I’m honoured to be an ambassador for Oxfam UK and equally excited to share my involvement in ‘Dressed by the Kids Day’.
I was asked to take part in this fundraising day a little early to encourage all my wonderful readers to follow suit (pun intended)!- and let their kids dress them for charity on the 29th of April -and help raise money for this vital cause.
Why not come join me- and celebrities such as Sarah Cox, Stephen Mangan, Jo Wiley and Amanda Holden to help raise money for those affected by poverty.
So what’s happening on April 29th?
‘Dressed by the Kids Day’ will see parents across the UK bravely allow their kids to ‘Gok Wan’ them for 24 whole hours as they go about their day at work, home and on the school run.
Just look how my mini fashionista Oliver dressed me?! I had the most fun as he pulled out pieces he thought would go well together! Erm!
3 year old Xander had more reserved taste and wanted me in jeans, a vest and a leather jacket which would have totally made for a boring post (soz Xander)- but Oliver went all out with a Jacques Vert lace frock I wore to the Cannes Film Festival last year, a Christmas jumper from Oasis, heavy beaded Zara necklace I never wear because it’s erm, so heavy, Vivienne Westwood heels (scented no less), a sun hat I picked up in Portugal last year-and weird zebra print bow headband my kids made me buy at a joke shop last week (clearly the joke shop is the new Harvey Nicks darrrhlings).
Oh, and perched on my arm is a red leather Jaeger bag I forgot I owned.
He also went to town with gold bracelets galore on my arms and a thick jet black ring!
Do you like?!
I can just see my Paris Haute Couture 2017 invites being retracted as I type 😉
I actually love it- and love the cause it’s for!
What’s more, I’ve decided this eccentric style is EXACTLY how I’m going to dress aged 90.
I’ve learnt that Christmas jumpers are not just for Christmas- and it’s silly to reserve summer hats purely for the beach when they act as the perfect foil to torrential rain in Leeds!
Doing a supermarket shop and hitting the park when the sun finally made an appearance, went pretty swimmingly in all honestly- and somewhat worryingly I didn’t receive the weird looks I’d anticipated. Maybe I look kind of cool!
Oliver was so proud of his muse(!) and kept telling me over and over how ‘hilarious’ I looked. I bet Cara doesn’t have to deal with this!
Seriously, it was so incredibly fun just going wild with my style and ‘Dressed by Kids’ day has definitely inspired me to be more creative and risk-taking when it comes to fashion…
So over to you guys, what you waiting for? Mums, Dads, Aunts, Uncles and Grandparents, get involved in this fundraising extravaganza for Oxfam and let your kids loose in your wardrobe raising cash for those who need it the most.
Sign up HERE!
Tweet me @honestmummy if you get involved so I can see your outfits!!
I’m off to take these heels off now-ouch!