Monday, January 2, 2017
Things I Learned When I Stopped Fashion Blogging
1. Getting dressed doesn't need to be a production. It's ok to just grab clothes and go. For a number of years I spent time planning outfits each week-that no longer happens. I also used to make myself wear outfits because they'd be on the blog-even if I didn't feel like it. Ridiculous. If I don't want to wear something, I don't. Since August I've given away or sold probably close to a hundred things and I'm not exaggerating.
2. There is nothing wrong with repeating outfits. Somehow I got in my head that I needed to wear new mixes of my clothes all the time and that repeating outfits was boring. Dumb. If I feel good in something and like the outfit, I'll wear it the same way over and over again.
3. "Free" came with a price tag. Over the years I got a lot of things for "free" many of them I have loved and worn or used like crazy, but time was spent in creating the posts and sharing them on social media They weren't really free. I also had a company that let me pick out new things pretty much every week. I loved getting new "free" things in the mail each week, but many of the pieces were only worn once, didn't fit well, etc. If I don't love something, I'm not wearing it and you better believe a lot of these pieces have been given away.
4. Quality over quantity. Just like I said above, if I don't love it, it's not worth keeping or buying. I would rather buy fewer nice clothes to wear often, than have more less expensive clothes that are worn rarely.
5. Getting dressed shouldn't be the highlight of your day-clothes are simply what you wear when the highlights happen. I'll admit, there were times I went on random errands with Grant so I could wear some me cute outfit I'd planned. So silly. Now, I happily wear my #momiform most weekends: tee, cardigans, leggings and boots.
Maybe I'll decide to share an outfit or two again down the road, but I'm pretty glad to not be doing it now. :)