[Sucker for Stripes]

Summer is in full swing and the extra warm weather has got me slumming in the classics. Opting for an oversized striped tee over any laced top or off-shouldered blouse any day and itty bitty-est of all shorts to make sure my body knows it's the next best thing to being nude on such hot summer days such as this. It's been a while, but I thought the best way to update y'all on what I'm up to these days was through duh, an outfit post. Currently overjoyed to be so lucky to be traveling so much these past two months. I will have vlogs, blogs, and so many outfit photos for y'all to indulge in very soon. Special thanks to the bf for taking me along his festival experiences. I just attended my first ever EDC this past weekend and what an experience it was-- the music, fashion, culture, all so different from the bohemian culture I know of Coachella. Special thanks to Zero UV for allowing me document my adventures through their Instagram-- make sure to follow hashtag #rubysZeroUVEDC if you want to see what I was up to in Vegas 2 weekends ago. Other adventures from Wisconsin coming soon as well as some outfits from my vacation in Korea. Stay tuned!

xx

[rp]

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Also, don't mind the massacre on my knee, I basically fell on it like a 5 year old. Haha. 

What I'm Wearing:

[sunnies: Zero UV]

[choker: Kerol D]

[t-shirt: Staples the Label x Market HQ]

[shorts: One Teaspoon]

[heels: Franco Sarto (old, similar here and here)]

Shot by Byron

[Frayed + Perforated]

Summer is around the corner and LA is already feeling the warm effects during the day so what's more practical than romping around in an easy one-piece and light-weight jacket. A bit of destroyed details such as the frayed hemline of the romper and perforated pattern of the denim jacket make it all the more "Ruby" and the perfect for casual ensemble. I always love a bit of distress in my clothes, especially for what is normally a feminine look. When in doubt, play with textures! I love the bright blue and white paired together as well. I think it will prove to be a solid color combo for the summer. PS I am obsessed with my Soludos slip-ons. I'm already ready for my next pair. So-so comfortable. PPS I'm currently on my way to Milwaukee for a really fun project I can't wait to share! Make sure to follow along with my adventures @therubyelement on Snapchat and Instagram! I hope y'all are having an amazing Monday so far! 

xx

[rp]

[Gray Bae]

When it comes to neutrals, I've definitely been gravitating towards gray, not just to match the hair but also to match my love for silver accessories. What's more is that gray looks pretty great with nudes so I went for the nude sandals and nude wristwatch. The black face of the watch inspired the black in my backpack. Neutral city. But that's what I love about neutrals-- they always look good paired together, no matter the combination. This was taken on one of my many days out with the sis this week. It's quite nice having her back home post-graduation. I'm also pretty excited she'll be moving a lot closer to me this year. All the more excuse to eat out and spend long days in the city. This day, we ate at Bread Lounge, my new favorite sandwich joint and got some dessert at Pie Hole. Something pretty exciting is happening next week, make sure to follow me on Instagram and Snapchat (username: @therubyelement) to keep up to date! TGIF, babes!

xx

[rp]

[Tulle Skirts + Lace Cut-outs]

When it comes to gowns, Michelle Hebert first comes to mind. I first found out about this talented designer when visiting Showroom Joplin earlier this year. Daring cut-outs, lace details, and perfectly tailored silhouettes-- all elements to create the perfect dream dress. I immediately fell in love with this particular one because of the neckline and of course black color. There was a dark romantic feeling about this dress that I loved and didn't want to take it off. We need more occasions to wear dresses like this, don't you think?

xx

[rp]

[Grandma's Day Out]

Something about a tulle skirt that makes everything automatically more fun. Errands day with bunny ears and a polka dot tulle skirt? But, of course! Because a girl sometimes needs to dress up to get through her day. Shout out to Elliott Lucca for changing my opinion on bucket bags. That shoulder strap and crossbody combo makes my life so much easier. Currently on my mind: my new teas I just received that I cannot wait to try, my Korea trip (vlog coming soon!), and Kygo, getting me through the day! Happy June 1! 

xx

[rp]