All I could think about when I was doing this post was vanilla greek yogurt with fresh raspberries over the top… wonder why? Now I know what to add to my grocery list tomorrow. Your shopping list will be much simpler and cheaper…..
I did a little inventory search and I came up with an amazingly CUTE dress from STC! I LOVE when I do a color search and I come up with something I don’t think I’ve ever worn (I know I shop too much) although I don’t think the designers think so….. This dress has some great gathering on the bodice and lovely ruffling on the hemline and the sleeves, which can be worn or not.
I was so happy to see a color I look good in AND have some of in my inventory already! This week I chose an old standby and staple designer in my wardrobe ….. PixelDolls…. always can find something there I MUST have.
The new Gloria dress from Chantkare is a lovely lacy confection with a big full skirt and a wide waist sash, but it was too romantic for my mood for when I put it on, so I took off the skirt and switched in the sleek and sexy Pixel Dolls High Button Miniskirt instead. The blouse is the sort that puts the va in va-va-voom but I wanted something to wear with the new buckle wedge from Anexx. Something edgy, not romantic. Switching skirts gave the top a whole new direction.
In plurk yesterday someone asked where folks buy gestures and I snarked that I don’t buy them because I hate them. I have never used the Woot! or Hoo! gestures. In fact, I deleted them as I do most gestures. So of course, friends have had to send me little messages saying Woot! because that’s how the world works.
PixelDolls Marie Lace
Now, about a week ago, I was actually in a position where the Woot! gesture would have been appropriate. You might recall the outfit I wore last week with the black crochet gloves. Folks could not find it, so I im’ed Nephaline Protagonist the creator of PixelDolls and asked if it was still on sale. She said she was going to make it a group gift, but then….the next day I got this off-line IM to email. “Hi sweetie! I tracked down that glove map, and reworked the whole thing a bit- I had quite forgotten what a neat top and stuff that was. I just put some items in my shop that use the maps- I’m sending you copies via Xstreet. Thanks for everything!!! <3”
PixelDolls Marie Crochet
Woot! She released three (four if you count the white skirt options) versions of the older dress, reworked so they are even better. So here they are, thanks in part to you readers asking how to find those gloves, which prompted me to ask, prompting her to revisit those old files. And seriously, these dresses are too sexy by half – whether the daring crochet or the slightly more demure lace, with or without the corset. These are clothes for when you are hell bent on seduction and some of the hottest gloves ever.
That’s what this outfit says to me. It’s a conglomeration from several pieces. The top is from a House of Nyla dress, the skirt from Handrawn Machine. the gloves from a PixelDolls dress and the socks from Reasonable Desires. The idea is not to encourage you to necessarily buy every single piece but to start thinking of dresses as potential separates and accessories as well. For example, I have a gloves folder in my accessories folder and when gloves are included in an outfit, I copy and paste a copy into my gloves folder so I have more glove options available.
It’s about time I show you the other dress I used when snapping all the Hair Fair pictures. This again has a simple neckline and does nothing to distract from framing the hair beautifully. From Pixel Dolls, it’s called Cashmere and definitely projects that soft and sensuous fabric.
I wander through Laqroki every so ofter picking up hair because as we’ve established, I’m not going to be satisfied until I’ve picked up EVERY SINGLE STYLE in the sunkissed color (or whatever the hell number it is, Mallory has gone to a numbering system %&%&%$&!)
I had heard rumblings about a skin sale, so ambled over, no real intent to BUY anything but I do like to keep my eyes open, anyone who fashion blogs would agree a good skin assortment gives you a lot of flex in your abilitly to style. Continue reading →