Why I Stopped the Winter 8×8 Challenge

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There’s no denying it. The Winter 8×8 Challenge was a complete fail. I could have taken a bunch of pictures in one afternoon and spread them out across the week to look like I wore them all on different days, but I’m not that kind of blogger. So, instead of showing you all four more outfits that are way too similar in style for my comfort, I wanted to share why it didn’t work for me.

I have a neutral wardrobe to begin with

If I were to take a picture of my closet right now, you would see four clothing pieces that actually have color in them. The rest of my closet is white, black, and various shades of gray. This wardrobe works for me, and I love it. But, this means I already have a pretty refined closet to begin with and dwindling it down to eight pieces really just mean wearing black and white the whole time.

My Outfit Determines my Mood

If I’m wearing sweats and a T-shirt, I can promise you that absolutely zero work will get accomplished. If I wear too fancy of an outfit at dinner I’ll feel like all eyes are on me (they’re not) and my mind will become a frenzy. Wearing the same clothes all the time meant that each day was the same and it was making me sad to get dressed every morning. Was it a time saver? Heck yeah. But I also went through the day feeling uninspired and that’s just not good. So I run late most mornings, to me, I’ve discovered that it’s worth it.

I wasn’t loving the outcome

I always want to make sure that my content is at it’s best. While doing the eight by eight challenge I found myself struggling to write each post. I have school, work, and this blog and I never want to produce sub par content, but having to post daily and take pictures was a struggle with my schedule. I was dreading having to go home at the end of the day and take pictures when I could instead dive into my pj’s. This blog is my creative outlet. It has become my space and my hobby and I never want to fell like it’s work or stressful. The minute it becomes stressful, I have to reevaluate. And it was, so I did.

As always, thanks for reading.

One thought on “Why I Stopped the Winter 8×8 Challenge

  1. I wouldn’t say it was a fail. I would say it accomplished something much more. You have gained a new insight. How beautiful was that! AND, personally, I love seeing the outfits you put together, so I am happy the 8 by 8 is over. Let the fun begin!!

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