With the biggest party of the year on the horizon, perfecting that dance floor–ready look ahead of time is of utmost importance. Thanks to our Ellen Tracy Boutique, this one’s covered (right down to the shiny flats for an easy shoe change).

The Party-Perfect New Year's Look


Our Ellen Tracy Boutique opens Sunday, December 23, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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December 23, 2012


The Rue holiday party is fast approaching, and the entire office is abuzz with one seemingly simple question: What are you wearing? But – as any girl can tell you – that question is most definitely not simple. Finding that perfect dress is far easier said than done.

Unless, of course, you have the help of, say… a couture designer. Like Georgina Chapman of Marchesa.

That’s right. We’ve teamed up with luxury charity auction site Charitybuzz – which has raised more than $65 million for nonprofits worldwide by auctioning exclusive access to the world’s biggest celebs and brands – to offer a fashion lover’s dream experience: an intimate shopping and styling experience with Georgina herself.

Included? A dress from Marchesa’s line (which Georgina will oh-so-expertly style), a custom fitting with an in-house seamstress, dress delivery, and more.

Finding that perfect dress is suddenly yesterday’s news. And better yet, net proceeds benefit Rose Children’s Home in Delhi, India, a charity which provides a long-term, safe haven – as well as education, healthcare, and livelihood skills – to abandoned and vulnerable girls under the age of 18.

Now, that is glamour you can feel good about.

Personal Styling by Marchesa’s Georgina Chapman opens Monday, December 10, at 11AM ET.

By Joanna Berliner, Editor 

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December 10, 2012

Let’s face it: no one wants to be in anything but sweats when it comes to gorging on a huge meal (namely, the hugest meal of the year) – which means dressing for Thanksgiving, killer style retained, takes a little strategy.

Follow these tips and nothing will stand in the way of you and that (much-deserved) plate of seconds.

Stick to dark colors.
Red wine, gravy, corn – the list of Thanksgiving stain offenders goes on. That said, if you stay away from anything light-colored, chance spillage will be totally camouflaged.

Nothing constricting!
This one goes without saying. Who wants to be reminded that, while eating that second slice of pecan pie, one’s body is expanding to fit that second slice of pecan pie? Go for a super-oversized top plus leggings, then dress them up with boots and a scarf – and enjoy those multiple helpings. (That’s what Thanksgiving’s about, after all.)

Make sure sitting (for a long period of time) isn’t a struggle.
That too-tight waistband? Save it for Day 3 of a juice cleanse.

Transferability from dinner table to couch is key.
Tryptophan isn’t just a legend – it’s real. Keep things loose and comfy and, if a nap just so happens to strike while lounging on the couch post-dinner, you’re dressed for it.

By Sarah Stanley, Staff Writer

What are your Thanksgiving outfit secrets? Tell us in the comments, otweet us at @ruelala

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November 19, 2012

From sleeping over at a Vanderbilt’s house to being greeted by cashmere (first thing in the morning), here’s a look at all the lovely things I’ll be snapping up off of Rue this week.

Clockwise, from top left:

1. A&R Cashmere slippers. Getting out of bed in the morning? With these buttery soft cashmere scuffs waiting, it’s that much less of a struggle. Our Soft & Bundle-Worthy: Blankets, Bathrobes, & More Boutique opens Monday, November 19, at 11AM ET.

2. Chan Luu wrap bracelet. I love this bracelet. Why? Because it excels at every play in the wintertime bracelet playbook. It’s snow white; it’s holiday gold; it’s neutral; it’s chunky. Our Chan Luu Jewelry Boutique opens Monday, November 19, at 11AM ET.

3. Tibi dress. Can’t wait to winterize this dress with some black opaque tights and a long-sleeved, tissue-thin tee (then wear it all by itself come spring/summertime). Our Tibi Boutique opens Monday, November 19, at 11AM ET.

4. Vanderbilt Grace Hotel. So quintessentially Newport, a stay in one of this restored mansion’s suites is nothing like that at a sterile hotel, and everything like that at someone’s beloved home. (That someone being a Vanderbilt, of course.)  Our Vanderbilt Grace Hotel – Newport, RI Boutique opens Monday, November 19, at 11AM ET.

By Sarah Stanley, Staff Writer

Looking forward to something next week? Let us know in the comments below, or tweet us @ruelala.

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November 18, 2012

Simply put – style is personal. We all have a certain fashion disposition – be it a love for the contemporary, a devotion to the classics, or an affection for all things avant-garde. To help figure out your sartorial sensibility – and dress it – check out our guide below.


For the Classicist
Your style is well-defined and eternally chic. Opt for classic staples like a crisp button-down and tailored-to-perfection trousers that will never go out of style.

For the Individualist
You experiment with an enviable fearlessness. Never shy away from bold colors or patterns (like the ombre sweater below) and always seek out avant-garde cuts.

For the Modernist
Your look is an artful curation of tradition and trends. Embrace clean lines, a monochrome palette, and contemporary pairings like a casual tee under a dressy double-breasted blazer.

Our Theory Boutique opens Thursday, November 15, at 11AM ET.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Blog Editor

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November 15, 2012


Even when we love it, we’re on edge when it comes to wearing the same recognizably patterned dress more than once for the fear of camera-happy friends papering the repeat offender all over the web. Yet, with the professional styling of Evan, one of the Rue La La stylists, there’s no need to hide from the paparazzi. These three iterations each feel fresh for whatever comes our way: whether we’re dressing for a date, the office, or the weekend.

1. We believe that the term “save the date” signifies the SOS potential of the perfect outfit. Head to the restaurant, salsa bar, or bistro donning a tribal dress, bold cuffs around the wrist, and a pair of rough-around-the-edges sandals.

2. We believe that the term “business casual” is not synonymous with boring. Head to the cubicle, conference room, or company cafeteria donning a tribal dress, a fitted black blazer, a chunky black and gold necklace, and a pair of chunky black boots with a heel.

3. We believe that the term “at the drop of a hat” was coined for our weekend spontaneity. Head to the neighborhood park, outdoor café, or take a city stroll donning a tribal dress partnered with a green field jacket, a flamingo orange skinny belt, a fedora wrapped in a ribbon of color, and a pair of wood-heeled cutout sandals.

Now that we’ve given a few examples, where else would you go and how else would you don this lovely tribal tiered frock?

Our A.B.S. Boutique opens Sunday, April 24, 2011 at 11AM ET.

April 24, 2011