Olive & Leopard


Welp. Here we are at the end of February, still trudging through snow and taking baby steps on ice-covered sidewalks. But we Minnesotans are tough folk. And we are used to having a few extra months of cold weather. Just goes to show how awesome our state is, that even this wretch of a winter can’t scare us away. No sir.
Definitely think I need to share a quote by Patrick last night: “I thought a great capper on this night would be a little bit of swamp people”. I couldn’t agree less… but I love him to pieces and back so I acquiesced. Let me just tell you I saw some fierce beards and have decided that there should be a swamp people dictionary, a translation source of some kind for all the foreign phrases.
coat: new york & company (shop similar here), leopard blouse: c/o statement boutique, hat: f21 (shop similar here), jeans: levis from macys, necklace: ebay (shop similar here), faux fur bag: marshalls (shop similar here), leopard heels: target

Shabby Apple Giveaway

I die. I DIE over Shabby Apple’s retro carnival inspired collection. Eeek! Pretty pastels, preppy prints, and full skirts. Can I have it all? My favorites are this striped nautical dress & this jade gingham skirt. Well lucky for you darlings, you can win 75 stinkin bucks to this chic ladies apparel store. 
I’m trying something new. Let’s Rafflecopter it up! 
There are TEN, count em, 10 POSSIBLE ENTRIES. Go, go, go!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Open only to US Residents.
Giveaway ends next week, February 27th!
Best of luck!

Also, ALL of you can use a 10% discount at Shabby Apple with code RUBYGIRL10OFF. Enjoy!

Primary Colors

For this outfit, I really went all out with color. Obvi. There was no shyness here. Printmixing is a blast, but can go all wrong or all right. One way to make it work is by pairing a bigger graphic with a smaller graphic, in this look, I put the broad-striped sweater with the smaller plaid pattern of the blouse. And then went all craycray on ya by throwing in the yellow pants. 

photos by Jaimee C Photography

Ok, is Jaimee not the most talented ever? She has such an eye for a good photo. On a side note, she’s really too cute for words. I’m always impressed by her adorable outfits and home DIY projects on Instagram! Plus, she’s my new neighb. Love it. We have plans for tea and walks to Sarah Janes for apple turnovers in the summer.

sweater: c/o joules, blouse: c/o chicnova, pants: c/o loft, heels: nordstrom rack, clutch: rewind vintage






I met up with a couple friends at one of my favorite sites in town, Patisserie 46. Their desserts are like a little explosion of flavor in your mouth. And I really mean little. This last time, I had a few macarons of course, and a reconstructed banana cream pie and oh. my. heavens. Divinity in a spoonful or two. I kind of chuckle thinking of Patrick in places like that. Let’s just say his appreciation for dessert lies in quantity over quality. Well, it was a blast catching up with these lady friends. I realized it’s been 10 years that we’ve all been friends… how cool is that? We still have an absolute blast together and love getting together when we can.



pom hat: f21 (buy similar here), jacket: the limited (buy similar here), dress: heartbreaker, clutch: marshalls (buy similar here), necklace: ann taylor, aviators: h&m (buy similar here), boots: tahari via marshalls




Chicnova Giveaway

Hi everyone! It’s been an eternity and a half since I’ve had a giveaway, hasn’t it? Well the streak is broken today. Chicnova has graciously offered to give one Ruby Girl $30 to spend at their online fashion shop for ladies. I recently got a few items, which I can’t wait to show you on here! 

Required to Enter:

(Each of these 4 entries can be included in one comment)

1. Follow Chicnova on Facebook

2. Register to the site (for discounts & such!)

3. Leave a comment below with the email you used to register and your favorite item from Chicnova. ((here’s mine!))

4. Be a GFC follower of Ruby Girl (Or Bloglovin).

Extra Entries:

(Important: Leave a separate comment below for each of the following entries!)

:: Pin one of your favorite recent Ruby Girl looks to Pinterest.

:: Follow Ruby Girl on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (1 entry each follow) ::

:: Share about this giveaway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram (1 entry each share) ::

The giveaway will run until Valentine’s Day! {{Feb 14}}

And the winner is…

Chinda Phraph!

Congrats! And stay tuned for upcoming giveaways ladies. 
Quite a few good ones coming soon!