How To Add Bright Color: Visible Monday

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I haven’t been a big fan of vibrant colors for myself. I love the look on others, but I always thought I was too “low-contrast” – pale hair and pale skin – to look great in brights. And I still don’t like many brights next to my face, like vivid yellow, orange, green, or bold colorful prints.

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 hot pink jacket by Cynthia Rowley is one of the pieces changing my mind. I picked it up at Housing Works thrift in Chelsea for about $30, a great find. I wrote about it here, calling it a new “key piece” for my closet. I can always fall back on my navy or black blazer but this one makes me happy. For me, one bright color per outfit is enough – some fabulous blogger friends would call it a starting point, and add lots more glorious color.


Pink must make me feel like dancing.

The remainder of the look is neutral, but not dull: a wonderful wrap dress from Karina, and thrifted Donald J. Pliner knee boots (similar). Faux pearls (sim) and red lips – I’ll wear red lips with any color outfit – and we’re done.



The shadows are nicely filtered by PicMonkey, but did nothing for the ubiquitous parking meters : >


Now, let’s see what you’ve been wearing, 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. 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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Stay fabulous,


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  2. Love that bright pink jacket on you! This is a happy color for me, too. I have a pink outerwear jacket and have noticed that when I wear it, strangers seem more likely to smile at me. Maybe pink is seen as a friendly, approachable color. Have you noticed your pink jacket having a similar effect on people?

  3. OMG Love it. The jacket looks fabulous on you both color and cut. Keep it up expanding those horizons. It’s good for us!

  4. Sometimes I go all out with the rainbow colour parade, other times, I stick with just one statement shade. Can’t go wrong either way, as you’ve clearly shown here, Patti. Love the silhouette of the dress too incidentally. So charming 🙂

    On the blog today, I’m tackling something literally “borrowed from the boys”, i.e., an item of clothing I took from my husband’s wardrobe. Come on over and see how I (and four other women of all ages) styled pieces we, ahem, borrowed from the men in our lives.

  5. I think this colour looks terrific on you. I know I am a big fan of this bright pink/fuchsia but it also looks good on you. I love the way you styled it. Totally my taste. Skirts of this length suit you fine. The pearls are the cherry on the cake.

  6. You know how I adore you in colour.

    The cut and shape of the coat is wonderful.

    I have that same Karina dress!


  7. I kept forgetting about Visible Monday until like Wednesday or Thursday but yay for me I remembered on Monday! Patti, I think with your coloring you could wear brights b/c you are so fair like me but understand if you felt overwhelmed by them. And, girl, you don’t want to be overshadowed by anything anymore!

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  9. But wait — no green? That’s the color I sketched you in for Fashion Rainbow! You wore it at least once, I swear! (Green A-line tunic over a black skirt, March).
    Pretty in pink, my friend. xxox

  10. Aas on of your blogger friends, YAY!!! It’s the perfect staring point, this color is fabulous on you. Wonderful way you styled it with your navy dress and then pairing it with those black boots.

  11. Yea, for bright colors. And here I even noticed you didn’t do them! Well, now you do and you look good.

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