Sunday, September 21, 2014

Visible Monday #139: I Got Ruffled

Welcome to Visible Monday #139! 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.

How to get ready for work in three minutes: Grab a no-iron ruffled shirt (via consignment shop Revolve, similar), pull on denim ankle pants (thrifted at Goodwill, similar), slip into black Nine West flats (via ThredUp). Done!

I am not a big ruffle woman but I do like this Lauren Ralph Lauren wrap blouse. I've worn it with denim and with linen trousers, and my black knit pencil skirt. The gorgeous vintage bracelet was my birthday present from Sandy, via Bella's Etsy shop. It's my absolute favorite.

Another trick for getting out the door quickly: A Sally Beauty Supply twist-in hair piece. My phony pony, it's under $10 and a life-saver for busy days. Have you tried one?


And red lipstick: it makes me look like I took some time with my face.


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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Friday, September 19, 2014

Inspired By: Chambray And Leather

I saw a cool look while browsing through a fashion magazine (I was getting a pedicure, I'm not a big purchaser of lady mags): chambray shirt with leather skirt.  I really like it for Florida Fall/Winter. It combines two simple, classic pieces and makes me feel a little badass, although I am not. I am a cream-puff, with a steel magnolia underneath.

Here are some fabulous bloggers wearing the outfit:
Clockwise from left: Wardrobe Oxygen; Dadou Chic; Salt City Style.


I'd like to accessorize the look with black tights, maybe with a pattern:

Via Nordie's, on sale for $13.


And shooties/booties:

Via Nordstrom Rack, on sale for $140.



And a cool necklace or cuff:

Via Kohls, costs less than lunch!


Do you like and/or wear this combination? Are you also a not-badass like me, except on special occasions?

Have a fierce day, and stay fabulous,

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

What I Wore: Green Delights

I've been listening the The White Album while I do my housework, some of the most original music of the late 60's imo.  The George Harrison song "Savoy Truffle" got stuck in my head:  "Crème tangerine and Montelimar" is the first line. I  used to think it was a drug song, or even a sexy-sex song. But I found this much more pedestrian meaning of the song via Wikipedia:

[George]Harrison wrote the song as a tribute to his friend Eric Clapton's chocolate addiction, and indeed he derived the title and many of the lyrics from a box of Mackintosh's Good News chocolates. Supposedly all of the confectionery names used in the song are authentic, except cherry cream and coconut fudge. The chorus ("But you'll have to have them all pulled out after the savoy truffle") is a reference to the deterioration of one's teeth after eating too many sweets.

Anyway, I also mistakenly thought George was singing "Green tangerine . . ." and that inspired me to buy this dress at the Molly Mutt thrift. Doh. But I really like the emerald color and the flowy shape, so there's that.

The dress is by CAbi, and it's easy to wash and dry, and style. It's really huge on me, so I've been belting it. I've also worn it as a blouse under a full skirt. It's now officially my Green Tangerine dress, and apologies to George.


Still bare-legged weather here, so I wore my nude wedge sandals.


The bead necklace was made by a friend. Feeling groovy today.


Have a sunny day, and stay fabulous,

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Monday, September 15, 2014

So Many Beautiful Ways To Be 60

I found this video on Facebook, and want to share it with you. Many of you are far from 60, some, like me, are just a few moments away. The images are by New Zealand photographer Jenny O'Connor from her new book Visible: 60 Women At 60. As described at the video's site:

Jenny photographed 60 women who were 60 in the year their photo was taken. She wanted to explore how women at 60 see themselves now, how society sees them, what's important to them and how they feel about what lies ahead.

The video will make you feel better about 60, no matter your current age. I was captivated by the variety of 60 year-old faces, and bodies, and styles. All the women show an exuberance that would radiate from any 25 year-old.




 I love the fierce woman at 0:11 into the video; I love them all, actually.


Source


Have a wonderful Monday, whatever your age, and stay fabulous,

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Sixty year old women wear all the things:

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Weekend Check-In #6: I Nearly Stole A Shirt




Time for another edition of Weekend Check-In! It consists of random thoughts, left over at the end of the week, about style and more. The fun part is you playing along in the comments.

I'll start an open sentence about fashion, or life, the universe and everything, and complete the sentence with whatever I'm thinking about. Then you finish the sentence with your own random thoughts.

 So, the (non) rules are:
  1. I start a sentence.
  2. I finish the sentence with my thoughts du jour, subject to change at any moment.
  3. You finish the sentence with your own response, in the comments, if you like.

This week's check-in: 
  • I am currently obsessed with . . . the kitchen renovations! We're about 85% done, yay.
New cabinets, same old naughty cat behaviors. King looks like I've offended him.


  • Best bargain of the week . . . a 100% soft linen mens' shirt, from Molly Mutt. On the fifty cent rack. I haven't decided yet if it's Sandy's or mine. What was your bargain of the week?

Similar to my 50 cent deal.


  • Currently reading . . . Happy Homemade: Sew Chic, a Japanese sewing book (in English) with patterns included. I love the simple designs.




How pretty is this?



Have the most delightful of weekends, and stay fabulous,


Visible Monday is on its "off" week this week, so we can recharge, refresh, and put a kitchen back together. ☺  We'll be back on Monday, September 22nd (actually, the Sunday evening before)!



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Thursday, September 11, 2014

What I Wore: All the Things

I piled lots of favorites together today, a day off from work. It's still steamy hot out, but I wanted a step-up from my summer uniform (see it here and here).

So we've still got the tank top (similar), thrifted linen trousers, flat sandals (similar) and vintage jewelry. I added this olive zip-front vest by Andrew Marc (similar) and I like the results. The vest is fun to wear, with its faux leather shoulders and big pockets. It's not too roomy though, so when it's zipped I have to limit my Irish soda bread-dipped-in-cheese, a Thursday favorite. Suffer for beauty.

My necklace and bracelet are from Molly Mutt thrift store.


The outfit's more polished with the vest zipped up. But then I can't eat.


Have a groovy day and stay fabulous,

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

De-Construction: The Ugly Side Of Beautiful

We're getting new kitchen cabinets this week, whee! As a true Obsessive-Compulsive, I have high anxiety floating though my body, but I'm coping. Unlike the kitties, all of whom are under the bed. We are fortunate to have a considerate contractor, who minimizes the chaos and cleans up after his crew.

Our new cabinets will be slab maple in a honey stain, something like this. Our granite counter-tops are staying, even though I just read that granite is over, out, done! Too pricey to replace them.

Our new cabinets will be similar. Source.


Deconstructed!


Good-bye, old cabinets. The crew found a petrified snake. Kitties not doing their jobs, I guess.


No make-up and my clip-in bangs for a quick 'do. I look a wee bit drunk but really, I cannot even find the liquor at the moment. All will be normal by Friday. Right??

Any remodeling tales to share?

Have a constructive day, and stay fabulous,

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