Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Top Five: Waking Up Late

Without my mom to constantly poke her head into my room and tell me to get up for school, waking up ten minutes before class (they were 8AMs!) has become an all-too familiar occurrence.

While I'm still not back from my restful six-week break (I start next Tuesday, suckers!), I know that sleeping in until ten daily will hit me really hard. For this reason, I have been thinking about quick ways I can make it seem like "I didn't just wake up ten minutes ago."

Sing Eclectic's Top Five
5. Hop out of the PJs. I've gone to class in my pajamas before, but I'm just the kind of person that isn't fond of wearing sweats outside of my house. Of course, if desperate times call for desperate measures, I will wear jammies.
4. Get Rid of that Bed Head. Just like most, I have ungodly hair in the AM. Some possible solutions: the easy ponytail, scarf/ turban, or some sort of hat. Watch this video of Gala Darling if you're interested in learning how to tie a turban.

3. Wear a Piece of Jewelry. I think a pretty cocktail ring or string of pearls have the power to make you feel pretty no matter what. I think that I'll set aside some baubles in a dish by my sink- it's on the way out, so I can just grab something and put it on as I walk out the door.
2. Put on lipstick and/or perfume. The thing I like about either one of these is that you don't have to concentrate too hard. Also, maybe I can stash roll on perfume in my bag- it's perfect because it's 100% on-the-go-able and it won't spill everywhere (hopefully).

Here are some roll-on ideas:

Top to Bottom: Carolina Herrera $16, Stella McCartney $15, Narcisco Rodriguez $62, Philosophy's Amazing Grace $25 (one of my best friends gave this scent to me for Christmas. It's delicious!). Go to for more.

And now, here is my all time must- the kind of must that you must do even if you don't have time to do any of the above...

1. Brush your teeth! There's something about having a clean mouth that makes you feel more awake.

I know some mornings I won't be able to achieve this seemingly extensive checklist (but seriously- how long does it take to put a hat on?), but I surely can mix and match some of these steps. Now that you've read my morning rush routine, I want to know more about what you do!


thatshautttefashion said...

i definitely agree with the brush your teeth! so true.

Jen (MahaloFashion) said...

i use to be terrible at getting up in college sometimes I would not even go to class hahaha I still use 3 alarms plus my boyfriend.

Grace said...

jen- haha, i use three alarms, too. my roommate hates me.

!*!*!*!*!Fresh and Fab!*!*!*!*! said...

love the blog darling keep it up

Ali said...

haha, I still have til the end of february before I have to go back to uni :P

Heather said...

Great tips! I had to get up at 8 am for work last semester, and I found that washing my face/ wearing clean clothes did a lot for how I felt... I made sure not to have anything before 10 this semester though... I start Tuesday too, it's awesome!

bronwyn said...

hahaha:) Great tips. The perfume one works for me...and definitely teeth brushing.