Stand Out With A Statement Piece: Visible Monday

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I think every closet needs a couple (or more) “statement pieces”. Pieces that could become your signature, or that get worn when you’re in a certain statement mood. We all have our own ideas of what makes a statement piece, from a fab kimono to a feathered fascinator, to floral hiking boots. You know one when you see one.

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That’s how I felt when I saw this amazing vintage tie-dye coat on Kinky Melon‘s site. Vix always has beautiful and unexpected pieces, and I knew this one had to come live with me. It feels like a heavy cotton, and I think it was hand-tailored. It’s over-sized for my frame, but I love that – it creates a 40’s silhouette.

Belting the coat makes for a great dress. It also looks fab left open and flowy.

One of my favorite ingredients about wearing vintage (Vix says this one is late 80’s/early 90’s) is that you will NOT see yourself coming and going. This coat makes a definite statement. And check out the back with its amazing rain guard.

A fabulous Sherlock Holmes-on-acid look from the back. The patent leather zip-front loafers are by Cole Haan Air.


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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Stay fabulous and wear what you love, xo


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  1. This is such a fabulous coat that can also double as a dress. You sure have a knack of finding the best vintage pieces at consignment places!


  2. Couldn’t agree more, we all need a few statement pieces in our wardrobe and this one is quite the statement, you look fantastic. Vix always seems to unearth some treasures, she has a wonderful eye. Enjoy wearing this one. Many thanks for Visible Monday.

  3. That thrifted coat is spectacular and looks great on you Patti. I’ve always loved batik fabric and this one is very pretty. Might be fun to keep your eyes open for the perfect rainboots. Or you could fark some!! 🙂

  4. Wow – what a gorgeous coat! The colors and style make such a bold statement. I love unique statement pieces and the bit of drama they add to a wardrobe.

  5. I love that kind of batik print. It always seems perfect for summer and vacations. Thank you for hosting the link-up! Julia

  6. Loving the artsy print dress dear. I love fuchsia on you. It makes a splashing statement! <3 Ada.

  7. Sherlock on acid!! I couldn’t have put it better myself! When I found that beauty I knew it was going to end up living with someone fabulous – and it has!! You look amazing and I know it’s going to have a wonderful life with you! xxx

  8. So nice and you look great in it! Always important to have those statement pieces and that is definitely one of those 🙂

  9. What an amazing coat, Patti! Vix really sources the greatest pieces. I do love its oversized size on you! xxx

  10. That is a great “art” coat and I agree with you about the statement pieces. I probably make them more with hats, mainly because not that many hats are worn where I live. But this post also makes a point for vintage pieces. They are one of a kind and more than likely will make statements and you don’t have to worry about someone having the same piece. Oh, and love this piece. I would wear it…

  11. What a fabulous piece! I live for statement pieces! Gah, between this post and your last one, I’m going down the rabbithole of Suzanne’s and Vix’s sites! Have a great week, Patti! I’ll be linking up shortly.

  12. I couldn’t agree more! Statement pieces add something special to your wardrobe, and can really elevate personal style. And that’s a beautiful coat you have, and such a great color.

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