Vintage Baroque Blouse + Wide Legged Trousers

Inhale. Exhale. Blogging is not as simple as one might think. ONE HUNDRED things can go wrong before you even upload the photo to your computer and then ONE HUNDRED other things can wrong before you click “publish.” Case in point this  – this post. This all started Saturday (and I will not bore you with all the painful details) we arrived to our “safe” spot for photos and there was a couple there taking photos. No biggie, we drove down the block for another spot. This was around noon so the sun was out and we live in Charlotte, where there are literally 1000 trees within a mile radius. This means that although it was sunny out, there were shadows everywhere so we had trouble getting good lighting for the photos. After several attempts, we decided to go back to our “safe” spot and after we parked, we find another couple there hanging out. Annoyed at this point, we move around and again, lighting was terrible. There are more things that went wrong but I’ll spare you.

Tonight, this post almost didn’t happen. I uploaded the photos to my laptop, edited photos and just as I was starting to work on this post, my computer decided to go awol. It LITERALLY lost its computer mind.  I took a walk, took a breather, took a shower and I decided it’s time to finally buy a new computer. To be fair, I’ve had this laptop since college and it might explain WHY it lost its damn mind but still, work when I need you to dammit. Ok, after writing this down I realize that my “problems” aren’t big problems, more like annoyances and inconveniences and not the end of the world. I’m grateful for all things, even the bad ones. Everything happens for a reason even those small inconveniences can sometimes lead to big blessings or discoveries.

Outfit Details

A few weeks ago, I headed to the thrift store specifically looking for a piece of black lace fabric for my Halloween costume (check it out here). I was supposed to be in and out of the store but of course, that was a lie. An hour later, I walked out with this baroque silk shirt, these black wide legged pants, a pink sweater and fabric. The shirt was hanging outside the racks, hanging at the edge of the clothes rack just waiting for me to snag it. I totally was on a mission to find my fabric but this shirt lured me into quick browsing, lol.  At the store I tried on the top with these wide legged trousers and I knew, I had to buy the entire look. This is definitely one of those tops that will turn heads. It has two buttons right above the waist which gives the top a deep v-neck. There is definitely frontal boob display or you can wear a cami underneath. I wore a simple black bra that had a sheen to it with an X design in the middle and it looked like a bustier when the wind blew it open. I uploaded one photo were you can see the top and bra in detail. This outfit gives me 70’s vibes and for some reason, all I could think of was Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface and Farrah Fawcett.  It has to do with the pants, I’m 100% sure of that. I thought I was going to do a red lip with this outfit but instead I went with with a purple smokey eye. I LOVED how my makeup turned out for this shoot. I kept everything else fairly simple since the top commands all the attention; black heels and a black clutch.

Side note: What are the odds of me finding the EXACT vintage thrifted purse? I’m not good at math but the odds are improbable. However, I found the EXACT purse online, on Poshmark and of course, I linked it down below on the photo.

Top: Vintage Silk Baroque, thrifted: $3.50 // Pants: The Loft, thrifted: $5.00 // Thrifted Total: $8.50. ***I linked several different sites that have similar tops, as captioned on photos.


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Silk Baroque or “Chain” Shirt, similar here

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Vintage Quilted Patent Leather Purse, SAME one here

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The Loft Crepe High waisted Wide Legged Trousers, similar here

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Silk Baroque or “Chain” Top, Similar here

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Silk Baroque or “Chain” Top, Similar here

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The Sequin Blazer

To continue my mini-series of “Holiday Party Outfits” this is the second outfit of this series. My office’s holiday party was actually held during work hours and we were required to work that day from opening to noon, so I had to keep my outfit office appropriate. I wanted to wear something work and party appropriate so what better piece than a sequin blazer?

Outfit Details 

I knew that I wanted to wear my sequin blazer but I also knew I did not want to wear denim with this blazer since I did not want this to look too casual. I decided to wear my J.Crew Mini Wool Pants, a black sheer top and St. John loafers to keep it comfy.  I did switch shirts once I realized that the top was too sheer and inappropriate for work. Instead, I wore a black ribbed tank top that made the outfit look more work appropriate. I must admit I felt like Bruno Mars in this outfit because I felt like “24K Magic in the air…” (insert music notes). I had a lot of fun shooting this outfit as you can tell in the photos below.  On a side note, this has to be the cheapest outfit featured on the blog so far!

Blazer: Sam Eldelman, purchased at a thrift store: $5.00 / Sheer top featured: No brand: $1.00 / Pants: J. Crew Mini Wool Pants, purchased at Goodwill: $5.00 / Shoes: St. John Loafers, purchased at Goodwill: $2.00 / Bag: Vintage No brand, purchased at Goodwill: $2.00 / Outfit total: $15.00


 

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Sam Edelman Sequin Blazer, similar here

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Vintage Sheer top, similar here and I actually like that one better.

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Vintage Gold Chain bag, similar here  and  St. John Loafers, similar here 

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Tassel earrings Ebay, available here