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12/17/15





Here just in time to help you create your perfect weekend outfit our ‘Yay Or Nay’ post!

Let’s break this down: We’ve asked 7 real guys their take on the latest fashion trends. After viewing photos of the latest trends, the panel will either give it a Yay (they dig it) or Nay(they don’t) and explain why in about one sentence. Because, let’s face it, sometimes we’re into attracting the eye of that cute guy across the room and wished we knew what he was thinking.

Other times we could care less.

So, either take it as valued information, an education, or proof that sometimes guys know nothing about fashion.

Today’s Trend: Blanket Scarf Trend

Brian: Yay- "It's kinda a classy, homeless look. Says I can lay down right here in the street and I'll still be cozy. Do they make a pillow headband? That would match perfectly."

Ryan: Yay- “Especially if they're paired with a nice set of sweater pillows."

Darryl: Nay- “The overly big ones look like clown clothes. The not so big ones are cool. Weird, they're just weird shawls.Overall, nay, but not a big nay though, as I am very pro normal human scarves. 


Joe: Nay- “It kind of looks like they threw their childhood blankies around their necks and called it a day. It obstructs any sense of fashion that might be going on underneath."


Daniel: Yay- "I think they look great on the smaller end with tight clothing and no outerwear-pic three is a perfect example. When you're wearing a coat with a poor pattern, it looks clownish. I'm a sucker for a faux frontier cowgirl look though."


Dylan: Yay- "The possibilities are endless. Bar is boring? Grab a seat, turn it into a blanket and catch a nap."

Mike L: Yay- "Multi-functional for warmth, style and it's a blanket."



The poll is in and 5/7 guys dig blanket scarves. Agree to disagree, or agree completely with our panel?  We want to hear your take either way! Sound off in the comments below and let our guys of summer know what that got right and what they got wrong. 

Stay Lovely,

D.R

Editor and Curator of

Dusk & Rubies Blog 
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12/11/15




Better late than...

Here just in time to help you create your perfect weekend outfit our ‘Yay Or Nay’ post!

Let’s break this down: We’ve asked 10 real guys their take on the latest fashion trends. After viewing photos of the latest trends, the panel will either give it a Yay (they dig it) or Nay(they don’t) and explain why in about one sentence. Because, let’s face it, sometimes we’re into attracting the eye of that cute guy across the room and wished we knew what he was thinking.

Other times we could care less.

So, either take it as valued information, an education, or proof that sometimes guys know nothing about fashion.

Today’s Trend: High-Waist Shorts/Pants

Brian: Nay- “They remind me of Huggies; I like babes not babies.”

Ryan: Yay- “First pic is totally T-Swift. I like that they are basically just shifted the pants upwards and it flaunts more sexy stems. Also helps control muffin tops. Reminds me of my mom though…”

Darryl: Nay- “NOPEEEE. Is this the 1940’s? If you want to look like a frumpy house wife then look no further. Although T Swift pulls it off, because she is TSwift.”

Joe: Yay- “I’m not sure I like your sample set here, but in general- yay- because they’re a great throwback. I’ve been seeing high wasted shorts and really like them, but the last one in particular is no Bueno. T Swift knows how to rock them though.”



Mike S.: Yay- “With the potential for a little rear showing, I say yay.”

Felix: Nay “Definitely nay on the frayed ones, because they make the butt look weird.”

Sam: Yay “Retro but yay; cutoffs are great!”



Daniel: Yay- "Oh man. This is tough. I've literally fallen in love with some girls who had been rocking these, but I have mixed feelings. I think jean cut offs with a tank top is SUPER attractive. It does flatten the bum a bit, but it makes the legs look incredible."

Dylan: Yay- "Total yay. I definitely dig this look. It's a combination of fun and hot. The best combination." 

Mike L: Nay- "They actually make women with nice bodies look terrible and they go too far into the trashy category for me." 


The poll is in and 6/10 guys dig high-waist shorts. And 10/10 guys know Taylor Swift's body. Agree to disagree, or agree completely with our panel?  We want to hear your take either way! Sound off in the comments below and let our guys of summer know what that got right and what they got wrong. 

