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.