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This Is All Under $20 at JCPenney Right Now

JCPenney sale picks under $20
1. Peplum Top (6 colors) // 2. Lace Blouse (4 colors, I have the pink) // 3. Tie-Neck Blouse (3 colors) // 4. Cross Front Blouse (2 colors) // 5. Velvet Dress (3 colors) // 6. Bell Sleeve Sweater Dress (2 colors) // 7.
V-Neck Pullover Sweater (11 colors) // 8. Riding Boots // 9. Plaid Scarf // 10. Scoop Neck Tee


I know everyone's talking about the Shopbop sale...and I probably should be, too - today's the last day to save 20% off everything! But when I noticed JCPenney.com was having an epic sale of their own, I had to share!



Easter Decorating with Threshold at Target, Plus My Latest Spring Buys

Easter decor at Target
With just ten days until Easter, I thought it'd be fun to share the latest Easter decor by Threshold which I've spotted on recent Target runs. I didn't get a chance to photograph all the things, but I've linked them up below. It's all so good! The collection has a classic, vintage feel that looks collected over time.

Easter decor at Target

Pick a few store-bought items to blend in with DIY elements...maybe tuck a white rabbit figurine into some fresh flowers or branches from your garden for a centerpiece, or just hang the egg wreath on your front door to welcome friends. Prices ranges from $5 to $25.

Decorate for Easter with Target

Shop Easter Decor at Target


Threshold Easter Egg Topiary, Large, $19.99
Threshold Easter Egg Topiary, Small, $15.99
Threshold Bowtie Bunny Pillow, $24.99
Threshold Striped Throw Pillow, $24.99
Threshold Easter Egg Garland, $9.99
Threshold Tassel Ribbon Banner, $9.99
Threshold Porcelain Bunny Figural Laying, $9.99
Threshold Porcelain Bunny Taper Candle Holder, $4.99
Threshold Porcelain Bunny Figural Standing, $9.99
Threshold Easter Egg Wreath, $19.99
Threshold Porcelain Bunny Wall Mount, $24.99
Threshold Moss Egg Filler, $9.99
Threshold Egg Filler, $9.99



My Recent Buys


Earlier I shared my recent buys at Payless and Sole Society at the end of this post, and today I'll share my recent buys at JCPenney and Target. I've been methodically building my spring wishlist, so these are items I know I've wanted for many weeks, and now I'm pulling the trigger!

JCPenney is offering an extra 30% off your order (you'll see the coupons when you're checking out, make sure you pick the one that offers the greatest discount - it works even if you're not using a JCP card) so I really went for it you guys! I picked up this Worthington lace blouse in blush pink, the a.n.a. peplum hem blouse in navy floral, navy stripe, and black and white stripe (had such a hard time narrowing it down, honestly I kinda want the pink and green florals too!), the Belle + Sky crossfront top in black, Belle + Sky white distressed skinny jeans and the black skinny jeans, this Belle + Sky off-the-shoulder top, this drape front tee, this button-front off-the-shoulder top, and this floral off-the-shoulder top.

It may seem like a lot but I paid only between $11.89 and $20.99 per item, plus I got free shipping! I just hope everything fits.

At target.com, shoes are still buy one get one 50% off, so I picked up the Merona 'Magnolia' sandals in cognac and the Who What Wear 'Carolina' block heel slides in tan. Both look comfortable and versatile with a little style factor going on, too.

I'll keep you posted once everything arrives and share photos via Instagram!



12 Off-the-Shoulder Tops Under $30

Shop the best off-the-shoulder tops under $30!
Love the 12 tops you see above? Believe it or not, they're all from JCPenney! (And I mean that in the best way possible!) Yes, JCP is bringing their A-Game for spring, and I thought it would be fun to round up 12 of my favorite off-the-shoulder tops because, really, I couldn't narrow it down to just one or two.

From floral to chambray, ruffled to structured, you name it, they've got it all. Pair your off-the-shoulder top with white denim and tassel earrings (I ordered this pair) and you've got the "it" look of the season.

It gets better: All my picks are under $30! And you can save 25% with code 8FORYOU thru 3/26 during the Friends & Family Sale in store and online!

Most tops come in other colors and sizes (misses, plus and petite) so be sure to click through to see all your options. Which one is your favorite?

Shop 12 Off-the-Shoulder Tops Under $30



1. Blue Floral Off Shoulder Top // Plus-Size

2. White Off Shoulder Top

3. Black Floral Off Shoulder Top

4. Light Indigo Off Shoulder Top // Plus-Size

5. Bow Sleeve Off Shoulder Top

6. Ruffle Off Shoulder Top

7. Black and White Cross Front Top

8. Halter Long Sleeve Ruffle Top // Plus-Size

9. Smocked Off Shoulder Top

10. Blue and White Striped Off Shoulder Top

11. Bell Sleeve Top

12. Off The Shoulder Embroidered Peplum Blouse




MORE: 6 Crisscross Tops to Step Up Your Casual T-Shirt Game

Off the Rack: What to Buy at JCPenney This Spring

a.n.a. lace tops for spring
In yesterday's post I shared the perfect parka I picked up this past weekend at JCPenney, and today I'm sharing photos of the new spring styles I spotted in store! While I've read recent reports that JCPenney is closing up to 140 stores, I'm happy to report that their spring fashion game is seriously strong and worth checking out.

My favorite pick has to be this peplum hem top ($19.99 ) which looks so good in any of the five available prints - stripes or florals, you can't go wrong! I'd style the top with white jeans and cognac accessories (like this).

This bomber jacket also looks lovely and grown-up (some bombers are too trendy for me I guess!) and a steal at just $39.99.

These Gucci-inspired rose embroidered jeans are also on-point for spring, and just $29.99. The detailing looks really good in real life as you'll see in my photo below. There's also a flirty off-the-shoulder rose embroidered chambray dress for just $34.99.

Finally, this lace blouse by Worthington (shown above) looks absolutely gorgeous in real life - it's definitely a showstopper for your Instagram feed, but also totally wearable in real life. Both the blush pink and white are great options for spring and at just $24.99, you might be tempted to get both!

So, those are just a few of the things I'm loving at JCPenney this spring - check out my photos below to see everything I thought was noteworthy!