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
Michelle @ Rosy BluJuly 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.
(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!)
Making it LovelyJuly 3, 2012 at 12:59 pm
Haha! Yes, that’s the same one.
TieDye64July 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.
MaryJuly 3, 2012 at 12:54 pm
No link for the skirt!
Making it LovelyJuly 3, 2012 at 12:59 pm
I linked to it below the layout! You’re right that it wasn’t in the paragraph though — I added it.
(p.s. Here’s the link.)
Christina W.July 3, 2012 at 1:15 pm
I fell in love with this skirt! So on a whim I decided to do a search for Ann Taylor floral skirt on ebay just now, and found a couple. Unfortunately none are in my size, but if any of you ladies are size 10 or 2p, go for it.
Making it LovelyJuly 8, 2012 at 10:11 pm
Snap to it, size 10s and 2Ps!
mandieJuly 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? ;)
Making it LovelyJuly 8, 2012 at 10:10 pm
EvelynJuly 3, 2012 at 3:34 pm
Love love love. Especially the pink/orange pompom/flower pins.
Brave BeltworksJuly 3, 2012 at 7:54 pm
Such a great combo!
NatalieJuly 3, 2012 at 8:25 pm
I love stripes and florals together – very j.crew! :)
patriciaJuly 3, 2012 at 8:32 pm
What a pretty skirt!!! I love your Mother’s Day outfit! =)
nicole iJuly 3, 2012 at 9:49 pm
KarenJuly 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!
AmberJuly 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!
Julie EdwardsJuly 4, 2012 at 9:57 am
Such a happy mix of stripes and florals… love it!
Sofia - WinterStaysJuly 4, 2012 at 8:31 pm
Looks pretty, very chic. Love the polka dot scarf, it would look great with so many outfits.
Nicole BJuly 5, 2012 at 1:45 am
Love this outfit!! Fun and creative post…thanks for sharing!
chariJuly 5, 2012 at 4:49 pm
just wanted to tell you how beautiful and healthy you look!
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Loved this feature! Your style is the perfect mix of prim ladylike and indie cool. Very inspiring!
callie graysonJuly 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!
Rita - FashionPasJuly 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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