Hello everyone and welcome back to the all new meganellaby.com, WOW doesn’t that sound weird!
So, as you can see we have an all new name, an all new look and I really hope you love it as much as I do.
Pagesbymegan is no more, which is sad and it really is an end of what was a very exciting era.
But alas here we are with meganellaby.com and I thought I’d take this first post back after one week away, to explain what’s new around here, what we’ve updated, what you can expect to see and all the reasons behind the newness, who’s excited!?!?!
So the all new rebrand has been in the works for the past couple of months, brought to fruition by the wonderful Cat from Gatto.
Gatto were the ones that took my very first and very basic blog name whatsnewpussycatt (yes with two t’s, hands up who was around back then!?) to the next level with pagesbymegan.com, so it felt only right to keep it in the family and work with Gatto once again for what is the third and final evolution of my little slice of internet.
Gatto and more specifically Cat, is quite honestly the dreamiest lady to work with. She just gets it and she gets me; finishing my sentences, jinxing with the same ideas and bringing my very sporadic and often very excitable visions to life. From the very first point, to the initial moodboard, to the logo mock-ups, to the navigational do’s, don’ts and maybes, to the final switcharoo and transfer, Cat has been the one to put it all into place, and without ever loosing her cool with me, even if I am a little* on the clueless side when it comes to anything HTML and coding.
She’s been a complete dream to work with and I am totally and utterly thrilled with my new blog, meganellaby.com, I don’t think that will ever stop sounding weird to me.
*A LOT clueless
I decided to drop pagesbymegan.com, after much deliberation and some persuasion purely because there were very few cons, and tonnes of pros for doing so.
My reasoning for not selecting my name as my domain in the first place was that I didn’t want my full-name to be known on the internet, I was afraid of what might happen if you did know my full name, so opted to simply share my forename, something that now sounds oh-so ridiculous indeed.
But little did I know that Instagram would hot up the way it did and I certainly didn’t expect to start a YouTube channel.
So that was it, my name was out there regardless if I liked it or not (for the record, I do like it).
So now that people know my full name (lol duh) it only made sense to keep everything cohesive and inline with one another so here we have meganellaby.com
This is a very proud moment for me I have to admit, so huge apologies if this post is a little excitable to say the least, I’m just honestly so proud and so excited to share what Cat and I have been working on for all these months, to have you explore the page for yourself and to hear your thoughts on our hard work, I am SO EXCITED!
We have a new name, a new logo, some new features such as the shopping list, which I will update every few days with the things I’m lusting after in hope to inspire you with whatever occasion, event or otherwise that you need help with (simply scroll down to the bottom of the homepage to find it). We have easy access to my latest YouTube videos, just in case you’re not all that big on YouTube as a platform, or maybe you had no idea I created two videos a week? Now they’re all here in one place for you to take a peek at every Wednesday and Sunday.
We’ve also decided to streamline the tabs section to keep things a little clearer. Simply click the Pages (see what we did there, a nod to Pagesbymegan) button to select a specific category, or browse the revolving carousel for the latest goings on.
T-SHIRT- TOPSHOP, SKIRT- c/o SISTER JANE, TRAINERS – c/o THE KOOPLES, NECK TIE- ASOS, SUNGLASSES- SAINT LAURENT c/o SUNGLASSES SHOP
Some things haven’t changed so much around here, such as my beloved HUGE imagery by the legend that is Sophie Traynor!
Ive always wanted to ensure that my photography is at the forefront of my blog, as thats where the beauty of style blogging lies, in the imagery. Sophie and I work tirelessly to bring the best possible imagery to inspire you wonderful bunch with, and I know you LOVE seeing what I’m wearing and I know you really appreciate the big ass images, so that was something Cat and I were very keen to continue with.
My blog as a whole is my baby, always has been and always will be, but photography is something extremely important to me as a passion, therefore it is truly wonderful to be able to have the images Sophie and I work so hard on, taking up the majority of the blog space.
Sophie and I are currently working on ways to up the photography even more, starting with this post right here (I love it and hope you do too) so stay tuned for more of that. I’m so proud of the once PBM now meganellaby.com girl gang, Cat and Soph I don’t know what I’d do without you babes
We still have the Spotify song of the post as I know tonnes of you love that feature. If you hadn’t noticed it before, I select a song to accompany every single post, whether that be inspired by what I’m writing or what I’m wearing or simply how I’m feeling that day. I like to envisage you guys reading the post and listening to the song at the same time and that is so so cool for me!
The shop page is still in full force and hopefully a lot more useful due to having a shed load more products on it. These are the pieces you’ll see me wearing across all channels such as Instagram and YouTube along with my blog too. In addition to that we’ve also created a section called “The Regulars” which is made up of my styling essentials, the pieces I wear week in and week out, my failsafe, must have items if you will. I’m hoping this makes it much easier for you to buy certain items from my outfits or even better, the whole look in one place.
And finally I couldn’t finish up here without talking about my favourite part of the all new design, the logo.
