timeless style ann taylor ruffle top, talbots gingham cigarette pants, Ferragamo Gancini Crossbody

(ABOVE) I wore this to meet a girlfriend for lunch; the gingham pants are so cute and timeless.

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July 14, 2023 / Video Post Notes


Gingham Ankle Pants, Ruffle-Neck Top, Bright Pink Crossbody Bag

I touched on the outfit-formula concept in my last post and I am bringing it up again today, because  this is another simple outfit plan that I choose when I want to be comfortable and casual but still refined enough to feel polished and put together: a pretty blouse with ankle pants and ballet flats. I wore it to go to lunch with a girlfriend on a very hot and humid day. It was perfect.

This particular pair of Pants (which is now on sale) is in a timeless, black-and-white gingham print and a pencil-leg, side-zip style. I love this style of pants, because the flat front and slim-but-not-tight fit is so flattering. These are a mixture of 97% cotton and 3% spandex, so they have a slight stretch to them for added comfort and ease of movement.

As for this Ruffle-Neck Blouse (which also is on sale; therefore, availability is dwindling), it is winter-white and has ruffled half sleeves that make the blouse look so pretty and feminine. It’s perfect for  a dressy occasion, for the office, for date night, for lunch with friends as I show it here, or even with jeans and sandals. It’s perfect for hot summer days, but because of the seasonless material it also can be worn straight through the fall, too.

I have paired this outfit with a pair of Black Stretch-Knit Ballet Flats that I recently bought. I was looking for something cute and comfortable that I could wear year-round here in Florida for running errands. These flats were exactly what I wanted. They come with two pairs of inner soles and both the shoes and inner sales can be machine washed. Although they have some padding, they do not have arch support, so if that is an issue they may not be for you. I love them with refined pants, jeans, linen tie-waist pants, short skirts, and skorts.

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Thank you so much for visiting my blog, and I will write again soon.

~ Janis

Janis Lyn Johnson
Classic-Style Lover. Happily Married. Born in 1960. Fan of Understated, Timeless Fashion and Healthy Living.

My Previous Posts:

Timeless Fashion: Louis Vuitton New Wave White Multi Pochette Bag, Aqua Linen Top, White Denim Skirt, Slingback Kitten Heels
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Timeless Fashion: 10 Classic Navy Essentials That Never Go Out of Style
Blog Post, YouTube Video

Vlog: SLGs In My Prada 2005 Re -Edition Handbag, Button-Up Shirt, A-Line Skirt OOTD; Lunch Brambles Tea Room, Naples, FL
Blog Post, YouTube Video

Vlog: Kate Spade Wicker Bag, Sweater Set, White Pleated Skirt OOTD; Lunch Jane’s Cafe, Naples, FL
Blog Post, YouTube Video

Vlog: SLG’s in My Louis Vuitton Trouville; Shirtdress OOTD; Lunch Campiello, Naples, FL
Blog Post, YouTube Video

Vlog: Fendi Selleria Mini Peekaboo, Tan Tunic Sweater, White Jeans OOTD; Lunch The 239, Naples, FL
Blog Post, YouTube Video

Vlog: Christian Dior Lady Dior Bag, Leopard Top, Ivory Trousers OOTD; Lunch Ridgway, Naples, FL
Blog Post, YouTube Video

Vlog: Louis Vuitton Vernis Alma BB, Pink Cardigan, Ruffle Blouse, Grey Pants OOTD; Lunch Sante Fe Cafe, Waterside Shops, Naples, FL
Blog Post, YouTube Video

Vlog: Louis Vuitton SLG’s in My Ralph Lauren RL Handbag; Striped Oxford Shirt, Ankle Jeans, Cardigan; Lunch Grain de Cafe, Naples, FL
Blog Post, YouTube Video

Timeless Fashion: 10 Classic Wardrobe Essentials That Never Go Out of Style
Blog Post, YouTube Video


Note: I am 5’8” tall; size XS or 0-2 in most tops (PP at Talbots, XXS at Ann Taylor, J.Crew); size 2 or S in most pants, and size 26 in most jeans; size 9.5-10 in most shoes.

