A Day in the Life + Hello Monday Linkup

Today I thought it would be fun to share a peek at what my "average" day looks like, including what I wear, work on, and eat.  On this given day, I had work, plans to meet a girlfriend for tapas, and the usual blogging tasks to do.  Since my office is pretty casual, I don't like to get too fancy for work.  A cardigan, dark jeans, and these super chic, yet comfortable heels were the perfect combo for the office, and all I needed to do was slip on a funky top and different jacket to be ready for tapas.

5:15am || alarm sounds, hit snooze

5:30am || wake up, cuddle with Sherlock, check email and social media channels, collect Clash of Clans loot

6:00am || shower, do hair and makeup, probably more social media...

6:40am || pick out what to wear.  Decide I don't like it and change

6:50am || locate car keys, computer charger, and office badge, one of which is inevitably misplaced

6:55am || head into work. Spend the commute listening to podcasts, Snapchatting (I sit in a lot of traffic) and eating food that probably isn't intended for breakfast, ie. string cheese, bean burritos, plantain chips, chicken tenders, soft pretzels, and so forth...

7:30am || arrive at the office, check work email, read The Skimm

7:45am || publish my morning Instagram post

8:00-noon || work on projects, go to meetings, and other exhilarating work things

noon || walk to Subway for lunch because my Fitbit owns me (I do change into my fav sneakers). Order the blandest possible item on the menu- 6" turkey on wheat with lettuce, tomato, and cucumber. If I'm feeling adventurous I'll add chipotle Southwest sauce, I'm usually not though

1:00pm || think about how I would really like to take a nap

1:30-3:00pm || more projects, emails, meetings, probably fix something that broke, and break something else

3:00pm  || go for a walk around campus or play feather kicker (Chinese hacky sack) with coworkers or very possibly buy a pair of shoes online

3:30-4:30pm || final emails, wrap up projects, leave co-workers colorful sticky notes

4:30pm || change tops and leave the office

5:00pm || meet up with girlfriend for tapas

5:15pm || consume muchos tapas

cripsy fried artichokes with Romesco sauce topped with Manchgo cheese, baked goat cheese with puttanesca sauce and toasted French bread, and flatbread topped with fig preserves, gorgonzola, and pancetta.  All SO good.

6:30pm || grab a few groceries on the way home

7:15pm || finally see husband, make him a sandwich so he doesn't eat cereal for dinner

7:16pm || take off my bra and pants, because priorities

8:00pm || instagram post, reply to comments and such

8:15pm || take Sherlock on a walk

9:00pm || watch Netflix- Blacklist right now, edit blog pictures, write tomorrow's blog post, cuddle with puppy

Midnight || go to bed... eventually

So that's that!  Can't say my days are crazy exciting, but they keep me busy enough :)

Outfit Details

Nordstrom Rack Cardigan (similar)
Target V-neck Tee

Happy Hour
Old Navy Camo Jacket (similar)
Kendra Scott Branson Ring c/o

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  1. I am so impressed you wake up so early! Though I am spoiled with being able to do all my social media activities while the husband drives us to work. But when I'm driving solo, that easily sets me back a half hour!! Anyhoo- I love those shoes so so much and your hair is extra fab in these photos!
    Carylee | http://morepiecesofme.com

  2. Certainly a busy day! I'm amazed that you manage to get up so early going to bed so late! I need my sleep, haha. I'll leave tasks for the next morning, when I'm a bit brighter, if I'm feeling tired near the end of the day :)

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  3. love how busy you are. I have the same schedule more or less!love your hair and shoes!
    thank you for hosting the link up

  4. Wow, you wake up early! I have early mornings, too, at the moment, and it's killing me... I prefer to work in the evenings, so now I feel sleep deprived all the time. And I don't think for a second that 'you get used to' getting up early even if you're not a morning person.

  5. this is such a fun post, I wake up around 5 as well. Very cute outfit and I adore those heels.


  6. Loving both of those outfits! And those shoes.......

  7. I love reading day-in-a-life posts! Always so interesting. Love how you included the quick day to night outfit change, and that tapas!! I'd like that in my life today...

  8. Such a fun post! Love both looks and dying over that camo jacket!


  9. You don't get much sleep - busy day! The tapas looks amazing and, of course, we love both outfits.
    Carrie and Stacy
    CS Gems

  10. This was a fun read. Love both of your outfits!

  11. It's so fun to get a peek into your day! Both outfits are super cute! Love those pink heels!

    Doused In Pink

  12. I love reading "a day in the life" type of posts! Sounds like a full day, and how fun that you got to meet your friend for Tapas...mmmm. Love those shoes!
    Shea | www.shealennon.com

  13. It sounds like you work in a very laid back office. Lucky you! I love your outfits. The burgundy cardigan with the black top and jeans is so cute. I have no idea what a Tapa is, but the food looks great!

  14. These shoes are THE CUTEST! I love your looks!


  15. those heels are super cute! I love the color :)

    Midwest Darling

  16. I am impressed that you are up at 5:15 AM! oh my goodness I can't even imagine haha!

  17. Cute look, I love how you change it up with a different jacket-- gives it a whole new feel. Kudos to you for waking up so early and packing so much into your day!

    A Good Hue

  18. Those pink shoes and the cardigan are lovely!

  19. Fun post to share a day in your life! Love your fun camo jacket and those pretty shoes.


    Hope to see your Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  20. The camo jacket is easily my favorite! Love these two looks!


  21. Great looks!! Beautiful XO! Thank you for the linkup.

    #LINKUPWITHLISA @ http://www.beauty101bylisa.com/2015/09/linkupwithlisa-36-casual-maxi-skirt.html

  22. You get up SO early! I'm ridiculously impressed! Love these heels. The colour is stunning!


  23. Such a long day! I love your pink shoes. Fantastic... o)


  24. It sounds like you have such a busy schedule! I love that you go out for tapas, after taking a Latin American Civ class this summer I developed a serious love for those little snacks :)

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista


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