casual, MV-SL-Fashion, new releases, new-to-me store, skins

So Much Good!

There are some days that I just have to jump on the bed and squeal because there is just so much good stuff in SL!

Style - So Much Good!

Did you know that adorable Elle Kirshner of Second Spaces has a sister? And did you know her sister is getting her feet wet in the fashion world of SL? Swan Ling brings us Argyle Anonymous, a great little store with some cute and pretty affordable items! I’m wearing the green Buttoned Shirt over the cream Floral Tank. Keep your eyes open on this new store!

I’m sure you all know by now, but there’s a new Belleza skin out! Erika is a sweet faced cutie with a precious little freckle under one eye. Like all Belleza skins, it’s beautiful. I’m sure a billion other bloggers will show you all the goods on the skin, but I’m not that kind of blogger, so you just get to see a close up! I’m wearing the Pale 3 with the Lips 5 tattoo layer lipstick. Soooo lovely.

Style - Belleza, Erika close-up

Do you love it? Of course you do.

Oh, look at my eyes. They’re from new-to-me store Banana Banshee. They’re called Janszoon and I’m wearing them in Seagrass. Gorgeous.

Shoo now. Go shop!

In this post:

Skin: Erika Pale 3 by Belleza
Hair: Nicola in Auburn by Truth
Eyes: Janszoon in Seagrass by Banana Banshee
Shirt: Buttoned Shirt in Green by Argyle Anonymous
Tank: Floral Tank in Cream by Argyle Anonymous
Skirt: Cut Off Jean Skirt in Light Blue by Doppelganger Inc.
Socks: Scrunched Prim Socks in Green by Maitreya
Makeup:
* Pale – Lips 5 by Belleza
* Eyelashes – Dramatic by Exodi
Poses by Exposeur

MV-SL-Fashion, new-to-me store

Are you a gambling man, Santa?

My super talented friend Aisuru Rieko created this really awesome “Nightmare Before Christmas” type area on her land. As I was putting together this outfit today, I knew that I wanted to take a photo over at her place. I hope you don’t mind, Aisu!! 🙂

Style - Are you a gambling man, Santa?

I popped into new-to-me store Villena yesterday and fell in love with this adorable Warm dress. I’ve been on the hunt for long sleeved dresses, and this one fit the bill nicely. Oh, but even though it comes with glitch pants, please remember to put on panties. Or don’t, if that’s the way you roll. Combined with the Ella stockings from League, the Posh booties from Gos, and the Nicole hair and knit cap from fri.day, and I think I’m quite ready to hang out with Jack Skellington this holiday season.

In This Post:

Skin: Paige in Winter by Illusory
Hair: Nicole in Anxious Blonde by fri.day
Eyes: Silent Eyes in Mint by Negaposi
Dress: Warm in Black by Villena
Stockings: Ella in Black/Black Garter by League
Shoes: Posh Booties in Obsidian by Gos
Glasses: Intuition by Gos
Necklace: My Heart by Pixel Fashion
Rings: Traumerei Rings by U&R Dogs
Makeup:
* Doll Face Eyes by PixelDolls
* EyePop in Blueberry by cheLLe
* Everyday Blush 6 by cheLLe
Pose by Oracul

30 Days, MV-SL-Fashion, new-to-me store

30 Days – Day 20

Some days, I just feel the need to be ladylike and almost vintage like. Like…Lucy Ricardo or Donna Reed. I’m just standing around, waiting on my man!

Style - 30 Days - Day 20

This dress from new-to-me store Oyakin is just too precious for words! This is called Mizutama-onp and it reminds me of dresses my grandma wore back in the photos I saw of her in the late 40s-early 50s.

What goes better with this kind of vintage dress than these cute Freynii pumps from Ingenue, and the Vintage 50’s Pearl & Diamond necklace and earrings from Dark Mouse? Almost nothing!

I think I need to make a cocktail. You know my man likes it when I have one waiting for him when he comes home. 😉

In this post:

Skin: Phoebe2 – 04 by LAQ
Hair: Away in Blonde 07 by Elikatira
Eyes: Zbilja v2.0 in Deep Ocean Blue by Exodi
Dress: Mizutama-onp in Navy by Oyakin
Shoes: Freynii in Nautica by Ingenue
Jewelry: Vintage 50’s Pearl & Diamond necklace and earrings by Dark Mouse
Makeup:
* Doll Face Eyes by PixelDolls
* Doe Shimmer in Teal by PixelDolls
* EyePop in Blueberry by cheLLe
* Everyday Blush 6 by cheLLe
Pose by Everglow
Photo taken in the Mt. Hood winter cabin by Funky Junk

$50L Friday, budget friendly, fashion, footwear, hair, MV-SL-Fashion, new-to-me store, today's gaze

Today’s Gaze – Overly Cute

I’m not usually fond of the overly cute look on me. I love it on other people [like my friend Aisuru does it and does it amazingly well], but on me…no.

