Blue Skies, Smiling At Me: Visible Monday

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“Blue skies, smilin’ at me,” is the first line of an Irving Berlin show tune from the 1920’s. “Nothin’ but blue skies do I see.” It’s a classic hum-able song that makes you feel good. Blue skies are a kind of shorthand for that good feeling.

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While I love a blue sky, I don’t often wear pastels, as they wash out my pale skin and hair. But I enjoy the sky blue of this wrap blouse by UNIQLO. I like the neckline too, open without showing a lot of skin. The wrap makes for a defined waistline too.

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I brought the blue skies into my set using a PicMonkey filter.

The deep green eyelet skirt from Loft is soooo great for Florida summer: cooler than shorts or capris and with a feminine hemline. I like to wear it with a simple knit tank top, and no accessories, for a clean look.

Sandals by Sofft.


Showing off the skirt details and my “rich girl” crystal bracelet, thrifted in Hell’s Kitchen NYC.


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.

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Stay fabulous and wear what you love, xo


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  1. I must say that Uniqlo has been impressing me of late with their range of smart casual pieces. It seems that they’ve successfully transitioned from casual street wear to garments with personality 🙂 I’m especially liking that wraparound sash detail, Patti, accentuates your waist so nicely xoxo

  2. I love this song! One of my most favorite! Haven’t heard this version before – it’s great! a little blue, oddly enough 🙂 – but I love a bit of melancholy now and then, my Russian soul needs it…

    I adore this outfit on you, Patti! The blouse is so versatile (I ordered one a bit similar to it from LOFT summer sale), And the skirt is gorgeous!

  3. That top is so pretty on you and I’m loving those blue skies, too – ours have been distinctly grey (my least favourite colour) this weekend! xxx

  4. Aw! Willie Nelson’s rendition of Blue Skies is one of my favorites. Thanks for starting my Monday off with a cheery note. Oh, and in case you didn’t know, Kitty wants a burger. 🙂

    You do look cheery like Blue Skies in your wrap top and lace skirt. I love how you added a little blue sky with PicMonkey. It became an accessory to your fabulous outfit.

    Sending sunny smiles your way.

    – Sherry

  5. I love that sky blue blouse on you, but I’m head over heels with the green eyelet skirt! What a fantastic combo! xxx

  6. That background really adds a bunch of mood and feeling to this post. I also smiled from ear to ear as cute but immobile kitty had visions of burgers dancing in her head! 🙂
    I’m in love with the eyelet skirt Patti. You look so lively as always!

  7. Love the fun filter and your skirt! Now I know what song I will be singing in my head the rest of the day… 🙂

  8. I love your outfit and the sky photo edit. And, above all, that song. We are having such perfect, cloudless azure skies, and Willie Nelson’s voice always creeps into my head as I walk about.

  9. This is a great outfit, and one I would totally wear. I’m checking the link on the skirt.

  10. I love a wrap top too — that shade of blue is just perfect.
    The thought bubble above your kitten made me giggle.

  11. Love that filter, very clever! I can also get a bit washed out by pastels, I always find a strong lippy helps combat that on the rare occasions I wear pastels. Wishing you real blue skies this week!!

  12. Wow Patti! Love this look, especially that wrap top. I own nothing from Uniqlo, I really need to head to Disney Springs and check them out. Such a pretty look on you!

  13. Oh, I love the cut of that blouse, Patti! And that skirt’s details are so lovely. Wishing you peaceful blue skies!

    Thanks so much for hosting “Visible Mondays”!

  14. So lovely—-ez like Sunday Mornings vibe. Blue is one of my fav colors and love baby blue. I actually think your light coloring goes well with pastels. Baby blue is my fav pastel of all time and I love pale colors with light hair.

  15. You look so summery! And you can wear pastels. Well, darker pastels, like your top. I hope you’re enjoying summer!

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