Sunday, January 1, 2012

Visible Monday #27: Start the New Year with a Friendly Link-Up!

Happy New Year! And welcome to Visible Monday #27! If you want to participate, it's so easy: just go to the bottom of this post for the simple how-to.

I am starting off the year with a faithful favorite: an animal print. This time it's in skirt form, and no actual animals were harmed in its making.  Many polyesters and rayons may have met their ends, however. I bought this skirt at Housing Works thrift store in NYC, for under $10. It's from H & M, in a nice, sturdy material and feels very cozy.

The top is a vintage 80's find from a local thrift. I like the open neckline and three-quarter sleeves. My preference lately has been for clothing that doesn't fit too closely to the body, and this top is perfection. (It really isn't very sheer; I got caught in the Alexandra Kerry photo-flash effect!)

Of course, tights and boots finish the look, it being January and all. And, because I obsess on recent purchases, I am wearing my bangle bracelet yet again. I felt great at work in this outfit, covered enough but with a bit of personality showing through.


Top: vintage,thrifted; Skirt: H & M, thrifted; Boots: Aldo



The blouse isn't nearly so sheer in real life: the camera flash has this effect!


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!



38 comments:

  1. I love animal print - that's a great skirt and looks great with black!

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  2. That skirt is such a great find! I bet you will get lots of wear from it this winter. 

    And I think your new bracelet adds the perfect amount of color.

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  3. Pam@Over50feeling40January 1, 2012 at 7:24 PM

    I would love to find a skirt like this...it looks great on you Patti...very visible!  It is a great piece to hold on to.

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  4. You look pretty fierce in this outfit! Sexy, too! Happy New Year!

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  5. Thanks so much for the linky. I obsess about new purchases too! Hope your NY is off to a great start.

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  6. You look so pretty and sassy in that skirt! Love it :)

    www.thequirkypoet.com

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  7. Patti you look beautiful in this outfit. When I first saw the picture I thought of how far you have come from not showing your face in the blog. You have gotten much more confident and very beautifully visible.
    I also obsess over new purchases. I would probably wear my new black/white polka dot blouse everyday!

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  8. I've just discovered your blog. Love the Visible Monday concept.
    You look quite elegant in this outfit. Do you think you'll pair the skirt with a different colored top?

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  9. I've just discovered your blog and am so glad I did. I love the Visible Monday concept!

    You look quite elegant in that outfit. Do you think that you will wear the skirt with a different color top? I've tried wearing black and white prints with a solid hue and found the look was too '80s for my taste. I look forward to seeing how else you will wear it.

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  10. Hey Patti!  Missed you and love that not an animal was harmed...lol.  You're looking wonderful; you look really good in black--unlike myself.  

    See you soon--I'll be in touch via email~

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  11. ZZWow! You always look great in animal prints. I went with grungies today as it was time to take the tree to the recycling center and finish cleaning up the house. Messy!

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  12. I want an animal print skirt very badly, and you wear yours so well!

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  13. Happy New Year to you! (Love the length of that straight skirt on you. It's a great, classic print, too!)

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  14. Happy New Year, Patti! Congratulations on an awesome year of blogging, and kudos to you for bringing the 40+ fashion bloggers into mainstream with Visible Mondays. I'm honoured to be a participant. 

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  15. Patti, I hope you don't mind but I just finished a cumulative age related fashion post, and added my link ...again.  Please feel free to take the other one down if you like...I just thought this post was much more relative to your blog...which by the way Ilove your message!

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  16. I like this look enough that I'm wondering why I passed my cheetah-print skirt along to my daughter and wondering if she'd lend it back . . .;-)
    And I can see why you keep wearing that bangle -- it really draws the eye effectively.
    Great collection of links to start the year off right, thank you!

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  17. Patti, you are radiant in the animal print with black background.  What a find!

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  18. that animal print skirt is fantastic!  you look fab in 2012!!!

    Claire

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  19. LOVE that skirt! You are looking as fabulous as ever Patti. Missed posting and looking at VM. Happy New Year!

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  20. nice monochrome outfit, I like the leopard print, interesting accent. Happy 2012!

    mongsmythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  21. Oh i love you in animal print!

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  22. That leopard print is fabulous! I want to see you wear it with a bright top next.

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  23. I'm a bit late to the party this week, as I'm still on holiday and internet access is not always easy to come by! You look fabulous Patti!

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  24. One day I will figure out how to do this - and stop leaving the same comment every Monday!

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  25. Looking good, as always Patti. I keep meaning to tell you - when I'm using Google Reader to catch up on blogs, yours only shows the first few sentences of a post. Not sure if that's deliberate on your part, but I thought I would mention it since so many people seem to be reading blogs via the reader. 

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  26. Patti_NotDeadYetStyleJanuary 3, 2012 at 6:35 PM

    Hi Amber Lena! I am not sure how to change the settings on Google Reader to show an entire post -- I wasn't aware that was even possible    : >  If there's an easy-to-describe fix, would you email it to me? Many thanks!!

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  27. Hmm, I was afraid you might ask that. I'm not entirely sure. It must be in your settings somewhere. Try going to Settings > Other and see what it says under Site Feed: Allow Blog Feed? Mine is set at Full. 

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  28. Patti_NotDeadYetStyleJanuary 3, 2012 at 8:17 PM

    I will try it with a colorful top, thank you!

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  29. Patti_NotDeadYetStyleJanuary 3, 2012 at 8:17 PM

    awww, thanks Sheila  : >

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  30. Patti_NotDeadYetStyleJanuary 3, 2012 at 8:18 PM

    I left them both up - they're too good!

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  31. Patti_NotDeadYetStyleJanuary 3, 2012 at 8:24 PM

    Thanks! I tried that change and we shall see what happens.

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  32. Nice skirt!  I only have one leopard print skirt and it's linen, so looks a little silly right now.
    Love seeing everyone's outfits.

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  33. This is so cool! I love to see fashion blogs of more mature ladies that I could look up to! I mean, I don't want to wear mini skirts and micro shorts featured on 18-year-old blogger! Cute on them, not cute one me! I'll definitely participate next week!

    Visit me:LeeAnne, Style N Seasonhttp://stylenseason.blogspot.com

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  34. Love the animal print skirt.  You look great darling.  Happy New Year.  Stylish start :)

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  35. That top is fabulous and I love your leopard print skirt! Thanks for linking up with Thursdays are for Thrifters!
    -Meagan
    www.spunkychateau.com

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