What the Frock!?

It’s wedding season, it’s race season, it’s hen party season, it’s formal season…roughly translated to

‘ argh, I need something amazing to wear season’!!!

Girls, we hear your cries and we want to ensure you are looking a million dollars for your next special occasion.  Our stylists have picked out some of their favourite dresses.  Outfits for all different body shapes and budgets…so no one is left having to ‘panic purchase’ before their next event.

Check out our top outfit picks…

 

Anyone rocking this gorgeous little number will tick the ‘I look fabulous box’! It is great for pear shaped girls as the fitted bodice showcases your top half, and the fuller skirt is soft over your hips. Just gorgeous!

Little Lace, $105

Ok, so it’s not actually a dress…but a. who cares and b. you actually can’t tell?!  This jumpsuit is amazing if you are carrying a little ‘mum tum’ weight or should be doing a few more squats in the gym! It’s summery, looks great and is reasonable…tick, tick, tick.

Sheike, $189.95

The draping across the middle of this dress is super flattering and hides all kinds of bumps! If the slip underneath isn’t a perfect fit for you, change it to create the silhouette you want.

Starts at size 4 for those on the petite side.

Alice McCall, $490

Hands up pear shaped ladies…this one is great for you. The soft a-line skirt is really forgiving over your hips, and the pretty bodice draws eyes upward.  Also great for anyone who needs to add a little shape to their straight up and down figure. And that colour…we LOVE, and the price…oh, and it comes in sizes 4 – 18….yep, sold!

ASOS, $149

Vavavoom…hourglass girls, this is your dress!!! We don’t need to say anymore!

Wheels and Doll Baby, $284.40 (on sale)

This divine dress is super flattering, the spider lace creates a soft camouflage over the under dress.   The shape is a perfect for anyone wanting to create a more curvy silhouette, soften larger shoulders or hide those saddlebags! Really unique, and a beautiful fit.

Rebecca Vallance, $949

Hello sexy lady!!! This figure hugging number is just gorgeous for anyone wanting to show off their curves. The fabric is very forgiving and really holds you in, creating a beautiful shape.

Alex Perry at Myer, $700

Whether you need some help finding a dress or outfit for a special occasion, or you want a whole new wardrobe for Summer, just let us know.

We have packages to suit everyone, and cover all major shopping centres in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Gold Coast, with packages starting at $275.

Contact us now, and let us know how we can help!

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Mother’s Day

Mother’s day is on the 14th May, and if you are searching (or will be searching on the 13th May!) for the perfect gift experience, then our Personal Shopping Package is for you!

Forget flowers, forget perfume, this is the gift that keeps on giving.

It’s fun, friendly and she’ll learn bag loads about styling herself.

Whether she’s a shopaholic or loathes buying clothes, our experienced stylists will make this the most successful shopping trip she’s ever been on.

No more ‘I have nothing to wear’ moments!

What’s the deal?

  • We’ll send you a lovely voucher. Late comers, don’t panic these can be purchased online under ‘shop‘ right up till the last minute!
  • The voucher is valid for 12 months.
  • They can be used in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Gold Coast.
  • The cost is just $375+gst, for a fabulous 3 hours experience…we’ll even give her a style form to keep, so she doesn’t forget all our hints and tips!

For more information or to hear our clients rave about their sessions check out our personal styling package 

or you can contact us directly at admin@rubyslippersstyling.com.au

Hottest Autumn Style – Military Jackets

 

At Ruby Slippers we are just a little bit head over heels for some military styling this Autumn.

Jackets, blazer and shirts – we just love! 

If you need an alternative to your denim or leather jacket – check!

If you are sick of always wearing black – problem solved!

Or maybe you want something that is a little more stylish to throw on over a tee – read on!!

 

Images via pinterest

Check out our stylists’ top picks below, and add a little military glam to your wardrobe.

This little blazer just keeps on giving. Perfect for work and evening glam!

Witchery, $279.95

If khaki isn’t your colour opt for a navy, rather than black:

Camilla & Marc, $680

Need a ‘soccer mum’ jacket that doesn’t make you look 87?

Reply at ASOS, $284

If you find yourself dragging out your tired looking black jacket every time it gets cold, inject some colour and interest.

This coat is on sale, and a steal at the moment!

Mossman at Myer, $209.97 (on sale)

This is the perfect casual jacket to throw on with jeans…and also, solves the double denim crisis! Also comes in sizes 6 to 22.

We just love the neon piping detail!

Boden, $170

Super stylish over jeans and a tee!

Pretty Little Things, $70

Give your casual wardrobe a little injection of ‘cool’! Wear buttoned up as a shirt, or as a jacket open over a tee.

Superdry at the Iconic, $99.95

Whether you need some help finding a few key pieces or you want a whole new wardrobe for Autumn/Winter, let us know.

We have packages to suit everyone, and cover all major shopping centres in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Gold Coast, with packages starting at $250.

Contact us now, and let us know how we can help!

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Interview Outfits

Need to nail the perfect look for your dream job?

How to dress for that all important job interview is critical!  

You’ve impressed them with your resume, now you just have to wow them at the face to face interview. It is a competitive world out there, where first impressions count, so looking the part really matters.

In a world where office dress codes seem to be ever changing, and becoming more relaxed.  You need to show you understand the style of the company, and are not dressed up like someone from the 90’s or way to casual, who is totally out of touch with what to wear for work.

