How i enjoyed my 20’s

Inspiration/Motivation, Uncategorized

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How I loved my 20’s so many great years, some sad years, a few scandalous years (#hidesface) but most of all a lot of growing and achieving great things…

live…love…

Just be you

xxx

Ruby

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Spring will soon bring summer- I can’t wait!

Fashionista, Uncategorized
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I love black & white pic- and love White swimsuits even more

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Love the floral print, her smile/laugh makes you want whatever she has on

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Love the fun prints on these swimsuits

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Modern-day take on gorgeous vintage pieces- originally posted on ohmytrendy.com

So thankful spring is officially here- Couldn’t possibly deal with anymore cold #sigh…

I have spent too many nights & days indoors. time to start packing away coats and lose some layers of clothing. 

I have been looking for swimwear inspiration for an upcoming trip and of course in true Nouveau Vintage style I turned to yesteryear for inspiration. 

These women from the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s etc really knew how to sex it up without over sexualizing swimwear as is the case nowadays.

This weekend I have a shopping trip planned for a client and will definitely be looking out for some vintage inspired swim suits.

Here’s to Spring!

Photo credits: http://www.pinterest.com/bettyewarner/

Pleats & Pearls

Business, Fashionista

How I love the weekend. I’m off to look at the space I found (to work in) and start putting together some ideas for paint, furniture-overall design of the space, super excited. 

Anyway, Cheers to the weekend loves.

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Black polo: Target $9
Heels: Shoemint
Skirt: Rubynicolevintage
Pearls: Rubynicolevintage

Polka dots…Yellow…Crop tops…Celebrations

Fashionista

Just a few pics from last nights celebratory cocktail night out.1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Crop top:Nyc fashion district store $1.99
Jacket: Rubynicolevintage
Heels:Rubynicolevintage
Skirt: Rubynicolevintage
bag: Rubynicolevintage

Playing dress up : Anti-Valentines day date

Fashionista, Uncategorized

As I always say…..You don’t have to break the bank to look fabulous. 

I went on an ‘Anti-Valentines’ date last week…(such a mushy holiday) my theory is if you claim to love me on that one designated day and the rest are forgotten well…what’s the point of it all….I did get chocolates, flowers, loads of wine and had a great dinner at a fabulous Ethiopian restaurant and loved it all…Sounds like a regular Friday night to me #shrugs.

I believe we all deserve to be spoilt everyday of the week- for me its the little things that count most~ date night once a week {even if its a picnic on your living room floor-just make time to connect with your partner} ~ a single rose- {just to show you thought of me} ~ a DIY card even…little things that don’t cost an arm and a leg but will be treasured memories.

Enjoy and let me know what you think about what I have put together.

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Blue shirt: Rubynicolevintage
Jacket: Christmas gift from a dear friend-Zara
Heels: Shoemint
Jeans: Rubynicolevintage
bag: Rubynicolevintage

Playing dress up: Winter white mesh

DIY, Fashionista

Another week another post on playing dress up for less…

On one of my many bargain hunting adventures I found this absolutely cute white mesh top and knew I had to get it.

I was initially inspired by this pretty sleeveless version from farfetch.com but at $365 {eeek} I swiftly left the site and went about my business of lifestyling… 

Enjoy and let me know what you think about what I have put together.

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I absolutely love this bag...its one of my fav bargain finds

I absolutely love this bag…its one of my fav bargain finds

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Smile...

Smile…

Mesh top: Rubynicolevintage
Jacket: old (similar) (similar)
Heels: Rubynicolevintage
Tights: h&m basics $9
bag: Rubynicolevintage

Playing dress up: {Date night for under $20}

Fashionista, Inspiration/Motivation, Uncategorized

I am a strong believer in maximizing my wallet as well as maximizing my clients wallets. You don’t have to break the bank to look fabulous. 

I have decided to include a weekly blog post about ‘playing dress up’ and with each post I will endeavor to keep the dress up ideas under $20.

Enjoy and let me know what you think about what I have put together.

