So you what is like to be a fashion blogger? I can only tell you what it’s like for me and it might be different than what you may think.
I wear many different hats: I work full time as a nurse. I am a caretaker and participate regularly in my local congregation activities. I hardly live a spectacular, jetsetting, perfectly styled, decorated life. It’s imperfect, messy and crazy — but it’s mine.
Blogging is what I do in my free time and because I don’t have much of it that means I’m constantly busy and always multi-tasking. I don’t have much down time because I feel as if there is always something to do and more than likely there is. But a typical day for me as a blogger goes something like this …
- After fulfilling other obligations my blogging day starts usually by 2pm. I get dressed knowing that at some point I will be meeting up with one of my go-to photographers to capture the look for the blog. On this day it was difficult to stay sharp and fresh with most of my outfit being all white!
- My days are usually spent in any well conditioned, WIFI accessible coffee shop around town where I can relax while I get down to work. This usually involves researching ideas for new lookbooks, blog ideas and subjects for my new YouTube Channel. I’m also catching up on emails and cleaning out my inbox. It’s amazing how many emails can pile up in just a week. I hate digital clutter so it’s very soothing for me to do this every week.
- Now you must think I must be drinking tons of coffee to keep up with my crazy schedule but I actually don’t. Coffee makes me feel bloated and tired. My body reacts better to plain regular water. I try to drink a gallon a day but if I do need a pick me up I reach for greeen tea over coffee.
- On this day I met up with Natalie Barineau, she’s a photographer and also the one behind the camera of all of my YouTube videos! She’s great and I could not have launched my channel without her help. We meet for a couple of hours a week to shoot and capture footage for streetstyle lookbooks or editorial segments. Although it’s a lot a work and I can sometimes be inside of my head and the Florida sun zaps my enegry and enthusiasm, she helps me relax and rock it out. We deifnitely have to keep in fun because our days can run long so lots of breaks for frozen treats and good tunes are a must.
Photos by Carissa Fassnacht
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