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WHAT TO WEAR?!

Mary emailed W.W.J.S. seeking some advice…check out the email below:

I am hosting my very first SURPRISE birthday dinner. Maggiano’s Little Italy is the location. You KNOW alll about that place(wink). Anywho, I was thinking jeans, a colorful top, jacket and heels. Or maybe a dress. I’m so confused. I want to look classy/chic. But not like I’m trying to be EXTRA. How YOU doin’? Please help me!!!

 Thanks,
 Mary
Well Mary, I have pulled together some looks for you that I think would be great for this occasion! Take a look and let me know what you think!

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The first 2 dresses that I liked comes to us from one of my favorite stores…The Limited!! The dresses are cotton so they don’t
offer an “over-done” look and the color will look great against your skin tone and the gathered material offers extra security to get your eat on!
Since the dresses are solid, I would throw a pop of color in my shoes and accessories.
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The next store you will find me in is Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie. See the looks below:
I love this dress for the colors and the shape. It has such a 50’s vibe to it. I would also pair a cardigan with it, just in case you get a little chilly. Now of course, I’m sure your asking, “Cardigan in June?” I found the perfect one…

With this cardigan I would leave it open and where it that way.

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Have you ever heard Wendy Williams say, “friend in my head?” Well Victoria Beckham is totally my friend in my head! If you decide to do jeans and a pump I think she is a great example of how chic, fashionable and sharp this look can be. All you need to do is grab an eye-catching clutch, roll up the sleeves, add a bangle or two or layered necklace to spice it up a bit! If you really want to be daring grab a white, colored or patterned blazer for a surprising twist to a classic look.
Not sure how you feel about this look but I thought it was adorable! With a red pump and bold red lip this can really make a statement!!
These are great blazers from Nordstrom if you didn’t want to go with your traditional black blazer:
And tell me…WHO doesn’t love a spicy red pump; compliments of Betsy Johnson via Nordstrom!!! Add a ripped jean or even a cut off short (pedal pusher) and this look is screaming DIVA!
Because I love it so and something needed to be with the Peach Jacket lol (just a thought 🙂 )
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One of the hottest trends on the runway right now is Color Blocking. For those of you who have no clue as to what I’m referring to…fear not see the pics below!!
The key to this look is…YOU CAN NOT BE AFRAID OF COLOR OR MIXING THEM! Have fun!!!

I thought this dress by Marc Jacobs was absolutely AMAZING! A little on the pricey side at $158 BUT you know the quality will be there and this dress will definitely last you a long time! Paired with a bright cardigan or jean jacket, this is great for the spring/summer. When the fall rolls around throw on a pair of tights and awesome knee boots and you have taken this look into another season!

I thought the black, grey and red dress was awesome as well! Paired with an amazing, bright colored pump and accessories, you’ll be color blocking in no time!

Another option is to choose a Color Block Shoe and wear something solid!
      
All of these items paired together offer a statement without going over the top! Add an amazing pump or even a fun flat and your all set!
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Last but  certainly not least…you can’t forget an incredible mani!!!

JUST KIDDING!!!! Let’s try this again lol!
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Mary not only will you be set for your surprise dinner but you will be set up for the summer! 😉
Have a question or need advice?! Email watwldjennsay@aol.com today!!!!
Love Ya!
Peaches
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CARA WALKER: THE C-LIST

Cara Walker has been a long time friend of mine and I love her to pieces!! She is an intelligent, charismatic, fashionista who has plenty to say! As we continue  to “Excel in 2011”, check out my interview with Cara as she takes a moment out of her busy schedule to talk a little bit about who she is, where she’s going and what looks we have to look forward to for the upcoming spring season!!

TELL THE PEOPLE WHO YOU ARE!!

My name is Cara Walker and I’m a young lady from Irvington, NJ. I attended Montclair State University and graduated with a BS in Marketing & Management. ( Yes, I was a Red Hawk lol!) I currently work in New York, which i hope to make my official home soon. I love music, the color pink and black nail polish!

HAVE YOU ALWAYS BEEN INTERESTED IN FASHION? WHY?

Yes, I have always been interested in fashion and having fun with clothes. When I was a young girl I would  play “dress-up”. You could always find me rummaging through my mom’s clothes and make-up to create outfits to model around the house! There are hundreds of pictures of me in all types of looks that I put together, even at a young age.

