A Long Duster Sparks Joy: Visible Monday

A long duster sparks joy. Doesn’t everyone love a long duster? And what’s not to love – they make you look taller and thinner (if that’s what you like) and a printed duster adds interest to any neutral outfit. You can find a cool one at the thrift or consignment shop for a nice price.

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This long duster in a cheery floral print is one of my rental pieces from Nuuly this month. (If you want to try their clothing rental service, get $20 off your first order with this link). It’s by Sunburst, and a comfortable medium weight, perfect for about 3/4 of the year in Florida. A knit duster would be excellent if you live north of the Mason-Dixon line 😊.

I love, love the yellow-gold flowers on a deep navy ground. And pockets, gotta love pockets. This long duster also creates a polished outfit over jeans and a simple tee.

The polka dot blouse by Mango was thrifted locally. A deep vee neckline is the most flattering shape for me – which neckline is your personal favorite? And the black skirt is truly a blast to wear, with its distressed, asymmetrical hemline and soft drape. It’s by Nation LTD and another Nuuly rental piece for January.

I tucked the duster behind my back to show off the blouse. The underlying outfit is fine, but the duster gives it a lot more personality.
Stylish and sunny, I wrap up in my long duster and pointy toe chunky-heeled shoes (similar). The good hair is via the Wiki by Ellen Wille.

Are you wearing something that sparks joy? Show us (whatever you’re wearing) in the link-up!

Now, let’s see what’s in your closet, 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. Go to the bottom of this post and click on the InLinkz button “Add Your Link”. It should open a new page.
  3. In the “Next Step”, you crop the pic (easy tool) you want to display, and you’re done!
  4. Visit a few other bloggers, to make new friends and increase your own following.

Stay fabulous, and wear what you love, xo

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37 Comments

    • Good morning, Shelbee and thanks for your kind words. I hope you are feeling better today! Rest up and stay fab, xox.

    • Good morning Amber and happy Tuesday! Thanks for your kind words and for linking up – you look super sleek and chic today, xox.

    • Good morning Linda and thanks for linking up. Your fortitude is amazing – sleeveless in negative 30 weather!! I’m wrapped up in blankets now at 50 degrees F : > xox

    • Good morning, Cheryl and thanks for coming by. I applaud your no-new-clothes pledge! And I have tried AGOLDE jeans, they are wonderful. Maybe I’ll search eBay for some! xox

    • Hello Jess and thanks for link up today! Your cropped denims are just the ticket – great style! Have a wonderful week ahead. xox

    • Good morning Kim, and thanks for coming over. Love, love that cozy oversized cardigan you’re featuring, xox.

    • Good morning, Mireille and thanks for linking up. I enjoyed reading about how you put an outfit together. Have a great day! xox

  1. Here I am again. It has been a long time. So busy. As I am going to retire from my current job in two months, it is getting quiter at work. My successor has already started. When I read your post I grinned when I read that this duster adds interest to a neutral outfit. And then you do some pattern mixing (the blouse and the duster). That to me isn’t neutral haha.
    I would LOVE to rent clothes myself, but in the Netherlands they don’t have this service. And I don’t think there is a market for it either. Dutch have a reputation of being stingy.
    Greetje

    • Hello Greetje and thanks for coming over! It’s wonderful to see you again, in your gorgeous black dress with flowers. Congratulations on your upcoming retirement, I think you are going to love it, xox.

    • Thank you, TOF and thanks for coming over. Your post makes a day in Marseille look tres inviting, xox.

    • Hello, Debby and thanks for linking up! I’m impressed with the detailed pussy bow blouse you created, xox.

  2. Patti, I love the way you styled the floral duster and polka-dot top with that skirt. Subtle but pretty pattern-mixing. I, too, like a V-neck. But I also like a slightly high or mock neck for some tops. Thanks for hosting!

    xx Darlene

    • Good morning, Darlene and thanks for coming by, and for your kind words. Your winter white look is gorgeous! xox

    • Good morning Sheila and thanks for your kind words. Love your Kenzo dress and knit duster (RIP), xox.

    • Hello Terri and thanks for linking up! I love the plaid tunic – modern and classic at the same time, xox.

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