What I Wore

timeless style over 60, ivory ruffle-neck, short-sleeve blouse, janis lyn johnson

timeless style ann taylor ruffle sleeve top, talbots gingham cigarette pants, janis lyn johnson


timeless style ann taylor ruffle top, talbots gingham cigarette pants, Ferragamo Gancini Crossbody

timeless style ann taylor ruffle top, talbots gingham cigarette pants, Ferragamo Gancini Crossbody

timeless style ann taylor ruffle top, talbots gingham cigarette pants, Ferragamo Gancini Crossbody

timeless style ann taylor ruffle top, talbots gingham cigarette pants, Ferragamo Gancini Crossbody

Ann Taylor Ruffle Neck Top, Winter- White

Ruffle-Neck Blouse (now on sale, so sizes are becoming limited)

talbots chatham ankle pants - gingham

Gingham Pants (now on sale; 97% cotton and 3% spandex)

black stretch-knit ballet flats, amazon

Black Stretch-Knit Ballet Flats

timeless fashion, warby parker sunglasses, jet black, janis lyn johnson

(ABOVE & BELOW) Classic Black Sunglasses (narrow, medium, wide widths available). Also in Tortoise or Pink. These are such comfortable sunglasses, because I was able to choose the frame width I preferred (narrow). 

classic style over 50 warby parker butler sunglasses, get black

warby parker butler sunglasses in butterscotch tortoise

warby parker durand sunglasses in rosewater

timeless style david yurman, roberto coin, and lagos bracelettes jljbacktoclassic

(ABOVE & BELOW) The bracelets were gifts from my husband. Pictured left to right: David Yurman, Lagos, Roberto Coin, Lagos. The diamond and blue sapphire ring is an heirloom from my mother. On my other hand (not shown) I’m wearing my Boucheron Quatre Large, 18K Gold and Diamond Eternity Band Ring, a get-well/stay-well gift from my husband two years ago (preloved here).


David Yurman 18K Gold, Blue Topaz, and Diamonds Bangle

lagos caviar diamond bracelet, 6mm

Lagos Caviar Diamond Bracelet


Roberto Coin 18K Gold and Diamonds Bangle

lagos black caviar, five small gold station ceramic beaded bracelet

Lagos Black Caviar 18K Gold Bead and Ceramic Bead Bracelet


Boucheron Quatre Large, 18k gold, diamonds (preloved here)


14k Gold, Pave Diamonds


My Handbag and What’s Inside

timeless style ferragamo gancini crossbody bag and clutch jljbacktoclassic

(ABOVE & BELOW) I bought the Salvatore Ferragamo Gancini Mini Bag last fall, because it’s so versatile. The strap is removable, allowing it to be used as a clutch, shoulder bag, or crossbody bag. Currently, it is available in peach, black, or green. At some sites, it is on sale (see below). For another outfit showing this handbag, see my October ’22 Blog Post

Ferragamo Peach Leather Crossbody Clutch Bag

Peach Ferragamo Bag (Baltini, Farfetch, and Nordstrom on sale)

Ferragamo Black Leather Crossbody Clutch Bag

Black Ferragamo Bag (Farfetch on sale; Ferragamo)

Ferragamo Green Leather Crossbody Clutch Bag

Green Ferragamo Bag (Farfetch on sale)

brahmin perri crossbody, carnation red

Brahmin Leather Crossbody Bag

Dolce & Gabbana Fuchsia Small Sicily Pebbled Leather Top Handle Crossbody Bag

Dolce & Gabbana Leather Sicily Bag (Patent Leather on sale; Pebbled Leather Farfetch, 15% off new subscribers)

Dolce & Gabbana Small Sicily Woven Top Handle Crossbody Bag Hibiscus

Dolce & Gabbana Woven-Leather Sicily Bag

what's inside my ferragamo gancini minibag, crossbody bag, jljbacktoclassic

what's inside my handbag, Prada Saffiano Leather Card Holder, jljbacktoclassic

(ABOVE) This slim Prada Saffiano Leather Card Holder comes in several different colors. I like to use it in smaller handbags, because it takes up so little room.

