Happy Birthday Audrey

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Absolutely love Hayden Williams illustrations

 

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s one of my all time fave movies

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 Audrey Hepburn a film and fashion icon would have been 85 today (4th of May). Her quirky, chic style always inspires me when I choose to dress up. She is absolutely gorgeous 

My list to ‘being Audrey’: 

1. Find your style and own it

2. You can never own too many black dresses.

3. Own a sexy LBD

4. Dance, sing, laugh…be happy

5. Be passionate about what you choose to do in life

6. Have fabulous quotes:

 I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.

Pink and crop

Have a fabulous day loves xxx

Image 1 source: http://haydenwilliamsillustrations.tumblr.com/post/41019811827

Image 2 source: http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/audrey-hepburn/images/2296845/title/breakfast-tiffanys-screencap

Image 3 source: http://designerisms.wordpress.com/2011/07/14/beauty-in-black-and-white-hepburn/

Spring will soon bring summer- I can’t wait!

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I love black & white pic- and love White swimsuits even more
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Love the floral print, her smile/laugh makes you want whatever she has on
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Love the fun prints on these swimsuits
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Modern-day take on gorgeous vintage pieces- originally posted on ohmytrendy.com

So thankful spring is officially here- Couldn’t possibly deal with anymore cold #sigh…

I have spent too many nights & days indoors. time to start packing away coats and lose some layers of clothing. 

I have been looking for swimwear inspiration for an upcoming trip and of course in true Ruby Nicole Achek style I turned to yesteryear for inspiration. 

These women from the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s etc really knew how to sex it up without over sexualizing swimwear as is the case nowadays.

This weekend I have a shopping trip planned for a client and will definitely be looking out for some vintage inspired swim suits.

Here’s to Spring!

Photo credits: http://www.pinterest.com/bettyewarner/

DIY Fridays: Hot pink

neon J. Brand jeans and a matching hot pink Auden scuba top (also by the brand)
neon J. Brand jeans and a matching hot pink Auden scuba top (also by the brand)
Beyonce in a hot pink and yellow zigzag print blouse, pointy high heels and hot pink pants.
Beyonce in a hot pink and yellow zigzag print blouse, pointy high heels and hot pink pants.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in a Michael Kors maxi
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in a Michael Kors maxi
Looking absolutely gorgeous in a hot pink Michael Costello gown
Looking absolutely gorgeous in a hot pink Michael Costello gown
I love Kerry's style- even pregnant she still pulls of glamourous (Prada top)
I love Kerry’s style- even pregnant she still pulls of glamourous (Prada top)
Jessica Wright at the TRIC awards in London
Jessica Wright at the TRIC awards in London

Currently obsessing over hot pink…Well i always obsess over hot pink- its undoubtedly one of my fav colours. I’m working it slowly into my wardrobe- looking to make a gorgeous coat for spring. Here’s to another DIY weekend.

Yellow fever

I love the weekend…it’s my time to work on projects, chill out and have fun with friends. In my search of a DIY/sewing challenge I remembered I have a conference to go to soon and have nothing to wear (well not really butttt in my defense- who doesn’t like a little something new…) So I started working on a Spring inspired look. I started of with breaking down whether I wanted to wear a dress, skirt, culottes etc then went on to pick from the many spring-colour options out there. I settled on yellow and went around looking for yellow skirts, yellow blouses, yellow dresses, yellow pants 🙂 ( I do have a little obsession with yellow- like gold it’s such an ‘alive’ colour, it’s warm and radiating, yellow definitely always cheers me up. 

In my spare time I will be working on a skirt- this could involve some DIY or maybe one will pop up in my many thrifting adventures-either way, I can’t wait till spring- bright colours, warm weather, lazy champagne brunches on sunday…Get here already spring 

Here’s my choice for outfits that will make heads turn. I do not own some of the photos in my picks, I did add a few recent pics of me in yellow too. 

