August 24, 2009
I know it is still August and still hot as all *%#. I love summer and summer clothes but when the heat just goes on and on, I start to dream of crisp fall days. Yeah… sooooo when this uber cute top caught my eye the other day at MNK I snatched it up in a can’t-wait-for-September fit. It comes in several colors but I went for this lovely, rich, dark brown plaid since it had the most autumnal feel. I admit I snagged another color too…(at only 80 lindens they are a real bargain!) I love the textures on this top…the plaid as well as the beautifully textured velvet trim and bows. And you get both styles— the plainer one with the cowl collar and velvet ribbon at the neck and the ruffly one with the velvet bows on the arms. All I added were my favorite Zaara velour jeans with the zipper trim, Tesla’s heeled oxfords and Lelutka’s cut velvet purse…..oh, and a little jewelry. Nothing more to say but ….”Please can we have some cooler weather?” Yay autumn!
August 23, 2009
Actually I wasn’t just hanging around when I got the anuenue mohair knit sweater tank…I was searching for stones in the Skipping Stones hunt. But I love this little vest that was the starting point for this look. I tried it with several things and it looked great with all but I hadn’t worn this BP beige denim skirt in ages and when I found it buried under piles of things in my ever-more-disastrous inventory I quickly grabbed it and put it on. I had everything else in inventory except the messenger bag for which I went on a massive search. It was worth the looking, I hadn’t seen anything else like it in sl and I got all three colors. (All different leather tones.) Just look at the cute clasp with the small heart. ❤ The hair by Toast Bard is also one I haven’t had the chance to wear much but I love the way the ends are so jagged and bluntly cut. It took a little modding but I love the way it works with the Fedora from Lelutka. Now I have to say, I don’t wear heavy tats that often but this outfit needed something to cover my poor bare little arms. Lol. By the way you may note that I have taken up smoking but…(in the words of Bill Clinton) I didn’t inhale! Goes to show I will do anything for the look…..*cough, cough*.
I did do a little extra picture of the accessories to give you a better up-close view. So here it is…. and now for me… it is back to hanging around (thereby avoiding cleaning my inventory).
August 22, 2009
It’s really been hot here the past couple of weeks….so I am always thinking of how to look good without sweltering. And, of course, if you are dressed for the outside temperature you freeze when you go into the air-conditioning…for me, blazers and cardigans are the answer. And this is just the kind of thing I like to wear. Something that can go almost anywhere depending on the accessories. This sundress from AlaFolie is colorful and light and with the addition of a blazer, heels and the right bag, it’s even perfect for the office..or maybe a lunch downtown.
This second look is a little more casual but still covered, just exchange the blazer for a small, thin cardigan. Still great for work, shopping a movie or happy hour. And at the end of the day when it is time to kick off the heels and walk down to the beach, a change of shoes and bag is all it takes.
Admittedly, all this is an excuse to wear this dress a lot. The fabric is wonderful and I love the way the skirt floats when you move. I don’t know what this designer (pixivor Allen) does but it really seems that the skirt moves differently. I can say that the textures are beautiful and that everything I tried from the store is very well made so tp over a take a look yourself. (Thanks to my friend Rene Caerndow for showing me the shop.) The white blazer is an old Armidi favorite but the cardigan from Pig is new and I really love it’s hand-drawn goodness. It comes in tons of great colors. The necklace is from Paper Couture and like all of their jewelry it is really special. The other super cute thing are the flip flops. I had to buy the fat pack of these…I love them, they are so cute and even my feet look pretty cute!! Now I have to go out and brave the heat…
(Click on any of the shots for a larger image for more detail.)
August 2, 2009
Anya Ohmai has just released the first pieces of her new clothing line and they are really super. I was so excited to see this cute military style jacket and couldn’t wait to put together an outfit with it. It comes in 4 colors but since I am partial to brown, I decided to start with that! The jacket has gold braid, a prim collar and prim puffy sleeves…. and the cutest prim buttons running down the front. I wore it over Malt’s Willow tunic ’cause the colors and the shape seemed so perfect. I wanted tight leggings and you can’t go wrong with Maiiki’s. They are so shiny and have the just right scrunchy bits around the ankles. The necklace is from Malt too and I was able to color the pearls to match the tunic. (Yay for being able to change the texture color!) I wanted a hat with this and Lamb’s hair with a beret that is also “colorable” was great. Paulina Kaestner’s French bag had the right casual look and the color was right on.
So to Anya….”Go girl!” And congratulations on a great start running start…I can’t wait for all the goodies that I know she will be making. By the way she is doing hair too along with clothing and I heard she already has a shop open at Creator’s pavilion so tp over there and check it out!! I’m going right now…
August 1, 2009
I recently wrote a post about a favorite fun party dress, “Adrianna” from Stitch by Stitch. I love the creativity of Sevenstar Amat, designer of Stitch By Stitch and decided to do a second post about another of my favorites from her store. What I love about this dress is that it comes in great colors, it has a wonderful full skirt with a poufy net underskirt that shows just a little, and a little rose and bead decoration at the waist. The fabric has a slightly watery texture like big drops of rain had fallen on it. The netting on the underskirt has lot of little pieces of colored fabric attached that adds a little extra color. ❤ This dress really lends itself to accessorizing. So I took three colors from my closet and did them all up a little differently.
The first look is the dress in all it’s adorable cuteness just as it is. All I added was the wide patent belt. The hat/hair is a new one from Argrace picked up at the hair fair, I love the way the hair is swept around and hangs over one shoulder! The tats give the outfit a little edge..if you haven’t been to Tattoo World, go check it out….they have so many fantastic ones. The shoes aren’t really new but they are sooo cute from Kookie’s.
The Raspberry dress is a yummy color. The little jacket is a blouse from Digit Darkes and I ❤ the little pleats and the sheerness of it. The super cute clutch from Atelier AM has a pearled chain handle and a tiny bow at the closure. The hair is another great one from Lamb! Gotta love the sweeping side bangs and how it is starting to come loose on one side.
The Lemongrass has to be my favorite. The color is amazing. The kitten heels from 50 flats are a perfect match and the sweater from Mischief is so cute and well done. I was really happy with this combination, lots of layers and my favorite hair from the hairfair by Dernier Cri.
Hope you like them,