Visible Monday #100: One Hundred Weeks of Visibility!

Welcome to Visible Monday #100: Celebrating one hundred weeks of fabulous Visible Women! I appreciate all of you and savor this weekly party so much. I’ve met dozens of fabulous bloggers of all ages, and I hope you have made new friends too. Here’s to the next 100, long may we run!

Today I’m wearing a simple outfit with interesting lines. The trousers are courtesy of Soft Surroundings. This U.S. based company offers clothing and linens with three ratings: “so soft,” “heavenly soft,” and “ultimate soft”. What’s not to love? These are the Harlow pants, and they look/feel luxurious. They’re flowy and classic with a bit of the new palazzo revival. I recommend you check out Soft Surroundings’ site, the offerings are varied and delightful!

The silky top is from Ann Taylor LOFT, the outlet store (kind of similar). It was a great find at under $15, as it goes with all my solids, washes and dries in a minute, and has the open neckline I love. A dash of color comes from a skinny belt and bangle.

These slouchy trousers are comfortable as a skirt, and with pockets!
Simple and Visible for our centennial issue of VM. ☺

Now, let’s see what you’re wearing, 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. Please be kind and leave a comment below so we know you had a good time.
  2. Include a link to Not Dead Yet Style somewhere in your post.
  3. Go to the bottom of this post and click on this cute little link:

In the “Next Step”, you crop the pic (easy tool) you want to display, and you’re done!

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  1. Love that slim pop of yellow in the belt! I've been out of town and didn't get to link up this week, but I still wanted to pop over and check things out. Debbie @

  2. Oh, Patti, congratulations on 100! You are really a fantastic motivator for me to post at least once a week. I love all the women who come here.
    Your Harlow pants are dreamy but I would think ultimate soft should be middle and heavenly soft should be the ultimate, don't you think? Your idea to punch this up with the lemon zesty belt is perfect. Thanks for hosting this fun party, Patti.

  3. Happy 100th Visible Monday! We sure have a lot to celebrate because of you. I hope it gives you as much pleasure as it does all of us who frequent your FABULOUS party … I'm so glad I met you, cause they don't come any classier than you, dear Patty.

    And you're just so cool in your louche little pants … some women just can't help being chic!

  4. Happy 100th Visible Mondays and to many, many more! Thank you for letting me be apart of your community.


  5. Congratulations and THANK YOU! In my short time as a fashionista blogger, I have appreciated your website, insights, and Visible Monday so much!
    Your Harlow pants are killer cool – they look to be ultra comfy – but also make you look long and lean!

  6. Congrats on 100 weeks of Visibility!! :)) Those pants look luscious…the way they drape is so delicate & flattering. You look mighty visible and lovely, my dear!

  7. Congrats on "100"! You have done a lovely job. As for your outfit, I love the pants. They look really comfy and chic.

  8. Wow, 100 weeks, awesome!! congrats Patti. This is huge and this look, so pretty. Loving those pants and would really like to kidnap them from your closet, they look so comfortable! The shirt is my favourite though as I adore anything floral right now!

  9. Happy 100th Visible Monday. It's a fabulous forum & I really must try-harder!

  10. Well done on the 100th!!! That is a completely different look on you but I like it. Love the classic movie star pants and they look fabulous to wear. Thanks so much for hosting!

  11. 100!!!! Yay!! Love the baggy trousers with the skinny belt!

  12. Happy 100 weeks of Visibility to you and all of us for celebrating Style on Mondays!! You look Beautiful for this Special Post. Loving the Pants & Floral Top. =)

  13. Patti this is my absolute most favouritest of your outfits to date – I love every single piece and the silhouette is just perfect – I love it! I want to wear it!!! Congrats on 100 Visibles, that's such a great anniversary and well done you for being so consistent with it, it's one of the best (and most reliable) link ups out there. You're a little star!

