Re-Mixing Old And New: Visible Monday

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I love to mix familiar pieces in new ways. And sometimes, I like to wear the same things, just as they are, and no one seems to notice (or at least not comment). This strategy makes getting dressed easier and more fun, than ever it was in my high-paying corporate years. The joys of retirement, and of authentic dressing.

Welcome to Visible Monday. If you want to participate, it’s so easy: just go to the bottom of this post for the how-to. Please be kind and leave a link to Not Dead Yet Style in your post.

I’ve worn this birdie cardigan (similar) before; it always adds a spirit of whimsy and it’s soft and cozy. This is the first time I’ve paired it with a full midi skirt by Anne Klein (thrifted, sim). The booties (sim) are old as Methuselah but still comfortable. The pendant (sim) was thrifted for a dollar, and it’s reversible. Cannot beat that. Isn’t thrifting the very best?


A black tank is all I need underneath, for Florida Fall.



The skirt has deep red lace at the hem. My forefinger is still purple from the garage door incident.


Now, let’s see what you’ve been wearing, Visible Women.

The guidelines to participate in the Visible Monday Link-Up are so simple:

    1. Whoever wants to can join in! Just compose a post that includes any outfit, accessory, piece of jewelry, hairstyle, cosmetic or other adornment that makes you feel more confident, alive and visible that day.
    2. Include a link to Not Dead Yet Style somewhere in your post.
    3. Go to the bottom of this post and click on the InLinkz button “Add Your Link”. It should open a new page.
    4. In the “Next Step”, you crop the pic (easy tool) you want to display, and you’re done!


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Stay fabulous,


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  1. I’m positive I said it the first time I saw it but that cardigan is SO pretty, Patti. Pretty and whimsical and absolutely quirky xoxo

  2. I completely agree with Tiina re constancy and continuity. This is something I’ve touched on in my linked post. Refinding gems in your wardrobe that you may have not worn for a while, being inventive with pairing existing pieces, getting your wardrobe to work smarter not harder. Great style, as you’ve shown here Patti, doesn’t require you to bust a budget!
    And why not wear that adorable cardigan again and again? I know I would. It’s absolutely darling.

  3. I remember this sweet birdie cardigan and love it paired with this pretty skirt. I am a great believer in clothing that earns its keep and repeat wear the same things often in different guises. Many thanks for hosting Visible Monday.

  4. You said it, there’s nothing like thrifting. I adore your bird sweater and the red lace hem skirt. I hope your finger fades to pink soon!! Thanks for the party – I can use one right now!

  5. Adorable feminine outfit! Love the sweet birdies and little bows which go with your skirt. And what can be better than old favorite comfy booties? Thank you for the link-up, Patti!

  6. I think it is great to find pieces that we want to wear over and again. You find some great “finds” thrift shopping. Wish I coould stand for hours to do it! Love the birdy cardi, very figure flattering too. The skirt is lovely and geez I didnt know about hurting your finger! oww, take care..
    Enjoy your week!
    jess xx

  7. I really like the print of your midi skirt and the mixture of red lace it offers. Great pairing with the adorable cardigan!

  8. Buying second hand is the only way to shop!
    Loving the cardi and midi skirt combo, the finger injury not so much…ouch! xxx

  9. Yes, to the joys of retirement and authentic dressing! I remember this lovely birdie cardi and I believe its found its mate in this skirt.

  10. Beautiful outfit & beautiful pieces! I can see them combined in so many different ways… It’s fun to get creative what you have in your closet.

    Thanks for the link up! Have a wonderful week!

  11. I wear the same things all the time, and I bet most other women do, too. Not only is it cost-effective, but it also helps us zero in on personal style. And I kind of like the idea that my wardrobe is something that provides constancy and continuity in my otherwise often hectic life. Everything is changing at such a speed that I need something to hold on to. So, a consistent style and a well-curated wardrobe is something that anchors me a bit. A bit shallow, maybe, but at least it’s something I can control…
    I love your cute little cardi, it’s definitely a keeper, it goes with anything.

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