It has changed a lot over the years. I like to get up at about 6 if my kids are sleeping through the night. Right now Rush gets me up at 6:30. I can get ready in about 30 minutes, but right now that doesn't happen at the same time everyday.
I do buy 99% of the clothes that I wear and share. I earn commissions on the affiliate links I share. So when I share something I love and someone buys through my link, I earn something. I sell all of my clothes once they are no longer available. So buying new clothes and selling them at some point is part of the job. I also find that the clothes I wear need to be in stock in order to be helpful to my readers. That means shopping often. I definitely don't think anyone should model their shopping patterns after mine!
I'd say my best first tips are to get the name right and to be consistent posting. The more often you post, the more you'll figure out your voice and your content- but just be consistent whether that means three days a week or five. When I first started I picked a topic for Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and that helped me create content each week. I'd suggest that to anyone. It is a lot of work and it was a lot of work before it started to pay. I tell people that you have to love whatever you blog about and the process of sharing those things more than you need money from it. The money will come with time if you put in the effort to grow a following and learn the skills, but that does take a fair amount of time and unpaid work.