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Prints and Colors

Don’t Mix Prints! That was once the conventional rule of fashion, but again and again, people have flouted the rule with great success. It’s tricky and can look atrocious, but folks who can mix prints well are among the most exciting fashion designers and icons. Gia Seorn of Gizza knows how to mix prints. The collection of five Tracy Strapless dresses recently released by Gizza is a masterclass in mixing prints. Thalia Heckroth™ released a fun new jacket that I added to dress. I love sleeves, so often add a jacket over strapless tops and dresses. The details are perfect and happily fits comfortably over a dress. My pet peeve with mesh jackets is that they too often can only be worn with applied textures or with a set piece made just for that particular jacket. I love to find jackets that I can wear with other brands. The entire outfit is a blue-green wave of fun! I added some tights, appliers from Izzie’s and a great deal, too. 30 colors for 299 lindens™.… Read the restCinderella is proof that a new pair of shoes can change your life



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A Comfy-Cozy Coat

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.
I added some tights from Pixicat (also at Collabor88) and a plaid skirt from Somnia. These Mrasnica stilettos from Mutresse with the unzipping zipper embellishment are gorgeous. You will find them at Collabor88. And the D!va Helen hair is a gorgeous updo, perfect for a thick puffy coat that would snarl and mess up longer hair. Glam Affair’s Debby is a fun new skin applier with bold eyebrows. Equally bold – these gorgeous earrings from LaGyo. Both are at Collabor88.
Clothing: .Baiastice:Nordic Coat-Azure-Maitreya Lara @ Collabor88
Somnia :. Cheerio Skirts {M}
-Pixicat- Fall.Tights (Maitreya) @ Collabor88
Shoes: .Mutresse. Mrasnica Stilettos for SLINK Body (high feet) @ Collabor88
Jewelry:LaGyo_Autumn earrings – Silver @ Collabor88
Hair:””D!va”” Hair “Helen” (Fatpack @ Collabor88
Poses: aDorkable
Appliers: Glam Affair ( Lelutka Mesh Heads ) Debby Lips Applier 22 @ Collabor88
Appliers: Glam Affair ( Lelutka Heads ) Debby – America @Collabor88 @ Collabor88
Glam Affair ( Lelutka Heads ) Stella Applier [ America ]
[LB MehndiOmbreGold] Slink Manicure
Eyes: [PXL] REFLEX Eyes (M) ~ GreenGold
Mesh Attachments: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA v1.6
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The Subtle Magic of Blueberry

I am so in love with this Blaire blouse from Blueberry, mainly because of the attention to detail. Look at those perfect seams, the pockets, the buttons, the cuffs. Everything about that blouse is exquisite in the details, even the wrinkling around the elbows. To top it off, the blouse is released with a tucked and untucked version. When something so simple and basic as a white shirt is elevated with these kinds of details, that is when clothing becomes fashion. Even better, there is a HUD that lets you choose from many colors for the fabric and the buttons.
It is coupled with a gorgeous Blaire short skirt as well. It, too, comes with a color-change HUD. That same attention to details that elevate can be found in these Ingenue Tabatha heels. The shoes are sold in several colors. I love the two-tone contrast. There’s that gorgeous blouse again, and it highlights the lovely Exile Flickering Light long hair style for Collabor88. Here is another shade of the two dozen lipsticks released by Glam Affair at Collabor88.… Read the rest“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” — Coco Chanel

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!
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
Bike: What Next: Collabor88

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Zaara at Collabor88

Zaara released a wonderful three-part outfit at Collabor88 this month. I always prefer it when designers release their outfits as separates. This allows us to wear the tops with other skirts, shorts, or jeans. We can wear different tops, even sweaters, with the skirt. To top it all off, there is this beautiful belt that is a perfect complement to the skirt, but I can picture looking fabulous on a sweater or body-con dress.

