Shift Dresses + Coffee Talk

Shift dresses come in all kinds of styles! I love dresses period in the summer. Let’s be honest, easy is everything! Dressy or dressed down I’m all about a dress! This one is from one of my favorite local boutiques,RIRE. Josie, shop owner, gets all of her unique pieces from down in LA and I LOVE that!! When a dress has a pattern I tend to be minimalistic with how I style it. I paired this dress with a strappy heel and a simple clutch, my favorite sunnies and a red lip… #done. What’s your take on shift dresses?! Do tell!’

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This past weekend I had the incredible privilege of taking over the Visit Sacramento IG. All weekend long I got to share all of my favorite spots around the city. Today I want to share with you all, my top 3 favorite coffee shops in Sacramento.  Unlike other cities, we do not suffer from a shortage of coffee shops!

1)The Mill Coffee

Drink of Choice— Almond Macadamia nut latte  which they make on site daily!

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2)Insight Coffee:

Drink of Choice— Almond Milk Matcha Green tea latte

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3)Temple Coffee Roasters:

Drink of Choice— Almond Milk Latte

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What is your favorite coffee shop in your town and why?!? Happy Monday loves!!! Much love,

Dress: RIRE boutique

Shoes: Target

Sunnies: Shop DITTO Karen Walker (use code ‘RUTHIERIDLEY’ for one month free and 24.00/ month afterwards for endless designer eyewear) 

Vintage Gucci Clutch: gifted. 

  • Comments ( 41 )

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    This dress is kind of perfection. I love that tie detail!

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    sarah lindner

    that shift dress looks amazing on you! I wish we had awesome coffee shops like that on long island!
    xoxo Sarah

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    Jessica W

    That dress with those sandals! So cute!

    xo Jessica

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    Love love love the dress! Love your choice of shoes too. 🙂

    XX, Yvan

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    This shift dress is perfect! And it looks stunning on you.

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    Shift dresses are my favorite because they flatter any body type! And sometimes you just wanna throw on a comfy dress and feel free! I love how you styled yours… Oh and that coffee!!! *heart eyes emoji*

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    Jennifer Frick

    You are so flawless, Ruthie!! I’m a huge fan of shift dresses as well…I always feel pretty and sophisticated when I wear one! And oh my goodness, I am in latte heaven reading your post!! It was so great seeing Sacramento through your eyes!! xoxo

    Jen |

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    Theresa @DearCreatives

    I just love that shift dress. I have never tried one, always thinking it wouldn’t be flattering. But, after seeing the dress on you I need to rethink that and try one on. I love coffee! & those coffee drinks look amazing!

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    Amanda | Glitter & Spice

    Love the tie neck detail on your dress. It’s so girly and perfect 🙂 I live in Dallas and my favorite coffee shop is Royal Blue Grocery – they have THE BEST coffee bar and they make hands-down the greatest almond milk chai tea latte I’ve ever had 🙂
    XO Amanda |

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    Lauren Vavala

    Love the dress! I could see wearing that just about anywhere! You look great!

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    Kait Elizabeth

    This looks so sweet on you and I love it paired with the simple sandals! I hope you have a great week lovely. Hugs, Kait

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    Kristin Kruse

    I’m right with you on loving dresses because of their ease! I adore this simple print & the navy tie at the neck–so great on you! How fun to take over the IG account & I think we’re a match made in heaven when it comes to coffee choices! 🙂


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    This dress is super cute!! I love the tie detailing in the front. Dresses are always my go to in the summer as well! Matcha tea seems like it’s been all the rage lately! Dying to try it! xoxo

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    Krista Williams

    I need to check out your IG takeover girl! That is such a great great collab for you, you have the BEST photos and capture moments so perfectly.

    This dress, is effortless and chic and I can totally see myself wearing it on da reg.

    Have da best week, ma!

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    Shannon Holt

    loooove that dress! The print and necktie are perfect.

