Fran Lebowitz’s hilarious take on Yoga Pants and Men in Shorts.

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Fran Lebowitz’s is a cultural icon. Her perfect outfit consists of tailored Anderson and Sheppard jackets, vintage Levi jeans, and bespoke…cowboy boots (yeah, that’s not a typo). We stumbled upon her marvelous interview with Elle and thought we would share her most memorable quotes.

Her hilarious view on Men’s shorts:

I have to say that one of the biggest changes in my lifetime, is the phenomenon of men wearing shorts. Men never wore shorts when I was young. There are few things I would rather see less, to tell you the truth. I’d just as soon see someone coming toward me with a hand grenade. This is one of the worst changes, by far. It’s disgusting. To have to sit next to grown men on the subway in the summer, and they’re wearing shorts? It’s repulsive. They look ridiculous, like children, and I can’t take them seriously.

Her opinion on what fit means:

What people don’t know is: Clothes don’t really fit you unless they’re made for you. Especially when you wear men’s clothes, like I do. American women think that clothes fit them if they can fit into them. But that’s not at all what fit means.

Her thoughts on yoga pants:

All these clothes that you see people wearing, the yoga clothes—even men wear them!—it’s just another way of being in pajamas. You need more natural beauty to get away with things like that. What’s so great thing about clothes is that they’re artificial—you can lie, you can choose the way you look, which is not true of natural beauty. So if you’re naturally beautiful, wear what you want, but that’s .01% of people. Most people just aren’t good looking enough to wear what they have on. They should change. They should get some slacks and a nice overcoat.

Her hatred of Brooks Brothers:

I used to buy all my shirts at Brooks [Brothers], but that was completely ruined about 20 years ago. They discontinued the shirt I liked. If I had only known this—I mean, if you’re going to discontinue an item that thousands and thousands of people buy, announce it. Say, ‘We will no longer be making our excellent Brooks Brothers cotton shirts that we made for 5,000 years. We’re going to change them in some awful way. We’re alerting you so you can buy a lifetime supply.’ Shirts don’t go bad, they’re not peaches.

Her opinion on fast fashion:

People care more about trends now than they do about style. They get so wrapped up in what’s happening that they forget how to dress, and they never learn who they are because they never learn how to take care of anything. So much of what my generation was taught regarding clothes was how to make them last. How to wash and care for them.

Her thoughts on those Hillary Clinton pantsuits:

But I would not say her look (I won’t even call it style) is so imposed on her. Yes, there’s a narrow parameter for a woman that public, but I don’t feel that inside of Hillary Clinton there’s a Jane Birkin waiting to get out. I don’t think she cares. I don’t think she is interested in how her house looks, where her furniture is from—I don’t think she has any visual interests. And there’s nothing wrong in not caring. A man who doesn’t care about what he looks like, he’s applauded. We say, ‘Oh, he’s not superficial!’

I, myself, am deeply superficial.

This gave us a good laugh at the office! Read her entire interview here. (It’s worth the read!)


A Night Out on the Town


A Night Out on the Town.

It’s finally Friday and you’ve been looking forward to this day all week! Working 9-5 can make anybody feel confined to their workplace. So, why not plan something fun?

Whether you’re planning a night out with your gals or going out with that special someone, I’ve styled this ensemble to give you an idea of what to wear for either occasion.

The Abigail Dress was inspired by Spring/Summer nights. It’s both flirty and sophisticated enough to make you feel comfortable in any setting. I’ve paired it with our Ponte Moto Jacket in case your night gets a little chilly. (It’s better to be prepared!) For accessories, a bold color like gold can add the final touch to a light color outfit like this one, plus it looks fab with the blue check and navy YSL heels!

If you’re looking for something more minimal and less flashy, then the Nico Tunic paired with the Seamed Pant would make for another great outfit. These garments are both made from Ponte and holds it’s shape enough to deter wrinkles. The Nico Tunic has a ribboning detail on both sides that adds a little bit of character to this top.

So get your gals or special someone on board, call an Uber and hit the town! Cheers to a great Friday night!

I’d like to hear your thoughts on these shifts! Let’s start a conversation on social: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. Be sure to use the hashtag #RRTravel. Happy travels!

Exploring the Big Apple

Exploring The Big Apple

Exploring the Big Apple

You’re headed to the 2014 Top Global Fashion Capital of the World – New York. This time it’s all pleasure and absolutely no business!

