Sunday, May 19, 2013

Fireman's Park












Jacket: The Limited (similar save, similar splurge); Sweater: Gap; Dress: Forever 21 (similar); Belt (similar splurge), flats, sunglasses: H&M; Purse: Coach (similar)

Ta-da! The blog has a new look!

I turned yesterday's various weekend mishaps around by working on the blog in the early evening. It had started to feel too cluttered, juvenile, and I was finding myself very envious of simpler blog layouts with pretty typography. Care of some HTML sleuthing hours yesterday and a lot of time adjusting pixel widths in Photoshop (and downloading the awesome free font CAC Champagne), I feel pretty confident with what it has turned into. I am still too much of an HTML baby to move beyond editing the delivered two-column themes for Blogger, but I am feeling more confident with branding! I'm hopeful that the blog, now in it's terrible two's, will help me not only with my fashion sense but my blog design skills. 

If you're looking for an inexpensive e-course to help teach you blog design and branding, please visit A Beautiful Mess's course Blog Design Love. I know I've discussed its amazing merits before, but I can't say enough about how much it's helped me rethink my own blog. 

Linking up with Sunday StyleYOLO Mondays. I'm also giving away ad space over at The Polished Monkey. Enter here.

43 comments

  1. The new layout is looking great! (and I'm loving that skirt)
    xo
    styleontheside.com

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  2. Very cute!! Love the shorts!

    xoxo

    itsmeladyg
    Blog:www.itsmeladyg.com
    Youtube:http://www.youtube.com/user/itsmeladyg

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  3. The way you've styled the pink sweater, added the leather jacket and black flats is totally me! It's one of my office go to looks.

    Thanks for the recommendation about A Beautiful Mess' blog design course. Can't wait to try it. Your blog is looking great by the way. :)

    xo, Alex

    Vast Aspiration

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  4. Both your freckles and your outfit are gorgeous!

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  6. love ur motorcycle chic look!! :)

    XO Meghan

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  7. Loving that pink hue on you! Goes great with your hair! :)

    xo Lynzy
    www.sparklingfootsteps.com

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  8. YAy for new layout! I adore it - good work! And I love this skirt - such a cute print.

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  9. Love these colors on you Kelsey!!!

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  10. Love the new, simpler layout! I'm so impressed you did it all yourself.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Target Giveaway!

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  11. I love how you belted that sweater - too cute! And love the leather jacket :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  12. I love the layout (and the font... and the name of the font)! And you look beautiful! I love that you chose a pink top with that skirt!

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  13. i love this look so cute and comfy! the pink sweater is so delightful!

    Link up your Facebook Fan Page

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  14. I didn't get to see your page before, but I'm loving the ombre effect on the side bars! I love how you turned the dress into a skirt, pairing it with the sweater - so pretty!

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  15. Looking pretty!

    Love from India
    http://unityinfashion.com

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  16. I love the way you have belted the sweated to show your figure! Such a good idea! Xx

    www.indigogirl1.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. i love your fabulous pink sweater!!! adorable!

    xxS

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  18. I love the print of that dress, and it looks perfect with a sweater styled over it! Will have to try that soon! xo

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  19. Girl, this look is great! Love it..
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

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  20. The new design looks great! i am impressed that you did it all yourself! I had to bring in a professional. When I did it myself, I lost the sidebar...haha.
    Tara
    Penniless Socialite
    Jewelry Giveaway!

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  21. i LOVE how you layered these pieces! Great blog and great look!

    Sarah

    www.stylesarah.com

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  22. Pink sweater..so cute! Congrats on the new layout, it looks amazing!

    S., The Hearabouts

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  23. Love your outfit! Your new layout is simply amazing!

    http://www.carlysscloset.blogspot.com/

    Carly's Closet

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  24. Wow I first thought it was a skirt, but it is a dress! Really like how you styled it with this jumper girl!

    x
    www.fashion-attacks.com

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  25. uhm, gorgeous in pink!
    Xo, Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

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  26. You nailed it! I love this outfit but your always so pwetty.

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  27. You look absolutely stunning, my dear.

    Lots of love,

    Nicole

    www.nicoleta.me

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  28. I love the new blog design! I felt exactly the same a while ago and completely revamped my site - I'm still touching things up here and there. You did a great job!
    xx Sarah
    sarah kate style

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  29. Great job with the blog refresh! Also, that pink sweater looks great on you.


    Kendra
    http://closetconfections.com

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  30. Adore the new layout! And the pink of that sweater is perfect!
    xx
    http://thescreensiren.com

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  31. Hello my dear!
    You re so cute!
    very nice outfit!
    Kisses!

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  32. you look absolutely stunning as usual! love that pink sweater:)
    lots and lots of love honey!
    xxx
    http://fromarmanitozurich.blogspot.ch

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  33. such a chic look, love the sweater!

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  34. Love your outfit and love your new layout!!! I've been wanting to change mine for YEARS but I don't even know where to get started! hehe. Hopefully I will get around to it soon. Yours looks fantastic!

    www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  35. Great outfit!
    That sweater is super cute

    www.midecoker.blogspot.com

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  36. i love that gap knit top!! the color is perfect for this season!

    M O I O L O G Y

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  37. Great look! That leather jacket is so nice!! Love the pink hues in your outfit, I am also featuring a colorful pink look today :)

    If you get a sec, please check out my latest post. Thank you :)

    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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  38. loving the pink sweater on you!!! you look so chic!!

    Click me for my BLOG!

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  39. I love pink and black together. Your freckles are adorable!

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  40. love that first picture! might be my fave pic of you so far! xx

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