As we peruse the beautiful Jessica Simpson Collection of shoes, handbags, denim and accessories at our local Macy’s, it’s almost impossible to imagine our favorite starlet-turned-designer sitting unkempt, coach potato-style, contemplating the difference between chicken and tuna. In only a few short years, Jessica Simpson has made an explosively successful transition from busty love songstress to fashion force, with apparel and luggage lines bearing her signature flying off department store shelves much faster than her records used to sell.
Just in time for the holidays, Macy’s debuted a television ad largely starring the perpetually confused blonde, which has only increased revenue for her brand. The commercial is cute, with Jessica tossing a pair of her holiday party-perfect heels to a customer just before a Macy’s balloon pulls her away into fashion oblivion. But before we all chuckle at Jess’s expense, take a look at her line and just try not to be temped. Her clothing and accessories are so on-trend and stylish, that she even wears them herself to red carpet parties and events from LA to NYC – which further endears her to fashion fans. Even better? The price point of most Jessica Simpson Collection items is practical and affordable, even for those of us who don’t have our own reality show.
The Simpson empire seems to be expanding exponentially, with affordable and trendy costume jewelry and a new critically-praised fragrance, Jessica Simpson Fancy Nights hitting Macy’s shelves in time for holiday shoppers. And with party season approaching, keep your eyes peeled for a glittery platform pump that rivals the Louboutin version – under 100 bucks.
Jessica Simpson may be more well known for her clueless remarks about canned fish – but don’t let her name fool you. The Jessica Simpson collection, widely available not only at Macy’s, but Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s – and even TJ Maxx – will make you forget all about her Newlyweds days and focus on her ever-expanding fashion house.