Last week, I did something I’ve never done before. After watching a holiday fashion segment on Good Morning America, I ordered a little black sequin dress from the GMA website, which directed me to the J.C. Penney website. The surprise? I was delighted with the result!
When I received the box at my doorstep a few days later, I opened the box with anticipation but also with a sense, that I probably would have to return it. Not that I’m a fashion snob, by any means. I enjoy a good bargain from T.J. Max, Ross, or even Target as much as the next person but, I have never ordered anything from J.C. Penney, so I was more than a bit skeptical. When I saw it on a model that was close in age who looked dynamite in this simple cap-sleeved solid black sequin skimmer with a scooped back, I took the plunge. What did I have to lose? I could always return it to the J.C. Penney store in Glenwood Springs, or mail it back.
When I opened the slim box, I discovered the dress looked as good as it did on TV, and fit like a dream! I guessed right on the size….word of advice…always round up when you purchase a garment from a relatively unknown designer associated with a large chain store. So I bought a size 6 rather than my usual 4.
Well, I wore it out last night for the first time to the Aspen Peak magazine party and I can’t tell you how many compliments I received, from our very fashion -savvy crowd. I wore it with black opaque tights and a simple vintage black beaded pump with an all-so-new kitten heel. I felt terrifc and very comfortable in a very uncontrived and classic look for what you usually pay for a tee-shirt. When you are comfortable, you always look just right.
I plan on wearing my simple, but perfect little black, sparkly dress all season long, and hopefully beyond. I’m a J.C.Penney convert, which serves to re-inforce the valuable lesson, that you can find fashion anywhere…in your local mall, as well as at your favorite upscale boutique…and it may even be a click away! Kudos to Good Morning America, too, for providing a happy little Christmas present to me! Happy Holidays and, as always, happy shopping!