When I first saw images last month of the Duro Olowu collaboration with jcp, I immediately started counting down to the collection’s release on March 1. Flattering silhouettes for various body types. Bold colors. African-inspired prints. This collection is like a Spring 2013 style dream.
Let me tell you. In person, the collection is even more stunning than the online lookbooks could ever indicate. If I wasn’t on a budget, I would’ve probably taken one of everything—the clothing, the home goods, the jewelry. I would’ve surely bought the suitcase to pack it all in of course (if my store had it).
|Close-up look at my favorite accessories in the collection.
The tapestry retails for $30. Necklaces above are $25 each.
|I was most attracted to the canvas and cotton bags. My favorite was the tablet E-reader case ($25).
It’ll work perfectly as clutch since its cross-body strap is detachable.
Since I knew I couldn’t buy everything (today), I tried to be selective about what I took to the fitting room. Y’all know how that goes. Once you try an item on and it’s perfect, it’s hard to walk away. Here are the items I tried on. Yes, this was as small as I could make my try-on pile.
I’m pretty confident that I’ll be revisiting this collection again soon when I have more time to try on pieces. For today, though, I purchased the leaf print dress, green blouse, and a vase. I was disappointed, though, in the absence of items in the plaid print I was most drawn to (like this tee). Darn it! St. Louis stores never get everything in special collections.
If you’re a fan of prints and color, this collection is a must-see. The price-point is quite reasonable too. I recommend checking it out in person because I noted a few size inconsistencies, even among items with the same silhouette.