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Cheap, Chic and On-Trend: JCP is the New H&M!

This blog post is dedicated to the readers who have been giving me a hard time for only posting $3,000 bags. If those high-price, on-trend items are out of reach, here’s some good news: JC Penney has rebranded itself as JCP and its reinvention gives shoppers an in-store experience closer to what they get when shopping for luxury brands. Even the clothes got a make-over! Now, you can even buy designer brands there, such as Betsey Johnson’s Betseyville, Nicole Miller’s nicole By Nicole Miller, Charlotte Ronson’s I ‘Heart’ Ronson, and Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen’s Olsenboye. This season, JCP has a lot of trendy looks for very friendly prices, so you can get them even if you don’t live in a big city with an H&M or Forever21. Here’s a taste:

This season is all about embracing patterns and trying new shapes. How about a mod shift in houndstooth, one of the most prevalent patterns this season?
ICE Colorblock houndstooth dress
Or if you’re feeling daring, try a large-scale pattern in color. This one is so Prada!
Helene Blake print dress
This top kills two trends with one stone: a pattern and leather sleeves.
Worthington Faux Leather Sleeve Top
Not enough leather? Rock the head-to-toe leather trend with this tunic.
Worthington leather tunic
Pair the tunic with short leather biker boots and leather leggings to complete the look.
Arizona moto boots
The leather moto jacket is a key item for the black leather trend.
Bisou Bisou leather moto jacket
This elegant top is simple and sexy. Accessorize it with a jewel-toned brooch and earrings to make it pop, or try another trend, mixing prints, with the animal print skirt below.
Liz Claiborne bow top
MNG Skirt
Don’t you just LOVE this mod orange coat? This is modern minimalism at its best. I’d love it over the Liz Claiborne patterned blouse and metallic snake print skirt!
Mod orange coat
The Peplum is one of the most important shapes this season. Gotta show off your waist or create one!
Worthington Belted Peplum
This dress is a great example of color blocking. Did you ever think brights mixed with black would be back? I sure didn’t!
Worthington Colorblock shift
Fur trim and accessories are everywhere this season. A fur scarf looks luxurious, and with this one, you don’t pay a luxurious price. Try it over a sweater or a coat.
Fur stole
Oxblood/burgundy is the color to rock this season. Try this ladylike shoulder bag. This color matches EVERYTHING, so you don’t have to change your purse! Love that as a busy mom!
Nicole miller bag
The slipper is the shoe of the season. Comfy, chic, inexpensive… what’s not to love?
Cosmopolitan slippers
If you love the equestrian look this season, you’ll need a good riding boot.
Call It Spring riding boots
Any brides out there? Can you believe this dress costs $90???
Wedding Dress

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