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


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

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.


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 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

Whether you celebrate a springtime religious holiday or are just grateful for the return of consistent sunshine, it’s getting to that time of year when we move parties outdoors – or at least open up the dining-room windows. Break out the pastels, bright jewel tones, and serveware patterned with butterflies and flowers, then march boldly into the season with these warm-weather entertaining must-haves:

Spring Holiday Entertaining

By Jess Huckins, Staff Writer 

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March 6, 2013


1. We’re getting a little morning pick-me-up with these wise words.

2. There are enough manis on this Pinboard to keep our nails looking new for a while.

3. Nothing gets us in the mood for spring like a board full of fresh flowers.

4. These French bulldogs are beyond cute. Prepare to get distracted for hours.

5. All these dream living rooms have us inspired to redecorate (immediately).

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February 19, 2013

Olivia Chantecaille

Olivia Chantecaille and I go way back, having first met six or seven years ago when I interviewed the striking beauty guru for a shopping column I used to write for Fashion Wire Daily.

So I was delighted when she recently invited me to Chantecaille’s newly revamped Soho office for a sneak peek at their new collections and the skinny on her not-so-average workday. (Chantecaille was founded by Olivia’s mother, Sylvie, in 1997 – her father, Olivier, and sister Alex now work for the company, as well.)

“Every day is so different, which is the fun part of my job,” Olivia told me as we sat in a corner of the loft-like whitewashed space in front of a display of Chantecaille cosmetics, all of which I was dying to play with. “I wear so many hats. For example, tomorrow I’m going to one of our labs to work on our new spring colors for 2012, which is very exciting. They’re actually a lab based in Italy, outside of Milan, but they have a satellite lab here [in upstate New York] where we can go and mix colors that they’ll produce in Italy. It’s a great, fun place to work with the technicians and be very creative and come up with all the new shades that were inspired by the current fashion trends.”
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July 1, 2011


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


Spring 2011

Now that winter’s run its course, we’re busy getting prepped for warmer weather (an animal of its own). We asked our lovely Facebook Fans to post their most pressing questions. And one of our Rue stylists, Maureen, has all the answers when it comes to dressing for the season.

Q: What’s the one must-have outfit piece this spring? – Caitlin O.
A: Invest in a dress that can go from day to night. Try the new longer length to pair with flats in the daytime and high wedge espadrilles at night. For day, throw on a woven leather belt and a light cardigan or jean jacket. For night, go for drippy rhinestones to up the glitz.

Q: What’s the rule on nail polish color this season? Toes only? Fingers only? Matching toes & fingers? – Shawn F.
A: We love mixing up fingers and toes, but we try to keep the colors in the same family. Spring for a coral on your fingers and a hot pink on your toes, or try a ballet slipper pink paired with cherry red.
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April 22, 2011


three dots

Normally, beach shifts are relegated to weekends on the sand, waiting in line at the boardwalk snack bar, or sipping mai tais seaside. However, with the expert styling of Rue La La stylist Maureen, this Three Dots vintage voile boatneck tunic has traded in its sea legs (at least in part) to become one of our favorite looks for out on the town as well.

1. We believe that the night is still young. Wear the tunic out, with the sash tied in a loose knot at the side, partner with dark rinse jeggings, a long gold necklace with matching bangles, and your most leggy black heels.

2. We believe that the words “beach bum” are not an excuse for summer slacking. Wear this tunic as a dress, pair with a berry-hued straw bag, flat leather sandals, a lavender floppy sunhat, and of course, shades.

3. We believe that for a better view (and loftier sense of style), heels can do the trick for outdoor music festivals. Team with a teal pocketed skirt, tall metallic sandals, and wear this tunic tucked.

Now it’s your turn to play stylist – how would you style this floral number?

Our Three Dots Boutique opens Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 11AM ET.

April 13, 2011