Animal Attraction!

You can subtly inject a little vavavoom into your outfit or go all out animal instinct!

It is not a ‘one size fits all’ in terms of colour and pattern, leopard print is usually very yellow based so isn’t always great for those with pale complexions. Those gals may be better opting for a snake or leopard print that is paler and less yellow in colour.

Play around to find a style and colour that is right for you.

Check out our Stylist’s top picks and favourite buys:

The dress. Versatile, fun, affordable and stylish. Grab this dress while it’s still in stock.

Zara, $99

The blazer. Be gone boring work blazer!

Forever New $129.99

The coat.

ASOS, $150

The maternity look.

BooHoo $19.20

The basic tee

Next, $38

The sportswear

The swimwear. 

River Island, $76

The bag.

Zimmermann, $575

Whether you need some help finding a few key pieces or you want a whole new wardrobe for Summer, we are here to help!

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

Our packages start at $350.

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

*Celebrity pics from google and Huffpost.

What to buy this Spring!

Hello Spring

….we’ve been waiting for you!!

It’s been such a mild winter, and felt like Spring is just around the corner for weeks…but lets break out in celebration as it’s officially Spring! So girls, unleash those credit cards as there is SO much new stock to choose from… we can’t wait to SHOP!!!

Check out our Stylist’s top picks and must have pieces for the new season..

That Blazer! Double breasted, with a hint of colour, a must have addition to your wardrobe this Spring.

Zara $219, Rebecca Vallance at David Jones $799, ASOS $104

Polka dots. Try adding some spots to your looks, they’ll give your outfit a fresh, fun vibe.

Dotti $89.95, Petal & Pup $59.95, Calli at the Iconic $109

Khaki Green. It’s the new black, trust us!

Saba Trench $369 Pants $199 , Ted Baker $309, Witchery $599.95

Head Scarf. Spring just gave you an extra day before you need to wash your hair, winning.

Seed $19.95 , Zimmermann $55, Show Po $17.95

Pastel love. If you find pastels wash you out, add them to your pants, skirts or accessories. Don’t shy away from them, they are the hottest look this Spring!

Ginger & Smart $599 , Olive $103 , Vestire at David Jones $289.95

Straw bags. We. Just. Love.

The Quirky Shop $49.22, Seed $59.95, ShopBop $162.15

Whether you need some help finding a few key pieces or you want a whole new wardrobe for Spring/Summer, we’re here to help!

We have packages to suit everyone, and cover all major shopping centres in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Gold Coast. Packages starting from $350 for a 2.5 hours of Personal Styling

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

Main image, Sheike, $159.95

 

Tips for working mums; how to get ready with kids!

As you catch the eyes of other parents at school or daycare drop off, that knowing look of what we’ve all been through to get there. That small marathon we’ve run, that mountain you’ve climbed and our day has only just begun! 

That morning rush can only be described as an assault course as you hunt for shoes, battling through teeth brushing and negotiate the menu on offer for breakfast!

Time to think about your outfit mmm, 30 seconds to throw something on more like. We hear you!!!

So, at Ruby Slippers we want to help make this mission as simple as possible, so here’s our Stylists guide to getting you out of the house and at your desk looking effortlessly chic.

Our top tips for busy Mums:

  1. Be prepared.  You need to move like a well-oiled machine when that alarm goes off. You need to have an outfit hanging ready to go (including shoes and accessories), it is the only way you can get out of the door on time.
  2. Wear dresses. Keep it simple, a skirt and a top is 2 pieces of clothing, a dress is one…if you don’t have time for making choices, keep your options simple!
  3. Watch your fabric choices. However tired you are, never utter the words, ‘I’ll iron it in the morning’ cause you won’t have time. Choose fabrics carefully, if they crease in your hand in the store, leave them there…they have no place in your wardrobe. Silk is a big offender, stains and creases easily and is a bugger to iron. Choose fabrics you can hang to dry, that require little or no ironing.
  4. Use your dressing gown like a shield. Get ready, then wrap it around yourself like it’s an invisible cape! Let not an inch of scrambled egg, porridge or grubby little hands pass.
  5. Keep some accessories in your car or desk draw. It’s annoying when you get to work, and realise you didn’t have time to grab that bracelet you wanted to wear, or you know that dress would look so much better with a necklace. Well keep a little stash of your jewellery (the cheap stuff, not the family jewels), in your car or desk draw and get some different looks on high rotation.
  6. Photograph your outfit combinations. This is great if you wear the same things over, and over, and over. Lay everything out on your bed and take photos of every combination. Work in shoes and jewellery.  You then have a personal stylist living in your phone, so when you’re just about to fall into bed, you can flick past your family selfies and quickly find an outfit combination.
  7. Buy great basics. Spend your money wisely on the pieces you’ll wear over and over. That great pair of black pants you wear every week? They need to be the best you can afford.

