(ABOVE) I’ve had this classic pencil skirt, cardigan, and fun camisole for seven or eight years. I wore it for a recent visit to The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, where I attended a fundraising luncheon held by the League Club.
For YouTube Vlog of My Visit to The Ritz and What I Wore, Scroll To Bottom of Page
I knew I loved this peach-pink, gold-metallic skirt the moment I saw it at J. Crew seven or eight years ago. But I wasn’t sure what top to put with it, so I asked a sales associate for her advice. When she brought me this cotton and linen camisole and orchid cashmere cardigan, I was doubtful. The color of the cardigan was nowhere to be found in the skirt (I thought). And as for the camisole–with its casual linen/cotton material, raw-edged fabric strips and enormous rhinestone embellishments–it was something to wear with jeans, not a refined skirt.
Reluctantly, I put it all on, zipped up the skirt, and looked in the mirror. In that moment, I fell head over heels in love with J. Crew.
I had already known I loved their modern interpretation of classic basics. But on this day, I also realized that the brand’s true magic was how they tossed those basics together.
For me, it was a valuable lesson in not only how to style clothing but also in how to live my life in general. If I have a preconceived notion that I shouldn’t do something because my mother, parents, grandparents or whomever never did, this J. Crew outfit taught me to at least consider reconsidering.
Because, sometimes even for an uptight and conservative girl like me, loosening up a little can be a good thing.
I hope you enjoy this quick peek inside The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Florida (scroll to bottom of page for my video). I was there for a few hours, attending a benefit luncheon put on by The League Club–which raises funds for Southwest Florida charities. It was great fun seeing the hotel again.
Happy Spring, everyone! ~Janis Lyn Johnson
FEATURED IN THE VIDEO
Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, Florida (I am neither sponsored by nor affiliated with this establishment)
The League Club Inc. (The organization distributed $253,213 to Southwest Florida charities in 2015)
WHAT I WORE
CARDIGAN: J. Crew (Also Here), Featherweight Cashmere / CAMISOLE: J. Crew, Quite Old (Alternative Here, Ann Taylor, Express, or Neiman Marcus) / SKIRT: J. Crew, Quite Old (Alternative Here, J. Crew, Ann Taylor, or Talbots / BAG: Salvatore Ferragamo, Gold Metallic Saffiano (Similar Saks Fifth Avenue) / SHOES: Guess, Quite Old (Similar in Blush Pink Here, Dune London, or Ann Taylor) / BANGLE: Amethyst, Gift From My Husband, Late ’80s/Early ’90s (Alternative TrueFacet, Bloomingdale’s, JCPenney, or Kohl’s) / BANGLE: Hammered Gold, Gift From My Mother, Bought in 1970s (Alternative Bloomingdale’s or Saks Fifth Avenue) / EARRINGS: Judith Ripka, Quite Old (Alternative Judith Ripka The RealReal) / MY MAKEUP (All Natural/Organic Ingredients)…FACE: 100% Pure, Both Crème and White Peach / CHEEKS: Gabriel Color, Vibrant Pink / LIPS: Hemp Organics/Colorganics, Purple Haze, with Hemp Organics/Colorganics, Ruby / EYEBROWS: Gabriel Color, Eye Shadow, Chocolate Brown, with Gabriel Color, Eye Shadow, Charcoal / EYELASHES: 100% Pure, Black Tea. (Some links are affiliates. More information here.)
(ABOVE) The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort entrance and (BELOW) back patio overlooking the golf course. Photographs via The Ritz-Carlton.
(BELOW) What I wore to the League Club fundraising luncheon held at the resort.
(ABOVE) On my lips, I combined Hemp Organics/Colorganics’ lipsticks in the colors Purple Haze and Ruby. (BELOW) Shop my look.
YouTube Video of My Ritz-Carlton Vlog
And I saw you that day at The League Club luncheon. You looked every bit as good as you do in these photos! Still beautiful and chic.
Mary, you looked radiant, by the way! Thank you for leaving a comment here and through my subscriber mail. 🙂 Hope you are well! ~Janis
You look GREAT, as usual! I really love the blouse and the color of that sweater is wonderful for you. The whole ensemble is fantastic!
use blonde or grey color for your hair janis you look so much better.have a lovely day.
Hi, Dolce! Thank you for taking the time to comment. I actually stopped coloring/highlighting my hair four years ago. I know it may seem odd, but I do like it natural. Definitely isn’t everyone’s cup if tea, I know! 🙂 So I understand your wanting to give helpful advice. You are sweet to care enough to say. Cheers ~Janis
Janis youre so beautiful and pretty,love your clothes color lovely classic,I cant wait your new look and vlog videos.
Anyways if you have iphone or ipad please upload the game name Aworded its words game for international,and so fun then get me your game name on here to me we can talk on game chat and we can cute play,that would be so nice,have a perfect lovely day.Stay happy.
Rose, thank you for telling me about this words game. It sounds fun! Right now all my free time is going into this blog and YouTube channel–because I have so many things I still need to learn and do and I feel very far behind. I so appreciate your excitement and joy shared here! ~Janis
No problem janis but this is cute game and we can chat on game sometime its speed.
Can’t wait your new vlog.Happy days.
I love the clothes you choose so cutey
Thank tou so much, Fleur Dulce! ~Janis
Her lookbook videos so you watch her
Thank you, Catherine. A great idea for a video. I appreciate the suggestion! ~Janis
beautiful skirt great shoes love the combined
Thank you, Carmen!! Hope you are having a great week! ~Janis
You look beautiful in everything cause of youre so unique,smart woman!I am watching your videos again and again in everyday cause,sound of your voice,your looks,videos from florida so great,it was so relaxing to watch for me.
The colors were beautiful,everything looked amazing on you cause youre “Janis”.You have a such a beautiful smile!
Do more videos asap please.Stay happy!
Hi, Rose! Thank you for all of your support! ~Janis
All the outfits are so cute thanks for sharing
Sonia, thank you! I so appreciate your watching my videos, and leaving such kind comments! ~Janis
I loved this video. Great job on everything!Vlogs and Q&A please asap!
Thank you so much, Janet. I appreciate you leaving such a sweet comment! ~Janis
These link so great janis,great tumblers,blogs,about vintage fashion,classic fashion,great lookbooks and pictures.Check them,and tell me what do you think 🙂
Thank you, Rose! ~Janis
Love your videos.Always informative and helpful,all clothes pretty on you.
You are so sweet to say that. Thank you, Martha! ~Janis
Please do more videos like this.
I’m so glad you liked this video, Malia. Thank you for commenting about it! ~Janis
The bag amazing.
Thank you for your comment, Sanda! Ferragamo is such a lovely and classic brand. ~Janis
Your shoes are so cute!,comfy?
Thank you, Miss Ruth! I am comfortable standing in them for about an hour but after that I must sit. I am not good at walking any great distance in them. But they were perfect for the amount of walking/standing I did on this day (valet parking!). Thank you for coming along with me! ~Janis