Stripes and Floral print


Picking out a birthday dress for your 30th is hard. I think it also takes about 2-3 months time – as one of my best friends started texting me far in advance with ideas for her birthday outfit. After starting with the idea of a floral skirt, to then suggesting a horizontal stripe skirt, I came across a perfect mix – floral and stripes! A quick text to my darling MK, she knew this was her party dress!

Isn’t she adorable? We had dinner at El Chorro – a perfect place for a dinner (and a wedding – I’m a preferred photographer on their vendor list, kisses to them!). I had the lamb chops, yum!

el-chorro-lodge-dinnerI’m wearing Kokoon

I love florals and I sort of like stripes (it’s complicated, I over did it once and I threw out all my stripes so now I need to add them back). So if you love florals and stripes – I think the blend of the two make a great updated wardrobe look – if there’s one piece to update your wardrobe this spring (or early summer) I’m telling you it’s a floral and stripe piece!

Here are a few pieces you might enjoy!

Stripes and Floral Dresses

Let’s start with Meagan’s birthday dress from Anthropologie:

4130024092155_049_b1Verna Midi Dress, Anthropologie

image1xxlASOS Iska Dress (on sale!)

Eliza J Striped Shift Dress (on sale)

Stripes and Floral Print Swimsuits

If you love this look but want it in a swimsuit, here you go.

Jantzen Harbour Beauty Halter Swim dress

If you just want the tankini top – it’s a little cheaper and I think a red or hot pink bottom would be adorable:


Jantzen Harbour Beauty Twist Front Tankini Top

If you want more florals and less stripes –


Jones New York Poppy Floral Surplice Tankini Top

Floral and stripe bags


Aldo Feenstra Clutch floral-stripe-bagHenri Bendel West 57th Floral Stripe Carryall

Jessica McClintock Floral Stripe Envelope Clutch

Floral Stripe Shoes

511550_e1_xlSophia Webster, Lilico floral-appliqued striped leather sandals (pricey)

Kenneth Cole Reaction Espadrille

pAERO1-19812649enh-z5AERO Multicolor Stripe Flip-Flop (only $5!)

Chinese Laundry Optical

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive thrift shopper. You can typically find her in the garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next epic party. She continues to blog weekly.


  • Carissa

    I got a 15% percent off coupon to Anthro for my birthday month, if I don’t wind up using it, I will let you know so that you can! Don’t get your hopes too high though, because I may have my eye on something…not sure :)

    • Diana Elizabeth

      You need to use it and spoil yourself! Happy Birthday month!! ;)

  • Carissa

    This is a fun round up, I love the floral/stripes combination.
    I think your friend’s dress is my favorite item!

    • Diana Elizabeth

      I’m so glad you like it! I loved Meagan’s dress, I sort of wanted it myself but I decided to be good – I’m still looking for that perfect stripe and floral print accessory to add!


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