(ABOVE) This Kate Spade tote looks quite demure. But scroll down further on this post to see what’s on the other side.

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STIPPLING BRUSH: Eco Tools / EYEBROW PENCIL: ZuZu Luxe, Russet / LIPSTICK I’M WEARING: 100 Percent Pure, Peach (See NOTE below for how to receive 15% off!) LIPSTICK I SHOW: 100 Percent Pure, Hibiscus (See NOTE below for how to receive 15% off!) / SHIRT I’M WEARING: O’Neill, Flannel  / STRIPE RUFFLE SHIRT: J. Crew / MY BAG: Kate Spade, Urchin Pink, On Sale / BAG I CONSIDERED: Tory Burch, York Tote Bag, Light Oak / TORTOISE NECKLACE: Ann Taylor (Similar J. Crew Factory, J. Crew) / JEWELRY FOLDER: Novel Box, Large / CACHEPOT: Dana Gibson /  HANDBAG ORGANIZER: Gaudy Guru /  WEDGE SHOES: Trotters  /  WATCH: Michele (Similar Ross-Simons) / LOTION: Dr. Bronner’s / DRIED MANGO: Amazon, sugar free.

MAKEUP I’M WEARING (All Natural/Organic Ingredients)

 (NOTE: 100 Percent Pure recently contacted me to give JLJ Back To Classic followers 15% off on their site until midnight, PST, September 30, 2016. You don’t have to, but if you use my links (or click here) they’ll know you came from my site, and I’ll receive a small fee at no cost to you. Thank you! Then, at checkout, type in my special code, SEPT15FAN.)

 FACE: 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Powder Foundation, Both Crème and White Peach / CHEEKS: Gabriel, Vibrant Pink / LIPS/EYE AREA: Nourish Organic, Shea Butter  / LIPS: 100 Percent Pure, Lip Glaze, Peach / EYEBROWS: ZuZu Luxe, Russet / EYELIDS: Discontinued Product / EYELASHES: 100% Pure, Black Tea.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016 / Video Post Notes

Classic Fashion, Beauty, Home Decor, and Healthy Snack Favorites

I haven’t done a Classic Favorites video since last May, and because I’ve purchased some neat items since then, I thought I’d put together another one for this post.

I particularly love the Kate Spade tote above and below (which is on sale, by the way). I’ve been searching for a soft blush-pink bag ever since seeing one carried by a friend of mine two summers ago. It was the Kate Spade Cedar Street Maise in Pink Blush. I loved it, plus she said she had no problem if I bought it, too. But I’d already copied one of her bags two years earlier, and I hated to do that to her again. She has such gorgeous classic taste!

So I was determined to find one eventually, and that I did. My Kate Spade Hallie, in Urchin Pink, is so fun with one side demure and the other with its perforated “Skirt The Rules” quote. It’s a tote, which I decided I preferred, since I already have several structured, zip-top bags. It’s also in saffiano leather, which can definitely go a bit dressier. What really convinced me, though, was getting it on sale. I was completely sold then.

Also, if you’ve been wanting to try 100 Percent Pure makeup, JLJBackToClassic followers have the opportunity to save 15% until September 30. You can use any of my 100 Percent Pure product links listed in this blog post (or click here). You don’t have to, but I would greatly appreciate it, because (1) they’ll know you came from my site and, (2) I will receive a small fee, if you decide to make a purchase (and you don’t pay anything extra!). Then, at checkout, simply enter my special code, SEPT15FAN.

I hope you enjoy seeing what other goodies I found.

~Janis Lyn Johnson


(ABOVE & BELOW) This Kate Spade tote is understated on one side–and totally different on the other.


(ABOVE) Turn the Kate Spade bag around and this cute perforated quote is on the logo side.


(ABOVE) This adorable hula-girl bag charm comes with the Kate Spade tote.


(ABOVE) I initially considered getting this Tory Burch York Buckle Tote in the color Light Oak, but ultimately decided on the Kate Spade tote. Still, I really like this Tory Burch bag, too!


(ABOVE) I ordered two of these white jewelry folders in the large size. They are so useful for special necklaces.


(ABOVE) Mixing faux tortoise shell with rhinestones for day. So fun! See similar necklaces here and here.


(ABOVE) Dana Gibson Chinoiserie Cachepot.


(ABOVE) I love this handbag organizer!


(ABOVE & BELOW) Trotters Wedge.



(ABOVE) Here, I’m in a post from several weeks ago, wearing the nude wedges with my Ann Taylor pleated skirt and Kate Spade navy croc-embossed bag.


(ABOVE) I ordered this wedge in black as well. (It comes in pewter, too.)


(ABOVE) O’Neill Plaid Flannel Shirt–which is much more light weight than typical flannels–and Michele watch.


(ABOVE) This Dr. Bronner’s Organic Hand and Body lotion is extra rich–perfect for dry, cracked winter skin.


(ABOVE & BELOW) On my lips: 100 Percent Pure Lip Glaze in the color  Peach, which I made sheer with a light coat of shea butter first. My eyebrows: ZuZu Luxe Cream Eyebrow Pencil in the color Russet.



(ABOVE & BELOW) ZuZu Luxe Cream Eyebrow Pencil in the color Russet.



(ABOVE) Eco Tools stippling brush. I use this to apply blush. Because of the different lengths of bristles, the blush is applied more lightly, allowing me to build the color.


(ABOVE & BELOW) I’m wearing 100 Percent Pure Anti-Aging, Fruit-Pigmented Lipstick in the color Hibiscus


(ABOVE & BELOW) 100 Percent Pure Anti-Aging Fruit Pigmented Lipstick in the color Hibiscus.



(ABOVE) J. Crew Ruffle Button-Up Shirt in the pattern Stripe.


(ABOVE) Organic dried mango slices are so yummy and healthy. No sugar! (BELOW) To see more about items featured in this video (or similar)–click on the photographs. On a smart phone? Click side arrow to see all items. (More color choices than shown are available.)

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