Good morning, I hope you have a cup of coffee to sip and a warm, furry kitty to cuddle! I certainly do. Three to be exact. And I have some Sweet Italian coffee creamer to go with the yummy biscotti I bought! It’s the little things in life that make it worth living.
As I prepare to overhaul my entire blog, I’ve been clipping pictures out of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar when I find something that inspires me. All these little clippings go onto my “mood board” that will eventually be narrowed back down into a few colors, textures, and fonts that I’ll center my blog around. This is probably the most fun I’ve had in awhile! My creative juices that have been stifled by college for the last four years are finally flowing again!
I really want this new blog to reflect me and what I like. When I started the blog, I had no idea it would be remotely successful. I was thrilled when I got 100 followers and 10 likes on anything I posted. Now that I have almost 2000 followers, I’m over the moon and looking forward to overhauling everything to make it even prettier! You’ll notice some changes taking place in the next few months so don’t be alarmed, it’s just me learning html coding.
This is what’s on the mood board so far! I’m really falling in love with light pinks and golds. For fonts, I want to stick with black because it’s easy to read and makes a bold statement. Something swirly-girly in terms of style will definitely be in my blog titles and blog header. In everything I do, there has to be something whimsical to maintain the element of surprise!
This new blog has to be a place where we all feel happy being in. When I go to other blogger’s spaces, I love to feel welcomed by beauty and cleanliness. That’s what I want to do here. Additionally, I want it to be a place where I can be realistic with my readers. Something I don’t appreciate about big-time bloggers like Rach Parcell or Emily Gemma is that they choose to wear and style their lives around things that the average girl can’t afford. When girls (primarily) visit their blogs, they’re given this false image that this is dare I say, normal? I don’t know many 23 year old ladies who have multiple Prada bags and studded Valentino pumps. These girls are beautiful and wildly successful, but they’re almost more discouraging than they are helpful or fun to be around.
As I find ways to set myself apart from bloggers like these, I’m going to do my best to show you how you can dress, live, and eat beautifully without spending your paycheck on a pair of shoes. That’s my mission with this blog overhaul and I hope it speaks to you!
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I find your blog beautiful and amazing! I don’t know how you do it, with all the graphic placements wherever you’d like, etc. I’m really impressed, and I’m having a lot of fun here! You really draw a person in! Thanks!
Aw thank you! That made my day! Its taken a lot of trial and error on my part!
Good luck with learning HTML code! That’s amazing! You’re a good learner!
Congrats on your mood board…looking fabulous! I completely agree with you on the “high end” blogging. That’s one of the reasons I created my own blog, to show people that you don’t need designer labels (or budgets) to have amazing products. I can’t wait to read your upcoming posts! 😬😬😬(my excited face)
Aww thanks Jocey! It just kills me what some bloggers think their readers can afford. I don’t understand how they make any profit off of it!
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Neither do I. I just hope we can remember how we feel now when we make the big blogging bucks! 😄
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I read the first line and thought, “How wonderful!” I actually have a fluffy little puppy in my lap while sipping my morning tea. I think a mood board is a brilliant idea. I keep a Blogspiration board on my Pinterest but I like having a physical representation of what I want my blog to look and feel like. I can’t wait to see the wonderful changes you come up with. Good luck!
xx – Merisa
Hi Merisa! Aww puppies are just as great! I have a few inspiration pin boards too, but like you said, I like physical inspiration!
It sounds like you’ve addressed the reality of life – we can’t all dress in the high end stuff. But we can all find ways to feel beautiful and look beautiful too! I wish you luck as you change your blog around. I’m planning on a big overhaul myself…yikes!!
Exactly! It’s how you dress not how much you spend on the dress. Good luck with your blog overhaul!!