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Did you notice anything different when you clicked through today? Yep, bye bye Fashionista Barbie, hello It’s A Danielle Life. It wasn’t an easy decision, I started my blog ten years ago, it’s been a crazy ride, and I’m grateful for everything, and everyone reading, but I just felt like the time had come to start a fresh.
I’ve been struggling for the past 18-months with not living up to my fashionista name, a name I chose 10 years ago. It made sense at the time, I launched anonymously, because my job back then didn’t understand blogging, it felt quirky but not too silly, I do collect Barbie dolls, so made a great story to explain my name, and it said what it was about, fashion.
Little did I know back then that I’d actually have a wonderful group of readers, thank you so much for that, I’d enjoy it, or that life would become more than just about fashion. I think that was the main reason for the fresh start, I love fashion that will never change, but a lot has changed since 2009, I’ve grown up, well slightly, I got married, we bought our forever house, and we even got a cute-but-crazy fur-ball, and I just felt like Fashionista Barbie wasn’t quite me anymore, so I thought why not just be myself and embrace being Danielle!!!
Introducing It’s A Danielle Life – a fresh start for 2019
It wasn’t easy deciding on a new name, as I didn’t want to have to deal with this stress again, this is it, and have you realised how many abandoned social media accounts are out there, it seems all the ones I really wanted were taken, but then it came to me, sung to the tune of ‘It’s a hard knock life’ – It’s a Danielle Life.com.
I finally found a name that sums up what I’ve wanted this blog to be, about my life, all parts of my life. My blog has always felt like a personal escape and creative outlet, and now I feel like a weight has been lifted and I can express all aspects of my life, the good, the not so glossy, as well as my hopes and dreams.
There will still be fashion, as it is a part of me, this change just means that there will be more diary-style long reads, interviews with people I think are cool, more travel, a focus on interiors as we continue to renovate our house, as well as more of Falcon and dog friendly getaways, as he’s such a big part of my life, he is my very cute assistant after all.