Stay Lovely,

D.R

Editor and Curator of

Dusk & Rubies Blog 
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12/1/15





It's gift giving season! And to help make our decisions easier on what to get for who, we spoke with Eva Bai and Ava Bai, twin sisters, entrepreneurs, and the design masterminds behind the successful Vale Jewelry

We are completely obsessed , scratch thataddicted to their pieces! Because we keep going back for more to add to our growing collection, we decided to bring them in for a little interview where we asked them about their favorite pieces and for some quick and easy styling tips. 

Not only have Eva Bai and Ava Bai's jewelry designs been featured on fashion websites like Refinery 29, Vanity Fair and Lucky Magazine, but also Vale Jewelry has been spotted on celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker, Lena Dunham and models like Miranda Kerr. (They are basically a walking, talking girl power tale of epic proportions, and we love that.)

Q: WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO CREATE?

E&A Bai: Well we, it was very difficult finding affordable fine jewelry, so we wanted to create a line that was very accessibly priced, but also what we call "stuck in skin" jewelry so pieces you can put on and never take off. 


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Q: THEY ARE VERY BEAUTIFUL. AND YOU'RE COMPLETELY RIGHT ABOUT THE FEEL OF YOUR JEWELRY. I BASICALLY WEAR MY EARRINGS EVERYDAY. WE WERE TALKING BEFORE, AND YOU SAID YOU LIKE TO PAIR THE IDEA OF MODERNITY WITH ROMANCE, IS THAT HOW YOU WOULD DESCRIBE YOUR PIECES?

E&A Bai: I would say they are very minimal, I guess, and modern. Most importantly they are easy to wear. 


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(Earrings we wear almost everyday: middle row third pair from the left.)

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Q: HOW WOULD YOU PAIR THESE PIECES IN THE WINTER VERSUS THE SUMMER?

E&A Bai: Well you can create a desired effect depending on how many pieces you wear, depending on if you want to have a strong look. Maybe in the summer you'll want to wear only one or two pieces. But, during the winter I would layer on longer necklaces over the heavier sweaters and knits. 
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Q: AND, THEN IF YOU WANTED TO WEAR JUST ONE PIECE, A GREAT GIFT ITEM THAT CAN GO WITH JUST ABOUT ANYTHING FROM YOUR TEE AND JEANS TO A NIGHT OUT, WHICH ONE PIECE WOULD YOU SUGGEST? 

E&A Bai: My favorite piece is this one, and it is one of our signature pieces, a large square, plain necklace. 


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(Signature necklace referred to is top right)

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Q: Thank you so much! 

E&A Bai: No problem! Thank you so much!

To shop the pieces you see above visit: HERE

Follow Vale Jewelry on Insta @valejewelry to stay up to date on all things Vale and to find out when they will be doing a pop up capsule collection at Chelsea Market!

Stay Lovely,

D.R

Editor and Curator of

Dusk & Rubies Blog 


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11/26/15



There are so many things in our life to be thankful for! We were lucky enough to travel this Thanksgiving to visit my sister, so our whole family could be together. During a little down time this morning, after live-streaming the Thanksgiving Day Parade (because, we weren't missing it even though we weren't in NY), we took to the great outdoors to provide all of our amazing readers some more fall looks we love! So, thanks everyone who reads, follows us on instagram, facebook and supports us here at Dusk & Rubies. 


Look #1: Classic Shirt Dress Paired with Suede Black Cowboy Boots and Gold Details. 






Look #2: Grunge Skater Dress With Sheer Black Stockings & Leather Bomber. 







