The Last Visible Monday

Everything changes, the one eternal truth, yes? So Visible Monday is changing into a meaningful chapter of my past, making way for new adventures. Today will be the last Visible Monday style link-up, but not the last of Not Dead Yet Style. 

The friendships and connections we’ve made over the years are priceless, as well as all the knowledge and wisdom shared. We’ve seen each other get married, divorced, retire, have grandkids, start businesses, redecorate our houses, move to new countries, and grow a bit older together.

In Toronto, celebrating the launch of Melanie’s ad campaign. She’s fabulous. And I’m wearing a horse dress from Suzanne’s vintage Etsy shop.

The Visible Monday style link-up started with a post I wrote in June 2011, called The Invisible Woman. For the first actual Visible Monday post in July 2011 I asked you to email me your pics. And six of you did, what fun that was! Advanced technology has made link-ups much easier but I miss the excitement and freshness of those early attempts.

The first Visible Monday, back at our cottage with the magical gardens, in 2011. Damn, I was cute! And I thought I was getting on in years at age 56. Hah.

For nearly nine years we’ve been enjoying the easy companionship and style-sharing at Visible Monday. We participants have gotten to know each other in a deeper way, and even made lasting friendships. Now it’s time to expand and enjoy our connections on new roads. I have ideas, and I bet you do, too.

Dreamy day for visibility. I donated this skirt and now I miss it.

I’ll miss your style pictures and all the inspiration you’ve provided! But we can still communicate; I’ll be blogging once a week and branching out into other realms that touch on aging, beauty, love, and living peacefully. And of course I will be following your journeys on your own blogs, and sending nothing but gratitude and affection.

I will keep you all in mind, that’s for certain.

So I’m dispatching big virtual hugs to you, and look forward to seeing you in fresh new ways. Stay fabulous, and thank you again!

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31 Comments

  1. Enjoyed being a part of visible Monday and loved your style link up. I remember that was the first link up challenge I participated in. Like your choices. Both the attires and accessories. All the blogs linked up here are informative. Love to follow style and fashion and I try my bit up improvise it.

  2. Oh WOW, Patti. I just saw this, evidence of how I have been out of the loop. I have such huge, huge gratitude for you and Visible Monday. Your linkup played a major role in getting me started blogging in the first place, you and Bill Cunningham, and the encouragement of other women who met and mingled here. I would not have been in that poster had I not had this positive pathway laid out through efforts like Visible Monday. There has been a real impact here. And you ROCKED that dress at the party – everyone was enthralled. What an incredibly exciting night made special when you could come!!!

    And I am excited about your next steps in life, here and not here too. Our friendship means so much. Huge hugs. And sorry for bringing all those horrible snacks to your meetup parties and spiking the punch – I couldn’t help myself. xox

  3. Thank you Patti for hosting the longest-running and one of the first link-up parties ever! Congratulations on a big run.

    Fun Fact, it was you and your boldness who actually inspired me to begin blogging, and for that, I am forever grateful. You were one of the first pioneers – before social media and all that stuff. You gave us a space to share our love of style and gain support and confidence to get out there and let our style shine bright.

    I look forward to what’s to come and will continue to follow you in your journey, where ever it may take you.
    Hugs,
    Suzanne
    http://www.AskSuzanneBell.com

  4. You had a great run with Visible Monday, and even though I wasn’t a participant, I appreciated the platform you gave to other women to show off their style. Will still be following your blog.

  5. Visible Monday was one of my first link ups which I participated in – just over a year ago. Thank you so much as it gets your blog out there for others to see. Through your blog i’ve also connected/discovered other blogs. I wish you well in your new ventures Patti – can’t wait to see where it takes you!
    Alison xx

    Emma xxx

  6. Aww! I’ll miss it! It’s one of the few link ups I visit regularly anymore! But can’t wait to see what you’re up to next, Patti!

    Much love!
    Dawn Lucy

  7. Patti, thank you for hosting your style link up for so long! I will miss Visible Monday very much, and enjoyed being a small part of it. Best wishes on your new endeavor!

  8. Feeling really grateful for your inspiring attitude and all the good vibes. Keeping ourselves visible in good company has been fabulous so I hope that all we keep it rocking!. You’re brilliant!
    Glad that you’re still blogging!
    besos

  9. So sad to see your link up go, Patti, but so excited for the next chapter of your life and your blog! It has been so amazing being a part of this community and getting to know so many wonderful and inspiring women along the way! Thank you for letting me be a part of it!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  10. Love that garden!
    Thank you for hosting the link up all of these years! It has been wonderful visiting other blogs through yours and will try to keep on visting.
    www. chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

  11. I’m sorry to see Visible Monday end, but I look forward to seeing you next creative endeavors. Very best wishes.

  12. Visible Monday was the first link-up I ever did back when I started my blog. Thanks for continuing to host it Patti. I’ve enjoyed participating every Sunday night. Often dashing to the computer as Hubby called me that supper was ready, and I’d have to yell… “I’ll be right there. I’m posting my link to Patti’s party.” Good luck with the new direction. I’ll be stopping by to see where you’re headed next. xo

  13. Oh say it isn’t so, Patti. I will miss the Not Dead Yet Style party – even though I didn’t always make it. Just knowing you were always Not Dead Yet Styling it gave me warm fuzzies. sigh and sigh again. Okay, you’re Not Dead Yet Styling and I so appreciate all you’ve done all these years, sniff. You look lovely, by the way.

  14. You were, and always will be, the hostess with the mostest! I met many lovely people, including yourself, through Visible Monday. Thank you for providing the platform and for all the effort it must have entailed.
    Best of luck with what’s coming…
    And….that garden! Oh I loved the glimpses of your cottage and your beautiful garden!

  15. Pati, I will miss your easy, breezy style–in both fashion and writing! Yes, you were cute in 2011, and you still are!! I look forward to seeing what you come up with next. Enjoy this next leg of your journey.

    xx Darlene

  16. Wow, I had no idea that you had been blogging that long. It’s been so fun seeing your style, especially the vintage finds. Your cottage does look magical! Wishing you continued success with your new direction.

  17. You have been such a trooper to have kept it going for that long.

    I’m forever grateful to Visible Monday for introducing me to you, and our friendship.

    I am excited to travel with you on your new blog journey.

    Hugs
    Suzanne

  18. All good things come to an end! Thank you so much for all the thoughtful articles and for opening my mind up to being VISIBLE no matter what age we are, Patti! I also know those link-ups aren’t free, so thank you also for that.

    Hugs to you – I’m honoured to have been a small part of this and to have met you through blogging!

  19. Wishing you all the best Patti in your new adventures, will continue to read your blog to see where the path leads. Many thanks for hosting Visible Monday .xxx

  20. Well, I cannot miss this one! Thank you Patti for your grace and inspiration and for gathering us bloggers together once a week. You will be kept in mind and hearts!

  21. Sigh. Onward and upward!
    Glad I finally wrote a fashiony post to include.
    But, where’s the link-up? Or is it ALL FINISHED.

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