Sunday, February 3, 2013

Visible Monday #83: Nice Tough Girl

Welcome to Visible Monday #83! If you want to participate, it's so easy: just go to the bottom of this post for the simple how-to.

I wore this Eileen Fisher dress just a few Visible Mondays ago! It is so versatile, and comfortable, that I find myself repeating it quite a bit. I bought it at a Buffalo Exchange consignment store in Manhattan for just $30, a very sound purchase.

Today I am pairing the dress with a bead necklace, made by a friend, and my new, killer Doc Marten boots. Yes, at age 57 I have purchased my first pair of Docs (via eBay), and I love them. Comfortable, funky, and a nice counterpoint to the ladylike dress.

Marilyn Monroe as Theda Bara, by Richard Avedon, is behind me.


Do street-savvy, tough, Doc-wearing women wear cozy cardigans?


Contemplative cat contemplates the mysteries.

 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!

81 comments:

  1. Jean at Dross into GoldFebruary 3, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    Your Docs are awesome!!  Great color and I love the straps.  I had a pair of Docs oxfords in the '80's and I wish I still had them.  The dress is perfect, too.  You can do so much with it!!

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  2. Those boots are SO COOL!!! And yes the cardigan works!! Love the Theda picture--it's very striking!

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  3. Pam@Over50feeling40February 3, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    it really is a fabulous dress, Patti!  I just love it on you...wish I could find one similar at consignment!!

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  4. Patti, that's such a great dress, and so versatile!

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  5. Wow I LOVE those Dr Martens! Doc Martens were my go to shoe in my late teens and early twenties so I have great affection for them.  I had a brogue style pair in burgundy I wore to death.  Your dress is very elegant and I personally love cozy cardigans regardless if they are street wise or not!

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  6. Hi Patti!  I really like those Doc Martins!  They are sleeker than most.  I am a Doc virgin also.....

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  7. Docs and dresses, slouchy cardigans - man, everything is recalling for me the glorious early '90's today! Gorgeous combination of elements Patti, and thanks for having us all over! 

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  8. Very chic dress, you look fabulous!

    Annette
    Lady of Style

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  9. I love those boots! I think it is fantastic that you just bought your first pair! They are normally so comfortable. 

    You look so luminous. That picture behind you is incredible. bisousSuzannehttp://bisous.typepad.com/bisous/

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  10. I've drawn the conclusion that Docs go with EVERYTHING!!  The holy grail of boots and oh you look so sharp here Patti in yours:).  Thank you so much for Visible Monday, hon, I meet so many lovely people every week! xoxo

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  11. Really like your hair in this photo Patti - and the Docs of course!

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  12. That's a nice dress and it's flattering on you. Yes I would wear that everytime. And thank you so much for the blog love and allowing me to link up
    k at www.beautystyleandgrowth.blogspot.com

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  13. I love your dress and your fabulous Doc boots.  I don't have a pair of these but now I want them

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  14. Those Docs are the best! eBay you said? I am so glad you are repeating; I am, too!

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  15. Patti, Love those boots. And the tiger lady is pretty spectacular too.

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  16. Beautiful dress, beautiful you!  
    You are rockin' those Doc Martins!  Great boots!

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  17. You are the absolute best at mixing browns with blacs and grays.  

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  18. Those are nice Docs! They're sort of sleek instead of chunky. And I think the cardigan is a nice touch - tough + nice = fun!

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  19. VersatilestylebytraceyFebruary 3, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    There is something so fun about wearing an outfit with a good mix of femininity and tough girl and is one of my favorites... Great look!

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  20. I love the color of those boots, especially with the grey dress! 

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  21. I like the boots.  Doc Martens are super comfortable!

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  22. I have been coveting a pair of Docs myself.  I had a pair of green square toe boots which I ill-advisedly gave away when I turned 30 thinking I was just too old to wear them anymore.  I have regretted it ever since.  

    yours look fantastic.  I love the edge it gives your sheath.  just perfect.

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  23. love the combo - fierce and feminine! and the white cardi! if i knew where you were i would come ..borrow it.

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  24. You look fabulous in this dress,it is simple and elegant. And boots are really cool.

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  25. It's hard not to get upstaged by Marilyn cavorting with a tiger skin.
    In your stompin boots, I think you manage.
    This is a great look -- even with the addition of the cozy cardi.

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  26. Silhouettedefemme76February 3, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    Love your boots & are your newest followers!
    Denise
    http://silhouettedefemme.blogspot.a/

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  27. You look so pretty and those Docs look gorgeous!!!   I think I need a close up of them next time-- such a beautiful color to them. I like whatever is happening in that pic behind you, too!!

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  28. Great contrast!  This dress can be taken in so many directions; pairing it with the boots is fun and as you say, funky.  Love the Richard Avedon piece as your background for Monday.

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  29. Oooh the new boots are drool worthy. Isn't ebay the best? I've never had a pair of Docs, but I have always admired them! I did grow up in the 90s with the plaid and goth and all that. Your cat figure is such a cutie!

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  30. Love your boots!  I live in the pacific northwest and wear boots through June.. Just found your blog via Jeannie and love it (also fifty ..plus!)

    xxL

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  31.  These boots are fantastic, Patti! I love how you are wearing them with this elegant dress. You look great! I love also your hairstyle today.

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  32. Love your boots, you look great :) happy to be linking up with you this week ...
    http://www.clairejustineoxox.com/2013/02/photo-shoot.html

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  33. Patti, that is a great dress because it looks good simple or dress up. I love it with the boots.

    Xoxo,
    Carrie

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  34. It's great when you find a staple treasure that you can wear over and over. Love the Doc Marten boots - they look fab!

