You may have noticed that it looks a little different around here. What can I say? It was about that time. As much as I loved the old design with its clouds and nature-inspired color scheme, I’d had it since 2009 when I started Green & Gorgeous, and it no longer fully fit my vision for this brand.
When I started the site, I was still in the beginning stages of my green living journey. I was still learning what to eat, what products to use to clean my home, how to make recycling and using reusable shopping bags a habit, etc. In the years since, I’ve conquered these challenges and more, and they’ve become ingrained in my family’s habits. Of course we’re not perfect, but what I’m saying is there’s no longer the great feeling of discovery that existed four years ago when I was learning what to do. As a result, it’s harder for me to focus exclusively on green living because that’s not the central focus of my life any more.
So this redesign is visual, yes, but it’s also part of my vision to focus less on the “green” part of the name and more on the “gorgeous.”
I’ve developed quite the love for fashion over the last year or so, and I love sharing outfit photos with all of you. Through them, I’ve been able to watch my own style evolve, and I’ve regained a lot of lost confidence. I want to continue to do that, prominently. I’ll also be sharing DIY and craft projects and ideas, thrifting hauls, social causes and commentary, and more.
In short, the site will be a more accurate reflection of the diverse interests that make up my life, to include green living, but not focus exclusively on it as I have in years past. It will definitely be more of a lifestyle blog (heavy on the “style” part) and less of a green blog, though I will still write about sustainability sometimes.
If you’ve been reading for a while, I sincerely hope you’ll stick around and continue this adventure with me. If you’re new here, or if you’ve found me via one of my fashion and beauty posts, crafts or something else, I hope you’ll make it a habit.