I’ve been yearning for a name change for quite some time now, it’s something I’ve been itching to do. Mostly because I felt like StyleSizzle no longer fit and wasn’t a true representation of me or where I want this blog thing to go.
The truth is, I started StyleSizzle way back before blogging was barely even a thing. I ranted a bit. I raved a little. I posted some shopping advice here and there. And I never, ever intended it to become a personal blog. In fact, I always intended it to be a little more of an online magazine and a little “less” me. After all, magazines were all I knew. And I saw lots of far more glamorous unicorn ladies on the blogosphere sharing photos of their insane couture in exotic locations.
I love, love, loved gawking at photos of arm parties on Pinterest, but I never left the house with stacks of watches and bangles–it’s totally unpractical. I just want to get out the door looking good, and that means I can’t stop every five minutes to untangle the 10 delicate chains I’ve layered on my neck. Or spend 45 minutes contouring and strobing my face. No thanks.
Mostly though, I couldn’t wrap my head around anyone caring about what I would want to wear. Because my style isn’t out there, I just wear normal clothes. But as it turns out, you guys like seeing normal clothes. Because it’s real, every day life with some extra style. And that’s something I can teach anyone, no matter what their budget is.
As life has it, things changed. And StyleSizzle evolved into a home I felt like I outgrew. From traveling the world and getting married to starting a family, I’ve wanted, for a long time now, to “put my roots down” in a new online home. A place a little more “me” a place with a little more breathing room to become whatever it may be.
Does that mean content and direction is changing? Not really. (If you haven’t yet, you can voice your input in the 2016 reader survey here!) I’m not abandoning you to become a granola mommy blogger or a hipster. It’s just a new home and a new address, and I truly hope you’ll love it. In fact, let me show you around a bit.
The new site design is meant to be as shopping-friendly as possible, you’ll now be able to preview items I recommend before even clicking on the post!
I’ll also be rotating out items seasonally in the “Shop” link at the top of the page, so if you’re ever looking for gift ideas or just something for yourself “just because” you’ll find plenty of my favorite picks.
For my branding, I worked with Lindsay from Macarons and Mimosas Design Studio. Isn’t it lovely?!
Leave a comment below and let me know what you think! I still have about 1,000 kinks to work out so if something’s not working, please give me a shout. My online homes are all still the same. And if you haven’t yet, make sure you’re on my email list here.
Thanks for all your support throughout this blogging journey!