I hadn’t planned to post a gothic Halloween look today but then, when we had friends over for dinner a few nights ago, it just seemed to happen… a gothic Victorian teacher look – just in time for Halloween lol.


I say gothic Victorian teacher because of the shoes (and the top!)… I always thought these fabulous Clark’s brogues have that (very) old fashioned teacher feel to them, wouldn’t you agree? I couldn’t find the same pair but I thought these stunning Irregular Choice lace heels would look simply gorgeous.


They’re the perfect heel height for me, because lately whenever I wear high heels, my back kills me for a few days afterwards. These, however, just give a little extra height which I needed to wear with my plain black Primark skirt (you might remember it from the summer when I teamed it with a vest top) which is a little too long for my 5ft4 frame.

I’ve always been a big fan of wearing all black – but I do realise it’s my safety zone. It’s what I too often fall back on whenever I’m stumped for something to wear. But this time, all black was the perfect outfit in line with Halloween. Yes, I know it’s a cliche but it’s a fun cliche at that, right?

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This was my pitiful attempt at looking a bit evil for Halloween….!
So, back to the all-black outfit. This top is one of my favourites to wear at this time of year. With the temperatures starting to dip in the evening, it’s nice to wear something with a slightly longer sleeve than a regular tee and this fits the bill perfectly. Not only does it have a longer sleeve, but it also has a fabulous high ruffled neckline.

I forget where I bought it because I’ve had it so long! I love the ruffles on the sleeves, the neck and the lovely pleated effect down the front. It’s got such a wonderful Victorian gothic vibe to it. And Victorian gothic is one of my all-time favourite looks – architecture as well as fashion! I couldn’t find anything similar but this Victorian velvet blouse would be the perfect alternative (actually I have one just like it!).

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Gothic Halloween accessories

The ear-rings have the same vibe – dark black butterflies, which I positively adore. I found a beautiful alternative on Asos, which have a similar feel – filigree disc earrings.



I chose a chunky silver bracelet and two rings which make me think of gothic Halloween. The one on the left reminds me of evil, for some bizarre reason. And the other makes me think of coffins. Sorry the picture doesn’t really demonstrate what I mean…but then you probably wouldn’t get it anyway! But if you’re after a coffin ring, you’ll be amazed at the choice out there. I found this gorgeous black one on Amazon.

Happy Halloween

I hope you all have a wonderful Halloween, whatever it is you’re up to. Me? We never really do much to celebrate the occasion (hence my simple gothic Halloween look today) but I do appreciate how much fun it can be. I do love the Halloween specials that appear on TV though. Enjoy peeps… and don’t get too frightened bwaahhhhaaahhhaaaa

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  • Maria Kelly

    Perfect for a Gothic Halloween! x #fakeituntilyoumakeit

  • This is something we all could throw together!! Love it Suzy!!

    • I’m glad you like it, Jodie! Thanks!
      Suzy xx

  • Author R Mac Wheeler

    very trendy

  • mummabstylish

    A great outfit, and perfect for Halloween Suzy, but you do look stunning in everything. x Jacqui

    • You’re just the sweetest gal, Jacqui! Thank you MWAH xx

  • Elizabeth Seckman

    How perfect!

    You are getting better and better at the poses. Those gals in Glamour could learn a thing or two.

    • LOL you really do make me laugh, Elizabeth! But I’ll take the compliment 😉
      Thank you MWAH xx

  • ADA

    I love that this doesn’t look full-blown Halloween-like which I love. All black is always elegant and multi-occasional. Love the earrings and the victorian top.

    I welcome you to stop by my blog as well. Come join my style linkup on Thursdays and share your awesome style with me and my readers. Thanks, Ada. =)

    • Thanks Ada! I love anything that has a Victorian twist.
      Suzy xx

  • Theresa Campbell

    Found your blog on Catherine’s Iwillwearwhatilike linkup and had to come over and compliment you on that outfit. Love ,love, love that gothic Victorian vibe you have going on. Great low key idea for Halloween. Didn’t dress up this year at all, but I will keep this look in mind for future! That blouse is lovely and so are the earrings.
    Namaste 🙂

    • Theresa, you have totally made me day! Thank you. I also just adore anything that has a Victorian gothic vibe going on – it’s my closet goth girl coming out, I think!
      Thanks so much for taking the time to pop over. I really do appreciate it. Have a great day!
      Suzy xx

  • I love your monochrome black outfit – and while it’s perfect at Halloween, you could easily wear it any time, it’s a nice way to make your existing wardrobe work for a Halloween vibe 🙂

    Hope you are having a lovely weekend 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Thanks so much Mica! I love an outfit that can be worn anytime but still look equally good for Halloween – it’s the goth girl in me coming out 😉
      Suzy x

  • I love this Suzy! The high colar definately says Victorian and the brogues are just the perfect look with this. I can picture this in a little one room creepy schoolhouse… hehehe.. you look great1
    have a nice weekend!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

    • Thanks Jess! I could actually imagine you wearing this very outfit – it would look fabulous on you as well!
      Suzy xx

  • A very stylish Halloween outfit! I love the Victorian-style top, and those earrings are so unusual! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

    • Thanks Emma! I love anything Victorian in style – it gets me every time!
      Suzy xx

  • I do love a long skirt! I only have one pleated one.This makes me want to shop! Beautiful Suzy! Happy alloween xx

    • Thanks Laurie! It’s actually super thin so can be worn in the summer as well. It’s my only long skirt but I think I ought to buy more!
      Suzy xx