I’m on Confessions of a Refashionista!

Hello, friends!  I am so excited to share that the lovely and fabulous Sheri is featuring me on her blog, Confessions of a Refashionista, today!  She has a brand new series called “Totally Smitten With” and I am honored to be in the spotlight today.

You can read the full article here!

Kristi-and-Sheri(PS. Sheri and I totally look alike!  Well, Sheri in her 20′s anyway… ;))

I hope you guys check it out, Sheri did an amazing job of making me sound good haha!  And while you’re at it, you should definitely peruse Sheri’s stylish, thrifty and informative blog!

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



Summer Rain – Thrift Style Thursday

Hello, friends!  Today’s Thrift Style Thursday theme is “Delightfully Dainty,” and I have to admit that I was pretty relieved, especially after last week’s “Gothically Gorgeous.”  As it turns out, however, I didn’t have nearly as easy a time as I thought I would have.  Turns out, I’m not so great at dainty.


Okay, I think I did a pretty good job, but I just couldn’t pass up these amazing studded shorts when I found them at the brand new Savers that just opened up by my house – yippee!!  Plus, I did find this super pretty, girly, lacy, dainty, hot pink top at my favorite local Goodwill.  And the sweater was a great deal from Ross, to boot!


Check out those awesome studs!  Not exactly dainty, but I figure the contrast between the delicate blouse and roughed up shorts is way more fun anyway.

The details: pink lace detail blouse – Very Wang Princess via Goodwill // studded, distressed denim shorts – Apt. 9 via Savers // striped cardigan sweater – Pink Rose via Ross // pink & gray leopard flats – Gap // matte gold heart stud earrings – H&M // gold clover bracelets & braided leather bracelet – handmade


You know the drill by now…. check out my thrifty blogging friends and their Delightfully Dainty outfits, and don’t forget to vote for next month’s themes here!

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 // That Cheap B****

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


Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough #MonthlyMani

Hello, friends!!!!!!  I can hardly contain my excitement to share the very first #MonthlyMani – a brand new series of themed nail art posts!


That’s right!  Now, every month – on the 3rd Wednesday of every month – you can see a brand new nail art post right here on my blog with plenty of links to other fabulous bloggers and their fantastic manicures.  Today’s theme just happens to be ice cream, seeing as how July is National Ice Cream Month and all!  ;)


Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough is probably my all-time favorite flavor of ice cream, especially Thrifty’s chocolate chip cookie dough straight from the Thrifty’s ice cream counter inside the drug store.  I have countless memories of getting Thrifty’s ice cream with family and friends on hot summer days and cool summer evenings.

My manicure includes a base of white polish with nude half moons on the tips of each nail, for the cookie dough, of course, and irregular polka dots to make up the chocolate chips.  Whaddya think??


What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream??  Don’t forget to check out my manicure-paintin’ pals for their ice cream inspired nail art:

Piniel from Pins-Place
Justine from The Two Cent Chick
Lanerbell from Just the Polish
Jacki and Leslie from Sistas from Cali


I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s tasty treat, and don’t forget to keep posted on the 3rd Wednesday of every month for more #MonthlyMani goodness!  As always, thanks for reading!  Love, Kristi :)


PS. Do you have a blog or a passion for nail art??  Join us and link up next month!  Just send me an email (alligatortoe@gmail.com) or leave a comment below!  Also, keep in touch on twitter to find out each month’s theme!