prada saffiano leather card holder, fiery red

what's in my handbag, pink key pouch, jljbacktoclassic

(ABOVE & BELOW) To make my keys easier to locate and keep them from scratching/dirtying the inside of my bag–or other leather items inside my bag–I carried this Pink Faux-Snake Key Pouch (also Walmart). 


what's in my handbag, blue white check key pouch, lip brush, jljbacktoclassic

(ABOVE) Because space is limited in this handbag, I chose to use my Blue-and-White Check Key Pouch  for my Lipstick (Sheer Rose), Lip Brush, hand sanitizer, and other cosmetics. It takes up less room than cosmetic pouches.  These BPA-Free Mini Cosmetic Jars come in a set of 25, and are $6.99. Choice of black, blue, pink, lavender, or clear lids.


3-gram, bpa-free cosmetic jars, set of 25, at amazon

what's in my handbag, blue white check key pouch, jljbacktoclassic

(ABOVE & BELOW) I don’t know what I would do without this Retractable Dual-Ended Lip Brush. It has a fine, pointed brush for lining the lips and a flat, small brush for filling in lips. I keep one on my cosmetic table at home and one in the handbag I’m carrying that day–along with my Chanel Dual-Sided Mirror.



what's in my handbag, clear iphone case with card slot, jljbacktoclassic

(ABOVE & BELOW) I bought this iPhone Clear Protective Case With Card Slot, because it can hold a credit card (here, I’m showing it with my business card). When I’m shopping at Whole Foods and need to scan the Prime Code on my phone, I also have my Prime credit card at the ready. It’s so handy!

ANHONG Upgrade iPhone 11 Pro Clear Case with Card Holder Amazon


My Makeup

clean classic beauty over 60 mineral fusion powder foundation janis lyn johnson

(ABOVE) In the car, about 45 minutes after filming, just before meeting my friend for lunch. (BELOW) During filming that morning. On my lips: Gabriel Lipstick, Sheer Rose (orange pink/cool creme).

clean beauty over 60, gabriel sheer rose lipstick, janis lyn johnson


Mineral Fusion Powder Foundation, Warm 3 (Amazon, Walmart)


Gabriel Powder Blush, Willow

gabriel-sheer-rose lipstick-swatch-jljbacktoclassic

Gabriel Lipstick, Sheer Rose (orange pink/cool creme)


Gold Dual-Ended Retractable Lip Brush, for lining and filling-in lips with lip color


Honest Beauty Get It Together Eyeshadow Palette, Matte Plum shade wetted, used as liner above and under lashes (Ulta, Target)


Sigma E21 Smudge Brush, to smudge liner on lid and under lower eyelashes (Neiman Marcus)


RMS Beauty Un-Powder Powder, for setting eyeliner (Nordstrom, Amazon)


Honest Beauty Extreme Length Mascara + Lash Primer in One (Ulta, Amazon, Target)


Set of Four Portable Eyelash Combs, Pink, to comb out mascara


Vaseline Triple Purified, 100% Pure Petroleum Jelly, applied to cheeks and cheekbones as highlighter (Amazon, Target)


Nourish Organic Shea Butter, I rotate this with petroleum jelly (Amazon)


1-Ounce Glass Jars (Set of 6), for storing Petroleum Jelly, Shea Butter, Etc. (Amazon)

Zoreya 13-piece pink makeup brush, sponge set with faux leather case, jljbacktoclassic

(ABOVE & BELOW) This  Pink Makeup Brush Set & Case comes with 12 synthetic, soft face, eye, and lip brushes, a makeup sponge, and this beautiful faux-leather case. It’s such a wonderful value for under $25.  I have been using the set to do my makeup for the past five months, because the brushes are so soft; they don’t irritate my sensitive skin.

Zoreya 13-piece pink makeup brush, sponge set with faux leather case


YouTube Video

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