I’m not doing anything special for Hallowe’en this year, but in years gone by, I have relished getting dressed up. I’ve hosted many a Hallowe’en party and it’s something that I consider to be good, honest fun. So when my blogging friend Suzy Turner invited me to join her Fab 40s monthly blog post, with the theme of “Gothic Vibes,” I couldn’t resist. (The Fab 40s is a group of bloggers who meet once a month and post a themed outfit. Each month they invite a guest blogger to join them).
Over 40 Hallowe’en Outfit
I knew straight away that I would wear this dress. It’s the sellout one from Marks and Spencer that I got last year to wear on my birthday. (See how I styled it here) As well as that, I wore it on New Year’s Eve and numerous other occasions. I loved it from the second I saw it, not least because it has stars on it and beautifully gauzy statement sleeves.
But…someone commented that it looked like a child’s Hallowe’en dress. I took not a bit of offence to this because actually, I could see her point. And those of us with teenage children will know too that criticising their mum’s attire is de rigeur, so I’m more than used to it. However, it did from then on make me wonder if I looked like I was wearing fancy dress. So, it is with tongue firmly in cheek that I bring you my “Gothic Vibes.”
The dress came with a separate navy, midi-length underslip. For this look, I swapped it for a shorter black one.
I added fishnet tights, high-heeled ankle boots from several years ago,
And my late grandmother’s pearl and sapphire choker, (which I treasure and will wear with a “sensible outfit” at some point).
The Fab 40s: Goth Vibes
And here are the other ladies from The Fab 40s with their interpretations of Goth Vibes.
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Lizzy, I am so glad that you could join us this month! I need this dress in my life! You are a vision of ethereal beauty! So, so great!
Oh Shelbee, thank you so much. I loved joining in and it was a privilege to be part of the Fab 40s xxx
great gothic looks very girlie
Thank you very much!
Love your twist on this collab, you still look so pretty in this goth outfit. Jacqui Mummabstylish
Thank you Jacqui. I’m probably the least likely person to ever be a true goth but I really enjoyed this challenge! xxx
An absolutely wonderful dress, you look really beautiful! The overdress of lace, the delicate print, the basic design of the dress and the sensuality of your stockings and your beautiful neckline make this outfit a great demonstration of attractiveness and style.
Thank you so much Josep-Maria. I hope you are well x
You really do look beautiful Lizzy, like a goth princess! I just adore this dress on you and the choker is particularly gorgeous. I just love that it belonged to your grandmother! So glad to have you join in this month, Lizzy!
Oh thank you Suzy. It wa sso lovely joining in woth you all this month ans seeing the other ladies’ gothic vibes! xxxx
You look amazing in that dress – I was gutted to miss out on it last year! I don’t think it looks like a costume at all! Loving the gothic vibes from the other ladies too. 🙂
Oh thank you so much Helen. I still love the dress as much as I did last year, so it was really nice to style it slightly differently this time.And I was so pleased to be able to get it last year. I think I’ll always enjoy wearing it because of the “floatiness” of it! Love Lizzy xxx
I know I utterly gushed over your dress on my blog, Lizzie, but it was so justified xoxo
Thank you so much Sheela- you’re too kind and thank you for having me as your guest this month. I adore your look too- your boots in particular and the photographs are stunning! xxx
I love this dress! It’s so fun and romantic. I totally see why you fell for it.
I had to LOL at your comment about teens making fun of your clothes — mine tease me all the time about everything.
Thank you for joining us. It was so fun getting to know you.
Thank you so much Daenel. And yes, teenagers certainly keep us grounded don’t they! And likewise, it was lovely getting to know you too, love Lizzy xxx