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I made a comment on Plurk recently that I have decided is really the truth … The current state of my inventory has been part of the cause of my blogger’s block! In addition to my general bad habits of inventory maintenance, I’m a sentimental type, and I still have items in my inventory from my various earliest days in SL! So I’m thinking that my first step back into SL and blogging must include some spring cleaning and updating.
Fortunately, what is sometimes a chore, is also sometimes a surprising joy! Deep in the bottom drawers of my inventory, I ran across this wonderful motorcycle jacket from Purple Moon. I have no recollection of buying it or receiving it — but it is definitely an item that is right up my alley. I’m crazy about jackets of all kinds, and love outfits with a little edge to them. This jacket is still available at Purple Moon, and comes in a bunch of color combos — some of them a little unexpected — but all beautiful.
I’m still quite crazy about the Sylvia skin from Glam Affair. I think it might be the most “me”, since Giselle (now retired). This is the tone from last month’s Collabor88 — but you can find the Jamaica tone (great for summer!) of Sylvia in THIS month’s Collabor88… which is where I’m going as soon as I can get in!
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You’ve still got a few more days to get in on this round of Collabor88! And since everyone is stalking The Arcade, this is a great time to whip through Collabor88 Galaxy. There are some terrific things to be had — even if you don’t usually live in outer space.
I’m not exactly sure why I needed this kitty helmet from Katat0nik so very much — but I couldn’t leave without it. It’s terrifically fun and creative, and well made.
I’m in love with this dress from Baiastice, and I’m thinking I may need a few extra colors. This will make a terrific spring/summer dress for just about any venue, and fits like a dream.
Last, but definitely not least, this outfit just wouldn’t be complete without these super-galactic boots from Schadenfreude. Buy the fatpack, and mix and match pretty much all the parts!
I think the event usually closes up on the 7th of the month to change collections — so get on over there this weekend before you forget!
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First off — the important details. Scroll down below the style card if you’re interested in what’s going on in my head! The beautiful Sylvia skin from Glam Affair (with more options than you can wear at any one time) and the gorgeous necklace from Maxi Gossamer are at the current round of Collabor88 — you have just a few more days to get over there! The amazing pants I’m wearing in the pic below are this week’s Sn@tch & Grab — get all the colors for a cool 75L! More details on my look on the style card below.
Over the last few days, I’ve been watching bloggers talk about how they approach blogging, what it means to them, and how they’ve evolved as bloggers. I had already been thinking about how much I have missed blogging, and these discussions have really brought me back to when it all began for me. (no worries — I’m not going to tell that story now!) I’ve always been a pretty erratic blogger even on my best days — but the last year has really put a strain on it. It has been for really good reasons, and I have no regrets. But I still miss the creativity, and the camaraderie. And I really, really miss being even a tiny part of the SL blogging/fashion/home communities. I can’t promise that I won’t still be somewhat erratic — but I’m looking forward to cleaning out, updating, and recapturing some of my original joy of blogging (and shopping).
*My title today is provided by Merriam-Webster’s word of the day.
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Happy Valentine’s Day, my friends. Although I don’t have a romantic partner at the moment — my life is full of people who fill my life with love and joy every single day!
I found this terrific fantasy outfit at the Final Fantasy Festival, open now and running ’til February 21. This is a great little shopping event — quick and easy to navigate, with some interesting finds. I picked this up for the wings alone — but the whole outfit is very nice. It’s available in a variety of colors. Be sure to check out the demo that’s available before purchasing~
Skin: Glam Affair ~ Sylvia
Pose: Reel Expression (no longer available)
Another round of FaMESHed has begun, with some really wonderful items, as usual. I fell in love with this classic jacket from Emery. I can’t seem to get enough mesh jackets! They are wonderfully versatile pieces. Two features that I really love about this one: (1) there’s a version in the box that includes the top (with a couple of neutral color choices), as well as a version you can layer with your own tops. (2) it has some really interesting detailing on the back, which you can see in the picture below. The jacket is available in a variety of colors — neutral and brights… and I expect you’ll see another version on me in another post. Demos are free, so go check it out!
