(ABOVE) The day I put together this outfit it was rainy and in the low 70s, and I opted for a comfortable, slouchy blazer and overall monotone-beige look.
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May 23, 2020 / Video Post Notes
MY MEDIUM FENDI PEEKABOO BAG & SLOUCHY BLAZER, SILK BLOUSE, BEIGE JEANS OOTD
Slouchy Blazer & Silk Blouse OOTD
Shops and restaurants are open in Southwest Florida–serving patrons at 50 percent capacity now–but I haven’t “socially” ventured out just yet. I still make a weekly trip to the grocery store, and sometimes also to UPS or the gas station, and take walks, but otherwise I’ve been more comfortable home-bound. At least for now. It comes naturally for me anyway, since I’m a homebody at heart.
I was eager to film this outfit though, because I wanted to show you this pretty Silk Tie-Neck Blouse I received from LilySilk. They contacted me recently to ask if they could send me several items. It isn’t often I accept gifts from brands, but I was impressed with the look and price of the items featured on their site, and once receiving the two blouses I chose, I became a fan.
This Tie-Neck Blouse and the black LilySilk Casual Round-Neck Tee I also ordered are made from the finest silk available and feel luxurious against the skin. Regarding this pink blouse: I like that I have the option to wear the tie looped over casually, as I do in this post, or in a pretty bow, for a more dressy look. It’s available in this light pink, as well as nine other colors.
I also was impressed with how the blouses came packaged. Each was carefully folded, covered in gold-foil embossed tissue, and they were placed together in a slim white and gold box. What I received would make a lovely gift.
Simply scroll down the page to see photographs of the packaging, as well as a photograph showing what this pink blouse looks like on me without the jacket.
LilySilk Exclusive 12%-off Discount Code
I am so thankful to LilySilk for the beautiful blouses and also for giving me a discount code exclusively for you, JLJ Back To Classic readers and viewers. You can receive 12% off of anything on their site (in addition to any other discount promotions). Simply type in the code JLJ12 at checkout.
My Fendi Medium Peekaboo Selleria Bag in Romano Leather
Regarding my handbag…The Fendi Peekaboo caught my attention beginning about two years ago, initially because of its classic, structured, top-handle style and detachable shoulder/crossbody strap. But what makes the bag unique (and why I love it) is the center divider, upon which the handle is mounted, and where both the metal turnlocks are located (one on each side). To close either side of the bag, you simply push the outside of the bag toward the center divider, then secure and turn the lock once its in its metal hole. This center divider nicely organizes the bag into two separate compartments, either of which can be left locked or unlocked. (I like the look of both unlocked.)
By the time I was ready to purchase a bag, I had decided I wanted either a mini Peekaboo in lambskin or a medium Peekaboo in either the smooth or the textured calfskin, but neither our local Fendi nor Fendi.com had any in light beige or blush.
My Fendi sales associate Whitney even shipped in several bags for me to view, but none worked out, so I began looking online at Fashionphile for pre-loved. Then, last September, I found this bag: The Fendi Medium Peekaboo Selleria handbag in Romano (textured-calfskin) leather. The handbag is a mix of a peachy blush-beige on the outside (Rosa Plaster) and a bright peachy-pink on the inside (Coral Pink). The leather is thick and supple and luxuriously smooth while still being textured; and the color is exactly what I wanted.
I also love that the center divider is a shiny metal (in this case a bright silver), rather than painted metal or covered in leather (like some other Peekaboos). My bag is pre-loved (from 2015) and was listed in excellent condition. It also came with the Fendi dustbag and Fendi box (the latter of which was a little rough around the edges but still works). The bag itself is in beautiful condition, which is a testament to its original owner who took very good care of it. Thank you, whomever you are!
If you want to see the items I’m currently carrying in this bag, simply scroll down the page. Particularly handy are my Fendi Medium and Small Glazed-Fabric Flat Pouches, which are made of a brown glazed monogram fabric with chocolate-brown leather accents. I keep lots of usefuseful items in these, and I show most of those below as well.
