For the last week Carolyn has been hosting a lovely challenge called #theirchoice17, where a friend or family member gets to pick our outfits every day. When she announced it, I read out her post to Mark and he immediately said we should do it. Whaaat? Are you sure?? I admit to some trepidation regarding the thought of him checking out my wardrobes as I could imagine the comments regarding volume, etc. I solved this by only giving him access to the two that are in proximity to the bedroom.
Most of these photos have already been posted on Instagram, so if you follow me there, look away now.
I’ve already talked about this choice in my previous post.
Day 2: Saturday
The night before I would give Mark my movements for the following day so he had an idea of what sort of clothes I might like to wear. Most days I might do something in the morning followed by another activity (usually sewing) in the afternoon. However, we went to our holiday place in the bush for the weekend, so Mark’s brief was comfortable clothes suitable for dyeing and clearing the firebreaks. Pretty easy.
I love this man’s shirt turned smock for all my messy activities. I must say that dyeing over an open fire is a really lovely way to go.
As to the firebreaks – well, I did a bit of raking but mostly I bird watched. Spring really is here when the blue wrens have turned blue. They were hopping about everywhere. Can you spot one?
Day 3: Sunday
Minor problem in the form of lots of bottoms but not enough tops! Luckily I have a stash of clothes that I keep at the block and Mark was able to find this Charity Shop Chic White Russian top made from luxurious silk velour. He teamed it with my grey Hudsons.
Day 4: Monday
I had coffee in the morning and then sewed in the afternoon, so Mark put me in my reversible Tessuti Sydney jacket with a red merino self-drafted top and ponte trousers.
For sewing he just exchanged the coat for a Sewhouse Seven Toaster sweater
Day 5: Tuesday
Tuesday mornings mean yoga, so I had the full outfit for that activity
Followed by sewing and a long walk in the afternoon – so he had got out my jeans and another Toaster sweater. I put them on, photographed them and was then too hot.
so, then came another outfit, where he substituted this linen shirt for the toaster. I was exhausted from all the changes, never mind the pile of clothes accumulating on the bed!!
Day 6: Wednesday
Another big day! Coffee with a friend, walk to the pool, swim, walk home and then visit my mother. Followed by sewing of course – hehe!
For the walk to the pool I was put in an old t-shirt of Tom’s (from when he was about 13) which I retrieved and dyed and which I don’t think I’ve blogged. He teamed it with my grey Hudsons – he clearly likes them!
Day 7: Thursday
Well, this was an important day because I was catching up with Carolyn and Megan and a discussion was had along the lines of whatever he put me in had to be vaguely stylish and well made. We had a fossick in the wardrobe and he found this dress from a 1937 Lutterloh pattern which he claims that he’s never seen before. Oh, I may have only worn it once!
We then went for a long walk and somehow finished up at Knitwit, where a photo was taken. I am wearing the grey Hudsons (again!) and a self drafted top which I dyed.
So that was a week of Mark choosing my clothes. I have to say that we had a lot of fun, a lot of laughs and a few robust discussions about the weather! By the end of it we were both a bit exhausted and are really glad that it only went for a week. Having said that, I really hope that Carolyn does it again next year because we will definitely be participating – thank you so much Carolyn, it was a lovely initiative!