It’s a Blogger’s World (We Just Live In It)

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1. DustJacket Attic
So many beautiful photos and images – we don’t even know where to begin. Inspiration definitely starts here.

2. Roost
Combining delicious recipes with artful photography, this blog has us wasting away hours. (Sorry, boss.)

3. The Forest Feast
A New York food photographer moves to a cabin in California… and we’re obsessed with her fresh recipes and food styling.

4. Note to Self
A combination of fashion, food, and inspiring quotes, all created in perfectly pinnable designs.

Who are we missing? Tell us on Twitter at @ruelala #bloggerswelove. 

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December 27, 2012

In Good Fashion: Post-Holiday Donations

 

Whether you need to make space for all that new loot or you’re just not loving the sweater from Great-Aunt Mary, this is the time of the year when we find ourselves with tons of stuff in need of relocating. Enter: the art of the donation. While the holidays may be over, the need for charity is not – and all those items you less-than-love can be put to good use in a number of (feel-good) ways.

Food
Of course, “cooking for an army” is the kitchen aficionado’s holiday M.O. All those resulting leftovers? Donate them to a food bank.

Coats
You scored that much-wanted puffer for Hannukah – now give your old one a whole new lease on life.

Sports Equipment
The garage can only hold so many soccer balls, after all.

Toys
Hands down the surest way to make any deserving kid happy.

By Sarah Stanley, Staff Writer

For more on stylish acts of charity, check our In Good Fashion column every Thursday.

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December 27, 2012

New Year, New Lipstick

New Year's Eve Lipsticks

While I’m a huge proponent of a classic red lip, it leaves a little something to be desired on a night that is notorious for letting your inhibitions go the way of the wind – New Year’s Eve. If we’re willing to go outside our style comfort zones and pile on leather, sequins, and fringe (just not simultaneously) to ring in the New Year, doesn’t it make sense to be a little more daring with our lip color, too?

Get in touch with your dark side. A deep crimson, could-be-mistaken-for-black lip instantly adds a sumptuous element to your look.

Peachy keen. An orange hue is unexpected without crossing into cringe-worthy territory. Stick to shades that remain in the coral family to rock this shade perfectly.

Seeing violet. A purple lip is not for the faint of heart – but it is for the fashion-forward. If you’re aiming to stand out this New Year’s, try swiping on this unique hue.

By Lauryn Paiva, Staff Writer

Will you be trying a new lipstick shade this New Year’s Eve? Share in the comments below or tweet us at @ruelala.

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December 27, 2012

The Post-Holiday Savior: SPANX

 The Post Holiday Savior: SPANX

Still holding on to a few post-holiday pounds? Yeah, me too. Luckily, when armed with these slimming saviors, I know I can take my time getting back to the gym. With tanks, tights, and even swimsuits that lift and smooth, what’s a few more days in front of the fire with family and a plate full of leftovers?

For the Post-Holiday Vacation
No one likes to brave the beach when they’re feeling bloated, but with this black and white number – part of the “Whittle Waistline” collection – cover-ups might just become a thing of the past.

For the Return to the Office
Worn under a blazer, this simple, slimming tank hides last weekend’s fruitcake consumption in a flash.

For Getting Back to the Dating Scene
With this seamless, smoothing underwear, you’ll walk into any dinner date feeling as confident as can be.

Our SPANX Boutique opens Thursday, December 27, at 11AM ET.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Blog Editor

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December 27, 2012

The ReTweet: 5 Style Bytes You May Have Missed

@ciaobella50: Calm and quiet morning after Christmas …. Cappuccino is my best friend
Make that five cappuccinos, and then we’ll talk.

@mrjoezee: I’m hoping the Betty Crocker Easy-Bake oven in a gender-neutral color is under my tree. If not, I’ll have to settle for the Wolf 6-burner.
We’re still waiting for our gender-neutral oven… 20+ years and counting…

@kattanita: Mrs. Doubtfire and a plate full of chocolate chip cookies.
Why does that sound like the best afternoon ever?

@OscarPRGirl: williams sonoma is so scary right now.
We’re not sure if you’re talking about the overabundance of holiday décor, or the people shopping there.

@AmandaOleson: Christmas cookies for brunch? Yes please.
Sounds like our post-holiday menu.

By Melissa Mann, Staff Writer

Surely we missed something, so leave your favorite tweets of the week in the comments below, or tweet us, of course: @ruelala.

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December 26, 2012

Holiday Cleanup: Repurposed Wrapping Paper

 

IMG_3200              Photo credit: Little Red Bowtalk    

It’s official – the holidays are over. And if you’re anything like me, there’s a sea of crinkled-up wrapping paper left on your living room floor. But this year, instead of throwing it all out, I’m taking a cue from craft guru Martha Stewart and putting all that leftover paper to good use.

1. For post-holiday dinner parties, serve cocktails on a drink tray lined with leftover metallic paper.
2. Resolving to get organized for the New Year? Make it that much easier with these decorative box labels made from recycled wrapping paper.
3. Keep your place in all those books you were gifted with a homemade bookmark made of wrapping paper.
4. The best way to say thanks for that oh-so-sweet gift? A card made from the wrapping paper it came in.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Blog Editor

How are you reusing your wrapping paper post-holiday? Share in the comments below or tweet us at @ruelala.

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December 26, 2012

A Day in the Life of the Rue Warehouse Sale

 

Crazy day? There’s a Rue Warehouse Sale item for that. From bedroom essentials to coats, totes, dresses, and more, this absolutely gigantic, everything-must-go event has sunup to sundown outfitted in style.

Clockwise, from top left:
 
7AM: Wake up and smell the coffee.

7:45AM: Throw on your office best and head out the door.

12:30PM: Hit that lunchtime yoga class.

5:30PM: Pack up your stuff and head home.

6:30PM: Dinner is served.

8PM: Time for a soak. (You’ve earned it.)

The Rue Warehouse Sale opens Wednesday, December 26, at 11AM ET.

By Sarah Stanley, Staff Writer

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December 26, 2012

Happy Holidays from Rue!

The holiday season’s been crazy. Now, go ahead and celebrate. (That’s our plan.)

And, on slightly softer note – we’ve been really moved by this. Check it out, then pay it forward. That’s what the holidays are about, after all.

 

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December 25, 2012

Get Ready: Our Warehouse Sale is Coming

 

The Rue Warehouse Sale

We’ve cleaned house so you can do the same. Starting 8PM ET on Tuesday, December 25, our every category – think coats, jewelry, heels, home decor, and more – will all be up for grabs, at everything-must-go pricepoints. You know what a spic-and-span Rue warehouse means, after all: just that much more room for a whole new year’s worth of style.

The Rue Warehouse Sale Boutiques open Tuesday, December 25, at 8PM ET.

 


December 24, 2012

Chitter Chatter

Chitter Chatter

Check out: Ann Curry’s 26 random acts of kindness, then pay it forward.

Salute: Lena Dunham, Time’s “Coolest Person of the Year.” Since we like to pretend she’s our best friend, that makes us cool by association, right? 

Read:
Refinery29’s Fashion Yearbook. Picking just one favorite style moment from 2012? Impossible.

Know: Ben Affleck is rumored to be considering a run for Massachusetts Senate. Cue millions of women making a career change to politics (us included).

Tell us what you’re buzzing about this week or tweet us at @ruelala.

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December 24, 2012