When mom blogger Summer Bellessa let her 3-year-old son pick out her clothes for one week, she was not expecting her creative parade of outfits to go viral. "I'm glad so many people could get behind an article about having fun being a mom," she told The Huffington Post.
Bellessa was pleasantly surprised to find that people hardly gave her a second glance during the week her toddler dressed her. "No one noticed that I was wearing two different shoes for two of the days, not even my husband," she said.
"That got me thinking about how much pressure we put on ourselves to look a certain way," the mom added. "But at the end of the day, they're just clothes."
Her experiment prompted other moms to let their own little ones put together outfits for them. Using the hashtag #toddlerstylist, Bellessa started a social media campaign that she hopes will help mothers connect with their toddlers in a new way.
"Motherhood can be stressful, and hard work," she said. "But when you weave in memorable moments of fun and silliness it's good for everyone."