How To Love A Dress For Any Occasion: Vis Monday

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Wearing a dress you love is such an easy way to get ready for the day. You can make most any dress more formal or more casual, just by changing up your accessories and attitude.

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 is one of my Karina dresses, the Margaret in royal blue. It’s such a wonderful piece, flowy and easy-fitting, and machine washable. I love the full skirt. Today I felt casual in my Margaret plus a black knit cardigan and silk scarf. My Steve Madden “Troopa” boots are edgy and they’re wearable all day in comfort.

I love to wear casual boots with a dress, it seems so rule-defying.

The scarf can come off to create a simpler, even more casual any-day look. The new lipstick is “Dominate” (whoa) by Laura Mercier, and my hair is the Wiki by Ellen Wille.

I like the simplicity of this version; it fits my current minimalist vibe.

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.


I’m out of town and doing my computing via my mobile phone, so I won’t be able to comment on all your fabulous looks. Sorry! I will enjoy every one of them when I get home.

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. I’m sorry I missed out on Visible Monday this week but I’m glad I stopped by your blog to see this great outfit and that dynamic lipstick color! I love the minimalistic look made bold and edgy with a red lip and some lace-up boots.


  2. I love the combat boots, flowing dress combo – it is edgy! Great colour on you, that dress. Thanks so much for hosting-with-the-mosting!! Have a great week.

  3. I adore that blue dress on you, Patti – lovely with the scarf, but edgy with the combat-inspired boots. Who doesn’t love to dress up or dress down…a dress!? Thank you so much for hosting “Visible Monday”!

  4. I couldn’t agree more about the ease of a dress. I don’t know why it’s taken me this long to realize it. Lots of dresses for this spring and summer for me. Love your navy one! Thank you for hosting your link up!


  5. Rule-breaker alert! Hahaha. I love how you do that, the boots with the dress. And the colour of the dress, I’m in love with that. Karina dresses are soooo comfortable. Thanks for the link-up, Patti.

  6. I just adore how you mix up your looks with these boots – such a funky way to change a simple dress into a cool look! Thanks for the link up party.
    Anna x

  7. Wow, you’re looking absolutely fabulous in that dress, Patti. The colour is so great on you. I love the addition of the scarf and the edgy boots. Your new lipstick is such a great colour too! xxx

  8. A dress is the perfect piece to have in your wardrobe: one-stop dressing, it doesn’t get easier than that. And that’s a lovely shade of blue.

  9. Congratulations on the New York purchase, enjoy your dream come true.
    Looking good in your blue dress and the boots add your own touch. Many thanks for hosting Visible Monday.

  10. You look wonderful, Patti! the dress is a fab colour, the boots are cool and the scarf is everything. Your hair looks superb, too! xxx

  11. This dress is perfect – such a gorgeous colors and silhouette! I love how you styled it with the scarf, it adds color and fun print (and can be practical on a breeze day!). Love your new lipstick and hair – you look beautiful, Patti! <3

  12. The blue of that dress is so pretty on you Patti!! I hope you are having a blast in NYC in your new place!

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