Visible Monday #117: Look Good, And Do Good

Welcome to Visible Monday #117! If you want to participate, it’s so easy: just go to the bottom of this post for the how-to. Please be kind and leave a link to Not Dead Yet Style in your post.

This week I am a mysterious Woman In Blackย  – except for my fuzzy hair and my fab new jacket. The Bindu reversible jacket is courtesy of MarketPlace: Handwork of India.

They’re a company that does good. This is how they describe themselves:

We are a fair trade organization and nonprofit started over 25 years ago.ย  Our
mission is to increase economic opportunities for low-income women in
India, and empower them to bring about positive social change for
themselves, their families, and their communities.ย  We work with 480
women artisans around the city of Mumbai who form 14 cooperatives that
produce clothing and home dรฉcor items currently sold fair trade in the

So Marketplace does good things, and creates very cool clothing. My cotton jacket is light and floaty, beautifully printed on both sides, and so versatile. I’ve worn it with dresses, as here, and with my distressed (= holey) jeans.

Marketplace offers gorgeous dresses, skirts, and my favorites – long tunics that are awesome over jeans or leggings.

Love the print on this Amboli tunic
The dress is old, from Banana Republic. Thrifted Donald J. Pliner boots! And thrifted key necklace.
Gorgeous Bindu reversible jacket c/o Marketplace:Handwork Of India.

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.
  2. Include a link to Not Dead Yet Style somewhere in your post. Please leave a comment, too, so we know you had a good time.
  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. Hi Patti,
    That jacket is just amazing!
    Have a wonderful hump day – mines off to a flying start.

  2. Lovely outfit Patti. You manage to look elegant and well dressed in every outfit. Thank you for being so generous is hosting yet again visible Monday. Sara

  3. Welcome back, Patti! Thanks again for hosting and taking such great care of all of us so beautifully! Speaking of Beautiful… that's you in your great outfit, representing such a great project! Well done, you!

  4. Oh, my, that kimono is so gorgeous. I love black and white graphics so much, and you look radiant in that gem. Thanks for hosting!

  5. Patti your jacket is stunning – it's like a ready-made mixed pattern! Well done for pairing it with all black and letting the pattern do the talking, your hair and the monochrome are the stars of the show ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thank you also for being a total star and your good wishes recently – I really, really appreciate and value our friendship!!!! You're a wonderful lady <3

    Catherine xxxxxxxxxx

  6. Oh Patti, I sure wish I could be so visible with that wonderful fuzzy hair of yours. And, you make a woman in black look very refined and classy. You most definitely have me sold on that kimono, and reversible??? such a bonus. Looking beautiful as always.

  7. Beautiful patterned jacket. Awesome on either side and can be worn with a lot of different clothing items.

  8. Hmmmm very pretty indeed. What a nice jacket. Right up my street. I will link through to see what more they offer. You are looking great in this outfit.
    I am not linking up this time as I cannot link back and then I don't think it is a fair deal.
    I am already linking to Bella and Sacramento and have made this "rule" for myself that two link-ups per post is the limit. Does that sound silly to you?

  9. I adore your kimono jacket, it looks very elegant. Great style Patti and thanks for having me ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  10. You look so beautiful in your monochrome elegance dear Patti, and I love the key necklace not to mention the gorgeous fuzzy hair! It suits you.

  11. Love your are wearing today. I love this black and white trend and the patterns on your jacket.

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

  12. I have a thing for kimonos. Such an easy and interesting way to elevate a simply outfit. I love the one you chose. Beautiful patterns and that it's reversible is like have two of them!

  13. Great outfit … love the key necklace it is the perfect accessory … and your jacket is tres chic … elegant and comfy!! Joining along to the party for the first time … thank you for hosting. C. (HHL)

  14. YOUR OPEN CARDIGAN IS SO BEAUTIFUL. It is also Trendy being Black+White and Geometric Print. You styled it to Perfection with the all Black. I missed Visible Monday – glad to link back, again.

