JCPenney is Back in a Big Way: Black Skinnies, Floral Blouse, Discounts

Today was a never-stop-moving kind of day. It was a leave at 8, get home at 8 sort of Monday. This was one of those days where you’re mad at your need to eat, drink and blink because– let’s be honest– it can feel like a waste of precious seconds.

I’m proud to say I spent the day pulling for a fashion spread that I am incredibly excited for– and that’s a spectacular feeling, especailly for the ‘new girl.’ But collecting three dozen or so shoes and bags and what-have-you can be, well, exhausting. If nothing else, it’s hard to carry. I knew today would be (the best kind of) exhausting, so I opted for flats, skinnies and the messy-professional half-tucked blouse. That cream flap-pocket Limited option I wear too often? No, no, something new, something great… Because I went to JCPenney this weekend.

The MNG by Mango Floral Print Blouse was originally $40, but I scored it for $12 after a double clearance/coupon combo. It’s fresh, it’s versatile… And it’s everything JCPenney seems to be about.

I mentioned a while back I was impressed by JCPenney‘s refreshing take on the discount department store– after all, for years I would have told you “I don’t like anything at Penney’s…” But then I wandered into a store, coupons in hand. There’s no point in trying to explain it; you really just ought to go. For just over $50, I purchased two short sleeved blouses ($12 each), two long-sleeved blouses ($12, $5), a pair of Betseyville heels ($7) and a semiformal peplum dress ($5).

Look: JCP, JCPenney Floral Blouse, Black Skinnies, BCBG, BCBGeneration flats Look: JCP, JCPenney Floral Blouse, Black Skinnies, BCBG, BCBGeneration flats (26193216261)

Blouse, MNG by Mango at JCPenney | Pants, American Eagle | Shoes, BCBGeneration at T.J. Maxx | Watch, Anne Klein at Nordstrom Rack | Necklace, vintage | Purse, Coach at Coach Factory | Sunglasses, freebie

While I was working today, a very nice woman complimented my new blouse. She was mid-purchase as she spoke, buying a pair of thousand-some-odd-dollar shoes, and asked me where in the world I found my blouse. “At JCPenney!” I said. She blinked so hard you could hear it. “For twelve dollars!” If her shocked reaction doesn’t prove everyone worth liking likes a discount, nothing will.

Isn’t it nice when the classic stores come back? Where do you look for discounts?


  1. May 14, 2013 / 11:39 am

    Okay…I seriously need to get to a JC Penney. STAT! I’ve been seeing so many cute pieces from them pop up around the blogosphere! Totally love your outfit 🙂

    XO, Alison

    • May 14, 2013 / 10:41 pm

      Thank you! And yes, you do. The clothing options were great, the displays were fresh, and the sales rack were practically endless. I’m still dorking out.

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