Sunday, July 17, 2011

Visible Monday: It's OK to Show a Little Skin

I did my photo shoot on Sunday, so I'd have time to get my techy things in place for Visible Monday. It's a casual day today, the highlight of which was watching the Women's World Cup Finals at our favorite pub. What an exciting match! Though I cheered for our U.S. women, it ended with a win for Japan, and that went down easily for me. Japan could use a little good news these days. The game was followed by some vigorous lounging at home.

I chose a fairly-bare sundress for Visible Monday. I often wear a sleeveless tee under this dress, but I felt like baring arms, neckline, knees, and ankles. I'm fifty-something but Not Dead Yet. I added a leather belt and my sparkly thongs, fluffed up the mop of hair, and went out feeling very visible. Pourquoi non?


Dress: Ann Taylor, consignment, Belt: GAP, thrifted
Sandals: White Mountain





The guidelines to participate in Visible Monday are so simple!

  1. Any Monday, 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!

Important tips! 1) Choose "Crop" before you choose "Select" -- as soon as you choose "Select", the picture is loaded to the blog.  2) If you don't like the way your picture looks, click on the little red "x" to delete and start over. 



16 comments:

  1. Check out the look on Sugar's face! LOL She was not a happy kitty! ;)

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  2. Patti,
    You look lovely! The dress looks cool and crisp for a summer day. Love sparkly shoes!

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  3. Patti--I want to thank you for keeping this organized! I felt so uninspired to blog tonight and this got me off my duff. Sorry about chopping off my head!

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  4. Patti, I love your dress! It is so feminine and flattering...you are very VISIBLE in it! Great choice!!

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  5. Gorgeous. I think it's kind of a shame to ever put a T-shirt under that dress! It looks beautiful this way.

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  6. Most definitely better w/o a t-shirt--how flattering!

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  7. Again, nice to see these visible women ornamenting the landscape - and your dress is just right, even though I don't usually like paisley.

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  8. Another fabulous Visible Monday! Cutest dress and lots of inspiration. Thanks!

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  9. Back again to comment on your lovely dress this time. I like the print...and that black and white could be played up many ways.

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  10. I love wearing black and white together. This looks lovely on you! Your new linking system is great! Debbie http://thriftygirlvintage.com

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  11. Patti~You've still got great arms, you lucky girl you! A perfect sundress--Ann Taylor does it well. Definatly visible in a GOOD way!
    I'm a bad girl this week--recooperating from a long weekend--hope to post next monday!

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  12. Great dress. And I agree, you have great arms.....I don't see you taking flight in this lifetime!
    I enjoy visible Monday and want to thank you for hosting.

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  13. You look great ,fresh and happy. It's right on point for visible Monday to bare some skin and your arms look great. The dress is nice and I think you can wear in many more ways like with a cardi later on or as a skirt. It was so easy to post this time.Good job!

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  14. What a lovely dress, Patti - you are rockin' that, girl!

    I have yet to coordinate my life to participate in Visible Mondays...eventually, it will happen!

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  15. That dress is fantastic on you... shame to ruin the lines by putting a shirt underneath!

    My outfit this Monday was pretty blah, but I will try to come up with future Monday fare for you.

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  16. That dress is a great way to beat the heat AND look fabulous!!! ~Serene

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