  15. Patti that reversible jacket is simply breathtaking! It was MADE for you my dear, I love the bold swirls combined with the graphic print. And I imagine it's the perfect weight and sleeve-length for the Florida "winters". Beautiful, stunning!!! xoxo

  16. Hi Patti, I'm loving your chic outfit, very stylish in monochrome and the separate tunic is gorgeous, such lovely colours in it! Have a great week and thanks so much for hosting! xx

  17. The Amboli tunic is a dream for me (only in Germany I can't buy). You black-and-white-outfi is always pretty.
    Have a great new week ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Patti,
    You've totally mastered the black and white outfit to a tee…I love each and every component! Thank you for hosting Visible Mondays…it's a delight!

  19. Truly great look Patti! I love the sleeves, and I too see the Escher-esque-ness of the print. And more boots!…I guess that below 70 weather is sticking around! Thanks for hosting Visible Monday!

  20. Fabulous tunic, Patti! I love Marketplace's ethics. Thank you as always for hosting!

  21. You looks so pretty, Patti!
    That jacket is just terrific and I love that it comes from an organization that embraces fair trade and empowers women. Perfect!

  22. I love their stuff–it's just gorgeous!!
    That reversible jacket is perfect for you–love it with the dress and it would be equally cute with jeans and a T shirt!!

  23. Hi Patti!
    How are you doing!
    Nice look, ah! b&w is always pretty, midi dress and boots so gorgeous
    Happy Visible Monday to you!

  24. Excellent! Thanks for responding so quickly, Patti! Another newbie inquiry: any idea why my thumbnail isn't showing up? Is there any way for me to try to upload it again?

  25. Patti, you look fresh-faced and beautiful. The top is gorgeous! Thank you for having the link up and providing a way for bloggers to show their style.

  26. Hi Patti, I am in love with your jacket, it's gorgeous and has personality, and moreover it's for a good cause which is a big plus ! I linked up to Visible Monday again, it got addictive, hehe ๐Ÿ™‚ Kisses

    Fashion and Cookies

  27. That is gorgeous on you! Very chic styling with the key necklace and all black underneath.


  28. Marketplace is making the rounds lately! Love this B&W print and since its reversible makes it doubly pretty. did you cut your hair? I had a hair cut too–xoxo

  29. This jacket is lovely on you! Looks like a piece that can be worn in so many ways. Love it with all black and the cool necklace.

    blue hue wonderland

  30. This is a keeper, Patti…the jacket looks great with your dress and you can do so many things with it!! It was one of my favorites in the Marketplace recent catalog!! Thanks for hosting!!

  31. There are a few Marketplace reviews around at the moment, like Val's and Jo's posts. Everyone has chosen something different, and written about the ethical basis of the organisation, and its social conscience. It sounds like a really sound business.
    And you have chosen a lovely piece, both prints on the jacket are beautiful, and it works so well over your slim black dress and boots.
    Isn't it grand when looking good isn't at the expense of others?
    Thanks as always for your hospitality, Patti! xxxx

  32. I did a MarketPlace post, too! I do love the print on that Amboli tunic. Your jacket is very elegant and I can see how it would be ultra-versatile.

  33. Great company, great working philosophy, great clothes. This jacket looks great against your black ground with the pop of the secret key near your heart.

  34. Dear Patti, your jacket is absolutely gorgeous! I love the print and the fact it is reversible, and if its for a good cause thats even better!! ๐Ÿ™‚ you look just beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for hosting! Hugs, Beata

  35. I did a Marketplace post last Wednesday so it would seem they have enlisted the best of the best to spread the word about their wonderful business model. I love the jacket on you. It's very much in keeping with your style and the fact that it's reversible is a bonus!


  36. Yay, you're doing a Marketplace post, too! I love their clothes, and those reversible jackets are such a great idea. I have my eye on several things that I'd like to order.

    Your jacket looks very classy with the black dress, and I imagine the cotton fabric is perfect for Florida.

  37. ooo love that kimono patti and that top tunic is so so pretty! i would love to pair that over some jeans! Thanks so much for hosting xx

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