A Day In The Life Of A Full Time Fashion Blogger
A big thanks to Zappos for sponsoring this post! Happy Thursday babes! Today I’m excited to be teaming up with Zappos & Rockport Shoes to share what a day in the life of a full-time fashion blogger is like. You guys know I’m a huge fan of Zappos, as I’ve worked with them a lot in the past. This is actually my second time working with Rockport shoes, so I was really excited when they reached out. To me, Rockport shoes are all about staying stylishly comfortable. Their designs fit in with current trends, but what really stands out to me is their comfort (this mama is all about comfort right now… hello 21 week pregnant belly!)
I’m a Zappos Rewards member so I get free 2 day shipping (um amazing!). I love buying our shoes on Zappos because shipping is so fast, and returns are so easy. The shoes I’m wearing are uh-mazingly comfy. I love the color because they literally go with everything! Dylan’s white loafers are great because they are not only super comfy as well, but they are the perfect somewhat dressy shoe for summer! You can’t go wrong with a great white loafer!
Alrighty, now I’m going to take you what it’s like on one of our photoshoot days, because that’s typically our longest day of the week. Dylan joins me on these days, so it’s kind of like a little day date as well, which is really nice. It gives us one on one time together to work on something we both love. For those of you who don’t know, my husband Dylan is also a blogger & an entrepreneur (He’s launching something really cool soon, so stay tuned for that!). He takes all of my photos for my blog posts, and I take all of his.
5:30 am- 8:00 am Wake up with Noah, and make breakfast. Hang out with him for a little bit, and eat together. I also get ready during this time. I usually get ready in our downstairs bathroom so I can watch Noah while he plays. Sometimes I’ll get ready in my bathroom upstairs, and Noah will take a bath while I’m getting ready. If I’m smart I will have already picked out everything I’m shooting for the day, and it will already be packed up in my car. If I’m a slacker sometimes I have to get last minute things together, steam clothes, and pack up the car. I also usually answer a few emails during this time, and make sure all of my social media posts & blog post are ready to go for the day.
8:00 am Our babysitter arrives, and Dylan and I head out for the day. This can be a stressful part of my day if Noah has been clingy that morning. When I’m actually putting on makeup & doing my hair he knows that I’m going to be leaving for work, and he can get clingy, which makes me feel so bad. Luckily he loves our babysitter, and he’s always fine like 2 minutes after we leave the house. We head to our photoshoot location which is usually downtown Austin.
9:00 am-12:00 pm This is our photoshoot time. We try to get downtown as early as possible so we can catch the good light. I typically shoot first (my hair tends to look worse as time goes by, lol). I typically shoot about 3-4 outfits. Yes, I change my clothes in my car, and sometimes it can be pretty tricky. We try to park in a parking garage, so we aren’t drawing any attention to ourselves, ha! After I’m done shooting, it’s Dylan’s turn. Dylan is a perfectionist to the max, so he can take a little longer when shooting. I make fun of him a little bit while he’s shooting, because he does a lot of walking photos, and I like to pretend he’s on the runway. It cracks me up.
12:00 pm-1:00 pm We grab lunch, because I’m usually prangry (pregnant & hangry mixed) by this time. One of my favorite places to grab lunch downtown is at Whole Foods. I love making a big salad, and getting a side of soup! Dylan usually brings in his computer, and we start to pick out our favorite photos from the shoot while we eat lunch.
1:00 pm-3:30 pm We find a coffee shop to work at. Dylan usually edits our photos from that day, and we work on other stuff. I usually am working on writing blog posts, scheduling social media posts, emailing with brands, working on invoicing/contracts, planning future content, etc.. We leave the coffee shop to make it back home to our babysitter.
4:00 pm- 7:00 pm We head home to our little man, and let our babysitter go home. This is one of my favorite parts of the day because I love coming back home to him after we’ve been out for the day. He’s always so sweet, and so happy to see us. Lately since the weather has been nice we’ve been heading out to the park or to take a walk with Noah once we get home. We make dinner, and hang out with Noah until he’s ready for bedtime which is usually around 7 pm.
