When My Thoughts Drift to You

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I had a dream…

When My Thoughts Drift to You

It’s ok some days not to wear high heels and choose something less sophisticated some days. This dress from dirty Adored, which was her offering for the FTLO Hunt, is a perfect example. Vintage, girly, and beautiful in texture and color, it’s a romantic girly alternative to a mini-dress. I love the puffy sleeves—how pretty is that? (Let me pause to make two comments here: 1. I don’t do a lot of hunts, and I certainly don’t blog them, so hunt folks, don’t ask me to blog your hunt. I stumbled upon this item in her store and would have gladly paid for it. 2. I hope dirty DOES do up this dress in other colorways. It’s a great design and shouldn’t be given out for free.)

I paired it with knit socks from Maria Gherardi and cute little comfy warm boots from Riq Graves (which are offered in several colors are are absolutely drop-dead perfectly sculpted and textured).

When My Thoughts Drift to You

I wear another beautiful new hair from Elikapeka Tiramisu. Because of the side ponytail, this is kind of a pistol to line up for photos without having it disappear in the shoulder—you’ve been forewarned. Because Elika kindly leaves out resize scripts and leaves her hair modifiable, I was able to tint the Red 05 with a little more orangy-red so my hair popped a little more. Thank you, Elika! Something about Elika being back on the grid makes everything seem all right.

When My Thoughts Drift to You

“When my thoughts drift to you….” Blogged while listening to Infinite Arms by Band of Horses

Hair: [e] Blind 2 – Red 05 (modified) by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elikatira

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Audrey (tone 3/br) :: 07 with []::Tuli::[] Audrey t3 – dark 8 matte by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Dress: Bottle Bird Rosemary Vintage by dirty Adored for Bottle Bird

Socks: [MG fashion] knitted socks – golden brown by Maria Gherardi for [MG fashion]

Boots: Reek – Autumn Boots – Sienna by Riq Graves for Reek

Skinned Knees

A cute short dress, a pair of boots, I could be any number of cute girls wandering the grid.

Skinned Knees

This cute dress, excellently done, was a 50L Friday deal from Keiko Morigi. With its gray and blue and red plaid, puffy sleeves, cleverly hemmed skirt (irregular hem on the prims AND pants—brilliant), and sweet neckline, this dress would serve any girl well.

Skinned Knees

Keiko has come out with a new line of skins that I quite like. I had not always been a fan of her work—the eyebrows were oddly shaped and the coloring was too extreme and artsy in a way that didn’t turn me on. I saw a lot of them on the feeds and frankly, I just didn’t get it. However in this new set, I like the eyebrows much more this time, the lined eyes with a little tiredness underneath, the sweet freckles and great blush and glow on the skin and the sweet, sensuous kissable lips. It’s very touching and very real. This is an artistic statement, this skin, but it’s wearable. (Being art doesn’t mean it can’t be pleasing to look at.)

Skinned Knees

Speaking of art, I just showed these boots last week, but let me give you another good look at ‘em. With their realistic textures and exquisitely rendered sculpties, these boots from Kookie Lemon are the real deal.

Skinned Knees

Failures are like skinned knees, painful but superficial. ~ Ross Perot

Hair:  Cake – Dakota – Burgundy Hair by Stumbelina Ophelia for Cake

Skin: &Bean – Pillow Tan eight BB FR by Keiko Morigi for &Bean

Dress: &Bean I Love Vanity and she was never a gimp by Keiko Morigi for &Bean

Bandaids: Reek – Bandaids – Plain – Left Leg by Riq Graves for Reek

Boots: *Kookie* Armarda/ Black Wash by Kookie Lemon for *Kookie*

Wearing Warm

My friend KK IM’d me the other day and told me she needed recommendations for things to wear for skating, holiday shopping, keeping warm, and generally being a snow bunny. So this will be the first of a series I will do on “Wearing Warm.”

Wearing Warm

We all know that SL finds its home on computers spread out in offices in warmer climates. In fact, a lot of the residents of SL never see snow. They find the whole idea of snow exotic and fun. So let me tell you about how it gets squeaky in REALLY cold weather, how it is fluffy or slushy, how it can drop in big glorious glops of flakes or in dry flurries of twinkledust.

Wearing Warm

I pulled out an older outfit from Myllie Writer, one she had marketed last year (and is now in her discount area ;)) to show you one possible ensemble. I have always loved this sweater/skirt set, and it comes in several combinations of colors so you can wear many color combos of sweaters and tights (and at a reasonable price). In poking around Persona today to confirm it was still available, I also purchased a ton of poses, some of which you see here.

