(ABOVE) Periwinkle and fuchsia with black make a cheery fall/winter combination.
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December 20, 2017 / Video Post Notes
DRESSING UP A CASUAL PUFFER VEST
It was a gorgeous day in the 60s Fahrenheit when I wore this outfit, but it has since zoomed back into the high 70s. Can’t believe it, when it’s only five days until Christmas. I’ve been so eager to wear this new puffer vest. I’m grateful I at least had one day in it. More cold weather, please!
I usually wear a puffer vest with jeans, but this time I wanted a refined casual look (my husband and I went to Waterside Shops for lunch), so I opted for black pants and booties instead. I’ve recently ordered a pair of black lower-heel booties–much easier to walk in–but these higher-heel ones work well when I’m walking only a short distance.
It’s not easy to see in these photographs, but I purposely wrinkled my shirt. It’s 100 percent cotton, and I like having the option of being able to wear it for both dressier looks (ironed) or, as here, in a slouchy/comfy way. I can’t say it’s my idea; it’s being shown like this in the store and on line, and I think it’s so fun.
If you’re interested, all my bracelets are available, and I’ve listed the links at the bottom of this page. My bag is available, too–in several colors, and in nylon or leather. It can be adjusted to handbag length (12.25″) or crossbody length (24.25″) and a variety lengths in between. It’s so convenient and light weight.
Also, this vest comes in five colors, but I have to say I absolutely love this periwinkle. Something else I really like is that it has five-inch zippers on both sides, so you can loosen it around your hips, if you want. Everything I’m wearing is linked at the bottom of this page, including my makeup.
I hope you’re having a peaceful holiday week, wherever you are.
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and read this post.
~Janis Lyn Johnson
(ABOVE) The strap on this bag (which also comes in leather) can be adjusted to quite short (12.25″) or long (24.25″), enabling me to wear it a variety of different ways, including on the shoulder or (BELOW) cross body.
PUFFER VEST: J. Crew, periwinkle, 5 colors available (more Talbots, Nordstrom) / SHIRT: J. Crew (more here in tall) / PANTS: Theory, past season (similar Halogen, J. Crew, Talbots; more black slim-leg pants Nordstrom).
BAG: Tumi, strap adjusts from 12.25″ to 24.25″ (More here, here; also in Leather; similar nylon Talbots or leather Tory Burch) / BOOTIES: Etienne Aigner (similar Mia here, here; Talbots; Vionic; Stuart Weitzman, on sale).
EARRINGS (similar splurge Bon Levy, steal Nordstrom) NECKLACE: (similar splurge Lagos, Lagos, David Yurman; steal Kris Nations) / WATCH: Michele (also Saks Fifth Avenue, Michele) / RING: Lagos / BRACELET #1: Hermes / BRACELET #2: Lagos / BRACELET #3: David Yurman / BRACELET #4: Lagos.
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) / Gabriel Vibrant Pink Powder Blush, applied with EcoTools cruelty-free Stippling Brush / LIPS: 100% Pure Tempest Cocoa Butter Matte Lipstick and Ruby Gemmed Lip Gloss / EYELIDS: Gabriel Charcoal Eyeshadow (applied with brushes from EcoTools Cruelty-Free Six-Piece Eye Set) / LASHES: 100% Pure Ultra-Lengthening Mascara, Black Tea.
(Some links in this post are affiliates. More information here.)
J. Crew Puffer Vest, Periwinkle (5 Colors Available)
Mia Bootie (On Sale)
Stuart Weitzman Bootie (On Sale)
Mia Bootie (7 Colors Available)
Vionic Bootie (3 Colors Available)
Talbots Crossbody Bag (On Sale; 2 Colors Available)
Tory Burch Shoulder/Crossbody Bag (On Sale)
Bon Levy .25 Ct TW 18K White Gold Diamond Earrings (Similar Faux Diamond Nordstrom)
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