T-Shirt Lady Diaries - A Day in the Life

Thursday, April 7, 2016


I get the same question all the time, is life in T-Shirt Town as glamorous as it looks?

Is it really all parties, and celebs, and champagne, and FREE t-shirts like we see on TV?

Honestly? Yes. Life in T-Shirt Town is everything and more. And today I'm probably going to spend the next ten hours there getting caught up from over the weekend. I had some big shout-outs via Instagram that caught me off guard. If you're a small business owner, never underestimate the power of Instagram.

And so today I will put on my workout headband, get back into T-Shirt Lady mode, and jump right into the pile of t-shirts to get the work done. The Universe has called me to do a task and I am answering!

I believe it was Taylor Swift who once said that each song she writes is like one of her children that she sends off into the world. Well I feel the same way about my shirts. Everyday I wrap my children in tissue paper, stuff them into a lime green package, and push them out into the world via USPS.

Did I just allude to the fact that I'm the Taylor Swift of T-Shirt town? No. But if someone else wants to make that assumption who am I to say they're wrong? We both work hard. We're both named Taylor. And we both... shake it off. Really the similarities are almost scary.

But all glitz and glamour aside, life in T-Shirt town is hard work. After five or six hours my knees start to hurt, my back cramps, and I start to question why I'm doing all of this?

Oh yes, to pay bills. And to make dreams come true.

I don't want to put the cart before the horse here because I'm not really sure how that expression works exactly, but today I'm sending a shirt to a woman on Instagram who has a blue check. She has 1.6 million followers. In T-Shirt Town, this could be a game changer.

I can't tell you who it is because I've signed a confidentiality contract. Jk, it's because I'm slightly scared she might not post a pic of the shirt after all. I know enough about this biz to know nothing is for sure. But if she does... this could be real cool for old T-Shirt Lady Taylor. Send me some good t-shirt vibes if you don't mind.

On that note, it's time to start packing. I may be snapping T-Shirt Lady diaries @thedailytay all day. I may not. We'll just have to see what happens.


  1. Are you prepared to stuff and mail 1.6M t-shirts??? Get ready ... ahhhhh!

    Welcome back!!!

  2. If you get 1.6 million t-shirt orders I will come to Chi-town and help you!!!! I cannot tell you how many people said that they LOVED my shirt on Saturday! I mean it was the perfect thing to wear to a daytime bar golf tournament! We're headed to the beach this weekend, so don't be surprised if you're tagged in another IG photo or blog post :)

  3. Ah that's so exciting! I'm in love with all of your T-Shirts (although I don't have anywhere near that amount of Insta Followers LOL)... I've been wanting to start a really small T-Shirt Biz myself, however every time I think I have a GENIUS idea, turns out some other smarty out there came up with it first. I will power on, though!

    If you don't mind me asking, where do you get your shirts printed?



  4. I love your T shirt town snaps, they kill me! Your snapchat is everything;) Sending good vibes for your possible collab!

  5. Ooooh, very exciting! I am sure she will love the shirt, but I also hope she promotes the crap out of it for you.

    What a glamorous life you do lead...

  6. Your t-shirt snaps - LOL! Happy T-shirt day!

  7. I ordered my dog shirt this past weekend in preparation for the arrival of my new puppy! Thanks for everything - I can't wait for the shirt and the dog!! :)

  8. That's so awesome!! Definitely sending good t-shirt vibes! I'm sure she'll love it.

  9. I love that you quote Taylor Swift like you would an ancient philosopher. She deserves it. Good luck with everything, I have a friend who does his own t-shirts so I've seen first hand just how crazy it gets!

  10. So excited for you! Hope they end up featuring the shirt! Don't forget the little people when you get those 1.6 million orders :P
    Jess || Writing in Red Lipstick.

  11. Um first of all keep us posted if 1.6m girl posts it...I mean you don't buy something like that NOT to gram it, hello?

    second of all can I just say you have been killing it on snap. seriously i actually LOL, not just like the 'lol' you write when you don't know what else to write, like I'm over here dying...last night i was watching your snaps and my bf started laughing too (he couldn't even see my phone, and he doesn't laugh at ANYTHING) and he was like WHO IS THAT?! and I'm all, its the girl I got that dog shirt from and he's like wow. and I'm like yeah.

    so anywho, keep it up