Well, what fun I've had this week, my lovelies!
I've befriended two super ladies on Instagram, Matilda and Belinda, who run an account called My Style Journey. You can to find them by clicking the following link: https://www.instagram.com/my_stylejourney/.
They put out a challenge to have our partners dress us for five days, and to share the results on Insta.
Well, I managed to convince The Photographer that this was a good idea, and as the week chosen was the week leading up to my 70th burthday, it sounded like a good wheeze to participate.
So last Sunday afternoon found me introducing TP to the system I had going on in my wardrobe. He was rather surprised I had one.
Then I scribbled up my activities for the week and left him to come up with outfits suitable for the five days ahead.
The added bonus was that my blogger bestie Annemarie and her hubs were visiting on four of the five days and they were up for the challenge too!
So let's see what TP conjured up!
I had a fear of being dressed in a leather skirt and kinky boots all week. Men, eh?!
But that happened just once, when we went out for dinner with our visitors. Annemarie's hubs had dressed her in classy black and leoprint.
TP softened the edginess of my leather skirt with a soft black chunky jumper trimmed with pearls and sequins and I think this was his best look of the challenge.
Other looks were more casual and suited for the day's activities and weather, like a chunky jumper over a lumberjack shirt, grey jeans and knee boots.
We didn't share walking hear or outerwear on Insta - this is how that looked IRL !
He got this one pitched perfectly darn perfectly too.
I found myself picking up our guests from the airport wearing berry coated jeans and a cream cashmere mix v neck over a berry cami. The stilettoed berry knee boots were switched for safer flat furry black boots for driving though!
We went out for a pub meal with our visitors that evening and he'd laid out an easy switch of clothes for me. The cosy jumper was swapped out with a pretty print blouse and long berry cardi.
He was remarkably mindful of the weather and my day's activities.
On this day I had a whole myriad of errands including taking an aging and ailing Bertie to the vet, and his chosen outfit of black coated jeans with lumberjack and jumper was just the job.
This one has started its life in Sunday afternoon as black coated jeans, red and blue lumberjack and brown knee boots. Yeah, I had not been looking forward to Wednesday.
But by the time I came out of the shower on the day, he'd seen the error of his choices and rapid switches had been made. Phew, because it turned out that I really liked Wednesday after all!
And this cold day was filled with domestics like grocery shopping, cleaning ... and stopping for lots of coffee breaks!
For my birthday's day activities he chose a beige suede skirt. He'd laid out a soft orange twinset so i gave TP a quick intro to the challenges of legwear. I explained that my tights collection was limited to black, grey, berry and chocolate. No orange. Funny, that!
He got the message and switched to a grey cashmere polo neck and suede boots to go with the wool tights he'd swiftly
chosen. I added some jewellery and played around with my two birthday pressie shawls which just coincidentally were complimentary to that day's outfit, my "birthday suit" if you'd like to call it that!!!
So let's recap on how he did.
We had jeans, lumberjack shirts and cosy jumpers.
Leather and suede skirts and pretty tops.
And lots of boots.
Each day's outfit was without fashion faux pas, pitched for the activities ... and for me too, as he got my style just right.
He reacted to the weather, making switches when needed, like adding cosy jumpers to his chosen outfits.
I think he did brilliantly. Do you too?
And would you dare to leave your partner in charge of dressing you for a week? Or even for just one day?
Oh go on, try it - it's fun!
It's an opportunity to discover what your partner prefers you dressed in.
For TP, it seems that skirts must be leather, boots must be knee, and jeans must definitely be tight!
You find yourself discussing his choices, the whys and the why nots of an outfit.
And the thing I enjoyed most was how easy dressing was with one's own personal stylist - in fact I'm thinking of giving him the job permanently!
Get showered and return to bedroom to an outfit laid on the bed for me - there's a bit of the Downton Abbey about that, a bit lady's maid, a bit Lady Pout.
And with no choices to make, no outfit hassle, that is the big bonus to having my partner dress me!
A la perchoine,
Oh and I'll be posting on my fun few days with Annemarie of muttonstyle HERE very soon; meantime, checkout her hubs' outfits!