Friday, April 24, 2015

How To Be Glam At Home (If You Like)

One of the most wonderful things about home is we can be truly relaxed: in our speech, habits and style. When I retired from paid work last December, though, I determined I would not succumb to "sloppy" at-home wear - at least not after 10 am.

There's nothing wrong about wearing sweats, tees, big white socks, or anything else that makes us feel good at home. Or profane tee shirts, just saying. But I like to experiment at home, too, and pick up my look for my own satisfaction. And if I am writing or singing at home, a "nice" outfit helps me feel more confident. Weird, but true.

Here are two cool at-home - or going out - looks I recently picked up at the Molly Mutt Thrift, where I volunteer. It's fun to wear pretty clothes and lipstick even if I only see Sandy  - and today, the guy who measures for blinds (don't get me started, window coverings are a little hell on earth.)

I put on shoes for you!

This vintage cotton kimono (similar) is happy-wear. I have to smile oddly when I wear it. Basic dark denim trousers,
(sim) my favorite bracelet, and cute flat sandals (sim) finish the look. Now, coffee!

My dear friend and thrift store manager Bryan gifted me this vintage silk jacket (similar). Love you, Bryan. It's
going to NYC with me in a few weeks.

What's your at-home style?

Stay fabulous,

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

How To Blend Past With Present

I don't agree with the hackneyed style advice: "If you wore it the first time around, skip it this time." I love to recycle old looks, with a modern twist. I don't wear 60's styles literally, as if I were 14 again; no more micro-minis for moi. But I still enjoy a cotton peasant top, or shortie boots, or fishnet hose.

Here are some pieces that, no matter what Vogue says, will never see daylight on my body again:
  • Overalls. Even if we move to a farm. Adorable on lots of women, not for me.
No for me, but I love the necklace. Source.
  • Bare midriffs, except in the bath. This look comes around every couple of years, although I think crop tops are fading just now. No matter, my middle is for my eyes only.
  • Hello Kitty. Wear her if you love her. ☺
I changed my mind; Steampunk Kitty is awesome.


I wore versions of the following pieces when they were "new", and I'm happy to see them come around again. I love authentic vintage pieces but will go for repros if they're well done, especially re: shoes.
  • Peasant blouses. I wore them at 15 and wear them now. They're just my style - feminine and not too serious.
Love, love this top from Anthro.
  • Earthy sandals. Nice, thick leather and you can walk all day in NYC in these.
I wore similars in the 70's These are from Nordie's, $70.
  • Maxi and midi skirts. If you know my blog, you know it's true.
  • Long floral print dresses. I have pictures of me in high school wearing these. I love a long, floral "festival" dress. With earthy sandals, of course.


What about you? Are you vintage/retro all the way (like Vix and Curtise), a modern fashionista (like Angie) or a merry mix?

Stay fabulous,

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Visible Monday #153: The Flowers Are Blooming

Welcome to Visible Monday #153! If you want to participate, it's so simple: 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.

 It's full-on summer heat here so my long sleeves, boots, and heavy scarves are put away. Hello to cotton, linen, and cute sandals. Here's a light and bright summer look I put together for under $20.

The long cotton skirt (similar) is via eBay. It's Boho in a quiet way and I like that. The sleeveless zip top is by Phillip Lim for Target (sim), picked up at Molly Mutt for a couple of dollars. I love the Asian print. Under it is a simple olive tank from GAP (sim). Add my gifted sandals (sim) and a gorgeous vintage bracelet (oops, that one broke the budget, but so worth it) and it's a look.

A new camera and a new filter brightens me up.


Outdoor pictures are really great with the new Canon PowerShot. And the succulents are flowering!


Now, show us what you're wearing, Visible Women!!

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  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.
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  4. In the "Next Step", you crop the pic (easy tool) you want to display, and you're done!



Saturday, April 18, 2015

Visible Monday Invitation

Just a reminder - to have a fantastic day, and to come by for Visible Monday tomorrow evening.

It's not this kind of party.


Visible Monday starts Sunday at around 5PM. Be there for the best blogger party and the finest style on the webz!


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Thursday, April 16, 2015

What To Wear For Lunch Downtown

Lunch with an old friend is a treat, and I had lunch with Jenny today. Jenny and I have been friends for over twenty years. We went to graduate school together, and she went on to get her doctorate in counseling. She officiated at our wedding back in 2001. A most accomplished woman, Dr. Jenny.

Always a good choice for a lunch downtown: a colorful dress, wedge sandals, a light scarf to stay comfortable in the air conditioning, and a bright handbag. The temperature is in the mid-80's already, so not much more is necessary. Something like this:


Lunch With Jenny



Stay fabulous, and call an old friend,

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

What I Wore: Preppy Woman

I like a clean preppy style some days. It's simple and timeless. I do have to rough it up a little bit, so as not to fit into any one style slot.

A crisp striped shirt (this one by Ralph Lauren was thrifted; similar here) goes with everything. Today I paired it with scruffed-up corduroys from GAP (similar) and a skinny yellow belt for a pop. The oxfords are from Calvin Klein (similar), who can be relied on to deliver a clean look.

I'm wearing my clip-in bangs; straight hair has a more classic look.

With a Tahari blazer (thrifted, similar) I could almost go to the office - except I am retired.  : >

Do you go for a dose of preppy every once in a while?

Stay fabulous,

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

How To Dress, According To Iris

She's an icon and one of my role models for aging. Wear what you love, and listen to your heart:





Stay fabulous,

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