Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Broadened Horizons


This year I plan to step outside of my comfort zone when it comes to shopping. If you have been reading for any length of time, you know that the majority of my wardrobe comes from Forever 21. Not that there is anything is wrong with that and I will continue to show plenty of love for it. I know how things fit, the sizing, materials, etc...I swear I could be one of the VP's for the company. Sometimes I tend to get tunnel vision and forget that there are actually some other amazing places to shop that are just as affordable, fun and stylish.


Enter Ruche. I came across the modern, online boutique, with a vintage touch several months after I started blogging. I picked up a few things here and there and was always pleased with the quality. Many of their items are exclusives that you won't find anywhere else and the story behind the company is the real deal.

Over the holiday break, during an out of control, after Christmas shopping extravaganza, I hopped over to Ruche to see what their recent offerings were. My shopping cart quickly went from one item to about ten. After some willpower, I ended up checking out with three items (the woven bag and plaid jacket in this post) that are not only staples, but well made pieces that didn't break the bank.

Ruche compiled an entire section of items that are less than $40. Below is my new wish list. They also have the most adorable selection of home decor and office accessories. This is not a sponsored post. I just wanted to share a few fab finds and spread the word in case you haven't shopped Ruche before. Plus, I am holding myself accountable that I will broaden my horizons in 2014 when it comes to shopping and adding new pieces to my wardrobe. I need to transfer a handful of my eggs into a few other baskets.



Happy shopping and as always, thanks for stopping by!
Shanna

49 comments:

Carly said...

That jacket is SUPER cute, and I love Ruche….one of my fav online stores!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

prettyanddelectable.com said...

That bag! Such a pretty color and I love the textures. Ruche is cute... it reminds me of Anthropologie, only more affordable. Have a great day!

In a trendy town said...

Nice jacket, very warm, we love brown and camel colors with jeans!

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Becky M said...

I love the boots and leggings - the color of the boots are just like a pair I have been wanting! Great outfit :)

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Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

Your jacket is fabulous, love it I need to check Ruche out.


xo
​PinkSole​

Nina Piccini said...

This plaid jacket is gorgeous - I get the same way about old navy and gap. ON/Gap this and that and for get about other gems...
I love Ruche's stuff just never pulled the trigger!
xo, Nina
afterthe40barfinish

Iris Hanlin - Writer/Photographer said...

I love Ruche! It's so clean and modest and elegant.


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Susan Jeffries said...

I had never heard of Ruche, so thanks for the introduction! I am working on this crazy shopping ban right now - torture! I may just hop on the jacket after my ban lifts! This would be perfect for fall and winter!! Super cute! Susan

Hallie Oceanside said...

I've been looking for a new place to shop, like you said looking to step out of the same ole' go to every time!

I love love love that jacket! I'll for sure have to check them out!

Joy Shana said...

Love the jacket, fabulous bag
Shana-Style

Heidi said...

Love that jacket! I've never shopped at Ruche before because I don't know if I've ever heard about it before! I'll check them out later. Thanks for sharing.

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Sarah Tucker said...

So happy you had the willpower to only get three things :) So happy we got to chat a little last night!

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

The colours of the shirt look absolutely amazing on you! And thank you for the intro to the shop. x

Kimberly said...

Love, love, love the plaid jacket/cardigan - I always forget about Ruche but they do have some really great pieces & prices. Thanks for the reminder! :)

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Maggie Frost said...

That jacket/cardigan looks so wonderful on you! Thanks for sharing the shopping tip!

Maggie
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Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

This jacket is just adorable! I definitely need to expand my shopping horizons this year as well. I've never purchased anything at Ruche, so I need to check it out!!

Dhruvi said...

Oh hey, beautiful! This is such a fun look. I love that coat!

Dhruvi
Stilettos & Sequins

Shelli Poole said...
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Shelli Poole said...

You are so darling!! I love this look and you look mah-velous in that necklace my dear! :) I'll have to check out Ruche, sounds like my kinda place! xoxo

Michael said...

I am loving this entire outfit. I could live in this! Off to check out Ruche!

TheTinyHeart said...

I can't get enough plaid so I'm loving this jacket! I've browsed Ruche before and they do have really cute pieces!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Everday Fashion said...

Wow that is such a great jacket! I will have to check out their site!
xo, Lee

Rachel Lynne said...

So chic! I love your jacket!

Ashley said...

Love outfits like these!! Plaid has been my go to lately!! You look gorgeous as always...

xo,
Sincerely Miss Ash

Alice Warren said...

Great jacket! Thank you for introducing me to this site, I will need to check it out.

Would you say their quality is similar to F21?


Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Kayla Gilbert said...

Love love love that plaid! So cute Shanna!!

Kayla
www.lovelucygirl.com

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Thanks for the intro to Ruche! I hadn't heard of them.

Love your bag and jacket.

Always Maylee said...

I love Ruche, they have cute baby stuff too! Love your outfit, especially that jacket.

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

After Eleven Blog said...

If we had a forever21 I'd be shopping there quite a bit too! By the way, I love that you take photos at different places now...not that the old place was bad, but it's cool to see different "backgrounds" lol.
Weren't you jumping a fence at the old place? or did I make that up? I could've totally made that up. ha!

pretty little things said...

this outfit is fab on you -- love that jacket! xo

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Because of Jackie said...

I've only ever browsed at Ruche, but I love what they have and I'm always intrigued. I need to step out of my "shopping box", I feel like I wear head to toe Target or Old Navy constantly. Yikes.

Helene in Between said...

let me count the ways i love this look. i am definitely shopping at ruche. you look divine!

Alyssa said...

Such a gorgeous bag. I love the color!

Darcy said...

I love finding new stores to shop from! As much as I love F21, I have started to not like shopping there because it seems like no matter what I buy everyone else has it too! Smaller (affordable) boutiques are becoming my go-to places!
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Nikki said...

I will have to go check out Ruche! I have never heard of them before. I love that plaid jacket.

Nikki
thefashionablewife.com

Berty Morales said...

Love that jacket!

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

I've never heard of Ruche! I love that jacket!!! And I'm obsessed with those boots too (love me some Francescas)!

All That Glitters said...

I love looking at their stuff online, but have yet to buy anything from them. Good to know the quality is good:)

Jennie said...

I'm loving the jacket and boots!
xo, Jennie
http://www.thediaryofarealhousewife.blogspot.com/

TaraMixandMatch said...

Kind of obsessed with your plaid jacket...it is gorgeous!

Kate said...

Oooh, I LOVE that shirt!

Alice Sibley said...

Ruche has such cute stuff and I also found it through blogging (yay!). I just got my first blouse from Ruche for Christmas :)

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Kathrin@shopschoolsleep said...

love the jacket!! how about you ship it over to me so i can borrow for a week? hahaha i have to implement a severe spending freeze because i want out of my apartment like yesterday!! so for now i will just drool over your beautiful outfits :)

clara mcmillan said...

You look amazing as always, you are fabulous I'm obsessed with your jacket! I will have to check out Ruche just because you said so.(My looser joke for the day...just to get it out of my system.) I love that lip color on you!

God bless
Xo, Claire
http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

Natramirez08 said...

love the look!

Chelsea Oliver said...

I love this outfit, Shanna! I'm one for always shopping at the same places, too, so I appreciate your suggestion to check out Ruche.

-Chelsea
chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

Amber said...

You look fabulous - I love everything about this outfit! Off to check out Ruche now :)

Elise Chapamge said...

Gorgeous coat , your style is great

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Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

Love this outfit on you Shanna!

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