Be A Free Spirit! Visible Monday

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Be a free spirit: I love to re-wear my favorite clothes, and I do it all the time. Sometimes I struggle on Visible Monday to find something in my closet that you all haven’t already seen a dozen times! Today I feel like a Free Spirit, on a gorgeous Florida winter day.

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. Link back to Not Dead Yet Style if you like – we’re on Easy Does It “rules” now!

This cozy ivory sweater was bought years ago, and I can’t remember where. The back says “Spirit”, so it’s like a complete thought 😊. Just the word “free” brings joy, as most of us are fortunate to live, speak, and dress freely. This was not always so, and we have to stay vigilant to hold onto this precious right.

The velvet Goddess skirt is an old favorite too, thrifted at Housing Works in NYC. It’s by Vivienne Tam, one of my favorite designers, and feels wonderful to wear. I’d like it a bit shorter but I don’t want to mess with the art.

My funky Cydwoq booties have been around for at least six years. I found them on eBay, and their new styles are swoon-worthy, too. I’m swooning right now for this style.

Love the surprise kitties on the back of these tights. Ceramic kitty adds her cat-like approval.

Are you feeling like a free spirit? Show us 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.

Oh hey! Not Dead Yet Style is on Instagram! Please check it out when you have a moment: Instagram.

Stay fabulous and wear what you love, xo

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  1. Such a cute outfit! There’s nothing wrong with re-wearing. Some are new and have never seen your pieces before and it provides an opportunity to rework your clothes. And that’s always fun.

  2. Love that vintage skirt you are wearing. The print is so classy. Also love your free spirit jumper. I am trying to be just that, especially, as I get older – life really is too short. You are turning me onto the vintage. Can’t beat the quality!
    Hope you’re having a good week!
    Alison xx

    • Thanks so much, Alison! And right you are that life flies by too quickly. Have a lovely evening, xox.

  3. I love everything about your free-spirited outfit, Patti. The lovely sweater, the amazing artwork skirt, those divine chunky booties. And last but not least: the cat tights! I definitely need a pair of those! xxx

    • I think you need those cat tights too, for your own free-spirited style, Ann! Thanks for coming by, xox.

    • thanks so much, Cheryl! I enjoyed your post about gifts for men – my husband is near-impossible to buy for. xox

    • Wow! about the price of the skirt. I think I paid $25. It is fun to repeat pieces, and then they grow more memories. And I am slain by that spectacular skirt in your post today. xox

    • I’m crazy for your sequined skirt, worn with a denim shirt, very cool! Thanks for coming over, xox.

  4. Love this Patti! There is nothing better than feeling free, or being a free spirit. Love that message. The skirt is beautiful, wearing art. I love those booties, the design is so cool and I always love tights, those kitty ones are so adorable! Now, if you could find me some puppy ones… I am there!
    Have a great week!
    jess xx

    • Oh now I am on the lookout for doggie tights! Thanks for your kindness, and you look terrific today in your furry sweater and pops of red accessories. xox

  5. Patti,
    I love the velvet skirt you’re wearing! It’s a wonderful example of wearing style longer than one season. Too many people shop for the latest trends and don’t realize their closet should be the first place they should be shopping!
    Love the kitties on the back of your tights! FUN!
    Come and join me tomorrow on my link up party!

    Happy holidays!

    • thank you Robin, and I love your family-in-jammies pic, you all look so joyful, xox.

  6. lovely sweater and lovely words, I totally support that ‘we have to stay vigilant to hold onto this precious right’. Wisdom!.
    And so lovely print and cool shoes!

    • Surfing! that’s a huge local passion here. thanks for linking up, and I love how you’ve styled your new sweater, xox.

  7. Those tights are fantastic! What fun! And the skirt is so beautiful, like a painting! Hope to see you at my Fancy Friday linkup party!

  8. Good on you for re-wearing on your blog , it really is the only way to go and sets an example that looking good and you always do is not about continually shopping and wearing new things. Many thanks for hosting Patti.

    • Thanks for your words, and for linking up, Jill! Happy birthday to you, and to that adorable baby grandson too! xox

  9. Yes to these multiple messages of freedom and conscientious shopping. Love the artful skirt and spirited graphic sweater. I enjoy shopping at housing works too.
    I wish I could respond with an unfettered yes to your question..but with the way the world is changing, I appreciate freedom even as I watch it erode in subtle ways.
    Enjoy Florida, the ocean can work magic,

    • thank you dear Elle, I would love to bump into you at Housing Works some day! Your post today brings tears, and you add the light with your sweet poem. xox.

  10. That skirt is gorgeous, and I would love wearing it over and over and over again! You look fantastic, Patti, and kitty tights add to your free-spirited mood.

    • Thanks Natalia – the colors of this skirt remind me of your favorites. Your Icelandic round-up is beautiful! xox

  11. Everything here is artwork in clothing, Patti. Especially those tights—-so cute and such an unexpected surprise!!
    My stepmom always says that about not wanting to show the same thing on the blog over and over, but I tell her that’s real life, and so relate able!!

    • thanks, Jodie. Your Jambu boots are fabulous and I’m, going to their site asap! xox

  12. Hurray for re-wearing old faves! I remember when you got those Cydwoq beauties (Audi introduced me to that brand), and I love that skirt (I have a Vivienne Tam piece too). Love the whole look!

    Thank you so much for hosting, Patti!

    • That is awesome (that we have been friends for so long!). It was Megan Mae that introduced me to the brand. These shoes have soul. Thanks so much for coming over, xox.

  13. Love the free spirit message you are sending with your outfit! I’m a fan of rewearing, too, and my post this week is also much loved remixed looks.

    • Thank you Di, and thanks for linking up. I really like your animal print re-mixes, very cool! xox.

  14. I adore your skirt! I’m going to take a look at that designer. With your black tights, I don’t think you notice that the skirt is a touch longer than you’d prefer. The kitties are too darned cute ;).

    • Thanks so much, Kim. Your post has me craving some Godiva chocolates right this minute! xox

  15. I think that we (bloggers) should definitely promote rewearing. It’s good for the environment, our finances and our souls (and I’m using the word ’soul’ in a strictly secular sense here, mainly because it’s way past midnight where I am and I can’t think of a better word, in a foreign language, right now). And I just love that sweater. And now I’m off to bed…

    • Agreed, Tiina. Even if I had unlimited funds, buying more stuff would not add to my happiness. And thanks for the kind words, and sweet dreams to you, xox.

  16. Brava and huzzah for such a spirit lifting and life affirming ensemble! : ) *applauds*

  17. Three cheers for re-wearing! I hate fast fashion, and I think it is so important to wear and re-wear and mend and wear again all the things we love. Your sweater and skirt are so fabulous… I love Vivenne Tam too! Thank you for hosting, Patti. xx

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