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The Self-Conscious Woman’s Way to Finally Feel Pretty

At Ruby, Inc. we’re only looking to work with women who are deadly serious about boosting their confidence. We only work with women who want to learn that there is no perfect body type. They must want to learn to combat their negative body images. We’re looking for women who want to pay attention and find clothing that really works for them so they can learn to make purchases without breaking the bank.

We’re looking for women who will take notes and follow directions on how to improve their confidence. We’re not just looking to find women who are looking to us for the answers, we’re looking for women who want to take this knowledge and use it themselves and rediscover themselves. So who’s in?

If you’re serious about moving your life forward, here’s the deal:We’re now conducting a one-on-one personal styling sessions showing you step-by-step, how to save money while dressing 10 pounds thinner and we’re only taking clients who want to go along on this journey with us.

Starting today, Jasmine from, Ruby, Inc., will also be giving you her biggest secrets to finding colors that work for your skin tone so that you can edit your wardrobe and make each piece look fabulous on you at a fraction of the cost.

This topic has been one of the most requested topics in recent months. With the economy still on the rocks, global instability and inflationary concerns and ever-increasing costs of living, can you really afford not to get this information for you?

If you think you can wait until later… guess again.

Jasmine booked up the entire week month of January within a day and if you miss this opportunity, it may be months before you can request and book a styling.

Want to see before and afters? Perfect. 


Now You Too Can Learn to Dress Like a Million Bucks for Less than $100 In Record Time!

This is your chance to learn Ruby, Inc.’s proven system to look like you’ve lost 10 pounds while saving thousands. (If you don’t need or want to lose weight, trust me you do not want to let that stop you from taking advantage of this live training with Ruby, Inc.)

She will teach you her proven dress for your body type system, in step-by-step detail. This is the system Jasmine and her clients have used save thousands, develop personal style and look 10 pounds thinner. Now its your turn!

Women, from all over Lancaster County, have been requesting this information for months.

ENROLL NOW

Ruby, Inc. is accepting appointments beginning today on a first come first serve basis.

Click here to e-mail Jasmine to request an appointment or call 717-517-8266.

Here’s Just Some of What You’ll Learn

• reduce stress
• realize there is no perfect body type
• combat women’s negative body images
• save time
• learn to replenish the basics
• find clothing that really works for them
• shop for special events
• improve comfort
• boost confidence
• develop style without breaking the bank

ENROLL NOW

Ruby, Inc. is accepting appointments beginning today on a first come first serve basis.

Click here to e-mail Jasmine to request an appointment or call 717-517-8266.

Testimonials have flooded in from satisfied customers like this one from Joe:

I just wanted to thank you for the great tips you gave. I have used several of them and I have seen results. Thank you for sharing the tricks of the trade.

And Pam:

Jasmine helped me to dress for the occasion when I was volunteered to cover our show booth and had not a thing to wear. She took her time and found what best suited my body style at a price that I was able to work with. Her sharp eye for detail and and immediate understanding of the situation I was facing was incredible. When she tells you that something looks good – BELIEVE HER! She will make you not only look great – but feel great about yourself. Keep up the great work Jasmine and thank you!

And Francis:

I wanted to tell you that I recently made my first purchases since our styling session. A properly fitting bra really does make a difference in how clothing looks!

I looked only at the 50-70 percent off racks at Christopher & Banks.

I tried on several tops, looking for v necks with long lines. I purchased a sweater, a velvety v neck tunic length top in a muted print in colors you suggested and a longish v neck cardigan to be worn with a shell or short sleeved sweater underneath.

I’m looking for things I can use for a long time and your advice helped me make better choices than I have in the past.

Thank you for heading me in the right direction!

ENROLL NOW

Ruby, Inc. is accepting appointments beginning today on a first come first serve basis.

Click here to e-mail Jasmine to request an appointment or call 717-517-8266. If you need to leave a message, we’re helping other customers and we will certainly return your call.

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Tips

Give Me 5 Minutes–And I’ll Inspire You to Dress Right For Every Occasion

There’s nothing more embarrassing that waltzing into some brand new environment and you come to find out that you’re wearing the wrong thing. There’s black tie, formal, white formal, ultra formal, black tie optional, black tie invited, creative black tie, Texas black tie, resort formal, semi-formal, after-5, business formal, cocktail, informal, casual, dressy casual and my all time-favorite Alaskan cocktail.

