(ABOVE) I wore this J. McLaughlin dress with a Talbots yellow leather bag for lunch at Bricktop’s, a restaurant in Naples. To protect my eyes when outside in the sun, I always wear sunglasses. These are Tortoise-Gold Kate Spade Lucyann glasses, which I had made into prescription sunglasses. You can find the hat I’m wearing here.

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DRESS: J. McLaughlin (Similar J. McLaughlinOld NavyASOS) / BAG: Talbots, Leather (On Sale; Available in Marigold, Blue Crocus, Indigo Blue, Jute) / SHOES: Vaneli (Similar Nine West or Vaneli HereHere) / HAT: Straw Lifeguard Hat; Men’s Size, So Doesn’t Hurt My Head (Alternative Women’s-Size Hat Here) / WATCH: Michele (Similar AmazonBloomingdale’s; Pre-Loved The RealReal) / EARRINGS: Amazon / BRACELET: Talbots, White Leather (Alternative Ralph Lauren, Alexander McQueenJuicy Couture, Michael Kors) /PEARL RING, Heirloom, From My Maternal Grandmother (Alternative Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Bloomingdales, Pre-Loved The RealReal).


(All Natural/Organic Ingredients)

FACE: 100% Pure, Both Crème and White Peach / CHEEKS: Gabriel, Vibrant Pink / LIPS: Nourish Organic Shea Butter / LIPS: Hemp Organics/Colorganics, Berry / EYELIDS: 100 Percent Pure, Hope Diamond / EYELASHES: 100% Pure, Black Tea. (Some links are affiliates. More information here.)


SHOPPING CENTER: Waterside Shops / RESTAURANT: Bricktop’s

Thursday, May 26, 2016 /Vlog Post Notes

The shirt dress is such a go-to classic. Add a matching belt, and it creates the illusion of a flattering hourglass appearance, whether we actually have that shape or not. (I don’t. I’m more of a triangle shape.)

This one is linen, from J. McLaughlin. (Past season. See an alternative J. McLaughlin here.) I don’t worry about the material wrinkling, because it’s so darn cute and comfortable.

Plus, whenever I wear linen I think of Meryl Streep in “Out of Africa“. Her fashions (and home) in that film were gorgeous.  She never looked worse for the wear!

Linen also is wonderfully cool, and now that the temperature is reaching 90 degrees Fahrenheit (and the humidity is up there with it), that is essential.

Hope you are having a lovely week.

~ Janis Lyn Johnson


(ABOVE) This is me vlogging in my Jeep, before heading into the restaurant..


(ABOVE) My classic wide-brim straw hat is actually a men’s lifeguard hat. (I like the larger size, so it isn’t so tight that it hurts my head!) It isn’t perfect at protecting my skin, because dots of sun do sneak through here and there, but I’ve worn some version of it for the past 11 years. (Alternative women’s-size hat, which I also wear and protects my face better, here.) Brio-Tuscan-Grille-Naples-FL

(ABOVE) Viewing the menu at Bricktop’s, Waterside Shops. Sunglasses, Kate Spade. Bag from Talbots (it’s currently on sale).


(ABOVE AND BELOW) I found this portable purse hanger at a local boutique. (See purse hangers at Amazon here and here.) Talbots bag



(ABOVE) My friend prepares her Cobb Salad.  I ordered the same (minus a few items).


(ABOVE AND BELOW) Here I am before departing for lunch.



(ABOVE AND BELOW) J. McLaughlin gingham dress, Michele CSX watch, and Talbots top-handle bag.



(ABOVE AND BELOW) Vaneli sandals (similar here), Talbots top-handle bag, Michele CSX watch, J. McLaughlin linen dress. See another cute shirt dress here.



(ABOVE AND BELOW) On my eyelids I’m wearing 100 Percent Pure Fruit Pigmented Cream Stick Eye Liner in the color Hope Diamond. On my my lips is Nourish Organic Shea Butter with Hemp Organics-Cologanics Lip Tint in Berry. My hoop earrings are 14k gold, .8″ size.


(BELOW) Get a look similar to the one I’m wearing. (Click side arrow to see all items.)

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