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

1. m loves m
Great style meets great eats. Just the way we like it.

2. Verses From My Kitchen
Never mind the prose – the food styling here is a-ma-zing.

3. Hair Romance
We’ll never be stuck with plain old ponytails again.

4. Late Afternoon
The style and scenery make for one can’t-stop-reading blog.

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November 22, 2012

Introducing: The Rue Reveal

Win Style, Swag, and Serious Bragging Rights

There’s only one thing that beats the arrival of a Rue La La box, and that’s uncovering what’s inside. So we’ve put that same excitement and anticipation into The Rue Reveal: our shiny new Facebook app that delivers coveted prizes and sparks a little (friendly) competition.

Every day throughout the holiday season, you’ll have the opportunity to open your own (virtual) Rue box for the chance to win style swag and well-deserved bragging rights. We’re talking $500 shopping sprees, one-of-a-kind experiences, and envy-inducing products you can only get on Facebook.

So what are you waiting for? Play The Rue Reveal now to unwrap great style.  (Just remember: you’ll want to choose wisely.) Good luck!

Love The Rue Reveal? Want more? Keep your eyes peeled on our Facebook and Twitter pages for more exciting things to come.

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November 20, 2012

Festive Dressing: Add a Dash of Plaid

I’m in a holiday state of mind, and there’s no stopping the Christmas music or screenings of Love Actually until the (very) end of December. That goes for my wardrobe, too, but instead of overdoing it with a head-to-toe holiday ensemble, I’m sticking to this tried-and-true winter pattern: plaid.

For the office
A basic plaid scarf gives a festive look to work attire, while keeping you warm on the weekday commute.

For running errands
Throw on a plaid blazer with your favorite pair of jeans, and you’ll never miss wearing your yoga pants to the grocery store. (Well, almost never.)

For girls night out
Avoid a too-country look by pairing a plaid top with a bold statement necklace. Dark wash jeans and heels elevate the outfit to not-quite-casual, perfect for a day or night out with the girls.

By Melissa Mann, Staff Writer

How are you wearing your winter plaid? Tell us in the comments or tweet us at @ruelala.

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November 10, 2012

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

1. A Pinch of Lovely
Graphic designer Krystal has a knack for finding beauty in fashion, jewelry, and print materials.

2. Just Add Glam
Every post feels like it came from a high-fashion magazine shoot, meaning there’s no end to the inspiration (or incredibly amazing outfits).

3. Rockstar Diaries
This stylish mom (and her kids) are just too. darn. cute.

4. Made by Joel
Need inspiration for keeping the kids busy on snow days and weekends? These DIY crafts and projects should have the whole family covered.

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November 1, 2012

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

1. Lemons & Loafers
We love how bright and fun Julia’s outfits are, and the healthy recipes sprinkled throughout? It’s a win-win.

2. A Keene Sense of Style
When we’re buried under a foot of snow, we’ll be turning to this L.A. blogger’s chic sense of style for warm and sunny inspiration.

3. The Brick House
We’re hoping that after a few of these brilliant DIY projects, our house will look (almost) the same.

4. A Beautiful Mess
Between all the recipes and home décor ideas, we’ll never leave the apartment (because we’ll be too busy crafting).

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October 25, 2012

Study Hall: Collegiate-Inspired Trends for Autumn

Whether or not you’re waking up for an 8 o’clock class this Friday, you can still lust after the hallmark looks of academia this season – without taking out an extra student loan.

Here’s how:

Stripe accents
An understated stripe updates a simple cardigan without being too overwhelming. Pair a neutral-colored, subtly striped sweater with solid skinnies (think oxblood or hunter green) for a cohesive look.

Collar down
Mercifully, the popped collar trend has long since run its course. Enter the versatile (and far more stylish) detachable collar. Whether or not you go the DIY route, contrast collars are a simple way to either add some edge (leather, stud-accented) or dainty detailing (lace) to a simple cable knit.