Long, flowy and with denim-me likey
Long, flowy and with denim-me likey
Short, cute and with stripes- I love stripes
Short, cute and with stripes- I love stripes
Mimi G-in her infamous regal maxi skirt-Mimi is awesome
Mimi G-in her infamous regal maxi skirt-Mimi is awesome
Elegantly chic
Elegantly chic
This is the skirt I saw and fell in love with the idea of yellow-SOLD
This is the skirt I saw and fell in love with the idea of yellow-SOLD
I found this blazer thrifting (of course)
I found this blazer thrifting (of course)
Yellow again...got these thrifting too
Yellow again…got these thrifting too

 

Wishing you all an awesome weekend

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Can’t let the snow keep me down…

This weather is seriously killing my vibe. I can’t wait for spring… Agh well, will make the most of my day, grab a few drinks and keep smiling. 

Hope wherever in the world you are you are all smiling.

I love dressing vintage like I always say…looking fab does not have to break the bank

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Jumpsuit: Rubynicolevintage
Jacket:Buy the bag NYC $0.60
Heels: Gift
Belt: Rubynicolevintage
bag: Rubynicolevintage

Pleats & Pearls

How I love the weekend. I’m off to look at the space I found (to work in) and start putting together some ideas for paint, furniture-overall design of the space, super excited. 

Anyway, Cheers to the weekend loves.

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Black polo: Target $9
Heels: Shoemint
Skirt: Rubynicolevintage
Pearls: Rubynicolevintage

Polka dots…Yellow…Crop tops…Celebrations

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Crop top:Nyc fashion district store $1.99
Jacket: Rubynicolevintage
Heels:Rubynicolevintage
Skirt: Rubynicolevintage
bag: Rubynicolevintage

Playing dress up : Anti-Valentines day date

As I always say…..You don’t have to break the bank to look fabulous. 

I went on an ‘Anti-Valentines’ date last week…(such a mushy holiday) my theory is if you claim to love me on that one designated day and the rest are forgotten well…what’s the point of it all….I did get chocolates, flowers, loads of wine and had a great dinner at a fabulous Ethiopian restaurant and loved it all…Sounds like a regular Friday night to me #shrugs.

I believe we all deserve to be spoilt everyday of the week- for me its the little things that count most~ date night once a week {even if its a picnic on your living room floor-just make time to connect with your partner} ~ a single rose- {just to show you thought of me} ~ a DIY card even…little things that don’t cost an arm and a leg but will be treasured memories.

Enjoy and let me know what you think about what I have put together.

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Blue shirt: Rubynicolevintage
Jacket: Christmas gift from a dear friend-Zara
Heels: Shoemint
Jeans: Rubynicolevintage
bag: Rubynicolevintage

Playing dress up: Winter white mesh

Another week another post on playing dress up for less…

On one of my many bargain hunting adventures I found this absolutely cute white mesh top and knew I had to get it.

I was initially inspired by this pretty sleeveless version from farfetch.com but at $365 {eeek} I swiftly left the site and went about my business of lifestyling… 

Enjoy and let me know what you think about what I have put together.

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I absolutely love this bag...its one of my fav bargain finds
I absolutely love this bag…its one of my fav bargain finds

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Smile…
Mesh top: Rubynicolevintage
Jacket: old (similar) (similar)
Heels: Rubynicolevintage
Tights: h&m basics $9
bag: Rubynicolevintage

Playing dress up: {Date night for under $20}

I am a strong believer in maximizing my wallet as well as maximizing my clients wallets. You don’t have to break the bank to look fabulous. 

I have decided to include a weekly blog post about ‘playing dress up’ and with each post I will endeavor to keep the dress up ideas under $20.

Enjoy and let me know what you think about what I have put together.

Started of my shopping trip with this damask print skirt as inspiration
Started of my shopping trip with this damask print skirt as inspiration

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Skirt: Rubynicolevintage
Jacket: Rubynicolevintage
Heels: H&M 
Tank: On sale in NYC garment district $1.99