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Late Night Local We along with many Hartville shops will be open until 8pm on Thursdays April-August!

BBT will be closed Monday, April 9th for a belated Easter celebration


Best Bib and Tucker
127 Mill St. SE
Hartville, Ohio 44632

directly behind Hartville Chocolate Factory


Spring 2016 Color Trends & Our Favorite Combos

Good news for those of you who like COLOR. Pantone’s spring color report is full of fun.

spring 2016 colors
Rose Quartz and Serenity are duel Colors of the Year. Luckily these are easy colors to find! They are also great neutrals and should go with many pieces already in your wardrobe.
rose quartz and serenity 2016 colors of the year
Here are a few of our favorite color combinations using this spring’s palette.

1) The “pretty” colors. As the name says this season’s gray is a Lilac Gray. This purplish tone goes beautifully with pinks and peaches.
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2) Beachy. Great blues this season (had to google what a Limpet Shell is —- wow are they pretty inside!). They remind me of being on a boat in the middle of the sea. Look for these colors in stripes to add even more of a nautical vibe.outfit spring 2016 colors 2

3) Autumn Girl. This palette (as with most spring/summer colors) is tough for the girl who’s wardrobe is composed of mainly typical fall colors. If you are more of an autumn girl, try the Snorkel Blue (or even a darker navy) and Fiesta to feel “at home” but still on trend.

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4) Sky, Grass, and Sunshine all the way! This is the combo that says I made it through winter and want to celebrate. Serenity can be used as a neutral (think chambray top!) and Buttercup and Green Flash are great brights.outfit spring 2016 colors 4

Which are your favorites? Head over to our Facebook Page and let us know!


Scarf Tying: Bow Scarf

This scarf is great for those days where you have an extra minute in the morning. Or leave it tied and just slip it over your head.

Bow Scarf
Start with scarf around your neck with ends hanging evenly in the front.

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Tie one end (doesn’t matter which) in a loose knot about half way down.

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Open the other end and fold it into thirds.

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Then accordion fold (like a paper fan) this end 3-4 times.

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Pinch these folds in the middle to make a bow shape.
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Slide the bow into the loose knot. Pull the end of the knot down to tighten.

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Shift the scarf so bow sits on your shoulder.  Voila!
Bow Scarf


Winter Capsule Wardrobe

It’s a myth that a capsule wardrobe needs to choose between “tan/brown” or  “gray/black”. Instead the colors you choose to go with them really shape what you are able to do.

Today’s capsule started with a teal sweater and a tan dress. So often my go-to with teal is gray, so I wanted to explore what it would look like with other colors. Turns out navy and tan are great alternatives!

Color Pallet
winter capsule colors

Seven Basics
capsule 7 pieces

Our Favorite Combinations
There are many ways to combine these items. Here are a few of our favorites.
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Start simple by combining 2 pieces at a time then add an accessory. Once you’ve got these combinations down add a third piece.
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I’m always amazed at how an outfit changes when a top is tucked in vs left out. Too curvy when you tuck in? Try a cardigan over top.
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Sleeveless dresses in winter usually mean you need a cardigan or jacket over top. But for a change up, try layering a sweater or button-up top under your dress.
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Why wear one top under your cardigan when you can wear two. For chilly winter days there is nothing better than double cardigans.

Available at Best Bib and Tucker (as of 1.13.16)
Sweater (Ann Taylor) size M $11
Tie Cardigan (Pure + Good) size M $20
Button Cardigan (Lands End) size 10-12 $12
Top (Loft) size M $9
Jeans (Madewell) size 32/12 $40
Skirt (Adrienne Vittadini) size 10 $12
Dress (Calvin Klein) size 10 $30

Which combination is your favorite? Do you have a combo we didn’t show? Chime in on our Facebook page


2015 Gift Guide

Gift ideas for all the lovely ladies on your listIdeas for all the lovely ladies on your list!

Tip #1
Group items to make a complete gift.
We have put together sets of jewelry, ornaments, greeting cards, and winter accessories. We love watching people “build their forest” of Jennifer L Worden Arts trees.

