Relaxed But Not Sloppy: Visible Monday

How to dress relaxed but not sloppy. Looking and feeling relaxed are two of the best things about being 60-plus. In fact, it’s my goal for every day. 😊 But looking sloppy isn’t appealing to me, except for days when I’m going to scrub bathrooms and kitchen. Even then, I wear my house-only uniform of running shorts and one of Sandy’s tees, nothing ratty.

You will not see me doing the vacuuming in this fabulous 1950’s frock. And pumps! Source.

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!

A mild-winter uniform of denim skirt plus oversized sweater is one of my favorites. Nothing fits tightly, there are no pantyhose involved, I can take a nap dressed like this, and the shoes are . . . well, sneakers. But cute ones!

Ahh, a relaxed, sunny day at the beach in completely cool but not-sloppy style. The gold-tone fringed pendant is from Nordie’s and adds a touch of class. Red sneakers by Vans are a wardrobe staple all year round. I toss them into the washing machine every couple of months.

This We The Free midi distressed denim skirt (rented via Nuuly) goes with all my sweaters. It looks modern with tights and booties too. Click here if you want to try the Nuuly rental service at a discount. The striped cotton sweater is extra-soft and cozy. It’s by Free People and also rented from Nuuly this month. Yes, the sleeves are loose and relaxed, but not sloppy.

Ceramic kitty gets a skritch on the head. I love it that plants flourish all year in Florida, and I still miss the excitement of Northern Spring.

Are you happy and relaxed in your look today? Show us (whatever you’re wearing) 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:

  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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28 Comments

    • Good morning, Michelle and thanks for coming over. Your “creative compulsions” is a fab idea for a link-up! xox

    • I like the sound of your work outfit, Shelbee! Thanks for coming over and sharing your beautiful post about love, xox.

    • Good morning, Cheryl and thanks for linking! Your stay in wine country looks beautiful and I like all of your casual, chic outfits. xox

    • Good morning Ellibelle and thanks for linking up. Your new faux-fur-trimmed boots are fabulous! xox

  1. I really like your sweater and am surprised you get much wear out of it in FL! This is a very comfy look–I agree on not looking sloppy! Although, I’ve been bundling up so much lately, I may cross a line–Haha!

    • Good morning, Kim and thanks for coming by. I’m loving your masculine/feminine look today, with the lacy blouse and classic trousers! xox

    • Good morning Mireille and thanks for coming by. Love, love your moto jacket and all the ways you styled it! xox

    • Good morning Amy and thanks for coming by. You look smart in your red coat and leopard flats! Stay warm, xox.

    • Hello dear Emma and thanks for linking up! Your floral dress plus pale pink furry scarf are gorgeous – and the hat! xox

    • Hello Jill and thanks for coming over. The Bill Cunningham book is going on wish list too! Have a lovely week ahead, xox.

    • Good morning Nancy and thanks for linking up. Your purple shawl collar coat is regal for sure! xox

  2. I love a comfy casual look – and this one ticks all the boxes, Patti! I love those wonderful red sneakers!

    Happy weekend to you and Sandy and the kitties! Thanks so much for hosting.

    • Good morning dear Sheila and thanks for bringing your stylish self over! You’re looking fab in lots of black today, and I love your pale hair, xox.

    • Thanks, Pao and thanks for linking up. Your two piece striped look is so badass-good. xox

  3. A very cute ensemble! I enjoy your postings.
    We are indeed, keenly excited for spring to arrive here in Canada…

    • Hi Mary and thanks for coming by! I love Canada and will be traveling there soon – I know your winters are a bit chillier than Florida’s! : > xox

    • Hi Terri and thanks for coming over. Your slim jeans with a long cardigan are excellent together! xox

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