Wrapping Up October

October is about to bid us good-bye. It has been a busy month filled with departures as well as a few hellos. There have been some great new releases, some stellar hunt gifts and some spectacular sales.

This last weekend adds more offerings, many which have been covered well and often by others in the media field, so  here are my updates in the home and garden areas for those of you who aren't on all the popular SOM and group lists.

Nostalgia is the theme for Spruce Up Your Space specials and there are some superb ones; steamer trunks, an ice cream cart photo booth, and so much more. See the Flickr photos and find your favorites to check out in world. pitsch Parx was nice enough to send me over this lovely vase from UrbanizeD. Since it is moving weekend for me (yes again - fickle girl), I have a photo amidst the greasses on the mesa. A boudoir setting  would be even more romantic *wink*.

Other news in the House and Garden's area includes some gorgeous free ferns at New Trails. Find them in boxes with floating text amidst the new 2 prim oak trees. And if you are in the market for a house, NOTsoBAD has three of its Arabian houses on super duper sale.

It is a great shopping weekend and Sunday hasn't even started, so have fun and enjoy the holidays.


Last Night


The cat is out of the bag, so if I wanted to be the one to let you know about this jacket, that is most likely not the case. It is from Class E top on a Halloween hunt. It was shown on a Spanish language blog yesterday with the location to the prize. Now the prize wasn't really hidden so that is most likely not a big deal. If you missed the exactness, I will just let you know the pumpkin is (or at least was) downstairs.


The jacket is extremely nice. What I didn't see on any other posts is that it has a biker graphic on the back. If you are not into that, long hair will cover it over nicely. There is a version for guys which is longer in sleeve and jacket length.  Now as with many of these prim jackets, the belt dips into the body in some poses, AOs included most likely. Since that bothers me a bit I donned my new black sweater from SE Designs  as an underlayer. I really do like keeping warm; its Fall in my neck of the woods.


I added my Addict's Utility Belt from the first hunt of that series. I lived in it last year for a week or two and I may just do that again. I hear an "outfit" calling.


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Style Notes: 

Hair: Amacci Hair Paula ~ Dark Wine Tipped Black
Skin: []::Tuli::[] The Dressing Room :: Gina 06 (NLA)
Clothing: Veste cuir Noire Aquarelle;  [[[ SWANSONG ]]] Timeless Jeans (Midnight); [SE*Designz] Turtleneck Sweater - blac
Shoes: Lazy Places [LP] Jax Boot
Accessories: HOC - Aviator style glasses #003 Female; [MN] Addict's Utility Belt; N326 cigarette

Poses by: LAP, Nicotine, Diesel Works

Babbage in Long Skirts


I love the Babbages. True, some spots are getting a little shopworn; change moves slowly in that corner of the world. Still, there is a consistency and that is often comforting in a world that moves at record speed.  I lost one side of my mesa vista this morning. Ugliness amidst the previously clear golden skies. They aren't MY skies of course even though it feels like it sometimes. So, instead of pouting (well not too much), I moved some more cliffs over to protect my view and hurriedly dressed in  a new release outfit from Prim and Pixel Paradise.

Off to Steampunk land I went......


There are several ways to wear the set including a short mini. I opted for a more traditional look. The new release comes in rose, fern and ivory sets. The prims are manual mod. The long, full skirt gave me the opportunity to try out some of the new releases from aDORKable Poses. I showed you some yesterday from the Bag Lady series; a couple of those at least are definitely going in my favorites folder. These are from the Poofy set, something as bloggers or photographers we need to keep handy.


While I love to dress up in period garb, I seldom wear it when working. Pants seem more appropriate as I am flitting about, flying and moving giant megaprims around. The good news is that the new Fanny outfit comes with pants that span the centuries and any alternate realities as necessary. The second bit of good news is that the Poofy poses work just fine even if you don't have a wide angled skirt adorning you hips.




The Fanny outfits are on special release price for a bit. You know the drill.


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Style Notes: 

Hair: Amacci Hair Lena ~ Brown Auburn
Skin: []::Tuli::[] The Dressing Room :: Gina 06
Clothing: Fanny Outfit - Rose

Accessories: *Primagine* Wishbone Earring

Poses by:Adorkable

Inventory Control

Hi Chic,

I notice, like me, you enjoy collecting things on hunts across the grid.  I'm interested in how you keep your inventory under control.  Mine is exploding!!!  Any tips would be much appreciated :-)


Ask and I answer:

My inventory is currently at 20,000. It WAS at 15,000 after my last purge, but I have been getting so many lovely review items of late that it is growing. I make a concerted effort to keep my inventory low and well organized. Having 100,000 items does you little good if you don't know what you have or where it is *wink*. I also from time to time go through my whole inventory to weed out old things which -- while great at one time -- are no longer up to current standards. This is a project. I don't love it, but it does get me back in touch with what I have.

