Daenel T {living outside the stacks} Fab Forties Apocalypse

One of my favorite TV shows ever is The Walking Dead. Please don’t @ me on this. I will fight you. Anyway, when I lived in Missouri, my coworkers and I used to meet first thing Monday morning to discuss the previous evening’s episode. We even came up with a survival plan for the library and I started using the show to teach Information Literacy sessions. So, yeah, I take my walkers very seriously.

Therefore, this theme, while shocking, was a whole lot of fun and gave me the opportunity to pay homage to one of my favorite characters on The Walking Dead: Dale, who helped the group survive in his RV.

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

Apocalypse, selected by Shelbee from Shelbee on the Edge. Our guest co-host, also selected by Shelbee, is Chrissy from Granola & Grace.

My Outfit

Daenel T {living outside the stacks} Fab Forties Apocalypse

When we first started having our Monday morning debriefing sessions, one of my coworkers sent me a text that said “Hey, think seriously about what you choose to wear, that could become your walker outfit.” So I thought I’d wear something that can easily camouflage me when necessary. I also thought about the weather and the terrain.

Daenel T {living outside the stacks} Fab Forties Apocalypse

Realistically speaking, I know I’d meet my end pretty quickly. I mean, I wear glasses and can’t see past my nose without them. So, in the event of a zombie apocalypse, I hope to make myself useful to some group by providing a place to live in my RV. And, since I’m a librarian, I’d be pretty handy when it comes to looking up information about how to create gardens, purify water, etc.

Daenel T {living outside the stacks} Fab Forties Apocalypse

Earrings – Nickel and Suede | Sweater – Old | Camo Pants – Target | Boots – Musse & Cloud

 Daenel T {living outside the stacks} Fab Forties Apocalypse

Guest Co-Host

Chrissy {Granola & Grace}

Chrissy {granola n grace} Fab Forties Apocalypse

Chrissy has perfected the don’t mess with me look. And her outfit says I’ll take you on and make dinner without breaking a sweat.

My Co-Hosts

Jennie {A Pocketful of Polka Dots}

Jennie {a pocketful of polka dots} Fab Forties Apocalypse

Camo Jacket – New Look | Plaid Shirt – Ralph Lauren | Tee – Old Navy | Scarf – Charming Charlie | Jeans – Old Navy, Rick Star | Earrings & Choker – NY& Co. | Boots – Life Stride | Beanie -Cajon

Jennie looks like a total survivalist. I’m totally digging the mix of Camo and plaid – tough yet sexy.

Sheela {Sheela Writes}

Sheela {sheela writes} Fab Forties Apocalypse

Top – Lumme Designes | Coat – Thrifted | Bottom – Calzedonia | Boots – I forget | Rings – Poshmark | Weapons – Scavenged on site

Sheela was inspired by Tina Turner’s Aunt Entity in Mad Max. Ummmm, yeah, she totally nailed it. Legs. For. Days.

Shelbee {Shelbee on the Edge}

Shelbee {shelbee on the edge} Fab Forties Apocalypse

Shirt, Hat, and Socks – Torrid | Shorts and Vest – Target | Belt – Bed|Stul | Earrings – Charlotte Russe | Boots, Fishnet Tights, Gloves, and Bracelets – All old | Rifle – My Husband’s

Shelbee’s look is so kick-butt. Can’t you see her pulling guard duty? The fishnets, socks, and boots combo is fierce.

Suzy {Pixie Chick in Portugal}

Suzy {pixie chick in portugal} Fab Forties Apocalypse

Khaki Combats – H&M | Khaki Vest – Primark | Khaki Boots – Seaside | Black Bumbag – Mango | Axe and Baseball Bat: My Husband’s

Suzy looks tough. And fully prepared to meet any fashion or apocalyptic challenge. Seriously, look at the flex in that tank.

Daenel T {living outside the stacks} Fab Forties Apocalypse

On second thought, have you looked at my Fab Forties Apocalypse Team? Not only would we be able to kick butt, we’d look fab doing it!

Do you have a plan?

Now go play in your closet,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}



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Where I Co-host

  • Ageless Style – Ten women, over the age of forty, prove that style is ageless
  • Fab Forties – Six bloggers, over the age of forty, show they’re still fabulously fashionable
  • Style Imitating Art – Style inspired by pieces of art

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