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How to Prep for a Day When You’d Rather Stay In Bed

Hey gals. We all have those mornings where we’re just. not. feeling. it. Those says where you need to just stay in bed, because you’re tired, or you’re lazy, or sad, or just plain ol’ blah and can’t find the motivation to jump through the daily hoops. Yep. Those days.

Unfortunately, most of us don’t have the luxury of just cancelling life for a day, so getting up, getting dressed and getting out of the house is just what’s going to happen. And here at Pearl & Clasp we’re here to help you snap out of it, so that that gray morning doesn’t stretch into a gray afternoon and evening. All you need is one simple tool: your wardrobe.

It’s true; studies have actually shown that a person’s appearance has a significant impact on their mood. Part of it relates to the “fake it till you make it mantra”, but there’s actually more to it. For one thing, working on your appearance makes you take yourself and your day more seriously, helping you feel more prepared for and engaged with whatever you have planned. It also has an effect on how others perceive and interact with you, by making them feel respected. Looking good also boosts your confidence and comfort level as you go through your day.

Assuming you hit snooze one too many times, you probably don’t have lots of time to spend on primping, let alone energy. To make it easier, follow these steps:

  • Choose one of your dressier tops. Not something you’d wear to a wedding, but not a old t-shirt or something you wear every week. Aim for something you usually save for a night out, then tone it down with a dark pair of skinny jeans.
  • Next, choose a pair of point-toe flats for sophistication and flair without the discomfort of heels.
  • Apply a light foundation, like a powder, and don’t skip the blush. Then mascara and a bit of lipstick if you have a color you love. Makeup’s done!
  • The last step is the best one, and that’s jewelry, of course! Pearl earrings brighten the face and make every outfit look infinitely better, so that’s what we suggest. You can also add a chunky necklace or a colorful bracelet to perk up your look further.

Now that you’ve dragged yourself through our magic steps, you’re probably feeling a bit better about the upcoming day. Have a bite of your favorite breakfast snack, like a muffin or blueberry waffle (if you can get one!), and off you go. Good luck!

Until next time,

P&C

XOXO

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