Gift ideas from Best Bib and Tucker

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Tip #2
You can’t go wrong with a great tote. Women are always carrying something around.
This Vera is NWT and is a great carry-on size or show your love for NEO with a Sew Appealing, LLC Where Your Heart is Tote. These totes support BBT, Sew Appealing, and FreeSet an organization that employees the women in Kolkata, India’s sex trade.

Gift Ideas from Best Bib and Tucker

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Gift Ideas from Best Bib and Tucker

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Tip #3
When navigating a new shop (or even one you are familiar with) it’s quicker to get help.
We love when you browse, but if you are in a hurry we are happy to help you hone in on an idea quickly.

Gift Guide Stocking Stuffers- gifts for women under $10

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Tip #4
Brainstorming ideas…is she a foodie, a jewelry nut, a book lover, a fashionista, eco-conscious, favorite colors, how does she spend her day? These are starting points to picking something personal.

Tip #5
Ornaments can be used as package toppers. Tie them on with ribbon in place (or addition to) a bow.



Gift Ideas for teen girls at Best Bib and Tucker

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Tip #6
Accessories are one size fits all.

Contrary to popular belief, teen girls are some of the easiest ladies to shop for. They all should have a pair of these fleece lined leggings. We’re calling the printed ones “Christmas Morning Pants”

Toddler and Baby practical gift ideas

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Give the gift of shopping with Best Bib gift certificates

The gift of shopping! Gift certificates can be purchased in shop in any amount. (Or purchased by phone and mailed to the location of your choice.

crazy beyoutiful studio Christmas cards

Lovely Christmas cards by Crazy BeYOUtiful Studio

Scarf of the Season subscription at Best Bib and Tucker

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Fall 2015 Fashion Trends

We’re scooping out trends for fall!

Step 1 Browse fashion magazines & websites
Slip dresses, long duster jackets, pant suits, chunky blocked heels…. I just don’t know. Runway pics are extreme. There are elbow length leather gloves and furry shoes…why?


Click on the pic to view Elle’s 2015 Fall Trend Guide

Step 2 Nordstrom
We have found time and time again Nordstrom style is usually spot on with Best Bib and Tucker customer style. The 90’s & 70’s trends from the runway are there but it’s toned down and more approachable. Seeing lots of fringe.
Nordstrom Fall Style

Step 3 Watch what BBT customers are buying

Denim is definitely trending. Jeans have been flying off the racks the last couple weeks. HS students are shopping for skinnies but our fashion trend setting college students and 30-somethings are experimenting with flares and wide legs and distressed denim.

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Long cardigans & crossbody bags have been going out as quick as they come in.

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We think interesting jackets are also going to popular this fall too!
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Get it Now
Fall pieces are starting to hit the sales floor as summer clearance items sell. It’s a great time to score a deal AND get the first look at what’s new. The shop officially switches to fall over Labor Day weekend.

We are now accepting fall and winter consignments (and homecoming dresses) —> How to Consign


Ohio’s Tax Free Weekend 2015 at Best Bib and Tucker

Have you heard? Ohio has joined the list of states that offer a weekend of tax free shopping for back to school!

The “holiday” runs Friday, August 7th through Sunday, August 9th and includes clothing and school supplies.

Have we mentioned we have clothing at Best Bib? Like awesome clothing for back to school?

Have we mentioned Tax Free Weekend also falls during our annual Summer Clearance? Wait, What?

Yep, 40% off plus you don’t have to pay tax— can you hear the music playing too?
Best Bib and Tucker Tax Free Weekend OhioThe state of Ohio has a list of items that are included (see list here) but basically it’s most of Best Bib. Noted exceptions are purses, jewelry, and items over $75.

In addition to falling during our clearance, August 8th is also the Second Saturday of the month. That means Historic Downtown Hartville will be full of fun! The theme is Get Out & Play with a concert in the square, food trucks, an I spy game for adults called Quail Quest (play to win gift certificates to downtown shops), and tons of games for the kids outside of each shop.

Chocolate St. will be closed but our parking lot is OPEN! You can enter and park in our lot off of 619 (by the train station) or off of 43 by turning down Mill St.


Color Combo: Salmon & Navy

Traditional and polished but still fun, we’re loving the salmon and navy color combo for this month.

The name Navy Blue originates from the color of British Royal naval uniforms. Navy easily goes nautical; in a stripe there’s no denying it. Put it on a cardigan and you can go ahead and start daydreaming of a day on the yacht. Recommended for Monday’s when the weekend seems oh so far away.

