One Theme, Five Ways: Customizing Adelle

adelle-showcaseAdelle is a popular free theme — our 47th most popular, to be exact. You’ve probably seen its familiar pink dots, bold menu bar, and pops of magenta as you catch up with your favorite blogs.

Don’t be fooled by Adelle‘s distinctive look, though: there’s a lot more to this theme than polka dots, as these five bloggers ably demonstrate.


Blogger Elaine chose Adelle for the cleverly-named MomJeanz, then gave it a complete makeover using only free options available to any blogger:


She uploaded a custom header image and swapped out Adelle‘s dots for her own textured background. Everything else stays the same — layout, fonts, colors — but the theme becomes uniquely hers.

(If a custom header image seems beyond your technical or design chops, we’ve got a tutorial that will help you create one in less than fifteen minutes, no special software required. We’ve also got leads on great sites for background-friendly textures and patterns.)

Alligator Toe

Fashion blogger Kristi uses those same free options to tailor Alligator Toe, but ends up with a different feel; it’s simple yet colorful, crisp yet handmade:

alligator toe

She also opts for a custom header, but keeps thing clean with a design that’s text only, then trades in Adelle‘s bubbly pink circles for her own minimalist take on the polka dot. The effect is decidedly modern, and decidedly her.

Girl Lost in the City

Like Adelle‘s nifty features and integrated social sharing icons, but want something even more minimalist? Journalist Emma Gannon blogs at Girl Lost in the City, where she adds the Custom Design upgrade to Adelle — then uses it to strip the theme down:

girl lost

Emma’s take on Adelle loses more than the pink dots; thanks to some custom CSS, even the black menu bar and circles used to highlight the post date get the axe. What’s left is a clean, easy-to-navigate site with a sidebar jam-packed with useful information like links to her popular posts and other profiles and publications where readers can find her.

(Not comfortable with CSS? We’ve got you covered there, too.)

Bangers & Mash

Custom Design isn’t just for stripping Adelle down. English mom and blogger Vanesther uses it to change up the colors and fonts on Bangers & Mash to give her cooking blog a homey feel:

bangers and mash

The pink dots are back, but they soften against a warm taupe background, while Adelle‘s default hot pink accents are replaced with a sophisticated teal. The menu bar and social sharing icons take on a deeper version of her background color. A custom header pulls the whole look together.

The Utter Blog

If you’re feeling ready to take your Custom Design skills to the next level, The Utter Blog is an excellent example of how much is possible — you’ve got to look hard to see Adelle‘s bones in this personality-filled wedding planning site:

utter blog

Custom Colors, Fonts, and CSS come together for a bespoke site. The social sharing icons and sidebar are there, as is the black circle highlighting the post date, but everything else is tailored. The dots fade away, the menu bar is replaced with a series of buttons designed to mesh with the wood-paneled background, and a secondary menu pops up along the top edge of the site. The site bursts with charm — perfect for a wedding blog.

You can learn more about and activate Adelle in the Theme Showcase. Once you do, explore all your customizing options in the Customizer

Filed under: Customization, Themes

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Miamai  The Dreaming Faun - headpiece - Gold   New   @The Secret Affair
aisling  Tallulah Gacha - Headdress RARE   New   50L Per Play   @The Secret Affair
Tableau Vivant  Lusch Hair   New   @Hair Fair 2014 - Tableau Vivant Booth
c.A  Fragile love *Black* (Include - Slink Physique Applier)  New   @Cosmopolitan Sale Room
aisling  Tallulah Gacha - Tighs Black   New   50L Per Play   @The Secret Affair

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Bauhaus Movement  Linda   @Bauhaus Movement

- Decor -

[we're CLOSED]  ruined cottage
::OD porter::  Wall deco_wideB   @OD porter
UrbanizeD  Candles & Ivy "Mannequin" - Neutral
Kalopsia  Orchids (Diped in Gold)   @Kalopsia
Kalopsia  Le Lit de la Marquise (Gold)   @GENRE - Baroque
Kalopsia  Flying paper   @Kalopsia

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New things at The Liaison Collaborative


Hi! I wanted to show a new bed from Digs that even has special Female/Female cuddles which I was very excited about and this new vanity set from What Next as well as this nice little curtain from Anc. all of which you can find in the garden section at The Liaison Collaborative. You can visit the collection here:


The curtain that I’m using behind the bed is from Kalopsia, and it is available with a different bed at Genre.


So Hot! New Bishes Inc & Tons More

Attention SL Shoppers!

The heat is on and The Bishes Inc. has some sexy, new micro shorts out for Summer that are so hot!  These have a color change hud so you can change the color of the lace trim on the bottom. There's also a pair with no trim for when you're feeling super naughty lol.  Wear the with or without Phat Azz.  

