(ABOVE) Empire-waist dresses, like this one from Boden, highlight the smallest part above your waist and camouflage the belly, making them flattering on all figures.

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What I Wore

DRESS: Boden (Some Colors On Sale) /  BAG: Kate Spade, Vivid Snapdragon / SHOES: Vaneli (Similar Here and Here) / NECKLACE: Quite Old (Shopbop or Tory Burch) / EARRINGS: 1.25″ Hoops (Similar) / Watch: Michele (Similar Bloomingdale’s or Amazon; Alternative Michael Kors).

MY MAKEUP (All Natural/Organic Ingredients)

FACE: 100% Pure, Both Crème and White Peach / CHEEKS: Gabriel, Vibrant Pink / LIPS: Nourish Organic Shea Butter  / LIPS: Gabriel, Maple Shimmer / EYELASHES: 100% Pure, Black Tea. (Some links are affiliates. More information here.)

Saturday, May 21, 2016/Video Post Notes

Something about this dress says fresh, feminine, and summer to me.  I’m not sure why.  Maybe it’s the sweet green, small print and empire waist. Whatever it is, I am happy to discover this company, Boden–I’d never heard of them.

According to their website, Boden is a British company that started in 1991 as a menswear line. They introduced womenswear in 1992, and launched in the U.S. in 2002.

Because they have free exchanges and returns, that eased my mind a little. But what ultimately convinced me to buy this dress was the ability to choose a tall length, what they call “long”. (They offer petite, regular, and long lengths.)  I opted for long, instead of regular, and I’m glad I did.  I am 5′ 8.5″ tall, but have a longer torso than normal, so dresses are often too short for me.

I’ve also worn the dress with flat sandals, less jewelry, and a straw bag; I like it both ways.

~Janis Lyn Johnson


(ABOVE) Dress by Boden.


(ABOVE) Kate Spade bag in the color Vivid Snapdragon.





(ABOVE) See similar Vaneli sandals here and here.



(ABOVE & BELOW) On my lips I’m wearing Gabriel lipstick in the color Maple Shimmer, which has a slight sparkle to it. (I started with a moisturizing base of Nourish Organic Shea Butter.). My earrings are 1.25″ in size. Similar earrings here.


(ABOVE) Gabriel lipstick in Maple Shimmer.


(ABOVE AND BELOW) Dress by Boden, $78.50 (Some Colors Less). Boden dresses are available in petite, regular, and tall (“long”) lengths. I’m wearing the “long” in this post. (Click side arrow to see all items.)

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