Tuesday, July 17, 2012

um, i can't keep my eyes off of you.


ze new blog design. (yes, i said ze like the french would.) i am completely OBSESSED, in loved, totally smitten by the redesign that Kelly Ann did for my little ole blog. after blogging for 2 years and doing most of the design and tweaking myself (googling the heck out on HTML tutorials), i thought it might be time to take the big leap and revamp. so the above image is the mood board that Kelly sent me in the beginning of the creative process - and you can see how i was giddy from the very beginning about this re-design. Kelly nailed it. she is mega talented and so easy to communicate with and of course, offers quality work - the woman blows my mind! - so i cannot recommend her enough! 


 ze French fashion magazine. (see why i was on ze French accent roll?) when my little sister went to the Ukraine last month, she and her team made a stop in Paris on their way back home - and while they were there, Ashley picked up this French fashion magazine for me! no, i can't read any of it (the 3 years of French in high school just didn't stick) - but the pictures are amazing. the colors, photography and layouts are major eye-candy for my beady eyes.


consider my phone hello kitty-fied. my friends from Javo Edge sent me an adorable package that included this adorable red bow, which reminds me of my favorite Japanese kitty cat in the world: Hello Kitty! it sticks into the headphone jack - and it's not made from flimsy material, so this bow is staying in there! i also got a pink one so it'll be fun to mix it up every now and then. too cute, right?! (and psst! use code MUCHLOVEJAVO for 15% off of your entire order from Javo Edge - valid thru July 31st, 2012).


anything emma stone and/or andrew garfield. i believe i mentioned this last week, but my couples crush on this couple continues to grow more and more especially after seeing The Amazing Spiderman last week. i even got overly excited at the library when i found The Social Network at the library. i just need to re-watch The Help and then life will be complete. well, until these two get engaged and married already. love them!

much love.
{happy wednesday, friend.}

32 comments:

  1. I know I already gushed over twitter to you about this, but I LOOOOOVE the new layout! It looks BEAUTIFUL!

    Also, I have the same celeb couple crush as you. Emma Stone is just such a gorgeous girl and Andrew is suuuuper swoon worthy. I love how down to earth they both seem!

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  2. They are the darlingest couple ever right (and yes, I made up that word but I sorta love it).

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  3. your new layout is ADORABLE! i love it! :)

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  4. Love the new layout! So you! And now I want that bow for my phone! LOL. so cute!

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  5. love the new look and emma stone! i must see the movie!

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  6. The new design looks great! I am in love with anything in that color.

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  7. LOVE the new design! It looks fabulous. And yay for French mags too :) Hope you're having a good week!

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  8. LOVE your new design! It looks so great!! Love Emma and her boyfriend. They're a pretty cute couple.

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  9. GoooooooooJUS! That's my french accent saying Gorgeous!

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  10. omg i LOVE how your phone is helly kitty-ed out!! i want one for my phone too!!

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  11. ah, i am totally loving the new design! it's simple but so cute!

    Win a $50 giftcard to Shappy Apple! Come and join. :]

    :)
    Carrie
    http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

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  12. loving your new layout girl! i love the simple look, kelly ann made it look fab!

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  13. your new design is so perfect...clean, yet bright. I LOVE it!!

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  14. Oh my goodness, I am so in love with Emma & Andrew too. They are the best. Loving the new blog design!

    Silver from A Silver Snapshot
    http://starthinker-silverbarter.blogspot.ca/

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  15. haha i love your new design and especially the color! and your hello kitty bow is adorbs!

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  16. The new design!!! I ADORE IT!!!!! :)

    And I've got a girl crush on Emma Stone too-- love her!

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  17. Andrew + Emma = LOVE. I met Emma at a film premiere (for Easy A) and she was seriously the most refreshing, kindest, funniest soul. I wanted to ask her to be my best friend. ;)

    So stoked you love your design, lady! Thank you for the shout out, you make me smile. :) XO!!

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  18. The design is great, girl! I can´t take my eyes off either :)

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  19. I love your new layout. I won a blog redesign giveaway a few months ago...but the designer took an outside job and said she couldn't do it. Sucks. I've been combing images to find the watercolory look I want. I love the simplicity of your header and the colors are awesome. I never thought of this color, but I'm in love. I also like the board examples you posted...especially the one that looks like the wavy inside of a quartz....I'd love to know where to find something like that for my background.
    I guess if I want a new look I'll have to figure it out myself. Great look.

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  20. I love your new design. Everything looks wonderful! Awesome! xxx

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  21. I have an HK phone case with a red bow on top and am in LOVE with it!

    PS: That last photo of Emma Stone, the way the leash is wrapped around her, makes her bum look huuuge, hehe. It made me giggle.

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  22. I said it before and I'll say it again. Love the new look!!! Its amazing :)

    That charm is CUTTTTTEEEE :) I want one :)


    ANd I agree, Andrew and Emma are adorable ;)

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  23. cuuute new design!!! I'm in the process of tweaking my own, and thinking about getting someone who actually knows what they're doing to help me out too! I just received that Teen Vogue in the mail-Emma Stone=so gorgeous!

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  24. - I love your new blog look!
    - That magazine looks beautiful! I wish I spoke/read french!!: )
    - Emma Stone is so pretty!!

    Have a great day Ilene!! xo

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  25. your blog design is killing it.

    that kelly ann...she knows her stuff.

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  26. Um, that phone bow is too adorable!! Loving your blog!

    www.highheelstosneakers.com

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  27. she is stunning!

    xx

    www.aroundlucia.com
    www.aroundlucia.com

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  28. DARLING BLOG! I love all the fun colors. Oh and the phone is too cute! :)

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  29. I can't remember how I stumbled upon your blog (I think via Kyla Roma?) but I've been clicking "OLDER POSTS" for about 20 minutes now. Your blog is so refreshing and you look like a ton of fun in your photos. You just look so joyous. It's the 'feel' one gets from a blog that keeps them reading, and yours is so real.

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  30. your new blog design is outstanding! and I love the Hello Kitty bow for your phone! Wanna know something kind of embarrassing?! About 8 years ago, a friend of mine at Hello Kitty accessories at work and I once referred to it as "special cat" since I couldn't remember what she was called! Wow...

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  31. I just noticed your new blog design (I normally read in google reader), it looks great!

    I checked out Javoedge and I now want the little donut headjack cover or even the mini stylus. So cute! I definitely have to take advantage of the promo code.

    I was never a fan of Andrew Garfield. I thought though he was pretty good in The Social Network but it was Never Let Me Go where he made me have a soft spot for him.

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