Fab Forties: Goth Vibes

 Daenel T {living outside the stacks} Fab Forties - Goth Vibes

I’m happy to announce that I’m the newest member of The Fab Forties. To say I’m excited and a bit intimidated would be an understatement, but I look forward to working with these ladies and showing you all just how fabulous your forties can be.

About the Fab Forties

The Fab Forties is a group of five style bloggers from around the globe who come together once a month to share their common love of fashion. Each month we choose a different theme and invite a guest blogger, who is also in her forties, to join us. The group’s goal is to take on a style trend and show how we each interpret and incorporate it into our lives. Six different ladies, six different styles, you’re sure to find something that inspires you.

The Theme

Goth Vibes, selected by Suzy from Pixie Chick in a Ponytail. Our guest co-host is Elizabeth from What Lizzie Loves.

My Outfit

 Zulily Dress with Black Tights and Burgundy Shoes {living outside the stacks} Fab Forties Goth Vibes

Not gonna lie, Goth is not my jam. In fact, I had to call my daughter to get some tips and she suggested that I find something lacy and black, but stay within my comfort zone. I found a couple of items, but they weren’t work appropriate and, due my to work schedule, I had to find something that could transition from work to play for quick photo sessions.

 Zulily Dress with Black Tights and Burgundy Shoes {living outside the stacks} Fab Forties Goth Vibes

A couple of days ago, I woke up and it was a little chilly outside, so I thought it’d be the perfect day to wear my “Librarian Dress” with tights and the cute faux suede Mary Jane wedges that I’d just purchased. Seriously, the reason I bought this dress is because I thought the lady on it looked like a librarian in silhouette. Anyway, when I took my morning coffee picture, I thought Hmmm, I look like a nerdy Wednesday Addams. And when I sent the picture to my daughter, she said the exact same thing! And that is how this outfit came to be.

 Zulily Dress with Black Tights and Burgundy Shoes {living outside the stacks} Fab Forties Goth Vibes

l decided to change the look up a bit by adding fishnet tights and faux suede ankle booties. Now I’m Wednesday Addams all grown up! Because of the print on the dress and the bold white collar, I kept my jewelry to a minimum – just a simple pair of silver ball stud earrings. And, really, with those shoes and booties, I really didn’t need much else.

 Zulily Dress with Black Tights and Burgundy Shoes {living outside the stacks} Fab Forties Goth Vibes

Dress and Mary Jane Wedges – Zulily | Solid Black Tights – Similar | Fishnet Tights – Similar | Booties – Similar

My Co-Hosts

Elizabeth {What Lizzie Loves}

Outfit Details

Dress – Marks and Spencer (last year)
Ankle boots – Clarks (several years ago)
Tights – Topshop (current)
Choker – was my late Grandmother’s

Jennie {A Pocketful of Polka Dots}

Jennie {A Pocketful of Polka Dots} Fab Forties - Goth Vibes

Outfit Details

Portofino Top – Express

Leather & Suede Skirt – Ivanka Trump

Jewelry – NY&Co.

Fishnet Tights – c/o Berkshire Hosiery

Shoes – Nine West

Mary {Curlybyrdie Chirps}

Mary {Culy Birdie} Fab Forties - Goth Vibes

Outfit Details

Top – New York And Company
Pants – Express
Boots – Nine West From Gordmans
Bag – Target

Sheela {Sheela Writes}

Sheela Goh {Sheela Writes} Fab Forties - Goth Vibes

Outfit Details

Dress – Thrifted
Swiss Dot Lace Top – Forever21
Choker – c/o ManicPanic NYC
Rings – Disney c/o my love @mdurdenx
Boots – Make Me Chic
Cuff – Loewe
Lipstick – Anastasia Beverly Hills

Shelbee {Shelbee on the Edge}

Shelbee {Shelbee on the Edge} Fab Forties - Goth Vibes

Outfit Details

Top, Skirt, and Belt – Torrid
Plaid Jacket and Tights – Target
Coat – Talbots (Really, really old)
Earrings – Happiness Boutique
Tanker Boots – U.S. Patriot Tactical

Suzy {Suzy Turner Pixie Chick in a Ponytail}

Suzy {Suzy Turner Pixie Chick in a Ponytail} Fab Forties - Goth Vibes

Outfit Details

Dungarees – H&M
Lace Top – Bershka
Black Boots – Doc Martens
Harry Potter bag – a gift from friends
Earrings – Very old

I hope you like the various interpretations on the theme. Do you have any Goth pieces in your wardrobe? How do you wear them? Leave a comment below, I’d love to read your thoughts.

Now go play in your closet,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

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