Oldies And Goodies: Visible Monday

Oldies and goodies. I’m still in the process (never-ending?) of downsizing my closet. If I don’t love wearing them, and they don’t make me feel good, my clothes get re-donated. And then there are some pieces that have longevity and still make me smile after many years.

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Speaking of oldies, this prairie/hippie/festival dress has been with me for at least six years. I found it at Citizen Rosebud‘s Etsy shop for about $35, and I’ve been looking for a duplicate. It’s long and loose, flatters my face, and because it’s vintage – probably 1980’s – it’s not going out of style. I wash it in the machine on cold and shake it out, and it looks as good as when I bought it.

I piled on the necklaces today for a fun bohemian look. A floppy sun hat and wedge sandals (similar) carry through the Old Hippie vibe.
The pelicans, gulls, and hawks are always nearby. Hey birds, stay fabulous.

Sandy bought me this pretty amethyst ring (sim) a few months ago. It lost one of its original pale purple side stones; I don’t know how or where. So I took it back to Luis, our local jeweler, and he suggested going with a whole ‘nother color for the sides. Success:

I’m crazy about the brilliant turquoise accents against the soft purple stone.

Are you still wearing some oldies but goodies? No wrong answers, of course. Show us in the link-up!

Now, let’s see what’s in your closet, Visible Women. The guidelines to participate in the Visible Monday Link-Up are so simple:

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    • thank you Grace and thanks for coming by. Your athleisure look is completely cool. xox

    • Thank you, Anna and thanks for linking. I appreciated your through-the-years photo essay – and I agree your style is more confident and polished now! xox

    • Thank you Suzanne and thanks for bringing your gorgeous self over to Vis Mon. I think many of us are benefitting from your tips on how not to melt down this summer. xox

    • Your pretty Liberty style print dress is a classic and suits you so well. Buying and wearing what we love is the key to being happy with our clothing. The ring is lovely , clever jeweller. Many thanks for hosting Patti.

      • Thank you Jill for the kind words and for linking up. Your bright orange sweater is a pop of joyful color, and you look marvelous! xox

  1. Well they do say that if you hang on to something for long enough it comes back into fashion and your dress is certainly right up to the minute, long and floaty, small flower print et al. (I’ve got a few clothes in my wardrobe that I’ve had for over half a century!)
    Here in Blighty we don’t have to worry too much about keeping cool – usually quite the reverse! But we have had a good summer this year and it has been a joy to wear light clothing and not have to carry a woolly and an umbrella.

    • Hello, Miss C and thanks for coming over! Love your maxi chambray dress, and yes I will swap weather with you for a couple of days : > xox

  2. Oodles of oldies in my closet! And I’m trying to be good and not buy but only sew new stuff from my fabric stash. But can’t sew Fluevogs, now can I? Hahahahahaha.

    Patti — I have a partner for your 90’s dress languishing in my closet! Print is black with peachy/beige/rust/olive flowers. Too small for me, perfect for you! Email me!

    • You’re a great steward of clothing, Anne! And yeah, a pass for Fluevogs, naturally. I am sending you an email, thanks! xox

    • Thanks so much, dear Jess. Your gorgeous fall tunic has me longing for a cool day! xox

  3. i’m 48 now, old enough to see fashion repeat…and i love to see 80/90s influences returning…yes, i have tons of oldies…but love to give them an updated edge…love receiving your blog posts : ) thx eva…ps thinking of starting my own styling blog but focusing on upcycling/recycling/recreating clothing…but the costume biz keeps me crazy busy

    • Oh I hope you do start a blog about recreating clothes! It’s a new passion of mine. Thank you Eva, for coming by; you have a terrific site. xox

  4. I love wearing dresses and would wear this in a heartbeat. Thanks for sharing your pretty dress today, thanks for hosting the linkup too. Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • Thank you for coming over and sharing your great look – that striped dress does not resemble a deck chair! and it looks beautiful on you. xox

  5. What a beautiful ring. I tend to go through my wardrobe at the end of each season. Some items you just know won’t be worn again. I’m so careful though as I’ve thrown things out in the past and really regretted it! I love your dress, now, I would hang on to that too! Would look great with ankle boots.
    Alison xx

    • Good morning, Alison. Thanks for the kind words. I agree that a thoughtful closet cleaning is the way to go, xox.

    • Thanks Ellie, and thank you for coming by. Have a wonderful day and week ahead, xox.

  6. so lovely that a local jeweler could fix (and even improve) your ring, I do love a good artisan work which refresh an old piece!
    And you look gorgeous in this floral dress, so summery!, lovely hippie-chic vibe!. Love the print on the dress!
    besos

    • Thank you dear Sra. I like your philosophy of working with your wardrobe, and I adore that rose-covered long dress! xox

    • Thanks Nancy and yes I love this dress with boots too. I really enjoyed your skin care tips – i think the movement is towards less harsh products and more moisture. xox

    • thank you Cheryl and thanks for sharing your Copenhagen days with us. Love your white lace blouse! xox

  7. This is the right week, with the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, to wear items of a “hippie vibe.” I’ve been wearing a peace symbol necklace every day.

    • Good point, Ally. Although you and I weren’t there, there’s a bit of Woodstock in all of us. I love it that you’re wearing the peace sign, xox.

    • Thank you dear Anna and thanks for linking. I love that you are experiencing so many parts of the world! xox

  8. I love your fab hippie dress! And you are so right, Patti, it will NOT go out of style. Those dresses are hot right now–again. The ring is gorgeous!

    xx Darlene

    • Hi Darlene and thanks for your kind comments, and for coming by. Hope your Monday is peace-filled and happy, xox.

  9. Oh absolutely. I wear oldies all the time. We may be bloggers and influencers but we cannot just buy and buy the newest thing. Classics are always classics 🙂
    This week’s WHAT I WORE SUNDAY link up is live. I hope to see you there.
    Sarah http://disisd.com

    • Good morning Sarah and thanks for participating in Vis Mon! You are so right about classics, xox.

  10. What a gorgeous ring, and I love the unexpected mix of turquoise with the amethyst. Some of my oldies-but-goodies are my favourite pieces! Joining you this week with a couple of optical prints (accordions, anyone?).

    Thank you so much for hosting, Patti!

    • Hi Emma and thanks for your kind words! I learned a lot from your post about re-designing your blog – and it looks striking. Love the artist rendering of you! xox

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