LIZ SCHNEIDER // SEQUINS & STRIPES, LLC
Liz is a Chicago-based fashion and personal-style blogger.
My typical work days vary depending on if I’ve schedule a client or not and if that’s the case, I typically book two full days out of the office a week with meetings, conference calls, photo shoots, or client work. The other three days are dedicated to office time and a typical day starts with a cup of coffee on my couch and updating my social media accounts with my most recent blog post. From there I typically go to the gym or a yoga class and get to the office between 9 and 10am. This is where I catch up on accounting, tackle my inbox, work on upcoming collaborations, projects and posts, edit photos, etc. I typically work at my office for a solid six hours and head home around 4pm.
What parts of your work do you love?
I love having the opportunity to collaborate with brands that I admire, starting conversation and creating relationships with women in creative industries, and being able to do what I love everyday! This part of the job never feels like work.
What parts of your work do you dislike?
Accounting, invoicing, and taxes are the not so fun aspects of owning and maintaining your own business. On a personal level, dealing with hateful comments from people who don’t respect/understand what or why I’m doing what I’m doing, striving to be different in an online community that shares very similar interests, and navigating my way through a generally competitive industry can sometimes be a tough battle. I just have to constantly remind myself that at the end of the day it’s just me, my dreams and my computer — nothing else.
What things do you have to do that you didn’t realize going into starting Sequins & Stripes?
Taxes were probably the biggest thing that I completely ignored when starting my business. That and accounting which pretty much coincide with each other. Every little detail needs to be accounted for, documented, and associated to a specific element of your business. Thankfully this has taught me to be much more organized!
Some days I work from my bed. I share an office space with Alex who I met through blogging. I sing a lot to myself through out the day, which is weird. Dave is my biggest cheerleader.