Big Snuggly Sweater

I traded my summer clothes for my winter clothes the other day, which requires hauling a prim out of my studio, unpacking it, watching my inventory blow up, and then taking said same prim, packing it with summer clothes, and scurrying it away. (You think this is not true? Well, it’s not entirely true but I do have prims packed full of stuff in my studio.)

So after I wrangled the Fishook dress into the prim (and got a little hurt in the process), I looked at what I had. A few holey sweaters, some socks without matches, and a skirt I somehow got spaghetti sauce on. (How did I do that? I NEVER eat in SL!) Clearly I had to go shopping! (That is my excuse and I am sticking to it!)

Big Snuggle Sweater

I found myself at SMS (So Many Styles), tripping over the Fifty Linden Friday sign on the way to the good stuff. Inside I found, well.. so many styles–granny dresses, patchwork, vintage, ethnic, jewelry. My cam landed on this cute sweater. It looked just like the oversized snuggly sweater I would wear on a nippy day with its generously sculpted cowl neck collar and bell sleeves. Irie Campese clearly has a lot to say to the fashion world in SL, all of it good.

Big Snuggle Sweater

I ran home and pulled on these versatile leggings from Mimikri Kit. I can see these being utilized in many ways—with a sleek sexy top out dancing at a club, with a dress and boots to keep my legs warm, on a lazy day when dressing up and feeling uncomfortable is out of the question.

Big Snuggle Sweater

I found a sweet deal on a set of skins and hair for 200L for the batch on the second floor of Fishy Strawberry—similar to Cupcake’s gift packs of skins and dresses. Put together a pretty good look pretty cheaply with these packs from Fae Eriksen, and get a taste of her great work. This skin is one of the varied tones in the pack, all with blue eye shadow and the pale lip.

Truth Hawks pumps out hair every week, week after week, all varied, all beautiful, all perfect for the beautiful avatar about town. How the heck does he do it? This casual but stylish do, held back with color change hair bands, suited the curvy shapes of the sweater perfectly.

And of course, my trusty old Bloom boots from Onyx LeShelle. I remember when I first got these, in Maitreya’s little store with its five pairs of boots and five shirts and two posing stands and a Buddha on the wall. Remember that? I nearly fainted when I first found these boots—soft supple suede, richly colored, stylishly buckled. Find these babies in RL for me and I will be your best friend forever.

Big Snuggle Sweater

Cautiously eyeing that prim in the corner to see if it is going to blow from everything in it:

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

Skin: *Fi-St* Skin Lan-Cappuccino-Sky dark by Fae Eriksen for Fishy Strawberry

Sweater: {SMS} Winter Sweater Blue by Irie Campese for SMS

Leggings: Mimikri – Roma/Leggins black by Mimikri Kit for Mimikri Hot Couture

Boots: Maitreya Bloom – Blue by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

First Day of School

Today is the first day of school for many students–around this country, at least. I remember the anticipation, especially when I was in high school and college. I had my clothes all laid out, ready for the first day, the first chance to impress after a long summer, the first chance to wear all those new school clothes.

First Day of School

If I had a cute outfit like this one from Iki Ikarus of Dutch Touch, I would have worn it. With its cute pullover short sleeve sweater and shrug and its sweet little denim miniskirt, it would have been the ideal first day back to school outfit. Iki Ikarus does some really fine work, mixing photorealistic textures with hand drawn work to make her clothing stand out.

First Day of School

Such a fresh look needs a clean skin and long wavy hair. I chose Sabina Gully’s Curly Hair. This cute style has a little bobby pin holding back the voluminous locks. I remember having hair like this in college *sigh*. The skin is from Pulse’s Timeless set–not heavy with makeup.

First Day of School

I paired this with the first pair of sculpty boots I ever bought—the Dunes from Maitreya. They were the most happening thing when they first came out and have borne the test of time. When I first saw them, I realized they were the boots I always wanted but never had—soft scrunchy suede that goes well with jeans or skirts.

First Day of School

School’s open!