This was something Cat and I agonised over for weeks. It was something I was really keen to get right, something I knew was going to define me and to be the first thing to decipher an opinion on my work with new readers, so it of course had to be spot on.
I looked at my blog, when it was pagesbymegan and couldn’t see a single piece of personality or anything (other than the photographs ofc) that reflected the person I am. It was black and white for a start, something I must admit I believed to be the “uniform” of style bloggers, which I now realise is most definitely not the case.
I want my blog to reflect my personality, my style and my love of colour. Colour is something that makes me insanely happy, and is something you lot know I feature A LOT of around here.
Mirroring my love of colour into my newly named blog logo, I really feel has worked to add some fun and inject some of me back into my blog, without having to read a single line, whilst also allowing meganellaby.com to take a step away from the monochromatic uniform of personal style blogs, which I think you’d all agree does not reflect my style one ounce.
The retro typeface of my logo is something I’ve envisaged, trialled and tested for some time and once I’d found the perfect one (it took me a while?) I began implementing it across my YouTube channel within the thumbnails, ready for everything to become one.
I hope to be able to switch up the colour-ways each season to reflect current colour trends as you know I’m a trends girl at heart, so I look forward to hearing your thoughts about the potential seasonal change up.
I am so incredibly thrilled with the way in which my branding and my blog as a whole looks. It’s exactly how I wanted it to be, colourful, fast and blog-like… I write a blog, I do not write a website, I am a blogger and I wanted my blog to feel like just that, a blog. So buttons and widgets are minimal and you’re still able to see a full post per page, I hope you love it.
So there we have it; From whatsnewpussycatt, to pagesbymegan and now to meganellaby.com, it’s been a rollercoaster ride but I am SO excited for what’s to come for us all.
Pagesbymegan was SO good to me, a time like nothing else, a time that I never in a million years expected and a time that brought me tremendous opportunities that I could never have dreamed of. But as the pagesbymegan chapter closes, I can’t help but think the meganellaby.com chapter is going to be the best one yet.
I can’t wait to experience it all with you by my side. Thanks for everything you lot, thanks for always reading and for being the driving force behind everything I do.
Let’s stay weird and rock this new chapter like the bad ass’ we are, together!
Céline Cantamessi says
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! It is so you!
In LOVE with the logo! Is it a particular downloadable font, or?
I discovered you a few months back and I must say I’m excited to make this start with you! Megan Ellaby for the win!
Let’s do this!
Helen Jay says
I love love love your new logo!!!! Congratulations on the relaunch!
Enjoy celebrating tonight!
Thank you so much Helen xo
Sophie W says
MEGAN Your revamp is utterly gorgeous !! It is definitely more you with that insanely cool logo! Big congrats on the name change too, I’m so excited to see where meganellaby.com is going and look forward to being more & more inspired by what you share, as always. All the love & kisses on this momentous Sunday evening! Xxx
Oh Sophie thank you ever so much! That is SO SO kind of you! I’m thrilled that you love the logo and it is so exciting to have an all new name. Thank you for reading and taking the time out to comment, it truly means the world! xo
SO FLIPPING COOOOOOL ?? I follow you religiously on YouTube and on insta but not your blog much (not even sure why), but this is so cool and unique I can’t wait for future posts and the weekly scroll through the blog shop!! ? Congratulations meganellaby.com ⭐️
YAY Chloe! Welcome 🙂 I really hope you enjoy. Thanks for checking it out babe and for following my YouTube and Insta, means the world xoxoxo
Hun the 70s tastic logo is so YOU! Off to explore now xxx
Thank you Jen x
YAS, YAS & YAS! Megan you’ve done amazingly with this new blog! WOW – it totally fits your style. Can’t wait for lots more of your content over here! As a long time reader of pagesbymegan I feel a little sad but it’s so amazing that you have now started a new chapter with this new website! Wishing you all the luck and inspiration xox Imogen
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I feel a little sad too! Like it’s an end of an era, but I’m SO excited for the next meganellaby.com stage! Thanks so much for always reading, that means the world! Buzzing that you love the new design! Thanks so much Imogen xo
Holly White says
MEGAN THIS IS INCREDIBLE! I love this revamp so
much and it’s so exciting to have a new blog name, and for it be YOUR NAME! eeeek!
I’m in love with the logo, these photos… everything! xxxx
Oh youuuu! Thank yo usO SO much, as always, means the world! xo
Looks amazing Megan!
Thanks babe x
Congrats on the new blog! Its flipping amazing!! It’s a great refresh of what was already a great blog, but with the personal touches it’s now even better – I LOVE the logo. Well done to both you and Cat. Can’t wait to see what this new chapter brings for you, you should be very proud. Congrats again and all the best!
Ohhh Frankie that is SO sweet, thank you SO much! Really thrilled that you love the logo and the more personal touches 🙂 THANK YOU! x
I love the new design and name! Plus omg how dreamy do you look in all these pics?!
