Sleek-and-chic for date night | @halliekwilson

Birds of a Feather

I love experimenting with styling tricks and new outfit combinations, but lately I’ve been consistent in my love for a little feminine flair.

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These days, getting dressed often goes to one side of the spectrum or the other — it’s either girly and glam or all the way athleisure.

Floating maxi silhouettes, silky tank tops and colorful midi skirts all have been gracing my wardrobe on a weekly basis this summer. A recent favorite, though, has been this stylishly feather-lined set — from (gasp!) nicole by Nicole Miller, a collection available at…

nars-dragon-girl-matte-lip-pencil… JCPenney!

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Yep.

JCPenney, guys. Can you believe it?

As a born-and-raised Midwestern gal, I grew up shopping at JCP — typically every Tuesday after school, when my mom would make our Grandma come along so we could apply that senior citizen discount. But whether it was for back-to-school supplies or embellished boot-cut jeans (yikes), JCP was the Wilson family go-to.

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At any rate, Nicole Miller has actually had her collaboration (“nicole by Nicole Miller”) with JCPenney for a decade now.

To celebrate the brand’s 10-year partnership, they graciously invited me to style my favorite look from the limited edition collection — so I balanced the super-girly, feathered set with a sleek black clutch and an edgy pair of pumps.

(The shoes, by the way, also come in red, black, blue and cheetah. They are so comfortable!)

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I love Nicole Miller’s runway-inspired style (her printed shift and ruche linen dress have been two former Fashion Week favorites). As a bargain shopper, though, I love the compelling price points of this line’s luxe-looking style even moreso. (FYI, both of the feathered pieces I’m wearing are on sale!)

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So good, right? You can check out more of the collection here — it’s available online now and in stores later this week.

Report back, please. Let me know what your favorites are!

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Clothing

Feather top and matching skirt: c/o Nicole Miller for JCPenney
Lace-up pumps: Topshop (also comes in red, black, blue and cheetah)
Black clutch: Unknown (similar Tory Burch version)
Gold cuff: Nordstrom (love this version)

Beauty

Hair styling: Living Proof’s No Frizz collection (introductory kit here)
Lipstick: NARS velvet matte lip pencil in ‘Dragon Girl’
Eyebrows: Benefit Instant Brow pencil

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Iron & Honey Photography

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