If you still need some help please get in touch,  we can take all the hassle out of shopping for you! Let us organise all the outfit combinations, show you how pieces go together, photograph the different looks and most importantly give you a fun, productive morning shopping!

We know it’s a tough gig, so remember to high 5 all the other mumma’s struggle with the morning gauntlet.

The Ruby Team

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Pics via pinterest.

Mothers Day Special

To celebrate mothers old and new, our Mother’s Day package is all about a perfect time out treat for Mum.

She’ll get 2 hours of Personal Styling heaven with our experienced stylists. They’ll make sure Mum feels (and looks) amazing.

What to expect?

Your Personal Stylist starts working on ‘your look’ before we have even met up! You’ll be asked to complete a style questionnaire and to send us photos of yourself, so we can plan and prepare a look that is unique to you.

The session will be informal and relaxed and you’ll get expert style tips and advice on how to become a better shopper, we’ll even give you a personalised style form after the session, so you know what colours and style work for you.

We can even take photos as we go, so you can remember your stylish looks!

Say goodbye to money wasted on clothes that don’t suit you or you don’t need, and hello to a capsule wardrobe full of colour!

What does it cost?

$280 which includes a two hour styling session, take home colour and body shape guide.

Package available in Sydney City, Miranda, Chadstone, Pacific Fair and Garden City.

Offer available until 14/05/18, vouchers valid for 6 months from date of purchase.

E-Voucher available, purchase online.

Give your Wardrobe a January Detox!

It’s holiday season, and resolution time! 

As we kick January off promising to use that gym membership, that juice maker, that mediation app and anything else to detox us of the Christmas binge, let us help you kick some goals, and detox your wardrobe.

We have cleansed and organised 1000’s of wardrobes, and want to share some Ruby Slippers Styling magic so you can give your wardrobe the love it deserves.

Follow our easy guide to performing your own wardrobe clear out, and if it’s becoming a mission fit for an expert, call us about our

 Wardrobe Refresh Packages!

You need to treat your wardrobe like prime real estate..there is no room for items that aren’t being worn, don’t fit or were giving to you by Great Aunt Mildred, so you have the guilts throwing it out!! You need to be ruthless, and organise like a Stylist.

  • Organise into categories – Pants, Skirts, Jackets etc.
  • Clean and dry winter clothes, then pack them into air tight containers and store them away.
  • Remove any dressing gowns or old bridesmaid dress….these guys do not need to be taking up your prime hanging space!
  • Mend damaged items or get rid of them.
  • If clothes don’t fit you anymore, store them away or give them to charity ! We hear lots of people saying…’when I lose weight, I’ll need these again’.  Green juice cleanse or not, if they don’t fit you now, get them out of your wardrobe space!
  • Don’t just throw items out because you haven’t worn them for a while, try them on and see what they look like. You might spark a comeback!
  • Organise your accessories so you can see them, the more you can see, the more you will wear.
  • Items looking faded and worn – either dye them or donate them.

Be selective about your donations, last year around 60,000 tonnes of items donated were unusable and disposed of in landfill – the cost for this is borne by the charities.  If items are too damaged drop them in textile collection bins, such as those in H&M stores.

So get clearing….and if the task it too big, get in touch and we’ll get a stylist to do the hard-work for you. We cover Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast!

Happy New Year x

Ditch the shorts this summer!

Over wearing shorts already?

We hear you girls, unfortunately for the majority of us we don’t have legs like Gigi, Giselle or Alessandra  so our shorts don’t quite look like this…

Reality bites.

So, what can we humble humans do?  With shorts, it’s all about getting the fit right for your body.

– The length

– The Style

– The Cut

It is definitely not ‘one size fits all’, so make your selection carefully and make sure you try before you buy. Another option is to leave the shorts and up your casual look with something a little more stylish.

These are our stylists top picks….

Denim skirt

Decjuba, $79.95

Floral midi

ASOS, $56

Wide leg ‘paperbag’ pants

Seed, $129.95

Maxi skirt

Sportsgirl, $89.95

Cute mini, with a pop of colour

Witchery, $99.95

Relaxed skirt. Great for your curves!

Veronika Maine, $199

Midi

 

Forever New, $79.95

Maxi skirt

Country Road, $179

Floral Maxi Skirt

Topshop at The Iconic, $74.95

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

We have packages to suit everyone, and cover all major shopping centres in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Gold Coast, our packages start at $250 & we have gift voucher available.

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

*Celebrity pics from Fashion Fix & Pinterest

 

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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