Shave 15 Minutes Off Your Morning Routine with these 5 Organizational Tips

Our focus the next two weeks is taking care of YOU when you’re pressed for time! We’ll share useful insight to take some of the burden off your back. After today’s crash course on next-level tips for simplifying and organizing, you can be sure to shave 15 to 20 minutes from your morning routine.

You won’t find the traditional layout your outfit the night before or don’t hit snooze on the alarm advice here.  We’ve made the rounds and compiled this advanced article providing realistic time savers to deflect fights between you and your rushed morning routine.  Here is what we’ve learned from some of the most organized people.

Organization is a key component for time efficiency…period!

  • You don’t want to waste time looking for things.
  • You do want to make items visible for quick decisions and easy access.

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If handbags are your Achilles heel, trying to find just the right handbag as you are rushing out the door, one of these easy to implement ideas may be right for your space.

Use empty wall space to hang your purses on a curtain rod.

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Place strap bands on empty wall space or a closet door to utilize vertical door space.

 

 

 

How much time is spent deciding how to accessorize with the perfect necklace and bracelet! Save precious moments every morning while eliminating tangles and messy piles with one of the following solutions. You may even find that favorite piece at the bottom of a drawer after you thought you had lost it months ago!

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Create a jewelry display by adding hooks to your favorite frames.

 

 

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Hang jewelry on a peg board with individual hooks that are easily spaced to suit your needs. Personalize it with a simple frame or paint it with a soft, inviting color.

 

 

 

When you’re rushing to leave on time, hair and makeup application are the most common delays. Speed up your routine and get out the door on time with these ingenious finds.

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Organize makeup with magnets. Glue magnets to your daily favorites and stick them on a magnet board for quick access.

 

 

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Create a hair station by affixing small bins with adhesive strips on cabinet doors. This is perfect for convenient access to brushes, hair ties, and hot tools. A magnetic strip keeps bobby pins and tweezers from getting lost at the bottom of a drawer.   

TIP – Set a limit to the number of grooming products you use on a daily basis. Between all the moisturizers, hair products, deodorants, perfumes and dental hygiene products, it is easy to get carried away.   

Fall is just around the corner and too much time is wasted trying to iron out the creases in your sweater or attempting to fix the shoulder bumps left from the hangers. Follow the steps below to avoid both situations.

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Step one: Fold sweater in half. Lay hanger as seen in photo.

 

 

 

Step two: Fold bottom half over top first bar and under second bar

 

 

Step Three: Repeat step two with sleeves

 

Looking for some cute sweaters this season?!? Check out this sweater and others here!

 

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5 Ways To Make Summer Last Longer

We’ve got fall on the brain because the truth is, summer fashion is over and the new season is trickling in! But, the good news is you don’t have to put away your sandals and sundresses just yet. Here are 5 ways to make summer last just a little bit longer this year.

1. Add tights!

 

Easily transition your favorite print or solid shorts into fall by adding opaque tights underneath! The same goes for your sundresses.

2. Keep your sandals on

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Throw on a pair of skinny jeans and a weather appropriate top, but hold on to your sandals!! This transitional look is the best of both worlds. By keeping the main pieces timely for fall, you can totally get away with rocking your open toed shoes. Shop Pulsefashion.com for on-trend fall looks to mix with your sandals!

3. Add an accessory…

like a scarf or knit beanie!! These pieces will instantly transform your look and make it fall-appropriate. You can still rock that sundress or top, just choose a knit accessory to pair with it. Shop blanket scarves at Pulsefashion.com.

4. Throw on a jacket, cardi, vest or blazer

 

Who said you can’t wear white after Labor Day?? Continue to rock your best LWD for as long as you want! The key is to layer with a jacket. This could be a knit cardi or sweater, blazer, or even the season’s hottest trend–The Bomber Jacket! Shop Bomber Jackets on Pulse Fashion’s Facebobok page.

5. Choose booties

Last year people were obsessing over the ankle bootie trend and we at Pulse Fashion have good news for you! This look is here to stay. You can pair booties with everything from sundresses to leggings to shorts! By adding this closed toe shoe you are instantly creating a fall transitional look.

 

Shop fabulous transitional fall looks at Pulsefashion.com!

2 Shopping apps you need to use

I’ve always been interested in shopping apps but never took the time to try any out. But, over the past few weeks I downloaded a few of the most popular apps and gave them each a try. Here is what I found:

2 Apps You NEED to Download


Poshmark

Maybe you’ve heard of it, because Poshmark is growing in popularity everyday! It’s a very legit shopping app where you can buy used and new items. I found a lot of designer pieces at great prices. Also, users can host “parties” where specific brands or types of items go on sale for a period of time. When you sign up, it asks you what brands you like the best and then you can find those items in your feed. Another great feature is it asks for your sizes so only items in your size will show up in the feed. Plus, you can even sell some of your own items!


