(Video) Classic Fashion Over 40/Pairing Blue With Yellow: Brooks Brothers Sleeveless Shirt, Slim Trellis-Pattern Skirt, Talbots Bag, and Lilly Pulitzer Embellished Flats


(ABOVE) I love how this yellow bag brightens my navy, pull-on skirt outfit.

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SHIRT: Brooks Brothers / SKIRT: Max Studio (Similar On Sale Nordstrom Rack; Also Cute Alternative Smock-Waist Pull-On or Trellis Dress Nordstrom) / BAG: Talbots (On Sale; Various Colors) / SHOES: Lilly Pulitzer (Cute Alternatives Kate SpadeNordstrom) WATCH: Michele (Similar Bloomingdale’s or Amazon) / EARRINGS: 1.25″ (Similar) / NECKLACE: (Similar Splurge, Steal)

MY MAKEUP (All Natural/Organic Ingredients)

FACE: 100% Pure, Both Crème and White Peach / CHEEKS: Gabriel, Vibrant Pink / LIPS: Nourish Organic Shea Butter and 100 Percent Pure, Lip Caramel, Melon Drop / EYELASHES: 100% Pure, Black Tea. (Some links are affiliates. More information here.)

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 / Vlog Post Notes

When it’s 90 degrees Fahrenheit and 90-plus percent humidity, I want to feel as cool and comfortable as possible, but I also want to still look cute. A simple top and skirt with flats is a favorite combination.

For dinner out recently, I wore this classic standby Brooks Brothers sleeveless cotton shirt I’ve had for years, and I paired it with a Max Studio skirt I bought two weeks ago. I especially like it, because it’s a stretchy, printed-jersey pull-on style with an elasticized waist. So stylish yet comfortable.

Although I could have tucked the shirt in, I wanted a more relaxed, summery look so I tied it at the waist. I also think it makes the shirt feel more feminine. Even if the skirt hadn’t had yellow in it, I still would have carried this Talbots yellow leather bag. Navy and pastel blue with yellow are such a pretty, fresh combination.

And before I forget, it’s not shown in the photograph, but I also had with me a white v-neck, cotton cable-knit sweater by Ann Taylor that’s about 15 or more years old. I tied it around my shoulders or waist while I was outside, and then pulled it on inside when I got a bit chilly in the restaurant. Along with a black umbrella and two straw hats, I always, always keep it in my Jeep so I have it on hand. The trick, of course, is to remember to reach into the back seat and grab it before getting out of your car. That way, unlike here, you actually have it with you when you want it!

~Janis Lyn Johnson












(ABOVE) On my lips: 100 Percent Pure Lip Caramel in the color Melon Drop(BELOW) Get a look similar to the one I’m wearing. On a smart phone? Click side arrow to see all items. (More color choices than shown are available.)


100 Percent Pure, Melon Drop.


Max Studio Navy and Red Skirt.

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By |2017-06-10T11:42:19-04:00June 22nd, 2016|Classic Fashion Over 40, What I Wore|12 Comments

About the Author:

Janis Lyn Johnson is a happily married SW Floridian and Texas-born (1960) fan of timeless style and healthy living.


  1. Rose June 23, 2016 at 4:13 am - Reply

    You re super pretty in this outfit lovely Janis,so great for hot weathers,here 38-40 degree we re melting like snowman lol how’s the weather over there? anyways,I loved the skirt print,flowers so cute,I’m obsessed flower prints,your shirt is cute too loved the color so much,I hope I find the same color like yours.More happy days~

    • JLJ June 26, 2016 at 5:45 pm - Reply

      That is definitely warm, Rose. Hope you are staying cool. It was about 89-90 degrees Fahrenheit here today. Thank goodness for air conditioning. I’m so happy you liked the outfit. I love this dark shade of pink. Thank you for watching the video and commenting. I so appreciate it! ~Janis

      • Rose July 1, 2016 at 4:49 am - Reply

        Air conditioning makes me sick 🙁 I really don’t like,I use sometime but too little opening it.I just really love naturall weather,naturall breeze.I am obsessed naturall wonders.I can sit for hours in the flowers any second,anytime.I am novel writers in real life lovely Janis,writing writing every second.Maybe thats why I feel different more than another peoples.I have so much inspiration that you can not guess 🙂 happy days~

  2. Debbie Tee June 23, 2016 at 4:16 am - Reply

    I love that flower skirt,I love all of them.

    • JLJ June 26, 2016 at 5:57 pm - Reply

      Hi, Debbie! I’m so glad you liked my skirt. I love a trellis design on pretty much anything, I think. Thank you for leaving your comment. Hope you’re having a sweet day or evening where you are. Cheers ~Janis

  3. Rose June 23, 2016 at 4:21 am - Reply

    P:S:Please upload new Q&A lovely Janis,and please do monthly favs,beautiful hat collection you got (you know were hat womans 🙂 )
    And please upload more vlog,I am obsessed your videos,they makes me smile,happy,relax,thank you so so so much!Youre the best for me!
    Stay happy~Happy days~

    • JLJ June 26, 2016 at 5:49 pm - Reply

      New vlog uploaded now. 🙂 Thank you, sweet Rose. ~Janis

  4. Elle Sanches June 23, 2016 at 4:24 am - Reply

    Every outfit so great,those shoes I need them,do more like this.

    • JLJ June 26, 2016 at 5:50 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Elle. I’m so happy you liked the video. And thank you, too, for commenting. ~Janis

  5. Brian Davis June 23, 2016 at 1:38 pm - Reply

    Great video review/showing of this fantastic outfit. I wasn’t able to see it clearly in the video but these pictures show the amazing flower print on your skirt. It’s so amazing. Great overall look, thanks for sharing.

  6. Missy June 29, 2016 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    Such a great video of cool classic dressing for those of us in Florida. I like the pairing of light blue with the navy pattern skirt. You always look classic and beautiful. Thank you for showing sleeveless and short sleeve tops that pair well with skirts!

    • JLJ July 4, 2016 at 9:52 am - Reply

      Hi again, Missy, and thank you so much! I love sleeveless tops that cover enough so that I don’t have to worry about a bra strap slipping out and showing. Hope you are having a lovely day or night wherever you are! ~Janis

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