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Going in a new direction.

I’ve been thinking of writing this post for a while, and I feel now is the time. New year, new me, all that jazz; I’ve decided to go in a new direction with All Things Beautiful, and I really hope you’ll join me on my journey. 

I’ve now been writing ATB for almost four whole years, and I’ve posted at least twice weekly throughout this time (apart from a slight blip when studying for my finals last year). Blogging really has taken over my life, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s taught me so much – not just in terms of the blogging industry and digital media – but about myself. I’ve found my writing style, I’ve learned I have a love for photography, it’s made me more confident as I’ve met new people and have had some wonderful experiences.

Jumper – New Look (shop here)

Jeans – Topshop (shop similar)

Boots – Primark (shop similar)

Jewellery – Pandora rings and Michael Kors watch

As my blog has grown, so have I. In four years I’ve gone from a 19 year old, worried, homesick student typing up blog posts in my tiny university bedroom to a far more confident and independent (almost) 23 year old, who is ready to take on the world by storm. I’m ready to start new things, to take new directions, and I feel like All Things Beautiful is too.

ATB started as a beauty blog – I’d write reviews on pretty much any beauty products I could get my hands on, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I loved having my own creative space and discovering new blogs. After a few months I started incorporating more lifestyle/fashion posts – very basic at first, but over the years some of my most popular posts have been the ones I’ve written about myself and my experiences. Whether it’s looking back on my university experiences, sharing advice on how to juggle blogging with full-time education, my goals and dreams, and even my advice on how to live a healthier lifestyle.

Since the summer I’ve slowly started incorporating look books into my blog. It’s something I really enjoy doing as I love experimenting with my personal style, and in 2017 I want to work on these to continue improving my skills and sharing more outfits with you.

I guess what I’m trying to say is that All Things Beautiful has become so much more than a beauty blog. It’s now a reflection of my every day life, and I really enjoy sharing it. Personal lifestyle posts are my favourite to read, and to write, and ultimately they seem to be the ones that people enjoy most on my blog. So I’m going to run with it. I’m going to continue sharing little snippets of my daily life in the hope that you guys enjoy reading it. I’ve got so many ideas up my sleeve, and I’m really excited to share them with you.

Of course, that doesn’t mean I’ll be saying goodbye to the odd beauty review, as makeup is still a huge passion of mine. I’m just going to be looking at blogging from a whole new direction. Think fitness, fashion, travel, and a whole lotta lifestyle, with beauty bits peeking through in between!

Here’s to a new chapter…

Lots of love. xoxo

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42 Comments

  1. Lauren
    January 8, 2017 / 11:49 am

    Can't wait to see all the lifestyle posts you have planned! Like you, I started blogging nearly 4 years ago when I was 18/19. It's so amazing to see how far you have come!http://laurenslittleblogs.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      January 8, 2017 / 8:50 pm

      Thanks so much! It really is so nice to look back and see how we've developed. xx

  2. Hannah Williams
    January 8, 2017 / 2:49 pm

    Yay Jessie! Love this post and what it stands for. I know what you mean, it feels right it should be moving on. Plus, you look fab! xxBlog:: Hannah Rose

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      January 8, 2017 / 8:50 pm

      Aw thank you Hannah! ๐Ÿ˜€ xx

  3. Bethany Dean
    January 8, 2017 / 2:56 pm

    Love this! Glad you've found your blogging niche and I love reading all your posts. The jumper your wearing is super cute too ๐Ÿ™‚ polishedcouture.wordpress.com xx

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      January 8, 2017 / 8:51 pm

      Oh thanks so much lovely! :)) xx

  4. Paula Loreti
    January 8, 2017 / 3:57 pm

    This sounds amazing!! It's great that you expand your blog to so many different aspects, I know your posts about fitness, lifestyle, fashion and more are going to be super fun to read.www.blossomikebana.com

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      January 8, 2017 / 8:51 pm

      Thanks so much Paula! :)) xx

  5. Jasmin Charlotte
    January 8, 2017 / 4:46 pm

    Woo I think that's an awesome idea – I'm all about reading varied content! Jasmin Charlotte

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      January 8, 2017 / 8:51 pm

      Thank you lovely xx

  6. Lucy Cole
    January 8, 2017 / 8:47 pm

    Yay! Excited to see whats to come. xx Lucy x | lucy-cole.co.uk

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      January 8, 2017 / 8:49 pm

