Every Day is Mother’s Day

I am a mother, which is not news to many. My son, who is 8 years old, is the coolest, most wonderful, most excellent child in the world (except when he’s sassy). As I have explained to him, he exists to be hugged and kissed, loved and adored. I am incredibly lucky to be in a position to love him and take care of him without undue stress or difficulty and he really is a good kid (which is no reflection on my mothering—I think he was swapped at birth). A lot of people pay lip service to motherhood on Mother’s Day; not my kid—he reminds me every day that it’s worth the effort.

Every Day is Mother's Day

So today is a casual look for Mom—cardigan and jeans. This goes to prove that it doesn’t have to look frumpy. Starting with a thin-gauge cardigan over a peek-a-boo camisole from Emma Gilmour, this look can get a mom kind of workout. Jeans are a black-tinted casual pair from Aleida Rhode and Dolce Blackflag’s new boots complete the look so that utility becomes fashionable.

Every Day is Mother's Day

This fresh and lovely skin from aida Ewing is a sophisticated but not overdone look for Mom and Truth Hawks’ newest long hair is a great style for a casual day. A pretty necklace and earrings from Mouse Mimistrobell accessorizes Mom perfectly.

Every Day is Mother's Day

Me: What does Mom always say to you? (I expected him to say, “I love you.”)
My kid: Go to college!

Hair: >TRUTH< Clementine – cocoa by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: -Glam Affair – Mary Natural – B TDR 29 by aida Ewing for -Glam Affair-

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Celtic Green (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Sweater with top: [SC] Surf Couture – Kettle Corn Cardigan – Dew by Emma Gilmour for Surf Couture

Jeans: I ALEIDA I Icon jeans w. waist (pants) – used black by Aleida Rhode for I ALEIDA I

Jewelry: Dark Mouse Steeplechase Pearl Necklace – Silver and Dark Mouse Steeplechase Pearl Earrings – Silver by Mouse Mimistrobell for Dark Mouse *

Boots: (Romance) Meadow Boot . Olive . Black Straps by Dolce Blackflag for PixelDolls *

Poses: “Daisy” by Rogan Diesel for Diesel Works *

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The The Impotence of Proofreading

Inspired by “The Impotence of Proofreading” by Taylor Mali. (Watch BEFORE reading.)

The The Impotence of Proofreading

When disgusting fascism, it’s impotence always to disgust the the prims. Consider the ship and dolor, the artist’s contempt, the amount of blow. For example, in this outrage from Lalu Bonetto, we see a cut paisley dross with a shot skirt that executed cleverly. The socks from Apatia Hammerer have a spurt of alternator hedge that matches the dross. My cut cowboy butts from Emma Gilmour puncture this prefect outrage.

My shin is from milok Hermit, who offs a selection of flesh and lowly skins with a unique book. My chair is by chiaki Xue, who has been trilling me with her bork lately. I lope how the chair churls around my nack and oars.

The The Impotence of Proofreading

(I have to tell you it was hard to write like this.)

The translation is as follows: “When discussing fashion, it’s important always to discuss the prims. Consider the shape and color, the artist’s intent, the amount of glow. For example, in this outfit from Lalu Bonetto, we see a cute paisley dress with a short skirt that is executed cleverly. The socks from Apatia Hammerer have a sort of alternative edge that matches the dress. My cute cowboy boots from Emma Gilmour punctuate this perfect outfit.

“My skin is from milok Hermit, who offers a selection of fresh and lovely skins with a unique look. My hair is from chiaki Xue, who has been thrilling me with her work lately. I love how the hair curls around my neck and ears.”

The The Impotence of Proofreading

Thanks for reading my excrement blog!

Hair: **Dura-Emo**03(Strawberry) by chiaki Xue for Dura *

Skin: .::Mother Goose’s::. JOSEPHINE_5 by milok Hermit for .::Mother Goose’s::.

Dress: GATO- Rosario Dress by Lalu Bonetto for GATO

Socks: Pig – Argyle Sock M. Suspender – Antrim S by Apatia Hammerer for Pig

Glasses: DECO – Soviet Sleeper Glasses Pink by Orchid Zenovka for DECO

Boots: [SC] Surf Couture – Olea Boots – Worn by Emma Gilmour for Surf Couture

Oo! I got an award!