    Catherine x

  14. Patti – Congrats on 100! Thanks so much for providing this space for us every week! Love your pants and pops of yellow. πŸ™‚

  15. Patti, #100, wow really?? Where does the time go? Love those pants; they look cool (in both senses of the word).

  16. Glad to "meet" you :), absolutely love your outfit! Those pants seem like a dream to wear!

  17. 100 Visible's! Wow, that is great, and my has it grown. I'm linking up this week, thank you

  18. Hi Patti! yes congratulations on 100 weeks of Visible Monday, it's such an amazing idea and brings so many wonderful people together! I really love your trousers, they are such a gorgeous cut and look amazingly stylish and comfy too! have a great week ahead xxx Sharon-

  19. Wow many congratulations on the 100th anniversary of Visible Monday! It's such a genius idea of yours, I appreciate it so much for having helped me 'settle in' to this lovely blogging community and prompted new friendship and fun. Here's to the next 100!
    You're looking every bit the relaxed and friendly party hostess-with-the-mostest in that beautiful outfit – those trousers look wonderfully soft and comfy (don't you love linen for that? I'm wearing linen trousers in my post too), and I love the delicate pattern of that top. The yellow belt and bracelet are the perfect finishing touches.

  20. Congratulations on your 100 Visible Monday, Patti.
    I am so glad to join you every week.

  21. Congrats on your 100th Visible Monday! I love seeing all these lovely links each week.

    I am also celebrating a bit on my blog today, please stop by for your chance to win a $25 gift card.


  22. Thanks for the great party Patti πŸ™‚
    Love your oufit and the style of your trousers they do look comfy and stylish πŸ™‚

  23. Can it really be?? 100 already!
    Congratulations, Patti! You have created such a wonderful community. I hope you know how many people you have influenced and motivated over the last 100 weeks, me included.
    Here's to 100 more!
    Fabulous pants, by the way. Tres chic!
    xoxoxo, Adrienne

  24. Patti, I LOVE your "giant" pants, as Amber calls them. Your styling is great, with a hint of retro appeal, along with the slice of yellow at the waist. You look dashing. And yes, congrats!! You've built an amazing forum that so many of us deeply appreciate. XXOO

  25. I love your super feminine top with the fluffy ruffles.

    100! What an auspicious day for me to contribute my first post to your Visible Mondays. This is where I found Spashionista, who, besides me, is the only disabled style blogger I know. I was so excited. Let's see who finds me.

  26. Happy 100th to Visible Monday!! I've met some amazing women in Bloglandia thanks to VM and thank you so much for getting us all together in one place every week Patti! xoxo

  27. Happy #100 and many more. What a spectacular creation for all of us to enjoy. About as much as I enjoy you slouchy trousers and colorful top, along with your radiant smile.

  28. I adore the idea of heavenly soft! This outfit is so elegant – love the thrifted top. I've had so much luck lately thrifting Loft, Banana Republic, and Talbot (and Vera Wang for Megan Mae) tops at the GoodWill and Salvation Army, that I'm really starting to adore my own wardrobe πŸ˜›

  29. Oh swoon! Major swoonage for those pants. I love drapey wide leg pants. So gorgeous.

    Congrats on 100 VMs. I need to participate in more of them. I always find amazingly well dressed people linked up here.

  30. Congratulations on reaching 100! You've provided a lovely venue for bloggers to get to know each other and I have appreciated the effort you've put into continuing VM for this length of time.

    You always look so elegant. I love the combination of slate gray, blues and purples with a dash of yellow.

  31. Hi Patti! Wow, 100 posts for Visible Monday! How Cool! This has been a great way to get together; thanks so much!

    Hope you enjoyed New York.

    Love the pants—very more like Garbo than Harlow, but nontheless very chic! xoxo

  32. Patti, KUDOS for having such a warm and welcoming place for us to gather every week. I love seeing the thumbnails of everyone, even if I can't make individual comments. If I could teleport a piece of my ube cake to you I would!

  33. One hundred times Visible! Congratulations Patti. Thanks so much for providing such a wonderful, supportive place to play!

  34. Thank you for Visible Mondays. It's has been a great place to meet other bloggers and get inspired.
    Love the retro pants and pretty colors in your top.

  35. Congrats 100 Visible Mondays!
    Love your pants and that yellow belt is just so perfect!
    Ariane xxx

  36. Yay, 100 weeks of visibility! Yours is always the best party, Patti!

    I'm inspired by your outfit – I was looking through Soft Surroundings catalog, but just haven't decided on anything yet. Palazzo pants are one of my desires, so maybe I should stop looking. Also, I knew I wanted a colorful belt, but maybe not red. Your yellow is a perfect color accent!

