Visible Monday #119: Blooms In Winter

Welcome to Visible Monday #119! 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.

Why not wear florals in December? (And anyway, it’s still about 78 degrees here, and I *might* be in Australia). I really like a dark floral print like this one for Fall/Winter, and paired with dark tights it looks just right.

The dress was a smokin’ bargain from Lands End clearance. I added a very vintage GAP leather belt and Tsubo booties (similar) to boost the cool-weather feeling. And once again, the guitar-hat makes an appearance, always a jaunty accent.

Bloom year-round.

Now, let’s see what you’re wearing, Visible Women!!

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  1. What’s up, all the time i used to check webpage posts here early in the morning, since i love to gain knowledge of more and more.|

  2. Looking lovely my dear in this floral dress. It is hard to imagine for me that it is 78 degrees in your spot of the world. Not so in The Netherlands. I am sorry I have been unfaithful to your blog entries and Visible Mondays. Work keeps me so busy together with some more things. Keeping up with blogs is becoming like work aagghh.

  3. I agree; florals can be worn in the winter and this dress looks lovely on you Patti. So elegant as always xx

  4. Wow you've got a bumper crowd here Patti!! Oh I always love you in ruffles and that dress is delish, plus I finally "get" the guitar hat – heehee!! xoxo

  5. Lovely dress Patti, I love the bold colors of the flowers and the way you styled it with boots. Thank you for making it possible for all of us, fashionable ladies to post our outfits. Very generous. Sara

  6. Pretty as a picture!! Florals are beautiful and your dress is lovely! You have a gorgeous figure so everything looks good on you!!

    β™₯ carmen

  7. I love the dark florals. I don't see them often but they are perfect for autumn/winter. And the musical fascinator is a great accent.

  8. Of course florals work all year long! This dress is so pretty on you, and is a perfect way to pretend it's winter when you've had enough of all that sunshine!

  9. Hey, Patti! Hope you're having as good a week as you look like you're having! That would be blooming like crazy and looking pretty. It's amazing what a few degrees of longitude and latitude make in the weather! Thanks again for all, and know you're just the best hostess!

  10. If it's wrong to wear florals in winter, then I don't want to be right. Yours is great — I love the colour combo, very lush. Thanks, Patti!

  11. Great dress, but I really love the boots. I'd wear this outfit quick as anything!

  12. You're in Australia? Come for tea. I would avoid thursday though – it is going to be 104 and stormy! The dress would be fabby, but you may have to swap the boots and tights for sandals and really wear the guitar hat. Thanks so much for hosting once again!!

  13. Ahh, I love your guitar hat, set at a jaunty angle, Patti! And I love the colours and gorgeous rose print of your dress. I can't think of a single reason not to wear florals all year round, can you? A perfect look, so very you. xxxx

  14. Your blooms are beautiful. What a Stunning Dress. Thanks for hosting another great Monday Party!

    Happy Holidays Patti!

  15. Love the floral print with the tights! Florals are always in season, beautiful! Thank you for the opportunity to participate in Visible Monday!

  16. Great idea very refreshing Patti and thx for hosting! Sabina Styleblog Only in Frankfurt

  17. I'm extremely jealous of your temperature! I counting the days to feel a bit of heat.
    Love that dress, the print is fabulous. The guitar hat is the icing on the cake. x

  18. It's only 50 degrees cooler here in Chicago. I'm probably dressed in the opposite direction, except for the boots. I do appreciate the Fall colors attempt though. And thanks for hosting!

  19. Great dress, cannot believe there are so many link ups already, feel like a cheat if I post my Sunday on the visible Monday post arrg, oh well, lets see if I get struck by lightening

  20. I love the rich, plum floral print, perfect for a wintery 78 degrees…hey, wait…no fair!

  21. I agree, why not wear florals in December? Especially when you pair it with tights and booties, it makes a perfect winter floral outfit. I would wear this even in our 20 degrees and snow, it just makes me smile.

  22. I love the floral patter of that dress – so pretty. Thank you again for hosting, Patti!

  23. This is a great color pallet bridging autumn and winter … looks great on you. Thank you for hosting..xo C. (HHL)

  24. Hi Patti!
    Florals are good any time of the year even when buried in snow like we are in Montreal!

  25. 78F sounds like heaven. πŸ˜€ Good job on capturing the look of winter while staying cool.

  26. Keeping florals alive all winter is brilliant! Such a pretty dress…and the boots are adorable!

  27. Happy Holidays Patti! Again, thank you for hosting Visible Monday. I look forward to seeing the styles of other bloggers πŸ™‚

  28. Love this dress!! It looks "wintery" but appropriate for winter in Florida!!

  29. I love the colours in this dress. Gorgeous with your complexion and hair.

    Do not for one minute complain about that weather! We got our first snow storm of the year and are now buried. My husband and I have booked a flight out to Florida…so we want the good weather : )

    First time I will be in your lovely state. We will be in the north on the east coast in a place called Flager Beach. Some very small quiet old fashioned spot, or so we read in the paper.

    I love your "jaunty" hat! LOL


  30. Perfect floral for winter, a lovely color palette. And love Tsubo…wore a pair of Tsubo booties for so long, my husband threw them in the trash on vacation a couple of years ago. I literally wore them out!

  31. Patti, everything about this look is just beautiful on you – the print, the silhouette, the accessories – wonderfully put together. I think it's one of my favourite outfits of yours!

    As always, thanks so much for having us all over for VM!

  32. Once again, thank you for the opportunity to participate.

    I love dresses with tights and booties. Great look πŸ™‚

  33. Such pretty colors. i think I looked at the same dress. Love it with your boots and tights. You are making me miss summer!

    blue hue wonderland

  34. I actually love floral prints in Fall/Winter, and this dress is adorable ! Let's break all the rules, Patti :)) I am wearing a pink coat in winter in my latest post I also linked to visible Monday, after all ! Thanks for the opportunity to share, hugs xoxo

    Fashion and Cookies

  35. Patti–you know me, there are no rules. Florals in winter? Why NOT! Besides, i know its still like summer for you down there–lucky you! And I wear florals here with my winter duds just so I can escape from the sheer dreariness of the winter here. xoxo

  36. I love it! I think the color palette is very Fall/Winter – and very flattering, too! I'm sitting here in 38 degree temps so excuse me if I don't feel too bad for you LOL πŸ˜‰


  37. Love the colors of this dress, Patti!. It looks great on you…and, of course, thanks for hosting!!

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