(ABOVE) A light-weight sweater jacket, jeans, and classic flap quilted-leather shoulder bag for a warm fall day.
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November 19, 2019 / Video Post Notes
FALL OOTD & GREEN BEAUTY LIP COLORS
Warm-Weather Fall Style
Many of you now are facing snow, but for those of us in southern Florida, the weather still is fairly warm. For that reason, I’m wearing layers that have no wool and easily can be removed if I get hot.
One of my favorite layering pieces in this weather is a jacket with no wool. This one from Talbots actually is a tweed-look sweater jacket, so it’s easy to move in and, therefore, very comfortable. It is only available in a limited number of sizes, but I did find several on line that are similar–both with and without wool–and I show them at the bottom of this post.
For a casual feeling, I paired my blazer with lighter-wash jeans and leather-mule loafers that I’ve had for about 10 years. I like mules also because of the comfort factor. If you get a pair that fit well and come up on the top of your arch high enough, I find they are easy to keep on and walk in for quite some distance–which, clearly, is very important, but I’ve found isn’t always the case with all mules. I located several similar mules on line and show those, too, at the bottom of this post.
A New (To Me) Green-Beauty Makeup Line
I recently was contacted by Au Naturale and asked if I would like to try several products. To be honest, I’d not heard of the brand, so I researched them on line. What I discovered is impressive. Their ingredients are all non-GMO or organic, to which they add natural mineral color pigments; they also are paraben free, cruelty free, gluten free, and vegan. In addition to their own website, Au Naturale’s products are available at a variety of sites on line, including Amazon and Neiman Marcus.
The items I tested for this post are Perfect Match Petal Lip Pencil and Plume Eternity Lipstick. The lip pencil provided a nice, light-pink matte base, and the lipstick added a creamy, moisturizing deeper pink on top–a combination I like very much. Also, I love the lip pencil worn with a 100% Pure Gemmed Lip Gloss over it–such as Crystal or, for a bit more color, Peacock Ore.
On line at Neiman Marcus, I discovered Au Naturale’s Blossom Anywhere Creme Multistick. I always appreciate a product that can work as both a lip and cheek color, and although I haven’t tried it I think the color Blossom in particular looks yummy.
Wishing those of you who celebrate it a safe and peaceful Thanksgiving.
~Janis Lyn Johnson
P.S. If you happen to be reading this, I want to thank you, Suzie F., from Fort Myers, Florida, for coming up to me in the Nordstrom Cafe a few Fridays ago, and saying hi. It was a wonderful surprise, and I loved meeting you. You had such kind, gracious things to say about my YouTube videos, and it’s very much appreciated. Thank you so much again, and a big hug to you!
(ABOVE & BELOW) Although this slim, zip-top saffiano-leather Tory Burch card case comes with a lanyard, I use the case without it, and find it’s the perfect size for my smaller bags. Similar Tory Burch saffiano-leather card cases are available at Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, and Amazon. I also found almost the exact card case with lanyard from Gucci.
(ABOVE & BELOW) Recently, I found this Pouch for my four-ounce glass salad dressing Bottle, and I love the scallop detail. It comes in a set of three (this one is the medium size). I also found a similar 6.5″x5″x2.5″ blush-beige vegan cosmetic pouch at Amazon. (BELOW) I found the glass bottle about seven years ago. It comes in a box of six, and I use them to carry my salad dressing when dining out, and also for beauty oils I keep in my bathroom. For my dressing recipe: Home-Made Organic Salad Dressing.
(ABOVE & BELOW) Whenever I carry a bag that might easily be soiled, I take along a Portable Purse Hook for the table, like I did here, when I lunched at Nordstrom Cafe.
(ABOVE & BELOW) This Compact Beauty Mirror comes with a carry bag and is oversized, which makes it much easier to use for checking or even applying makeup.
Compact Beauty Mirror and Carry Bag
(ABOVE) On my eyes I’m wearing 100% Pure Fruit-Pigmented Fig Eyeshadow, set with RMS Beauty Untinted Un Powder (to keep the shadow from creasing or transferring), and on my lips I’m wearing Au Naturale Perfect Match Petal Lip Pencil and Plume Eternity Lipstick (c/o). Au Naturale also is available at Amazon.com and Neiman Marcus.
100% Pure Fruit-Pigmented Fig Eyeshadow
(ABOVE) Au Naturale Perfect Match Petal Lip Pencil, left, and Plume Eternity Lipstick, right (c/o).
