Plaid Love | Thrift Style Thursday

August 21, 2014

Hello, friends!!  If you have been reading my blog at all, then you might know how much I loooooove plaid!  There is evidence here, here, here AND here.  I also have a vintage plaid coat, a handmade plaid skirt, and I even used to have a pair of plaid boots (sadly, it was time to donate these).  Oh, and probably my best thrift score ever is a J. Crew plaid shirtdress that I got for only $3!

As you can imagine, I have a whole section of my closet dedicated to plaid, so this week’s Thrift Style Thursday theme was more about choosing an outfit and getting creative with my remixing than anything else.  Let’s see what I came up with:


I grabbed one of my favorite thrifted tops (which I picked up on a trip to Boulder, CO, last year) and paired it with a favorite summer dress, tying it in a knot thanks to the great fashion advice of one of my favorite bloggers, RubyAngel711, and her “Love Me KNOT: Ode to My Favorite Knotted Shirt Trend.”


As you can see, I’ve gotten plenty of wear out of both this dress and top – they’re two of my favorites – so I have to admit that I thought it was pretty genius pairing them together; it completely changes up the look of both the top and the dress!  ;)


I love the colors of this shirt and the beautiful texture on this white dress.  I decided to further play up the color and texture by adding my bright coral eyelet tennis shoes and colored wood bead bracelets.  The look is actually pretty simple, but I think the knotted shirt adds some unexpected fun!


The details: vintage plaid shirt (thrifted) // white lace detail dress (H&M) // tennis shoes (Payless) // white leather wrap bracelet (gift) // wood bead bracelets (old) // turquoise stud earrings (gift)


How do you show your plaid love??  Don’t forget to check out my fellow fabulous fashionistas and their thrifty plaid looks:

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

You can also vote for our monthly themes on Sheri’s “Gone Thrifting” page here!

As always, thanks for reading!  Love, Kristi :)



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  • Confessions of a Refashionista

    so casually awesome! :D

    August 21, 2014 at 7:49 am Reply
  • April Nunez

    casually comfortable. :) Love the view as well!

    April of:

    August 21, 2014 at 8:38 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thanks! Comfort is always my style staple! ;)
      This park is my all-time favorite, I’m here weekly, usually several days a week! :)

      August 21, 2014 at 9:18 am Reply
  • The Fashion Huntress

    I love plaid too!! I own a lot of plaid, in fact…pants and shoes included! I love this look- and how you tied the top-! Looks great ;)!!

    August 21, 2014 at 11:03 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Isn’t plaid the best?! Thank you, I was definitely inspired by RubyAngel711’s post! :)

      August 21, 2014 at 11:07 am Reply
  • buttonsandbirdcages

    I have a few pieces like that that I wear all the time (I think the leopard scarf I wore for TST this week is definitely one of those items). Love that shirt paired with the dress though!

    August 21, 2014 at 12:40 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you!! I just love finding new ways to wear my favorite pieces! :)

      August 21, 2014 at 12:43 pm Reply
  • rubyangel711

    Thanks for the shout out! I am totally diggin’ how you put this outfit together! Genius!

    August 21, 2014 at 2:23 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Of course, you totally inspired me with your awesome fashion insight! ;)
      And thank you!! :)

      August 21, 2014 at 2:54 pm Reply
  • Jess Nguyen

    You have such a cute style!

    August 21, 2014 at 4:30 pm Reply
  • The Two Cent Chick (Justine)

    Yup, plaid is definitely your pattern! The top is definitely so versatile but I really love it paired with the skirt. So girly!

    August 21, 2014 at 4:38 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you! I am loving this super girly, fun combo – I want to try it with all my button up shirts and dresses!! :)

      August 21, 2014 at 5:39 pm Reply
  • Erika ~ Erika's Style Diary

    What a lovely outfit! Great idea to put the shirt over the dress and I love it with the knot. You have the best girly-yet-casual looks!

    August 21, 2014 at 7:54 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you! I am all about casual and comfortable style!! :)

      August 21, 2014 at 9:27 pm Reply
  • Brittany

    Beautiful, Kristi! I love how many different colours you have of those lace up sneakers! I love the eyelet detailing on these ones!

    August 23, 2014 at 11:18 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Hahaha thank you, I do have quite the sneaker collection!! ;)

      August 23, 2014 at 12:04 pm Reply
  • Nout @ SandpaperKissesBlog

    this outfit is so perfect! I really love that top paired with white :) I guess great minds think alike ;)

    August 25, 2014 at 9:55 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thanks, Nout!! I agree, great minds dress alike! ;)

      August 25, 2014 at 10:04 am Reply
  • Jamie

    I agree with all above! So cute and great style.. My faves are always with the canvas sneakers!! My fave shoes and yours are awesome! ;-)

    September 13, 2014 at 9:01 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you!! Sneakers are my fave, too! ;)

      September 14, 2014 at 6:58 am Reply
  • Foppen

    those shoes are really awesome!! love them and your look. if you ever want to sell them let me know

    July 13, 2015 at 10:18 pm Reply
    • Kristi

      Thanks so much! These shoes are definitely keepers, but I’ve seen several pairs from various retailers just like them! ;)

      July 24, 2015 at 11:01 am Reply
      • Foppen

        i have never seen them before and would love to buy them from you if you want also if they are older now does not matters, wich brand are they?

        July 25, 2015 at 3:09 am Reply
        • Kristi

          This specific pair is from PayLess from a couple years ago. Unfortunately, I really like them and wear them often so I’m afraid I won’t be selling them, but thanks for your interest!! :)

          July 27, 2015 at 11:29 am Reply
          • foppen

            oke thanks for your answer

            July 28, 2015 at 9:21 am

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