I haven’t done one of these in a while, but they are one of my favorite types of posts to read (right up there with “what’s in my bag” posts!). The tricky part about my days are that they are always different. Some days I’m holed up in my apartment cranking away (super boring… that post would highlight me making a trip to Starbucks and opening the door for Seamless). Other days, I’m running around town like a maniac. Or some sort of mixture of both.
Variety is the spice of life right?
For someone who loves, and I mean LOVES, a schedule… it’s been kind of a challenge, but a good one for me. I do try to make sure that two times a week I don’t have to do my hair. Sounds weird, but all that really means is that those days don’t have events, photoshoots, or important meetings. The hair system keeps me in check 😉 (I hope I’m not the only one who thinks this way…)
Here was one day last week for me:
7:00 // Wake up + Puppy Time: Waking up at 7 is so much better than 5am. There are some days when have to wake up earlier, but if I can sleep until 7… I’m sleeping until 7. Luckily Teddy is totally a sleeper and likes to sleep in too. I mean, look at that little face. Schleepy.
7:25 // Shower, Hair, & Makeup: I try to get this done as quickly as possible. Probably my least favorite part of the day. I wish I could either wake up looking perfect… or have someone do it for me every morning. Not. My. Forte. (Here’s a post on how I curl my hair every morning!)
9:45 // Coffee Meeting: If I have meetings in the morning, you better believe that there is coffee involved. Croissants are a bonus. Trust me when I say that I’m at Maison Kayser a few times a week 😉
11:00 // Garment District: Leading up to the launch, I felt like I was constantly in the Garment District. At least the fabric is pretty to look at!!
12:00 // Puppy Time: Look at that determined face. Cracks me up!!! Coming back from meetings to this little guy is kind of the best. I plop down on the floor and just play with him.
12:45 // Emails: My life is pretty much run by my email inbox. I really do reply to every email I receive… so I can spend up to five hours a day in gmail on particularly high volume days.
3:45 // Design Darling: Teddy and I swung by Design Darling headquarters to pick something up. Teddy landed the role of DD’s newest intern.
4:45 // Starbucks: I’m addicted to these snack boxes. I would eat one every single day if I let myself. Just the best.
5:00 // Emails + Blogging: Wrapped up more emails and finished up some final touches on upcoming blog posts.
7:30 // Dinner: Celebrating Amy’s birthday at a cute restaurant downtown. Props were obviously included.
9:45 // Puppy Time: More play time with Teddy!
10:30 // Emails: Seriously. So. Many. Emails.
11:00 // Book & Bed: I think I made it through five pages of my book before falling asleep!
What do your days look like? Do you have a schedule or is every day different?
My schedule is so different now than it’s ever been. Even while I was at school, I had a lot of flexibility but still a lot of structure. (And even though I did work really hard in school… I also had a lot of “free time” to play with.) I thought this would be a fun little post to share with you what my “normal” day is like. [Note: I use the word normal here very lightly considering my schedule is different every day!] I also thought it would be funny to be able to look back a few months (or years) later and compare how my days have changed or stayed the same.
Here we go.
5:45 AM | Wake up. Shower. Deal with my hair.
6:25 AM | Makeup
6:30 AM | Make bed & Clean room (I can’t focus if the bed isn’t made! And there is nothing worse, in my opinion, than coming home to a messy room!!!)
6:32 AM | Get dressed.
Love this Old Navy Dress… I think I might just get it in every color!!!!
6:55ish AM | Walk to the subway. I love my walk.
7:20ish AM | Settle into Starbucks. Hopefully finding a super nice, quiet spot. I work for a few hours here! I answer emails, write blog posts, and maybe write a couple of texts to friends!
10 AM to 6:30 PM | Work with Levo!!!!
(Normally we’re here later, but I skipped the evening for a meeting.)
6:45 PM | Head over to Elizabeth McKay‘s showroom.
7 PM – 10 PM | Hang out with the Elizabeth McKay team. It was seriously so much fun!
10:15 PM | Hop into pajamas and do some last minute emailing and blog posting!
Midnight | I tend to paint my nails at the worst times. Midnight is horrible because I have to wait for them to dry before hopping into bed. (Sheet wrinkles in nail polish? Not fun.)
And then I start the whole process over again!!!
Is your schedule this school year (slash… work year???) different than years in the past?