There was a collective cheer last month when award-winning actress, style icon and best friend in our head Tracee Ellis Ross announced she was releasing a limited edition holiday capsule collection for JCPenny. Well, the wait is almost over as Tracee’s line will be available for purchase in stores and online at on Nov. 12th.

Why are we so hype over Tracee Ellis Ross For JCPenny?

Two words: sizing and pricing. Tracee wanted to make sure all of her girlfriends would be able to fit and afford these pieces. Apparel will range from small to 3X, with prices from $29 to $74. Accessories from handbags, totes and scarves, will range from $19 to $24. For nights you plan to chill indoors sleepwear which will range from $17 to $34. And since the holidays are centered on entertaining the collection includes throw pillows, dishes and other home decor, ranging from $12 to $19.


Tracee says this about her JCPenny collection:

“It’s been my lifelong dream to design a line of clothing to utilize my love of style and clothes and to create a collection accessible to everyone that empowers women to embrace their joyful spirit. Each piece is timeless and versatile, classic but with flavor. They can be mixed and matched to create elegant looks for everybody and every body. JCPenney was a wonderful partner for me as I designed this affordable collection because I truly believe that looking good does not have to cost a lot.” 

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(Photo Credit: JCPenny)

Tracee slays the fashion game. Killing every red carpet she steps foot on. Which means this collection will no doubt sell out quickly. So if you’re looking to cop a few pieces have your coins ready with your web browser open come midnight on Nov 12th. I’m trying to get the the black sweater, a tote bag (like I don’t have enough bags already) and the robe jacket.

I never found myself excited over a fashion collection, until now. As a tee-shirt and jeans gal my wardrobe is quite simple. Yet there are so many pieces I can see myself dressing up in. This is what Tracee envisioned with her line which makes me ready to spend all my dollars on it.

Share in the comments below which pieces you’re most looking forward to? And share with us on Twitter which pieces you purchased.

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Valerie Pierre is the Owner of Mommy R+R, a witty self-care escape exclusively for moms. She is a lover of food, wine and yoga pants. She is a stay at home mom who resides in Brooklyn, NY with her comic loving gamer husband and their two kids. Valerie is also Co-Owner of, a digital collective that connects and uplifts women of color.
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