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Tuesday, 29 May 2018

How To Upgrade Your Morning Routine

Roses Green Silk Gown Bonsoir of London
Swipe the alarm off your bedside table, retrieve the sock that somehow ended up in the middle of your bedroom and stumble downstairs to eat cereal from the box.  No, no and nope.  Not on my watch!  All of this gorgeous weather (besides the latest bout of thunder and lightning) has got me thinking about ways to improve our morning routines.  We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and so surely the first hour or two after waking up must to some extent dictate the general direction of our mood for the day as well, right?  I've lost count of the amount of emails listing 'morning habits of successful people' that have landed in my inbox, most of which include waking up really early, getting your hardest task done first and immediately planning out the day ahead.  But assuming you've already got a pretty good grip on your morning routine as far as motivation and ambition goes, now it's time to look at those pretty little details.  You know, the things that put a smile on your face from the moment you wake up and make you feel hashtag-blessed...
Gold Rim Glass Cereal Bowl
Bonsoir of London Green Silk Roses Dressing Gown
Luxury Glass Gold Rim Cereal Bowl

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Dressing gown - Roses Silk Gown c/o Bonsoir of London

Bracelets - Chlobo Jewellery

Necklace - Isonia

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Bonsoir of London Silk Dressing Gown Green Roses


Y U M  ,  Y U M !

First things first, it's time to ditch the old breakfast bowls.  I don't know why it took me so long to consider upgrading the usual suspects to gold-rimmed glass bowls.  The whole experience is so much more luxurious and goes a very long way in making a healthy breakfast seem more appetising 

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W H A T   W A S   T H A T ?

Enough with the barking dogs and mediocre morning radio, put together a feel-good playlist (or update the one you already have) to ensure those vital first few minutes of the day are filled with good vibes - release that dopamine! 

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M M M  ,   T H A T   F E E L S   G O O D . . . 

Steady on, ladies and gents.  We're talking about silk!  I've spoken before about my love for luxurious nightwear (in particular Bonsoir of London's classic designs) and it's about to get even more intense because I'm completely smitten with another full-length silk gown.  Swoon.  Bonsoir of London's latest collection includes this luxurious, handmade Silk Gown in a detailed Roses print - bonus points if you pair it with the matching eye mask!  Other fabulous options that are ideal for enhancing your morning routine, include waking up in matching silk cami and short sets and silk chemises, or skipping the silk altogether and opting for a cashmere robe to wrap up in after you've rolled out of bed        

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W H O   I S   T H E   F A I R E S T   O F   T H E M   A L L ?

Ah, skincare routines.  The bane of our existence.  No, I'm exaggerating, it's actually pretty fun picking out your lotions and potions for the day, right?!  Early last year I made the mistake of not using my most expensive, hard-working products everyday because of how much they cost to replace each month.  The end result?  They didn't get used.  After you've showered, reach for the most effective, gorgeous products in your skincare collection and enjoy them from the moment you wake up!  Oh, and while we're on the topic, does anyone else love hair mist?  To avoid working my way through bottles and bottles of my fave scent, I opt for Coco Mademoiselle Fresh Hair Mist instead for the mornings.  Two sprays into my locks before heading out the door and I'm feeling like Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel herself...

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W E ' R E   N O T   I N   K A N S A S   A N Y M O R E

That's right, and you're also not in that same old chair you move towards every morning.  Break with tradition and look for a prettier part of your surroundings in which to enjoy breakfast.  Perhaps a seat with a view of your surrounding cityscape, or lush garden.  Maybe up on a window seat, nestled into a plush armchair, or on that pretty decorative chair you've pushed to the corner of the room.  Or perhaps even back in bed with a magazine for company!  

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How to Upgrade Your Morning Routine With Pretty Things
Bonsoir Luxury Silk Roses Dressing Gown
Travel Blogger Luxurious Breakfast Setup
Out with the old, in with the new!  I'm certainly embracing adding a healthy dose of 'glamour' to my morning routine, and as always I'd love to hear your thoughts on the topic.  Do you have any plans to upgrade your morning routine?  Let me know in the comments below!

