A Black And Blue Any-Day Look: Visible Monday

A black and blue any-day look. We all have a few favorite style “uniforms”, like “jeans plus striped sweater” or “midi skirt plus graphic tee” or “pencil skirt plus button down shirt”, and here’s one of mine: easy-fitting cropped trousers plus a blouse-y blouse. And make them in black and blue, if you don’t mind 😊.

Welcome to Visible Monday. If you want to participate, it’s so easy: just go to the bottom of this post for the how-to. Link back to Not Dead Yet Style if you like – we’re on Easy Does It “rules” now!

These versatile trousers are by All Saints, and I thrifted them in NYC for about $25, several years ago. The quality of the brand has held up beautifully. Wardrobe tip: buy high end brands, but buy them lightly used – it’s eco-friendly and wallet friendly.

I had the trousers altered to fit better, adding another $20 to the cost, but the cost-per-wear is already sweet.
Bad hair day? Forgot lipstick? Just not ready for all the daily rigamarole? Change your hat around!

The sky blue long-tailed blouse is by Anthropologie, and rented through Nuuly. With the Nuuly clothing rental service you get to pick six pieces for a month, for about $90. Then return them and pick six more – perfect for a woman like me who keeps a small wardrobe and still enjoys variety. For November, I had also rented a toasty midi-length puffer coat that got me through NYC’s cold days.

This pink stone bracelet (sim) is a feminine touch. I found it at a vintage shop in Delray Beach, at least 20 years ago. I’m fairly minimal, but if I love a piece, I just keep it forever.
This vintage silver brooch represents the city I love. Sandy got it for my last birthday, via Etsy, and it is expressive of my heart and soul.

Are you enjoying one of your own style “uniforms” today? Show us (whatever you’re wearing) in the link-up!

Now, let’s see what’s in your closet, 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. Go to the bottom of this post and click on the InLinkz button “Add Your Link”. It should open a new page.
  3. In the “Next Step”, you crop the pic (easy tool) you want to display, and you’re done!
  4. Visit a few other bloggers, to make new friends and increase your own following.

Stay fabulous, and wear what you love, xo

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    • Good morning, Linda and thanks for linking up. Sorry you had a rough day, but I love the ten second rule! xox

    • Thank you Ally and thanks for coming by. Your road trip adventure is, well, trippy! and I’m glad you’re OK. xox

  1. Hooray for secondhand shopping!

    Sandy has always seems to do very well when buying you gifts.

    I like the idea of being able to try out a coat without committing to it. Often times I find that 90% of coats are not meant for a Canadian winter.


    • Good morning, Suzanne and thanks for coming over and linking your thoughtful, inspiring post about consumption. And including the stalker dress! Brilliant. It’s cold here in Florida today, so i can imagine you’re wearing woolies and down, xox.

  2. Love the cropped trousers!! I have a cropped linen Ralph Lauren pair my cousin gave me that go with every blouse! I wore a blue dress with black shoes for my VisibleMonday look– we’re on the same wavelength!!

    • Love, love linen cropped pants, I bet you look terrific in them! Thanks for coming over and sharing that gorgeous vintage dress, xox.

    • Thanks Emma, and thanks for linking up. The cat cafe! It looks like just the best place to spend an hour. xox

    • Hi Mireille and thanks for coming by. Your casual, cozy beach outfits look terrific and happy, xox.

    • Hi Jess and thanks for linking up. Love your new red sweater dress, accessoried beautifully! xox

    • Good morning, Shelbee and thanks for coming over! I adored the story of Ralphie, what a precious boy and a story to smile about, xox.

  3. Firstly, that brooch is simply sensational. Love the blue and black combination on you Patti. I guess black or black and white is my uniform style. Many thanks for the link up Patti.

    • Good morning, Jill, and thanks for coming by. You look fresh and lovely in your black-and-white today, and you always visit a charming spot! xox

  4. My style uniform is a hat and I note the hat you’re wearing which is great – you so suit a hat! Have a lovely week x

    • Hi Debby and thanks for coming by. I am enjoying your sewing site, even though I don’t sew! Lots of good ideas, xox.

  5. Patti, I love your style! The vintage brooch just makes the whole outfit! That’s a good tip about buying quality brands when you thrift.
    Happy Monday!
    xx Darlene

    • Good morning, Darlene and happy Monday! Thanks for your kind words and for linking up – love that satin dress, xox.

    • Good morning, Cheryl and thanks for coming over! I appreciate your list of favorite online sales today, xox.

    • Oh thanks Anne, that’s a winner, love it. And thanks for linking up with your gorgeous, over-the-top self! xox

    • Thank you dear Kellyann, and I haven’t yet expressed my deep condolences for your recent losses. You have a beautiful strength, xox.

    • Thanks Ellibelle and thanks for linking up! Love the pic of you and your kitty, xox.

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