Remember when I said my new year’s resolution was to buy more earrings? Well, I’ve been doing GREAT with that goal! I guess one way to make sure you realize all those yearly ambitions is to make them enjoyable, and shopping for fashion accessories is FUN. Well, I think it’s fun. What makes these pretty earrings especially nice isn’t just the elegant packaging or the sophisticated designs, at $22 a pair they’re also a great price. Oh, and they were on sale to boot. Lucky me. Want to know where I found them? Perhaps you’ll be surprised, but maybe not. Keep reading to find out.
Budget shopping at JC Penney
Yep, I found the earrings at JC Penneys. If you grew up in the USA you might remember this budget conscious department store from your youth. I rediscovered the American classic last year, and wrote about my surprise at the fashionable clothes available there in the post THIS is JC Penney? Later I decided to check out the emporium in person, and was pleased to find that JCP wasn’t the drab, boring, poorly lit place I remember. Unfortunately the closest JCP is a good thirty minute drive from my house, so I don’t go very often.
On this trip I decided to work on my new years resolutions by scouring the fashion jewelry section. Although the CEO who took JCP from frumpy to fabulous last year has been let go I’m happy to say that the store hasn’t returned to its former funk. The sales people were very helpful and friendly. The lighting and layout of the store is still attractive. The clothes and decor aren’t quite as cool, but nor are they terrible. It rather reminded me of Target, if Target was a department store. It took me a while of searching through the large selection of baubles before I stumbled upon the Monet Jewelry section with its elegant gold foil packaging and classic, but not boring, designs.
I had never heard of Monet Jewelry before I saw the line the other day, but it seems they have a long history. The company was founded in 1927 and saw great popularity in the 1960’s, but by the late 1990’s the family run business had been purchased many times over and was facing bankruptcy. It’s now sold at JCP. Let’s hope it stays that way! Personally I find their jewelry to be well designed and of good quality, and who doesn’t appreciate good quality and design for a reasonable price?
All the earrings were purchased with my own money at JC Penneys.
Found any great earrings recently? How are you doing with your new years resolutions?