(ABOVE) Long, lightweight cardigans are perfect for leggings and skinny jeans.

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Thursday, October 6, 2016 / Video Post Notes

Long Cardigans and Ghillies…Love!

I wear long, lightweight cardigans at any time of year (in air-conditioning during warmer months), and they work well with really any style of pant. This marled grey one from Nordstrom is an open weave and is so comfortable. The fact that it’s long in back and doesn’t fasten in the front–you can see my thighs–helps to elongate my shorter legs, I think. If you’re interested, it’s currently on sale. Should the grey no longer be available when you read this, I also found another similar long, grey cardigan at

Now, I have to mention my shoes. Oh my gosh, I think they’re so cute. I wish these photos weren’t so dark, because they don’t do the color justice (a soft, pretty blush). They’re called ghillies, and according to a ghillie is a type of shoe that was originally worn by Scottish hunting guides during the late 1500s.

I’ve been eyeing the style for about a year and finally decided to try a pair. Besides being adorable, I also like that because of the lacing I can tighten them to fit my narrow foot, so they feel very comfortable and secure. To see a wide array of ghillies, offers a large variety of styles at varying price points.

Do you already have a pair? I hope you’ll leave a comment and tell us what you think of them. ~Janis Lyn Johnson


SWEATER: Caslon , Grey Cloudburst Marl (Also Similar / TEE: J. Crew, Past Season (Similar Here, Here) / LEGGINGS: Lysse (Also Similar; Alternative Nordstrom Here, Here) / SEAMLESS PANTIES/KNICKERS: Halogen / SHOES: Halogen, Blush Napa (On Sale) / BAG: Louis Vuitton (Alternative Louis Vuitton; Pre-Loved TheRealReal; Pretty Alternatives Gigi New York–30% off!; Alternative Faux Leather Nordstrom) / WHITE CUFF: Hermes Clic Clac H, Wide / SILVER CUFF: Judith Ripka, Old (Similar Pre-Loved TheRealReal).

MY MAKEUP (All Natural/Organic Ingredients)

(NOTE: Save 20% at 100 Percent Pure during their Columbus Day Sale. At checkout, type in the code, COLUMBUS2016. Sale ends October 10.)

FACE: 100% Pure, Healthy Flawless Skin Foundation Powder, Both Crème and White Peach (Currently 20% Off; See Code Above) / CHEEKS: Gabriel, Vibrant Pink / LIPS/EYE AREA: Nourish Organic, Shea Butter / LIPS: 100 Percent Pure, Fruit Pigmented Lipstick, Primrose (Currently 20% Off; See Code Above) / EYELASHES: 100% Pure, Black Tea. (Currently 20% Off; See Code Above).(Some links in this post are affiliates. More information here.)




(ABOVE & BELOW) I love the color (Primrose) of this 100 Percent Pure Fruit Pigmented Lipstick. I think it pairs so perfectly with the Gabriel Powder Blush in Vibrant Pink. (NOTE: Save 20% at 100 Percent Pure during their Columbus Day Sale. At checkout, type in the code, COLUMBUS2016. Sale ends October 10.)




(ABOVE & BELOW) This Nordstrom sweater has got to be one of my all-time favorite cardigans, because of the light weight and longer length.



(ABOVE & BELOW) Louis Vuitton Bandouliere in the Damier Azur pattern; Hermes Clic Clac H Bracelet in white; Judith Ripka cuff. 





(ABOVE & BELOW) On my lips: 100 Percent Pure Fruit Pigmented Lipstick in the color Primrose. (Currently 20% Off; See Code Below). On my cheeks: Gabriel Powder Blush in Vibrant Pink. (NOTE: Save 20% at 100 Percent Pure during their Columbus Day Sale. At checkout, type in the code, COLUMBUS2016. Sale ends October 10.)


(ABOVE) 100 Percent Pure Lipstick, Primrose (Currently 20% O ff; See Code Above). Gabriel Powder Blush, Vibrant Pink. (BELOW) Get a look similar to the one I’m wearing–click on the photographs. On a smart phone? Click side arrow to see all items. (More color choices than shown are available.)

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9 Comments on (Video Chat & OOTD) Classic Fashion Over 40/50: Grey Long Cardigan, Peach Tee, White Leggings, Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere, and Blush Ghillie Flats

  1. Great look as always. Love that cardigan, what a perfect piece for the cooler evening ahead. The entire look is a great for transitioning from summer to fall. I’m swooning over those lace-up flats, I still haven’t found the perfect pair (yet) Sometime I’ll have to show you my new 2 toned Tory flats, they’re perfect for fall.

    Please be safe during hurricane Matthew

    • Hi, Brian! Thank you so much for your stay-safe wishes — and for your compliment! I wonder why TB hasn’t done any ghillies yet — or has she? You certainly would know! Let me know if you find any cute ones. I love these things! BTW, I want to see pix of your 2-tone Tory flats, please! ~Janis

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