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Nine years ago, I launched Capitol Hill Style to provide Washington, D.C.’s women with a fashion blog for real life. I wanted my blog to reflect my needs and the needs of other professional women. Caring about your professional life means caring about how you present yourself. But for the past couple of years, the design of this blog hasn’t allowed me to present my content in the best way possible.
Today, living in a new city, with readers in all 50 states and a handful of foreign countries, I’m excited to launch The Work Edit, 2.0. This redesign not only provides a new layout, but also a renewed focus on this blog’s original purpose. Thanks to some new design features, I can create content that will be both useful and beautiful.
In addition to the new visual options, I’ll be launching some new features. I’ve asked my friend Sarah, a frequent traveler, to write a new travel column. I’m also bringing back the career advice and discussion posts, where we can share our thoughts on advancing and thriving in our careers. And I’ve been working with a photoshop instructor and a photographer to create more appealing visual content for the blog.
So let’s go over the new layout so that you can make the most of the new (and relocated/redesigned) features and content.
The Workday Reading. New Workday Reading posts will no longer appear at the top of the page. They are now organized in their own spot midway down the page. If you’re concerned about missing a post, please subscribe to The Workday Reading via e-mail in the box in the righthand sidebar. You can also find their category tab at the top of the page.
If you want to know when to look for them, they regularly post on Monday, Wednesday and Friday before noon.
Meet The Edit. There are three new features on the blog encompassing The Edit. The Monthly Edit showcases items that are perfect for right now. From the splurge worthy to the practical, these are the things that drew my eye this month.
In addition to the monthly edit, there is a Beauty Edit that features my favorite products. It will be updated regularly to feature the items that I’m loving right now, and the ones I can’t live without.
Finally, there is a Book Edit. Now that law school is over and the bar completed, I have time to read again and I’ve been sharing a few of my picks in The Workday Reading. I’m not a book critic, but this format allows me to do short reviews on the books I’ve finished.
In the middle of the homepage, you will find The Weekly Edit. These are the three products that I’ve recently discovered. This week, we have an awesome pair of Zara sandals, my new morning smoothies, and the shampoo that is giving my hair new life.
Ask The Edit. New posts answering reader questions will appear at the bottom of the homepage. You can also submit questions for Ask the Edit through a form in the left-hand sidebar. No need to e-mail them.
If you don’t want to remember to look for a new post, I would recommend reading in an RSS reader, subscribe to have posts e-mail’ed to you, or follow me on Twitter and Instagram (I’m going to be sharing new content via tweets and Instastories).
Thank Yous. First off, I want to thank all of you for reading this blog. When I started it, I never imagined I’d still be writing it nine years later. I stuck with it in large part because talking with you ladies became the best part of my day. So thank you for sticking around while I saved up the money to do this right, found the right designer and developer, and worked through the design process. We’re still working out the kinks, but it’s come a long way.
Also, thank you to Katelyn Calautti and Beth Alessi who designed and re-built this blog. Katelyn was patient through all of my questions and requests. She brought a lot of great ideas for how to improve my content through design, and I hope you love what she thought up as much as I do. And to Beth, who lovingly transferred nearly 2,000 posts and built this site from idea to finished product, thank you for teaching me how to use all the new features and sticking with it through all the bugs.