Inspired by Scottish Beauty Blogger Make Erin Over, I thought it’d be fun to do a ‘Day In The Life’ post, as I’ve been super busy lately and have fingers in a lot of pies. Plus if anyone out there is as nosy as me, you’ll love finding out what people online are like in real life. I currently study a full-time degree in Fashion Communication at Heriot Watt University at the Scottish Borders Campus, the school of textiles and design. I also manage fashion and textiles at The Scottish Design Exchange and do freelance social media and writing for various brands, magazines and websites. Hopefully this shows that the life of a fashion blogger (albeit not a full-time one) is not exactly glamorous, and takes a hell of a lot of upkeep! But anyway, here’s what my Monday looked like…
5:45am: Wake up, check Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Bloglovin, Niume, Campus Society, Stumble Upon, and all 4 of my email addresses. Brew a large pot of strong coffee, throw on some comfy clothes and a quick face of make-up, scowl at Jack for getting to sleep in the cosy warm bed, and run out the door for the bus.
7:30am: Jump on the train to Galashiels while munching on a bagel and sipping my second coffee (a chai latte if you will). While on the 45 minute train, respond to emails, messages and comments, post a photo on Instagram, and make an unachievable to do list for the day. Check university timetable and prepare for the first lecture.
8:30am: Start the chilly walk to campus with music blasting in my ears, usually Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem, Lianne la Havas or Marina and the Diamonds.
9am-12pm: Lectures, classes, tutorials meetings. Break for lunch and scoff a sandwich or a salad. During my break, hide away in the library with my laptop and schedule all tweets and Facebook posts for Urbanity, Scottish Design Exchange, Birds of Prayers and Made in Leith. Check Mailchimp for new email subscribers and send out the latest campaign. Scroll through Instagram to check on my feed and like and comment on shitloads of photos. Get my big fat diary out and make appointments and meetings for the next few weeks, including photoshoots, events, interviews and things to review.
2pm-5pm: Meet with my class group and work on our fashion magazine project, writing articles, compiling the layout, editing pictures, researching trends, conducting interviews and making mood boards. Next week we are planning an interview with a vintage style blogger and a studio photoshoot inspired by 1950s vogue.
5pm-7pm: Run for the train home, and do my reading and studying on the commute. Post on Instagram again for @urbanity_blog @sdxedinburgh, @sdxfashion @birdsofprayersscotland and @made_in_leith. Respond to work emails about my new textiles department and contact some new designers I’ve discovered online. Start my articles for Fashion Fix Daily.
7pm-8pm: Hang out with my flatmates, eat a nice hot dinner (tonight its veggie lasagne) and maybe a glass of wine. Contemplate getting up off the sofa.
8pm-11pm: Write up and publish a blog post, and start up a few others to be finished later in the week. Share around on social media, and read the latest posts from my favourite bloggers. Do a bit of prep for my upcoming internship at Show Studio.
11pm-12am: Do a quick yoga practise to chill me out, and crawl under the covers with a cup of tea and something chocolatey to watch an episode of Simpsons or Archer, or a documentary on food, fashion or science if I’m feeling brave.
12am-6am: SLEEP and do it all over again.
Whats your daily routine?
Ruth @ Urbanity xxx