(ABOVE) A loose, layering cardigan and jeans with flats for a casual day running errands.
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February 8, 2020 / Video Post Notes
BLACK JEGGINGS OOTD, LOUIS VUITTON BAG & KEY POUCH, PLUS A ROSE GOLD MAKEUP PALETTE
My Jeggings Outfit
When I wore this outfit, the day began in the 60s Fahrenheit and rose to the mid-70s, so I was glad my shirt was sleeveless and my sweater was made of cotton, not wool. I’ve had the Brooks Brothers Sleeveless Dress Shirt for years and wear it a lot, because it provides a light layer without adding any bulk (or too much warmth) in the arms. It’s perfect for our changeable fall and winter weather–and especially our very hot summers. I also have the Brooks Brothers White Ruffle-Collar Sleeveless Blouse. In fact, I love it so much I have two of them, so if one is in the laundry the other one is available to wear. Both styles of shirt are so popular, Brooks Brothers brings them back every year.
The Louis Vuitton Multi Pochette Accessoires & What’s Inside
The set of bags I’m carrying is a new design from Louis Vuitton called the Multi Pochette Accessoires. It consists of two small pouches and a round coin purse with your choice of either a pastel-pink or khaki-green web strap, plus a short chain strap. I have the pink strap, however on this day I decided to wear the bags with a monogram strap that I’ve had for years.
I pre-ordered the Multi Pochette last August after seeing an article about it on line, and I’m glad that I did. By the time it launched in stores on September 27, 2019, it was sold out (plus the price had been raised), and there is now a waiting list for it. If you are interested in purchasing the bag, you can put it on your wish list on line at Louis Vuitton and also ask your client advisor to put you on the waiting list at their store. Alternatively, it is available for immediate purchase at Fashionphile (a partner of Neiman Marcus), although at a higher price since it is in such demand. (Both new and pre-loved items are offered there.)
Buying Pre-Loved at Fashiophile
I purchased a pre-loved Louis Vuitton Monogram Key Pouch from Fashionphile and use it to carry credit cards and cash in small bags like the Multi Pochette. I’ve been trying to buy it at Louis Vuitton for two years, with no success. The monogram version never seems to be available whenever I check either on line, or with customer service at the 1-800 number, or with either of my client advisors at two separate Louis Vuitton stores (one in Naples and one in Chicago). So, when I saw this one I nabbed it.
I show my Key Pouch below, and it is in such pristine condition it looks brand new. I was able to save about $50 by buying it through Fashionphile, because it was missing the key chain. That was fine with me, since I already own the Key Pouch with a key chain in the Ebene pattern. I purchased the Monogram Key Pouch specifically for credit cards and cash.
One great thing about shopping through Fashionphile is that I don’t pay sales tax in my state, which gives me an added savings. On large purchases, that really ads up. I purchased a handbag there recently, which I’ll be showing in a future post, and not having to pay the sales tax made a considerable difference in the price. Another plus is that shipping is free, and once I receive my item, I have 30 days to decide whether I want to keep it. If I decide not to, I also receive free shipping back to Fashionphile.
Something Pretty I Found
Oh, and before I forget, I mentioned a cardigan in my last post that I thought was so pretty. Well, I decided to order it and it just arrived. It’s the Stitched Ann Cardigan with Pearl Buttons in pastel pink from Ann Taylor, and I love it! It’s very feminine, and the colors combine a soft mauve pastel-pink trim with a heathered peachy-pink body, and delicate pearl buttoms. It’s currently available in all sizes, if you’re interested.
Using Clean, All-Natural Products on My Skin
In today’s post I’m again wearing eyeshadows from the Rose Gold Palette sent to me by 100% Pure. In my last post I created a bit more dramatic eye by also using a black eyeliner, but for this day look I used just the three eyeshadows.
I’ve been buying makeup from 100% Pure for about five years, because I only use clean, natural products on my skin. (Our skin absorbs between 60 and 100 percent of what we put on it.) All 100% Pure cosmetics are cruelty free and are naturally pigmented from fruit, vegetables, tea, and cocoa.
For details on the rest of the makeup I’m wearing here, including where I placed the shadows on my eyes and the makeup brushes I used, scroll down to What I Wore/My Makeup Brushes & Makeup.
Thank you, as always, for taking the time to visit my blog and read my post. I hope you enjoy the video.
~Janis Lyn Johnson
Scenes From The Video
(ABOVE & BELOW) I pre-ordered the Louis Vuitton Multi Pochette Accessoires this past August, and it was sold out (plus the price had increased) by the time it appeared in stores September 27, 2019. There is a waiting list for this bag at Louis Vuitton, so if you are interested in it ask your client advisor to put you on their list. It also is available for immediate purchase at Fashionphile, although it is at higher price there since it is in such demand.
