Timeless Style: Celine Small Boston Bag With Triomphe Canvas, Black Faux-Leather Skirt, and White Button-Up Shirt OOTD

timeless style celine small boston bag triomphe, black leather skirt, white shirt blog

(ABOVE) I have two of  these classic white cotton poplin, button-up shirts so that I always have one at the ready in case the other is in the wash. 

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January 16, 2024 / Video Post Notes


Black Faux-Leather Skirt With A White Button-Up Blouse

I pair basic black and white separates together often, because the look is pleasingly crisp and clean and easy to put together. This  White Cotton Poplin Shirt is worn so much that I have two. That way, one is always ready in case the other is in the wash.

As to the various ways you can style it? Wear it with velvet pants or a midi or maxi taffetta skirt and black high-heel sandals for a dressy look. Wear it with black wool or seasonless trousers and pointed-toe flats–or with a black skirt and kitten-heel pumps (as I’m showing here)–for a refined-casual or office-appropriate look. Or, wear it with dark-wash or black jeans and black loafers for a casual look that is sleek.

This black faux-leather skirt is a new favorite in my wardrobe. I love that it is a simple, black, A-line silhouette but, also, is just a little bit more interesting because of the glossy-leather appearance. It makes the already winning combination of black and white even more intriguing. For several options, see these Black Faux Leather Skirts.

I could have carried a black handbag with this outfit–and often do when wearing black and white–however, I decided to bring in a touch of brown with this Celine Small Boston Bag in Triomphe Canvas. I think the brown-leather accents make the outfit feel a bit more casual, while still maintaining its refined character.

If you already have a white shirt, but always thought pairing it with a black skirt was only for an office setting–leather, faux-leather, or not–then you might reconsider. It’s perfect for lunch with a girlfriend (which was where I wore the outfit in this post) or a  refined-casual date with your hubby or significant other.

Thank you for visiting my blog and wishing you a happy, peaceful week.

~ Janis

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

What I Wore

classic style celine small boston bag triomphe, black leather skirt, Janis Lyn Johnson

timeless style celine small boston bag triomphe, black leather skirt, white shirt 2

timeless style celine small boston bag triomphe, black leather skirt, white shirt 3

timeless style celine small boston bag triomphe, black leather skirt, white shirt 4

(ABOVE & BELOW) I have had this Talbots Perfect Shirt for six years and wear it frequently–with both skirts and refined trousers, but also with jeans. It’s so versatile. For links to the rest of what I am wearing, either the exact item or similar, see below.

elegance over 50, white classic shirt, black leather skirt, kitten heel pumps, celene boston bag

(ABOVE)  Talbots Perfect Shirt, Celine Small Boston Bag in Triomphe CanvasKaren Kane Faux-Leather Skirt, Reiss Kitten-Heel Slingback Pump, and Gingiberi 18K Gold and Natural Diamond Earrings (use my code for 15% off site-wide at Gingiberi: Janis15). Also wore: Cotton Cableknit Pullover.

polo ralph lauren white v-neck cableknit sweater

Polo Ralph Lauren Cotton Cableknit Pullover

polo ralph lauren white v-neck cableknit cardigan

Polo Ralph Lauren Cotton Cableknit Cardigan

david yurman 18k gold diamond crossover bracelet, lagos 18k gold black caviar bracelet


David Yurman 18K Gold and Diamond Crossover Bracelet


Roberto Coin 18K Gold and Diamond Bracelet (Neiman Marcus, Saks

lagos black caviar, five small gold station ceramic beaded bracelet

Lagos 18K Gold Black Caviar Bracelet


Kendra Scott 14k Gold Pave Diamond Ring


Boucheron Quatre Large, 18K Gold and Diamond Ring (preloved Fashionphile)


My Handbag

celine small boston bag, triomphe canvas, over-60 grandfluencer janis lyn johnson

(ABOVE) This Small Boston Bag in Triomphe Canvas is a recent purchase from Celine. Oh my goodness, I did not realize how much I would love and use this handbag. It has quickly become one of my favorite everyday bags. I use it to run errands. I use it for a refined-casual lunch out with a friend (like in this post). I toss it on when I run over to visit my mother. Basically, whenever I want to wear black or brown shoes or sandals, this is the handbag I have been choosing. Why? Because it is crossbody, is light-weight and therefore effortless to wear, and carries so much more than I knew. It is 20 centimeters in width, so it is similar to the Louis Vuitton Speedy 20, which I also have and love (in black empriente leather). We do not have a Celine store locally, so I purchased it at their site on line, along with a matching Card Holder; Key, Coin, and Card Pouch; and Purse Comb and Pouch, which is actually a mustache comb, but I use it for my hair. I love the miniature size, because it fits my small and mini handbags. 🙂  I also purchased this Felt Bag Organizer Insert.

celine small boston in triomphe canvas and calfskin tan

Celine Small Boston Bag in Triomphe Canvas

Speedy 20 Felt Insert organizer, Amazon

Felt Bag Organizer Insert (fits Celine Small Boston Bag and Louis Vuitton Speedy 20)


