I was feeling like a redhead today, and this ballet gear + the red hair put me in mind of someone I used to know……so……
I have a story to tell you. When I started on the grid, it was basically in a very small group of mommy bloggers – one of whom owned an island. One of them – after some time passed, apparently went a bit batty and joined a ballet troup – declaring to everyone that “she was respectable now.” And had all her AO and Dance huds switched to ballet poses and went about in ballerina gear 24/7.
When I first saw this dress at KA Designs I knew it was a must have because it reminded me so much of a dress my older sister had, one of my favorites. She’s enough older than me to have lots of cool retro dresses that she saved and one was very similar to this except it had capped sleeves and a brown sash waist. It was made with a blended wool challis that was so soft to the touch – imagine blending flannel pajamas with silk and you would get the approximate feeling of how soft and “pettable” this dress was. I am sure that is what explained the sly smile when she said is was her “best date dress.”
Whippet & Buck's High-waisted skirt allows for fun mixing and matching.
One of the real pleasures of the Double Take project is catching up with old friends with whom I have lost touch. One such person is Lorelei Maggs whom I met when I worked cleaning up prim trash at Vicious and Gidge was my boss. She was also an early client of MDR Studio – though Maht took her pictures, not me. So last night was the first time she was in front of my camera and as soon as I zoomed in I saw she had on some breathtaking jewelry. Surprise, surprise! She had made it. I got a LM and went there immediately after I finished shooting last night and picked up some amazing sets…one of which I put on and decided to add to this outfit.
Dove Swanson has made an AO that will lift your spirit and your avatar in more ways than one. First, it’s a Relay For Life item so your purchase price will help that great cause. Secondly, it’s a fun Animation Override that is full of whimsy and a playful spirit and as for the last, look at the picture. To show it off, I wanted an equally whimsical dress so chose this one from KA Designs.
Abraxxa Anatine of EarthStones brings a jewelers eye for detail to her shoe making – and every pair of her shoes are truly jewelry for your feet. Last night she released 10 news shoes and kindly sent me a couple pair of truly exquisite ones. The shoes are called Lalika and each pair lets you select between 3 metals and 3 stones to expand your options. The pair shown above are raspberry and I selected the Sugilite stone option. With these shoes I am wearing a lovely dress from KA Designs called Cove.
This pair is her Fruit Punch shade. There are five pairs of shoes with different colored straps and 5 pairs with single color straps and she is selling them individually or in two fatpacks. The fatpacks are 30% off which gives you almost 2 pair in discount. With these shoes, I am wearing the newest dress from Mimikri – the Sina in stripes.
When it gets hot and the sun beats down on the asphalt, it’s time to break out the sunglasses and bright colors. The bright colors add zest and energy to combat the enervating heat and the sunglasses make the bright glare bouncing off the sidewalks bearable. White, such as in the jacket, is the necessary color of the season – brightening your look and reflecting the light and heat away from you. Dressing for summer heat is always fun because it demands your brightest brights and lets you shine. For example, the FAB.PONY dress above is the brightest blue or the KA Creations dress below, both accented with white accessories.