Tuesday, March 3, 2015

#ToddlerStylist

I let L.E. be my #ToddlerStylist for five days. I figure it's win-win: I don't have to stress about what to wear and she gets to earn stars for her chore chart.
As much as I would love this idea to have been 100% mine, it wasn't. Summer from The Girls With Glasses got to write about her experience on a much larger scale but that still doesn't mean the rest of us can't join in.

L.E. seems to get laziness from me because she didn't want to bother with clothes in my dresser. It was closet only. The results were pretty great! L.E. has paid attention to things I like to wear and she did an awesome job of putting things together, including shoes and jewelry.


Day 1: All three pieces are from CAbi but weren't made to go together. Surprisingly, this worked though it's very uncomfortable to wear non-fitted jeans tucked into boots. Also, tube top.


Day 2: CAbi again! This is a top that's meant to be worn post workout *snort*. She picked the navy sweater and said "black pants." 


Accessory close-up: The necklace Daddy got me and my Vinca USA unicorn ring.
My earrings are custom-made by my sister.


Day 3: This was as wacky as she got. Pattern-on-pattern is not something I would have tried alone. It didn't look too bad! Cardigan is from ModCloth. Tank is – you guessed it – CAbi.


Jewelry included more earrings by my sister and my ruby anniversary ring from Red Envelope.



Day 4: Giving the kid credit: she pays attention to my favorite pieces – CAbi again. But I wouldn't have paired it with pink shoes. One of her classmates told me it was the wrong season for high heels. I told her every season is ok for high heels!
I didn't get an accessories close-up but I'm wearing Stella & Dot earrings and a Kendra Scott necklace. #basicbitch


Day 5: She grabbed this blouse out of my closet and said, "This! Aunt Margie got you this!" Yes, it's my dear friend and sister-wife who is the only person allowed to buy me clothes. I've been unsure about this top – from JCrew – because I feel like it's not flattering. But my stylist proved my instincts wrong and yanked the black cardigan off the hanger and said, "You love this shirt so wear it too!" The kid gets me...


She did not dress me in this photo but she dressed herself and loved that I'm also wearing navy and white stripes. My dress is from StitchFix, which is my latest addiction. If you are lazy and hate the frustration that goes with shopping – fitting rooms, too-small dresses, yelling for the 20-year-old size 00 workers to come help you get out of the too-small dress, sweating, sobbing....StitchFix is for you.

Click here to get started.

All in all, it was a really fun experiment! I learned several things from letting my four-year-old be my #ToddlerStylist.
1. I take terrible mirror-selfies.
2. Nobody at work ever notices my clothes.
3. I only own jeans and leggings.
4. I love my red hair.
5. Red lipstick can pull a whole outfit together.

4 comments:

  1. This is so sweet! She did a great job.

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    1. She has a real knack for it! Until she gets bored...

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  2. Brave mama! Your kid has some good taste. And I agree with you about the red lipstick. So excited to work with you!

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    1. RIght?! No matter how bad I think I look, red lipstick makes me feel better.

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