Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Dresses of the Week

Suzabelle Ava Dress
The Suzabelle Ava Shift Dress just arrived last week. What a fun little red dress! It is made of a woven cotton and twill blend so the fabric has a little weight to it. Great for spring! It has a brass ring belt fitted at the natural waist and the wider straps have a unique, bow detail. The dress hits just above the knee on most. Available in XS-L and only one of each size available.

Alfred Sung D440/D448    Fabric: Dupioni or Peau de Soie
This cocktail length dress has a classic, bateau neckline and a scoop back. The wide matching waistband makes this a great fit for anyone and the pleated skirt with pockets adds some flirtiness to it! The dress is available in either the Dupioni or Peau de Soie fabric and in sizes 0-28.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Just in . . .

The first shipment of Suzabelle's spring/summer 2010 collection has arrived!  The collection includes some really fantastic dresses perfect for everyday bumming, work, bridal showers, parties, etc. etc.  The dresses are available in sizes XS-L and only one of each size is available. So don't wait too long!

Friday, March 26, 2010

The Caroline Dress by FANCY featured in BRIDES Magazine

The Caroline dress by FANCY New York is currently featured in the April issue of BRIDES magazine. Make sure to check it out on page 240.  The Caroline dress features a gorgeous ruffled neckline, belted waist, and a full skirt with a ruffled hem. Oh so feminine!  It is pictured in satin-faced silk organza but is also available in cotton organdy and taffeta. The Caroline along with the entire dress collection can be purchased at Miss Ruby. Make sure to call for style availability!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Alyne Bridal is coming to Miss Ruby

The Alyne Bridal collection by Rivini is coming to Miss Ruby and we can hardly contain ourselves! What an amazing find this collection was at market this past weekend. Alyne Bridal was just introduced last season and the bridal gowns are gorgeous! The gowns are all made of the purest silks and the silhouettes have clean lines and classic shapes that encompass a traditional feel for modern day brides. The gowns will be arriving this summer but here is a sneak peek!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Dresses of the Week

Suzabelle Cecily Dress
The Suzabelle Cecily dress is one of those easy to wear dresses that is perfect for day or night. This dress has a pencil skirt that hits at the knee on most with light pleating at the bust and hip. Also, has three-quarter sleeves so no need to add a sweater! Available in midnight blue in sizes XS – L.

Siri Bahama Sheath     Fabric: Silk Shantung
The Bahama Sheath is a fantastic one shoulder sheath.  This dress has looked great on all body types and all ages!  It is made of the finest silk shantung and is available in over 50 colors. The tie sash at the waist gives all body types a nice slim waist.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Just in . . .

This dress is so easy to wear...and perfect for anyone that is looking for a dress with sleeves.  The top is made of a soft, jersey with 3/4 cinched sleeves and the cotton skirt has a springy, floral print.  Super comfy dress too!  Sizes S-XL and priced at $69.

Friday, March 19, 2010

It's time to add some more style to your wardrobe

Last night I attended an old movie showing. The movie was Casablanca, the 1943, black and white romantic drama. While watching it, I couldn’t help but notice that in every scene ladies were always dressed up. They were wearing dresses, pearls, and large hats. When I looked at what I was wearing, it was nothing close to that - black pants and a cheetah print sweater.

It’s not hard though to get our style back to as classic looking as Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca. You’ll have to stop in soon to see our many ready-to-wear dresses available. They are easy to wear and could step up your style. It may be time to ditch the simple black pants and top – well you don’t have to completely ditch that ensemble, but sprinkling in some dresses into your wardrobe sure would add some style! I know, I know…we hear a lot of “I never wear dresses.” But maybe it is time to start! Plus wearing dresses is so easy. You don’t have to worry about what pants go with what top. And with some of these extra little styling tips you’ll be looking better than before you ditched those black pants!

If the style of wearing large hats is a bit much, you could add a headband to your look. One with feathers or a bow gives your outfit a little something extra, without going over the top.