(ABOVE) Although I just discovered it on line and have not tried it, this also looks like a pretty color for both lips and cheeks: Au Naturale Anywhere Creme Multistick, Blossom, available at Neiman Marcus.com. Au Naturale products are also available at Amazon.com. Their ingredients are all non-GMO or organic, to which they add natural mineral color pigments; they also are paraben free, cruelty free, gluten free, and vegan.
JACKET: Talbots, in a limited number of sizes (similar No-Wool Blazer, No-Wool Tweed Jacket, No-Wool Draped Tweed Jacket, Merino-Wool Sweater Blazer, Wool -Knit Gray Blazer; more sweater-blazers and jackets Brooks Brothers, Talbots) / TOP: Premise Studio Split-Neck, old (similar All In Favor, Cece, Talbots) / JEANS: Articles of Society, old (similar Here, Here; more skinny jeans Talbots, Nordstrom).
EYEWEAR: Cole Haan (similar Cole Haan here, here; Quay Australia, Ray Ban) / BAG: Brooks Brothers, old (similar Tory Burch, Coach, Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo) / CARD CASE: Tory Burch (similar Tory Burch without lanyard Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Amazon); with lanyard Gucci; more card cases Nordstrom) / SHOES: Cole Haan, old (similar black loafer mule Sam Edelman, nude loafer mule Marc Joseph, taupe croco-embossed loafer mule Steve Madden, black loafer mule Linea Paolo, gray snake-embossed mule Coach (more Nordstrom).
EARRINGS: 14K Gold Lapis Lazuli (similar Ross-Simons).
MY SKINCARE/MOISTURIZERS (All Natural/Organic Ingredients)
FACE SCRUB: Real Castile 100% Olive Oil Soap applied with Buff Puff Regular Facial Sponge (alternative 100% Pure Organic Acai Pulp Facial Scrub) / FACE MOISTURIZER: Nourish Organic Face Cream, Argan & Pomegranate / LIPS-EYE AREA MOISTURIZER: Nourish Organic Shea Butter.
MY MAKEUP BRUSHES & MAKEUP (All Natural/Organic Ingredients)
FACE MAKEUP: Zuzu Gluten-Free Dual Powder Foundation D-7 and D-24, applied with Sigma F80 Flat Kabuki Brush (as foundation all over face), and also with Sigma E62 Cut Crease Brush (as primer on eyelids, and as concealer on nose/chin discoloration), and with Sigma 3DHD Precision Brush (as concealer for darkness on inner corners of eyes, as primer under eyelashes), and with BareMinerals Flawless Application Face Brush (for light dusting on front of neck–brush also available here) / EYES: 100% Pure Fruit-Pigmented Fig Eyeshadow, applied with Sigma E43 Domed Blending Brush, and also with Sigma E21 Smudge Brush (below eyelashes), then smudged with Sigma E39 Buff and Blend Brush and softened/blended crease shadow with Sigma E40 Tapered Blending Brush, then set with RMS Beauty Un-Powder, using same Sigma E40 Tapered Blending Brush (first wiped clean with a dry tissue) / CHEEKS: Gabriel Vibrant Pink Powder Blush , applied with Sigma F40 Large Angled Contour Brush / LIPS: Au Naturale Perfect Match Petal Lip Pencil and Plume Eternity Lipstick (c/o) / LASHES: RMS Beauty Defining Mascara, combed out with Folding Eyelash Comb With Metal Teeth / FINISHING-SETTING SPRAY: Mountain Valley Spring Water, spritzed from glass, fine-mist spray bottle (4-ounce or 2-ounce size).
MY VLOGGING CAMERA/EQUIPMENT & SALAD DRESSING BOTTLE
CAMERA: Sony / CAMERA CASE: Sony / BATTERY: Sony (I carry extras) / MINI TRIPOD/GRIP: Manfrotto / SMARTPHONE TRIPOD MOUNT: Square Jellyfish / MY SALAD DRESSING BOTTLE: Glass, Leak-Proof, 4 oz / POUCH FOR BOTTLE: Scallop Zipper Pouch.
