(ABOVE) The quilted-leather bag and shoes from Talbots are cabernet.  I wear them when I want accessories that are dark but not quite black.

For Video of My Outfit, Scroll to The Bottom of This Page

If you’ve followed my blog since it began last August, then you know how much I like crossbody bags.  This one from Talbots also can accommodate the four-ounce bottle of homemade salad dressing I carry when I dine out.

One of the reasons I like wearing a crossbody is that it creates another layer of interest to whatever top or dress I’m wearing–in addition to being hands-free.  This particular bag is currently on sale for more than 50 percent off.  They no longer have cabernet, but they do have a dark brown that looks quite similar, along with two other colors. ~Janis Lyn Johnson


CLOTHING…SKIRT: J. Crew / TOP: Lilly Pulitzer (Similar Ann Taylor or Talbots) / CARDIGAN:  Jeanne Pierre (Similar Land’s End) / ACCESSORIES…BAG: Talbots / SHOES: Talbots / JEWELRY…WATCH: Michele  (Nordstrom or Neiman Marcus) / BRACELET: Block-Font Monogrammed Faux-Tortoise Cuff (Similar Nordstrom) / EARRINGS: Textured 14k Gold 1.25-Inch Hoops (Similar) / NECKLACE: 14K Gold (Similar  Here or Here) / PLAIN GOLD BAND RING: 14K Gold, 6mm, Heirloom (Similar) / GOLD PEARL RING: Heirloom / MY MAKEUP (All Natural/Organic Ingredients)…FACE: 100% Pure, Both Crème and White Peach / CHEEKS: Gabriel Color, Vibrant Pink / LIPS: 100% Pure, Anti-Aging Lipstick, Calendula / EYELIDS: Gabriel Color, Eye Shadow, Chocolate Brown  / EYELASHES: 100% Pure, Black Tea. (Some links are affiliates. More information here.)



I convert from wearing a crossbody (TOP OF PAGE and ABOVE) to a shoulder bag (BELOW).  So versatile.




YouTube Video of My Outfit