It's Raining JCPenney

What do you wear on a drizzly, dribbly day when it's too hot for a trench coat and too soggy for Spring finery?

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This still reads "Spring", just in a softer, more subtle way than last week's outfit. A fitted Live A Little white denim jacket with a ruffled collar is a great alternative to a raincoat. Emerald green is Pantone's color of the year and this Como sleeveless shirt is in a slightly softer shade more evocative of the season. These are my new Chico's jeans from Goodnight Moon and Dizzy leopard print ankle rain booties.

I ventured out in the rain to do some errands pretty far from my usual haunts and on a whim I stopped into JCP. There's been a lot written about JCPenney recently. Several of my fellow bloggers, including Pam Lutrell and Heather Fonseca, have weighed in on the pros and cons of the department store's recent restructuring. There aren't many JCP's left in the Nashville area so it's taken me a while to get a chance to take a good look at a revamped store.

The trouble is I might not have waited long enough. The store I visited was undergoing extensive renovations so a fair portion of it was roped off and encased in white builder's plastic. The much anticipated Joe Fresh and Duro Olawu lines were nowhere to be found. However, there were a few areas I could get to including the Petites section.

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Like every other major department store Petites section this one was fine, but didn't "wow" me. Admittedly, at this point it would take a little work to impress me on this front. There are decent pieces here at low price points with an equal mix of work and casual attire. Think slightly higher end than Target and you're in the ball park. I will definitely go back next time I'm nearby in the hopes I'll get a more complete perspective.

One thing I will not have  to go back for is perfume. JCP's Sephora was unspoilt so I was able to try out Marchesa's D'Extase. I immediately fell in love with it and snapped up this nifty little set for under $30.


Linking up with the lovelies for Visible Monday and Monday Mingle.