Streamline Your Life: Get Rid of Your “Can’t Find Anything to Wear” Conundrum Once and For All

After polling 2,500 women ages 16-60 in 2009, UK retailer Matalan learned that they spend almost a year of their lives deciding what to wear. The average female will spend 287 days rifling through their wardrobe.

On average they spend 20 minutes picking out an outfit to wear before going out, weeknights take 20 minutes and holiday and party dressing takes 52 minutes. It takes 10 minutes in the morning to find something acceptable and women try on at least two outfits before coming to a final decision. One in two women spend 15 minutes the night before work, deciding what to wear.

Wow. That’s crazy.

Now you already know the benefits of editing your wardrobe from Gina (see video below) but our founder, Jasmine, decided to take it one step further and see if she could streamline her own wardrobe even more.

Here are the results: She didn’t repeat a single outfit for 2 weeks. It took her 3 minutes to pick out clothing each morning. She was able to leave the house 30 minutes early. Her hair was fully dried and styled daily. She was able to put on makeup daily without rushing out the door or putting it on in the car. She was comfortable. She felt less stress. No one noticed that she limited her wardrobe choices and she even got compliments on her new haircut and makeup applications.

The verdict? Less options equals more time and less stress. And below are all of the elements she used for two weeks barring underwear and bras.

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Give And Get More This Cyber Monday

For every item Ruby, Inc. flips on Threadflip we donate 100 percent of the money to style women who have gone through adversity pro bono.

Not only that but every time you make a purchase from Ruby, Inc. 10 percent of your purchase is donated directly to the Humane League of Lancaster County because we’re official corporate sponsors.

Here are our most popular purchases.

First, discover closet editings.

That’s when a personal stylist reviews your wardrobe and decides what to purge, what to have tailored and where you’ll need to splurge.

Your unneeded items will be donated to local charities or to Threadflip where they will be sold and the proceeds will be donated to style women in need.

With closet editings, a personal stylist will create the looks from clothing you already have. There may be no need to spend additional money on fresh frocks. You may already have the perfect wardrobe hiding in your own closet. Your personal stylist will help you discover it by rethinking your garments. Finally, she’ll give you personal shopping list to help you fill in the items you may be missing.

This is the most popular choice for clients looking to stretch their dollars.

Expect to spend a minimum of two hours editing your closet.

Then there’s personal shopping with a stylist.

She’ll unearth the best pieces for your body type, hair and eye color all at the style you hope to achieve. She has been trained to do so on any budget. She can show you how it all works together to create a smashing new wardrobe. You may be even be eligible for discount offers through preferred partners.

Expect to spend at least 90 minutes on each personal shopping expedition.

Then there’s retail therapy.

If you’re in town on vacation, your stylist can meet you at your hotel and help you come up with a customized shopping trip. Transportation included. No matter what style you hope to achieve your personal stylist can hook you up with the best local finds.

Expect to spend at least 90 minutes for retail therapy.

Finally, there’s the ever-coveted style guide.

Purchase a one-of-a-kind style guide with complete with all of the pieces, cuts, colors and elements you’ll need to pull off your dream style and receive a 90 minute shopping expedition to show you how to put it into practice today.

But it all begins with booking a complimentary consultation to meet with you one-on-one to learn more about you and your style goals.

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



Exclusive Small Business Saturday Offer

Support your favorite small business.

This November 24th is Small Business Saturday®, a day to celebrate and support the local small businesses that boost the economy and invigorate neighborhoods across the country.

Ruby, Inc. is proud to take part in Small Business Saturday, and we’re encouraging everyone to Shop Small® here on November 24th.

Plus, we’re having a special Small Business Saturday offer! Come in on November 24th and you’ll get 20% off any service you choose including gift certificates for loved ones.

See videos of real clients here.

Click here to contact us by midnight on Nov. 24 to take advantage of this one-day only offer.

Just as importantly, get out there, Shop Small, and let’s make this November 24th the biggest day of the year for small business.

To learn more, visit ShopSmall.com.


We’re Nearly to 700 Votes for the FedEx Small Business Plan Competition for $25,000

As of this a.m. we’re nearing 700 votes for FedEx’s Small Business Plan Grant Competition for up to $25,000. We’re excited and we’re thrilled that you’ve been backing us this past month.

But we’re not to the end yet. We have until Saturday, Nov. 24 at midnight to get all of our votes in and counted. We also know tomorrow is Thanksgiving and you’ll most likely be with your family and friends then and in the throes of chaos during Black Friday shopping the next day. So we need you to put in a little extra effort today to help us win.

It’s simple. Just vote here.

Then share this throughout your e-mail lists, social media outlets like Twitter, Facebook, Google +, LinkedIn and more so even more people can vote between now and Nov. 24 at midnight. If we get a huge bump now we project that it’ll push us past the competition during the holiday.

But we can’t do it without your help.

So vote here and share.


We’ve Passed 600 Votes in the FedEx Small Business Grant Competition

We have one final week to get as many votes as possible for Ruby, Inc. in the FedEx Small Business Plan Grant Competition.

We can’t win without your help.

Please continue to vote here daily or use our QR code below to scan and help us win.


Final Week to Vote for Ruby, Inc. in the FedEx Small Business Plan Competition

We’ve been promoting the heck out of Ruby, Inc. in FedEx’s Small Business Plan Competition for $25,000. We’ve hung flyers around town with QR codes on them, sent e-mail blasts weekly via Mailchimp, and leveraged as many social media outlets as possible. And frankly, we’re ready to get back to fashion blogging because this is tiring.

But we believe in this and we believe you’re behind us. Five hundred and eighteen people have already gotten behind this momentum. That’s incredible. And now we only have to persevere together for one more week. This Saturday, Nov. 24 at midnight the voting ends and then we can get back to our regularly scheduled blogging. But until then we’re going to give it one final push. And we need your help.

We need you to vote daily here.

We need you to share it via social media or print off the QR code and hang it in your office.

We need you to reach out to your networks via e-mail and let them know what we’re trying to achieve.

We can’t do this alone but together we can make this happen.

Last push. Let’s do this together.

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