(ABOVE) I’ve had this skort since the mid-1990s. I like how sporty it looks.
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WHAT I WORE
SWEATER: Talbots, Mint Froth / TEE: Talbots, Persian Pink / Skort: The Limited, Bought Circa 1995 (Alternatives Here, Here, Here) / SANDALS: Talbots, Persian Pink / BAG: Cromia Italy (Alternatives Kate Spade, Milly, Steve Madden ) / WATCH: Michele (Bloomingdale’s, Amazon; Pre-Loved The RealReal) / BRACELET: (Alternative Nordstrom) / EARRINGS: 14k Gold, .8″ (Amazon) / Necklace: Circa 1995, Gift From Brother (Similar, Alternative).
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, Berry / EYELASHES: 100% Pure, Black Tea. (Some links are affiliates. More information here.)
Friday, June 3, 2016 / Video Chat & OOTD Post Notes
I bought this white cotton skort about 20 years ago at The Limited. It’s the shortest item I own, and I still wear it–casually, to run quick errands and, while I’m at it, get some sun on my legs (and vitamin D). I’m showing it here, because there is much talk lately about appropriate lengths of skirts, shorts, and dresses for women over 50. A skort as short as this one, many would say, is not age appropriate.
Most recently the topic was addressed by Melissa55–a gorgeous over-60 YouTube beauty guru with seven grandchildren–after a critical comment was left on one of her videos. Her heartfelt YouTube response got me asking myself, what guidelines do I use to decide what I will wear?
In this five-minute video, I talk about my answer to that question–and show you my outfit. (For the record, I think at 61 Melissa55 looks just as terrific as any 20 year old in everything she wears.)
How do you feel about dressing age appropriate?
~Janis Lyn Johnson
(ABOVE AND BELOW) What I like about this skort is that it has a skirt on the front and back, too, which keeps the look feminine from all views.
(ABOVE AND BELOW) On my lips is Nourish Organic Shea Butter with Hemp Organics/Colorganics Lip Tint in Berry. I also use the shea butter on my eye area, face, hands, elbows, and feet. It’s a great, all-around 100 percent-organic moisturizer.
(BELOW) Get a look similar to the one I’m wearing. On a smart phone? Click side arrow to see all items. (More color choices than shown are available.)