Every so often I get a request like this:
"Build a site using WordPress as the CMS [easy...]. Oh and we'll have a standard looking blog thrown in. No need to worry about styling, the default look will do"
Styling the site is easy - custom HTML and SASS written. The problem is the blog. Save for starter themes like Bones, Sage & _s (which are unstyled), I've yet to find any pre-styled themes that have the blog styling as a separate component.
So my option is either to hack the CSS stylesheet from an existing theme (cutting out the page-related bits, and leaving a larger file size than needed), or write it all from scratch.
Before considering starting a project to do this, is there a blog-only theme that can be mixed-in to my SASS? You know, comment styling, next/prev, the sidebar boxes; galleries, 'Posted on' and the like. All the tedious stuff you don't want to redo on each project, but can be tweaked to work when a client doesn't want something custom.
Regarding what stays the same between the main site and the blog: my take is that overall design is the same (header/footer, colours, typography), and the content-styling is different (the blog has unique elements and the layout is different with a sidebar)