(ABOVE) This hat is such a classic shape and size; I wear it with summer dresses and jeans, too.

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HAT: Tuckernuck / SKIRT: Talbots (Also Cute Here; Both on Sale) / TOP: Talbots (On Sale) / BAG: Longchamp, Past Season (Smaller, On sale, Darker Pink, Nordstrom) / SHOES: Talbots, Past Season (Alternative Nordstrom or ShopBop) / BRACELETS: Quite Old (Similar Bead Bracelet) / PEARL RING: Heirloom (Alternative HSN, Saks Off Fifth) / WATCH: Michele CSX (Similar Nordstrom, Amazon) / MISSING EARRINGS: 14k Gold Ball Studs (Similar Amazon).

MY MAKEUP (All Natural/Organic Ingredients)

FACE: 100% Pure, Both Crème and White Peach / CHEEKS: Gabriel, Vibrant Pink / LIPS & EYE AREA: Nourish Organic, Shea Butter / LIPS: ZuZu, Dollhouse Pink / LIPS: ZuZu, Uber / EYELASHES: 100% Pure, Black Tea. (Some links are affiliates. More information here.)

Thursday, July 7, 2016 / Video Post Notes

How To Know if a Hat is Right For Me

The day I wore this outfit, I forgot my earrings. I didn’t realize it until later when I got home, removed my hat, then went to the mirror to smooth out my hair. I always wear earrings whenever I go out, even if it’s just to run to the grocery store.  At the very least, I wear a tiny stud. Maybe it’s silly, but I feel strange leaving my ear piercings bare.

When I saw these photographs, however, I noticed that I didn’t notice my missing earrings.  What I did notice was the hat.

That’s the phenomenon of a hat. It calls attention to itself. Up close or far away, it’s the star of an outfit. That’s why it’s important to make sure a hat works with your face, figure, and outfit.

The way I determine if a hat is right for me is to have someone take a photograph of me wearing it–usually a quick snapshot with my iPhone. I’ve asked both friends and sales associates to do this for me in stores, and then I go home and I think about it. For special occasions, I also take a quick shot of me wearing the hat with the outfit I’ve picked out. A quick one from my phone, propped up against books, works fine for me.

In the end, knowing which hat is right for a person is a matter of personal taste. Friends have told me they prefer me in one hat over another–and each friend’s opinion has been different.

If I like the way a hat looks on me, that’s all that really matters.

~Janis Lyn Johnson











(ABOVE & BELOW ) On my lips: ZuZu Luxe (organic/natural) Lipstick in Dollhouse Pink (which is a matte cream bubble gum-pink color) and Uber (which adds a little clear shimmer).



(ABOVE) Dollhouse Pink, left, and Uber, right.


(ABOVE) 14k Gold Ball Stud Earrings. (BELOW) Get a look similar to the one I’m wearing. On a smart phone? Click side arrow to see all items. (More color choices than shown are available.)

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