Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Closet Relief: How to Get Dressed in Under a Minute

This morning I walked into my bedroom thinking "I don't give a Three Blind Mice a** what I wear today." Which inspired this experiment: how to get dressed in under a minute on a very cold morning:

  • close eyes and pull out shirt [grey, long-sleeved Abaete, beginner's luck score]
  • keep eyes closed, grope for pants [Gap navy wide legs. Why are these still in my winter closet? Too lightweight! But I stay true to course...]
  • keep eyes closed and feel around for something woolly [Uniqlo off-white cardigan, not too pilly yet]
  • open eyes and put on coat and shoes so you don't freeze or trip & fall on way to work [puffiest coat in closet and Lady Foot Locker Nike lodunks, best commuting kicks]
Why blindly pull clothes from closet? Because NY Fashion Week is over. Fretting over how to look passably OK in tents earns one a stylecation.

But back on 34th Street tomorrow where I recommend this personal favorite stop because it looks like they've been doing a little spring cleaning:

Daffy's Herald Square, for those of you who say they get overwhelmed by the many racks, you must visit as the sixth floor was looking quite inviting on Pre-Fashion Week Friday. And how much do these shoes make me want to spend more than a minute in the closet finding them an appropriate ensemble?

All by Patrizia Pepe, who also devised this ingenious reusable bag program:

Just tie it onto your jeans & sell. Italian innovation strikes again.

Daffy's Herald Square,
34th & Broadway
Lady Foot Locker, 120 W. 34th btwn Broadway & 7th


Anonymous said...

I love the idea of a stylecation. I take one every time I get sick ... too bad you won't SHOW us this ravishing one-minute look you assembled. ;)

Those wedges are a glory to behold. Indeed they are.

Tricia said...

sal - no way! stylecation + outfit pic is like oil and water!
want the wedges, Daffy's shoes are always making me happy.

Seeker said...

Great shoes, and I agree with Sal you should have taken a picture, now can I see if it's worth??? :)

Good tip, I think I'll do the experience (with n picture also) LOL


Anonymous said...

A stylecation Miss Fashion? That is an idea with merit, we are so with you!

Imelda Matt - The Despotic Queen of Shoes said...

Unfortunately, I'd end up looking like a homeless bum if I followed your lead...but just for giggles I might give it a crack.

La Belette Rouge said...

I LOVE this post!! One of my favorites. I think I might try it.

Anonymous said...

lace-up wedges are awesome! haha. and i am adopting the term "staycation" into my vocabulary from now on. =)


Haha I love that method of picking out an outfit =]

La C.

Lipstick said...

Love this post! I think that's how I picked out my outfit this morning. I can guarantee that you looked cooler though.

WendyB said...

Ha! I must say, I dig those pink shoes.

Grayburn said...

Oh I like the new layout! It's beautiful! That's good advice and it's so true about not caring what to wear after when fashion week is over. I was wearing sweats the day after hehe! Those bubble pink ones are so cute!


Sharon S said...

Hi there-I love these colourful array of shoes!!

Syed said...

Yum yum, those shoes are all fabulous! And I love Uniqlo knitwear, affordable and classic.

Elizabeth said...

Your Nikes are superb!

I love your speed-round approach to dressing in the morning. I'm going to try it tomorrow morning.