Wednesday, September 14, 2011


    Jennifer Lopez for Kohl's Review

    Jennifer Lopez Collection Kohl's
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    I spent some time browsing the new Jennifer Lopez Collection at Kohl's last Thursday. My shopping strategy was to try on the apparel, handbags, and perhaps some shoes; I wasn't particularly interested in the home goods or jewelry. As I inspected the clothing, I noticed a signature Jennifer Lopez-inspired neutral and muted color palette with mainly dusty mauves, light grays, ivory, gold, and shades of beige. I steered clear of the thin, drapey polyester tops and cropped jeans, and picked out a handful of items that caught my eye to try on. Most of the prices fell between the $54 to $100 range, which is higher than other brands at Kohl's. I found the clothing sizes to run big, and I tried on mostly extra small, small and size 4 in the jeans.
    Some of the handbags were OK, including the faux fur flap bags, but at prices between $49 and $149, I wouldn't buy them unless they went on sale and I really loved them.

    Jennifer Lopez Collection Kohl's handbags

    Jennifer Lopez Collection Kohl's boots

    Jennifer Lopez Kohl's glitter pumps heels
    I tried on these glitter pumps and found them to run at least one size big. They were also uncomfortable and narrower than I would've liked in the toe box. I was drawn to the two-tone metallic colors, although not enough to buy. My store didn't have the beige over-the-knee boots that I wanted to try on, and none of the other boots appealed to me. (Mid-calf styles and plain slouchy boots aren't really my style.) Now on to the clothing and fitting room photos...

    Jennifer Lopez Kohl's ivory faux fur jacket

    The faux fur jacket felt plush and comfortable, although for $100, I'd expect full length sleeves and pockets. If I'm paying that price for a jacket, the least it can do is keep my hands warm. I've found similar versions at Forever 21 for under $40 in the past, especially during the Christmas season.

    Jennifer Lopez Kohl's black strapless jumpsuit
    The black jumpsuit has a side zip, which is nice, and two front pockets. It also has pleating at the waist and a banded waist detail. The tight closures at the ankle could be awkward for getting dressed, though. Overall, a bit pricey for a basic polyester jumpsuit, but well made with a decent zipper, and super comfortable. I tried on a size small, and found it to run big. It might be worth it for someone who would wear it often, since it's versatile and easy to accessorize and layer with many other pieces. (Perhaps it could be styled with a tuxedo blazer, strappy heels, and sparkly necklace for night, or with a crochet cardigan and ankle boots for day.)
    Jennifer Lopez Kohl's pink leopard dress
    I wasn't thrilled about the thin, stretchy fabric and cowl neck on this leopard dress, and I didn't care for the print or the ruching in the waist area. I've seen similar dresses at H&M under $40 and at Forever 21 under $25.

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