It’s enough to blow your mind. Seriously? I’ve been studying this nonsense for quite awhile and it’s still a lot for me to wrap my head around.

You want to know what I do as a professional stylist when I’m in doubt? I bring up Google images and I type in whatever they say the garb will be and I eyeball what everyone else is wearing.

But here’s the thing: it’s still tricky as all hell.

I remember not too long ago I busted out this gorgeous Kate Hudson dress a la How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. Remember that sexy little yellow number? The invitation said “Hollywood Formal.” I tanned (I know, I know you can chastise me for that later. I’m not advocating tanning. I know it causes cancer. I made a mistake and should have gone with a spray tan.) I dolled up my hair in this pretty little, effortless way and went with one of my best friends to this gala. Let me tell you, we were dressed to the nines because that’s what the invitation called for; but evidently just because you encourage someone to dress up, doesn’t mean they’re going to take you seriously.

So we sashay into this piece and what do I see standing before me, some fellow in jeans and a t-shirt.

Seriously? I thought. You mean I shaved my legs for this. This is crap.

I was bummed. I mean, I thought I was going to this swanky event and even though I followed the rules, I felt overdressed and inadequate because someone else sauntered in like he just hopped off some horse, and forged the river on Oregon Trail.

It was nonsense.

But before I got all judgmental, I reminded myself that, I too, have dressed inappropriately for multiple occasions.

Like gymnastics.

In your mind I want you to picture 1991. You were probably rocking slouchy jeans, scrunchies, belly shirts, the Blossom hat, and denim cut offs with white lace, neon and the…body suit.

Now if you recall, there were a couple of kinds of body suits back in the day. There were the ones with the shoulders cut out with long sleeves and turtle necks, there were the basic black ones with the little snaps around your underpants and then there were the fancy thong ones that you were supposed to wear over top of Spandex pants.

I had more body suits than you can imagine. I had the snappy kind, ones with Cheetahs on them, pink ones, green and white ones, blue ones, neon ones…

Body suits, “Skip It” and Mall Madness were the 90s crack.

Okay so I know what you’re thinking. Crack was the 90s crack.

I exaggerate to clarify. Give me a little creative license here.

So, my grandma whom I call Nanner, knows I have a penchant for these things and she knows I’m all about gymnastics and have it in my head that I’m going to become the next Mary Lou Retten and have my face plastered all over Wheaties boxes, so I’m going to use whatever means necessary to get a perfect 10 in the Olympics.

My Dad even made me this extra narrow balance beam that when I slipped off the side I’d cover myself in splinters and I’d practice all day long in the summertime to master my tricks thinking one day I’d be training under Béla Károlyi. I wanted to go toe to toe with Shannon Miller.

I was needlessly intense.

Much to my joy, she comes over one day and pulls out this longer body suit. It’s multi-colored, sort of neon with splashes of blue and green and this magnificent bow on the back of it. I mean this thing is the holy grail of body suits except for one minor detail.

The bottom is too long and kind of skinny.

Nanner is pretty handy so she pops this beast on me and folds it over and pins it, takes it off and sews it up and viola!, I’ve got myself a new body suit.

If you know anything about fashion what so ever you’ll know that the first time you ever don an outfit out in public it’s a big day.

I had gymnastics that night and I put on this body suit, and I notice it’s a little breezy in the backside but I don’t think much of it because I figure that’s what’s in fashion these days. Nanner who knew nothing about clothing except how to fix it, called it a “French cut.” Meaning the sides came up a little higher than normal to make your legs look longer. I take a look at it, decide my legs do look longer, pop on a pair of sweatpants and head to gymnastics.

They were sticklers for details in gymnastics, too. You wore a unitard or body suit, slicked your hair back to an inch of its life and then stuck snap pins in it and pulled a half a bang or two out the front and then fashioned it with a scrunchie. You’re a gymnast. Those are the rules.

So we’re in there, warming up and we’re getting ready to start our floor exercise. It wasn’t unusual for a coach to stand in the middle to spot us with their hand as we were flipping around.

