Introducing my new home on the internet…
It seems like I posted my 2017 blog goals in a triumph and disappeared without a word, however all this time I’ve been quietly working away on this…not quite a brand new blog – you’ll find all my content as it was before, but in a new location: Fabuleuse Du Jour.
Why the name change?
Previously, my blog went by the name of ‘Fabuleuse, toujours’; French for ‘fabulous, always’. I basically came up with the name during the transition from high school to college (so a looong time ago), where I was delighted to finally be casting off the shackles of school uniform and entering the realm of Own Clothes. And that’s pretty much how and why I came to start a fashion blog. I was so determined to make each day’s outfit a top-to-toe, fully-fledged #concept, that I just had to document it all. ‘Fabuleuse, toujours’ encompassed that, as well as my love of the French language, which I was studying at the time.
Over the years, the name has just lost its meaning. The reality is that I’m not ‘fabulous, always’, nor do I ever want to claim that I am. Instead, ‘Fabuleuse Du Jour’, seeks to celebrate the fabulous in each day, whether that be an outfit, a place or shade of lipstick. Not every day will be ‘fabuleuse’, but that’s something I’m learning to embrace.
I couldn’t bear to part with the French theme, so it translates to ‘fabulous of the day’; a take on the infamous ‘outfit of the day’ movement. Plus it means I get to keep my ‘#fabuleusein*enter city name here*’ hashtag when I share my travels!
A new look
I couldn’t not talk about my new look, mostly because I’m so unbelievably thrilled with it! As I mentioned in my goals post, I’ve wanted to make the leap from Blogger to WordPress for some time now, and I finally did! Thanks to pipdig the move was smooth, stress-free and surprisingly quick (just 4 working days from placing the order). Even when I did have issues with Disqus comments not transferring and the site not redirecting automatically, help was right at the other end of an email and I was never once made to feel like I was being annoying (which happens all too often when dealing with digital agencies…). I’d highly recommend pipdig if you’re thinking of making the move!
If you’re reading this on mobile (and if my analytics are anything to go by, there’s a high chance you are), I hope you like the new look as switching to WordPress has meant I’m able to deliver a mobile experience that’s all-round more beautiful! Improving mobile optimisation was another of my 2017 blogging goals so I’m really happy I’ve been able to cross off 2 in one hit!
A new name obviously called for a new header, so I got busy with some marble digital papers from Urbn Bean and after producing about a million different options, I’m delighted to finally unveil the final choice – with social icons to match!
I’m pretty much going to pick up where I left off; so you can expect more fashion, travel & beauty content – just in a shiny new home!
Thank you for bearing with me whilst I got it all sorted, and I hope you like the redesign as much as I do.
What do you think of my new layout? Happy to answer any questions you have below about the Blogger to Wordpress migration etc below!