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I'm sharing with you all what an average day looks like for me!

Hey friends!

I’ve always loved reading “A Day in the Life” posts! I thought that just for fun, I’d share with you all what a typical day of blogging looks like for me! This day is literally identical to what this past Saturday was for me.

6:00 AM – Rise and Shine: Coffee & Emails

Here's a typical day in the life of a fashion blogger!

I love being a morning person! My mornings are the best time for me to get my stuff done because there are no interruptions, and I wake up feeling so motivated and inspired!  For the first hour of the day, I usually start with my inbox and tackle the “tune-up” work. Most people hate going through their email, but I love making connections! I contact brands that I want to work with, respond to other emails regarding blog campaigns & collaborations, send my weekly or monthly newsletter, respond to reader emails, log my finances, and track my blog stats.

7:00 AM – Writing blog posts & Breakfast

Like I mentioned, mornings are when I feel the most refreshed and energized. My blog posts HAVE to be written in the morning, unless I want them to end up a jumbled mess that doesn’t make sense! (Writing at night does NOT work out in my favor). Also, I work on blog graphics. This is VERY time consuming. Blogging doesn’t entail just writing; it also includes styling and creating graphics for posts so people will share my writing!

8:00 AM- Prep & Get ready for shoot

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Shoot time. I hop in the shower. I’m always super excited before shooting with Haylee, and also a little nervous because I want everything to turn out great! I usually blast music while I’m getting ready. Currently I’m obsessing over some Alanis Morissette & Halsey. Any other regular day, my beauty & hair routine takes literally 10 minutes, but for a shoot, I like to take my time! I promise, usually it doesn’t make me 2 hours to get ready!

Although this blog encompasses fashion, travel & self-help posts, my fashion posts DEFINITELY require the most prep, especially days like this past Saturday when we took photos for 3 outfits in one day. All of my outfits are carefully styled weeks in advance and are laid out the night before. Nothing is worse than getting to a shoot and realizing that I forgot the matching accessories. I like to feel prepared the day I wake up for a shoot, which requires lots of planning before hand. Contrary to popular thinking, most fashion bloggers don’t just get up and magically get photographed the way they dress that day!

Before my shoot, I make sure to apply my secret weapon, Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant. I’m excited to share with you guys that I’ve partnered with Dove to share with you all how Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant goes on clear and dry and keeps me confident and moisture- free all day with photo shoots! I always keep it handy in my purse for emergencies.

 

Here's a typical day in the life of a fashion blogger featuring @Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant! #TryDry #PMedia #DovePartner #InstantlyTrending

Here's a typical day in the life of a fashion blogger featuring @Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant! #TryDry #PMedia #DovePartner #InstantlyTrending

I feel like I can tackle anything life throws my way with these bad boys! Why it’s a necessity: Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant goes on instantly dry with no visible residue while providing 48 hours of odor and wetness protection and Dove ¼ moisturizers for softer, smoother underarms. Because it’s SO convenient, it truly is the latest beauty trend that I’m happy to be a part of!

10:00 AM- Photo shoot

Here's a typical day in the life of a fashion blogger !

Photo by Haylee Helmle

It seems that mornings work best for our lighting. I hop in my car and meet my friend Haylee to do some blog photos.

The designation of where we shoot varies. We’ve taken blog photos downtown, on a country road, near some train tracks, and an old abandoned barn, just to name a few. Creatively, this has been the biggest challenge for me. Living in a rural town 30 minutes north of Green Bay has its challenges. The nearest large metro area is Milwaukee at 2 hours away; therefore shooting for a “city feel” can be hard to capture, unfortunately.

12:00 PM- Lunch, Blog Commenting, & Instagramming

The millisecond I get back home, the fancy clothes (and bra) comes off!  I’m back into my cozy sweats. It’s so funny because I have had people tell me before, “How do you always look so cute and fashionable?!” Girl, if you only KNEW what I look like when I don’t have to go anywhere!!!!

I pour myself another cup of coffee and get back to the grind. I work on commenting on other blogs, commenting back to my readers on my own blog posts, and work on my Instagram game. Many non-bloggers would be surprised to know that bloggers actually schedule their social media posts! One would think we wing everything but really, it’s all carefully mapped out. Noon is a great time to Instagram because this allows my followers from across the world to be able to likely see my posts.

2:00 PM – Inspiration Hour

Here's a typical day in the life of a fashion blogger !

When I have time, I like to schedule an “Inspiration Hour” to myself. This is when I set aside my phone, turn off the TV, and dedicate an hour to researching blogging topics. I go on Pinterest and look up things that I may need help with, such as getting my photography down for layout shots. I look at the big-time bloggers and gather inspiration from their feeds. Sometimes, I read an inspirational book. This time is my own special time to re-center myself and remind myself why I’m working so hard.

