Sunday, December 16, 2012

Visible Monday #77: Blast of Color

Welcome to Visible Monday #77! If you want to participate, it's so easy: just go to the bottom of this post for the easy how-to.

I hope you are all enjoying the goodwill of the holidays and staying safe/sane. The senseless murders in Connecticut last week have cast a pall over the spirits of so many. Hug the ones you love, and what the heck, hug somebody you just barely like, to remember that life is fleeting.

I look rather Christmas-y in this work outfit. I wasn't planning that, but I like the results. It's a black GAP tee on top, a thrifted Banana Republic wool skirt, and a teal cardigan. I saw that the combo was nice enough, but a bit like an egg without salt. So I added a super-colorful scarf I bought on eBay. Better!


Festive and simple for the office.


Not bad, but it needed some extra love.


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!

46 comments:

  1. Oh, my!  What a gorgeous scarf!  -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  2. you know me! i love a blast of colour, and scarves make every outfit better in my eyes,heehee! :) its a beautiful scarf too, what fabulous colours!xx Thanks again for hosting patti! 

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  3. It is a very festive outfit. The scarf makes it.

    Bisous
    Suzanne

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  4. Yup, sometimes an outfit needs just a little pizzazz, and that scarf certainly has it! It looks great with teal.

    Sending virtual hugs because, why not?

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  5. I like it without the scarf too.  :)

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  6. VersatilestylebytraceyDecember 16, 2012 at 5:25 PM

    Yes, the addition of the scarf makes it fabulous!  I love your analogy of the egg without salt... 

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  7. I love that teal cardi over that all black look.  

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  8. Love the colorful scarf!  (of course!)
    I missed your post the other day--I posted a comment, but so glad to be still leading the mini-skirt way......
    Enjoy your holiday season!

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  9. Hugs across the world are especially necessary after that tragedy.
    You look vibrant and beautiful in that lovely outfit, the scarf makes it.

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  10. Patti--the outfit was great with just the cardigan but the scarf made it FABULOUS!!!

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  11. The scarf definitely adds a punch. That cardigan is a really beautiful color. I giggled a bit at the "hug somebody you barely like". 

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  12. The scarf is the perfect touch for that outfit. An alternative might be to add a really great necklace or brooch. The outfit is really flattering and professional, but you're right, it just needed a little something-something :)

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  13. i love the combination of teal and black with the light brown belt too. with the scarf it is more festive. the scarf is marvellous. i agree with you we should show our dears the love that we feel for them.

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  14. That is such a pretty scarf!

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  15. The scarf is perfect - it just pops off the teal so beautifully. You look gorgeous, Patti! So good to see all these amazing woman in their party clothes!

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  16. yes, that terrific scarf kicks it up to the memorable level. Nice!

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  17. The scarf is very pretty.

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  18. Nothing like a Good Cardie I always say....
    Connie*

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  19. Effortlessly festive.  I love it!  You look beautiful, glowing, full of life. 

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  20. Thank you Patti for your welcome, and beauty.
    Great to be among so many friends.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  21. Love this! The color combo is perfect and I love how you compared your outfit to an egg salad without salt, too funny, I feel that ways sometimes too. The scarf was the perfect addition.
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

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  22. Don't you look incredible in red? That scarf really does add pizazz to your outfit, I love it. x

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  23. Visible Mondays have become something that make me look forward to beginning of the week! It is like a party with some great friends, some yet to meet, some known already. At the center of it, lovely you, beckoning us with your warm and welcoming smile and sizzling style. Scarves are so great aren't they? I've yet to master this very powerful style weapon. You my friend conquer all in a silkie. 

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  24. Great scarf! I love the long length and vibrant colors. And teal is such a wonderful color on you, Patti. 

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  25. The scarf definitely adds some pzazz, Patti! Gorgeous colours, you look lovely and seasonal! xxx

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  26. Hi Patti!

    I have made it finally!

    Don't you look pretty!

    Ariane xxx

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  27. I scarf really add a pop of color to your outfit !

    I need to make a note to myself to join your link-up!

    Monica
    www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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  28. You look Beautiful as usual. Very Christmasy - I love it. I always love when you do your skirt ensembles. =)

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  29. Love that the color of your scarf matches your lipstick! So festive.

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  30. The scarf is just right and definitely adds pizazz, Patti! 

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  31. I love the Ebay scarf, so colorful and really adds to your look! Thank you for hosting the link up!

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

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  32. You're right, that scarf really picked up the party.  Amazing how one thing can do that to an outfit.  Smart thinking.

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  33. Extra hugs and love back to you dear Patti - what wonderful glorious colour! Thank you as always for your warm welcome and generosity in hosting us here every Monday. xoxo

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  34. Sue @ A Colourful CanvasDecember 17, 2012 at 8:40 PM

    I love how the scarf complete the look!  Thanks for hosting Visible Monday Patti!

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  35. How beautiful you look! 
    Definitely not your ordinary Christmas-y look.  Classy!

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  36. I LOVE the addition of the scarf! The teal and bright red are so pretty together! ;)

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  37. Patti - I love how this outfit is "holiday" just by adding the scarf!  So pretty.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  38. Hi there-what a lovely outfit and the scarf really makes it, very inspirational and perfect for Christmas!

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  39. Love the bright colors.  Very pretty!

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  40. The touch of festive color is a great addition, but you pull off understated as well.  And great boots.

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  41. Beautiful colors.  I love that scarf.

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  42. Splash that color as much as you want.  You just got pinned to my new board Fashionista Boomers........Sorry that's the best title I could come with tonight.
    Please enjoy you Holiday and take time to smell the season.  

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