Gifts + (Giveaways!) To Help You Make More of What Matters Happen!

Happy Sunday, sweet friend!

We’ve never done a gift guide before on Greater Than Rubies, because this whole thing started as a way to stop buying things I didn’t need, and since we turned the blog into a business, our focus has always been on helping use what you already have well first!

But we’re always in search of things that will help us make more of what matters happen, so we want to share some of our faves with you! These were either generously gifted by friends or we purchased them to gift to you!

We hope you’ll not only get ideas for yourself, but that you’ll also think of ladies you could bless! Do you have a friend who’s a single mama and could use some extra encouragement during the holidays? A coworker who’s going through a tough time? Encourage them + help them make more of the things that matter happen!

Yay! Here we go! 8 gifts to help you make more of what matters happen!

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  1. The Simplified Planner Is this not the cutest planner ever?! It’s purposefully designed to give you a fresh start every day + create margin for the best things! Perfect for your bestie, sister, or mom!
  2. The 40+ Style Guide Learn how to transition your wardrobe to 40 and beyond so you feel more polished and confident than ever! This guide is a perfect gift for the amazing 40+ lady in your life, including your mom, sister, or friend! 
  3. A Tucker Up & Co Sign The words we put around us can have such an impact! Give your bestie, the kids’ teachers, or your co-worker a little extra encouragement every single day!
  4. The Workwear Style Guide Learn how to get the most out of the clothes you have + what to add so you have tons of options to dress for work in a way that feels like “you” and empowers you to take on the world! This guide is perfect for a graduation gift, to celebrate a new job, or for your friend who’s heading back to the office after being out of the work world for a while!
  5. A seat to the Creative Tribe Conference This online workshop ticket is perfect for the purposeful business owner– or the friend in your life that wants to take that leap! Learn from 16 wise ladies about how to get unstuck, grow a 6 figure business, when to take the lead + when to outsource and so much more!  
  6. A Write the Word Journal We love this for the girl who loves to journal, to do with your friends in between Bible studies, or to encourage a friend who’s lost a loved one this year.
  7. The New Mama Style Guide Created for first time moms at any point in their pregnancies, breastfeeding mamas, and ladies who are struggling to dress a changing shape or need to transition their wardrobe into mama-hood! This makes such a fun gift for a baby shower, to give the mama in your life a little pre-baby or postpartum pampering, for her first Mother’s Day gift, or even as a push gift!
  8. Make It Happen This book is perfect for inspiring + helping someone make next year the best yet! Gift it to a friend who’s had a lot going on, or the single mom who could use some extra encouragement! Make it even more special for them by writing a few extra notes of encouragement throughout the pages of the book for them to find as they go!

Are you ready to enter to win?! Yay!

Please share this with your friends so we can help a whole lot of ladies make more of what matters happen! Then enter your sweet self below!

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a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway ends December 18. Winners will be announced on December 20 on Instagram! Shipping can get expensive, so this is for U.S. entrants only. Thank you for understanding! One winner will be selected for each item, so you have lots of chances to win! If you don’t claim your prize within 24 hours, another winner will be selected, so mark your calendar + keep those gorgeous eyes peeled! :)

Hey Hey It’s The Final Day! + Your Chance To Win ALL The GTR Products!

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Happy Monday!!

The We’re-So-Thankful-For-You Sale ends TONIGHT!

So before you turn out the light,

Click your way over to the deals

That will help you fall in love with your closet for reals! ;)

Plus, if you make your purchase before the clock strikes midnight CST, you (along with everyone who has made a purchase during the Thankful Sale!) will be entered to win every single product!

The winner will be chosen + e-mailed later this week + you can keep them for yourself or give them away as presents! Yay!!

Happiest of Mondays from my computer to yours!

XO,

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Thank You!! We’re Making What Matters Happen Together!

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Hi sweet friend!

I just wanted to send you a little note and say THANK YOU!

We are so SO excited about all the ladies we’re going to be able to bless thanks to y’all + the GTR We’re So Thankful For You Sale!!!

We’ve always had the goal of using Greater Than Rubies to bless lots of people, even beyond helping women use their closets to feel more polished and gorgeous and free up their resources to make more of what really matters to them happen!

In the past, we’ve done more in small ways, but this year, we wanted to do something bigger!

So for every GTR product purchased, we give one to a woman in transition.

Maybe she’s recovering from abuse, maybe her family is struggling to make ends meet, or maybe she’s been sick and feeling prettier will give her the energy she needs to fight her battle today. Whatever her story, we want to help in a way that’s fun and makes the harder steps a little bit easier!

