Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wedding Wednesday: Illuminate

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Winter Lookbook Hair and Makeup Tutorial

The above image is taken from Cherished, our winter lookbook, and a big thank you goes to KC Witkamp for creating the hair and makeup charm. If you adore the look too, here are the hair and makeup tutorials for you!

Makeup List
1. foundation: Make Up For Ever #20
2. concealer: Make Up For Ever #2
3. bronzer/contour color: Make Up For Ever #12 Pressed Powered
4. shimmer: Kevyn Aucoin Highlighter
5. blush: Mac "Blush Baby"
6. eyeshadow base (all over eye): MAC Beige-ing Shadestick
7. cream eyeshadow (inner rim): Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream
8. eyeshadow: Make Up For Ever #126, Make Up For Ever Star Powder #940, MAC "Shroom"
9. lip liner: Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip #8c
10. lipstick: Make Up For Ever #21


The Fabric of Life

We are absolutely smitten with Caitlin Wilson's designer fabrics.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Picture This: An Art of Observation

"To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place...I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them." -Elliott Erwitt
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If Ruche were a kiss...

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...we would look something like this. Have a happy Monday!


Cyber Monday Sale

After a week of deals and a two day Black Friday sale, we have another sale for you! Today only, apply CYBERMON during checkout for 10% off your order. For any US orders today that are $50 or more, we'll cover your shipping too. ♥ Happy shopping!


Saturday, November 26, 2011

Style File: Countryside Charm

Do you love peter pan collars too? Be sure to stop by our Collar Theory and handmade collars DIY!


Friday, November 25, 2011

Utterly Engaged.

We recently partnered with the fabulous Utterly Engaged for a photo shoot and we adore these flower girl hairstyles. Enjoy!

*accessories used: a dance in paradise pearl necklace & enchanting evenings indie hair clip by petite plume

*accessories used: ella lottie beaded hair clip

*accessories used: dawning daylight indie hair clip by petite plume

See more from Utterly Engaged here:


P.S. Our Black Friday sales are still waiting for you! Ending at the end of today, all regular priced items are 15% off. Apply "BFSALE15" during checkout for a Black Friday discount. Be sure to take a peek at our markdowned items too. 

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

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A two day Black Friday sale.

Our official Black Friday sale started today and for two days only, all regular priced items are 15% off. Get an early bird start and use code "BFSALE15" for a Black Friday discount. Take a peek at our amazing markdowned items too. ♥ Happy shopping and have a great Thanksgiving weekend!


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wedding Wednesday: Snowberry Touches

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Wedding Wednesday: A Winter Wedding

These cozy, winter wedding ideas were inspired by our new lookbook, Cherished.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Giveaway Winners Announced!

All three giveaways ended today and we're excited to announce the winners! Drum roll please...

A Homemade Holiday Giveaway

For a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to Ruche, we asked you to make one of the DIY projects or recipes included in our holiday guide, submit a photo of the completed project, and tell us how you plan on using it for the holidays. The winner is...

The beautiful things I have made for this year's Homemade Holiday Contest are the burlap table runner as a beautiful table covering for all of our family to enjoy, the old script papers, and the felt flowers (as napkin rings). These things are all special and I will be using them as a centerpiece for my dining room table this holiday season.

My 5 year old daughter and I spent a fall afternoon creating the "old paper" together. This paper was made from old song books that were my daughter's great grandparents Christmas songbooks. As we made them my daughter would help me tear out and age each piece, put them in the oven, and roll them up. Now each time I look at the scrolls, I will cherish and remember that afternoon just the two of us got to enjoy together.

All of these will be able to be enjoyed by the sweet family that surrounds us, the blessed time we'll have and the conversation that will all take place around our dining room table this holiday season!

We were impressed by all of the creative submissions and we're happy to show you some of our favorites below. Thank you, everyone!

Cherished, a Romantic Winter Giveaway

To celebrate our winter lookbook, we asked you to describe your favorite lookbook scene and tell us about a cherished memory inspired by the photograph for a chance to win a $50 gift card. Every entry was simply amazing and it was difficult to choose our favorite, but the winner is...

I absolutely adore the scene where they are drinking hot tea outside under all the forest greenery, she is wearing this amazing oversized sweater and the simplicity and joy of the moment that is captured in this photo is breathtaking.... This entire scene reminds me of our family holidays. We live in a log home on 8 acres of country and many of my favorite memories take place outside on our back deck drinking coffee. Thanksgiving and Christmas especially all my distant family and some close friends come home and gather together, after a delicious homemade meal many end up out back snuggled up on the deck in chairs around the outdoor fireplace catching up and sharing stories and laughs. The happiness and warmth that this photo brought to my memory was unmistakable.

To everyone who participated, thank you for warming our hearts with your cherished memories.

Winter Lookbook Video Giveaway

In our most recent giveaway, we asked you to share our lookbook video on any (or all) of your social media accounts. We cannot thank everyone enough for participating and sharing our winter vision! We chose a winner at random and the winner is...

Megan {ShabbyBlogs}

Thank you so much for sharing our lookbook video on your Facebook, twitter, and pinterest accounts!

Thanks again, everyone! Stay tuned for future giveaways.

Our 6 Best Thanksgiving Day Movies

After all that turkey, green beans and mashed potatoes, give thanks and enjoy a few good movies.

  Ruche's 6 Best Thanksgiving Day Movies
1. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving 
2. Hannah and Her Sisters 
3. Home for the Holidays
4. Miracle on 34th Street
5. Planes, Trains and Automobiles
6. Pieces of April

Monday, November 21, 2011

If Ruche were a Thanksgiving centerpiece...

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...we would look something like this. We hope you had a beautiful Monday!


Picture This: A Reader's Travels

Guest post by Bonnie

I went to Paris this year with my hubby and we spent 10 beautiful days in Paris. Springtime in Paris is magical. These are a few of my favorite photos that I took whilst there.

To see more from Bonnie, take a peek at her blog. ♥ If you'd like to submit your own photos for our Picture This series, please visit our Ruche Blogger Family page for details. Thank you!

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