Thanks everyone for your comments on the new design! This article is about another casual look. I also wanted to take time to explain a couple of new features on the blog. I’m “unveiling” this slowly to point out what’s new. If you are reading this in your e-mail inbox or reader, CLICK ON THE TITLE to take you to the home page for a better visual. Here is a little tip: the main text of the article is brown, all links are teal.
1. The way you comment has NOT changed. If you have are reading in e-mail or your reader, you just click on the article title which is a link. This takes you to the home page where underneath the title you’ll see comments. When you click there it brings up the comment box. I know you may not always feel comfortable making a comment but it really others benefit as well. Certainly it’s not all about ME, but people do judge a site when they scroll through by how many comments are on the posts. Your comments are really helpful to help me build my readership! Blogging can be lonely. When you make a comment it lets me know you’re out there reading and it motivates me to keep writing!
2. Next, look at the side bar on the home page. The way you read a blog article is very dependent on personal preference. Some of you will like it to come to your e-mail inbox. In that case, type in your info in the box under Get free e-mail updates.
3. Under CONNECT you’ll find three different buttons: E-mail (perhaps you’d like to write me a personal note) Facebook (I recommend becoming a Style by Karen fan as I post different info/photos there) RSS (click to see what it would be like to get an RSS feed of my blog articles and others you read–many like this format rather than more e-mail messages)
It’s all about personal preference and what works for you! I’m just happy you’re reading. If you read a post on the phone, now it should be more user friendly. AND if you make a comment, my response will now show in the comment section AND a personal e-mail to you. I love this!
On to the layout! I hear all the time that women are not sure what to wear to that casual meeting at school or church. They worry about being ”too dressed up”, yet they don’t want to wear a sweatshirt. This is an idea.
I would not wear ALL those accessories together–it’s shown to give you choice.
When I do these layouts, keep in mind that for the MOST part I choose affordable items but sometimes I throw in a high end piece just like the magazines do.
31 GBP - peopletree.co.uk
$295 - net-a-porter.com
$178 - madewell.com
$24 - jcpenney.com
$5.99 - tillys.com
$24 - jcpenney.com
$12 - alltherageonline.com
30 EUR - welikefashion.com
$185 - moxsie.com