(Vlog) Hats In The Garden 2015 Benefit At Naples Botanical Garden, And What I Wore


(ABOVE) With two friends before departing for Hats In The Garden 2015.

For Video of My Afternoon at Hats In The Garden, Scroll to Bottom of Page

I love pretty gardens and dressy hats, and when I have an excuse to combine both—along with a wonderful luncheon and Carolina Herrera fashion show—I am in classic Heaven.

The 12th Annual Hats in The Garden benefit for Naples Botanical Garden  took place last week, and as always it was a fantastic display of landscaping, fashion, and millinery eye candy. (Presenting sponsor Northern Trust Bank, retail sponsor Saks Fifth Avenue, and caterer Lurcat.)

This year, I decided to capture some of it in a video since I did not want to forget it. Everyone looked so lovely! To view it, scroll to the bottom of this page.

~Janis Lyn Johnson


CLOTHING…DRESS: Ralph Lauren, Old (Alternative Fit and Flare Dresses at Talbots) / ACCESSORIES…CLOCHE HAT: Navy Sinamay, No Label, Old (Alternatives) / BAG: Brooks Brothers, 2013 (Alternative in Milly at Saks Fifth Avenue, or in Kate Spade, Etienne Aigner or Salvatore Ferragamo) / SHOES: Brooks Brothers, 2013 (Similar at Nordstrom) / JEWELRY…EARRINGS:  Judith Ripka, Old  (Understated alternative at Ross-Simons; larger options here and here) / PEARL BRACELET: From My Husband in Late ’80s/Early ’90s (Alternative in Mother of Pearl and Quartz at Neiman Marcus) / MAKEUP (All Natural and Organic Ingredients)…FACE:  100 Percent Pure Healthy Flawless Skin Foundation Powder in both Creme and White Peach) / CHEEKS: Gabriel Color Powder Blush, Vibrant Pink / LIPS: 100 Percent Pure Fruit Pigmented Anti-Aging Lipstick in Calendula and Aubrey Organics Natural Lips in Blush Pearl, on top / EYELIDS: Gabriel Color Eyeshadow, Charcoal / EYELASHES: 100 Percent Pure  Fruit Pigmented Ultra Lengthening Mascara, in Black Tea. (Some links in this post are affiliates. More information here.)

Scenes From The Video










The YouTube Vlog of My Day at Hats In The Garden 2015

By |2017-06-10T12:36:05+00:00November 15th, 2015|Classic Fashion Over 40, What I Wore|6 Comments

About the Author:

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


  1. sandy davis November 15, 2015 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    Lovely as usual. You looked stunning, as did so many of the ladies in attendance.
    Thanks for taking me along. I think my favorite was the “human flower”.

    • JLJ November 18, 2015 at 6:22 pm - Reply

      The human flower was fantastic, wasn’t it?! Thanks for coming along with me, Sandy!

  2. Gail November 17, 2015 at 11:52 pm - Reply

    Great video and great job putting it all together!

    • JLJ November 18, 2015 at 6:20 pm - Reply

      Thanks, Gail!

  3. Deborra Jonas May 16, 2017 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    I am a new subscriber to your channel. I do enjoy all aspects of it MINUS the music. A little of that goes a long way. If the tune must play in the background (I wish it didn’t) then could you put in captions so that could mute it and still read what you are saying? Not wanting to be rude, truly. Even my husband complained as he was at my side as I watched a few of the vlog episodes.

    • JLJ May 16, 2017 at 7:49 pm - Reply

      Hi, Deborra! Thank you for taking the time to leave your comment here. It’s the first time I’ve been told that someone didn’t want any music in the background. I did have one comment about a year ago about making sure the music was at the same level as my voice (not louder, in other words), but otherwise people have said they really like the music. I am one who likes music in the background of videos I watch. You make a point, though, and I will definitely take it into consideration. As for muting the background music but not the voices…if I could figure out how to do that for you, I would love to. But, at this point I don’t know how. That’s something I will look into, though. Thank you for stopping by! ~ Janis

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