When you move countries — from France to California — there’s a little bit of a wardrobe change that needs to happen. Even the hottest days we experienced in our little French town have nothing on this California heat! I took advantage of this fortuitous circumstance to do a little shopping! I had seen that JCPenney had quite a few super cute summer options and I knew I needed to check it out.
I’m all about jump suits. They’re adorable and so easy. One-stop-shop right there; you just slip them on, add some accessories and you’re done! I also need some swimwear accessories. I was on the search for a simple cover-up, a big hat, and some cute sunnies. And the last thing I needed was shorts. You guys, I think the last time I bought shorts was YEARS ago. Like I can’t even remember how many years. I have basically one pair and that just ain’t gonna fly with this heat.
And believe it or not, I got all of that for under $200! Three pairs of shorts, a jumpsuit, swim suit cover-up, hat, glasses, 4 tops (I bought one for my mom), and a pair of soft track pants. All of this for $180.44 to be exact. Hashtag WIN.
JCPenney Summer Fashion Haul
That’s just a whole lot of happy, isn’t it?
We had a break in the 100 degree weather and I broke out the jumpsuit. I had coffee with a friend and it was a perfect fit. Now, I know that yoga pants are all the rage for busy moms, but honestly, this outfit is so much less effort and so much cuter. Don’t get me wrong, I have yoga pants days, but they are becoming less and less. Why? Because when I look cute and put together I feel great. I feel confident and good about myself. Please don’t misunderstand that our worth is in how we dress — not at all! But it can definitely provide a pick-me-up!
The last jumpsuit I bought at JCPenney last year was from the Bisou Bisou line that is exclusively at JCPenney. Bisou Bisou actually means “a little kiss” in French and the designer, Michelle Bohbot, loves incorporating French street style into her designs. You can never go wrong with incorporating anything French if you ask me!
I could write a whole post about how awesome jumpsuits are, but let me just try to sum it up. First of all, it’s a one-stop shop. You slip it on and you’re done. You can add some accessories and depending on what kind of shoes you wear, you can dress it up or down. They’re comfortable, like pajamas but cuter. This particular jumpsuit is even perfect for the summer because even though it’s pants, it’s very lightweight and just straps on top. It’s a new favorite!
*Side note! I am 6 feet tall and jump suits generally fit kinda funny on me. This is the second I’ve purchased from JCPenney and they both have worked! Yes, please!
Flowly tops are my jam. They hide certain imperfections, they’re airy so you stay cool, and they’re über comfortable. The I “Heart” Ronson line has a ton of flowery, flowy tops that are to die for, I love it! And even though the shorts I bought were shorter, a pair like this is what I’d like to get next. (They didn’t have my size in store.)
These white shorts are MNG by Mango, one of my favorite brands. They go on like butter! They’re stretchy but not too tight, fit well and aren’t see through. They even have pockets in the front which some white shorts/pants do not. I’m wearing them as I type! I love this outfit for a simple date night look where you can stay cool and still look cute! I chose the geometric, bright top for the perfect summer date night look to stay cool and look cute. The platform shoes dress it up the perfect amount without being too fancy. My husband even snuck in for some pictures!
Gosh I’m a lucky lady.
One of my favorite things to do during the summer, probably like most of you, is lay by the pool. My kids love to swim and I love to watch. I don’t always love to get in the water, but I’m usually out there watching them. So naturally I need to protect myself. On top of wearing sunblock, which I try to do whenever I’m out there, I needed a swimsuit cover-up and wanted a wide-rimmed hat. I saw that JCPenney had some online, so I was on the hunt when I went in the store. This one is perfection. It’s wide enough to cover my face but not too wide where it flops around and I can’t actually see anything. I bought these aviator glasses also and they’re very lightweight and cute!
I now feel ready for summer. The heat no longer bothers me because I have cute shorts and tank tops to wear to beat the heat! The jumpsuit I will wear into fall and it will easily transition into a California winter piece.
I love JCPenney not only for their cute clothes & accessories, but I love the company. I got to visit their headquarters in Plano, Texas last year and you could just tell how much they cared about their clients. They aren’t trying to make you buy a whole new wardrobe each season. They want to provide styles and pieces that you can incorporate into what you already have all the while not breaking the bank. That’s my kind of company!
So head on over and check it out!
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