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Well hello there! Isn't this exciting? After 5 years of nattered words, over 900 posts and far too many tweets than I can wrap my tiny head around, this blog is back with a bit of a spruce up- a What Olivia Did 2.0 if you like, and let's all face it- it was long overdue. Having last updated my layout 4 years ago and grown quite attached to it's little illustrations and quirky ways (if it ain't broke don't fix it)- I was deliberating giving things a spruce up, but was set on finding the right person to guide me to something a little more up to date (but equally still 'me'). On New Years Eve last year, after endless scouring, jotting down names and the like, I came across the work of Lauren, a graphic designer based across the pond whose work instantly had me at hello. We discussed ideas over Skype calls with tea and after months of back-and-forth emails, colour pallets, rearranging and tinkering- here we are. Lauren kindly set me up with coding extraordinaire Chaitra, and with her patience and skills she made all the designs and ideas a reality, which I can't thank them both enough for. Obviously to keep things playful, I had to include some more illustrations from my favourite Emma- and if you have a nosey about the pages you'll find her work hiding (and incorporated in some interactive maps too- so you can browse all of my travel archives too)!

So, what's next for W.O.D? (Sounds fancy when it's just initials, doesn't it)? With a new layout brings new content ideas (and yes, a font you can all finally see and read), there will be more recipes, interviews and the like (but obviously let me know if there's anything more you want to see)- and the thing I'm most excited about, new weekly YouTube videos! I've been working on getting things a little more organised, and I'm finally going to give this video malarky a proper go- hurrah! Click over to my channel here in time for this Sundays video if you fancy!

Finally- if you stay tuned, in the next couple of weeks there's going to be a big 'new layout' celebratory giveaway with one of my favourite ever brands, Kate Spade- so keep your eyes peeled for that too! I promise it's a good 'un!

Thank you all again for your endless reading, clicking and support over the last 5 years, I can't say how thankful I am for every tweet, comment and number that shows someone has come by this page- and I honestly couldn't have done this without you (GUSH)- you guys are the absolute bee's knees. LOVE YOU LOTS- and here's to the next 5!

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~ Insert party popper emoji here ~

Well hello there! Isn't this exciting? After 5 years of nattered words, over 900 posts and far too many tweets than I can wrap my tiny head around, this blog is back with a bit of a spruce up- a What Olivia Did 2.0 if you like, and let's all face it- it was long overdue. Having last updated my layout 4 years ago and grown quite attached to it's little illustrations and quirky ways (if it ain't broke don't fix it)- I was deliberating giving things a spruce up, but was set on finding the right person to guide me to something a little more up to date (but equally still 'me'). On New Years Eve last year, after endless scouring, jotting down names and the like, I came across the work of Lauren, a graphic designer based across the pond whose work instantly had me at hello. We discussed ideas over Skype calls with tea and after months of back-and-forth emails, colour pallets, rearranging and tinkering- here we are. Lauren kindly set me up with coding extraordinaire Chaitra, and with her patience and skills she made all the designs and ideas a reality, which I can't thank them both enough for. Obviously to keep things playful, I had to include some more illustrations from my favourite Emma- and if you have a nosey about the pages you'll find her work hiding (and incorporated in some interactive maps too- so you can browse all of my travel archives too)!

So, what's next for W.O.D? (Sounds fancy when it's just initials, doesn't it)? With a new layout brings new content ideas (and yes, a font you can all finally see and read), there will be more recipes, interviews and the like (but obviously let me know if there's anything more you want to see)- and the thing I'm most excited about, new weekly YouTube videos! I've been working on getting things a little more organised, and I'm finally going to give this video malarky a proper go- hurrah! Click over to my channel here in time for this Sundays video if you fancy!

Finally- if you stay tuned, in the next couple of weeks there's going to be a big 'new layout' celebratory giveaway with one of my favourite ever brands, Kate Spade- so keep your eyes peeled for that too! I promise it's a good 'un!

Thank you all again for your endless reading, clicking and support over the last 5 years, I can't say how thankful I am for every tweet, comment and number that shows someone has come by this page- and I honestly couldn't have done this without you (GUSH)- you guys are the absolute bee's knees. LOVE YOU LOTS- and here's to the next 5!

x

50 comments:

  1. Oh, Olivia, the new site looks super perfect! And you are truly inspirational, so keep going for at last another 5!

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  2. The new design looks absolutely beautiful! I love the colour scheme you chose, because it still reflects elements from the old design and I also like that you kept some of the illustrations, because I love them so much! 5 years is such a big milestone and I'm looking forward to many more anniversaries to come!
    Patti
    www.shiftingtales.com

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  3. I am in love with the design of your new blog! The color palette fits you so well x Congratulations, Liv!

    www.ashrealasitgets.blogspot.com

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  4. Congratulations Liv, your blog looks amazing! I'm glad you've managed to keep the illustrations too, it was such a lovely part of your blog :) xxx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

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  5. I almost had to refresh my page to see if I was indeed on your blog. I LOVE it! Your new layout looks fresh, modern and chic. Congratulations on achieving five years of blogging success. Your blog is a true gem <3 X

    THEFASHION-JUNKIE

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  6. Beautiful new design and what a fab achievement! One of my favourite blogs so I look forward to the next 5!

