Classic With A Twist: Visible Monday

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Most days I like to dress in the “happy middle”: in some classic pieces that never go out of style, plus a kicky piece to express my personality. Like: always-chic dark jeans with a silky kimono top, or an A-line skirt with a colorful ruffled blouse.

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!

This terrific camel skirt is the perfect classic. It fits great, just covers my knees and has a cool self-belt with double-ring buckle. It’s a cotton blend, and it was thrifted in Toronto with my friend Suzanne. I think I paid about $10 Canadian for it. The print blouse is also thrifted, at a charity shop within biking distance of our Florida apartment. There was a similar top on the rack, in grays and blues, that I had to snap up too.

The skirt is by Frankie and Missy (out of business?), and the top is the Merona brand from Target. I couldn’t see until now that the cuff bracelet doesn’t match the blouse perfectly. Not-quite-matching is one of my favorite things.


The black sling-back shoes are by Gentle Souls, also thrifted, long ago. The gold-tone pendant is retail(!) from Nordstrom, and I love wearing it.

Do you enjoy adding a twist to your classic pieces?

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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    • Thanks, Natalia, and you look lovely as well among the dahlias! I’m jealous of your cooler temps. xox

  2. Love the outfit and that it’s made of thrifted pieces. I have been thrifting in so long — I miss it. Like you, I always like to add a bit of the unexpected to my outfits. In fact, that’s kind of what my last post was about…

    • Yes, tights will be great with this skirt. Thanks for coming by, and sharing your fab feminine dress in the link-up. xox

    • Thanks, Rama, and thank you for coming by. You have a lovely blog that I want to read all the way through, xo

    • thanks Shelbee, and thanks for all you’re doing with your blog. We all could use more loving kindness these days, and any day. xox

    • Thanks, Deb. Your story about rescuing the animal gave me my morning lump in the throat – yes, there’s plenty of good in the world. xox

  3. Such a gorgeous outfit, Patti! I love all of it! The camel skirt is a classic and that pretty frilled blouse works perfect with it. And oh my, that pendant! Just fabulous! xxx

  4. Isn’t it the best when an outfit just comes together and feels like “you”? Glad you have pieces that make you feel like that, Patti.

    Thanks so much for hosting – my entry this week was pretty out there for a breakfast in a diner! Ha! That’s what it’s all about though, right?

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