You Can’t Always Get What You Want

Now that everyone has submitted their Christmas list to me, all I can say is… “You can’t always get what you want.” This particular lyric comes up in my life more often than not. Certainly in times like ours, it’s easy to feel we are being cheated out of things. It always seems the other guy is winning out: the neighbor gets a new car when the radiator on yours goes out, a co-worker gets the promotion you wanted, your friend meets the love of her life while you are still sitting at home alone on Saturday nights. We are always dissatisfied with something it seems.

You Can't Always Get What You Want

The holidays are coming along now and you have to say to yourself, am I going to be happy with what I get and do? Am I going to open a gift and be thrilled simply that someone gave me something? Am I going to be happy that I was able to make a batch of cookies or make someone smile for a few minutes rather than having done the whole Martha Stewart perfect holiday thing? Am I going to enjoy the moments now and not think about what 2012 will bring, good or bad? I got all I need; what more could I want?

You Can't Always Get What You Want

I am in that mode of thinking. It’s been a rough year for many but here we are. The earth is still rotating and gosh, SL is still chugging along despite everyone’s prognostications about its demise. When I make my Christmas list, it will be with this in mind. And my list-making outfit is shown here. A hand-knit bolero sweater from miu Villota tops a great striped henley from Rob Moonites. (He has a whole new set—for good boys and girls at his store.) Comfy black leggings from beanster Potato are tucked into Eponymous Trenchmouth’s festive Ugg-style boots (on sale for a mere 99L at his NEW store—check that lm).

You Can't Always Get What You Want

Nena Janus gives me my Christmas red lips and glowing skin. A casual style from Truth Hawks completes the look. The scene in which I took my lead photo was constructed by Chandni Khondji, who has a plethora of holiday-themed scenes available for photographing. If you are currently planning your holiday photo, I would strongly recommend you check her store, which has scenes for all needs. Finally, my Christmas hat was a personal gift from Kermit, who bops in and out of SL to drop his creations on his friends. He has a great sense of humor (I will never forget the Halloween bat that picked me up and flew with me). Thanks, Kermit!

You Can't Always Get What You Want

But if you try sometimes well you just might find
You get what you need

~ Rolling Stones

Hair:  >TRUTH< Nela – cherry by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: *League* Amber Br Sunkiss -BurgundyWine- by Nena Janus for *League* *

Sweater: *MIU* loose cardigan(black) by miu Villota for *MIU*

Shirt: *FIR & MNA* The Emerson Raglan Burgundy by Rob1977 Moonites for *FIR & MNA* *

Leggings: Leggies – Black by beanster Potato for Ducknipple

Boots: Ho! – Red SF by Eponymous Trenchmouth for Jeepers Creepers

Hat: Kermit Santa Hat v3 by Kermit Rutkowski (not available for sale)

Scene: *~*HopScotch*~* Out of the window (X-mas Edition) by Chandni Khondji for *~*HopScotch*~* *

Calling You

Busy, busy, running around. That’s SL and RL. The best part of SL, however, is you can open an IM window and call your friend immediately.

Calling You

This little outfit is perfect for running around SL. The top, from Lavea Alter, is a cute little offering at the Car Wash Cart Sale, ideal for summer outfits and perfect paired with this skirt, from miu Villota, which is probably more a winter piece but works as a sort of ethnic fabric.

Calling You

I put on this cute new set of jewelry from Kayleigh McMillan, which completes the look and makes me look more studied and less disheveled. Even more important is my iPhone accessory from Erehwon Yoshikawa, which is a little gift for a Techie Hunt this weekend. Wear the phone and KEEP it on. It has some surprises ;)

Calling You

Finally these sexy shoes from Nardya Rousselot complete the look. Stylish but comfy platforms with cute bows and just gorgeous toes. (I am all about the toes. Nardya made the bestest toes!)

Calling You

Written while listening to “Calling You” by Jevetta Steele. (Remember, from Bagdad Cafe?)

Hair: >TRUTH< Melinda – caramel by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: []::Tuli::[] The Dressing Room LE :: Gina 03 by Tuli Asterius for Tuli (no longer available)

Top: A-BOMB Cami-green by Lavea Alter for A-BOMB, available at the Car Wash Cart Sale

Skirt: *MIU* knitskirt(green) by miu Villota for MIU

Jewelry: *ByKay* ~ Kalya ~ *Olive* (Set) by Kayleigh McMillan for *ByKay* *

Phone: YAE AviPhone (Do not lose!) by Erehwon Yoshikawa for Yoshikawa Aetheric Engineering, available in the Techie Hunt *

Shoes: NX-Nardcotix MANA Chelo Brown by Nardya Rousselot for Nardcotix *