Visible Monday #87: New Shapes, Old Favorites

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I like this loose-over-fitted silhouette as a change from my usual waist-defining looks. It feels modern and youthful. I chose a soft, flowy gray tee by Gap and paired it with my cobalt pencil skirt. Check out the tee from the back – it has great details!

Accessories included my most unruly hair, a Scrabble-tile pendant (Etsy) and emerald bangle (thrifted). And! My new Poetic License shoes, via shopping site Ideeli, for just $30. I had to show these in close up because they are truly fab: they’re wool on the outside, with leather accents and a purple button-flower (Hello, Megan!).

Forgive the creases – photos are so unforgiving, eh?
Love the tiny buttons.
Awesome new shoes looking awesome. Poetic License “Open for Business”

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

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  1. To the Hostess with the Mostest!  You have elevated that little top far beyond what it ever dreamed of!  How cool is this outfit.  I like you in close fitting outfits (like this) and slim profile booties (like these so interesting ones!!!!)  I also like the combo of the chunk on your wrists and the delicate necklace.  Because you are such a petite flower, of course.
    Thanks again for hosting us all.  I'm sorry I'm always so late to the party, but my restaurant keeps me busy all weekend.  Hope you don't mind, and that you have a fabulous week!

  2. Congratulations on your new Poetic Licence shoes, they're fabulous! They're in fact made by my favorite shoe brand, Irregular Choice. The emerald bangle just catches my eye every time you wear it. It's simply the first thing I see every time – isn't that strange?

    The way you've combined the shades of grey with blue is beautiful, and I love the buttons on your back – great!

    Congratulations to me too – I'm number 100! That's almost as good as a Silver Jubilee or something, right?

  3. Hi Patti, I have caught a flu bug so posted Saturday's pic – hope that was ok. I felt great in my outfit, so I thought it fitted VM!

    Still loving those little boots and the grey top sets the whole outfit off perfectly. Relaxed but very stylish.

  4. Wow, too cool shoes.  I guess you do have poetic license.  I bet you got dressed from the shoes up this time.  I know I do that when I've got my fav pair on!  Anyway, you look very cozy and stylin'.

  5. Unruly hair? I'd die for curls like yours!
    Love the cobalt blue with the grey and the boots rock! x

  6. Those shoes are amazing, Patti! And I love the mix of cobalt and aqua blue against the gray!!! ~Sarah

  7. I love that bangle and especially your new shoes with their interesting shape and toecap. I'm so happy to be back and joining up here this week – thanks ever so much Patti for being so welcoming and gathering everyone here! 

  8. Love the new shoes! So cute. Poetic License makes some of the coolest shoes… I only wished they had a little more durability.

  9. I like this silhouette on you — something to keep in mind during the humid summer when you might not want something encircling your waist.
    The shoes? What can I say that hasn't already been said? Awesome!

  10. oooooooooh, those shoes are super nice!  They are like a really lovely expensive tweed suit in shoe form!!!!! OOoh, can we have a scrabble close-up?  I have one too- and earrings!

  11. Those shoes are awesome and Patty, I love that skirt. I want one in the same color. 🙂 And loving the buttons on the back as well. 🙂 Finally got to link up again this week. Thanks for hosting!

  12. Patti, your shoes look great! And I like the color of your skirt. Great choices!

  13. Great look!!  This is similar to a lot of my everyday looks.  The blue pencil skirt keeps it interesting color-wise and the tee with it makes it a really modern look– nice fresh look!
    Becky 🙂

  14. Very very awesome new shoes! Love booties with skirts, it is such a good look. Your top also looks very soft to wear?

    Have had a sick day too, so will spare you my pjs – later on tonight I will hook up to Visible Monday in Saturday's posh outfit!

  15. Hi Fab Patti!

    I will be there at the end of the day!
    Love, love those shoes
    Blue is so good on you!
    Wear more especially around your pretty face!

    Ariane xxxx

  16. It's funny, you are featuring a tee. Friday, I just purchased some tees! You look great!

  17. Hi there! Grey marl and cobalt blue is a lovely Spring combination-very stylish shoes too! Have a good week xx

  18. Patti, thanks for hosting Visible Monday.  Those shoes truly are poetic!  Gorgeous.  Your outfit is cozy chic.  And I love the pop of your bracelet.

