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.
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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.
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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.
I love all of these pieces Patti, and putting them together magnifies their fabulousness! The font on the sweater is charming…and yes to being free!
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!
Thanks so much, Alison! And right you are that life flies by too quickly. Have a lovely evening, xox.
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.
I am just learning to be free and brave, and to soar xoxo
You go, Sheela! xox
In love with your sweater and those stockings are too cute =) thanks for the linkup Patti! Kisses
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thank you, beautiful Vale, and have a lovely week ahead! xox
You are a beautiful free spirit my friend! xo
thanks Debbie! Same back to you, and I’m swooning over your big city shots, xox.
This sweater and skirt are such great pieces! I love how creative you are with all of your outfits!
I hope you are having a great week so far!
thank you so much, Amber. And I’m loving your plaid peplum jacket! xox
such a cute and cozy sweater! love it!
thanks so much, Tianna! Have a lovely week ahead, xox
I love this look—it feels very you! And don’t worry about wearing things repeatedly—it’s always interesting to see how you re-purpose things and wear them in different ways!
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thanks so much, Cheryl! I enjoyed your post about gifts for men – my husband is near-impossible to buy for. xox
I saw someone selling this same skirt on Ebay for $200.
When you have great pieces it is a shame not to wear them often.
These all create such an eclectic, fun outfit. Those tights are a blast!
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
You look awesome, Patti in your free spirit ensemble. It’s altogether an outfit for a true artist.
thanks, Pao – that’s a huge compliment! xox
I usually keep the clothing I love for a while too! I try to get the most out of what I buy. I love your skirt and tights!
I’m crazy for your sequined skirt, worn with a denim shirt, very cool! Thanks for coming over, xox.
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!
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
You have put such a beautiful and fun outfit together, Patti! Re-wearing and re-mixing clothes gives me so much joy.
Thanks for the link up! Have a wonderful week!
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Thank you Andrea! And I love your festive sweater today! xox
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!
thank you Robin, and I love your family-in-jammies pic, you all look so joyful, xox.
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!
Thank you Sra! You look fabulous in a colorful maxi skirt, with layers! xox
Love that sweater. It would be great for my teen daughter who’s all about personal freedom and surfing these days. Have a great week.
Surfing! that’s a huge local passion here. thanks for linking up, and I love how you’ve styled your new sweater, xox.
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!
Thanks, Nancy! I love, love your chic suit! xox.
I adore your jumper Patti and I’m actually wearing one similar right now – but mine says ‘love’. Yours is much cooler looking and is something I’d love to wear! xx Maria
Thank you Maria! I think a “love” sweater is positive and very cool, xox.
Loving that top! Say’s it all. Thanks too for the #linkup, please do stop by and join #chicandstylish every Thursday Hun. Jacqui Mummabstylish
Thanks Jacqui. And you’re looking terrific in denim plus leopard! xox
I am loving your sweater Patti, it is just fabulous! And the skirt as well.Have a wonderful week!
thank you, Suzanne! I hope your week ahead is full of joy, xox.
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
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.
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
Patti, each time I look at your style I smile. You make me happy. It is always cute and you make little detail pops up. I love the free spirit sweater
Awww, thanks, Rama, and thank you for linking up. Have a wonderful week, xox.
I love your jumper so much. It is so gorgeous and this free spirited style is perfect 🙂
thanks, Heather! Your embellished flats are sensational. xox
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
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.
That skirt is a work of art! What a beautiful statement piece Patti!
Thanks Kellyann! Love, love your satin trousers, xox.
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.
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
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.
I don’t mind how many times i see that skirt, it’s too good not to wear on repeat! xxx
thank you, Vix. I adore your new decor! xox
Brava and huzzah for such a spirit lifting and life affirming ensemble! : ) *applauds*
thank you for the nice remarks, and the applause! xox
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
thank you for all the kind words, Lisa! Have a wonderful week ahead, xox.