Thursday, July 14, 2011
BDIB Challenge - the Maxi skirt!
Of course I've seen the other Bloggers Do It Better challenges in the past - but this one was my first opportunity to participate in one since starting my blog... so exciting!
Then I saw the challenge - The maxi skirt. OH DEAR, I thought. Okay, let me explain. I love maxi skirts and maxi dresses... this is one of my favorite trends for 2011. But I had NEVER found a maxi skirt or dress that looked even remotely decent on me. I tried and tried - it just wouldn't work. That was until I found this little pleated one at my favorite local thrift store. That's right - of all the places I'd searched and shopped hoping to find one that worked for me, I ended up thrifting this one! This could have something to do with the fact that I didn't think they were flattering on me at all. I would never commit to paying retail for one just to follow a trend, so I felt better about buying one at a thrift store. But honestly, I just liked this one the most. It's comfy, I love the pleats, and it's black... which makes this non-figure-flattering trend easier to cope with :)
PS - this skirt must have put me in a super-thrifty mood.. with the exception of my watch, not one piece of this outfit was over $20!!
Thrifted maxi, F21 top and sunnies, Soda sandals (TJ Maxx), Francesca's belt, Charming Charlie's bracelets and earrings, AT Loft necklace, Michael Kors watch