Neon Sunset | Thrift Style Thursday

July 3, 2014

Hello, friends!  Soooooooo, this week has been straight up crazy!  I am up to my chin in prep for my grandma’s 90th birthday party on Saturday, on top of my regular job, babysitting my twin 6-month-old nephews, and all the usual stuff like sleeping, eating and maintaining some kind of personal hygiene, of course.  Nah, I kid, it’s not quite that bad, but it IS crazy, which is why I decided a fun, evening stroll through the neighborhood with Derek’s husky, Maya, was the perfect opportunity to blow off some steam and snap some photos for a blog post!


The shorts and shirt are from my latest thrift haul; I got the shirt for $5 and the shorts for only $2.50!  They had a rip on the side so I haggled for a discount and then sewed them up at home.  The shirt was a little big on me, but I fell in love with the print and the neon colors, so I took it in a little on the side seams and now it’s perfect.  I also really love this style of workout shorts, with the compression shorts peeking out underneath.  Plus, the neon colors in the shirt and shorts match, AND they’re perfect for the “bold and bright” theme of today’s Thrift Style Thursday!


The details: neon aztec print shirt (Xhilaration, Target, thrifted) // neon and gray workout shorts (Champion, Target, thrifted) // Nike Free Flyknit (Nike Factory Store) // neon orange sunnies (Walmart)

Okay, so there aren’t a ton of photos in this post, but I figured I’d make up for it by putting in more photos of one who we all know is stealing the show anyway, miss Maya.  Besides, I am pretty sure she looks better in my sunglasses than I do!  ;)


Isn’t she a doll??  So, how do you feel about neons?  I am a big fan of color in my wardrobe, and I love neon accents!

Please don’t forget to head over to Sheri’s “Gone Thrifting” page to vote for next month’s themes, or feel free to comment with some of your own suggestions.  Oh, and be sure to check out my fellow thrifty gal-pals to see just how bold and bright they went this week!

Buttons and Birdcages // Spoolish // Sandpaper Kisses // Sincerely Miss J // Confessions of a Refashionista // The Two Cent Chick // Snippets with Alex // Eclecticity // Being Zhenya // Erika’s Style Diary // Sistas From Cali // Bethie the Boo // Lipstick and Yarn // Nuttier Than Nutella

As always, thanks for reading!  – Kristi :)



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  • Confessions of a Refashionista

    Marvelous Styling Maya! (& you’re pretty cute in your neon too ;) )

    July 3, 2014 at 7:30 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Haha thanks! I knew Maya was a born fashionista!! ;)

      July 3, 2014 at 7:46 am Reply
  • jodikayedwards

    That top I love it! Hehe that last picture is so cute! Made me smile :) Looks like a beautiful day for a stroll!
    4th of July Lookbook:

    July 3, 2014 at 9:20 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you! I now, she makes me smile, too!! It was a really nice evening, prefect for a walk! :)

      July 3, 2014 at 10:49 am Reply
  • sistasfromcali

    Your baby is adorable. :)

    July 3, 2014 at 10:03 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Aw thanks! She’s actually my boyfriend’s family dog, but I like to claim her, too! ;)

      July 3, 2014 at 10:50 am Reply
  • Zhenya Hutson (@BeingZhenya)

    How did I not know about Maya? She is darling!
    And great look Kristi!

    July 3, 2014 at 12:04 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Haha thanks! She’s my boyfriend’s family dog, but we have a special bond, too! ;)

      July 3, 2014 at 8:35 pm Reply
  • thisluxlife

    OMG what an adorable doggy!!! You might like my blog xx

    July 3, 2014 at 2:33 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you!! I’ll be sure to check your blog out! :)

      July 3, 2014 at 8:36 pm Reply
      • thisluxlife

        Ah thanks lots have a great weekend! x

        July 3, 2014 at 11:32 pm Reply
  • Brittany

    Your dog is beautiful, Kristi! I love the sunglasses, too! :)

    July 3, 2014 at 2:51 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thanks, Brittany! The sunglasses are one of my favorite recent Wal-Mart finds – only $5!! :)

      July 3, 2014 at 8:37 pm Reply
  • Gracey the Giant

    Just found your blog via Sincerely Miss J; always happy find and follow another thrifty blogger!

    July 3, 2014 at 3:20 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you!! I’ll have to check out your blog, too! :)

      July 3, 2014 at 8:40 pm Reply
  • SweetCandyDreamer

    What a gorgeous dog!! Husky’s are so beautiful :-) xx

    July 3, 2014 at 11:28 pm Reply
  • whimsicalchic

    I just love love love the pseudo-aztec print of that top, I think your local charity shop has rather more well dressed people donating than mine :P also, Maya is just so beautiful, and her name was totally stolen from my future husky (no joke)… I’ll have to go with Calliope instead :/ – and she’s quite the looker in your sunglasses :b xxx

    July 5, 2014 at 4:45 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      I am in love with this shirt, too, and pretty much want to wear it all the time haha! Our local thrift stores actually get a lot of the clearance items from sites like target that don’t sell, so this shirt was brand new! It’s the best!! :)
      I love the name Calliope, you can call her Cali for short! ;)

      July 6, 2014 at 6:58 am Reply
      • whimsicalchic

        Ahh you lucky thing, I wish we had that sort of set up at our Sue Ryder charity shop, I’ll have to come to the US to thrift x) spend a bomb on air travel and then come back having spent 15 dollars and a whole new wardrobe!

        July 6, 2014 at 1:59 pm Reply
        • alligatortoe

          Hahaha sounds like a very smart plan! Make sure you stop by the West Coast!! ;)

          July 6, 2014 at 8:50 pm Reply
  • Mzcocoh

    AAAwwww too cute, loove it, I love thrifting too, and recently I’ve been into fluorescent colors, currently enjoying the color blocking trend.

    July 6, 2014 at 1:33 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you! Ooh fluorescent color blocking sounds fabulous!! :)

      July 6, 2014 at 6:59 am Reply
  • The Fashion Huntress

    Love the neon and your adorable pup!!

    July 6, 2014 at 6:49 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thanks! I thought some fun, casual workout wear would be fun to share since I do wear it every week, and stealing my boyfriend’s dog for a photo shoot just made sense (because she is clearly adorable and I knew everyone would love her)! ;)

      July 6, 2014 at 7:01 am Reply
  • Erika ~ Erika's Style Diary

    You look absolutely adorable! I love that your sunglasses match your shorts. And Maya is so cute!

    July 6, 2014 at 9:27 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thanks, Erika! Surprisingly (or not so surprisingly), these sunglasses match a lot of my wardrobe haha! :)

      July 6, 2014 at 9:29 pm Reply
  • meganarz

    omg stop it. Too CUTE!

    July 7, 2014 at 7:42 am Reply
  • Nout @ SandpaperKissesBlog

    What a cutie (both of you:))

    July 8, 2014 at 9:53 am Reply
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