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College fashion for less with JCPenney

September 1, 2016

I remember when I first went to college back in the early 2000’s. My mom didn’t have a lot of money to buy me the fab clothes that I wanted. I didn’t know a thing about fashion because I was in uniforms all my life. When I first got to Clark Atlanta University I was intimated by the fashion choices that I saw. I had no idea what was in and what wasn’t in so I stuck to jeans and a t-shirt. Of course you have to decorate your dorm room but as a college kid today….looking good is whats in. So how do broke college kids look good while in college? They go to JCPenney! Let’s join my niece and nephew as they go along to pick out some outfits. They both love the night life and they both want to look good while in class. So…..they have a budget of $100 to spend to buy two outfits……let’s see how they spent their money…….

Boys will be boys! Here is my nephew thinking about what to get and how he can maximize his money at JCPenney.

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While he was browsing I was checking out this buy 1 get 1 for 1cent deal….what the hell! Oh I can’t stay over here with them I gotta go see if this is happening in the grown folk section….dueces! I will leave you all to browse and see what outfits he picked out.

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Okay I am done checking out things on my end and I do have a cart filled with clothes but it’s not about me today I am here to help them shop. So when I got back over to where they were I see him and his mom picking out this outfit….

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This is why we don’t bring moms along and only bring the cool younger aunt….geesus!

I couldn’t stay over there any longer so I went to see what his sister was up too!

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The jackets are whats hot this season. Dammit I wish I could wear these jackets again *cries* Okay they have finished their shopping now it’s time for the big reveal of what they purchased!

 

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Bam! This outfit is everything right here. Chile please you can’t tell her nada. A great jacket sets the tone for a great fall outfit!

The jacket was $60 but the pants and shirts were both under $30 bucks so this was a great buy! She can pair this jacket with many various outfits throughout the school year. That way she stays flies no matter what!

 

This is her everyday go to class outfit. I think she is ready for the fall semester, don’t you?

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The reveal of the what her brother got is brought to you by my favorite color…..burgundy! Yes sir!

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Here is what I love about this….it’s versatile to where he can take the jacket off and be ready for a presentation with a nice button down. This is an outfit that you can wear two different ways. Just the shirt or with the jacket! This was actually on the rack of the buy one get one for 1cent….that’s a steal because really…..Arizona for 1cent….I love that brand by the way and the deal was awesome. He bought 4 pieces so he only really paid for two which cost him under $75. You know boys don’t have to switch up much so this is a great outfit for him.

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So I asked him…..how do you impress the ladies…this one here says nothing and just takes the jacket off and says….I be about my business…that’s how you impress the ladies! Whaaaaaaaaaa

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Ok so I am a bit older and I wanted to see how the college kids really lived…(I just wanted to be young again and go partying with their asses) So stay tuned as we reveal the night life of a college student along with some tips that you can pass on to your children about safety at night while in high school or college!

College fashion for less with Jcpenney

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    Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
    September 2, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    These are great looks! Your children look so great. We do a ton of shopping at JCPenney. It’s a fantastic store.

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    Pam
    September 2, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    I love the “sorry for what I said when I was hangry” tee shirt. I really need that shirt because it is so true.

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    Kecia
    September 2, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    I love what these two picked from JC Penney. I love their buy one, get one for 1 cent deals. You can’t beat that!

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    Melissa @ thestatenislandfamily
    September 2, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    First of all every single one of these photos needs to be an ad for JCPENNEY,I love all the styles and the outfits they chose! Totally taking my teen shopping there this weekend!

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    Marcie W.
    September 2, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    Your niece and nephew both look great with their new gear and I can’t believe how much they got considering their budget. That buy one, get one for a penny deal is amazing!

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    Yolanda @ SeeingItTheirWay
    September 2, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    I just recently rediscovered JCPenneys when back to school shopping for my little guys. I am in love with the Arizona brand! Your niece and nephew are looking like models.

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    Brandy
    September 2, 2016 at 11:56 pm

    I’m so mad our local JCPenney went out of business! Those outfits are too cute!

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    Liz Mays
    September 3, 2016 at 12:43 am

    The new school gear is looking great! Your niece and nephew have good taste and I’m glad they could find some outfits!

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    Chavonne Harvey
    September 3, 2016 at 2:14 am

    Been shopping at JC Penney since I was a young kid, I wore bigger sizes so I was always able to find something there that fit me and looked great. I remember buying a grey/pink dress that meant the world to me and a dark blue jean jacket that I’ll never forget. I am loving the Buy 1 Get 1 for 1 cent deal, now that’s what I’m talking about. I like all the photos and outfits in this post, looks like everyone had a fun time shopping.

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      Kita
      September 4, 2016 at 1:05 am

      I have been too. I am a plus size person and short so I love their petite section

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    Theresa
    September 3, 2016 at 2:49 am

    We did the majority of our shopping at JC Penney this year too. They had some awesome $20 off $50 coupons that helped us save a ton of money! These are all really great looks too!

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    Kristin
    September 3, 2016 at 5:43 am

    Looks like they had fun and got some great outfits. Luckily back to school shopping is almost over.

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    Jeanine
    September 3, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    What awesome looks! I have heard great things about JC Penney. Never been to one myself but looks like they have some great stuff to offer!

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    felicia
    September 3, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    Those are awesome deals and great clothes! Also, are your kids models for real??!! They sure could be.

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    Nikki Wayne
    September 3, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    Wow, they look nice! I will share this with my sister, she will be in college soon.

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    Toni | BoulderLocavore.com
    September 3, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    JCPenney always has great options for kids and teens! Love the outfits they end up with.

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    Sheena Tatum
    September 4, 2016 at 12:52 am

    I have always loved shopping at JCPenny. They always have great deals and styles for the whole family!

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    Rosey
    September 4, 2016 at 1:25 am

    Shopping with auntie is fun! We love JcPenney. They both look great!

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    Ann Bacciaglia
    September 4, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    These are great outfits. We just went to JCPenny and got my kids a bunch of stuff for College. They have so many great styles for a good price.

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    Candy O
    September 4, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    JC Penny always has such fabulous deals! You had some great models for your post!! Hope they have a great year!

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    Annemarie LeBlanc
    September 5, 2016 at 1:15 am

    Your nephew and niece were both so wise with their money. They were able to stay within their budget and pick some nice looking outfits. I can’t believe that Buy One Get One for 1 cent. Is that for real??

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    Amanda Love
    September 5, 2016 at 4:05 am

    Looks like a lot of fun! It’s nice watching the kids and seeing how they’ll shop for themselves. I think they picked great outfits, perfect for a whole day in school and going out after.

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