Feeling Free And Funky Over 50: Visible Monday

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One of my favorite style silhouettes is a voluminous, flowy dress or skirt, with no restrictions on dancing, or eating. I love a slightly funky look, surrendering the waist. I might add some offbeat footwear to keep the funky going all the way down.

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!

So I was delighted to receive this black dress from the clothing designer Eva Trends. I appreciate Eva Trends’s choice to work with natural fabrics like cotton and silk, and to size all their pieces for a range of women’s shapes. They offer elegant neutrals, like my black cotton dress, and gorgeous colorful prints as well. It’s not clothing you’ll find at the Mall; Eva Trends’s pieces will inspire you to experiment and to feel free and funky.

The Ribbon Hem Maxi dress fits nicely at the neckline and shoulders, then flows out to be as big or narrow as you like. You can roll the sleeves up or down, and tie up the ribbon hem any way you like.

The Ribbon Hem dress calls for some non-traditional accessories, like my steampunk cuff and colorful ankle socks. I wore two long pendants (thrifted ages ago) because they capture the rich hippie look.

I feel completely authentic. It would be easy to style this dress over leggings or skinny jeans, or dress it up with chunky pearls and sleek boots.

The cotton fabric is seamed for more texture and interest.

Travel on over to Eva Trends, and take 15% off your purchase when you use code PAT15.

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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    • Hi Debbie! Thanks for linking up. I loved reading about your “gift” of procrastination (I too have received that gift). Your city photo shoot is fabulous. Merry Christmas to you and your family, xox.

  1. That’s a fantastic dress! You look very chic, Patti! I love the way you accessorized it with chunky, but still elegant jewelry. I will look into this designer! Happy holidays!!

    • Thanks you, Natalia! I adore the pictures of you telling a story, and hope to be able to hear you in person one day. Merry, merry Christmas! xox

  2. Love the shape and texture of that dress. Funky indeed! And I love both necklaces, they are stunning! Happy Holidays, Patti! xxx

  3. I love this look, just ordered the dress and it is on sale now! Can’t wait to get it! You rocked that look, I hope to do the same!

  4. Patti, I absolutely adore the loose fitting easy silhouettes of EvaTrends pieces. They offer so many unique items. I now have 6 EvaTrends pieces and I love them all! Actually, I had styled an EvaTrends dress for that blog post in the spring that was inspired by you and your floral Doc Martens. I am loving this black dress on you…it definitely represents your style perfectly! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!


    • Hi Shelbee! Thanks so much for sharing your good wishes, and the scenes of you in the snow! (what is snow?). Have a wonderful holiday, xox.

    • Thank you, TOF, for your kind words and for coming by in this busy week! Happy Holidays to you, xox.

  5. You’ve really punked up this fabulous dress, Patti. You are a master of the sock/shoe combo, like your royal wedding attire. Love your description, rich hippie. Hahaha. Thanks for hosting. Sorry not sorry I drank all the eggnog. Heh. Merry Christmas!!

    • Thank you, fabulous Mel. Your vid is the best, many awards should be headed your way! Merry Christmas and all that, xox.

    • You are my sock inspiration, Pao!! Merry Christmas to you and sending joy your way, xox.

    • Thanks Suzanne! I was inspired by Pao (see above) to try the sock/sandal thing. Merry Christmas to you and all those you love, xox.

  6. I wore a party dress that surrendered the waist, and it felt great! I focused on the accessories and shoes instead. I love the seaming of the fabric, and the interesting cut of this dress on you.

    A very Merry Christmas to you and Sandy, my dear!

    • Thanks Kellyann. I really enjoyed your post, full of true Christmas cheer, plus your terrific outfits. xox

  7. OMG! The textures! Patti, with your lovely hair and the way you’ve styled this dress, I’m sitting here in awe and admiration.

    Happy holidays to you and thank you for being a bringer of smiles and inspiration this year. <3

    • thanks so much for these kind words, Cee, they make my day! Merry Christmas to you and have a wonderful week, xox.

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