You may have noticed, we have a new look around here! So much has been going on in my life these days, including having this blog redesigned by Jenna of QA Design. I first came across her work through various bloggers I follow and was quite impressed by the before and after photos of her work. Here is a before photo of my old blog template...
Next, deciding on an accent color was a bit challenging for me. If you have been reading this blog, you know just how much I am loving gold! Black and white has always been my signature combo, however pushing myself to go with gold was scary at first, but I love how it looks!
I've been seeing gold everywhere these days, so I decided to leave the coral pink behind and just go for it and I'm glad I did!
I love the simplicity of Kelly Wearstler's website. I think it's good design at it's finest. It's clean, simple, and serves a purpose, which are all elements of good design in my book. I love the graphic impact of the black and white with gold accents!
This chain link design from Iomoi is my absolute favorite, so I knew I had to incorporate it somehow into the design. I wear a gold chain link bracelet everyday, so I thought it would be the perfect element to bring in as an accent.
This Hermes tray that I found online also served as inspiration. I just love this design!
More gold chains....and below is the actual gold Ralph Lauren chain bracelet that I wear daily.Jenna got it just right! Now, about my designer, I can not say enough great things about her! I was a little apprehensive of hiring someone that I didn't know, but decided to just give it a shot and I am ever so grateful for working with her! She was beyond patient, going back and forth with me, making changes and adjustments. I am probably not your average client. I studied Graphic Design in college and in my day job I place designers in creative jobs, so I am very hands on and love being part of the creative process. I am an absolute perfectionist when it comes to the details, so I am ever so thankful for working with Jenna. Things got a little tense when she was doing the final install because my previous code was acting up, but in the end she figured it out and got everything set up beautifully! I felt like we really worked as a team to get it all done! I would highly recommend anyone to work with her and I can't say enough great things about her!