at work: Playing Dress Up with Ruche!

December 12, 2011

One fun thing about my job is coming up with cool, different features for the site. Since it's the holidays we thought it would be fun to show how you can incorporate accessories into multiple outfits. So if you don't have money to buy a whole new winter wardrobe, you can at least look to these 10 pieces to transform an outfit. When Ruche asked me to model this feature, though, as well as style it, I can't exactly say I jumped up and down. You see, while I do take photos for my blog all the time, there is something so different about standing in front of a white background with a stable camera. And playing model, changing poses every 5 seconds, doesn't come that naturally to me. Also Matthew wasn't there! So I was a little bit nervous. But luckily I work with the coolest and sweetest people who made me feel so natural in front of the camera. It was a weird experience styling myself and modeling for the shoot but it was a lot fun! And thank you Liz for your amazing modeling tips!
 
all clothing from Ruche

Can you spot the 10 pieces? Check out the feature here and shop the looks here :)

Have a great Monday everyone!
xox
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67 comments:

  1. ooh, congratulations! your hair looks gorgeous in all of these pictures, but especially the last one. i love it :)

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  2. Love the look with the long gray skirt...so flowy and fabulous, perfect for holiday parties!! You rock Ruche like a pro babe...totally your style!!

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  3. These outfits are all amazing and you seem so natural as a model. Great job!

    whosthisani.blogspot.com

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  4. You look amazing! Wonderful job :)

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  5. Goodness Mara, you look absolutely gorgeous!! Love the hair + make-up and yup 10 pieces spotted. I'm in love with all of these outfits and I'm saving them to my inspiration folder -right now! What a fun, fun day you must have had. xo veronika

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  6. What a beautiful and classic model you make...so happy for you of all the wonderful opportunities you have gotten through your hard work!

    Liesl :)

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  7. You did a beautiful job styling and modeling. You really are a natural at both.

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

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  8. You are gorgeous! And make a wonderful model! And you are seriously so talented at coming up with outfits! I'm in love with all of these!

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  9. Wow girl..you are STUNNING! Seriously, you look so fabulous in every shot. I am completely in love with every one of these outfits too BTW. Then I go to the site & pretty much everything is totally affordable. Only prob is I want EVERYTHING!

    Your styling skills are truly enviable! Great job!

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  10. You did great!! I especially love the gold/orange outfit! But all in all, everything is perfect!

    -kim
    found the route

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  11. Awww, so cute! I especially love the first one, which is very festive & I have saved in to my inspiration folder.
    Kelly @
    Elegantly Academic

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  12. YAY! You look SO amazing! The styling is spot on and you did a great job posing :)
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  13. Awesome post Mara!! Love your tights...that's for sure. They are so festive!!!

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  14. I love the slender silver belt. Adorable! Great shoot, you're a natural (:

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  16. Mara! This is fantastic, you look so beautiful in every shot and are a total natural at modelling, you look so relaxed & gorgeous! Congratulations, I'm so happy for you! <3 xoxo

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  17. that gold scarf is the best! you look stunning! :)

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  18. I'm obsessed with your hair in this photos! Looking good!
    ~Lesley

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  19. SO fun!
    I love the idea of mixing and matching, of course. You look gorgeous!
    Love, Leigh

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  20. No one would ever be able to tell that you're not a full-time model! Gorgeous, Mara! And I love all these outfits, especially the first two :) xoxox Lisa

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  21. Yes! I just saw you on the Ruche website :) Pretty awesome

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  22. everything about these is perfect.
    oh my gosh, why ARENT you a model?
    g o r g e o u s.

    you got the job done too, i'm on the website right now, pricing stuff haha.

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  23. You did an incredible job with the styling! I love every single one of the outfits! Just beautiful!

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  24. it certainly doesn't look like you were nervous! you are beautiful, and these are great photos! i love these looks!

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  25. i love the black dress look! so pretty girl!

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  26. Oh my god you're hair is to die for! Also playing dress up as part of your job description...winning!

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  27. Mara! You look so beautiful! I love this shoot so much. I'm gonna hop on over to Ruche and shop my little heart out!