Here’s the link to download Poshmark

Wanelo Shopping

Wanelo is short for (Want, Need, Love) and the truth is I love it!! When you sign up, it shows you several photos of items (clothing or accessories) and you tap either love it or don’t love it. Then, it suggests items for you based off what you love. The photos were really good and the items were so cute.


Link to download Wanelo

2 Apps You Shouldn’t Try

Mercari

This app seemed to have a lot of out of style, off-season, used items for sale. The pictures were mostly low quality and didn’t have much buyers appeal. I would skip this one and try one of the two mentioned above.

VarageSale

This app is a virtual garage sale and hooks you up to a community near where you live. But, it is like a garage sale in that most of the items are out of style, old, and used. I didn’t spend too much time on this one because it didn’t capture my attention, even though I like the idea of an online garage sale with local items!

 

 

5 Fashion Tips for Busy Moms

This week we teamed up with Emily Soto from With Style & Grace blog to hear her tips for busy moms. As a mom of 2, she knows how to stay fashionable in a small amount of time!! Read her post below:

As you know, I’m a mom of two girls. Julianna is six and Olivia will be four this month. I have three part-time jobs (yes, three) on top of motherhood so I’m a busy mom and always on the go. I have made a list of a few tips to help other busy moms stay functional and fashionable:

1. Plan ahead. On Sunday afternoons, I check the forecast to plan out looks for the whole week. I literally even plan out the accessories, shoes, and bag that I will use. I take pictures of this outfits to reference on my phone during the week and I also usually post them on my Instagram feed as well. I absolutely do not have time to think about what I’m going to wear at 6:30 am on a Monday morning.

2. Choose a statement piece. I always pick one item that is the center of attention in my outfit. For the first outfit below, it’s the top then I kept everything else very basic and neutral. Sometimes my bag or necklace is the statement piece and everything else is simple.

3. Wear dresses. Dresses are absolutely the easiest way to look put together and fast! Throw on a simple black maxi dress (like I have styled below), a bright purse, and comfy sandals. Outfit complete. You could literally be dressed in two minutes. I love, love, love dresses!

4. Get rid of uncomfortable clothes. This seems obviously but clothes that you don’t feel good in, get rid of them! This will make getting dressed more simple because you won’t be tempted to try on something in the morning that doesn’t work for you. I have been guilty of having a pile of clothes that I dislike in my closet thinking they might work later. Let ’em go!

5. Be you. Who cares if you might be overdressed or too casual?! Wear what you love. Your confidence always shines from within anyways.

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The 3 W’s of Wearing White Jeggings

We partnered up with fashion blogger Vanessa from Budding Fashionista to get her tips on how to wear white jeggings! Check out her 3 W’s for wearing white jeggings below. 

I admit, I’ve never owned a pair of jeggings. I came close to getting a pair when I did a review on Gap jeans last year, but I never bit the bullet.

Cut to this year and I’m now a jeggings owner! Pulse asked me to style their white jeggings in different ways and I couldn’t pass on the opportunity. I’m all about wearing things multiple times to get more bang for the buck. They can be styled countless ways, but I decided to put together three looks that showcase how they can be worn in different facets of life.

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Weekend: I think these pants lend themselves for natural weekend wear. They’re perfect for lunch with friends or a casual date night! I paired them with this coral off-the-shoulder top and accessorized with a turquoise necklace in my closet. It’s one of my favorite color combinations for spring/summer. I wore neutral lace-up heels and added a little animal print clutch for a little edge!

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Work: Jeggings for work?! What?! I wanted to prove it’s possible. Obviously, most bosses would frown upon tight pants without complete back coverage, so I wanted to make sure my cheeks were kept in check! I paired the jeggings with an on-trend long, sleeveless vest and black pumps.

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Wind down: Jeggings are probably best for a casual, laid back look. So, for a day when you get to just chill or even if you have to run around with your munchkins, these are ideal! I threw on a denim button-down and slipped in some neutral loafers for a day with my kids. I really wanted to pair my straw fedora with this look, but I left it at home!

Now, keep this in mind when going for a white hot look:

Wear flesh-colored underwear! If your skin is brown, wear brown undergarments. If your skin is tan, wear tan. Some people may think, white pants=white underwear. Nope! I’ve yet to meet a truly “white” person, so white underwear will only create a clear and distracting distinction between your skin and the undergarment. Your best bet is to go with flesh-toned…even if you wear a thong. The outline of a white thong will still show front/back.

Also, cover the backside! Long gone are my days of a ripple- and dimple-free backside and legs. So I want to make sure ALL of that THAT is spared from public view. I would not be wearing white jeggings with anything tucked in or cropped! I follow the same rule of thumb even for black leggings.

If you want to try the jeggings, click here. They’re reasonably priced at $28! They are snug, but definitely stretch out over time so I would be hesitant to size up. I’m 5’8″ 145 pounds and got a medium!

As always, thanks for reading!