Check All The Boxes: Visible Monday

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I don’t have a lot of check pieces in my closet. But when I saw this ruffled pencil skirt on Gail of Is This Mutton? I knew it had to be mine. I actually ordered it retail! (similar here).

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!

It’s yet another beautiful sunny Florida day, so all I needed to be comfortable was my new, fabulous skirt, and a silk tank top (sim). I love wearing my funky leather heels (sim), although I am careful to hold on to guard rails and grab bars while I walk. There will be no reruns of broken bones 🙂

And of course, the doggie print cast cover is the charming finishing piece. By the way, only two more weeks till I get my hardware removed, oh happy day!
In the rare event temperatures drop below 90, I am ready with my Trina Turk check jacket (sim). I love how all these black-and-white pieces play together: Skirt, doggie cast-cover, jacket. I’m wearing a gorgeous black bead necklace, created for me by Suzanne Carrillo. The massive vintage cuff is from the Citizen Rosebud shop.

check jacket

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,


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  1. That really is a fabulous skirt, I can see why you had to have it. The jacket works so well with it, as does your doggie cast. I bought my daughter a black and white check top with ruffle sleeves today and now I want one so we can match!

    Emma xxx

  2. This is ladyllike because of the lenghth and the jacket, the shoes. Its edgy because of the style mix and so cool because of the pattern and it suits you really well Patti. Love!!!! Wishing you a wonderful week. A bit busy at the moment and offline a lot. Visited my father at the weekend. That was wonderful but did not get a lot of work done 🙂 xxxx Sabina

  3. That’s a fabulous skirt, Patti! I see why you had to get it retail! And I love black and white pieces, too, and how easy it is to do a bit of pattern mixing with them…

    Thanks for the link up & have a great week!

  4. That is a really darling skirt and I think when an item has so much pizzazz it’s good to pair it with a more understated complimentary piece like the silk tank. However, when you popped on the pattern play with that great little jacket I was even more impressed!
    I’m glad to hear that the cast has only two more weeks to do its job. Hope you’ve mended good as new!

  5. What a gorgeous classy outfit, and yet playful with the funky shoes and doggy print “accessory”! Your trademark, Patti! Lovely hair too, you look utterly fabulous!

  6. This is a gorgeous skirt and I can see why you had to have it! I like the simple styling with the black tank and heels.

  7. Thanks for the mention Patti – I’ve been looking forward to seeing you in the ruffled gingham skirt! It was probably my best purchase this summer.

  8. Looking good in your check combination, love that skirt on you.Glad to hear only two weeks to go until the cast comes off. Many thanks for hosting Visible Monday.

  9. I’m glad you’re ready if the temperature drops – I love that jacket/skirt combo. But I love your outfit without the jacket too. Plus all the added love from Suzanne and Bella. Only two more weeks? That’s awesome! I thought it might take months, gulp. So this is great news.

  10. I’m loving all your pattern play in black and white.

    That skirt looks fabulous on you!

    I guess they were all out of the cat print cast covers ; P

    Love to see you wearing that necklace again and I appreciate the shout-out.


  11. Love, love, love. I, too, have been admiring similar skirts on others but I was never able to find one that I thought suited me. It’s good to see you still flying even with the mangled wing. Soon you’ll be soaring again. Thanks for the inspiration to stay visible no matter the circumstances.


  12. That is perfect-I love the skirt too. And I love how the doggie casts add another pattern, but, from experience, I know you are counting the days that you don’t have to have that extra pattern addition!

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