Visible Monday # 78: Let’s Close The Year Out Together

Welcome to Visible Monday #78! The last one of 2012! If you want to participate, it’s so easy: just go to the bottom of this post for the easy how-to.

I hope you have festive plans for New Year’s Eve, unless of course you prefer low-activity plans like us. It’ll be a casual dinner and a Netflix movie and a toast to another year together. Good times.

This last picture for 2012 was taken at the old cottage just before we moved, and it brings sweet memories. My outfit was colorful (for me!) and cozy: my cobalt knit pencil skirt, thrifted wrap sweater and thrifted vintage Hermes-wannabe scarf. I feel visible and pulled together and ready for new adventures. Bring on 2013!

That’s not a colorful insect in the corner. It’s a discarded cat toy. “You bore us.”

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. For last year's words belong to last year's languageAnd next year's words await another voice.And to make an end is to make a beginning. ~T.S. Eliot, "Little Gidding"

    Wishing you joy, love, laughter and magical moments in 2013.

    Happy New Year Patti … looking forward to seeing all your stylish looks in 2013.

  2. Your blue is too good to be true. This is a great snap to leap into the new year. To health, happiness, prosperity, and positive adventures!

  3. That's my kind of New Year's Eve, Patti.  Awww, the old homestead…with a bolt of blue that looks divine on you.  Thanks for having us over every Monday of the year!

  4. Patti, you look vibrant in this outfit…looking so good to enter a New Year.  Let's have some fun in 2013!!

  5. Great outfit! Love  a bright pencil skirt! They add so much fun to an outfit! 😉

  6. Gorgeous in colour, Patti! Your night sounds pretty good to me. Wishing you lots of love and a fabulous 2013! xxx

  7. Happy New Years Patti.  Your plans for tonight sound wonderful.  I really like brown and blue together, and the shade of blue in the skirt really does take you to colourful!  I love it!  Look forward to 2013 and sharing more style, cats, and adventures with you.

    Sue xo

  8. Happy New Year, Patti! Thank you for hosting us all on VM, you give my Mondays a boost now 🙂 All the best for 2013

  9. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh it's lovely to see so many faces in the last VM for 2012:).  And how fresh you look in your blue skirt with the yellow scarf – more please! :))  Happy New Year to you Patti and thank you for sharing your beautiful pics and thoughts with your readers. xo

  10. Hi  Beautiful Patti!

    Have yourself a Happy New Year lots and lots of fantastic stuff for 2013!

  11. Hello!
    I've finally got around to visiting and linking up. Many thanks! Great to see everyone here – Happy New Year to all! SPD

  12. Love the blue knit, Patti. Happy New Year to you, and thanks for letting us all share in Visible Monday this past year! xo

  13. I am so glad I found your blog this year.  I have enjoyed reading all your posts.  I love your beautiful blue skirt.  You are always so fashionable.  Looking forward to following you in 2013.

  14. Patti…your little wrap jacket/top is very flattering.  I'm sure it will be one of the most versatile pieces in your closet.

  15. You look amazing! These soft colors are so flattering. Our plans for today are low-activity as well and my outfit more comfy than chic. Happy New Year, dear Patti! 

  16. You look both chic and comfortable. I like the red pop in the scarf with the blue skirt to jazz up the tan sweater.

    And I have to add my thanks to you for hosting this. No place I'd rather be on Monday!

  17. Thank you Patti for this blog. Did you know that you have changed my life? In what I wear of course, but there is something deeper and it is good. So thanks, and Happy New Year.

  18. Thank you being such a lovely hostess for Visible Monday. I've enjoyed reading your blog this year and look forward to your posts for 2013. Happy New Year to you!

  19. I love that colour of blue on you. You should wear it more often!

    Happy New Year Patti! All the best in 2013


  20. Love that bright blue, what a great colour on you, Patti.
    We are off to a friend's for a NYE party, kids in tow, but it's only a few doors down the road so very handy! I'll try and get a photo of whatever I wear and link up.
    Thank you for all the Visible Mondays and for being such a delightful hostess, all year round!
    Happy New Year to you! xxxx

  21. You look beautiful and happy, Patti – nice to see one last picture of your old posing station (complete with "you bore us" cat toy, lol). Thank you for your wonderful inspiration and for bringing so many visible women out of the woodwork!

  22. Happy New Year Patti! I will post up a picture tomorrow. I like the bright pop of your skirt. Your New Year sounds lovely, and I was planning something similar, but our 'charming' neighbour is planning a party, and this means repetitive stupid music til late, so we are out to a concert then coming in and playing white noise to block it out. With champagne though 🙂

  23. You look fabulous!! Thanks for hosting Visible Monday!!! Happy New Year and herre's to a more fabulous and visible 2013!!!

  24. A lovely colourful outfit, you look gorgeous, cosy and festive! Thanks again Patti for welcoming me into your group of well dressed women, it's been such fun and looking forward to lots more in the years to come! Have a very Happy New Year!

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