    XXo,
    Neekoh

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  28. Gorgeous picture. You could definitely be a full time model. Greta job with these pics!!!
    As for the outfits I like (from top to bottom) #2 (LOVE the skirt) #4 (Beautiful dress and love those nylons. Great design) #6 (Love this outfit as a whole. Love the lacey material on the sleeves, floral print is beautiful and like the skirt length, and of course HOT heels!!)#7 (Love everything about this outfit. Especially the pants) #8 (can't tell if you're wearing a skirt of shorts but either way I love it.)
    Anyway, great modeling job and you look beautiful in all of these.
    Kara XOXO

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  29. Look at you pretty girl!! Born to model!

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  30. Congrats that is amazing!! You look beautiful!

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  31. wow congrats mara! Beautiful photos and styling. xo

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  32. Mara, you look STUNNING! Prettiest model ever and the styling is amazing.
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  33. Mara!! you ook like a top model!!! Beautiful! The styling is simply stunning
    kisses and hugs from Sao Paulo
    Brasil

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  34. you look stunning my dear!! seriously flawless no need to be nervous you are a natural :) x

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  35. ok i have way too many things I like about this. 1. you are gorgeous and a total natural! 2. that emerald coat... I DIE. 3. colorblocked look in number 3 is so fun! 4. I want to wear look4 to all my holiday parties. that scarf is magnifique! 5. Can I please look like looks 5 and 7 at the office every day?? Thanks!

    Hahaha amazing job Mara!

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  36. Mara this looks absolutely amazing! You are a natural and the styling is perfection!!

    xoxo danni

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  37. The nerves look good on you ;)
    Love the feature - also, love the idea of featuring new (relatively less expensive) accessories to update a wardrobe as opposed to the new trendy clothing one simply must have!

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  38. As always, you look amazing! Great job!

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  39. These pics came out gorgeous!

    http://www.glamlatte.com

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  40. oh my god, mara, these looks are insane! you are insane looking!!!!!

    I hadn't looked at Ruche's website until now, and I just fell in love a little bit. A lot of it is very reasonably priced, so I'm super excited!!!

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  41. You did great! I have had to model for my company as well, but on a runway and somehow I think that's easier. Plus, we make outerwear so it's totally different!

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  42. Sweet Mara, you look like a goddess! A quick question, if ever you have the time - in your last photo where you are wearing the bow shorts, how did they curl your hair like that? I am getting married soon and would love hair all soft like that!

    xoxo love, kerrie

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  43. you look so beautiful in this shoot! you are a classic beauty xox
    http://theruffledlace.blogspot.com/

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  44. Mara you are truly a natural, this shoot came out SO great!!! and how cool that you got to do the behind the scenes styling, as well as be in front of the camera too. that must have been a neat experience!

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  45. Hi Mara! I'm new to your blog and to Ruche, but I love this new feature! I hope you'll keep doing it in the seasons to come because it's very helpful. :)

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  46. Your so lucky you got to model for Ruche! Its one of my favorites! Your a born Natural Beauty!

    Pearl

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  47. you are so relaxed and beautiful! I am loving the green coat and the bronze gold necklace. Love Ruche, so jealous you get to work for them!

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  48. Beautiful! Your hair always looks so soft and dreamy. I'd love to know your secrets (shampoo/conditioner/other magic product?). Please share!

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  49. oh my gosh! you are stunning.. and SO lucky! congrats, that's amazing! you should feel very proud and accomplished. :)

    -Jessica

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  50. I'm in love with that teal coat! amazing!!

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  51. Mara you look amazzzingggg!!! These outfits are perfection and you look so so beautiful! This made me realize I am definitely working for the wrong company LOL I do the exact same thing (produce web content), but in an industry I'm not nearly as passionate about! You are so lucky to be able to use your talent for a company you are passionate about and clearly made for :) Great job!!

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  52. I love it!! You're fashion sense is fantastic!

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  53. Wow - everything is beautiful. I want each and every single look!

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  54. Those outfits are so beautiful! I like the second to last on the best. Gotta love flats! <3

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  55. Ah you look amazing girl, so cool you got asked to do it as well. You clearly rock at your job!!

    M x

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  56. WOW!! How incredibly fun!! You look absolutely gorgeous in each and every photo!! I'm seriously digging outfit #1 &3!!

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  57. WAO, You look amazing in each and every photo! I want aaaalll of these outfits!

    www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  58. Mara you did such a good job! These pictures are great, and you're selling the clothes, It makes me want some of them!

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  59. Gorgeous! My favorite outfit is the one with the long, pleated gray skirt.

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  60. LOVE this! You look like such a natural model.

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