Welcome to Visible Monday #19! If you want to participate, it's so easy: just go to the bottom of this post for the simple how-to.
Broadcasting from the heart of the West Village for this Visible Monday (I am such a place-name-dropper, I can't abide myself).
I really do feel more visible on this trip than I did on our last, in June, when I first wrote about the Invisible Woman. Writing these Monday posts, and reading those of my blogger friends has increased my confidence about being a Woman of a Certain Age. Thank you!
Proof: Yesterday I was walking around the East Village near NYU, and a whole cloud of students was filling the sidewalk. I overheard snatches of delightful student-ish conversations: "I think it's going to be multiple choice."; "I haven't even started yet!"; et al.
Right behind me were a young woman and man, play-arguing about an upcoming competition of some sort -- academic, athletic, artistic, I couldn't tell. They each were saying, "I am going to do so much better than you!" and laughing. As they passed, I looked at the girl and smiled and said, "You're going to do so much better." She squealed, and he laughed, and just for that moment, being an Older Woman was so sweet. And Visible.
Here's a look for today: nothing very dramatic, just some comfortable city garb for going out to brunch, then the Chelsea Flea Market, then a walk through Central Park (if I am not frozen by then -- high of 44 today). The sweater is from GAP. The skirt was thrifted here this week, a vintage 80's midi. The Limited belt also thrifted here, and good old Aldo boots I bought last winter. I had to give up my curls for today, because of hat-hair and cold, dry air!
|That's my faux-fur scarf I bought in the East Village vintage store this week. Very cozy.|
|Here we enjoyed apple cinnamon pecan pancakes, and scrambled eggs with ricotta cheese.|
Now, please show us what you're wearing today!
The guidelines to participate in the Visible Monday Link-Up are so simple!
- Include a link to Not Dead Yet Style somewhere in your post.