Zaara’s Ziya tiered skirts are sold in sets of two, a solid and a print. Both the Ziya skirts and the Anisha tops come in a full spectrum of colors. The Boho wrap belts come in several colors too, with gold and silver options. The variety of colors and prints are joyful, the entire set is like a joy booster shot. I dug out these Zaara Sachi sandals that I knew were hiding somewhere in my closet. They were released a few months back by Zaara and fit right in, not just with the colors, but with the entire bohemian essence of the outfit. This picture shows you the lovely open back of Zaara’s Anisha top and the wild disarray of the Monso Hayeong hair for Collabor88.… Read the rest“Pure, intense emotions. It’s not about design. It’s about feelings.” — Alber Elba

Meeting Commitments

It’s only day 2 of Blogtober and I’m fueling up with soup while I work on editing photos. I’m ready for the challenge…and Sophia is gonna have to work hard because I am pretty competitive. I was going to make it easy on her and take today off…but no.  I’m chatting away while I work with this talking head from NOMAD you can pick up at COLLABOR88. It gives out questions and then I answer them, he listens oh so attentively which I truly appreciate. He CARES about what I have to say, he’s the PERFECT man! I bet Sophia can’t hang spoons…
Gidge is Wearing:
Romper: #bubbles Mandi Light Green Romper [Maitreya]
Eyes: Banana Banshee – Autumn – Purples applier HUD (wear me)
Earrings: Cae :: Sea Star :: Earring (L)
Cae :: Sea Star :: Earring (R)
Head: CATWA HEAD Bibi V4.10
Leg Warmers: fri. – Marnie.Warmers (Oatmeal) Collabor88
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Skin: PXL Creations – Heidi
Soup: Lost Junction – Collabor88
Talking Head: Nomad- Collabor88

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Blogtober…The Mainstore Challenge

My friend Sophia said “I need someone to commit to blogging every day with me to help motivate me.” I personally need that too because I’ve gotten so lazy, lounging about looking pretty in the same clothes for days – LIKE A PEASANT. So I answered her back and told her it’s ON. We decided we’re calling it BLOGTOBER and it’s an opportunity to refresh our brains, re-energize our passion and get back to what we love. I challenged her to go shop at a mainstore, NOT an event post, for our first day of commitment and so here I am, slathered in Sn@tch. My dress AND hair is from Sn@tch and who knew Ivey was making hair? I picked up a pastel pack of hair for fun and I really do like it, I’m going to have to start counting Sn@tch on my list of hairdressers. If you haven’t been in a while, I do recommend stopping by to check out the wonderful at that place.  It’s far and wide. My skin today is from PXL Creations – Heidi for Catwa.… Read the rest

Don’t Get Froggy…or Do?

I’ve lived a lot of places and I tend to take “sayings” from those places with me when I move. One of my favorites was “Don’t get froggy” when meant – don’t JUMP into something, either with attitude or just generally sticking your nose in where it didn’t belong. If you started to start mouthing off into something that wasn’t going to go well for you, a friend would say “Oh don’t get froggy.” It always made me laugh. I’m reminded of frogginess this morning (is that even a word?) because I’m messing about with a new (old but revisited) photo editor. I don’t have PS and have always just used free online editors to crop and play with my photos. Picmonkey has decided it wants money and well honestly, I’m not sure I love it enough to pay for it. I might. But I’m not making that decision today. Instead I hopped back over to and I’m now wondering why I ever left it?… Read the rest

I Am House Hunting – Or Is It Hunting Me?

