#87 I need to go shopping

“I’ve purged myself of worldly goods; half my stuff is either being sold or going to charity. I need to go shopping.” – Christy Leigh Stewart

It was like a purge – back in July some stroke of LL doom swallowed one of my folders – never to be found again. Not just any folder – it was my CLOTHING folder – 50k of trash and treasure from 9 years in SL: clothes, shoes, jewelry, lingerie, hats, bags, umbrellas and watches …. the lot.

Now when I make up an outfit I need to go shopping.

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My shopping trip took me to old haunts (Zaara) and to new ones [VERSOV] – to collect DEMOS!

I love this outfit – it reminds me of some looks from the recent Spring 2017 Ready to Wear Fashion shows. I love the contrasting colors, textures, styles, the meticulous design details, the glam hairdos and sheer craziness of it all.

OUTFIT:

dress: Rowne.Damir Sheer Dress – Sienna.Maitreya,  by Fashionboi Landar

shoes: [VERSOV] CHUNKYOV Heels_(MAITREYA) GLOSSY_BLUETRIC, by Versov

bag: Zaara : Patchwork clutch (R)*indigo*, by Zaara Kohime

hair: Tableau Vivant \\ Lioncourt hair – [XXS] – Basics, by M4ri1yn Magic

nails: {ZOZ} Beachy Solids Polish (Maitreya) HUD, by Zozicon

makeup: Veechi – Romance Me Eyeshadow [Catwa] & Veechi – Velvet Creme Lipstick [Catwa], by Aiubrey Snoodle

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CATWA HEAD Catya and CATWA RIGGED EYES Catya v1.00 , by Catwa Clip
Maitreya Mesh Body, Hands & Feet – Lara V3.5, by Onyx LeShelle
*League* Ella – Catwa Applier – Fair & Body Appliers, by Nena Janus
no.match_ CATWA Jessica HAIRBASE APPLIERS, by n0match
My own shape – adjusted for the Bento mesh head

 

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#41 Winter Chill

“December’s wintery breath is already clouding the pond, frosting the pane, obscuring summer’s memory…”
– John Geddes

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I’m feeling the chill  of winter in spite of the Peace On Earth 7 gifts from Only Yours – globe #107 – Ladies mesh POE7 Pajamas, by by Onlyone Sugarplum and *Finishing Touches* POE7 Globe #052  *FT* Angels of Peace Quilted Wall Hanging, Hickory-Top Farmhouse Table, Painted Wood Blocks ~ Peace On Earth, Primitive Angel Duo w/ Holly, by 24Karat Roux.

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Warming up by the fire you may be able to see that I am wearing the lovely delicate VJ – Arundhati Chain, by RKitty Lisa for POE7 globe #009.

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outfit:

pjs: Only Yours Ladies mesh POE7 Pajamas, by by Onlyone Sugarplum for POE7 globe #107

jewels: VJ – Arundhati Chain, by RKitty Lisa for POE7 globe #009

hat & hair: ~Tableau Vivant~ Neve hair – Vivids+Pastels (ladies // small), by M4r1lyn Magic for FaMESHed

poses: IE Winter Chill, by kay Weston for Winter Trend

photo 1 – *Finishing Touches* POE Hunt Gift: *FT* Angels of Peace Quilted Wall Hanging, Hickory-Top Farmhouse Table, Painted Wood Blocks ~ Peace On Earth, Primitive Angel Duo w/ Holly, by 24Karat Roux for POE7 Globe #052

skin: *League* Skin Erin Pale Bronze Blonde and Freckles Pale, by Nena Janus

makeup: Mock Blush Stilleto, By Mocksoup Graves
Madrid Solo- Eyes & Lips- London Liner-Bronze Tip Liner Only, by Madrid Solo

eyes: IKON Ascension Eyes – Blue, by Ikon Innovia

lashes: *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash – Upper+Lower, by Freya Olivieri

Slink AvEnhance Hands Casual and Feet Flat, by Siddean Munro

#40 butterfly

May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun
And find your shoulder to light on,
To bring you luck, happiness and riches
Today, tomorrow and beyond.
~Irish Blessing

Keiko Pearl with butterflies

Into the garden I creep…

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…toss off my clothes

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to frolic with the butterflies.