Thank you for helping us bless these women!

We’re SO grateful for you!

XO,

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P.S. We’re looking for more organizations to partner with for this- if you know of any, please let me know!

The Sale Is Live! + A Fun Little Present For You!

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It’s finally heeeeeeere!

The Greater Than Rubies “We’re So Thankful For You!” Sale is LIVE! + all 3 of our brand new Wardrobe Transition Style Guides (for new mamas, workwear, or if you’re 40+!) are part of it! Yay!!

Use the code ‘1FOR1’ to get 50% off now through Monday!

Plus, whether you’re out braving the crowds or snuggled up at home, I made you a Christmas play list as a fun little present, because this is the first day of the year I listen to Christmas music and I CANNOT WAIT!

I plan to play it all day long while I (well, ok, let’s be real, Troy) drags our decorations out of the attic and I pretend I’m a very tall elf bringing Christmas cheer for all the world to hear!

Happy Black Friday, lady!

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Happy Thanksgiving, Lady!

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I’m grateful for a lot of things, but especially you!

Thank you so much for being part of Greater Than Rubies!

Have the best Thanksgiving, sweet friend! (And if you’re not in the states, have the best Thursday! :))

Love,

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I Want To Help You Figure Out Your Next Style Step!

Remix Your Wardrobe

Good morning, sweet friend!

We’ve had the best time walking through The Piece of Cake Closet Challenge with you!!

Seeing so many of you go from frustrated + feeling like you had nothing to wear (and worrying that you might never figure out your style!) to putting together outfits that pump you up + starting to create a closet and style you LOVE– gosh, girl, we are SO PROUD of you!!

Even if the challenge left you hungry for more, know that you rocked it! Creating and polishing your style is a process, and you just moved yourself further forward than most women ever do!

But we want to help you get exactly where you want to go! So we’ve also got a few resources up our polka dotted sleeves to help if you’re ready to feel even more polished and free up more of your time + money for the things that matter to you! 

Here they are:

  • I want to personally help you figure out what your next style step is! I’ll be in the Piece of Cake Closet Challenge Facebook group answering your questions Friday-Monday, so come say hi!
  • The Greater Than Rubies “We’re So Thankful For You!” Sale is this Friday, November 25- Monday, November 28- and it’s the biggest EVER! This is just a little way for us to say THANK YOU for being part of Greater Than Rubies! We absolutely adore you + are honored to get to do a little bit of life together!! These are the lowest prices of the year for all of our products (including the brand-new Wardrobe Transition guides launching Friday!!), so buy for yourself (and maybe your BFF, too!) during the sale for the best deal!
  • So many of you have told us you wanted more step by step guidance on how to transition your wardrobe through specific seasons, like a new job, becoming a mama, or dressing well after 40, so we’re adding 3 brand-new wardrobe transition guides to the Greater Than Rubies Shop! We’ve had the best time testing these with some of you and can’t wait for them to be available to everyone on Friday!! (If you think one of these might be your next style step, but have a question, come ask it in the Facebook group!)
  • And the 1 for 1 program is helping us make more of what matters happen together right now! For every single GTR product purchased, we give one to a woman in transition! Maybe she’s recovering from abuse, maybe her family is struggling to make ends meet, or maybe she’s sick and feeling prettier will give her the energy she needs to fight her battle today. Whatever her story, we want to help in a way that’s fun and makes the harder steps a little bit easier! THANK YOU for helping us make more of what matters happen!!

Gosh, our hearts are overflowing right now! If you’re in the states, have the most wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow, and if not, have the best Thursday!! :)

We are so, SO grateful for you!

Love,

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How To Shop Your Style

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Hey lady!

How’s your day going? I hope AMAZINGLY! :)

It’s about to get even more amazing, because it’s time for the most delicious part of The Piece of Cake Closet Challenge!

Let’s figure out what to add to your closet to make it fun + joyful + you!

First, look back at your answers from the beginning of the challenge:

  1. How do I feel about my closet right now?
  2. How do I want my closet to make me feel?
  3. How many pieces of clothing do I have?
  4. How many of those do I wear regularly?
  5. What is one thing I’m excited to do with my extra time, money, and/or energy when my clothes are figured out?

Answer #1 again, with how you feel today. Has it changed?

Did the challenge help you pull a few pieces you haven’t worn in a while into the mix? Have you started to see new possibilities using the pieces that are already hanging in your closet?

