(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.
My Previous Posts:
Vlog: Longchamp Le Pliage Cuir LGP XS Top Handle Bag, Denim Shirt, Jeans; Lunch Waterside Shops, Naples, FL / Classic Style Over 60
Blog Post, YouTube Video
Vlog: Longchamp Le Pliage Nylon Crossbody Bag, Oxford Cloth Shirt, Jeans OOTD; Shopping Whole Foods / Classic Preppy Style Over 60
Blog Post, YouTube Video
Makeup GRWM: Using Honest Beauty, Mineral Fusion, RMS Beauty / Clean, Classic Beauty Over 60
Blog Post, YouTube Video
Vlog: Ferragamo Pink Gancini Minibag and Scarf, Black Pants, White Tee, Lunch Waterside Shops, Naples, FL
Blog Post, YouTube Video
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.
TOP: Cotton Crewneck Tee / PANTS: Cotton Pull-On Chinos / SWEATER: Cotton Cable Cardigan, Cotton Cable Pullover
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)
LIPS: Gabriel Lip Gloss in Mocha Ice and ZuZu Luxe Lip Gloss in Dolce Vita (also mentioned 100 Percent Pure Lipgloss, Naked)
(ABOVE) If you are seeing this message, then I have published the video and it should be appearing above. However, if for some reason the video isn’t appearing above–and you have refreshed your page and cleared your cache–you also can view the video at my JLJ Back To Classic Channel on YouTube.
Sunglasses in Rosewater, narrow width (narrow, medium, and wide widths in glasses and sunglasses)
Longchamp Leather Roseau Handbag Small, Beige (more colors available)
Longchamp XS Le Pliage Leather Crossbody Bag, Black
Longchamp Le Pliage Energy XS Top Handle Crossbody Recycled Nylon Bag, Hawthorne (more colors available; Saks, Longchamp)
My Pliage Signature: Design Your Own Longchamp Bag!
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)
iPhone 11 Pro Protective Case With Card Holder
Chanel Miroir Double Facettes (dual-sided compact mirror)0
Luv the outfit, so elegant!
Thank you, Tina! Happy new year to you!
I love your posts, your lightly-styled elegance and look forward to more of the same.
I envy you being able to look so good without make-up. At 71, I have freckles, wrinkles, age discolouration, shadows beneath the eyes, blonde eyebrows and eyelashes and makeup is most often de rigeur to make sure I don’t look like a living corpse!
Wishing you a healthy and peaceful 2023.
Hi, Prue. Your photo shows a much prettier woman than you describe! You are not the person you see. Oh my gosh, you sound like me when I get down on myself. We are our harshest critics. The worst mistake I can make is comparing my current self to my younger self, because that’s when I notice all the changes. Doing that isn’t beneficial or productive for me. So what I do is be grateful for my health and I don’t focus on any changes that may have happened. You are lovely, Prue, remember that!!! Wishing you a healthy and peaceful 2023, too! Hugs ~ Janis
Ah, yes, but that pic was an official author pic for my website, so I went all out to smooth the edges.
But thank you so much for being kind. It’s a nice way to start my day here in Australia.
Oh my goodness, Prue, I just visited your website. I am so impressed with your roster of books that you have written. You are so very talented! I am very honored that you take the time to view my site and even comment. Thank you!
Your fingernails are gorgeous
Thank you, Nan 🙂 Wishing you a happy new year!
I hope that you and hubby had a lovely holiday season! Were you affected by the weather? I always think of you when I see that Naples is having inclement weather. I love the outfit you wore in your video. Boy, do you know how to put an outfit together! The monochromatic colors are gorgeous! You looked like a breath of fresh spring air! Boston has been cold and dreary. The temperature varied so much the last couple of days. Typical New England weather! Well, have a Happy New Year, filled with love, good health and joy! Love and light, Sarah🙏❤☀🙋
Hi, Sarah. Yes, it was quiet and peaceful, just as we love! The weather was cold a few days and that’s it. It’s been lovely, really. Thank you for your compliments about my outfit. I appreciate it. Hope you and your hubby are staying warm and snuggly up there in Boston. Wishing you both a happy and healthy new year. Hugs ~ Janis
Happy New Year! So happy to see that you posted a new video.
First wanted to tell you that you look great without makeup and how nice that you were visiting your mom.
Also smiled at your outfit because we went to a New Year’s get together last night and I wore an ivory cashmere sweater and winter white skinny jeans. I got lots of compliments on the look… so very similar to yours.
Wishing you and your family good health and all smiles in 2023!
Hi, Claudia! Happy New Year to you, too! Oh my gosh, I love the outfit you wore for the New Year’s get together. It sounds gorgeous. No wonder you got compliments. I love ivory! Wishing you and your family good health and all smiles in 2023, too–thank you!
Love your outfit Janis! The new sunglasses look great on you. I’m thinking of ordering some too. What other pair did you pick out? Happy New Year!
Hi, Lynne! Thank you! The new pair I ordered are Butler in the narrow width and the color Butterscotch Tortoise.They were not one of the 5 pairs I tried on, so I’ve never seen them in person. I just checked the shipper tracking and evidently they were delivered to our mailbox today, but I forgot to get the mail so I will get to see them finally tomorrow! (It’s currently 11:05 p.m. here) Happy New Year to you, too!
When you get them please show us a picture of them too. Thanks!
Janis, I was hoping for a New Year post from you and was delighted to receive it. Happy New Year! You are my style inspiration and items from your outfit are now on my wish list. It’s nice to see some things are on sale too. My husband and I live in upstate New York and we look forward to our annual vacation in southwest FL later this winter. The weather looks perfect where you are but the 40 degree temperatures here are balmy for this time of year. Best wishes to and your Mom!
Hi, Laureen! The weather is lovely today but on Christmas it was actually in the low 40s! It’s amazing how varied our temperatures can be each week during the winter season. I hope it’s warm when you and your hubby visit. Wishing you best wishes, too!
I loved the outfit and all accessories. Big hugs from Ecuador. Happy new year!!
Thank you, Katy! Big hugs to you in Ecuador!! Happy New Year !!
Do you have a manicure monthly or do them yourself? Lovely nails.
Love those chino Janis. I’ve been meaning to ask you about your mineral foundation. Do you like it better than Bare Minerals and why? Have a happy, healthy 2023! Robin