The Ruby Ribbon Pieces That Every Mom Needs In Her Wardrobe

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, meaning I either received payment and/or free product in exchange for this post. That being said, I would never give my endorsement/recommendation for something I didn't absolutely love!

When people ask me what the best part of working from home is, I always give the same answers:

1. I get to stay home/raise my boys/work around their schedules.

2. I have more freedom (in both my time and creativity).

3. I can wear whatever the eff I want because my boys are still too young to judge me (I think).

Early on in my work-from-home life, I learned that I actually feel more human when I do wake up, change out of my pajamas, put on a bra, and add some waves to my hair, but I would still hate to sacrifice comfort for style (as I do NOT need to wear jeans and a fitted top to run around at the park when I can be wearing yoga pants... can I get an amen?!).

That's where my friends at Ruby Ribbon come in. 

Ruby Ribbon is a social commerce apparel company that makes the world's cutest and most comfortable clothes that are not only super stylish, but also compliment each and every shape, making them my new everyday go to! 

After interviewing Founder and CEO Anna Zornosa a few months ago, the company was so gracious and sent me a box full of different clothes to try, and I seriously cannot rave about each piece enough! 

Let's have a look:

My official summer 2018 wardrobe: A comfy graphic tee,  Fast Track Capri  s , and my  Lace Demiette  (AKA the world's most comfortable bra... I live/sleep in this thing!).

My official summer 2018 wardrobe: A comfy graphic tee, Fast Track Capris, and my Lace Demiette (AKA the world's most comfortable bra... I live/sleep in this thing!).

When I say I love these  Ruby Ribbon Fast Track Capris , I mean I LOVE these pants! I literally wear them 3-4 times a week and have worn them for travel, hiking, library trips, errands, working, working out, and even just lounging around the house! (Need I mention that I get tons of compliments on them when I wear them out in public?)

When I say I love these Ruby Ribbon Fast Track Capris, I mean I LOVE these pants! I literally wear them 3-4 times a week and have worn them for travel, hiking, library trips, errands, working, working out, and even just lounging around the house! (Need I mention that I get tons of compliments on them when I wear them out in public?)

Gabey and I cheering on his brother (and Coach Daddy) at one of his baseball games! These silky and flattering pants are the  Dual Track Capris , which you need in your life right. this. second. 

Gabey and I cheering on his brother (and Coach Daddy) at one of his baseball games! These silky and flattering pants are the Dual Track Capris, which you need in your life right. this. second. 

Just hustling away in my  Dual Tank . I love how versatile this top is, as I can easily dress it up for church or date night, or pair it with shorts when spending a day at home (drinking coffee and snapping unflattering selfies). 

Just hustling away in my Dual Tank. I love how versatile this top is, as I can easily dress it up for church or date night, or pair it with shorts when spending a day at home (drinking coffee and snapping unflattering selfies). 

This little number is called the  DIY Dress  and it is probably my favorite thing I own! As per their own description, "1 Dress. 6 Ways! The go to wedding, vacay, reunion, girls night, date night dress!" So far, I have only worn this as a maxi skirt to church and to a BBQ (pictured), but I am already planning to wear it to my cousin's wedding next month... stay tuned to Instagram for more pictures! 

This little number is called the DIY Dress and it is probably my favorite thing I own! As per their own description, "1 Dress. 6 Ways! The go to wedding, vacay, reunion, girls night, date night dress!" So far, I have only worn this as a maxi skirt to church and to a BBQ (pictured), but I am already planning to wear it to my cousin's wedding next month... stay tuned to Instagram for more pictures! 

Ladies: You NEED the  Riviera Tank Suit  in your life! I have been wearing it all summer and the only complaint I have about it is that it doesn't make my legs look as good this models :P Despite this, it is super feminine and flattering, and I have gotten several compliments at the pool! (Once I lose my 10 pounds of nearly-2-year-old baby fat, I will share a picture.)

Ladies: You NEED the Riviera Tank Suit in your life! I have been wearing it all summer and the only complaint I have about it is that it doesn't make my legs look as good this models :P Despite this, it is super feminine and flattering, and I have gotten several compliments at the pool! (Once I lose my 10 pounds of nearly-2-year-old baby fat, I will share a picture.)

In addition to all of the above, I also got to try Ruby Ribbon's famous camis, which not only replace your uncomfortable wire bra, but also smooth any bumps you may be trying to hide (which is great when you are like me and wearing something that no longer fits like it did pre-baby).

You guys, I cannot say enough good things about both these clothes and this amazing company! I am extremely picky about what I recommend to friends, but I wholeheartedly endorse anything and everything from Ruby Ribbon for its comfort, value, and style. Be sure to check out their website for the looks I shared and so much more! (Psst... If you love the clothes, you can even sell them! Just ask the oh-so fabulous Livvy Cunningham :)

Mom Boss Interview: Livvy Cunningham from Ruby Ribbon

Ladies and gentlemen: It is Wednesday and it's time for your weekly dose of #momboss inspiration! You know how we love setting big goals here at Side Hustle Mom and and today's interviewee is MAJOR goals! 

