Summer Breeze

The sun was shining through my window at work today, the office was warm and my mind lazily drifted, imagining the barmy summer evenings yet to come.  Then it bloody rained.  Typical huh?  However, we have SL don’t we?  So sod it, summer has come early.  I’m thinking evening BBQ, a cold glass of Chardonnay or maybe some Margheritas with plenty of salt on the rim of the glass – roll on summer!

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I’ve had this !_Ce-Cubic effect skirt for some months now and never had the chance to wear it, it’s been hanging pathetically in my virtual wardrobe just waiting for the right top to compliment it.  I was trying some tops out and found this one in my freebie folder, it’s part of an old freebie set from <3 Cupcakes.  I’m not even sure if those freebie sets are still available :(  It was instant love when I put it on, the print is adorable.

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Yet again, I opted for Boho style jewellery, I wanted the top to do the talking rather than the accessories.  I’m still waiting to get those damn new shoes from Armidi but my trusty Armidi wedge heels came to the rescue.

 So a short post from me tonight – it’s Friday and I see a glass of wine (or 3) with my name on it and perhaps a live gig in SL with my trusty mate^^

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Short ‘n’ Sweet

I popped over to Vette’s Boutique the other day after seeing it blogged a few times on iheartsl.  I’m so glad I did, Vette’s style is simple yet so cool and she has a European flavour to her work that well, being a Brit really appeals to me^^   

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I’m wearing the Faye outfit which I absolutely lurve, it’s simplicity at it’s best.  The outfit comes with some cute black leggings which I decided not to wear as I’m finally getting to grips over bearing my legs :P  Just for fun I added Armidi’s ankle boots but why they look so pixelated in this pic is anyone’s guess – I still have a lot to learn about SL photography lol.

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The detailing on this shirt is wonderful and I’m really loving the rouched effect which is entirely on the texture and not made of prims so it helps lessen the lag somewhat. 

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Finally, I opted for an old fave when it comes to accessories, Shiny Things Recycled Jewellery which IMHO is just too cute for words.  I am also sporting some fun safety pin earrings from Spica – ouch!

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Gorgeous in green

 I met a stylin’ gal yesterday wearing this fab little sweater-dress by Blooberry (unfortunately, I forgot her name which is a pity as she was so nice too, hopefully if she reads this she will drop me an IM in-world and I can credit her properly lol).  I really don’t know how I missed this little gem of a dress when I was last in Blooberry?  I guess sometimes we are looking for something in particular and pass over what would normally make our palms sweaty and have us reaching for our virtual wallets. 

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The dress comes in several other colours too but it was the green that caught my eye, it’s so earthy and great for spring.  You know, I adore how sweater-dresses are so versatile, team them with jeans, leggings, tights or go bare legged, whatever takes your fancy but with just one dress you get so many great looks, hell, if you had all the colours the possiblities are endless!   

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I decided to don my Boho jewellery again for this outfit, it adds warmth and let’s face it, it may be spring but in the UK it’s still bloody cold.  To break the outfit up a little I added the brown Militaire belt by Fancy Schmancy.  I think a little shrug jacket would also look fab with this outfit, sadly I don’t have one so off I go to shop again lol

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Step into spring

 It’s official, spring is just around the corner and with the new spring collections appearing all over the grid, it felt right to give you this little offering from KR.  This cute halter has been in Kal’s shop (and in my inventory) for a while now but as it’s been so damned cold I haven’t had the heart to wear it yet.

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I’m wearing the top with the flexi prim attachment for a fuller look but as you can see from the pic below, the halter looks just as good, if not better without it.  I didn’t have time to take a close-up of the textures or the back where there is a cute tie at the neck but believe me, it looks awesome and I can see myself wearing this a lot!

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I teamed the top with G.L.A.M.’s Denim White Wash capris and Armidi’s Vidalia Pumps, I so wanted to wear Armidi’s new spring shoes but alas, my budget is low this month, so I have to wait (pout).

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Snatching at Sn@tch?

Hey all, it’s been a week since my last blog due to me being busy in RL and having difficulties with my blog, pictures were suddenly disappearing and then being replaced by others, it was like the gremlins had invaded lol.

 Anyway, I felt compelled to write when my friend Taille gave me the heads-up on Ivy’s recent post over at Snatch.  Oh my, it touched a nerve I can tell you.  Ivy often places freebies in her store, not just for members of her group but for the whole of the SL community.  I remember when I started this account with Saiko, I had originally intended to keep it free as there are so many generous freebies available.  One of the first items I got free was this Film Noir dress made by Ivy, I remember feeling so lucky that something so beautiful was available as a freebie (granted, it was for a limited time only).

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Now freebies are truly a great thing and when you start out, items like this dress are a treasure.  But it seems people are taking freebies for granted, not just at Ivy’s store but all over the grid.  That is fine if you really have no money, but for those of us who do have money it is a crying shame just to take and not purchase anything else from that designer.

I remember on Fashcon Rezday, all the wonderful gifts on the grid, it was truly a great day, but I couldn’t help at times feeling like a vulture swooping in for the next tit-bit.  Was I alone in feeling this way?  We all want something for free, it seems to be part of our culture these days, but when designer’s hard work and generosity goes unrewarded it is a little cringe-worthy.

I have had lots of freebies and I love them, and I too am guilty of not always purchasing something from the store, but I am working on it – I’ve said it before in another post of mine, it’s my karma lol.  I have yet to buy something at Ivy’s only as I think with this dress I got my fave item in her store but I follow her work religiously and am waiting for that special something to say “you want me – you know you want me”! It’s only a matter of time.

