Ship-Shape 2.0: A Lick of Paint + Giveaway

Ship-Shape and Bristol Fashion blogHello! Welcome to Ship-Shape 2.0. I feel like shouting ‘ta-daa!’ like some sort of proud magician.

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 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.

Benefit World Famous Neutrals giveawayIf 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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  1. January 21, 2014 / 7:00 pm

    Ah welcome to WordPress *cracks champagne bottle on your blog* x

  2. January 21, 2014 / 8:06 pm

    Hooray hooray!

  3. Tara O
    January 22, 2014 / 10:20 am

    It looks great SJ! I really love the category badges on the right – very posh. At some point this year I need to give ours a revamp. Wah! <3 x

  4. January 22, 2014 / 9:55 pm

    Yahoo! Looks fab :) Yep, after #BlogClub, I wasn’t happy at ALL with my Tumblr so made the jump to with my own domain :) so proud and can’t stop faffing around with it all!

  5. January 25, 2014 / 1:03 pm

    Oh well done. I made the same move last year and I know how hard it is.
    Love your blog and the new look. Happy new year too x

  6. January 26, 2014 / 1:07 pm

    I love your new look! Definitely gets two thumbs up from me!

  7. January 26, 2014 / 9:47 pm

    I love the new website, it looks fantastic!

  8. January 31, 2014 / 10:48 am

    The blog looks wonderful, you should be very proud :D
    What a lovely giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!
    J x

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