My alarm goes off at 5:30 a.m. on a weekday. I hit snooze, close my eyes, and mentally go through the things I need to do that day. It’s going to be a day that has walking with a friend at the beginning and dinner with a date at the end. Between the two there will be a meeting with a client, a visit to the dermatologist, a trip to the grocery store, and shuttling the kids to after-school activities.
A day like this leaves little time for sweating, showering, and wardrobe changes, so I’ll need to be creative when it comes to my uniform. A day like this is perfect for the stars (yep, I’m talking about our favorite Star Spangled Tank) to take me from day to night!
I set out for the day with one goal in mind: feed my people and get them to their places so I can meet a friend for a walk at 8:30 a.m. I meet a chatty friend who’s not interested in sweating, so it’s slow walk, with no makeup, and a comfy shorts situation.
I head to the house for a quick change before meeting a client for a closet consultation. I throw on a denim skirt, sneakers, and hoop earrings and I’m back out the door; although, not without a quick tour through the makeup drawer. A little concealer, gloss, and mascara will round out this daytime look.
I power through my list of to dos, deliver kids to their destinations, and begin one of my favorite countdowns: the babysitter’s arrival in 37 minutes. Shortly thereafter, my husband comes home from work and announces that I have, in fact, just 12 minutes until departure. Swapping skirts and trading sneakers for espadrilles, I add eyeliner, a bolder lip color, and throw a denim jacket over my shoulders. I grab a date night bag just big enough for my phone and I.D. and I’m ready to roll—all the while still in my trusty stars tank.
Today was busy, productive, and driven by the stars. Tomorrow…might be feeling a bit more breezy.