My worst fashion mistakes revealed! Can it get any worse on #DressedByTheKids Day?!?

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Hello fine folk! Regular readers of my blog will know that I have been hoodwinked into being an ambassador for Oxfam’s #DressedByTheKids Day on 29th April (missed it? recap here) with a promise that my daughter might actually know how to dress me on the day….

No seriously, it’s an honour. But as I try to convince myself…well, how bad can it be? I thought I would try and appease my concerns by looking back at some of my previous fashion mistakes to put my mind at ease in that however bad it gets, surely it can’t get as bad as….

Thinking I could get away with wearing a big santa beard and looking like a drag queen who let’s face it, has seen better days…


Looking like a chef who apparently had a fight with an ostrich…..


Thinking I could convince the whole world that in fact, yes! I am Lady Gaga….


Pretending that my alter ego had in fact, saved the day….


and finally, that mesh and a moustache accompanied by a whole lot of sweat was really a good move at the time….


Lordy lordy what was I thinking?

Blimey, and that’s only in the last decade. I’ll spare you the travesty of the fashion disaster that was the 90s….

***Please help me pray that I won’t look as bad as any of the above on Oxfam’s #DressedByTheKids Day on 29th April. Or just very kindly sponsor me here in the hope that I will. ***


  1. Great news on being made an ambassador!! Go you!! You are very brave to share fashion disasters with the world, but I think you still look lovely!!! I don’t think I started dressing properly until my mid twenties, I’ve had too many fashion disasters to even remember!! The 90s definitely had a lot to answer for, I agree! But on my last trip to the shops (I very rarely get there these days!!) I was shocked to see some of the absolute 90s travesties are making a comeback?! What’s that all about???!

  2. Nice tasche!
    Every day here is dressed by the kids day. At least that’s what I tell people because it often looks like I get dressed in the dark! Can’t wait to see what they put you in…

  3. Haha! This is so funny and so brave!! Looking forward to what the kids have in store on Dresses by the Kids day (shame Baby Lighty is too little for me to join in!! ;D). Thanks for hosting #coolmumclub 🙂

  4. I actually think you look hot in all those outfits! Can’t wait until NG and NC are old enough for me to get involved. (I’m sure they can, though …) Thanks for hosting #coolmumclub and your amazing MAD support 🙂 xxx

  5. Loving the pics…although I still can’t believe I now know what you look like! Maybe I should send you a cheeky selfie…although only a month and a bit till BritMums! Eeek!
    Thanks for being my #coolmumclub rock! x

  6. haha this is brilliant. I don’t even want to think about my worst outfits. I remember something about sweat bands and a mesh vest being ‘trendy’ when I was about 14… oh dear! #coolmumclub

  7. Haha love this, especially the santa beard/wig one! I’m sure your little lady will make you wear something..umm interesting (?) on the day xx #coolmumclub

  8. Loving the mesh and tash look!
    I think if my kids dressed me for the day they might actually make me look better than I normally do.
    Good luck with it and can’t wait to see the results!

  9. personally, I think you rock every damn one of those looks – cool all the way! How much fun for your daughter though – a great honour and cause – well done you #coolmumclub

  10. Ok, you look completely fine in all of those! Well, the Santa beard one is a bit special. But serviously, where are the major sartorial screw ups?! Good work for Oxfam x #coolmumclub

  11. Hahah this is hilarious, and well done you for sharing them! My fashion faux pas photos are staying well and truly hidden!! Thank god we committed our fashion mistakes in the days before camera phones!! #coolmumclub

  12. It takes real guts to share embarassing photos! I actually think you look great anyway, especially as a superhero. 🙂 My most embarassing fashion mistakes happened in high school – white eyeliner, anyone? Baggy skater jeans? Blue velvet platform shoes? #coolmumclub

  13. Hehe I love a good throw back to remind ourselves of some of our, ahem finer, moments. You do pull all those looks off very well though and good on you for sharing. Look forward to seeing your little ladies outfit choice xx #coolmumclub

  14. You just have to remember that even though you find them to look crazy now, at the time you were rockin it! And anyone who can laugh at themselves being silly is a good person indeed! Thanks so much for hostessing #coolmumclub

  15. Haha! Your pictures are brill! We all have them, you’ve just been brave enough to share of them lol – thanks god I blog anon haha! 😉 good luck! You’ll look just fab I’m sure!

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