Beat A Tattoo

Picture the scene-you won't have to try very hard, if this hasn't happened to you you must be an alien of some kind!-you're fast asleep dreaming away, when you jerk awake in panic. The sun streaming through your window means its morning and your alarm didn't go off. You check your phone and you have about fifteen minutes to leave the house to get to a lecture/work/an appointment. 

There's no time for you to jump in the shower, wash your hair and then blowdry it into looking somewhat normal. You don't have time to stand in front of your wardrobe umm-ing and ahh-ing over what fabulous outfit you're going to wear today. You barely have time to let your toast become anything more than warm bread before you snatch it out of the toaster to scarf it down!

THAT is what happened to me this morning. Luckily, being the lazy sod that I am, I have come up with a tried and tested way to still leave the house looking presentable.



1) Shove your hair up into a messy bun
2) Wear a pair of massive earrings so it looks like you only have your hair up to show them off
3) Grab a dress you've worn before, that fits comfortably but still looks good
4) Pick a statement accessory to go with it (shoes, tights, socks, bag, belt etc.)

VOILA! You look like you've spent a bit of time on your appearance and it gives you five minutes to slap on some bronzer, some eyeliner and some tinted lipbalm.




Here I am-looking like I didn't just drag myself out of bed (hopefully). Messy bun, massive gold earrings, a comfy purple skater dress and belt from the brilliant and cheap Prodigy Red, and my statement piece-some AMAZING tights from the etsy store Tattoo Socks



Fully guaranteed to turn heads and get comments about how freaking awesome your tights are! These are my favourite Forest Symphony ones but I'm also very tempted by the Peacock Feather ones and the Butterfly ones! 

And Lo and behold, I got more compliments on how I looked than I usually do when I've spent half an hour or more on my appearance! Go figure!




What are your never-fail tips for looking good when you're in a rush? Let me know!


44 comments

  1. Two words. THOSE TIGHTS. How amazing are they!! Love your dress too - the colour's fab and the fit looks fantastic on you :) xx

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    1. Haha its a shame they're so expensive-they get sent all the way from tel aviv! I WANT THEM ALLLLL xx

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  2. omg those tights are immense! haha love the tips, i look a mess 90% of the time. you actually do look really well put together, so they work ;) will have to remember to wear some massive earrings to detract from my crap hair! xx

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    1. 1) Totally just became your 1000th gfc follower-I feel so special! haha
      2) Your hair is AMAZING-don't know what you're talking about!

      haha :)

      xx

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  3. Haha amazing, if I'd just got out of bed and got ready in a rush I'd look a total state whereas you look lovely! Love the skater style dress :)

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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    1. Hahaha, I have years and years of practice my love-I'm lazy to the bone! ;) xx

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  4. nice blog dear! wanna follow each other? :)

    Hanna
    http://whoishanna.blogspot.com/

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  5. Those tights are amazing, you look fantastic Lauren! :) x

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  6. that's a lovely outfit! i must confess i give myself fifteen minutes to get ready most days as i prefer the extra few minutes in bed. what a horror. those tights are incredible, can't get over them! the peacock and flamingo ones are well beaut.

    jade
    xxx

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    1. haha its always better to have longer in bed! :) x

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  7. LOVE those tights, you pull them off so well and your hair looks lovely up xx

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  8. You look gorgeous, the dress is fab xx

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  9. Those tights are amazing, they're so cute! I love the dress too, it looks lovely on you, those skater dresses are so flattering on everybody! :)

    Frances x
    http://francescassandra.blogspot.com
    Twitter: @Francesss__

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    1. Yes so true-I love skater dresses! :) xx

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    1. you MUST get some-they'd look amazing on you! xx

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  11. I love this post and I love those tights! You clever thing :)

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    1. Ah thank you! This makes me very happy-as I love your blog and your pugs! :) xx

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  12. I love your tights. I need to check out the etsy store.
    You look lovely and feminine in this dress. x

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  13. Those tights are gorgeous, especially with the purple dress! I love your style!

    Hannah xx

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  14. Wow, those tights! They are fricking amazing! I wish I could look that good after a mad rush to get ready! x

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    1. I bet you always look amazing love! x

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  15. I love the tights, I'm off to browse the Etsy seller/store right this minute! Lovely dress too :) x

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  16. I hate it when this happens! I love your dress, you look lovely xxx

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    1. Haha I know and it happens to me all the time because I'm so lazy! x

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  17. And don't forget the wonders of dry shampoo! xx

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  18. That dress is so gorgeous!!! Great tips, I always take an age to get ready!!

    XO

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  19. Genius post hun! LOVE the look I would never guess it was rushed!

    Sarah
    http://fashionismyh2o.blogspot.com/
    xx

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  20. Those tights are amazing, omg!! Your hair looks so nice in a messy bun, I always look like a total idiot with my hair up! Will defs have to try the earring trick!

    Gillian x
    elevatormusik.com

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    1. I <3 them! And you're such a liar-you always look gorge. x

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  21. Looking awesome, they were much deserved compliments my dear.

    I have much the same method- whichever black dress is closest, Shove hair up in messy bun- because I often do it anyway, one (or on occasion several) statement rings, tights and shoes. Make-up goes on swiftly, Mascara happens on the train....

    The purple dress is a beauty btw. Gorgeous colour.

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  22. Beautiful outfit, the colour of the dress is gorgeous!!

    xxx

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