Celine Zipped Card Holder in Triomphe Canvas



Celine Key, Coin, and Card Pouch in Triomphe Canvas

CELINE MINI COMB AND POUCH, TRIOMPHE CANVAS moustache comb use for hair jljbacktoclassic

Celine Mini Purse Comb and Pouch in Triomphe Canvas (a mustache comb, but perfect purse-size for my hair!)

black faux pebbled leather tissue pouch for purse

Faux Pebbled-Leather Tissue Pouch for Purse (more colors here)

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

3-Gram Plastic Cosmetic Jars, for storing creams, jellies, balms in purse

christian dior miss dior eau de parfum, .7 oz roller pearl

Christian Dior Miss Dior Perfume (Bloomingdale’s, Saks, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom)

what's inside my celine small boston bag, triomphe canvas, jljbacktoclassic


My Earrings, Makeup & Miscellaneous

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

(ABOVE & BELOW) Gingiberi 18k Gold and Diamond Earrings (discount code for 15% off site-wide at Gingiberi: Janis15). Gingiberi gifted these earrings to me after I mentioned how much I loved the look of them on their website. I have been wearing them  constantly–with casual outfits, like jeans and an oxford-cloth shirt, and also for dressy outfits as well. They are such a perfect size and the rope detailing is lovely. For the makeup products I’m wearing in this post (and the cosmetic brushes I used to apply my makeup), see below.


Gingiberi 18K Gold and Natural Diamond Earrings (discount code for 15% off site-wide at Gingiberi: Janis15)


Mineral Fusion, Warm 3 (Amazon, Walmart)

rms beauty lip2cheek lip and cheek color, beloved

RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek, Beloved, on my lips, cheeks, forehead


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

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

Makeup Brushes/Sponge/Case, to apply my face, eye, and cheek makeup


Gabriel Eyeshadow, Charcoal Grey (Gabriel, Amazon)


RMS Beauty Unpowder Powder (to set eyeshadow/liner; QVC, AmazonNordstrom)


Honest Beauty Primer & Mascara, Black (AmazonUltaTargetWalmart)


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)


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

four-ounce leak-proof glass bottle for carrying own salad dressing jljbacktoclassic

4-oz Glass Leak-Proof Bottle (for my salad dressing I carry with me)


Nylon Zip Cosmetic Case (for my salad dressing bottle, above)

canvas tote bags, pair of 2, from CVNDKN Store

Canvas Shopping Bag (for my salad dressing pouch, umbrella, rain shoes, etc.)

kate spade lucyann eyeglasses, made into sunglasses jljbacktoclassic

(ABOVE & BELOW) I’ve had these Kate Spade Sunglasses for about 10 years–in both prescription sunglasses and regular prescription glasses. They are so timeless (and popular) that Kate Spade brings them back every year.   On my right hand, I am wearing a  14k Gold Pave Diamond Ring on my pointer finger. On my third finger is the Boucheron Quatre Large, 18K Gold and Diamond Ring, given to me by my hubby (as an eternity band ring and a get well stay well ring). If you are interested in seeing preloved Boucheron rings similar to mine, visit  Fashionphile.

Kate Spade Eyeglasses

straw hat, white button-up shirt, grandfluencer janis lyn johnson, naples, fl

straw hat for gardening, sun & fun

Wide-Brim Straw Hat


YouTube Video

(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.

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About the Author:

Janis Lyn Johnson is a happily married, 1960-born fan of timeless style and healthy living.


  1. Sarah Manfra January 16, 2024 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    Hi Janis,
    I hope you and hubby are doing well! What can I say? Another beautiful classic outfit! Love, love the bag, skirt and the earrings! I went and purchased the RMS lip and cheek makeup. So classic and lovely. I want those earrings! (Of course I do :-))
    Tomorrow I am having knee replacement surgery. If it’s not one thing it’s another.
    I’m looking at it as “it could be worse” so I am very grateful. Please take care and be safe! Love and light, your friend from Boston, Sarah🙏💖☀

    • JLJ January 17, 2024 at 12:18 am - Reply

      Oh my gosh, Sarah, I’m so sorry you must have knee replacement surgery. Sending you healing wishes and prayers for a swift and easy recovery. Regarding the RMS lip and cheek tint, I hope you love it as much as I do. I wear this red color constantly. Also, thank you for leaving a comment on YouTube as well. That was so kind of you! Love and light back to you, my friend in Boston. Hugs ~ Janis

  2. Claudia January 17, 2024 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    Hi Janis!
    Loved your video as always and how it inspires me to try outfit combinations of things I already own and pieces that I plan to buy.
    Also since I’m a jewelry lover I always notice the beautiful (and sometimes meaningful) choices that you make.. the earrings from Gingiberi as fabulous! As you say they make a statement but are not overwhelming.
    I also love your bracelet stack as the different colors of gold pick up the tones in your Boucheron ring.
    Last but not least there is not a wrinkle in sight on your face! I’m sure it’s skincare but a lot of good genes too.
    Have a great day!

  3. Jeanne McCarty January 20, 2024 at 11:29 am - Reply

    Would you do a skin care , body care, and hair care product update ? They are so helpful. Love your hair.

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