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(ABOVE) A navy and white outfit always pairs well with orange, coral, or bright pink accents.


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March 14, 2019 / Video Post Notes

NAVY AND WHITE DRESSES FOR SPRING/SUMMER & MY NO-MAKEUP MAKEUP LOOK

Simple, No-Fuss Dressing

I’ve been investing more in dresses of late, because they make choosing outfits so much easier. Just one clothing item to think about–love that! Also, they keep me comfortable and cool in our extreme summer heat (and, lately, our very warm winter).

I found this dress last year, and many more navy and white dresses are showing up in stores right now. Below, you’ll find some of my favorite classic styles that are currently on line. The one I’m wearing here, in this exact print, is no longer available, but I found the same and similar J.McLaughlin dresses in other prints and I show them below, too (several are on sale, including here and here). They all are made of a seasonless material, which resists wrinkling well and makes all the dresses perfect for traveling.

Simple, Clean Moisturizer and Makeup

The day I wore this outfit, it was in the low 80s and I knew I would be spending a lot of time outside. I wanted my skin to look as natural as possible in daylight, so I decided to try using my powder foundation as a concealer, rather than an all-over foundation.

First, I liberally spritzed mineral-rich spring water all over my face. (Mountain Valley Spring Water, the same water we drink, and we order it in five-gallon glass bottles.) I used a 4-ounce glass spray bottle to spritz it on my face, and while my face was wet I applied a few drops of Bragg Organic Olive Oil (same olive oil we use on salads), and then dabbed on a little Aura Cacia Organic Cocoa Butter (which I first warmed up on the back of my hand).

After waiting for these to be absorbed, I then applied the 100% Pure Foundation only to areas and spots that I wanted to camouflage. I applied it lightly, so that you could still see my skin through it. I didn’t try to totally hide my discoloration and spots. I just lightened them a little. In other areas of my face, I didn’t apply any foundation.

I applied my 100% Pure Lipstick lightly, too, by dabbing it on with my finger, and then also used it as my cheek color. Lastly, I combed a little Pacifica Mascara through my lashes to darken, lengthen, and thicken them slightly.

I really like the final result, because it looks quite like real skin.  Just three makeup products, and all are clean (manufactured without harmful ingredients). It’s perfect for casual days when you want to look just a bit more finished than totally makeup-free.

I hope your weather is showing at least a few signs of spring, wherever you are.

Thank you for taking the time to visit me here!

~Janis Lyn Johnson


 

NAVY & WHITE DRESSES

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Talbots Navy and White Dress

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J. Crew Navy and White Dress

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Brooks Brothers Navy and White Dress

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Talbots Navy, White  and Ultramarine Dress

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J.Crew Navy and Off-White Dress

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Brooks Brothers Navy and White Dress

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Chaus Navy and White Dress

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Talbots Navy, White, and Rose Dress

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Brooks Brothers Navy and White Dress

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Talbots Navy and White Dress

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J.McLaughlin Navy and Off-White Dress

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J.McLaughlin Navy and White Dress

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J.McLaughlin Navy and Off-White Dress

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Talbots Navy, White and Ultramarine Blue Dress

 

 

J.MCLAUGHLIN SEASONLESS-MATERIAL  DRESSES

ON SALE

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J.McLaughlin Blue Multi Seasonless Dress (More Here)

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J.McLaughlin Black and Off-White Seasonless Dress (More Here)

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J.McLaughlin Navy, White, and Green Seasonless Dress (More Here)


 

What I Wore

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(ABOVE & BELOW) After moisturizing my face with a spray of mineral-rich spring water (from 4-ounce Glass Spray Bottle),  followed by organic olive oil and organic cocoa butter, I applied a light amount of 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Powder Foundation, just on trouble spots (not all over my face), 100% Pure Cocoa Butter Matte Lipstick, Cactus Bloom, on my lips and cheeks, and Pacifica Stellar Gaze Length and Strength Mineral Mascara, Supernova. I wanted to create a natural looking stain on my lips, so I dabbed on just a tiny amount of the lip color with my fingertip. However, if you want the color as bright as it is below, simply apply it straight from the tube. In this post, I wore it full strength to coordinate with my bright coral cropped pants.

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100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Powder Foundation

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Pacifica Stellar Gaze Length and Strength Mineral Mascara, Supernova

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100% Pure Cocoa Butter Matte Lipstick, Cactus Bloom

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MY CLOTHING

DRESS: J.McLaughlin (J.Mclaughlin on sale herehere).

MY ACCESSORIES

BAG: Longchamp (similar Shoulder Tote, Top-Handle Tote; more nylon tote bags NordstromMacys) / SHOES: Bernardo Miami Leather Sandal, Navy.

MY JEWELRY

BRACELET #1: Initial Charm Bracelet (similar in 14K Gold, Sterling Silver/ BRACELET #2: Talbots (more here).

MY MOISTURIZERS/MAKEUP (All Natural/Organic Ingredients)

MOISTURIZER: Liberal spritz of  Mountain Valley Spring Water (from 4-ounce Glass Spray Bottle), followed by Bragg Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Aura Cacia Nourishing Organic Cocoa Butter (under eyes, top of cheekbone, cheeks) / FACE: 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Powder Foundation, Both Crème and White Peach, applied with Sigma Flat Angled Kabuki F88 Brush and brushes from EcoTools Ultimate Concealer Duo Brush  Kit / CHEEKS: 100% Pure Cocoa Butter Matte Lipstick, Cactus Bloom, applied with EcoTools Cruelty-Free Stippling Brush  / LIPS: 100% Pure Cocoa Butter Matte Lipstick, Cactus Bloom (applied lightly with fingertip) / LASHES: Pacifica Stellar Gaze Length and Strength Mineral Mascara, Supernova, combed out with this Folding Eyelash Comb With Metal Teeth.

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YouTube Video

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Wide Gold Enamel Bangle

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14K Gold Engravable-Charm Bracelet

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Sterling Silver Engravable-Charm Bracelet

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Narrow Silver Enamel Bangle

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Longchamp Le Pliage Small Nylon Tote, Saffron (More Nylon Tote Bags NordstromMacys)

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Longchamp Le Pliage Small Nylon Top-Handle Tote, Saffron (More Nylon Tote Bags NordstromMacys)

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Longchamp Le Pliage Small Nylon Tote, Pink Ice (More Nylon Tote Bags NordstromMacys)

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Kate Spade Nylon Tote, Madison Rouge (More Nylon Tote Bags NordstromMacys)

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Ted Baker London Nylon Tote, Nude Pink(More Nylon Tote Bags NordstromMacys)

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Bernardo Miami Leather Sandal, Blush (More Colors Available)

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Bernardo Miami Leather Sandal, Navy (More Colors Available)

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Bernardo Miami Leather Sandal, Tomato (More Colors Available)