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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Pussy-Bow Top + Houndstooth Midi Skirt

Growing up, I was the kid that copied Avril Lavigne’s skater boy look; the tie with tank top look. Yes, I did that and yes, I got all the stares and not in a good way. Now, I don’t have any regrets but I must say, I am glad I outgrew that. I still like to wear ties and I love to rock an andrognyous outfit from time to time but I most definitely will not be doing  the neck tie and tank top look. I’ve since discovered pussy-bow tops and love the aspect of being able to wear a “tie” without the hassle of having to wear it with a specific shirt. I like to consider pussy-bow tops the more feminine version of the neck tie and collared shirt.

Outfit Details

Ann Taylor and the Loft are probably at the top of my list of favorite stores to shop at. I can always find a versatile piece that I will keep for years to come. This polka dot pussy-bow blouse is one of those key pieces that I purchased from the Loft a few years back. I’ve worn this top a hundred different ways already and I hope to be able to feature those different outfits here. I love to mix patterns and one of my favorite prints to mix is polka dots with basically anything. I decided to mix this polka dot blouse with this beautiful wool houndstooth midi skirt that I purchased at my local thrift store. Considering I am only 5’4 I have to be very careful with midi skirts so that they don’t shrink my already small frame. Instead of wearing ankle strap heels I decided to wear my black Steve Madden pointed heels and a pair of fishnet socks just to spruce this look a little more. The addition of the socks was a little bit daring but I like how the socks pulled this look together.

Side note: Finding a similar affordable version  of the skirt and top online was a bit more difficult than I thought it would be.

Skirt: Vintage Talbots, purchased at Value Village (thrift store) $5.00 / Top: The Loft $25.00 / Shoes: Steve Madden, $35.00 (clearance) / Socks: Urban Outfitters, $5.00 (On Sale) / Bag: Vintage No brand, $5.00 / Outfit total: $75.00


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MaxMara 101801 Icon Wool Coat, similar here

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The Loft Pussy Bow Blouse, similar here and here

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Vintage Tallbots Houndstooth Wool Skirt, similar here and I really like this one

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Out From Under Fishnet Pearl Sock, available here on sale NOW

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Vintage Eel Leather Bag, here

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