Liked this post?  You might also enjoy >> How To Be A Glow Getter This Spring!

With love,

Gabrielle x

Thanks to Bonsoir of London for working with me on this post!

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63 comments

  1. Even if I tried all of your tips, I just don't think my mornings would look as glamorous and effortless as yours! I loved reading this post! I think a great morning routine is a good way to make you feel more productive too. Definitely setting the tone for the day, as you mentioned. And please tell us where that divine glass bowl is from? I don't think I've ever seen one like that before with a gold rim!

    SHANNON VALLE
    life + style blog

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    1. Hi Shannon! Thanks for your lovely comment, the gold-rimmed glass bowl is from Waitrose (John Lewis)

      Gabrielle x

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  2. Okay that robe is lovely! My morning routine is never this nice, or nice at all for that matter. I've got to take your advice. I'll try better in the morning lol!

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  3. I don't really care about mornings other than coffee and a very good breakfast. 4 years living here in Canada and I still love a good, big, hearty Malaysian breakfast.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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  4. Your dress is stunnnnnning! Just loving' the print!!! WOWOWOWOWO!!!
    kisses
    xoBeckerman Girls

    www.BeckermanBlog.com

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  5. I so want to try everything you have mentioned. It is very important to start your day right.
    The Glossychic

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  6. I love to listen to music first thing in the morning, it really helps me start the day the right way. A healthy breakfast is a must for me, I can't think on an empty stomach. Finding a beautiful spot to enjoy our breakfast or a cup of coffee can really improve our mood. A morning routine can be so important in this time and age. It can give us that lux feeling. Taking a few minutes to relay in the morning is one of the best things we can do. If we start our morning in a good way, it can help us to keep a positive frame of mine throughout the day. Beautiful photography. You always look gorgeous.

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  7. so stunning pictures dear, about morning routine- of course shower, breakfast, later cleaning skin after night , make up and hair doing and I am ready to work xx

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  8. Gorgeous images as always. And the perfect sentiment, we could all use more glamorous mornings.

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  9. I love that robe, beautiful on you! :) I usually try get up before the boys in the morning and have a little quiet time to myself before the craziness begins, haha! I do feel more organised if I get some time to be productive before it's cleaning up messes and getting boys fed and dressed to get out the door on time!

    Hope that you are having a great week so far :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  10. My morning routines are blah and will never be glamorous like yours...Haha
    I roll out of bed at 6 to get my girls off to school, no glamour there...Lol
    But when I do get a minute to myself, it's green tea first thing in the morning and always a late breakfast. I love your robe, it's so beautiful. xx

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com/

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  11. If only my mornings looked like this! Haha! I always get up around 6:30am or 7am. I then have my morning coffee and enjoy some me time by the balcony, then I do what I have to do that day, after taking a bath (which I enjoy so much) and throw in one of those dresses to be around home. One thing I for sure do and follow very religiously to have a good start of the day, is sleeping between 8-10 hours per night, sometimes 12 but that's not so often, that will make my morning much better, easier and very productive. I also love your robe! Thanks for sharing this post and tips!

    Hope you have a lovely mid-week!
    XO, Melissa

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  12. Such great tips gabrielle and that gown is stunning on you!!!!!!

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  13. This is such a nice read dear, I'll definitely take note of your tips. Also, your dress is so lovely on you dear.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  14. OMG! It looks amazing!! I love it! I have to buy one ASAP!!! xoxo

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  15. How nice has this weather been? Excusing this week, although I did enjoy the thunderstorms, the drizzly morning commute not so much. You've shared some amazing tips for making the morning's easier. If I could eat my breakfast outside in the garden everyday I would, and I agree with using the skincare products and not just letting them get forgotten about. I love your photo's too.

    Emma x
    emmarollason.com

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  16. This is such a gorgeous look - absolutely beautiful post and loving all your photos as usual! Completely agree about breakfast bowls - I always change up the kitchen accessories as I think that just makes such a difference to presentation and overall, the way you feel! Love that and the glass bowl with the touch of gold is stunning!

