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Why I Quit Fashion Blogging

For those of you who aren’t familiar with my very…very long career in fashion blogging, in August 2016 I, Gloria Chik, decided to quit for good. It was a beautiful run – being featured on Yahoo’s homepage, writing for MTV Fora and AOL’s Stylelist, featured on Lauren Conrad’s website, partnerships with LOFT, Canon, MasterCard (World Master Card Fashion Week), PayPal and more. So many highlights. Nine years of wild experiences. But it wasn’t enough.

Not to diminish any of those opportunities or experiences, but to say that I’ve changed and grown is putting it mildly. I’m different, my buying habits are different, and the things that I appreciate have drastically changed. It’s important to recognize when you’re not longer identifying with something you’ve grown accustomed to. To be brave enough to say goodbye to something means you’re welcoming something new, into your life.

I started blogging when I was 20, out of encouragement from a friend I met in school. Much of the motivation was because I wasn’t able to afford anything beautiful, stylish, or even that high quality. Excess was everything – because I felt so removed from the fashion space when I was younger, or that things weren’t accessible to my upbringing, I felt even more compelled to lust and covet material things.

But, with every story is a silver lining. It’s not to say I don’t appreciate shopping or wearing beautifully put together outfits. My priorities and fulfillment methods have¬†changed. Here are a few things that have shifted:

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