(ABOVE) Classic preppy: a gingham button down shirt and cropped colored skinny jeans.

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SHIRT: Ralph Lauren (Also Similar J. Crew) / SWEATER: Ann Taylor, 10+ Years old (Similar J. Crew, Land’s End)  / JEANS: Lauren Ralph Lauren (Also Similar Lilly Pulitzer)/ BAG: Longchamp / SHOES: Cole Haan, Quite Old (Alternative Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Zappos) / LEATHER BRACELET: Banana Republic, Past Season (Alternative Brooks BrothersMark & Graham) / KICK-CUFF BRACELET: Judith Ripka JR Two, Quite Old (Similar Pre-Loved TrueFacet) / WATCH: Sterling Silver, Quite Old (Alternative Saks Fifth Avenue) /  EARRINGS: Sterling Silver, 1.25″ Hoops (Similar).

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: 100 Percent Pure, Hibiscus / EYELIDS: 100 Percent Pure, Cream Stick Eyeliner, Hope Diamond / EYELASHES: 100% Pure, Black Tea. (Some links are affiliates. More information here.)

Thursday, July 14, 2016 / Vlog Post Notes

How The Experts Were Wrong about Women and Colored Jeans

A while ago I read in a fashion magazine that colored jeans were “out”, and I remember thinking how sad that was, since they’re so darn fun and cute. Evidently, retailers care more about what women want than what fashion experts think–thank goodness–and colored jeans have continued to show up in stores. I’d say they’re now modern day classics.

The first pair I ever bought were bright pink and by Lilly Pulitzer. I think that was about six or eight years ago and I still wear them. Next came lemon yellow, then came two different shades of green and then, two weeks ago, I bought these cropped skinny jeans in both orange and magenta–and, recently, in lime. Yes, I’m addicted! (For goodness sake, they were marked down twice at

If you are a colored jeans lover like me, both the orange and magenta (and other colors, too) are still available at Macy’s in a variety of sizes, and they’re all on sale. One or two sizes are left at If you’re new to the colored jeans look, you can’t go wrong with pairing any one of them with a white shirt or tee.

Bright on!

~Janis Lyn Johnson

P.S. The exclusively-for-cardholders Nordstrom Anniversary Early Access Sale starts today on new fall items. The sale goes public to everyone else on July 22.










(ABOVE & BELOW) On my eyes: 100 Percent Pure Cream Stick Eyeliner, Hope Diamond. On my lips: 100 Percent Pure Lipstick, Hibiscus. My earrings: Sterling Silver, 1.25″ Hoops.


(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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