How Not To Be A Walking Logo: Visible Monday

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I’ve got nothing against a logo, really. If I had Christian Louboutin heels, I’d be prancing around all day with the red soles of my feet on display. I love a LEVI’s patch on the back of my jeans, and I carry a Coach purse with an ever-so-discreet “Coach” logo on the front. You won’t catch me, though, with big honking logo earrings, a faux-Gucci print raincoat, Calvin tee, and an “MK” watch – at least not all at the same time 😊.

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!

My tee shirt today (via retail at Zara, similar) may be too out-there in its message, but I still love to wear it. It’s made from super-soft comfortable cotton. And it fits with my slightly subversive nature, and healthy skepticism of designer gear. It’s far more gratifying to wear a piece of clothing you love, than one that showcases a designer’s name, yeah?


If *you* love an all-designer look, by all means go for it – you do you every day.

The skirt is an old thrifted piece by Eileen Fisher (sim), and has superior swish factor. The industrial-style cuff is vintage and from Bella’s Etsy shop many birthdays ago. The sunglasses are from Target, sans logo. I feel completely comfortable and authentic, and ready for another day in Paradise Florida.


Matching the kitty yet again with cool Sofft sneaker-oxfords.

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

I’m in Canada for a few days, with only my cell phone for connections, so I may not get to all your wonderful comments until later in the week. Please forgive, and enjoy being Visible.

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  1. I love the message on your top, Patti. I’m not a logo gal either, although sometimes I fall for designer labels, usually to regret it later. Sigh. Thanks for hosting this linkup. You work magic.

  2. I love this outfit and the message that you send. However I would certainly love to find a Gucci inspired raincoat so long as it does not infringe on copyrights… And I’m actually really loving the logo trend. Logos are small and it’s a fun pattern to mix with others, so aesthetically it’s very pleasing to me even if the message is somewhat commercial. Of course you will not see me in a $900 sweatshirt however!

  3. I’m not a fan of logos at all, but I’d wear that tee shirt in a heartbeat, Patti! I guess I’ve got a slightly subversive nature too 😉 xxx

  4. I’m loving the message on the tee and how good you look in your logo free outfit.
    Advertising is for billboards not bodies! xxx

  5. I am not one that likes to wear logos, even if it is on bags or shoes. No thanks. That t-shirt is perfect! Great midi skirt, too. =)

  6. Totally with you on the logo thing, Patti. I don’t like really obvious designer logos on anything. That skirt is really pretty and I love it with those oxfords. Hope you’re having fun in Canada!


  7. HI Patti! I am not a big logo gal either, but I find myself wearing them when I love the look of the item – and the log comes with the territory. I LOVE Prada shoes, but their logos tend to be smaller. I have a Gucci Vintage Bag with G’s all over it, but it was my grandmothers and it is just too fun to not show off. I love your skirt by the way, it’s so swishy and fun!

  8. Sweet shirt Patti! I have a LV bag but I never was crazy about the logo print on them- I chose the Damier, which is a checked version. I just wear what I love, and am not a huge fan of logos either. If I do go for something designer, it usually is through on-line thrifting.
    That skirt looks so fun and comfy too, wonderful on you!
    Hope you are enjoying your summer.
    jess xx

  9. I never understood the logo thing myself, some are just plain ugly; so I find this tee so funny. Such a cute outfit!

  10. Nah Patti, don’t we wish? But actually it seems it just ALL about logos. How did we managed without them? Especially on Instagram. It is logo-craze big time. So I decided to write a post about it in the near future. Will refer to your blog then xxx. Have a lovely non-logo-week. Sabina

  11. Love the tee and its message Patti , I am the same about logos, a load of pretentious nonsense. The skirt adds just the right note. Many thanks for hosting.

  12. I’m with you, Patti! I am not a big fan of logos either. Although I suppose I don’t give much of hoot if someone else is sporting a giant logo, if that’s their thing, let ‘em flaunt it, I suppose. That being said, I do love a fun graphic top! And this one is certainly fun and makes a statement without being a giant logo. Great styling!


  13. I’m more impressed with ethical companies than names: to know that I support a company or business where garment workers have good working conditions and a fair wage. As fashion bloggers, I’m more and more aware of the influence we have and can make in the fashion industry. Fast fashion is not good for our planet. Thrifting is a great way to save money and keep clothes out of landfills. “Buy less, choose well, make it last.” ~ Vivienne Westwood


  14. I would rather have quality over a name any day, but isn’t it nice when they intersect? I love the tee, Patti! That skirt has major Swoosh Factor! Thank you so much, as always, for hosting!

  15. I never even thought about the brands of items before blogging. To me it’s all about how it looks and fits!! But I at least know some of those names you’re talking about now even if I don’t buy them!!

  16. ooo, ooo Patti, stating your truth. And looking good while you’re at it. I refuse to wear anything that has anybody’s name on it.

  17. Loving your style! You’re giving me lots of ideas! But I don’t need any name brands. If I like it and it’s at Penney’s or Walmart or Macy’s I’ll buy it. Name brands just don’t impress me, it’s more the colors and the style. If I can get it for less then I do.

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