Posts Tagged: morning

Reader Request: Morning Readiness

morning outfits

Reader Kantz dropped this one into the suggestion box:

I was wondering if you could talk about the getting ready in the morning routine. This year I have the resolution to always look my best every day but so far I have found that it takes time!!! Any ideas on how to achieve this?

When I worked in an office, I allowed a fairly small window of time for morning prep, mostly because I aimed to arrive at my office by 7:30 a.m. Back then, HM and I both rose at 5:50 a.m. and since he showered first, I ended up with approximately 45 minutes in which to shower, dress, and primp. Here’s how I crammed all of that into a relatively small amount of time. read more

Originally posted 2011-08-18 06:41:15.

This Week I Love …

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… this over-the-closet-door … gizmo. Or perhaps this is more of a thingamajig?

Regardless, Husband Mike brought mine home from the dollar store several months ago and I thew it over my closet door without really thinking about it. OK, truthfully, I did think about it. I thought, “What on earth am I gonna use THAT for.” And now, I consider it to be the best present HM has ever purchased for me. At the dollar store. (Important qualifier, there.)

Because, as it turns out, this gadget is the perfect partner for my new and improved outfit list. For a person who works from home, I have a ridiculous number of not-at-home meetings and commitments. And I’m a slow starter. Which means that when my colleague texts me at 8:30 a.m. asking if we can meet at 9:30 a.m. over in St. Paul, I must leap into the shower in a panic. I do this often, friends. You’d think I’d learn, but no. No, I guess I must get a charge out of being almost-late to everything, because the slow starting continues apace. And this means that there are many days on which I don’t have a lot of time to monkey around with fine-tuning my outfits. So I’ve taken to consulting my outfit list, trying on the listed outfits, making adjustments, adding jewelry and accessories, and hanging entire completed outfits on my over-the-closet-door wingding. So when I leap OUT of the shower, I can get dressed in a jiff. read more