Visible Monday #36: A Pretty Dress is Always in Style

Welcome to Visible Monday #36! If you want to participate, it’s so easy: just go to the bottom of this post for the simple how-to.

Today I am wearing my second Karina dress. This is the Carmen, and like all Karina dresses it’s made from the most wonderful stretchy, comfortable fabric. Karina dresses hit me right at the sweet spot, length-wise too.

I really like an open neckline, and this one is open, while remaining work-ready. And I do love a sleeve, especially a fitted one like this: it shows off the shape of one’s arms without showing skin. Thanks Karina, for making dresses that make women smile.

Dress: Karina; Shoes: Tsubo; Necklace: Made by friend;
Peacock bracelet: Forever21
Dresses are so easy to wear, and fun to accessorize. I’ll wear this in the
summer with platform sandals and hoop earrings.

Now, I can’t wait to see what you are wearing today!

The guidelines to participate in the Visible Monday Link-Up are so simple!

  1. Any Monday, 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 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. Thanx for sharing this post. Women to dress well all the time. Now days women are very fashionable, then love to wear clothes in which they look stylish and trendy. 

  2. love this dress Patti — I have a similar one that I have been wanting to wear. I need to pull it out. 

  3. wow beautiful post! very inspirational 🙂
    would you maybe like to follow each other? this would be awesome 🙂

  4. I'm always impressed by people who have vibrant personalities and wear happy, patterned clothing to accompany those traits.  You seem so happy in this dress!  I'm sure your attitude was contagious as you went through your day.

  5. That is definitely a beautiful dress that will always be in style, Patti! Spunky Chateau)

  6. That IS a pretty dress. I adore the neckline. The pattern gives a very flattering shape, you're right about a slim fit sleeve.

  7. That dress looks great on you – and really comfortable. Love the tights!

  8. Sorry I didn't make it today but I'm happy to see so many participants today.It's a great fit and the pattern is also great. I hope we can see you wearing it many more times.

  9. Oh, that *is* a pretty dress. Love the pattern, and the silhouette very much! Linking up again this week, and thanks so much for putting this together!

  10. patti! you look awesome in your carmen dress. i just know your readers will love this dress (or one of the other great styles). thanks for sharing with everyone.

    xoxo- karina

  11. That is indeed a pretty dress, lovely fit on you and great colours. xxx

  12. The grand hostess of the divine Monday party – you are surely dressed for the part. These Karina dresses are so beautifully flowy, swishy, and tailored in all the right places. It's easy to see in your expression how this is a perfect fit!

  13. i love that you paired subtley patterned tights with the dress.  it looks great and really comfortable!

  14. I love this dress! It's a great print. – what are the colors? My monitor is reading mostly black and taupe but it looks like there might be a green and a peachy color. Very intriguing.
    And what a gorgeous lineup of visible ladies this week! Wow!

  15. The colors of this Karina dress enhance your smile.  You are beautifully visible!

  16. Thanks for letting me share on Visible Monday! I see you and Anne had the same idea. Karina dress is very pretty and drapes really well. Looks wonderful on you!

  17. Love the dress Patti!  YAY for Made in USA!! You look gorgeous!

  18. Wonderful dress, my gorgeous Patti. I always look at all the entries, and make new and gorgeous freinds. So kind os you to spread the love like that.
    Loving your dress so much.

  19. The dress fits like a dream.  I like how it contours the upper body and flares toward the bottom.  Hope to get a post up tomorrow, but I'm still grading papers!

  20. the dress looks flattering on you, makes you look so slim and beautiful. I liethe patterned tights too. Thanks for hosting Patti, it's  makes monday so fun! 


  21. Patti!  You gorgeous hunk a woman!  I love this on you!  It's a fabulous length and those booties with it are perfect!  Hugs!  ~Serene

  22. Patti that dress look so beautiful on you…you wear it so well! Thank you again for hosting Visible Monday I so enjoy seeing what everyone is wearing!

  23. I love this — such a simple yet effective combo — something like the "no-brainer" look I featured earlier this week.

  24. A beautiful dress, Patti and it looks fabulous on you!  Karena does great work, and your styled it perfectly!!

  25. Patti, I love seeing you in this type dress…so flattering and the fit is beautiful.  You look gorgeous in this made for you dress. I will link tomorrow…see ya then.  Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

  26. Great print and gorgeous fit; Karina dresses are definitely great for that.  I need to pull mine back out!

  27. Patti, Because of you I have been perusing the Karina web site.  Not ready to make the leap but they are very beautiful.
    You look incredible as always.  thanks for your beautiful smile!!!!

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