Hair: Magika  – Curl Hair – Brown E by Sabina Gully for MAGIKA

Skin: Pulse Skin – Timeless ll/Makeup 11by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Outfit: :: DUTCH TOUCH ::  LoNDOn Red by Iki Ikarus for :: DUTCH TOUCH ::

Boots: Maitreya Dune – Burgundy by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Stroll Down the Rue de Rivoli

Ever see those beautiful young ladies you see walking around in every city, casually fashionable, beautiful in their hurry to yoga class/art studio/poetry reading? They throw on whatever’s on the floor and it all goes together and looks fantastic. I want to be one of those girls. So I made myself one of them. The only thing I am missing is a huge handbag and brown cardboard-sheathed cup of coffee or bottle of Evian water.

Stroll down the Rue de Rivoli

This sweater from sato Yifu is one of my favorite pieces. It’s a sweater I would wear in RL with its nubby texture and draped collar. It’s so bohemian and smart at the same time. I paired it with sexy leggings from Iki Ikarus, and chunky crafty earrings from Maeve Mortlock (my heroine of the 59L earrings).

My hair’s up in a sweet pony tail from Hal*Hina (pulled from a special promotion they are currently offering that I read about in Beanie’s blog). The patchwork scarf is from the funky Sari Telling and also a piece I would wear in RL. I LOVE scarves.

Stroll down the Rue de Rivoli

And oh, JB, my dear JB. These cowboy boots are killer. Again, let me ramble on about his terrific textures and his great sculpties, the versatility, and the color changing included. (Yes, I got the full monty in the boots—the pair with all eight colors.)

Stroll down the Rue de Rivoli

Late for the meet-up but not late on fashion:

Hair: = Hal*Hina = [D] Hair -tina- [honey blonde] by Hinano Runo for Hal*Hina

Skin: Pulse Skin-Climax/Valeries T2 Citrus by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Sweater: *KUROTSUBAKI* cardigan black by sato Yifu for *KUROTSUBAKI*

Leggings: :: M * A * ii * K * I :: Long Legging Charcoal by Iki Ikarus for :: M * A * ii * K * I ::

Scarf: *Sari’s* Patched Up Scarf by Sari Telling for Sari’s

Earrings: Ear Candy ~ Wood and Twisted Gold Earrings by Maeve Mortlock for Ear Candy

Boots: J’s Fringe Cowgirl Boots 6Colors by JB Gazov for J’s

Cute as I can get

Thing is I just am not cute. I am funny, I am beautiful, but “cute” eludes me. I have never been cute, never will be.

But this darling outfit, which I got ON SALE at ~GypsySoul~, makes me feel cute without feeling twee.

Cute as I can get

With its gray sweater, sweet (but not too sweet) plaid skirt, striped socks and blue camisole, it’s just right for a girl who wants to be cute but not TOO cute.

Cute as I can get

I put this awesome hat/hair from lamb. on top. I do have an inquiry for hair makers.. do you just plop a hat on top when you find you can’t solve the top-of-the-head prim puzzle? Sometimes I think hair makers find themselves at the top of very thorny puzzle and go, oh screw it, and throw a hat on top. I saw a few like that at Hair Fair this year, including one with a big ol’ rose on top.

I am not sure that Lamb Bellic did that with this—the hat is pretty stinkin’ cute and the hair suits it perfectly.

As cute as I can get

I also used my FAVORITE EVER grungy boots from Shiny Things-the Old Boots. They cut down on the cuteness and are comfy, like old boots are ‘sposed to be. These beauties are full prim, done the old fashioned way, with kickin’ textures and the sweet little buckles. They just don’t make ‘em like this anymore (she says in her old man voice).

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The scoop:

Hair: !lamb. Dog Roses – Twix by Lamb Bellic for lamb.

Skin: Pulse Skin – Climax/Tone 2-Makeup 1 by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Outfit: ~GypsySoul~ Autumn (sweater, skirt, tights—the whole shebang) by Solitude Hermit for ~GypsySoul~

Boots: (Shiny Things) Old Boots – black by Fallingwater Cellardoor for Shiny Things