Lifestyle · September 24, 2017

7 Years of What Olivia Did (and a new chapter)!

Well hello and welcome to the shiny new What Olivia Did (version 3.0)! It’s been a while hasn’t it? Well, only just a little over a week- but nothing like creating a bit of unnecessary suspense in the lead up to something exciting is there? It’s been a long time coming so I truly felt the site deserved a little bit of feet-up time before hopefully serving as a bit of a veteran for the next exciting chapter. I know this is formatted like an outfit post- but I’m also pretty excited about this pink Ganni jumper- so why not celebrate two things at once? What’s a party without a little pink?

As you can see- things are looking pretty different- and I am so very excited about the facelift my little blog has had. After deliberating a redesign since around Christmas, it was in January I plucked up the courage to email the wonderful Sally and Ross at Behold Studio (two extremely talented people I’ve been following for the last five or so years)- and I couldn’t be more chuffed with how everything has turned out. Not only are they completely on my page, understand my tastes and likes (Sally and I in-sync Insta DM pictures of everything from fonts to colours on the regs) but they’ve been a dream and a half to work with and knew that I wanted things to be taken up a notch without losing any of the personality and character I’m so proud to have maintained this far with What Olivia Did. They have excellent taste, ridiculously impressive work ethic and proved I made the right decision again and again. I also roped in the help of the wonderful Laura at Cardboard Cities to help with the incredible collages you might spot around the pages, so keep your eyes peeled for those too!

Anyway, as well as a sparkly new layout you might also notice pages for FAQ’s and the boring bits (a.k.a all the things you might want to know about sponsors affiliates and everything in-between)- my travel page has had a bit of a spring clean, with options to search the globe, or categorise the things you seem to like best- be it hotel recommendations, London picks or quick city guides. Hopefully this is a bit cleaner and easier to navigate (and may even inspire a little more bag-packing and checking in too)!

But- back to the site! Let me tell you what’s new around here!

I’ve made archiving the golden oldies a priority, so nothing gets forgotten about and nobody puts the old content int he corner. Ahem. There’s a big old spot on the homepage with a year by year breakdown- but you’ll also now get suggestions for other old posts once you’ve finished one (so you can really soak up all my terrible hair phases- you lucky lot).


And- BIG NEWS! There’s also a newsletter you can sign up to on the bottom of my homepage! The Sunday Duvet series will be coming in a new format (which I’m obsessed with) so if you subscribe here it’ll ping straight into your inbox every Sunday morning before my weekly YouTube upload- so you can be totally spoilt across all formats for reading recommendations, shopping ideas and even some diary-like waffling too.

If you fancied it, I was also thinking about doing a post about the steps for a redesign (if that would be interest to anyone)- but there were definite things I took into consideration and lessons I’ve learnt about developing the perfect design for you- so let me know if you’d like to see that!

LASTLY! I hope you love the new site as much as I do. All of your support and dedication over the last 7 years has been totally unrivalled and I definitely wouldn’t be doing this if it wasn’t for you- so this is a big gushy thank you too. You’re truly the best and here’s to the next 7 (newsletters and everything else)!

Liv x

(Jumper: Ganni, Jeans: ASOS, Shoes: Gucci at Net-A-Porter, Bag: Radley)




35 Comments

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    Holly
    September 24, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    So excited about the new site! It look so amazing and all of your hard work has really payed off. I love the archive section on the main page – it is great for rediscovering old favourites. Here’s to 7 more wonderful years of your wonderful blog *raises glass*

    Holly from The Art of Being Holly xo

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    Sara
    September 24, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    You’re new blog looks lovely! You can never have enough pink! Love everything! – x

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    Si Tuong
    September 24, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    Yayyy Liv, congrats on the redesign, it looks so swish! Looking forward to seeing your newsletter each week.

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    Stacy Olsen
    September 24, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    I LOVE the new design, Olivia! (Also, really love that pink sweater). I’m excited for your next chapter and will definitely be signing up for that newsletter. Good luck on this next adventure! 🙂

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    Sophie
    September 24, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    Liv your redesign is just stunning! Would love to hear your wisdom on the process and how you fine tuned everything down. I want to give my site a facelift too so any tips you have would be greatly appreciated. x

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    Susan Torres (Waldron Lewarwy)
    September 24, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    I love it Olivia! You are so talented and amazingly talented! Loads of love from Ibiza❤️

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    Primrose Bigwood
    September 24, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    MASSIVE CONGRATS on the new site beaut and the big 7 years! Looking incred here! Can’t wait for some duvet reads! x

    http://www.stylepetal.co.uk

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    Natalia
    September 24, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    Love it! I love the new format (and the jumper). My favourite thing is probably the fact that I’ll have The Sunday Duvet in my inbox in the morning -favourite thing to look over at breakfast-. Congratulations on 7 years and the gorgeous new look!

