(ABOVE) A peasant blouse, Bermuda shorts, and leather thong sandals for a warm fall day.

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I know we’re not “supposed to” wear voluminous tops with voluminous bottoms.  And, actually, that rule is generally a good one to follow if we want an outfit to be optimally (figure) flattering.

To be honest, I don’t have a pair of slimmer-leg shorts in ecru and, looking at myself in the mirror, I thought these shorts and top looked good together.  So I was surprised (disappointed?) when I saw myself in the video.  It’s not that I think this outfit looks awful on me–these shorts definitely are not voluminous and I do like them.  But perhaps I would have liked them even better with a slimmer top.  Because, this outfit just doesn’t look as…well…sleek, I guess, is more the look for which I was aiming.

Then again, maybe it’s time to step out of my comfort zone and become okay with some looser-fit looks again.  It doesn’t mean I have to repeat the baggier looks of the 90s.  At least, it’s something to consider. ~Janis Lyn Johnson


TOP: Ralph Lauren (Alternative Macy’s) / SHORTS: Talbots (Alternatives at Talbots and Ann Taylor) / ACCESSORIES…BAG: Talbots  / SANDALS: Tahari (Alternatives in Bernardo and Tory Burch at Nordstrom) / JEWELRY…WATCH: Michele (Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus) / NECKLACE: (Similar Here and Here) / MAKEUP (All Natural and Organic Ingredients)…FACE: 100 Percent Pure Healthy Flawless Skin Foundation Powder in both Creme and White Peach / CHEEKS: Gabriel Color Powder Blush, in Vibrant Pink / LIPS: Gabriel Color Lip Gloss Treatment 8, in both Venus and Ambrosia / EYELASHES: 100 Percent Pure Fruit Pigmented Ultra Lengthening Mascara, in Black Tea. (Some links are affiliates. (For more on my affiliates, see here.)




YouTube Video of My Outfit