(Video) Media I’m Loving, Plus My Burgundy Blazer & Jeans OOTD / Classic Home, Fashion Style

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(ABOVE) Interior designer Holly Holden and daughter-in-law Karen Holden, left, two people I’m loving on Youtube and, right, my burgundy blazer outfit of the day.


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

October 10, 2018

MEDIA I’M LOVING & MY CASUAL-MEETING OOTD

Classic Drama Coming To Theaters

If you are like me, you still miss Downton Abbey. I can’t believe it’s been almost three years since the final episode. There just wasn’t and still isn’t anything like it on television, and it will be as watchable in 10 years as it was when it first aired here in the U.S. in 2011. It truly is a classic.

Although I know it isn’t the same as a weekly series, I was thrilled to learn at @downtonabbeyofficial on Instagram that it’s coming back in a feature film to be released September 2019.  Not a lot of details have been released yet about the cast or storyline, but the great news is that both Maggie Smith and Michelle Dockery are returning (as Dowager Countess Violet and Lady Mary). Take a look at the photographs below, and you’ll see Lady Mary’s son, Master George. So cute!

Classic Interior Design and Fashion on YouTube and Instagram

It’s obvious from the name of my blog that I love all things classic. Classics are timeless, ageless, and multigenerational. Because they engage parents, children, and grandchildren in all relating to the same thing, they’re unifying, and who doesn’t love that?

Holly and Karen Holden are a good example. Both love classic style and entertaining. Holly is an American interior designer I’ve mentioned before here on my blog (I reviewed Holly’s book and her PBS Television series). I’m bringing her up again, because she now has a new channel, Holly Holden on YouTube, which she’s hosting with her daughter-in-law Karen Holden. They post a new video every Thursday and discuss a variety of  topics on classic interior design, entertaining, and gracious living. What I love about their videos is that I’m not only treated to something classic and pretty related to the home, but also to fashion, because they dress beautifully. Best of all, the two seem to really like each other and enjoy being together, and that makes their videos fun to watch.

Another great place to find something pretty in classic home design is @theglampad  on Instagram. Curated by Andrea, who I believe is from the Miami area of Florida, both her Instagram and blog, The Glam Pad, feature home exterior, interior, and decor photographs that are such a delight. I particularly love the decor shots, which showcase gorgeous linens, china, flatware, pottery and figurines, all from other Instagram feeds that she follows. Like me, she loves pastel pink, blue and green, so I’m in classic design Heaven whenever I scroll her Instagram.

Recently, she also launched a six-part series on etiquette, featuring British etiquette expert @mykameier, “who trained under a formal member of The Royal Household of Her Majesty the Queen,” according to Andrea. I think this is a good reference, whether it’s to learn for the first time what is proper–or to remind us.

Getting back to pretty china, I found a great video by Architectural Digest on YouTube that shows how to set a dinner table in under 40 seconds. You learn what every item is, where it’s placed on the table, and you can screenshot the final place setting for future reference. It’s especially handy if you’re like me and often forget which stemmed glass is for which beverage.

Something else I often forget is how to tie and style scarves, so last year I searched the Internet looking for a good reference guide to which I could refer whenever I wanted. The one I like the best so far is this video by designer Eileen Fisher on YouTube  (it’s under three minutes in length). It features a variety of scarves in difference fabrics and sizes, and gives nine different tying options. The one I show below is my favorite, and I could never have figured out (let alone remembered) how to do it without this video. (Speaking of scarves, don’t Holly and Karen look great in their scarves at the top of this page?)

Classic Burgundy Blazer OOTD

I didn’t notice this until right now, but how funny is it that the most recent Maggie Smith Instagram photo (which I posted below) shows her wearing a burgundy jacket, too? It’s such a gorgeous, rich color. I just love it. Mine is made of a stretch-knit cotton blend, so it’s very comfortable. I think stretch-knit is particularly good to wear when traveling, because it doesn’t feel restraining. Same with this blouse, because it’s a stretch-cotton poplin. It caught my attention on line, because of the tiny beading around the peter pan collar and down the front. It’s so pretty! For more details, and all relative links, scroll to the bottom of the page.

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Thank you for being here 🙂

~Janis Lyn Johnson

P.S. My thoughts and prayers go out to all being affected by Hurricane Michael. God bless and keep you safe.


 

1. DOWNTON ABBEY, COMING TO THEATERS

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(ABOVE) Downton Abbey comes to theaters September 2019, bringing back, among others, Maggie Smith as Dowager Countess Violet Crawley and (BELOW) Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley. (Photographs via @downtonabbeyofficial on Instagram.)

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2. HOW TO SET A DINNER TABLE, ON YOUTUBE

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(ABOVE) Learn how to set a complete formal table in this 40-second, step-by-step video from Architectural Digest YouTube.

