Blazer, J. Crew (via consignment); top, J. Crew Factory (thrifted); pants, AE; shoes, Stuart Weitzman
Blazer, J. Crew (via consignment); top, J. Crew Factory (thrifted); pants, AE; shoes, Stuart Weitzman

You know when you’re sick as a dog, but it’s Saturday, and nobody cares that you’d rather be buried in 3 feet of bedcovers? The first thing to do is ask, rhetorically and loudly, why the universe hates you so much. Assuming that garners you the type of response I get at my house, the next thing to do is put on a cute outfit, and fake it till you make it, baby.* Fake being a marginally healthy (and only marginally grumpy) person while you run the umpteen random errands you’ve been putting off all week.

creeping on the neighbour's lilac bush
creeping on the neighbour’s lilac bush

I would not recommend high heels for this … unless you’re going to be spending a lot of time in the car, in which case, they can’t hurt. Literally or figuratively.

no red nose here!
no red nose here!

* And don’t forget to douse yourself in cold medication and concealer. You don’t want that red nose to give you away, natch.

8 Comments on Fake It Till You Make It

  1. How do you make your hair do that? Your waves are always on point and my sad and limp natural waves are totally jellies. Have you done a hair post before that you could direct me to? Or maybe do one in the future? OR! You could tell me that your gorgeous waves happen naturally and so I can put you in the “magical unicorn” file. xo

    • No unicorns here! Just a curling wand and some hairspray. I think the “prep” is probably equally important so here’s my whole routine. I wash my hair at night and let it air dry overnight. The next morning, I straighten it. The day after THAT, I curl it. I find that it holds the curl best that way (I usually can get 2 days out of the curls). I have fairly dry, fine hair, so it needs a day or so after a wash to “settle down”. If I curl it right after washing, the curl doesn’t take as well; similarly, I don’t straighten and then curl it right away because I’m afraid the heat will damage/dry it out more.

      I don’t wash my hair every day, though, so my routine may not work for everyone.

  2. This outfit is truely one of my favourites you have showen so far! These shoes + the floral top + neutrals are so simple but perfect. Love to hear that it helped to cheer you up a bit. Hope you’re feeling better!