Whether review items or hunt prizes, I am very picky about what I keep. This is a personal choice; I am a minimalist at heart and I live that way in our other real world. So as I go through hunt items I toss anything that is not my style, that I don't like, that is poorly made or that I think I could never use. I keep anything that is nicely made, creative and that I hope to use in the future. I sometimes keep things I do not blog when they are new in hopes of using them later.

At the same time, I often toss items that I do blog (oh no!). Yes, I admit it. There are some perfectly lovely items that I feature that don't stay in my inventory -- things I think you will like, but that I will most likely never wear again. I do not have three red turtleneck sweaters for example. I keep the one I like the best, the one with more layer options perhaps or nicest textures and best fitting collar. The others go into database purging territory.  I often (and this is a good trick for bloggers) keep additional colors of outfits packed and in with the unpacked example that I featured.  I have also been known to REPACK extensive outfits that I might want to use again in the future but that have lots and lots of pieces. Chandra's and  Ghanima's designs come to mind :D.

And unfortunately, the database continuously  misplaces items. No that is too kind. It loses them, for good. I have a not too short list of things I loved that are gone.

Those 20,000 items are not just clothes and furniture favorites. They also include things I have made and sold. They include a ton of textures (some purchased, some hunt items) and lots of vendor photos. I would say a couple of thousand items are in those categories. I also have a very large collection of poses. The same rules apply there. If I have a pose very similar, one gets tossed. I go through new poses just like clothes and throw away the ones that don't fit me. Hands in hips and elbows in knees happen to me a lot, those long arms I started out with are still a part of me and sometimes problematic.

So that is my long answer. My short answer? Just keep what you love!


Diving


I spent much of the afternoon at DIVE. Lots of fun and a bit harder than the previous Halloween events, the bounty is definitely plenteous. I counted fifty items from the adventure and I know I missed some along the way. Here are a few shots of my personal favorites. EVERYTHING you see except for my shape, came from the prizes within the game.


Skins, accessories, hair, clothes and homewears can be found in disguised props. There are plenty of goodies for the guys.  The game was lots of fun and I am happy to say my gal friend and I only cheated once. It seemed like the storyline continued well from our double click hopping, but we may have missed a room or two.


This is a longer game than the predecessors -- at least it was for us. More puzzles to solve, more places to explore. Time travel, mazes, jumps into darkness -- all in hopes of solving the mystery.  If you venture over to play, be aware that prizes don't necessarily look like prizes and not all prizes have green dollar signs to show you they are buyables. Sometimes you need to right click and get a buy from the pie menu. I am sure I missed some along the way before I figured out the scheme of things. Some items appear to be prizes and are not, most likely because the original designers of the props had the object set to buy on click. So as any good adventure gamer knows, trust nothing. Anything could be a clue, a prize, a way out.

There is plenty of time to enjoy this years game, so take a friend and have fun.


Thanks to all the  participating retails who gave generously. Sorry no styling credits with this post; tired. Pick up everything. Find your favorites.

Poses (new) by Adorkable.


Fall Poetry



I didn't have to think twice when I opened the notice that there was a hunt at the Poetry Garden. So many pretty things to gaze at, it is always a pleasure to visit.  The new location is on the water so vista is in evidence. I also spied a fawn who may be new. At least I hadn't noticed him (or her) before.  I really didn't NEED to rest after hunting for seven little orange (and glowing) boxes. They were pretty easy to find by just walking around. But I did want to share the baby deer with you and also let you know that the mushrooms you see in the photo are also free. Others are nearby.


The prizes are all very nice and definitely diverse, so it is likely there will be something -- or many things -- that fit into your abode. Most items are copy. The pumpkins and fern planters are permission-less so if you think you may need more than one, a return trip could be in order. You have until Nov ember 1.


The "cup of tree" prize is both fun and quirky; it is always nice to see creativity in building.


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My costume of the day is my current default garb. You can see the style notes in this post.  I tried to make up a new outfit for the day with the very cute shoes from the Tea Hunt, but alas, I just couldn't get it to come together. So I will wear them another time. I am sure they will be perfect for a post in the future.