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outfit:
jewels: VJ – Butterfly Fascinator, Necklace, Earrings, Bracelet and Ring, by RKitty Lisa NEW

skin: O4S – Keiko Pearl Red Plucked Natural Heart, By October Bouvier NEW

eyes: IKON Ascension Eyes – Brown (M), by Ikon Innovia

bodysuit: r2 A/D/E shu white, by rei2 Aya

shoes: 1992 // Strappy Sandals (White), by Grant Valeska

hair: ~Tableau Vivant~ Snowdrift hair – Basics, by M4r1lyn Magic for C88 NEW

lashes: *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash – Upper+Lower, Freya Olivieri

nails: ghee Fall14 Glossy Nails (SLINK) BOTTLE, by Bea Serendipity

Slink AvEnhance Hands Casual and Feet high, by Siddean Munro

poses: PosEsioN Statue, by Dahriel

#32 the little pink dress

“Frozen yogurt is tastier than ice cream, nobody is too old for cartoons, bald men are sexy, chocolate is the best medicine, BIG books are better, cats secretly rule the planet, and everything should be available in the color pink, including monster trucks.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

Maybe it’s a phase..  maybe this is my “year of pink”…  whatever the reason, I chose this T33*fy Flutter Dress from the many options available at the November C88.  Both short and long versions of Maxi Gossamer’s Gypsy Flower Amulet of Antimony look great with the dress, and teamed with a pair of killer heels from FINESMITH and my Killing Time watch from my hmm somewhat extensive wardrobe I’m set to go.

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outfit: T33*fy Flutter Dress Pink, by Azure for C88 Nov

shoes: F I N E S M I T H LOVE stilletos

jewels: MG – Necklace – Gypsy Flower Amulet of Antimony, by Maxi Gossamer for C88 Nov

watch: Loordes of London -Killing Time- #1, by Maja Signa

hair: ~Tableau Vivant~ Rasayana hair (small) basics, by M4ri1yn Magic for C88 Nov

skin: *League* Skin Erin Pale Bronze Blonde, and Freckles tattoo- pale/fair, by Nena Janus

makeup: .:A&M:. Lipbalm- Pink60% – Gloss, by Mala Oh -marketplace only-
Mock Blush Stiletto, by Mocksoup Graves
Madrid Solo – Eyes & Lips- London Liner-Magenta Tip Liner, by Madrid Solo

lashes: *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash – Upper+Lower, by Freya Olivieri

nails: [LB CherryBlossomGold] *Slink* Manicure & Pedicure, by Santana Lumiere

Slink AvEnhance Hands Casual and Feet High, by Siddean Munro

poses: (marukin) [peony], by Valencia Southard for C88

#27 A slither of silk

There is no feeling quite like slipping into a slither of silk … so I was thrilled with Harry Hyx’s silk slip dress from Collabor88 October.

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Later I joined friends at the Bara.:CUDA:. for a trippy time dancing on the discs

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outfit: ISON – silk slip dress, by Harry Hyx for Collabor88 October

boots: Baiastice Helsinki Boots Leather-Purple, by Sissy Pessoa for Collabor88 October

jewels: MG – Necklace- Mabon Night Flower – short, (comes with a 9 flower colors/2 metals change menu) by maxi Gossamer for Collabor88 October

hair: ~Tableau Vivant~ Winnie hair, by M4ri1yn Magic for Collabor88 October

skin: *League* Skin Erin Pale Natural Blonde, by Nena Janus

makeup: Kyxe Blushed Berry Gloss, by October Bouvier

lashes: *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash, Upper & Lower – with color HUD, by Freya Olivieri

nails: -{ZOZ}- Just Dark Metals Polish – Slink, by Zoz Icon

Slink AvEnhance Hands Casual, by Siddean Munro

poses: {NanTra} Bombshell Pose Pack, by Tracy Redangel

#6 Horsing around

Toys in Second Life are such fun – these scripted hobby horses from the gatcha at {what next} gave us more than a few belly laughs as we walked, trotted, galloped, jumped and flew our way around the beach.

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Meet Rosie…

and Dancer and Silver Bells.

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…and Icy’s new poodle called PePe – he didn’t seem to mind coming along for the fun.

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Now you can probably tell that these are some of my best shopping friends – Dolly and Icy – and when they found these flower bikinis at Baiastice – and I was so happy that they met all my wriggle tests that I bought a purple pair (… and grabbed some demos of different ones shhh!)

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Fabulous texture, great fit and …

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…cute bums!

