It’s a true fact but it wasn’t until recently that I really paid much attention to what exactly being an Aries meant. I was surprised to find out I am of the sun sign, I’m a leader and I tend to not get things done while starting many things. Apparently, I’m blunt and to the point and will take on just about anyone not to mention having a competitive streak a mile wide. It kinda explains a lot, except that part about being competitive, of which I am most certainly not. I’m also not very me oriented (although that might be the result of having children because I used to be very me oriented…as in ‘me needs more sleep’ or ‘me needs more coffee’). I do enjoy getting things going but I have a horrible habit of not sticking around until the end and I do adore a good day of procrastination (like right now, should be cleaning my house…I started with the kitchen and then got side tracked and came to blog). So yup, I would say an Aries is what I am, especially since I need sun to survive with not having sun results in barely functional. Who knew? Perception obviously did because she made this beautiful Corset for the Aries Zodiac round that I absolutely adore. Along with this amazing neck corset that caters to my darker side (more after the cut with rides in the credits)
This little adventure is certainly forcing me to be a bit more creative with pictures. Nothing like trying to hide the fact that I am shoeless again but worse…pantless. I did end up with 29L which will go towards next weeks shopping spree and really, I blame the entire thing on Frozen, which had modeling poses out at Stuff in Stock (not to be confuse with Stuff in a Sock, my name for it that does not even remotely exist but what a cool name for an event!) that I needed because it added 5 new poses to my goal of 10 before I can stop buying poses. See how this is working? (more after the cut including one well placed not exactly nude but yep..halfway nude NO PANTS picture–just saying))
This starts my new Tuesday adventure called “Stipend Tuesday.” It’s where I take my alt and try to find a complete outfit and a pose with just the 300L’s that she receives every Tuesday morning. Whether I complete the outfit or not, I blog it. I know many of us are on tight budgets and those budgets are based on what we get each Tuesday while occasionally popping a few extra lindens in for good measure (I usually do that with my main account once a month and that has to last me all month). I have to say, this was a little harder then I thought and took some careful considerations as to what I was going to buy and what I wasn’t. (more information after the cut, including the rules I established for myself)
The other day, I was cruising blogs and found the Goofnutz blog which was showcasing items from the SL Buddy Walk event that is raising awareness and funds for Down Syndrome. The fair goes from March 16-31st and has some great designers participating with many great items donating 100% to the cause. (more after the cut including credits and some rambling)
Sometimes, I manage to amaze myself with my ‘ooh look shiny thing’ abilities. Lassitude & ennui is definitely making clothes (in case you didn’t already know this but I bet you did!) and will have this absolutely amazing corset, Elena, for sale at the Adore and Abhor Five Year Anniversary Event available in many different colors. The event starts on March 16th and has not just lassitude and ennui but many other designers as well to help celebrate Adore and Abhors 5 years of creating. Therefore, you should go. But before you go, you have to head over to free*style shop and pick up the free (yes, it’s free!) pearls necklace also from lassitude & ennui. (more after the cut including my shiny moment and a visit to the arcade because of said shiny moment…plus pictures)
Alrighty then, the SLU benefit, Divine Miss M, is fully underway with many many things out from not just people’s inventory that happens to be no copy and re-sellable but also from some amazing designers. You can read about why we are having the benefit here on SLU. Today’s post is a mix of new items from both Fashion for Life as well as the benefit. (more after the cut)
This past week, friends on SLU and in SL alike lost a wonderful person, Mabb Delwig. Although I only knew her through posts on SLU, she was loved by many and that includes her partner, Shane Fairlock. The SLU community has come together once again to help Shane visit with Mabbs family and have started a fundraiser, including yard sale. You can read the heart felt condolences and information on the fund raiser/yard sale at SLU.
In order to offer some sort of help with the fundraiser, many of us have started going through our inventories to find quality items from outfits to landscaping that are no copy to place up for sale. There are also some amazing items from creators such as Bliensen + MaiTai, Phenix and more who have placed up their wares with proceeds going to the cause. Items go pretty fast and are constantly being updated, so make sure you grab a landmark and go back often.
If you have ever heard some of the oldbies talk about Last Call and the creator (who passed away many years ago), Ginny Talamasca and wanted outfits either for the first time or to complete your own collection….now is the time to go get them. Although I also didn’t know Ginny beyond realizing the work for Last Call (and Dazzle before that) was ahead of it’s years in texture skills, I collected just about every outfit during the sales that occurred through the first year or so I was in world. I’ve been hording them and holding on to them for no reason beyond sentimental purposes of my own and have decided to go through the collection and put them all out (or as many as I can..some are no transfer). I’ve also hit a few other folders and placed out items by Clio, one from Alchemy, Blaze (who is another amazing creator of all things formal) as well as a few things from Azul. I have a ton more Last Call to go through, so make sure you go back…I’ll be putting more out as they sell off. Most items (mine and others) for the yard sale portion are around 100L (although I did put fat packs of Last Call at 250L) so it’s well worth the trip.
Perception has this amazing Pisces necklace at the Zodiac Event, unique and with gold or silver option, it’s a must have for everyone. I also found White Widow at the event and picked up this lovely face tattoo that I coupled with Beautiful Freaks Girl Poison eye make up. Beautiful Freak is the layers under the eyes and White Widow is the layer on the side of the eyes. Pretty, pretty, pretty! I’ve also been coveting this gown named Society by Volstead (as well as the rest of the collection) and finally picked it up the other day. Many different colors to chose from, but I went with Ice as it’s a beautiful shade of blue with gold accents that warmed my cold little heart (more after the cut so click to read the ramblings)
Lassitude and ennui is (or has been?!) dipping into clothes and made this absolutely beautiful Naiad sun dress for the Zodiac Pisces Event. Six different colors in the pack including rose, teal, cream, peach, ink and grey. Beautiful ruffles along the bottom and bowed in the back, this is original mesh work at it’s finest. It comes in small to large and includes the alpha layers plus additional ones that you can put together yourself (and if you are like me and don’t know how, read more after the cut!)
Meet Admiral James, an 18th century man who rules his ship with an iron fist and a heart of steel. Never one to shirk his duty, he’s led his men into battles against the most unholy pirates and stood by as his men fought to survive. After his crew held their own against the dwindling Caribbean pirates of the 18th century, Admiral James retired to a village off the coast. He can often be found wandering the beach lost in thought and staring off into the ocean depths. (more information including credits after the cut)