Contentment

I woke up this morning with a smile on my face. The sun was shining, the weather was perfect, I had been up having a very exciting conversation about a new project, and someone served me breakfast in bed. Is the world or my life perfect? No way. But if I sit here and list all the bad things I could think of, I could be stuck here for a long time and make myself feel bad, and what good is that?

Contentment

So I put on a warm sweater, this one from Emma Gilmour, complete with retro brooch that I found in my mother’s jewelry box (and you think I’m kidding—this looks just like one my mom has). I pulled on tights from LeeZu Baxter (cozy warm) and a flirty skirt from the set that Sissy Pessoa is offering at the Dressing Room Blue this week. Slipped my feet into boots from Cerberus Noel and tied the happy bows, and I am all set.

Contentment

Wait.. there’s my hair. I’ll just tie a gray ribbon in my pretty hair from Elikapeka Tiramisu (and if Elika coming back to SL is not enough to make a person happy, I don’t know what is). My skin is a beautiful fresh offering from the queen of glow, Mallory Cowen. Don’t I look happy?

Contentment

“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.” ~ Frederick Koenig

Hair: [e] Vivid – Brown 04 by Elikapeka Tiramisu for [elikatira]

Skin: LAQ ~ Phoebe2 – 05 [Peach] Glow skin (hairbase) by Mallory Cowen for LAQ

Sweater with brooch: [SC] Surf Couture – Artist Cardigan & Golden Leaf Brooch by Emma Gilmour for Surf Couture

Skirt: Baiastice_Pleated cotton skirt-grey 1 by Sissy Pessoa for Baiastice, available at The Dressing Room Blue

Tights: Miss Tre`s Tights /olive by LeeZu! by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu!

Boots: *GF* Short Ribbon Boots “Anna” –black by Cerberus Noel for G Field

Satisfied Mind

Rosanne Cash is one of my secret heroines. She proves that a person can grow up to be normal and productive, even with the privileges and problems of being the child of a celebrity (she is Johnny Cash’s daughter). She recently did an album of songs called The List from a list her father gave her of the 100 most essential country songs he wanted her to know. One of the best songs on the album is “Satisfied Mind.”

A Satisfied Mind

Rosanne Cash does country music but she lives in Greenwich Village and grew up in Southern California. So we’re not talking about a woman here who has uh.. milked the cows and driven the tractor to the back field.

This dress by sachi Vixen reminded me of her as it has a sort of country flavor in its denim and then a sort of city sexiness in its short length. Sachi, a veteran of SL, makes a dress that is seam free with stitching that curve over the body in all the right places. I pair it with a set of thigh high socks held up by suspenders, hand knitted by Nena Janus and boots Emma Gilmour just put out for Fifty Linden Friday.

A Satisfied Mind

My skin is one of Tuli’s Dressing Room offerings, one that I like a lot with its purple shading. My beautiful and almost impossibly long and thick braid (which curves around from the back) is a very recent offering from Truth Hawks.

A Satisfied Mind

How many times have you heard someone say
“If I had his money, I could do things my way?”
Little they know that it’s so hard to find
One rich man in ten with a satisfied mind….
~ “Satisfied Mind” as performed by Rosanne Cash (with Neko Case)

Hair: >TRUTH< Tamina – chestnut by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<

Skin: []::Tuli::[] The Dressing Room :: Gina 04 by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Dress: AE JDS Blue by sachi Vixen for Adam n Eve *

Stockings: *League* Thermal Stockings –SoftPink by Nena Janus for *League*

Boots: [SC] Surf Couture – Olea Boots – Worn by Emma Gilmour for Surf Couture

PS I hazard a guess this is the ONLY non-Halloween blog you’re seeing today. It’s intentional. I have eaten all the candy already :P

A Little Secret

A very popular fantasy entails a trench coat and lingerie. It’s a very sexy one for both the wearer and the gazer. It is always a trench coat, always a trip to his office midday in a busy city, always a taxi ride over. There is something so piquantly delightful about the secret of what’s under the trench coat—and what isn’t.