Jacket and Top: Emery – Biker Jacket Amadeus Top Included (at FaMESHed)
Pants: Sn@tch Leather Laced Pants (Black)
Ring: KOSH- ADAIN RING -silver-
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer – Disco lover Cross – Long 2 – SILVER (at FaMESHed)
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Jill – Gingers03
Skin: -Glam Affair – Lulu ( America ) 01 B
Eyelashes: [[Mozz]] Lashes – 04 [tattoo layer]
Freckles: [Stellar] Freckle Face Tattoo
Eyes: IKON Lucid Eyes – Optimism (S)
Poses: Reel Expression (no longer available)
I hadn’t really planned to take a little hiatus, but it seems that this time of year is always vulnerable to that. I find that after a little bit of time of away, I am itching to style an outfit, decorate a space, and take pictures again This is just a little “warm-up” picture to ease back in! No new releases, but I am wearing awesome stuff, so check out the credits below~
Dress: Sn@tch Chloe Party Dress (Blue)
Shoes: [Gos] Angelina Peeptoe – Seduction Collection – S
Cuff: erratic / cuff / silver
Ring: JCNY – Athena, ‘ICONOCLAST’ Combo Wedding/Engagement Ring
Hair: >TRUTH< RiRi - champagne
Skin: LAQ ~ Ebba [Peach] 01
Freckles: LAQ ~ Freckles 01
Lashes: [[Mozz]] Lashes – 04
Eyes: IKON Eternal Eyes – Silver (S)
Pose: Captivity & Co.
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That’s right — the Skin Fair is almost here! The fair will run Friday, March 15 thru Sunday, March 31. I did a little reconnaissance last night, and tho’ designers are still setting up, it looks like a fantastic array of choices. For more information on the fair, keep an eye on the official Skin Fair blog. You can also get an excellent preview of the designers, and sim maps over at Dani Riaxik’s blog!
I’m wearing Tuli’s beautiful new release for the fair, Elyse. I’m so thrilled to see Tuli back on the grid. She’s releasing some really lovely, subtle skins that can be personalized with tattoo layer makeup, and other options. I love this skin for photography, and for everyday wear! Be sure to check her out at the Skin Fair!
Skin: Tuli- Elyse — New at the Skin Fair!
Eyes: IKON ~ Lucid
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I have a tendency to hang out in my underwear a lot in SL — maybe just ’cause I can! Fortunately there are a lot of talented designers making underthings that you really don’t WANT to cover up. This newish set from Sn@tch is absolutely one of my favorites! It has a beautiful texture (available in many colors), and the mesh corset is just perfection on me! I’m pretty picky about mesh, and how it works with both my shape and my animations — but this corset works just beautifully. The cut of the piece avoids the areas where I often like to depart from standard sizing, AND it avoids covering the areas where animations will often break through the mesh. Perfect!
And what goes better with lingerie than strappy heels. These sexy sandals from Gos Boutique definitely fit the bill!
Shoes: Gos Boutique
Eyes: Ikon ~ Lucid Eyes
Pouffe with poses: Gos Boutique
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I’ve been a grey-eyed girl in SL for about as long as I can remember. But when I recently decided to move to brown eyes, I went to one of my favorite eye stores, IKON, to re-stock. I got there just as Ikon Innovia was updating her latest release, Lucid eyes. These are gorgeous, reflective eyes with lots of sparkle. I’m wearing the coffee-colored eyes — but be sure to check out the full color range available at IKON.
Eyes: Ikon ~ Lucid Eyes (new!)
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In case anyone hasn’t been paying attention — one of my favorite skin-makers is back on the grid and gearing up to give us more awesomeness! Tuli has opened up shop on the Cupcakes sim and is participating in their Valentine event thru tomorrow. She’s offering a Valentine version of one of my all-time favorite faces, Claire. See all the various options offered on Tuli’s blog.
I’m also wearing an adorable hair from Elikatira — from her huge clearance sale! The sale runs thru Feb. 23 — but don’t wait ’til the last minute! So many choices… And the fantastic jacket you are getting just a glimpse of here is from this month’s round of FaMESHed, from Emery. I’m totally in love with this jacket and fat-packed it immediately! So great for so many looks, and very easy to wear.
Skin: Tuli ~ Claire / petal (red) :: Yes (Valentine 2013)
Eyes: IKON Utopia Eyes – Pale Mint+Gold (S)
Eyelashes: [[Mozz]] Lashes – 08
Hair: [e] Caramel – Red 06
Jacket: Emery – Mesh Leather Jacket Saul Bark (at FaMESHed)
Bra: *blowpop* Jolene – Cranberry
Jewelry: (Magpie*) Cassana – Silver/Pink