Visible Monday #39: Black and Blue and Springy Green

Welcome to Visible Monday #39! If you want to participate, it’s so easy: just go to the bottom of this post for the simple how-to.

It is really Spring now and bright colors will be seen everywhere! For today’s look, I chose a fairly somber base of black and blue and splashed it up with a bright green silk top and vintage scarf-as-belt.

Boots are still in rotation, but this full skirt looks good with ballet flats, and they allow for a scrap of skin to show.  The black jacket makes the look work-appropriate, and without it, the look is more fun and fresh.

Our weekend has been stressful, as our sweet cat Skinny had to have emergency surgery. She had been bitten, it seems (we didn’t know), but showed no signs of trouble until Friday night. Her paw then began to swell up till it looked like a catcher’s mitt! We rushed her to the emergency vet, where they drained a large and painful abscess. Poor baby. She’s doing very well today, on antibiotics and healing nicely. Sandy and I are still recovering  : >

Jacket: Chadwicks, thrifted; Skirt: Tommy Hilfiger, thrifted; Blouse:
Ann Taylor; Flats: Coldwater Creek
Feeling very visible and cheery, after a difficult cat adventure.

Now, let’s see what you’re wearing!!

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  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. Patti, your outfit is perfect! These are my favorite colors. Thank you for hosting the party.

  2. Aw, your poor kitty! I'm glad she is doing better.

    Sorry for missing last week – it's been a crazy month overall. I am dying for bright colours! Your green blouse is so springy!

  3. Oh, all my strongest positive thoughts to your sweet cat Skinny!! I hope for a speedy recovery – of all of you! 

    On another note – you look like you just skipped out of a springtime woods. I love your colours and the ballet flats. You are also so talented when it comes to adapting your looks from office-wear to fun-wear. 

  4. Glad to hear your kitty is okay. I love your full skirt and flats – you look exactly like a ballerina student!

  5. Oh, poor kitty!  I hope she continues to feel better.  Love the spring-like look and the combination of colors and patterns on the blouse and scarf is just fabulous.

  6. Love your navy skirt and fabulous flats! So sorry to hear about the kitty! Sending lots of healing vibes her way. That's rough.

  7. love the green top and best wishes for your kitty! that's really scary!

    thanks for hosting the link up

  8. Thanks Patti! You look awesome (love that silhouette), and I am going to have to swipe that scarf-as-belt idea one of these days. Happy Visible Monday, everybody!

    I hope the kitty continues to mend nicely!

  9. So glad your cat is healing nicely.I love the leggings look with the flats.I would only kindly suggest that your skirt should be shorter.This way your legs would look longer and nicely covered(that they are already).

  10. oh, patti i'm so sorry to hear about skinny's emergency!  i'm happy that she's doing better and it sounds like she'll make a full recovery.  i'm sure she'll be back to clawing your furniture in no time 🙂 
    as for your outfit, i love that it's so springy and the leggings w/ the flats look great!

  11. Hi Patti! Love the skirt with leggings idea. Tried it once, myself, but it didn't like me as much as I expected to like it. Hope you and Sandy feel better soon! 🙂 And your cat, too, of course.

  12. Like the little blouse. I  really love sweetheart necklines and find that they are hard to come across.

  13. What a spring-inspired outfit. I'm so ready to be able to get into lighter, brighter clothes. We got a taste this weekend . . . 

  14. Hi Patti!
    You look pretty in green! So fresh!! I think you and Anne must have gotten the same memo? 🙂
    Have a wonderful and stress-free week! Glad Skinny's doing better. 

  15. It is always such a pleasure to join you all every Monday. You look gorgeous in that green and blue, dear Patti.

  16. I like your happy spring outfit. The colors are very pretty and I like the black dressy blazer for a more work appropriate look. The scarf belt is adorable. Thanks for hosting Patti. 


  17. Hi I'm a new follower to your blog,love your style I love my leggings with my dresses/skirts thanks for hosting 🙂

  18. Oh my, it must have been one of those weeks – I spent a good part of the week at the vet also. Fortunately everyything is okay now. Glad your kitty is on the mend.

    Love that green top!

  19. So sorry about your kitty…hope she recovers quickly. 

    Your outfit is edgey!  Great colors : ).

  20. I wonder whatever could have bit her?  I am glad that all have survived.  I'll have a post to contribute tomorrow some time.

  21. So sorry to read about Skinny. Hope she continues to feel better. I love the skirt ideas with the ballet slippers. Plus you can never gone wrong with cowboy boots. Have a great week.

  22. Poor Skinny kitty! Happy to hear you were able to get her medical attention so quickly. Weekends are hard for that sort of thing. 
    Love those ballets on you. Very delicate and feminine. 
    xo, A

  23. Aw, I hope your kitty is healing up. (And you as well!) Love the skirt with leggings. And I'm going to steal your scarf-as-belt idea! Really cute!

  24. Oh, poor kitty! I agree that such things are often more traumatic for the human guardians. Love your cheerful, springy green top!

  25. Love the color combo!!! I hope poor kitty is on the mend soon!! It's terrible when our furbabies are sick or hurt!

  26. Hi Patti, I love the way you put the leggings with this look and the blouse is perfect!  Great job…hope your week ahead is wonderful!!

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