I’m beaming with excitement right now because I get to share with you something I’ve been working on for the last couple months – a newly redesigned The Chic Curve blog! And in case you are already enraptured with the new design and you can’t possibly remember what the blog looked like before today, I did a side-by-side comparison of old and new (above).
If you are interested in why I changed up the look of this Seattle fashion blog, or who helped me along the way (including the amazing new hand-drawn logo) read below; but if you are just looking for the giveaway skip on down to the entry widget!
About the design: Focusing on Content
First off you should know something about me – I’m not actually a graphic designer but I’m obsessed with design. My Pinterest boards are chalk-full of design inspiration, and while I haven’t taken the time to fully immerse myself in some of the tools of the trade, I have an eye and lust for good design. So I was ready to give the Chic Curve a fresh, minimal makeover. No more clunky date boxes or post frames. And I’m hoping that you can tell – the new design is clean, simple and focuses on what matters most: content. Big beautiful photos, light easy-to-read text, and a beautiful hand-drawn logo that ties everything all together is what the new blog is all about.
And I’d like to take a (big) moment to give a (huge) shout-out to the pretty little lady who designed (by hand) the new Chic Curve logo: Andrea Hilliard. She’s an amazing designer and an even better friend – and I always joke about her being my friend who lives the “real life of Pinterest” because everything she touches and owns is adorable. Thank you Andrea! You can check out her design portfolio and follow her (perfectly curated) Pinterest boards.
Win a Marrin Costello Arm Party!
Time for the pretty, free stuff: an amazing Marrin Costello jewelry giveaway! I’m lucky to call Marrin a friend, because her jewelry (which she hand-designs) is absolutely stunning. Marrin Costello bracelets are always on my arm party VIP list – and I’m excited because now you have a chance to win your very own bundle of wrist candy. I am giving away a set of 3 bracelets: the Bowzer bracelet in gunmetal, the Natasha bracelet (named after – you guessed it – me!) in gold and the Buddha bracelet in pink. Check out more of her designs by following her on Instagram.
Entering is easy – just follow the instructions on the widget below. Good luck! The contest runs until Sunday June 9th!