(ABOVE) Bright pink and navy are such a vivid, happy combination, I like to wear it year round.

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DRESS: Land’s End, Currently On Sale (Alternatives Talbots,  Ralph Lauren )/ CARDIGAN: Land’s End (Similar) / BAG: Longchamp (Alternative Tommy Hilfiger) / SHOES: Tory Burch (Similar Dee KellerKate Spade) / EARRINGS: 14k Gold, .8″ Hoops / WATCH: Michele CSX (Amazon or Bloomingdale’s) / LINK BRACELET: Quite Old (Alternatives and Saks Fifth Avenue Off Fifth) / NECKLACE: Quite Old (Similar).

MY MAKEUP (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, Purple Haze / LIPS: Hemp Organics/Colorganics, Ruby / EYELIDS: 100 Percent Pure Eye Creamstick, Eggplant / EYELASHES: 100% Pure, Black Tea. (Some links are affiliates. More information here.)

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 / Blog Post Notes

This Land’s end polo dress is so bright it makes me smile, and I want to take a moment to talk about the color, because some version of it has cropped up in stores a lot lately. I thought it was fuchsia, but the website calls it magenta, and I wondered what’s the difference. Or is there one?

Evidently, there is.

From what I can tell by what I found on line, magenta is slightly lighter; it’s next to fuchsia on the color wheel. But given my capacity to remember anything these days, I think I’ll just start calling both of them very bright pink!

I found these Tory Burch shoes at Nordstrom Rack, and couldn’t believe how well they matched.  Although they are no longer available, if you’re interested I did find some cute alternative magenta ballet flats here and here.  Kate Spade has some adorable bright pink flats on sale here. The dress also is available–and it’s on sale, too.

If you’re wondering about the length of my dress, shoulder to hem, it’s 37.5 inches. Online they list it as approximately 38 inches, so it can vary slightly depending on the size. (I’m 5′ 8.5″ tall and have a very long torso.  This dress is size XS.)

I hope you’ll let me know in the comments section if you end up getting this dress. I’d love to know what you think of it–and the color.

~Janis Lyn Johnson


(ABOVE) Dress from Land’s End.


(ABOVE) The brown leather accents on this nylon Longchamp bag make it distinctive.


(ABOVE) Tying a patterned cardigan around the waist adds interest to a plain, solid dress.


(ABOVE) Since I wanted a more natural and casual look, I used only a hint of color on my lips. I achieved this by using Nourish Organic Shea Butter with a little bit of Hemp Organics/Colorganics lipsticks in Purple Haze and Ruby.





(ABOVE) Matching shoes to a dress elongates the leg. So does a neutral shoe. See more magenta ballet flats here and here.



(ABOVE AND BELOW) On my lips I’m wearing Nourish Organic Shea Butter  with a very light swipe of Hemp Organics/Colorganics  Purple Haze and Ruby lipsticks. On my eyelids is 100 Percent Pure’s Creamstick in Eggplant.

hemp organics purple haze

(ABOVE) Purple Haze.

Colorganics - Hemp Organics Lipstick Ruby

ABOVE: Ruby.

100% Pure- Eye Creamstick - Eggplant

ABOVE: Eggplant. (BELOW) Get a look similar to the one I’m wearing. On a smart phone? Click the side arrow to see all items.

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