7:00 pm-10:00 pm Dylan and I usually jump back on our computers and get work done during this time. On photoshoot days we don’t have a ton of time to get computer work done, so we typically work in the evenings before bed. It’s not always fun to work at night, but it’s what you gotta do to get everything done. I have forgotten what it’s like to watch tv in the evenings since becoming a blogger. At least it saves money on the cable bill 😉
Thanks so much for stopping by today friends, have a great day!
Love your wedges! Rockport have the comfiest shoes, seriously! And we need to all have a couples date together next time I’m in town!
Such an interesting post! I love reading about blogging as a job! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Love from Austria,
Theresa | http://www.primetimechaos.com
Such a fun post, loved reading this!
I love seeing what you do on a daily basis! Such a cool post!
Such a cute little outfit!
Wow, that was really interesting! So crazy how people think blogging is easy and not a lot of work. This right here shows just how much work it is! Really cool you guys get to work together too and make your own schedule 🙂
haha, the tv comment cracks me up because it is so true! I havn’t watched a show in months 😛
i had this feeling i had been reading your hubby’s blog for a while when i saw his name and these photos confirmed it! love both your pages so much and loved learning more about you and your daily blog routine in this post!
stephanie // SheSawStyle.com
Love this breakdown of the day! Always curious to see how full-timers do it! All about changing in the car, haha. You guys look great!
xo Jen | http://laxmilifestyle.com
Haha, yes changing in the car is key!
love this glimpse into your daily life!
Busy, busy, love the wedges, they are pretty and look super comfy!
Love the sneak peek into your life!! And I am feeling those shoes! I need to get on the Zappos train!
Sounds like a fun busy day! I am loving all the photos so cute. I am loving your wedges! Thanks for sharing.
Julie * http://www.hdthreviews.com
Had no idea your husband was a blogger too! How cool is that? Loved getting to know more about your shoot days.
I loved reading this! It definitely sounds a lot like my shoot days (changing in the car is the worst! Especially when it is really hot or really cold). I love that your husband has a blog too! Definitely a great way to spend time together!
Thanks so much Ashley! Changing in the car can get really interesting in the Austin summers, so hot!
Sounds like my weekends these days! I’s love to be a full time blogger/entrepreneuer one day!
Wow I had no idea!! it sounds like such a blast though! you and your hubby make a great team!
Neelofar | The Loveliest Lily
wow this is so interesting! so you and your husband are both bloggers? That is kind of amazing and great!
What a great post! I always love hearing about other bloggers schedules and routines. Thanks for sharing!
I always love a peek into how other bloggers manage their busy days! Thanks for sharing!
I lovelovelove that you both shoot each other like that, and that your blog names are so similar…that’s so cute. My hubby likes to pretend he’s gonna be a blogger someday, so I think it’s just a thing with husbands being hilarious when a camera is on them? ha! I’m full time too, and I’m with ya on having to work at night and basically just cram as much as possible into every waking hour. When’s baby #2 due????
Coming Up Roses
Awe, thanks so much Erica! Your husband needs to jump on the bandwagon!! Baby number two will be here early September!
Love the wedges! Super cute!
It’s great to have a partner in crime to blog and be successful with! So happy for you and your hubby that you have each other!
Thank you so much! It really is so great!
Such a cute his and her look! I hope y’all have a great weekend!
Awww..you guys are so adorable! First time stopping by your blog, but it won’t be my last! Love your outfit!
Awe thanks so much. Glad you stopped by!
This is so fun! I love Zappos too! You both look so fantastic and I am inspired by your energy and style!
xo Debbie | http://www.totthineownstylebetrue.com
Y’all are so cute!! Loved reading about your day. And, yes, to zappo’s!!!
Love the wedges. They look so comfortable. Your day definitely sounds packed.
I have no time for tv either and my friends think I’m crazy for not keeping up with all the shows! And I love your word, “prangry” ….will definitely use that in the future when I’m preggers! LOL! xo, Jaime
Wow! A day in the life….I enjoyed your post and reading it was so much fun and inspiring! Your days seem like gravy! Im a soon-to-be full-time blogger and your time stamps really give me an idea of how my day can go. I also like that you said you shoot in the a.m when the lighting is best. I’ll keep that in mind!
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