May 13, 2013
Happy Monday! Hope you had a fantastic mama-filled weekend. We have a few things happenin’ over at RagDoll that I would love for you to know about!
Just click the pictures above and follow the link to her blog. You will find the downloads available there! And while you’re visiting, go ahead and follow her because she is adorable.
Next order of business, RagDoll is now on ShopLocalStyle.com! Shop on their site and receive 15% OFF (price as listed) the in-store price! It is a little special for all those out-of-towners (and locals!) that don’t get to make it in the shop.
We are also working on the moment you’ve all been waiting for… RagDoll is FINALLY getting an official online shop! It will be available right here on the “SHOP” tab. More details to come later on.
Have a lovely week!
May 9, 2013
If you are last minute like us here at RagDoll, you’re probably still deciding on your Mother’s Day gift idea. If you’re in New Orleans, here are a few unique gifts that keep on giving and can be purchased right here at RagDoll!
First on the list is a fabulous, hand drawn card by Lionheart Prints. Created right here in NOLA, this is a perfect way to say “I love you” in your own little way!
Next up, handmade animal pillows by Laura Frisk. These little stuffies are sure to add a lil cuteness to mom’s favorite chair in the house. I like to pile them together on a chair in the corner for a cute little display. Only $20.00 each or $35.00 for a pair!
There’s no better way to tell mom you love here than a pair of Sweetheart Flats! We have this gorgeous gals in all sizes are they are $46 a pop!
If you have more of a classic vintage mama type, give her a lovely vintage pair such as above. A beautiful floral vintage dish to hold her jewelry treasures paired with vintage hair accessories and/or a pretty pair of earrings!
Got a bakin’ mama? We have a cute selection of vintage half aprons starting at only $10.00! It may inspire her to whip you up something delicious!
A hand-painted vintage teapot is perfect for fancy’n up any kitchen, shelf, or mantle!
Last but not least, get her something truly unique. A cross-stitch framed picture adds lots of charm and looks super cute on vintage floral wallpaper, doesn’t it?
Drop in this weekend and pay us a visit! Hint hint… we may or may not be having a 30% off shoe sale starting Friday!
May 4, 2013
As I’ve been in the process of upgrading to a bigger and better apartment in Midcity, I have been all over Pinterest, thrifting like it’s going out of style, and trying to come up with great craft ideas for low budget decor.
While diving into Pinterest on my inspiration exploration, I stumbled across some amazing artists that made my heart flutter. I hope they do the same for you!
Don’t forget, RagDoll isn’t just about a pretty dress to add to your wardrobe. Your wardrobe and your home represent your creative and who you are as a person. You can use beautiful artwork, unique color palettes, and all shapes and patterns to inspire every aspect of your life! Don’t be afraid to be bold!
May 2, 2013
How are things? I hope Spring is treating you as beautifully as it is me! Last week I was able to tag along on an impromptu trip to Ocean Springs, MS with my babes (a.k.a. my boyfriend) while he was there for work, and I thoroughly enjoyed my day dates with myself. Although we only stayed one night, I was able to soak in everything the charming little town has to offer, including beach time!
When I wasn’t turning my skin lobster red, I was enjoying the adorable little square, antiquing, and of course thrifting! I stumbled across this adorable little place in the square called the “Lovelace Drug Store.” Not only were they uber friendly, but they had so much retro nostalgia I had to document.
Although the dining furniture appeared to be recreations, the soda fountain and prescription counter seemed original. The sweet lil lady working the fountain made me up a DELICIOUS cream soda float (1st time ever!) and was so excited to inform me that they made their own cream soda from scratch! They also use Barq’s Root Beer to bottle it with their very own labels.
I’m not sure how long this place has been here, but they definitely still kept their charm! Service was a bit slow, but when you are there for a lazy day afternoon with yourself it is just what the doctor ordered.
Before leaving, I convinced the babes to stop by one last thrift shop in Gulfport, MS. This lovely young man owned it with his wife, and he obviously knew how to handpick the perfect selection. Babes even left with this fantastic pair of pants, suspenders included.
If you ever have a chance to drop by this sweet little town, be sure to stay in the square at “The Inn.” Although we didn’t get a chance to stay there, it looks like an adorable little B&B and the locals rave about it!
Until we meet again,
April 1, 2013
Are you dreaming of the sand between your toes and throwing that lil bikini on your bottom?
Can you hear them waves just-a crashing along the shore while you sip on your beverage of choice, gleaming in the sunlight from your over-applied layer of Panama Jack?
Or are you more of a playful beach gal, ready to bury yourself in the sand attempting to save your team from the embarrassment of yet another loss in the volleyball arena?
Don’t worry, it’s almost time! But don’t forget… you need to protect those beautiful and very important eyes of yours with some fabulous, vintage-inspired sunnies! And you’re in luck, ’cause we just got a big ole shipment of them! Come in and snatch you a pair! $18/each
March 26, 2013
Spring is here, and we have SO many fabulous new arrivals! I’ve been noticing a Spring trend arising… The Simple Solid Look. It’s eloquent yet easy, and you can do what you will with your accessories! Dress that solid baby up or down, depending on your mood. It’s perfect for those days where you just aren’t feeling creative. You still look adorable, yet don’t have to think too hard! Example below…
If you’re feeling jazzy, add some chunky jewelry, a bow belt, and an adorable polka dot bag.
