Well now Daisy is starting her life as a sixth former she is no longer required to wear a school uniform, or is she? Had she enrolled at the boy's grammar she would be required to wear a jacket with smart clothes. The girls grammar is less draconian and allows 'smart dress' with a relaxed dressed down Friday. So I faced the dreaded shopping frenzy that was required to attire my daughter, giving her enough scope to look smart but yet have enough variety to enable her to look unique each and every day. That would be the Holy Grail then.
I did ask weather she would consider wearing her uniform for another 2 years, after all, that would be unique, sadly the idea was dismissed. So off we went to shop, oh lucky, lucky me. After half an hour in Next we realised that maybe H&M would give us more choice, an hour and a half later with NO air conditioning we left with 5 outfits, and nearly £150 poorer. Ouch.
Kitty, fired up by years of watching What Not to Wear and 10 Years Younger set herself the challenge of dressing Daisy, in what, let's face it, is another uniform, all be it less rigid in colour. The outfit Daisy put together was more appropriate for a school prom, so I introduced the idea of wearing one weird and wonderful piece together with something more sober, such as a plain cardie. Daisy likes to mix up a LOT of patterns and prints with beads and bangles so we have tamed her a little bit and if she plans the night before she should be good to go. If she wings it in the morning she will be lucky to make it to school by lunch time, trust me I know the pain.
One item of clothing that remains very elusive for Daisy are trousers, she is 5'3 and very curvy, the papers are full of various styles non of which really work except skinny jeans which are not smart enough. Why is it so hard to find a well fitting pair of trousers?