(ABOVE) In this post and video, I’m combining khaki and light beige with white. I love this monotone combination year-round.
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January 1, 2023 / Video Post Notes
VISITING MY MOTHER AT MOORINGS PARK; MY CASUAL OOTD
Enjoying Moments of Peace and Quiet
More than nine years ago, my mother moved from her condominium in Pelican Bay to the Moorings Park community in North Naples, and my brothers and I are so thankful for that. Two hurricanes have blown through Naples since then, but because Moorings Park is further away from the coast than her prior residence, she and the community were fine both times. They also have a generator for her building, unlike where she lived before, so even though the rest of us were without power, they never were. I know my father would be glad she is there, too, and I’m just so grateful she lives in such a peaceful place.
There are several large ponds and many old trees and palm trees. There is even a butterfly garden, which I highlighted in my post here.
Naples has grown enormously since I moved here in 1984, and although it’s still a beautiful place I do also miss how quiet and peaceful it was in those earlier days. When I visit my mother at Moorings Park, I’m reminded of those times, because there is literally no traffic, there is lots of vegetation and it’s very quiet, which is so soothing to the soul.
My Casual OOTD
The outfit I wore that day is so comfortable! It consisted of Pull-On Chinos, a White Long-Sleeve Tee, and a Heathered Oatmeal Cotton Cable Sweater. With it I wore a Longchamp leather crossbody bag and very old khaki leather ballet flats. I love these chinos, because they give me the same easy pull-on style as the linen, wide-leg, tie-waist pants I wear all summer long but in a winter-weight fabric. I’ve lost count how many times I’ve worn them in the last six weeks. They’re that cute and comfortable.
I hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend. Here’s to a happy, healthy, safe and happy 2023 wherever you are!
Janis Lyn Johnson
Classic-Style Lover. Happily Married. Born in 1960. Fan of Understated, Timeless Fashion and Healthy Living.
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Scenes From The Video
(ABOVE & BELOW) There are quite a few ponds and large, old trees at Moorings Park, which makes the neighborhood so lovely!
(ABOVE) My mother and I sat outside on a bench by this pond for awhile; it was a perfect, peaceful spot.
(ABOVE) The Christmas trees at Moorings Park were so pretty!
What I Wore
(ABOVE) Warby Parker Durand Sunglasses in Rosewater (narrow width). What I love about ordering from this site is that you can choose five pairs to try on at home. The shipping to you and back is complimentary. I ended up ordering two different pairs in the narrow size. (The other pair I ordered are Butler in a narrow width and the color Butterscotch Tortoise.) They offer narrow, medium, and wide widths in both glasses and sunglasses.
(ABOVE & BELOW) Diamond Pave Ring in 14k Gold. I wear this ring so much–it’s a wonderful everyday-classic piece of jewelry.
What Was In My Bag
(ABOVE) Longchamp Le Pliage Cuir LGP Top Handle Bag XS, ecru. I bought this handbag last summer in both this light beige/ivory/ecru color and also in black. I’m not sure if this bag is in stock. Black is currently on waitlist. However, Longchamp has other similar bags that also are crossbody and small. Scroll down the page to see several of them.
(ABOVE) My Leather Zipper Tassel Cosmetic Pouch, in size small, which I had monogrammed with my initials (more colors available).
(ABOVE) Chanel Miroir Double Facettes/Mirror Duo. This compact features a regular mirror on one side, and a magnifying mirror on the other–wonderful for touch-ups on the go. Very slim and portable, the Mirror Duo is an elegant essential for your handbag or cosmetic bag. It also would make a lovely gift for Valentine’s Day.
(ABOVE) This Blush Pink Croc Zippered Card Case is made of leather and has both a zippered top and 10 card slots. It comes in several different colors. Also available are purse mirrors and other accessories for you handbag, including shoulder strap chains, keychains, and more. Monogramming is free. Be sure to use my coupon code, JLJ15, to save 15% off your entire purchase.
(ABOVE & BELOW) Faux Snake Zippered Key Pouch.
(ABOVE) I’m not wearing any makeup, only two lip glosses: Gabriel Lip Gloss in Mocha Ice, over which I put ZuZu Luxe Lip Gloss in Dolce Vita. Gabriel and Zuzu Luxe makeup is made from 100% natural ingredients and is vegan, lead-free, cruelty free, and certified gluten free.
(ABOVE) Swatched on my arm: Gabriel Lip Gloss in Mocha Ice (right, bottom) and ZuZu Luxe Lip Gloss in Dolce Vita (left, top). Gabriel and Zuzu Luxe makeup is made from 100% natural ingredients and is vegan, lead-free, cruelty free, and certified gluten free.
EYEWEAR: Sunglasses in Rosewater, / BAG: Longchamp Le Pliage Cuir LGP Top Handle Bag XS, not sure if this bag is in stock (similar here, here, here, here / DESIGN YOUR OWN LONGCHAMP BAG: here / SHOES: 15+ years old / ITEMS IN MY BAG: see below
RING: 14K Gold Diamond Pave / EARRINGS: 23 years old / BANGLE: 8+ years old
MY MAKEUP (All Natural/Organic Ingredients)
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Sunglasses in Rosewater, narrow width (narrow, medium, and wide widths in glasses and sunglasses)
Longchamp Leather Roseau Handbag Small, Beige (more colors available)
Blush Pink Croc Zippered Card Case (use my coupon code, JLJ15, to save 15% off your entire purchase)
Black Leather Zip Pouch, Small, With Zipper Tassel (can be monogrammed, 2 sizes/many colors available)
Chanel Miroir Double Facettes (dual-sided compact mirror)0