Ruche does a nice job of putting together lookbooks for their new collections and they remind me of the Anthropologie catalogues I used to receive in the mail. The difference is that Ruche has a more affordable price range, geared toward a younger age group. Another thing I like about the brand is that they have a section called “Back in Stock” for items that were previously unavailable, and it’s not a small measly section – they bring back favorites.
The Fall lookbook “Kindred Spirits” reminds me of where I grew up – a fairly small town with a lot of horse pastures. This was not my life but I can imagine waking up on a misty fall morning and pulling on a knit sweater to go check on the horses. That’s why I like this lookbook so much, and if you go to Ruche’s Facebook page and share your favorite image from this lookbook by Sept. 24th you could win a $150 gift card. More info here. (um, I’m doing it, you should too)
It shouldn’t be a surprise that a lookbook featuring horses would have a ton of adorable retro 50s/60s style pieces. What might be a surprise though (to me anyway), is that I love this coat. I’m so scared of white coats but I still love the crisp ivory with the contrast of the black piping. But, no matter how cute this prairie girl look is with the black and white plaid vest and mustard skirt, the horse is the real star here.
This outfit is pretty and girly and sweet. I love the mixture of the stripes with the floral as stripes act as a neutral to this very feminine look. Each piece of the outfit is unique – from the collar on the blouse to the bow on the skirt, but really I just want those shoes. They have a very flattering vintage, classic shape.
There’s something sexy about this look – almost an undone feeling to it. The relaxed blouse over the sheer dress and dark tights doesn’t look too pulled together, and is perfect for an early November stroll. The jewelry is simple and understated but plays perfectly off that incredibly comfortable looking brown shirt – full length sleeves are overrated.
Plaid for fall? Isn’t that an obvious one? Keep a few beloved plaid shirts in your closet as a staple, just make sure to mix it with feminine pieces and not get too down-country-cowboy with chaps and spurs. On my wishlist: wine colored jeans. They’re vibrant and perfect for fall when everything is getting a little darker, moodier, and more romantic.
Fall is creeping up and I wish I had a variety of coats and sweaters to play with. These two gorgeous muted jewel tone coats have such different vibes to them that you could change up your look drastically just by changing your coat – from comfy-fur-collared-poncho wearing badass, to sexy-en-route-to-dinner-and-a-show lady of the night.