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    Laura Mitbrodt
    September 24, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    Love your new webiste!
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

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    disneyrollergirl
    September 24, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    WELL DONE Olivia. And yes please to a ‘how to redesign your site’ post. i’m desperate to do one but the last one was so painful I don’t think I’ve reccovered. (But that was 7 years ago so, er…. I’d best get over it)

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    A Girl, A Style
    September 24, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    Oh Liv, the new site looks so chic and gorgeous and perfectly you! I’m in the midst of an enormous site overhaul too, so know what a herculean task this must have been; and it was so worth it! Here’s to many more wonderful years of What Olivia Did. It’s such a joy to follow along with you!

    Briony xx

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    todaysouhaila
    September 24, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    ooh I love the new blog layout,it’s so YOU,excited for this new chapter x

    todaysouhaila.blogspot.com

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    Anika May
    September 24, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    The new site looks amazing, love the design! Brilliant work done, congratulations on version 3.0!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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    sachie
    September 25, 2017 at 12:15 am

    gorgeous site! loving this redesign

    x sachie

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    Diana
    September 25, 2017 at 6:14 am

    It looks absolutely amazing!!! Very professional while still being in keep with who you are! Love it! Look forward to what’s to come! 🙂
    Diana xxx

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    Lisanne
    September 25, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    It looks absolutely amazing Olivia! I love love love the pink. I use a sort of similar colour on my new blog actually, so how could I not love it. I’m excited for the content that is to come. Can I give one suggestion? I would love for you to make more music-related content. By the way, also love the pictures in this post, that jumper looks so comfy and nice! <3

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    Ella
    September 25, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    Ohh I really love your new design (that color *.*!) – feels like you bought a new coat thats fits your taste perfecty. I would lov to read a blogpost about your tips all around a redesign. Thanks a lot for sharing and beeing an absolute inspiration for year now. xxx Ella

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    Natasha Todd
    September 25, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    I adore your new site it looks incredible!! The collages are so lovely too I love the whole thing xx

    Tash | natashatodd.co.uk

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    Martine S.
    September 25, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    Aaah it looks so pretty! Congratulations on 7 years 🙂 I reached 7 years myself earlier this year, and it’s crazy long! http://atinybitbeautiful.com/reaching-a-milestone-7-years-of-blogging/
    I’m looking forward to receiving your newsletters and reading everything you post on the blog <3 yay!

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    Molly Ellis
    September 25, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    Oh my. That jumper is beautiful.

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    Tatyanna Gois
    September 25, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    Oh Liv, this looks absolutely gorgeous! I’m in love with the new WOD! Congratulations on 7 years in the blogosphere! I’ve been following you for quite some time now and I’m so proud of all you’ve accomplished!
    Btw I would love to read more about the redesign. Anyway, I love the new site and I’m very excited about what the future holds for you! xx from Brazil!
    Tatyanna | http://www.tatyannagois.com

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    Amanda
    September 25, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Yay! I love the new layout, obsessed with the editorial feel and the pink!!

    -Amanda
    http://www.chroniclesofamodergal.com

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    Kayleigh
    September 25, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    Congratulations on the new site Olivia and 7 years of the blog, everything looks absolutely gorgeous! x

    Kayleigh | http://www.anenthusiasmfor.co.uk

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    Emily
    September 25, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    Love the update, everything looks amazing ! Congratulations

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    Karla
    September 25, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Love your new layout! So pretty and the colours are perfect. also, your jumper looks so comfy!

    Karla | karla-andrea.com

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    Cat
    September 25, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    Congratulations! I love the new blog…especially all the pink! I can’t wait to see what the future holds for you! <3

    Cat // https://cottonandhydrangeas.wordpress.com

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    Design Toast Studio
    September 26, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    Beautiful, more mature and modern, simply on point! You should be proud of the redesign 🙂

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    Kara O'Brien
    September 27, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Oh Liv, the new site is absolutely gorgeous! I love the layout, the colour scheme and signed straight up to your news letter, obvs. So looking forward to reading your brilliant content on this beautiful new site. Well done you!

    Kara
    http://www.spreadthesparkle.co.uk
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    Shiana
    September 27, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    I absolutely adore your new space Liv! Absolutely stunning design – so you!

    Shiana Jarvis xx

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    Andrea Brito
    September 27, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    I’m loving the new design and all the new updates! I’m loving the pink too 🙂 Congratulations!

    xx
    Andrea
    http://www.simplicityinvogue.com

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    Ellenor | Champagne Lifestyle
    September 27, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    Loving the new blog style!

    http://champagne-lifestyle.com

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    Stefanie
    September 28, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Love it, you blog looks so nice!

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    Tessa
    September 29, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    Love the idea of getting the Sunday Duvet post coming straight to my inbox! Also would love to hear about the steps you took to do the re-design – it looks so cool!

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    Happygirl
    October 2, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Absolutely love the new look and that jumper!!! Congrats lovely lady, excited for the newsletter and Sunday mornings! 💛

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    natoya
    October 3, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    First of that Jumper, so cuteeee and congrats on the new blog theme, I absolutely love it just like your style : ) xo

    Natoya
    http://www.juanitalikes.com

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