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Cardigan Loft sz M $14, Capris Loft sz 10 $12.50, Top Fever sz M $9, Hat Chicago $14, Set of 2 Vintage bangle bracelets $3, Shoes Naturalizer sz 5.5 $20

Works for a day out shopping or add jewelry for dinner out. Here we kept shorts and all accessories in navy with a big pop of salmon in the top. Color blocking at it’s simplest is oh so effective. 

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Top Spence sz L $10.50, Shorts Outback Red sz 8 $14, Coach Ashley Embossed Leather Bag $89, New Sunglasses $8, Shoes Etienne Aigner size 6 $35

Looking to layer on another color? This vibrant teal looks amazing.

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Whale Scarf Chicago $15, Crossbody Bag Chicago $20, Earrings $5, Dress American Eagle sz XL $15, Tank So sz L $4.50

Is this a combo you would wear? Try it and post a pic on our Facebook page.

July's Color Combo to Try


What to Wear Wednesday: Wanderlust

Summer always turns my mind to far off places with my wardrobe following right along.

I haven’t been on a boat in years but that doesn’t stop me from rocking nautical stripes.

nautical stripes

Loft top size small $10
Octopus charm necklace $10

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Lauren Conrad beach print top size M $8.50

Or maybe you’re more of a city girl…

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Juniors Forever 21 tank size medium $4

places scarves

Wanderlust Scarves
Available in Italy, New York, & England.
{BBT Chicago $18}

And remember that wherever you wander and how far you roam there’s no place like home…

Sew Appealing Ohio Totes at Best Bib and Tucker Hartville, Ohio Handmade Market

“Where Your Heart Is” totes by Sew Appealing
{$22 BBT Handmade Market}

The Snap Exchange Map Snaps

Interchangeable Jewelry Snap Maps available for Akron, Canton, Cleveland, and Hartville
by The Snap Exchange
{$6 BBT Handmade Market}

3 Ways to Feed the Travel Bug from Home

1. Usually drive? Get out the bikes or walk your neighborhood. Life is friendlier on foot. People wave at you and call out friendly greetings. Yield to pedestrians is real- and empowering.

2. Create a summer bucket list. One year our family tried a different ice cream shop each week! There are so many places just a hop and a skip away that we’ve never been too. Who says wanderlust has to include an epic journey. This year’s list includes Beech Creek gardens in Alliance, checking out the eagle’s nest at Walborn Reservoir, and tracking down a cannoli from Retz’s Laconi’s II Restaurant in Cuyahoga Falls (A daughter of one of the Ninni’s is co-owner and the craving for their pastry is real).

Exploration helpers:
Discover Hartville
(Blog, Facebook, and community calendar)

Northeast Ohio Family Fun is a great site for events but also ongoing activities

3. Read about it. I know it sounds cliche but you really can explore the world through books. Plus curling up with a good read is a great activity for a rainy day. Did you know 21 out of the 30 days in June had rain? Yikes!


Road Trip: Chicago (and family photos are back!)

Anyone see Jimmy Fallon’s Jerry Seinfeld impression on the Tonight Show this week? He was talking about Uber and getting into a stranger’s car—was an exact repeat of me during our Chicago trip this past weekend.  We used Airbnb to rent an apartment and used Uber to get around the city— “make me sleep in a stranger’s house and ride in a stranger’s car”. I warmed up to the apartment idea. How couldn’t I with this city retreat in the backyard.
Chicago patio
Plus it was a great way to spend time with family as this was an Ohio-Iowa midway Chicago meet up weekend. Sometimes you just need a relaxing night at “home” enjoying each other’s company.
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Em, mom, and I also picked out some great accessories for the shop while we were there!
Chicago June Collage
And for a family photo update- Pictures are back!
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What to Wear Wednesday: Family Photos Part 2

If you read last week’s post you know we have been working on outfits for family photos. We were struggling a bit with how to combine family members who wear a neutral colors and those that actually like to wear color.

Here is the color pallet we picked out:

family photo color pallet
We had a non-rainy day for photos and Sippo Lake made for a great natural setting. Will post photos when we get them back in a couple weeks!

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