On a Sunny Day Dress, $54
“Love” Pendant Necklace, $14
Wave a Taxi Belt, $22
Prettier than Pastries Handbag, $54
If you aren’t even feelin this inventive, just throw on some heels and head out the door. Either way, you’re gorgeous! Drop in and see us soon!
February 21, 2013
Hope you had a fabulous Mardi Gras! We are in full swing gearing up for Spring! With our new season’s frocks in mind, I couldn’t help but wonder if anyone else out there was in love with the ABC series Pushing Daisies as much as I was… If you were able to overlook Ned’s adorable charm, then you probably noticed Chuck’s (aka Charles) daily and fabulously curated ensembles.
I tuned in specifically to ogle over her garments that never fell short of 50′s fabulous-ness! The colors and pattern selection were to die for, and who doesn’t love a full circle frock adorned with flowers!
Needless to say, Chuck’s fashion was a huge inspiration for RagDoll’s curated selection of 50′s to 60′s inspired designs. This still holds true even today, especially with Spring right around the corner! Designer’s are on their A-game in 2013, and here is your evidence! These styles plus many many more will be arriving at RagDoll’s door step as early as next month!
Chantelle Dress by Heartbreaker Fashion
Ain’t No Sunshine Dress by Trollied Dolly
Pauline Dress by Heartbreaker Fashion
Bumble Bee-have Dress by Trollied Dolly
Strawberry Danish Dress by Trollied Dolly
Dancing with Daisies Dress by Trollied Dolly
So, now you can see why we are so excited for Spring! This is just a small sneak peak into our new selection. Follow us on Facebook to stay updated on the new arrivals and what we got goin on.
See you Soon!
January 24, 2013
I know it’s been a while, but we’re back in action and gearing up for Carnival season! Expect weekly updates on new items, new ideas, and what’s goin down in Nawlins, specifically at 818 Royal (That’s our new location if you didn’t know)!! We worked our little bums off getting everything moved over and set up in 3 days and boy was it worth it. After all the blood, sweat and tears (minus the blood) we officially opened our brand-spankin-new doors on New Years Eve and brought in the New Year right on our pretty little patio. We are so excited to finally be apart of all the French Quarter action. If you haven’t been in the new location or seen our pics on Facebook, here’s a sneak peak from the outside looking in…
We’re upstairs right above the infamous Casell Gallery!
Isn’t it so inviting!?! Come on in and see us at the new location and be on the lookout for our new Groupon coming out real soon!
December 8, 2012
Sorry we’ve been gone for so long. We’ve had tons of new and exciting things happenin’ at RagDoll, and we’re finally ready to share them with you. First off, the lovely Jenny Sklar will no longer be RagDoll’s blogger persona. She has left the RagDoll family, therefore all posts here on out come from me (owner/manager of RagDoll)! This is one of the many new segments I’ll be creating for our blog. “RagDoll on the Road” will document all the exciting experiences we get to have while not actually at RagDoll!
Second, Christmas is coming!!!! The evidence is all around you. It’s a known fact that New Orleans likes to do everything over the top, and Christmas is no different. We had the delight of going downtown last weekend during the Krewe of Jingles Holiday Parade and here is our evidence!
It’s also a known fact that New Orleanians never stray from an opportunity to dress up in costumes.
Here’s the beautiful city all dressed up for the Holidays!
We also had the pleasure of participating in the Launch Party of “Ingenue & Camp,” a new and upcoming blog about the life of five New Orleans ladies and their love for fashion, food, and life in the “Big Easy.”
The lovely Lacey Becker and I pose in front of their giant present wall!
Me & my man
The most delicious Holiday drink I’ve ever had, you’re welcome!
We have much more exciting news ahead of us, so stay tuned!
Until we meet again,
November 7, 2012
We hope you are having a lovely Wednesday. For our blog post today we wanted to inform all of you about all of the wonderful handmade items we have in store that are made EXCLUSIVELY for RagDoll! How cool is that?!?!
These fabulous aprons are the newest addition to our exclusive handmade collection. All of the aprons are locally made with Vintage fabric and lace adornments. Aren’t they just adorable?!
With all these gorgeous patterns to choose from you might just have to buy two!
Aside from aprons, we also have spectacular handmade dresses by Volker Wandering. All the dresses are made from vintage fabric, using vintage patterns.
All of the dresses have a super cute retro look perfect for any occasion!
We also have a ton of handmade accessories!
Our RagDoll bobbies are all handmade by none other than our fabulous Owner-Operator Rachel Roberts!
The daisy is too cute for words!
If you love that Rockabilly style that’s so hott right now you will LOVE our handmade Glamdanas. These Rosie the Riveter style headbands are made right here in New Orleans by A. Rose Fashions. Whether your hair is long or short, you will go wild over this adorable hair accessory!
We also have new vintage button earrings by Back Bayou Vintage!
Along with the classic vintage button earrings we’ve been carrying since April, we now have brass button earrings, as well as cute new decorative button earrings, like this adorable strawberry pair!
We also have an in-house collection of handmade earrings and necklaces.
These adorable dainty charms can brighten up your day and add a dash of spunk to any outfit!
We are so happy to be able to sell these unique handmade items and we hope to add even more handmade items by local artisans in the near future! So the next time you’re looking for something you can’t find anywhere else, come on over to RagDoll!
Bye Bye Baby, Baby Goodbye
Written by Jenny Lili Sklar