(ABOVE) At Hats In The Garden 2016, Naples Botanical Garden, November 9, 2016.

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Monday, November 14, 2016 / Video Post Notes

A Classic Tradition Repeated: Hats In The Garden 2016

I attended the 13th annual Hats in The Garden last Wednesday, and oh my goodness how much fun it was! The event benefited Naples Botanical Garden, 170 acres of lush open landscaped lands designed around 10 different gardens, three miles from downtown Naples.

Funds Benefit a New Special Needs Urban Production Garden

This year, funds from the event go toward a new vocational and life-skills program for young adults called the Market Garden. According to event chair Kathy Woods, the Market Garden will serve as an outdoor classroom to provide local special needs high school students with the skills and space to grow, harvest, and market their own produce from an urban production garden with raised beds, wheelchair access, potable irrigation, specialty tools, and a large chickee hut.

I look forward to this event every fall because it raises funds for the wonderful NBG and, of course, because I get to dress up in pretty clothes and a hat. Last year, I wore a navy polka dot dress with tan accessories (see it here). This year, I wore a dress, bag, and shoes I’ve had for six or eight years and a hat to match that I found on line last summer.

Cheers to another successful Hats In The Garden for NBG!

~Janis Lyn Johnson

P.S. For what I wore, keep scrolling down the page. For what other men and women wore, click here for 79 photographs.


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WHAT THEY WORE:  Hats In The Garden 2016, 79 Photographs.


SHEATH DRESS: Ann Taylor (Alternatives Nordstrom, Ellen Tracy)  / CARDIGAN: Ann Taylor (Also Similar TalbotsNordstrom) / Hat: (Alternative HereHere) / SHOES: Guess (Similar Ann Taylor6pm.com; Alternative Nine West; also Pretty Blush Jimmy Choo Size 9.5 TheRealReal ) / BAG: Salvatore Ferragamo / MABE PEARL BRACELET: Gift From My Husband (Alternative Tory Burch, Majorica) / GOLD BANGLE: Gift From My Mother (Similar Ross-Simons) / NECKLACE: Gift Form My Mother In Law (Similar)

MY MAKEUP (All Natural/Organic Ingredients)

FOUNDATION: 100% Pure, Healthy Flawless Skin Foundation Powder, Both Crème and White Peach / BLUSH: Gabriel Color, Vibrant Pink / LIP GLOSS: Gabriel Color, Venus / EYESHADOW: Gabriel Color, Chocolate Brown / MASCARA: 100% Pure, Ultra Lengthening, Black Tea(Some links in this post are affiliates. More information here.) 


LOCATION: Naples Botanical Garden / CATERING: Lurcat / CORPORATE SPONSORS: (BANKING) Northern Trust, (RETAIL) Saks Fifth Avenue, (MEDIA) Naples IllustratedFlorida WeeklyNaples Daily News, (REAL ESTATE) Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, (MEDICAL) Arthrex, Inc.


Scenes From The Video




(ABOVE) Upon arrival at Naples Botanical Garden, everyone was greeted by enormous, outdoor mirrors for taking selfies.


(ABOVE & BELOW) One of the many gorgeous subtropical landscapes at Naples Botanical Garden.



(ABOVE & BELOW) Inside a lavish tent, we were treated to a luncheon catered by Lurcat and a fashion show by Saks Fifth Avenue.



(ABOVE & BELOW) Jackie Cronacher and I (two girls who love hats, pink, and pearls!), discuss what we should do while filming a selfie. More event photos here.



What I Wore













(ABOVE & BELOW) On my lips I’m wearing Gabriel Color Lip Gloss in the color Venus. I softly lined my eyes with Gabriel Color Eye Shadow (dry, not wetted) in Chocolate Brown.

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(BELOW) Get a look similar to the one I’m wearing. Click side arrow to see any additional items. (More color choices than shown are available.)

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5 comments on “(Vlog) Classic Fashion Over 40/50: Hats In The Garden 2016 at Naples Botanical Garden, and What I Wore”

  1. Very beautiful place again,your dress super pretty on you.
    Your hat is super cute,you know we’re hat woman:)
    But your hat like cowboy is my favorite 🙂 you said you buy from amazon,it is a wonderful.
    Stay happy~

    • Hi, sweet Rose! I love that cowboy hat, too. It’s a man’s size of hat, so it’s very loose and comfortable. It doesn’t give me “Hat Head” or “Hat Hair”!! And yes, it’s on Amazon. Thank you for visiting my blog again! Cheers to you ~ Janis

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