Prairie Girl in Fringe Boots | Thrift Style Thursday

August 28, 2014

Hello, friends, and Happy Thursday!  As soon as I saw the theme – “Fabulous Fringe” – for today’s Thrift Style Thursday, I thought immediately of these vintage leather moccasin boots with fringe trim.  Perfect, right??


I like to think of this look as “Little House on the Prairie meets Dances with Wolves,” a sort of home on the range chic, although I’m not sure Laura Ingalls Wilder and Kevin Costner would make a very attractive baby….  That thought aside, I am totally loving my newly refashioned top!


And, about that walking stick.  It was a gift from Derek’s mom – we have matching hand-carved wood walking sticks, because outdoors.  Hahaha I really wish I had a good reason for this walking stick other than that it is gorgeous and has a really awesome wolf engraved on it, and it just kinda went with this outfit.  Right?


I am also very clearly loving the sun flare effect from the early morning sunlight.  It makes me feel all glow-y – which definitely helps when I am not wearing any makeup again!

Anyway, more about the outfit: these boots were an old pair that was in our family costume box for as long as I can remember.  They were my father’s so they’re a bit big on me, and they definitely aren’t in mint condition, but I think that’s what makes them pretty cool.


The details: prairie blouse (refashion from thrifted dress) // dark skinny, skinny jeans (H&M “Squins” thrifted) // vintage moccasin boots (hand-me-down) // turquoise stud earrings (gift) // red seed bead bracelet (gift) // other boho bracelets (old)


I cannot wait to see what my fellow thrifty gal pals have come up with for today’s “Fabulous Fringe” theme!  Make sure you check out their posts below:

Buttons and Birdcages // Confessions of a Refashionista  // Being Zhenya // Bethie the Boo // Slight Impression


As always, thanks for reading!  Love & fringe, Kristi ;)


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  • buttonsandbirdcages

    Ahh, I saw these boots on Instagram first and I so love them. I’ve always wanted a pair of fringe boots but have never been able to find a pair. Great styling here too :)

    August 28, 2014 at 9:45 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you!! I totally lucked out with these boots! :)

      August 28, 2014 at 2:31 pm Reply
  • Confessions of a Refashionista

    A “family costume box ” is an incredible idea! and those moccasins are to freaking die for!

    August 28, 2014 at 10:04 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Haha thanks, we used to have a TON of old costumes which was always great for Halloween growing up! ;)

      August 28, 2014 at 2:32 pm Reply
  • theshowear

    great post ……beautiful boots!

    August 28, 2014 at 11:51 am Reply
  • bethietheboo

    I told you on Instagram that I love those amazing boots! I didn’t know you had refashioned this shirt – it looks fantastic!

    August 28, 2014 at 12:32 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thanks, I had a feeling these boots would be a hit!! ;)
      Yup, I posted the refashion on Tuesday! :)

      August 28, 2014 at 2:33 pm Reply
  • The Fashion Huntress

    I love everything about this! I adore the prairie theme, it’s very prairie chic!

    August 28, 2014 at 2:59 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you!! I’ve always loved the time period of the wild west and frontier days so this was a really fun post for me! I’m thinking I might have to rock “prairie chic” more often! ;)

      August 28, 2014 at 3:02 pm Reply
  • The Two Cent Chick (Justine)

    I knew you would do an amazing job this week :) The fringe adds something really special to your outfit and it goes so perfectly with your top. Beautiful pictures, too!

    August 28, 2014 at 5:55 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Aw thank you!! I’m excited to see what else I can pair with these boots for fall/winter! :)

      August 28, 2014 at 6:44 pm Reply
  • rubyangel711

    Very ‘home-on-the-range’ meets boho chic! Those boots are gorgeous!

    August 28, 2014 at 7:40 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Haha thanks!! Exactly what I was going for! ;)

      August 28, 2014 at 8:10 pm Reply
  • Erika ~ Erika's Style Diary

    Those boots look so fun! And how amazing is that top that you refashioned?! Great job girl, I wish I had your skills! :)

    August 28, 2014 at 9:39 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thanks, Erika! It was really super simple!! :)

      August 28, 2014 at 9:44 pm Reply
  • SweetCandyDreamer

    Fun outfit!!! Those boots looks comfy! x

    August 29, 2014 at 12:27 am Reply
  • Thrift Outfit

    Those boots are great & look so comfy:)

    August 29, 2014 at 5:10 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Yes, these boots are fanatic AND comfortable!! :)

      August 29, 2014 at 6:09 am Reply
  • marcyjb

    hey love, just letting you know I nominated you for the sisterhood of the world bloggers award! See my post now! xoxo

    August 29, 2014 at 3:03 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Oh wow, thank you, how exciting! I’m honored!! I’ll be sure to check it out! :)

      August 29, 2014 at 5:07 pm Reply

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