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Dare to Flare

button-down-and-bell-bottoms-11 button-down-and-bell-bottoms-2button-down-and-bell-bottoms-10 button-down-and-bell-bottoms-1button-down-and-bell-bottoms-9 button-down-and-bell-bottoms-6button-down-and-bell-bottoms-18button-down-and-bell-bottoms-5button-down-and-bell-bottoms-7button-down-and-bell-bottoms-4Shirt: J.Crew // Jeans: Old Navy // Scarf: Target (old, similar here) // Belt: Old Navy // Necklace: Julie Vos // Bag: Coach (sold out, similar here) // Shoes: Target (old) // Sunglasses: Karen Walker via DITTO

I have this image in my mind of my grandma, standing tall at five-foot-nothing, shoulders back. In this image, her hair is black and straight and down to the bottom of her back. The year is probably something like 1972 and she’s rocking some seriously low-slung bell bottom jeans like nobody’s business.

After those very clear details, the rest becomes fuzzy. I can’t quite recollect if she’s wearing the infamous blue-and-white polka-dotted crop top with those jeans—I don’t even remember if the photo is in color. All I know is the woman looks stylish. But that’s no surprise. My grandma has always had impeccable taste—in clothing, in interior decorating and in gift giving. So although I’ve chosen to pair my high-waisted bell bottoms with a breezy linen-blend boyfriend shirt instead of that vintage crop top, I like to think of this look as a modern tribute to my grandma’s signature style.

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