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To focus me, I added it to my new year resolutions but even at that, I didn't really intend to do it so soon. However, I mentioned to my husband about it and he started coming up with names for me and before I knew it, I was playing about with words and searching for websites & URL's online. With all credit to himself, I've renamed it A Life To Style - which allows me to move away from an entirely fashion-led blog into something with wider scope to include fitness, interiors, food etc. I'm not sure what I'm going to be sharing on those fronts yet but what I do know is that I'm not fashion savvy enough to have a fashion only blog. I'm asked all the time about running, fitness, interiors and food. They're all things I'm passionate about but have always felt didn't fit in a blog called School Gate Style.
Additionally, School Gate Style while it was relevant when I started out, has always jarred with me a little as it does play into the whole pressure on mums at the school gate thing, something I've struggled to remove myself from. Every September, I'm asked to comment on some article or other about how women should dress on the school run and it drives me mad because that was never what the blog was about. And I mostly do the school run in gym gear these days too so I'm hardly qualified to comment!!
A Life To Style is exactly where I am right now. I'm not saying I'm an expert or have it all sorted. I'm just finding my way like most of us are - looking to inject a bit of style and life into the day to day. Whether that be finding a balance with work & home, paring back your wardrobe as I'm doing with the challenge, finding a bargain in the sales or simply working out what to cook for dinner.
I hope you like the name as much as I do and that technology won't hinder your enjoyment of the blog. I've done the rename/redirects and social media changes all by myself and so I'm just crossing everything that it's working ok. Please do let me know if you come across any glitches. My head is fried trying to keep on top of it all!
The style challenge will continue as of tomorrow - I've just taken photos for Day 4 but I'm too exhausted to share so I'll combine them with Day 5 and share in my next post.
Oh and if you follow me on Bloglovin' just give me a couple of days to rejig the feed - they need to rename the blog on there too and it's a manual process.
Thank you as always for your support of my wee blog which turns 5 in a couple of weeks. I'll be doing a special giveaway to celebrate reaching 5 years, the rename AND the end of the style challenge - watch this space!