The Stylish Five: Fall Sweaters on Sale @JC Penney ($10.00 & Under)!

I’m definitely going sweater crazy, what with posts about cardigans & sweater dresses in the same week!  Can you blame me?  Fall is here & I’m loving that sweaters are the answer to the crisp cool air!  Also, I’m a loyal JC Penney shopper & love finding basic sweaters like these soooo cheap! As a JCP credit card holder, you get lots of benefits, like extra discounts at checkout, rewards points, & exclusive coupons just for using your card!

In the spirit of savings, I’m sharing these sweater finds with my readers & can you believe that they’re all under $10!  The red east 5th cowl neck sweater ($6.00) can be worn in so many different ways this fall into winter!  Break out your favorite trumpet skirt & t-strap shoes, or a pair of skinny jeans with wedge riding boots!  Even though a turtleneck covers you up, here’s where you can be creative & wear drop earrings, a cocktail ring, or a brooch with your look!  Originally for $36.00, the St. John’s Bay petite ‘Mossy’ sweater ($7.20) offers the perfect pop of color with brown windowpane trousers, flared jeans, or leather mini skirt & tights.  This is an essential basic for any sweater collection to wear at work, or with distressed leggings for a night out! Yeah, I said it!

My love for cardigans runs deep & the Worthington Essential v-neck cardigan ($8.00) is an affordable plus-size find when you’re looking to channel a menswear-inspired look with a button down shirt & pinstripe pants.  If you want to add some femininity to this boyfriend sweater, try adding a ruffled blouse underneath & a metallic belt over it.  Also, cableknits never go out of style.  It’s right up there with argyle, if you’re style channels all-American girl-next-door. The St. John’s Bay petites cable v-neck sweater ($9.00) offers a flattering neckline that will bring all the attention to your face.  Its rich raspberry color is perfect for pairing with black, gray, navy, & brown pieces.

Lastly, the Worthington short sleeve v-neck cardigan ($9.99) is an item that I actually own (but in blue).  This is ideal for any pullover top & a-line skirt.  What’s so great about this sweater is that it’s available in four other colors & can be made to look different in so many ways.  Try this with a pair of high-waisted slacks & towering platforms or a tuxedo pencil skirt with ankle booties!

Are you gonna buy one of these bargain sweaters?  How much do you usually spend on your fall wardrobe?  Which do you think is the most flattering color?  Check out the previous posts for The Stylish Five, including sale finds @Topshop, accessories from Charlotte Russe, Ulta beauty deals, & much more!

Quickie Darling Deal & Steal: Super Savings on a Skirt from JC Penney!

During all the big sales for the 4th of July last week, I took advantage of a coupon from JC Penney which was $10 when you spend $25 or more.  Of course, I’d been shopping in the store a little more often than I usually do, knowing that there was no possible way to fit anything else in my closet, including another skirt, but I went ahead & checked out the store anyway.  I’d been very successful in finding cute a-line, pencil, or sateen.  This skirt by east 5th popped out at me, especially since I’m trying to get away from the darker colors.

It was originally priced at $36.00, but was on sale for $19.99.  I picked up a few super cheap clearance items to make my coupon eligible.  These items included a graphic printed floral skirt with some illusion ruche details & a black scoop neck pullover, both under $7.  When I walked out of the store, the super long receipt read “You saved $69!”  I couldn’t believe it.  Aside from that, at the bottom of it, there was a provided website address where I cold fill out a survey about my shopping experience & get a 15% off coupon for my next purchase.  I’m super stocked b/c I also know that JC Penney often has sales where you get 15 % off just for using your JCP credit card, so that’s already 30% off & all I have to do is show up for the sale!  If you’re a skeptic about all this sale stuff & think JC Penney is just for frumpy old ladies, well, you’re wrong.  With brands like I Heart Ronson, Nicole Miller, Mango, & a.n.a, you definitely can’t go wrong!

Even though I’m a skirt-aholic, you can find just about any & every stylish design of a well-structured skirt at the store.  If you’re looking for a reliable black pencil skirt, or need something floral & whimsical like this one, check out their entire skirt department.  I don’t think I’ve ever walked in there when there wasn’t a sale going on.

I’m looking forward to wearing this skirt not jut for the color, but b/c even though it’s a seriously bold floral print, I could try to pair it with some black opaque tights & suede peep toes.  Also, I have a pair of pointed toe pumps in the same teal color in the skirt.  If I find the right olive-green cardigan, it could make for a well-coordinated look.  Any suggestions on how to wear this skirt?  Have you had any super crazy fashion finds at this store? Leave some comments!  Happy Styling!