A Just-Right Dress For Any Age: Visible Monday.

A just-right dress for any age. This was my outfit for Christmas Day, a colorful, high-waisted floral dress and funky boots. A dress is often the best, easiest solution for those what-to-wear occasions – in our case, dinner with friends at a riverfront restaurant. Simple to accessorize, no agonizing over how separates might fit together, and all the color decisions are made for you. 😊

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This pretty and feminine frock is by Anthropologie (sim), and rented via Nuuly. If you want to try this clothing rental service, you can get a $20 discount off your first order with this link. Their choices often have a boho feel, as they’re affiliated with Anthro, but there are classic pieces too. The dramatic black bead necklace was made for me by the talented Suzanne.

I love the floral pattern mixing and matching, and the peasant-y cut of this just-right dress. Style tip: if you don’t feel ready to do your own pattern mixing, a dress like this one is the perfect place to start.

The Chart House restaurant is one of our holiday favorites. The food, wine, and views of the Indian River lagoon are wonderful, and we’ve often seen a dolphin or manatee glide by.

This classic trench coat in a non-classic color elevates any outfit. I bought it retail at Vetta, an environmentally friendly clothing company. It was a splurge for me but I feel so grown-up (ha!) when I wear it.

Are you doing the just-right dress today, or a different but fabulous look? Show us (whatever you’re wearing) in the link-up!

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  1. Such a great look, Patti! That’s the magic of a Jammy dress, no effort!

    I hope you and Sandy had a wonderful Christmas and New Year – all the best to you and your furry fam too! Sorry I missed this Vis-Mon, but I’ll be back for the next one.

  2. I also love the floral pattern mixing and the matching with those boots! This outfit looks very good! Happy New Year Patti !!!

    • Hello, Glossy, and thanks for coming by and for your nice words. Happy New Year to you too! xox

    • Thank you dear Emma, and thanks for linking up. Your striped blouse plus headband is gorgeous – you look like a 1940’s Hollywood star! xox

    • Thanks Debbie and thanks for linking up and for being here. You’re a joy to have nearby! Love your pink-on-pink today, lovely with your hair, xox.

    • Hello Michelle and Happy New Year! Thanks for coming over and for your kind remarks. You are wonderfully creative, xox.

    • Thank you Alison and thanks for linking up on New Year’s Eve! Your Christmas casual-with-elegance outfits would be perfect for tonight too!

    • Hello Shelley and happy New Year to you. I hope 2020 is full of creative and happy surprises for you. Thanks for coming over, xox.

    • Happy New Year back to you, Cheryl and I hope it’s a truly joyful one. Loved your recap of 2019 posts, esp the pore strip! So funny, xox.

    • Hello Not Dead Yet Style!
      I think I found you! LoL
      Miss you on Facebook!
      I just wanted to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
      Keep doing what your doing, we need it!
      Syl ☕☕☕

      • Hi Sylvia and thanks for coming over! Happy New Year to you and I wish you a whole year of peace and joy, xox.

  3. Patti, boho is YOUR look! I love the casual, breezy look and feel of your dress and boots. Chart House here in Dana Point is good, too. Perfect for a Christmas dinner!
    Wishing you a very happy New Year!!
    xx Darlene

    • Good morning Darlene and thanks for linking up. I liked your ideas for a casual-but-stylish New Year’s Eve outfit. Hey, that’s tonight! Have a fun one, xox.

    • Hello dear Sherry and happiest New Year to you. I hope to see you in person in 2020! I do encourage you to give Nuuly a try, even for just a month, to “experiment” with different pieces. Stay fabulous, xox.

  4. You look so pretty. The coat is a nice addition–glad you got some cool weather to wear it! I just put my new nuuly order in yesterday. It was kind of disappointing that so many of my 1st choices weren’t available.

    • Hi Kim and Happy New Year to you! I loved looking through your picks – your color palette is warm and inviting. Same happens to me with Nuuly sometimes. xox

  5. Hi! I love your dress! When I was reading your post, I noticed you went to a restaurant called The Chart House. We have one here in NJ. Don’t know if it’s the same owners (actualy it’s a chain) but we went several times to the one in Weehawken (NJ). It’s right on the river with wonderful views. The food is excellent too. Glad you had a very nice Christmas day with your friends. You looked fab! ARlene from NJ

    • Hi Arlene and thanks for coming over! I grew up in New Jersey, in the northeast part. Glad to know there are Chart Houses everywhere! Have a happy New Year, xox.

  6. love following you! there are some people i have been following for such a long time i can’t remember where i found them!…love your spirit & style………..i love this dress! it’s a reminder for me never to get rid of any boho dresses! ever!..

    • Hi Eva and thanks so much for following and reading my posts1 I appreciate you. What did you decide about your gold tiered skirt? Have a wonderful New Year, xox.

    • Thank you Mireille and thanks for coming by. I am a similar shopper to you, taking inventory and then enjoying the fun of the hunt! Happiest New Year to you, xox.

  7. Your dress is absolutely lovely and that coat! I would wear it! But done up with a scarf – it’s cold here in the UK! Here’s wishing you a Happy New Year!

    • Thank you dear Penny and thanks for linking up. I enjoyed your book-and-movie reviews, and can tell you that we enjoyed the latest Star Wars. Hope your New Year is full of good things! xox

    • Thank you Nancy and thanks for coming over. I enjoyed your post about social media – the good, the bad and the ugly. Happy, happy New Year to you! xox

  8. You wear those florals beautifully Patti, it does have that boho vibe and paired with those great boots is anything but girly. Many thanks for hosting Patti and all the best for The New Year.

    • Thank you Jill, and thanks for sharing your family pics from Christmas. You know i adore your black-and-white outfits! Happy New Year to you, xox.

  9. That is a beautiful dress on you and so perfect for a special occasion. Happy holidays to you, Patti!

    • Hi Nicole and thanks for coming over! i think it’s creative to change up our clothes, so you go and make any changes you like : > Have a Happy New Year, xox.

  10. Oh, I luv that dress on you. It is just right, and I think just right for me too. And tell me about your boots. Are they too cool or what? And you’re wearing a coat in Fla? Actually it was 60 today in Chicago, and by that I mean it was warm.

    • Hey Pao and thanks! I love these old (at least seven years) Doc Marten boots for any day below 75 degrees. The trench coat was useful inside the frosty restaurant. You are having a heat wave in Chicago! xox

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