Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Summer Wind Is All Grown Up!







Welcome to the improved Summer Wind! For the longest time, I've felt like my site has felt childish... I have had the same look for several years now, I knew it was time for a change. 

I am not one for big changes, and I also know you all have been coming here for years and years, so I didn't want to stray too far from what I, and everyone else, is accustomed to when coming to Summer Wind. 

But, I did want an updated look. Something that would reflect me as I am now, in 2017. A little more mature, a little more sophisticated. This has been a long time coming. I started brainstorming back in November 2016, then started to find vendors that would be able to do what I was envisioning. I finally started getting the ball rolling in early 2017 and now it has all come to fruition!

I worked with Arabella June, who is the sweetest and so easy to work with. She is based out of South Africa and is very well-known for creating the most beautiful watercolor crests. She's also done a lot of impressive branding work, so it was a no-brainer for me to work with her in my logo design. 

I wanted something familiar, but also something more simple and sophisticated. When I did my inspiration/mood board, I used a lot of luxury hotels and champagne labels as my inspiration and ultimately, Arabella brought everything I could have wanted to life. 

She provided me with several options and each design was so beautiful, it was very difficult to narrow it down. But eventually, we got everything to how it is now! I hope you all love it as much as I do! 

Once I received my branding from Arabella, I turned to Kelly, to implement everything. She was able to work with all the colors and logos/fonts and really create something that flowed seamlessly. 

So, welcome to Summer Wind all grown up! Please know, the content will be the same as you are used to and the general layout is all still the same! My posting schedule will be staying the same and I will continue to share my fashion, travel, lifestyle, and beauty posts with all of you!

Please bear with me the first few days as I work out the general kinks/updates to get it all running smoothly! Thank you all so much for your support!!! 

23 comments:

Monica {Cake and Lilies} said...

It looks great, Sydney! Congrats!!

mlb said...

I love the new layout. It's gorgeous!

julianne215 said...

The design is so beautiful Sydney!

Meaghan said...

Awe! Love the new design - and that JCrew top. So cute!

Janice Darlyne said...

Congrats, babe! I love coming to Summer Wind every day.

Shannon said...

Congratulations! Love it :)

Laura Baker said...

LOVE the new look! *heart eyes* So classy and pretty but still simple and doesn't distract from the content. I can definitely see the champagne logo influences in your new logo, it's perfect! (Also love the pink patent Ferragamo's... Swoon!)

Net - "It's a Wonderful Movie" said...

Oh, I'm so happy for you! I'm not big on change with my blog, either, so I absolutely understand your hesitation before the big leap of faith!!!

The overall result is lovely! It all looks so elegant and stream-lined! Plus, I love the colors you chose! Classic, rich, warm, and best of all... Inviting!!!

All the best to you! I love visiting here!
Blessings, Net
https://itsawonderfulmovie.blogspot.com

Kelly said...

I love it!

Kendall Brechtel said...

Congrats Sydney! Love the new look.

Katherine Marcellus said...

Hi! Are your earrings Van Cleef or replicas? If so, where did you get them?

Belle On Trend said...

I love this new look! SO pretty and the colors are awesome. I love that peplum top, too! Adorable :)
xxoo
Mary
www.BelleOnTrend.com

Carly said...

Yay lady it looks amazing! xoxo

Becky said...

The website looks beautiful. I love the colors.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE IT!!!!! So YOU!

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is GORGEOUS. I love the simple colors and layout and the design is so luxurious.

TLA said...

The updated site is lovely, and feels very modern-classic--a perfect reflection of your brand! I hope the transition is smooth for you.

MaggieMcCurdy said...

Congratulations, Sydney!! It's just lovely!!

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Howtorld said...

Congratulations!

Renee Janis said...

I love the new site! It's so classic and true to your style.

Renee | Gimme Glamour

Lauren said...

Saw that top at J. Crew the other day and it is beautiful!

Lauren,
http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com

 

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