Today I’m choo chooing around on public transport. I’m heading all around town, into work, downtown and back, so the train is the best option. With the awesome convenience of the train still accompanies the requirement of appearing professional for work. In order to be comfortable, safe and hygienic (I don’t like my skin on those sticky seats!), I’m wearing dark jeans. I usually wear jeans on Fridays, but today I need them so I can get around quickly.
However, with rushing about and sporting jeans, I can easily fall into “frazzled and overly casual” mode. To avoid this, I made use of some easy to throw on, wear and impress accessories for the day. With these cozy jeans, I am sporting a turquoise blazer, a throwback necklace made of gold & giant pearls, gold & giant pearl stud earrings and a flexible one inch heel shoe (Btw the jewelry was a 2 for $10 deal at Charlotte Rousse, so no big expense). Now, I’m outta the house ready to march through the urban jungle while still looking “meeting with the boss” worthy.
6 Accessories that Make a Busy Morning Less Busy and Simpler
Inspired by two princesses.
1. Chunky jewelry (or as I crudely call it, “old lady jewelry”). By owning a few giant pairs of stud earrings and a heavy, highly visible necklace, you can save a lot of time when you’re rushing but still need to look nice. Giant & very traditional gems with a less than up to par outfit immediately add power and sophistication. The best thing about it is that this stuff doesn’t have to be real; it just has to be coordinated, big & shiny.
2. Dark lipstick. I can’t count how many times I’ve had to forgo eye makeup and blush to save a few minutes in the morning. As a woman, it seems we are expected to enhance our face as part of the job, but this takes time! So, on days where I can’t spare that time, its CC cream and wine red lips. In a flash, your face looks spruced up and ready to win arguments.
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3. Sleek hair. If you have long hair (as I do, which can be a pain, especially early in the morning), then brush your hair back into a low bun. Use lots hairspray to keep the bun in place and keep the style sleek without flyaways. This is awesome for wet hair too, when you have no time to blow dry. If you have short hair, squeeze some gel into your hands, and comb your hair straight back with your fingers. This creates a very sophisticated timeless look.
4. BIG shades. Get your self a pair of throwback, giant, glam retro sunglasses. No matter how exhausted you look or feel, no matter how much you rushed, these types of sunglasses exude a sort of nonchalant superiority (basically snobbery). While this most likely isn’t your personality type (which colleagues know), an air of haughty, confident power befits a professional workplace. In other words, make up for your crazy morning, with this bold accessory.
5. Heels. Invest in a pair of moderately high heels with comfort over cost in mind. It may seem like an obvious suggestion, but today, heels are not as prominent in the work place as they once were. With all the lovely flats, power sandals and even light weight pretty sneakers, heels don’t always primarily come to mind. Though they may not be the best for walking, they are the best for when you want to impress. Heels exude bounce, power and womanliness immediately when in sight. A great pair of comfy heels boosts up your height and automatically connotes feminine willpower. (Note: make sure they’re not too high and are comfortable, otherwise it could backfire).
6. A beautiful blazer. My favorite blazer colors are white, khaki, turquoise and light coral. They make any ensemble (no matter how dreary) pop with a sense of style. Blaque Label White Blazer. Wear it with your favorite jeans or over a dress. (Click on pic for purchase info if you like, dahling)What’s your go-to look when you’re rushing to work?
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