Shopping Chico’s In-Store: Safety Practiced plus a new Fall collection

Pamela Lutrell in safe Chico's in store


Last week, the Chico’s manager at The Shops at La Cantera invited me over to preview the new fall collection recently released! 

I have been there several times in the past couple of months, so I know Chico’s pays special care to keep their stores very safe, following CDC guidelines,  and I enjoy shopping there.

From hand sanitizer at the door to a constantly clean atmosphere, these stores are well stocked and now have this beautiful new collection.  Of course, that is what I am wearing in these images.

So, let’s talk about the fall clothing…so much fun and I am just showing you a taste of it!

Chico's Reversible Tunic on Over 50 Feeling 40

Just a note:  anytime you see me pictured without the mask, it was just long enough for a picture and no other customers were near me. 

This is such a fun poncho, because it is basically two garments for one!  I love reversible styles!  This is the Reversible Mixed-Print to Animal-Print Poncho.  The other side is all leopard print.

Pamela Lutrell in Chico's Faux Leather Jacket for Fall Clothing

Yes, animal print is a huge trend again this year….including these stylish masks you can purchase at Chico’s.

The pieces in this outfit in include:

Coated Faux-Leather Topper

Tiger Print Easy Shirt

So Slimming Brigitte Geometric-Print Slim Ankle Pants. (fun sparkly textile)

Goldtone Multi-Strand Coin Necklace (one of these is now mine!)

Chicos Ruana for Fall 2020 on over 50 Feeling 40


This jam berry color for Fall 2020 is stunning.  I love how vibrant it is!   Really like all of the ruanas…especially this Leopard-Print Ruana Wrap.  

Pamela Lutrell in Chico's Statement Blouse


I purchased two tops from this collection.  You saw the Animal Print V-Neck yesterday, and this is the second one.  I love this Embellished Peasant Blouse and will wear it often for special times.  The sleeves are gorgeous.

I like this for my new life-style selection.  It fits well, has a V-Neck, and speaks the messages I desire to speak with my clothing.  I can wear this almost all year.  I am glad there was a sale.

Chicos Fall 2020 collection on over 50 feeling 40

Another cute jacket!  And this is another great fall piece for warmer climates.  This SPICED ANIMAL STRIPE JACKET looks so cute with the faux leather leggings (which also come in petite).

Pamela Lutrell in Faux Leather at Chico's

Back to where we started at the top of the post…here is a beautiful ensemble.  This outfit includes:

Faux Leather Topper in Cranberry Spice

Mock Neck Top in Cranberry Spice

So Slimming Brigitte Geometric-Print Slim Ankle Pants.

Convertible Faux – Pearl Multi-Strand Necklace

I want to thank Silvia and her team at The Shops at La Cantera for inviting me over for a preview of the collection…so many fun pieces.  I did not know what I was going to see and wore my animal print flats to go with what I was wearing.

The shoes went with most of the looks.  As always, get your mask, hand sanitizer, and go have some fun.  You can trust the team at Chico’s has your back!


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  1. Such fun to be able to play with the new collection. I would possibly go a bit crazy and come home with more than I really need. That red wrap looks amazing against your skin and would cheer up many a dreary day wearing it. The store looks well laid out for distancing and it would be fun to shop. I like the fact that the sleeves on your new top have and elastic to keep it contained but still show off the beautiful pattern. Did you get the animal print mask as well? I like a variety in my collection.

  2. Hi Diane! I did not because I already have one! It is very easy to social distance in the store… thanks for pointing that out!

  3. I love the blouse you bought. Even after the big sleeve trend wanes, it will still look special and elegant. It reminds me of a painting! I agree, Chico’s (and Talbots too) have gone out of their way to keep things as safe as possible. I limit my time in stores because my husband is particularly at high risk, but I’ve been in a couple of times for short try ons or returns and have felt safe. My strategy is to scope out what’s on line first, and be strategic about trying things on, vs browsing the racks. Each person knows their own risks and has their own comfort zone. In the meantime, we can shop through Pam’s links, which I plan to do with my Christmas shopping.

  4. I have always loved shopping at Chico’s! I’m a big fan of their designs and styling, especially for women of a certain age. But it’s pricing and quality of merchandise has gotten out of line and quite unaffordable for me. The price points continue to rise while the quality has deteriorated. It’s not the same store that it use to be and that’s a huge disappointment.

  5. The garments I have purchased have excellent quality and if you shop the sales and register to be a Passport member, then you will get great deals. I have two new favorites I paid $20 for each! Make sure you take advantage of email and texts to get the sale information!

  6. You look great in everything! Chico’s in Palm Desert never disappoints me; excellent customer service and the store is spacious so you can move around easily. Pam, I would love to see you in some of their Zenergy. That line is so versatile and I love many of those pieces. Have a great day!

  7. So funny, Linda! I am sitting here wearing Zenergy right now! Will try to get a picture.

  8. You look great Pam in that blouse you bought, how gorgeous, and i hope you go back for the red shawl! So stunning!

  9. Your Chico’s store looks beautiful and you look great in their clothes! I too like their Zenergy line. I’ve been to both Talbots and Chicos and feel very safe, more than in any grocery store since they are not as busy. It’s just nice to get out of the house and find something new to wear, especially in the beautiful weather we’ve been having. Thanks for modeling the new fashions!

  10. I love that embellished sleeve blouse! That’s the kind of thing that really points to your creative side, and that’s something that you do well. It seems from these shopping posts that you are finding that Chico’s and Eileen Fisher are fitting into your new chapter in life. I can see why! It’s an effort, but good when you find the things that are most you AND suit your lifestyle! I got my down coat and another item through your links. Easy to do!

  11. I purchased the black embellished sleeve top this weekend during the 50% off sale. It looks great on you! I plan to wear it everywhere and any time.

  12. You do look great in clothes, Pamela. You’re tall and have a beautiful face, great hair and that smile! I’ve hardly seen one thing in two years that you don’t flatter by wearing it! You really carry most outfits off so well! I love the burgundy outfit with great necklaces and the red/black wrap the best!
    Have to get myself shopping!

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