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Free, unrestrained and unhindered.

“the things in our control are by nature free, unhindered, and unobstructed"

Epictetus wrote in the Enchiridion, “The things in our control are by nature free, unrestrained, unhindered.” We control our own actions, words, opinions, what we like, what we don’t like, and what we want. If we stick to what we control, he suggests, we are free of restraint. It is when we try to influence the things outside our control that we are trapped. It’s good advice. The difficulty is figuring out what we can control.

That’s been on my mind a lot. There’s a lot I don’t like happening, but what can I control? I can choose despair or resistance, that’s up to me. I need to focus on what I can do, not what I wish would happen. So even though I feel like kicking more than an exercise bag, I will instead focus my mind and my heart on resisting despair.

“the things in our control are by nature free, unhindered, and unobstructed"

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Hello Cold Weather

Hello Cold Days

December is here and that means Christmas! and The Arcade! and it is up for debate which is more exciting. It’s so easy to go the red and green route for the holidays, but I resisted, buoyed by the gorgeous Camellia lights from {anc} over in the corner. I went for pinks and turquoises, think Miami meets Idaho. I liberally used the edit menu to tint my furnishings just a bit and even retexture a few things such as the runner on the side table. I know it’s a blend of modern and traditional that should clash, but it doesn’t. I think of Simon de Pury when I decorate, “Be bold, be brave, be amazing.” Why not mix modern settees with traditional cupboards and folk art and deco end tables? If you can make harmony of contradiction, then it’s not just bold, it is amazing.

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It’s Written In The Stars

This gorgeous jacket and long skirt from Baiastice is still available at COLLABOR88 this month and I think both pieces are a must have. You can’t see the shoes she also put out for this round because for reasons I can’t divine I cropped them out, but they’re very kicky. I like’m. Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving from The Urizas

Sophie is back from visiting Auntie Inventory JUST in time for the holidays. We’re looking forward to some lovely winter days together before she returns. We’re having our feast and planning on visiting lots of friends! We hope that your Thanksgiving, or THURSDAY as some call it, is an awesome day too! Continue reading

A Comfy-Cozy Coat

Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak. Rachel Zoe

I am loving this big puffy coat from Baiastice for this month’s Collabor88. A puffy faux fur dyed a brilliant blue, it also comes in several other colors. There are thigh high boots that coordinate as well, but I went in a different direction.
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Fall Into You

Fall has finally arrived on our isle and I’m ready. I’m out early doing a bit of shopping on my trusty bike.My outfit, boots and gorgeous bike are all available at COLLABOR88 this month! My typists mom had this bike in RL, it’s pretty cute.

It’s a quickie today, busy times!

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Gidge is Wearing:
Boots: Baiastice_Trio High Boots-Black-Maitreya Lara COLLABOR88
Eyes: Banana Banshee – Autumn – Purples applier HUD (wear me)
Top: Blueberry – Blaire – Tucked in Blouse – Maitreya COLLABOR88
Skirt: Blueberry – Collabor88
Head: CATWA HEAD Bibi V4.10
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Xia
Bike: What Next: Collabor88

Lovely Lace from Baiastice

One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.

I am loving the new jumpsuit from Baiastice for Collabor88. It comes in two versions for each of the twelve colors it comes in, with a plain, solid bodice or with a lace bodice. I chose the lace bodice because I was feeling frisky.

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