First of all, let me say, "Welcome!" and thank you so much for stopping by Bobbie.com—a space for women to hang out (in the digital sense) and a home for all things buzzworthy. I'm Bobbie Thomas, at your service as an expert and an everywoman—consider me your professional girlfriend, ready and willing to impart everything I've learned from decades in the fashion and beauty industries.

I've been lucky enough to carve out a unique niche for myself over the years as an authority in this space, but it wasn't always my dream. I started my career as a rape crisis counselor while pursuing my Master’s degree in Marriage, Family, and Child therapy. This experience helped cement my belief that beauty truly comes from the strength within each of us.

The spark had been lit. I loved the work I was doing, but I was eager to find a bigger platform where I could encourage self-esteem and confidence in women and girls. To make a long story short, that's how I ended up co-hosting the Style Network's Fashion Police, working the red carpet for E!, writing a nationally syndicated column for TK TK and eventually penning an entire book about what I've learned, The Power of Style: Everything You Need to Know Before You Get Dressed Tomorrow.

If I had a philosophy I live by—perhaps a mantra is a better word it—I have always believed that "you (and me, and every woman) can be sexy and smart." Fashion and beauty are such powerful forms of self-expression, everything from how we style our hair to what we wear each day have an impact on how we experience the world. So why wouldn't you take care in those aspects of your life as well as your career, your family, your home and your health.

Ready to hear something kind of crazy? Since I started sharing fashion, beauty and lifestyle advice on NBC's TODAY show as the Style Editor, I've filmed more than 600 segments! 'Bobbie's Buzz' is how I share all the latest discoveries on my radar that are new, innovative and stylish. The goal of Bobbie.com (how do you like our redesign, by the way?) is to give you even more of my first-hand knowledge... Oh, and have some fun while we're at it!

My hope is that this site becomes a hybrid homebase of knowledge, inspiration and entertainment where we can talk about everything from makeup and self-tanning tips to motherhood, body confidence, pop culture and more.