I was able to make a list last Sunday of what I wanted to wear each day, and follow it.
- all clothes were washed and ironed, hung by item and color
- only the clothes I wear are in the closet and visible
- accessories were right there: scarves in a basket, folded neatly, and necklaces hanging on hooks inside closet
- shoes are neatly lined up by the front door, where they come off when I enter the house
- sunglasses are tucked in purse, also by door, with reading glasses inside carrying case in purse
- concealer under eyes
- either cream moisturizer and liquid foundation or tinted moisturizer (lighter feeling)
- pale champagne eye shadow (brightens tired eyes) with brown or blue liner
- bronzer on cheeks, nose, chin
- translucent poweder swept over all
- matte lipstick (color) or gloss (neutral)
- black mascara
I have always make weekly lists of daily wearing choices, but now that I have cleaned everything up, I can find what I want, rotate beyond "regular" choices, and get out, dressed well, more quickly. This week, I am adding the possiblity of changing my purse during the week (thanks to purse organizer!) and adding a couple new pairs of shoes to my rotation as well.
And I stayed cool during the week, outdoors, inside the car, and inside the classroom! More important I felt good as a leader in my division, a teacher with new students, and someone with precious little time this week to fuss about my look.
I have also finally started looking at fall/winter weight clothes (hard to do when it is 107 outside!) and foresee a trip to Talbots in my future. Their merino wool separates look like they would fit my short, curvy shape--not looking like ultra skinny models, of course. But I am looking for a coat-dress ensemble for this year's conferences.
|I like this long, shaped cardigan-coat|
|Tho sleeveless, this dress appeals|
|I like this better, but only possible in black|
|I like this skirt shape for me|
|Again sleeveless, but with above skirt and long cardigan?|
Of course, I can only buy this if they fit, look great, and I'll wear them for another ten years with everything (or nearly) in my closet. Again, the classic style of these and the possiblity of black, dark red (my preference), or gray makes that seem not so difficult.