19 May 2011

big important question

Update at bottom.

...which I need your brutally honest opinion on. Honestly. Please. Because I am completely torn.

Current one? (Updated 9:00 5/19) Or below, the top or bottom?

Or neither?


Okay. Thanks for your votes everyone (dude, 54 votes in two hours)! Though the stripey one did win votewise, carlotta brought up a really good point: photos and such plus such a whammo design would just be overload, and I like simple designs better. I think I'm going to go with this one, as it's sort of in the middle — warmer than the grey and still has some yellow, but not pattern overload. Subtler. Easier on the eyes.

Thoughts?


And yes, I know I have to change my favicon/button/etc.


PS: weeklygiveaway postponed for this week — too much crazy stuff going on! Stay tuned for a snazzy one next week though.

67 comments:

  1. I think I like the second one :)

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  2. ... Hmm. They're both wonderful... but I'm going to have to say current. It's perfect for the season. :)

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  3. I, personally, LOVE the new one. <3 It's very springy/summery! Either is great, though.

    ~Carolyn {A huge fan who never comments}

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  4. top! much more happy and summery :)

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  5. I would say the bottom or your old one!

    This one (you said be honest) looks kind of fair/cirucus looking!
    With stripes,and the ribbon used as a header adds to it!!!

    I don't really think it goes with your blog very well,but thats just me. If you like it stick with it,its your blog...lol,and since you have like 400 more followers then I do I'm sure
    your better deciding then me!

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  6. Ooohh, I like both! Top one, maybe? I say choose whichever one you feel like. More simple? Choose the second one. Bright and fun? Use first one.
    -Arianna
    likeastar27.blogspot.com
    P.S. I'm trying to figure out my header and I'd love it if you went and commented which one you liked best, thanks :)

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  7. I think that you definitely need yellow in your design, but though I love them, the stripes in your current design are a bit distracting. Could you maybe work a little more yellow into the bottom design? I think that would be lovely. ;)

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  8. The top one screams "summer fun" and the bottom one says "sophisticated". I like the first one best (though I always do love a good grey background...)

    In Christ,
    Emily Ann

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  9. THE FIRST ONE!

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  10. I liked your old one heaps but this one looks really good too! :)

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  11. The top one. I love the yellow! :)

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  12. Top! The top is very summer and pretty and it almost reminds me of a fair or something, I like it a lot :).

    The bottom one however, looks like of boring. I'm not saying that it's not nice, I just think it looks like there's something missing.

    I hope the helped :)

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  13. Love the yellow! Totally fits your theme!

    http://gracelouisephotography.blogspot.com/

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  14. bottom. but maybe the top one to add some summer colors. hard question... :)

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  15. Hi Olivia,
    I like the top one, it's bright and sunny and I feel like it's right for this blog!
    Romi.x

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  16. They are both great but personally I like the second one better :)

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  17. this is such a hard decision! both the designs are ridiculously adorable. I wish I had your creativity and skills. seriously. buuut, if I have to pick one, I think I'm going to have to go with the second. while I lovelovelove the stripes, I think they may be a tad bit distracting when put together with photographs in your posts. just my two cents... :)

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  18. I'm loving the yellow!

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  19. I like the top one the best, it's very happy!! :)

    Bethany. :)

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  20. Ooooh, I really like both of them, but I have to say...definitely the bottom one. I am a sucker for blue and grey and I think it looks much calmer than the first one.

    Either one though would be beautiful! ^_^

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  21. love them! i think i like the bottom one a little better though

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  22. I like the second one :) always great design job!

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  23. I like both a lot, but I kind of like the neutral tone of the bottom one. Thats just me, though :)

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  24. I'm going to go with the bottom, simply because it's easier on the eyes and I really like blue and gray together. Both are great, though!

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  25. i love the bright colors of the current design, so i gotta say, keep this one!! it is very spring-y and cute :)

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  26. definatly the current one!
    the yellow makes your blog feel happy

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  27. i think neither..change it totally!!

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  28. Top. Most definitely. It's so light and fresh and nautical and so Olivia.

    ~Larkin

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  29. Hm.. I *really* liked the one you had before this yellow template. (I can't really find a way to describe it?) But if I *have* to pick between the two, I'd say the bottom one =)

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  30. Noooo...don't change. I absolutely loved your old blog design! It was elegant and chic yet not super busy and distracting.

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  31. Top all the way! I love the yellow and stripes.

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  32. I'm liking the current one. Sassy and cute.

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  33. I'm going to vote the current one, just because it feels more summer-y and since the past few designs have been toned down this colorful, bold design is a nice change!

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  34. bottom gray is more suiting for you.

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  35. Personally, I like the top. :)

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  36. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...

    You know, I find this one fine, and the bottom one is fine too, but I REALLY liked that white background you had, with the "horsefeathers" in cursive. Do you know which one I mean?

    But it's your choice :) any of them work!

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  37. Bottom. It gives your blog more of a classy look rather than a busy rused look! ;)

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  38. TOP! Love it ;]

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  39. I think I like the current one because it's more summery. :)

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  40. yep. bottom or old one.(like the old one better) Personal don't like the top, to much bright colours.

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  41. Totally the first. I'm kinda kinda tired of boring grey, to be honest.

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  42. no offense, but...Why?!!
    I LOVED the old one with the swirly brown writing! It was so beautiful!!!

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  43. top one, or the one now! :)

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  44. I actually change my mind. I like the idea of working yellow into the bottom design, but not the big stripes. Not a huge fan of them, but I still love both!

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  45. Top one is my favorite. But I like both!

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  46. Two words for first two new designs: insanely cute
    One word for latest design: OKAY
    Thirteen words for previous (yesterday's) design: This little blogger follows your blog because she fell in love with it.

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  47. Current! :)
    And I, btw, am a new follower who has been looking around your blog and loving it! :D

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  48. Cool! I love the bottom one!!! They are both sooooooooo awesome! Nice work! =D

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  49. well, i'm late on the vote, but even though i LOVE the first one, i'm with carlotta: simple designs are better. :)
    great work, olivia!!

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  50. I think the grey one looks really nice. You make such lovely templates and buttons. They're so cute!

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  51. I like the one you have up now. I don't really like posting section layout thought. It still looks good though!

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  52. LOVE the new look Olivia! It is simply gorgeous. The yellow one was super cute, but it would clash with pictures. I love this half-way look! Pure awesomeness.

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  53. My favorite was def the bottom -- but this one is lovely and in between. Love it, chica! ❤

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  54. I agree with Carlotta... the bottom one!

    :)

    Acacia

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