Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Alicia a la Mode: The Rebirth!

~Alicia à la mode~

There are gonna be some changes around here! 
Okay so, first of all, where did my blog name come from? Alicia is my name (pronounced Aleesha) I wanted my name to be in my blog name so it was personal to me and the term 'à la mode' means fashionable in French and 'Alicia à la mode' altogether means Alicia in Fashion. 
So I wanted my name first off, then I mixed it with the French language (because of my love for Paris) and I wanted this to be a fashion blog and that is how Alicia à la mode was created. 

As you can probably see, I kinda failed on the whole fashion front. I slowly got swept away but amazing skincare and beauty, I loved the reaction I got with my lifestyle post and there seem to be so many fashion bloggers that I felt like I was just amongst so many there wouldn't be much point. I still and always have loved fashion, it's how I first got chatting to my boyfriend for our love of fashion and clothes and that hasn't changed but since moving in together and saving up clothes wasn't a necessity but I really do want my 3 main passions on here beauty, fashion AND lifestyle.

I have decided to completely get rid of my Food and Trave categories on my blog. I don't post about them regular enough for them to have their own categories if I do travel or eat out then I will definitely blog about it and place it into my lifestyle category.
I have however decided to reintroduce fashion to my blog and I really wanted to find my 'niche' and I think I have. I will be leaning more towards petite fashion. I mentioned this on my social media recently and have already had messages saying how you guys need petite fashion inspo so I am glad to help and wished I'd done it sooner!

I am kinda curvy petite I guess, I have big hips, thighs and boobs but quite a small waist and I'm a teeny 5'2. I have noticed that a lot of girls who are plus size but still petite struggle to find sizes that cater to their short size but the fuller figure and I will do my absolute best to find outfits that cater to all us fellow short gals or at least a petite but plus size alternative to help my fellow shorties!



Another thing that I have changed is ... MY LOGO! How Beautiful?!?!?!?!
So, my current logo, don't get me wrong I love it but I know for readers who are new to this blog can be confused to what it means, it doesn't really represent my blog or what it stands for sooooo I opted for a fashion illustration because of 1. it's a portrait of me and Louie which makes it super personal and custom to me 2. it's in front of Paris (Alicia à la mode is french remember?) and 3. its a FASHION illustration so yes! it finally fits and makes sense now! I'm so glad Louie is on there too because everybody knows he follows me everywhere and is my little shadow so I needed to feature him and now it definitely feels like a proper brand and logo now. If you wanted to know where I got the custom illustration from it's this shop 'here' on Etsy by Parinaz Wadia. She was amazing and got back to me so quickly with everything and all the little changes I wanted didn't seem like a bother at all she was so helpful with everything little detail and I am so happy with how it has turned out. You can also find her Instagram 'here' she's amazing!

I am super excited to add petite fashion to my blog and really strip my blog back and introduce some fresh content for you guys. Another thing I am really considering is to make a Youtube channel in September. I would love to know your thoughts and if you would want that here on this blog too.

Don't forget you can stay up to date by following me on any of my social media platforms if you click on the social media icons on the side or bottom of the page (depending if you're on a phone/tablet or your laptop)

PS I hope you like the fact that Louie will now be at the bottom of every post instead of crystals. Gotta love him! :) 
















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12 comments

  1. Your new logo is so cute! I love it and I love the meaning behind your blog name, it's nice seeing creative names like that <3 I can't wait for your petite fashion posts! Being a small gal myself, I find it so hard to find clothes that actually fit!

    Katie x
    www.katie-middleton.co.uk

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    1. Awww thank you thats so kind! I'll deffo try and find us some gems! - Alicia XO

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  2. I love the new look and the logo is amazing! Can't wait to read your fashion posts along with all your fab beauty and skincare posts. xx

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    1. Thank you so much! hopefully I can find some fashion gems! - Alicia XO

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  3. Absolutely love the style of the new logo babe! x

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  4. Your new logo is so cute! I'm happy because I find your blog! It is very interesting!

    http://www.exclusivebeautydiary.com

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    1. Awww thank you so much! - Alicia Xo

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  5. Your logo is incredible and your pug so cute especially at the end of each post x

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    1. Thank you so much Jess! - Alicia XO

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