Look #1:
Dress Exact: Rue 21
Leggings Exact: Charlotte Russe
Cowboy Boots Exact: Trend Report, Similar: Here, Here 
Jacket: Big Hill Vintage, Similar: Here 

Look #2:
Dress: H&M, Similar: Here, Here, Here
Stockings Exact: DKNY
Boots Exact: Lucky Brand
Jacket: Marc NY, Similar: Here 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Stay Lovely,

D.R

Editor and Curator of

Dusk & Rubies Blog
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11/24/15



We can admit it; we're sorta obsessed with Disney. Let's put it this way, if there was a Disney fandom (I'm sure there is) we would be the president. Don't believe us? We took a graduate studies course called "Disney And The American Dream" where we wrote 10 page academic papers on the Evolution of the Disney Princess.

Yeah, our love is an intense one. Anyway...clearly this is a biased post, but what we really hope to get across to you is that Disney World is not just for die-hard fans like us, children, or family units in matching tees (although you'll see those families there), but also that Disney is a vacation that anyone can enjoy!

We'll even prove it with our top 7 reasons to make Disney World your next vacation destination...

1. Let's start off with a bang!

There is nothing more impressive than the firework shows that close the parks every night. Epcot's "Illuminations" and Magic Kingdom's "Wishes" are breathtaking. We were also lucky to see Disney's Independence Day Show. 

[INSIDER'S TIP] While, we don't suggest going to the packed out park on the 4th of July, we do suggest taking a seat and watching it from one of their nearby resorts.

Disney's Independence Day Show

Disney's Independence Day Fireworks

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Illuminations & Wishes

Disney's Illuminations and Wishes Fireworks


2. Drinks Around The World 

The best place to get a drink is Mexico, there freshly squeezed lime margaritas are the best way to start your world trip. There are a couple places to dine inside Mexico, so make sure you go to La Cava del Tequila for the best authentic tequilas. 


3. Food Around The World 
Our personal favorite place to dine is in Mexico, and our favorite food to eat? The French delicacy, the Napolean cake- perfect to share! 



4. Resort Living For Lower Prices

While Disney Resorts range in prices from uber-luxe, expensive, to affordable, there are also a host of Disney affiliated hotels in the surrounding areas like Downtown Disney. These hotels offer amazing deals and packages as well as 

The Caribe Royale, Moderate Hotel Disney Affiliated 


Lake Buena Vista Palace Resort & Spa, Moderate Disney Affiliated Hotel 

5. Downtown Disney
Whether it is grabbing an ice cream cone at Ghirardelli, enjoying fine dining next to aquatic seascapes, shopping, or driving a car into water there is something for everyone at Downtown Disney. 



6. Forget Uber, FREE Transportation...Everywhere.
Within the Disney compound all Disney residents travel free from once you step off your plane to all around the parks, water parks, hotels, and Downtown Disney. 

7. Photo Opp Like The Celebs
Celebrities are always visiting Disney World, either with their squads, their kids, or their significant others. Make fantastic memories and capture them easily with Disney's friendly photography staff! They are EVERYWHERE. Plus, the photos if you invest in a Disney Magic Band will automatically upload a digital copy to your Disney App.

We can think of so many more reasons, like the monorail crawl, thrill rides, Epcot's Food & Wine Festival, and award winning shows. And, honestly, this post could go on and on, but we think you get the gist. So, what are you waiting for? Go on and make Disney your next vacation destination! 

Stay Lovely,

D.R

Editor and Curator of

Dusk & Rubies Blog 


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11/23/15



This fall season I am extremely grateful for trends that are comfortable to wear all day long. One outfit you could wear for a laid-back turkey get-together is your plaid long sleeve shirt and puffer vest. Looking for shoes you can actually keep on all day without wishing to take them off every five minutes? Complete this look with the comfortable Clarks leather ankle boots!





Pants Actual: Buffalo David Bitton Jeans, Similar: HERE 
Vest Actual: Land's End, Similar: HERE 
Plaid Shirt Actual: Bass, Similar: HERE 
Leather Ankle Boots Actual: Clarks, Similar HERE
Fur Ear Muff: Similar HERE 

Stay Lovely,

D.R

Editor and Curator of 

Dusk & Rubies Blog

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11/19/15



Yay Or Nay Thursdays

Here just in time to help you create your perfect weekend outfit our ‘Yay Or Nay’ post!

