Bell(e) of the Ball

D.C. blogger Alicia Tenise styles the Free People Magic Mystery Tunic and Madewell High Rise Skinny Denim
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Vince Camuto Melaya Over The Knee Boots from Nordstrom

how to wear the bell sleeve trend

d.c. style and travel blogger alicia tenise in over the knee boots and a bell sleeve top

Vince Camuto Over the Knee Boots, Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAB Tote, Madewell high-rise skinny jeans in hammond wash: drop-hem edition


Top: Free People via My Kind of Lovely | Jeans: Madewell | Boots: Vince Camuto | Necklace: Taudrey | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Rings: ℅ Kendra Scott

You know what, my friends? I’m so, so happy that some 70s trends are back in style. Case in point: the bell sleeve trend. I’ve been scooping it up left and right, and I just can’t seem to get enough of it!

When I spotted this Free People tunic at My Kind of Lovely, I knew it had to be mine. I’m pretty sure they posted a photo of this dress to their Instagram account, and I ended up buying it within 10 minutes of the photo going live. I sized up from my normal Free People size so that I can wear it as a dress, but I really love it tucked in and worn as a top. I think I got about a million compliments on this when I wore it out and about!

Also, I’m so stoked to finally be able to wear these Vince Camuto boots! I scooped them up during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and they’ve been collecting dust since August, but it’s finally chilly enough to rock these bad boys. I’m super stoked to wear these out and about!


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  1. I loveee bell sleeves!! and this top especially! thanks for sharing!

    Rachel |

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
  2. Sarah Jean wrote:

    I feel like I’m so clutzy that I would get those sleeves in everything (like my breakfast) but I LOVE LOVE the look. So pretty and feminine 🙂

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
  3. Alicia wrote:

    That bell sleeve top is too cute! I love the pattern and color on you.

    Alicia |

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
  4. Dana Mannarino wrote:

    I’m SO into these sleeves right now! I have those boots too and I’m obsessed!

    Pink Champagne Problems

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
  5. Sara wrote:

    This top is seriously swoon worthy!! You look amazeballs!

    xo, Sara

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
  6. lexi wrote:

    You look way too cool! Love the sleeves, the boots, and your jeans! Super cute. <3
    xx Lexi, Glitter, Inc.

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
  7. lauren wrote:

    Such a cute top – loving the bell sleeves!


    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
  8. I love bell sleeves and you look so adorable, great styling!

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
  9. Crystal Marie wrote:

    I adore this top. Free People is the best! @InterstateStyle

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
  10. 5ft Life wrote:

    Love that shirt! Its such a gorgeous print ?

    Hayley xx

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
  11. I am totally obsessing over this top! It is adorable!

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
  12. Meghan wrote:

    I am loving the bell sleeve trend. So retro and perfect for the season!

    Meghan |

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
  13. Maggie wrote:

    Girl these photos are so stunning, but not as amazing as your look is!! Love this!

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
  14. Jenny wrote:

    I adore that top! SO fun.

    xoxo, Jenny

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
  15. I can’t get over how gorgeous this top is! LOVE IT!

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
  16. Anna English wrote:

    LOVE the dramatic sleeves on that blouse!

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
  17. This top is a dream! Both the gorgeous sleeves and the print, love it all!


    Lee Anne

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
  18. Dylan wrote:

    I love this call to 70’s look too, very cool.


    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
  19. Pretty photos! Love the top, with the tucked in boots!

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
  20. Omg I just love your belle sleeve tunic! It’s absolutely gorgeous pattern too. And those knee boots. Amazing!

    Posted 10.25.16 Reply
  21. Nicole Parise wrote:

    I like that sleeves are having a moment this year, I love all the different styles that have emerged from it! Your dress is beautiful 🙂
    xx nicole

    Posted 10.25.16 Reply
  22. Brittany Boone wrote:

    Such a pretty fall outfit and this top is so Girly and cute!

    Posted 10.25.16 Reply
  23. Jaime wrote:

    I almost got that top and am now regretting not doing so! It is SO cute! The pattern, the sleeves, the neckline, everything!! Love it on you!!

    Posted 10.25.16 Reply
  24. Suzanne wrote:

    This is a gorgeous look, and you are totally rocking it. Free People can do no wrong. Love!

    Posted 10.25.16 Reply
  25. Melissa Chee wrote:

    Such a pretty look!

    Posted 10.26.16 Reply