A Vibrant Maxi Dress, and A Giveaway: Visible Monday

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A maxi dress solves so many style questions. No worry about matching tops and bottoms, no color strategy, and only simple accessories needed. This pretty Karina maxi dress is more than a problem-solver though – it’s a pleasure.

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.

The Karina Adele has a moderate vee at the bodice, and in the back. The print is Garden Party (check out the Pink Lily too). And as always, you can scrunch a Karina dress in a ball in your overnight bag, wash it in the sink or the machine, and it never wrinkles or fades. Easy to wear for any body shape, and made with love in Brooklyn, USA.


My old, old blue suede sandals still spark joy.



The colors are gorgeous in this print. And Karina dresses look like-new forever.


Karina Giveaway: Enter to win a Karina dress of your choosing. The winner will be selected at random on August 5, 2016. Just follow this link to enter the giveaway, open through August 4th:


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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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  1. Hi Patti, So nice of you for sharing trendy women fashion.

    The color of this dress is perfectly suiting on you and you are looking quite cute wearing this dress. Along with you blue colored sandal is awesome. I like blue color every things and I have a perfect collection blue and pink color related stuff.

    The images are captured very well in front of wonderful trees and you are looking so cute due to you smiling face with fashionable dress.

    You have shared awesome collection of fashionable accessories which every women wanted to have forever. Such as your necklace is impressive and your colorful dress up are so vibrant. Thanks for introducing a new fashion for women. I enjoyed lot reading this post.

    – Ravi.

  2. I really love the necklace you’re wearing!! The dress is just perfect for summer, love the bright cheerful floral print!

  3. Love love love that dress! It is the perfect look for the dog days of August. Thanks for everything you do.

  4. Patti that really is a beauty of a dress – the colours are amazing, especially with your beautiful blonde hair. Thanks so much for hosting, apologies for my tardy comment… Manic day yesterday!!!!!!

    Catherine x

  5. This dress is all kinds of wonderful on you, Patti! Such a fab fit and wonderfully vibrant, too! xxx

  6. You look lovely in this dress! I love the colour. What a perfect dress to feel pretty, flirty and classy in!

  7. You look luscious in these wonderful bright colours, Patti! What a lovely dress! Thank you so much for hosting – I’m so chuffed with my DIY harem pants that I had to share.

  8. You are really truly one of my most favorite bloggers. You put colors, prints, and styles together so well and I love that you shun ageist fashion rules.

  9. Okay, you’re definitely not a wallflower in this beauty. I love the bold bright floral pattern on you. I agree how a maxi or dress is the easiest thing to throw on and look and feel great. Thanks for hosting.

  10. ! I love the dresses and love yours Patti! The red and magenta are so pretty on you, and I like the blue sandals , very colorful! You look great!
    jess xx

  11. I love your blog, having only recently “discovered” it. Your sharing of ideas, encouragement, and photos are wonderful and helpful. Being of a “certain age,” living in the Arizona desert, and preferring the femininity of skirts or dresses, your style suggestions particularly resonate with me.

  12. Whoa! Love the print and colors on that maxi. Is that the garden party print? I just checked their website and they’re sold out of it. But love the style, so I’ll maybe have to opt for another print.

  13. Wow – this dress is simply stunning on you! I love the vibrant and bold pattern – perfect with your blue sandals.

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  15. Lovely, fresh dresses. such practical pieces for easy summer dressing. And it would be hard to choose a favourite. Perfect choice for a summer wedding

  16. You look great. A maxidress looks so chic and casual simultaneously. But it’s best on somebody with good arms. If the legs are covered, one wants the arms uncovered, or one looks dressed for winter. My legs are in better shape than my arms (despite years of weights and exercise classes!), so I tend to go the opposite route. Not short, but just above the knee.

  17. Perfect dress for a hot Summer day and the colour and style perfect on you. I also like the print, floral but not too prissy.

  18. The colours of this dress on you are wonderful, and from my point of view it is so great to see a sundress with ample bust coverage (so many are shaped more like a string bikini, which writes thEm off entirely for us full – busted girls!)

  19. This is such a vibrant colour Patti, and all the better for being a maxi dress. I like to wear a long dress in the summer as it’s so cool when the mercury rises. I love your beautiful blue suede sandals too. You look utterly gorgeous x Thanks for the linkup party!

  20. Karina Dresses are amazing! I recently lost weight and need a closet makeover

  21. I’ve never worn a maxi, but the white with black stripes is amazing!

  22. This is so beautiful! I love you in bright colours! Too funny since I tried to order this dress and it was sold out : ) We’ve got good taste!


  23. I love the colors and print of the dress. I wish they had that in just above the knee and with a boat neck. 🙁 You look fabulous in the dress and it is so you as it is. The blue sandals are the icing on the cake.

  24. This dress is gorgeous on you, Patti – love the vibrant colours and style. You look beautiful – and I love the red lipstick! I’ve entered, would love to win one of these dresses, thanks for the opportunity. xx

  25. Love the colors in the dress…..certainly goes with the name “Garden Party”. Cute shoes that really bring out the blue.

  26. I loved Maxi dresses the last time around and I love them today. I have a few and they are my go to when I am not sure what to wear. I love your dress and the colors are amazing. Peace! Cheryl

  27. Who wouldn’t love a dress that can be rolled up into a ball and still look fresh? And yours has such beautiful colors and you look fabulous wearing them. Thank you for hosting and the chance to win one of these great dresses.


  28. This dress is gorgeous! I’ve never been a maxi wearer, but I’m going to check out the Karina website.

  29. Patti, great photos and you are my hair inspiration. I’m grey, I’m curly and I’m trying to get to your length from a pixie cut of last November. Ugh. How I look forward to the day when my hair can blow in the breeze and I can prance about as carefree as you do in a beautiful dress. Cheers!

  30. I love this dress on you! I also love the floral sandals that you just posted on Instagram. They are both so perfect and cheery for hot weather. I could use it where I am today, it is over 100 degrees :-O Thanks for hosting xx

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