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I’ve been shopping in my closet for a month or so — since two new dental crowns in one week maxed out the cards! And with New York City coming up next week, I want to save some $$$ for thrifting there. So, I’ve been recycling my pieces.
Like this no-name black lace top (similar), purchased at the Revolve consignment shop. It’s completely sheer so I wear a short-sleeve tee under it for the office. The J Jill trousers (similar) are from the fifty-cent rack, and the GAP belt is old. It’s fun to be creative with what I’ve already got.
|I think I prefer the unbelted look. Skinny G is getting really Fatty-G, isn’t she?|
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Looking cool and elegant. I like the long lines without belt! Recycling our closet is always great for our creativity. A few restrictions can get that mind buzzing! Recently I took my favourite jewellery away on a trip, and was slow unpacking it, and I've found all sorts of new combinations with the remaining nonfavourites.
I wrote a post with you in mind but missed the deadline…argh! Here it is anyway…very visible…http://naturalmedley.blogspot.com.au/2014/10/snakey-blindness.html
Shopping your closet looks great on you! I do it regularly and it never gets old. Sounds like we'll be going with you on another NYC adventure. Can't wait!
Your long sleeved black lace top is gorgeous! I decided not to post my lingerie and fashion outfit photo here, but there are plenty on my blog you can see.
I just added the link to your blog "Not Dead Yet Style" to the permanent links
on the front of my blog. The blog links there are in alphabetical order.
Such a lovely, elegant look!
I love both your looks Patti. With the belt is my favorite. Lots of fun in NY
Patti, you look so effortlessly chic in this! You rock the black/white so well! Ha, Skinny G is not Not-So-Skinny G!
I love your J. Jill pants and that leaf necklace is great too! Thanks for hosting such a great link up!
Hello, Patti, and thanks again for hosting. You're looking spectacular and fall-fashionable in black lace … unbeatable with cream wide leg trousers. Just excellent for the cooler days to come, yes? Speaking of unbeatable … KITTY BOMB! Nothing better.
That's EXACTLY what I've been doing lately too – shopping my own closet. I'm trying to be strong and stay away from thrift shops. I feel a closet purge coming on. You are going to have a FANTASTIC time in NYC as a reward for your self-restraint. I love your hair here, and the lace top is hard feminine.
Very pretty lace top and what a great price.
I think ai like this outfit with a belt, but a different one. (Don't ask me which one then… I can only criticize, not bring solutions…. No styling abilities…. Should I should up then? OK! I will.)
That is a really great lace top Patti! I love visiting your linky as there are always such great blogs on it! Wishing you a great week & thank you for hosting! Ax
Patty, your hair is wonderful! You did the curls you love so well.
Timeless elegance, Patti. I think it looks wonderful on you both ways. The pendant is a beauty!
You look fab, Patti. Have fun in NYC!
What a great lace top! It's so fun to rehab what you own already. Sometimes I have to turn to Pinterest for inspiration because I see things only one way…
You are the coolest, Patti. Recycling from your recycled closet is THE way to go. And you look stunning. I luv the black lace pattern showing up over the white trousers. Both looks, belted and sans, are good, each gives a different vibe. Personally I prefer the more relaxed version. But who cares what I prefer?! You're always the best boss of your ensembles.
Wow you look awesome in palazzos Patti!!!
You look so elegant in this outfit! Love both looks. It seems that your closet is full of great timeless pieces. Thanks for hosting and have a great week, Patti! ~Cynthia
I heart thrifting and consigning! Very chic look! I have a similar (consigned) lace top. I'm loving the addition of the belt–going to try this, myself. 🙂 Thank you for hosting this link up! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com
I love the mix of cream and black! Beautiful.
Funnily enough I liked it more with the belt Patti (a look I can see myself wearing as I have cream wide leg trousers) – but to be honest you look wonderful every way you wear things! The neutral tones are really gorgeous 🙂
Have a wonderful week!
Palazzo pantas and black lace perfection, dear Patti.
Thank you for this friend gathering
Love, love your hair, so Carrie Bradsaw
That blouse is gorgeous and it looks lovely with the pretty off-white trousers. Love the Leaf Pendant Necklace also. So cozy and chic today, Patti. =)
Happy Monday Beautiful!