    I hear ya about the hair girlfriend.  Carefree curls, we gotta love 'em.

  19. I'm so lovin that blue skirt, gorgeous! The buttons on that top are so fun and unexpected too!

  20. Thanks so much for hosting. I love Poetic Licence. Have you checked out their range in amongst the Irregular Choice shoes – they will blow your mind. Have a great week!

  21. The button detail on the back of this shirt is really special, those shoes are amazing and I love how your turqouise accessories really complement the cobalt blue skirt. 

  22. Love this simple, clean etiquette Patti..and your unruly hair is fabulous 😉
    Have a great week!
    Sheree xxx

  23. Patti, those little shoes are really fabulous! Love the cobalt blue on you, and your hair looks great – I long for curls! xxxx

  24. Hello another Monday, dear Patty. loving your blue skirt.

  25. O' my, I can't believe the price you paid for those amazing shoes.  Poetic License are one of my most favorite brand of shoes.  Those are soooo cute. I'm also loving your beautiful tee, the surprise details on the back are perfect.  Thanks again for sharing and linking us all together.

  26. Love the shoes and the color of your skirt. What a cozy outfit!! Thanks for hosting! XO 🙂

  27. I love heathery t-shirts with buttons (I'm wearing one as I type) and the heather/jewel tone combo is a winner. What a coincidence–my VM entry is strangely similar to yours as far as silhouette, scooped neckline, blue/gray/green colors and even green bracelet.

  28. I love this look on you! Looks comfy but elegant at the same time. I don't know how you do it all the time — you always look so put together. I love the cobalt blue (I went with that color as well). 

  29. Patti, thanks once again for hosting Visible Monday… what a fabulous collection of amazing women this has become!

  30. LOVE the cobalt skirt! And the back detailing is so cool on the top. You should back into rooms so that people can appreciate it.

    Chic as always! Thanks for hosting this soiree!

  31. Those shoes are great!  I love the style.  I'll check that site out.  I also like the long over fitted.  I always feel so comfortable…so right…when I wear that combination.  Debbie @

  32. What a great chic, yet comfortable look
    The button detailing down the back is fabulous and let's talk about those shoes!!

  33. I would like a bit more cobalt in my wardrobe – it is such a great colour.  I love the skirt and I LOVE the shoes! I think the accessories are great, especially your hair.  You may think it's unruly but I always think it looks great!

  34. Hello spring!  You look beautiful in your cobalt skirt & that cute shirt!  The shoes are pretty awesome, too!

  35. Those are such interesting shoes. I am looking forward to seeing more of them on the blog. I think that cut of shoe at the top of the foot does such a good job elongating the leg. 

  36. I love everything about this outfit, the fab shoes, the variety of blues, the cool tee, and your beautiful hair. I wish my unruly hair looked half as good as yours!

  37. I so heart poetic license shoes. I purchase them at, you got your pair for an awesome price. Your entire outfit is really pretty, you look good girl!

  38. I am a curly hair girl, too!  'Love your outfit.  That T is great!  -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  39. Liking your shoes too & I have been sewing some loose tunics lately to wear! They are comfortable & can be stylish, hope you enjoy the start to your week!

  40. I love those shoes! and the way your top is buttoned in the back, you look great in blue too 🙂

  41. I like your unruly hair – it looks youthful, also! But those shoes kind of steal the show for me. I don't have any fabric shoes. I should get some – they look gorgeous!

  42. Those shoes are awesome!!  I also really like your new photo background.  Cute look, Patti!

  43. Really love the booties!  The top is great too – love the buttons down the back!

  44. I am totally in love with your magnificent boots, Patti! And you look gorgeous with the unruly hair, I'm a big fan of unruly hair as it's all I can ever manage!

  45. Those Shoes – WANT! The whole outfit is so fresh and fun but I'm dying for those booties! I just bought a pair of shoes from ideeli a week ago! Look for them in a future post.

    Spashionista (Alicia)

  46. I love Poetic License! What a steal at only $30! The back of the t-shirt is very cool.


  47. oh the buttons up the back of the top really looks wonderful. It looks like a lovely soft material too. and those booties are lovely!! perfect with this outfit! xx

  48. Patti–I just adore those shoes!  Must check them out~
    I like to mix shapes up every now and then too.  This is a cute silhouette.
    Have a great week!

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