There's also tons more newness here to dress them up with - hair, shoes, accessories, cute tops, and a fab polish from Pulcino for your little fingers and toes lol.  

bishes inc micro shorts

zaara janya sandalsmiss canning monica heels
a&a daisy sandal,pulcino polish

spellbound river hair,bishes inc micro shorts,visions beach tote

a&a shady daisies sunglasses,faboo blousey tank, cae caliber necklace


All Shorts - The Bishes Inc "Micro Shorts" w/Phat Azza applier

  • Set 1 - NS "Mesh Sunny Hot Top" 
  • Set 2 - Faboo "Flamingo Beach Shirt"
  • Set 3 - Faboo "Cropped Blousey Tank" Coral Cross

  • Set 1 - Miss Canning "Monica Heels" Teal/Silver for Slink High Feet
  • Set 2- Zaara "Janya Jeweled Sandals" Turquoise for Slink Flat Feet
  • Set 3 - A&A "Daisy Sandal" Orange for Slink Flat Feet

  • Beach Tote - Vision "S&F Summer Mesh Bag" with color/texture change hud
  • Necklace - Cae "Caliber" with color change hud 
  • Earrings - Pure Poison "Lala Earrings"
  • Popsicle - Pink Acid "Popsicle for Mouth & Boobies" Strawberry for Mouth
  • Belly Piercing - Ellabella "Hope" Peacock
  • Sunglasses

Make Up

Poses - Eternal Dreams "Kollective"

  • Eyes - The Skinnery "Lover's Eye" Carribean Blue 
  • Skin -Panda Punx "Evangeline" w/Slink, Phat Azz, and Lolas Appliers
  • Mesh Butt - Luck Inc "Phat Azz"
  • Mesh Hands - Slink "Casual" w/Avatar Enchancement 
  • Mesh Feet Slink Feet Female High and Slink Female Flat Feet

Kid Rock "So Hot"


-Glam Affair - Rose - Universal Eyebrow 04
eyes IKON Lucid Eyes - Coffee
hair *Dura-Girl*42(Black)

outfit (all included) NS::  A little Nerd Outfit

#682 Averse d'été

The Hair Fair 2014 and Project Limited are almost over. 

If you haven't already paid these events a visit, don't forget there is only a few days left to help the Hair Fair to raise funds for the charity Wigs for Kids and to enjoy the exclusive items sold at Project Limited (only limited quantities are available).

Credits :

Hair : Lamb - Halo mesh NEW Hair Fair Till July 27th
Skin : DeeTaleZ - Skin Around The World / Babette NEW Project Limited Till July 30th
Eyes : Ikon - Vanity Eyes
Top : Tres Blah - Khaki Blouse mesh NEW Collabor88
Shorts : Tres Blah - Khaki Shorts mesh NEW Collabor88
Shoes : N-core - Cinq mesh
Necklace : Earthstones - Ghana Necklace mesh
Bracelets : Mandala - Kyara Bangle Set mesh NEW Collabor88

Poses : oOo Studio - Lookbook Poses Set

Hair fair - Milana

Hair fair - Milana

Hair fair - Milana2
Pose: flawless, like me and you - flowey. [Using Tillie's posestand]

Hair: Karen - Milana (detachable bow) [Hair fair: 12th July - 27th July]
Skin: Coral - Glam affair
Eyes: Stella eyes n4 - Glam affair
Lashes: Mesh lashes v.01 - Beetlebones

Dress: Lorie - Decoy
Feet: Flat - Slink
Shoes: Wayfaring.sandals -

Creator info and SLURLs can be found on the designer page.

1704. NuDoLu [NEW @ The Dreamers Factory]


Hair : Rosy mood Mesh hair / Soothe - 3 colors (Dollarbie 1L) @ Hair Fair 2014 Event (Until July 27th) - By Calico Felisimo
Dress : :NuDoLu: Robe daydream Ciel NEW @ The Dreamers Factory Event (Until August 22) - By Neuilles Neuman
Shoes : .::DMD::. "Chubbits" Chunky Lolita Shoes + Socks All Colors HUD - By angelexa
Katoributa (hand) : !1mm***   katoributa Gift @ Okinawa Summer Festival 2014 (Until August 24) - By mirin shippe
Book : *coucou* Book (past LB) - By linolatina
Dog : Alchemy - Doge -  French bulldog - Snow - By tyr rozenblum

Photo taken at : Miracle Love - Heritage Adoption Agency & Child Wonderland 

Center Stage


Skin- Lara Hurley – Ivy in natural tan

Body: Slink- Physique Mesh Body

Eyes- [Buzz]- Crystal Eye in Ice

Hair- *~*Damselfly*~*- Tabby in light reds @ The Hair Fair 2014

Romper- Leri Miles Designs- Julia Romper in Seafoam @ Designer Showcase July Round

Tattoo- Letis Tattoo- Tau Puppis (Slink Physique Hud)

Baiastice at A6d

elemiah - baiastice a6d 1b

elemiah - baiastice a6d 2

Top : Baiastice for A6d mixmatch – Litka top with feathers black SOON

Skirt : Baiastice for A6d mixmatch – Litka skirt black SOON

Hair : Tram – D207

Heels : Le Primitif – Pigalle high pumps black

Cigarette : Nikotin – Holder premium

Photographer and model : Elemiah Choche