Warm December & Mixed Prints

December 17, 2013

Hello, friends!  This past weekend has been very warm here in Southern California, which always makes it a challenge when trying to figure out what to wear.  I decided to keep it casual for a laid-back Sunday running around with the Boyfriend.


Last week was Derek’s and my anniversary (9 years, whaaaat?!), but we’ve both been so busy that we went to a quiet dinner Wednesday night and decided to extend the rest of our anniversary to this weekend.  On Sunday, we went to a local antique flea market, a yummy breakfast and finished up most of our Christmas shopping!


On a side note, ever since I broke out of my print-mixing box with this Forever 21 dress, I think I created a bit of a monster.  I am not afraid to admit that I am pretty much patting myself on the back for mixing the neutral stripes with leopard print and the reds and blues in the floral scarf with my red and blue accessories (earrings and purse).


The details: stripe sweater (H&M) // skinny jeans (Old Navy) // floral scarf (borrowed from Mom) // burgundy crossbody purse (Merona from Target) // leopard print tennis shoes (Keds via Off Broadway Shoes) // turquoise stud earrings (gift from my bestie Ashley)


This sweater is super lightweight and comfy, which made it perfect for a warm December day that just couldn’t make up its mind.  But honestly, I am most excited over the fact that my Christmas shopping is 99% done – now I just have to get to wrapping!

How’s your Christmas list coming along??  As always, thanks for reading :), Kristi

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  • Ashley

    This outfit is just mega mega cute. I love it!

    December 17, 2013 at 8:29 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you, you are the sweetest! And thank you for the earrings, I love them!!! :)

      December 17, 2013 at 10:45 am Reply
  • marcyjb

    Cute outfit, I know what you mean about it being warm. One minute its 73 degrees, the next it is 40!

    December 17, 2013 at 9:27 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Yes, it is so confusing! 80 during the day and 50 at night and then the next day it’s raining!! Haha oh well, I do love a challenge! ;)

      December 17, 2013 at 10:47 am Reply
      • marcyjb

        Yes, at least we can alternate our outfits a lot! HAHA

        December 17, 2013 at 10:49 am Reply
  • Sarmistha Goswami

    Love the shoes! You look so cute in this outfit! :)

    December 17, 2013 at 9:51 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you so much! These are some of my favorite tennis shoes and I love them all the more because I got them for only $11!! :)

      December 17, 2013 at 10:48 am Reply
  • lovelyjandl

    your scarf and bag are too cute. I love the colors

    December 17, 2013 at 10:01 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you!! I was definitely having fun playing with color! ;)

      December 17, 2013 at 10:49 am Reply
  • alexnguyen

    I love the scarf! :)

    December 17, 2013 at 10:24 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thanks!! My mom and I have a collection of tons of fun scarves we share; I love it! :)

      December 17, 2013 at 10:50 am Reply
  • buttonsandbirdcages

    Nine years?! Holy crap lady, congrats! Paul and I just celebrated ONE lol.

    As always, love the outfit!

    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

    December 17, 2013 at 11:56 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Hahaha thank you! It feels like forever, but in a good way! ;)
      Congrats to you & Paul!! And thanks again! :)

      December 17, 2013 at 3:42 pm Reply
  • kittehluvs

    print mixing is awesome once again. And congrats on 9 years :) As for the xmas shopping, I haven’t done much =/ need to get on that!

    December 17, 2013 at 12:12 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you!!! I think I am finally starting to get the hang of this pattern mixing thing haha! Also, I am, quite frankly, AMAZED that my shopping is done; I am never done this early!! :)

      December 17, 2013 at 3:44 pm Reply
  • meganarz

    I love mixing patterns! This is so cute :)

    December 17, 2013 at 12:19 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you!! I am so in love with pattern mixing and I am having so much fun playing around haha! :)

      December 17, 2013 at 3:46 pm Reply
  • fashionforlunch

    cute outfit


    December 17, 2013 at 1:40 pm Reply
  • brittansalisbury

    you look great! I always consider leopard print a “neutral” haha! It is so easy to mix with!

    And, yes! I am in so-cal too and Im so confused by the warm weather we have been getting! I miss my cool evenings!

    December 17, 2013 at 1:51 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Yes, so true! I always find it pretty easy to mix with leopard because of the neutral color palette!

      I am so missing the rainy days; it’s been oddly warm and humid and just so misleading haha! :(

      December 17, 2013 at 3:49 pm Reply
  • mckennapaigeryan

    Just came across your blog! How lovely it is. AND I have those shoes. (What great taste you have!) I found your blog name quite unique. Love your Thrift Thursday posts!


    December 17, 2013 at 5:13 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Oh wow thank you so much, you are too sweet!! I love these shoes – great minds think alike! ;)
      The name of my blog is definitely unique, it is a silly nickname from my boyfriend. We don’t really like the usual pet names (like babe, baby etc) so we decided to come up with the weirdest, moody random nicknames we could! :)

      December 17, 2013 at 6:28 pm Reply
  • rubyangel711

    You are queen at pattern mixing! Love the outfit and accessories. Happy anniversary!:)

    December 17, 2013 at 10:57 pm Reply
  • Fashion Galleria

    Simple but chic. I love the stripes.

    December 18, 2013 at 12:04 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thanks, I thought you might like this sweater! ;)

      December 18, 2013 at 7:35 am Reply
  • Initiator ;-)

    Great Outfits…you are looking nice.. ;-)

    December 18, 2013 at 12:49 am Reply
  • alessiapasqual

    I like your sneakers!!


    December 18, 2013 at 6:37 am Reply
  • Ruzin's Closet

    Hey I just came across your blog via another blogger friend. :) Love your style. I love mixing prints, and you look beautiful here. Love the floral scarf and striped top together! xox


    December 19, 2013 at 11:25 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you so much!! I’m so glad you found my blog and took the time to comment, I’ll be sure to check out your blog as well! :)

      December 19, 2013 at 2:11 pm Reply
  • The Two Cent Chick (Justine)

    How did I miss this adorable post?! You are superb at pattern mixing! And now we have almost matching sneakers :) Yay for fun patterns!

    December 19, 2013 at 3:12 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you!! I know, I love your leopard sneakers! Double yay! :)

      December 19, 2013 at 6:09 pm Reply

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