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.

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

Maxi Dress Love

It’s been one big, fat, HOT, summer so far.

If shorts are leaving you feeling a little lost in the style stakes, grab a gorgeous maxi dress and breeze your way through the rest of the heat wave! 

Get the right fit, and they look oh so fabulous….and are much cooler than shorts and a tee!

Petite ladies, don’t disregard, you can do a maxi too! A quick visit to the tailor to take the hem up and you are good to go….a block of colour, or small print can make you look taller, not the other way round, so don’t believe the rumours!

 

Check out our Stylist’s favourite Maxi Dresses….

Little Lace, $79

Decjuba, $139.95

ASOS, $59

Beginning Boutique, $99.95

Witchery, $139.95

ShowPo, $79.95

Birdsnest, $299

Just Jeans, $79.95

If you need some help with your summer wardrobe – or just your wardrobe in general, we can help you nail it in one of our 3 hour Personal Styling Sessions

(in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Gold Coast).

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!

x

*Miranda Kerr Image thanks to postris.com

Mothers Day Gift Experience

 

 

Mother’s day is on the 8th May, and if you are searching (or will be searching on the 7th 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 beautiful voucher (if you purchase by the 4th May). Late comers, don’t panic we have e-vouchers too!
  • The voucher is valid for 12 months.
  • They can be used in Sydney (Macquarie, Sydney Westfield, Miranda, Bondi Junction, Chatswood or Parramatta) or in  Melbourne (The Emporium, Chadstone or Collins St)
  • The cost is just $375, 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!

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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 or 0450 754726.

Mother’s day sorted!

 

For all the Mumma’s Running the Morning Gauntlet…

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Since bringing a little person into this world, I’ve constantly questioned what the hell I did with all my time before I had kids?!
Did it really take me an hour to get ready for work? What was I doing? How did I not know I could shower, brush my teeth and shave my legs at the same time?

I never knew the true meaning of organised, tired, efficient or most importantly unconditional love, before having my bubba…I could potentially be running the country right now, if I had worked as efficiently pre kids as I do now!!!
One of the challenges that seems to go unnoticed is the gauntlet of getting to work, with a daycare/school stop on the way.

The SAS, Navy Seals et al need to listen up, because if they are looking to introduce a new training challenge I’d suggest a morning in the life of a working mum (or dad).
How about getting up at 5am (when you’ve had the obligatory nightly wake up from a small person), getting kids ready for school, lunches made, washing on, dishwasher on, out the door and sitting at your desk for 7.30am. With hair and make up done. It’s hardcore.

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, working 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. I am not good at maths, but a skirt and a top is 2 pieces of clothing, a dress is one…keep it 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 life. 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. Chipped nails look worse than no nail polish. Remember what goes on, must get touched up.  To the people who invented shellac I literally love you. Best invention ever…until you have to give up another 20/30 mins getting the stuff removed. ARGH. Our advice, if you don’t have time to have it removed, don’t get it put on. Just keep your nails, short and neat.
  7. 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.
  8. 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 give us a call. We can help organise your wardrobe, photograph all your outfits and efficiently shop for what you really need. Packages start from $225, find out more here.

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

x