(ABOVE) I try out an English country style–and miss!

For Video of My Outfit, Scroll To Bottom of Page

My concept behind this outfit was an English country look–with an A-line skirt for a more refined and girly feeling, a cozy sweater for a bit of warmth, and comfortable walking shoes for traversing a pebbly road or shell-strewn beach.  And, of course, I wanted it Florida-style, since that’s where I live–therefore, pastel colors and no stockings.

But this outfit just isn’t what I had hoped it would be.  My first inkling was not to publish it.  But then I decided, if I was going to show you the real me, that meant letting you see real-me misses, too.

I think I would have liked it better if the sweater and shirt were as equally light in color as the very soft mint color of the skirt.  As it is, the sweater looks dull and the skirt washed out.  In fact, you can’t even tell the skirt is mint or the sweater is pink or that the same soft mint is in the shirt.  (On my computer monitor, at least).

At any rate, this was a good reminder not to trust what I see in my mirror, because a mirror can deceive.  For me, the only way I know if I truly like an outfit is to see it on me in a photograph–or even better, a video.  Either way, it also has to be taken in daylight, so I can tell if the colors work well together. (Here, they don’t.)  It’s only a moment to prop up my Iphone on the dresser in my bedroom and capture a quick photograph or video.  Whenever I try out a new outfit combination, I usually do that.

But it’s only an outfit, so time to move on! ~Janis Lyn Johnson


SKIRT: J. Crew, Past Season / SHIRT: Ralph Lauren, Size 10 From Boy’s Department, Past Season (Similar Macy’s) / SWEATER: Jones New York Country, Quite Old (Similar Land’s End) / BAG: Tory Burch, Mini Frances Crossbody, Bark, Past Season (Some Still Available Here) / SHOES: Sperry Top Siders, Past Season (Similar Tassle Loafers Nordstrom) / WATCH: Bulova, Vintage / NECKLACE: Faux Pearls, Single Strand (Similar Here) / PLAIN GOLD BAND RING: 14K Gold, 6mm, Heirloom (Similar) / MY MAKEUP (All Natural/Organic Ingredients)…FACE: 100% Pure, Both Crème and White Peach / CHEEKS: Gabriel Color, Vibrant Pink / LIPS: Gabriel Color, Lipstick, Dune / EYELIDS: Gabriel Color, Eye Shadow, Chocolate Brown / EYELASHES: 100% Pure, Black Tea. (Some links are affiliates, at no cost to you. More information here.)





YouTube Video of My Outfit

2 comments on “(Video) Cozy Pink Sweater and J. Crew Mint Skirt, With My Tory Burch Mini Frances Crossbody and Sperry Top-Siders”

  1. I like all the pieces in your ootd but I agree they are not coming together as well as one would expect given that they are all great individually. Your analysis seems spot on. I have never taken a picture/video of my outfits and have always relied on the mirror. maybe if I did I would never leave the house? Anyway your style appeals to me ( we do have at least 1 wardrobe item in common) and I alwAys see something that I can add to enhance my look. Thank you

    • Monique, thank you for such an eloquent and kind comment. And I’m so glad you relate to the pieces individually. I appreciate you explaining how you feel about it! 🙂 ~Janis

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