Kick your heels off a minute and rest a bit. Glad you’re here to join me for The Blended Blog’s “Spring Fever Fashion” link-up and the debut of my LBD from JCP. Before we get to the dress, allow me to tell a little story about how it came to be mine.
A Little Story
I love JCPenney active wear, right? Especially their Xersion line. The clothes are fun, reasonably priced and good quality. So, in January, I ordered two pairs of active wear pants and a strappy-cute sports bra, ship to store. One pair of the pants arrived right away. The other two items didn’t come and didn’t come. Long story short, there was lots of miscommunication. And I made two more trips to the store to pick up the rest of the order only to learn it wasn’t there either time. So I struggled but finally got a refund.
Not so Fast
And then I got a phone call. The four items I had ordered and was waiting on had been located in the storeroom. Four? Another trip back to JCP. The sales woman retrieved a bag from the back with my name on it. She asked me to check to see if everything missing from my order was in the bag. I tried to explain that I had canceled the order for the missing sports bra and work out pants and had received a refund.
I opened the bag to find my strappy bra, my work out pants and a little black dress, three items. Tried to explain that the dress wasn’t mine but the clerk said it had my name on it. When I pulled it out of the bag, it was a (hopeful) size 8. And it looked vaguely familiar. I think it was a dress that I saw on JoLynne Shane’s blog and had looked about ordering. But had either never ordered or never received. Again, I explained that I had been refunded for the active wear and needed to be recharged for those pieces, plus the price of the dress. The clerk said everything was paid for and told me to take my items.
My Free LBD from JCP
Maybe because I felt guilty. Maybe because the dress was a size 8 and I felt sure I was a 10. But for some reason, I left the dress in the bag for several weeks. Then I took it out of the bag and hung it in the closet, but not in with my other dresses. Just kind of off to the side.
On one skinny morning, I decided to put on all of my suck-it-in Spanx and try on the dress. It fit!! I sashayed all over the house in it (PC was out of town at the time). Then I ordered some rose gold shoes I had been coveting at DSW, bought a rose gold bag, necklace and earrings at Charming Charlie and created this look.
First on Polyvore
Then a Flat Layout
R&K dress from JCPenney, Anne Klein rose gold strappy pumps from DSW, rose gold bag, pave earrings and necklace from Charming Charlie.
And Finally on Our Model
As you know, I usually take pics on my cell phone for my infrequent ‘style’ posts. I have a better camera but I am still learning how to use it. This past weekend, I had asked PC to take some pics of me in my LBD from JCP using the good camera and out somewhere. Not just in our guest bedroom or backyard. He was sick all weekend but yesterday, once he was a little less green around the gills, he agreed to help me out. We went up to McKelligon Canyon where we often walk, for my photo shoot.
Here are a few of the photos he shot.
And if you haven’t already seen enough. Enough, already…a few pics with ye ole cell phone.
Those stairs were tricky. Especially in heels!!
Spring Fever Fashion Link-Up
Please run by The Blended Blog to see how all our faithful friends are styling spring outfits for today’s link-up. And join us with one of your favorite looks.
Then come back tomorrow, pretty please, for reviews of the books we read in the second month of The Blended Blog’s “Virtual Book Club”. And our kick off of April’s books. You can still sign up to participate in the book club, here.
Thank you, friends, for stopping by.
And with that I bid you adieu.
Have a hApPy HuMp dAy.
Hugs and kisses,