You guys!! I can’t believe that Halloween is just around the corner! Fall has always been my favorite season, with Halloween being my most favorite Holiday for as long as I can remember.. But I don’t remember it ever coming so quick!! It truly feels like just yesterday we were taking our little sugar skull trick-or-treating, and to think, I was 5 months pregnant!! Here we are, trying to decide what Ava will be for Halloween, and a cute costume idea for Em (who is going to be 9 months!!).
We planned a little road trip up north (to the mountains) the week before Halloween, so I am feeling all of those feel-good vibes right now. Growing up, up north, my favorite thing every year was going to the fall festival and picking out a pumpkin, so of course, we’re going to find the very best pumpkin patch and festival for the girls.
Lately I’ve been feeling really nostalgic for all of those northern feels. I do love Florida and it’s beautiful palms, but I am definitely missing my seasons.. It shouldn’t be humid in the middle of October, but I’ll stop there : )
PS. I made a few changes to my brand and site. You know, I get in the mood to refresh my site around this time every year, so I really should’ve just waited the last time, as I knew this day would come! Haha.. It’s something I’ve been working on (in the very little bit of free time that I do have), for about a month now, so I am so excited to finally get to share this with you guys today!
Every time I do a refresh, I feel that it becomes more and more of who I am. Me. My style. Even if it’s just tiny details (such as my crescent moon icon). As a designer, it can be incredibly hard to design for yourself.. But where my brand and site is today, couldn’t be any more perfect! I further customized the type for my primary logo (the MV), evolving it without completely changing the identity of it + crafted this beautiful crescent moon visual for my brand mark (which you’ll also find in the mobile menu and footer).
I did end up removing some of the pops of blue from my previous site design (the buttons), and kept only a tiny bit of blue (which you’ll briefly see within my service pages). I had the slightest inclination when I added in the pops of blue a few months ago that it probably wouldn’t last too long. For as long as I can remember, I’ve tried to incorporate a small touch of color into my own personal palette, even in my own personal style, but I always go back to black and white (and cream)! Always.
That said, you can expect some major (and crazy beautiful) updates to my portfolio as well through the coming weeks + I still have so much more to share through the coming months (hint: think shop + some other surprises), so I’ll continue to update as it’s rolled out : )
I’d love to hear your thoughts on the refresh!! Anything you like or don’t like in particular?