    Layla x

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  17. Such a beautiful pictures sweety

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  18. These ideas are all so good Gabrielle! I know I need to step up my morning routine and make it more peaceful. Love your dressing gown too, so so pretty! Xx

    www.thefashionfolks.com

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  19. I wish I could be a morning person. The earliest I usually wake up is 11am but mostly it's noon XD

    xx Alyssa | STYLE VANITY

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  20. The dressing gown looks gorgeous! And I absolutely love the glass bowl. I want one for myself now.

    ANOUK

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  21. I don´t do breakfast and most of my morning is spend wrestling the kids into their clothes. I will bookmark the page and come back in, well, ten years time?

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

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  22. I'm pretty happy with my morning routine but I sure wouldn't mind adding a glamorous dressing gown or eating my breakfast salads out of nicer bowls :) As long as I get in some snuggles with my husband, I'm good ;p

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  23. lately since I am more productive in the morning I am waking up quite early and I love to start my day with a gym + yoga session and a good breakfast. but it's so tiring doing it everydayXD

    xx from italy
    Cate ღ 35mm in Style

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  24. Wow your bowl is so pretty! I want to have my breakfast on one of those too haha. :D Mornings are always hard for me, but the skincare part is always my favorite!
    www.thefancycats.pt

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  25. Those bowls look so lovely! I am such a bear in the morning that I need to try some of these asap!

    https://lizziedailyblog.blogspot.com/

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  26. These are such glamorous ideas. I'll definitely apply some to my morning routine!

    T H E Ä S T R O N
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  27. Quality morning routines are sooo hard to achieve! Ugh, especially for us bloggers that have another full-time job! Howeveer, I do love reading posts like this! It keeps me reminded that we all need to treat ourselves right and give ourselves a proper break and enjoy life!

    - Marina W
    https://waitmarinawho.blogspot.com/2018/05/having-it-out-with-melancholy.html

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  28. These are fabulous ways to upgrade our morning routines, Gabrielle! There is nothing more luxurious than silk & I love that breakfast bowl. I could never start the day without a good breakfast :-)

    Miriam x

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  29. I love your dressing gown! I've actually been looking for one for a while and finally scooped up a pretty floral one that I've really been enjoying. I also totally agree about using your nice skincare and makeup products (if you're applying makeup). There's no point in saving the best for special occasions that never come around because you'll just never end up using your expensive products, when the whole point of having them is to use them.

    littlehenrylee.net

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  30. I need to remember these tips. I am pretty happy with how my morning routine is right now but there are always room for improvements!

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  31. Such a gorgeously dreamy post as always beautiful babe, your morning magic has left me feeling totally inspired! I'm the worst morning person ever so I seriously need to take note of this post ;) I love your dressing gown, the prettiest rose print and the most luxurious vibe. Serious LOVE! Those breakfast bowls are truly stunning, the most babin' breakfast inspo and a bit of sassiness to start the day with. The idea of a feel-good playlist to start the day off is such a good one, plus I'm loving the inspo of a prettier backdrop to start breakfast with. I've been trying to enjoy a smoothie out in the garden first thing and it's definitely seen an uplift in my mood <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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  32. I love this! All those little details make just as much of a difference in your morning as setting goals and checking off your to do list. It's so funny because I am SO much more amped to eat my healthy breakfast when it's out of one of our cute clean white bowls. I'm honestly considering switching the whole set just because of that! Not nearly as baller as your bowls though... :). And using good skincare in the morning makes me feel like I've got my ish together. I'm in love with the Watermelon Glow products. They smell SO yummy!
    And Ben read that your sub-conscious is the most receptive first thing in the morning, so listening to happy music of motivational speeches is a go to!
    Bring on the day!

    Susie | http://milehighdreamers.com

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  33. I absolutely agree, it's very important to enjoy those first two hours because they set the mood for the rest of the day! But can we just talk about how gorgeous that silk gown is? I absolutely adore that color and the flower print looks so chic on you Gabrielle! :)

    Hope you are having a lovely Thursday!

    Andrea.

    Seize your Style

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  34. That robe is so elegant. I've been looking for one of these to make my loungewear more chic!

    District of Chic

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  35. Interesting post as always! You look beautiful (:

    CM | XIII.

