Welcome to 2016 + New Year’s Resolutions!

Happy Monday! 

Notice anything different? Look around…have you found the changes yet? Pearls and Polkadots got a makeover and I could not be happier! After one full year of blogging (well, almost…January 16), I decided to give the blog a face lift! There is nothing better than cleaning up and starting fresh and the beginning of a brand new year.

Over the past couple of days, I have been enjoying browsing themes, colour schemes, logos, and fonts in order to upgrade the interface. I finally settled on a simple palette and a minimalist theme. Of course, with a redesign, there are some kinks I am still working out…Rome certainly wasn’t built in a day. I have so many ideas to put forth so over the next little while, you will be seeing some changes!

Which ties into the next part of this post…


New Year’s Resolutions: 

Yes, yes, I know – we all make new year’s resolutions that we often do not live up to. However, I make them every year and this year is no exception! Here are my simple resolutions for 2-0-1-6:

1. Revamp old posts. 

This will be tedious – but since I have changed my blogging style so much over the past year, I want everything to remain consistent. There is nothing wrong with upgrading photos and graphics – which is exactly what I plan to do.

2. Get into a solid blogging routine. 

Sundays are going to be my day. My day I dedicate to blogging and blogging only. Yes, school is important, but if I can get my posts for the week written on the weekend, then I will have more time to focus on work and school!

3. More outfit posts. 

Over the next year, I really want to focus on narrowing my niche (fashion & style) which means I need to get styling and take some awesome shots of the style that I love.


2016 is going to be a great year for blogging. I want to do some big things with Pearls and Polkadots and I cannot wait to take you along with me!

Happy New Year!


  1. January 4, 2016 / 3:27 pm

    Love this idea! My post was really similar to this too about being more dedicated and consistent! Can’t wait to see what’s coming for you this year 🙂 xoxo

    • Samantha
      January 6, 2016 / 4:57 pm

      Thanks Stefanie!!

  2. January 4, 2016 / 8:08 pm

    LOVE your redesign! So excited to see what is to come for us both this year! Happy New Year lovely!

    • Samantha
      January 6, 2016 / 4:58 pm

      Happy New Year girl! Thanks xoxo

  3. January 4, 2016 / 9:36 pm

    Yay for the redesign!

    I really want to do the same with my posts, make them consistent and just like you, post more regularly! I want to share mine too, this was such a good idea!

    Keep it up babe!
    Happy New Year,

    • Samantha
      January 6, 2016 / 4:58 pm

      Thanks Krista xoxo it’s so refreshing to get organized in the New Year!

  4. January 4, 2016 / 10:11 pm

    The redesign looks amazing! Congrats girl. Good luck in 2016! (Btw, I love the Sunday blogging day idea, with work and school I should do that too!) Hugs, Kait

    • Samantha
      January 6, 2016 / 4:59 pm

      Thanks Kait xoxo

      Yes – Sunday seems to be the only day that nothing is jamming up my schedule!!

  5. January 5, 2016 / 12:29 am

    I also made a resolution to post more frequently this year, great minds think alike. Fantastic job on web design. Have an awesome 2016!

    • Samantha
      January 6, 2016 / 4:59 pm

      Thanks Mayra xoxo the redesign just feels so refreshing and new – posting often is key but quality is better! That’s what I should have put down haha

  6. Ruthie
    January 5, 2016 / 7:42 am

    Love these ideas!! I love that shot of you in front of the black wall! gorgeous xo

    • Samantha
      January 6, 2016 / 5:00 pm

      Thanks Ruthie xoxo

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