Month: September, 2011

Proper Clothing Care with Soak

Here at June Ruby, we take immense pride in helping everyday women find chic, stylish ensembles for both work and play. Clothing is an investment, and in order to keep your wardrobe in impeccable condition, taking proper care of clothing – including washing, drying & cleaning – is of utmost importance.

That’s why we send you free samples of Soak Products with every June Ruby purchase. Soak is a pure, rinse-free and yummy-smelling line of detergents that are gentle enough to wash everything from lingerie to knitwear to delicates. This liquid laundry detergent is also one you can feel good about – it’s biodegradable, phosphate-free AND eco-friendly! We’ve found this product works wonders for revitalizing fibers and keeping your June Ruby clothing favorites looking new on the first, second and even fortieth wash.

Whether it’s your one-of-a-kind Plenty Zip Cardigan, comfy Beth Bowley Wool Coat Sweater or pair of Sanctuary Peace Pants, here are some helpful tips for taking good care of your designer duds:

  • Excessively washing garments wears fabric fibers out sooner. Wardrobe staples like sweaters, jeans, jackets and dresses can often be worn multiple times before they are in need of washing.
  • Repair small issues right away. Whether that’s sewing up a small tear or treating a stain, immediate action saves precious time in the long term.
  • READ LABELS! Reading care instructions on clothing labels will save them from unneeded damage as a result of washing mistakes or error.
  • For hand washing clothes, pour one teaspoon of Soak detergent into cool water. Soak item for 15 minutes, then gently squeeze out water. Do NOT rinse! This technique works great for knit items like sweaters, jackets or tights, which can be laid on a flat surface to dry afterwards.
  • Dry cleaning is generally recommended for fabrics including acetate, linen, rayon, silk and suede.

The best part? We sell Soak detergent at June Ruby! Click here to buy bottles of Soak in a variety of scents.

Do you still have questions about clothing care? Leave us your question in the comments section or email us at junerubyboutique@gmail.com, and we’ll be happy to answer any lingering queries you may have.

the style file: Teri

In this week’s edition of The Style File, a 20-something woman who does it all – Teri, the fresh-faced author of the blog A Foodie Stays Fit! Whether busily working her full-time job in marketing, blogging about food, fitness + fashion or hanging out with her adorable dog Maizey, Teri always manages to look adorably put together with a few simple fashion strategies. Read on to find out more from Teri as well as check out some of our past Style File profiles.

name: TeriLyn Zawrotny

age: 27

hometown: Draper, UT

blog: A Foodie Stays Fit

occupation: I work in marketing at a large bank

describe your style in 3 words: Classy, sassy and feminine!

what is your go-to work look?: A dress – it’s so easy to change the look of a dress and create so many outfits by switching up accessories: flats, heels, jewelry, cardigans, blazers, pashminas, tights, etc.

do you have some advice for easily turning a work look into an evening look?: A sassier pair of heels and big earrings take a day look to a night look. I would never wear big, statement earrings to work, so by switching to a big earring and slipping on some sexy heels (perhaps in a bright color), I can take almost any look from day to night. Also, a little extra eye liner, an extra coat of mascara and a bold lip color help freshen up my look for night. (tip: I have a very small make-up bag in my purse that I keep my mediocre make-up in…the mascara I didn’t love, the eye liner that isn’t quite dark enough, etc… that way I don’t have to transfer my favorite products back and forth for my daily get-ready routine to my touch-up kit. And even if though aren’t my favorite products, they definitely make a world of difference when I’m wanting to freshen up my look after work!)

fall trend you’re lusting over: I love that flares are back. Trust me, I love me some skinny jeans, but flares are so flattering on everyone. And they make my shorty legs look loooong! (I’m only 5’1″)

you’re favorite way to accessorize an outfit: Earrings! I love tucking one side of my hair behind my ear to expose my earrings. They can totally change the look of an outfit with the size and color.

best piece of fashion advice you’ve ever received: It’s OK if fashion is important to you – it’s a way to express yourself!

the three items from June Ruby you’d most like to own:

  • L’amie D’Amie Vintage Circles Earrings – I have a similar pair in a bright, shiny gold that is fun for summer but this more muted color would be great for fall’s darker shades.
  • Beth Bowley Cashmere Turtleneck – the unconventional shape of this turtleneck is absolutely beautiful! I especially love the sleeves.
  • Smitten Teal Sweater – I know I just said that I’m excited about flares, but i know I’ll still be wearing skinny jeans and this roomy sweater would pair perfectly with slim-fitting jeans and maybe some boots.