doilyWith the school year officially in motion, lots of you moms are having to get up with the roosters and get your little chicks out the door. Whether the gym, the office, or the laundry room is your next stop, allow me to let you in on a little secret:

Wear earrings.

Yup. That’s it. Simple as that.

Why? Because—and this is incredible insider information—if you wear earrings (preferably something people can actually see), the world will think you took the time to get dressed…even if you ran to the bus stop in your pj’s! Earrings have some magnetic force that draws the eyes away from the outfit, away from the lack of makeup, away from the greasy hair and tricks the viewer’s mind into thinking, Wow. She looks so put together! How does she manage it??

Here’s how you manage it: keep some basic hoops or casual dangles accessible, whether in your purse, by your keys, or in the cup holder in your car. I like to keep my current favorites in a box on my dresser and toss them on (and hope they match my outfit). They’re the ones hanging from the top of the Mason jar.

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