Maxi Skirt - Three Ways To Wear

Good Morning Darlings,

I am writing to you from Salt Lake City, Utah, where I am in rehearsals for The Last Ship at Pioneer Theatre. It's the musical written by my fellow countryman Sting (who is rumoured to be flying in for opening night - if I suddenly start wearing a lot of Dior and going on about tantric sex, you'll know what's happened....;)

On the blog today however, I am sharing some looks that I shot in my Mum's back garden in sunny England! She bought this blue maxi skirt from H&M for me (it was on sale of course) and here it is styled up three different ways. Enjoy!

RD xoxoxo

#1 Oh I do love to mix up some prints. Here it is with a floral "body" (remember them?) and some leopard-print boots.

#2 Another body (I'm telling you, they're making a come back), this time kept simple in black. Add some nude heels to look elegant AF.

Note the stickers on the bottom of my shoes - classy

#3 For a more "I've just been on holiday in Bali and I'm all enlightened" vibe, throw over a printed coat. Add Louboutins on your feet, so that people know you haven't completely turned your back on the capitalist system ;) Fashion is all about balance.

More soon, coming at you from Utah!

 

Goth Girl

Hello Darlings,

Today on the blog we are having a little #threewaystowear fun. I found this Victoriana-style sheer dress in the sale at H&M.  Victoriana is a look that is definitely in this season. See this article from Fashionista on the subject. 

Here it is. Enjoy darlings!

Ruthie Darling xoxo

 

#1 Wear over black skinnys with gold accesories. Stand by graffiti for extra street-cool

#2 Dress down the look with a sweet grey sweater and some leopard print boots. Adding the blue jeans underneath makes them stand out more against the sheet fabric

#3 For a more glamourous look add last year's bodycon skirt over the top of the dress. The skirt has a corset type effect, leaving the fabric to billow out at the bottom. 

Rachel Marie Designs

Hello Fashionistas,

Yesterday I landed in West Palm Beach, Florida, to begin work on 'A Little Night Music' at the 

Palm Beach DramaWorks

. Hurrah! Of course I'm playing a Countess (FINALLY, the role I was born to play #royalty) and I'm in glorious Palm Beach. This means you can expect an upcoming #threewaystowear post featuring either Edwardian ballgowns or the Palm Beach uniform of a turban and kaftan, smoking a cigarette through a 2ft cigarette holder.  Something to look forward to...

Today on the blog however, I am featuring the beautiful jewelry of

Rachel Marie Designs

. I absolutely love her collection: glamourous yet subtle, with a distinctly vintage feel. Check out her

website

for more of her fabulous creations.

Here is the necklace she kindly gifted me worn #threewaystowear

#1 Wear with a high-necked dress so that the necklace has the perfect backdrop. Very Audrey Hepburn-chic. 

#2 For a more urban feel add a splash of neon. #downwiththekidsbruh

#3 FULL.OUT.GLAMOUR. This is not the rehearsal divas. "Don't be fooled by the rocks that I got, I'm still, I'm still....mainly shopping at H&M...."

Necklace: 

Rachel Marie Designs

Neon Necklace: River Island

Collar Necklace: H&M

Photos by the wonderful

Denton Taylor

Happy Friday Darlings!

xoxo 

Snowman NYC

Hello Fashionistas,

Sometimes barging into someone's office and demanding they give you a raincoat to wear on your blog, actually bloody works! 

#Gobigorgohomeson 

Of course, it probably helped that Korean was the main language spoken in the office - I think they just said "yes" to get rid of the odd, British girl stumbling about in white sunglasses. 

Anyway, who cares, it's the destination not the journey or something like that so, long story short, in this post I am collaborating with the NYC based outerwear company 

Snowman NYC

.

With this inclement

 weather, a light, "shove-it-in-your-handbag" raincoat** is exactly what I need right now. 

(

**not official name.....yet....)

Here is one of their waterproof raincoats styled up #threewaystowear. 

Love,

Ruthie Darling xoxo

#1 Just because I'm not an Upper East Side mother yet, doesn't mean I can't dress like one. Wear your yuppie Hunter wellies with pride darlings! 

Optional: Accessorise with a baby named Gulliver or India.

