(Video) Classic Fashion Over 40/Dressy Ivory and Blush Outfit: How To Take Chances With Statement-Making Fashion And Not Regret It


(ABOVE) This top is definitely unusual, because of the flared bottom, but I think it makes the outfit fun and interesting.

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TOP: Torn by Ronny Kobo, Past Season (Alternative Lord & Taylor or Nordstrom Here, Here) / SKIRT: Torn by Ronny Kobo, Past Season (Similar Nordstrom or Alternative ASOS ) / BAG: Salvatore Ferragamo (Similar Ferragamo in New Bisque Crossbody Neiman Marcus; in Gold Clutch Stylebop.com) / SHOES: Guess, Old (Alternative Blush Heels Zappos Here, Here, Here) / NECKLACE: Vintage, Was My Mother’s (Similar Kate Spade) / EARRINGS: Old (Similar Splurge Nordstrom or Steal) / BRACELETS: Pearl, From My Husband 25 Years Ago; Gold, From My Mother 10-15 Years ago, Bought in ’70s-Early ’80s (Alternative Last Call Neiman Marcus).

MY MAKEUP (All Natural/Organic Ingredients)

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

Sunday, July 31, 2016 / Video Post Notes

How To Take Chances With Statement-Making Fashion and Not Regret It

I found this skirt by Torn by Ronny Kobo at Marshall’s last summer and loved it at first sight. It’s such a pretty, girly color and classic shape. I also knew I had a 10-year-old pair of blush slingback pumps that would pair with it beautifully.

It wasn’t until the following week, when I returned to Marshall’s, that I found this top by the same designer. I had no way of knowing if it was made to go with the skirt, because Marshall’s doesn’t pair up outfits that way. Skirts are with skirts and tops with tops. That didn’t bother me too much, because I always mix and match different designers and styles. What I was not sure I was comfortable with was how flared it was at the bottom. It was a very different look for me, and I wondered how much I would wear it.

It wasn’t that I minded my midriff showing a little–that was cute. It was just that it was so…well…flared. Especially when paired with a full skirt, somehow it made the outfit feel statement-making. And to be honest, I’m not that comfortable making a statement with my fashion. I’m not that confident.

I don’t know how long I stood in the dressing room hemming and hawing, but I finally decided I would take a chance and buy the top because 1) I really did like it, and 2) it was not too expensive (I think it was under $50).

Today, I still really like it and am happy I bought it. I have a vintage, high-waisted, slim-fit, black wool midi skirt of my mother’s I think would look good with it, too. But in the end, the main reason I don’t regret the purchase is because I didn’t spend very much money on it. After all, I doubt it’s something I’ll wear 20-plus years from now.

Then again, I kind of sort of like the idea of wearing it when I’m 80!

~Janis Lyn Johnson










(ABOVE: On my lips: Nourish Organic Shea Butter with 100% Pure, lipstick in Calendula on top.


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By |2017-06-10T11:32:23-04:00July 31st, 2016|Classic Fashion Over 40, What I Wore|9 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. Monica Hennessy July 31, 2016 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    Crazy in love with this whole outfit! Love the mix of the soft neutrals and textures. Such elegant lines. Good instincts!

    • JLJ August 24, 2016 at 9:08 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, Monica! Hope you are having a great week. Cheers! ~Janis

  2. Missy July 31, 2016 at 3:22 pm - Reply

    I love this look on you! It is a departure but very feminine. Thank you for mixing up your style and giving product information. I have ordered from your online sources and have not been disappointed.

  3. Gail July 31, 2016 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    This has to be the most beautiful outfit I’ve see you wear. It’s STUNNING!! Put on a beautiful hat and you’re all set for “Hat’s…Garden”! I wish I could wear outfits like that.

  4. Sharon July 31, 2016 at 11:22 pm - Reply

    I am new to your blog’s. I really like your style and look forward to each video. I am a few years older than you but still have a good figure and interested in fashion. I feel I learn from your videos.

  5. Nancee August 11, 2016 at 9:16 am - Reply

    So, so classy! I agree…the best outfit yet.
    Would love to see pictures of your home to see your personal decorating style as well.
    Thank you!

    • JLJ August 24, 2016 at 9:23 am - Reply

      Thank you, Nancee!:-) I appreciate you asking to see how we decorate our home. I’ll definitely think about it! Cheers ~Janis

  6. Rose August 13, 2016 at 4:34 am - Reply

    Please upload new monthly favorties video,and Q&A video.I miss them from you.
    Happy days~

    • JLJ August 24, 2016 at 9:24 am - Reply

      Thank you, Rose 🙂 I love hearing from you!! ~Janis

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