(Video) Classic Fashion Over 40-50: Preppy Blue Seersucker Blazer, White Crewneck Tee, Yellow Skinny Jeans, Tan Leather Bag, and Navy Tassle Moccasins


(ABOVE) Blue and white seersucker–a classically preppy spring/summer fabric.

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April 14, 2017 / Video Post Notes

Staying Cool in Seersucker

I’ve got a stubborn cold hanging on, so I wasn’t able to film the video I’d planned for this week. In its place, I’m sharing one I shot late last summer.

That day, it started pouring down rain smack in the middle of filming. Absolutely buckets! Then the sun came out, making me think it was over–until the rain flooded down again in blowing torrents.

Although the wind blew my hair all over the place, it did nothing to ease the high heat and humidity, and on days like that the last thing I want is to worry about how I look. The heat is stress enough! I was thankful my second layer was an unlined seersucker blazer. The cotton fabric is puckered, which keeps you cooler than other cotton fabrics. It’s also naturally a bit rumpled, and I like that, because it looks and moves in a kind of effortless, casual, I’m-supposed-to-be-this-way manner. I like that about linen, too.

It’s easy to go without an extra layer on days like this–and I often do down here. But there’s also something I enjoy about occasionally disregarding logic completely, and dressing the way I want in spite of the gosh darn heat.

If you celebrate the holidays, I hope yours is a happy and peaceful one.


~Janis Lyn Johnson










(ABOVE& BELOW) Gluten-free and vegan Gabriel Mocha Ice Lip Gloss.


WHAT I WORE (Clothing)

JACKET: Land’s End (Similar J. Crew; Alternative Gingham Jacket Talbots; Seersucker Top Nordstrom) / TEE: (Similar Talbots) / PANT: Cabi (Similar Yellow Talbots; Other Colors Macy’s, Ralph Lauren).

WHAT I WORE (Jewelry/Accessories)

BAG: Coach (Alternative Cognac Satchel Kate Spade, Bucket Bag Talbots)  / SHOES: Sperry (Similar Talbots) / WATCH: Michele (Also Saks Fifth Avenue; On Sale Ross-Simons)  / SILVER-GOLD BRACELET: Judith Ripka JR Two (Alternative David Yurman NordstromSaks Fifth Avenue) / LEATHER BRACELET: Gili / NECKLACE: Nordstrom.

MY MOISTURIZERS/MAKEUP (All Natural/Organic Ingredients)

FACE MOISTURIZER: MiEssence Rejuvenating Moisturiser / LIPS/EYE AREA MOISTURIZER: Nourish Organic Shea Butter / FACE MAKEUP: 100% Pure Crème and White Peach Powder Foundation / CHEEKS: Gabriel Vibrant Pink Powder Blush / LIPS: Gabriel Mocha Ice Lip Gloss / 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

J-Crew-Seersucker-Regent-Blazer-Back  J-Crew-Seersucker-Regent-Blazer

J. Crew Blazer

Talbots-Tailored-Gingham-Blazer  Talbots-Tailored-Blue-White-Gingham-Blazer

Talbots Blazer

Halogen-Stripe-Seersucker-Top  Talbots-White-Everyday-Tee

Nordstrom Top           Talbots Tee

  Talbots-Everson-Whipstitched-Driving-Moccasins  Talbots-Flawless-Five-Pocket-Ankle-Candy-Yellow-Pastel-Jean

Talbots Moccasins       Talbots Jeans

Kate-Spade-Hayes-street-Small-Isobel-Leather-Satchel-Warm-Cognac  Talbots-Square-and-Oval-Bucket-Bag-Spring-Sienna-Vachetta-Leather

Kate Spade Top Handle     Talbots Bucket Bag

David-Yurman-Cable-Classics-Cuff-With-Gold-and-Diamonds  Moon-and-Lola-Vineyard-Personalized-Monogram-Pendant-Necklace

 David Yurman Cuff      Nordstrom Necklace


David Yurman Cuff

By |2018-09-03T12:54:54-04:00April 14th, 2017|Classic Fashion Over 40, What I Wore|4 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. Judi April 15, 2017 at 11:16 am - Reply

    Hi Janis I really love this outfit, especially the seersucker jacket – it looks lovely and cool, even though the weather isn’t! Please will you send some of your hot weather over here to the U.K. as it’s freezing here! I do hope your cold is better soon and that it doesn’t spoil the holiday weekend for you.

    • JLJ April 30, 2017 at 9:58 am - Reply

      Hi, Judi! I hope your whether in the U.K. has started to warm up a bit. Thank you for the good wishes for getting over my cold. It dragged on for about two and a half weeks, but I’m feeling much better now. I appreciate you visiting my blog and leaving your sweet comment! ~ Janis

  2. Marie May 3, 2017 at 4:57 am - Reply

    You live in which city in Southwest Florida?

    • JLJ May 3, 2017 at 9:49 am - Reply

      Hi, Marie! Thank you for stopping by! We prefer to keep that private. 🙂 Hope you’re having a sweet day wherever you are. ~ Janis

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