Sunday, August 10, 2014

Visible Monday #136: The Floral Print Does All The Work

Welcome to Visible Monday #136! If you want to participate, it's so easy: just go to the bottom of this post for the how-to. Please be kind and leave a link to Not Dead Yet Style in your post.

There's nothing easier or cooler than a summer dress. This dark floral shift suits me just fine. I bought it at Dalitika, an online second-hand store. Check them out, there are some good bargains.

The high-waist dress is by Eddie Bauer, believe it or not. It's 100% cotton, hand washable. I'm wearing a two-charm necklace, my favorite dolphin hoop earrings (similar) and Anne Klein platform wedges (similar). Easy as it gets - the print does all the work.


The guitar hat, back by popular demand.

I really like my simple leather-strap watch from Target.


Now, show us 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. Please leave a comment, too, so we know you had a good time.
  3. Go to the bottom of this post and click on the InLinkz button "Add Your Link". It should open a new page.
  4. In the "Next Step", you crop the pic (easy tool) you want to display, and you're done!

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57 comments:

  1. Pam@over50feeling40August 10, 2014 at 5:03 PM

    You look summer chic, Patti! Thanks for hosting!

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  2. Who says secondhand clothing can't look fabulous? What a pretty print, and I love those wedges ;-)


    Alicia
    spashionista.com

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  3. Perfect summer dress, with or without the guitar hat!

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  4. VersatilestylebytraceyAugust 10, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    Well, just a note for Fall,,, Dark florals (meaning the background color) is a trend for the upcoming season... It works well for Summer and the way you've styled it here!
    In the Fall a cozy sweater of jacket with tights and boots will make it very versatile... Love this look.

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  5. Wonderful summer dress Patti, the floral pattern is lovely :) hugs xxx

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  6. A summer dress is a must! And this one is really pretty, lovely colours.

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  7. Lovely dress. I love browsing second hand stores or flea markets. Walked away with many a great find and the prices entice me to experiement with unusual for me things.

    Alex - Funky Jungle

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  8. Two fun minds think alike, right? Nothing is better than a fun summer dress, especially in a floral print. I want to borrow that cute little number. I seriously find myself pulling summer dresses over my head nearly every day lately.

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  9. Patti you look so lovely here! Such a sweet floral dress! I love the empire waistline, it looks so relaxed. Great shoes too - I love how the chunky wedge gives your floral dress a modern twist.

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  10. Thanks for another visible monday Patti. The dark floral is lovely on you. Looks like a cool dress for summer.

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  11. Super sweet dress! Looks adorable on you!

    OXOX

    Dawn Lucy

    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  12. That floral dress is amazing, dear Patti, and the guitar in the background makes the pics perfect to me!


    HIPPY AT HEART ///

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  13. A gorgeous frock - a pretty print and flattering shape, I love summer dresses! You look beautiful. xxx

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  14. Cute dress! You're right that the print carries the outfit.

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  15. Highland FashionistaAugust 10, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    We seem to have taken a similar turn this week, both in purple feminine looks! This colour is amazing on you!

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  16. I think that dress is absolutely gorgeous! I love the empire-line and pretty-detailed pattern. Such a shape always makes me think of Regency dresses. Great that it was a second hand bargain also! You're right of course- it doesn't need any extra details- it is perfect as it is!x

    Kezzie AG

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  17. Not Dressed As LambAugust 10, 2014 at 6:43 PM

    Thanks for hsoting, my dear Patti - the print of your dress is so pretty but I LOVE the shape of it too! It's so very, very flattering <3


    Have a lovely week,


    Catherine x
    www.notdressedaslamb.com

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  18. Patti, thanks for hosting VM. I constantly wowed by how beautifully you wear these gorgeous floral numbers. I's a look I cannot carry off at all. Have a great week.

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  19. Love that dress, and adore those platform sandals! :)

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  20. Great Summer Floral Dress. Lovely necklace as well. =)


    Always a pleasure stopping by, friend. <3 Ada.

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  21. Patti, Love the cute little print AND its a perfect length. Goes so well with the guitar hat! ��❌⭕❌⭕

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  22. A very cute look on you. Florals with a dark background are fab and make wonderful transition pieces.

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  23. So perfect, Patti! I too love a printed dress...it makes things so easy! I always try to wear prints around the kids...they are constantly touching me with their dirty hands! Prints hide stains well ; )

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  24. Oh, hello guitar! This is the best kind of air-conditioned clothing, a beautiful shift dress with flowers. And great shoes, also with air-conditioning. You get some great deals in the States with online shopping - sadly, shipping in Canada is like a bad reality show.

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  25. You look so summery and sweet in this pretty print dress Patti.

    Have a lovely week!

    ♥ carmen

    http://fashionableover50.wordpress.com/

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  26. Lovely dress on you - the colors are so pretty. I have quite a few pieces from Eddie Bauer - I really like their easy going style!