I just want you to know that you’re doing such a good job! Taking action and making things happen with The Piece of Cake Closet Challenge means you’ve done more to figure out your style than most women ever will!

But remember, figuring out and polishing your style is a process! If you’re not where you want to be just yet, be encouraged + keep going! You’re going to get there!

Take the next step + look at how you can start shopping your style to make your closet really start to feel more like you!

Here are 6 simple steps you can use to get started, even if you don’t feel like you have “the eye” for style!

  1. Start a clothing list, just like you have a grocery list. This will help keep you on track when you’re out shopping, so you don’t come home and realize you already have 14 black tops that are almost exactly like that one you just bought…oops!
  2. What did you realize you’re drawn to when you were putting together yesterday’s outfit? Add those things to your list! As you slowly add them into your closet, it will really start to feel more like you!
  3. Add any replacements you need to get to your list. (Like that pair of jeans you love but they’re so worn out you know you need to let go of them.)
  4. Were there any pieces you thought would be helpful to have while you were putting your 7 outfits together? Add them to your list! For example, a lot of women have just a few, super-similar completer pieces (cardigans, jackets, blazers, etc.). Like before my year without shopping, I had a cardigan in every color, but no other real completer pieces. Even though I wore different cardigans with my outfits, I felt like I was always wearing the same thing, because they were the same type of clothing. If you’re in the same boat, add a different type of completer piece, like a knit blazer to dress up a tee, a leather jacket for nights out, or a dressy completer piece to your list!
  5. What categories of clothing are the lowest in your closet? Sleeveless tops? Short sleeves? Long sleeves? Completer pieces? Skirts? Shorts? Pants? Dresses? A piece or two in your lowest areas would give you a lot more options! If you’re starting from scratch, you could use the few pieces you heard me suggest during the video for Outfit #6!
  6. I’m so excited for you!! Getting your style and closet figured out can help you make more of what really matters to you happen! For this final step, use your answer to #5 from your original list (What is one thing you’re excited to do with your extra time, money, and/or energy when your clothes are figured out?) to stay inspired! Maybe even write it on your shopping list as a reminder! Then, look at your calendar + schedule the time you’re going to take any action steps you need to. (Like finishing the challenge if you’re behind, making your shopping list if you don’t have time right now, or taking that first shopping trip!) You’ve got this, gorgeous!!

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Tell us your motivation + your deadline in the Facebook group + we’ll check in to see how you’re doing + cheer you on!

Oh! And you might want to take advantage of the Black Friday + Small Business Saturday + Cyber Monday sales this weekend to start adding to your closet!

These are typically the best deals brands have throughout the year, so you’ll get more for your money!

Here are a few Black Friday tricks I’ve learned over the years:

  • Every year, I stock up on basics, like tanks and tees (Old Navy is my go-to for these!) and lightweight sweaters (J. Crew Factory is my pick!) I also usually order a pair of jeans from Gap. It took me a long time to figure out their jeans fit me best, and I have to order them online for the perfect inseam length. (It can be freeing to realize that everyone has things that are hard for them to find! And if you’re willing to spend a little time up front figuring out where to find your staples, it makes getting replacements super easy! To do that, take a few hours, go to a mall nearby and try on a bunch of styles at several different stores. Take a few photos and some simple notes, then pick your favorite!)
  • Look for unique pieces at local boutiques on Small Business Saturday.
  • If you’re not a fan of the crowds, shop online or, if you can, go one day during the week after Black Friday. (This is my secret!) Sometimes the mark downs will be just as much and you don’t have to fight the crowds!

Have a sale secret of your own? Share it in the Facebook group or in the comments below!

Happy shopping, sweet friend!

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P.S. Keep an eye out for a few special surprises in your inbox this weekend as our Wardrobe Transition Guides (Workwear, New Mama, and 40+!!) launch Friday + we celebrate YOU with the biggest “We’re so thankful for you sale!” EVER at Greater Than Rubies!

All of our products follow the GTR Recipe to help make creating your style + building your closet a piece of cake, and are a great option if you’ve been loving the Piece of Cake Challenge, but you’re hungry for more and would love a more specific + in-depth roadmap to help you create a style and closet you LOVE!

P.P.S. In case you’re just joining us (we’re so glad you’re here!!), click below to catch up on the fun!

A little note: Some of the links throughout this post are affiliate links, so if you buy something, Greater Than Rubies will receive a small commission. There’s no extra cost to you, and we use the funds to help improve Greater Than Rubies so we can further our one for one mission- for every GTR product purchased, we give one to a woman in transition! Thanks for helping us make more of what really matters happen!