You really haven’t had the chance to do all the touristy things until now. Your itinerary includes trips to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to view YSL’s infamous color-block shift dress, geocaching through the bridges and arches of Central Park, and eating those famous gyros with white sauce from the Halal Guys that everyone can’t stop talking about. Most importantly, you’re looking forward to the acclaimed performances of Fun Home and Skylight on Broadway!

In this styled flat, I’ll show you how to blend chic and comfortabilty together in order to took great while on your trip in NYC.

The Floral Dress is the perfect essential for anything spring or summer related. Every RR floral dress is never the same, ensuring a unique pattern for every dress produced. It’s made from 100% cotton and will be great for all the exploring you’ll be doing. Pair it with any summer hat and denim jacket for a completely new look.

The JW-019 Tie Front Tank is another minimal piece with just the right amount of detail. The front of the tank is made from charmeuse, a lightweight fabric woven with a satin weave. The satin gives it a lustrous and reflective finish. Pair it with your favorite pair of jeans or our flirty WP-105 Seamed Skirt made from Ponte. Ponte holds its shape because the fabric is tightly woven. It travels well, doesn’t fade, and is super comfortable!

New York can be a very fast-paced and intimidating place to visit; yet the art and culture of the city is totally worth the exploration. Don’t forget to take your camera to capture those memorable NYC moments, all while looking great in Ryan Roberts!

I’d like to hear your thoughts on these NYC inspired outfits! Let’s start a conversation on social:

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. Be sure to use the hashtag #RRTravel.

Happy travels!

The Perfect Summer Shifts

The Perfect Summer Shifts

The Perfect Summer Shifts

It’s vacation time! You’ve planned a trip to a beachside resort this summer. You can’t wait to spend your days with your feet in the sand, reading that book you always put off, and the sounds of waves crashing down in the background.

This is your moment of Zen.

You’ve planned your whole trip ahead of time; zip lining down to the coast, snorkeling with sea turtles, a sunset dinner cruise, getting that tan you’ve always wanted, and most importantly – relaxing at the beach. So, what should you pack? Bikini/swimwear and comfortable sandals are a must. And I’ve got the perfect Ryan Roberts shifts for you to pair them with.

The 6430 Amanda Shift makes for an easy and comfortable dress for any occasion you might have while on vacation. Need something to wear to dinner, or something to explore the nearby town? Pair this dress with cute wedge or open-toed heels, and you’re ready to go. You could even take this dress down to the beach. It’s 100% cotton and is very low maintenance, so the sand will easily come off with a swipe of the hand.

The WD-100 Sandra Tunic was inspired by resort-wear. It’s made from linen so it won’t stick to the skin. It’s ideal for humid areas and will keep you cool and fresh throughout your travels. This tunic also makes for the perfect cover-up. Wear it over your bikini after swimming or sunbathing and you’re ready to go wherever with your wavy beach hair!

I’d like to hear your thoughts on these shifts! Let’s start a conversation on social:

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. Be sure to use the hashtag #RRTravel.

Happy travels!

Warm-Weekend Getaway

Warm-Weather Getaway

Warm-Weekend Getaway

You’re almost done with the week…and those 40-hour workweeks can take a toll on you. It’s time to plan a fun-filled weekend! So pack your weekender bag, fill up your Ryan Roberts travel set, and plan out a warm-weathered mini adventure this weekend.

The Placket shirt, Anorak, and Short are made from a new technical fabric sourced directly from Italy. It’s super lightweight and you could roll and pack it up in a ball (it won’t lose it’s shape or crinkle up). If it gets dirty, you can wash it up in the hotel sink and hang it up to dry! The Anorak has quickly become a customer favorite and is just the right fabric weight for summer nights. Another weekend essential is the Long Sleeve Linen tee. The weave in linen allows for more airflow and is less likely to stick to the skin, leaving you free of moisture – perfect for those warmer days. For some added pop in color, the Darted Trouser in tangerine is a must. I fell in love with the color of this fabric and feel that it compliments lighter colors like the sand in this flat.

Pick up your sunnies and summer hat, put on your favorite pair of heeled sandals and treat yourself to a mini adventure. You deserve it!

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Let’s Take A Trip!

Lets Take A Trip!

Let’s Take A Trip!
Throughout the week, I will be showcasing modern day travel essentials for several trips and occasions you might have. Whether it be that much needed getaway, spontaneous + romantic trips, or even work-related trips, I will show you how to style my most recent collection to your advantage. In the end, I hope this helps in choosing what to pack for your next adventure! Happy travels!