over50feeling40: Start The Day with a Bang and a Bling
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Oct 6, 2011

Start The Day with a Bang and a Bling

One of the scenes during my weekend morning walks

"I have a "carpe diem" mug and, truthfully, at six in the morning the words do not make me want to seize the day. They make me want to slap a dead poet." ~Joanne Sherman

Ok, I get it….optimistic, happy morning people can be obnoxious…but, I confess, that is me. I love morning!

Headband: Target
Boyfriend Cardigan: Ann Taylor LOFT
DKNY Jeans T Shirt: Marshalls
Lee Slimming Jeans: Kohls

Weekdays, I am at my desk by 6 AM and, aside from coaches, usually the first faculty member in the building. It is my most productive time of day. The time when I can write without interruptions…the time I can sip my coffee and experience true peace…the time I can catch up on the first headlines of the day. I have always been a morning person and on the weekends??…I just would not ever want to sleep through a sunrise!!

Bracelet: Kohls

However, opposites do attract and I am married to a sunset person. While I am shutting down at 9:30 P.M., he is ramping up and is often his most productive after midnight!! I submit to you that happy midnight people are as obnoxious as happy morning people!

One thing I do better in the morning, is decide what I want to wear for the day. I am often tired in the evening and just not in a good place to put outfits together….though I know it does save time in the morning if I decide the night before. Today I was feeling a little fun, casual for teaching!!

Bling Shoes by Guess:  Marshalls

Your morning should always start with a Bang……or a Bling as seen here!

True Confessions?? Are you a morning or an evening person?? Also, thank you for the many sweet comments about yesterday’s post…we can all see that this is a topic worth discussing and I hope everyone will lend support of some kind to
those in these situations today.
Have A Great Day...
wasn't too obnoxious, was it??

Remember Project Runway tonight:  Bert is hanging in so far to represent the 50+ crowd!!


  1. Oh, I am such an evening person!! Funny my husband is a morning person. xo

  2. Love those shoes! And I am also a morning person, though not quite as early as you : > My husband is a night owl, and gets creative business ideas at 11PM, when I am nodding off.

  3. Absolutely a morning person! I love the morning and often go to bed thinking about the cup of coffee I'm going to have when I wake up! Missing you girly, but just can't get back in full swing right now. Hugs! ~Serene

  4. I'm with you (as you can probably tell from when I'm most frequently commenting). I love early mornings, and the only hour or so of alone time I have all day. When we're on vacation where the weather allows, sitting outside with a mug of coffee to watch the sunrise is my idea of heaven.

  5. I am not a morning person, at all. So I am always jealous of you morning birds who function so well at that time of day. But, put me into a task around 1 a.m. and I will be your girl!
    Love the headband! (I'm cheering for Anya tonight on PR!)

  6. I am not a morning person. I always function better in the evening. I do love sunrises, but it happens to early for me to see most days.
    That top is so pretty! The shoes are such a pretty color.

  7. This semester my sweetie's teaching schedule has us up at 6am every morning during the week, that's a little too early for me. 7:30a is the sweet spot!

    I love your bling shoes.

  8. I WISH I could be a morning person. Truly, morning is lovely. I'm a night person, but my job forces me to rise at 6. I think I'm always a little tired (and I try to be in bed by 10!) I think I need more sleep than most people.

    And choosing clothes is always difficult in the dark! You always do great, though. Nice shoes!

  9. I thought that I was an evening person previously, but with work-terms I've realized I kind of am a morning person. I'm most productive in the evening I think, but I'm still in bed by 11. I have to get some TV in there! I love this outfit, it's casual but the sequins give it interest. It just further affirms that I need more sequins in my life. Great outfit!


  10. oh you morning people are so annoying!! :)
    i am married to one and i am so NOT one!

  11. I am having a love affair with your shoes. They are gorgeous.

    Although I am prone to insomnia, I am very bubbly in the morning. To the point of great annoyance to my partner. An then nights roll around and he goes to bed at 10 and even if I try to, I'm up till midnight or after. blurg.


  12. i. am. a. night. owl! i sometimes don't hit the sack until 2am. however, i must rise early for the minis...so you can see how this can present a problem?!!

    on days where i am fully rested and up early, i must admit that it is a great feeling. i'm always up early on vacations!

    You're Invited: fall in love with mark.

  13. Both, I think. I don't LIKE getting up, but I do it and I get more done in the morning than later in the day. But I'm also wide awake and night and love to read after everyone else is in the bed!

    Loving the bling on the shoes!

  14. I wish I could be at my desk by 6am. I've tried, it just doesn't work here. I'm more of a night person. Love you in sequins! I'm also glad to know Bert is still around in Project Runway. I don't have cable TV so I'm missing that show, and also Rachel Zoe. Boo-hiss. Been so busy this week but thank you for leaving comments on my blog. You are the best. XO, Jill


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