Personally I try and plan my outfit and hair and everything the whole week upcoming to the event. I think out in my head what I have, what will look best together, how I'm going to do my hair.. and then the day of it all flies out the window. Usually I'm listening to music as I rush to straighten my hair, iron my clothes, flip through skirt after jsk after op trying to find something that I don't go "I just wore that" or "It looks horrible on me" in my closet. Finally I find something that works that is nothing like I originally planned, I have given up on my hair and just left it to its own imagination after doing the best I could for it, and I'm either running out the door as my ride is beeping its horn... or sitting around for two hours because I got ready waaay too early in my excitement, like I am now xD And all during getting ready I'm usually stopping every five minutes or so to go check my email or make sure someone hasn't IMed me with last minute details.
So, EGL, how do you go about getting ready?