(ABOVE) To dress up my shorts I added a crisp linen eyelet top and blingy statement necklace.

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NECKLACE: Talbots / TOP: Land’s End (Alternative in Lace) / SHORTS: Cynthia Rowley, Old (Similar Ann Taylor Lean Fit or Curvy Fit/ BAG: Louis Vuitton, Damier Azur Speedy Bandouliere 30 (Nordstrom Chicago/Seattle; Similar Pre-Loved BlueFly or The RealReal) / BAG SHAPER: Amazon / SHOES: B.C., Old (Alternative Zappos, Michael Kors) / WATCH: Michele, Old (Similar Watch Head Nordstrom; Pre-Loved The RealReal)

MY MAKEUP (All Natural/Organic Ingredients)

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

Sunday, June 19, 2016 / Video Post Notes

Two favorite outfits I like to wear in the summer are cropped jeans with an oxford-cloth shirt and shorts or a skort with a polo or t-shirt. (This is a skort outfit I wore recently.)

But sometimes I want to wear a shorts outfit that feels more girly and a little dressier. What I did here was begin with the same shorts I’d have worn if going for a more casual, androgynous look, but I added a a brighter lip color; a very feminine, linen-eyelet top; and a fun and blingy necklace–this one has a beach theme.  Because the necklace is so showy, I kept the rest of my jewelry minimal and chose a light-color neutral bag and shoes.

Th result is cool and comfortable in the summer heat, and I think it also looks girly and polished.

~Janis Lyn Johnson

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(ABOVE AND BELOW) This necklace from Talbots features a variety of faux-gold shells and pearls. So cute!

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(ABOVE) I purchased my Louis Vuitton by phone through Nordstrom Chicago/Seattle. This style, the Damier Azur Speedy Bandouliere 30, comes with a leather shoulder strap. A similar style LV Speedy–not designed with a shoulder strap–is available pre-loved at BlueFly or The RealReal.


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(ABOVE) To keep the bottom of my Speedy from sagging, I insert a rigid plastic purse liner.


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(ABOVE) On my lips:  100 Percent Pure Fruit-Pigmented Lipstick in the color Hibiscus. (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.)


100 Percent Pure, Hibiscus.

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