Let’s break this down: We’ve asked 10 real guys their take on the latest fashion trends. After viewing photos of the latest trends, the panel will either give it a Yay (they dig it) or Nay (they don’t) and explain why in about one sentence. Because, let’s face it, sometimes we’re into attracting the eye of that cute guy across the room and wished we knew what he was thinking.

Other times we could care less.

So, either take it as valued information, an education, or proof that sometimes guys know nothing about fashion.

Today’s Trend: Jumpsuit

Brian: Yay- “Looks comfortable yet classy; I’de wear one.”

Ryan: Yay- “But it’s all about the fabric. If you’re going to wear something that’s structurally like a potato sack, it’s no good. It’s gotta be thin so we can see your figure.”

Joe: Yay- “I always find that it compliments a woman’s assets.”

Darryl: Yay- “Definitely depends on body type- depends on the tush, but I like those.”



Mike S.: Yay- “Yay. I’ll sacrifice the risk of camel toe in the front for a tight butt in the back.”

Felix: Yay- “Looks like a comfy, classy look."

Sam: Yay- “The jumpsuits look good, but I can’t see women in their mid-twenties wearing them.”


Daniel: Yay- "Love some and hate others. Most of these look fantastic. Obviously any jumpsuits that accentuates the female figure-YAY! Any jumpsuit that's baggy to be baggy-meh. The women next to the women in blue comes close to the too baggy circuit."

Dylan: Yay- "Comfy and has the potential to be fancy. They are the opposite of the mules."

Mike L: Yay- "It's a way for women to look sexy without looking trashy in my opinion."


The poll is in, and this one is a sure bet. 10/10 guys dig the jumpsuit and for good reasons! Agree to disagree, or agree completely with our panel?  We want to hear your take either way! Sound off in the comments below and let our guys of summer know what that got right and what they got wrong. 

Stay Lovely,

D.R

Editor and Curator of

Dusk & Rubies Blog
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11/12/15



Here just in time to help you create your perfect weekend outfit our ‘Yay Or Nay’ post!

Let’s break this down: We’ve asked 11 real guys their take on the latest fashion trends. After having viewed photos of the latest trends, the panel will either give it a Yay (they dig it) or Nay(they don’t) and explain why in about one sentence. Because, let’s face it, sometimes we’re into attracting the eye of that cute guy across the room and wished we knew what he was thinking.

Other times we could care less.

So, either take it as valued information, an education, or proof that sometimes guys know nothing about fashion.

Today’s Trend: Colored Hair

Brian: Yay- “Like a mermaid, but with legs.” 

Ryan: Yay- “I like a chick who goes to extra lengths to uniquely primp themselves. You gotta maintain it though-if you let it fade too much you’ll look like a trailer park mermaid. 

Joe: Yay- "Totally into it, because you know you’re hot when you can pull off blue hair. Hipster guys are starting to do it to their beards too.” 

Mike S.: Nay- “I’d be embarrassed to bring home a blue haired lady to my Mom.”


Darryl: Yay- “I’m into it. But if it’s only partial. I think it looks better on girls with dark hair to blue, than from blond hair to blue.” 

Evan: Nay- “No Bueno. It looks too clownish.”

Felix & Sam: Yay- “Yay as long as it’s not all blue; the fade is nice.”

Daniel: Yay- “Really depends on the girl’s complexion, eye color, hair color and use of blue. The blonde and blue don’t seem to mix.”


Dylan: Nay- “Not my bag, but if you want to give it a whirl go nuts.”

Mike L: Nay- “Reminds me of something someone addicted to some substance would do. But, Katy Perry is bad as hell, so she looks good with it.”


The poll is in and 7/11 guys dig blue hair. Agree to disagree, or agree completely with our panel?  We want to hear your take either way! Sound off in the comments below and let our guys of summer know what that got right and what they got wrong.

Stay Lovely,

D.R

Editor and Curator of

Dusk & Rubies Blog 

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