June 18, 2016 5 Comments


June 18, 2016 5 Comments

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This post was made in collaboration with JCPenney

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!

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  • JJ June 19, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    loved that video, could u tell me what that great song is called?

  • Libby June 20, 2016 at 10:18 am

    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.

  • Francesca Etheart June 20, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    Hello Corissa!

    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.


  • LAURIE CLARK July 17, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    JC Penny who knew! Love the skirt on you!

  • delilah August 7, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    At 55+ years I LOVE your site. Fabulous!

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