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  35. Hi Patti!! You look really lovely-those boots were an amazing buy and go so well with your dress and cardigan! I've linked up to your post too, thanks so much and have a great week ahead xx

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  36. Your dress looks super comfy Patti!

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  37. Such a classy grey dress, Patti.
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  38. You look great! That dress is so flattering and looks so comfortable!
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

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  39. Comfort with attitude! you look so good.I've been hankering after some Divas for years but sadly they're too expensive for me. x

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  40. Patti, those boots are just GORGEOUS!! I REALLY love them.  Sorry for the capital letters, but honestly, they are beautiful.  That's it.  I want some.  I've been thinking I need to reintroduce some Docs into my life.  You've convinced me. xx

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  41. I was way past the age when Docs first showed up so I thought I could never wear them. But yours are fabulous! Love the color and their style. I might need to rethink Doc Martens.

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  42. Yes, of course cool cats can wear a cardi - if they can't then I'm doomed! 
    (Gosh, it looks as though Marilyn is up to no good at all over your shoulder!)
     I really like this pared down, elegant look on you, Patti.

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  43. I love the grey dress on you and those boots but the best accessory you have IMHO is your radiant smile :-) Thank you for hosing the fun party. 

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  44. I love this look. Perfect on you who are so slim!And your booties are adorable too. Let's enjoy the Florida cold weather :-)Anne Touraine (Playing with Scarves).
    I will post on visible Monday and make sure I link to your blog on my page. Thanks again!

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  45. i love the boots!  i too just bought a pair of docs!  i got the floral boots that tie up.  they have these cute pink laces and they remind me of the pair i had in high school back in the early 90s!

    http://spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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  46. Yay on the Docs purchase. I think you are never, ever the wrong age for Docs. They are made for juxtaposition, it is their punk nature. They wouldn't want to be restricted to one type of person or one type of outfit. They are from the people, for the people. Yours are particularly stylish though I must say!! Thanks for hosting xx

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  47. Sue @ A Colourful CanvasFebruary 4, 2013 at 12:48 PM

    Very, very cool boots Patti.  I love the cognac colour.I would love to see a side view.  I always remember my nieces being suitably impressed when they saw that my Mom, their Nana, wearing Doc Martens.  The juxtaposition between boots, classy dress, and cozy cardy gives your outfit a look again, I love it, look.

    Thanks for hosting Visible Monday.

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  48. Alison @ Get Your Pretty OnFebruary 4, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    You look super classy today in those long lean lines.  I love that cardigan.  

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  49. This is my favorite combination, great boots with a beautiful dress.It's a perfect go-to outfit. I absolutely love those Doc Martins, can't believe I gave mine away (20 years ago, haha). It's hard to find a nice simple dress to just pull on and accessorise with, this one is so perfect.  I finally went to my first Buffalo Exchange in Portland, Oregon a few months ago, what a fun store.

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  50. I love the simplicity of this outfit, it suits you so well! Have a great week Patti!

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  51. Love the Doc Martens! I have a 20 year old British pair of the black combat boot style that a few much younger friends have offered me a substantial amount of money for. I won't part with them, of course! ;-)

    Spashionista (Alicia)

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  52. *LOVE* those boots! They will last forever, Docs are such a good brand. There is an EF near my head office in London, I must go and have a look...

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  53. Hi Patty,
    you look great today♥
    Sabine

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  54. Looking very stylish and gorgeous in your outfit Patti! I love those Docs!

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  55. Ooooh Patti, you look hot in those boots- they are so so so gorgeous!!!! What a wonderful colour! I saw some turquoise dms I fancied recently but they were quite expensive!!!xx

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  56. Oh wow Docs, i am impress and they are so so cool!
    The dress is perfect with the dress!

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  57. Cozy sweters go with everything! Love this simple dress and boots!

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

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  58. I'm working (well, was, now I'm in my pyjamas!) the grey and tough boots look today, too. You look very sleek and elegant in yours!

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  59. Diane at Haute FlashionFebruary 4, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    I saw some Docs at Goodwill a couple of weeks ago and was so disappointed when they were too big. This is my first time participating in your link-up. Thanks for making this possible. And by the way, street-savvy, tough, Doc-wearing women can wear whatever the heck they please! You look great!

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  60. I tend to wear the same things over and over and over again. That's one of the reasons why I started my blog -- was to try and help me get out of my rut. I love both your looks -- not even sure which one I like better ... I love the dress, and I love the Docs. 

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  61. Love, love, love your outfit! What a fun link-up. Next week I will get brave and participate!

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  62. So many fabulous visible women here today! Love it!

    I love your sexy grey dress and the contrast of the warm-tone boots - so badass. That picture is awesome.

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  63. You look very elegant in this dress!!!! Beautiful find!
    Elena
    http://dcinstyle.com/
     

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  64. The thing that makes a Doc-wearing woman street savvy and tough is her clear style vision that says she can wear a cardigan with whatever she pleases. Love this tough simplicity. (And the artwork on the wall.) 

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  65. Patti, I LOVE those boots! They look great, and work so well with the ladylike dress and necklace, a fabulous combination. Though I rather think the Docs will look fabulous with anything and everything!
    Sorry I'm late, but I'm here now! xxx

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  66. I love the versatility of your dress!  Pieces like that are the best - you can wear them over and over and you're usually the only one who knows that it's the same dress worn 82 different ways a month ;)

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  67. Damn right, they wear whatever they want to!  Very cool Doc Martens on you Patti.  And they go with everything - cardigans, dresses, you name it.  You'll want to wear them everyday.

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  68. Patti, I would never have guessed those boots were Doc Martens. I guess they are branching out like Uggs are and making more stylish boots. They look great with your dress. You always look perfect in whatever you wear.

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  69. I never would have thought those were Docs... they're gorgeous!

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