how lo do you go?

I went to Kohl’s last week to buy jeans for my daughter. (And, as it turns out, for me. I’m in love with their inexpensive Fragile brand.)  But I wasn’t two feet in the door before store signage reminded me about Kohl’s hugely-publicized Jennifer Lopez launch.

Mind you, I never thought of myself as a J-Lo kind of gal…I guess I’m still haunted by images of the green Versace dress she wore to the 2000 Grammys.

But I gotta tell you…she’s come a long way, baby. Before I knew it, I was in the dressing room trying on a dozen pieces from the collection—clothing I can only describe as old Hollywood with an elegant, sexy edge. I ended up with a black jumper made of a really substantial, heavyweight fabric, a pair of camel, high-waisted, super-wide-leg Katherine Hepburn-y trousers…and I think I’m going back for the gold-sequin sweater.

Pleated Ponte Dress, $52.50;

Wide-leg trousers, $45, and sequin-top, $63;

Best of all, I snagged peep-toe lace platform pumps that are a dead-ringer for the ones I wrote about here in August. I now kindly refer to them as my Valet Shoes…as in, they’re so damn high, you must use valet parking when wearing them. Oddly enough, they are comfortable.

Guiseppe Zanotti's $650 peep-toes....

J-Lo's peeps (and now mine, too)...only $69.99.

As I sidle up to the cashier, she utters the following words (by the way, she’s now talking to me, the other cashier, the woman behind me in line, and anyone else within earshot): “Oh…these are the J-Lo pieces! We need to make sure they’re each on a J-Lo hanger; and I can’t just put them in a shopping bag…we’re only allowed to hang them in her garment bags.” Now she turns to me and says. “I have to do it. You might be a Secret Shopper for Jennifer Lopez and I’d get in big trouble.”

Fact of the matter is, I’m quite a public shopper for Jennifer Lopez…as I’m sure others will be once they see the line. Have you tried any of her pieces yet? And, more importantly…are any of you currently doing espionage for J-Lo?



  • Maureen Lico

    I saw the line online and the one thing I noticed was in her bedding. On one of the designs, the pillows are exactly like pillows I bought a couple of years ago at ZGallerie.

    September 27, 2011 at 7:25 am
  • Mikel Anne

    I LOVE those shoes, Hillary!!!! I couldn’t pull it off, but I’ll bet your gorgeous in them!

    September 29, 2011 at 7:34 am
  • I tried this dress on the other day and I love it!! But at our store it’s $70 so I’m hoping when I get paid it’s 1. still there and 2. on sale lol If I am able to buy it I’ll have to remember if they put it in a J.Lo garment bag.

    October 8, 2011 at 9:24 pm