Visible Monday #55: A Fabulous Fair Trade Top

Welcome to Visible Monday #55! If you want to participate, it’s so
easy: just go to the bottom of this post for the simple how-to.

This breezy cotton tunic is a new favorite. It’s from MarketPlace, a fair trade, not-for-profit group that offers Indian women an opportunity to sell their products and make a meaningful living. The tunic actually curves in at the waist, has perfect pockets and can be machine washed and worn without ironing. Oh, yes, no ironing for an all-cotton blouse! I’m wearing it for a casual work look here, but it would be cool with white jeans, or over a swimsuit.

I added just a basic camisole, my black pencil skirt (Laundry) and ankle booties (Soft). I feel visible and comfortable, and very “me”.

The beaded necklace was created by a friend.
This tunic actually has a bit of a waist – love that feature.
I think I need the tunic in white too.

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

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

  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 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. The tunic is great shape and the color looks beautiful with your cascade of hair.  A perfect marriage of style and the important work of supporting women.

  2. I didnt participate this week and it looks like the best VM yet! Loads of color and comfort here. I am a big fan of Marketplace India, and you make a lovely model of the casual elegance and quality of their clothing. 

  3. I am a huge tunic fan but I really need to wear the ones that curve in like these.  I love both the styles you show.  And I appreciate the fact that they are fair trade. Great post! 

  4. That is a fantastic top!   I especially love the idea of wearing it over a swimsuit.  And the fact that it's fair trade just makes it so loveable 🙂


  5. Love that print, and oh my, a tunic with waist shaping? Be still my heart.

    Glad to be back for Visible Monday. Thanks, Patti!

  6. I love love their stuff so much! Someday I'll purchase something…

    The top looks lovely on you. I can see you in the white for sure!

  7. You look stylish and comfortable at once. A hard look to achieve. Great pattern on that tunic. 

  8. Lovely! And I love the one in white – so cute and versatile. 🙂

  9. Cute tunic! I never iron anything, so that style is perfect for me. That's part of the reason I dress so casually, I guess, but even when I worked outside the home as a therapist, most of my suits were knit and never needed ironing. 🙂

  10. your tunic is so cute, i like the ethno look so much! you are looking very pretty and visible. i join in for the first time and unfortunately i was not able to add a foto, sorry for that.

  11. Oh I love the colors of that tunic! Great style too, the longer length and the pockets make it interesting.

  12. Hi Patti! So interesting about where you purchased that tunic. I was just reading about sustainable fashion this morning and then I find you are wearing it. You are so on trend. 🙂 You look great in your sassy little outfit too. The adorable booties give it that edge I love so much. So nice to see your smile every Monday. It makes me look forward to them of course. 🙂

  13. Just my style Patti, – a tunic with pockets and a terrific pattern!  It looks like it would be fun to wear with anything!

  14. Hi Patti,

    I'm a total tunic person and I've already been on that web-site twice! I think I'm narrowing it down.
    Have a wonderful week!

  15. You do look comfy in that tunic and it shows. I love the white one. 🙂

  16.  Hi Sheree – the "x" allows you (and only you) to delete your photo and start over, if you want. No one else can see your x. Thanks so much for participating!

  17. Oh, I think I'd like that tunic in white!  Looks very comfortable.  As always, you look beautiful and classy.

  18. Love that tunic on you. And yes cotton for summer is a luxury! I bought one tunic from the Philippines and it's cotton too and just love to wear it everyday so comfy and light. ^_^ Thanks for sharing.


  19. Great tunic! It reminds me a lot of the Indian tunics I'm always admiring in the thrift store. I've bought a couple, but I wind up not wearing them because they don't fit my style. I love how you layered it with a skirt! Great idea.

  20. I fabulous Patti, love the tunic!
    Looks good on you but whatever you wear you are a stunner!
    Ariane xxxx

  21. Patti you look so beautiful in your tunic…I love how you paired it with the skirt and booties!  As always thank you for hosting Visible Monday!

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