Rainy Days and Mondays

February 4, 2014

Hello, friends!  I wore this outfit yesterday (Monday), hence the title of this post, but unlike the song from which I stole the lyrics, rainy days do not get me down.  In fact, I love rainy days because they give me an excuse to dress extra cozy/comfy and to wear my rain boots!


Okay, obviously it doesn’t look much like a rainy day what with my sunglasses and the blaring sunlight streaming into the shot making it difficult to properly expose and totally killing the “gray skies” mood I was looking for, but what can I say?  I live in Southern California and the rain that was supposed to last through the night and into the morning barely lasted a couple hours.  Oh well, I still love my outfit!


Plus, the lack of rain meant this beautiful tree wasn’t too slippery to stand on; I only fell, like, twice!  ;)


The details: plaid shirt dress (H&M) // skinny jeans (Old Navy) // olive green rain boots (Tretorn via MyHabit) // burgundy cross-body purse (Target) // mint sunglasses (Tilly’s) // gold circle stud earrings (American Eagle)


My favorite part of this outfit is the amazing plaid shirt dress.  I have been searching for a shirt dress like this for what feels like forever, and then one day it just appeared (or so it felt) on a rack at H&M.  I checked the price and practically squealed when I saw it was only $10.  I tried it on, fell instantly in love and the rest, as they say, was history!

I also love pairing this shirt with my gray leggings and these rain boots for a more “run-errands-and-hang-around-the-house” kind of rainy day outfit.  This shirtdress has become a new winter staple in my wardrobe, and I know I will cherish it for years to come!


Did you get anything new this season that you now feel you can no longer live without??  Tell me about it, stud!  ;)

As always, thanks for reading :), Kristi

PS. Here’s a “blooper” just for you!  (I told you I only fell off the log a couple times!)

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  • rubyangel711

    Love how the burgundy cross-body purse totally pops the outfit! Picks up nicely on the plaid shirt

    February 4, 2014 at 8:15 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you! I didn’t even notice until I was editing the photos how much the purse adds a pop of color while still complementing the outfit! :)

      February 4, 2014 at 8:19 am Reply
  • The Two Cent Chick (Justine)

    You just look so adorable and cozy. Those mint sunglasses are so cute!!!

    February 4, 2014 at 3:18 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thanks!! These sunglasses are my favorite, I wear them all the time! :)

      February 4, 2014 at 3:34 pm Reply
  • alexnguyen

    Super cute!

    February 4, 2014 at 5:02 pm Reply
  • pinsplace

    Great boots, I like rainy days too, they are such a perfect excuse for cozy outfits.

    February 4, 2014 at 7:15 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you! I’m glad I’m not the only one who likes the rain ;)

      February 4, 2014 at 7:21 pm Reply
  • .MIS. Manhattan Image & Style

    I love your rainy boots!
    Thank you for your nice comment on my blog! Let’s stay in touch! <3
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    February 7, 2014 at 12:11 pm Reply
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