Silky Stripes: Visible Monday

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I am a hopeless braggart about my thrift store finds. While I work on eliminating this unseemly behavior, I have to share two fabulous pieces that were recently thrifted for a song.

Always room in my closet for a skirt with stripes:

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. Please be kind and leave a link to Not Dead Yet Style in your post.

This all-silk striped skirt by Ralph Lauren (similar) goes with everything in the closet, except my pajamas. It has a wrap waistline (unseen here but you’ll see it in the future). and a floaty asymmetrical hem. The original price tag was still on, with a price of $138, reduced to $94 retail. My price was $12.50 Canadian (so about $10 US) – thank you Suzanne Carillo for taking me thrifting!

The slouchy black sweater-tank (sim) was found in a NYC thrift for about $30. It’s by Stella McCartney and it feels like heaven. My new red Spring Step sandals (here) are retail, and worth it – super-comfortable, cute shoes sometimes require paying full price. Beaded necklace was created by that same Suzanne, and you can look at her treasures here.


My hair resembles Cousin Itt here.


Love, love the stripes and asymmetrical hemline, and my new funky sandals.

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 the InLinkz button “Add Your Link”. It should open a new page.
    4. In the “Next Step”, you crop the pic (easy tool) you want to display, and you’re done!

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  1. Zoiks, I missed a Visible Monday! Must make up for that this week! Love this awesome skirt, Patti! Many of RL’s patterns are too overpowering, but this bold stripe just hits the sweet spot – what a score!

  2. Your hair looks great piled up on top with wisps flying – love the hem line of the skirt and your funky sandals. You look fabulous, Patti. xx

  3. Ah, the joy of thifting eh? I can’t imagine life without the thrill of those huge pricetags slashed to crazy, teeny prices. Your striped skirt is quirky, fun, and will surely never fall out of favour. I love your very special necklace too Patti x

  4. I adore stripes, and your find is simply fabulous, Patti! Love your styling with the black top and beautiful sandals and necklace, you are ready for anything!

  5. Thrifting is the BEST. It was much easier back in the 80s when I was a size 6/8…but I still get great deals. I LOVE that skirt & must have those shoes!

  6. Only 10 US smackers for that beauty? Good one! Looks fantastic with that Stella top, yet another eagle-eyed score. I adore unseemly behaviour like this. Keep it coming! Great photo. Thanks for hosting, Patti.

  7. Such a fabulous skirt! I always love stripes and the colors in the skirt are so pretty. Plus the hemline adds so much interest! Great outfit! And I absolutely agree that cute, comfortable shoes are worth paying full price for!

  8. I can totally see why you love that skirt Patty. It has a fabulous shape and just enjoy it! And your hair is your hair, right? Cousin must be really proud ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for hosting! Because of your feddback I have gone back to posting in English again xxx Sabina

  9. I love me a good stripe, Patti, and yours are good stripes indeed. Non uniformed. Rainbow of colours. With an asymmetrical hemline to boot ๐Ÿ™‚ oddly enough, I’d never thought of stripes as being prints (I know) until recently.

  10. I enjoy reading about thrift store finds, as it encourages me to look for unique finds of my own. I also love stripes and your colorful skirt is simply wonderful and perfect for summer!

  11. Love vertical stripes! Makes any woman long and lean ๐Ÿ™‚ Plus, the color are quite fun and fabulous for summer ๐Ÿ™‚


  12. I love your thrift finds! I have so many that I have found over the years and they usually seem to be the things I love the most. Well, lets say I treasure them the most. It feels good to find something older and give it a new life. Have a great week! Peace! Cheryl

  13. Patti, everything about this outfit is perfection! I am on a thrift store kick recently myself and it feels so good to find great pieces for such great deals! I just scored a gorgeous, perfectly-broken-in dark brown leather jacket from Wilson’s Leather for $9! I can’t wait for Fall now to wear it! I am linking up my recent scarf haul from my local thrift store! Thanks for the link up and be sure to come link up On the Edge of the Week as well!


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  15. Such beautiful skirts Patti. And I love the one that you are wearing too. I am always a fan of a striped skirt.

  16. Don,t blame you one bit for bragging , you have a good eye and always seem to uncover a gem and that great striped skirt and top are no exception. Many thanks for hosting Visible Monday Patti.

  17. With bargains like that who can blame you for bragging! The skirt looks wonderful, I love those bright and breezy stripes. xxx

  18. There is nothing wrong with thrifting. It is about being resourceful. Some woman’s trash or misfit may be your treasure or fit you. It is a win-win for both. She gets at least some money back on her mistake or the piece that doesn’t fit anymore due to menopausal body change and you get an awesome piece for less. It is probably still more expensive than fast fashion, where in my opinion, where one is a looser including the environment.

  19. Thank you for hosting us every week – I so enjoy seeing everyone and am inspired by all. As always you look fabulous!
    XXOO, Mimi

  20. I was waiting to see you wear this! That necklace goes with everything : )

    It looks awesome and I love those new sandals! What people don’t realise is just how wonderfully slinky and soft that skirt is.

    Those sandals are the ones you wrote about that were so comfy right? I’m going to have to give them a try. Maybe I can score some on super sale now.


  21. OH Patti cha-Ching…fab find!! Love this look from head to toe, so fun, unique and amazing color combo; an eye catcher for sure you gorgeous lady!!

  22. Patti, I just love your skirt. The asymmetric hemline makes it a little bit unusual. Gorgeous colours too. Thank you for hosting the link-up xxx

  23. What a fabulous skirt! Lucky you. It reminds me of those beautiful Mexican carpets… perfect for summer. xx

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