Posted on: August 14, 2015 by Yummo Mummo


Summer vacation is coming to an end and it’s time to start thinking about that back to school routine. The mornings can be rough,  as we attempt to get lunches made, kids dressed, coffee down our throats, teeth brushed, back packs on, etc. But what about us? Don’t forget about us Moms/Mums! Following I have 5 super easy tips to help you rock it out the door. Tips to help you feeling and looking good from the inside out.

1. Lipstick. I have always truly believed that lipstick is like a magic wand. It can truly turn any frown upside down. A shot of color, how ever bold or subtle you desire, can perk you up – it’s like a shot of espresso. As winter comes along, your moisturized lips will thank you. Muah.
2. Celebrity sunglasses. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like to make eye contact until I’ve had a chance to grab my latte on the way home from my school run. So, along with my signature red lips, celebrity sunglasses are a great touch. Hide yesterdays make-up, the rough night with the baby, the late night watching House of Cards. No one will be the wiser!

FullSizeRender-58To shop this set, click HERE to go to my Polyvore profile for all the fabulous details. 

3. A funky tracksuit. An outfit you can throw on in a New York minute should be a staple in any wardrobe. A tracksuit allows you to layer as we transition from Fall to winter, and into Spring.
4. Fruit-infused water bottle. You will thank yourself later if you begin your water intake from the moment your feet hit the floor. Your system will kick-start with the burst of fruity vitamins. Have this ready the night before, and waiting on the kitchen bench for you on rising. (Tip: I use a straw throughout the day and it really makes difference in the amount of water I drink).
5. Bike or walk to school. Great chance to hit two birds with one stone. By the time you get back from the school run, you’ve got some air in your lungs and will be feeling more pumped to get into your day.

I hope these 5 tips will have you feeling more ready to take on the crazy school mornings. If we feel good on the inside, it will show on the outside.


  1. Lori McCormick says:

    Wonderful tips! I can’t live without my Laura Mercier lip glosses – they really do perk a gal up!

  2. Sami says:

    I’m also a huge believer that lipstick can totally upgrade your mood and your outfit! Love all of these tips! 🙂


  3. I wish i lived close enough to my children s school to be able to bike it! but it is a 20min drive by car :/

  4. I’m loving the fruit infused water bottles at the moment. I got mine from Amazon and love having a cucumber, mint and strawberry combo! xxx

  5. suzanne says:

    Love these tips Melissa and I love your new site, wow! I am all over the infused water, lipstick and shades. With a fab lip and shades, no one will know what the morning was really like! For my fruit water, I get the big bag of organic mixed berries from Costco (keep them frozen, they will defrost in the water) and mix in some chia seeds with water the night before. It softens the chia, and in the AM I have a wonderfully refreshing water to drink while I get the kids off to school. I refill it throughout the day and stay nice an hydrated – not to mention it looks so pretty! You are dead on with the straw, I am convinced I drink twice as much by adding a straw! Thanks as always, for the fun tips! XOXO

  6. Ursula aka Blueridge Beauty says:

    Love your active Back to School style post!! I can’t wait to start walking in the cool and less humid Fall air!!

    Ursula aka Blueridge Beauty

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