    Here's to the next 100! :~)

  37. Those trousers do sound heavenly and look it too! Congratulations on the 100th Birthday of visible Monday! Thank you Patti – love it. XX

  38. Congratulations on 100 weeks! What an achievement!

    Oh and those slouchy trousers are everything.

  39. Those pants look great! I can't believe it's been 100 weeks! I still remember your post that started it all! What a great story and weekly feature!! Hugs girly! Serene

  40. Thanks Patti for creating a place to gather and congratulations on it's 100th birthday. This is such a wonderful way to meet other bloggers and I so appreciate your efforts.

    Loving your comfortable and cool pants with your pretty top. The yellow accent is lovely.

    blue hue wonderland

  41. GORGEOUS outfit Patti!! love the bit of bright yellow to punch it up!!
    Congrats on the 100th Visible Monday!! thanks for giving us a place to be Visible!!

  42. Wow, 100! Actually I noticed that Visible Monday is getting popular each week.. so many participant and I always try to visit everybody and I used to be able to do so but now it takes me a few days to do so! Anyway, congrats and keep the party going! BY the way, I love your pants! Perfect with even just a simple tee. The way the fabric falls is just stunning! Hmm, I wonder if they ships abroad…


    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES (a fashion and life-style blog)

  43. Congratulations on your #100 weeks of Visible Monday! And THANK YOU for allowing me to meet so many delightful women in a safe environment. I adore the palazzo pants and I am thrilled to know that I didn't give mine away. I'm going to dig them out right now. Palazzo pants were a staple for me years ago. I'll definitely be hopping over to Soft Surroundings to check them out.

    Barbara @

  44. Congratulations and thanks Patti! I love those wide legs pants on you πŸ˜‰

  45. Patti, thank you for Visible Mondays! The trousers you are wearing look so soft and feminine and I love the outfit you've put together.

  46. Congratulations on your 100th VM, Patti…you have done such a great job with this collaboration!! Thanks for honoring the visibility of all of us!! I love Soft Surroundings…I am a huge fan!

  47. oh patti wow 100! you should get a telegram from the queen or something! i love this space and the girls here and i am so grateful to you for this space and blogging family you have created. thank you….trousers are fabulous x

  48. Happy One Hundred! Thank you for hosting Visible Monday and letting me meet so many wonderful women the world over.
    You look fabulous! Love that pretty top and the pop of yellow. xxx

  49. 100 is a lovely number. i love your outfit especially the yellow belt. heres to another 100

  50. Super fun pants, and woo, 100 Visible Mondays? That's amazing! Who'da thunk it? I think I have made nearly all of them. Thank you so much for building such an inspiring community.

  51. Thank you so much for this fabulous feature every week, Patti!

    You look very stylish in your wide trousers! And your wedges are the perfect combination with this look.

    Thank you again,
    Lady of Style

  52. Congratulations!! This has been such a wonderful place to meet women with similar interests and I'm so proud to share your weekly link-up on our fashion link-up page – it's definitely one of my favorites and I've made so many new friends here!!
    I absolutely adore those pants and will definitely be checking out the company. Happy Monday (and rest of the week)!

  53. One hundred, that's amazing! Patti, you are so brilliant to do Visible Mondays and give us all the opportunity to meet each other. I do hope all of the contributors to this milestone edition of VM leave you a lovely comment to say thanks.
    Love the drapey trousers, and the print and colours on that top are so pretty, very you. I wonder how the trousers would look with a fitted top, or a tucked-in white shirt, to really channel the Katherine Hepburn-esque style? I look forward to seeing how you experiment with them!
    Thank you again for being such a kind and supportive host. Not to mention a drop dead gorgeous one too! xxxx

  54. Patti, thank you SO much for Visible Monday! I've met so many amazing ladies here – including you, of course – that I never would've found without this linkup.
    I'm in love with the 30's vibe of your outfit and the print on that top is so beautiful! As always you wear it with panache πŸ˜‰

    Spashionista (Alicia)

  55. Patti, CONGRATULATIONS on 100 Visible Mondays! Thank you for this gathering place and community you've built.

    Also, such a pretty top and lovely comfy outfit!

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