Shop Smart Sunday #1

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Most of you who read Bobbie.com are probably already pros when it comes to buying clothes, but I thought I’d toss a few tips out there as we head into the season of socializing and shopping.

My first tip is to take “problem items” with you to the mall– for example, maybe you have a silhouette of dress  you never wear because it calls for a certain length jacket. Take these garments with you (or wear them!) when you shop so you have the opportunity to try things on until you find the perfect piece.

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BOBBIE’s minute BUZZ: New ‘Weighs’ To Shape Up

In case you missed it, here’s the video from my Minute Buzz this morning featuring some savvy scales that can help you heading into the holiday season! Click here to read the accompanying article on the TODAY Show allDAY blog.

Second Hand Style on TODAY

Whether you’re already into buying vintage or you’re interested in getting started, check out the video above featuring tips and tricks for making the most of thrift store shopping! To read the article and get the links to the shops mentioned, click here.

Weekly Win-it: Holiday Survival Set

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Happy November! Wanted to get a few goodies out to one of my Twitter followers early, before the hectic holidays kick in! This week I’ve put together 4 of Hue’s Cool Contours Shapers (for post Thanksgiving meals), Ralph Lauren’s Notorious perfume (perfect for parties) and Tarte’s 3 pack of “Crown Jewels” lipgloss (1 for yourself and 2 in case of any early gifting emergencies!)

To win all of these items, follow me on Twitter and Retweet the contest mention. The winner will be announced tomorrow (11/5) at 5pm EST.
*Sorry, USA only.

reWork Wednesday: Get the Skinny … Jeans

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For this week’s reWork, I wanted to share a super smart, step-by-step tutorial I found for turning old flare jeans into skinny jeans.  It involves sewing from about the knee to the hem on each leg, so plan on heading to the dry-cleaners, hitting up a sewing-savvy friend or spending a few minutes of quality time with a needle and thread. Click here for the instructions.

If you’re looking for an even quicker fix, you can also turn skinny leg into straight leg jeans by cutting slits in the inseams. After all, when it comes to blues it’s all about your body and your mood so be sure to find the most flattering cut for you and your look.

The 5 NEW Things Every Woman Should Own

You’ve probably read it hundred of times– you should own a crisp, white button down, a little black dress, great-fitting jeans, black pumps and an all-weather trench coat. You listened, you have these things, you’ve worn them to death…now what?  Try 5 fresh takes that will become just as invaluable to your wardrobe as the old stand-bys.

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1.  Instead of a white oxford shirt, buy a cool convertible top.  Designers offer options with alterable lengths, sleeves and even necklines.

2. Mix things up with a little bold dress.  Prints like plaids and polka dots are classic and can easily be reinvented for day or night.

3. Rather than adding another pair of blue jeans to the stack, next time try a pair in grey.

4. Black pumps are loved for their versatility, but nudes can be just as useful, pairing well with almost every color and flattering many skintones and body-types.

5. A trench is perfect for that traditional look but invest in an anorak or something shearling and sporty for weekends.

Worldly Winter Accessories

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During winter we tend to rely on the same basic black gloves, earmuffs and hats day in and day out but there are so many other interesting options out there.  Whether you channel a Russian soldier or DIY pieces fit for a Middle Eastern princess, accessories are the easiest place to experiment with this season’s faux furs, earthy colors, chunky knits and other ethnic accents.

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Four Fashionable Four-Legged Friends!

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Happy Halloween!  Wanted to share a couple cute photos I’ve come across….

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Polish Your Look With a Satchel

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I featured a few fun retro satchels in my Fall’s Hottest Handbags TODAY Show Segment last month but when I stumbled across more of these beautiful bags online, I had to share. Just in time for making hectic holiday travels a little more sophisticated, invest in a timeless tote in classic colors like khaki, camel, brown and black to ensure that it will match all of your jet-setting ensembles :)

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BOBBIE’s minute BUZZ: Boo-rific Beauty

Halloween is a time to transform and one of the best ways to take your costume to the next level is with makeup.  So for this week’s minute buzz, I have a few tips and tricks to help! Check out the video below and click here for more info.

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Quick & Easy Halloween Costumes on TODAY

Halloween is just two days away and if you are still in need of a costume idea, I highlighted a few DIY favorites on TODAY. You can watch the segment below and click here for more information.

Weekly Win-It: Bath & Beauty Bag

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It’s an unseasonal 72 degrees here in NYC but cold weather is on the way and that unfortunately means dry, flaky  skin!  Get a jump-start on your beauty routine with this week’s win it, a bag chock full of apple-scented goodies by Fruits & Passion. The winner will receive everything in the pic above, from fresh foaming bath gel to body butter and hand creme, all wrapped up in a cute tote.

To win, follow me on Twitter and Retweet the contest mention. The winner will be announced tomorrow (10/29) at 5pm EST.

*Sorry, USA only.


rework Wednesday: Celebs’ Signature Style

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If you’re stuck for a last minute Halloween costume, that closet full of clothes you never get to wear can be the perfect place to shop.  To save you time I gathered up some of the most identifiable photos of this year’s biggest celebs.  Gather a few items from around the house (or perhaps a grandmother’s house in the case of the Betty White costume!) and you’ll not only end up with a buzz-worthy costume in a few simple steps but you’ll also be making good use of what you already own.

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