This adorable little sweater dress from Bowtique is so sweet with its peppermint pink striped inset down the front, the double row of ribbons and the pink pearl buttons. However, it is saved from being saccharine thanks to a sharp, flat collar and the ribbed selvage at the bottom. If that collar had been rounded and if there were a ruffled skirt, this dress would rot your teeth. Instead, it satisfies your sweet tooth without causing any cavities.
With such a darling dress, the risk is letting it become too youthful and kawaii for a 39 year-old avatar. I added the abstract floral stockings from Bijou (these were freebies in 2007) with a darker color and the deep pink Giselle boots from MiaMai with a high fashion shaped wedge heel inspired by the shape of the Dior Virgule heel.
Alas, all is not perfect. Unfortunately, like too many mesh designers, Bowtique’s Jellyroll left the inside alpha. I filled that gaping emptiness in the first photo, but want to make sure you know that the dress has this flaw. I still like the dress and am wearing it, but I have to be careful about the pose so that the emptiness does not show. Creators leave the inside alpha to reduce the upload cost and lag in these mesh items. However, they don’t need to paint the entire inside, just enough to cover the inside part we see. The manicure if from FLAIR’s wonderful mani/pedi huds for Slink nails.
I pulled out the Panda set from Donna Flora again. While at first glance, it could seem saccharine, but it’s so over the top that it’s ironically sweet. I love the wit that animates this set. The hair is a great find on Marketplace. It is the first hair produced by the Faenzo Goucci fashion house and to introduce themselves, they are selling this Uffie undo with matching hair tattoo in a fat pack of all colors for just 1 linden. Truly, you can’t go wrong.
My skin is the ever elegant Sophia from PXL Creations. I added a tattoo layer called Spring that goes with the skin. For VIP group members, PXL skins are 25% through Sunday night – a 48 hour sale. Get thee hence!
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Skin: [PXL] Sophia NAT Pink lips MEB C2
Makeup Tattoos: [PXL] Sophia NAT Spring Eyes (tattoo layer)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard
Mani/Pedi: SLink Mesh Hands with FLAIR mani and PXL CReations applier
Hair: Faenzo Goucci – UFFIE Hair // REDS Medium Red
Clothing: :bijou: StockingD[pink]/Socks
Bowtique – Buttoned Sweater Dress – Rose
Shoes: Miamai_Gazelle Ankles Boots_Hot Pink
Jewelry: Donna Flora Panda Earrings Purple