Friday, 25 May 2012

Ruby Ruby 'Ruby Rouge'

I love that 'ruby, ruby, ruby' song it always reminds me of my favourite boutique based in Gorey - Ruby Rouge! I decided to write about Ruby Rouge because I think they are one of a kind which truly should be commended and put out in the universe! Their stock ranges from preppy casual, office and flirty to red carpet.

Why does a shiny shoe make all girls swoon like Cinderella? Us ladies are like magpies!

Like peaches and cream, sunshine and ice-cream or a tan with a white bikini. Some unions are unanimously and unequivocally a match made in heaven. Like you slipping into a dress that makes you feel a million euro.

My Birthday Dress from Ruby Rouge

For my 21st Birthday Party I found my 'Prints Charming'. A pink oriental structured dress with a unique colourful print. I fell irrevocably and irreversibly in love with this garment. But like any relationship that resulted in infatuation, I have to give credit to the kind person who introduced me to my significant other (my 'Terani' couture dress) Thanks to 'Ruby Rouge' - a stylish fashion forward boutique located in Gorey, Co. Wexford. The staff are glamorous and helpful, the shop's interior and exterior is like that of a doll house. It definitely pulls a true girly-girls heartstrings. Or brings out a side of you that longs for dresses, adorable accessories including parasols, pumps and heels, clutches, ladylike blouses, chiffon,  frills, tutu dresses, poodle skirts, pearls and many more. Who said conservative, sexy, playful and feminine cannot reside with the same retailer? Whether you want to look glam for a night on the tiles, ladies day at the races, a special party/wedding or event you are on to a winner. Clothes are an extension of your personality - so it's time to meet your match!

'Terani' dress

Carvela metallic peep-toe heels from BT2's

My 21st Birthday theme was 'Alice in the City'. It was a mixture of 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'Sex and the City'. I'm not going to lie the theme was built around my dress, even the cake coordinated with it! It was a great night I really felt nice in my birthday outfit thanks to my favourite boutique! I teamed the dress with victory hair rolls, fuschia lips and high platform Carvela heels.

My birthday cake by 'Cakes by Karen'

Another special event that needed a very special dress was the Smedia Awards 2011. I was so excited to be nominated for an award for my IFTA's one hour documentary. I wore a white dress with large bow detail from 'Ruby Rouge'  that exuded a mixture of Carrie Bradshaw glamour teamed with 1950's Hollywood class. I knew this dress would suit more than one special occasion.

Me and host Kathryn Thomas

 And alas I had another opportunity to wear my white 'Terani' Ruby Rouge number just a few months later. It was looking lonely in my closet and needed a night out. I went to the Griffith College Graduation Ball which to my excitement had a 'Hollywood' Theme. It was a night of champagne and blackjack - it was very different and a little bit of a thrill but I was also happy to be getting to wear my precious dress for a second time. It is important to get value for your money and enjoy your purchase more than once! What I love about Duchess Kate Middleton (affectionately known as K Middy in some circles) is that she knows that if a dress makes you feel good and you like it you should definitely get your money's worth and wear it more than once. Why not? :) I teamed my dress a red lip, soft curls and with crystalled Karen Millen heels to complete the look.

'Jovani 'White bow dress

Karen Millen crystalled shoes

Well ladies if you are looking for casual or party finds, Ruby Rouge is your one-stop-shop for your fairytale wardrobe! It's true - Fairytale's do exist!

Happy Shopping Ladies! 

xo L


  1. Belated birthday wishes! Love both dresses you wore x