A Little Flare

D.C. blogger Alicia Tenise styles the Chicwish Lace Top, Madewell Flare Denim, and Gigi New York Catie Bag

Shop the Post:
Crochet Lace Bell Sleeve Top, Gigi New York Catie Bag

How to wear flared jeans

How to wear a bell sleeve top

Gigi New York Catie Crossbody Bag in Rose Embossed Python

Fall Date Night Outfit Ideas

Bell Sleeve Crochet Top

Madewell Flea Market Flare Jeans: Button-Front Edition, Steve Madden Stecy Sandal

Top: ℅ Chicwish (Similar) | Jeans: Madewell | Shoes: Steve Madden | Bag: ℅ Gigi New York | Bracelet: Margaret Elizabeth

Guys: I *may* or may not have been born in the wrong decade. I think my love for all things 70’s trends this season has turned into a bit of an obsession. 

I’m a really huge fan of the bell sleeve trend, if you couldn’t tell. I’ve worn it in dress form, and I’ve rocked it with skinny jeans and over the knee boots. This time around, I decided to pair it with my flared denim from Mosaic District. I like the flare-on-flare look, it’s a fun way to add a bit of drama to a date night ensemble! I also plan on rocking this outfit to some of the blog events I have coming up.

Another piece I’ve been loving lately? This little crossbody bag from GiGi New York. I picked it up at the Shopstyle Social House back at NYFW. I was instantly drawn to the rose color; I think it’s such an unexpected but stunning hue. I decided to get it monogrammed, but you can opt out of it if that’s not your thing!

Photos by: Rosa Loves DC

Leave a Comment


  1. Dana Mannarino wrote:

    Omg, LOVE THIS TOP! I got a similar one from Chicwish too. ALSO, I’m so jealous you can wear these jeans so well, I look SO dumb in them, lol

    Pink Champagne Problems

    Posted 10.31.16 Reply
  2. Wow that top is so gorgeous! Love the Catie in pink on you!

    Posted 10.31.16 Reply
  3. tayloraube wrote:

    This top looks AMAZING on you! I also love your hair. Great post babe 🙂

    Posted 10.31.16 Reply
  4. Ashley Zeal wrote:

    LOVE this look! And your bag is so cute! XooX

    Posted 10.31.16 Reply
  5. Love this look! Such a great bag and top combo!

    Rachel | The Confused Millennial

    Posted 10.31.16 Reply
  6. Crystal Marie wrote:

    This top is so beautiful. I love how you styled this outfit.

    Posted 10.31.16 Reply
  7. Ashley wrote:

    This look is so fab! I am all about the 70s, too! By the way, your hair is GORGEOUS!

    Posted 10.31.16 Reply
  8. Sara wrote:

    Your hair looks SO amazing! And your pink bag is darling!

    Posted 11.1.16 Reply
  9. Cristin Cooper wrote:

    This is so cute! Love that top and those flares!!

    cristin | http://www.thesouthernstyleguide.com

    Posted 11.1.16 Reply
  10. lexi wrote:

    That top is SO pretty! I might just need it, stat. And your hair is gorgeous.
    xx Lexi, Glitter, Inc.

    Posted 11.1.16 Reply
  11. Love the denim but your hair is FAB!


    Posted 11.1.16 Reply
  12. LOVE this flare on flare look! The 70s trends this year are amazing, and you look great!

    – Nicole @ http://www.WorkWearWander.com

    Posted 11.1.16 Reply
  13. Monic wrote:

    So gorgeous so glad I stumbled on your site! love your style and that gigi bag


    Posted 11.2.16 Reply
  14. That bell sleeve top is AMAZING! Love how you styled it with flared jeans!

    Alice at Lone Star Looking Glass

    Posted 11.2.16 Reply
  15. I loooooove that top paired with the jeans and the bag… the bag is the perfect POC. Obsessed!

    Posted 11.2.16 Reply
  16. Samantha Nicole wrote:

    I kinda love how the tones in your hair go with your purse! This is such a cute look and that tops if off really well!

    Posted 10.31.17 Reply