I could not resist the temptation to try out the new house from Scarlet Creative at COLLABOR88 this month. Such a lovely, cozy space, I thought maybe, JUST MAYBE I would make a change. Fall is the time I often switch houses and despite missing my tree houses I was thinking perhaps this one is the one? Maybe I should settle into this snug space with it’s interesting little alcoves and hallways?  I keep feeling something though, as I wander through the rooms, taking in it’s measure. I feel like, I’m not alone. No one is here on our island today, I’m all alone. But something feels…off. I can’t shake this feeling of something breathing near me. I don’t know why I feel this way. Do you?
Gidge is Wearing:
Hair: “”D!va”” Hair “Helen” (Fatpack) COLLABOR88
Eyes: Banana Banshee – Autumn – Purples applier HUD (wear me)
Bracelet: Cae :: Trick or Treat :: Bracelet (L)
Head: CATWA HEAD Bibi V4.10
Shoes: Ingenue :: Tabatha Heels (Maitreya) :: Cider COLLABOR88
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Sweater: [MAIT]The Secret Store – Pia Quilted Jacket – Dusk COLLABOR88
Dress: [MAIT]The Secret Store – Soline Draped Dress – Lines COLLABOR88
Poses: Pretense
Skin: Pink Fuel
House: Scarlet Creative Love Craft Cottage – COLLABOR88

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Starting The Fall Decor

I’m decorating for fall and you’ve got just a couple more days to pick up these great candles and this bookcase at Collabor88. This is my FAVORITE time of the year, and I’m so excited to sort out new looks for my house! Time to get all of my spooky things out and make ready for Halloween! Happy Wednesday girls! Gidge is Wearing:
Dress:=Zenith=nature dress with scaf (Flower)-Maitreya COLLABOR88
Eyes: Banana Banshee – Autumn – Purples applier HUD (wear me)
Bracelet: Cae :: Trick or Treat :: Bracelet (L)
Head: CATWA HEAD Bibi V4.10
Skin: Pink Fuel
Boots: Ingenue :: Woodruff Boots (Maitreya) :: Camel COLLABOR88
Lara Hurley- Mesh Moles
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Hair: Tableau Vivant \ My Day @ Work
Candles Decor: Second Spaces – Collabor88
Bookcase: Schadenfreude – Collabor88

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Gidgeus Maximus

It’s been a dull roar for some time that I should try out a CATWA head. I confess, I haven’t really much looked into it. I went over once and looked at them and their vendor ads made me feel like I was on a strange planet and so at that point I figured it wasn’t for me. Anything I have to think too much about is truly too much work in my SL. I’m a lazy girl. This isn’t new. If it IS new, you must have just joined our program already in session. However, having seen some amazing photos over the past few months and the conversion of people I like and respect has given way to a feeling of “Hmmm, perhaps I should check them out again.” A perfect storm occurred during my AM log in today. First of all, over at Juicybomb Gogo had purchased a head JUST to blog a skin she loved.  Next while sipping coffee and chatting with some of my girls Kitty and Luna I was encouraged to go and GET ALL THE HEADS AND TRY THEM ALL. So dammit, I did exactly that. The first part of my quest was simply to find a Gidgey enough face.… Read the rest

Sometimes Bloggers Just Sit Around

It’s Saturday and I’ve got a full day ahead of me. In fact, I’ve already been out shopping and picking up some demos and doing SL things and frankly, I’m a bit spent. Walking around and being pretty is hard work. I’m sitting in different parts of the house just for fun. My day isn’t very exciting, sorry guys. My gorgeous top which is perfect for a lazy Saturday is still available at Collabor88 as are my shoes from REIGN – I cannot love these enough. It might be a perfect day for sitting around the house when I’m this comfy. I’m trying a different shade of the beautiful purple eyes from Banana Banshee. I like these, pretty pink/purple shade. Now I’ve got a ton of things to demo and maybe it’s time to start decorating for Halloween? YES? YES!!!
Gidge is Wearing:
Head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-ARIA v1.6
Skin: Lara Hurley
Pants: Addams // Alicia Flare Pants w/Belt // Maitreya
Earrings: Amala – The Air Balloon Earring – Gold – L
Amala – The Air Balloon Earring – Gold – R
Eyes: Banana Banshee – Autumn – Purples applier HUD
Bracelet: Cae :: Trick or Treat :: Bracelet (L)
Beauty Marks: Lara Hurley- Mesh Moles
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Ring: Noodles – Alex Rings Rose Gold/Onyx COLLABOR88
Hair: Tableau Vivant \ My Day @ Shopping THE ARCADE SEPT
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The more you leave out, the more you highlight what you leave in.

