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Most of you know that I do nearly all of my shopping online, so when I heard that JCPenney was carrying a new plus size line in stores well… I made a very real attempt at running, just to go check it out.
I had forgotten how fun it is to actually go into a store and touch and feel the pieces that you are looking at. I got to take my partner and ask what he thought of things, we got to get excited about the cute stuff together, and I got to leave a store with things that I loved. I don’t want that experience to be something that plus size people don’t get to have. I didn’t realize how much I had resigned myself to online shopping, and how much I craved the in-store experience until now!
Of course, Nate and I documented the whole thing. Because, what is shopping if you don’t have a camera, right? Our local JCPenney is small, but has a great plus size section. The entire store is slowly getting renovated and the displays look chic and cool. I found an amazing pencil skirt that is true to my new commitment to adding more color into my wardrobe. It’s soft, which surprised me. If I had seen this skirt online I don’t know that I would have expected it to be soft and comfy, but it is. And because I got to actually touch it and try it on, it now has a happy new home in my closet!
You can check out me and Nate’s JCPenney adventure and the #HereIAm campaign featuring some bad ass body positive babes, down below. The #HereIAm campaign is a call to start valuing people for who they are and to embrace the differences in our bodies. I think you’re going to like it!
Sunday 7th of August 2016
At 55+ years I LOVE your site. Fabulous!
Sunday 17th of July 2016
JC Penny who knew! Love the skirt on you!
Monday 20th of June 2016
I think it is great that JCPenney have added a new plus size line. Although I'm not exactly plus size I still can appreciate a larger variety for plus size women. I too find it difficult to find my size at times so I know the struggle.
Which is why I only shop off line because I need to try it on to see how it fit. I can understand your excitement of finding clothes that fit it sure beats the disappointment of not finding your size. I love your body positive website and I look forward to reading more of your articles.
Monday 20th of June 2016
Right? I loved that song!! The neon skirt! I want it... I can't think of a single place where I could/ should wear it... but I still really, really want it.
Sunday 19th of June 2016
loved that video, could u tell me what that great song is called? greetings