 

3. HOW TO TIE A SCARF NINE WAYS, ON YOUTUBE

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(ABOVE) In this video from Eileen Fisher YouTube (under three minutes in length), learn how to tie a scarf nine ways, using various scarves in different sizes. 

 

4. GRACIOUS LIVING BY HOLLY HOLDEN AND KAREN HOLDEN, ON YOUTUBE

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(ABOVE & BELOW) Interior designer Holly Holden is moving to a new channel on YouTube. Titled Holly Holden on YouTube, the channel features both Holly and daughter-in-law Karen Holden discussing a variety of  topics on classic interior design, entertaining, and gracious living.

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5. CLASSIC HOMES & INTERIORS @THEGLAMPAD, ON INSTAGRAM

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(ABOVE & BELOW) Andrea’s passion for beautiful homes and interiors began when she was a teenager, and today she is a full-time mom and interior design blogger. You can follow her via her blog, The Glam Pad, and on Instagram at @theglampad.

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What I Wore

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(ABOVE & BELOW) On my cheeks, Gabriel Powder Blush, Willow, soft pink/cool tone. On my eyelids, Gabriel Matte Eye Shadow, Charcoal, charcoal gray/cool tone (applied with  brushes from EcoTools Cruelty-Free Six-Piece Eye Set).  On my lips, Zuzu Luxe Lip Gloss, Cosmopolitan, bubblegum pink/cool shimmer.

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Gabriel Powder Blush, Willow

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Gabriel Matte Eye Shadow, Charcoal

EcoTools Six-Piece Essential Eye Collection

EcoTools Cruelty-Free Six-Piece Eye Set

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Zuzu Luxe Lip Gloss, Cosmopolitan


 

MY CLOTHING

JACKET: Ralph Lauren herehere here 30% off (similar stretch knit, stretch velvet) / TOP: Brooks Brothers / JEANS: Articles of Society (similar Medium Wash, Light WashDark Wash; more high-waist skinny jeans Nordstrom, Talbots, Bloomingdale’s).

MY ACCESSORIES

BAG: Longchamp (similar Leather Longchamp Tote Navy-Large, Black-Large, Blue-Medium, Blue-Small,  Black-Small) / SHOES: Me Too  (similar Me Too; also Tory Burch).

MY JEWELRY

EARRINGS: (similar).

MY MOISTURIZERS/MAKEUP (All Natural/Organic Ingredients)

FACE SCRUB: Coconut Oil Mixed with Himalayan Salt (alternative 100% Pure Organic Acai Pulp Facial Scrub) / FACE MOISTURIZER:  Nourish Organic Face Cream, Argan & Pomegranate / LIPS-EYE AREA MOISTURIZER: Nourish Organic Shea Butter / FACE MAKEUP: BareMinerals Matte Foundation SPF 15, Golden Medium 14 and Golden Fair 04, applied with BareMinerals Flawless Application Face Brush (also available here) and Sigma Flat Angled Kabuki F88 Brush / CHEEKS: Gabriel Powder Blush, Willow, applied with EcoTools cruelty-free Stippling Brush / LIPS: Zuzu Luxe Lip Gloss, Cosmopolitan / EYELIDS: Gabriel Matte Eye Shadow, Charcoal  (applied with  brushes from EcoTools Cruelty-Free Six-Piece Eye SetLASHES: 100% Pure Ultra-Lengthening Mascara, Black Tea, combed out with Folding Eyelash Comb With Metal Teeth.

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14k Yellow Gold 1 1/8″  Hoop Earrings

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Beaded-Collar, Stretch-Cotton Shirt

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Stretch-Knit Blazer, Merlot (More Colors Available)

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Stretch-Velvet Blazer, Mulled Wine

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Stretch-Knit Blazer, Burgundy, Plus Size

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Stretch-Knit Blazer, Navy (also here 30% off; More Colors Available)

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Light-Wash Skinny Jeans

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High-Waist, Cropped Skinny Jean

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High-Waist Skinny Jean

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Longchamp Neo Nylon Tote, Navy (More Colors Available)

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Longchamp Penelope Large Leather Tote, Navy

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Longchamp Penelope Large Leather Tote, Black 

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Longchamp Penelope Medium Leather Tote, Blue

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Longchamp Penelope Small Leather Tote, Black

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Longchamp Penelope Small Leather Tote, Blue

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Me Too Leather Ballet Flat, Navy (More Colors Available)

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Tory Burch Leather Ballet Flat, Navy (More Colors Available)


 

