Visible Monday #160: How To Do Blue On Blue

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Welcome to Visible Monday #160! 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 cotton jacquard sheath dress is one of my favorites. It surprised me, because it was stiff when I first bought it at GAP (similar) for under $25. But a few washings later and it’s getting friendly. I like to wear it around town, to our favorite pubs and shops, and always with comfortable shoes (Calvin Klein oxfords, sim).

You can see it below, dressed up and warmed up with a thrifted navy blazer (sim) and belt. And of course the fabulous necklace created by Suzanne Carillo and G-ring by Wendy Brandes. I feel visible and authentic, and enjoying my days.



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Now, show us what you’re wearing, Visible Women!!

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  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.
  3. Go to the bottom of this post and click on the InLinkz button “Add Your Link”. It should open a new page.
  4. In the “Next Step”, you crop the pic (easy tool) you want to display, and you’re done!

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  1. Whoa, I nearly missed Visible Monday – what?? Arg, I’ve lost the ability to follow you since you moved your site. However, I’ve saved you in my Bookmarks bar (so low tech it’s scary).

    Lovely in blue, my dear Patti! Thank you for all these awesome peeps!

  2. Hiya, Patti ! You know your blues, lady … very nice combo (again … I will always love browns and blues. A new thing from this decade for me!) Not only is the dress a beauty (great fall-in-warm-climes) but so are you. You’re entering this great decade in fabulous style!
    Do I read your deadline right? Is VM now open ’til Thursday night? I hope so … as your slow-poke little buddy!

  3. You suit all shades of blue, Patti, and this dress looks like one of those favourite easy pieces that you can throw on, dress up or down, and always feel fabulous. Shows off your great legs too, woohoo! xxx

  4. I think the most powerful word you used, Patti, is “authentic”. It’s very you, indeed, and you look comfortable, confident, chic. I too adore sheath dresses, usually with 3/4 sleeves and in jersey because jersey is sooooooooooo forgiving πŸ™‚ xoxo

  5. Patti, I love a shift dress–it’s one of my favorites. I too sometimes just simply wear them with a pair of brogues. Such comfy, classy shoes. What a cute outfit. We could be working side by side right now because this outfit is a regular for me in the library where I work.

    Thanks for Visible Monday Patti!

    Love, Ann from Kremb de la Kremb

  6. Love you in blue Patti, such a pretty color and so cool with the oxfords, one of my fav type of shoe . Happy Monday!

  7. ooo, ooo, I love the dress on you paired with oxfords. Very cool. Thank goodness it’s not pumps! (Ya know what I mean?)

  8. Love your blue on blue, Patti! One of my favorite combinations! And how can you beat the versatility of the sheath dress?! Always chic!

  9. Ah Patti your dress and the Marsala Oxford shoes are stunning. I love the new look of the blog too. Ada. πŸ™‚

  10. Oh, yeah, great gams there! I love this dress, belted but especially unbelted. And you’re wearing those shoes I love. And of course anything Suzanne touches comes out amazing, in this case your necklace. Thanks for hosting, Patti!

  11. Well, if you pour a little vodka in the washing machine, all your clothes will loosen up. And they’ll really love you, man! This dress already loves you. Like Suzanne said, it’s a great length for you. Show those gams!

  12. This is such a great length on you Patti. I really like it belted. I guess you can’t wear too many layers there yet.

    Love that the necklace is getting worn : )


  13. Great dress! You look fabulous!

    I used to not wear dresses very often but am lately rediscovering all the dresses in my closet! And I love it when washing actually makes clothing better/more comfortable,etc!

  14. Hi Patti,
    I just submitted my first post via my tumblr blog. Hope that’s ok.
    Such a pretty floral dress. It’s very “you” with your oxfords!

  15. Patti I have a couple of weeks away and everything changes… I LOVE the new-look blog, the design is fantastic!! Also loving the style of this dress on you: The shape suits your frame beautifully, and you always rock a masculine chic shoe or bootie.

    Thank you so much for hosting, hope to see you at #iwillweasrwhatilike tomorrow…!

    Catherine x

  16. Love this cool and casual look. I’ve never thought of wearing oxford shoes with a dress πŸ™‚ I might have to pick up a pair of these comfy shoes.


  17. What a great, versatile dress! I have a few like this that I thought would be more comfortable to wear. Did you hand wash it or just throw it in the machine with a regular load?


    • I washed it in the machine on cold water, and hung to dry. A few wrinkles, but they don’t show : >

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