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26 May 2011 @ 05:10 pm
...and drooling over gorgeous, vintage/retro-inspired photoshoots and clothing.  
(At the moment, I find myself switching between very flighty things and much more serious issues. This post is about the former.)

"Unending Love" Lookbook" @ Ruche

I think I found Ruche via wikidwitch, and be forewarned, it can be a dangerous site! It bills itself as "a modern boutique with a vintage touch" and everything is adorable. It re-kindles my wish to have a wardrobe filled with lovely vintage clothes, especially dresses. Alas, I shall have to continue to build my vintage-esque wardrobe slowly, but at least I can keep in mind what I like and add specific pieces intentionally to my collection.

However, I've been in need of new bathing suits for ages. The best I have is a kids sports swimsuit which does nothing to flatter my extremely petite figure. (Read: I'd rather not look like a pre-pubescent girl.) I've been keeping my eye open for years now but it's been impossible to find something I really like, especially when most bathing suits out there are bikinis, and it's really hard to find a cute, modest suit.

Then I browsed "Ruche" and violà! Two bathing suits awaited me.

"Audrey Navy Polka Dot" and "Sunshine Splendour"

They're adorably vintage and they both came in my size! (I'm an XS or size 0 so it can be frustrating to find thins small enough.) The price tags were a major splurge for me, but it's not abnormal for bathing suits to be $70 or $80. At least now I'm working, with a regular and decent-sized paycheck coming in — so I snatched them up. Plus, what better time to get cute bathing suits than at the beginning of summer? So now I await their arrival in my mailbox and dream of hot, sunny weather to lounge by (and have fun in) a pool or beach...

I highly recommend looking through Ruche's "Unending Love" Lookbook — it's gorgeous and seems inspired by the movie "The Notebook." Plus, the clothes modelled are reasonably priced and available, should you fall in love with something.

Or you can just enjoy the pretty pictures for inspiration and fun.
Jennifer: DW ◊ the greatest adventurealthene on May 26th, 2011 10:32 pm (UTC)
I've stumbled upon Ruche before, and I agree — so pretty! I enjoyed flipping through the "Unending Love" lookbook. It does look inspired by The Notebook! Especially with the rowboat shots.

The swimsuits are so cute! My favorite's the yellow one. I like the vintage cut.
Heather: Doctor Who; Mr and Mrsingenu0us on May 27th, 2011 04:21 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I love the vintage cut, too. I've been looking for bathing suits like this for ages — I just love them!
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Heather: Doctor Who; Amy Pondingenu0us on May 27th, 2011 04:19 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I think I've seen Modcloth before too. Thanks for the link! I'm also looking for a fancy dress for a friend's wedding so I checked out their dresses. Unfortunately they don't have much that's small enough for me.

Your bathing suit is cute! It looks very similar to that yellow bathing suit I got. (Actually it looks like a mix of the two!) :) I agree, it's worth investing in a bathing suit, especially since I haven't found anything else. Plus, I looked at the people behind "Ruche" and it seems like a good little business to support (as opposed to Old Navy or Wal Mart, haha). It's so nice to have a cute/feminine/sexy and modest bathing suit. I can't wait to get these in the mail!

Now if I could only find a nice dress...
areth_lovejoyareth_lovejoy on May 27th, 2011 03:06 am (UTC)
Ooh, thanks for the link! Looks like my sort of place.

I want that yellow swimsuit so much now! I have fallen madly in love with it!!!!!
Heather: Stock; springingenu0us on May 27th, 2011 04:20 pm (UTC)
Isn't it lovely? I can't wait to get it in the mail. (And I'm glad I got it when I did since it's almost out of stock... It's funny that there's only XS left since everything else usually sells out of my size.)
I'm glad you enjoyed the site. :)
la fille heuruse.: i love 10:: cupo_teamodmerseygirl on May 28th, 2011 03:57 pm (UTC)
I love those swimsuits! They're adorable. :-) Especially the yellow one! And I love the floppy hat in that picture, too. I adore anything vintage!
Heather: Doctor Who; Amy Pondingenu0us on May 28th, 2011 08:44 pm (UTC)
Yeah, now I kind of want a cute vintage hat like that, too, heehee.
S.artic_fox on May 31st, 2011 08:49 pm (UTC)
I love that "little bit of vintage" style, as I'm an hourglass so that sort of cut suits me more than a lot of modern trends. Both of those swimsuits are gorgeous!
Heather: Stock; keep calmingenu0us on June 1st, 2011 01:18 am (UTC)
I'm glad you like them. :) I love the vintage style too, and I love the sweetheart neckline — it's definitely flattering for petite li'l me.