(Video) Gray Plaid Pants, White Ruffle Shirt, Gray Cardigan, Blue Ferragamo Bag OOTD / Classic Fashion, Style Over 40, 50


(ABOVE) Although black accessories are lovely with gray, I opted to carry a blue bag with this outfit, for a slightly softer look.

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

October 31, 2018

Ruffles, And More Ruffles!

Decorative ruffles first showed up in the early 1700s and, lucky for us, they have never gone out of style. They’re especially popular this fall, because fashion designers have deemed them “in”, so you’ll find them on shirts, skirts, jackets, and even shoes.

This particular ruffle shirt is crafted from a stretch-cotton blend (67% cotton, 28%  polyester, 5% spandex), so it’s extra comfortable. I particularly love the cuff, because there are ruffles on the top and the bottom. So pretty!

What impressed me about these  pants was the combination of ankle length and slim, stretchy fit. I think this makes them flattering on any figure. Plus, with an ankle length, I can wear any shoe I want (low, medium, or high heel). On line, they’re listed as the color “black,” but as you can see, they’re predominantly light gray.

Although I typically shy away from wearing large prints on my lower half–since it’s larger in proportion to my top half–the soft gray tone on these is so subtle, I like them on me. If you’re interested, they’re still available, as is my shirt.

Getting back to the subject of shoes, these suede and patent-leather pumps come in narrow and medium widths, they’re on sale, and are available in a variety of colors (including burgundy).

For details on everything else I’m wearing (accessories, jewelry, makeup, moisturizers), plus several alternative ruffle tops, pants and pumps I found on line, simply scroll to the bottom of this post.

I hope you’re having a peaceful week.

All the best to you!

~Janis Lyn Johnson












(ABOVE & BELOW) Gabriel Powder Blush, Willow, applied with EcoTools cruelty-free Stippling Brush ; RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek, Diabolique (can be applied with a lip brush or fingertip); and Gabriel Matte Eye Shadow, Charcoal  (applied with  brushes from EcoTools Cruelty-Free Six-Piece Eye Set).


 Gabriel Powder Blush, Willow


RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek, Diabolique 


 Gabriel Matte Eye Shadow, Charcoal 

EcoTools Six-Piece Essential Eye Collection

EcoTools Cruelty-Free Six-Piece Eye Set




SWEATER: (similar Cotton-Blend Cardigan, Merino-Wool Cardigan and Merino-Wool ShellCashmere Cardigan and Cashmere Shell, Merino-Wool Embroidered Cardigan; alternative Cotton-Cashmere Blend Cable CardiganMerino-Wool Ruffle-Front Cardigan / SHIRT: Brooks Brothers (also Pinpoint Oxford Cotton Ruffle Shirt, Cotton Ruffle-Front Tuxedo Shirt, Crepe Sleeveless Ruffle TopCrepe Sleeveless Ruched Top / PANTS: Ann Taylor, listed on line as the color “black,” but as you can see, they’re predominantly light gray (similar Talbots; high-waist, wide-leg Nordstrom).


BAG: Salvatore Ferragamo (more Ferragamos here; light-blue here; alternative crossbody Rebecca Minkoff, hobo Frances Valentine) / SHOES: Trotters (similar Suede and Patent-Leather Flats, Suede Kitten-Heel Pumps,  Leather Kitten-Heel Pumps, Leather Ankle-Strap Pumps). 


EARRINGS (similar splurge, steal) / WATCH: Michele / BRACELET #1: David Yurman / BRACELET #2: David Yurman/ BRACELET #3: David Yurman (also to consider from David Yurman: Pearl Bangle BraceletPearl Small Hoop Earrings, Pearl Necklace).

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 Lotion or 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: RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek, Diabolique (can be applied with a lip brush or fingertip) / 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 this Folding Eyelash Comb With Metal Teeth.

(Some links in this post are affiliates. More information here.) 


