Saturday, November 27, 2010

52 Plum

Yep it's a plummy challenge this week. I didn't have trouble finding Plum in my inventory. The problem was deciding. Finally I decided on a now [unfortunately] discontinued ~silent sparrow~ dress called Meadowlark. hya has grown in her work since then, but this dress always makes me feel like an elegant country maiden. Even back then there are about 1000 skirt options:) hya has always been a generous creator. Love you hya!

I'm also wearing Adam n Eve's new Taylor skin in Natural Blush. I can't emphasize enough how beautiful this whole skin is from tits to tail ;) Hair is Maitreya's Uma in Copper, which I seem to wear when I want something quirky and chic. Jewelry is from [ET] Frippery-- The Waltz of the Snowflakes.

Friday, November 26, 2010

One Eleven, 1 Eleven, One 11

Anyway you spell it, it's EXPENSIVE. And tbh most of it isn't to my style or worth the price. My first two "nabs" are though, I think. elikatira's Season hair and the Ingenue Wander shoes.

My skin is Adam n Eve's new Taylor. It's another smash hit, and not at limited edition prices. Clothing is MichaMi & Narwhal. Poses by /GEEZ/

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


I've always wanted Rebel Hope's Ginger dress, but couldn't quite justify it given my dull SL. But when the dress showed up as a Fall Special Edition and the color was redhead-perfect. Well... Also "Ginger" wa my nickname in high school so... This version of Rebel's dress disappears December 1. Go get yours!

Rebel Hope Designs Ginger Special Fall Edition [includes clutch and pose]
Maitreya Uma hair in Copper
Adam n Eve Taylor skin in Natural Blush
ETD Orsay Stilettos in Random Yellow [na]
MOOD Infinity choker [R]
paper couture citrine earrings
Pose comes with the included clutch purse.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

52 Goldenrod

Thanks to Luna Jubilee for this challenge:) Only two items came up for Goldenrod in my inventory and one had already been blogged so I decided to dig a bit further for "may be named 'yellow' but sure looks like goldenrod to me" options. I ended up in /artilleri/ as her "yellow" looks "goldenrod" to me;)

So I am wearing... /artilleri/'s Bowling shirt *Flames - Black/Color* and the skirt from Poodle Power! *yellow* . It feels as though it needs a belt, but any belt I added covered the obvious match between the two parts so got nixed. Anyway it's two powerful retro icons in a single shot!

I'm still wearing Kalnin's Promenade boots, PXL Creations Candy Bronze Lips in Natural and Elikatira's Details in Blonde 02.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

All around the skirt

I find patterns particularly hard to combine, especially animal and camo prints. So what happens is that, generally, I fiddle with the item for a while but in the end I never wear it: I just give up, figuring I lack the skill to mix and match. But when this skirt saw the light after hiding in my inventory for a while, I figured it was worth a shot, considering I didn't even have to adjust the prims. The culprit is Mimikri's Peggy sculpted mini in Olive, which I purchased in The Dressing Room Blue a while ago (meaning it's no longer available). The skirt came with a blouse which was too short, too sheer, and not autumnal enough for the look I had in mind. So, here was a challenge: finding something to wear it with in my out-of-control, out-of-date inventory. In the end I came up with not just one, but two combinations.

The length of the skirt (or rather, the shortness) made boots an immediate must -- any excuse is good for boots. It was just the perfect chance to wear these again since I bought them last spring - J's Western boots. After trying them on the legs still seemed too bare, so I figured I had to find the right tights to go with the skirt. A quick inventory search for "tights" and, bingo, I had bought the whole lot at a place called MCs ages ago, so I was bound to find a colour that matched. In the end I opted for Dark Olive, from the Earth Tone pack. After that came the hardest part, finding a top, which is where I would normally give up. I had already included dark brown and olive green, so I figured camel would be a good option to pick up on the skirt's shades. So, I donned an old favourite, the Julie Sweater from the long gone Last Call. The combo looked nice, but somehow too bland... and then it dawned on me: how about adding a jacket on top, to give it a more layered feel? This bolero is part of the Robot Love outfit by Icing, but can be worn with almost anything, classic to modern. And last, on to accessories... how about something made of wood? Then, it has to be the Heartwood necklace from -back when I bought it,-Earthtones with its matching bracelet. That's it, got it! But... wait... how about a black turtleneck and thicker tights?

For this other, more wintery look, I chose the Eva turtleneck in black, by Pink Outfitters, together with the PixelDolls green knit leggings. To avoid clashes between the sweater prims and the jewellery, I decided to go without any accessories. So, not bad, in the end!

The other stuff:
Hair - Amelia by (Jealous red); eyes - Miriel in Forest (store no longer existing); skin - Helena 03 by Tuli (TDR special, no longer available); poses (1st pic) Glitterati, (2nd pic) - /GEEZ/

Full outfit details

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

52 Blue [and Gray]

I decided to join the 52 color challenge as it gives me a good excuse to tour my totally out of control inventory. So I searched on "blue" and grabbed the first that worked.

I'm wearing:
MichaMi: Shift Dress in Light Blue [M]
Shiny Things: Simple snakeskin belt - blue
Maitreya: Dune Boots in Blue
(luc) Fashion Jewelry: Maya ll Jewelry Set in Bluestone/Silver
*blowpop*: N2 Ava -tone A- 5.1 Almost Blue 1
ETD: Camille in Platinum Blue [na]

And now playing catchup:)
[SC] Surf Couture - Artist Cardigan - Gray
::humming:: dotSkirt_gray
Seven's Selections: Thread Leaf Wings, Tint Gray
*Fleur* Fair Isle OTK Socks GRAY [na]
(Shiny Things) Tuli Pumps - silver
*Gala Skins-Medium-Gray [na]
ETD: Camille in Platinum Blue [na]

[M] SL Marketplace
[na] not available
[R]Review copy

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

From Copley Square

As many of you know I work for the Copley Square shopping sim. Normally I try to keep work and blogging apart, but when I found myself wearing and posing "a la CS" I decided to blog:)

The dress is from MIU, a new one called Astray. It comes with many more parts than I am wearing [leggings, armwarmers, cowl neckpiece etc...], but the basic dress plus shrug felt right for me.The design and textures are nicely done and the dress is a fun one to wear. I've paired it with the new Kanins Promenade boots, still at a promo price until Thursday I believe. Eleven colors in one slick, stylish boot. Not bad. My 3rd CS item are the poses from Gesticulate, a new store that is new to Copley too!

Otherwise I am wearing Eha hair, Violet Voltaire's "No Love Lost" in Iron, Blowpop fishnets (R) and my favorite PXL Creations skin Candy with cateyes and bronze lips. (R)