cat eyes & skinny jeans {or, why I changed my blog name}

cat eyes & skinny jeans


Hi babes!

Many of you may have noticed that Cafe Fashionista became cat eyes & skinny jeans over the weekend {please note the new URL above and update bookmarks accordingly}. Given the fact that many of you have been with me for years, I wanted to write this note to basically tell you why I decided to make the change; and explain the meaning behind the title.

I have a tendency to be verbose; but I'll try to keep this short.

Cafe Fashionista was a working title I developed right after I graduated high school, and began using when I started college and first entered the blogging world. At the time, the title, in my opinion, fit me and the voice of my blog perfectly. I have since Graduated from College, and Completed a Master's Degree in Business Administration. Just as I have grown, and begun new adventures in my life, this blog has, as well.

What was once primarily a forum for fashion, has undergone a natural progression into the realm of beauty and makeup {something that has become an obsession of mine over the past couple of years}. I wanted a new title that encompassed the beauty content I feature; while still paying homage to my adoration of fashion. And so, cat eyes & skinny jeans was born.

Why cat eyes & skinny jeans?

I had been toying around with the idea of changing my blog name for quite some time; but had never been inspired enough by a title to officially make the change...until this past Friday morning when cat eyes & skinny jeans randomly popped into my head, and I just knew the time had come.

cat eyes represents two things in my life - the fact that people have always compared my eyes to a cat's; and my favorite makeup/beauty look...the cat eye {you will never not see me rocking a fierce cat eye}.

skinny jeans symbolize my personal style. Skinny jeans are my fashion staple. I feel most comfortable, chic, and confident when I'm wearing them; therefore, making them a part of the blog title equation seemed necessary.

cat eyes & skinny jeans is a reflection of me. It is the person I am on a daily basis; and the person I have grown to be over the years.

Not as short and sweet as I would have liked; but a reason for my sudden name remodel nonetheless. Thanks for reading, ladies.


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ellie said...

I love the title! I think its perfect!

ivy said...

This is so cool. Its great to hear how this all came about!

ellie's desk said...

Thanks for the update on all of this. Really, is fantastic to see all is well with your wonderful blog!

Chris said...

I like the new name, and it it makes you happy why not? :) I also feel my best in skinny jeans, can't help it :D

Johanna V said...

I totally love the new name, it's catchy :) I will probably never have a short name for my blog, but I don't mind. The name of your blog needs to be something that sounds good to you. :)

Aleka Sarah said...

This is so lovely!
I also just the name of my blog, actually just the domain from www.aleka-rock-rose.blogspot.com to www.sunshine-sarah.com. I also write in my native language for some time now, Romanian.

Hugs & hope you'll have a great time with the new name of the blog!

Couture Carrie said...

Love the story and the transformation you and your blog have undergone. Congrats, and keep up the fabulous work!


Jaclyn @ Love And Bellinis said...

Just stumbled across your blog and one of the things that popped out to me was the name. Great choice girl!


Midnight Cowgirl said...

Love the inspiration for the new name!

Rachel @ The Redhead Fashionista said...

I was so surprised to see you changed your site's name after all these years! And I actually can't even believe we've been following each other for over four years now! Crazy how time flies! But I adore the name change. It's so cute and it fits you perfectly, Erika! And here's to many more years of blogging! :)

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Cute title! thanks for the update; I changed your link on my blog list. :)

Janet Taylor said...

Congrats, I love it a lot!

Sara Gerard said...

I LOVE the new title and I think it fits you perfectly! I can't wait to see more posts from you, I have been liking the change in content over the past year!

Mama Fashionista said...

I love it! And though I already knew we were kindred, here's more proof: you will never not see me with some variation of a cat eye. Won't leave home without it! Mwah dahling!

Sherin said...

I really love the new name. And seems like it was the perfect time to go ahead with it.

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I love it, it's so very you! Congrats on the new name lady!

Bellas Shelf said...

It's an awesome name and suits you and your site perfectly! I'd love your site no matter the name 💋💋💄💄💅💅

Tina Beanie said...

Great selection on the new blog name! I've been reading you for some time and I agree that blogs that are sustainable grow with the person. Looking forward to continued great blogs from you!
Tina Beanie

Cafe Pasadena said...

You found another good, new name! Still, I have a soft spot for Cafe Fashionista.

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