Style: Stripes and Florals

Stripes and Florals and Polka Dots, Oh My!I’ve been getting a lot of wear out of an old floral skirt I’ve had for years. I would have told you it was about five years old, but a woman spotted me wearing it and exclaimed “I have the same skirt! Ann Taylor, 2004!” So there you go. She said it with conviction, and I’m inclined to believe her.

I pair it with stripes a lot lately — a look that I’ll admit I shamelessly based on a J.Crew window display. That’s probably a lame thing to admit (aren’t bloggers supposed to perpetuate the idea that we pluck our ideas out of the ether?), but a good idea is a good idea no matter the origin. Plus I crazy it up a little by adding polka dots. Or big flowery poof things. And plastic-framed glasses, because I am a typical blogger after all.

Below is a pretty fantastic substitute for my floral skirt. I even picked one up for myself because it’s on sale, and I figured I could use another flowery option to get me through the next eight years.

* photo of me and Jordan by Maia McDonald; all others from my Instagram feed

Style: Stripes and Florals (and a Few Polka Dots Too!)

26 Responses to “Style: Stripes and Florals”

  1. Michelle @ Rosy Blu July 3, 2012 at 12:47 pm #

    This post made me laugh, because I’m beginning to think we have VERY similar taste! Last week, I posted that I had a Star Glow plate like yours on sale on my Etsy shop…and now this. I found this same skirt (exact same one, right?) at a thrift shop and picked it up because I loved the colors and pattern so much–but it didn’t fit me, so I made a pillow slipcover to sell on my Etsy shop.

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/97727297/20-throw-pillow-slipcover-red-orange

    (I swear, I’ll stop posting my Etsy links in your comments now…but I thought you might get a kick out of this one, too!)

  2. TieDye64 July 3, 2012 at 12:49 pm #

    Love this! You two look absolutely adorable and chic. It’s so cool to see someone rock their very own personal style.

  3. Mary July 3, 2012 at 12:54 pm #

    No link for the skirt!

  4. mandie July 3, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

    SO fun! I’m trying to figure out a pattern to mix with an ikat skirt I made last month. Any ideas, oh master mixer? ;)

  5. Evelyn July 3, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

    Love love love. Especially the pink/orange pompom/flower pins.

  6. Brave Beltworks July 3, 2012 at 7:54 pm #

    Such a great combo!

  7. Natalie July 3, 2012 at 8:25 pm #

    I love stripes and florals together – very j.crew! :)

  8. patricia July 3, 2012 at 8:32 pm #

    What a pretty skirt!!! I love your Mother’s Day outfit! =)

  9. nicole i July 3, 2012 at 9:49 pm #

    great outfit.

  10. Karen July 3, 2012 at 11:20 pm #

    I really love your blog. I appreciate your style and the way you share – unassuming and authentic. I really appreciate it. I wish i could pull off that outfit you’re wearing on mother’s day. Cute!

  11. Amber July 3, 2012 at 11:46 pm #

    Beautiful! I love the combination! I have a ton of stripes, so now I guess I just need to pick up a floral skirt. Seriously killer outfit!

  12. Julie Edwards July 4, 2012 at 9:57 am #

    Such a happy mix of stripes and florals… love it!

  13. Sofia - WinterStays July 4, 2012 at 8:31 pm #

    Looks pretty, very chic. Love the polka dot scarf, it would look great with so many outfits.

  14. Nicole B July 5, 2012 at 1:45 am #

    Love this outfit!! Fun and creative post…thanks for sharing!

  15. chari July 5, 2012 at 4:49 pm #

    just wanted to tell you how beautiful and healthy you look!

  16. Maureen July 6, 2012 at 11:24 am #

    Loved this feature! Your style is the perfect mix of prim ladylike and indie cool. Very inspiring!

  17. callie grayson July 8, 2012 at 10:20 am #

    Adore florals and stripes together, and now with the polka dots add! Love!
    Thanks for finding the skirt, I am looking for summer skirts for work and this one is perfect!
    and that shopper bag! eepp, must have!
    xx
    callie

  18. Rita - FashionPas July 8, 2012 at 9:39 pm #

    Oh, as long you name your source it’s all good ;) This is really lovely.

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