(Video Chat & OOTD) Classic Fashion Over 40-50: Denim Jacket, Black Tee, Cream Pant, Black Brooks Brothers Pointy Toe Flats, and Black Tory Burch Satchel


(ABOVE) The classic denim jacket works any time of year.

For YouTube Video & Outfit/Makeup Details Scroll to Bottom of Page

March 24, 2017 / Video Post Notes

How I Love My Denim Jacket

I bought my first denim jacket in the early 90s and loved it for many years. But, like so much of fashion at that time, it was oversized, so I eventually gave it away when I began wearing slimmer fitting clothing.

The denim jacket I have now, I think, has a much more flattering silhouette. (See one almost identical to mine, even down to the bronze buttons, here.) It’s fitted in the shoulders and, also, it’s cropped, which balances out the square shape. To further balance out the proportions, I’m wearing it in this post with slim-fitting pants. (Mostly, I like to follow the rule of loose top/slim bottom or slim top/loose bottom.)

Granted, a denim jacket doesn’t provide a lot of warmth, so when it’s cold outside I do wear a shirt and sweater underneath. But on this day, it was in the 70s, so it was perfect with just a black tee underneath. (And I like how the soft blue color softens all the black.)

Also, I’m wearing a new, all natural/organic vegan and gluten-free powder foundation and lipstick. For details, scroll below.

~Janis Lyn Johnson














(ABOVE) Face: Zuzu Gluten-Free Dual Powder Foundation D-7 and D-24, applied with BareMinerals Flawless Application Face Brush (also available here).  Lips: Zuzu Vegan Femme Fatale Lipstick



(ABOVE)  Zuzu Gluten-Free Dual Powder Foundation, Zuzu Vegan Femme Fatale Lipstick, and BareMinerals Flawless Application Face Brush (also available here).

WHAT I WORE (Clothing)

JACKET: Gap, Bronze Buttons (Similar with Bronze Buttons Talbots6pm.com; with Pewter Buttons Gap) / TOP: Tahari (Similar TalbotsAnn Taylor / PANT: Lila Rose (Similar TalbotsBanana Republic; Alternative Ann Taylor).

WHAT I WORE (Jewelry/Accessories)

BAG: Tory Burch Frances Satchel (Similar Kate Spade; Alternative Tory Burch)  / SHOES: Brooks Brothers (Similar Black Flats NordstromLK Bennett, 6pm.com) / WATCH: Michele (Also Neiman Marcus; On Sale Ross-Simons)

MY MOISTURIZERS/MAKEUP (All Natural/Organic Ingredients)

FACE MOISTURIZER: Nourish Organic Face Lotion / LIPS/EYE AREA MOISTURIZER: Nourish Organic Shea Butter / FACE MAKEUP: Zuzu Gluten-Free Dual Powder Foundation D-7 and D-24 applied with BareMinerals Flawless Application Face Brush (also available here / CHEEKS: Gabriel Vibrant Pink Powder Blush / LIPS: Zuzu Vegan Femme Fatale Lipstick / EYELIDS: Gabriel Chocolate Brown Eyeshadow / EYEBROWS: Gabriel Charcoal Eyeshadow / LASHES: 100% Pure Ultra-Lengthening Mascara, Black Tea. (Some links in this post are affiliates. More information here.) 

NOTE: 100% Pure Is Also Available in the UK, Europe, and Canada! Here are the links: 100% Pure Europe100% Pure UK100% Pure Canada

YouTube Video


Talbots Denim Jacket  and Talbots Tee


Talbots Pant,  Banana Republic Pant, and Tory Burch Satchel


 Kate Spade Satchel and Tory Burch Satchel


Nordstrom Flat and 6pm.com Flat

By |2018-09-03T13:03:06-04:00March 24th, 2017|Classic Fashion Over 40, What I Wore|10 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. Laura March 25, 2017 at 6:50 am - Reply

    Nice look &, you live in a very beautiful area! I have a denim barn jacket that I have about worn out. Bought a denim jean jacket with stretch at the end of last summer & am looking forward to wearing it…very similar to yours. Best wishes!

    • JLJ March 26, 2017 at 12:53 pm - Reply

      Hi, Laura! Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog post and leave a comment! Hope your Sunday is a great one. ~Janis

  2. Rose March 25, 2017 at 9:25 am - Reply

    How sweet you look…you should always wear blue and pastel colors,they’re my best,these colors look great on you lovely janis.Where do you take these pictures?This flower is wonderful its my best again lol…you look so fresh like spring 🙂
    İsn’t this season wonderful? I liked your makeup so natural and fresh.You are not so active this time on your blog and youtube,please upload more blog post and vlogs are the best from you.Anyways what’s your personal e mail? Sometimes I want to write you about special (personal)
    Believe me;
    You always very elegant and adorable cute for me.
    Happy days~

    • JLJ March 25, 2017 at 7:20 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Rose. Yes this season is gorgeous. The temperature is perfect! Regarding your comment about my not being as “active” here in comments, let me say, first, how much I value and appreciate your and everyone’s kind and supportive shares and comments, thumbs up, and likes on my blog, Youtube, Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest. They truly make my day. As much as I wish I could personally respond to each and every one of them, because they are all very special and WONDERFUL, I simply can’t. I do respond to as many comments as I can. Regarding your question, Do I accept private emails (or messages), I don’t accept any private messages or emails on any of social media. The email listed is for JLJ Back To Classic business enquiries only. Thank you so much for your support. I appreciate it so much. Cheers ~ Janis

      P.S. I forgot to answer your question about where this was shot/filmed. Sorry! It’s an office building in Naples. It isn’t where I live. I thought it was a nice building and had pretty hibiscus bushes 🙂

  3. Carmen March 25, 2017 at 5:06 pm - Reply

    Great look! I love denim jackets and I like your combination here. Like your watch, what brand is it? If you don’t mind me asking.

  4. Jackie March 26, 2017 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    You always look so wonderful
    :-). Just wondering if you would ever be able to do a video/post wearing clothing that you could put together, purchased from the goodwill? I think it would be fun to see how creative you could be with those types of finds 😉 ️Thanks for keeping us inspired.

    • JLJ March 27, 2017 at 6:15 pm - Reply

      Hi, Jackie! I’ll definitely keep it in mind as I put together future blog posts and videos. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and offering your suggestion! Cheers ~ Janis P.S. Thank you for the sweet compliment, too!! 🙂

  5. paul April 2, 2017 at 10:34 am - Reply

    classy and beautiful

    • JLJ April 2, 2017 at 1:33 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Paul! I appreciate you taking the time to visit my blog ~ Janis

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