In Our Fashion Fix-It Kit: SPANX®

We’re beyond excited that spring is officially here. And even more excited that we can finally ditch our winter leathers in favor of a few bright and breezy seasonal items. But with warm-weather dressing comes a few delicate challenges – and that, friends, is why one should always have SPANX® on hand.

SPANX® on Rue La La

Our SPANX® Boutique opens Thursday, March 20, at 11AM ET.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor

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March 20, 2014

Instant Inspiration: 5 Pinterest Boards We Can’t Get Enough Of

A Tuesday roundup of our recent Pinterest obsessions

No matter how cold our iPhone® says it is, we can officially say it’s spring come March 20. 

1. Nothing makes us smile like a fresh bouquet of tulips.

2. Pull out the picnic baskets. We’re bringing the sandwiches (and the wine).

3. Biking to work is a lot more enjoyable once the ice disappears.

4. Relentless rainstorms are just another excuse to buy new Hunter boots.

5. More daylight hours? A reason to pick up some sunglasses.

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March 18, 2014

Instant Inspiration: 5 Pinterest Boards We Can’t Get Enough Of

A Tuesday roundup of our recent Pinterest obsessions

Guys, let’s be honest. We were over winter before it even started. Here’s to kicking cold weather to the curb and planning a killer spring.

1. Forget sweater investment. Put that money toward your shoe game. (Bright wing tips, anyone?)

2. Find a way to get your hands on these car keys. There are digits to be scored at stoplights.

3. Start polishing your clubs now. You’ll want to fit in as many golf courses as possible this season.

4. A round of craft beer always tastes good, and a view just makes it better. Rooftop bar it is.

5. Time means a little less this time of year, but a watch (cough, Rolex, cough) is always an eye-catching addition. 

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February 25, 2014

Instant Inspiration: 5 Pinterest Boards We Can’t Get Enough Of

A Tuesday roundup of our recent Pinterest obsessions

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1. We’ve started planning for Memorial Day – and this board has our dessert table covered.

2. Are you as pumped for a coffee break as we are?

3. Color us crazy, but some of these vibrant combos are blowing us away.

4. Our sleep space could use a revamp. Cue the inspiration to get us there.

5. These luxe hair accessories have us rethinking our everyday ponytail.

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April 30, 2013

Instant Inspiration: 5 Pinterest Boards We Can’t Get Enough Of

A Tuesday roundup of our recent Pinterest obsessions

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1. It’s officially spring, and we couldn’t be happier.

2. Warmer weather means hosting a garden party, stat.

3. In honor of Lilly Pulitzer, we’re taking a look back at her best style moments.

4. We can’t help it – we’re already dreaming of the beach (and planning our new swimwear outfits).

5. These black and white photos are just the calming inspiration we need.

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April 9, 2013

In Bloom: A Guide to Spring’s Flowers

Everyone loves a beautiful garden in spring – that’s a given. But the foresight to start planting seeds immediately after the last frost? If you’re like me, you don’t have it. But don’t be discouraged by getting a late start in the garden. That’s what flower bulbs are for!

If you’ve been perusing flower markets recently, you’ve surely noticed them. And here, a guide to the most common (and beloved) ones you’ll see in the coming weeks. Consider this your (semi-belated) gardening primer.

Spring Flowers

Early Spring (March – April) 
Daffodils, irises, and scilla are among the first to blossom. These flowers come in shades of yellow, blue, and more (irises can be practically every color of the rainbow), and make the garden instantly brighter. Though they all take a few months to reach their colorful best – irises in particular hit full stride in summer – these flowers are the first to kick off the spring season.

Mid-Spring (April – May)
Come the middle of spring, tulips – one of the most popular seasonal flowers in the world – begin to bloom. They’re so revered they inspire festivals all around the world, from Albany, New York, to India. And while primrose are traditionally thought to be the earliest spring flower – the name derives from the Latin word for “early” – they are joined by azaleas and magnolias when they bloom in mid-spring.

Late Spring (May – June)
In the last weeks of spring, look for lilies, lilacs, and peonies. The emergence of these flowers means the seasons are progressing from spring to summer, bringing with them a whole new range of flowers to ogle.

By Anna Kuchinsky, Staff Writer

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April 8, 2013

Instant Inspiration: 5 Pinterest Boards We Can’t Get Enough Of

A Tuesday roundup of our recent Pinterest obsessions

1. Joanna Goddard‘s board of people has us feeling warm and fuzzy about humanity.

2. Now that it’s spring, we need to think about what to fill our window boxes with.

3. This bright, vibrant board might have us in color shock.

4. One should always make time for tea.

5. A board devoted entirely to chocolate? Oh yes, please.

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April 2, 2013

Instant Inspiration: 5 Pinterest Boards We Can’t Get Enough Of

A Tuesday roundup of our recent Pinterest obsessions

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1. Proof that we might need chevron in every room of our house.

2. We’re kind of obsessed with Harper’s Bazaar‘s collection of incredible fashion photos.

3. We have a feeling we’d do a lot more work if our home offices looked anything like these.

4. Just color us happy, please and thank you.

5. This Pinboard of outdoor spaces has us dreaming (and wishing) for warm weather, stat!

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March 26, 2013

Plan a Season’s Worth of Outfits with These Tops, Jeans, & Shoes

Amp up your spring denim routine

Arguably the best part about the changing seasons is the excitement of new outfits for every occasion. Here’s your go-to guide for three of spring’s most popular outings – banishing that “what to wear” question for good.

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Our Lucky Brand Women and Lucky Brand Men Boutiques open Monday, March 25, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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March 25, 2013

Spring Into Change: How I’m Switching Up My Daily Routine

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Spring has officially sprung – though judging by the sub-arctic temperatures here in Boston, I would be inclined to disagree. In addition to some much-needed spring cleaning, I’ve decided to jump-start the seasonal transition by switching up my routine in as many ways as possible. Take a peek at one week of daily tweaks, designed to break me out of my winter blues.

Monday: Instead of going to the gym after work, I opted for a 6:15AM spin class. Let me just say – endorphins before 7 are the new coffee-with-four-shots-of-espresso. I felt great well into the afternoon – and bonus? I had plenty of leisure time on my hands post-work.

Tuesday: I challenge you to find a transportation system worse than Boston’s. My answer to eliminating morning subway stress? Taking the bus instead. I actually found it made for a (relatively) quicker commute, and I had the added challenge of actually paying attention to where I was going.

Wednesday: I set my alarm a full hour earlier and went to a neighborhood café (a.k.a. not a Starbucks, a.k.a. one major daily adjustment) to sit down with coffee and read my book for a whole thirty minutes. There’s seriously nothing like a change of scenery and a bit of relaxation in the morning to put you in the best frame of mind for the rest of the day.

Thursday: In an effort to change the soundtrack of my day, I overhauled my media consumption. I swapped my normal morning playlist for a podcast and perused new websites and blogs instead of glancing at my RSS feed. Pros? Learned something new. Cons? Realized I’ve let my knowledge of current events fall by the wayside.

Friday: You know those perfume samples that get tossed into your shopping bag every time you re-stock your favorite scent? I am a legitimate hoarder of these things. Instead of reaching for my signature scent, I tried one of these little babies on a whim. The result? I actually fell in love with my random selection, which resulted in a weekend trip to the nearest Sephora.

By Lauryn Paiva, Staff Writer

Have any good ideas when it comes to switching up your daily routine? Let us know in the comments below, or tweet us at @ruelala.

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March 21, 2013