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How to Banish Decision Fatigue for the Next 7 Days

A curated breakdown of everything you should wear, eat, watch, read, and listen to for the next seven days.

By Madeleine Kim

Let me paint you a portrait of an all-too-common evening: You’ve finally made it to the end of a long day, and it’s time to unwind with some well-deserved screen time and a snack. But after you take off your blazer to change into comfy clothes, you freeze. Should you snuggle up in leggings or joggers? Then, when you get to the kitchen, you start second-guessing your snack choice. Would those chips be better with hummus or salsa?! Finally, you settle onto your couch and start scrolling through Netflix—and thirty minutes later, you’re still scrolling

We make thousands of decisions every day, from inconsequential to potentially life-altering—so it’s no wonder that so many of us experience decision fatigue. When we’re constantly faced with choices, small questions about how we spend our time can stop us in our tracks.

To make life a little easier, we’ve *decided* to make some decisions for you this week. It may seem silly, but eliminating those small decisions from the equation can help ease your mental load and give you the space to prioritize the most impactful choices. Here’s what you should wear, eat, watch, and read this week.


Wear: Maaza dress + Moreland jacketBeebe beltCelia earrings + Ginger pumps
Eat: 30-Minute Thai Peanut Chicken Ramen
Watch: 100 Foot Wave

A great Monday outfit is an easy Monday outfit, and there’s nothing easier than a classic black dress. Elevate the Maaza dress and Moreland jacket in OrigamiTech with the statement-making Beebe belt, geometric Celia earrings, and super-comfy Ginger pumps. (And if your day calls for something more casual, just lose the blazer and swap the pumps for sneakers.) For dinner, whip up some flavor-packed peanut and chicken ramen, which takes just 30 minutes and can be made in an Instant Pot or on the stove. Decompress by diving into HBO’s 100 Foot Wave, a six-part docuseries that’s somehow terrifying and calming at the same time.


Wear: Mia top + Hockley jeans + KOIO sneakersClaressa hoops
Eat: Kimchi Tuna Salad
Read: Seven Days in June

Tuesday is nobody’s favorite day, but deep sea is everybody’s favorite jewel tone. Pair the soft and sophisticated Mia top in deep sea with the stretchy Hockley jeans, the KOIO sneakers, and the Claressa hoops for a comfortable, polished, up-for-anything outfit. Because every piece is machine-washable, you can feel confident preparing this salty, spicy kimchi tuna salad. Serve it over whatever you have laying around—takeout rice, leftover salad greens, toast—for a meal that’s as quick as it is delicious. To unwind, light a candle and read a few chapters of that book you’re in the middle of. Or, if you’re between reads, pick up Seven Days in June, a witty, sensual, and thoughtful novel by Tia Williams.


Wear: Cathy sweater + FRAME jeansHugo necklace set + Lana boots
Eat: Red Lentil Soup with Lemon
Watch: What We Do in the Shadows

Don’t be deceived by the plush, cozy look of the Cathy sweater—this easy layering piece is actually incredibly lightweight, which makes it ideal for in-between weather. Complete your Power Casual™ look with comfortable jeans, an on-trend necklace, and knit booties in a classic fall color. Later, keep the fall theme going with this (surprisingly hearty) red lentil soup, which tastes best with a bunch of extra lemon juice and keeps well in the fridge for lunch the next day. If you don’t already have evening plans, watch a few episodes of What We Do in the Shadows, which blessedly just came out with a third season.


WearVincent dress + Ginger pumps + Claude charms + Claressa earrings
Eat: Takeout
Listen: “Movie Therapy”

There’s something about a tonal outfit of beiges and browns that feels just so chic. Achieve the look with minimal effort by pairing the stretchy-yet-structured Vincent dress in light bronze with the Ginger pumps in brown croc. Extra credit: Loop the pearl Claude charms onto your hoop earrings for an added bit of elegance. You’ve worked hard this week, and it’s time to treat yourself. Order takeout from your favorite neighborhood spot, and if you can’t decide what to get, let this choice randomizer pick for you. While you wait for your food to arrive, put in some work on an aesthetically pleasing puzzle and listen to “Movie Therapy,” a charming podcast in which two film critics provide movie and TV recommendations to help listeners face life’s challenges.


Wear: Dae top + FRAME jeans + Rowan flats + Celia earrings
Eat: Cacio e Pepe
Watch: Coherence

Friday! It’s here! Celebrate by wearing the off-the-shoulder Dae top with chic, boot-cut jeans, flats in a whimsical pattern, and those same hypnotic earrings from your Monday outfit—comfortable enough for a night in, sexy enough for a night out. If you’re having dinner at home, you should definitely make cacio e pepe. I made it almost weekly in the second half of 2020 (for scientific research, duh) and found that the technique in this recipe consistently produced best results. Serve with a side of broccoli rabe, briefly sauteed with olive oil, thinly sliced garlic, salt, red pepper flakes, and an anchovy, if you like. Then, have a movie night and watch Coherence, a mind-bending, creepy-but-not-scary thriller that does the most with a tiny budget.


Wear: Lisey cami + Harrington leggings + Alphonso jacket + Lana boots + Frida earrings
Eat: Honey Whipped Ricotta and Prosciutto Crackers
Listen: “Cleaning Kit” on Spotify

If there was ever a time to wear a Catwoman-esque vegan leather ensemble with pointy-toed boots, it’s Saturday. Pair the stretchy Harrington leggings and washable silk Lisey cami with the too-cool Alphonso jacket and Lana boots, then take things to yet another level with the large-but-lightweight Frida earrings. You can’t wear this outfit without feeling like a party. Embrace that feeling by snacking on a plate of festive honey whipped ricotta and prosciutto crackers while you listen to this playlist, which was technically curated to play in the background while you clean but also makes a great soundtrack for a lighthearted weekend afternoon.


Wear: Choe top + Tressa pants + KOIO sneakers
Eat: Gyeran Bap
Watch: PEN15

The goal for your Sunday outfit is to feel cozy but look put-together enough that you could run out for coffee or stop by a friend’s house without having to change. The Tressa pants and Choe top, both made from stretchy knit materials, fit the bill. Just add polished sneakers, and you’re ready to go. In my opinion, Sunday is the only day where breakfast is more important than dinner. Have a late breakfast (some might even call it a brunch) of gyeran bap (egg rice), which can be topped with whatever fun leftover ingredients you have in your fridge—perhaps some of that kimchi from Tuesday? Avoid the Sunday Scaries by watching PEN15, a hilarious, way-too-accurate show that will remind you that being an adult isn’t so bad after all.

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Madeleine Kim

Madeleine Kim is the Senior Brand Manager at M.M.LaFleur, where she started out as a stylist. She loves developing styling-focused content and creating newsletters that bring the M.M. community together.

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