YouTube Video



Merino-Wool Ruffle-Front Cardigan (More Colors Available)


Cotton-Cashmere Blend Cable Cardigan (More Colors Available)


Cotton-Blend Cardigan (More Colors Available)


Cashmere Cardigan (More Colors Available)


Cashmere Shell  (More Colors Available)


Merino-Wool Cardigan (More Colors Available)


Merino-Wool Shell (More Colors Available)


Merino-Wool Embroidered Cardigan


Crepe Sleeveless Ruched Top (More Colors Available)


Crepe Sleeveless Ruffle Top (More Colors Available)


Stretch-Cotton Ruffle-Front Shirt


Pinpoint Oxford Cotton Ruffle Shirt


Cotton Ruffle-Front Tuxedo Shirt


Seasonless Gray-Plaid Ankle Pant


Seasonless Gray-Plaid Full-Length Pant


Seasonless Gray-Plaid Wide-Leg Pant


Leather Ankle-Strap Pump


Suede Kitten-Heel Pump (More Colors Available)


Patent Leather and Suede Pumps (More Colors Available)


Saffiano Leather Kitten-Heel Pumps (More Colors Available)


Patent Leather and Suede Flats


Leather Metallic Hobo


Rebecca Minkoff Leather Crossbody


Salvatore Ferragamo Vara Bow Bag


Salvatore Ferragamo Vara Bow Bag


David Yurman Pearl Earrings

Pearl and Crystal Earrings


David Yurman Bangle


David Yurman Cuff (More colors Available)


David Yurman Cuff


David Yurman Small Hoop Pearl Earrings (More Colors Available)


David Yurman Pearl Necklace (More Colors Available)


David Yurman Pearl Bangle (More Colors Available)


Michele Serein Watch



By |2018-11-11T00:16:40-04:00October 31st, 2018|What I Wore|10 Comments

About the Author:

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


  1. Patricia Horgan October 31, 2018 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    Graceful and elegant – as ever.

    • JLJ November 10, 2018 at 11:01 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Patricia 🙂 ~ Janis

  2. Lynne October 31, 2018 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    Your makeup looks so pretty and the gray outfit looks good on you. Gray is one color that I don’t wear very often. It just doesn’t look good on me. And I love the blue purse with the outfit. I wanted to ask you a question. I am 61 now and I have noticed that lip color doesn’t look as good on my lips as it once did. I love the matte lip sticks because they stay on longer but they just make my lips look old. What do older ladies use on their lips to keep them younger looking. I usually end up putting some lip balm over the lipstick so it won’t feel so dry. I never leave the house without my lip color on.

    • JLJ November 10, 2018 at 11:07 pm - Reply

      Hi, Lynne! I am the same as you. My lips get dry so very easily! For that reason, at the same time I apply my face lotion, I moisturize my lips with organic shea butter. Then, after applying my face, eye and cheek makeup, I blot my lips to remove any excess shea butter, and then apply my lip color. I take a little pot along with me in my purse, along with whatever lip color I’m wearing that day, so I can refresh my lips with either when I want to. ~ Janis

  3. Pamela October 31, 2018 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    Hi Janis

    I agree the blue accessories look much softer than black, but of course black would have worked too,or even red. Such a lovely outfit.
    Pamela from Wales UK

    • JLJ November 10, 2018 at 11:08 pm - Reply

      Pamela from lovely Wales, UK, thank you! ~ Janis

  4. Bernadine November 1, 2018 at 8:34 am - Reply

    Hi Janis
    Your refined look today is stunning!!!
    You just so effortless put an outfit together with so much style.😋
    The blue purse just compliments the outfit in every way.
    You have a royal touch. Natural beauty which radiates such peace & class.
    Enjoy your dinner date. Your hubby one very lucky man. 😋
    Bernadine from South Africa

    • JLJ November 10, 2018 at 11:08 pm - Reply

      Hi, Bernadine from beautiful South Africa! Thank you so much 🙂 ~ Janis

  5. Cecile November 1, 2018 at 8:57 am - Reply

    You look lovely! Great colour. Wonderful make up! Hope you enjoyed your date night!

    • JLJ November 10, 2018 at 10:07 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Cecile. We did 🙂 ~ Janis

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