Studs & Gladiators

June 3, 2013

Hello, friends!  It is only a few days into the month of June and already June gloom seems to have settled in for a nice, long stay.  I have to admit that is nice and cool in the mornings, but it can also be grossly humid and the sun usually burns off the layer of mist by the afternoon.  The only reason I mention this is because it makes it a challenge to get dressed.  I wanted to add a bit of bright color to my day this morning with my outfit, but June gloom won me over and I decided instead on mixing textures and trends; here’s the result:

#ootd - dip hem stud top, skinny jeans, gladiator sandals

I am wearing a dip hem knit top with stud details on the shoulders (Marshall’s) over a pair of dark skinny jeans (Old Navy) rolled at the hem.  I paired this outfit with my black faux snakeskin gladiator sandals (Sam Edelman, old) and accessorized with black and gold skull earrings (ModCloth), a dainty gold mustache bracelet (ModCloth) and a gold and black elephant pendant necklace (H&M).

I bought this top a few months ago and I have loved throwing it on with just about everything ever since.  I have already worn it with leggings, denim shorts and, of course, skinny jeans and it always add style to any ensemble.  The dip hem and metal studs on the shoulders are super trendy, but the great cut and shape are what make me want to wear this top again and again.

#ootd - dip hem stud top, skinnies, gladiator sandals

These gladiator sandals are actually from several years ago when the trend first became popular, but I’ve been noticing a bit of a resurgence; and, since I hardly ever wear these (in fact, this might be the first time I’ve ever worn them on my blog), I decided to give them another try.  I like how the dark sandal helps to ground the outfit, while the layers of straps and the shiny faux snakeskin texture add some much needed shine and fun detail.

I have to admit that I was a little hesitant to mix metals since the studs are silver and all the other metals I am wearing are gold, but I think in this case it works somehow.  What do you think?  Is mixing metals a fashion faux pas or are the “rules” meant to be broken??

Thanks for reading, have a great week!  :)


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  • taraallglorious

    I’m a big fan of this outfit. I vote breaking the rules on this one.

    June 3, 2013 at 10:59 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you so much! I happen to agree, breaking the rules every now and then is just too much fun! ;)

      June 3, 2013 at 1:52 pm Reply
  • boblist

    Love your t-shirt!!Lots of love, b.

    June 3, 2013 at 12:40 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you! I love it, too (as if you couldn’t already tell)! :)

      June 3, 2013 at 1:53 pm Reply
  • Why Buy It? DIY It!

    I love those sandals. And I checked out the movie! it was great!

    June 4, 2013 at 12:30 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you – I really need to wear these sandals more often! I’m glad you liked the movie!! :)

      June 4, 2013 at 7:47 am Reply
  • fashtonishing

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    June 4, 2013 at 3:22 am Reply
  • Kasey

    I NEED this top! How long ago did u get it at Marshall’s? Text me! :)

    June 4, 2013 at 6:09 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Haha I thought you might like this top, sis! I’ll text you, but it was not that long ago so you might be able to find it! :)

      June 4, 2013 at 7:48 am Reply

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