As for my belt, I have it in several colors. It’s made of an elasticized woven canvas, with leather trim, and because there are no pre-determined holes, it always fits, whether I’m wearing it with low- or high-waist bottoms.
(ABOVE & BELOW) Louis Vuitton Key Pouch, purchased pre-loved at Fashionphile. I use this for carrying credit cards and cash in small handbags.
My adjustable pearl and gold bracelet is from David Yurman.
(ABOVE) Louis Vuitton Mini Pochette. Purchased through Louis Vuitton customer service, August 2019. Available pre-loved at Fashionphile.
(ABOVE) Louis Vuitton Multi Pochette Accessoires (with adjustable monogram strap, sold separately), Key Pouch, and Mini Pochette; with 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Rose Gold Palette and Naked Lip Gloss.
Because the Louis Vuitton items above are so popular, they often are not available on line, in stores, or through customer service at their 1-800 number. However, you can find (new and/or pre-loved) Multi Pochette Accessoires, Shoulder Straps, Key Pouches, and Mini Pochettes at Fashionphile, a partner of Neiman Marcus.
RMS Beauty Un-Powder (For Setting Eyeshadow to Keep it From Smudging; also to Set Foundation)
Sigma E40 Tapered Blending Brush (For Applying RMS Beauty Un-Powder Onto Lids as Setting Powder and For Multiple Other Eye-Makeup Uses)
(ABOVE & BELOW) On my eyelids I’m wearing a light dusting of shadows from the 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Rose Gold Palette and on my lips, 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Naked Lip Gloss. I’m also wearing Zuzu Gluten-Free Dual Powder Foundation and Gabriel Apricot Powder Blush.
Sigma F82 Round Kabuki Brush (For Achieving Medium to Full Foundation Coverage on Face)
BareMinerals Flawless Application Face Brush (For Lightly Dusting Foundation onto Neck)
Sigma F80 Air Flat Kabuki Brush (For Stippling Blush onto Cheeks)
CARDIGAN: GAP, old (similar Longline Hooded Cardigan, Ribbed Longline Cardigan; alternative Stitched Cardigan with Pearl Buttons, Sweater Trench Cardigan, Pearlized Button Boyfriend Cardigan; more cardigans Gap, Talbots, Ann Taylor, Brooks Brothers) / SHIRT: Brooks Brothers Sleeveless Dress Shirt (I also have and recommend the Brooks Brothers White Ruffle-Collar Sleeveless Blouse) / JEANS: Talbots Jeggings, black (more black jeans Nordstrom, Talbots, TJMax, Bloomingdales, Macy’s).
EYEWEAR: Kate Spade Prescription Glasses (I had these made into prescription sunglasses) / BAG: Louis Vuitton, August 2019 (pre-loved Fashionphile) / SHOULDER STRAP: Louis Vuitton, 2006 (pre-loved Fashionphile / KEY POUCH: Louis Vuitton, purchased pre-loved from Fashionphile, September 2019 / ZIPPERED POUCH WITH CHAIN: Louis Vuitton, August 2019 (pre-loved Fashionphile) / SHOES: Lindsay Phillips (similar Black Leather Ballet Flat with Bow; more Nordstrom) / BELT: Woven Black Stretch Belt (more colors available).
WATCH: Cartier Small 18k Gold Tank Watch, Alligator Strap (pre-Loved Fashionphile; alternative Tory Burch Tank Watch, Timex Classic Watch) / BRACELET : David Yurman Spiritual Pearl Bracelet.
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 F82 Round 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 Rose Gold Palette (c/o): Gleam shadow applied to lid with Sigma E54 Medium Sweeper Brush, Glimmer shadow applied to crease as transition shade with Sigma E43 Domed Blending Brush and under lower lashes with Sigma E21 Smudge Brush, and Luster shadow applied to outer corners and crease with Sigma E21 Smudge Brush). Next, softened crease 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 Apricot Powder Blush , stippled onto cheeks with Sigma F80 Air Flat Kabuki Brush / LIPS: 100% Pure Naked Lipgloss (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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Kate Spade Prescription Glasses (I Had These Made Into Prescription Sunglasses)
Woven Black Stretch Belt (More Colors Available)
Leather Ballet Flat With Interchangeable Decoration (More Ballet Flats Nordstrom)
Louis Vuitton Key Pouch (Pre-Loved Fashionphile)
Louis Vuitton Mini Pochette, (Pre-Loved Fashionphile)
Sony Camera (My Vlogging Camera Takes Photos/Videos)
Sony Battery (I Carry Extra Batteries)
Sony Compact Carrying Case (My Camera Bag)
Mini Tripod/Handgrip For Cameras and Smart Phones (I Hold My Camera With This)