This morning, I woke up and did not feel like getting out of bed. As the minutes ticked by and I still lounged in my nightgown, I realized I was going to have to get ready for work very, very quickly. Luckily, I have the precedent of the past to offer a quick bed-to-car routine (plus the modern advantage of fast food for breakfast!). So here is my morning routine for those days when you absolutely have to be ready in 15 minutes.
First, I did not shower. I gave myself a little scrub with a dry wash cloth, and then washed my armpits with soap and water. At the same time, I washed my face with cold water and brushed my teeth. From there, I put on deodorant and clothing. My dresses from Ellaina Boutique are perfect for days like today because I can throw one on and look instantly put-together. I didn’t even grab a necklace, just a couple earrings. Then, I brushed out my hair with a boar-bristled brush and put it into a ponytail with a little Pompadour in the front (so it doesn’t look greasy and slicked-back). I applied my tinted moisturizer and didn’t bother with a powder because I can blot shine later in the day. A swipe of red lipstick, shoes, and glasses complete the look. And I’m out the door, through the drive-through, and at work at my normal time, even though I got up over an hour later.
I hope this serves as inspiration for those of you who sometimes feel you don’t have time to indulge your vintage style. I hit the high points (a vintage-appropriate style of dress, red lipstick, vintage-inspired hair) without having time for too many details (jewelry, scent, eye makeup, powder).