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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Visible Monday #70: Scarving It Up

Welcome to Visible Monday #70! If you want to participate, it's so easy: just go to the bottom of this post for the simple how-to.

It's transitional season dressing time, yay! That opens the door for all kinds of fun looks, incorporating more layers, longer sleeves, and more scarving. For this outfit, I started with the most simple of white tees from the GAP. I usually buy a couple of these at a time, because, well, white tees just don't stay work-worthy for long.

The print skirt was thrifted. I have enjoyed wearing it more than I expected, because it keeps its shape nicely and it's a great length. The maker is "Nygaard", of whom I had never heard, and for whom I found only this close approximation. Great skirt, anyway.

The scarf was an eBay find; it's really soft and I see a lot of Fall/Winter potential for this one. Are you using your scarves like mad now that it's cooler? (or even cold, for some of you!). I love to have one in my ice-box of an office, and have even converted them to rain-hats on occasion.

Picasso's lion has hair like mine.

You can see the scarf is big enough to be a dress!

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

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


  1. Love the colours in your scarf and print mixing too :)

  2. patti, you did a wonderful pattern mix today! i love your flower skirt and the flowers on the scarf too! brings back a bit of summer, that is what i need today when winter starts in southern germany. 

  3. Sweet job on the pattern mixing. This one is a hit!

  4. that scarf is gorgeous! i love ebay lately! its great when im on a tight budget!xx

  5. What a beautiful scarf!  -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  6. You look glorious in purple, Patti! Never mind scarves, it's cold enough for hats and mittens here! x

  7. You look SO lovely!  I have a pantsuit by Nygard that I really love.  They're very well made. 
    Gorgeous scarf!

  8. That's a beautiful scarf Patti...it makes the outfit!!

  9. What a beautiful, beautiful scarf and skirt, Patti! I have been cruising eBay lately, to find a few key pieces I need for my wardrobe, without breaking the bank. It has been in the 80s here in the South, but tomorrow only a high of 55 :o

  10. Ooh I love your scarf. Those colours are amazing and perfect for Fall. Shoes are very cute too. 


  11. That is a lovely scarf. Lots of layering potential there with all those rich, jewel colors.

  12. What a beautiful scarf!  Funnily enough, I've just blogged about my scarf as well... weird!! x

  13. Looks like we're both doing some pattern mixing lately. I like what you've done. Thanks for hosting Patti!

  14. That scarf is beautiful! Yes, I am happy to be putting the scarves I bought in Paris to good use. 

  15. You look great! Love both the scarf and skirt!

  16. That is such a lovely scarf with such a pretty floral pattern and if it is long enough to be a dress I'd take it to the beach and wear it as a wrap dress over a bikini.
    Beautiful skirt too!

  17. I really do like that skirt... looks like you are really getting your use out of it! And your shoes are gorgeous... wish you had a closeup of the detail....

  18. this is a gorgeous scarf, Patti.  I love them long like this...especially for the cooler months....it gives you more styling options.

  19. Nygard's a Canadian company, or was, known for good quality. The skirt's a pretty print and really wearable length. 

  20. The patterned skirt is beautiful. I love that you mixed it with your beautiful scarf. I've worn a few scarves, but not many so far. It only just got cold this last week.

  21. Jean at Dross into GoldOctober 29, 2012 at 12:02 AM

    You're radiant in that beautiful scarf.  xxoo

  22. LOVE the combo of shirt and skirt! And scarves are so fabulous. I don't wear mine nearly often enough. You're inspiring me! :)

  23. Four seasons one wardrobeOctober 29, 2012 at 3:00 AM

    Cute outfit! There is a Danish brand called Norgaard. 

  24. Why are offices so cold?!! The colours in that scarf really suit you. The mix of those florals with the pattern on your skirt is fantastic.

  25. Gorgeous scarf Patti.
     I am not good at using them.
    Have a lovely week.

  26. That scarf is gorgeous Patti. I love the rich colors (especially the cobalt) and the gorgeous flower print. Awesome shoes, too.

    Thanks for another Fabulous Monday Link-up. =)

  27. Your scarf is gorgeous!  Linking up for Visible Monday for the first time! Thanks for the party :)

  28. Beautiful patterns on the scarf and skirt!  The colors really work well together.  Thanks for hosing!


  29. You've paired the scarf beautifully!  Don't you love a thrifty find you get lots of wear out of?

  30. HappinessatmidlifeOctober 29, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    Great find Patti!  I am a hoarder of all things and scarves are one of these things. It is just starting to cool down in Southern CA so I can't wait to start using them!


  31. such a beautiful scarf - ou look adorable.

