summer fashion

Hat Tricks

Cate Mezyk - August 2, 2017
Striped dress with crochet neckline

So, we have these hats that everybody seems to want. It’s taken us by surprise, but hey – we are happy to keep them coming. You want Minnesota patch hats? We’ll make them for you! Since I don’t sew, our strategy thus far has been that our shop employees cut out the patches, I iron them on, and then Tammy sews them on. The only …

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Dance It Out

Cate Mezyk - July 14, 2017
Black and white pouf dress

I’ve loved dance as long as I can remember. When I was 4, I have a clear memory of riding home from gymnastics class and asking my mom if she had signed me up for the next session. Her answer? “I think we’re going to give dance a try.” Little did I know how much it would become a part of my life. That four …

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Mannikins

Cate Mezyk - June 13, 2017
Coral crochet sundress

My phone is the worst. It is the most awful writer ever. It truly bugs me because writing well is important to me, and I consider myself to be a fairly good one. But my phone often changes words on my behalf to things that don’t make sense at all. Grammatical errors abound. My Siri is apparently hard of hearing (or else I’m a terrible …

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I Donut Know

Cate Mezyk - May 15, 2017
Orange and navy tie dyed dress

I’m standing here in the shop as I type this, knowing that I really should be writing a blog post to share what’s going on at Wild Ruffle these days (and there really is so much). And yet I cannot think of a thing to say. Maybe it’s the plate of Edelweiss pastries sitting next to me, distracting me from my thoughts. The smell is divine… …

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An Ode To The Single Parents

Cate Mezyk - May 2, 2017
Distressed tank for summer

It’s a really, really, REALLY busy season for my family right now. We are on the go all the time. I’m fortunate that I have a husband who is helpful and an equal partner is getting people where they need to go, especially at night since I’m typically done with work long before he is. Since he usually coaches my son’s sports, he gets Davis …

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I’m Losing It.

Tammy Hiveley - March 23, 2017

Almost always, it feels like I’m losing it in more ways than one. This time though it’s not me losing my mind or my focus or even losing my way. This time I’m losing something completely different. The solid 10 pounds I’ve packed on this winter. ew. First off, I’m diving into a book a friend gave me over a year ago. Seems it takes awhile for …

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Please Forgive Any Delayed Responses

Tammy Hiveley - July 13, 2016

I’m not sure about your summer but mine has flown by. I’m desperately trying to cherish each and every moment I have with my babies. So much so I turned on the ‘vacation responder’ on my work email. It now says ~ Please forgive any delayed responses. I am off enjoying summer break with my family as much as I can. I will return emails within 2-3 …

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The Naked Jumper

Tammy Hiveley - July 1, 2015

I’ve had this jumper for over a year. Never worn. Every time I put it on it sagged, it bagged, it resembled hideous drapery. And even though I was Marta in The Sound of Music way back when, I just couldn’t pull it off. The hills are alive kept playing over and over in my head. Yesterday I made myself wear what I was thinking quite possibly could …

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