Clinton Kelly, co-host of TLC’s What Not To Wear showed us what to wear at Macy’s fashion presentation held at their Providence, Rhode Island store last Saturday. First and foremost, I have to tell you that Clinton Kelly is a lot nicer and funnier in person than he appears to be on the show. When he stepped onto the stage last Saturday he was greeted with deafening applause from the hundreds that had gathered for the event and he did not disappoint. He answered questions, gave style advice (God bless those brave women who volunteered to stand in front of all of us for the style critiques) and gave some of us the hard truths about how we were dressing our bodies. Bras, sagging chests, hidden butts and bellies were not spared. For more of Clinton’s fashion advice, check out A Year With Mom and Dad’s post.
I loved that Macys used a variety of women with different body types, height and age groups so that we could see how their collection of items looks off the rack. Let’s face it, sometimes you just can’t see the potential of a particular piece unless its on a mannequin or on a body. And here are some of the looks, all of which follow Stacy and Clinton’t famous formula of: color, texture, pattern and shine. All items are available at Macys.
I really loved all of the layered looks in this day/casual collection. I especially loved the riding boots. I have a pair and they are stylish and super comfortable. A pair of two tone boots like the ones presented here will set you back $129.99 (See Bandolino Riding Boots) or $199.99 (See Tommy Hilfiger Riding Boots).
I loved all of the work looks, but I especially loved the two looks with the pencil skirts. For me, pencil skirts is a work wardrobe essential. Pencil skirts have also become quite the chameleon working overtime for day (with a work appropriate top) and for the evening or weekend (when paired with a t-shirt or a boxy sweatshirt). I really loved the Alfani Plus Size Skirt, Houndstooth-Print Pencil ($58.99) and the AGB pencil skirt ($29.98). I also loved that Clinton matched the bag to the belt. I’m from the Caribbean and it’s a cultural norm to match all of the accessories (shoes, belt, bag) so I was thrilled to see that this look is on trend here again.
This presentation was more of a casual evening look. There were of course more formal styles, but I am holding those over for my upcoming holiday style and gift guide(s). The INC (International Concepts), short -sleeve cowl-neck sequin top ($69) (shown in large inset picture on left) and Bar II two-tone motorcyle jacket ($119) had me drooling. I wouldn’t mind either of these items under my tree this year.
What are your favorite looks from the Macy’s presentation? I want to hear your Macys stories as well as in what have you bought there recently that you feel is a wardrobe essential or even a nice to have? Share your recommendations.
Photo Credit: Yours Truly
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