How Reserved For Ruby Began

I started blogging to document my love for fashion. I am by no means a fashion expert but after years of friends and family asking where I bought certain items in my wardrobe I decided to start a blog so they could keep track of any outfits they wanted to purchase too.

I have a lot of fun sitting down to write on Reserved For Ruby and it has become a little sanctuary where I can relax and dive into a world where everything is peaceful and filled with fashion! Aside from fashion, I occasionally travel and will provide an update on where I stay, where to go and where to eat. I also spend most of my weekends eating my way through Dublin, where I live, so I hope to increase my blog posts on my favourite places for brunch, dinner and coffee!

Once I started blogging I quickly realised how friendly the blogging community is and became hooked. I love how every blogger likes to encourage others to keep going and it is one big happy family. I really hope it continues to grow and remain that way because I always believe there is room for everyone.

I would say my style has naturally evolved over time. The shops I gravitate to a lot include: Zara, & Other Stories, H&M, Topshop, ASOS, Primark, The Kooples and Reiss. I like to wear quite a lot of cream / white coloured clothing which I find so easy to mix and match with more patterned clothing. I don't think I will ever get bored of white tops so they will always remain a wardrobe staple for me.

I try to create a new blog post once per week and I post everyday on Instagram. To keep updated you can follow me on pretty much every social media channel or subscribe via email to my blog.

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I don't have any regrets...I believe hindsight is wonderful but it is so important to not look back with regrets and just do what you can today. However, I wish I started my blog sooner. I began blogging in 2009 and stopped because I was afraid. Afraid of what? The blog was called Fashion Flutterby and didn't last very long! I was pretty scared of what people would think. It took me a while to get over that and there was always a niggling feeling to start a blog. And so one very dark and dreary January evening after work I came up with Reserved For Ruby  in 2012 and have kept going ever since. Albeit the posts were less frequent at the beginning, I decided it wasn't fair to ask people to follow my blog without providing unique and quality content. I hope I live up to that now and one thing is definitely for sure, I try to improve my blog every single day.

I am always searching for the perfect leather jacket, winter boots and a staple cream blouse and I don't think I will ever find the 'perfect' one but I think half the fun is in the hunt! Every year, I get excited about shopping for these items and long may it continue.

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Jacket | H&M | Espadrilles | Zara (Similar here) | White T-shirt | ASOS 

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