Headbands by Jaxie (available at Miss Ruby)

Pearls are even something we could implement into our everyday wear. They are extremely classy looking, even if they aren’t real! And larger pearls or flowers on the necklace make them seem a bit less formal.

Necklaces by Jaxie (available at Miss Ruby)

See how easy it is to have a classy style, just by wearing a cute dress and an accessory or two!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Audey Afternoon Tea

On Sunday along with heading to market to purchase for next fall we'll be stopping in at the Audey Afternoon Tea Fashion Show.  I can't wait to see what Audey has in store for the fall.  Here is a sneak peek...I am loving it already!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Dresses of the Week

Cotton Sateen Ivory Floral Mini Dress
Ooooh, this dress has got me dreaming of summer. And so has the amazing weather! With temps supposedly going to be in the 60's you could practically sport this dress this week!  This strapless dress has a playful and colorful print and an adorable feminine ruffle on the hem.  It zips up in back and has a band of elastic so it makes this strapless dress super easy to wear.  Available in S, M & L.

Designer: Alvina Valenta   Style: 9046   Fabric: Chiffon
Another one of my new favorites! This chiffon convertible knee length dress is so sweet and feminine. The dress has a halter neckline with self floral treatment around the neck and a criss-cross in the back. And to make this dress convertible it comes with a ruched self clasp belt to wear at the natural waist. So basically you’ve got two dresses in one. Pretty sweet!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Inspired by . . .

Style: Siri Conservatory Bridal Gown
Fabric: Silk Shantung
Color: Ivory with Almond Sash


Monday, March 15, 2010

Just in . . .

The Siri spring collection has finally arrived!  The dresses are all made of luxurious silk shantung and are gorgeous!  For bridesmaids we now have the Genevieve, Sabine, Chantal, Suzette, & Claudine dresses. All of these have very similar skirts with different bodices so they are great for parties that want to mix up the styles.  And then the much awaited Conservatory Bridal Gown has also arrived. It has a beautiful sweetheart ruched neckline with a fit and flare skirt and contrasting sash at waist.  Very elegant and understated.

Friday, March 12, 2010

We're going to market ... want to add anything to our list?

One of my favorite responsibilities as the owner of Miss Ruby is going to market to order for the upcoming season. It can be a bit of an overwhelming experience but it is a shoppers paradise!  Aisles and aisles of the newest clothing and accessories. Eeeeck! I can hardly contain myself.  But next week the Miss Ruby gals will be heading to Chicago once again and we can't wait to find out what is in store for Fall 2010.  We will be buying for Fall 2010 for both bridal and ready-to-wear.

Before we head to market we'd love to hear from y'all on what you'd like to see more of in the boutique. For both ready-to-wear and bridal. More casual dresses? Different price points? Colors? Sizing?  Long vs. short? Please let us know your feedback. We are here to serve you and want to offer you the best!  Please share with us by commenting on the blog or email us at  We can't wait to hear from you!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Wedding Showcase this Saturday at The American Club

Attend the Bridal Showcase event on March 13, 2010 at the divine and incandescently beautiful American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin from 5-8pm.

This Shakespearean-inspired showcase will allow you to immerse yourself in a selection of Destination KOHLER’s unique wedding venues as well as give you a chance to mingle with some of the best-of-the-best wedding industry vendors.  Step inside the fully embellished ballroom featuring complete table designs, fashion, live performances, tastings and so much more.

There will also be a special appearance by Romeo and Juliet.

Cocktails begin at 5pm, with the Showcase’s Grand Opening at 5:30PM.
Plus - we have a few comp tickets so let us know asap if you are interested!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Dress of the Week

Designer: Siri     Style:  Conservatory Bridal Gown    Fabric: Silk Shantung
Siri's Conservatory Bridal Gown has just arrived at the boutique.  What a fabulous dress!  It has a gorgeous ruched, sweetheart neckline with a wide sash at the natural waist and then a fit and flare skirt.  In silk shantung the dress is extremely lightweight so this is perfect for those wanting something comfortable and easy to wear. It is available in white, off-white and ivory with any color sash.