Visible Monday #162: How To Do Paris In NYC

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Welcome to Visible Monday #162. 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.

I am loving this lightweight wool skirt (similar) I picked up at a Catholic thrift around the corner in the West Village. It’s got zippers, and pleats and pinstripes. It’s very well made, by a designer I’d never heard of and who are now defunct: Marithe et Francois Girbaud. Very French, eh?




The “Little Dog” sweater (sim) repeats the Paris-in-New York theme. It too was thrifted locally for about $10 and it feels soft and lovely to wear. The Aldo boots (sim) are old, thrifted, and super walk-able. It’s not hard to find fabulous thrift scores in the big city! You should see what I had to leave behind.


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  1. Flying low and coming in late as always … thanks Patti, for holding the door!
    You gotta’ know I’m dying for every piece of this outfit. Bet it feels good to get to wear fall clothes in a fall climate, or at least fall-ish climate! You look every gorgeous inch the NYC woman!

  2. Patti, I love this skirt. It’s edgy but classy all at once. The way you paired it with rockin’ awesome boots and a little doggy sweater is a mix of rocker and cute. Love it!

    Thanks for coming to link up to my Style Story. Now it’s my turn with Visible Monday!

    Love, Ann from Kremb de la Kremb

  3. One of my favourite outfits! Chic AND cute without being twee. I love the wool skirt and how you have reunited these two French pieces. Restraint must be tough in NYC but I can see how you couldn’t leave the skirt behind.

  4. Love the skirt and the boots are just perfect with it. Comfort without comprising on style and attitude! xxx

  5. Patti You look lovely! Love your hair and red lip. I SO need to find a doggy top or sweater with a shih tzu on it, so hard to find . Love this one, just so cool with the black and white outline The skirt I love with the zipper and looks made quite well too, You got some great finds!
    Enjoy your week!
    jess xx

  6. You know I’m all about pre-loved, classic pieces so I’m just smitten with your outfit! The skirt is practically a work of art and the whole vibe is very NYC meets Paris.

    Thanks for hosting VM πŸ™‚

  7. Patti! You are too cool already. This retirement thing has really cut you loose, girl. That skirt is beyond awesome.

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  9. What an interesting skirt, dear Patti. Thank you soooooooooooooo much for your link up party.
    Glad to see you so fabulous

  10. I love all special details in your outfit today. I super adore the boots. They are on this winter’s list. I do find that the thrifting pieces I have add personality to my style. Thanks for hosting us again.

  11. I remember Marthe et Francois Girbaud. I lusted after a very expensive pair of jeans that they made but that I could never ever afford. So see? You got yourself a gem. Love the tee. Tres beau.

  12. Je l’adore! Especially the sweat shirt : ) But I bet you knew I’d write that. I would have fought you over that one.

    I think Sylvia is going to be some crazy jealous over that skirt.

    I’m delighted with your NYC finds. You look happy and rested, but then you kind of always look like that. Basically every time I see a photo of you I find myself thinking, “Damn! I want what she’s having!”


  13. Oh, Patti, I absolutely adore that skirt. That is an item I would be wearing weekly, if not daily. Love this entire outfit today!

  14. Your skirt is funky, edgy and beautiful and the cat novelty sweater is beautiful. Lovely Miss Patti.

    <3 Ada.

  15. Fabulous skirt! I love asymmetric and sculptural clothes. Looks like NY is definitely agreeing with you. Your idea of retiring to a place with more culture is something we’ve been talking about here, too. When we can downsize to a tiny apartment, maybe we can live in a beautiful city!

  16. I remember that fashion brand from the 80s, I was studying fashion back then… How unusual to see you in black! But you look fantastic, the skirt is quite spectacular.

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