Design Files: The Stylish Disaster

Recently, my good bloggy friend Liz (hi Liz!) decided to do a complete rebrand of her blog. Previously blogging as ‘Dressing to the Nines in the Lonestar State’, she decided ‘The Stylish Disaster‘ was more fitting for her snarky lifestyle content (and also less of a mouthful). And she needed a new look to go with it. She wanted something clean and uncluttered, but still interesting. Luckily, she’s friends with a graphic designer who was only too happy to take her on as a client – me! See the transformation below:

The Stylish Disaster

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Here’s a closer look at some of the new elements I created for her:

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Liz came out with a new header/logo, a custom menu, a cut-out headshot image, new social icons, a new favicon, and some tweaks to her theme including making the overall layout wider. It was fun getting to work with her and figuring out a new look that she’d love! Really, any excuse I get to play with fonts makes me a happy camper. 🙂

Go say hi to Liz, and if you’re in need of a designer yourself, head on over to my services page.
Happy weekend!
 

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What I Wore: to the TxSC Blogger Conference

This past weekend was the 2013 Texas Style Council Conference. Speakers, staff, sponsors, volunteers and ~400 attendees gathered for 3 days of mingling, workshops and fun in downtown Austin. If you’ve been a blog follower for awhile, you may remember I attended this conference last year – my very first and very intimidating/overwhelming blog conference experience. I’m happy to say this year was a million times more fun and useful! Partly because I knew more what to expect and had been working on my shyness factor; partly because this year covered ALL SORTS of business/blog/DIY topics, not just fashion, and […]

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Come Say Hi at TxSC!

  This weekend I’ll be attending (and volunteering at!) the Texas Style Council conference. I’m pretty excited about it, and just a smidge nervous because, hello, introvert. But I went last year, so I know more what to expect, and know some girls attending, so it’s already that much less nerve-wracking. That being said, part of the reason behind going to a conference is to network and meet people, so please come say hi! I’ve been told by some now-close friends that I come off as a bit aloof upon first meeting, but that’s just my introverted-ness and suckiness at […]

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Tuesday Treasure Trove

Tuesday Treasure Trove

If you’re here for the Preview to Summer Blogger Book Swap, scroll down. Laugh-worthy thing of the day: visit Gizoogle, type in your Twitter name, enter, and visit the first link. Too funny. Here’s mine. Life Lessons in Fighting the Culture of Bullshit. Possibly the most realistic commencement speech ever. More great advice from the Adulting blog: How to Share Your Cause or Beliefs Without Being a Total Jerk. 6 Social Situations That Aren’t A Big Deal, But Give Me Anxiety. Funny, but also yes on #1,2,3 & 6. 10 Beautiful Words About Love That Don’t Exist in English. Engineering […]

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Weekend Recap

Airborne Toxic Event concert

This past weekend was a good weekend. 🙂 I got to meet these lovely ladies at the Austin bloggers meetup on Saturday: Sarah, Beth, Jamie, Jenn, me, Shelley and Lani – and I promise we’re not all evil, despite the glowing eyes. 🙂 I also went to see this movie with the boy: It was pretty decent. Dragged a bit in the beginning, some surprises, some predictability but overall a good time. And then I got to see this very awesome live show with a few friends last night: That’d be the Airborne Toxic Event. Love them and their music, […]

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Meet Emily!

Today I’d like to introduce Emily, one of my lovely sponsors this month. She’s a fellow Austinite knee-deep in creative ventures. 🙂 Get to know her below and then go say hi!   Emily of Emerald City Go say hi: Shop | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest I started Emily Makes Art – the umbrella brand for my original art, stationery, jewelry and crafts – in Austin back in 2009. I have a deep passion for painting and drawing but feel just as drawn to jewelry making and other crafts. Originally from the Northeast, I’ve called Austin home […]

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Book Review: Something Borrowed

Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin This was the February pick for the Blogger Book Club. I’d already seen the movie and had been ‘meh’ about it, so I hoped when this pick was announced that the book would be better. But it was also a solid ‘meh’. And there are some spoilers below, so quit reading if you don’t want to know how the book goes (though, really, you wouldn’t be hard put to guess any of what I’m revealing). I didn’t have a problem with the writing, or even the general plot. But the characters? Blah. I didn’t like […]

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