Henry Green was talking about editing and writing when he said, “The more you leave out, the more you highlight what you leave in.” The truth of that statement, though, applies to fashion as well as writing or any other kind of art. That is why I enjoy wonderfully restrained minimalist design like you get from ISON & Rowne. These pieces are from a showcase collection that will be taken off the market after September 30th, so go to ISON as soon as you can. What was left out? There is no fussy fastening where the skirt fastens on right hand side. Incidentally, most wrap skirts fasten on the left, so even that was a design decision. An important element in its design are the French seams, that highlight the close-fitting form of the skirt. With simplicity, we see the beauty of the fabric, uninterrupted by distractions. It is the same with the blouse. The simple drape and cuff of the sleeves on the blouse and the unadorned keyhole closure that drops deep and draws attention to the bodice, but without a fussy pussy bow.… Read the rest“The more you leave out, the more you highlight what you leave in.”

Be like a peacock and dance with all your beauty

Peacocks are glorious creatures, peahens are so dowdy by their side. Aren’t we lucky that both the male and the female of our species can, if they choose, be as gaudy as a peacock or as subtle as a peahen? I am going for the gaudy side today with this gloriously embellished butterfly “Glasswings” dress from Reverie for The Arcade. It seems serendipitous that Sway’s and Moon Amore released peacocks and butterflies at The Arcade at the same times as that dress from Reverie. I love the accidental synchronicity of The Arcade. Adding the Sweet Things table and chair just makes it even better. Reverie goes full romance with this lovely pair so shoes. The peacock inspired nail polish is for Virtual Insanity, something I had in my closet for quite some time. The hair is a delightful bob from Vanity Affair. It’s called Miss Coco and can be found at Hairology. The skin and makeup are from Glam Affair’s Avril. The Reverie blue tiara had to be resized to fit the hair, an easy adjustment since it is modifiable.… Read the restBe like a peacock and dance with all of your beauty.


My new dog doesn’t seem to realize that I’m CLEANING today. He apparently decided that what I really wanted to do was have a bigger mess! I don’t know about you, but the last thing I really like is for stuff to get completely drenched in soggy dog dirt after I get it clean. Now, this own’t do at all….BAD DOG! He doesn’t seem at all motivated to stop. I’m going to send him off to the Kennel Inventory soon if he doesn’t cut it out, I tell you what. A girl can only take so much doggie related chaos on a Sunday morning. All this AND laundry waiting for me today. This Sunday is the worst. Help help, I’m being oppressed. You can pick up a lot of today’s items to complete the narrative of your SL – hopefully less dirty than mine, at THE ARCADE which is STILL open folks!
Gidge is Wearing:
Head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-ARIA v1.6
Dress: .tsg. Nurse Sugar Uniform – Pink [Maitreya] THE ARCADE
Earrings: Amala – The Air Balloon Earring – Gold – L
Amala – The Air Balloon Earring – Gold – R
Eyes: Banana Banshee – Autumn – Purples applier HUD (wear me)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Hair: Tableau Vivant \ My Day @ Shopping THE ARCADE SL
Laundry Decor; Second Spaces – THE ARCADE

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The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.

Self-help has not changed much since 160 C.E. when Marcus Aurelius was journaling. His published Meditations are a twelve-volume collection of self-help books that are in the public domain, free to anyone to download for their fill of his “Think Yourself” [insert desired quality here] philosophy. You probably think I am kidding. I am not. Here’s a bit of the self-help advice from good old Marky A.
I suppose it was the classical lines and the rich colors of this dress from Gizza that brought that beautiful quote from Marcus Aurelius to mind. “The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.” It’s true, we conform our character to our thoughts and training ourselves to think positively can help us develop a more positive character.… Read the restThe soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.

