When I first started Ship-Shape and Bristol Fashion in 2009 I was content using Blogger, then in early 2011 I made the leap to WordPress.com because I wanted more control over the look and feel of the blog. The notion of going self-hosted, buying my own domain name and actually having to learn HTML was always at the back of my mind but, as silly as it sounds, I didn’t feel ready to make that step.
But here we are! After a couple of months of dithering, I managed to secure my domain name before Christmas, and for the last three weeks I’ve been spending every free evening working on Ship-Shape 2.0.
The design is a child theme created by the talented Mamasaurus that I’ve adapted, with a little help (and a lot of patience and answering dumb questions) from Mr Ship-Shape and my good friend Al. I owe them both gratitude and whisky.
I’m not sure if I’m 100% happy with it just yet, but I’m excited to have finally given Ship-Shape a lick of paint. What so you think? Like it?
To celebrate the blog’s facelift and to say thank you for reading, here is a little giveaway from me to you. The price up for grabs is a World Famous Neutrals Sexiest Nudes Ever eyeshadow kit from Benefit, which includes four beautiful longwear powder eyeshadows and two creaseless cream shadows.
If you’ve been a Ship-Shape reader for four years or for a minutes, I’d like to say a big, soppy thank you. Now quick! Someone needs to win this beaut of a palette…
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