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  27. Huzzah for the guitar hat! And I'm loving these floral prints on you, Patti! I think you've found your signature print. :)

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  28. Such a cute dress! I have something similar but in corral -- one of my favorite dresses.
    Thank you for the party. Always inspired by the participants' outfits.

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  29. Lovely easy breezy Summer style! I too love your simply elegant watch. Thanks for helping us feel visible, to others, and to ourselves :-)

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  30. HappinessatmidlifeAugust 11, 2014 at 1:03 AM

    I've not heard of this online site and will need to check it out. Have you used other used online website and have good experiences? I am all for easy summer dresses for the hot summer. Looking great as always!


    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  31. Good morning Patti, in your nice dress :-)
    I like it and think, that cotton is the best for summer. (I have a dress from Eddie Bauer too)
    Have a great new week and thanks for this lovely party

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  32. Hi Patti! Hey, I've missed out on a few Visible Mondays! It's so great to be joining all the lovely ladies this week! And You! So pretty and feminine in your lovely floral dress. And Eddie Bauer?! Wow! Well done Seattle!

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  33. That's a beautiful floral dress, Patti!

    xo,

    Janise

    Mama in Heels

    Find me at : bloglovin' | facebook

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  34. Hi Patti, I really love to see you in that pretty printed Flowerdress. Have a good time. Sunny

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  35. Another divinely pretty dress - you really have a great collection! Thanks for hosting x

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  36. Your dress is perfect for your weather and for you. Looking fresh as always! Thanks for hosting the link exchange. I always find a new blog to follow each week.

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  37. Gorgeous dress and I adore the wedge shoes! Eddie Bauer is fab, isn't it? I've got a LBD I purchased from them nearly 15 years ago--it's still a perennial fave of mine. Thank you for hosting this lovely link up! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  38. You are absolutely right, the floral print does all the work! And I love the color on this one and the fact that you kept everything else neutral. ~Cynthia

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  39. Pattie~ That is a darling dress, love the print! And I've never met a wedge platform I didn't like. :)
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

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  40. Lovely summer dress Patti....and those nude wedges are so chic!!!


    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  41. Your summer print dress is smashing and the metallic wedges have my vote too. Happy to see your guitar hat back on the scene!

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  42. That's a great dress! And I love a good secondhand piece. I actually just bought shoes from a thrift store yesterday quite similar to what you're wearing and am wearing a thrifted dress in today's post. Thanks for hosting!

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  43. thanks for doing this patti - i always find a new blog or two to follow by clicking on these ladies' pictures !

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  44. Hi Patti!

    You have so many wonderful Ladies there - I try to check a lot of them!
    You look wonderful in your floral dress

    Lots of hugs to you

    Arianexo

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  45. Hurrah for another beautiful thrifted dress! Bookmarked Dalitika as I might find some gems there too.


    Thanks for hosting Visible Monday, I'm glad I'm back. Have not been regularly linking up although I keep your link in my posts, I just forget or miss the cut-off!

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  46. You look delightful Patti. I do love dresses in the summer. So cool and easy, as you say. And have you cut your hair, it looks so cool and pretty too.

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  47. What a sweet dress, lovely fit and a gorgeous colour. x

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  48. Such a sweet dress. I love the color scheme.
    Thank you for hosting VM! xo

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  49. This is a very pretty dress and it suits you very well. I like this length on you. Great wedges too. And I am joining you again.
    Greetje

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  50. I've just given my Aunty a cute floral dress & I want it back now! LOL! I love wedges too! Thank you for hosting us all Patti! xx

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  51. Your floral dress is adorable Patti ! Love it ! Thanks for hosting, as ever xoxo Kisses

    Fashion and Cookies

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  52. Hi'ya, Patti! Looking lovely as usual ... charming retro look, adorable on your willowy figure. Classic, completely. I wore my little silver tank today as an homage to our great hostess ... that would be YOU! So, thank you again, Patti. Much appreciated, the world around!

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  53. A great piece that can carry you through the seasons with just a quick change of shoes. Very nice!

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  54. Jean of all TradesAugust 11, 2014 at 9:01 PM

    Love florals! I'm wearing flowers too--quintessential summer look, eh?

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  55. Debbie Baker BurnsAugust 11, 2014 at 9:19 PM

    I'm a big fan of Eddie Bauer, actually. I found out at the Eddie Bauer Outlet that their clothes are guaranteed for life. So when you buy something new, you can save your receipt and return the item if a zipper tears up or anything else goes wrong. A good thing to know.

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  56. Pretty dress - so feminine and flattering! I like the nude shoes with it, too, because they don't distract.

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  57. thanks so much for hosting such a cool linkup. I've been too shy to post before, but I'm happy to be here!
    www.ahhhsoneo.com

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