  32. beautiful scarf.  i love transitioning into fall.  it's such a fun season! 


  33. Hi Patti!

    Missed our community and had to stop by and link up! 

    I'm jealous you are still wearing sandals!  We are in the midst of Hurricane Sandy and I'm looking at a very high tide in my front yard....

    We'll talk soon~Paula

  34. I love the detail in your scarf! Great shoes too! Always look forward to your creativity in mixing prints! 

    XO http://shesaidhesaid-fashion.blogspot.com

  35. Lovely skirt and scarf! You look wonderful.

  36. I had always remembered Nygard being a label my mother bought. Now my Mom is a very stylish lady, so I should have paid attention to Nygard earlier. Now I love the red sweater I have from them. Hope you enjoy your new skirt.

  37. Hi Patti!

    Your mix is wonderful Patti, that scarf is stunning, love all the colors!


  38. Hi Patti, you look like you might could get into some big trouble in that beautiful scarf!!! You look stunning today :o)

  39. As usual, you look amazing! And I love your shoes! ;) I am thrilled for the cooler weather and enjoying layering and scarves and boots. ;) 

  40. So delighted to be number 70 during your 70th Visible Monday post.
    What a lovely scarf.

  41. I love a good scarf (as you can see in my link up today. I'm wearing one of many vintage kercheifs I inherited from my gramma), and yours is wonderful!  I never thought to look on ebay for scarves but I'm definitely going to start!

  42. Love the pattern-mixing. I've started wearing scarves a lot more now that the weather is cooler. And I have one in my office year-round. It's an ice box!

  43. So pretty! I really adore the bold scarf, it's lovely! Sometimes you just need something bright and happy to change up the day. Especially on a Monday. 


  44. Gorgeous scarf! So jealous you're using scarves because of AC. I'm living in them, because it's currently 47 degrees outside. :)  Love those sandals, the design looks so intricate!!! ~Sarah

  45. Ohhh, gorgeous scarf! There's about six days a summer here where it's technically not scarf weather!

    Thanks, Patti, and seriously, that scarf is enviable, and you are print-mixing like it's your job.

  46. love your scarf. I love this time of the year, because I do layer and layer.


  47. Peter Nygard is a designer for Dillards. The skirt looks a lot like something from that line. I have a number of pieces from that line.
    You look wonderful in this outfit. That scarf is truly beautiful and it will look great with a lot of outfits.

  48. Sue @ AcolourfulcanvasOctober 29, 2012 at 8:38 PM

    Patti, your scarf is beautiful.  I love how the pattern in your skirt picks up your sandal design, as well as the graphics in the scarf.  And yes, I am actively putting my scarves into rotation again.  

  49. That scarf is beautiful, your shoes are really pretty.

  50. Your scarf is so lovely, and I can so relate to office chill - I need scarves all year long, primarily for function! Gorgeous skirt as well, but my favourite parts of today's outfit are your wonderfully fierce lion mane and your smile all twinkling with mischief. 

    Thanks for hosting another awesome Visible Monday! 

  51. Hi Patti, so great to see your community growing! I love how this simple white t shirt so brings out the patterns on the scarf and skirt.I like how you have somehow simplified your dressing to show off one piece at the time.I love my scarves and use them all the time.Oh I so missed to leave comments on your blog.

  52. Nice scarf action! It's winter here so I've just started wearing my blue/gold Lurex knitted scarf again.

  53. That's a gorgeous scarf and you look stunning Patti. Thanks for letting me be a part of your Visible Mondays for the first time. Great honour to be amongst all you authentic beauties! And thanks so much for your kind words on my blog post - I've only just started blogging about my clothes and it's lovely to get the encouragement!

  54. p.s. hope it's ok I've added a link to my other blog too, where I'm having a spooky Halloween party in Nicole Farhi!

  55. p.s. hope it's ok I've added a link to my other blog too, where I'm having a spooky Halloween party in Nicole Farhi!

  56. You wear a scarf with pizzaz!  Such a versatile accessory with limitless benefits!

  57. Nygaard is a Canadian clothing company owned by Peter Nygaard. It had modest but profitable beginnings with a line called TanJay. Tan Jay was very polyester and very unhip. This no longer exists and has been replaced by Alia. In the last 20 years a number of lines, Nygaard, Peter Nygaard, Bianca etc., have represented the more upscale aspirations of Mr. Nygaard. As a side note, his place of business was picketed many years ago by a group of women hoping to shame wealthy alimony deadbeats into paying up.

  58. I love the scarf, Patti. And you look lovely and fresh. Your hair is beautiful. :)

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