Recently I had a chance to wander around the Virtual Decay sim. It was a pretty great experience except for the random dude with the tag above his head that read “Pimp Master” who started hitting on me and calling me “Pretty Lady”. I felt like I was being ushered to a street corner. Aside from that run in, the whole sim is really neat. It’s set up like a run down, mostly abandoned inner city. A junk gas station with a motorcycle, quiet streets, and old boxes littering dark alleys. I have a feeling it’s going to become a new photo spot for me. I’ve found so many spots I’d love to take a photo at there.
This outfit is one of my more daring ensembles. My friend Ana (who you will learn more about in my next post for my next Avatar Spotlight) helped give me a few suggestions for what I should wear with the jacket. I’m really trying harder to be more creative with my fashion ensembles. I’m not terribly fashionable, nor do I ever plan on giving myself the label of fashionista, but I am having a lot more fun with my outfits lately. Accessories can be so much fun, and I guess I never fully realized it till I started playing with them more!
Izzie’s just had a new release with a few items. While in the store I ended up stocking up on quite a few items. I’ve had a chance to talk to the owner of Izzie’s, miss Izzie Button a few times, and may I just say she is an absolute sweetheart? I love supporting stores with not only talented, but kind owners. Her new releases are great! The suede jacket, clutch, and garter socks above are all from Izzie’s.
I really want to point out my boots as well. They are from ISON and available at Vintage Fair. This store is one of my favorites now. I’ve never once been disappointed with a purchase i’ve made from ISON. Ever. Harry Hyx bleeds talent and has an incredibly creative eye for fashion.
I can’t believe it’s Wednesday already! This week is zooming by! I hope your’s has been a great one so far!
Skin: Belleza – Alyson
Hair: Elikatira – Rumor – Red 05
Earrings: [bellballs] – Crescent Earrings – Charcoal
Bra: Intimizzio – Amore di Valentino Brazier – Night
Jacket: Izzie’s – Suede Blazer – Brown
Shorts: Mon Tissu – Greta Shorts – Used
Socks: Izzie’s – Garter Socks – Brown
Boots: ISON – Girl Panic Boots – Black Studded
Clutch: Izzie’s – Clutch – Black
Location: Virtual Decay
I ventured to a sim called Luxembourg the other day. I found it by total accident. I can’t really remember how I ended up there. I remember I was trying to hang out with my friends Paige & Tally and the next thing I know I was in the middle of a beautiful town setting!
It was fun prancing around in some new clothes admiring the neat little town of Luxembourg. Purple Moon Creations, in my opinion, has some of the best sales in Second Life. I got these amazing high waisted pants, a necklace (not pictured) and the earrings i’m wearing for 60 lindens. They have nearly weekly sales on really cute items, almost always in a variety of colors and patterns so I highly suggest landmarking their store. Also, on flickr they post all the sale items, which is how I hear about them.
Please take note of the gorgeous boots on my feet as well. Let’s just say… I splurged. They weren’t the cheapest shoes i’ve ever purchased, but they are pretty stinking CUTE. I got them from Baiastice. Hmm. Did I spell that right? *checks* Yup! Woo! The socks change colors. Neat right?
Okay enough of my rambling. I’m in the best mood today. I dunno what has come over me. It must be the SUNSHINE! Or maybe it’s because I chopped 9 1/2 inches off my hair this morning? Or maybe…hmm…I dunno! Have a good one everyone! <3
Skin: Belleza – Alyson
Hair: Elikatira – Red 05
Tank: Jane – Basic Tank
Cardigan: Reek – Papercut Cardigan – Coffee
Pants: Purple Moon Creations – Isabella Pants – Beige
Earrings: Purple Moon Creations – Bubble Jewelry – Walnut & Magenta
Boots: Baiastice – Jyo Boots & Socks – Desert
Growing up I remember someone specifically telling me that black and brown do not mix. That you could not pair a tan top with a black pair of boots. I dunno who told me this, because I think it’s absolute nonsense. I think they are two colors that mesh so wonderfully together.
