Monday, September 29, 2014

What I Wore: Florida Football-Weather Fashion

One of our Sunday routines is to visit a local pub and watch football with lots of other friendly fans. For many of you, (American-style) football weather means sweaters, boots, and jeans.

It was 86 degrees here yesterday, so all those great Fall pieces would not work. I wore instead some lightweight white trousers, found for fifty cents at Molly Mutt. The brand is Sandro Ferrone, looks to be a nice medium-priced line. The tank is from Old Navy (I have lots of tanks from ON and GAP; they last at least one season and are super-cheap).

I added a silky scarf by Christian Audigier for Ed Hardy. I love the fabric and the colors, and the price: I bought it at a local consignment store for $15. Birkenstock Gizehs for my feet. Must keep up the pedicures through at least October, in the sub-tropics.

Some day, the cool breeze will come.


I'm wearing my clip-in bangs again. It's so great to not have one's hair frizz.


King in his condo. Feathers, toys, grooming aids, and obedient humans surround him.


Have a magical Monday, and stay fabulous,

Linking up to Hat Attack #15 at Style Crone today!

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Weekend Check-In #7: Snakes and Opals



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 I am fascinated with . . . vintage sewing patterns. I have been rooting through my favorite thrift stores and on eBay for wearable, easy-sew patterns. Here's one of my finds; I really like the simple dress/top. No shoulder pads for me, though:



  • Best evening out . . . watching my 12 year-old niece's basketball game. Wow, those middle school girls play with fire in the belly. And our girls won, 39-9.
  • Most beautiful jewel of the week . . . this Edwardian gold ring, set with opals. Can you see the snakes? This would make a fabulous alternative wedding ring.

Via The Three Graces jewelry shop.

Have the most delightful of weekends, and stay fabulous,


Visible Monday is on its "off" week this week, so we can recharge, refresh, and drink the pumpkin spice coffee. ☺  We'll be back on Monday, October 6th (actually, the Sunday evening before)!


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Thursday, September 25, 2014

What I Wore: From The Back Of The Closet, And Turnip Head!

Every season I put a few garments in a shopping bag and stash them in the back of the closet. These are pieces I haven't decided about keeping vs. donating. They must have some inherent value for me to hold on to them, because I'm a ruthless closet cull-er.

I was happy to find this cute skirt in the "Maybe" bag recently. It's by Ideology, with a cool Italian(?) street scene and a full silhouette. I think it got to the Maybe bag because it's challenging to style. So I am up for any suggestions from you fashionistas.

From the back of the closet to the light of day. With Anne Klein wedges and thrifted black blouse.


And, thanks to the fabulous, artistic Melanie of Bag And A Beret, I have a new head! Melanie calls it her Turnip Head, and I shall give her the full name Turnip Tete Cecile of Greenwich Village. Isn't she splendid?


Other than the fab Turnip Head, do you have any styling suggestions?


 Do you have a Maybe bag or box, too?


Have a remarkable day and stay fabulous,

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

How I Plan To Plaid

I've been watching the mini-series Outlander, set in the Scottish highlands in the 18th century. It's got lots of kissing and fighting and cursing, so I like it. Oh, and this fellow as one of the leads:

Sam Heughan plays the, um, young handsome guy.

And plaid, lots of plaid:




I am not a big fan of plaid, having worn hilariously loud wool plaid bell-bottoms in my teens:
Oh yes, I wore these. You too? Via The Rusty Zipper vintage shop.


But I'd like a scrap of plaid for Fall and Winter. These plaid accessories would do me just fine:

Love the colors in this scarf, not too heavy for Florida winter.



Everyone needs a fresh makeup bag. This one's just $6.




Plaid seems perfect for rain boots, yes? These are via Nordie's.


Are you into plaid?

Enjoy your day, and stay fabulous,

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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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