Sunday, October 21, 2012

Visible Monday #69: Sparkly Shiny

Welcome to Visible Monday #69! If you want to participate, it's so easy: just go to the bottom of this post for the simple how-to.

I doubled down on shiny today - I think I broke a rule - with my shimmery pleated skirt and be-spangled belt. I kept things sober up top with a favorite breton-striped tee. And well-grounded below with nude platform sandals. Visible for the win!

Tee: Lands End Canvas; Skirt: DKNY, thrifted; Sandals: Anne Klein


Red, white and navy may be predictable, but I still love it. My husband can
be predictable too, and I love the heck out of him  : >

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!

48 comments:

  1. dont you just love how breton tops make everything better? they are such a valuable piece to any wardrobe! and this outfit looks perfect with all its sparkle! the red skirt works so so well with the stripes! :)x

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  2. Rules, schmules ;) You look fabulous - rules are for breaking as you've just proved, Patti! The red skirt is super pretty and floaty, and I love the looser fit of the top (I have a Breton top but I'd like the fit to be a little looser). Thanks for hosting as always!!

    Catherine x
    notdressedaslamb.com

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  3. I really love the colour of your skirt Patti, it's very vibrant, and dare I say it, just a little bit festive! x

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  4. I love the nude shoes....I do not think red, white and blue EVER goes out of style.  Are you home from NYC??  How was the trip??

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  5. Red, white, blue & stripes are always a winner in my book! What rules? ;)
    You look lovely as usual, Patti!

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  6. Such a fun outfit Patti, I would like to borrow that skirt if that is okay? :-)

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  7. sometimes breaking the rule is more interesting than keeping it. i love your fine red skirt and as a contrast your studded belt. i think we all have different sides.

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  8. I really adore that red skirt you're sporting! It's adorable with the striped shirt - such a classic combination! I will have to keep this in mind for future outfit inspiration. And I'll be sure to link-up soon as well!

    Callie
    www.coffeeandcardigans.com

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  9. I love this Patti--enough sparkle to pop but not over the top!!

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  10. You simply cannot go wrong with a striped tee.
    Connie*

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  11. I love the mix of textures!  Red, black and white... my favorite combination!  -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  12. Jean at Dross into GoldOctober 21, 2012 at 8:56 PM

    I love the way the Breton top keeps it all under control, so to speak.  Great styling!!  Love the length and volume of the skirt especially.

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  13. Shiny skirt with stripes - yessssssss!!!! That's ma girl!  Ooooh I did an interesting combo of stripes and shiny on Friday - and err, grounded with a pair of mismatching shoes;)).  Heheeeee!  Thank you for VM Patti! xoxo

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  14. ooo, that skirt is such a sexy, shiny deep red - like lipstick!  I like the casual looking top, belt and shoes you paired with it to keep it rated PG!

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  15. it's great to see everyone and i hope to be back participating next week.

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  16. 'scuse me while I swoon! This is such a gorgeous look. I love the skirt, the stripes, and the shoes. Amazing. Break all the rules, Patti!

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  17. You look gorgeous, Patti! I love the shiny skirt.

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  18. Beautiful outfit, Patti.  I love your pretty mani/pedi too.

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  19. Sparkle and shine? Always winners in my books! You look fantastic. I love reds with your blond hair.

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  20. Love your skirt :) looks great together,thanks for hosting..

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  21. The unexpected combo of casual striped top and shiny skirt and belt are fab! The toenail polish color glams up the nude peeptoes, too (although they are pretty glamorous to begin with)

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  22. Patti, I don't think it's too much sparkle at all! The mariniére really brings it back to earth, great choice!!  Hope you're enjoying your time in NYC!

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  23. Great look Patii. The belt fits great and what a splendid red skirt!

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  24. I think you look fabulous. The red sets off the stripes perfectly.

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  25. Love this look Patti - I think you've just created a new fashion rule..."double down on sparkly!"  I am in too!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  26. I definitely think it works!  Especially because you kept the rest of the outfit neutral.  I love breton stripes, great look. 

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  27. Oh Patti, the more shimmer the better! I could see that skirt at a Christmas party too! But right now it looks sort of nautical, which I love. Thanks for hosting.

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  28. I love your boat neck striped top! I like how you paired it with a fall color red, in your skirt!

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

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  29. CUTE outfit!! Love the skirt and the color combinations in your ensemble. :)

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  30. Hi Patti!

    I love, love this combo so pretty on you
    It is styled to perfection

    Ariane xxx

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  31. love the color of your skirt! Great outfit!

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  32. Sparkles & stripes - 2 of my favorite things!  And you pull them together so well, Patti :)

    xo
    Kym
    bitty.and.bunny

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  33. Red, white and blue always look incredible no matter how you interpret it. Love that floaty skirt with the funky stripes, a match made in heaven! x

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  34. Thank you every Monday, my dearest Patti.
    You are looking glorious in that skirt.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  35. Happy Monday, all! And Patti, sparkle looks good on you. (Also, stripes are always perfect.)

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  36. You have so many lovely skirts, I can't believe it! And here's another gorgeous one, perfect length, and shiny too! You've made it look classy and stylish with the striped top, and still a bit surprising. The loose fit really suits you.

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  37. I love B&W stripes with red. This is a great new way to rock that look. Best accessory of all? Your smile! Megawatt. Love it!

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  38. Thanks again for hosting Mondays, Patti!  You inspire, as always.

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  39. Love your striped and red look! My post today is very similar, but my skirt(dress) is coral! ;) 

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  40. Rules, schmules! Again, you're looking radiant - I love this vibrant red with the stripes. Thanks for hosting yet another fabulous Visible Monday! 

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  41. Sue @ AcolourfulcanvasOctober 22, 2012 at 9:57 PM

    You broke a rule?  I say, right on!  Your outfit looks very balanced.

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  42. Patti, what is this 'too much sparkle' you speak of? It does not compute! Personally, I'm a 'more the merrier' type gal when it comes to sparkle, so long as it's balanced -as you have done- with something non-sparkly so the eye has a place to rest. Adore that breton top!!! ~Sarah

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  43. I love stripes! You look radiant in red, the maxi skirt is such a favourite and flattering style to wear.

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  44. Hey Patti!  For some reason, I can't seem to post a new comment, so I am hitting the reply button to hte last comment!  Love your red skirt, it's so so pretty- lovely pleats and so vibrant, you look beautiful!  Hope you dont mind me posting a little late!

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  45. You can't go wrong with red, white and navy, especially accompanied by the shine.  We all know that rules are to be broken.

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  46. That scarf is so gorgeous!


    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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