Right as I’m standing on the corner getting ready to take off, I get in trouble for the millionth time for wearing sweatpants. So I whip those beasts off and take off running, preparing to do a round off backhand spring into something crazy.

The coach never saw it coming. But the class did because we were all instructed to watch.

I ran full tilt with intensity the likes of which I have never mustered since. I shot up my front leg. I spring my hands down on the ground. I land the round off and put my body in the question mark position getting ready to flip back on my hands.

I made two mistakes. First, I misjudged my distance.

Second and most unfortunately, my unitard turned out not to be a untiard at all. Rather…

It was an adult woman’s one piece thong.

And I most definitely should have worn bike shorts under if I should have been wearing this thing at all.

I ass-slammed the coach’s face, knocking her off kilter.

I don’t know if you’ve ever experienced the raw, awesome power of a fourth grader’s tumble, but it must have been mighty. I either propelled her backward or if she was trying to dodge my free-flying fanny. I prefer to think of the majestic power that must have been emanating from my being.

But in either event, she met my naked butt, face first.

Never in my life have I heard an adult bellow like this and still, to this day, I have never heard one more guttural. I don’t know how I’d react in this situation because I have never been butt-slammed by a child so her reaction may have been perfectly within the confines of normal human behavior. Her nose thwacked against my cheek.

I had done the unthinkable. I butt-scored a teacher. Half naked.

I tumbled.

She screamed something about my pants.

I told her we weren’t allowed to wear pants on the floor.

She said if we couldn’t wear pants, what made me think we could run around indecently, too?

They’re French cut, I insisted.

Oh no. They most certainly weren’t.

No?

No.

It was simply the wrong outfit for the occasion.

Which brings me back to the initial point: There’s nothing more embarrassing than waltzing into some brand new environment and you come to find out that you’re wearing the wrong thing.

Need help figuring it out? Give us a call. We’ve got experience.

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Get Rid of Your Body Insecurities Once and For All

Editor’s Note: First, if you’re a guy, please just skip this post. I believe guys ought to be able to think that women are soft and smell nice and to keep this illusion going, I suggest that you simply move along gentlemen. There’s nothing here for you to see.

Now ladies, let’s tackle the embarrassing stuff, shall we?

As I have been working with women, I’ve learned that some get wrapped up in size, others get wrapped up in their weight and still others get fixated on some tiny imperfection and can’t look past it to see the rest of themselves.

You’re not alone.

Allow me to take you back to 9th grade. I sat next to Carl in Algebra II and Trig. He was a 12th grader and I was terrified of him. It wasn’t because he was particularly smart–because, after all, he was three years older and in my math class–but because he didn’t miss a thing and he was really vocal about blasting people.

About this time in my life I developed arm hair. And not just any arm hair but these random black trees that popped up every now and then all over my arms. I was scared I was going to turn into Teen Wolf, but worse than that, I was terrified that Carl was going to get a glimpse of these beasts and announce them to the whole class. The dude wasn’t shy. He once told the teacher that if he were a porn star his name would be Zeus because he’d strike her like lightning. Classy, huh?

So for an entire year I did everything under the sun to hide my arms from myself and more importantly from Carl and certain embarrassment. I covered myself in hoodies, sweaters and long sleeved shirts because of this tiny, random imperfection, even when it was sweltering outside. So instead of wearing a t-shirt, I looked like a sweaty moron because I was trying to hide something that no one else cared about.

But the embarrassment doesn’t end there. We had a pool party later that year for the class. Now, we all know they don’t make long sleeved bathing suits for 9th graders. So I go out and I get this, what I think, is this adorable one piece bathing suit. I didn’t really have any boobs yet and one pieces were mandatory so I thought a flashy print would help detract from my arm hair and simultaneously detract from the fact that I have nada in the boob department.

So I finally muster up the courage to whip off my long sleeved t-shirt, thinking I can dip myself in the water before anyone can see their hair on my arms, and I look over and what do I see…her.

We all have a “her.” You know that enormously popular girl who is nothing less than perfect. At least in your mind. There she is in this stellar yellow suit and she’s extra curvy for a 9th grader.

