Styling My Mum For Christmas With Marks & Spencers


So, as I mentioned before, this post is a little bit different to usual as it doesn’t actually feature me in it. It features my lovely mum! I was challenged by Marks & Spencers to style an outfit for mum for her Christmas party and this is what we both came up with. I had a lot of fun doing this and I think it’s nice being able to include my mum in a blog post. Usually I keep everything on this blog to do with me, to keep things a little more private, but I think this was a great opportunity to make my mum feel a bit glamorous for the day! I hope you all like it!

We chose this black and white printed rose maxi dress as the shape of it was really pretty, as well as the monochrome vibe it had to it. It’s definitely a stand out dress, but in a more subtle way as it has no colour. Speaking of colour, I wanted to liven things up and inject a bit of brightness into the outfit, so I chose a red pashmina scarf to go around her shoulders. This helps to keep the chill off as well as make it vibrant. Since this is a Christmas party, she didn’t need a big bag, so I chose a burgundy purse to go with it, just to keep the essentials close by! Finally, we both decided that a bracelet was needed, so I chose this pewter and pearl white beaded bracelet. The rest of the accessories like the shoes, necklace, rings and other bracelets belong to my mum though. We had a £70 budget and with the pieces we chose, we had reached the limit. When we shot these photos though the weather wasn’t very nice at all, the wind was blowing and it had just started to rain, which is why they aren’t as great as they could be, but I think my mum looks really nice in this outfit. What do you think?



Written by Lorna Burford



  1. December 20, 2013 / 12:53 pm

    your mom looks great

    • December 20, 2013 / 12:55 pm

      Thanks! I think she does too!

    • December 20, 2013 / 1:28 pm

      I agree 🙂

  2. itsshivi
    December 20, 2013 / 1:20 pm

    She looks amazing! loved the dress too 🙂

    • December 20, 2013 / 1:28 pm

      Thanks 🙂

  3. December 20, 2013 / 1:29 pm

    I like you make posts like this! Your mothers outfit looks very pretty. Nice pictures too!

    • December 20, 2013 / 2:59 pm

      Thank you Ginny!

    • December 20, 2013 / 10:38 pm

      Glad you like it!

  4. December 20, 2013 / 11:38 pm

    Your mum looks so pretty!!!! I love the dress, but wasn’t she cold while taking the pictures outdoors? You look a lot like her, even in the kinda shy vibe she gives off =D


    • December 21, 2013 / 1:03 am

      It was cold yeah, and wet lol! But photos inside are just no good. My house lighting isn’t very bright lol.

    • December 21, 2013 / 7:59 pm

      Glad you think so 🙂

  5. Jen
    December 21, 2013 / 3:06 pm

    Great post, Lorna! I love the outfit you guys came up with!

    • December 21, 2013 / 7:59 pm

      Thanks Jen!

    • December 21, 2013 / 8:00 pm

      Thank you! That’s kind!

  6. daniella
    December 22, 2013 / 2:54 am

    great post! so sweet, she looks great! would you like to follow eachother?

    • December 22, 2013 / 11:34 am

      Thanks! Yeah, we can if you want to!

    • December 22, 2013 / 11:34 am

      Thank you Nicole 🙂

  7. LoveT.
    December 22, 2013 / 3:42 pm

    What a elegant Dress! Amazing Outfit ,looks wonderful!


    • December 22, 2013 / 5:38 pm

      Glad you like it!

  8. Lala212
    December 22, 2013 / 4:09 pm

    That is so sweet! And you look so much like your mom!

    • December 22, 2013 / 5:38 pm

      Thank you! I didn’t think we did, ha ha!

  9. Adam
    January 5, 2014 / 8:26 pm

    Looking very good in those photos!!

    • January 5, 2014 / 8:57 pm

      Glad you think so!

  10. Kory
    January 18, 2014 / 11:45 pm

    wt i could say about ur mom
    she’s so sexy
    but i have to say it
    its all back to you Lou

    ur perfect fan

    • January 19, 2014 / 12:27 am

      Lol, thank you Kory!

      • Kory
        January 20, 2014 / 12:37 am


  11. Tara O
    January 22, 2014 / 10:44 am

    Awww, she looks so beautiful Lorna! I love the dress you picked and the pops of colour. <3

    • January 22, 2014 / 2:08 pm

      She does look great doesn’t she 😀 Thanks Tara, I will tell her 🙂

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