(ABOVE) Dressed for dinner out with my husband in black, ivory, and pearls.
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January 17, 2020 / Video Post Notes
DINNER OUT WITH HUBBY, MY PRE-LOVED WALLET, & A NEW, All-NATURAL EYESHDADOW PALETTE
Black and Ivory Pants Outfit
My outfit in this blog post is what I wore for a recent dinner out with my husband. Because our weather has been unseasonably warm (this week has been in the mid-80s Fahrenheit), a cotton cardigan was the perfect weight. (Next week, temperatures are heading down to the mid-60s.)
This cardigan is a houndstooth print (and currently is on sale) but really almost any color or print would work with the ivory pants I’m wearing here. A gorgeous selection of cardigans is available at Talbots, Ann Taylor, and Brooks Brothers, so you might want to have a look at those sites if you want some fun inspiration. (I think this pink cardigan is especially pretty.)
My ivory pants are from J.McLaughlin. I bought them about a year ago, but they came back again this season. I’m sure it’s because they’re popular. They are very comfortable. The fabric is slightly stretchy and they have a side zipper, so the profile is slim and flattering on any figure.
My secret for how to keep from having any panty lines is these Capri Spanx. They don’t show any line on the thigh, because they hit just below the knee.
My Chanel Top-Handle Bag and Pre-Loved Chanel Wallet
Probably my favorite ladylike-bag style is the top handle, a classic shape that has been around for decades. This one is the Chevron Chic bag (with removable shoulder strap) that I purchased at Chanel, Waterside Shops, in the spring of 2018. (You can also see me carrying this bag here.)
I love this particular bag because it’s so versatile. It can be worn casually as a crossbody with jeans and flats, carried classically over the shoulder with refined pants and top, or carried by the top handle with a little black dress. Top handles are available in a variety of price ranges, and I show several lovely examples at the bottom of this post.
Fashionphile features both new and pre-loved luxury handbags, fine jewelry/watches, and more (including Cartier, Tiffany, Van Cleef & Arpels, David Yurman, Hermes, Chanel, Christian Dior, Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, YSL, etc.).
Both the wallet (and Louis Vuitton Key Holder that I’ll be showing in an upcoming post) look brand new to me, but because they are pre-owned, I was able to save substantially on the total price. (In states like Florida, there is no sales tax when shopping on line at Fashionphile, which can provide added savings.)
Something I appreciate greatly is that shipping is free, and once you receive your item, you have 30 days to decide whether you want to keep it. If you decide not to, you also receive free shipping back to Fashionphile. It makes buying pre-loved luxury so much less nerve-wracking and very fulfilling, because of the savings.
If you’re interested in viewing Chanel items like those I show in this post, Fashionphile currently has a similar Chanel Top-Handle Bag, listed in Excellent Condition, and more pre-loved Chanel top-handle bags here. They also have a nice selection of both new and pre-loved Chanel card holders and Chanel zip pouches.
A Fruit-Pigmented Rose-Gold Palette
100% Pure recently sent me their Rose Gold Palette, and I’m wearing it in this post. I’ve been wanting to experiment with a gold-shimmer eye look, and so I was thrilled they let me choose this palette to try. (100% Pure cosmetics are cruelty free and are naturally pigmented from fruit, vegetables, tea, and cocoa.)
The Rose Gold Palette consists of three satiny eye shadows, a satiny blush, and a shimmery highlighter. I’m wearing all three shadows on my eyes and the highlighter on my cheekbones. As you’ll see from the photographs I took in our car before dinner, the colors are not as reflective in natural lighting as they are under studio lights, so it’s possible to wear them for day, too. In fact, I filmed a day look with this palette recently, and I will be showing that in my next blog post and video. For details on all my 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.
What I like about the palette is the colors are very pigmented, and they glide on like silk. I show all of them swatched on my arm (just scroll down the page), so you can see how rich and bright they are. I’m looking forward to playing with the palette more, because I’m very new to using colorful eyeshadows. For most of my life, I’ve stayed with browns, muted purples, and gray, and I really want to have fun with (a bit more) daring looks.
100% Pure also sent me two lip colors. I specifically requested the Rose Gold Lipstick . It’s a peachy mauve with a silvery pearl shimmer. The Naked Lip Gloss, which I’m wearing over the lipstick, is a vitamin e-rich, semi-sheer cream-peach gloss. Both are moisturizing and look gorgeous alone, too.
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~Janis Lyn Johnson
(ABOVE & BELOW) Chanel Chevron Chic Top-Handle Bag in black grained calfskin, purchased in the spring of 2018 at Chanel, Waterside Shops, Naples, Florida. See pre-loved versions of Chanel top-handle bags at Fashionphile. Also shown: Cartier 18k Gold Small Tank Watch, purchased at Saks Fifth Avenue. See pre-loved Cartier tank watches at Fashionphile.
