The Shape Of Things: Visible Monday

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Sometimes it’s the color, or the feel, or the drape, and sometimes it’s the shape that makes us love a piece of clothing. The structure of a Birkin style bag, the outline of a vintage peplum jacket, or in this case: the crisp lines of a Little Black Dress.

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!

I found this architectural dress in a thrift store somewhere, I can’t remember as it’s been many years. The maker is unknown, but the sewing is nicely done. The stand-up collar reminds me of Jackie Kennedy’s 1960’s dresses, but it’s modern. I feel like a powerful woman wearing it, like “don’t mess with me, my dress has a superpower!” 😊

I’m wearing new hair, the Sweet Talk by Gabor, in pure silver. I’m not sure I love pure silver yet, but I do love the cut of the hair and the contrast with the deepest black dress.

The steampunk pendant is an old thrift find, and both bracelets are vintage. The lace-up wedge shoes, however, are having their first appearance. They’re my “Florida winter” shoes by Sofft.

Yes, it’s still 88 degrees here so no topper is needed. It’s supposed to drop to 82 today, woo-hoo!

All cats are divas, and should be adorned accordingly. 😊

Are you into unexpected silhouettes? Show us 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.

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

Stay fabulous and wear what you love, xo

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  1. The entire outfit is simple stunning Patti. Yes, definitely Jackie inspired. You always choose the best vintage clothing. How do you find stores that carry these fantastic pieces? This look, with your wavy “hair” style is throwing some serious Helen Mirren vibes our way…a classy, perfectly tailored, ageless beauty. Having serious dress envy 🙂 Oh oh oh, those lace-up shoes are to live for.

  2. Kitty is verrrry diva. Hahaha.
    The standup collar is what I love most about this dress. I’m feeling a powerful mod vibe, a favourite. And the hair is fantastic. The way you switch your hair up gives me courage to play more. Thanks for the linkup.

    • Kitty has never done a lick of housework in her long life, so she always looks fresh. Thanks for linking up; your Talking Heads jacket is so goooooood. And the thought that I give *you* style courage is mind-blowing! xox

  3. I love dresses like yours – fabulous shape! You look gorgeous, stylishly dressed-up and unexpected, Patti! I guess my silhouettes are somewhat unexpected today, too. 🙂
    Warmest hugs!

    • Thanks Natalia for the kind words, and for linking up. Your brocade coat is all that and more – you look fab. xox

    • Thanks Emma, and thank you for linking up! Your black lace dress is a beauty, as are you! xox

  4. I love anything unexpected! Even in my home decor I have one thing in each room that is a little surprise. Maybe tucked in a corner so you happen upon it accidentally. Something unexpected. Love your dress and think it is totally a Jackie O vibe!

    • It’s great to see you again Cheryl, you were missed. Thank you for coming by, and linking with Vis Monday. Peace to you too, xox

    • Thank you dear Cheryl. I gotta tell you, those cobalt metallic boots are crazy-good (I just need a little more $$$). : > xox

    • Happy Monday to you too, Ada and thanks for linking up. Love the millennial pink blouse, xox.

    • Thanks, Ann. I really enjoyed your wardrobe switch-over today, and a peek at your gorgeous Phoebe. xox

    • Thank you Suzanne! I haven’t found many similar silhouettes – keep your eyes peeled? Your skirts are beyond-delightful in today’s post. xox

    • Thanks Jess, you’re a sweetie. Loved your post about keeping a sense of humor, and your own funny adventures. xox

  5. Dearest Patti, is this one of your best looks ever?????? So agree with Lisa. It must be that Jackie O. vibe here. And you are really rockin that style. Wishing you a wonderful warm week from rainy Frankfurt. But we need that rain really bad after a scorching summer. Thank you for hosting. xxxx Sabina

    • Thanks so much, Sabina, you’re so kind. When are having a caffe in NYC again?? Love your khaki look and it suits you beautifully! xox

  6. I love the shape of that dress – the neckline is perfect with your hair and the steampunk necklace is a super cool accessory. x

    • Thanks dear Vix. I know you don’t do black much, but your 40’s black dress is so fabulous, xox

    • Thank you, Maria, and thanks for linking up. I’ll try one of your recommended foam cleansers; they look wonderful. xox

    • thanks Nancy! And your luxe nightwear is so pretty, now I am embarrassed of my gym shorts and tee! xox

  7. I’m wearing an unexpected silhouette in today’s blog post – a very loose cardigan worn as a dress. I don’t like myself in that style too much so I added a belt and made it less striking. Love the silver hair and adorned kitty!

    • Thank you Gail. I really do like your cardi-dress with the belt – still striking! xox

    • Thank you Porcelina, and thanks for sharing the word about bird protection. Our species are leaving too fast! xox

  8. I LOVE this ensemble, it is perfection, truly. I want to give my thanks to you for modeling the wigs for us. For a future post, I would love to learn from you how to chose one for myself. My hair is thinning and I will likely need one in the next year or so.

    • Thank you BeeeBeee! I would be delighted to talk more about wearing hair in a future post! xox

  9. Patti, I love you in this Jackie O dress! And the shoes add just the right touch. You always find such striking pieces of jewelry to set off the whole look. Lovely!
    xx Darlene

    • Thanks Darlene, you’re too kind! And I love, love your new faux leather leggings, so chic. xox

  10. Great outfit. You look great and your hair color looks fabulous and really compliments your coloring. I went silver about 2 years ago. I have never had so many compliments but I must admit it did take me a while to get used to but now would never have it any other way.
    Judy in az.

    • Thanks Judy! I do love silver hair and it’s taking me some time to love it to the maximum. xox

  11. That funnel neckline is so interesting! I love architectural lines in my clothes – yes! You’ll be seeing my PANK trapeze dress soon!

    Thanks, as always for hosting, Patti. Love the new hair!

    • Thanks for your kind words, and for linking up. Love your Viking Shieldmaiden look! xo

  12. I have to say, Patti, this is one of my all-time favorite looks! So gorgeous and chic! Love the hair, too! Fabulous you!!!

    • thanks for the shout-out, Carmen, and for linking up! I love your tartan tie and vintage Docs, xox

    • thank you Sherry, you’re too kind! It was so wonderful to “see” you last week, xox

    • Thank you Lisa, and thanks for coming over to link up. Have a wonderful week ahead, xox

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