So, I am slowly but surely working my way to a pretty little blog redesign. (And by "I", I mean "Ryan". C'mon, you don't really think I'd tackle this kind of thing myself when I have design gold laying his head on the pillow next to mine at night, do you?)
Anyway, we're kind of held up right now because he's asked me to settle on a color scheme. You guys, I'm so bad at commitment when it comes to color. Seriously. You know about how often I paint my walls, don't you?
Anyway, I'm trying so hard to focus and commit but color is just so doggone pretty. Just not when you try to cram ALL of the colors in one palette and expect it to come off as dignified. Not then.
I know that muted pinks and teals are very en vogue for blog design right now. And lots of pretty scrap booking details too. I've put together many of these and they are all lovely, but the truth is, they're just not me. And I really want my blog to be me.
So, I really focused tonight. I love clean design. Lots of white space. (This is why I can only appreciate scrapbooking and can't actually enjoy doing it myself.) I also love bold colors. (This is why I'm not fitting well into the muted colors trend.)
I draw a lot of my clothing inspiration from stores like J.Crew, so I hopped over there to see if perhaps I could also draw color inspiration from that same style. In browsing through J.Crew's Spring Lookbook I found lots of color schemes I liked very much. So, I dragged them into Photoshop and got to work with my little eye dropper tool.
Here is my progress thus far:
(FTR: I'm 100% positive I would never be able to pull off either of these first two outfits with even an ounce of dignity -or maybe if I buttoned up that cute red shirt it would work out just fine - I mostly just like the colors.)
Here are a few others:
(I like the teal in this one)
(And I like the navy/orange/cream combo here.)
Anyone feeling any of these? I know I'll probably ultimately just toss these all Ryan's way and drive him crazy with my indecisiveness by asking him to just "do it and make it awesome". But hey - that's what husbands are for, right?
Anyway, any and all feedback is definitely welcome!