My daughter has a very unique look when it comes to clothes. It started when she was about 8 years old. She fell in love with Spiderman and all the other Marvel characters — and at that point, she refused to wear anything that had ruffles and lace anymore. She wanted superhero t-shirts, shoes that had characters on them, and so began the hunt for those kind of clothes that could fit her unique style.
It was also then that we discovered the amazing Marvel section at JCPenney — and she has been ecstatic ever since.
I am not the kind of mom that says, “You have to wear this because you are a girl.” I have always tried my best to let her have her own unique style. That is why she has purple hair, she is a drummer, and she loves to sport all her superhero gear.
Honestly — I don’t think there is but about 5 items in her closet that are not related to a superhero somehow.
Allowing her to have her own unique style is a way for her to feel accepted in this world. I want her to know that it is totally OK to like who you are, to be who you are — regardless of what others say about you.
You know what? There are many teens out there that envy her, because they are stuck in a place in life where they are doing everything everyone else wants and not being the person they want to be.
I am so glad that JCPenney understands her style and offers her the kind of clothes she likes, so that she can create a style all her own. When it fits, she feels it.
Another thing I love about JCPenney is exactly how much money we save by shopping there. There has never been a time that I have went shopping there that I don’t walk out without a bargain. Every.single.time. Seriously. In fact, about two weeks ago, she discovered a beautiful formal dress that she wanted to buy — just in case she needed one for something.
This dress just happened to be on sale for $19.99, but when I added my $10 rewards coupon that was able to be coupled with a 25% off coupon, we walked out with this dress for under $5. Yes — you read that right — under $5.
It is sparkly and lacy, something I have always wanted to see her in, but I waited until she was ready to wear it herself before I said or did anything.
And to compliment who she is — she won’t be wearing any heels with this dress. She purchased a pair of white lacy Converse to go with it — because that is her style and her unique way of dressing — and she is totally OK with that.
What about you? What is your child’s style choice?
When It Fits, You Feel It. www.jcpenney.com/backtoschool
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