Style Tips for the perfect interview outfit:

  • Wear something you are comfortable in….you have enough on your plate, the clothes should fit you well and not be cutting off circulation anywhere, worry about what you are saying, not what you are wearing!
  • Watch your fabric choices. Linen creases like a screwed up tissue, and silk is the most unforgiving fabric if your nerves make you sweat.
  • Clean and ironed is a no brainer right? You’d think so, but we’ve seen lots of corners cut here.
  • Avoid prints that are too loud
  • Find out the company dress code, and dress the smarter end of this. You can always dress down when you start, you can’t dress up if you’ve gone to casual at the interview.
  • Talk with your hands? Don’t wear bangles or bracelets that will bang on the table during the interview.
  • Shoes – make sure you can walk in them girls. It can be a long walk from reception to the interview room, make sure you can stride your way there and not be dragging your feet and crippling your toes.

Room for adding individuality? Of course! Room for taking a fashion risk? Absolutely not!

Follow our stylists’ guide to the perfect interview outfit:

Business Formal. EG. Law, Accountancy, Recruitment, Financial Services.

You need to dress at the top end of this dress code, and look sharp. This is a great example of an outfit, if matching two piece suits don’t float your boat and want to add a hint of colour.

Business Professional. EG. FMCG, Telco, Insurance.

Slightly less formal, add a pop of colour to accent your look.

Creative. EG. Media, Advertising, Design.

An opportunity to be more adventurous with pattern, colour and accesories.

Service Jobs. EG. Medical Professionals, Hospitality.

You’ll need to wear a uniform when you start, so there is a no real dress code, but you still need to look the part and stand out from the competition.

We can put together a stylish, work wardrobe for you in a 3hr Personal Styling Session (yes, we can nail it in 3 hours!!) from $375.

Available 7 days a week in Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Melbourne.

Contact us now to book your session.

 

Need the Perfect Outfit for a Wedding?

If you have a wedding to go to this summer, you’ll be looking for a that extra special outfit.

The one that makes you:

Feel and look amazing

Doesn’t cost a whole months pay

Is versatile enough to wear again

Impossible?

Never! Our stylists have picked their favourite dresses this season…let us take the hard work out of shopping for you!

 

Ginger and Smart, $629

Alice McCall at The Iconic, $450

Bronx & Banco at Myer, $390

Shona Joy, $295

Cooper St, $209.95

Bec & Bridge, $260

ASOS, $127

Maje at David Jones, $590

Zimmerman, $1500

Our top tips :

  • Accesories at the cheapest and easiest way to change up a look, so add a bit of bling to your outfit.
  • Take those shoes out for a spin before the day, and invest in some gel fills…you’ll thank us later.
  • Don’t go matchy, matchy on the your accessories…add some interest, colour and texture.

If you need help with a special occasion outfit or finding a whole new wardrobe for Autumn/Winter, let us know.

We have packages to suit everyone, and cover all major shopping centres in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Gold Coast.

Contact us now, and let us know how we can help!

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Valentines Outfits! What to wear for every date occasion!

Want to spice up your valentines a little or maybe you just need that perfect date night outfit?

Just to add to your ‘argh, what will I wear’ pressure, dates are so much more creative now…art galleries, romantic walks…

Well fear not love birds, check out some of our favourite looks, that will have you looking and feeling amazing….wherever your date may be!

The Movie Date:

River Island, $70

Afternoon Drinks Date:

ShowPo, $94.95

Art Gallery Date:

Boden, $200

The Coffee Date:

French Connection, Shirt $99.95 Shorts $79.95

Glam Dinner Date:

Karen Millen, $395

Sunset Cocktails Date:

ASOS, Top & Skirt $126

On a Boat Date:

Vale at The Iconic, $240

The Walking Date:

 

Forever New, $99.99

Straight from work date:

Saba, on sale $129

Love is in the air……

If you need some help finding your style or are just too busy to shop alone… we can help you nail it in one of our 3hour Personal Styling Sessions (in Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Melbourne).

You won’t believe what we can achieve in the time! Read what others are staying about their sessions here.

Contact us to find out more, we can’t wait to help you shop up a storm!

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Autumn updates your wardrobe needs

Ok, so it is still a guzzillion degrees out, but we are super excited to see new Autumn stock hitting the stores.

And, there is a lot to be excited about!

It’s not all about heavy fabrics and knitwear this year…but, delicate stitching, feminine fabrics and soft prints!

At Ruby Slippers, we are definitely not one to encourage a blind following of a trend….oh no, it can be a serious waste of money, but we do love to see a new season and some new versatile looks coming through with it.

Check out our stylists top picks of what is hot for Autumn…

…and get your credit cards at the ready!

Embroidery

 Zimmermann $650, Nasty Girl $260, ASOS $59

 Gingham

River Island $64, The Iconic $59.95, Next Direct $66

Pretty fabrics – Lace, Velvet and silk

Sportsgirl $89.95, Manning Cartell $449, Dotti $29.95

Asymmetric – Neck and hemlines

Ginger & Smart $399, Witchery $229.95, Topshop $63.50

A hint of Blue

Portmans $99.95, Seed Heritage $99.95, Showpo $54.95

Florals

Sheike, $129.95, Little Lace $75, Ted Baker $349

And, the white sneaker craze continues, but with some new additions. Stan Smith’s dominated last year, but maybe there is a new chief in town? Ribbons are the new laces, apparently!

Dunlop

Not yet stocked in Australia…they are coming though 🙂 Around $115 with shipping from overseas, if you can’t wait! Urban Outfitters.

If you need some help finding your style or are just too busy to shop alone… we can help you nail it in one of our 3hour Personal Styling Sessions (in Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Melbourne).

You won’t believe what we can achieve in the time! Read what others are staying about their sessions here.

Contact us to find out more, we can’t wait to help you shop up a storm!

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