However, I was checking out the Fifty Linden Friday pics, and stumbled across this dress. I knew just the hair I wanted to wear with it, and voila! Instacute!

[All SLurls are at the bottom if you don’t want to read!]

Review - Today's Gaze - Overly Cutesy

The Confetti dress from Katat0nik is currently in Fifty Linden Friday, and look how adorable it is! Of course, that’s just what you’d expect from Katat0nik anyway, as the entire store is just filled with super cutesy dresses. I like the tiny little skully detail, and I may end up wearing it like a babydoll top later on.

The hair is from new-to-me store, Heart Softens. The store is filled with cute -and kinda big- hair. And oh so budget friendly! You can get a fatpack for less than the cost of one color in some other stores. I’m wearing Lott in ash brown, and I’m just crushing on the big fluffy side ponytail! It is no mod, which I don’t usually love, but there is a resizer script and at this price, it’s not a big deal to me. Is it the best quality you’ll ever see? No. But cute and cheap works for me!

My shoes are also cute and budget friendly from G Field. I came across these Kate mary jane heels at the Shoe Fair and fell so in love with them. I’m wearing them in cream, and the bow is color change. Love!!!

My skin is Isolde by Exodi in the Cachet tone, #13 makeup and my pose is by Exposeur. I’m also standing in the Daydreamer house by not yet opened Funky Junk. Trust me, when it opens up, you guys are going to WANT these prefabs. Too cute!

I’m off to run around in my cuteness!

In this post:

Skin: Isolde #13 in Cachet by Exodi
Hair: Lott in Ash Brown by Heart Softens
Dress: Confetti by Katat0nik [Currently in 50L Friday]
Shoes: Kate in Cream by G Field
Tattoo Liner & Lashes for Viewer 2 by Stellar
Pose by Exposeur
Taken in the Daydreamer house by Funky Junk [not currently available for purchase]

costume, dress, fashion, MV-SL-Fashion, new-to-me store

Alicia In D!valand

This may be the lamest title I’ve ever thought of. /sigh

Sometimes when I’m browsing XStreet, I’ll see something and think, “Oh! That is pretty! But where would I ever wear it?” The Wonderland dress by Salt was one of those things. So pretty, but not exactly my normal style, so I figured I’d never wear it.

Last night I was browsing over at D!va hair when I decided to take a walk around the sim. Gorgeous!! Simply gorgeous! Then the thought popped into my head. The Wonderland dress would look great here! After all, can you really explore a sim without being properly dressed? I don’t think so!

Review - Salt, D!va - Alicia in D!valand

A recreation of the dress from the “Alice” movie, this dress is just so elegantly pretty. Creator Tammany Goodliffe hand drew the bodice, lace and skirt embroidery based off of photos. Look at the hem – just adorable! The Wonderland dress also includes striped handwarmers [not shown] and vintage Victorian style boots, which you cannot see because of the angle of the photo. If you buy this dress, and really you should, I suggest buying it from the XStreet page because it is $100L cheaper! But do check out the other goodies at Salt because there’s lots of pretties!

Oh, and like I said, I was on the sim where D!va is when I took this picture, so of course I had to buy this cute Natsumi hair. The only thing I was not really fond of at D!va is that the hairs are no modify, and come with the resizer script. I much prefer being able to grab a prim and drag or stretch it to where I need it. But hey, if you buy hair that covers your ears, it’s not always a problem!

I’m off to go find a white rabbit to chase and who knows, maybe I can find a drink to shrink me. Oh, wouldn’t that be nice??

Also in this post:

Skin: Elle #17 by Belleza
Eye shadow: Makeup 31 by Garage
Everyday Eyelash by Stellar
Necklace: Crystal Heart for the Summer of Love fair by Dahlinks
Pose by !Bang
Photo taken on the CalanDiva sim

budget friendly, casual, fashion, MV-SL-Fashion, new-to-me store, today's gaze

Today’s Gaze – Star, White and Blue!

So sometimes…I’m not that fashionable. Sometimes, I just throw things together that I find and I think, “Oh cute! Not blogworthy, but cute!” But what REALLY makes something blogworthy in the first place? The simple fact that I like it, right? I liked this, so I’m blogging it. Maybe you’ll like it, too. 🙂

[All SLurls for this post will be at the bottom if you don’t feel like reading!]

Review - Today's Gaze - Star, White, and Blue!

