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Aranciata

No one ever accused me of being stripes-shy. On the contrary, I may be of the persuasion that you can never have too many stripes. Which is why this top from WHClothier made the perfect addition to my closet. Also because it has a jeweled collar. So yea, that pretty much makes it a no-brainer for this girl. If you’d like to snag it for yourself, or anything else from the boutique, WHClothier is offering 10% off for Ruby Girl readers for a limited time with the code RUBYGIRL10. Happy shopping!
I’m writing this post from my sister’s couch in North Carolina. It’s so fun to be here. To see my beautiful baby sister all grown up and in a chic little apartment with her own life out here. And for a while, I get to be part of it. A fly on the wall. Sometimes it’s hard, knowing that in a few days it will end and it will be back to phone-dates and texting. But for now, I’m enjoying indulging our every whim together. Whether it’s strolling through historic neighborhoods in 20-degree weather, getting salads & sweet tea at Crisp, laughing and catching up over tea at the Ritz, making dinner together, watching rom coms, having impromptu dance parties to vintage Usher songs. It’s true. The evidence will still be available for a few more hours on Snapchat, haha! To get an up close and maybe too personal viewing of our crazy-ness this weekend you can add me on there. My username: @lindseyherzog. So… I guess we’ll pick this up on Snapchat, then?!
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Marbled

Ohhh Monday. At best, it’s a clean slate with a world of opportunities in and beyond it. At worst, it’s a not-so-welcome end to the weekend and beginning to the work-week which can only be survived by massive amounts of coffee. Whatever your take on this day, here’s hoping it’s surprisingly pleasant, productive, and rejuvenating. 
Patrick and I had a lovely weekend at the Lowell Inn. We had long lazy mornings in our pajamas and got all dressed up for dinners in the George Washington room. We perused our favorite rare bookshop in Stillwater, did some antiquing, and treated ourselves to malts at Leo’s. We always love staying at this historic inn and try to venture into its lovely town as often as possible. Til next time then, charming Stillwater!
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Chanhassen Dinner Theatre

Over the weekend, Patrick and I went to the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre for another holiday tradition. We went to see the show Hello Dolly and enjoyed the evening from top to bottom. The place makes quite the impression. During this time of year, it is elegantly adorned with evergreen and festive ornaments. We sat down for dinner and I knew right away what I’d order. The Chicken Chanhassen, every time. It didn’t disappoint. After dinner, Patrick and I relaxed in our booth and watched the show, Hello Dolly. It was done beautifully. I hadn’t seen the show since high school. One of my favorite scenes was at the restaurant in New York with the dancing waiters. I also loved how the storyline was carried among the mini-plot of the two couples on a double date in tandem with Dolly’s love triangle. The music was fun and the lyrics clever. It was the perfect date and I can’t wait to get back to the Theatre.
I am excited to share some information from an exclusive interview I had with the show’s costume designer. He noted that inspiration for designing the show came from the pages of actual 1897 issues of Harper’s Bazaar from the Minneapolis Public Library downtown. What a valuable resource for the fashion-oriented! I need to make quick plans to get myself over there some Saturday afternoon. Fabric choices are crucial in wardrobing for the stage and interestingly enough, many of the dresses were made from drapery fabric. Translating Victorian style for the modern girl can be tricky, so Rich recommends wearing brooches and maybe even venturing out into extravagant hats. Wouldn’t it be fun if we all started wearing Derby-style hats for the every day? I’m game if you’re game guys…
As a fashion girl, I am of course eyeing up the costumes the whole time. Here were some of my favorites from the night. The show is set in 1890 and the fashions have a definite Victorian influence with long skirts, extravant hats, and corseted bodices. 
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Hello Dolly photos by Heidi Bohnenkamp, 2014




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Oh Christmas Tree

 





Patrick and I enjoyed taking our traditional trip to pick out our Christmas Tree at Leverty’s Tree Farm. We stopped to pick up a little cocoa on the way over but made sure to take a few sips of the cider by the fire afterwards because it’s just the tastiest. We took a little walk through the rows of gorgeous trees all ready to go home to happy families ready to celebrate the season. We found the perfect tree and then  sat down to dinner at one of our favorite spots in Stillwater, The Lowell Inn. And now I get to write this to you with the most sparkling view. Honestly, how is it that a tree and a few Christmas lights can make us smile so much? Goodness I love this holiday.





g.h.bass sweater || piperlime mother jeans || sperry top-sider duck boots


on patrick: ralph lauren hat || sorel boots via j.crew





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