(ABOVE) Blue and white seersucker–a classically preppy spring/summer fabric.

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April 14, 2017 / Video Post Notes

Staying Cool in Seersucker

I’ve got a stubborn cold hanging on, so I wasn’t able to film the video I’d planned for this week. In its place, I’m sharing one I shot late last summer.

That day, it started pouring down rain smack in the middle of filming. Absolutely buckets! Then the sun came out, making me think it was over–until the rain flooded down again in blowing torrents.

Although the wind blew my hair all over the place, it did nothing to ease the high heat and humidity, and on days like that the last thing I want is to worry about how I look. The heat is stress enough! I was thankful my second layer was an unlined seersucker blazer. The cotton fabric is puckered, which keeps you cooler than other cotton fabrics. It’s also naturally a bit rumpled, and I like that, because it looks and moves in a kind of effortless, casual, I’m-supposed-to-be-this-way manner. I like that about linen, too.

It’s easy to go without an extra layer on days like this–and I often do down here. But there’s also something I enjoy about occasionally disregarding logic completely, and dressing the way I want in spite of the gosh darn heat.

If you celebrate the holidays, I hope yours is a happy and peaceful one.


~Janis Lyn Johnson










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WHAT I WORE (Clothing)

JACKET: Land’s End (Similar J. Crew; Alternative Gingham Jacket Talbots; Seersucker Top Nordstrom) / TEE: (Similar Talbots) / PANT: Cabi (Similar Yellow Talbots; Other Colors Macy’s, Ralph Lauren).

WHAT I WORE (Jewelry/Accessories)

BAG: Coach (Alternative Cognac Satchel Kate Spade, Bucket Bag Talbots)  / SHOES: Sperry (Similar Talbots) / WATCH: Michele (Also Saks Fifth Avenue; On Sale Ross-Simons)  / SILVER-GOLD BRACELET: Judith Ripka JR Two (Alternative David Yurman NordstromSaks Fifth Avenue) / LEATHER BRACELET: Gili / NECKLACE: Nordstrom.

MY MOISTURIZERS/MAKEUP (All Natural/Organic Ingredients)

FACE MOISTURIZER: MiEssence Rejuvenating Moisturiser / LIPS/EYE AREA MOISTURIZER: Nourish Organic Shea Butter / FACE MAKEUP: 100% Pure Crème and White Peach Powder Foundation / CHEEKS: Gabriel Vibrant Pink Powder Blush / LIPS: Gabriel Mocha Ice Lip Gloss / LASHES: 100% Pure Ultra-Lengthening Mascara, Black Tea. (Some links in this post are affiliates. More information here.) 

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YouTube Video

J-Crew-Seersucker-Regent-Blazer-Back  J-Crew-Seersucker-Regent-Blazer

J. Crew Blazer

Talbots-Tailored-Gingham-Blazer  Talbots-Tailored-Blue-White-Gingham-Blazer

Talbots Blazer

Halogen-Stripe-Seersucker-Top  Talbots-White-Everyday-Tee

Nordstrom Top           Talbots Tee

  Talbots-Everson-Whipstitched-Driving-Moccasins  Talbots-Flawless-Five-Pocket-Ankle-Candy-Yellow-Pastel-Jean

Talbots Moccasins       Talbots Jeans

Kate-Spade-Hayes-street-Small-Isobel-Leather-Satchel-Warm-Cognac  Talbots-Square-and-Oval-Bucket-Bag-Spring-Sienna-Vachetta-Leather

Kate Spade Top Handle     Talbots Bucket Bag

David-Yurman-Cable-Classics-Cuff-With-Gold-and-Diamonds  Moon-and-Lola-Vineyard-Personalized-Monogram-Pendant-Necklace

 David Yurman Cuff      Nordstrom Necklace


David Yurman Cuff