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!)

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  • 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.

    (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!)

  • 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.

  • Mary
    July 3, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    No link for the skirt!

    • Making it Lovely
      July 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.)

  • 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? ;)

  • Evelyn
    July 3, 2012 at 3:34 pm

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

  • Brave Beltworks
    July 3, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Such a great combo!

  • Natalie
    July 3, 2012 at 8:25 pm

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

  • patricia
    July 3, 2012 at 8:32 pm

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

  • nicole i
    July 3, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    great outfit.

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • Julie Edwards
    July 4, 2012 at 9:57 am

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

  • 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.

  • Nicole B
    July 5, 2012 at 1:45 am

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

  • chari
    July 5, 2012 at 4:49 pm

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

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    July 6, 2012 at 11:24 am

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

  • 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!

  • 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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