There are quite a few new things I have to show y’all today! I tried out my very first mesh tank top this past weekend! It’s from mon tissu, and I was so pleased to find out that I had to do so little adjusting to make it fit. It’s part of the new “standard sizing” in mesh apparel and i’ve found that medium sizes fit me near perfectly. I knocked down a few points here and there to fit into the standard medium, but I was so pleased that it took so little adjusting for me to find a size that fit well. The top comes with the black bandeau bra for underneath it if you want to keep your look a little more conservative. I tried it with and without and both ways look great!
My scarf is from Mr. Poet. I think I mentioned it in a post a while back. It’s a freebie gift that Mr. Poet has graciously offered and it’s one of my favorite scarves in my inventory right now. It had a few color change options via scripted menu as well. The animal print bracelet I’m wearing is from Dark Mouse. She just released a few new items that are really well done. I have a new pearl necklace from Dark Mouse that I cannot wait to show you as well.
I want to plug the new heels I bought as well. These heels are AMAZING. They are from HOC and ridiculously cheap. I paid under 200 lindens for these and you can find them in world and also on marketplace. They come with a customizing HUD that allows you to change the colors of the heel, platform, and top part of the shoes. Lots of color options as well as some texture options too. Even animal print! They are incredibly high quality, and a staple item in any shoe lovers inventory. If you’ve never been to HOC before you are in for a real treat. They have so many great items as such amazing prices.
Oh, and if you are wondering where I’m at, I am standing at The Pixel Bean! My daughter Noel found this amazing tree for the Holidays! If you are looking for a Christmas themed atmosphere, our coffeehouse is a great little hideaway from the cold. Okay…Okay…I’ll stop shamelessly plugging my venue now! Have a great Monday!
Skin: Belleza – Alyson
Hair: TRUTH – Copper
Top: Mon Tissu – Lycia Tank & Bandeau Bra
Jeans – Maitreya – Skinny Rolled Jeans
Shoes: HOC – Platforms
Scarf: Mr. Poet – Freebie Scarf
Bracelet – Dark Mouse – Animal Print Bracelet
I’m having so much fun working on my styling and learning how to better combine items, and add accessories and so on. This weekend I went shopping and I am ashamed by how much I spent! I do have a lot of new accessories, that I’m sure will make repeat appearances on my blog though!
The top above is from a store that is relatively new. I mentioned them a few posts back as well. The store is called Echo and I think it’s a store that is really going to make a name for itself in Second Life. With all the great stores closing it’s wonderful to see some new ones with a lot of potential opening.
My friend Ana encouraged me to check out the store [bellballs] this weekend as well. They are having a pretty nice sale so I ventured over and bought a few things. The store is so cute! I’ve seen it in a few of the sale events, but had never taken the time to check out everything else they offer. The earrings above are from [bellballs], and very well made!
I took the time to go to the warehouse sale this weekend that you keep seeing signs plastered all over for. I’m kinda meh about the whole sale to be honest. There are a few items worth snagging, but overall everything is dated for the most part. I did pick up some lingerie that even after so many years still looks really nice, as well as a few items from the new store The Boutique. I really love this purse. It’s my favorite item I picked up at the sale for only 100 lindens, but aside from this and a few other select items, I genuinely don’t feel a lot of the items are even worth 100 lindens any longer. Personally, I wish I would have spent more of my money elsewhere on designers who are making current, up-to-date items. Designers who are working hard to bring you newer content, instead of throwing out repeats, recolors, and things from say…2007? Just my two cents on the sale.
Lastly, I wanted to point out my lip color. It’s a lip stain from Mock Cosmetics. I’m pretty impressed with their makeup they offer. The store is certainly worth a peek, especially if you are looking to mod your current skins a bit with some fun make up!
Hope you all have a great Sunday, and a wonderful start to your week!
Skin: Belleza – Alyson
Makeup: Mock Cosmetics – Sweet Coral Lipstain
Hair: Elikatira – Melody – Red 05
Top: Echo – Glissando Top – Emberglow
Jeans: Mon Tissu – Lou Lou – Used
Purse: The Boutique – Zipper Detail Purse – Brown