I might have taken the theme to far this time! Dawn Lucy chose goth for The Fab 40s theme, and I think I maybe took it to literally. I mean I even pierced my septum for this one! Just kidding. I did not, but it was fun finding a fake one to wear. Shopping for me is half the fun. I didn’t want to purchase any more black–I’ve got plenty of that, but I did add the septum ring and black ribbon for effect. For me it was the perfect reason to try my stab at shopping again down in my favorite part of the city: Causeway Bay. I even asked a stranger to get a pic of me down in the hustle and bustle.
Dawn Lucy also invited Gracey from Fashion for Giants. Gracey isn’t a real giant of course, but she is very tall and plus sized. She does a great job of demonstrating style regardless of height or size. She admits the struggle of being a larger woman is real, but it is not stopping her sartorial statements! Make sure to check out her blog. Welcome to The Fab 40s this month Gracey!
Gracey from Fashion for Giants
Dawn Lucy of Fashion Should Be Fun
Clutch, necklace & earrings–vintage (thrifted)
Jane from My Midlife Fashion
All Zara! (Very impressive Jane!)
Dixie from Inside Outer Style
Hat–East Village Boutique, NYC
Sheela from Sheela Writes
Sweater Dress with Lace Skirt–Forever21
Raven Skull Ring & Cuff–Alchemy of England
Lipstick–Transylvania from Nyx
I love how Sheela also took this theme quite literally. Don’t we look like we should be sulking together in an alley somewhere. Which makes me ask, am I misplacing angst with goth?
My Outfit Details:
(Faux) Septum Ring–Beverly Island
Lace Top, Pleather Skirt, and Knee Highs–all Forever 21
Tread Booties–Beverly Island
*Graffiti shutter in Stanley Market, Hong Kong
In my life, I did actually go through a very brief goth period. It didn’t last long. Back in 1990, I was so excited to be starting my life in the big city of Seattle. I used to take the bus all over that place, and one of my favorite places to hang out was the Ave in the University District. Eventually however, I conformed. I had pledged a sorority; that meant preppy was going to replace any black in my edgy wardrobe. It’s all good though. Every bit of life’s pathway has influenced my sartorial decisions.