My Daughter Dresses Me

One of the benefits of having a teenage daughter is that she shares her wonderful fashion sense with her dowdy old mom.

Before I had a child, I stayed in touch with what was in style. I possessed the ability to mix and match. But once 1991 came around and daughter popped on the scene, like many new moms I concentrated more on dressing my child than myself. I soon sunk into the habit of old T's and jeans, bulky sweatshirts and shoes that were on the verge of disintegration.

Now that I have my own version of Stacy from "What Not To Wear" at home, I don't embarass her or myself quite as much (at least by the way I look).

But it wasn't always that way.

Back 1997 when she was about six, she wanted to help me pick out a new winter coat. Searching amongst all the outwerwear racks at Sears, she soon found one that fit my criteria: it was long enough to cover my butt, had a hood and large pockets. However the color wouldn't have been my first choice.

But she was insistent that THIS was the one that looked the best on me. So I gave in and purchased it.

It wasn't until I got home that I realized just WHY my six year old daughter liked that purple and green coat so much....

Barney the Dinosaur

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Stacey said...

You gotta love the teen and pre-teen set for their fashion help.

If it was up to my 4 year old daughter I'd be dressed like I was going to a prom or a formal each day.

Janet said...

Maureen, I can totally relate. DD has threated numerous times to send in my name to What Not to Wear. She approves things for me to wear in public. Most things in my closet I'm not allowed to wear. She even tells me I can't take my purse into certain facilities, like gas stations. (huh?) Sadly, I'm told I used to have some fashion sense, but I barely remember those days... JP

Anonymous said...

OMG! That was too funny! I remember my daughter being in LOVE with Barney! She was born in 90.

Lynn said...

Well... at least your fashion consultant is your dd... mine seems to be dh! He really isn't half bad, but perfers me to wear all black (like he does) all the time. ugh. A girl has to have some color now and then I say.
BTW- I wish someone would write to What Not To Wear for me. This way I can get a new wardrobe and I know it will look good on my bulging body.

Anonymous said...

That's so cute! Such a wonderful memory for sure!

Nell said...

I'm sure there are worse things to look like than Barney. I can't think of any right now, but I'm sure they exist.

My girls don't care what I wear yet. Although, Matilda would love it if I wore a bikini and high heeled shoes every day, but that just ain't happening.

Stephanie said...

Thank you for the laugh! I needed it!

Marlee said...

Funny...and lucky u, u have ur own stylist!

I shop fpr my mom as well...though more of shoes :-D

Jill said...

:-0 :-0 :-0

My goddaughter used to be my fashion consultant. Now I rely on my 12 year old. :-)

Maureen said...

Hah! Sounds like I'm not the only one, then... but I'll bet you all would have caught on to the fact that the coat had a striking resemblance to a certain fluffy dinosaur on TV! Geesh. To be honest though, I wore that coat for years.... until daughter was old enough to give me the disgusting "are you crazy?" look when I tried yet another winter in it...

Canadian flake said...

omgggggggggg wayyyyyyyyyyyy too funny...that entirely sounds like something my daughter would have done too...Barney ruled in this house when they were

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