Welcome to Visible Monday #96! If you want to participate, it’s so easy: just go to the bottom of this post for the easy how-to.
It’s time for summery dresses, yay! I love an easy summer dress that’s not too fitted, a bit swirly, and washable too. This dark floral number was thrifted from the Molly Mutt store for under $5 (lots of pretty dresses here). I added blue tights and my workhorse black Sofft booties.
The blue stone bracelet was made by a friend (similar). I wore a businesslike blazer for seeing clients. Everything was thrifted or handmade or recycled, except my underpinnings! I didn’t realize that until I started writing. Even my magnificent black cat King (hind parts Visible below) was born feral in our yard and was seduced into being a house cat. Recycled cats are the best.
|That’s a proper white camisole underneath, really.|
|“Oh hey, I’m showing you my nether end.” His front end is camera shy.|
|All business-y with the addition of a pinstripe jacket|
Now, let’s see what you’re wearing, Visible Women!!
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Cute outfit 🙂 I'm so into floral so this dress is right up my alley 🙂
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Adore your dress! I had one with a very similar print, gorgeous.
Hehe, always like to see snippets of your black kitty cat 🙂
Florida, oceanfront, and a fireplace…heavenly!
Woop! Lucky 113! Thanks for having us over, dear Patti. You look amazing in this palette, I just love the print of your dress.
I love the pattern of this dress, Patti! You look so vibrant and beautiful! Thanks for hosting Vis Monday!
Black cats are the best! Very nice thrift. I linked up a guest post from Bella Q of The Citizen Rosebud this week. Hope everyone can check it out! Debbie @ ilovemylemonadelife.com
Beautiful dress on you. I think it looks great with or without the jacket. Thanks for hosting VM! You're getting close to #100!
Look, dark florals on us both! Love this dress, needless to say … and you look wonderful, cool, comfy and pretty. Have a great week, Patti, and thank you again for hostessing everyone!
I think you look very stylish in this dress with and without the jacket.
I have to agree, love that dress! So pretty! Very stylish Monday indeed!
Yes, I am in complete agreement – a swirly twirly summer dress, preferably in a great colour and print, is what I find easiest to wear too! Love it with the boots, and disappearing cat, and the fact everything is secondhand only makes it better! xxxx
You K.I.S.S. very well. That means "keep it simple sweetheart". Love the dress. I love dresses that are not complicated and can be worn with so many other pieces.
Lovely dress and it sure does dress up smartly with the jacket. Love that cat butt there!! I love it when blogger's pets come for the ride. They must think we are an awfully strange bunch doing what we do. Thanks so much for hosting!
I'm crushing hard on Sofft booties- yours rekindle my shoe crush flame!
yes, our condo has a fireplace, and it is unusual : > one of the reasons we picked it, it has soul. King mostly sleeps (he's 8 now), but does like to play with us for about 20 minutes a day. He adapted very well to condo life, good boy!
Love the dark florals. We had 2 days of summer and now it is raining. Not normal SoCal weather!
Oh and love the kitty photo bomb 🙂
Hooray for dress season! This dress is an excellent find Patti…colour and design lines both very flattering on you.
Coincidentally, my post this morning mentions cats. I'm being nosy…I assumed your outfit photo location was in a communal area for your condo. I never imagined Florida units having fireplaces. Does King follow you around?
I love a jacket with a dress, especially florals. SO pretty, Patti. Thanks for hosting the link up! Hope you had a great weekend.
Patti you are one funny lady who can rock a recycled frock (and a recycled cat! lol) better than just about anyone else I know. Happy Monday!
What a beautiful floaty dress! You're a breath of summery fresh air Patti, thanks for introducing us to your lovely black kitty!
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i love your dress , patti. it's very pretty. thanks for having me over.. lucyx
Top-to-toe second hand? Your clients will never know!! 🙂 xoxo
You look so gorgeous in that floral frock and I love your cheeky smile!
Everything's better second-hand – cats, clothes and men! xxx
Great to join you once more.
Such a pretty dress, but I love it especially with the jacket! Great styling as usual Patti! X
Your sparkling blue dress is marvellous, Patti! I love the short sleeves, the pattern and how the ruffles looked out of the blazer.
Ah, summer was right in our grasp, but it's gone away .. it was windy, cold and rained .. yuck!
You look so cute in your little summer dress – and the fact that you get everything second-hand just blows me away! I love how you're so incredibly fashionable on the cheap!
Awe! How cute is your kitty?! Even if it is the back end! Makes me miss my little cat…
Wow Patti you find the Best dresses for a awesome price!
A gorgeous dress!
Hello King-butt! Lol! I do love a recycled cat. My ferals are the most grateful to have a home. Even though Annabelle is skittish to be held, she is overwhelmingly sweet when she wants to be. Sammy, our saddest story rescue, has turned into a big ole lap baby who wants to be petted forever and ever.
The other three, born and raised house cats, are like spoiled rotten teenagers.
Love summer dresses and this one is a perfect way to begin the season. Seriously can't believe the price you paid for this floral wonder.
I cannot believe you got that dress for under $5! I want to go pop some tags with you.
The colours in the dress are so pretty, they remind me of a Monet painting.
Such a pretty dress! So feminine! It looks GREAT with the jacket!
This is just beautiful on you, Patti! I bet it's all flowy in the breeze.
Such a pretty dress!! Great thrifted/second hand outfit. Enjoy your tights– it's already too hot for me to wear them.
When I saw what you were wearing (after I published today's post 🙂 I was so stunned to see you wearing a blue patterned dress and booties, too. You were the reason I pulled my own long-neglected Impo booties out of the back of the closet. I was considering Goodwilling them 😮
I love recycled kitties and dogs. My Cairn Terrier is a prime example of the benefits of getting out of your car in a bad neighborhood to rescue a ball of mud 🙂
I love the dress and i too have recycled cats, yes they are the best !
Nice to purchase for a good cause i'm all for that!
Patti, looks great with the pinstripe jacket . The blue pattern and hues look great on you!
Very pretty dress Patti – I love that at the moment we are all in similar transitional weather. I'm finding so much inspiration from you lovely Northern ladies!
Very cute dress, it looks really light and summery!
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I am loving that floral pattern Patti! I also appreciate how we can turn an outfit all business-y with one little jacket! xoxo
My Zephyr is recycled, too – though she would tell you it's ME that's recycled.
Hurray for summer dresses! I bought myself two new ones today – oops! I think I might have said it before (and maybe more than once), but it is worth saying again; that blue is a great color for you!
Great dress, Patti! I really like it with the jacket…you should get a lot of summer wear out of this one! Thanks for hosting as always! Have a wonderful week ahead!
Great minds think alike this week, Patti! You look so lovely in your flirty floral dress – and no one would ever guess you bought it second-hand unless you told them! I also love that the jacket changes the tone of the entire outfit so nicely.