Pizza for Breakfast

The Arcade will be winding up in a few days and let’s face it, it’s PRIMO time to get in there and complete your collections. The Early Shoppers throngs are gone, you can move around without lag and the goods in the machines are all as awesome as they were DAY ONE. I decided that what I would do was make a run, right after I had some delicious PIZZA for breakfast. I need to keep up my strength. It’s tiring work,, all this shopping, so this comfy sofa from Sari Sari is working well for me as I relax my aching feet and back from lugging back my goods. What were your favorites this round? Did you manage to pick up the items you wanted the most? I’m now going to figure out if I should permapet my last kitty that I do keep about or if I’m going to buy something I don’t need. Decisions, decisions…who know.
Gidge is Wearing:
Pizza: -RC- Food Things – Pizza Slice – THE ARCADE
Head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-ARIA v1.6
Skin: Lara Hurley
Jeans: Addams // Ginger Boyfriend Jean w/Belt // Maitreya
Eyes: Banana Banshee – Autumn – Purples applier HUD (wear me)
Moles:Lara Hurley- Mesh Moles
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Scarf: Stories&Co.… Read the rest

I’m So Tired…

Tired of being admired…../sings in her best Madeline Kahn voice. I am tired though. My day has been exhausting. I’m worn out from people and things and the lack of them being what I want. So I’m to bed early, with some treats and my sleep mask designed to keep out the light until I decide it’s time for my day to start again. I’m surrounding myself in the magic of The Arcade, from my bunny guardian to my mask to my shift for sleeping, good things from The Arcade are going to guide me into golden slumbers this fine pixel evening. Now I’m going to call my pixel day done. If yours isn’t finished yet I’ll understand, but this girl has found her comfy spot and I’m going to be right here until the morn. Goodnight girls, sleep beautifully.
Gidge is Wearing:
Head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-ARIA v1.6
Dress: B.C.C Mai Moi – Chipao Dress B [Maitreya Exp] RARE THE ARCADE
Eyes: Banana Banshee – Autumn – Purples applier HUD (wear me)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Bunny: MishMish – Bunny Fluffz – Royal RARE THE ARCADE
Bed Clutter: Tres Blah – THE ARCADE
Mask: Mon Cheri Night Essentials Mask 2 – THE ARCADE

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Domestic Suits Her

I’m a simple pixel girl and this time of year i’m always excited about the myriad of goodies that start appearing for my kitchen. Yes I’m a pixel baker, I can’t help it. I never have to worry about the calories – so what’s the problem anyway right?  My joy is kicked off with the pieces at Collabor88 from What Next.  I’m also wearing a great skirt set from Lazybones also at Collabor88 this month. This round is so cozy and comfy, I’m ready for fall weather for sure. I was excited to see the Skinnery release a new skin for Lelutka, she’s a pretty face. I accidentally forgot to take off my Lara Hurley moles and hey they look great so I’m going to wear it this way. Some people might not approve of the disparity between my eyebrow color and my hair. To those people I would say “Bitch please, you know I’m not a natural blonde.” Get to Collabor88 while this round is going strong and stock up on this month’s cozy goodies.… Read the rest


Maylee Oh of The Secret Store answered the burning question, “What Would Dita Wear?” for the September Collabor88 showcase. And she answered it beautifully with lovely rockabilly lingerie that hits all the right notes. Not only that, she answered ten times over in beautiful color combinations of polka dots and solids. From Dita to D!va, the fresh and flirty hairstyle is a delightful change from D!va’s trademark flyaway updos with its short bob and flirty hair ribbon. It, too, is a Collabor88 release.The skin and makeup are from Glam Affair’s Clary applier for Collabor88.
Featuring the lingerie seems like a great time to feature my bedroom freshly done up with lots of highlights from The Arcade. Click to view slideshow. The Aria bed gets special mention for all the fun and delightful animations in it, including the initial animation when you first pose on it – jumping up in down in circles. ****SHOPPING LIST******

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