(ABOVE) Two great lipsticks from Hemp Organics/Colorganics and Talbots’ Cabochon and Bead Necklace.
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June 1, 2017 / Video Post Notes
Quickly Changing Up a Look
If there is a theme to this (late, yipes!)) May 2017 Favorites post, it has to be jewelry and tops. For me, they’re probably my favorite items to purchase, because they quickly make different outfits.
Stacks of bracelets and bold statement earrings and necklaces are great for creating interesting, fun accents. Plus, various takes on a summer top, like the three I show here, add up to completely new looks, even when worn with the same bottom.
From two classic lip colors and an eye color to three new tops and a bottom and more, I hope you enjoy my roundup.
~Janis Lyn Johnson
STRIPED & DANGLE EARRINGS
(ABOVE & BELOW) Talbots Stripe Cabochon Earrings.
I fell for the black and white stripes. Love them as an accent to any solid-color top.
These are so fun! Because they’re large, I let them be the star and don’t wear a necklace with them. They’re heavier than some earrings, but I don’t mind, because the post and supportive-disc back keeps them firmly against my ears (and they don’t elongate my piercings).
(ABOVE & BELOW) Talbots Cabochon Bead Necklace.
This necklace works beautifully with a refined outfit, but I also love dressing it down, with jeans and a white tee or, in winter, a crewneck pullover and white button-down shirt. Because it’s a statement necklace, I wear small earrings with it (definitely not these dangle earrings!).
(ABOVE & BELOW) Talbots Enamel Bangles.
The colors! Also available in black, yellow, green, navy, floral, stripe, and plaid.
PERSONALIZED, ROPE LINK & BEADED BRACELETS
(ABOVE & BELOW) Isaac Mizrahi Ruffle Front Tee.
This top has the soft, casual comfort of a tee but with a classically feminine ruffle. Love it so much I also own it in black (see me in it here).
(BELOW) Isaac Mizrahi Ruffle Front Tee / Talbots Stripe Cabochon Earrings, Enamel Bangles, and Rope Link Bracelet / Bronzo Italia Initial Bracelet / Similar Michele Watch (Also Saks Fifth Avenue; On Sale Ross-Simons) / Similar White Jeans Talbots, Nordstrom / Similar Cork Wedge Sandals Vaneli, Nine West, Teva.
I found this top at Marshall’s and love how feminine it is. It’s another great option to a plain white tee. It’s just as cool and comfy but has so much more detail.
I love that this skirt comes with a matching belt and has a mid-knee length. Also, it can be hand washed or dry cleaned–either one–and the color is gorgeous!
(BELOW) Similar White Eyelet Top Nordstrom / Ann Taylor Chambray Paper Bag Skirt / Lilly Pulitzer Fantasea Earrings (Clip-On Alternative Here) / Talbots Rope Link Bracelet / Bronzo Italia Initial Bracelet / Similar Michele Watch (Also Saks Fifth Avenue; On Sale Ross-Simons) / Similar Brown Leather Sandals Sam Edelman; Alternatives Vionic, Nine West, Vince Camuto.
LINEN SPLIT-NECK TOP
(ABOVE & BELOW) Talbots Linen Camp Shirt.
This linen shirt is so cool and comfortable in hot weather, and the button-tab sleeves add interest. Because of the softly rounded hem, it looks nice worn out as well as tucked in. I like to tuck the front inside jeans and to let the back hang out. With a skirt, I prefer it tucked in. As you can see, it does wrinkle, but that’s part of linen’s natural charm.
(BELOW) Talbots Linen Camp Shirt / Lilly Pulitzer Fatasea Earrings (Clip-On Alternative Here) / Similar Pencil Skirt in White Denim Talbots / Similar Leather Sandals Sam Edelman; Alternatives Vionic, Nine West, Vince Camuto / Similar Michele Watch (Also Saks Fifth Avenue; On Sale Ross-Simons) / Amazonite Leather and Bead Bracelets Set (Five) / Talbots Rope Link Bracelet / Bronzo Italia Initial Bracelet.
ALL-NATURAL LIPSTICK & MAKEUP
For my lip color, I combined the two Hemp Organics lipsticks. To give my eyes an understated smokey look, I rimmed them above and below with the Gabriel eye shadow–just at the lash line–and then smudged it with a clean eye shadow brush.
(ALSO) FACE MOISTURIZER: Miessence / 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: Hemp Organics/Colorganics Rose Petal and Ruby Lipsticks / EYELIDS: Gabriel Chocolate Brown Eyeshadow / LASHES: 100% Pure Ultra-Lengthening Mascara, Black Tea. (Some links in this post are affiliates. More information here.)
(ABOVE) Gabriel Chocolate Brown Eye Shadow.