Favorite Stores

NATURAL & ORGANIC MAKEUP

100% Pure

Gabriel / Zuzu Luxe

Hemp Organics/Colorganics

BOOKS, ORGANIC FOODS & MORE

Amazon.com

CLOTHING STORES

Ann Taylor

Banana Republic

Brooks Brothers

J. Crew

Kate Spade

Land’s End

Lilly Pulitzer

L.L. Bean

Ralph Lauren

Talbots

DEPARTMENT STORES (ACCESSORIES, CLOTHING, JEWELRY & HOME DECOR)

Bloomingdale’s

Lord & Taylor

Macys

Nordstrom

Neiman Marcus

Saks Fifth Avenue

DISCOUNT DESIGNER ACCESSORIES, CLOTHING, JEWELRY & HOME DECOR

Gilt

Neiman Marcus Last Call

Nordstrom Rack

TJ Max/Marshall’s

The RealReal

Ruelala

Saks Off Fifth

HANDBAGS & LEATHER AGENDAS, CALENDARS, ACCESSORIES

Gigi New York

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Kate Spade

HANDBAGS, WALLETS & SHOES

Kate Spade

TheRealReal (Authenticated Luxury Consignment)

Shoes.com

6pm.com

Zappos

Zappos Luxury

HOME & PATIO DECOR, TABLEWARE, FURNISHINGS

Belle & June

Birch Lane

Horchow

JossandMain.com

Land’s End

L.L. Bean

PBTeen

Terrain

Wayfair.com

HOME ORGANIZATION

QVC

HOME OFFICE ORGANIZATION (AGENDAS, BINDERS, CALENDARS, PLANNERS & MORE)

Filofax

FranklinPlanner

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JEWELRY (COSTUME & FINE)

Bauble Bar

Ross-Simons

TheRealReal (Luxury Consignment)

QVC

WATCHES (DESIGNER)

Michele

Kate Spade


 

By |2018-11-11T00:09:50+00:00October 10th, 2018|What I Wore|9 Comments

About the Author:

Janis Lyn Johnson is a wife and 58-year-old, Texas-born fan of timeless style and healthy living.

9 Comments

  1. Vivian coombe October 10, 2018 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    Love watching your vlogs but they won’t let me subscribe.

    • JLJ October 10, 2018 at 6:18 pm - Reply

      Hi, Vivian! Oh, gosh. I’m so sorry about that. I don’t know what might cause it. Since you’re here on my blog, I’m guessing you mean the blog subscription link you tried? Here is the current link: http://eepurl.com/bByQcf

      Click that link and follow the prompts, and it should subscribe you to my blog. If it doesn’t, let me know, and I’d be happy to add your email to the list for you. ~ Janis

  2. Claudine October 11, 2018 at 6:13 am - Reply

    The collar is called Col Claudine very French.

    • JLJ October 11, 2018 at 8:16 am - Reply

      Hi, Claudine! Thank you for letting me know–I appreciate it! ~ Janis

  3. Jayne October 11, 2018 at 8:07 am - Reply

    Couldn’t get to vlog

    • JLJ October 11, 2018 at 8:18 am - Reply

      Hi, Jayne! The vlog is the YouTube video on this blog post above. You can also subscribe to my YouTube channel, if you prefer to watch my YouTube videos there instead of here. Just follow the prompts under the video. Thank you for being here! ~ Janis

  4. Evaline October 11, 2018 at 10:59 am - Reply

    Hi Janis, You look terrific in everything…I especially love the pretty blouse. I wish they would make more blouses styled for women with pretty, larger collars and princess seams and especially with dressier, deeper hems. Talbots has gotten away from that in recent years and keeps showing boxy shirts. In the catalogue, they roll up the sleeves and tuck them in … but when one tries them on, they look boxy and mannish. Why not just make a blouse with a 3/4 length sleeve and French cuff and a shorter length with a pretty, deep hem so we can wear them outside our pants and skirts.

    Also, thank you for the links. I have subscribed or looked at all of them. I look forward to the Downton movie and the new season of The Crown.

  5. Margaret Conner-Levin October 11, 2018 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    Hi! I just love this VLOG. You always have something interesting here. (and I like your new site.) You have reminded me that I was raised by my ever stylish mother to love classic style in all things. I think I lost my way for a bit in my desire to be more youthful in my dressing, etc. Your VLOG reminds me of fresh ways to be classic and that I can never go wrong with classic style. Thank you!
    Marge from NJ

  6. Bernadine October 13, 2018 at 6:21 am - Reply

    Hi Janis! You look absolutely stunning !!
    Your skinny jeans match perfect with well fitted beautiful jacket & gorgeous blouse.
    The wine colour looks so rich in colour and suits you to perfection.
    Thank you for sharing all amazing instagram ideas.Elegant ladies full of style.
    Always excited to see your videos 😋
    Your style always timeless thank you so much!
    Bernadine from South Africa

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