Exciting News + Pantone Color of the year Part 1

Exciting News + Pantone Color of the year Part 1

Happy Tuesday everyone!! I hope you all had a really wonderful weekend! Mine actually ended up being a little unexpected!! There were some low moments and some really high moments of my weekend! For starters two out of three kids got sick! One with a trip to the Emergency department.  Luckily nothing serious!  We were meant to have a family day on Sunday at the Zoo, but instead I was at home in bed and on the couch all day with Judah.  He had really high fevers and was just miserable.  Thankfully he is feeling better and an upside is the girls got to have an entire day with their dad at the Zoo which is rare and so special! On Monday I had to work but Ben took the kids to march in the MLK parade downtown Sacramento.  I was so proud of them all! It was so fun and memorable for the kids!

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Last week I shared about my nursing career! Along with being a nurse I am a worship leader at Jesus Culture Sacramento.  A really exciting moment for me this weekend, was getting back the demo on a song that I will be singing on the next Jesus Culture collaborative album.  EEEKK!! I have been waiting to share this really exciting news with you all, because to be honest, it doesn’t feel real and we are at the beginning stages of making this all come to life!! The live recording will be going on at JC Sacramento throughout the end of this month and February.  My particular song will be recorded on February 12th.  If you are in the area make sure you come out!!  I can’t believe I shared that! It makes it that much more real!! Be on the look out for a post re-capping the recording! I can’t wait to share all of this with you!! Also, if you are in the area in March, I will be leading worship at our annual conference here in the Sacramento region! You can get more info and register for tickets here.pantone-color-of-the-year-2-ruthie ridley blog


Now that you know alllll about me (JKJK)!! On to this outfit! How fun is this hem frill!?!?!?  I spotted this killer sale item at Zara last week and had to snag it! Not only is it so fun but it is green and I am loving green at the moment.  It doesn’t hurt that greenery is the Pantone Color of the year as well! I paired this dress with this super fun choker and these white sneakers! I thought, let me change it up a bit! I always have a heel on because I am 5’1″ but I decided that this look needed a pop of white and some sneakers!

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So, talk to me! What are your thoughts on my big news and the Pantone Color of the year this year!?! Check out last year’s post on the Pantone Color of 2016 here!  Hope you all have an amazing week!! Thank you as always for stopping by the blog! Much love,



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Bag: Marks and Spencer

Choker: Trace Of Omni

All Photos by: Karen Alvarez 


  1. Nataly January 17, 2017 / 6:31 am

    i love this color and dress on you! So perfect! xo, Nataly

  2. Anna English January 17, 2017 / 7:32 am

    You look fabulous in green! I can’t wait to see how you style this color in 2017!

  3. Aarika January 17, 2017 / 7:37 am

    Congratulations! Thanks for sharing your career story and worship leader happenings. As always your fashion is on point, but the personal touches are nice too!

  4. Chelsea Annelise January 17, 2017 / 9:20 am

    Ruthie you are amazing! To be a mother, nurse, blogger and such a Godly women is so admirable! You go girl xoxo

  5. Thesongbirdjoey January 17, 2017 / 10:04 am

    You look so classy! Love everything about this look. Beautiful <3

  6. Kenya Neabar January 17, 2017 / 10:26 am

    Ruthie, You bring smiles to all of our hearts, You inspire us and you encourage us to never let go of our dreams, We are so Proud of you and Congrats and your beautiful in everything you wear, May God continue to Rest his favor and love on you!!!

  7. Krysten January 17, 2017 / 11:27 am

    That’s a great color!
    Congrats on your demo, I’m down in SF and if I have time that day, I’ll come up to Sac!
    It’s cool that your son got to march in the MLK day parade, that’s so special!

  8. Jessica (@loveyoumoretoo) January 17, 2017 / 12:21 pm

    Wow! Congratulations!! 2017 is shaping up to be a great year for you!! That color is stunning and looks amazing on you.

  9. Aida Rodriguez January 17, 2017 / 2:12 pm

    I’m so glad your little guy is feeling better and a big congratulations to you!!!

  10. xoxobellablog January 17, 2017 / 3:00 pm

    Ruthie you look so stunning, I love that dress on you.

  11. Ashley January 17, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    Amazing news, babe!! That sounds so exciting! Loving this look!! That green looks amazing on you.

    xo Ashley

  12. Patricia @ Grab a Plate January 17, 2017 / 7:41 pm

    So much excitement, all around! Glad there were good parts to the weekend, too! This color!! Green — in pretty much any form — is my favorite, so I’m loving this! 😊

  13. Natasha Stoneking January 18, 2017 / 7:30 am

    congratulations… you must be thrilled and you have much to celebrate friend!!

  14. savannah January 18, 2017 / 11:56 am

    Love the dress! sounds like you had a rough few days, glad everyone is feeling better! Congrats on the music!

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