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(ABOVE) Although black accessories are lovely with gray, I opted to carry a blue bag with this outfit, for a slightly softer look.


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October 31, 2018

Ruffles, And More Ruffles!

Decorative ruffles first showed up in the early 1700s and, lucky for us, they have never gone out of style. They’re especially popular this fall, because fashion designers have deemed them “in”, so you’ll find them on shirts, skirts, jackets, and even shoes.

This particular ruffle shirt is crafted from a stretch-cotton blend (67% cotton, 28%  polyester, 5% spandex), so it’s extra comfortable. I particularly love the cuff, because there are ruffles on the top and the bottom. So pretty!

What impressed me about these  pants was the combination of ankle length and slim, stretchy fit. I think this makes them flattering on any figure. Plus, with an ankle length, I can wear any shoe I want (low, medium, or high heel). On line, they’re listed as the color “black,” but as you can see, they’re predominantly light gray.

Although I typically shy away from wearing large prints on my lower half–since it’s larger in proportion to my top half–the soft gray tone on these is so subtle, I like them on me. If you’re interested, they’re still available, as is my shirt.

Getting back to the subject of shoes, these suede and patent-leather pumps come in narrow and medium widths, they’re on sale, and are available in a variety of colors (including burgundy).

For details on everything else I’m wearing (accessories, jewelry, makeup, moisturizers), plus several alternative ruffle tops, pants and pumps I found on line, simply scroll to the bottom of this post.

I hope you’re having a peaceful week.

All the best to you!

~Janis Lyn Johnson


 

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(ABOVE & BELOW) Gabriel Powder Blush, Willow, applied with EcoTools cruelty-free Stippling Brush ; RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek, Diabolique (can be applied with a lip brush or fingertip); and Gabriel Matte Eye Shadow, Charcoal  (applied with  brushes from EcoTools Cruelty-Free Six-Piece Eye Set).

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 Gabriel Powder Blush, Willow

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RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek, Diabolique 

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 Gabriel Matte Eye Shadow, Charcoal 

EcoTools Six-Piece Essential Eye Collection

EcoTools Cruelty-Free Six-Piece Eye Set

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MY CLOTHING

SWEATER: (similar Cotton-Blend Cardigan, Merino-Wool Cardigan and Merino-Wool ShellCashmere Cardigan and Cashmere Shell, Merino-Wool Embroidered Cardigan; alternative Cotton-Cashmere Blend Cable CardiganMerino-Wool Ruffle-Front Cardigan / SHIRT: Brooks Brothers (also Pinpoint Oxford Cotton Ruffle Shirt, Cotton Ruffle-Front Tuxedo Shirt, Crepe Sleeveless Ruffle TopCrepe Sleeveless Ruched Top / PANTS: Ann Taylor, listed on line as the color “black,” but as you can see, they’re predominantly light gray (similar Talbots; high-waist, wide-leg Nordstrom).

MY ACCESSORIES

BAG: Salvatore Ferragamo (more Ferragamos here; light-blue here; alternative crossbody Rebecca Minkoff, hobo Frances Valentine) / SHOES: Trotters (similar Suede and Patent-Leather Flats, Suede Kitten-Heel Pumps,  Leather Kitten-Heel Pumps, Leather Ankle-Strap Pumps). 

MY JEWELRY

EARRINGS (similar splurge, steal) / WATCH: Michele / BRACELET #1: David Yurman / BRACELET #2: David Yurman/ BRACELET #3: David Yurman (also to consider from David Yurman: Pearl Bangle BraceletPearl Small Hoop Earrings, Pearl Necklace).

MY MOISTURIZERS/MAKEUP (All Natural/Organic Ingredients)

FACE SCRUB: Coconut Oil Mixed with Himalayan Salt (alternative 100% Pure Organic Acai Pulp Facial Scrub) / FACE MOISTURIZER: Nourish Organic Face Cream, Argan & Pomegranate / LIPS-EYE AREA MOISTURIZER: Nourish Organic Shea Butter / FACE MAKEUP: BareMinerals Matte Foundation SPF 15, Golden Medium 14 and Golden Fair 04, applied with BareMinerals Flawless Application Face Brush (also available here) and Sigma Flat Angled Kabuki F88 Brush / CHEEKS: Gabriel Powder Blush, Willow, applied with EcoTools cruelty-free Stippling Brush / LIPS: RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek, Diabolique (can be applied with a lip brush or fingertip) / EYELIDS: Gabriel Matte Eye Shadow, Charcoal  (applied with  brushes from EcoTools Cruelty-Free Six-Piece Eye SetLASHES: 100% Pure Ultra-Lengthening Mascara, Black Tea, combed out with this Folding Eyelash Comb With Metal Teeth.

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