Also, if you like the style and color of my bag, then you will be happy to learn that Fendi now has a current bag online that looks very similar to mine. View it here. The only marked difference that I can see is the interior of the new bag looks like a cream/ivory, rather than peachy-pink like mine. (For pre-loved Peekaboos, visit Fashionphile.)
Speaking of Fashionphile, I have to tell you the value and savings is amazing if you are patient and wait for a bag you really love and in excellent condition. That’s what I did, and I was able to find this medium Peekaboo bag in beautiful condition for $1,885 (I also didn’t have to pay sales tax in Florida).
My Fendi Mini Peekaboo Bag in Lambskin
I have been so enamored with my medium Peekaboo bag, in fact, that last month I bought a Mini Fendi Peekaboo at Fendi on line. It has shiny rose-gold hardware (including the metal bar on the middle divider), and is in the most delicate shade of pastel-pink lambskin. The lambskin is luxuriously supple and soft and yummy. I love this bag. Scroll down the page to see photographs of my mini and medium Peekaboos side by side. You can see how different they are, even though the colors are similar.
If you are interested in buying a Fendi Peekaboo, I definitely recommend the bag, and if you have any questions, I’d be happy to answer them if I can.
Health, peace, and safety to all of you as we continue through this Covid-19 era.
Thank you for taking the time to visit me here.
~Janis Lyn Johnson
(ABOVE) These Patent Leather Pumps work wonders at lengthening the leg, because the combination of nude leather and PVC blend with your natural skin tone. Currently they’re available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s, and Nordstrom.
(ABOVE) The Fendi Medium Peekaboo Selleria Bag in Romano leather (calfskin; Rosa Plaster/Coral Pink). I purchased my bag pre-loved at Fashionphile in September 2019; dated 2015, and listed in Excellent condition. (For the current Fendi Medium Peekaboo that looks very similar to mine, Fendi.com; pre-loved, Fashionphile).
(ABOVE) In front is my Fendi Mini Peekaboo in pink lambskin, with rose-gold hardware; it measures 9.1”Lx7.1”Hx4.3”D. I purchased this at Fendi.com recently (pre-loved Mini Peekaboos, Fashionphile). Behind it is my Fendi Medium Peekaboo in Romano leather, the Selleria style; it measures 13”L x 10.2” H x 4.7” D. (For the current Fendi Medium Peekaboo almost identical to mine, Fendi.com; pre-loved, Fashionphile).
(ABOVE) Fendi is known for its Peekaboos coming with a “raincoat” that can be slipped onto the bag in wet weather.
(ABOVE) The Fendi Medium Peekaboo has two large compartments and a zippered pocket (located in the front compartment).
(ABOVE) Shown here is the fast-acting inhaler (Albuterol) I carry with me, although I’m blessed in that I’ve not needed to use it since changing the way I eat eight years ago. I’ve not had asthma symptoms since going off soy, sugar/sweeteners, dairy, and all grains (except for rice several times a week). I was first diagnosed with asthma at age 28 and through the years the condition progressively worsened–until I changed the way I ate. For safety, I still carry the inhaler with me, but I am grateful to have learned of the connection between gut health and chronic illness. To learn more about my health regime, see my blog post Healing Chronic Health Issues: What I Eat and Why.
ABOVE & BELOW) Ovalet Lockable Purse Hook (available in gold and silver tone). I use this for hanging my bag on a table in a restaurant. Because it locks closed, it also is great for securing a bag to an airport luggage-cart handle or grocery-store cart handle. I love that it easily accommodates wide shoulder and top-handle straps.
(ABOVE & BELOW) When I carry a larger bag, among the items I like to have with me are these lint-removal sheets. They are perfect for catching errant animal fur or specs on dark clothing. My particular brand isn’t available (I’ve had them for years), but I did find these.
