Friday, July 15, 2011

Bloggers Do It Better: Maxi

It is the time for another Bloggers Do It Better challenge from Pretty Shiny Sparkly.  Challenge number five is the Maxi!  I love a good maxi dress and have added more to my closet this summer, but I don't own a Maxi skirt which was the one requirement of the challenge.  A maxi skirt can have ruffles or pleats, tiers or slits.  I decided I needed a maxi skirt in my life so I headed to Forever 21 for a cheap maxi skirt to fit the challenge and to fit into my wardrobe.  Unfortunately, I hated every maxi skirt I tried on.  The skirts made my hips look wide and I just wasn't feeling them.  Then I stumbled upon the Vibrant Maxi Dress.  I loved the print and the dress.  I knew I had to have it but wanted to make it work for the Bloggers Do It Better challenge.  So What did I do?  I made the dress into a skirt and paired it with a black tank for the summer.  I think I actually like the dress better as a skirt!

Vibrant Maxi Dress - Forever 21
Mossimo Women's Micro Rib Tank - Black - Target  
Interlinked Pressed Detail Bangles - Forever 21
Cocktail Ring - C/O Anika Burke
Black Sandals - Cole Haan (no longer available online) - Similar Item

What do you think of my maxi skirt look?  Check out the other bloggers here!


Kimberly said...

I love that print - so pretty! Good job!!

Fashion By Alicia said...

Thanks Kimberly! I was happy that I "made it work" b/c I really wanted to be part of the challenge.

fshnonmymind said...

We totally did the same thing!! I have no maxi skirts in my closet, just dresses and I didn't want to spend the money on one, so I made one of my dresses into a "skirt".

I love the pattern on your dress, I can see why you liked it so much.

Katy Rose said...

I love how so many of us took a maxi dresses and turned it into a skirt. This challenge certainly helped us realize the things we already own can be tweaked to create something new. yay! - Katy

Meagan said...

The print on that skirt is gorgeous!

Fashion By Alicia said...

Katy - I know. It is nice to see that a dress can be changed to a skirt!

Meagan - I think I might not have done the challenge if I hadn't saw this print!

Jenni @ Engineered Style said...

Love the print on you! And I'm with you on the maxi-dress-turned-skirt. It's such a versatile option!

Fashion By Alicia said...

Thanks Jenni!

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