4:00 PM- Sweat it out

By this time, I’m mentally exhausted and can’t look at my computer screen anymore. I NEED to work out, to keep myself sane. Seriously. This usually involves doing a home work out on a weekend, or going to the fitness center in town during the work week. I love strength training! After my workout, I’m done for the day! Blogging is a full-time job for me. In addition with my graduate studies and planning a wedding, you could say my life is a bit hectic! But I wouldn’t want it any other way. I thrive under a busy schedule.

And that’s a wrap! Thanks for following me along on a typical day! And remember what I told you about my secret weapon! Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant has got you covered when it comes to wetness and odor protection. Make sure to check out their NEW Original Clean & Soothing Chamomile varieties next time you are out and about! Go to Dove.com/trydry to learn more. #TryDry

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What does YOUR typical day look like?

Xoxo,

  • jessica

    I love reading “a day in the life” posts! I’m always tempted to do one…
    where are those tee shirts from? i love the blogging all day one :)

    • Forever 21! I’ll be posting outfit details soon on how to style a graphic tee (:

  • I’ve never tried a dry spray deodorant. Is it as good as the regular? How long does it last?

    • I like it more! It truly does last all day.

  • I kind of want to try to Dove now. I use the Dove solid and like it a lot. This seems like it would be easier. Does it spray white on your clothes if you miss? Ha!

    Your day actually sounds like quite a lot of fun, although tiring.

    • No it’s super clean! :) And yes, it can be…but I love it!

  • Love it! The moment I’m home, the sweats are back on and the bra is totally off!! haha! Lately I’ve started just wearing sports bras because they are SO much more comfortable to me. haha

    • I never wear bras when I’m home. lol

  • Daria Vinning

    I love the day in the life of a blogger! I love the t-shirt and coffee mug! And of course, everything leopard! Thanks for sharing!

    • Thanks for following along! :)

  • I still feel weird about the dry spray deodorants! I’m still a solid fan.

  • Carolyn

    I am a yoga pants girl too but love dressing for outings with friends. I have to squeeze in the blog writing when my youngest is at preschool but that is good because I do better when I have a time crunch and can’t procrastinate like I normally do. :-)

    • Procrastination gets me all the time! I feel you!! :)

  • LOL I love that shirt. Dinner for two. That got me chuckling. Thanks for sharing. You have inspired me to do a post like this. I just may have too!

    Thanks hun,
    Chiara

    • Oh I know! I busted a gut when I saw it!!

  • Paige Allison

    Oh man, I wish I had this kind of leisurely time to dedicate to my blog! We wake up at the same time, but I also juggle two babies, getting one to preschool, linking posts, commenting, working out, breastfeeding and housecleaning. It’s a hot mess, every single day! Haha, enjoy the slow pace while you can, sister!

    • Hahahaha. This is a Saturday though!! Week days are different because I have grad school. But I totally know what you mean…I’m cherishing the time now!!! haha.

  • Greta Hollar

    I’m about to start blogging full-time and am excited to get into the routine. Also I love your blogging tee. Where did you get it?!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

    • Forever 21!! Outfit deets will be coming soon! xo

  • Love reading about your daily schedule! I Need to get myself on a more productive schedule.

    • Thanks girl, for stopping by!

  • First of all, I’m obsessed with that outfit. Second, my blogging routine usually consists of a couple hours here and there throughout the week. But I love weekends where we have no plans at all because I can really hunker down and work on the blog for days straight!

    • Thanks Erin! Outfit deets will be on the blog soon!! And I hear ya. I cherish my weekends so much!

  • I always love hearing how other bloggers schedule out their time and what a day for them looks like. I think it’s great that you schedule an inspirational hour! Definitely something I would love to incorporate!

    • It’s so refreshing! I would highly recommend it!

  • Kate Walton

    It’s now quite clear I would be an awful blogger!!! My day definitely does not have the structure yours does. Hopefully my girls will be in mothers morning out next year and I can get a better routine down.

    • You wouldn’t be an awful blogger! This schedule just works for me (:

  • Fashion Blogging is so crazy! love that dinner for 2 shirt though! 😉

    • I’m obsessed with it!!! 😉 Look for outfit details coming soon!

      • Can’t wait!

  • I love these types of posts! it’s always nice to see how other bloggers organize their day & get things done!! I also love that shirt 😉

    • Thanks girl! Outfit details will be on the blog in the next few days! Have a lovely night!

  • Neely

    I love that blogging all day shirt! Where is it from?

    • Forever 21!!! Outfit deets will be on the blog soon!

  • Bethany Magnie

    Love that top, I need one!

    • Thanks girl! Look for the outfit details coming soon!! It was from Forever 21!

  • I also love posts like this, it’s always fun to see how everyone juggles the blogging world. I’m at an office job most of the week, so for me my blogging is all done in the evening. Not very interesting :)

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

    • I can’t concentrate then! My brain is fried!!!

  • I love reading other bloggers routines :) I still can’t get over how fab you look with your purple strands. You make me want to make my red hair-do RED lol

    • Aw thank you Kara! You are too kind!! I say you should just go for it, girlfriend!!!

