There are just a few days left to enter our Love At First Sight Pinterest Sweepstakes for the chance to win $1,000 shopping sprees at both Rue La La and Madewell, but that doesn’t mean our Pinboards are slowing down anytime soon.

For today’s dose of (style) inspiration, we turned to our copy team for a peek at what they’ve been pinning to their own boards.

Who: Brianna Lapolla, Junior Copywriter
What she loves: All things pretty and feminine – which means plenty of pink.

Who: Jess Huckins, Copyeditor
What she loves: Jess has an eye for classic black with pops of color.

Need a crash course in Pinterest first? Check out our easy how-to guide, then enter our Rue La La + Madewell: Love At First Sight Pinterest Sweepstakes from February 5 to February 13, 2013, for the chance to win a $2,000 shopping spree – $1,000 to each Rue La La and Madewell.

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February 11, 2013

Is it just me, or does anyone else miss the grade-school days, when Valentine’s Day was an equal-opportunity holiday? You know, when you got a whole bag full of colorful valentines, regardless of your relationship status?

Well, we’ve decided to bring back the sentiment of a good old-fashioned greeting of indiscriminate love – with a stylish twist. Simply click one of the images below to download your valentine. Then print, customize, and send these out to your shopping buddy, significant other, best friend, or, you know, your favorite Rue La La writer… hint hint. 

Rue La La Valentine 1Rue La La Valentine 2Rue La La Valentine 3

By Lauryn Paiva, Staff Writer

Who will you be sending valentines to this year? Share in the comments below or tweet us at @ruelala.

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February 7, 2013

An at-home Valentine’s Day dinner doesn’t have to be all cupid and hearts. Shake things up a bit with these table-decorating tips, then treat that lucky someone to an unforgettable evening in.

Hold the Roses: The Anything-but-Traditional Valentine's Table

Then all that’s left? Figuring out the menu (mussels, anyone?) and a gift.

By Jess Huckins, Staff Writer

Do you have any go-to Valentine’s Day décor ideas? Share in the comments below, or tweet us at @ruelala.

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February 6, 2013

We interrupt our regularly scheduled dose of “Pinspiration” for something even more exciting: our Valentine’s Day Pinterest sweepstakes in partnership with Madewell. The stakes? One lucky winner will receive a $2,000 shopping spree – $1,000 to each Rue La La and Madewell.

The rules are simple: enter the sweeps on our Facebook page, then pin one thing you love from Rue La La, one thing you love from Madewell, and (at least) one other thing you’ve loved at first sight (spotted from anywhere). Go bananas. This is no time to show restraint.

For us, pinning what we love means anything from buffalo chicken pizza to an Hermès cuff bracelet – with plenty of style and Rueisms in between. But to get everyone’s gears rolling, we asked a couple of our staffers to create their own Pinterest boards (just to see what would make their lists).

Who: Rachel Solomon, Associate Creative Director
What she loves: We’re sensing a red trend – not to mention a commitment to Chanel.




Who: Domonic Gunn, Digital Designer
What he loves: Dom has a thing for tailored suits, and we have a sneaking suspicion his wife asked for those strappy sandals.

 

Enter our Rue La La + Madewell: Love At First Sight Pinterest Sweepstakes from February 5 to February 13, 2013, for the chance to win a $2,000 shopping spree – $1,000 to each Rue La La and Madewell.

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February 5, 2013

 

Four Pieces to Turn Your LBD into A Valentine's Day Ensemble

Going overboard on a Valentine’s Day ensemble is an easy thing to do. If you throw on a red dress, sparkly heels, and a few pink accessories, you’ll look like Cupid – not your valentine’s dinner date. Since an LBD never fails, start with that clean slate, then add just one piece of V-Day–inspired sparkle, like ruby drop earrings, a pink cocktail ring, or even a simple heart-shaped pendant. Then you can rest assured your date is staring at you for all the right reasons.

Our Swarovski Boutique opens Sunday, January 27, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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January 27, 2013

BY JADE FRAMPTON AND KATE DAVIDSON HUDSON, EDITORS AT ELLE MAGAZINE

Modern Love

At ELLE, we love to explore a women’s sense of self and personal style whether it’s in the way she dresses, lives, or loves. So this month, we’re redefining what it means to be in love. Forget the traditional, by-the-book Valentine’s Day definition and embrace what we like to call “Modern Love.” From celebrating confidence by slipping on a beautiful lingerie set, to indulging with a glass of champagne or piece of dark chocolate, this “new-age” love affair is all about embracing you. So, if you haven’t already, pick up our February issue of ELLE and check out our Modern Love Boutique for sweet, stylish love-yourself offerings that capture the essence of what Modern Love means to us.
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