Do you want to be a Stylist at Ruby Slippers??

bw girlWe’re looking for an experienced Part Time Stylist to join the Ruby Slippers Styling Team.

The ideal person would have an eye for colour, know which styles work with different body shapes and have great rapport with people. You must have a key interest in fashion and be passionate about brands, as well as making clients’ look and feel amazing! You’ll be working with people of all ages, sizes and with varying budgets.

A minimum of 2 years’ experience working within the industry as a stylist is required.
You need to be able to work within approx 20k radius of Sydney city and willing to work Saturday’s.

Rates based on experience.

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These boots were made for walking…. and showing off!

Now that the seasons are changing, and it is officially too cold to be wearing open toe shoes without feeling like a frostbite victim, we wanted to turn your attention to one of our FAVOURITE autumn/winter wardrobe items… BOOTS!

As soon as that cold chill creeps in to the wind, ladies everywhere starting to bring out their opaque tights and we know it’s time to check out some fancy footwear.

Since we love them SO much, we have curated some of the ones we’re absolutely lusting over to help you wade through the sea of shoes that even a pro shopper can get lost in!

 We’ll start with a classic: The Ankle Boot:

Super popular, cut in a classic black, likes these from Trenery, $249:


So, if you’re looking for something that’ll go from day to night in a flash, a black pair with a chunkier low heel is a great item to add to your list. Our tip is to make sure there’s a bit of space between you and the boot, you don’t want it to be gripping your ankle for dear life. The gap will actually make your legs look longer!

A great ankle detail like this bargains from Billini at Birdsnest ($79.95), will help make your black boots feel extra special:


And, as much as we love a classic black pair, this season it’s all about taking risks with pieces like this animal print pair from The Iconic  ($299) which would look AMAZING paired with some tailored black trousers and a loose metallic sweater or a bright blazer that pops. Can you say fierce?


We also really love a nice camel coloured boot in a sumptuous textile like this suede DV by Dolce Vita pair, $85, with a gorgeous perforated middle detail:


OR these lust-worthy Rag&Bone Harrow boots, $561, a fav with Reese Witherspoon, Alessandra Ambrosio and Julianne Hough:


Photo by PeopleStyleWatch

 If you’re looking for a pair with less of a heel, try these gorgeous Seychelles buckle boots, ($97.99), they’ll keep your feet happy and dry all season long for an affordable price! I have this style is black and they are so comfy and stylish:


One of my other favourite boot styles, which is always in fashion, is:

The Riding Boot:


Picture via HOLLYWIRE

These boots look best when they hit right below the knee and pair perfectly with ponte pants (an a/w staple).

I currently have both black (Wanted) and chocolate brown (Ralph Lauren) pairs of riding boots in my wardrobe,  we highly recommend investing in range of colours. You can match them with tights, wool winter skirts, ponte pants and coloured skinnies. The possibilities are endless!

Look for deep caramel shades which mix well with a cooler winter palette like these Vince Camutos (from $99-$198):


 For something a bit different try these Steve Madden boots, (from $169.95) with an exposed red accent zip that is just gorgeous:


And finally, if you’re looking to add some major drama, you have simply got to try the hottest boot trend:

OTK aka Over-The-Knee.

Designers from Tony Bianco to Alex Perry are loving this design right now!

Definitely a splurge item, $1700, Gianvito Rossi, OTK ones are perfect with a pointy toe and in this suede material. For added flair try these Brian Atwood ‘Ares’ boots which feature quilted leather and gold hardware, ($852), we also adore these trendy (and less exy at $120) oxblood, River Island OTK boots. Such a great statement item. Pair them with a cream blouse, a leather a-line skirt and tights:

combined boot

So, when you’re out boot shopping, just remember Ruby Slippers Top Tips:

 -Look for sumptuous fabrics (ones that will last and just scream luxury)

-Extra detailing that stands out (think quilting, buckles and statement stitching)

-Leather, leather, leather! (if in doubt, go with a sleek, black leather pair – it really is a no brainer)

-A heel you can actually walk a mile in (think stacked and a bit thicker than usual).