    Josie x

    www.aprettypostit.blogspot.com

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  7. YAAAY it looks great Liv~~

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  8. It's great

    Gafashion.blogspot.com

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  9. Your new layout is awesome. So pretty but really clear too. Congratulations!

    www.hellosunday.co.uk

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  10. Congratulations Liv! The new layout looks beautiful! I love Lauren's work - such a huge fan. So excited for your next chapter, here's to many more years to come! xx

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  11. Congratulations beauty!! Happy birthday to this wonderful blog! Keep up the great work!

    http://lartoffashion.com

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  12. Congrats, Olivia! Your blog has gone so far! And I love love love the new blog design, the color palette is on point! <3

    xx
    ALINA ERMILOVA | BLOG

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  13. Congrats on five years! That is such an accomplishment! I looove the new design!

    Lee - leethrifts.blogspot.com

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  14. Congratulations Liv, happy blog-iversary I love reading your blog, loving the new layout :)

    ohhellojo.blogspot.com

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  15. I love the new design!! All of your posts are so wonderful and I can't wait to see many more!

    xo Lauren
    www.earthtostyle.com

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  16. it looks so great!

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  17. Congratulation!! I love the new design!! It is soooo cute<3

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  18. Congratulations on 5 years, that is quite an achievement!

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com


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  19. Congratulations!! Looks great. Continue with the great job!

    xx, http://www.girlswearblack.com

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  20. Congratulations <3 Love your blog! Excited for the new layout :)

    xo Stefanie
    http://www.thefashionrose.com

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  21. Congratulations on 5 years of blogging! The new layout looks lovely and very you still. I'm looking forward to more posts, they always brighten my day!

    Emma Xx

    www.emmaslookingglass.com

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  22. Congratulations Olivia, I hope to get to 5 years of having a blog too and with such quality as yours!

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  23. Really lovely post and new design! Especially like the new header! Love reading your blog posts!

    Caroline
    www.carryoncaroline.com

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  24. Congratulations on the relaunch. I've loved your blog forever and I love how this still is so you! Keep it up and can't wait to see what else you have in store ❤️
    Bee | QueenBeady.com

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  25. Congrats from one Liv to another! Loving the new design, its super stylish & chic (kinda like its owner!). Here's to the next 5 years :) Liv x

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  26. Love the site design! Congrats!
    xx Lexi @glitterinclexi | Glitter, Inc.

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  27. this is amazing olivia!
    super unique and in keeping with your style :-) gorgeous.
    and congrats on the 5 years!

    elisha-mae I wear this?
    www.elisha-mae.co.uk

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  28. I loved your old design but this is a lovely chic update! I'm looking forward to the new content :D
    Megan x
    London Callings

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  29. Congratulation on your five years of blogging Liv! I love your new blog design, it's so cute!
    xx
    Jennifer |Pretty as Summer

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  30. Congrats! I love your new update, it's fab - and it's so you. Can't wait for the new content and the giveaway!

    Robyn / Phases Of Robyn

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  31. my my, congratulations!! the new design is so gorgeous. all the best for the future!

    Love,
    Hannie Arden from Missing Wanderer.

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  32. I love the new layout! It really suits you. So glad the cute little illustrations are still around :)

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  33. Love this! Happy 5 years!
    xx Alyssa
    visionsofnyc.blogspot.com

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  34. Love the new design, just subscribed to your YouTube channel! x

    Brigitte | brigittehayley.com

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  35. Your new layout looks amazing :) x

    http://www.chantallovesblogging.blogspot.co.uk/

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  36. Such a wonderful blog!
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  37. Olivia..wonderful layout color perfect combination. I love your blog post. So inspirational
    Keep going :)

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  38. Great post.Thanks for sharing.
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  39. Wow, happy 5 years! Can't wait to see your Youtube videos x

    Wonky Lauren

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  40. Congratulations! :) I adore the new look, it's absolutely beautiful - especially the super cute illustrations!

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

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  41. Congratulations Liv! Can't wait to see more of ypu on YouTube!

    Jess
    justthatgirlonline.blogspot.co.uk

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  42. Love love love the new layout, congratulations ��

    Pennyrosehomegifts.co.uk

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  43. Looks beautiful Liv! So happy to see the new design finally come to fruition. Looking forward to all that's to come for your blog, amazing to see it grow for so long now and this is just the beginning.

    Emma ♥︎ » Paris by Friday

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  44. I absolutely love the new layout! Happy 5 years!! I'm looking forward to your new content and youtube videos! All the best for you! xx
    Tatyanna Gois

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  45. Aww so happy for you lovely, you are one of my favourites! Here's to 5 more years!!

    Megan xo
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty & Fashion Blog

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  46. Loving the new design very much! Congrats on 5 years!x

    chapter-fifty-nine.blogspot.co.uk

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  47. The new site looks amazing Liv, brilliant work between you all to make something still unique to you but a lovely update :)

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

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