Smell The Roses: Visible Monday

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I  usually get a little “dressed up” for Visible Monday, and fix my hair and lips. Today I’m slowing down to smell the roses, or hibiscus in this case. It’s all part of my goal to lead a slower and more simple life. I’m looking the way I do most any Florida summer day, cool and casual.

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!

This brown cotton skirt by CAbi (thrifted, sim) is one of my favorites. The fabric has a little crinkle to it and make a nice rustle-y sound. The DKNY sheer top is also thrifted (sim) and goes with just about everything in the closet. New Naturalizer sandals (sim) and over-sized white sunglasses (sim) finish the look.

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Outside one of our favorite cafes, the one with the pink hibiscus.


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Yes, take time for a scented break in the busy day. I’m wearing my own fuzzy hair today.


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.


Oh hey! Not Dead Yet Style is on Instagram! Please check it out when you have a moment: Instagram.

Stay fabulous,


Here are some fab Visible pieces to browse through:

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  1. Smell the flowers…slow down…it must be a global trend Patti. I’m also changing and rearranging priorities to have exactly that smelling the flowers in my life. All the best with yours. xx

  2. I don’t remember hibiscus having a scent. At least in CA they don’t.
    This week we not only had heat, we had humidity. Severo returned from a gig in Fort Wayne, IN and said it was nicer there! I don’t miss Midwest/East Coast summer humidity at all!
    I’m too late to link this week, will do next time!

  3. Well you know how I feel about makeup in the summer. A total waste of time when it’ll just melt off in a few minutes.

    I love a fresh and simple look.


  4. You look relaxed, beautiful and fabulous and I love your natural hair so much.
    We’ve shared weather this weekend, I think. I couldn’t be happier, I was born to sit in the sun! xxx

  5. Very nice casual look. Nothing like a pretty tank, skirt, and sandals to keep cool and still look great! Have a wonderful week.

  6. What a gorgeous garden! Those neutrals stand out in that beautiful nature surrounding you!

  7. Well done for taking time to smell the hibiscus and enjoy a slower and simpler life.
    The brown tones look so good on you Patti .

  8. You look great in your fuzzy hair and cool casual outfit! We don’t see enough of brown – like!

  9. Dear Patti, and it is a marvelous look on you – not only casual and relaxed, but also feminine and beautiful! And you are right, we all would benefit from smelling roses (or hibiscus)!

  10. Great relaxed outfit. Smelling the hibiscus. Good idea.
    And I love your relaxed linkup “rules” – so welcome. I preemptively fail at some linkups because I can’t follow all the guidelines. Sigh.

  11. If I lived in Florida, I don’t think I could ever dress up and make much of an effort! It is just TOO HOT! We’re having our own heat wave in London and I have absolutely no idea how to dress. xx

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