Visible Monday #99: Dotty, but Not Tipsy!

Welcome to Visible Monday #99! If you want to participate, it’s so easy: just go to the bottom of this post for the easy how-to.

These pics are from pre-NYC trip, because trip pictures, while often Visible, can be rather surprising! (see: slightly tipsy on Architectural Cruise). I’m wearing a thrifted ($6-ish) dotted dress and thrifted ($4) knit vest for a neutral but spirited work look.

The dress is short for work, so I wore tights and my Sofft booties.
I’m wearing my fab brooch from Bella’s Etsy shop as a pendant.

Are dots still in style? I’m loving this dress regardless, because it’s loose, light, surprisingly versatile, and def. Visible. ☺

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. Absolutely LOVE this outfit! And, YOU look fabulous, not just your clothes!

  2. OK, call me grouchy. Some of you went ahead and did it, even after my snarky comment. Three posts up there is 2x too many IMHO.

  3. I missed Visible Monday this week as was on my hols, but I will join in next week as usual!

    Love this dotty dress, and the vest/cardigan looks great with it, really gives it a good 'workwear' edge, if that makes sense?…

  4. Yes, you are definitely dotty – but in a wholesome way…
    Fabulous dots. What a great swingy, fun work outfit, Patti. Remember when Lady Di was wearing dots and you couldn't come out of a store without being covered in them? I still have a few pieces in my closet.

  5. That is a great dress, Patti! I like how you paired it with your accessories and the vest. Don't you just love black and white together?

  6. Dots with the knit vest. Fabulous! I must say that last week without Visible Monday totally threw me off kilter. What would I do without your weekly gathering? Thank you again for your creation. Welcome back.

  7. You look lovely, as always, Patti! Seems I am always late to the party lately, sorry! However, I do seem to have managed to hit on a pink theme, like many of the participants.

  8. Whatever you wear is always in style, because you are the best at chic, sexy classy! I barely made it to the party, but so happy to see everyone!

  9. Number 99!!!! What a trooper you are! Congratulations. I don't think that hemline is too short for you. You have fabulous pins – get them out! Thanks so much for hosting again and hope you have a great lead up week to week 100!

  10. Well, I just read on a recent Etsy blog that polka dots are a downright hot trend for the season!

    That's a great, fresh, pulled together look you're wearing! You are a shining example of how to look beautiful and professional for way less. Well done!

    And thanks again for hosting Visible Monday! πŸ™‚

  11. Polka dots never go out of fashion (but I dance flamenco so maybe I'm biased!). I love this dress – it is so sweet! Love the way it falls and how you've nipped it in with the knit vest.
    And wishing a very happy birthday to you too!

  12. OMG I completely forgot to link up, but better late than never. I love the Dress, Long Necklace & Brooch today. YEAY for Polka Dots!!!

  13. I really like this look on you, it is one of my favorites that you have done.

  14. Welcome back! So glad to be here … we missed your lovely, fashionable and completely rockin' self so much! Glad you had a great time!

  15. I love the polka dot dress. It looks comfy and chic. The combo is great together. I hope you had a great time in NY.

  16. Your tipsy picture is awesome. Could you look any happier?! And also, I love your hair pulled back; that's the first and only time I've seen it styled like that. I hope you'll do it again!

    And yeah, as far as I'm concerned polka dots never go out of style. Your oversized dots are great!


  17. Polka dots are my forever friends, I just wonder why I don't have more in my wardrobe! I love this dress with the vest, delish! But I DO want to see tipsy pics now πŸ˜‰ xo

  18. Great to join you all.
    Looking fabulous, dear patti.

  19. Fashion changes, style never does! Love the dots and hope you had a fab trip. xxx

  20. Dots are always in style, and particularly on you as you style everything so well! The tights and ankle boots really work with this pretty dress and give it that je ne sais pas.

  21. Ooh, love those dots and the scale of the bold trim. Great silhouette, Patti! I look forward to hearing more of your adventures, and thanks for having us all over for VM!

  22. Yeah, Visible Monday! This is how I hope to get around and meet all the new bloggers on the scene since I've been away. And, yeah again, for buying from Bella!

  23. Are you kidding polka dots are REALLY in style : )


  24. Dots are classic. And you are classy!

    We missed you last week.

    Some so much they felt compelled to post more than once. Soon it'll be three times, etc, etc.

  25. I really love this look. Love the way the vests mimics the colors in the dress. A very striking look!

  26. Such a cute dress and a great bargain. Enjoyed seeing pictures of your trip!

    blue hue wonderland

  27. How cute is your outfit! And thrifted to boot!! Polka dots are ALWAYS in style!

  28. You look gorgeous in that lovely dotty dress! Those booties are so cute!

  29. dots are in anytime and real pretty on anybody, any age!

  30. Hey Patti! Lol love the off-kilter photos! and love the B&w–I am loving it this year. xoxo have fun in NY–been hot, no? Here too in Boston

  31. Love this dress and the booties you are wearing with it – one of my favorite ways to "funk up" a dress! So cute πŸ™‚

  32. In, out, who cares when you look as gorgeous as you do, Patti?!
    Great little dress, I like it when you show a bit of leg, woo hoo!
    Very happy to have you back, and I LOVE the tipsy pic, you should post more of those! xxxx

  33. Dots never go out of style! I'd wear this outfit in a heartbeat. Fabulous Patti! Thanks for hosting Visible Monday. Look forward to hearing more about your trip to NYC.

    Sue xo

  34. I don't normally care for dots much…but this pattern is cute! I like how close the dots are together and are they different sized dots or are my eyes playing tricks on me?
    You look great in black and white – cool and classic!

  35. Welcome back! Dots are always in, a total classic and I just LOVE your dress with the masculine lines of the vest.

  36. You MAKE dots in style! I love the red necklace for the pop of color.

  37. I'm all over navy lately…maybe it's the new black! I think the dots are adorable (and always "in"), plus the vest makes your outfit even better. Navy looks great on us blondies and goes with so many colors…you can't go wrong!

  38. Yes, dots are still in style…and you wear them well, Patti! I bet NYC was a blast! Have a great week!

  39. Not only are polka dots still in style, they are my weakness and you wear them so well! There's something timeless about a polka-dot dress. They're such a great investment piece and, as usual, you look girly and chic in yours.
    I missed you last week πŸ˜‰

    Spashionista (Alicia)

  40. I really like that dress and while I am not admitting to coveting yours I would love to have one JUST LIKE IT!!! Light, loose and black and white polka dots equals perfect to me. Glad you had a good trip and welcome back!

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