Tabatha Wharton



a year in the life of my evolving, offbeat aesthetic as i navigate being
a mid-30s-femme-grown-up-emo-punk-single-mom-graduate-student-non-profit-employee-fashionista.

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Sometimes for the events at my workplace, we’re encouraged to dress up in theme with the event at hand. This particular day, the event was a ballet based on the story of Dracula … and while I likely could have figured something vampiric out from my closet, I decided to just go full (work appropriate-ish) witch instead.

And then, it started to rain, which if I’d thought ahead more about trying to take these photos would have actually been very cool and moody had I set up somewhere slightly different, but I’m often nabbing these about five minute before I have to leave to get wherever I’m going, so that was a little bit of a bummer.

Admittedly, this is also one of those outfits I was less sure about, mostly because I realized I have no less than seven faux leather skirts of various lengths and styles and I’ve been wearing them with quite some frequency … so I struggled a little to figure out ways to style them slightly differently (and I mean slightly) for an evening work shift than what I would, say, if I were just wearing this out on a Thursday night or something. There is 100% a different way I would wear this skirt that I’m mostly dying to put together, but I have to figure out how and when and where exactly I can wear it.

Until then, hi, welcome to Salem, tarot readings are at midnight, watch out for the cats.

Black mock-neck lace body suit: Nordstrom Rack
Black faux leather mermaid cut maxi skirt: TJ Maxx
Black lace racerback bra: Parisa
Clear facet gem necklace & earrings: Express
Princess seam wool coat: ASOS
Zippered stiletto booties: Jean Michel Cazabat
Lipstick: KVD Everasting Love Liquid in Outlaw & Everlasting Glimmer Veil in Dazzle