Ikat & Lace

May 5, 2014

Hello, friends!  It is the beginning of another busy week for me, I am heading out to Vegas again on Wednesday to work a conference.  I spent the weekend working and packing for my trip (and spending a little time with my little nephews), but I did manage to wear my new lace top that I bought last weekend while hanging out and shopping with my mom and grandmother.


I have been looking for a white lace top for a while now, and I am so glad I didn’t settle because I have fallen in love, true love.  The thin linen material of the shirt is lightweight and airy, perfect for summer, while the crocheted lace layered over the front and back shoulders adds beautiful, intricate detail.


The pants are a slightly older pair that I got from H&M a couple years ago that I absolutely love.  I actually don’t own many pairs of pants.  Jeans, definitely, but pants, no.  I absolutely love these pants, however, not just for the great monochromatic blue ikat pattern, but for the amazing fit.


Ooh, I also have to give a quick shout out on the necklace because I won this necklace in a giveaway from Alex of Snippets with Alex.  Isn’t it beautiful??  I love the antique brass color metal and the pale pink stones; I can already tell it’s going to go with just about everything!  Thanks, Alex!!  :)

The details: white lace top (Ross) // blue ikat print pants (H&M) // white sandals (gift) // braided leather belt (pre-thrifted from Mom) // brown & pink sunglasses (Forever 21) // necklace (gift) // antique brass bracelet (handmade)


I have to admit that I am so glad the weather finally cooled down again after the crazy heat wave last week.  Temps were well into the 90’s, which is as hot as it gets in the dead of summer!  How’s the weather where you are??

As always, thanks for reading!  – Kristi :)



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  • blousesbaublesblush

    Cute!!!! Jealous of your fab weather, too!

    May 5, 2014 at 8:49 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you!! It’s been kinda crazy weather, but thankfully it’s cooled down again and it’s beautiful! :)

      May 5, 2014 at 11:13 am Reply
  • Rainbows and Polka Dots

    lovely post! please check out my latest fashion post :) x

    May 5, 2014 at 9:22 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you!! Thanks for the comment and the follow, I’ll be sure to check out your blog, too! :)

      May 5, 2014 at 11:14 am Reply
  • Erika ~ Erika's Style Diary

    I love everything about this outfit! Super cute pants – I wish I could pull off a pattern like that. The necklace and bracelet are awesome too. So cool that you made the bracelet!

    May 5, 2014 at 10:12 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thanks, Erika!! I can so see you rocking pants like these, you just need to find a pair that fits your style! ;)
      And I actually made the bracelet for a Hunger Games inspired post – it’s a loose representation of an arrow haha! :)

      May 5, 2014 at 11:18 am Reply
  • meganarz

    Love those pants!! Have fun at the conference!

    May 5, 2014 at 1:06 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thanks, Megan! I am definitely excited to check out Lake Las Vegas! :)

      May 5, 2014 at 1:32 pm Reply
  • The Two Cent Chick (Justine)

    What a beautiful top! Love it paired with the pants and the necklace really compliments the whole outfit. Hope Vegas is fun!

    May 5, 2014 at 2:15 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you!! I’m really excited I found such a pretty lace top at a good price, too! ;)

      May 5, 2014 at 3:41 pm Reply
  • alexnguyen

    Great pants! Love how you styled everything!
    -Alex of http://snippetswithalex.com

    May 5, 2014 at 2:23 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you! And thanks again for the necklace, I love it!! :)

      May 5, 2014 at 3:41 pm Reply
  • Wink n Pout

    Really pretty top Kristi…. but we are so biased towards the ikat pants… they are just awesome !
    Love, Wink n Pout
    Blog , App

    May 5, 2014 at 4:00 pm Reply
  • drowninmelancholy

    I love you sandals! I am quite into those minimalistic sandals right now :D
    Oh and the weather here is no sandal weather unfortunately :/ Two weeks ago it was good, but last week was horrible: only wind and rain :/ Hope it will get better soon.

    May 11, 2014 at 2:44 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you!! I love these sandals and we’ve had crazy hot weather here because of the winds and heat wave, bummer you’ve had a lot of rain!

      May 11, 2014 at 2:58 pm Reply

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