Ohhh Libby, thank you babe, that means so much x
Bunga Atikha says
yaaass megan! i actually just did a blog relaunch too and i was surprised we’re doing it around the same time 😛
but anyway, i personally didn’t discover you from your blog. i actually saw you on telly commercials and also through ASOS somehow. i followed you on instagram and youtube, but i only started checking out your blog a few weeks ago. and you were right. i was actually a bit shocked when i saw it because it doesn’t reflect your personality at all. but now… gurllll! i love the logo, and i love how HUMONGOUS it is when you first open it haha! it really is so you! massive congrats, megan! ;))
Congrats on your relaunch, how very exciting!
It’s so wonderful to learn how you discovered me, thats SO cool!
Thank you so much for the kind words on the all new design, means the world!
This is great!!!!!!!
Always inspiring Megan <3
Ahhh Alicia thank you sugar plum x
I love the logo! it’s just perfect!
Thanks babe, means the world x
Absolutely loving the new look ? Congrats cos it looks completely fab. Cheers to you and your next chapter! X
Thanks SO much Sarah xo
The first thing I saw when I opened your new blog was the logo and I swear my heart leaped. I knew right away I loved this new branding! The logo is so you and I just can’t stop staring at it, it is that great! Good job Cat!
I absolutely love the shop section, it makes me want to buy everything!
Oh and the photography!!!!!!!! It’s just right on point as always!
You really are an inspiration Megan, I started following you on social media not so long ago but I can already see how much the way I dress has changed! You showed me the fun in colors and in prints, I feel like I dress way more fun and I am less scared to experiment! Thank you and keep doing your thang 😉
WOW your heart leaped? WOW that is truly amazing to hear, I’m so glad it had the same affect on you as it does to me.
I’m thrilled that you’re enjoying the shop section and the photography along with the new design, that honestly means soso much!
Thank you SO much for the lovely words, I cannot tell you how much it means to me! I’m abso BUZZING to hear that you’re experimenting more with colours and prints, thats bloody awesome!
Thanks gorgeous xo
Congrats Megan!!! This looks so beautiful xx
Thanks babe!!! x
Seriously loving the new makeover Megan!!
It represents you so well!
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Thank you gorgeous, that means the world x
Jenny Rae says
your site looks incredible megan! loving the 70’s vibes x
Thank you so much Jenny Rae xo
I love the redesign Megan, especially the colour scheme and font; I’m such a fan of pink and red together and it certainly gives the blog a reflection of your personality and style. I recently changed my blog name from Electra Violet to my first and middle name: Jayne Emma, as well as changing its look and it’s made such a positive difference in how I feel about my blog, I definitely feel I can identify with it more now. I remember reading your blog when it was named Whatsnewpussycatt, its inspiring seeing how far you’ve come! x
Oh Jayne, I’m absolutely THRILLED that you love the redesign. I’m over the moon with the branding and like you ADORE the red and pink colour combo. I can totally see what you mean about feeling the positivity of a rename and identifying more with you work 🙂 I absolutely LOVE IT!
Thanks SO much for being a long time reader, that truly means the world! xo
I feel like we need to have a big party to celebrate!! I LOVE this new update – it’s so amazing and totally you! Congratulations on this next chapter Megan, I haven’t been following for very long but I’m totally obsessed and never leaving!! X
Ohhhhhh Ainsley thank you so much for the oh so sweet email, it means SO much x
I bloody love it! The logo is awesome & everything just looks so fresh and so you! Can’t wait to keep reading 😀 xx
Oh yasss! I’m loving the new blog! And loving this outfit! Absolutely winning <3
Love the new look! The logo is amazing and oh so you! Been a fan for a while now and it’s mad how much you’ve grown. Can’t wait to see it continue. My only pet peeve is, can you try once closing your mouth in photos? I noticed it once and now it bothers me ? Sorry
Thanks for the love hun! But LOL re the mouth thing, it’s just the way my face is, I’m gormless what can I say.
Yay, yay and flippen YAAAAAYYYY!
Love this blog and that new logo is just the BEST!!!!
Thank you SO much babe xo
This rebrand is giving me LIFE! I take so much inspiration from your style on a daily basis (as we are peas in a pod in terms of taste) and have to say I’m so excited to see what meganellaby.com brings. The idea of changing the colour combo in your logo with the seasons is totally genius and I’m praying you go through with it!! Abso-bloody-lutely chuffed with how much more your personality comes through now.
Positive changes <3
Ohhhh Kitty wow that is SO wonderful to hear, thank you so much! I’m glad you’re excited for all the things to come xo
Huge congrats on the relaunch and brand Megan, the whole site looks amazing and can see all your personal touches and style throughout!
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Megan Ellaby says
Ohhh Lauren that is SO kind of you, thank you so so much x
Wow I’m a bit late but Megan this is amazing! I love the pop of colour you added, first with the AWESOME logo, and with the pink highlighted bits on the posts! It’s so refreshing to see a blog that is not wearing the black and white uniform like you said. I can totally feel the personality you inputed in the design, it screams Megan Ellaby haha I LOVE it <3 Congratulations on turning a new leaf, I can't wait to see what you have in store for us 🙂
Megan Ellaby says
Oh babe thank you so much, means the world x