On The Style Hunt: Visible Monday

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Do you enjoy a style hunt? When I was last in Manhattan, I thrifted a little tan cotton skirt by Comptoirs des Cotonniers. I’d never heard of the brand but the skirt was well-made and had funky details. I’ve since learned that they have a small boutique in Soho and sell online and in Europe. They seem to have zeroed in on my style like a boss. A little bit classic, some whimsy, surprising details and colors, and personality.

A linen or cotton skirt is always on my wish list:


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.

So I’ve been on the lookout for more CdC pieces, and truly got lucky on eBay with this one: a cheeky skirt with pleats (not too much) ruffles (not too much) and the most fascinating color. It looks like reliable beige in photos, but it has a hint of lavender/gray. Love. I paired it with a thrifted bat-wing top by Ann Taylor (sim) and (very) old blue suede platforms by Sofft (sim).



It’s a little shorter than my comfort zone, but I still love. Check out the asymmetrical tie waist.



The wind was fun, but the floral scarf did my outfit no favors – too much going on. Rejected!


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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  1. I know the brand (being Dutch .. I am in the neighbourhood). And it is indeed a very good brand. You look very good in as well the skirt as the top. Lovely colour red near your face. And I love the picture where the wind got hold of the ruffle haha. Such an endearing picture.
    (This time I put the comment with the right post haha.)

  2. Short, schmort – you have great legs, so show ’em, Patti! I also love the detective work that goes on when you “discover” a new brand. So fun! Thank you for hosting Vis-Mon!

  3. Great coordinated outfit and colours.
    We hit the vintage fair at the weekend with great results

  4. I’ve heard of this brand and it’s really very quirky, whimsical. There’s always an added twist to every design but I don’t own anything from them. Yet 🙂 the skirt is pretty, yes, but your top is even prettier, Patti!! xoxo

  5. This is a cute little skirt, and yes, I know it may feel a tad short, but it’s fine, trust your instinct. (You wouldn’t be wearing it if you were in any doubt.) I did like that peek at the floral scarf and wondered how it really looked. I love those sandals, and do have some in orange which are very similar, and comfortable too. Thanks again for the link up party x

  6. Yes, it IS cheeky with all that architecture! And the colour combination is right on. Windy pictures are the best, well, as long as it’s not a gale. I love your photos, Patti. Thanks for hosting.

  7. Sometimes we have to push ourselves outside of our fashion box!
    Had internet difficulty but was finally able to linkup – better late than never.
    Thank you as always for hosting.

  8. ooo, I luv that non-color skirt, Patti. And it is unusual. You could even wear it flung further down on your hips if you wanted it a bit longer and it would look just as cool.

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  10. I really like the asymmetrical tie at the waist and cute ruffles or your skirt. It looks sensational with the merlot top and navy wedges. You are inspiring to give e-bay a look for pieces with unique details. Have a wonderful week!

  11. That skirt is a great length on you, Patti! Loving the top, the colour and shape of the sleeves are utterly gorgeous on you. xxx

  12. Dear Patti, you always wear the best shoes and boots.
    Thank you for yet another fabulous party.
    Besos from Málaga

  13. Comptoirs des Cotonniers did a very popular ad series featuring mothers and daughters wearing their clothes, showing how they could be styled for anybody. One pair was Charlotte Gainsbourg with her daughter (and not her own famous mom, Jane Birkin).

  14. Linen is wonderful, and the shape and asymmetrical detail of your new flirty skirt are awesome! I also love the sleeves of your feminine blouse. You look beautiful in short length, Patti!

  15. I love the playfulness of the skirt particularly how it sits on your waist and I absolutely adore the color of your top next to your blonde hair. Like you I tend to simplify my outfits lately and ditch accessories quite often to achieve a more sophisticated look.

  16. I’ve never heard of the brand either—but then again, I’ve only really started looking at brands since I’ve been blogging. Before then, it was only about what I liked (well, it still is—I just also write down the brands–ha ha)
    I’m with Pam—I think the length is great—you have great legs!!
    thanks for hosting!!!

  17. Oh yeah Comptoir des Cotonniers are right on the money for me too Patti. You know who else? None other than Susan Sarandon! She & her daughter once did a successful campaign for the brand, gorgeous stuff xxx

  18. The skirt is lovely and looks great with the rich burgundy top, fab as always Patti 🙂 have a lovely week! Hugs, Beata x

  19. I know the brand Comptoirs de Cottoniers well; they have several stores in London and plenty in France. They do some lovely ad campaigns featuring stylish mothers and daughters. You wear them well! xx

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