And I am mortified. Not only do I have to contend with hairy arms but I don’t have boobs. People are talking about these things, saying how she’s perfect and they can’t take their eyes off of her, which is good for my arms but bad for my 9th grade self-esteem.

These things humiliated me. Maybe you can related. Maybe you feel like this now. Maybe you feel inadequate.

Maybe you’ve got a mustache, a catfish whisker, an uneven breast, cellulite, or acne. Maybe you’re terrified of trying something new because you’re afraid your thighs will jiggle, that your stomach will roll or that you’ll get too sweaty.

I want to tell you something, that blemish isn’t the problem. There are 3,000 fixes to all of these problems. Have a mustache? So do 20 million American women. Buff it. If you have catfish whiskers, pluck them. Are your breasts are uneven? The majority of women have them. Get a memory foam bra. So you have cellulite? Big deal so do 95 percent of women. Have acne? So do 60 percent of women. See a dermatologist.

Everyone has something embarrassing that happens because guess what, sometimes your body just doesn’t cooperate. Sometimes you fart during an inappropriate time. (By the way my grandmother would kill me if she knew I used the “f” word do let’s keep that on the down low, shall we?) Maybe you’ve got an overactive bladder. Maybe you sweat too much. Deal with it. Our bodies don’t always cooperate. But guess what, no one’s does. We all have blunders. We all fail and we all get embarrassed.

You know what I wish I could go back and tell that 9th grade version of myself? First, you’re at least as smart as Carl if not smarter because you’re in the same class. You can wax your arms but you can’t always overcome dumb. Second, it’s just hair. One day your husband will tease you about it and you’ll tease him for his big head. You’re loveable and the ones who love you think you’re beautiful even with wonky hairs growing out of your arms. It doesn’t determine your self-worth.

Second, that girl in the yellow suit did have one thing on you. It wasn’t that she had boobs. She had a tailor sew in falsies in her bathing suit. For $15 bucks, you could have had curves in your suit, too. If you would have stopped wishing you were here long enough you would have realized that she had dark hair, dark skin and dark eyes and her arms were hairy, too.

So take some time to tackle the embarrassing problem, and once you’re ready, we’ll work on that Mom butt and those frumpy jeans together.

Need some help? I know just the person to call.

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See How Easily You Can Learn to Dress For Your Body Type

We get a lot of fan mail at Ruby, Inc. and now and again we like to share it. Here’s a lovely little piece from Joe.

I just wanted to thank you for the great tips you gave. I have used several of them and I have seen results. Thank you for sharing the tricks of the trade.

Wondering what Joe’s been reading that you’ve been missing? She’s been a loyal follower since the beginning and in case you’ve missed an installment, check out the top six how-to posts of all time:

Now, if you’re still struggling to figure it all out, no problem. We know just how to help.

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Build An Outfit You Can Be Proud Of

If you haven’t already heard on The Lancast, heard about us from Plum Salon & Spa, or read about our crazy antics through the Harrisburg Polar Bear Plunge to benefit the Special Olympics, Ruby, Inc. has inspired many women throughout Lancaster, Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas to realize their worth is far above rubies by boosting their confidence, saving them time and money and teaching women how to dress for their body types.

We just learned Ruby, Inc. has been nominated for Inc. Magazine’s “Top 30 Under 30, America’s Coolest Young Entrepreneurs” for this upcoming year and our unique strategies help women to:

  • realize there is no perfect body type
  • combat women’s negative body images
  • save time
  • learn to replenish the basics
  • find clothing that really works for them
  • shop for special events
  • improve comfort
  • boost confidence
  • develop style without breaking the bank

Client testimonies speak for themselves: Ruby, Inc.’s simple and practical methods work.

Jasmine helped me to dress for the occasion when I was volunteered to cover our show booth and had not a thing to wear. She took her time and found what best suited my body style at a price that I was able to work with. Her sharp eye for detail and and immediate understanding of the situation I was facing was incredible. When she tells you that something looks good – BELIEVE HER! She will make you not only look great – but feel great about yourself. Keep up the great work Jasmine and thank you!

Pam

Click here to e-mail Ruby, Inc. or call 717-517-8266 today to schedule an appointment or request more information.

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