(ABOVE) Trying on a dress/coverup at Gretchen Scott (left); what I wore that day (middle); and leaving Ridgway Bar and Grill with my friend, Gail (right).
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WHAT I WORE (Scroll Down To Bottom of Page For Photographs)
SHIRT: Land’s End, Oxford Cloth, Past Season (Similar Ralph Lauren) /SKIRT: Castaway, Old (Alternative Talbots A-Line Skirt in Bright Pink/Blue Paisley or Pastel Pink/Blue Paisley; or Pastel Pink/Blue Plaid Full Skirt Here) / BAG: Longchamp (Bloomingdale’s) / SHOES: Sperry, Old (Alternative Sperry, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom Rack) / CUFF: Bauble Bar (Similar Nordstrom) / WATCH: Michele, Deco Diamond (Similar Bergdorf Goodman, Luxe, or Amazon.com) / EARRINGS: 14k Gold 1.25-Inch Hoops (Similar) / SUNGLASSES: Kate Spade, Lucyann, Tortoise Gold, 49mm.
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: Gabriel, Lipstick, Clay / EYELASHES: 100% Pure, Black Tea. (Some links are affiliates. More information here.)
STORE: Gretchen Scott, Naples / RESTAURANT: Ridgway Bar & Grill
Saturday, August 6, 2016 / Vlog Post Notes
Gretchen Scott, Naples, Florida, An Experience in Classic Playful, Preppy Fashion
Until a few months ago, when a friend gave me a pretty scarf from Gretchen Scott, I didn’t know she had a store in our town. I’d only recently discovered her fashions on line, so I was excited to try on some things I’d been eyeing for a while.
I spent a little more than two hours there, and I can tell you that as much as I enjoy her website, the store features even more than what you see on line. Yes, it has the classic, resort-style dresses, tops, skirts, and pants in bright and happy prints that I adore, but there is also gorgeous fine jewelry, art, home decor, and more. It’s such a fun and colorful feast for the eyes. My vlog only scratches the surface! If you live here or are visiting, and you find yourself in the Third Street South area, it’s definitely worth dropping by.
Just around the corner is Ridgway Bar & Grill, and it was the perfect spot to meet my friend, Gail, for lunch, before heading back out again. Luckily, we were already ensconced on the enclosed porch when it started raining. Neither of us had remembered our umbrellas, so we stayed inside until the weather cleared. We didn’t mind, because we both love, love rain and rainy days in general. Naples is blessed with so many sunny, warm days year-round that it’s a fun change when we get rain or cooler weather.
~Janis Lyn Johnson
P.S. Note: Some Gretchen Scott dresses have four-inch hems, so the item can be lengthened. Call or visit to find out which prints/styles are available with this.
Scenes From The Vlog
(ABOVE) It was a perfect, sunny day when I arrived at Third Street South at 10:45 that morning. My sunglasses are Kate Spade.
(ABOVE) The perfect sunny morning turned into a rainy day only a few hours later. That’s a typical summer day around here, because summer is the Naples rainy season. (BELOW) During a quick break in the rain, Gail and I left Ridgway Bar and Grill and she let me take her picture. She looked so cute in her super-comfy and casual outfit.
(ABOVE) Browsing through the racks at Gretchen Scott, I am in happy-print Heaven!
(ABOVE) Gretchen Scott Everywhere Jersey Dress. Also cute alternative at Lilly Pulitzer.
(ABOVE) Gretchen Scott Turquoise Sleek Voile Cotton Shirt–which I’ve rolled up and tied at the waist–with GripeLess Cotton Spandex Jeans in the print “Mystic Garden.” Also see cute Lilly Pulitzer skinny ankle pants at Zappos or Shoptiques.com.
(ABOVE) Gretchen Scott Cotton Embroidered Dress in the print “Ikat” (for this dress in pink with white embroidery, call or visit Naples store). On line this is available in green with white (or navy) embroidery or in pink with orange embroidery. Also, see adorable Lilly Pulitzer dress at Nordstrom.
(ABOVE) Navy and white Ruffle-Neck Jersey Dress in the print “Arabesque”. (BELOW) Gretchen Scott Everywhere Jersey Dress . Both of these particular dresses have four-inch hems that you can let out. Plus, there are other prints available. Love that! For more details, call Naples store.
