fashion

Shopping Trip: Ruche

Yesterday, by way of Facebook, (those little ads on the side that I never click on) I discovered the online store, Ruche. I was immediately in love! It's Anthropologie inspired, J-Crew elegant and Forever 21 affordable - what's not to love?? Unfortunately for me, I am rather stuck in a jeans, cowboy boots, sweater phase of my life...I believe it has something to do with motherhood and living in a climate where rain prevails but regardless, I still have visions of myself in vintage dresses, feminine tops and sweet shoes. Now, I just need the courage to dress more like that! Maybe, Ruche will help me break me out of my "safe" attire.

Here are some of the lovely outfits and pretty treasures that caught my eye...

I love those gray boots!!

So pretty right? Go check them out here. I also love that they support many Indie artists and have several eco-friendly products.

Treat yourself to something pretty. You deserve it!

xo,

These may need to come home with me...

Vintage Love

So sorry I haven't been posting. Its been crazy. Today is my birthday, but I've been celebrating all week! I finally have a little quiet moment to share with you some images from the most lovely Portland vintage boutique, Xtabay. My dear friend Amy introduced me to this little gem of a store last Saturday morning. So inspiring and glamorous! Light filled, oh so feminine and utterly enchanting, visiting Xtabay is a must for lovers of vintage attire. Go meet Liz, the delightful store owner and check out her beautiful blog too. For those of you who don't live in Portland, you can also shop Xtabay on Etsy here.

I couldn't resist buying a gorgeous 1940's necklace, I may need to go back and get a dress to go with it!

Hope you have a happy Friday!

xo,

H & M Garden Collection

Spring has sprung at H & M and I'm already planning my trip up to Seattle to go pick these flowers...

These sweet and fresh florals are just a peek at the new spring line aptly named - The Garden collection. Featuring lovely feminine looks, perfect for those sunny spring days that we are longing for.

With prices starting at only $14.95 you can't beat H & M for a fabulous deal! Not sold...well maybe the fact that all these garments are constructed from organic, recycled materials may change your mind.

Inexpensive, ultra pretty and good for the planet too. Yes, please!

Now if only I could order online...sigh...

xo,

Ivy

All images via H & M