Double Serving Of Linen: Visible Monday

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I seem to have a love affair going on with linen this Spring/Summer. I love that it holds it shape and stands away from my body better than a knit tee. Remember, I don’t have an iron, so linen is by definition “easy care” at my house.

Always room in my closet for a linen skirt or two:

 

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.

This Anthropologie ivory skirt (similar) is old, and thrifted from I can’t remember where. I love that it’s got a Boho flavor without too many tiers and floofs. The linen tank (sim) in palest aqua is also thrifted, from Molly Mutt for a couple of dollars. It’s by Fresh Produce, who make a few things that are right up my summer alley. I wore a black tank underneath so as to avoid any showing of the belly, and a cool 70’s necklace (sim) I picked up at Molly’s.

 

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I tried a neckerchief style scarf (sim) but once again, took it off after one picture. It makes the look too serious, I think.

 

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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64 Comments

  1. I LOVE linen anything, love wearing it, love sewing with it and especially I love ironing it which is good because a good iron is a necessity!

  2. Linen is the best, yes! I like that black belly look too. Very nice effect. And you know when less is more.

  3. Lovely and light summer look Patti! I love the pastel top with this skirt, you look fabulous ๐Ÿ™‚ hugs xxx

  4. I first came across Anthropolgie in NYC and could not resist ๐Ÿ™‚ For summer linen is just the prefect item when we need that fresh and breezy feel. Love all your choices here Patti. The wedges are exactly what I would be wearing too. Have a great day. xo Sabina

    btw: how are your eyebrows? I used up all my eyebrow color ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Snap! I’m showcasing an Anthropologie skirt on my blog today too Patti. Mine wasn’t thrifted, but I did purchase it during the winter sale which helped. I love that you consider linen low maintenance. I just seem to look like a wrinkled pillowcase when I wear linen, but I still insist on wearing it. Summer hasn’t hit our shores yet, but I can enjoy a taster through your lovely post. You look cool as a cucumber in this boho ensemble x
    Anna
    http://www.annasislandstyle.com

  6. This is so lovely and flowy on you, Patti! I have a hate-hate (heh) relationship with linen. I love how it looks on everyone except me! Thank you – as always! – for hosting Vis-Mon!

  7. The layers and simply lines of this look are so perfect for spring. I enjoy the muted tones in this color combination – they look so breezy.

  8. I’m shocked that your linen doesn’t get more wrinkled….do you do anything special when you wash it? Dryer? Or is it a linen mix?
    You look fabulous—I actually love the neck scarf…probably because I’ve been wearing one for the last couple of days!
    jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • thanks Jodie – I do dryer for about ten minutes, then shake, shake, shake and hang. xo

  9. So funny that you’re showing linen; I’ve been looking at linen pieces lately. Like seriously stalking them {I mean, if you can stalk clothing}… But I have yet to buy anything. I love the layered look and the wrinkles because it just screams effortless. The black tank under the pale/neutral shades is just perfect.

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  11. It’s not quite warm enough for light linen here in Germany but hopefully soon!
    Your maxi skirt looks so summery – have a wonderful week, Patti.

    Annette | Lady of Style

  12. You wear linen so well, you look bright and fresh and breezy whilst I look like I’ve spent the night on a park bench.
    Love the crop top and skirt and that necklace is gorgeous. xxx

  13. What a lovely Summer outfit Patti. I love lining, but I hate ironing the darn stuff. The thought of easy care linen has me intrigued.
    Thanks for hosting.
    Michelle xx

  14. It’s funny you should say that about linen Patti, I’ve started a bit of a love affair with the fabric myself! Never keen on the creasing that comes with wearing linen I always steered clear of it. However, since I recently bought a navy linen midi skirt for the deep richness of colour I’ve had a change of heart.
    The texture is beautiful & the creases no longer bother me at all – I’m on the hunt for a linen dress now!
    x

  15. So floaty and clean, and iron-free! Yay!
    I especially like the pale aqua colour. I don’t know how you manage to look so cool in your warm weather. Amazing!

  16. Awesome necklaces! That skirt is also great … you can do a lot with a skirt like that!

    Nina
    aworldofdresses.com

  17. I could easily see myself wearing something similar here around August when it’s hot as you know what! I love the length of that skirt. A very flattering look on you! xo

  18. I love linen when it’s hot, I hate ironing it though ! Looking fabulous as always Patti. I hope it’s OK, I have used a beauty post this week. X

  19. Oooh Patti this kind of look is very me: Easy fit tops (love how you’ve layered yours) and a maxi. Pretty, chic and the bonus of being soooocomfortable!

    Thank you for hosting, much love to you – have a great week!

    Catherine x

  20. Patti, you look like you should be strolling around the ocean front community of Carmel, California. You look so artsy. I love Fresh Produce for their perfect vacation wear. Have a great week!

  21. Easy-care line, I’m in! In my case ‘easy-care’ also means ‘I can’t remember where I put the iron, and I don’t really care’…

  22. Great summer outfit! I love the white/ivory outfit with just the bit of black.

    Fabulous skirt! It has just the right amount of boho for my taste. I used to have a long linen skirt I wore all the time; I may have to keep my eye out for a new one.

    Thanks for the link up!

    Andrea
    Andreaโ€™s Wellness Notes

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