I love getting all dressed up for a fancy party or a show, or even for a late night out. I always try to plan to finish all my work and chores early and give myself about an hour or hour and a half to get all glammed up. But 99% of the time… no, who am I kidding, 100% of the time, I end up with only 20 minutes to get myself ready and get out ~ there are always things to do before I get to ME, like doing just one more thing for work, putting things away at home so I don’t come back to a total mess, setting up Alex with a sitter, giving all the instructions, and doing more things I can’t think of now but which, obviously, take priority over beautifying and pampering myself.
When in a crunch, to make things simple, I go for a little black dress, a sequin one for a fun night twist ~ as Karl Lagerfeld said, ‘one is never over-dressed or underdressed with a Little Black Dress’. Putting a LBD on is as simple and as time efficient as it gets. To make my legs look longer and leaner, I go for nude pumps. Then, since no time for a blow-dry, hair goes into a bun. And as to make up… basic makeup has to do, and fabulous sunglasses will take care of the rest.