I survived! Yes that's right, I let my mother dress me for a week and we both survived!
I decided to do this because I'd seen it floating around Buzzfeed a few times, and I was interested to see how my mum would dress me compared to how I dress myself, if she would put things together that I wouldn't have thought of, or if she would dress me terribly etc! In order to give me a bit of control, I was also in charge of what she wore - you can see what she has to say at the bottom of this post!
Now I usually wear either jeans and a t shirt or clashing prints, there's a reason that I'm a beauty blogger and not a fashion blogger! Keep that in mind!
As soon as this outfit was picked I was bit disgruntled. Don't get me wrong, I love burgundy. I love this blazer, and I love this dress. But I do NOT love them together! I don't like matching colours together, and so this was a nightmare for me. It had worn off by this point, but she had chosen a burgundy lipstick for me that day too. Unimpressed. I am, however, completely un-surprised by this choice. I know how much she loves matching colours together and she has been itching for me to wear these two pieces together in I don't know how long! Solid 4/10, it was very comfortable, so that's a good thing!
This is definitely my favourite outfit of the week, that skirt is perhaps the most worn item in my wardrobe and I love it. Plus mum paired it with a black top and grey cardigan, no more matching colours, yay!
I love the scarf too, the colours in it are beautiful and as I've recently been able to shed my massively thick winter scarf, I've been wearing this more. 9/10 - well done!
Another day of jeans, huzzah! This time, black jeans! Again, another day of errand running, so I'm glad for the comfort of jeans. It's at this point that it occurs to me that I love burgundy, and next to black, it's the most frequent colour in my wardrobe. Therefore it makes sense for there to be at least one other outfit in the week to feature it! You can't go wrong with jeans and a comfy jumper top, and the outfits of the last two days are very similar to what I'd dress myself in on a normal day. 8/10
My mum HATES wearing skirts or dresses, so I only managed to put her in a skirt once in the week...I dreaded to think what would happen if I did more than one day! She also only seems to have black or dark patterned trousers, so if I was in charge of her wardrobe I would definitely get some brighter colours in there too! Now I did have less flexibility with her as she had work 5/6 days, so I was limited as to what I could put her in! Sunday however, I could dress her casually, so I made her wear this shirt which is gorgeous...and she never wears. She doesn't know why either. I love a checked shirt! So apart from the skirt and shirt, I generally picked outfits for her that she'd pick for herself (or so I thought). That being said she mentioned that she normally wears jumpers instead of a blouse/cardigan combo for the sake of ease, so I'm hoping this week reminded her of the some of the pretty tops she owns!
What do you think, would you let a parent choose your clothes for a week?
It also occurred to me that you cannot see her face at all during this post! So here's a photo of my mum and last summer!