Unbelievably, our teenager starts high school this week. Which means I have to start getting up early again to get everyone’s shit together. And that’s not going to be easy because not only does said teen currently sleep in until well after noon o’clock, even our little one has gotten into the habit of sleeping in until 9, sometimes nearly 10am!
In a way it’s a dream come true for a 3-year-old to sleep so late. But I fear it’s a bad habit to get into, and that she’ll have a hard time later in life trying to wake up for school. So, this week, everything changes. And it’s gonna hurt.
Living in the suburbs for the past four years, I’ve gotten into some pretty lazy habits getting-dressed-wise. I have zero qualms about wearing sweats to the grocery store, and I’m sure I would not want a street style review of my daycare dropoff outfit.
But it’s time to step things up, because whereas toddlers don’t really notice a lazy mom’s getup, teenagers might. And the less I can embarrass mine, the better (although I realize that by definition this is already a lost battle). In any case, I’m doing it for my own self-esteem as well.
Above are some building blocks for getting out the door quickly, stylishly, and hopefully happily. Details below!
1. Current/Elliott ‘The Fling’ Patchwork Boyfriend Jean, $129 (on sale!): No one will notice if you spill coffee on these.
2. Steven Alan ‘Minnie’ Slouchy Crew Neck Sweater, $160 (on sale!): Comfy, cozy, and casual-chic—it also comes in white, if you’re brave.
3. Opening Ceremony ‘Grunge’ Slip-On Platform Sneaker, $195: To give your look a little edge and a pop of color.
4. Stella McCartney Fuchsia Match Key Chain, $165: This is, perhaps, a ridiculously expensive key chain. But it will make you smile as you grab your keys. Plus the bright color might help you find them: priceless.
5. Roxy X Pendelton ‘Turrain’ Tote, $78 (on sale!): Relaxed, bright, stylish, practical—all bases covered.