(ABOVE) I like pairing brown accessories with black clothing to soften the overall look.

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Last month our Southwest Florida weather was still unpredictable. Some days it was warm, others cool, so it was essential to wear layers I could easily remove.  Usually I chose a cardigan or jacket.  But this day I decided on a lightweight puffer vest, and it ended up being a great, casual transition-to-spring outfit.

One nice thing is, a light vest is easy to roll up and stow away in a (larger) handbag or tote if you do at some point want to take it off.  I bought this one in March or April last year, during the end-of-winter sales.  So if you think you might like one for right now or this fall, the next few weeks might be a good time to invest in one. ~Janis Lyn Johnson


VEST: Banana Republic, Past Season (Similar Navy/Ivory Gingham Vest J. Crew or Coral, Black, or Khaki Land’s End) / SHIRT: Gap, Past Season (Similar) / JEANS: Calvin Klein, Ultimate Skinny / SHOES: Sperry, Top-Sider, Quite Old (Similar) / BAG: Louis Vuitton, Speedy, Bought in 1984 (Pre-loved Similar) / WATCH: Michele, Diamond CSX, Gold, Quite Old (Similar Bloomingdale’s) / CUFF: Personalized Monogram, Faux Tortoise (Similar Baublebar) / EARRINGS: 14k Gold, Textured/Polished, 1.25″ Hoops (Similar) / MY MAKEUP (All Natural/Organic Ingredients)…FACE: 100% Pure, Both Crème and White Peach / CHEEKS: Gabriel Color, Vibrant Pink / LIPS: Gabriel Color, Lipstick, Seashell / EYELIDS: Gabriel Color, Eye Shadow, Charcoal / EYELASHES: 100% Pure, Black Tea. (Some links are affiliates. More information here.)


(ABOVE) Sperry Top-Siders give a preppy feel to these Calvin Klein skinny jeans and Banana Republic puffer vest.


(ABOVE) Find a similar faux-tortoise, monogrammable bangle at BaubleBar.


(ABOVE) I’ve had my Louis Vuitton Speedy since 1984.  See a similar looking vintage Speedy at the Vestiaire Collective.


(ABOVE) I bought this diamond CSX Michele watch about 12 years ago. See a similar one at Bloomingdale’s.


(ABOVE) Striped tee from Gap.


(ABOVE) This lipstick is all natural/organic by Gabriel, in the color seashell.  The earrings are 14k gold, 1.25″ hoops.

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18 comments on “(Video) Banana Republic Black Light-Weight Puffer Vest, Striped Gap Tee, Vintage Louis Vuitton Speedy, And Sperry Top-Siders”

  1. Hello again janis,you re the most pretty,smart woman in this world,believe me.Thanks for the pretty videos again and again,they really make my day much better,Anyways have you ever use these pretty journals just check her selling on etsy
    You ll like them.And check christine’s jewellry designs on etsy her link is
    She is on youtube her name pinksofoxy.
    Youre an inspiration.Please do more more more vlog videos,and pls show into your blue planner and do how we organized planner video,about decorate.
    Happy days pretty.x

  2. Hello there watch on youtube Busbee style
    She is pretty like you but youre amazing pretty and smart lady.
    More vlog please but long vlogs please.

    • Hi, Tara. I love Busbee Style. Thank you for suggesting her! And I’m so glad you like my vlogs and want more. I will work on that. Thank you for leaving such a nice comment, sweet lady! ~Janis

  3. I truly love your style. I live in Florida also ( Englewood) and it’s really hard to find the clothes that I love, here in Florida! Most shops and boutiques carry a lot of Tropical Island wear and I don’t necessarily like it that much. Once a prep…always a prep. Lol
    I do shop on Boca Grande a lot and they have a great Lilly Store…and I do love Lilly!!
    I shop a lot online at llbean and Lands End. I find some great Oxford Cloth shirts on eBay . Most of my bags are LV’s and Kate Spade. I also do a lot of online shopping for monogramed goodies! I will be coming down to Fort Myers soon to pick up my new puppy…..love it there and Naples!! So glad I found you…can’t wait to see more outfits!!

    • Thank you so much, Joy. So true, “once a prep…always a prep”! 🙂 Congratulations on getting a new furry baby!I appreciate you leaving your comment! ~Janis

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