Gap Gingham Button Down, Ann Taylor White Shorts, Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody, and Kate Spade Sunglasses


It has been hot, humid, and raining off and on for days here, so when friends suggested we meet for an early casual dinner, I decided to wear the duck skimmers I got last month–and white shorts. September 7 is the last day of summer, so I am taking advantage of as many outfits as possible that incorporate white shorts, skirts, or dresses.

Although I do wear white jeans year round—and Emily Post has declared any white item acceptable after Labor Day—I still hear my mother’s voice telling me it is a “not” when it comes to any other bottoms. So, after Labor Day, I try to put together outfits that at least offer some sort of nod toward fall, even if the temperature is in the 80s and 90s.

On the way to dinner, I stopped in Talbots to try on a few things, and since it was pouring outside I photographed my outfit in the dressing room. (My gosh, they have terrific lighting!) I ended up finding a cute casual sweater and necklace there, which you’ll see in an upcoming post.

Although my duck skimmers are black, I think they work well with the navy gingham button down and navy woven-leather bracelet. Let me know what you all think. ~Janis Lyn Johnson





Prescription Sunglasses: Kate Spade ( /  Shirt: Gap / Shorts: Gap (Similar at Nordstrom and Ann Taylor) / Belt: J Crew (Similar at Ann Taylor) / Duck Skimmers: Chooka (Solid Colors at or in Polka Dot at Nordstrom) / Bag: Rebecca Minkoff ( Nordstrom); Leather Bracelets: Talbots (Similar Idea at Brooks Brothers) /  When In Rome Bracelet: Banana Republic ( Similar Idea Here ) / Faux Tortoise Monogram Pendant Necklace:  Nordstrom / 14K Gold 6 mm Band Ring: Heirloom (Similar at J. Crew) / 14k Gold and Aquamarine Ring: Heirloom / 14K Gold, Textured 1 1/4″ Hoop Earrings: Similar at QVC.

2 comments on Gap Gingham Button Down, Ann Taylor White Shorts, Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody, and Kate Spade Sunglasses

  1. Judy
    August 19, 2016 at 7:45 pm (11 months ago)

    Very cute

    • JLJ
      August 24, 2016 at 9:31 am (11 months ago)

      Thank you so much, Judy! Hope you’re having a wonderful Wednesday wherever you are! ~Janis


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