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A Blog Refresh


From the beginning everything on "The Clothes Horse" has been a labor of love by me. I began snapping pictures with my basic camera hanging from a tree branch and typing up posts at 1am after I closed a night shift at my convenience store job. My photography has improved (upgrading to a tripod helped a lot!), my writing schedule is more sane, and even my personal style has developed through the intervening years. What hasn't changed much is my site-building skills. But I sort of like being this one-woman team; I sometimes decline Thomas's help with photographs because I'd prefer to take my own and I've let a blog layout I was tired of linger because I didn't want to ask for someone else's help. But change is good and while this blog is still a one-woman team most days I did get help from Kaelah to make the new layout/look. She gave me something updated and clean; a site where the photographs can be the focus. I definitely recommend her if you're looking for a website update for yourself. It's good to be independent, but it's also good to know when to ask for help!
So the blog is bright, shiny and new-looking and I'm re-branding slightly from The Clothes Horse to A Clothes Horse with a custom url (finally!) to match. When I started blogging no one was using the name "clothes horse" but a few months after my blog started to grow, while I was still a student, every domain containing my pseudonym was bought. I really love my blog name and still identify with it so I've been reluctant to change it, but I finally found the perfect solution in a minor name adjustment. I hope you like the new "A Clothes Horse" and continue to stick around for more style posts and 1am ramblings.

23 comments:

Justina Kenyon said...

The new blog design is lovely (I think the minimalism will really let the photos be the focus) and I am excited to continue following "A Clothes Horse".

Sophia OhMyDeer said...

Love the new layout!! <3
Adore your blog!!
xo,
ohmydarlingdeer.blogspot.gr

Sarah said...

It looks great! I'm looking forward to what's to come :)

Sarah
Sweet Spontaneity

Erica Lynn said...

The new design looks fantastic! I'm excited to see what's to come.

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Savannah Bradley said...

Rebecca this is lovely! Probably my favorite in the last 5 years!

Veronika, By The Shore said...

The blog refresh is absolutely gorgeous!! Love the clean lines & look, plus the header is perfect!! xo

Rose B. said...

You are spectacular, amazing that you do everything alone.
Congratulations on having a beautiful blog !!
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meira said...

Plus, check out that window! lovely!

gem said...

I love the redesign and will be continuing to enjoy reading your blog as I have for so many years already.

Anonymous said...

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Noelle Mettille said...

I love simple, clean blog designs that let the content really pop. That's why we're here, right?

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Noelle Mettille said...

I love simple, clean blog designs that let the content really pop. That's why we're here, right?

www.theclassyjunk.blogspot.com

Brittany PG said...

I love the clean design!

Joanna said...

The new design looks awesome! Nice and simple and still feels "you."

Unknown said...

I love the new look - the graphics are clean and well chosen. I can't wait to see more of how you decorated your own little space - that window is amazing.

Jessie Link said...

Love the new look!

Anonymous said...

I really like this new layout but unfortunately it doesn't fit my screen! Your social media links to the left are half cut off. :(

YGirl said...

Looks great! I'm also loving your last few outfits!

Anonymous said...

Looks about the same to me and isn't even responsive.

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

@Anonymous, can you explain to me what you mean by unresponsive? Maybe it's an issue I can get fixed. Mobile does look the same as it was before.

Amber Jeffery said...

Love the new look - so clean and fresh!

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The Novelty Dame said...

I love the new look! It's so strange to see something different after following you so long on your old blog layout, but I like this sleek minimal look. And I hope it inspires you to keep writing and photographing! :D