(ABOVE) One long, lean color of muted color. (Photographs and video in this post.)

I purchased this one-button oatmeal cardigan, because I liked how lightweight and flowing it was. It’s a completely different look than my traditional cardigans and pullovers.

Here, I paired it with slim jeans in ecru to balance the sweater’s loose, asymmetrical fit and to create one long, lean monotone line.

Although I could have worn my whiskey boots with a bag the same color, I thought I would take a chance and pair them instead with my monogrammed bucket bag in the color stone.  (I know.  I know.  It isn’t much of a risk for most people, but I am awfully set in my ways sometimes, and this was my baby step in the experimenting department.)

It wasn’t until I was dressed and walking out the door that I noticed the underside of the shorter handle of the bag just happens to be whiskey, too.  I thought that was serendipitous  (And clearly shows that I do not pay enough attention to things!)  ~Janis Lyn Johnson

WHAT I’m Wearing (Scroll Down For Scenes From The Video Shoot)

ACCESSORIES…HANDBAG: GiGi New York  / BOOTS: Ralph Lauren (Similar Michael Kors in chocolate brown leather; similar in taupe suede at Zappos; and similar in faux leather) / JEWELRY…WATCH: Michele (Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus) / NECKLACE: Talbots (Similar at Nordstrom) / CLOTHES…SWEATER: Bobeau / JEANS: J. Crew (Similar in ecru) / MAKEUP (All Natural and Organic Ingredients)…FACE: 100 Percent Pure Healthy Flawless Skin Foundation Powder in both Creme and White Peach / CHEEKS: Gabriel Color Powder Blush, in Vibrant Pink / LIPS: 100 Percent Pure Fruit Pigmented Creme Stick, in Perfect Naked Mauve / EYELIDS: Gabriel Color Eyeshadow, in Chocolate Brown / EYELASHES: 100 Percent Pure Fruit Pigmented Ultra Lengthening Mascara, in Black Tea.

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