Bloggers Do It Better #5

The Challenge

I’ll admit that assignment #5 for Bloggers Do It Better didn’t come easily to me. The truth is, we’ve kind of “maxed out” (pardon the pun) Spring 2011’s trends, and I hate to start moving backwards in the seasons. Since we are kind of in-between right now (and I’m pretty sure you don’t want to have a bathing suit “resort-wear” edition), I turned to a perennial trend that is suitable for those of us in tropical heat as well as those still experiencing cooler temps. Enter: the maxi skirt.

Bloggers Do It Better Maxi Skirt Assignment

Ruffles or pleats, tiers or slits, this challenge is pretty open. The only requirement is that it be a maxi skirt (not a dress), for uniformity. That’s it! Any color, any style, dress it up or dress it down. Be yourself, and have fun with it! I’m already thinking about which of my maxi’s to pull out of my closet (this one or this one)…

How to Participate

Please see the official BDIB page for rules (including the required sidebar badge).


Please have your posts up and ready to link to the official challenge link-up post, which will go live for linking on Friday, July 15, 2011 at midnight CDT.

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    • 07.10.2011 / 11:21 am

      Great, Tanvi! Can't wait to see the look you put together. πŸ™‚

  1. 07.08.2011 / 3:58 pm

    Cool. I'm down with the get down.

  2. 07.08.2011 / 4:13 pm

    Oh,that's great.Searching my maxi for making some shoots with it!
    xx Tanja

  3. 07.08.2011 / 4:14 pm

    i do have a post with a maxi dress..but i don't even own a maxi skirt..not one for long skirts as they dwarf me if i dont wear high heels along with it..:(

    • 07.10.2011 / 11:22 am

      Oh no! I'm short too, debi, but I love wearing maxi skirts! I just wear mine with super high heels (like my platform Sam Edelman booties). I'm certain you could make it work, if you owned one.

      • 07.10.2011 / 6:11 pm

        i sure will keep that in mind the next time i go shopping..i can't be left out like this on BDIB challenges..i was so excited last time.

        • 07.10.2011 / 6:13 pm

          The only thing I can think of is you can try and wear the maxi dress as a skirt. Anyway, better luck next time!

          • 07.10.2011 / 6:20 pm

            i can do that?then i will give this look a shot.

  4. 07.08.2011 / 4:18 pm

    Yay, have been waiting for the next BDIB. So glad it's maxi skirts!

  5. 07.08.2011 / 4:21 pm

    Great..I'm in for this one! I have a maxi skirt I just thrifted & been dying to wear it!

    • 07.10.2011 / 11:22 am

      Yay! glad to hear it, michelle!

  6. 07.08.2011 / 4:41 pm

    I'm excited, , my first BDB challenge! I just ordered a maxi skirt a week ago. Let's just hope it will be here on time…

  7. 07.08.2011 / 4:42 pm

    I’m excited, , my first BDB challenge! I just ordered a maxi skirt a week ago. Let’s just hope it will be here on time…

  8. 07.08.2011 / 5:00 pm

    I've been waiting for the next challenge!! So excited! :o)

  9. 07.08.2011 / 5:46 pm

    fantastic I adore maxi skirts!

  10. 07.08.2011 / 5:52 pm

    I'm hyped! I had a lot of fun with the last challenge πŸ™‚

    robyn of

    • 07.10.2011 / 11:23 am

      I'm glad you had fun with the last challenge, looking forward to seeing what you put together for the maxi challenge!

  11. 07.08.2011 / 7:56 pm

    Yay!! This is a look that I've been all over this season. Should be easy and fun to put together another maxi look! – Katy

    • 07.08.2011 / 9:48 pm

      Glad to hear it Katy, can't wait to see what you put together!

  12. 07.09.2011 / 12:08 am

    Looking forward to the challenge!

  13. 07.09.2011 / 12:25 am

    Welp, looks like I'm going to have to break down and buy me a maxi skirt! Been looking for one for a while now, so there is no excuse anymore!

