(ABOVE) The decorated Christmas tree (and I) outside Ridgway Bar & Grill in Naples, Florida.
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December 24, 2017 / Video Post Notes
HOLIDAY DATE NIGHT WITH MY HUSBAND
When it comes to clothing, I think ivory is the first color with which I ever fell in love. It’s such a soothing tone. I have it in a variety of pieces, including accessories, because so many other colors go with it. Plus, it looks wonderful on its own in one long, lean column.
This “date night with my husband” outfit is several different shades of ivory mixed with a skirt, but I also like to wear this shirt and cardigan with ivory pants. I could have chosen higher heel pumps, but opted for these kitten heels, because I knew we’d be walking several blocks after dinner at Ridgway Bar & Grill, viewing the holiday lights along Third Street South.
It’s been a while since my husband and I dined downtown so close to Christmas, and I was amazed at how busy it was. It seems like only yesterday when our little Naples was still just a small, mostly undiscovered town.
Then again…maybe it has been three decades since then. It certainly isn’t undiscovered anymore. It wasn’t even 5:30 in the evening when we arrived, and we were lucky to find a parking space!
Thank you so much for visiting my blog. If you celebrate Christmas, I send you wishes for a peaceful, merry day–and to all of you, have a happy, healthy New Year!
~Janis Lyn Johnson
Scenes From The Video
(ABOVE) The Olde Naples Building, built in 1921, on Third Street South.
(ABOVE & BELOW) The Christmas tree outside Ridgway Bar & Grill.
(ABOVE) The patio at Ridgway Bar & Grill.
What I Wore
(ABOVE & BELOW) 100% Pure Hyacinthus Cocoa Butter Matte Lipstick and Gabriel Chococlate Brown Eyeshadow.
(ABOVE) 100% Pure Hyacinthus Cocoa Butter Matte Lipstick swatch.
COTTON CARDIGAN: Talbots, various colors available (similar Wool, Silk-Wool Blend) / SHIRT: Mombeau (similar here, here) / SKIRT: Theory (alternative Ivory Pants here, here).
BAG: Kate Spade (similar here; alternative Kate Spade, Salvatore Ferragamo).
EARRINGS: (alternative splurge here, here; steal here) / WATCH: Michele (more here, here).
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FACE MOISTURIZER: Nourish Organic Face Lotion / LIPS/EYE AREA MOISTURIZER: Nourish Organic Shea Butter / FACE MAKEUP: 100% Pure Healthy Flawless Skin Foundation Powder, Creme and White Peach applied with BareMinerals Flawless Application Face Brush (also available here) / CHEEKS: 100% Pure Plum Powder Blush, applied with EcoTools cruelty-free Stippling Brush / EYELIDS: Gabriel Chococlate Brown Eyeshadow (applied with brushes from EcoTools Cruelty-Free Six-Piece Eye Set) / LASHES: 100% Pure Ultra-Lengthening Mascara, Black Tea.
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Loved your outfit…especially the blouse!…….Where did you get it? Looks like a great evening!
Thank you, Gail Marie! I’ve had this blouse for about 3 or so years, I think? I found it at either Marshall’s or TJMax. Hope you have a merry, merry Christmas! Love you ~ Janis
Your outfit was perfect, merry Christmas!
Thank you, Kandice Elizabeth! Merry Christmas to you and your family, too! ~ Janis
Once again thank you for such a gorgeous festive video.
You looked oh so elegant ?very royal indeed.Loved yr total outfit.
Loved yr soft colour choice , the ivory compliments you like silk & the Hyacinthus lipstick completes yr outfit.
The lights were majestically beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
What a perfect example of how a gracious lady should look like on a dinner date.
So wished we had as many beauty choices you have in USA,
Thank you . Enjoy festive celebrations.
Looking forward to all your videos in 2018.
Hi, Bernadine! Your compliment honors me so very much. Thank you. I’m happy you liked seeing the Naples lights. It’s a small stretch of 3rd Street that is lit like this, but I enjoyed seeing it. Thank you for your continual support of both my blog and my videos. I appreciate it! Wishing you and your family a peaceful, happy 2018! Hugs ~ Janis
I was pleasantly surprised to see that your latest vlog post featured the Talbots Shimmering Dot Popover Blouse that I had just purchased that day. I guess your style is rubbing off on me! I always look forward to your videos and admire your classic elegance and refined demeanor. You are an inspiration for those of us who prefer the finer things in life at a budget price. I will be thinking of you when my husband and I visit Naples next March. Merry Christmas and Happy 2018!
Janis, I loved your ivory outfit. It looked so beautiful on you. You truly look fabulous in every outfit. Also, I enjoyed watching the festive video. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas. Looking forward to watching your videos in 2018. Best wishes, Monika
Absolutely flawless! Best wishes for a very joyous holiday season. I love Naples. Have visited it every summer for years. Beautiful memories of our stays there.
I would love to see a post/video on where and how you store your purses, shoes, accessories, etc.
Hi beautiful u look stunning..I just recently saw ur video on YouTube.i was looking for something else and I came across ur video..where u talk about when u were 50-52..and the changes u made..I’m 55 and doing the same..my diet is very important.. because of health problems ..but ur awesome and I’m glad I came across u..
Take care..ur very beautiful…
Norma, that’s so wonderful that you’re making changes in your diet to heal your health issues. As you said, diet is definitely so important. Thank you for watching my How I Cope with Aging video, and for taking the time to stop by here and leave your kind comment! ~ Janis