For a couple of years, Everyday Reading had some semblance of a weekly fashion post.
Then, two years ago, I did an audience survey, and it was listed as the least interesting content on my site by the majority of my readers.
The idea of not doing weekly outfit posts suddenly felt like a huge relief and I happily said goodbye to them.
Here and there, I’ve done some style posts (like this one about my five favorite items in my summer wardrobe) because I still get dressed every day and have clothing items I love, but any pretense of being a fashion blogger disappeared immediately and hasn’t returned.
And I haven’t missed it a bit.
I was just NOT cut out to be a fashion blogger. For a little Friday fun, I thought it’d be amusing to share with you five reasons I’m not a fashion blogger.
5 Reasons I’m Not a Fashion Blogger
- The only thing I’ve ever bought from the Nordstrom sale is a bra. Every year, I see a million cute things on massive sale during the Nordstrom sale and then I buy. . . nothing. For the record, it’s a great bra.
- The item of clothing I get the very most questions about is a free sweatshirt I got from Munchkin at a conference. You might think this is an exaggeration, but truly, every time I wear this sweatshirt, I get a whole bunch of DMs asking where it’s from and I have to admit “it was a free promotional sweatshirt from a brand that sells sippy cups and bath toys.” Not the foundation to build a fashion empire on, that’s for sure.
- 90% of my clothing is second-hand. It is the RARE item of clothing in my closet that doesn’t come from thredUP. It’s just impossible to beat the prices and it’s nice not to be wearing the same Target sweater as everyone else (I’m wearing the Target sweater everyone was wearing TWO years ago).
- My closet is exactly what you’d expect from a bedroom in a 1950s house. And I share that closet with my husband. I mean, it’s not a RULE that you have to have a big gorgeous closet to be a fashion blogger (you can also have a tiny minimalist single clothing rack for your capsule wardrobe), but I’m pretty sure our sliding closet door with a bunch of white plastic hangers and zero built ins is doing me zero favors.
- It takes so much work. And I’m way too lazy for it. In the fall, I started posting weekly or so photos to IG of what I was wearing. And just taking a photo in my mirror in my bedroom was more work than I could handle on any sort of consistent basis. My sister, Merrick, makes it look easy, but it turns out? Not easy. Some kinds of blogging (e.g. my blog) seem fun and doable. Other kinds of blogs (e.g. fashion blogging) feel like an overwhelming amount of work – I’ll leave that to the pros.
By the way, if you ARE looking for some fashion bloggers to follow, some of my favorites are Merrick (and not just because she’s my sister), Leanne Barlow, Dress Cori Lynn, A Slice of Style, See Anna Jane, and Leanne Benjamin.
If you have other favorites, I’d love to hear them!