(ABOVE) The outfit I wore for dinner with two girlfriends.
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WHAT I WORE
TOP: Talbots (Also Similar Here) / SKIRT: Tommy Hilfiger (Similar Here and Here; Also Cute Here) / 3/4-SLEEVE CARDIGAN: Tibi (Similar Nordstrom) / BAG: Longchamp, Color Red Garance (Neiman Marcus; Alternative 6pm.com) / BOOTS: Hunter, Original Tour (Here and Here) / LEATHER SANDALS: Bernardo (Here and Here)/ WATCH: Michele Deco Diamond (Similar Here and Here) / EARRINGS: 14K Gold, 1.25″ (Similar) / BRACELETS: Talbots (Similar Leather; Beaded) / PRESCRIPTION GLASSES/SUNGLASSES:: Kate Spade, Lucyann, Tortoise Gold, 49mm.
MY MAKEUP (All Natural/Organic Ingredients)
FACE: 100% Pure, Both Crème and White Peach / CHEEKS: Gabriel, Vibrant Pink / LIPS: Nourish, Organic Shea Butter with ZuZu Luxe Lipgloss, Caliente / EYELASHES: 100% Pure, Black Tea. (Some links are affiliates. More information here.)
SHOPPING/DINING DISTRICT: Fifth Avenue South / RESTAURANT: Yabba Island Grill / RETIREMENT COMMUNITY & GARDEN: Moorings Park
Friday, June 10, 2016 / Vlog Post Notes
Last month I celebrated my friend Gail’s birthday at Yabba Island Grill on Fifth Avenue South in downtown Naples. For weeks leading up to that night it had been the perfect weather for sitting outside. That morning, however, the sky opened up and began dumping bucketfuls of rain. By late afternoon it was still raining, so I knew I had to rethink my outfit. I wanted to look cute–but I also didn’t want to worry about walking in the rain should I need to park some distance from the restaurant.
In the end, I decided to wear the same outfit I’d originally planned and change only the shoes. Instead of my Bernardo navy thongs, I wore my Hunter Tour boots (which are thinner and lighter weight than regular Hunter boots), and I carried an umbrella. I’m so glad I did, because I wandered around in the alley behind all of the restaurants for some time, trying to decide where the Yabba Island Grill was!
I love the look of rain boots with shorts, skirts, and even certain dresses. It’s a fun play of utilitarian against feminine. Unfortunately, the weather was so rainy I couldn’t shoot my outfit that night. So I decided to recreate it in a pretty garden at Moorings Park, the retirement community where my mother lives. I felt a bit strange wearing the boots and carrying an umbrella in a public place on a sunny day, but such is the wacky life of a fashion blogger!
~Janis Lyn Johnson
(ABOVE) These prescription glasses are the same style as my sunglasses. Both are Kate Spade.
(ABOVE) A rainy evening on Fifth Avenue South, Naples, Florida.
(ABOVE) Here I am with the birthday girl, Gail Theile (center), and her cousin Julie Bertacchi. (BELOW) Several days later I recreate the outfit I wore that night–and feel a bit silly doing it on such a bright, sunny day!
(ABOVE AND BELOW) Longchamp medium tote in the color Red Garance.
(ABOVE) On my lips I’m wearing a light swipe of ZuZu Lipgloss in the color Caliente.
(ABOVE AND BELOW) No more boots or umbrella! I switch to Kate Spade prescription sunglasses and Bernardo navy sandals before going to see my mother.
(ABOVE) My lip color: ZuZu Lipgloss in Caliente, which is very buildable to a dark color. (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.)
Hi beautiful look have a great weekend
Maryann, thank you so much. Hope you are having a beautiful week so far. 🙂 Cheers ~Janis
Love everything you got,the skirt is adorable on you with sun glasses.Rain boots and umbrella so nice on you cause youre super cute beautiful face!
Your 3.th picture with lovely umbrella is my favorite for that series 🙂 Oh my gosh…! What a beautiful vlog and you!
I am obsessed rainy days 🙂 and autumn essentials,and my best youtuber into the rain.I am so lucky.I love rain sound and rain videos so much.I love your videos thank you for taking the time to make them lovely Janis.Please do more vlogs,and please do new Q&A video,monthly favorites video and hat collection you got 🙂
Stay more happy,happy healthy days~
Thank you, Rose! I love rainy days, too–and autumn. Love that time of year! Cheers ~Janis
You are so classy,pretty,you have so great sense of style!Please upload Q&A.
Thank you, Marie Jee! I appreciate you letting me know you’d like to see another Q&A! Cheers ~Janis
That skirt stunning on you,loved the video,great looks!
Thank you, Donae. I’m so happy you liked it! Thank you for commenting! ~Janis
I have even been known to wear hunter boots underneath an evening gown. It was President Bush’s second inaugural ball in Washington DC and the weather was very icy and snowy. Wore them under my poofy gown and no one was the wiser until I sat down. (Burberry – so they looked cute even underneath the skirt)
Such a great video,please do Q&A,another vlog ,monthly favorites or monthly must haves video.Great looks.
Hi, Tiffany! Thank you! Also, I appreciate you letting me know what you want to see in the future. That’s so very helpful. A new vlog is coming this week! ~Janis
I love the outfit you wore to meet your friends albeit in the rain and i’m so happy that you wore your Hunter Rubber Boots, you look gorgeous, I always wear my Hunter Wellingtons when it rains, I hate getting my Stockings splashed.
Yes, isn’t that awful when the (often muddy) water splashes up all over our legs? The boots are so perfect for preventing that. Plus, they’re cute! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and to leave a comment, Julia! ~Janis