(ABOVE) J. McLaughlin dress and Vaneli sandals.

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DRESS: J. McLaughlin (Also in Orange/Red or Black ) / BAG: GiGi New York, Stella Fold-over Clutch, Personalized With My Initials, Azure Pebble Grain, Currently on Sale! (Also in Other Colors) / SANDALS: Vaneli (Also in Other Colors) / WATCH: Michele ( Amazon or Bloomingdale’s) / RING: Old (Similar in Blue Quartzite or Milky Aquamarine) / BRACELET: Old (Alternative Milky Aquamarine and PearlPink Morganite and Pearl; or Green/Grey/Pink Quartz).

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, Venus / EYELIDS: Gabriel Color, Eye Shadow, Brown / EYELASHES: 100% Pure, Black Tea(Some links are affiliates. More information here.)

Thursday, August 18, 2016 / Video Post Notes

Wearing Color Combinations That I Enjoy in My Home, Too

I bought this dress back in February, and I can officially say I now love, love wearing aqua with light blue. (If you’re interested, it’s now part of a major sale at J. McLaughlin.)

A few months later I found this Gigi New York clutch in the same color as the aqua in my dress. How fun to find a match like that. By the way, if you like the color of this clutch, it’s on sale, too, at Gigi New York.

You know, it’s interesting that I always liked wearing navy with kelly green but had never worn their pastel counterparts together. Considering they’re the colors in our family room (with shell pink), it just goes to show how narrow minded I’ve been. If I like certain color combinations in home decor, why wouldn’t I like them in what I wear, too.

I’m grinning now, because I just got an image in my head of Carol Burnett’s iconic Scarlet O’Hara green-velvet drapes dress. For those of you who wonder what I’m talking about, it was a 1976 comedy skit on the comedienne’s CBS variety show in which she reenacts a scene from the movie Gone With The Wind. Only, with Burnett’s dress, she neglects to remove the curtain rod. (See it here.)

I cannot stop grinning.

~Janis Lyn Johnson





(ABOVE) J. McLaughlin wrap dress.




(ABOVE) This GiGi New York clutch comes with a crossbody strap, and can be monogrammed with your own initials.





(ABOVE & BELOW) On my eyelids, a light swipe of Gabriel Color in Chocolate Brown.


(ABOVE & BELOW) On my lips: Gabriel lip gloss in Venus and eye shadow in Chocolate Brown.


(BELOW) I love this Ross-Simons milky aquamarine ring similar to the one I’m wearing–and the coordinating bracelet.

(BELOW) Get a look similar to the one I’m wearing–click on the images below. On a smart phone? Click side arrow to see all items. (More color choices than shown are available.)