If you haven’t noticed, I love to gush about all of the amazingly useful, wonderfully chic, cutting edge, cute new beauty products I come across (see what I mean?!) But this week I thought I’d let the Win It be a bit of a surprise. One lucky gal will get a Beauty Fix bag packed with an assortment of my favorite products. To Win the mystery bag follow me on Twitter and Retweet the contest mention. The winner will be announced at 5:00pm EST this Friday (7/22).
Evening bags can be one of the most fanciful parts of a women’s wardrobe yet sadly they’re often locked up, reserved for special occasions….but with a bit of smart styling, you can utilize those sequined satchels and cute clutches during the day. The trick is to keep balance in mind– if a purse is particularly shiny, pair it with something matte. If a bag is bright, pair it with something neutral. And while we’re on the subject of reWorking your wardrobe, if anyone has DIY ideas, head on over to TODAY’s allDAY blog. I’m looking to feature a clever and crafty project on an upcoming segment!
Apparently, I still have comfy couture on the brain after my “Don’t Sweat Your Style” TODAY segment because I found myself stumbling upon pics of celebs in sweats all weekend long. Spotted Jessica Simpson using a pop of color to take her from the gym to the mall, Heidi Klum keeping comfy in boho chic and Jessica Biel & Jessica Alba donning long, neutral layers. Seems like even the stars are loving their loungewear this summer.
Though I usually opt for animal prints on classic cuts, Dolce & Gabbana’s adopted a “go big or go home approach” when it comes to their signature leopard looks, pairing the print with crazy colors and sassy silhouettes in their Pre-Fall 2010 collection. Check out the pics above of Kylie Minogue, Katy Perry & Rihanna wearing the style.
Happy Friday afternoon! Before everyone heads out for the weekend I (errr…CiCi actually) wanted to share some items she’s been buzzing about recently (and by buzzing, I mean running in circles and wagging her tail) First up–her precious pink ruffled Pinafore harness by Susan Lanci (as seen in the both photos). CiCi’s also been completely enthralled with her pink Kong toy (which hides a treats inside for hours of fun) and her cuddle cup bed from G.W. Little.
While out on the town, CiCi’s been spotted rocking a pearl leash (a gift from aunt Kathie Lee) and a pet Porta-bottle. The links to all of the products are below if you want to snag one of these perfect presents for your pooch too!
A few months ago, I put together a blog post with tips on how to stay stylish in sweats. It’s a subject close to my heart so I went ahead and turned it into a TODAY segment. Check it out above for suggestions that will take you from frumpy to fashionable.
As a style guide, I come across all kinds of cute, creative and sometimes crazy items, including pretty products for the bath and boudoir. From trendy tampon cases to a scented toilet paper set, this week’s Win-It is all about making your bathroom a little more glamorous.
To win the girlie giveaway, just follow me on Twitter and Retweet the contest mention. The winner will be announced at 5:00pm EST this Friday (7/16).
Looking through my closet I noticed a few pretty printed skirts that haven’t gotten nearly enough daylight so I started brainstorming, cutting and creating and came up with tips for bringing the fabulous fabric out of hiding.
• Taking scissors to a garment can be daunting so before you DIY, make sure you want to part ways by trying the skirt on with a few different outfits and at different parts of your waistline. You might fall in love all over again…or realize the skirt’s better off as a scarf.
• Tear off a tier or two. It’s an obvious but often overlooked solution. The skirt may be easier to wear and bonus–you can make raw-edged summer scarves from the leftovers. Embellish a long strip by adding your own fringe.
• Make a tote bag by shortening a skirt and sewing (or applying fabric glue) across the bottom. Safety pin or sew the hem piece on as a handle.
• Look around your house; there are countless other places that can benefit from the touch of a trendy textile (pot holders, accent pillows, bookcovers, etc.)
I had a great time gathering garments for my 15 Under $15 blog post and I love sharing affordable fashion, so I’ve decided to make it a regular occurrence here on Bobbie.com. This week, I tried to keep not only the hot weather, but also all different ages and tastes in mind. So feel free to forward to your family, friends and fellow fashionistas so that everyone can share in scooping up these super sale items!
Add Nicole Scherzinger to the list of ladies who’ve recently rocked Victoria Beckham’s black peplum ensemble. Take a cue from these gorgeous gals and invest in a peplum dress if you don’t already own one. The style is flattering for many figure types–not just those looking to hide their hips. The flare flatters a small waist, balances a large bustline and is a sure standout for any cocktail party or event you may have coming up. I gathered up a few of my favs for you below.
If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I’ve been paying close attention to the World Cup (and its players!) In honor of the last day, I wanted to share a fun photo–Minx nails has been making World Cup-themed designs. And recently Cristiano Ronaldo was spotted sporting painted toenails! What do you think of this blend of aesthetics and athletics? Would you rock the nails? Do you think nail polish for guys is on the rise?
I am love, love, loving SUNO NY’s current collection! The colorful frocks and sensuous silhouettes feel fresh– see Kate Bosworth enjoying a summer concert and Blake Lively living it up in Paris. Even better, the line is produced by artisans in Kenya. Each piece is a work of art–no two are alike so they’re sure to make a splash at summer soirees. You can check out the collection for yourself at here.