A #GRWM (Get Ready With Me) Post
Entrepreneur/Video Meetings, Medical Advocate
Happy day, Reader Dear!
I know, I know!
November has me ALL topsy turvy.
So topsy-turvy that I forgot to write a Copycat Style post.
That is a problem. Copycat Style is the first post I pencil in each month.
Before I go any further, let’s talk about December. I expect December will be even more bananas than November, what with the holidays AND a new grandson arriving! When? Who knows. That’s up to him! Since I want to be available for my son, daughter-in-law and soon to be big brother grandson, I’m scheduling a blog post once weekly, rather than twice. I love the time I spend with you, but that new little human will be new for only a very short time, and I want to enjoy every moment of it that I can. My plan is to start up again twice monthly in the new year. (Although, what is it they say? Want to make God laugh? Make a plan.)
Thank you for understanding!
Where was I? Ah, yes. Copycat Style. It’s a favorite and has a very popular cousin–the #GRWM (Get Ready With Me) post. You see them ALL over social media. Seriously. Search #GRWM on TikTok or Insta and you will get thousands upon thousands of hits. Some are about getting dressed; others are about makeup. So I thought I’d give the GRWM bandwagon a spin and take it a little deeper.
Let’s give it an intentional twist, talking through the thinking behind the choices. (Because you know me…)
#mindfuldressing #intentionalliving, Right? 😉
What to Consider
It starts where dressing every day should. With a gander at the calendar AND the weather. It’s going to be a crazy busy day, so I need all the support I can get from my clothes. That’s right. Your clothes are a tool that can support your mission for the day or hamper it. (Video Link)
Imagine you were to climb Mt. Everest. You wouldn’t do that in a ball gown and pumps, would you? Same thing for any old day.
Today, I’ve got a bucketload of tasks on my list (This is only about half of them), some businessy meetings AND an MD appointment with Mama. That means I need to be a focused businesswoman and her medical advocate.
For focus, businesswoman and advocate, I’m going to default to my Kick #$% and Take Names Outfit. What’s that? You can read more about it and the four other Outfits Every Woman Needs, right here!
For me, jeans are my first choice. Especially on a Monday. They are comfortable, can be presentable, and are my confidence booster, saying, “I’ve got this. With ease.” Maybe that’s not what they say to you, but they do to me…
I’m choosing a darker jean here for more gravitas. Yes, I know the frayed hems belie that, but my other jeans are too faded to feel even remotely businesslike. If you are curious, these are my Levi’s 501 Button-Fly Originals. (Often bought on Ebay. Or at JCPenney. You’ll find them in the men’s section.) I cropped them like I like them. Want to know how to get this easy fray? Watch the video below.
If not, skip to NEXT…
A silk shirt with jeans is perfect for work-from-home and any virtual meetings I have on deck. I try to avoid busy prints for video, however, this one doesn’t cause too much trouble!
Add a Style Staple
A key piece of my KA&TN looks is a jacket. A third piece like a jacket is a completer that can add polish and structure, depending on the jacket. I call pieces that add pizzazz to your basics Style Staples. Find out more about why a jacket is such a winner, here.
Lighten It Up!
Most people would grab a black or navy pump, but I’m opting for white to lighten the look and create a visual loop back to the top and my face/hair. No, my hair isn’t white. Yet. LOL! Dark shoes would solidify a body focus, and I’m trying to create a little more face focus.
I NEED earrings! (Empty earring holes make me feel like I’m going out naked.) And a watch, because keeping track of time is imperative today. Imperative. And they add a little more light (AND some sparkle!) near my face.
Here’s how it turned out! It’s got the grown-up vibe the day requires with some of the light and playful I need to feel like my best self.
How About You?
Did you find this post helpful? I’m thinking it might become a series, alternating with Copycat Style posts. I know that might be unpopular; Copycat Style posts are some of the most read! If alternating doesn’t work for you, please let me know. What do you consider when you get dressed in the morning? Are you dressing mindfully? Or rolling on autopilot? Have you ever found yourself not showing up the way you wished? How did that make you feel? Did it change how you feel about getting ready? Do tell… I love to hear from you!