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 

Raiders of the Lost Closet

Hello Saturday Fashionistas,

I was reminded this week of one of the great things about sharing a flat with another woman - the clothing swap potential! This got me musing upon my London days, when my flatmates and I would pool our fashion resources on a Saturday night and share clothing and shoes before hitting Upper Street. (I'm thinking of you: Carys Fazey, Gemma Glynn, Jacqueline Wilson, Stacey Crosskill, Vicki Lee Taylor, Nicola Phillips) #kestonlodge #neverforget

Last week as I was putting something away in E's wardrobe when I noticed this amazing....dress?....shirt...? Not sure exactly what it is, but I was in love. Turns out it belonged to her mother who was a bit of a fashionista herself.

Here it is #threewaystowear

Love,

Ruthie Darling xoxo

#1 Wear it as a wrap dress over shorts and a tank top. Add killer boots and a statement necklace. Speaking of mothers, this reminds me of a story about Sal - see the bottom of the post

#2 Wear over an asymmetric black dress to play up the unusual cut of the over-dress. Pick a colour from the pattern and add shoes of that colour. Throw on a couple of statement necklaces - always a good idea in my book.

#3 For a more casual look, wear over torn up jeans and green high heeled pumps. #casuallyfabulous 

Dress: Thank you to Joyce Heeney Beglarian

Outfit One: Shorts: Forever 21, Boots and Necklace: Necessary Clothing

Outfit Two: Dress: Necessary Clothing, Shoes: New Look, Red Necklace: Primark, Blue Necklace: Topshop (gift from Mummy)

Outfit Three: Jeans: River Island, Shoes: Zara, Necklace (which contains bubbles!!) Gift

Thanks to the one and only 

Denton Taylor

 for the photos

The Sally Story:

When I was about 9, my Mum took me to Camden Market in London. (For those of you who don't know, Camden is home to punks and goths and the craziest fashions.) My Mum was wearing a necklace similar to the one I'm wearing here. As we walked down Camden High St, a woman approached us with purple hair and about 20 facial piercings (something I had never seen before in my life - damn, I couldn't even pierce my ears until I was 14 thankyouverymuch) I was slightly terrified until the woman said "cool necklace" to my Mum. 

I've never been prouder. #Sal