  14. 07.09.2011 / 6:49 am

    Bloggers Do It Better #5 The Challenge I ’ll admit that assignment #5 for Bloggers Do It Better didn ’t come eas …

  15. 07.09.2011 / 9:50 am

    Okay I am ready. I missed the last one taking care of my mom, but I am going to do my pics today so I have it!!!

  16. 07.09.2011 / 7:11 pm

    I was just eyeballing some maxi skirts at the mall today… now you're giving me a reason to go back and buy one. πŸ˜‰ Looking forward to this challenge.

      • 07.10.2011 / 3:31 pm

        I got a maxi skirt! I'm so ready for this challenge now. Bring it on. πŸ˜‰

  17. 07.09.2011 / 7:52 pm

    Bloggers Do It Better #5 The Challenge I ’ll admit that assignment #5 for Bloggers Do It Better didn ’t come eas …

  18. 07.09.2011 / 8:15 pm

    Can't wait! I've been meaning to post about my new striped maxi anyway – this is the perfect motivation!

  19. 07.11.2011 / 9:45 am

    Glad I didn't get rid of that thrifted maxi I found πŸ˜€

  20. 07.11.2011 / 9:46 am

    Glad I didn't get rid of that thrifted maxi I found!

  21. 07.11.2011 / 8:06 pm

    Interesting challenge! I happened upon your comments on the IFB ("The Reality of Blogging") and thought they were spot on! Thanks for sharing.

  22. 07.11.2011 / 10:35 pm

    No lie–just bought two maxi skirts this past weekend. Good thing I did because they're my first maxi skirts (and I only have one maxi dress, and that's not allowed anyway)!

  23. 07.12.2011 / 12:57 am

    Looking forward to this one – so much better than the swimsuit challenge you threatened us with πŸ™‚ I have a few maxi skirts, so I'll have to decide…

  24. 07.12.2011 / 3:31 am

    I so thinking of doing this πŸ™‚ I loved this "bloggers do it better" idea of yours from the start and finally now this is the perfect opportunity for me to take part as well πŸ™‚

  25. 07.12.2011 / 6:11 am

    i got the email and i can definitely do this challenge! my only question is..i usually do a week or so worth of outfit posts, do i need a separate post to add to the linkup or can i just select a single pic to show?

  26. 07.12.2011 / 9:27 am

    I am so excited, i've got my post already to go! This is my first BDB challenge and I love the idea!

    • 07.12.2011 / 5:56 pm

      The link up post for the challenge isn't going to be posted until friday at midnight. See the above post for details!

  27. 07.12.2011 / 10:20 pm

    Sigh… no maxi skirt in my closet… πŸ™ can't wait to see what others come up with though πŸ™‚

  28. 07.12.2011 / 11:12 pm

    I love maxi too πŸ™‚

  29. 07.13.2011 / 6:24 pm

    I'm really exciting about this one! I have this maxi skirt that I've wanted to wear for ages but couldn't quite figure out how I wanted to style it, so this challenge has pushed me to finally do that! πŸ™‚

  30. 07.14.2011 / 2:25 am

    Excited to see what everyone is showcasing this Friday RT@prttyshnysprkly: In case you missed it..#BloggersDoItBetter 5!

  31. Jarette
    07.14.2011 / 2:42 am

    Excited to see what everyone is showcasing this Friday RT@prttyshnysprkly: In case you missed it..#BloggersDoItBetter 5!

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  33. 07.14.2011 / 7:15 pm

    I always love these BDIB challenges. Such a clever idea! Can't wait to see everyone's. -xo

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  36. 07.28.2011 / 3:22 pm

    hi Kristina- so excited- just joined BDIB— I have a great maxi dress story – actually it's 1 dress 2 ways- is it too late to post for this assignment??
    I already added the widget to my blog-

    (and for the next assign) — do we just add our link of the outfit from our blog onto the page?



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