(ABOVE & BELOW) My hubby bought me this Small Swiss Army Knife about 18 years ago and I love it. It’s available in 33 colors and has scissors, a nail file, a knife, a toothpick, and tweezers. I always have it with me!
Small Swiss Army Knife (33 Colors Available)
(ABOVE & BELOW) I recently discovered these Oil Blotting Papers, and carry them in my bags so I always have a way to remove excess shine on my face when on the go, but without disturbing my makeup. I love that they don’t have any powder. They are just paper. Also shown above: Michele Serein Diamond Watch.
(ABOVE) These Oil Blotting Papers have no powder on them, which I prefer, and gently remove excess oil, without removing makeup.
(ABOVE) When I have room for it, I carry this MyCharge Portable Phone Charger with me, because my iPhone 6 doesn’t seem to hold much of a charge anymore
(ABOVE & BELOW) Pink Faux-Snake Coated-Canvas Key Pouch. This is under $20 and is available in 24 different patterns, including one very similar to the Louis Vuitton Damier Azur Key Pouch (see it here and below). I use this to keep my keys from scratching the interior of my leather bags (or the leather surfaces of other items in a bag). I also have the Louis Vuitton Key Pouch in the Damier Ebene brown-check pattern and in the Monagram pattern (the latter of which I bought pre-loved at Fashionphile, because I’ve never been able to find a new one available at Louis Vuitton. I also use these key pouches as small wallets in my little bags. (I love zippered key pouches!)
Pink Faux-Snake Coated-Canvas Key Pouch (24 Colors Available)
Blue-and-Cream Check Coated-Canvas Key Pouch (24 Colors Available)
(ABOVE ) I bought this MiuMiu wallet last year and carry it in my larger bags. I love the color and all the comparments. See a current similar MiuMiu wallet here.
(ABOVE & BELOW) I was impressed with how the two LilySilk blouses I ordered were packaged. The items were carefully folded, covered in gold-foil embossed tissue, and placed together in a pretty white and gold box. What I received would make a lovely gift. On my wrist: David Yurman Spiritual Pearl Bracelet, David Yurman Cable Spira Bracelet, and a hammered-gold bangle given to me by my mother 15 or so years ago.
(ABOVE & BELOW) I ordered this LilySilk Tie-Neck Blouse, in pink, as well as a black LilySilk Casual Round-Neck Tee. Both are made from the finest silk available and feel luxurious against the skin. Regarding this pink blouse: I love that I have the option to wear the tie looped over casually, as above, or in a pretty bow, for a more dressy look. It’s available in this light pink, as well as nine other colors. If you’re interested in purchasing anything at LilySilk, you can receive 12% off (in addition to any other discount promotions). Simply use the code JLJ12 at checkout. Also shown above:Michele Serein Diamond Watch (More Michele Watches Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom).
(ABOVE) The second blouse I ordered was the black Lilysilk Casual Round-neck Silk Tee. I thought the band of silk fabric along the upper chest made the top so much more interesting than just a regular cotton t-shirt. In addition to black, it’s also available in white and navy. (Extra 12% Everything at LilySilk, Use Code JLJ12 at Checkout.)
(ABOVE & BELOW) All my makeup is made with only natural ingredients. On my lips I’m wearing 100% Pure Pomegranate Oil Anti-Aging Lipstick (Calendula), and on my face Bare Minerals Matte Powder Foundation SPF 15 (Golden Medium 14, Golden Fair 04). On my eyes, RMS Beauty Defining Mascara, and Zuzu Luxe Eyeshadows in the colors Vintage (a deep cedar rose/matte shade, on lid and in crease), Bubblegum (a neutral rose/matte shade, in outer crease), and Blackout (a carbon black/matte shade, used as eyeliner).
