Thursday, July 23, 2015

New Website!

Hi Friends,

I’m thrilled to announce that Simple Silhouette has a new home! We’ve relocated to 

As welcomed guests, we’d like for you to not merely visit our new home but become part of the Simple Silhouette community by joining our mailing list. We have a gift waiting for you so click on the new address and stop by today! 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

KEEP, Top Fashion App, Features Simple Silhouette Founder Rachel Ruth As Guest Stylist

I’m thrilled to announce that KEEP—one of the Top Fashion Apps today with high praises in Vogue, ForbesLife and numerous other publications—has featured me as a Guest Stylist for the week!

KEEP is blazing a tech-savvy chic trail in the fashion world and I’m honored to be associated with their brand + I love the app!

CLICK HERE to view my collections and shop my keeps! With latest trends, great deals and a slew of products at your fingertips—you’ll find KEEP makes it easy to shop smart and look chic. {And I predict you'll fall in love with the app just as much as I have}

To learn more about KEEP {how it works, the perks + link to creating your own profile} click here!  

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Secret To Overcoming Your Fears

“The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.”

My brain’s immediate response in reading the above quote is to fill-in the blank as to why we wait so long to begin life. My conclusion lies in the quote rephrased below:

“The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it because of fear.”

How many of you can relate to the revised quote? How many of you have goals, dreams and ambitions that {quite frankly} scare you a little bit and the fear of failing in your pursuit is holding you back? How many of you wrestle with fear of falling short, of believing your mistakes define you, of not feeling equipped to tackle the unknown? How many of you fear your fears will come true? 

I do.

Fear manifests itself in people’s lives in a myriad of ways for a number of different reasons. However, regardless of the reason for fear in your life—the role you allow it to have in your life is more important than its presence. Often times we live life out of fear not faith which in essence prevents us from fully living.

So how does one live by faith?

When I was a little girl, my father and I would play a modified version of leapfrog. My father would place me on top of the kitchen counter and then {facing me} he would start backing up creating distance between us until I said the magic word, stop! Once my father was anchored in place, on the count of three I would leap into his arms. Laughing at the thrill of making it safely into my father’s embrace, he would place me atop the counter again and we would repeat the process—except this time the distance between us was greater than the first time around and it continued to grow with every leap until my father was so far away I had a fear of jumping.

This story, as trivial as it may seem, contains three mighty truths that dispel the power of fear in your life.

1. God Places You In A Specific Position For A Specific Purpose
Just as my father picked me up and placed me on top of the counter, in the same way God {our Heavenly Father} places us individually where we should be. There is a plan and purpose for every circumstance you encounter in life and whatever fear(s) you are combating, if you are a child of God, you are in a position to overcome!
Fear Dispelled: You are going to fail because you’re not in a position to succeed. 

2. Trust Is The Foundation Of Living By Faith
If I didn’t trust my father to catch me when I leaped, I would have been stuck on the counter top and I would have missed out on experiencing the safety of his embrace. The same principle applies to your walk with Jesus Christ—you must exercise trust in order to build faith and experience God’s goodness. The more you trust God, the more you live by faith and leave a “counter top life” behind.
Fear Dispelled: There is no one to trust or to catch you when you fall, so stay put.

3. You Cannot Overcome By Your Own Strength
When my father was so far away I didn’t believe I could safely reach his embrace, fear was instilled in me because I relied on my own strength to surmount the distance. In the same way, we cannot rely on our own power to overcome challenges in life—we will fail every time! It’s only by God’s power and strength that we can claim victory over sin, fears and other troubles in life.
Fear Dispelled: There is nothing strong enough to cast away your fears.

Fear has no claim on your life, God does—because he created you! He also supplies you with the tools you need to live a life in faith. God’s word says in 2 Timothy 1:7 “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” 

Fully living is to live by faith and living by faith is to accept Jesus Christ as your savior and to trust God in all things knowing the power of the Holy Spirit within you is greater than dictating fears.

So join me in choosing faith—it won’t be easy, but it will be liberating! Strip your fears of their power and start living!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Motivation Monday

Today’s Motivation Monday is inspired by the Bible verse Ephesians 4:32 "And become useful and helpful and kind to one another, tender hearted [compassionate, understanding, loving-hearted], forgiving one another [readily and freely], as God in Christ forgave you." (Amplified Version)

A small act of kindness goes a long way. Nice people are a blessing to those around them. I challenge you to be a woman of exemplary character by being nice...showing kindness in word and/or deed to at least 1 person this week.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Wear It Wednesday: Lokai Bracelet Isn't Just An Accessory, It's A Powerful Life Lesson

I’m thrilled to share with you all a new product on the market that functions as an accessory, yet also carries a message—the lokai bracelet.

The lokai bracelet is easy and comfortable to wear. Based on what you fancy, you can show it off as a single bangle or stack it to achieve a more full look. Composed mainly of translucent beads, with the exception of one black and one white bead, the lokai bracelet matches with virtually anything! However, the distinctive characteristic of this bracelet goes beyond its wardrobe versatility.

The black bead holds mud from the Dead Sea (the lowest point on the earth) and the white bead carries water from Mount Everest  (the highest point on the earth). The message lies therein—Sometimes you’ve hit a low, stay hopeful. Sometimes you’re on top of the world, stay humble.

Here at Simple Silhouette we advocate sharing a positive message with the world and our friends at lokai have accomplished that through their message—thank you for the powerful reminder!

Get The Look
Bracelet: lokai
Slim Fit Trousers: H&M
Leopard Top: H&M
Purse: H&M

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wear It Wednesday: Tribal Scarf

Who gets excited about a sale?! I know I do. Our friends at TO THE MARKET| Survivor-made Goods (TTM) are having a Spring Sale—yay! With promo code: SPIRNG15 you can get 15% off your purchase.

As if the sale isn’t cause for celebration enough, TTM is also a social enterprise that combines the powers of commerce and storytelling to empower the world’s most courageous survivor populations, in the belief that resilience is more powerful than suffering. 

In other words, when you shop TTM goods, your reward is three-fold because:
      1. Your purchase directly contributes to a survivor’s economic empowerment
      2. You raise awareness about the perils of abuse, conflict and disease around the world and how it’s
           affecting women of all ages. (When you’re sporting your TTM purchase and get that sweet
           compliment—that’s your time to shine as an advocate!)
      3. You receive an amazing hand-made good that makes you more stylish than you were before

To learn more about TTM and how the company is empowering women around the world, read my interview with TTM Founder/CEO Jane Mosbacher Morris.

To shop the goods, show your support and join in on the Spring Sale action—CLICK HERE.

Today I am wearing my TTM Tribal Scarf. The vibrant colors that nicely blend (yet pop!) add a dose of liveliness to my ensemble. I decided to pair the scarf with a neutral cashmere shirt, hunter green skinny jeans and my multi-colored sparkle ballet flats to balance out the burst of color from the scarf. The tassels that adorn the scarf around the edges, is a detail I love because it delivers a pinch sophisticated flare and (bonus) it mirrors the tassel that charms my bracelet! Lastly, I love my tea—so tribal scarf + cup of tea made for a happy start to the day. (Besides, what proper lady doesn’t like tea?)

Skinny Jeans: MANGO
Shoes: Steve Madden