Sunday, December 4, 2011

Visible Monday #24: Crazy Legs and an Almost-Suit

Welcome to Visible Monday #24! If you want to participate, it's so easy: just go to the bottom of this post for the simple how-to.

It's still warm and sunny here in Central Florida, so I am trying to combine comfortable fabrications with Fall-ish colors and patterns. This ruffled blouse is all silk, and it layers nicely under a jacket or cardigan. The skirt is vintage 1980's, recently thrifted for 50 cents! I know, ridiculous, less than a pack of gum. But I like the shape, and the hand of the fabric.

The jacket is a recently thrifted find, a cotton/linen blend that is just the right weight for our climate. The peace sign scarf is an oldie but favorite accent. And of course, I insist on wearing boots or booties -- these are by Sofft.



The picture on the bookshelf is my dad holding me as a baby, circa 1956.
It's my favorite picture ever.



I like the look of an almost-suit for work. The scarf-as-belt and blue legs keep it from looking
too corporate or stuffy for my style.




Now, I can't wait to see what you are wearing today!


The guidelines to participate in the Visible Monday Link-Up 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!


35 comments:

  1. The blue tights are so fun! Great "almost suit!"

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  2. I love almost suits!  gone are the days of the coordinating suit--looks a little dated.  and its great we dont have to work in the big coorperate world so we can go with the more casual, unmatched suit.  I love the colored tights!

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  3. Love the short length of the jacket. Great way to add some color - blue legs!!

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  4. Pam@Over50feeling40December 4, 2011 at 7:53 PM

    I like this whole look...blue tights and all!!  I really like you in the booties!  I wear "almost" suits alot...it totally works!

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  5. Love the blue legs; the color of those tights is just fabulous.  I can't believe it's still so warm there.  I think it's in the 30s here today.  Brrr.

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  6. Blue tights are the coolest. Colored tights really elevated an outfit to a whole extra level. So cool.

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  7. I love you rocking the booties again. For me these short booties make almost any outfit hip. Loving the blue tights too!

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  8. I'll take blue legs over blue hair any day! You look great.

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  9. Love the scarf as a belt. It's getting cold in my neck of the woods and there have been some signs that snow may be coming.

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  10. love the patterned top and those blue tights are a great touch!

    Claire

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  11. Patti!  Gorgeous!!!  Personally, I'm not a fan of colored tights on me, but they've really taken your suit from lovely to BAM!  You've managed to make them look quite elegant!  LOVE IT!  Hugs!  ~Serene

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  12. Hi Patti, I like your suit ensemble. The bright tights give it a definite fun spin.

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  13. Those blue tights are fun and add so much to your outfit. 50 cents for that great skirt! I am very impressed. I bought a similar skirt for $3.99 - that sounds expensive in comparison! 

    I like Sofft brand shoes too. They are very comfortable. 

    Happy Monday! 

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  14. The bright blue tights look great, and I am totally jealous of your warm weather.  I'll take warmth over layers any time.

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  15. This is such a fun idea! I'm so glad I found your blog through Spunky Chateau, I love it! :) -Rachel (forthebirdsakron.blogspot.com) 

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  16. Patti_NotDeadYetStyleDecember 5, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Welcome! Spunky Chateau is so great.

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  17. In this outfit (as in so many of yours), you epitomize an ideal blend of professionalism and approachability. Great style!

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  18. I'm loving the colored tights trend! great look! I'm looking forward to participating in Visible Monday once I get all moved and settled! xx

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  19. The gang's all here, plus some new faces.  I miss everyone and love your take on "bluestockings"!

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  20. Debbi@SheAccessorizesWellDecember 5, 2011 at 6:30 PM

    You look wonderful in your almost suit. Love the booties.
    It is sure cold here. The 'feels like' temp this morning was 11. It hurts to breathe air that cold. It certainly allows one to wear winter clothing.

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  21. Tammy @ silverstyleDecember 5, 2011 at 6:56 PM

    I love your bright tights.  Can't quite get myself to wear them.......we'll see!
    Thanks for hosting this fun link up!  Have a good week.

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  22. loving the tights and that they match the shirt pattern! 

    i find colored tights are so much easier to wear than patterned or textured.  and target has cheapo ones that i don't shred with fingernails/zippers/cat/annoyance. 

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  23. Oh just LOVING the blue legs;) I really like how you are incorporating fall even into a warmer climate...it's been hard for me since I'm not used to weather this warm this far into the fall. I feel like I'm just ready for it to a be a little more consistent so I can do the same with my wardrobe. 
    50 cents?? Seriously? I didn't think you could get ANYTHING for that anymore, but a beautiful top like that? Wow! 
    That is a great photo on your shelf--priceless for sure. Thanks again for another week of IM!

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  24. Hi my dear!! A lovely outfit, I love the blue tights too, they really jazz up your look! xx

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  25. Patti_NotDeadYetStyleDecember 6, 2011 at 8:56 AM

    We miss you! So nice to hear a word from you, Terri.  : >

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  26. that's a elegant and lady like outfit. You look very graceful and professional with the jacket. The colored tights is a nice accent, I like the electric blue. 

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  27. I love this look. The scarf as a belt and the blue stockings...adorable. I have a pair of blue and a pair of wine colored that really make an outfit POP! Your outfit is very cute.

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  28. Hi Patti, nice outfit and you are right the blue thights and booties make it not so corporate - I never look corporate- i do not have to.
    Wow you having a lot of people on Visible Monday, that is great!

    Ariane xxxx

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  29. I love the blue and black combination. In response to your comment on my blog--  In actual fact, it is very easy for me to find clothes. I can wear anything from a size 4 to a size 12.  I sew because I am a designer and creative artist. Now as for finding shoes, with size 11 feet, I am hunting ALL over to find a nice pair of sleds for these dogs.

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  30. The scarf belt is the perfect little touch. Love your blue stockings as well.

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  31. Thanks for your sweet compliments and encouragement. Participating in your Visible Mondays has really been wonderful for me. It's already introduced me to so many great bloggers (yourself included of course!) I am really enjoying myself here.

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  32. The bright brilliant beautiful blue is spectacular!  Such an interesting addition to your outfit.

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  33. I love adding color with tights! Great outfit!

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