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  36. Having a good morning routine is so important! Pretty bowls and places (and mugs, I love mugs!) do make such a difference - everything is better when it's fancy haha. When I spend my mornings at home, I love staying around in my pyjamas for a couple hours as I go about with my routine - but this dressing gown looks so much better than your usual pjs!

    Julia x
    Last Post: Four Steps to a Healthy Life | http://juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.com/2018/05/lifestyle-four-steps-to-healthy-life.html

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  37. Always so beautiful, and I also enjoy the morning with a delicious breakfast.

    https://mimodaapropos.blogspot.com/2018/05/white-dress.html

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  38. I loved this post! Super inspiring, and the photos were so gorgeous!

    Chloe x
    www.softoctobernight.com

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  39. I love wearing silk! I love the cereal bowl, by the way. Soooo pretty!

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  40. What a beautiful silk gown, so perfect in your warm weather right now. I like the concept of improving the morning routine, pretty nice content Gabrielle. Have a fun weekend!

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  41. Really cool I love this post! I already follow bloglovin, waiting for you! :) thanks have a great day!

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    Alessa Bernal

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  42. You always look fabulous my dear! I definitely need a new cereal bowl. I need that one in the photo!!!

    Those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.

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  43. Hello Gabrielle
    Your silk gown is stunning as the pics.
    I want a morning just like that with that style of yours. Always lovely my dear.
    XOXO

    marisasclosetblog.com

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  44. Beautiful pictures and great tips, that's the most glamorous cereal bowl I've ever seen - love it!!
    Have a good weekend :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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  45. Such a rich and luxe robe. Oh myyy...I absolutely love this Gabrielle. -And that cereal bowl is so nice. Well hello!! Lovely post here. :-)

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  46. The dressing gown is such a pretty style and print. When the weather changes, I usually tend to mix things up for skincare routine. Sometimes, we’ll also eat outside for breakfast in the courtyard. It makes a difference.
    Of course, you know I love that bowl! :) Have a lovely weekend! xx

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  47. LOVING the gold detail on the bowl! Such a small change can make your morning that much better! Great photos! xx
    Jordan| www.heylittlej.com

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  48. You look stunning! Also, I think I'm getting old because I can't help but to focus on your bowl. I love the gold lining!It makes the bowl look simple and elegant.

    Rox | Transcendent Light 🌱

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  49. Love the photography in this post and how chic is that bowl!

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  50. Ok my mornings would go up 1849038042 knotches if I just had that robe and that fancy cereal bowl!! You must feel like a princess eating your cereal out of it lol. I just love it.

    xox Kirsten // http://kirstenwendlandt.com/my-home-office-makeover-with-wayfair-tonic-living/

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  51. Firstly the robe you're wearing is utterly gorgeous, the colour and design is beautiful and suits you very beautifully Gabrielle.

    For breakfast I also do the same thing for cereal, the other day I enjoyed my Wheetabix Protein from a Pip Studio mug, colourful bright and lovely and added some sunshine in the morning, I absolutely love cereal and also have it after I workout.

    A stunning post lovely lady!

    Laura xoxo
    www.shehearts.net

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  52. Such a beautiful robe, dear! You look so glam! xoxo

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  53. my mornings consist mostly of waking up 30 mins before I go to work so I usually rush everyday HAHA thanks for sharing this!

    Sheena | www.sheenalovessunsets.com

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  54. I will always love morning if that silk i will wear every day.
    What a lovely share for a morning routine babe

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

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  55. I actually picked up a gold-rimmed cup from Pottery Barn of all places not that long ago and it's a total game changer, it actually made me giddy to get up and make my smoothies and use that cup in the morning!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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  56. Morning routines are literally my key to having a better day. I'm such a typical gemini that if the morning doesn't live up to my expectations, I feel down through the day. Your tips seem useful and that robe is too cute for me to handle (insert heart eyed emoji). Loved the post!

    Love,
    i.b. | http://soundslikeidil.blogspot.com

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  57. I love your tips on how to upgrade your morning routine! It really makes a difference, because it sets the tone of your entire day overall. I love your robe the pattern is gorgeous x
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