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(ABOVE) I love an understated ruffle on a button-up shirt.


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June 19, 2017 / Video Post Notes

Feminine Take on a Classic Men’s Shirt

When I want to wear a pattern, one of of my favorites is stripes, so I’ve been in Stripes Heaven the last two years. They are everywhere! I love them paired with solids, but they’re also easy to match with other patterns (like the subtle one of my pants).

The shirt I’m wearing is a take on a man’s classic pinstripe button up. What makes it a little different is that it has a banded rather than pointed collar and, of course, it has a ruffle. How I love ruffles.

Mine is from last summer, but if you’re interested I found an exact match at Talbots–plus, it’s on sale. So darn cute!

~Janis Lyn Johnson

P.S. If you like my strawberry-pink lip gloss, it’s actually two by Zuzu Luxe blended together. They’re all natural, vegan, and gluten free. See them swatched on my arm individually and together–at the bottom of this page.

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(ABOVE) Zuzu Luxe Lip Glosses in, left to right, Caliente (red) and Cosmopolitan (pink). (BELOW)  Zuzu Luxe Lip Glosses in, left to right, Cosmopolitan (pink), Caliente (red), and blended together to make a pinky-red/strawberry pink (which is what I’m wearing).

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WHAT I WORE (Clothing)

TOP: J. Crew (Identical Match Talbots; Similar Draper James; Alternative Banded Collar AG; Similar Without Ruffle J. Crew) / PANTS: Crosby (Similar Talbots; Alternative Brooks Brothers or Talbots Here, Here;  Alternative in Slim-Fit Red Ann TaylorTalbots).

WHAT I WORE (Jewelry/Accessories)

BAG: Longchamp, New Navy (Larger Size Here) / SHOES: Talbots (Similar White Mountain Zappos, Shoes.com, or Tory BurchTalbots )  / WATCH: Michele (Also Saks Fifth Avenue; On Sale Ross-Simons) / WHITE BANGLE: Talbots / PINK MONOGRAM BANGLE: C. Wonder / EARRINGS: Tory Burch (Alternative Tortoise Drop, Hoop) / EYEWEAR: Giorgio Armani, 25+ Years Old (Similar Here, Here).

MY MOISTURIZERS/MAKEUP (All Natural/Organic Ingredients)

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 Luxe Lip Glosses Caliente (red) and Cosmopolitan (pink) / LASHES: 100% Pure Ultra-Lengthening Mascara, Black Tea.  (Some links in this post are affiliates. More information here.) 

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