This outfit was inspired entirely by these vintage printed wide leg trousers by Dorothy Schoelen I snagged from my mom's closet. This came in a two-piece set but I wanted to stay more modern and casual, so I chose to go with just the pants. What I love the most about wide-leg trousers to those who are afraid to try them is that they have the flowy-ness of a maxi skirt, with the comfort and chic-ness of trousers. The best of both worlds.

If you know me, I love going shopping in my mom's closet-- she honestly has the best stuff! In fact, the hat and purse were also hers (Thanks, umma!). With wide-leg trousers, I knew I wanted to go with a more tailored look on top so of course a bustier and hat were a must. There's just something cool and mysterious about wearing a hat. You gain a certain je ne sais quoi that immediately gives you a new personality-- AKA 'Hattitude'.

PS Mother's Day is coming up! Don't forget to mark your calendars for May 11! A special mother's day inspired post on TRE is coming soon!  I hope y'all have a beautiful Sunday.

x [RP]  

This top is actually a combination of two different tops, one part bustier, one part mesh tank. I love how the mesh creates a peek-a-boo quality, so you can see some of the bustier without feeling too exposed.

[elements | hat: Nordstrom (vintage, similar here and here) | earrings: givenchy | top: XXI bustier (old, similar here, here, and here), ASOS mesh tank (old, similar here, here, and here) | pants: Dorothy Schoelen wide-leg trousers (vintage, similar here, here, and here) | purse: Americana by Sharif envelope clutch (vintage, similar) | shoes: Jeffrey Campbell Deluxe Sandal]

Shot by Ben Miller.

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