outfits all from the comfort of our pajamas, why shouldn’t our sense of fashion mimic this highly efficient new lifestyle? It lends the question - have the women of today put going to the mall, waiting in lines, even deliberating over what to wear, to bed?

Well this fabulously efficient femme has found the perfect way to hit the snooze button one more time and still manage to enjoy her coffee! How, one might ask can a person accomplish such an amazing feat? Simple - by donning your nightgown in the light of day! That’s right the centerpiece of this seamlessly constructed ensemble is none other than your bunny slippers’ best friend!

This nightgown works perfectly as a dress for many reasons. The details of this piece makes it appear more constructed and less like sleepwear. While the nighty is A-line, the thick ruffled band at the bottom makes for a slightly tapered fit. Finally, the button and bow embellishments add a subtle feminine touch. Pair with a comfy contrasting sweater, like the gal in this pic did for work, or spice it up with some pearl necklaces and pair of pumps for play. Remember, if your nighty is a little shorter you can always opt for a great pair of leggings underneath. You can stick with solid, complimentary colors or go bold with prints or patterns.

While today’s world may call for Palm Pilots and Blackberry’s, digital meetings and instant messaging, the fashion of the 2000’s doesn’t have to be so complicated. With simply stylish solutions like these, waking up can be the easiest part of your day.

Friday, November 20, 2009

New After Six bridesmaid dresses have arrived

We just received the After Six Spring 2010 collection.  These 3 cocktail dresses from the collection are in nu-georgette and matte satin fabric and are so adorable and easy to wear. Plus they complement each other so well.  So you could let your bridesmaids choose from the 3 styles!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Breaking the "bridesmaid" stereotype

Things such as the movie 27 dresses, and the dreary saying, "always a bridesmaid, never a bride", reinforce an already negative mentality of a typical bridesmaid dress. However, with a little creativity, bridesmaid dresses no longer have to be viewed as a sunk cost, never to be worn again and collecting dust in the crevices of your closet. Miss Ruby is determined to reverse this engrained mindset, and we are excited to bring a "Bridesmaid Dress Remix" to our blog! Several times a month we are going to style one of our bridesmaid dresses in order to show that, with the right accessories, our dresses can be worn for any occasion, whether it is a night on the town, a chic work outfit, or simply a weekend shopping trip. 

Bridesmaid Dress Remix
Lela Rose Crinkle Chiffon Dress

This Lela Rose cocktail length bridesmaid dress is perfect for several different looks. Take a glance at ours. What is your favorite look?

Get the look!
A Night Out on the Town (top left):  Jacket - H&M, Skirt & Tights - Target, Shoes - TJMax
Dinner Party with Relatives (top right): Jacket - White House Black Market, Tights/Headband - Target, Belt - Thrift store, Shoes - TJMax 
At the Office (bottom left): Jacket - Target, Belt/Clutch - Thrift store, Shoes - Urban Outfitters 
A Day of Shopping (bottom right): Jacket - Target, Belt - Thrift store, Boots - ASOS

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

New holiday dresses

A few new holiday dresses have arrived!

This black boatneck in a brocade fabric is a nice simple and classic style. Easy to wear and works for all sorts of occasions!

I love this dress!  The ruffle neckline is so romantic and sexy. And the color is called Grape Jelly. Yum!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Totally 80's . . .

Hey Ladies! While this September’s NY Fashion week may now be a thing of the past, the fashion was, well, just that too! Like a blast from the past, the fabulous fashions of fall pay homage to none other than the eccentric styles of the 80’s. That’s right, us gals can have all the fun we want with this trend’s new take on the old. And just like all style revivals, the 2009’s “eighties”, puts a chic twist on the original. Expect slimmer shoulder pads, muted paint-sprayed patterns, and lots and lots of layers, just like the dresses below!

Straight off the runway, this Charlotte Ronson dress is one of my favorites! It has just the right amount of 80’s flare but caters to the more conservative fashion forward femme. Perfect with a pair of pumps for a night out on the town, or don a pair of tights or leggings for the office.

And for those gals who truly want to embrace history, this dress embodies a little more of the 80’s edge. With the water color patterned fabric and layered skirt, not to mention the fabulous oversized brooch, this spunky little dress is perfect for the cocktail hour!

However you choose to wear these fun 80’s trends, it will be sure to have people say, “U got the look!”

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Gracie dress has arrived

The Gracie has a super cute dotted tulle skirt with an antique grosgrain ribbon around the waist. It’s perfect for the bride who wants a casual, flirty and fun dress! And it is available in tea or floor length. You aren’t going to find a dress like this anywhere else! Several other adorable dresses from FANCY NEW YORK have arrived too. This is definitely a dress that makes me want to get married again. Ahh, my dear hubbie, can we do it all over again?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Dress in the City

Chapter 2: Boy meets girl, girl meets French fashion…

The city of Milwaukee can often time feel like being in one big silent French film. You can almost hear the accordion playing a lovers tune as two strangers become acquaintances in the silence of an autumn stroll. The story pans out perfectly, as the Girl’s scarf is taken by the medaling wind. The Boy, fighting for her attention, saves the scarf just in time. Grateful for her favorite accessory’s safe return, Girl thanks Boy; Boy smiles, a twinkle in his eye; Girl smiles back suddenly aware of her knight in shining armor. Boy kisses Girl, Girl kisses boy; both fall madly in love and live happily ever after. While this ending may only be believable to the true romantic, the Parisian inspired fashion is very real, just like the dress the fabulous femme in this pic is wearing.

This French enthused outfit is the perfect addition to any fall wardrobe. The black and white stripes of the dress make for a bold statement while the combination of colors creates an instant classic. The tulip skirt is a flattering cut on any figure as it doesn’t hug the silhouette and lends just the right amount of flare without drowning you in yards of fabric. The silk top with jabot is perfect for the fall season as well as the office. Add a pair of gorgeous pumps or fashion forward ankle boots for a look that is tres jolie!

So if you are ever in doubt of true love and happy endings don’t get discouraged, simply dress the part of your favorite leading lady. With great fashion as your good luck charm, you’ll be sure to fall head over heels. But just make sure they’re your most fabulous pair because you never know when the wind might blow your way.