Wearing Warm

I am showing this outfit with hair named after ME. I just get so happy when that happens. And I feel so honored Truth Hawks would honor me with his great work. (Je suis arrivee!) This tousled ponytail compliments the casualness of the outfit and reminds me how windblown hair can get in the winter.

Wearing Warm

A scarf from Antonia Marat and darling furry boots from Lexi Morgan keep me warm and a luscious skin from Monicuzza Babenco (named “Snow”—go figure), make me feel all snuggly.

Wearing Warm

Oh the weather outside is frightful…

Hair: >TRUTH< Harper – pumpkin by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<*

Skin: *YS&YS* Adriana Lust 05 Snow EB Brown by Monicuzza Babenco for *YS & YS**

Sweater: *PERSONA* Furry Sweater – cream by Myllie Writer for PERSONA

Skirt: *PERSONA* Plaid Belted Skirt by Myllie Writer for PERSONA

Tights: *PERSONA* Woolen tights – orange by Myllie Writer for PERSONA

Scarf: /artilleri/ Taylor scarf STRIPES *peach/yellow* by Antonia Marat for /artilleri/

Boots: [Stellar] Kenai Boots – Tan by Lexi Morgan for Stellar

Wagon: Reek – Snowy Wagon by Riq Graves for Reek

Written while listening to “Funeral Singers” by Califone.

Inventoil

I was on Pooky Amsterdam’s 1st Question show last night. I was representin’ for all us fashionistas out there in the grid who are thought of as brainless and boring. I won the game, partially on knowing about the Stanford Prison Experiment and partially on the made up word I presented—”inventoil”: the process of sorting inventory night after night.

Inventoil

Which lead me to the inevitable—spending another portion of my evening trying to tame my out-of-control inventory. Remember those days when you were a newbie and you had a mere 2,000 and most of it was freebies and you spent hours working on that (sorting the dreck—it eventually all got dumped). Now I have far more than that.. far far more.. and most of it is darn great stuff. I can’t bear to get rid of any of it. Like the jar of fireflies.

Inventoil

Or the drinks from Tableau and the super Tophat from Pandora Wrigglesworth, which sprouts a propellor when one flies. (A souvenir from a whole afternoon of entertainment at her store.)

Or this uh… pan of eggs and sausage I am lying in.

Inventoil

Or this highflying umbrella from Elizabeth Attenborough.

The question is—what folder do I put these in?

Objects > Wearable > Particles > Insects?

Objects > Fun Silly Stuff > Food Related > Eggs?

Clothing > Hats > Animated > Silly?

Objects > Drinks > Alcoholic > Fizzy?

Cleaning inventory means you dress down, so I wore this cute hair from Truth Hawks named after Ana Lutetia (who probably has a doozy of an inventory herself), fresh and young skin from Monicuuza Babenco, top and shorts from Magen Jigsaw’s sensation sale at EmJay, socks from Krius Misfit (found in the back of the drawer), bandaids from Riq Graves (found in the bottom of a purse so I slapped them on), and my super cool Pornstar Lo-Tops from Coke Dreadlow.

Inventoil

The ugly truth:

Hair: >TRUTH< Ana – auburn by Truth Hawks for TRUTH

Skin: *YS&YS* Adriana Lust 01 Natural EB Brown by Monicuzza Babenco for YS & YS

Top: ::EmJay:: Sash Top Pink by Magen Jigsaw for ::EmJay::

Shorts: ::EmJay:: Jean Shorts Light by Magen Jigsaw for ::EmJay::

Bandaids: Reek – Bandaids – Stripes – Left Leg by Riq Graves for REEK

Socks: SiniStyle Tube Red by Kruis Misfit for SiniStyle

Sneakers: UBU PornStar Lo-Tops by Coke Dreadlow for Urban Bomb Unit

Fireflies: Reek – Look At My Fireflies! by Riq Graves for REEK

Top Hat: Topter Hat Red by Pandora Wrigglesworth for Curio Obscura

Cocktail: (Tableau) Toast’s Bitter Orange Truth by Nylon Pinkney found during a night of half-stupor on Tableau

Pan (worn): **GENNADOU**(AFK)Frying pan bed by ussi Amat for **gura-ya**

Umbrella: *ELISA* Flying Umbrella RED by Elisabeth Attenborough for ELISA