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Monday Mingle: Outfit Swap Challenge

Along with our partners, Momtrends and Glamamom, I would like to welcome you to another edition of Monday Mingle, our fun, fashion focused, link up!

I have a special treat for you today lovelies! My friend Stephanie from Deal Divas and I are participating in a style challenge and we decided to switch blogs to spice things up a bit. Our mission was to style the maxi skirt. So, without further adieu…here is Stephanie’s take on the maxi skirt!

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I was excited to tackle a maxi skirt because I knew it would be a challenge. I’m a microscopic five feet tall, and I knew anything too shroud-like would swallow me whole, especially if it had a busy pattern. While shopping, I kept two things in mind.

1. I wanted it to be solid, or at least dark so I could pair it with a monochromatic top and elongate my Bilbo Baggins frame.

2. Let’s be honest. This trend is not a brazen new discovery on par with stellar nucleosynthesis.This is a long skirt, folks, and we’ve seen her before. If Reality Bites taught us anything, it’s that the 90s vomited this skirt all over the fashion-wearing world. And if my vast bargain shopping experience taught me anything, it’s that the 90s are alive and well in the nation’s thrift stores.

I went to my favorite such shop, Second Image in Pinellas Park, Florida. It’s big and well-stocked with a good mix of the vintage, the new and the totally inexplicable. Sure enough, I found this black (black!!) gem in the racks for $3, instantly validating all my hopes, dreams and theories and giving my wallet a break. Great success!

I paired it with a black Charlotte Russe tank, a New York and Company denim jacket Michael Kors wrap platform sandals. I also added a string of beads I also snagged at Second Image for $3, and my big blue aviators, $2 from the Dillard’s clearance bin. Hey, we aren’t called Deal Divas for nothing!

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What do you think? Did I fend off the general Hobbitry or should I stick to short skirts?

Thanks to the BonBon Rose Girls for swapping outfits with us! Be sure to check out Kristin’s maxi skirt look over at Deal Divas. And we’d love to have you back again! We update every day with sales, outfit wisdom, beauty test drives and general celebrity Haterade. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter and read our columns in the St. Petersburg Times and tbt*. Here’s to a good deal!

Isn’t she adorable? So, what fabulous style/fashion related posts do y’all want to share? Link them up below!

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