Zuzu Luxe Eyeshadow, Bubblegum (Neutral Rose/Matte Shade, In Outer Crease)
Zuzu Luxe Eyeshadow, Blackout (Carbon Black/Matte Shade, Eyeliner)
The Makeup Guard Card, Pack of 2 (I Used This To Keep My Eyeshadow Line Straight and Clean and to Create a Slight Wing Effect)
EYEWEAR: Cole Haan Clear, Round Sunglasses (more clear-frame sunglasses Nordstrom) / BAG: Fendi Medium Peekaboo in Romano leather, the Selleria style (new like mine Fendi.com; pre-loved Fashionphile) / POUCHES: Fendi Medium and Small Glazed-Fabric Flat Pouches / KEY CASE: Pink Faux-Snake Coated-Canvas Key Pouch (24 patterns/colors available) / WALLET: MiuMiu (similar MiuMiu Matelasse Leather Zip Wallet, Cammeo) / LINT REMOVAL SHEETS: (similar Hollywood Lint-Removal Sheets, 2 Pack, 60 Total Sheets) / KNIFE: Small Swiss Army Knife (33 colors available) / FACE BLOTTING PAPERS: DHC Oil Blotting Papers / PURSE PHONE CHARGER: MyCharge Portable Phone Charger / SHOES: Schutz Cendi Patent Leather Pumps (available Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom).
WATCH: Michele Serein Diamond Watch (more Michele Watches Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom) / BRACELET #1: David Yurman Cable Spira Bracelet / BRACELET #2: David Yurman Spiritual Pearl Bracelet / NECKLACE: Similar Roberto Coin 18K Gold Diamond Dangle Necklace, Ross Simons Sterling Silver Diamond Station Necklace, Saks Fifth Avenue Bezel-Set Crystal Stationed Necklace) / EARRINGS: Similar Half ctw 14K White Gold Diamond Hoop Earrings).
MY SKINCARE/MOISTURIZERS (All Natural/Organic Ingredients)
MY MAKEUP BRUSHES & MAKEUP (All Natural/Organic Ingredients)
FACE FOUNDATION: BareMinerals Matte Foundation SPF 15 (Sephora, Nordstrom), Golden Medium 14 and Golden Fair 04, applied with Sigma Flat Angled Kabuki F88 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 primer under eyelashes and as concealer for darkness on inner corners of eyes), and with BareMinerals Flawless Application Face Brush (for light dusting on front of neck–brush also available here) / EYES: Zuzu Luxe Eyeshadow, Vintage applied to the lid and crease with Sigma E62 Cut Crease Brush, and under lower eyelashes with Sigma E21 Smudge Brush. Then, with tip of Sigma E21 Smudge Brush, applied Zuzu Luxe Eyeshadow, Bubblegum to outer corner v of my eyes and under outer one-third of lower lash line. Next, softly blended the darker and lighter colors together in my crease and under eyelashes with Sigma E40 Tapered Blending Brush. Next, applied Zuzu Luxe Eyeshadow, Blackout as liner to upper lash line and outer one third of lower lashline, using Sigma E75 Angled Brow Brush. Then, to keep the shadows from smudging/transferring, applied RMS Beauty Un-Powder onto lids and under lower lashes with clean Sigma E40 Tapered Blending Brush (NOTE: I used a Makeup Guard Card as a guide to keep my eyeshadow line straight and clean and to create a slight wing effect) / CHEEKS: 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Powder Blush, Plum, stippled onto cheeks with Sigma F80 Flat Kabuki Air Brush (also here), then blended with Sigma F40 Large Angled Contour Brush / LIPS: 100% Pure Pomegranate Oil Anti-Aging Lipstick, Calendula, applied with Sigma L04 Detailed Lip Brush / 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 (2-ounce or 4-ounce size).
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LilySilk Bow Tie-Neck Silk Blouse, Pink (Other Colors Available)
Lilysilk Casual Round-Neck Silk Tee (Other Colors Available)