I am heading out to DIVE at Sn@tch in a bit when my RL gal friend arrives. The three of us  will be trying to solve the puzzles of the haunted hotel. It should be fun.


Crystal Gazing


Sometimes it might be nice to see into the future. If romantic novels are part of your escapist fantasies, if you are one of the few who can actually see past the boundaries of the present, or even if you simply like to play,  the new Tale of Fortune prop set from (*chanimations is something to behold.


Before I unpacked the new set, I was wondering just where to set up my fortune telling table. Well wouldn't you know, a tent comes in the package. Not only is it a very cute tent, it has color options so you can coordinate with your outfit.

There are plenty of choices available for setting up your own private seer stand; tables come linked and unlinked to chairs or as stand-alones if you just want that gypsy feel in the corner of your room.  Poses are accessed by clicking on the table top. Special crystal ball effects can be found by clicking on the ball.

There is even a choice in the ball for turning it "green screen" or grayscale; plus a link to a very nice tutorial on how to incorporate a photo of The Future *wink* into your shot using post processing graphics software.


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All in all, this is really a fun set and one of my favorites -- right up there with The Power of Word. Pick up a gypsy wagon, set up your tent and start your own fortune telling business in a fantasy sim such as one of the Winterfells. OR, just play. That works too.


Style Notes: 

My outfit is a mix of various role play pieces  from the depths of my closet. Hair from Calico Creations and jewelry from Ticky Tacky (see last night's post for a close up photo).


Pondering


I went out hunting this eve. That has nothing to do with my snapshot *wink*, I just had a few things on my mind and I so hate posts that are only text. I am, actually, dressed for the morrow when I hope to show you some fun photos using Chandra's latest release (no hints). My necklace and earrings are from Ticky Tacky and those are all the fashion notes you get with this eve's prose.

The hunt could have been a good one, there were signs that it might be. But a few stops to places I would never actually visit of my own accord, no LMs or hints on the official blog, full sim locations with no "happy little footprint hints" -- you get the idea. I abandoned the hunt.

I am guessing there are at least fifty grid wide hunts this month. Baubles ( no longer viable but still there) is in one. I can tell you from long time hunt experience AND experience with the hunt group I am currently  in (a good one) that attendance is WAY down. No one really wants to talk about these things, but since I don't consider myself a retailer any longer, I am happy to share my "personal info". It might make others feel better and that would be a good thing.

Business is way down in general. Designer are "dropping like flies" (not my quote but one from a member of a group I am part of). When faced with a bad economy, fewer shoppers, fewer BUYERS -- we can only expect that. I imagine that there are still some folks that are making money, but the good old days are definitely on hiatus -- for many of us anyway. Will they return? I don't know.

We all have to make our own adjustments to this climate change. We can stay. We can go (sometimes quietly disappearing in the night with no hints at all), or we can sit on the fence awhile longer. Our RL situations have much to do I imagine with how varied our choices are and how our enthusiasm fairs. Some designers have rereleased items, some have gone to low cost basics, some have (amazingly) produced some of their best work yet!  We have no idea how this will all play out over time. It has been coming for a long while, clearly after the second quarter of 2010.

And how does this general downturn relate to tonight's hunt? It is simply a case of over-saturation. Those of us paying attention have watched it over and over again. Good ideas (Fifty Linden Friday?) become the fad. They get repeated and repeated and eventually no one cares any longer. I seldom even open the endlessly incoming notecards from sales events.  I still check out what my favorite designers are putting up for the weekly (daily - hourly) sales groups, but the mass mailings just get tossed. Since I consider being "in the know" part of my personally definite job description, I can only guess that I am not alone in the tossing.

So, we had some spectacular grid wide hunts in the beginning (say 2.5 years ago). Then they became more popular, then a marketing scheme, then -- well honestly, most of them are fairly yawny these days. That doesn't mean there aren't  some OUTSTANDING gifts out there, but finding them takes a lot of time and effort and the folks giving those great gifts often get lost in the shadows of the other less than fantastic participants.

I have no magic solution here. Baubles has signed up for the Peace on Earth hunt for December. I don't expect to make any sales (or very few anyway) from the hunt. I am participating principally because I get lots and lots of great items from designers through hunts and release items and I feel it is only fair to give a little back. And it is likely  that the Baubles doors will close once again after the hunt is over. It is essentially dead.

