My daughter just started high school and it is incredible that time is already here! She was just toddling around the house and learning to read a few short years ago! I remember how important it is to make a first impression on your first day of high school. On top of it being her first year in high school, she is going to a “private”s school, so the pressure to fit in is even greater. I wanted to make sure she had clothes that would look great on her and would put her on the fashion fast track with her friends. On her first day of school, I wanted her to walk in those doors wearing an outfit that would give her the confidence to know she had it going on! I have always been a loyal shopper at JCPenney because I know I can get a lot of clothes for my money that are well made and are fashion forward. With the #FirstDayLookat At JCPenney, you are sure to find what you need for back to school as well as every other day of the year! For Caitlin’s back to school fashion collection, I grabbed my sister and we headed out to explore what JCPenney had to offer this season.
Back To School Fashion
We have a free standing JCPenney not too far from my house, so I decided to shop there. I LOVE this store! The minute you walk in, you know it is back to school time with all of the signage and tons of mannequins with the cutest outfits on! The juniors department was immediately on our right and my sister and I were instantly enthralled! There were bright and beautiful tops, stylish jeans in several styles and denim washes and the rainbow of colored jeans was astounding. I am not the most up to the minute on the teen fashion scene, which is why my sister Ronni came with me. She has always had a keen eye for fashion and finding great bargains, so she is the perfect shopping buddy! We decided to start with the tops, which is what Caitlin needed the most and a large percentage of them were on sale and clearance. We found some cute burnout tees and coordinating tanks, so we grabbed a few of those, in a variety of colors and prints. We also find some cute graphic tees and the baseball tees, which are really popular, were on sale for $5.99! While we were looking for jeans, I was at a bit of a loss because there were so many to choose from. With brands like Arizona Jeans and Levis, to name a few, I knew I would get exactly what was in style and something Caitlin would love. Ronni found a rack of boyfriend jeans that were on clearance for $12.99 (I know, right!) and we found several pairs in Caitlin’s size. After much deliberation, we finally settled on a pair that we felt would be the most versatile and Ronni said they would look great on Caitlin.
The next item on our list was a denim jacket and we could not find the size we needed. We were on the way to the customer service desk when Linda walked up and offered to help us. Linda was so helpful and knowledgeable and looked on the computer and found they had her size in the back. Within a minute or two, Linda came out with the jacket in hand and it was on sale as well! Ronni and I also choose a military jacket on Linda’s recommendation because she said those are all the rage right now. Linda asked if we needed shoes and I told her I needed a pair of Converse, preferably high tops, and guess what was on sale?!
We grabbed the last pair of Chuck’s in a size 7, found a cute silver heart necklace and a leather belt and we were ready to go. Linda helped us check out and when we were ready for the grand total, a customer nearby said she had an extra coupon and asked if she could share it with us! When all was said and done, we left with 11 items and the total was just under $200. Not one item we purchased was full price, and most of the clothing was on clearance, so I was quite proud of our mad shopping skills! See why I love JCPenney so much?! They have good looking stores that are bright and clean and filled with friendly staff. The merchandise is top notch and they carry a ton of name brands you trust at prices that you can afford. Come find your #FirstDayLook at JCPenney. For back-to-school and every day, we bring you the quality and comfort you want with the style and affordability you deserve. Compensation was provided by JCPenney via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of JCPenney.