Growing up, like most adolescents I had my awkward stages where nothing fit me right or I wasnt able to buy the clothes that I ideally wanted to wear, so as soon as I was able to make my own money I began buying my own clothes and developing my own personal style. This made way for me to transcend from that awkward little girl into the person I would be as an adult.

SO TELL US, WHAT IS THE C-LIST?

The C-List is a blog that I created geared toward everyday people like myself who are making moves in all areas to excel and progress in life. Everyone is familiar with “The A-List”, mainstream celebs who “personify” success in society; so I wanted to create The C-List, which would be a community of people who are on the climb to becoming that “A-List” person but for now is a star in their own lane.

The C-List shares information with people who want to indulge in ideas of fashion, events and a diverse range of other interesting topics. It is a place that I created to market a community of people who believe there’s more to life beyond your own impression of it. Some people live life, but I love life and I try to embody that in every post that I put on The C-List. Although it’s still a baby, I am looking forward to expanding The C-List in other avenues of my career; so be on the lookout for what it has to offer!

HOW DID THE C-LIST COME ABOUT? WHAT SPARKED IT?

The C-List came about one day while I was sitting at home and decided to start a blog just for kicks. Working in the area of marketing and advertising for Complex Magazine in NY, I see a lot of funky and fun stuff so I thought it would be cool to be able to share these experiences with others. There was a time when I had so much on my mind, so many ideas, I wondered if I was the only person who felt this way. So I began to think, if I share my experiences and thoughts with other people, maybe I could connect with them, inspire or motivate them in different areas of their lives.

NAME 5 THINGS YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT.

1. Mascara

2. My Blackberry

3. Music

4. This pair of Calvin Klein pajama pants that I have

5. Starbucks

WHAT ADVICE OR MOTTO DO YOU LIVE BY?

One piece of advice that I love comes from a quote that I read a long time ago.

“Love life, engage in it, give it all you’ve got. Love it with a passion because life truly does give back, many times over, what you put into it.”

10 YEARS FROM NOW YOU SEE YOURSELF…

Living and loving life even more than now! I definitely see myself progressing where I work now in the magazine industry and establishing my own business ventures in fashion; maybe open a boutique or two…the possibilities are endless! I appreciate everything that I’ve been blessed with, so I won’t be picky lol! I know God has something great in store for me!

LET’S TALK FASHION! WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BEST TRENDS YOU SEE FOR SPRING 2011?

I am seeing a lot of biker inspired clothing. This look is fusing with the military look, that has been around for a while now, for this upcoming spring.

There is also a trend in 70s glamour with two main aesthetics: 70’s bohemian and 70’s sophisticated glamour.

SO TELL US WHAT ARE THE 5 MUST HAVES FOR MEN AND WOMEN FOR SPRING 2011…

THE 5 MUST HAVES FOR WOMEN:

1. CHUNKY BANGLES: Accessories create a wonderful story for your outfit. Animal print bangles are really coming around this season, these will add a little flair to any outfit!

2. LONG, BOLD, FLORAL PRINTED DRESSES: I don’t really like small flowers on clothing but it seems as though this coming season there are a lot of designers using big floral patterns on their designs.

  

3. BELTED PURSE: This is 2011’s elegant take on the fanny pack.

4. CAT-EYED SHAPED SUNGLASSES: These sunglasses, which are vintage inspired look, is a shape that screams glamour!!

5. TANGERINE LIPS AND SOFT ROSEY CHEEKS: These looks (not done together lol) are popping up on everyone’s runway!

 

5 MUST HAVES FOR MEN

1. BIKER BOOTS

2. A BLAZER

3. NEUTRAL KHAKI COLORED JACKET

4. A GREAT PAIR OF SHADES

5. TOGGLE SAILOR JACKET

WOW!! THIS IS AWESOME CARA!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING THESE GREAT TRENDS FOR SPRING 2011!!! HOW CAN WE KEEP IN CONTACT WITH YOU?

Well, you can always visit me at www.the-clist.blogspot.com

email me at thec.list@yahoo.com

                             follow me: @TheC_List

or hit me up on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/The-C-List/109136365782292

I pray nothing but the best for Cara in all her endeavors!! Support her blog The C-List and subscribe today! Check out her link on my blogroll and see what she has to say!!!

Love ya!

Peaches

TODAY AND EVERYDAY EXCEL IN ALL YOU DO! LOVE HARDER THAN YOU NORMALLY WOULD! EXPLORE NEW THINGS!