I don’t stop until I find it.

A lot of times I see an article of clothing or a statement piece on Pinterest, in a magazine or just on an individual walking down the street and I say “hmmm… I need that!”. I then try to picture in my head what it would all look like on me. Once I’ve made up my mind that I want something, I search high and low for that item. (It’s always in the back of my head)!It has to meet the criteria: One being that it has to scream “I belong to Ruthie!” And two, the price has to be right! (This could take weeks or months and therefore may never happen!) For something like a poncho kimono however, I also want it be quality so it lasts a while. This season I’ve seen so many poncho/ kimono type inspirations and I’ve  been waiting to find just the right one!

Over Christmas I was out with my mother in law doing some last minute Christmas shopping. We decided to go into my all time favorite store, Marshall’s. (P.s. This particular shopping experience was a MAJOR win. I love when that happens!) In this Marshall’s as soon as you walk in, to the right is a huge wall of clearance shoes. I always run there first! Well, what do you know… A pair of Franco Sarto shoes that I’ve been eyeing for weeks gets marked down to 21.00. I throw them in the cart. (Shoes pictured below). I immediately start feeling slightly guilty because I’m supposed to be shopping for others, but, meh! This is a crazy steal! I circle around the store and BOOM, there is THIS poncho/kimono on the end aisle and I’ll I can hear in my head is “Whoomp there it is!!!” I refrain from dancing, but boy am I thrilled!! I try on every size, stop people in the store for their opinion, try it on with heels, you get the picture. I basically do everything right then and there to confirm that THIS. IS. IT. And it was!

I try very hard not to impulse shop. I plan ahead, around events or different trips I might be taking to sort out outfits and what I want to wear. I look in my closet and build around what I already have etc. It brings me so much joy to have an idea of what I want in my head and to then see it all come together in reality. Simple and silly to some, but fun and a creative outlet for me!

{ side note/ reflection/ totally off topic } I was scrolling through twitter at the gym the other night and I came across this quote that I LOVED…

“You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.” -Michael Phelps

Can you tell I love anything dream and goal related?!?! Until next time!

Xoxo – Ruthie

Fashion ideas: Poncho

Fashion Ideas: New Poncho and Shoes

Fashion Ideas: Poncho and clutch

Fashion Ideas: Poncho and shoes side view

Fashion Ideas: Walking

Fashion Ideas: Marshall's poncho

Fashion Ideas: Poncho back

Fashion Ideas: Franco Sarto shoes

Fashion ideas: full outfit

Sunglasses: “Isaac Mizrahi” Ross (Target)
Poncho: Marshall’s
Jeans: Marshall’s
Heels: “Franco Sarto” (Marshall’s)
Clutch: B Makowsky – thrifted

  • Comments ( 6 )

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    Deborah

    I am loving your blog! I am not a clothes person and tend to shop at the SAME spots because I’m short, a busy mom and let’s be honest, after having kids I have to try things on to know if they fit! So I go for specific places where it doesn’t take a lot of time to shop. You’ve mentioned two places I’ve NEVER thought of shopping, since I’ve had babies including Marshalls and Urban Outfitters. These are brilliant ideas and places I’m going to look. Keep up the good work! You’re fully inspiring me to go shopping and look for deals. I love your style!

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      ruthieridley

      Thank you Deb!!! I dont think you gove yourself enough credit!! To me you always look fabulous!!!!

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    reneepena

    So glad you did a post on how you shop 🙂 it’s so fun to read your writing! I love how much you let your voice shine! Also, I love these shots?! Am I allowed to say that? ? haha we did good, girl! You look so good and effortless in this outfit xx

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    Renee pena

    So glad you did a post on how you shop 🙂 it’s so fun to read your writing! I love how much you let your voice shine! Also, I love these shots?! Am I allowed to say that? ? haha we did good, girl! You look so good and effortless in this outfit xx

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    Angelle Marix

    These pictures & this description of your fabulous finds make me adore you even more!!!! I think that we would have a blast together!! You are a gorgeous lady ??❌⭕️❌⭕️

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      ruthieridley

      Thank you SO much!! Your words mean so much yo me!!! Thank you for your support! Glad Jesus had us cross paths. ✨?✨

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