HOWEVER, it does cause me some slight issues in what to wear each day … I have a large (ish) wardrobe full of clothes and I see so many outfits as I glance up and down the rails and ideas just pop out and throw themselves at me all the time – I can never make up my mind what to wear and it takes far too long to get ready. I need to rectify that as the school term starts again tomorrow and I need to be up and ready to go to work for 8am. I also need to get 2 children up and ready for school for 8am – we cannot be late! I can do it, I did it last year without any problems but I’ve lost my routine with the long summer holidays. (note: one part of my other day job is to work in an office with 3 men who are developers and therefore wear jeans/tshirts and do not care at all about clothes and what you look like, even still, I like to pretend I work in fancy office where there is a dress code!!!)
I also like routine, I like order and I like to feel in control. I have not been in control for 9 weeks and I don’t like it – it really does alter what I get done day to day and for 9 weeks I feel I’ve been in a cloud of confusion and guilt (not being a good mother, not working hard enough, not keeping the house neat and tidy as it is usually and most of all getting to the end of the day frustrated with having NOT achieved what I had hoped. So I set myself a task each evening and say to myself ‘tomorrow will be a better day, I will get x,y and z done, I will I will I will) and then it happens each evening that I sit back and look at the lack of achievement and the mantra continues.
Tomorrow IS going to be a good day. I will get up, ready and out of the door for 8am and be in the office for 9. I will have to know today what I’m wearing in the morning to save 15 mins of ‘what the heck am I going to wear today’ then type of conversation with myself.
I have played it very casual over the summer hols so should I get more dressed up than usual just because I can? I reckon I should! Which outfit do you think for the first day back at school?!
EDIT – just tried on 3 choices of outfit and it seems I’ve been drinking too much wine over the holidays to deal with the stress of working from home and children – oh dear I’m SUPER sucking in on all but the spotty dress – so the spots win for me and my muffin top tomorrow!
How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? Do you plan your outfit the night before? Do you get it out and ready on the hanger so you really don’t have to ‘think’ about it?
Would love to see what you’ve worn on the school run this week .. post your daily photos on Avenue 57
PS The downside of being a walking advert for your own business is that you have to make an effort each and every day …. But one day .. one day I might just rock up to school with my hair not blow dried, no makeup and crocs