A Little Secret

Imagine the satiny lining of a trench coat against your skin, its warmth as it slides against your body and the thrill of being the only cover between you and exposure as you ride over in the taxi on the way to his office through traffic. Thankfully, Emma Gilmour’s trench covers just enough and gets you from taxi into his office. Beautifully sculpted and rendered, it certainly makes this fantasy seem almost real, especially with stockings peeking underneath.

A Little Secret

And those stockings… well they are attached to the garter that is skillfully made by camilla Yosuke, the doyenne of lingerie in SL. As your coat is drawn open, the scent of your fragrance floats out, warm off your skin, and the sheer swiss dot of the garter and bra is enticingly revealed. Your coat slips off your shoulders and drops to the floor and his eyes follow the lines of the lingerie around to the back, seeing a little sweetheart cut out on the panties. Your intent becomes suddenly clear, as you can see the expression on his face.

A Little Secret

Tricky Boucher’s skin is the ideal for this look. Sensuous, glowing, freckled and shadowed in all the right places, it compliments camilla’s lingerie. A sexy updo from Truth Hawks with stray tendrils falling out means this hair will soon be taken down. Pretty pumps from Fallingwater Cellardoor get you past the receptionist with their proper and classy styling and right into his office.

A Little Secret

It’s not what you wear – it’s how you take it off.

Hair: >TRUTH< Leighton 2 – seaspray by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: -Belleza- Elle Dark SK 5 by Tricky Boucher for Belleza *

Jacket: [SC] Surf Couture – Corriedale Coat by Emma Gilmour for Surf Couture

Lingerie: Dee Cream Outfit  by INSOLENCE Lingerie by camilla Yosuke for Insolence *

Shoes: (Shiny Things) Delphine pumps – sand by Fallingwater Cellardoor for Shiny Things *

More Knitting

I know you’re all dying to know about my forays into knitting. Well, it’s been… dangerous. No, I didn’t poke myself in the eye. I went to the knitting store down the block and the other one a few miles from my house and was caught rubbing the skeins against my face. And then I was forced (*forced* I tell ya) to purchase a skein of angora wool that came in variegated shades with a deep blue base (called, appropriately, “Neruda”). So I have started Project Three before Project Two is done. But Project One IS done. So I am off on my latest project, which is a simple scarf with a 1 X 1 stitch. It’s so easy it’s stupid. But the yarn.. *sigh*. It’s so soft and so pretty.

Knitting

The problem with the yarn stores is they show completed projects and they look soooo beautiful and almost achievable. The ladies sitting in the stores are doing sweaters and shawls and socks and making it all look so fun and simple, you think, well dang, I can do that. A hundred bucks later, you ARE doing it and swearing you will never stop because if you do, that’s a hundred bucks of stash.

This sweater from machang Pichot would be more than a hundred bucks of yarn and it would be quite the accomplishment for ANY knitter. I am guessing the yarn is an aran, probably a good wool, something from Scotland. I can only image the graph that would generate the pattern. Machang is certainly ambitious. She even got tassles on this sweater, and it’s very comfy with its finely shaped sculpty sleeves and main body. (That button alone has to cost a good $20 in real life.. really.)

Knitting

Then you have the little knit boot cuffs from Emma Gilmour. Definitely a fine gauge knit, probably wool (waterproof, dontcha know) over a fine cowboy boot. The jeans are from Juju Armidi. The hair is an updo from Truth Hawks, to keep it out of my face. And underneath it all? A very fine gauge knit tank from Truth Hawks as well, offered in the 10-10-10 set, and made of a silk yarn.

Knitting

Once the needles are in your hands, everything looks like it should be knit.

Hair: >TRUTH< Midori – burgundy by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Jade (tone 3/br) :: 01a by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Jacket: AOHARU_PonchoCardigan_NordicBR by machang Pichot for AOHARU *

Top: >TRUTH< Tanks10 [sky/sand] by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<, available in the 10-10-10 vendor at Callie Cline

Jeans: Armidi – Grace Jeans – Faded Chic 1 by Juju Armidi for Armidi

Boots: [SC] Surf Couture – Elsa Boots – White by Emma Gilmour for Surf Couture

Chair and poses: [what next] Knitanista Set (boxed) by Winter Thorn and FrankLee Anatra for [what next]

Rug: SideWays Tibetan Karela Rug (red, burgundy, green) by Kimba Sideways