Last month, we introduced you to Anna Zornosa, the founder and CEO behind the amazing Ruby Ribbon, which offers women (and men!) the opportunity to own their own boutique without the traditional MLM format. After speaking with Anna, we wanted to keep the conversation going, which is why we reached out to Ruby Ribbon about speaking to one of their talented stylists, which is where the lovely Livvy Cunningham comes in!

Livvy is a super mom to FOUR kids (ages 1, 7, 12, 15), owns a boxing gym/fitness facility with her 2-time world champion boxer husband, and styles women in super comfortable and stylist Ruby Ribbon clothing. 

Here she is!

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Livvy, please tell our readers a little bit about yourself:

I am a wife to a great husband, coming up our 15th anniversary this Fall and mom to 4 awesome kids ages 15, 12, 7 and 1.  My husband and I own and operate a boxing gym/fitness facility and in short, life is beautifully crazy.  My days are busy, but they are also a lot of fun and very fulfilling.  Being that my life is so busy, I don't have time to hang out with girlfriends in "real life" so I really value the relationships I am able to build online and through social media.  I laugh a lot (mostly at myself) and I'm an entrepreneur to my core. 

What is your professional background? Have you always been in a sales-related field?

I have a Bachelor's degree in Business Management from Boston University.  I have held corporate positions in administration, marketing and corporate sponsorship, as well as managed my husband's professional boxing career for the last 10 years.  Before entering the direct sales industry, I had never held an actual sales position. I'm not naturally a pushy person, so I never thought I would be any good at it – I thought you had to be like a car salesman to do well in sales.  But since entering the field—and after a lot of professional development and learning from mistakes along the way—to my surprise, I am good at it and I truly do enjoy it. This industry is so powerful for side-hustling mamas that want to build a business and make money on their own terms, especially when they learn the proper way to sell. 

How were you first introduced to Ruby Ribbon? With all of the different direct sales companies out there, what made this company/opportunity different?

I started as a party host because I saw a post on Facebook talking about a bra-replacing, tummy slimming cami and like every other woman that hates her bra, I was curious.  I ended up setting up a virtual party and it was a major hit. My friends went crazy for the camis, so much so that the entrepreneur in me couldn't resist the opportunity.  I started to research it and really fell in love with the company, its mission, messaging and products.  So I jumped in and haven't looked back.

Ruby Ribbon is very different than other opportunities out there for several reasons. The company offers a $79 solution to a million dollar problem.  We don't have to deal with bras, underwires and back fluff anymore! Ruby Ribbon’s products empower women, helping them look and feel their very best with comfort!!  I just truly believe that when you look good, you feel good and when you feel good... WATCH OUT WORLD!  Beyond that, this opportunity has no competition in the direct sales space, a corporate team with so much heart and lots of room for growth considering that we only have 2,700 Stylists today.  

How do you promote and market your business? 

The amazing thing about this opportunity is that I am able to work it on a super part-time basis and still make full-time income.  I personally promote and work my business online and fit it into the nooks and crannies of my life—15 minutes here, and hour there, while waiting in the car pick-up line for my kids after school, etc.  I primarily use Facebook to chat “cami life” with women that are ready to ditch their bras and I also run a private VIP Facebook group for my business with over 600 members.

What can our readers expect when signing on with Ruby Ribbon? (Ex: Compensation, community, etc.)

Ruby Ribbon Stylists have their very own business to run and build as big as they can dream.  But even more then that, they are joining a very tight knit and close family.  I have never seen a company with so much support and training, nor one that is so generous with incentives, free product credits, and perks!  I've mentioned this already, but this company has such heart that even stylists are offered maternity and bereavement programs!  Our CEO is in the field and truly involved in every level of the business and that is something very special.   

How many hours a week do you spend on your business and what do you typically do during this time? 

I work my Ruby Ribbon business 1-3 hours per day, but usually less on the weekends, unless it’s the end of the month.  I am a wife and mom first. I am very clear about that and in all honesty, our gym takes precedence as well.  When I am working my business, I am "planting seeds" online, connecting with women, posting in groups, interacting in my VIP group, answering questions, conducting virtual fittings and hosting Facebook Lives. I also have a growing team and spend time daily helping them, answering questions, conducting trainings and having fun with women that are building their dreams.

Finally (and most importantly): Do you have a specific Ruby Ribbon memory that stands out as your favorite? Why?

I would say trying on a cami for the first time is my favorite memory.  I had the biggest smile on my face and all I could think was “FREEDOM!!” All of the things I hated about my bra disappeared and I was comfortable and confident.  Our camis initially start with a small ripple of change in our life because we don’t wear a bra anymore.  But, that ripple grows into a major wave that becomes life changing.  When you are on hour 14 of your day and still going strong and you realize, "hey my back isn't hurting like it normally does by now" or you have received compliments all day about how you look (“something is different about you…have you lost weight?”). You have an extra pep in your step and you realize it all comes back to your cami.  For me, even better than that is getting messages from my customers with similar stories and hearing how our products are helping them.  It seriously makes my day.

Traditionally these types of products do not work well for women with larger cups sizes and they feel like they will always need the underwire.  I have a good friend that wears a 36 HH and her breasts weigh 5 pounds each!  She reluctantly tried a cami and the next day she sent me a video practically in tears when she realized that there was a life for her without an underwired bra and she was ecstatic. 

Ready to launch your own Ruby Ribbon boutique? Visit their website now to get started!