Visible Monday #85: Loving the Enormous Scarf

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We’re actually having a cool-snap in Florida! Hooray for temps in the high 50’s today, so we can wear sweaters, boots, and scarves.

I’m wearing a black wool Banana Republic skirt, thrifted two years ago. I wear it whenever it’s cold enough, because it sees only the inside of my closet for nine months a year. My top is a slouchy cotton pullover by Romeo and Juliet Couture, from the 15 Dollar Store (check them out: mostly for younger women, but a few timeless pieces).

My bronze cowboy boots and small pendant finish the look. Oh, except for my enormous scarf. I adore this soft, colorful scarf and wear it a lot. I bought it via eBay, and I believe it was from H & M originally, so it was very affordable. But I can play with it all day, making a wrap, an obi-belt, a fluffy necklace, and etc.

My sweater has pockets!

Now, let’s see what you’re wearing, Visible Women!!

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  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 this cute little link:

In the “Next Step”, you crop the pic (easy tool) you want to display, and you’re done!


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  1. Your scarf is a true find!  Especially with the bronze cowboy boots.  Looks like you could wrap yourself up in it without the need for a jacket.

  2. Bronze boots! Those are just unbelievably awesome. I'm a sucker for a huge scarf, as well, so this ensemble is just made of things for me to love.

  3. Hi Patti!

    Wow you blog hop is gettng so popular so many Ladies to check out!
    You look great with that wonderful scarf and i see you are wearing those fabulous metallic booties!

    Ariane xxx

  4. You're having a cool snap and over here in Melbourne Aus we are sweltering 🙂 change in weather is a good thing for getting wear out of different items in the wardrobe, nice to see your bronze boots !

  5. Patti, What a perfect Monday morning outfit.  I like the slouch in that sweater; it still looks polished enough for work, but has a vibe that says chic and relaxed.  Speaking of work, I'd best get going.  Oh, scarfs, especially gorgeous large ones like yours are so versatile.  Love it.

  6. I love a good long or oversize scarf, and this one's a beaut. You can do so much with it. And those boots rock, Patti!

  7. Wow, just look at the beautiful scarf – you could wrap it round yourself like a sarong! The scarf and the lovely bronze boots make the chic neutrals sing, Patti – gorgeous! xxxx

  8. Thanks so muc for hosting. If I didn't say it before then I definitely thought it – those boots are amazing!

  9. Very pretty as always! So funny that you're excited for cool temps to wear clothes, we're just the opposite in the Midwest 🙂

  10. Hi Patti! Thank you so much for the feature on Visible Monday and I really love your scarf-the length, print and colour make it so adaptable and versatile and it looks so stylish with those bronze boots and your whole outfit! Have a good week x

    Have a lovely week, my gorgeous friend.

  12. I can see why you like the scarf. So pretty!

    It is so funny to hear how you get excited when it is cooler. We are waiting to fly back to Toronto and our plane is delayed. If I could, I'd never go back to the cold.


  13. I adore anything that is as versatile as that scarf. I think you need to give us a lesson on how you make yourself 'glow', you seriously look amazingly youthful in every picture. What a beautful woman you are! 

  14. The scarf is a great finding, not only versatile but also of beauiful floral pattern. You look fabulous! I love to use a big scarf in summer as a wrap skirt.

  15. I think you've found a background that works! I miss the knee-kick kat though.

    What a wonderful scarf. LOTS of potential!
    Are those boots iridescent or just very shiny?

    AND, thank you so much for my giveaway prize! Haven't tried it yet.
    Didn't want to scare the boyfriend. Hahahaha.

  16. Pockets – check
    Fabulous scarf- check
    Cowboy boots – check
    And they are bronze! – double check
    You have combined some of my absolute favorite elements into one enviable outfit! Let me know if you ever get tired of those boots!

  17. I love that slouchy sweater! I'd better check out that link. And you know I love those boots – so cool.

    Big scarves are great – I love to use them as shawls when I need just a little extra warmth.

    Happy Monday (Holiday)!

  18. That scarf is making me crazy!!!  I LOVE IT.  The gleam of those gorgeous boots caught my eye too.  Enjoy the cooler weather while it lasts!!

  19. Ebay and Etsy may be my ultimate downfall. I just won a bid for Frye boots, and can't wait for them to arrive. After some weird warm days last week, it's back to normal winter weather, so hoping the Fryes will come in time to wear, like, every single day for the next three months…lol.

    The scarf is brilliant. I love how you add a very notable accessory to simple pieces to create a very beautiful and visible outfit. Of course, you are so elegant, that you could probably throw that scarf over a grain sack and make it look amazing.

    Big fan,

  20. Great boots! I just love them. 
    Floral prints are so great for spring…and right now it's pretty much spring around here. 

  21. Thank you so much for the long scarf ideas! I bought a super cute scarf on Modcloth and when it arrived it was very long.  I kept it because I loved it but had no idea what to do without it-until now!

    Always Summer

  22. Cold snap!!!  Yay!!!  Wool Banana Republic skirt– what a sweet thrifted find.  I adore vintage Banana Republic.  Do you remember back in the day when it was literally safari themed clothing?  Your skin looks fantastic, as usual.  Love the uber long scarf and the bronze boots are out of control awesome,
    Becky 🙂

  23. That scarf is gorgeous – as are you!  Have a great week!  -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  24. I love the bronze boots too!  Cute scarf as well~

    While you are having your cold snap, we are having snow and wind at about 20 degrees.  Wish I was in Florida! 

  25. Patti, I love the slouchy top with the pockets…what a great purchase!  You whole look is wonderful on you!   Thanks for hosting VM!!

  26. I do love those bronze cowboy boots! That scarf is gorgeous! I do love floral prints and the colour and the pattern of your scarf gives a lovely personal twist to your nuetral outfit.

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