The End of Summer

913 Lately I have been thinking about restructuring  my blog, both posts and design and content. Now that I’ve sort of finally settled into a life routine, I would love to start scheduling posts and get a blog routine going, too. If you hadn’t noticed, there haven’t been many outfit posts lately because… well lots of reasons. But mostly because I haven’t been planning very well! I’ve really missed doing actual outfit posts — those remain my favorite.

But I’d like to  have a rotation of posts going — baby, DIY/food, makeup, weekly roundups/writing videos, and outfits — and right now I’m just trying to figure out what works best so far as scheduling goes.  5

Part of the blog reworking is that I’m trying really hard to pick and choose photos I post. It’s hard when my husband is such a great photographer, haha! But I get so set in the routine of always posting a certain amount of pictures with each post, and when I don’t have as many good ones to share, I realized I tend to try to make up for it by posting the ones that aren’t as good, too, to keep the posts all flowing the same.
61810 I also really want to redesign the blog. I want it to be simpler; I love the header I have now, but I think I want to do away with the scalloped edges, and perhaps change up the theme. I’ve always toyed with having someone else design my blog for me, but I just can’t afford it right now, and I enjoy doing it myself. 14 19 2017

Selective Potential and A Beautiful Mess both recently posted about getting dressed up every day, and they have inspired me to do the same! It was the perfect timing, since I just went through my closet and got rid of a ton of stuff I never wear, plus I’ve been lazy recently. One of the biggest reasons I haven’t been posting outfit photos is that during the week, my uniform has been yoga pants and a tank top. I tend to use the excuse that it’s just the easiest with nursing a baby, but really… I have a lot of non-lazy-clothes that work just fine with a baby! So yesterday was my first day of dressing up in a while (without having to go anywhere) and I basically wore the dress equivalent of yoga pants and a tank top.

But hey, it looks nice and I felt good about it, and that’s what counts, right? I’ve decided to treat my days as if I am still working in an office, and I have to wear actual clothes to work. Hopefully it will get me out of this funk I’ve been in where style is concerned!124

Cardigan (similar) c/o Oasap | belt and dress (Romy), thrifted | necklace, gift | boots, JC Penney

But I just realized that I am totally ready for fall and fall fashion! This is the first outfit that I’ve been inspired by in a long, long time, and it’s so fall-ish! I love it.

Are you all excited for fall? I cannot wait for baking pies, blackberry picking, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, tights, wool skirts, cool mornings… ah… yeah. Somewhere in the last week, I just got super happy that our weather is sort of turning into fall weather!

So, back on the topic of blog redesign, are there any posts you want to see that I didn’t mention? (Outfits, makeup/hair, DIY/Food, baby, weekly links/writing videos) I’ll be keeping the Saturday Sweets, which are Asa pictures, although I might turn those posts into parenting/general baby talk posts as well as pictures… and I know I really, really want to do more outfit pictures because I miss it. I don’t know that I will keep posting my photography. I love it, but it doesn’t quite flow with what I want my blog to be. So most likely, I’ll link to my Facebook Albums any time I’ve done a new session.

And, what blog designs do you like the most? I sort of know what I want to do, but I also want to make it visually appealing to you, because you’re the one who sees it the most!

Thank you for your help, in advance, and have a wonderful, wonderful Wednesday!

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  • Katie Redd

    I’ve never commented, but I just have to say I LOVE your blog. I just had a baby in March and I love reading all about your adventures in adjusting to a baby. Actually I like reading all of your posts!

  • Sarah Atkinson

    Its always fun to do a redesign, I do love your header with the owls, very cool and unique. Great look, as much as I am loving this summer I am looking forward to fall and all its fashions. Nice blog.


  • Jamie Rose

    I’m so incredibly ready for fall too. I get like this every year and we don’t have fall weather here in Georgia until late October at the earliest. It’s so depressing. I want pumpkin and apples and tights!

    I love this outfit you have going on here. Such a cool cardigan. The whole look has a great fall feeling!

    I know what you mean about redesigning your blog. I love how yours looks but I’m sure you’ll do a great job changing it up. Fixing mine always takes me so long I only do it about once a year. It’s in desperate need of a redo and I’ve toyed with getting someone else to do it too, but I really don’t have much money right now. So sad.

    Anyway, have a great rest of your week!

    Jamie |

  • dani

    Good luck with redesigning! I recently redid mine… there are loads of free downloadable templates out there, and lots of youtube videos on basic coding, so that you can adjust little things just to suit your style. Definitely keep your header, though- it’s so cute! 🙂

    PS – I am SO excited for fall, now that you mention it – it’s my favorite season

    <3 dani

  • Angela Remondi

    I’ve totally been in a funk lately too!! When you don’t *have* to dress up for work or school or whatever, it can be really hard to put on a nice outfit. But your attitude is really inspiring and I am definitely going to put more effort in looking more put together 🙂 The good news is that you look amazing and this outfit is adorable! I am in love with that sweater.

  • Mom

    Wow, Kristi. Those close up pictures of you are me in 7th grade!! I had grown my bangs out and loved to wear my hair back in a little braid like that. No wonder people are always commenting on how much we look alike!

  • Desarae

    Ah…I love fall, it is my favorite season. Living in Texas, we don’t truly get a ‘fall’ season- and if we do, it starts much later than the rest of the country. Amazingly, that past two weekends in a row have been cool, overcast and drizzly…I have been in heaven! I recently just redesigned my own blog, so I know what you are feeling. I think the physical season changes bring about a desire to shift gears, make changes and get reorganized in other our lives as well. As a blogger, I know you need to hear feedback about what your readers want, so I’ll say that I like the plans you have for subject expansion, but I love your blog the way it is. Don’t try to fit yourself or your blogging style in a box. I enjoyed seeing your photography, so for one would be sad to see that go- and even though you feel it may not go with your blogs mission, I think it is an important part of YOU and what you are about…so I would ask you to stay true to that. 🙂 Just my two cents.