  • Mandi

    I love “Day In The Life” posts too – my favorite part of this whole thing? Inspiration Hour, yes, i LOVE that! I want one. haha

    • You would love it, Mandi! It’s so nice to set aside that time just to learn and grow!

  • I love “Day in The Life” posts and can’t wait to share mine one of these days :) Your day looks awesome and I really love the fact that you let us all know you aren’t all dressed up all the time :) Thanks for sharing!!

    • Oh of course!!! I’m a lazy bum on the days I don’t need to be! Lol

  • Melissa Chee

    Busy lady! Fun post
    –Melissa

    • Thank you for stopping by!

  • Loved reading this post! I would love to get into full time blogging some day!

    • Thanks girl for stopping by! I am also in grad school so this isn’t my only form of income! But I put in over 40 hours a week so I call it full-time!

  • Super cute tees in this post. I need to try this Dove. I always like to get deodorant in my bag because you never know when you might need extra

    • Thanks, lady! I’ll have outfit details posted soon!

  • Autumn Dickens

    You’ve got a pretty productive day! And I’m also a morning person. They’re the best.

    • Yay! It’s so funny because I never used to be, and now if I don’t get up early, I feel like I wasted half the day!

  • Now that it’s finally getting warmer, I’ll be introducing more style posts! I just need to find someone who would want to constantly photograph me haha

    • That was my biggest struggle until my friend and I started collabing!

  • Made dinner for two and ate all of it AKA story of my life. I love that you set aside an “inspirational hour.” I need to get back in that routine!

    • Right!! Once I saw this shirt I knew that I HAD to have it!

  • Boxwood Avenue

    I love how you break it down! I should schedule my days more like this to accomplish more!

    • I need to break it down, otherwise I won’t accomplish much!

  • Jessica Bradshaw

    Love this! So fun. I wish I could blog full time (or be a fashion blogger for that matter. haha. I have little to no fashion sense.

    • I am also in school so blogging isn’t my full time income, but I treat it as so, and I LOVE doing it!!

  • Ugh I am so jealous! Can I just quit my day job and be a full time blogger! I want a life that looks like this! Love the outfits and you look super cute!

    • Hey Lexi, I’m also in school so this isn’t typical of every day!! But that would eventually be the dream!

  • Totally jealous!
    I am so over the corporate world and hope that I can be full time with my blog at some point over the next few years. haha

    xoxo, Jenny

    • Hey Jenny, I balance it with school so I’m not “completely” full time at this point, but I would love to be some day.

  • Sarah Emily

    I love this! I think I am just super nosey and love to see what other full time bloggers do! Your outfits are adorable!

    • Thanks girl!! :) Outfit details will be coming soon.

  • So cool. Thanks for sharing your day with us. It’s fun to see how every blogger does things.

    • Thanks for following along!

  • Wow, you get a lot done by 10 am! Thanks for sharing your day with us. I love seeing how other bloggers get it done! Also, your blog shirt and mug <3

    • That’s a very true statement. By noon, I usually feel pretty worn out! And thank you- obsessed with both! 😉

  • Jessica Hughes

    Love this antiperspirant!! Definitely keeps me dry all day.

  • Thanks for the real life insight for your blogging process! I love day in the life posts!

    • Thanks for following along! Glad you enjoyed reading!

  • Sounds like a pretty great day to me! I aspire to be a full time fashion blogger!!

    • I love these full days I have! I don’t have these every day though!

  • What a fantastic post!! I wish I was blogging full time, not yet..some day! You are so organized and such an inspiration! Love your outfits as well!
    xoxo
    Valerie

    • Thanks Val! I’m not exactly full time; I’m doing my master’s ! But this is what a “full” day looks like when I can commit!

  • this post is awesome! I’m seriously jealous of you fashion bloggers, I get so nervous being in front of camera (yes seriously…) though it must help to have someone you trust taking the photos (and one who takes seriously awesome shots!)

    This is a cool post :) I might just borrow it sometime and throw it back to you if that’s ok… Though it would be “Day in the Life of a Food & Lifestyle Blogger”

    • Borrow it whenever you want! And thank you so much for the compliment. My friend does a fabulous job taking photos! I used to be really nervous but now we have a system down. I’m sure you would get used to the butterflies. You are so beautiful!

  • I totally need that Blogging All Day shirt!! So cute!

    • I’m glad you like it! I’ll post outfit details soon on where to find it!

  • Lindsay Katherine

    Love this post and your beautiful pictures!!! You are so gorgeous : ) I want to try out that Dove spray – I always keep a Dove deodorant (stick) in my school bag because you just never know when you’ll need it and I like to be prepared.

    • Thanks love!! <3 I can't wait to show you the fashion shoot!

  • Just found your blog and I love it! Love the layout and all the great content!

    Those graphic tees are so cute! Great post and I personally love the Dove spray deodorants as well!

    xoxo. Olivia
    http://www.ourwanderingmind.com

    • Aw thank you so much, Olivia!! May I ask how you stumbled across my blog? :) xo

      • Really randomly. Just found your page from a comment on someone else’s blog and decided to check your blog out! :)