      Thank you Lucy! ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  7. Mel Eaglestone
    January 8, 2017 / 10:03 pm

    Good luck on your new direction, I love the diversity you're bringing to your blog <3Mel โ˜… http://www.meleaglestone.co.uk

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      January 9, 2017 / 9:06 am

      Thank you Mel! xx

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      January 9, 2017 / 10:58 am

      Thank you Pauline ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  8. Sophie Stewart
    January 9, 2017 / 10:29 am

    Sounds like a great idea! I hope it works out for you and I'll carry on reading ๐Ÿ™‚ Sophie x sophiehmstewart.com

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      January 9, 2017 / 10:58 am

      Thanks so much Sophie! xx

  9. Frock Me I'm Famous
    January 9, 2017 / 10:56 am

    Love this post lady – it's so exciting to take a slightly new direction! P.s I LOVE that jumper on you!Hayley xowww.frockmeimfamous.com

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      January 9, 2017 / 10:58 am

      It really is exciting! ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks so much lovely xx

  10. - Karen
    January 9, 2017 / 11:22 am

    Yes! I adore reading lifestyle posts so count me in on your journey! Loving your jumper here also and the pretty surroundings :)Style Sunriseโ˜€:)x

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      January 9, 2017 / 10:17 pm

      Thank you, Karen! It was actually just a random lane near my nan's house but worked well ๐Ÿ˜€ xx

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      January 9, 2017 / 10:18 pm

      Thanks gorge! xx

  11. Hena Tayeb
    January 9, 2017 / 2:21 pm

    Happy New Year! That is the beauty of blogging.. you never know where it takes you and most often it is a wonderfully unexpected journey of personal growth.

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      January 10, 2017 / 9:32 pm

      You're so right! It is so nice to see how you grow as a blogger and a person. xx

  12. Freya's Fashion Chapter
    January 9, 2017 / 7:00 pm

    Completely understand how as you've grown up your blog has changed, I'm completely the same with mine! xFreyas Fashion Chapter

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      January 10, 2017 / 9:31 pm

      It's always nice to mix things up and see how you've progressed! xx

  13. Karis Brelsford
    January 9, 2017 / 7:58 pm

    Amazing. Love your blog and looking forward to seeing it in the new direction. KBxx

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      January 10, 2017 / 9:31 pm

      Thanks so much Karis! xx

  14. Jasmine Buckley
    January 9, 2017 / 8:34 pm

    Love this post! So much of this post resonates with my own life. Blogging started as a hobby for me too, but I just love it! Best wishes for your new direction,Jaz xoxohttp://www.thelifeofasocialbutterfly.co.uk

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      January 9, 2017 / 10:17 pm

      Thanks so much lovely! ๐Ÿ™‚ It's a really fab hobby xx

  15. Sinรฉad
    January 10, 2017 / 6:01 pm

    Excited to see what your ideas are, I'm sure they're going to be amazing ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, I saw that jumper in New Look the other day and have been thinking of it ever since #beautSinรฉad| Dreaming Again

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      January 10, 2017 / 9:33 pm

      Thanks so much Sinead! ๐Ÿ˜€ Aw I know – I just couldn't resist! xx

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      January 10, 2017 / 9:33 pm

      Thank you very much! ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  16. Dominica Sygula
    January 12, 2017 / 3:20 pm

    Lovely casual look I'm all about casual in winter!! Love the jumper the flowers round the shoulder area really make it extra cute! Thank you so much for sharing this with us! Happy New Year to you and your family!! Dominica from http://www.its-dominica.blogspot.co.uk

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      January 15, 2017 / 10:13 pm

      Thank you very much ๐Ÿ™‚ I love the jumper too. Happy new year to you too beautiful xx

  17. Euge Etcheverry
    January 13, 2017 / 2:10 am

    I have a blog that started off as a fashion blog, but now I have a lot of lifestyle and DIY posts and I enjoy having a blog with diverse content. I really like your blog, hope you have and amazing year!Obsessed Fashion Blog

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      January 15, 2017 / 10:12 pm

      It really is fun to write about totally diverse topics! xx

  18. Layla Sprinkles
    January 13, 2017 / 10:56 pm

    This is such a lovely post and you look absolutely gorgeous!!! Well done with everything, really looking forward to seeing more and wishing you a wonderful 2017! :)Layla xxhttp://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      January 15, 2017 / 10:11 pm

      Aw thank you very much Layla ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

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