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14k Gold Lapis Lazuli Earrings
Split-Neck Top With Collar, Cream White
Split-Neck Top With Ruffle & Tie, Ecru (More Colors Available)
Merino-Wool Sweater Blazer, Gray (More Colors Available)
Merino-Wool Herringbone Sweater Blazer, Black/Ivory
Merino-Wool Knit Rowing Blazer, Heather Gray/Winter White
No-Wool Draped Tweed Jacket, Navy/Winter White
No-Wool Cropped Tweed Jacket, Gray
Wool-Blend Open-Sweater Blazer, Ivory (More Colors Available)
High-Waist-Skinny-Jeans (More Talbots)
High-Waist Skinny Jeans (More Articles of Society)
Taupe Croco-Embossed Leather Loafer Mule (More Nordstrom)
Black Leather Loafer Mule (More Nordstrom)
Black Leather Loafer Mule (More Sam Edelman)
Gray Snake-Embossed Leather Mule (More Nordstrom)
Tory Burch Leather Shoulder Bag
Salvatore Ferragamo Leather Shoulder Bag
Tory Burch Saffiano Card Cases (Also At Bloomingdale’s, Amazon)
6.5″x5″x2.5″ Blush-Beige Vegan Cosmetic Pouch (More Colors Available)
Leak-Proof 4-Oz.Glass Salad-Dressing Bottle
NATURAL & ORGANIC MAKEUP
BOOKS, ORGANIC FOODS/CLEANING SUPPLIES & MORE
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HANDBAGS & LEATHER AGENDAS, CALENDARS, ACCESSORIES
HANDBAGS, WALLETS & SHOES
HOME & PATIO DECOR, TABLEWARE, FURNISHINGS
HOME OFFICE ORGANIZATION (AGENDAS, BINDERS, CALENDARS, PLANNERS & MORE)
JEWELRY (COSTUME & FINE)
As always, you look lovely! Blossom is a beautiful color. Choosing a lippy can be fraught with landmines. First you have to watch out for undesirable ingredients, then choosing a color and a finish is difficult. I can think of many lipsticks that I have purchased that looked good in the tube and were either too day or the color not complementary (or both).
Donna, thank you. You are so right about all the hurdles involved when choosing/purchasing a lip color. Same, I think, with foundation. And, it’s so nice to have one hurdle out of the way, at least, by choosing makeup from companies that use all-natural, less harmful ingredients. I also agree about lip colors that can be drying. My lips are already dry, so definitely don’t want them made even more dry! Yikes!
Hi Janis, I just open my email and saw your new video what a nice surprise.! thanks so much love the jacket perfect for Florida. I am still in NC but ready for Florida. We got some 18 degrees uphere… way too cold for me.!!! My friend came over while I was watching your video she loves everything about you.. she did join your blog few minutes ago…. her name is Sherry:) Take care, Alicia
Brrrr, Alicia, that is cold! You are such a sweetheart to show my video to your friend. Thank you so much for doing that. I hope you are keeping warm up there. 🙂
Hi Janis! I just recently found your vlog and have been catching up, watching all of them! I love them all and find them very infotainment and calming to watch. I hope you continue to make them in the future. Many thanks from a new subscriber.
With every good wish,
Jo Ann M.
Oh my gosh, Jo Ann, thank you so much for watching my vlogs–and for subscribing. I so appreciate it! Many thanks from me 🙂
Hi Janis, always pure luxury when receiving an e- mail video from you.
Absolutely loved your jacket, complimented the skinny jeans in every way.
You always look super classy & stylish, yet so comfortable.Gorgeous make up, such a cute bag & shoes.
Great tip to always keep our bags clean, love those hooks for bags.
Thank you for sharing always greatly appreciated. ?
Enjoy weekend, Kind Regards Bernadine .. South Africa!
Hi, Bernadine, in beautiful South Africa! It’s so nice to hear from you again. Thank you for your very kind compliment. Hope you are doing well this weekend. 🙂
Beautiful jacket. Love your hair. I am growing my silver gray hair long. How often do you get your hair trimmed? Like you I love classic styles.
Jeanne, it’s so funny that you asked about when I get my hair trimmed. I just, finally, got it trimmed recently (before filming this and my next post coming out soon). I had gone to my regular hair-cutting shop about 4 months ago (the kind where you simply drop in and they fit you in within the next hour or so–no appointment necessary), and the place was closed. Since I didn’t have another place with which I was familiar, I put it off; it’s been almost a year, or maybe 9 months…I can’t really remember. Usually I get it trimmed about every 6 or 8 months…. Aren’t classic styles wonderful? I’m so grateful for the Internet, so that we get to view many choices at our leisure before making any decisions. It just makes shopping for clothes and shoes, etc., so much less stressful or complicated. Thank you for visiting my blog!
Looking Good, as usual! Flawless skin and make up…. Like you in blue!
Hi, Gail! Thank you, my good friend. Looking forward to seeing you in January when you return. I appreciate you visiting my blog!