SL can either be a hobby or a business. For those in business, this is most likely a pretty depressing time. I used to make a fair amount of money in SL, I didn't pay the rent or anything, but I hung out on the profit side of the ledger. Now, my sales come almost totally from the marketplace (Xstreet). Part of this I suspect is the continual worsening of in-world search.  If you think about this from The Labs point of view, the unfriendliness is smart. If people can't find something in-world, they will often turn to the Marketplace -- assuming they know it exists. I do too these days. The Labs get a cut of each of those sales, so for them it makes good sense to lessen the ease of the local shopping experience.

I doubt anyone is still reading at this point *wink*, but here is my personal plan. I am back in free rent mode -- living on unused land of RL friends who mysteriously keep paying their yearlies (yeah). I am still working very hard taking "pretty pictures" and supporting the designers who are hanging in there. I am still having fun! Recently I built a mini mall and the beginnings of another, simply to see if I could. I don't expect to sell many, but I enjoyed the process and for me that was enough. Yesterday I was invited to be the next interiors stylist on display at the SL Home and Gardens sim and that has been a lot of fun!

So my point in all of this I guess is that being realistic needs to figure into  our next moves. We can be optimistic, certainly, but pragmatism is often a wise mode to adopt when faced with the unknown.

And with that long winded rambling I will return to the other real world.

Foghorns


The end of the month is often slow for bloggers. Fewer new releases, hunts coming to an end -- not as much newness on the horizon. Happily, for those of us with the media handle, October doesn't seem to be one of those months. Lots of designers are already looking past our October 31 and Nov 1 holidays and into the beginnings of winter.



Fall is my favorite time of year. Cool crisp days -- with sun if we are lucky. But beyond that there are the quieter days of winter. Clouds and grayness urge us to slow down, take stock, go within.



Among some of this weekend's new releases are the Irina skins from Amacci.  My favorites are the goth skins, the contrast of the makeups against the paleness is striking. I was also impressed by the eyelashes. No prims are involved in this shot and sometimes  -- like when you are wearing glasses -- it is SO nice to be able to look good while doing without your favorites eye adornments.


My outfit is part of a large release of basics from [SE*Designz]. With turtlenecks, sweaters, shirts and leggings in a variety of colors, you can easily find those missing pieces to your everyday wardrobe.

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Style Notes: 

Hair: Amacci Hair Doris ~ Sangria
Skin: Amacci ~ Irina Skin (Goth) - 04 Purple - HB Cleavage
Clothing: [SE*Designz] Knitted Sweater - red; [SE*Designz] Wool Leggins - black (Underpants Layer); [SE*Designz] Turtleneck Sweater - black
Shoes: MIEL HAI shoe


Poses by:LAP, Wetcat

Lazy Late Nights



Busy days are good days. A sense of accomplishment, a subtle tiredness from activities and thought. It is nice to rest for a spell and reflect on the day.


Ibizarre has a new shorty sweater out called the Mara Jumper. It comes with built in beads dangling out of a tummy pouch. The extra details make this special. I had the perfect leggings for it, some almost year old patchwork numbers from Concrete Flowers. I think they were part of the dollarbie Advent promotion which I thoroughly enjoyed. Shoes were another matter. Eventually I remembered my trusty Decoy (tintable) boots. A little prim manipulation and color accenting and I was set. A perfect cozy outfit for a few hours at home.  The sweaters come in lovely muted tones with mysterious names such as lagoon and woodbine :D.


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Style Notes: 

Hair: Amacci Hair Ulrica ~ Red Auburn
Skin: []::Tuli::[] Jade (tone 4/br) :: 03a
Clothing: Ibizarre Mara Jumper - Lagoon; CONCRETE FLOWERS- Wishmas Leggins 4
Shoes: [Decoy] Jully Boots - Ivory Calf (tinted)


Poses by:rocker and Amacci

Retro Goth


Blue Blood has a new release that I LOVE!   A few steps away from what we expect, it is both daring and classic. Able to span a few genres I can think of, I put together this look -- sort of classic, retro, vamp -- slumming in the piano bar. So much fun.



It comes with a more traditional ballroom skirt as well as other adornments. In my typical "less is more" mode, I included only the bare necessities. The new Diabla set also gave me a chance to show off some Jewelry Fair 2010 items that failed to make it onto these pages during that wild decorative time.  The all black version of Diabla is shown. The outfit comes with various trim colors.



Eclectica's  Vintage Rose jewels were perfect for this look. I chose the longer of the earrings. So delicate and lovely, they  remind us that time cycles back to the beginning.  And I was extremely happy to find a fitting match for the hair ornament from Bliensen + MaiTai.

