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March 9, 2012
As I’m sure you’ve already noticed, I gave the blog a little facelift yesterday! I’ve actually been really frustrated with my old design for some time now and felt that as the blog moved into a more visual direction, it really was high time for a cleaner design that would let my photos take centre stage. 
I got rid of the old background template in favour of clean white, and gave the banner a stronger text feel. I hope it’s not too much of a change for any of you – I tried to make all the updates quite subtle.
Of course, any feedback is much appreciated! I’ve only seen the site on a few monitors now so if there are any bugs that need fixing or if the layout doesn’t work on your monitors/smart phones, please let me know!
Snapshots from the week, from top left clockwise: found this old pic of my older sister and I back in the day 
(I’m with my Bébé Rose, of course, my faceless doll that I dragged everywhere), 
my sweet old boy, sunset heading over the bridge and a blustery day by the Seawall
This week has been such a blur. I got over my flu but still have a bit of lingering fatigue, which will hopefully go away after a nice, relaxing weekend at my cabin. Though it’s always one of my favourite months of the year, I literally have never been so eager for April in my life: I’ll have graduated, it will be my birthday, I’ve got my trip to Maui and all in all, I’m just really looking forward to having a life again.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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39 Comments

  • Reply TINACIOUS ME March 9, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    i like the new banner! 😀

    xo, Tina
    http://WWW.TINACIOUS.ME

  • Reply JennaStevie March 9, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    I love the new blog header. And oh my god, we have the same baby doll I am 99% sure, mine was named "dolly" because I was an oh so imaginative child. Everyone comments on how creepy she is because of her lack of face!!
    xJennaD

  • Reply claude March 9, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    you did nicely!:)
    On one side I wish to be end of march (trip to London)
    or beginning of April (trip to Geneva)
    but then again, this means that exams are approaching so
    I really just wish that after April comes July 😉

    get well soon!
    claude

  • Reply Heather March 9, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    It looks great girl!

    XO
    http://www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

  • Reply Ly March 9, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    I love it! I always favor clean templates! Loving the new banner 🙂

    http://www.lyzhang.com

  • Reply Mina March 9, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    this looks really wonderful alex.
    i love the new clean look. i sent u already an fb message asking how you did your tabs pages. im quite technologically challenged.
    hehe
    xoxo
    mina

  • Reply jess March 9, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    The new header looks nice. It's a subtle change that made a difference.

  • Reply hattitude March 9, 2012 at 8:42 pm

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    i like the new header. simplicity is wonderful, plus this looks more sophisticated! very chic.

    talk soon wild child
    -Hattie
    Hattitude Artistic Style Blog

  • Reply aliciafashionista March 9, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Absolutely LOVE the new look, Alex! The perfect facelift to your amazing logo. It's professional looking, but still fun and slightly playful. Hope your Friday is going well xo

  • Reply Brandi, The Beatniq March 9, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    The new layout looks very nice! 🙂

  • Reply Hannah March 9, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    It looks great doll!

    xo, H
    http://vous-etes-belle-xo.blogspot.com

  • Reply Petite Adventures March 9, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Love the new look!

  • Reply jamie March 9, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    so happy that you have so many good things waiting for you in April! i love your new header! great job 😉 i'm also trying to get over a flu, yuck. hope you have an amazing weekend, love!

    x, james

  • Reply Marisa March 9, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    As tweeted, love the cleaner banner! It's sophisticated and clean, like your style 🙂 I can't wait until April too, we've got a trip planned to Palm Springs and my birthday is also in the same month!

    Marisa
    http://style-rhapsody.blogspot.com

  • Reply Cee March 10, 2012 at 1:47 am

    I love what you've done with the place, pally! I know you've had this in the works for along time, and all goods things are worth waiting for 🙂 I especially love how you managed to make the page full screen… I've been trying to do that forever, to no avail (subtle hint: any tips you want to share from your makeover would be appreciated.)

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead!
    xox,
    Cee

  • Reply Wren March 10, 2012 at 1:50 am

    I love the new banner especially since it has the old one incorporated into it. Hurray for April! Spring will also be in full swing by then.

    Wren

  • Reply Liv March 10, 2012 at 2:33 am

    new blog banner looks great! It's always fun to experiment with your blog layout. Sounds like a great April coming up with lots of exciting events. i am really looking forward to having some more dry sunny days (hello spring) and also my trip to hawaii too! Really dying for some sun.

