My favorite stores for clothes shopping are those small, idiosyncratic boutiques that offer maybe 20 items instead of 200, whose clothing is not designed to mix and match, but follows the creative whims of the designer. That’s where you find some of the more fun and unique clothing and accessories – such as most of the items in this outfit. The dress come from Stitch by Stitch on the new moosh sim. It’s a delightful store created with love and if you care to take up sewing your own, they have an adorable sewing machine, too. Like many of the really fun boutiques, they offer around 20 items, not 200, but each one is unique. Fresh Baked Goods, where the mah jongg bracelets came from is equally delightful – a pastel confection and though it offers only a few items, they are wonderful. These fabulous bracelets have a touch script to change colors. Full disclosure: my bracelets were a gift from the owner – a thank you for my mention of her other fabulous bracelets in another post. Twinkleberry – the source for the necklace and earrings – falls into that small boutique group as well – and like them, has unique designs.
That’s not to say I don’t have a big space in my heart for the high-end department stores and other major designers. When I need to fill a hole in my closet – when i know what I am looking for, that’s where I go. But for whimsy, there’s nothing like a small boutique
More photos on Flickr. Additional photo and style notes after the jump.
- Shape: melli2 by hatchy mills
- Skin: Amy05 by Laqroki
- Eyes: Soulful Hazel by IC Eyes
- Hair: AmyJane – texture change headband – TRUTH
- Dress: My Little Geisha by Stitch by Stitch Magic
- Necklace & Earrings: Placido Ruby by Twinkleberry
- Bracelets: MahJong Bakelite Mooncake from Fresh Baked Goods
- Shoes: Vintish Teal Pastel by Aphrodite Creations