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I've Got Sunshine On a Cloudy Day

When The Temptations sang that, their sunshine came from “My Girl” but in my case, the sunshine is packaged up in a lovely bundle from Pink Outfitters called the Sierra Bubble Dress. I love the pure unabashed bright sunshine yellow.  The bodice details and belt add playful elements – making this a dress full of joy – and sunshine.

I‘ve got sunshine on a cloudy day
When it’s cold outside I’ve got the month of May
I guess you’d say

What can make me feel this way?
My dress  (my dress, my dress)
Talkin’ ’bout my dress (my dress)

I  put my dress to the test by stopping by Inis Caiseal – a sim that really demands cloudy windlight settings.  Yes, it passed the test with flying colors – sunshine on a cloudy day.

I’ve got so much honey the bees envy me
I’ve got a sweeter song than the birds in the trees

I guess you’d say
What can make me feel this way?
My dress (my dress, my dress)
Talkin’ ’bout my dress (my dress)

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People Say Thanks In The Sexiest Ways

Bastet Hazelnut recently asked for ideas of places to shoot pictures on plurk and since I have a notecard that I save landmarks for nice spots to shoot pictures with notes about permissions, I passed it over to her. It’s out of date and I keep promising myself I will spend the 2 or 3 days of teleporting around that it would take to clean it up, but dang it, everytime I try I get so many failed tp’s. Today I spent nearly an hour trying to update and check landmarks and made a total of four successful teleports. This was after taking care not to wear scripted hair, jewelry and shoes so that scripts would not be hanging me up. Argggh! However, it you want a copy of your own, just IM me in-world and I will pass it to you.

Bastet very kindly sent me a thank you gift – this gorgeous lace lingerie set. I could not resist shooting it right away because it was just so frilly and fun. People say thanks in the sexiest ways! The name of her store is NUT and now I owe her an apology because the instant I read that, I immediately thought of a song my older sister would sing to me when I was a kid. Of course, I think she owes me an apology for getting that song stuck in my head. I want to share the pain, but will warn you that this song burns brain cells.

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Mi Mi Mi – A Dress About Miiiiii (ok not but sort of)

posted by Gidge Uriza

While I didn’t get this in time for me “All About Me” post it definitely has the right stuff – a screen print image of the ultimate Brigitte – BARDOT!

This fun summer dress from WIG WAM BAM! is one of several cute dresses with silly screen prints but all also come with a plain skirt option. Continue reading

Cape Cod Girls

The nautical them of Fleur’s most recent release of Sailor Pants, and striped tube top and v-neck that are perfect worn on top of each other put me in mind of one of those odd albums that was someone’s post Pirates of the Caribbean brainstorm. Called Rogue’s Gallery, it’s an album of contemporary artists singing pirate songs and sea shanties. One includes the unique and unforgettable Cape Cod Girls.

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I Can TOO Be a Ballerina!

posted by Gidge Uriza

I’m a SN@TCH Ballerina Dammit! This is just another quickie as I’m running out the door, but I was in a Pepto-Bismol pink mood any happy about it. I don’t normally think IVEY or SN@TCH when trying to satisfy my inner pink princess, but this outfit tells me that I should! Continue reading

I ♥ Pixel Dolls

I ♥ Pixel Dolls. They were one of the first stores of my Second Life and one where I spent many of my hard-earned lindens. Believe me, when you get paid 300L/week for clearing prim trash at a mall, you earn it and every purchase is long-considered, and Pixel Dolls earned a warm spot with its reasonable cost, many layers and fabulous fat packs. This outfit, Leonides, is just a perfect example of why they are wonderful. It is flexible, can be worn multiple ways and can be worn as separates with other clothing. No wonder I and many, many others ♥ Pixel Dolls.

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Designer Showcase Network

I love those people who see recurring issues and debates like the freebie debate – all heat and no light – that recycle frequently without resolution and instead of adding their two cents, sit back and break the problem down and proactively search for an alternative. Rika Watanabe is just that sort of person. She looked at the whole freebie/hunt/entitlement/hoohah/blah/blah and proposed a solution – The Designer Showcase Network. You can subscribe any of the nine channels that interest you and receive a daily promotional item from a designer producing work in that channel. The channels are Animations and Poses, Business Tools and Services, Female Fashion, Gadgets, Vehicles and Weapons, Home and Garden, Jewelry and Accessories, Male Fashion, Skins and Hair and Full Avatars.

For designers, this lets them expose their content to new potential customers. For customers, well it’s one to nine freebies per day depending on your interests. This post is actually about how this leads to sales. Last night I opened up a DSN freebie from Miss Muffet and tried it on. It was an adorably cute little lavendar dress that had Gidge calling me Bo Peep. It was cute, well made and not my style. However, I liked the quality and the wit so I decided to follow the landmark in the folder and check it out. I immediately saw that is was a store Achariya would love and im’ed her with a “check it out” landmark and then saw a dollarbie that would be perfect for  Gidge’s freestyle blogging and bought a sweater and this fabulous pants out above for myself. Gidge also bought the dollarbie and an outfit I am sure you will see soon – complete with – erm, I better let her suprise you. So…one item that I deleted… but interesting and good enough that it got me to the store and had me sending LM’s to two others. It’s a win-win.

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Am I Plaid Enough?

Regular readers know we love Sn@tch here at It’s Only Fashion – fabulously affordable fatpacks of fun. Ivey Deschanel, the genius behind Sn@tch is quite possiblyly the witties designerr in Second Life.  Without doubt, she is the wittiest I have encountered and she applies that wit not just in her clothing names, but in the designs as well. Only someone with a highly developed with would name this Enough Plaid…and use such wildly vibrant colors. I don’t think these textures will find themselves in any hunting tartans soon. Because Sn@tch clothes come in fat packs, you get to wildly play with them too. Case in point, Ivey did not put this top with this bottom.  I mashed up two together…and I think it works.

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In the Summer, In the City

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.

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