Today, I am going to share a secret with you. Shhh! Don't tell anyone! The other day, the lovely Lynoire over at Space Unicorn posted her last minute outfit on her blog. You should check her out here, she is just adorable!
I got inspired because she wrote: "It was one of those days when you have an entire outfit planned in your head, so you set your alarm 15 minutes later. But when you get out of bed, starting to dress up, you realize, that one of the key ingredients of your rocking ensemble is missing...So you start looking for it, you turn your entire apartment over and you still cannot find it, but when you finally realize how much time you've spent on searching, you're already late, so you desperately grab the first clothes you see"
You have no idea on what level I relate to this. Not only can I not find that key ingredient but the outfit I envisioned does not turn out so well. In fact, it can be disastrous.
I am not a morning person. If I had my way and could sleep during the day and be awake all night, I would do it but I can't! I know it sounds cliched and all but that is how I roll! I am nocturnal. I hate the mornings. It is worse now that I am a parent because my son is a morning person and he drives me up the wall. I am so grateful to have a patient, loving, understanding, caring husband who takes care of my son while I take forever to get out of bed and ready! He even brings me coffee in bed in the morning because I need that jolt of caffeine to get going.
That being said, between the interruptions from the kid (despite the fact my husband is there to handle it, he still comes to me for stuff) and trying to pry my sorry butt out of bed, it doesn't leave me with much time to get ready.
My secret is this: people think I look so well put together and wonder how I can pull it off everyday. In fact, my coworker told me recently "you always look so well put together. You have such great outfits. Here I am in jeans and a sweater and I look like a bum!" I smiled and thanked her for the compliment. If only she knew!
So dear readers, my secret is this and it is simple: when I buy clothes, I make sure I buy items that can easily be mix-matched with something else. I see a skirt I want, I picture it with shirts I already own. Depending on the item and how much I want it, I would buy other key pieces to go with it. I look for versatility. Granted, I don't wear corsets to work and I do have a "going out wardrobe" it is nice that I have my easy match go-to everyday clothing that goes with my personal style!
While people think I look great and well put together, my biggest secret is out: I really don't have my shit together, at all!
|simple makeup. Takes 5 minutes!|