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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Wide Leg Crepe Trousers + Peasant Top

I’m a clothes girl so if you ask my what era of fashion is my favorite, I might have a hard time answering. I’ll never be able to choose a specific era because I love something about each era. Today, I’m taking you on a trip down memory lane to the 70s by wearing a pair of wide leg crepe trousers and a peasant top. I have alway loved bell bottoms and wide legged pants because coming in at 5’4, it immediately elongates me.

Outfit Details

I’m not the widest person when it comes to wearing white but there is something so crisp about white trousers. I’ll admit I own several pairs because I always have accidents on them but I own quite a few pairs of white trousers in different cuts and styles. I wanted a  bright and cool outfit so I decided to pair the trousers with this pretty floral peasant top. I knew that I needed one more piece to take this outfit over the top and to give that 70s look, I added the fur coat. I added the orange faux-ostrich oversized clutch as another pop of color so that it stood out with the pants but kept the shoes simple by matching them with the blouse.

Trousers: Jones New York, purchased at Goodwill (BNWT): $4.00 / Shoes: Schutz  Blush Shoes, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 / Clutch: Faux-Ostrich Orange Envelope Clutch, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 /  Coat: Paris Blues Fur Coat, purchased at Goodwill: $8.00 / Thrift Total: $20.00


 

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Paris Blue Fur Coat, similar here

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Urban Expressions Faux-Ostrich Envelope Bag, similar here

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Melló Day Blouse, available here

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Melló Day Blouse, similar here

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Jones New York Wide Leg Crepe Trousers, similar here

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Schutz Blush Suede Heels, similar here

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