Oxford footwear
It’s hard to believe that at one point in my life, my mother had to beg me to wear saddle shoes. Now, I can’t get enough of the restructured canvas and leather Oxford shoe. Paired with dark denim and a sweater vest, I’m ready for the LSAT (almost).

Swap your contacts for chic frames
Why bother wearing contact lenses when there are so many sophisticated optical alternatives out there? Thick, black matte frames or round tortoiseshell glasses will instantly change up your daily look. For an easy, relaxed look, wear with a classic grey or white tee.

By Lauryn Paiva, Staff Writer

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October 25, 2012

What We’re Seeing Now: Leopard Prints at New York Fashion Week

What We're Seeing Now: Leopard Prints at New York Fashion WeekAs the epitome of the urban jungle, it makes sense that Manhattan is crawling with feline-printed fashion. While the rules of too-much-leopard are long gone, we’re loving the look when worn as a pop-of-print accessory.

September 16, 2011

Lord & Taylor: Cashmere by the Numbers

Lord & Taylor: Cashmere By Numbers

There’s something kind of nostalgic about slipping on a cashmere sweater from Lord & Taylor’s in-house label. The timeless pieces are perfect for stocking up on season after season, and keeping as lifetime favorites. Just pair with sleek riding boots and dark denim, and the result falls perfectly between effortless and ultra polished. As an ode to the super-soft sweaters, we’re counting up the reasons we love to put them on. In this Boutique:

2-ply cashmere makes for sweaters that are luxurious, lightweight, and durable.

3 timeless staples including the cardigan, shell, and V-necks.

6 polished patterns come to life in crisp stripes and classic argyles.

10 on-trend shapes like draped asymmetrical pullovers, open-front cardigans, and cropped shrugs.

21 colors from subtle neutrals and autumnal shades to bold brights and pastel prints.

Endless outfit options.

Our Cashmere Sweaters By Lord & Taylor Boutique opens Friday, September 9, 2011 at 11AM ET.

September 9, 2011

Local Style: Heather Hartle of Rue San Francisco

Rue San Francisco

We’re ushering in more and more local style across the country, and this time we’re honing in on the Bay Area. Rue San Francisco has arrived, giving you insider access to all the best local spots in the city. To celebrate San Francisco’s debut, we sat down with Director of Brand Partnerships, Heather Hartle, to talk about the city’s stellar boutiques, navigating the hills, and what to do when the fog rolls out.

Rue La La: Every city has its own fashion personality. What defines San Francisco style?
Heather: People love to say that San Francisco doesn’t have a distinct fashion style. My take on that sentiment is that because San Francisco has always been home to and prides itself on its entrepreneurs, free thinkers, and independents, it fails to fall into a set style persona. And that is a good thing. We’ve got everything from the preppy Marina girls and Mission hipsters to the tech geeks and ladies who lunch. I think of San Francisco style much like I do the people who wear it: varied and independent, with a strong sense of self.
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August 3, 2011

Five-Minute Pow-Wow: Rachel Roy

Rachel RoyWildly chic and completely on the pulse of women’s sartorial cravings, Rachel Roy is a force to be reckoned with. The New York-based designer has made quite a name for herself in the fashion world, turning out collection after collection of strong, incredibly wearable pieces. Here, we sat down with the fashion favorite for a few questions.

Rue La La: We imagine you were born stylish. Tell us how you got your start in fashion.
Rachel: I had wanted to be a designer since I was 8 years old. While back-to-school shopping, I realized that I wasn’t happy with the selection I had to choose from and decided to do something about it myself. My first job was in retail at the age of 14, and I’ve worked in the industry ever since. When I moved on to the more behind-the-scenes side in licensing, I got a firm understanding of the business side of fashion which helped me to build the foundation to eventually start my own company.

Rue La La: You always look so put-together. Do you have any guiding rules for your personal style?
Rachel: I love mixing things – hard and soft, masculine and feminine. I mix prints, colors, and textures and take risks by trying new things. My style tends to lean toward the classic side, but there is always a twist. If I have a simple, feminine dress on then I will wear a strong statement piece of jewelry to balance it out.
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August 3, 2011