After we finished horsing around we got down to business unpacking and trying some of our purchases from Collabor88 Image

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{what next} ‘Rosie’  Hobby Horse – by Winter Thorn – Gatcha
Baiastice_3D Flowers Bikini – Violet – by Sissy Pessoa
Truth Hair Thelma – HUD Variety – by Truth Hawks – at Collabor88 May
Slink Avatar Enhancement hands – Relaxed by Siddean Munro
Hello Dave- Slink AvEnhance – High Gloss Peggy Sue – by Maia Gasparini
Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) – HIGH – by Siddean Munro
Madrid Solo- Lips- Soft Kisses 3 – by Madrid Solo
*League* Skin Erin Pale Pearl  – by Nena Janus
Watch Shop Watches, Strap Watch for Ladies 502 – by Bubba Biberman

Dolly
{what next} ‘Silver Bells’  Hobby Horse – by Winter Thorn – Gatcha
Baiastice_3D Flowers Bikini – Fuschia- by Sissy Pessoa
AnalogDog – trouble clef – dark blondes – by Queue Marlowe
Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) – HIGH – by Siddean Munro
Oceane Body Design, Kiki Smokey eyes 2 Coffee Tan – Normal Limited Edition by Oceane Grumiaux

Icy
{what next} ‘Dancer’  Hobby Horse – by Winter Thorn – Gatcha
Baiastice_3D Flowers Bikini – Pistachio – by Sissy Pessoa
~Tableau Vivant~ Diabolito Hair – Summer – by M4ri1yn Magic
MG – Bejewelled Genie Princess Sandals – Hud color/Gem change – for Slink flat feet by Maxi Gossamer for Collabor88 May
Belleza – Nia SK 6 Bl -by Shyla Diggs
Slink Avatar Enhancement hands – casual by Siddean Munro
Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) – FLAT – by Siddean Munro
Gos Custom Eyewear Deception Loaded – by Gos
*MishMish*  Poodle – Cream by Aime Takaaki for Collabor88 May

Changed into:
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*MishMish* A Poodle to hug – Charcoal by Aime Takaaki for Collabor88 May
ISON Crop panel tee (mint) – by Hary Hyx for Collabor88 May
ISON Pleated midi skirt (egshell) – by Hary Hyx for Collabor88 April
::HH:: Hucci Pinup Peep – Spring –  by Eboni Khan for Collabor88 May

Icy
Baiastice_Cabana top-white – by Sissy Pessoa for Collabor88 May
Baiastice_Fiore skirt-green – by Sissy Pessoa for Collabor88 May
MG – Bejewelled Genie Princess Sandals – Hud color/Gem change – for Slink flat feet by Maxi Gossamer for Collabor88 May

 

#5 moving in

There is a joy about moving in to a brand new, clean, empty apartment. The downside is that I can’t for the life of me decide on any one style – so I – ahem – keep getting MORE of the amazing furniture and decorating items that creators are making. Today I fell into a shop called  (what next) and now I have a heap of super cute things lying all about – even the packaging is great!

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The cute Leora Hatbox Stool has several color ways and some useful poses. It nearly made me forget the grid hunting I did to find the bow ring at {Elate} to match Maxi Gossamer’s bow necklace from FaMESHed – and both of them go perfectly with the Cardigan Dress from GizzA. I had a bit of a zoom around also to find this new unisex Diabolito hair from ~Tableau Vivant~ – it is not at their mainstore but at a new shop at TMD where the lag was shuddery. To complete the outfit I tried on a few different pairs of shoes  and liked the look of the green platform option on these Maitreya Gold sandals Shiki.

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GizzA – Shirley Cardigan Dress [Blossom] by Giz Seorn
Maitreya Gold Shiki * Chocolate – has colourchange options for the platform on the HUD – by Onyx LeShelle
MG – Necklace – Riva Bow – Short – has color change options –  by Maxi Gossamer for FaMESHed
(Elate!) Bow Tie Ring (SKY) by Kellie Iwish
~Tableau Vivant~ Diabolito Hair – Equinox – by M4i!yn Magic
[ba] haight apartment skybox by  Barnesworth Anubis
{what next} Leora Hatbox Stool – has poses plus 5 color options
Slink Avatar Enhancement hands – Relaxed by Siddean Munro
“”D!va”” Nail HUD L”Lace” by Marisa Kira

 

And – – – {what next} has gatchas too – so look out for me going silly on a hobbyhorse —