Did you ever get an idea at one store, only to buy the item somewhere else? That's what happened with this outfit. I was shopping for some last minute Christmas gifts last Friday and I parked my car at the Macy's entrance because it was closest to "Bed and Bath" where I needed to go. While walking through Macy's I saw the most amazing holiday display of mannequins wearing black and gold outfits. The two colors looked so elegant and beautiful together, and even though I already had a holiday outfit planned, I thought, "I really like that color combo and I'd like to try it out".
So I pulled a few black and gold outfits off the racks and tried them on but nothing fit really great. I also realized that I had $30.00 in coupons and rewards from J.C. Penney burning a hole in my pocket, so maybe I should check there before buying something at Macy's, and off I went! The first item I saw when I stepped into Penney's was this beautiful, shimmery, gold top. It not only was love at first sight, it was a door buster item for only $17.99!!!!! Score!
I already had plenty of black in closet, so I didn't need to buy anything else to complete my new holiday look. Therefore, it only cost me $17.99 (or less, considering I used coupons and rewards) for a sparkly, Christmas outfit!
This top is so pretty in real life the pictures both here and on the J.C. Penney website do not do it justice. It is a very pure gold, with a lovely, intricate design on the neckline, and it is extraordinarily shimmery.
It is a very clingy, form-fitting top. I bought a size large when I would normally wear a size small in the Worthington brand because I don't like my tops too form fitting due to my ample bust. I really like the extra room I have in the stomach area because I sized up. However, I don't think it was meant to be worn this way.
My pleather, perforated swing skirt was purchased from J.C.P last year and I showed it to you before in THIS POST.
I wore black tights and black suede wedge pumps with my pleather skirt and new gold top.
Because the neckline was so pretty, I didn't wear a necklace and I just wore gold and diamond earrings instead (not pictured, my hair always covers my earrings up and I forget to tuck my hair behind my ears for photographs) and black and gold bracelets.
How much I actually spent on the top after all the deductions were taken off, I have no idea. Now you gals should know by now I didn't leave JCP with only one item! I bought this top, a pair of metallic dress pants, a black fur vest, and another holiday sweater for a whopping total of $44.00 after all my coupons and rewards were taken off. That averages out to about $10.00 per item! Yes, JCP, I love you! You make me look great without having to spend a lot of money.
Have a great day! Amy
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