Saturday, June 26, 2010

Look what I bought + road trip envy

Happy weekend all! Just wanted to pop in for a moment to share with you two pieces I bought recently from the ever-fabulous Ruche.

When I saw this top awhile back I instantly fell in love with it. But alas, it was all sold out in my size. With little hope, I signed up to have Ruche email me when it was back in stock. Much to my surprise, about two weeks ago, I got an email saying it was back in! Hallelujah! It must be meant to be, I thought, so I immediately ordered it and days later a package arrived on my doorstep. I was happy as a clam when I opened the bag and saw it was just as cute and comfy as I'd hoped it would be. I think it is the perfect punch of color to add to my summer wardrobe. Light and pretty, plus the dolman sleeves cover my arms which burn oh-so-easily! I couldn't ask for more...

Except, I did! Ha. I ordered these adorable (and inexpensive) anchor earrings to go with the top. The perfect, beach-y combination, don't you think? I wore both the top and the earrings here, you might recall...

While we're on the subject of Ruche, I've been wanting to share these images from their summer lookbook (vol. 1) with you. They make me want to go on a road trip with my girlfriends... and a beautifully styled one at that! (click images to see bigger)

I'm sort of in love with that last dress. Isn't it pretty? And Ruche just put out a second summer lookbook for me to drool over. Ruche, you're going to make me go broke!

So tell me, what's your latest purchase? Does the change of the season make you want to go buy new, airy, girly things for summer? (Like it does for me?)

And have you ever been on a road trip? Do share! (I've only been on family vacations that required lots and lots of driving, all while sitting very close to my younger brother. I'm sure you can imagine the drama that ensued, mile after mile... but I'd love to go cross country with a group of my best buds!)



Helen said...

Love those anchor earrings! Great purchases :)

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

I love the earrings too. Oh and I love that dress the girl is wearing, the one with a heart back.

Shoshanah said...

I drove my car cross-country after college. I drove with my dad from Maryland to Louisiana, where we stopped and got my apartment settled for the following fall. Then I had a friend fly out and we drove the rest of the way out to California. And at the end of the summer, I drove my car back to Louisiana from California with my brother. It was a lot of fun, and you should definitely try to find a way to make one happen for you!

Heather Taylor said...

Cute finds! I too love Ruche, and it took me some time to find out about them. They're kind of on the down-low fashion radar to me.
Right now, I'm gearing up for fall, so that's been my primary focus. It will be good for me financially because by then I should have some money hopefully :)

Phoenix said...

That top is so beautiful, and I love those earrings! I always crave cute skirts (even though I'm pretty damn far from girly) in the summertime so I can wear them with super thin t-shirts and not look like a homeless waif.

I've been on a few road trips but they've mostly been with my guy friends...and trust me, guys do NOT do glamorous or funky road trips. They do straight forward, drive 14 hours a day road trips.

Ugh. I need a girl road trip soon!

Andhari said...

Those dresses are sooo girly. I'm in love with the pictures :)

Ashley Yazzie said...

Hey Carrissa,

I am slobbering over you anchor earrings, and the Look Book photos. They are a treasure. Regarding the change of season, YES. I always want to have a fresh look for the seasons. When I worked at Anthropologie they talked about how our numbers were merely a few thousand dollars off from the holiday season. Statistics show that people want to refresh for the season....and do! Crazy huh?

Thanks for being a great blogger pal, and stopping by. I hope that both of your wishes come true.