Blondie Forever: Visible Monday

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I’ve always loved Blondie/Debbie Harry, her music, her look, and her attitude. She’s about ten years my senior, and she is not retiring from the world. The Tide Is High, Call Me, Heart of Glass – all indelible tunes from my youth. She was pop, new wave, punk, and in-your-face rock, and melded it all together like a boss.

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!

The Blondie tee was thrifted in Toronto, as was the fabulous ethnic print skirt. I love, love the shape of this skirt, and the unexpected print. I think both these pieces set me back about $25 total, after Senior Discount, heh. Thrifting is the way to go for pieces that speak to you.

Blondie is the total bomb, feminine and gorgeous and crazy-talented.

Blondie doesn’t really “match” my trumpet skirt, but she goes, she truly goes. Blogging for seven-plus years has taught me to mix up my pieces, and to not-fear public critique. I wore my Steve Madden Troopa boots and an old, thrifted green bangle.

Rub my ear and I’ll follow you forever.


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.

Oh hey! Not Dead Yet Style is on Instagram! Please check it out when you have a moment: Instagram.

Stay fabulous and wear what you love, xo


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  1. Hi! I was lucky enough to see Blondie at Glastonbury Festival a couple of years ago. She was just as fabulous as you look in this outfit – I love it!
    Helen x

  2. The print of that wrap (?) skirt is beautiful and black with brown has an easy sophistication.

  3. I suppose this is one of my all-time fave outfits Patti. Love the edgy vibe with the skirt. But you know I totally love Blondie. And you might even run into her when in the city? On one of my flights to NYC I got an upgrade once. You know I spend the whole flight spread out on the leather seat with headphones listening to Atomic and such :)))

    Best flight eeeverrrr….Have a lovely week. xxx Sabina

  4. Blondie was a great style icon of our times wasn’t she Patti. I love the tee and yes, it may not match but most definitely goes! Your flair for putting together the unexpected is boundless – thanks for the inspiration! Have a fab week and thanks for the link up x
    Anna x

  5. I have a few Blondie memories.
    One, a classmate at Otis dated Nigel Harrison, the bassist, and all we heard from her was “Nigel this” and “Nigel that”. Annoying.
    Two, The Smithereens opened for Blondie at the LA County Fair in 2016. Their set was only 20 minutes. Five songs. Backstage, Blondie was gracious to her fans and was willing to take umpteen selfies with them.

    Adore your African wax-print skirt!

  6. Fun seeing these two pieces together!

    Have you taken in the skirt yet? People need to see the fabulous backside!


    • I have done it! But will show the back side on IG later. You’re right, it is fabulous, if I may say so.
      ☝( ◠‿◠ )☝ xox

  7. I’ve always loved Blondie too, she was one of my icons when I was a punk back in the late 1970s. And let me tell you, she goes with everything, so also with that amazing skirt. Your outfit totally rocks! xxx

  8. Well ‘Blondie’ I love this edgy, rocker yet totally achievable and comfy look. The graphic tee and maxi skirt look great together!

  9. Blondie rocks!! she’s so cool and genuine!, and you look gorgeous in your t-shirt and maxi skirt ensemble, so modern, edgy and elegant!, love your style (and your boots!)

  10. I love Blondie, always have and always will! I’d love to own a tee like that. Love this edgy look Patti!

  11. Ah, this fabulous outfit is CALLING ME ! ha! Love the Blondie tee and printed skirt. Better that they work together than match, much more interesting that way. Happy bright week!

  12. You really rock this look, Patti. There is DEFINITELY a resonance between you and Ms. Harry. It’s great that you found these cool pieces in Toronto. I don’t know why, but it is. Heh. Thanks for the linkup. So happy I could join.

  13. I think this outfit is awesome, skillfully out together in a relaxed way! I agree with you about creating outfits that work for us, not looking back at anyone’s critique. Hm, I wonder what shero I would love to have on a tee? Judi Dench of course!! 🙂
    Have a lovely week Patti! <3

  14. That tee is awesome – I love Debbie Harry’s style and music! That skirt is really a special piece, and I love how you’ve mixed the punk/casual vibe of the tee with this dressier piece – fabulous!

    Thanks, as always, for hosting “Visible Monday”, Patti – I’ll be there soon!

  15. You are singing my songs, Patti! Love your look, love that it’s thrifted, and just love that we’re so in-sync with our posts these days. I’ll be linking up with my Blondie post.


  16. BIG Blondie fan here as well and you are quite the blonde vision in that killer tee!! LOVE this whole vibe, I literally can hear her in my head now…The Tide is high….

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