  • Reply Suzi Maynard March 10, 2012 at 5:23 am

    Love your new blog'a look Alexandra!! Hopefully you will be feeling better very soon. Sending you well wishes all the way from Australia!
    Suzi x
    For the Love of Audrey

  • Reply MizzJ March 10, 2012 at 5:53 am

    Looking good! Always feels nice to refresh the ol' blog layout once in awhile 🙂

  • Reply Kultur und Stil March 10, 2012 at 5:54 am

    The new design looks pretty good, i love it! Simple and clean layout makes it definitely easier for readers to focus on the text and the photos!
    i wish you all the best for march! Sounds like a really important month for yout future!
    xxx Anita

  • Reply nicola lynde. March 10, 2012 at 7:33 am

    The new design looks great. A bit of spring cleaning… And that puppy is delightful!

  • Reply Nikki @ The Ginger Diaries March 10, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    I love the new design! I'm struggeling with mine at the moment and I actually have a completely empty sidebar at this moment! I hate it! xo Nikki

  • Reply Mabel March 10, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Your new banner is great! Hope you get feel better over the weekend. I love your dog. And I'd be dying for April if I were you, too!!! 🙂

    Mabel
    Mabel Time

  • Reply Gabriele March 10, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    i was in love with your old one already, and didnt think there'd be a better banner than that one..and now you change it, into an even better one!! Fab! Love it! 🙂

  • Reply Célèste Brott of Fashion is Evolution March 10, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    I definitely love the new look. I now what a headache it can be to revamp things, so congrats on making it happen. It looks great.

  • Reply Marianne M. March 10, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    I just became your GFC follower (you know officially) but i've been frequently checking out your blog, i am always mesmerized by your outfits and how model-esque/beautiful your face is, you always keep your make up so natural and flattering to your colors.
    not many do that.
    i actually like your simpler design, since as you've said it leaves the pics and posts to steal the spotlight. its clean, its minimal and i like it.
    you should totally keep it, of course if you feel like changing it again this is up to you.
    since i've seen your comments on other blogs before i know that you always take time to check out other blogs so i would love if you checked out mine as well.
    i am still new to blogging and its not like i am asking you to follow me (which if you do would be fine by me, come on who am i kidding? it would be AWESOME!)
    just check it out…
    http://lureofthedarkside.blogspot.com/
    xx
    marianne

  • Reply Miss Kwong March 11, 2012 at 4:03 am

    still very alexandra!
    love both xo

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    Miss Kwong – Art and Fashion

  • Reply Kelly March 11, 2012 at 5:07 am

    great new header! i just recently did a MAJOR redo…i changed the NAME of my blog. it was intense. Kind of a pain to redo some other of my blog/fashion stuff, but it's nice to change things up!

    xoxo
    http://offkellyshanger.blogspot.com/

  • Reply il était une fois... March 11, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    beautiful snaps!! and love the re-do too! XX

  • Reply Stevia March 11, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    hopefully you'll get well super super soon!
    your childhood pic is sooo cute!

    <3
    The Sweetest Escape 

  • Reply Amanda Chic March 11, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Great post!! really amazing pics 🙂

    Have a nice week!

    http://fashionroomlounge.blogspot.com
    http://fashionroomlounge.blogspot.com

    A chic kiss 😉

  • Reply E L L E S A P P E L L E March 11, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    LOVING THE NEW LAYOUT. IT'S SIMPLE, CLEAR & EASY TO USE!

    X ELLE

  • Reply Marie a la Mode March 11, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Love the new layout! Nice and clean. Looks great! I hope you're having a nice weekend and I hope you get over your flu soon, it sucks being sick.

  • Reply VeRo! March 11, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    trully happy that i have discovered your blog!! you o a great job!! happy to follow you! 😀

  • Reply Bre March 12, 2012 at 2:57 am

    I love the new look of your blog! It's very simple, clean, and easy to read and see everything.
    Have a fabulous Sunday night and an even better Monday!

  • Reply t March 12, 2012 at 4:23 am

    Nice banner!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

  • Reply Erin @ Currently Coveting March 12, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Glad you're feeling better, love the new look 🙂

    XO,
    Erin
    http://erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com

  • Reply The Midwest Muse March 12, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    I absolutely love the new header! It's so similar that I actually thought my computer was messed up. I'm like WUTTTT and I really love how clean and simple it is and with photos as perfect as yours, they better be the focus. Well, I mean, next to you and your stunning outfits!

  • Reply Darleen Hope March 13, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Thanks for your lovely comment 🙂 ♥

    Hey, your blog is very cool, I like it! 😉

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