Happy Friday everyone!! I can’t believe we are ending another week!!! I have to work today which is fine, because I have the entire weekend off!! The kids and I are headed to SF for an overnight to celebrate a friend’s birthday at the beach! My family LOVES the beach! In fact we already have a trip planned for both June and July near the water.  We are stoked.  Ben has to work this weekend so he and Charlie will hold down the fort.  Also, do you remember Charlie? Our new black lab?  He is gorgeous! Still driving me NUTS (waking me up at 445 am most mornings) but he is cute and HUGE.  A whopping 4o pounds.  I just had to share!

Funny story about this dress!! I actually ordered a completely different outfit. Yes, this is not what I ordered lol. I actually ordered a black jumpsuit and this came in the mail(insert big eye emoji)!  It was one of those things where I was like… welllll I have a shoot in an hour.  I can see if this works or just return it and shoot that look next time.  I tried it on and was like “Wow!! I can actually do this!” Who knows why this happened, I probably put this thing in the cart while I was yelling at the dog and pulling Judah from the chandelier, but truth be told, I am glad I got this dress. It showed me a few things! 1) Go outside of the box sometimes.  I honestly would have never chosen this color red.  Why? Because it is different and in my opinion unsafe and out of my comfort zone.  Because I tried something different, I am now aware of another color that totally works for me! 2) Try things on.  Even if you just swear that a certain style, or that color won’t look good on you, try it and you just might be shocked at how amazing you look!! So this miss-hap actually turned out in my favor!! I linked a few other of my favorites from ASOS below!!  Let me know what you think and which one is your favorite!!! As always, thank you so much for stopping by the blog!!! Happy weekend!!! Much love,

Ruthie xo

red-off-the-shoulder- Ruthie Ridley
red-off-the-shoulder- Ruthie Ridley Blogred-off-the-shoulder- makeupred-off-the-shoulder- curly hair

red-off-the-shoulder- golden hourred-off-the-shoulder- ASOS

red-off-the-shoulder- Springred-off-the-shoulder- ALDO
All Images By:Sarah Schweyer Photography



  1. Kristin Kruse May 27, 2016 / 7:38 am

    Uhmmmm yes! You definitely rock red & should totally have more of this color in your life! I think I will be ordering this today as well 😉 Have a great time at the beach–so jealous you’re close enough to make that a weekend trip!


  2. Mariam May 27, 2016 / 10:02 am

    Happy Friday, Ruthie! Your weekend getaway sounds lovely! Wish I was going near the beach! And i think this dress came to you on purpose – you look gorgeous in it!

    Wishing you the loveliest weekend!

    xo Mariam | The Petite Bijou

  3. Nicole Leffew May 27, 2016 / 10:40 am

    Ruthie you should wear red more girl, you look like a goddess! So gorgeous! And I am super jealous about your vacations planned. Also my dog wakes me up super early too, luckily she goes back to bed after she eats lol. Have a good weekend mama! Xo

  4. Sahra May 27, 2016 / 10:45 am

    you look gorgeous! I’m all about the off the shoulder trend!

    XO Sahra
    Que Sera Sahra

  5. Annie May 27, 2016 / 10:51 am

    WOW – red is YOUR COLOR mama!!! I just love this on you! Perfect OTS dress and I can’t wait to see it on you next week!! Have fun in SF with the kiddos!!!!
    xo Annie

  6. Rebecca Hicks May 27, 2016 / 11:06 am

    I LOVE the color on you! You look so good in it. And the off the shoulder is darling. I’m glad you stepped out of your comfort zone and went with it.

  7. Jenn May 27, 2016 / 12:21 pm

    That color is so pretty and it’s gorgeous against your skin tone. I love off shoulder for Summer.

  8. leonor b May 27, 2016 / 12:58 pm

    beautiful color on you!!!

  9. Heather Johnson May 27, 2016 / 1:00 pm

    Ruthie! My gorgeous babe! You look absolutely smokin’ in red! This is such a beautiful look, and I love what you said about going outside the box. When I have done that it also sometimes turns out to be a favorite! You nailed it (as usual, so I am not surprised), and I am so glad you found something new that you love! Oh, and that last close up portrait photo of you seriously took my breath away. So freakin’ gorgs!

    PS – my golden retreiver Nala was supposed to be 50-60lb. and she is over 80lb. – like a small horse! lol I feel ya, lady!

    Happy Memorial Day Weekend lovely friend!

  10. val hansen May 27, 2016 / 1:53 pm

    You are totally rocking that red dress ..what a great mistake..ha ha! I hope your long weekend is great!

    Fashion and Travel

  11. bellaviedeux May 27, 2016 / 2:22 pm

    Beautiful photos! The dress looks so beautiful on you!!

  12. ashley lee May 27, 2016 / 5:01 pm

    Even if it came by mistake, that dress is gorgeous on you! You always have the cutest outfits!

  13. Glenda May 27, 2016 / 10:59 pm

    You look gorgeous love your dress..

  14. Joanna Malefaki May 28, 2016 / 2:14 am

    That looks lovely. I love red. Red suits you!! xx Joanna

  15. rosesandrainbootsblog May 28, 2016 / 9:15 am

    Ruth this is definitely your color! You Look amazing, like I said before… hot mama alert!
    xx, Lauren {}

  16. shellkayyp May 29, 2016 / 5:29 pm

    Absolutely beautiful Ruthie!
    I hope you have an amazing Memorial Day!
    xo, Shell

  17. Charline May 29, 2016 / 5:42 pm

    I love that off the shoulder top on you!

  18. Janna Doan May 30, 2016 / 5:32 pm

    ruthie–dang. hello lady in red. you are on FIYAH. funny how things have a way of working themselves out huh?! esp when it is a red off shoulder dress.. !!! lol, but girl it looks amazing on you. but do know i still want to see that black jumpsuits. i think when we meet in person we both need to wear jumpsuits i don’t think i’ve met anyone that loves them as much as i do!! #soulsisters. and yes i couldn’t agree more, it’s always great to try new things (so wear red more!)!! you just never know. i think you rocked it babe, the photography is also so on point. i hope you had a great wekend with your kiddos in SF and yes, omg charlie is getting FREAKING growing so FAST!!!! xoxo,

    janna |

  19. Jennifer Frick May 31, 2016 / 5:38 pm

    This dress was meant to be! Such a blessing to be like “hey I have this dress so I might as well shoot some photos!” And then looking absolute FIRE when you do! Going out of your comfort zone can be nerve-wracking at times, but when you see the positive, only good things can come out of it (which I need to remind myself more)! Hope you had the best time in San Fran! And Charlie is getting SO big! My black lab, Madison, ended up being 82lbs – now it’s my turn to insert big eye emoji! lol xoxox

    Jen |

  20. KatyRose June 1, 2016 / 7:03 am

    This is a stunning color on you! And I’m really loving this trend. So chic looking. – Katy

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