If I had a fall uniform, this would be it. Denim on denim is the base layer for a ton of my fall/winter outfits- specifically the chambray shirt. I wear it under ponchos, sweaters, open cardigans, blazers, flannels and even my ski jacket! It’s no wonder I wore a hole in the armpit of my last chambray shirt. Rippppp! Can you hear it? I was so deflated. It happened over a year ago, and ever since, I have been looking for a new chambray shirt that I like just as much. Well, I didn’t find it last year, but I found it this fall! It’s the perfect wash, fit and weight! Just wait, you are going to see it on the blog all the time. ALL. THE. TIME.
Am I the only one who didn’t know that denim on denim is also known as the Canadian Tuxedo? Sometimes I feel like I live under a rock. Oh, and am I the only one who forgot that Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears dated? If you clicked on the Canadian Tuxedo link, you know what I’m talking about. Hilarious, no?
Look! It’s so comfy I can even twirl in it. Ha! You know what else I like? The monochromatic look. Even my earrings are blue- ha! Talk about easy.
I’m constantly using time saving hacks to get date night ready because, at this point, I’m just trying to look the best I can in the amount of time I have to get ready. It’s actually quite liberating, considering I used to spend waaaaay too much time getting ready. I think it’s because I would try to make everything look perrrrrfect. I would fret like crazy over my outfit (ok, I still do on occasion -ha!). Our previous house had no full length mirrors to scrutinize my outfit in and wow, did that save me a ton of time and fretting! Now I intentionally avoid the full length mirror! This actually works well for me because these days I have very little time to get ready because of well, LIFE, but truthfully it’s because I HATE getting ready! I procrastinate like crazy and typically leave myself with very little time to get ready. I’d just prefer to do something else… like, anything else, so I’m pretty strategic and I use a ton of time saving hacks.
Truth be told, on this particular day, I wasn’t feeling very date nighty. Since I sprained my ankle, I can only wear extremely comfortable flats, and I was on day 28 of tennis shoes and flat booties, humph. Plus, we were headed to a pretty posh restaurant here in Houston, so I really wanted to be in cuter shoes. Double humph. But by golly, I was just going to make the best of it! I decided to wear my booties, and to save time, I wore the outfit I had worn that day. I was going to wear my cute, casual outfit and own it! Can you hear the pep talk I gave myself? Yes, I give myself pep talks. If I don’t, who will?
But, I could tell I needed to do a little something to counter my “humphs”, so I decided to do my hair and makeup really well. Ha!
Here are the time saving hacks and tricks I used:
I used my two day hair trick, which means my hair is dirty and that I’ve worn it in a bun for most of the two days. Ha! I used my favorite dry shampoo to spruce it up and this hairspray for a little bit of volume. Full post here (although now I like this dry shampoo better).
Then I used my Conair wand to create the waves. Usually I only do the front strands of hair as a time saving hack, but I decided to go all the way around because I had the time and was feeling well, humph. Full hair tutorial here.
For my makeup, I decided to glam up the eyes with some high pigment eyeshadow because I don’t usually wear it during the day. It’s really quick and easy to apply. Full post here.
Getting date night ready looks very different for me these days, and I love finding new hacks. Usually my best hacks are born out of a desperate time crunch. See, it’s good to procrastinate! Do you have a hack you use?