This past weekend I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Clinton Kelly. For those of you who don’t know him by name, he is the cohost of TLC’s What Not to Wear. If you watch the show, like my Dad does (Shhhh don’t tell him I told you or he will kill me lol), then you may think he can be a little mean but I have to tell you he is not like that at all! He just has a no-nonsense approach and is completely honest. Truth be told I think a lot of women would benefit from more honesty when they are shopping or getting dressed. Anywho, this special fashion show at Macy’s was for spring looks.
The beginning of the show featured causal day looks. As you can see above they were very cute and work for just about anyone, whether you are in South Florida or in the big city. Although I have to say, personally I would never wear white pants. I think I have a fear of them because of my kids. We all know that without a doubt they will get dirty and never look the same. Not to mention the fact that I am one of those people who spills stuff. LOL I think my favorite casual look is the khaki shorts and jacket in the upper middle row. It is very much my style although I don’t own a jacket. I will tell you shortly why Jackets are a must.
Next we moved on to business looks. Again as you can see they are very beautiful outfits and many had me thinking ” I would have never paired those together”. I think one of the things that Clinton Kelly is really good at is making you think outside your comfort zone. We all get into fashion ruts. Heck my mom has been in the same rut since the 70’s (Again don’t tell her I said that LOL). I think as moms and wives we just get so busy taking care of everyone else that we just don’t have time for ourselves. I am just as guilty as you are, trust me.
Next we moved on to night time looks. Now here is where I was just shaking my head. In particular, the fact that jumpsuits are coming back scares me. Oy Vey! I don’t think they are flattering to ANYONE! The last time I wore one was back in 1992 when I was pregnant with my now 20 year old. It wasn’t cute then and it isn’t cute now. Also I love the idea of skinny jeans but they just don’t look good on everybody.
Lastly he showed dresses for every body. Now it has only been 2-3 years since I started wearing dresses again for things other than funerals. Yes I know you are thinking how sad but honestly I have 5 kids and was a full-time mom. It just wasn’t a necessity. Now I have a few and like to wear them for press events, conferences and occasional nights out. My favorite out of the group was the lime green dress. It was a great color and I think it would work for any complexion, body type or hair color.
After the fashion show we had the chance to chat with Clinton Kelly and get a signed copy of his Oh No She Didn’t: The Top 100 Style Mistakes Women Make and How to Avoid Them. Through out the show he gave tips and tricks for dressing and avoiding some of these style mistakes. One that I tweeted about is #11 in his book and that is Low Boobies. Oh don’t act shocked we all have seen this or are victims ourselves. The #1 mistake we as women make is not getting a proper bra fitting. Your ladies should rest in the middle of your shoulders and your elbows. That is how cloths are designed. Yet how many of us have actually had a professional bra fitting?? Not many I am sure. So go to a department store this weekend and get professionally fitted. It will change so much more than just the way your clothes fit on you but how you carry yourself as well. Lastly, I told you earlier that you must have a Jacket in your wardrobe. The reason why is that it is the hands down best way to camouflage your middle section. That was Clinton’s #1 tip that day for women. Even here in South Florida, you need a nice crisp fitted jacket. This book is just chock full of great tips and tricks and Clinton’s famous off the cuff humor. I suggest you grab a copy and see for yourself. Clinton Kelly just wants you to look as fabulous as you are on the inside while on the outside you are…. Making It All Work!
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