Thanks for another Visible Monday Patti. I love a lace top and yours is very pretty.
Good Morning Patti, you look very pretty (but the nice cat needs a starvation diet 😉 )
Have a great new week and a nice travel to NY 🙂
This lace top is so pretty on you. So important to wear what's in our closet. 2 crowns sounds painful!
P.S. Hope you will stop by and join TBT Fashion link up this Thursday
Count me in for Team Unbelted. And those trousers are fab! They do all kinds of wonderful things for your silhouette. Thanks fro Vis Monday. Will be linking up tomorrow for sure!
Gorgeous! I love the black lace top on you. Thanks for hosting the link up!
Very chic look and I do love the belted look! Thanks for the link up as this is my first time!
Great look! Love the color combo! Also, in love with the leaf pendant — perfect for Fall.
Yay to shopping our closets!! The best prices in town! Love your flowy pants. You look sweet.
Very pretty. Which thrift-stores do you like to visit in NY?
That lace top is beautiful. Very on trend.
This is one of my favorite looks on you, Patti! I love the cream trousers with the black lace – chic but also soft and feminine. Thank you for another great Visible Monday! I am off to check out the participants. xo
Love this pretty lace top on you Patti! You look beautiful in this outfit and shopping your closet is just what is needed sometimes. Have a great week:)
I very often "shop" the closet. Some things I forget I have, some are classics and I use them over and over again and some are standout pieces that I reuse as they're just so fab.
Lovely lace top, Patti! Pretty kitty too! 🙂
Patti you look gorgeous and elegant as always. I have always had a bit of a thing about grey cats so I am smitten xx
Love this either way, lace is always elegant and the wide leg pant suits you so well.I am a great believer in shopping the wardrobe first.
Fantastic look Patti, I love the lacey top with the wide pants, so stylish! Thanks for hosting 🙂 hugs xxx
Wow, Patti…no wonder you enjoy shopping your closet! What a great outfit. Thanks for the post.
Patti, closet shopping is still one of my favorite creative outlets. It's always so much fun to recreate from items we already own, and this outfit is the perfect example. New York City Again???? I'm quite jealous, sounds like so much fun. I really think a bunch of us (blogging friends) should meet up there someday.
My closet is my favorite store! Love that black lace top, so versatile! 🙂
Shopping the own closet is so much fun! I love re-wearing complete outfits and pieces I fell in love with all the time. never change a working system! you look fab!
Have fun in NYC! I'm jealous!
Dearest Patti, you know, lately I've been recycling my clothes more than usual, because I have plans to do a major bag purchase and I need to save for this reason. It's actually so much fun to style your own clothes in different ways ! That lace top is superb and I love this look. Thanks for hosting your link up, I always join with great joy. Maybe joining also with another look I wanted to show you, of course linking twice 😉 Kisses
Fashion and Cookies
I prefer the unbelted look,too. And the necklace is beautiful. have fun in New York!
You look very elegant and classy! I love that black lace top on you. Such a classic.
Skinny G is HUGE!!!! We used to have a cat like that- he was called Nero!
I like your leaf necklace, so pretty and it is set so well against the pretty lace top!
Thanks for another VM! Always fun!x
Well, I beg to differ, I like the belted version! You have such a gorgeous figure, Patti, and I think wearing the belt shows it off. Black lace is always gorgeous, and you really suit those elegant wide-legged trousers.
Oh Skinny G – who cares what size she is, she's gorgeous! xxx
I agree, I like the unbelted version best as well. LOVE that easy looking long over long look. The proportions are perfect!
Ha ha! That cat's name is really a joke right??? ; P
You do the wide leg pant better than anyone else.
There's not much point to shopping if you only wear your clothes once. You look lovely, as always, and I continue to marvel at how inexpensive your stylish pieces are!
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Wow! This is a gorgeous outfit. I like unbelted too. So elegant.
You look lovely and no-one would know it's not expensive pieces that you've just recently bought!
PS – I like the belted look to define the waist a bit more. Much more flattering, I think.
I love your way of recycling, Patti! This is beautiful and I join you in the black and white trend! Thanks for hosting!! Have a great week!
Patty, laced tops always excude so much elegance to an outfit. You look so beautiful. Thank you for doing this link up, always looking forward to it. Have a wonderful week ahead <3