Growing up, I remember my mom used to always have us save old t-shirts and shorts "for working out." I remember wearing freebie tees (like the ones we received each year for volunteering at Operation Christmas Child) to our local YMCA. Later on, we joined Life Time Fitness and I remember feeling a little out of place in my cheap tees and Soffe shorts.
Once I was out on my own, I bought a few gym outfits -- just some simple workout tanks and a pair of capris and wore them for my next workout at the club. I remember feeling so much more confident about myself while out on the fitness floor. That was a defining moment that made me realize that every day can have little luxuries -- even if it's something as simple as wearing a cute outfit to the gym, using your good dishes to eat takeout food, or going out of your way to enjoy the scenic route home.
Below, I've listed some little ways to make each day more luxurious, or feel a little more fancy! I know I definitely have more of a pep in my step when I'm headed out the door in the morning while wearing my favorite shoes or accessories!
On that note, today is my half birthday and I'm most definitely going to do something small to celebrate! :)
Take a real lunch break away from your desk
Savor a favorite glass of wine
Curl up with a new magazine
Fill your home with classical music as you cook, clean, or relax
Wear bright colored statement earrings with jeans and a tee
Wake up early and savor your morning coffee while reading a good book
Schedule an appointment to have your vehicle detailed. (I do this at least once a year and it is life-changing).
Get a mani / pedi or do it yourself while watching your favorite show
Wake up early and hit the grocery store before the rest of the world is awake
Wear your favorite scarf on a cold day
Text a girlfriend to meet you for an impromptu catch-up session at a cute little wine cafe
Watch an eye makeup tutorial on YouTube and give yourself a smokey eye for your work day
Wear heels and a statement necklace with your jeans
Install a remote start on your vehicle to enjoy jumping into an already warm car on a cold night at the end of your work day
Block out an hour in your calendar to read at your local bookstore
Take a bubble bath, complete with candles and a bath bomb
Make dinner reservations -- it feels fancier than just waltzing up to the restaurant to see if there's a table open
Step out of the office to pick up your favorite takeout meal for lunch
Book a massage at your favorite spa
Light a favorite candle -- these ones instantly make a room super cozy
Enjoy an afternoon at the pool or beach
Create a peaceful yet energizing morning routine
Develop a relaxing yet productive evening routine
Clean out your wallet and purse -- you'll feel less frazzled when you're shopping
Wear cozy socks
What's something you like to do to add a little pep to your day?
What's one thing that you always look forward to?