Style and Fun with Fashion, over 40.

Friday, 6 January 2017

Gothic Steampunk T-shirt and Mixing Textures, over 40!

Gothic Steampunk T-shirt, over 40! | Fake fabulous

This is such a fun outfit, and incredibly comfortable to wear.
(It's really just a slightly smarter version of joggers and a t-shirt!)

The pencil skirt is part of a co-ord, and is super comfortable.
The skirt can look quite smart, but easily adapts to fit into a more casual look.
Even with its silver lurex thread!

{See this co-ord in its full glory HERE....and find out where it came from.}

Gothic Steampunk T-shirt, over 40! | Fake fabulous

This t-shirt used to belong to my son, but he has outgrown it.
I decided to save it from the charity bag and keep it for myself!
The t-shirt is good quality cotton, and has an eye-catching gothic/steampunk design.

Plus....
It glows in the dark.

YES!!

Gothic Steampunk T-shirt, over 40! | Fake fabulous

This may not be the most sophisticated or grown-up item of clothing.
It's not lady-like or elegant.
It is certainly NOT "Age Appropriate".

It's unexpected, fun and makes me smile from ear to ear.
And, at the end of the day, that's got to be a good thing!

Gothic Steampunk T-shirt, over 40! | Fake fabulous

I wanted to wear these olive tights and my buckle sandals.
These sandals are very comfortable, and offer me just enough height to smarten things up a bit.

A cute cap (which was a thoughtful gift from my friend Anna... see here blog HERE) and my magpie necklace finished things off nicely.

Gothic Steampunk T-shirt, over 40! | Fake fabulous

TOP: My son's
POLONECK: Uniqlo
SKIRT: Forever 21
NECKLACE: Online
TIGHTS: Gipsy
SHOES: All Saints
COAT: Primark
HAT: A gift

Do you ever wear unusual things just because you like them?
Please share your 'sins' in the comments...or contact me.
I love hearing from you!

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24 comments

  1. I love the wholehearted way that you dress. While your style is different from mine, your freedom really inspires me. Thank you for that.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Di.
      I love the way we (as women) can all inspire each other and celebrate our differences in taste. Your comment has made my day! XXX

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  2. This outfit is so much *FUN*!!!!!!
    I'm thinking you can pull off just about any look and I LOVE the way you seem to challenge yourself with the unexpected piece. A glow in the dark t-shirt makes for a pretty special styling moment! You look so darn cute and if I saw you on the street I'd think, "I want to know that girl!"
    Then there's the shoes...the BEST!!!!
    SUCH A FUN POST SAMANTHA!

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    1. Thank you Judy! It's a little bit goofy and silly and made me happy all day :o)... thank you for your kind comment. XXX

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  3. That t-shirt is a fabulous way to throw some fun and unexpectedness into an outfit!!
    Besides, appropriateness is out of style now, right?
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  4. Wow, you are so elegant in this outfit, high class, I like

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    1. I don't know about "class" Max....but thank you anyway! :o) XXX

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  5. Looks like a fun outfit Sam! I am wanting to wear my tights with sandals or strappy shoes. I wish I had kept my concert tees from yesteryear! love the hat!
    Have a good weekend!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. I would have loved to have seen them Jess! I only ever had a Julian Cope Tee ?1991 and one from the Prodigy 1997. I never had much money to spend on the T-shirts....but I wish I had now! XXX

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  6. Jessica,
    If you want concert or band tees go to Walmart or target. (men's or junior's dept) Many eras available too!

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    1. I've often wondered what "target" is...I am assuming Walmart is the US version of our Asda?

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  7. I really like this outfit!! It's fun, it has personality, but looks comfortable too. Well played!

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  8. Ok, I recently found your blog and I'm loving your creative styling, but this outfit made me HAVE to comment! Who wouldn't love a graphic tee and especially a hand-me-down (clever girl), but with a skirt with silver in it?.... oh, so sweet! Then the pattern mixing with monochromatic colors - splendid! But the coup de grace is the subtle change of color with the tights capped off with the awesome shoes! Wow, you are a masterful artist! Love, love, love it!..... and BTW, your shoe/boot collection is fantastic! Got a little envy for some of your pairs here! I'm a fan, so keep the coolness coming! And may your 2017 bring you as much joy and inspiration, and more even, as your blog is bringing me!

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    1. Thank you VERY much (I wish I knew your name!).
      Your kind words really do mean the world to me...I am grinning from ear to ear :o)
      I am touched by your comment and am so glad you took the time to leave it.

      I do love shoes and sometimes wish for a big budget to spend on them (it would be SO easy...too easy!!).
      Luckily I have a teeny tiny budget, and sniffing out a bargain is lots of fun.
      Finding shoes on ebay (and in charity shops) is really satisfying.
      These ones were about £30 if I remember.
      New in the box and so well made.....definitely worth a look.
      Anyway, before I go off on a shoe-rambling tangent I'd better say thank you again and please pop back soon!
      XXX

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  9. This is such a stunning outfit; I don't know many people who could pull this off, but on your model-level-gorgeous self, it TOTALLY works. I love it. The hat shape is perfection on you, and what is not to love about a glow in the dark graphic tee AND a magpie necklace?! Brava, lovely lady xx

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    1. Thank you Lisa... (although I laughed at model level gorgeous...hahahaha) you are too kind. This glow in the dark tee really does make me smile and fashion is supposed to be fun, isn't it! :o)

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  10. What a brilliant outfit Sam. I love the mish-mash, the unexpected as you say and how well you've orchestrated it so that it works in harmony. That tee shirt is awesome and I wish we could see the full glory of the glow in the dark spookiness of it! The shoes and tights combo is a fab finish - well done you clever girl!
    Anna x
    www.annasislandstyle.com

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    1. I think I might try figure a way to photograph it's glow-ness Anna because it is creepy and COOL :o)
      XXX

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  11. This outfit is such fun. I love the way the shades are muted but the little pieces of colour lift the grey. I have some olive tights that I really like but only ever manage to team with black - this has given me some inspiration on that front too! Kx

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    1. Olive tights go with loads of other colours...they are quite surprising! Have fun experimenting :o) XXX

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  12. I love particularly the mixed textures, and that (almost) monochromatic color combo. And love your sandals too, they look fabulous with olive tights, such an unexpected color!
    besos

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    1. Thank you Monica. These olive tights work with a surprising range of clothes... I must get another pair as these are looking a little worse for wear :oP XXX

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