Thursday, February 25, 2010

Fancy this . . .

Dessy Satin Ballet Flats
These Dessy satin ballet flats are available in almost 30 colors! So not only can you find a color that coordinates with your wedding but they are perfect for just about any other outfit too. I want them in fuchsia to wear with my black leggings! They make a perfect bridesmaid gift and are available in white & ivory for brides wanting a comfy flat to wear when dancing. The flats have delicate little tucks at the toes to add a little cuteness and they come with a reusable travel shoe bag. Available in whole sizes 6-11 and are only $28. Best of all you can order them at Miss Ruby!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Dress of the Week

Effie's Heart Katrin Dress
Spring/Summer ready-to-wear dresses are starting to trickle in and the adorable Katrin Dress is scheduled to arrive sometime this week.  This versatile flirty and fun spring dress has adjustable shoulder and waist ties and features ruffles at the neckline and hem. Gotta love ruffles! The dress is available in two different prints - black and white polka dot and a bluebird print - in a really soft cotton silk (machine-washable) fabric.  The dress will be available in XS-L and is priced at $72. Perfect dress for spring/summer concerts, picnics, showers, and even great for work when paired with a sweater!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

Now's your chance to meet the designer

Jessica Audey, owner & lead designer of the Audey create-your-own dress collection will be visiting Miss Ruby this Thursday, February 25. With the Audey collection you can basically design your own dress by selecting from a wide variety of bodice and skirt options. You can mix and match to create the exact dress that you want!  And the dresses come in a wide variety of fabrics from casual to dressy in solid colors and prints.  The dresses are fantastic for a spring or summer wedding or event and also are great for maids, brides, and moms! I already have 3 and plan to order another! We have a few appointment times available so contact us at 414.755.2900 or if you'd like to schedule an appointment.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Our Mother of Occasion Top 10 Dresses

The mother of bride and groom dresses that we offer at the boutique are a bit different from what you are going to find at most other boutiques. We have a great selection for those moms looking for something stylish & distinct. So here is our current top 10!

Siri Vivien Leigh Dress

Siri Vivien Sheath Dress

Watters & Watters 4451

Watters & Watters 2995

Siri Bahama Sheath Dress

Dessy 2509

Wtoo 663

Siri Loretta Young Dress

Siri Le Cirque Dress

Wtoo 428

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Fancy this . . .

Audey featured on WGN's Style File
Jessica Audey, designer and owner of the fantastic Audey dress collection, was featured on WGN's Style File this week. Check out the clip and see the fabulous dresses she has to offer. Jessica will be visiting Miss Ruby on February 25 to help customers create their own dress.  Let us know if you'd like to schedule an appointment to meet with her!


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Dress of the Week

Designer: Alvina Valenta     Style: 9034     Fabric: Dupioni
Eeeeck! That is pretty much the noise I made when I ripped open the Alvina Valenta shipment we received last week. I LOVE THIS DRESS! I am a super fan of Audrey Hepburn and her style and this dress is screaming Audrey and I love it. It is an a-line knee-length dress with box pleats in the skirt. The bateau neckline is so striking and the waistline is topped off with a super cute bow. The back is slightly open with two skinny straps. It creates a nice balance to the coverage in front. I’ve already tried it on, love it, and am going to order one for myself so don’t be surprised if you see me wearing this the next time you pop in to Miss Ruby!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Inspired by . . .

Audey Dress - Ruffled Sleeves with Circle Skirt
Fabric/Color: Coral Ink Medallions

Audey Dress - Coral Medallions

Monday, February 15, 2010

Just in . . .

The Wtoo Spring 2010 collection has finally arrived! The collection has over 16 styles to choose from in varying fabrics and colors. There are some great new styles and all at really affordable prices. Check out the fun new styles below!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Can I really wear two bridal gowns?

Many brides are choosing to wear two different wedding gowns for their big day – one for the ceremony that is more traditional and formal and then a reception gown that is more of a fun, party dress. I love shopping and any reason for me to be able to buy more than one of anything, especially dresses, makes me very happy! But there are other good, and practical, reasons too.

Having a second gown allows you to express what you may have not been able to with the first gown. You may want something a little sexier for the reception. Or maybe you have two different styles you can’t decide between. Let’s say you love a traditional bridal gown but at the same time you really want a more modern one-shoulder look in a fitted silhouette. The traditional style is great for the ceremony and the trendy gown fits the reception perfectly.

Plus, if you really like to rip it up on the dance floor the gown that you choose to wear to the ceremony may just not be the most practical for the reception. Dancing can become difficult and even painful in a heavy gown with a long train. Just think how much more comfy you’d be in a cute, little cocktail number or a long, lightweight dress with no train. There are so many amazing party dresses out there right now like vintage-inspired tea dresses or modern cocktail dresses with spaghetti straps that the options are endless!

And having a second gown doesn’t have to mean adding a huge expense to your budget. Many designers offer tea-length and cocktail party style gowns at lower price points. And this is where buying a bridesmaid dress in white/ivory would be perfect. For a couple hundred bucks you could have a second gown!

Here are some of our top picks for a fabulous, but inexpensive, second gown:
Wtoo Duchess Satin Cocktail Dress

Sarah Danielle Chiffon Gown

Ciarla Silk Taffeta Cocktail Dress

Wtoo Crinkle Chiffon Gown

Siri Party Eyelet Tea Dress

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Fancy this . . .

Clutch Giveaway from Hanle Productions
This clutch could be yours!

This adorable metallic silk clutch designed by Malia Designs (and purchased from Miss Ruby) will be raffled off on February 23. Malia Designs, from Chicago, not only creates fashionable purses but helps non-profit organizations and proceeds benefit organizations against human trafficking.

How to win:
1. Subscribe to the Hanle Productions blog
2. Comment on the post at Hanle's blog telling them you subscribed with a cute little note
3. Winner will be picked at random and announced February 23rd

{image by Diana Catherine - Hanle’s new assistant}

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Dress of the Week

Designer: Alvina Valenta      Style: 9035      Fabric: Silky Taffeta
Again, pictures do not do this dress justice! It is such a fun dress and with the a-line skirt will look good on just about everyone. The silky taffeta fabric is just as described; a nice and soft silky taffeta. Not like most other taffetas that have so much structure and stiffness. The strapless neckline has mini box-pleat trim that looks like tiny ruffles – so feminine and flirty! And, what do ya know…it has pockets too! It is available in 18 colors including a gorgeous selection of jewel tones.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Monday, February 8, 2010

Just in . . .

Our informal and alternative bridal gown collection continues to grow with these three new gowns from the Sarah Danielle Destinations collection.  These gowns are perfect for the bride seeking a more simple and understated gown. The gowns are lightweight and have small, sweep trains so you can easily move around. And they all retail for under $600. Not bad!