(ABOVE) V-Neck Cotton Tunic in the print “Cornflower” (this print is currently available and on sale on line in s or xs). For cute tunics in more sizes, see Gretchen Scott here or here or Lilly Pulitzer here, here, and here. Pull-on Gripeless Pant here or here. Also see similar pant at Nordstrom here or here.
(ABOVE) Such an adorable collection of hats! Call or visit Gretchen Scott Naples store to enquire. Also, similar hats at Nordstrom.
(ABOVE) Gretchen Scott Flowered Basked with top handles, call or visit Naples store. Similar idea in lighter-color wicker bag with gold flowers at Nordstrom.
(ABOVE) Gretchen Scott Placemats and napkins in Lobster Lounge print. Also, similar cocktail napkins and guest towels at Neiman Marcus. For plates, call or visit Naples Store.
(ABOVE) Gretchen Scott Laugh More wrapping paper and gift bags. Also pretty gift wrap at Nordstrom, Minted.com, and Casa.com.
(ABOVE & BELOW) The Gretchen Scott Beleaf Boyfriend Shirt, benefitting inoperable pediatric brain tumor research.
(ABOVE & BELOW) The touching story behind the Beleaf Boyfriend Shirt. All proceeds benefit the Weill Cornell Pediatric Brain Tumor Project to help in the fight against inoperable brain tumors in children and adolescents. Go to ElizabethsHope.com for more information about the project.
(ABOVE) The adorable cloth shopping bags you receive to carry your purchase home. See what I got in an upcoming video blog post. 🙂
(ABOVE) The “Man Cave” lounge at Gretchen Scott, Naples, complete with large-screen television.
(ABOVE) The front porch at Ridgway Bar and Grill, during the downpour.
(ABOVE) Ridgway Bar & Grill Three-Cheese Flatbread.
(ABOVE) Gail and I make a dash for our cars when the rain stops. My sunglasses are Kate Spade.
What I Wore
(ABOVE) On my lips: Nourish Organic Shea Butter with Gabriel Color Lipstick in Clay on top. My earrings: 14k gold 1.25-inch hoops (similar)
(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.)
(BELOW) Items–or similar to those–featured at Gretchen Scott store, Naples. (More color choices than shown are available.)
Another wonderful video filled with beautiful shops and restaurants. You look beautiful in every color / print that you try on. So many blogs are filled with neutral pieces that yours is a unique perspective on Southern fashion. I remember Truffles also.
I really enjoy your blog’s. I feel like I am visiting Florida. Loved the color of your blouse. Looking forward to more videos.
Love your site so please put me on your email list.
Thanks and keep on with your inspiring looks!
Hi, Dale. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog. I’ve put you on the subscription list. 🙂 ~Janis
I didn’t see anything in that store that I didn’t like Janis, I would have gone mad – my card would have been sizzling by the end of the shop! Looks like you had a lot of fun and all the outfits you tried on looked so very pretty on you. So glad you and your friend had a lovely day out.
(I’m ILoveMyLittleBoyDog from YT). xx
Hi, Leyla! Your comment made me chuckle. I love the image of your credit card tips burning red and orange on the edges. 🙂 I did have a lot of fun. Thank you so much for watching! Cheers ~Janis
Loved everything…lunch too!! You have inspired me to gather more colored items for my current wardrobe!! Thank you!!
all beautiful looks ,sexy
Thank you so much, Paul! ~ Janis
I am obsessed rainy days,thank you so much for your beautiful inspirational vlog lovely Janis.Rainy dark sky looks amazing!Your friend pretty,and the lunch area.You should buy blue pant with big flowers,its amazing on you,if I head been there,I would definitely buy 🙂 so please upload more vlog more often,your vlogs makes me like I am with you there.
Thank you!Happy days~
Hi, Rose! Weren’t they gorgeous?! I loved those pants, too!! Hope you’re having a wonderful day or evening where you are. ~Janis
Enjoy you vlogs,you’re pretty in every outfits.More vlog please.
Hi, Marie, and thank you so much! Another one will come in a few weeks 🙂 ~Janis