Because your boots should be made for walking… and flaunting with all of your friends!

If you want to get in touch, please email us and say hi:

By Ishtar Schneider x



Dressing to a Dress Code!

There is nothing that seems to fill people with panic and fear like a stipulated dress code on an invitation. At Ruby Slippers we hear cries of help from desperate guests trying to figure out what on earth to wear to ensure they look the part.

Two of my very dear friends are getting married in August, their dress code of ‘Countryside Chic‘, seems to have caused more headaches than help.   People seem to know where they sit with Black tie, Cocktail…but Countryside Chic causes all sorts of chaos!

Well fear not fashionistas, we’re here to help! If you’re attending a function or wedding with this dress code, let us set you on the right track:

The good news is when someone puts this onto an invitation, they are inviting you to be a little less formal with your outfit – they want you to have a little fun and look appropriate for the venue.

Let’s start with the boys…. it’s your time to play around with pattern, colours and accessories!!! We mean this in a good way….

Don’t feel you need to wear a full suit, you can mix and match trousers and a jacket:


 Brightly checked shirts are a big yes for the this look. Clash with a patterned tie for a less formal look:


Braces, hat… a double yes!! Get that country feel going:


Tie? Not necessarily, an open shirt with a waist coat or jacket looks great or why not try out a bow tie, we love this look:

Combined CC 2

Jacket? A jacket is the easiest way to pull your outfit together and give you that ‘finished’ look. If you’d rather leave yours at home though, try and button through sweater or waist coat:


Jeans… No, it’s a wedding! Lets make an effort people!

Countryside Chic for the Ladies….well it’s a wedding, so you’ll want to get glam’d up – just with a little more laid back feel. Lets rule a couple of things out first: avoid evening gowns and formal frocks, they will look out of place under this dress code.

Really play with colour and pattern, go bright, colourful and clash prints:


 Love, love, love Polka dots:

polka dots

The below looks are very different, but both work. A maxi dress looks elegant, is easily accessorised and can be paired with flats or wedges. If you’re not tall enough to carry off a maxi, try a short style. This turquoise colour is amazing, and the crochet detail gives it a more elegant feel.


Vintage is the perfect look for a Country Wedding. Simple and elegant. Add a floral detail to give the perfect wedding feel:


My final piece of advice ladies would be around your footwear. Leave the stiletto’s at home…the ‘country’ in the dress code spells danger for big heels. Embrace sexy sandals, wedges or gorgeous wellies!!!


If you want to run anything past our stylist, email us at

Have fun, and all the love in the world to the gorgeous bride and groom xxx

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Make sure you spoil your Mum this Mother’s Day!


Sunday 11th May is Mother’s Day; if that is news to you then DO NOT PANIC, we’re here to help with some awesome present ideas!

To make sure your Mum knows how loved and special she is, I’ve enlisted the help of my Mum (thanks Mum), to give me her top pick of present suggestions:

Country Road Flats, $149:

Country Road flats


Witchery, White Shirt, $149.95. Double win on this one, happy mum and all the gross proceeds go to Ovarian Cancer Research:

white shirt

Hard to Find, Crystal Drop Earrings, $69.99 (free gift wrapping and shipping!):



Banjo & Matilda Cashmere Sweater, $395:



Jigsaw, Tote, $299:

bag jigsaw

Ruby Slippers Styling Vouchers…these really are the gift that keeps on giving. Learn what styles and colours suit you! Let our stylists put together a wardrobe full of clothes that suit your shape and lifestyle. Look great, everyday, change how you feel about yourself when you look in the mirror!!

Check out are lovely Mother and Daughter Styling Package, such an amazing experience for you both:

Mother Daughter Package

Make sure your Mum knows how much she means to you!

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