Started of my shopping trip with this damask print skirt as inspiration

Started of my shopping trip with this damask print skirt as inspiration

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Skirt: Rubynicolevintage
Jacket: Rubynicolevintage
Heels: H&M 
Tank: On sale in NYC garment district $1.99

Celebrating a special birthday…with a special friend

DIY, Fashionista
Birthdays are awesome…a time to reflect on the year gone by and a moment to see the great possibilities in another new year. Every birthday, to me, is a blessing..God has given us another year to pursue our dreams,accomplish our goals and enjoy time with great friends and family….

I spent some time trying to think of what kind of gift to give my friend..after all 25 is a special year..I went down the list from thoughts of  ‘If I had won the lottery I would have offered a trip to paradise‘ (well that one would benefit all invited) alas wishful thinking…then I thought of what I would like as a gift and came up with Real paradise…#sigh (clearly I live on an imaginary island that dishes out wishes). I went thrift hunting in the hopes of finding something timeless she would love, and came up short… After all that daydreaming and hunting, I knew the only gift I could give her would be one I took the time to create which she would hopefully love longer than a season or year.

Wishing my love Tally an awesome birthday…

May all you dreams come true

The process of creating my DIY gift:

  • look for quotes that ring true to the receiver
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Quotes quotes quotes

  • Select photographs with you and your friend
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31 Dec 2014

  • Get a frame that will fit all your images (I got mine from Target)
  • Line up the images in the frame u9vka6dRO5RUbkBcKu2HD1cIC_ELkt2xHM1r3NwAV48,Su25Bd0SlJvpOY00q2ex10qjBpdx6Vp5rRKow28kZww

I added in a travel journal (my doll loves to travel, this will be great to journal and have trip memories) qzi9mwqS4D4LPqpWdeM9i_33stTohZTIexuAaqw3TD4,ciBFloHUvHo6OxjV8IVDMtCIcOWnzvKTbfkjmx7_R0I

  • Wrapped it in a pretty scarf (she loves scarves too)
  • kVc5UZD8Adb4EHfmgy6ECCrbhNVOdt2GZW3Rm1VKOQ0,aPz6qKaZWogC6U9X2EgNyo_PsZ5KM2gzMLUa0o9RYN0WG1_I86Q0TmLpbGMnCvWQSJvWA0XZo-jxj_gm2l2jU0,zrxDpZb2esSUsUZl8TBmgGOUE7MhecszbW0CKaf6hNoTally, I wish you an awesome year, filled with dreams come true, success and infinite happiness..

    Birthdays are always awesome with all your friends around you

    Birthdays are always awesome with all your friends around you

Today’s Style Secret – Celebrity Style Tips – Harper’s BAZAAR

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Great read, and DIY ideas…mix and match in what you already have to pull off these styles

http://www.harpersbazaar.com/fashion/fashion-articles/todays-style-secret?ha=1&spr_id=1447_42439746&src=spr_TWITTER

If I was you I would have married Mary Kate and Ashley….

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Gorgeous

Gorgeous

Been working on some styling advise/wardrobe revamping and thrift shopping for a client and thought I would share with you all my process…  

  • Firstly I have a chat with my client and find out what they are looking to do with their style by asking a few key questions (short sample)
  • Then we discuss budget- I have a lot of clients that specifically hire me for my ability to find amazing thrift-ed pieces. I work with any budget- as a lifestylist I’m all about maximizing my clients budgets and getting them the most..’Trying to make a dollar out of 15c’ as it were…
  • Once that’s all done, I build a full profile:  image/mood board, wardrobe cleanse, shopping trip, styling session and final meeting

A lot of work goes into this sort of business..well all businesses take a lot of work- if you are passionate about what you do it won’t feel like work.

My latest client loves Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen. These gorgeous twins are inspiring, hardworking and very stylish, makes sense for my client to want to dress like them.

Back to work for me, more blogging later

later Rubies

 

Chic

Chic

 

model fab

model fab

 

cocktail hour ready

cocktail hour ready

 

trendy and stylish

trendy and stylish

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Casual Chic

Casual Chic

 

Red carpet sexy

Red carpet sexy