Morning is my absolute favorite time of day. I feel like anyone who works for themselves or just plain ol' has a lot of stuff to get done will agree that mornings mark fresh starts and give promising light to those who dilute themselves in believing they'll get it all done today!
The secret to life is a formula, a recipe maybe - made up of love, light, food and waking up super early. So I kiss my husband, I refuse to put curtains on my windows, I keep my fridge full and I set my alarm for 6:30am every morning.
But since I am one of those who believe I can do it all, there is some anxiety that comes with my early rising. "Gotta get everything done / Why can't I go faster / Can't break, keep going". I start immediately on a project or I run off to the fabric district or I just start cleaning... before I've even had breakfast. I love mornings but recently I've noticed it's a grind.
I'm working on this.
So I decided one way to un-grind would be to, you know, maybe enjoy the morning.
And while I'm at it - put on something a little too nice to run around in like a chicken with its head cut off. But also just nice enough to get down to business. Chic, classy, relaxing.
I notice when I think about how I want to look, I think about how I want to feel.
It's more than just "comfortable" or "decent", I want to look "fresh" or "feminine" or "light".
And whatever it is, for the rest of the day, I take on the feeling of what I chose to wear. Employing this way of life using my closet has helped me take control of my mornings when I'm feeling the pressures of my own expectations and to-do's.
Over the Summer, I went to thrift shops and bought up a bunch of super XXXXL men's button up shirts. Like this one. And also this one shown here. In this post, I cut off the collar and the arms and I've been wearing it as an oversize shell over lace camis with jeans. These cute diy shirts have been one method to un-grinding lately. By replacing my beat up tees with a cool, modern looking button up to tackle the day, things go a little more smoothly for some reason...
I'm tellin' ya, the wardrobe is an influential thing.