(ABOVE) Chanel Classic Cardholder in black caviar leather with gold hardware, purchased pre-loved (listed in excellent condition) at Fashionphile, a partner of Neiman Marcus, fall 2019. See the same card holder in excellent condition in pink chevron quilting, pre-loved, here. (BELOW) Chanel Small Classic Pouch in pink caviar leather with gold hardware, purchased at Chanel, Waterside Shops, Naples, Florida, summer 2019. See pre-loved Chanel pouches at Fashionphile.
(ABOVE & BELOW) Foldable Flower Purse Hook.
(ABOVE) 100 Percent Pure Rose Gold Palette, gifted to me by the company. (BELOW) What the three eyeshadows and highlighter look like on me in natural, evening lighting. (The below shots were taken in the car, just before 6 p.m.; my husband and I were on our way to dinner.) To save 15% off at 100% Pure, be sure to type in my exclusive 15% off coupon code at check out: JANISLUVPURE . (One use per customer. Full-price items only. Offer expires January 25, 2020.)
(ABOVE & BELOW) I’m wearing 100% Pure Blackest Creamy Long Last Liner on my eyes, and on my cheekbones and eyes I’m wearing colors from the 100 Percent Pure Rose Gold Palette. On my lips, I’m wearing 100% Pure Pomegranite Oil Rose Gold Lipstick and Naked Lipgloss. For the moisturizer, foundation, and blush I’m wearing, scroll down to What I Wore. To save 15% off at 100% Pure, be sure to type in my exclusive 15% off coupon code at check out: JANISLUVPURE . (One use per customer. Full-price items only. Offer expires January 25, 2020.)
100% Pure Rose Gold Palette Gift Set (Includes Palette and both lip products I’m wearing)
(ABOVE) 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Rose Gold Palette, includes a pale rose-gold highlighter with pearly shimmer (far left), a coppery-rosy blush with slight golden shimmer, a warm bronze eyeshadow with plum undertone and shimmer, a pale-rose nude eyeshadow with pink undertone and shimmer, and a rose-gold eyeshadow with shimmer. To save 15% off at 100% Pure, be sure to type in my exclusive 15% off coupon code at check out: JANISLUVPURE . (One use per customer. Full-price items only. Offer expires January 25, 2020.)
What I Wore
CARDIGAN: Talbots, on sale (more cardigans Talbots, Ann Taylor, Brooks Brothers) / PANTS: J.McLaughlin (more winter-white and ivory pants Ann Taylor, J.McLaughlin, Talbots) / SHAPWEAR: Capri Spanx (also amazon; because they hit below the knee, not on the thigh, there is no visible thigh or underwear line).
BAG: Chanel Chevron Chic Top-Handle Bag, purchased at Chanel, Waterside Shops, Naples, spring/summer 2018 (similar Chanel Top-Handle Bag, listed in Excellent Condition, Fashionphile; more pre-loved Chanel top-handle bags Fashionphile; alternative Kate Spade Mini Romy Top-Handle Bag, Tory Burch Kira Chevron Quilted Top-Handle Bag, Tory Burch Mini Lee Radziwill Top-Handle Bag, Gucci Mini Dionysus Top-Handle Bag, Gucci Padlock Bamboo Handle Shoulder Bag, Steve Madden Lizard-Embossed Faux-Leather Top-Handle Bag ) / CARD HOLDER: Chanel Classic Cardholder, purchased pre-loved, listed in excellent condition, at Fashionphile, a partner of Neiman Marcus, fall 2019 (same card holder in pink, pre-loved, here) / POUCH: Chanel Small Classic Pouch, purchased at Chanel, Waterside Shops, Naples, spring/summer 2018 (pre-loved Chanel pouches Fashionphile).
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)
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FACE MAKEUP: Gabriel Dual Powder Foundation, in Bamboo and Olive, 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 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 added at the upper lash line and under outer one-third of lower lash line 100 Percent Pure Blackest Creamy Long Last Liner, smudged with Sigma E54 Medium Sweeper Brush. Then, set shadow on lids and under lashes with RMS Beauty Un-Powder, using Sigma E40 Tapered Blending Brush / CHEEKS: Gabriel Apricot Powder Blush, applied with Sigma F40 Large Angled Contour Brush / CHEEKBONES: 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Rose Gold Palette Prism Highlighter (c/o) applied with Sigma F35 Tapered Highlighter Brush / LIPS: 100% Pure Naked Lipgloss (c/o) applied over 100% Pure Pomegranite Oil Rose Gold Lipstick (c/0) / LASHES: 100% Pure Ultra-Lengthening 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/MISC.
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 / HAT: Sloggers.
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Chanel Classic Card Holder, Pink, Pre-Loved, Excellent Condition (More Chanel Card Holders, Pre-Loved, Fashionphile)
Chanel Caviar Quilted Mini Coco Handle, Pre-Loved, Excellent Condition (More Pre-Loved Designer Top-Handle Bags 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)