Today I resume my search for a new style during a new stage of life, and in order to tap more into the bohemian side of me, I headed to Johnny Was. This is a brand known for quality, exquisite detail, beautiful embroidery, and lovely fabrics.
When I received my September Johnny Was catalog, I thought this would be a great place to begin to assess how much boho I want in my new wardrobe. Here are a few points about this post:
- I brought along my friend Iris Gonzalez. Iris is a petite, and I am a Misses XL and neither of us were sure how the fit was going to go. But, we know we represent a lot of women with our body types.
- We went to the gorgeous store at The Shops at La Cantera in San Antonio and the sales associates were excellent.
- I know this is a high end brand. However, they often have good sales events, and I am going to put an Ebay link for you below. But for those of you who can shop Johnny Was, this Fall Collection has beautiful fabrics.
BEGINNING WITH ME
Johnny Was offers many selections that are reversible and that little touch will stretch your dollars and cost per wear. I am wearing the Faiza Kimono which is reversible and features lovely florals combined with the new sporty/stripe detail. Other side is at the top of the post.
This Elva Jacket also has the sporty detail with a heavier fabric for cooler weather. Johnny Was does sell Plus Sizes but I discovered that the toppers and Kimonos in XL do fit well…and occasionally I sized down to L.
This Oskana Short Kimono would have been too big in an XL, and it is currently on sale. Since I also like classic style, I find that my bohemian vibe is best fed with toppers with a neutral base. I like the prints better that way. And …you know me…I love kimonos!
For the blouses, I had to have an XL for my XL hips! But, I am still struggling a bit with the round necklines. The bottom green textile is gorgeous and I believe can also be found in a tunic top. Above is the Raspberry Peasant Top.
I wish this EULIA V-Neck Blouse had been in the store…I love the V Neckline, vertical (slimming) stripes and simpler print. This is the type of top I would wear in a moment’s notice! There were many things I wanted to try, but they were not in the store.
IRIS FINDS FUN!
You can tell in her photos that Iris is a fun loving Latina…and definitely found some fun at Johnny Was. The first thing she tried on was this Wild Life Bomber in a Medium and it suited her spunky personality to perfection.
The Hayak Wrap Top is beautiful and the perfect fit for a petite lady. I loved this on her. It is an elegant way to do boho. Would look so great with jeans. AND then…she discovered this beautiful reversible jacket…. (was not able to locate the jacket online.)
WHAT WE LEARNED
Much to our glee, we learned we both can wear these clothes and we learned which designs fit us best. So now we can shop the sales with more confidence. We learned the quality and beauty of Johnny Was is real and captivating. Sadly, the stores keep limited inventory, so
while you can find petite sizes online, we did not find them in-store and we did not find many of the styles in the September catalog. I did leave with a scarf though, I will style it for you soon!
I continue to believe for me that my bohemian pieces will be limited, a bit simpler, but still in my closet for sure. There is something about it that I just love, and I do love so very much about this brand. My search to discover the new Pamela continues on…..
KEEP SMILING, EVERYONE!!
For those interested: JOHNNY WAS ON EBAY
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By Pamela Lutrell
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By Pamela Lutrell
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