    Clothes & Quotes

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    LOVED your IG take over… LOVE this dress even more. Seriously gorgeous Ruthie! PS those coffees look ah-mah-zing.
    xx, Lauren {}

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    That dress looks great on you! I love it!

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    That dress is super cute on you! Love the tie too!


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    I love the dress. I like that you kept the styling simple. In the summer I’m either in a dress or skirt. It can be freaking hot here in Memphis, so a dress is the way to go!

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    Yay! I love shift dresses! Especially this one! What a beautiful pattern!

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    I do like a shift dress, and am also a fan of prints, because I don’t know how to accessorize! I really need some help with that, And for the coffees? Yum! I’ve never had a green tea latte… must try!

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    Love the details on the dress! You look great! Andd now I’m craving some coffee >_<

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    I love shift dresses because they are so flattering- just like this one! It’s lovely! Congratulations on the Instagram takeover- that’s exciting! All of those coffees are making my mouth water!
    Darling, Dearest

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    Love the tie neck detailing! Also, those coffees look too pretty to drink!

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    I love a great shift dress and coffee shop!! You look so beautiful and I always love your coffee shop pics on snap!

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    Linh {A Beautiful RAWR}

    Ruthie, you have the cutest style! Love the coffee spots. Gotta keep them in mind next time I’m in CA 🙂

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    Janna Doan

    ruthie–you know shift dresses are my jam right? i mean talk about just slippin it on and GOIN! like you said.. easy is everything. esp when you have three kids and a dog (ahem ahem)! i still don’t know how you do it. but about your shift dress, i like the simple print and the navy blue tie at the top is my fave. and what is that vintage gucci?!! ack, i don’t even have one of their items!! PS–if you don’t already know. i have major coffee envy on you. you have no idea. i still have yet to find a matcha latte in austin. plz take me to all these coffee shops!! i also think i am the first to have coffee envy.. on you.. or anyone. LOL. love ya sister. xoxo,

    janna |

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    Such a simple put together look. Dresses make dressing up so much easier. You look lovely. I love this dress on you and how you accessorized it. Xoxo

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    Such a simple yet beautiful look. I love the design it’s perfect for summer. You look gorgeous

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    Ruth-Ann, I love your sense of style! You look stunning in that sweet spring dress. And I also love that you’re from my area. I live in the Land Park neighborhood of Sacramento. 🙂

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    Susana Sampaio

    You look amazing! <3

    Kiss Kiss <3


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    Heather Johnson

    Ruthie! What a fabulous dress for a fabulous mama! While I am mostly found in denim (probably due to our odd Midwest weather), I go through spurts where all I wear is dresses – they are SO SO easy! I love shift dresses as well, and this one is so polished and fun! I couldn’t agree more, when there is a print, less is more, and you knocked it out of the park <3. Oh and about those hot coffees… yum! I wish I lived closer so I could visit Rire Boutique and all of those great coffee spots and drink my weight in caffeinated beverages! lol
    Have a beautiful day gorgeous!

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    Your style is phenomenal Ruthie. I am just blown away with this outfit girl! Amazing style post!

    Xo Morgan

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    You are awesome. I love this post and that dress is awesome. Love the way you styled it.

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    You are FLAWLESS!!! Love this dress on youuuuu.. Total BABE!!!


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    Such a darling dress with the boy detail!

    xoxo Kylen | Kylen Every Wear

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    Shift dresses are so cool for warm, humid weather. That green tea matcha drink looks so yum!

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    Amanda Cross

    I am obsessed with that dress! It’s right up my alley and I love shift dresses! Also all of those coffees look amazing. Coffee has been growing on me the longer I stay in graduate school so I am definitely starting to be all about that coffee.

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    I love shift dresses because they are timeless and they fit any body type! Loved this color on you! <3

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    The Perfect Storm (@perfectstormbff)

    This is such a cute outfit! I love the white and navy combo, plus the detailing in the dress is adorable! The little bee on your clutch is such a nice touch as well!

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    This dress is just so so pretty and you look absolutely stunning! Hugs, Audrey

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