Friday, January 9, 2015

What I Wore: Go-To Striped Sweaters

If you follow me on Instagram or caught a post on Twitter or Facebook, you already know that my beloved Kiki passed away on New Year's Eve.  It has been really hard for us losing him, not only because he was sweet and super loving and snuggly and small and Rusty's son, but because he was the last of our three fur babies.  Now the house is empty and more quiet than usual.  All I want to do is cry, but I've been staying really busy with cleaning and reorganizing the house to keep my mind off things. 

Today, we are going to just ease back into things with a simple outfit post.

DivineMrsDiva.com - JCPenney's Plus A.n.a Striped Long-Sleeve Crew Neck Sweater, Torrid Denim Jeggings, Avenue Talia Stretch Tall Boots, Lane Bryant Twisted Stone Necklace
DivineMrsDiva.com - JCPenney's Plus A.n.a Striped Long-Sleeve Crew Neck Sweater, Torrid Denim Jeggings, Avenue Talia Stretch Tall Boots, Lane Bryant Twisted Stone Necklace


During one of our shopping outings in preparation for Christmas, we stopped by JCPenney to browse.  Originally, we were looking for a sweater for my mother-in-law and I was going to buy a scarf for my husband.  (His old one is from our first Christmas together nine years ago!  It was time for a new one!)



I stopped shopping the plus section at JCPenney years ago, after only seeing more conservative, older fashions in plus that did not speak to my personality at all.  When I was a size 28, not too much fit me there anyway.  But seeing as how I wear a size 24 now and had, maybe, two long-sleeved tops in my closet, I did browse the plus section this trip.  They had some really cute sweaters and jackets, skirts and blouses, etc.  I was actually really impressed with the things I found.  I was still unsure if it would fit me, but I tried some things on with great results.  Some of the items I tried on were also more generously cut, so even if you are a size 26 or 28 I encourage you to go browse and make a trip to the dressing room. (They probably carry some larger sizes in store, but they do have larger sizes online for sure.) I didn't delve too deep into all the racks since we had minimal time to focus on present shopping.

What I did find were these two sweaters from the A.n.a brand.  They were on the clearance rack for $12.99, so I went ahead and tried them on.  I actually want to go back and see if they have any of the black and white striped left still!

DivineMrsDiva.com - JCPenney's Plus A.n.a Striped Long-Sleeve Crew Neck Sweater, Torrid Denim Jeggings, Avenue Talia Stretch Tall Boots, Lane Bryant Twisted Stone Necklace
DivineMrsDiva.com - JCPenney's Plus A.n.a Striped Long-Sleeve Crew Neck Sweater, Torrid Denim Jeggings, Avenue Talia Stretch Tall Boots, Lane Bryant Twisted Stone Necklace


Both are a 3X and more generously cut for a slightly over-sized fit.  The fabric is a really soft sweater material that isn't too thick but enough to keep me warm.  They have some stretch to them, of course, but haven't stretched out at all (and I have worn them at least once a week since early December). 

DivineMrsDiva.com - JCPenney's Plus A.n.a Striped Long-Sleeve Crew Neck Sweater, Torrid Denim Jeggings, Avenue Talia Stretch Tall Boots, Lane Bryant Twisted Stone Necklace
DivineMrsDiva.com - JCPenney's Plus A.n.a Striped Long-Sleeve Crew Neck Sweater, Torrid Denim Jeggings, Avenue Talia Stretch Tall Boots, Lane Bryant Twisted Stone Necklace
DivineMrsDiva.com - JCPenney's Plus A.n.a Striped Long-Sleeve Crew Neck Sweater, Torrid Denim Jeggings, Avenue Talia Stretch Tall Boots, Lane Bryant Twisted Stone Necklace


These sweaters have been my go-to tops lately because of their ease and comfort, but I also love the colors.  I feel pulled together with minimal effort.  I styled them the same way, which makes them kind of boring for you to see.  I'm sorry.  But the name of the game for me lately is MINIMAL.  I have worn basic outfits and basic neutral makeup this season.  Ease of application and wear is what I am focusing on at this point in time.  But styling it the same way also shows you just how go-to and easy they are.  This is the kind of top I would collect in every single color or pattern.


DivineMrsDiva.com - JCPenney's Plus A.n.a Striped Long-Sleeve Crew Neck Sweater, Torrid Denim Jeggings, Avenue Talia Stretch Tall Boots, Lane Bryant Twisted Stone Necklace
Striped Crew Neck Sweater - A.n.a. Woman via JCPenney's (On clearance for $15 online: 4x/5x and 1x/2x/3x)
Denim Jeggings - Torrid (Similar)
Talia Stretch Boot - Avenue (Similar and here)
Twisted Stone Necklaces in gold and silver - Lane Bryant


DivineMrsDiva.com - JCPenney's Plus A.n.a Striped Long-Sleeve Crew Neck Sweater, Torrid Denim Jeggings, Avenue Talia Stretch Tall Boots, Lane Bryant Twisted Stone Necklace
DivineMrsDiva.com - JCPenney's Plus A.n.a Striped Long-Sleeve Crew Neck Sweater, Torrid Denim Jeggings, Avenue Talia Stretch Tall Boots, Lane Bryant Twisted Stone Necklace


Have you been shopping at JCPenney recently?  Do you have a favorite brand there?  
Let me know in the comments!


2 comments :

  1. I have really cut back on shopping in general lately so I have not looked at JCPenney in a while. I really like the mng by mango, joe fresh, a.n.a., & Worthington lines. All have a different feel for different occasions. I totally scored thier by getting most of my husbands Christmas gifts there because they have a great Big & Tall men's department. It does not hurt that my store has it right next to the shoes!

    I am so sorry to hear about Kiki. My heart goes out to you.

    You look fabulous in these tops and I love how you put them with some really cute necklaces.

    Janeane
    www.designingfrommycloset.wordpress.com

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    1. Penneys does have a great Big and Tall section. I always encourage my husband to check there for clothes first.
      We have kept the shopping pretty cut back lately too. But I can't wait to go back and try out more brands and styles. I tried on a great brown faux leather jacket that trip too, but it was over my budget.

      Thank you for the compliments and thank you about Kiki. I hope you have a great week this week.

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