Please take a look at Ivy’s blog, read what she has to say and for those people who are acting like asshats, you need to get a grip, designer’s choose to give items away for free at their own discretion, they can also choose to withdraw those items at any time and should be able to do so without people having timmy tantrums in public and screaming that they have been ripped off.  Shame on you.

Thanks to Ivy and all the designers out there who offer freebies, it is appreciated by most of us, rest assured. 

Gah, sorry to get on my soapbox – have a great weekend all!

Monday Moods

 I’ve had a busy weekend so Monday came too soon, you ever feel that you somehow missed your weekend?  Today I wanted to rewind back to Sunday and opted for something relaxed, soft and feminine.

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Yesterday I found this fab little sweater at KUROTSUBAKI, it moves so sweetly with it’s four prim attachments and drapes so softly making it soothing to the eye which is what I needed after a fractious day at work.

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These gloves were a freebie find at IZUMYA a month or so ago, you can find some cute freebies there.  The hair I found at The Abyss which I discovered through reading Sophia Gray’s blog on some boots she bought there.  I love the texturing of this hair, it works so well in black.  I’ve been finding a lot of black hair at the moment seems to lose it’s definition and look like a black blob or worse, look like it belongs to a Lego person, so I appreciate this one a lot^^

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The jewellery doesn’t co-ordinate with the colours of the outfit but it gives a nice soft contrast and sometimes if you colour match everything an outfit can look too contrived, but that’s just my stupid opinion lol and prolly an excuse not to have tried harder :P

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Wake me up before you go go…..

Heheheh hands up who remembers that old Wham! classic?  This T-shirt from Emery is based on the Katherine Hamnett T-shirts which Wham adopted, on the success of these she later created Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s Relax t-shirts.  Katherine has revived the Choose Life t’s and they are on sale again today….yay! 

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Now I didn’t want to mention the following nasty business as this is not a political blog, but, before I get my ass kicked all over SL, this t-shirt, despite what some people think, is notfor the Pro-Life cause.  It was created for a Buddhist exhibition.  The anti-abortion lobby tried to appropriate the use of the slogan but Katherine Hamnett has since reclaimed it.

If you would like to know Katherine’s real meaning for Choose Life, you can read it from her site here…   http://www.katharinehamnett.com/Protest-and-Survive/Choose-Life-T-Shirt//

OK so back to the goods^^  I had a devil of a job with the prim on this leather skirt by SWA.  Hopefully, it’s not too obvious that I’d stand a better chance of fixing a hole in my roof than a prim attachment lol.  I wore Armidi’s metallic tights in white as I can’t bring myself to go bare legged in winter, even in SL :P

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The chunky chain necklace is so right for this outfit, you could buy these in solid colours and my friends and I would all be swapping, depending on our outfits lol.  I wore some funky orange earrings, bangles and shoes to tie up with the orange in the necklace and to help break up the black and white.

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Twilight Tango

 I bought this dress a week or so ago and have been meaning to blog it ever since but I’ve had severe lag lately and even trying to rez an outfit has been a nightmare.  I’ve been lucky today and even managed this, a second post……go me! 

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This dress is, in a word marvelous, the skirt is bang up to the minute in style and not unlike !_Ce_Cubic effect’s Tiered Skirt, but it is actually a skirt with the prims attaching to the spine and hips as opposed to the prims being attached to the legs. 

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I adore the subtle sparkles scattered in swathes over the top half of the dress, it really stops the dress from  looking one dimensional and adds a special touch.  One word of warning though, those who dislike showing the cracks of their arses should avoid this one.  I usually don’t get my cheeks out for anyone but this dress is class, pure and simple, therefore, my arse is class too ;p

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Snug in Snakeskin

I stopped by Muism today and the first thing I spotted was this divine snakeskin jacket, It’s so beautiful I nearly peed myself.  Thankfully no need for the Tenor Lady just yet, my bladder control is to be commended. 

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The jacket comes with a hoodie option too, and it looks great but I wanted a more dressy feel to it so left the hood off.  I teamed the jacket with a gold tunic and leggings from Armidi to add some richness.  Keeping to the reptillian theme I am wearing Armidi’s brown crocodile Vidalia Pumps. 

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The accessories are the Boho set from Earthtones, the sunglasses are Armidi’s Fi Umo glasses.

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This hair is just the cutest, I love it to bits, I got it today as a freebie (dollarbie) from ETD and it is aptly named “Lovely”.

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The Bold & the Beautiful….

I’ve been lurking in LeeZu Baxters for a day or two now, my eye kept being drawn to the Revolution Mo outfit.  It’s striking that’s for sure and bold to boot.  I wasn’t sure if I wanted it as at first, to me, it was a confusing piece.  Then yesterday eureeka -I got it (I bought it too ;p), I understood Leezu’s outfit and the more I played, the more I loved it.

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 This daring use of colour and the abstract quilting patterns of the coat make it so unique, abstract art, bold patterns and colour is gonna be big this year.  I chose to team the coat with a pair of red ankle boots, black skinny jeans and a red shirt.  What is great about the coat is you can pick any of the many colours and use that as your accent colour, it’s so diverse.

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This outfit is one of the other combinations, and at first it kinda just hits you with a WTH, but the more you look, the more it grows on you, well for me it did lol.  It’s edgy and fun and the transparent skirt is awesome.  I had to keep accessories down to a minimum here as the dress really doesn’t need a lot.  I wore red earrings and bronze wedge heels to co-ordinate. 

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