#2 Wear over some wide-legged polka-dotted trousers and cinch that waist to within an inch of its life - you don't need to be able to digest until after lunch anyway.

#3 For more of a vintage feel, wear over an A-line skirt and matching crop top. Then hang out near a bunch of outdoor eateries hoping that someone will buy you a cheeseburger. (No one did btw and yes this is a overt attempt at a Shake Shack collaboration).

Raincoat: 

Snowman NYC

Outfit One: Dress: Forever 21, Scarf: Primark, Wellies: Hunter

Outfit Two: Trousers and Shoes: Primark, Scarf: Bought in Istanbul @The Grand Bazaar

Outfit Three: Top and Skirt: H&M, Shoes: Primark

Photos by the wonderful and amazing 

Denton Taylor

Thank You all at Snowman NYC!

At one point during the shoot I attempted to sit on one of these planters and, let's just say, well, I appeared to have the balancing skills of a drunk on an express subway train. We did manage to get one shot though, however I was so excited to have done it I look like a mental Morton Salt girl.

#classy

Color and Light

Hi Fashion Darlings,

A little nod to Sondheim in the post title there as I am busily reading my script for 'A Little Night Music' which I begin rehearsing next month in West Palm Beach. Expect some beachy shots coming your way soon. 

Today I'm giving the #threewaystowear treatment to this colourful little (very little, yikes!) tunic that I bought at the mecca that is Primark aka Primani. 

Enjoy!

RD xoxo

#1 As Iris Apfel once said "I'm a color person, I've never been known to play it safe". With that in mind, why not throw on some neon wedges and become a walking rainbow. 

#2 For those days when shaving your legs is just too much hassle, wear the tunic over some jeans. Why not add a bejeweled turban too, go on...you're not driving...

# 3 For a cooler day wear over a shirt and add some knee length socks. Sure, I look mildy insane but "more is more and less is a bore!" 

Tunic: Primark

Outfit One: Wedges: Primark

Outfit Two: Jeans: Urban Outfitters, Turban: Miss Selfridge, Shoes: Zara, Cardigan: Primark

Outfit Three: Shirt: H&M, Socks: Who the hell knows where their socks come from? Shoes: Primark

Photos: 

Denton Taylor

Not to go all "Jerry's Final Thought" on yo asses, but I thought you might enjoy this little look behind the curtain. Sure fashion blogging and musical theatre is pretty glamourous, but there are many not-so-glam moments. For example, the moment that a spider landed on my hand mid-shoot and Denton my photographer kept shooting. The result? This gem:

Love Ruthie Darling xoxo

Flatform Fashionista

Hello Fashion Darlings,

Another beautiful week here in the village. The sun is shining and, predictably, this English girl immediately got a light sunburn by sitting with one part of my body in the sun at a cafe. Ooh yeah, keeping it classy with ONE pink shoulder. I name this look "asymmetric tanning" - watch out for it in the fall collections in Paris this year.

Fashion fails aside, in this post I am wearing some uber-fashionable flatorms with a lucite base. Lucite (or 'perspex' as we call it in England) is a shoe material most commonly associated with strippers. Well fashionistas, think of these like stripper shoes that have been melted down and re-modelled because now 'Amber' is turning her life around, working in Think Coffee and getting her GED. 

Here they are #threewaystowear

Enjoy!

Ruthie Darling xoxo

#1. Wear with crazy harem pants (so comfy and cool in the hot weather) and a space-agey crop top. Accesorise with a Xena The Warrior Princess cuff.

#2 Wear with a vintage 70's dress for ultimate Judy Jetson circa 2015 chic (btw the dress cost $5 - bargain!!!)

(how cute is my boyfriend? don't be jealous haters)

#3

Channel your inner Japanese fashion student and wear with an A-line print dress and floral sunglasses. 

Shoes: Urban Outfitters (sale)

Outfit One: Trousers: Bought in Istanbul, Top: H&M, Cuff: Joycie Beglarian

Outfit Two: Dress: L Train Vintage

Outfir Three: Dress: Some weird chinese website, Sunglasses: Beyond Retro, London

Photos:

The 'Empowered' Denton Taylor

Reuse and recycle!

RD xoxo