I was out at Love Soul looking at prim nails [my latest love] and I came across this kind of cute little outfit called *Star*. It had a shirt, some short shorts, and a visor. I had to buy it, because…hello? Visor! Now unfortunately, the shirt is only the “tucked in” version, which kind of sucks because I like most of my shirts untucked. But, it was still cute. The shirt comes with the arm star tattoos, and if you wear the shorts, there are some little booty and leg tattoos as well. And of course, this just adorable visor with stars on it makes me super happy!

I chose to not wear the shorts that came with the shirt and visor because they are cut a little too high in the front. If I need to wax just to wear some denim shorts, that’s a big no in my book. I do love some short shorts, though, so I tossed on my trusty Booty Shorts from League. Hey, I said I didn’t want to wax. I never said I didn’t want to show my butt off!

From new-to-me store Sugar & Spice, I found these cute Red, White & Blue Star Sneakers. Too cute, and pretty inexpensive! That’s two of my favorite qualities! And from Reek, I put on the red striped socks from his Slides sandals.

Was this the most “fashionista” thing I could have blogged today? Nope. But I feel super cute and no random boobs are hanging out! Score!

In this post:

Skin: Elle #15 by Belleza
Hair: Nicole.2 in Happy Blond by fri.day
Shirt and Visor: *Star* in blue by Love Soul
Shorts: Booty Shorts in light blue by League
Shoes: Red, White & Blue Star Sneakers by Sugar & Spice
Socks: Red striped socks from the Slides sandals by Reek
Nails: Color Change Sculpted Nails by Pixel Mode
Pose by Exposeur

accessories, budget friendly, charity, fashion, freebies, MV-SL-Fashion, new-to-me store

Today’s Gaze – Boho Bright

I’m always a fan of stumbling into new-to-me stores. Today I was trying to find the landmark to a store when another store name caught my eye – BoHo HoBo. That sounds like just my kind of store, so I skipped over and was so so happy that I did!

[All SLurls are at the bottom if you don’t feel like reading!]

Review - Today's Gaze - Boho Bright

Look at this simply adorable skirt! It’s called Banjara and I’m just in love with its bright colors and patterns! Is it the best quality skirt on the grid? No, not at all, but it’s pretty darn good! It reminds me of something you might make yourself, which I just love. Like almost everything at BoHo HoBo, it’s inexpensive and guess what? All proceeds from the store go to the Central Asian Institute!

The Central Asian Institute is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with the mission to promote and support community-based education, especially for girls, in remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Pretty clothes for a worthy cause. Awesome. 🙂

While looking for jewelry to wear with this outfit, I was reminded of Yak & Yeti. They’re not a super well known store, but they do some nice Indian inspired work. And the BEST part? It’s all free. I know! I’m not sure why or how they manage that, but I’m glad that they do. I’m wearing the Bollywood jewelry set in silver & topaz. It’s so cute! I’m also wearing the Filigree Tibetian Anklet from there. It’s not the most exquisite jewelry around, but it’s free and it’s lovely, so you can’t ask for much more than that!

I think it’s time to go dance in the sand to watch my pretty skirt swoosh around!

In this post:

Skin: Elle #14 by Belleza
Hair: Tatum in Happy Blond by fri.day
Top: White tank from the Anjuna set by Zaara
Skirt: Banjara 02 by BoHo HoBo
Necklace & Earrings: Bollywood in Silver/Topaz by Yak & Yeti
Anklet: Filigree Tibetian with Turquoise by Yak & Yeti
Pose by Exposeur


accessories, fashion, MV-SL-Fashion, new releases, new-to-me store, reviews

The Mariposa Effect

You know how sometimes you hear the whisper of a store name in SL, but you don’t really know what the store is or what it sells? And then one day, you hear the whisper again, and you finally look it up and head over? That’s what the store Mariposa was for me. But now that I’ve gone, oh my! I will want to go back again and again! Absolutely gorgeous jewelry, and the creator, Felicity Winslet, was incredibly nice to me! Good customer service goes a long long way in my book.

This is the Acat jewelry set, and I am just thrilled with it!

Review - Mariposa - Acat Jewelry

Acat caught my attention because of the turquoise beads. I just love turquoise! In the set is the necklace, bracelet, and earrings. Felicity was also awesome and she has included 2 necklaces in the package for both the chest and the spine attachment points. There are 4 different color options to choose from. The jewelry is no modify/copy/no transfer and comes with resize scripts.

Flutter your wings to Mariposa [which is the Spanish word for “butterfly.” See what I did there?] and check out all the really awesome jewelry!

Also in this post:

Skin: Elle #15 by Belleza
Hair: Jocelyn in Swedish by Truth
[Yes, 2 posts in a row in the same hair and skin. Don’t hate.]
Dress: Summer Romance Vintage Sundress by Salt
Pose by ImpEle