Casual Silk

April 30, 2014

Hello, friends!  Have I shared my love of silky pants with you yet??  I will admit that I was hesitant at first to try the whole “pajama pant” trend because I wasn’t sure if I could pull it off, but once I tried them on, I knew I had to have them!  I have actually had these pants for a couple months, and have worn them several times, but I finally got around to photographing them the other day and I just couldn’t wait to share.


These pants are soft, slouchy, silky, lightweight and oh-so-comfortable!  What’s not to love??  And, they are surprisingly versatile!  I was afraid at first that I wouldn’t get much wear out of them, especially because they are such a trendy piece, but I have loved wearing these silky pants around town for running errands, hanging out at home on days off and even to work.  I picked up this particular pair at American Eagle and I am tempted to get another pair – or two!


For this look, I went ultra casual and comfy with a soft, gray v-neck t-shirt, a jersey knit scarf and my choice lilac Converse.  I spent the day entertaining my favorite rugrat, and these pants could not have been more perfect for tea parties, skipping races and drawing with sidewalk chalk.  I can’t wait to pair them with a tank top and sandals next, however, as the weather is warming up.  I bet they would also look great with some sleek heeled sandals and a dressier top and blazer for a snazzier look!!


The details: gray t-shirt (Target) // silky pants (American Eagle, similar) // lilac Converse (Ross) // gray & white stripe jersey scarf (Old Navy) // knuckle rings (handmade) // rose gold watch (Target, here) // burgundy cross-body purse (Target)


What do you think of the silk / pajama pant trend?  Are you planning on rocking some slouchy pants this season??

As always, thanks for reading!  – Kristi :)

PS. Guess what?!  I made another #OOTD video!  This one is actually super short because my camera ran out of batteries – whoops! – but that means you can watch it in less than a minute; check it out!  ;)

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  • Confessions of a Refashionista

    Holy crap I NEED a pair of those pants…they would absolutely look fab dressed up too! Love love love the video! :D

    April 30, 2014 at 9:11 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Yes, yes you do!! ;) Haha no seriously, these pants are amazing! Thanks! :)

      April 30, 2014 at 9:24 am Reply
  • alexnguyen

    You’re rockin those pants! BTW, I’m sending out your necklace today! Sorry it took too long. Life gets busy. :/
    -Alex of

    April 30, 2014 at 10:10 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you! And no worries, I totally understand, it’s been crazy for me, too! I think it’s just the time of year or something… :)

      April 30, 2014 at 10:44 am Reply
  • docksjo

    Yes, my old pairs are sadly outworn but I have a coupled planed. I love thin cotton trousers that dry in 5 minutes incase you feel like a refreshing fountain shower.

    April 30, 2014 at 10:48 am Reply
  • docksjo

    I might try silk, and yours look grate I love the print.

    April 30, 2014 at 10:49 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thanks! I think mine are actually a silk jersey blend, but they are definitely comfy and the lightweight material is great! :)

      April 30, 2014 at 12:22 pm Reply
  • The Two Cent Chick (Justine)

    Of course you pull them off!!! Love these on you! I could definitely see you dressing them up too.

    April 30, 2014 at 4:43 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you!! I don’t know where I would wear them all dressed up, but I’ve seen the look on other bloggers and it’s quite classy haha! ;)

      April 30, 2014 at 5:19 pm Reply
      • The Two Cent Chick (Justine)

        And you are the epitome of classy so you have to try a dressy look sometime and share it ;)

        April 30, 2014 at 6:01 pm Reply
        • alligatortoe

          Hahaha I don’t know why but your comment seriously made me laugh! Now I guess I’ll just have to find a reason to dress up!! ;)

          April 30, 2014 at 9:29 pm Reply
  • buttonsandbirdcages

    Very cute, you can definitely rock the ‘pajama pant’ look! Love the video – I really need to get on your level with these!
    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

    May 1, 2014 at 7:48 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you, thank you!! I looooved your video! I thought it was great, I want to see more! :)

      May 1, 2014 at 8:08 am Reply
  • leiaanne

    The pants are awesome! And I really like your purse! :)

    May 7, 2014 at 8:48 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you so much!! And thanks for the follow! :)

      May 7, 2014 at 9:21 am Reply
      • leiaanne

        Your welcome :) your blog is just too good not to follow :)

        May 7, 2014 at 9:41 am Reply
        • alligatortoe

          Aww thanks! I just checked out your blog, too, and I love your style, it’s so fun!! You’ve got a new follower! ;)

          May 7, 2014 at 9:54 am Reply
          • leiaanne

            Thank you!:) I’m glad you like it :)

            May 7, 2014 at 9:59 am
  • Stykin

    Silk is always great and is loved by all :)

    May 11, 2014 at 5:15 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Totally, but it can also be very dressy, so I’m glad I was able to find a way to make the trend work for me! ;)

      May 11, 2014 at 5:24 am Reply
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