Posts Tagged ‘shopping’


February 27, 2009

My co-worker and friend Candice,  introduced me to this site JUST THIS MORNING!  She was on a mission to find cheap Anthropologie and stumbled across a blog that listed this site as a match.  Here’s a description of the site:

“RUCHE is a modern women’s boutique with a vintage touch. [They] try to find items that are new, in-style, trendy, yet still inspired by a vintage look. [They] handpick each product to give you the perfect selection of clothing, accessories and more. When you visit, you enter a feeling of comfort and nostalgia.

You will find our items reasonably priced. RUCHE believes that you don’t have to empty out your pocketbooks to look good. We carry various small boutique brands. Chances are you probably won’t find yourself matching with the girl next door.

RUCHE is solely an online-based boutique. We are based in sunny California, USA, but we ship to almost anywhere around the world. ”

So, good and bad.  You can only order on-line, the items are kind of hit and miss, but it’s reasonably priced.  They also have an “outfits” section, just like Anthro and an entire selection of organic clothing

Here are a few of my favorites from the site:





September 29, 2008

My comes over every wednesday evening, we have coffee and update each other on the on-goings of each other’s lives.  About two Wednesdays ago, I introduced my mother to Anthropologie. I know, I’m evil.  Lucky for me, I inherited my mother’s common sense to know when something is just too expensive to consider, but what’s the harm in looking right?  Here are some of her favorites from that evening:

great style mom, now if only we had a million dollars to just blow….


September 10, 2008

Last week Alex and I rented this amazing movie called “Penelope” starring Christina Ricci & James Mcavoy.

 This stunning fairy tale is about a girl cursed with a pig face that can only be broken if one of her own falls in love with her truly.  This is a beautiful, yet not typical fairytale, and I’m so glad we rented it. 

Apart from the amazing story, there were amazing set decorations and outfits in this movie. Her room is this brilliant wonderland of her own creations, plants, and toy-like items.  Her outfits are all embellished with items that she very well could have made herself, such as flower broaches and ribbon-ed belts.  The extras on the DVD stated that because Penelope was locked in her room her whole like, they figured her to be creative.  

I was inspired by this movie to find my own creativeness. I experimented this weekend with sewing some broaches and even wore one on Sunday, for which I received many compliments. When I decribed my inspiration for my creativeness to Jessica and Hannah, they both gasped with excitement. Jessica then stated that she was going to be Penelope for Halloween and that no one else could do it but her.  

My husband says, “Penelope is like Barbie for grown up girls.” 

I seem to agree with him.  So, why not have a little Penelope in your life?  And what better place to find Penelope like stuff then Anthropologie!

I know that I would probably spend the rest of my life embelishing clothes and looking like Penelope, and I think I will, but it’s wonderful to “ooo” and “aaaah” at the amazingness that is Anthropologie. Take a look at these Penelopologies I found:

Jess, I think I found your Halloween costume! Check out more at: