ReWork Wednesday: Evening Bags

Evening Bags

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!

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Celebs’ Keeping It Casual


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.

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Tinseltown’s Lovin’ Leopard


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.

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CiCi’s Fav Finds

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Cicis Picks

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!

Susan Lanci
Kong Company
G.W. Little

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BOBBIE’s minute BUZZ…

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For this week’s minute, I put together some very unique and buzzworthy “style solutions”. Check them out above and click here for where to buy.

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Love Your Loungewear

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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.

Weekly Win-it: Bath & Boudoir Secrets

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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).

*Sorry, USA only.

reWork Wednesday: Boho Skirts

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.)

Summertime Steals

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 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!

For the Older Set

From L to R…


New York & Company


For the Younger Set

From L to R…

Victoria’s Secret

Urban Outfitters


Pretty in Peplums

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.

World Cup Cuteness

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?

Celeb Fav SUNO: Stylish & Sustainable


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.
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Couture Contacts Catch the Public Eye

Lately there’s been buzz about the potential health risks associated with “circle lenses,” the contacts make famous by Lady Gaga.


And hot on the heels of the wild trend come “blackout” lenses on fall runways and gold-flecked, monogrammed lenses by Christian Dior.


While women are encouraged to see their opthomologist and are warned to steer clear of eye-exaggerating, illegal lenses, there are simple and safe options.  I came across a great photo of Gaga’s eye make-up in a magazine and wanted to share with those loving the doe-eyed look.


I also want to hear what you think. Do you know anyone who has tried eye-altering lenses?  What have the reactions been?

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