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…

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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.

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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!

12 Comments

  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
      Author
      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
      Author
      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,
    Krista
    http://www.hundredblog.com

    • Samantha
      Author
      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
    http://makeminemaroon.com/

    • Samantha
      Author
      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
      Author
      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
      Author
      January 6, 2016 / 5:00 pm

      Thanks Ruthie xoxo

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