My backdop is the Piano Bar from GOD on the Black and White Hunt. It officially starts today and I do plan on getting to some stops after I put in a bit of work. One thing I discovered when rezzing the bubble this time is that it is "temporary" only in its function. It is not a temp rez system as I reported on my earlier post. Hence, while I had over 300 prims to spare, a few parts went into the Netherlands and I had to manually delete the scene after my photos were taken. So -- make sure you are in a spot where there are enough prims when you rez.

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Style Notes: 

Hair: EXXESS Designs -- NOSTIA blond 3
Skin: []::Tuli::[] The Dressing Room :: Gina 04; {Frick} Autumn's Fell Makeup - Medium
Clothing: +++BB+++ Diabla BLACK; E! Eclectic Fishnet Leggings
Shoes: BAX Prestige Boots Black
Accessories: Bliensen + MaiTai - Midnight - Hair Corsage; Eclectica Vintage Rose long earrings and necklace

Poses by:Posies, Behavior Body, Posemaster

Newsflash!


Mouse Mimistrobell  of Dark Mouse announced a 24 hour on the wall mini hunt at the shop. Find five items marked to $0. Buy them for? Well - ZERO.  You have until 6 pm tomorrow to hunt. Have fun!

What a deal. Easy to do and I haven't been to one of these of awhile so fun. My two favorites are a pack of tote bag with "stuff" and  a nice stained glass bangle set with plain silver hoop earrings.



And here's a close up. No new duds really except that I put on the A is for Autumn hunt corset top from WoE. Cute back, huh? Well the front is just as nice.


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See the style notes in the previous post. Oops, I changed my jeans to Concrete Flower green cords :D.   Pose by LAP.


Wandering Through the Mist


I've been out hunting and gathering today, a break from building and closet neatening. Some hunts? Not so good. But I did very well on the beginning of the Addicted to Halloween Hunt.  I remembered that WoE was in the hunt so I zipped over there to begin a second section (for me anyway) of the hunt. Not only did I get some very nice, very low cut jeans with "blood" (I am going to imagine paint), there was also a "C" on the lucky chair. I garnered a nice tank top. I can't remember the last time I won a chair prize!  Along with the jeans, you get a go-with-everything, shortish black cami on all layer. Bound to come in handy, it is a super basic.

My, ohsocute top is actually part of a dress from Hyper Culture.  It looked so good with the jeans as I was trying things on, I deemed it a "look". I added a fun basket from Cheeky Pea (also from the hunt) and I was set.  Now I know I am being arty here in the gloom and mist, so imagine the colors much brighter. Trust me, you want to go over and look for both of these sets. Click the photo for a larger view; you know you want to!


Another great outfit comes from Acid & Mala. Like the two previous prizes shown, this is only a small part of the set. Along with this tiny tutu type ruffle, there is also a bigger ruffled skirt and a long skirt. There are fishnet spiderweb tights that are great. As usual, I chose a simple styling. The bodysuit would work well under leather pants or jeans. Leave off the sleeves and wear a jacket? There are many, many possibilities.


These pentacle earrings are once again -- you guessed it -- only part of the prize pack from Baubles. There is a necklace for guys too and a simple orange and gold bangle.




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OK. I felt badly about not showing the vibrant colors in the top, so here is a quick pic in lovely saturated color. The hunt sign is behind me. The pumpkins you are looking for are like the smaller darker one in the photo :D.


Style Notes: 

Hair: [LeLutka]-RUSH hair - ItsNotGinger
Skin: []::Tuli::[] Jade (tone 4/br) :: 10a

Shoes: BAX Prestige black


Poses by:EverGlow, No Strings Attached, LAP

Butterlies Are Free


My post title of the evening comes from an old movie. I don't remember much about it except that I liked it and that it was both sad and hopeful. As I was taking photos for this quick post I realized that while most days my features are simply about beauty and fashion and photography, some days they are actually therapy. Today was one of those days. There was nothing mediocre about today; things were either really good or really bad. The details don't matter and if you, dear reader, were part of the good stuff, I truly thank you. I did get to build finally and that was a plus.


So I am putting aside all the bad stuff and showing you some of the good. Just you and me and the butterflies on the mesa. I am not being lazy; the seemingly endless landscape calms me. It is home in a away that nowhere else is. So here are the Cliff Notes on my outfit:

My hair matches the cute boots of this morning's post, both from Bizarre Creations. The back is long and straight like they show on some TV commercials of late, so it must be coming back in style *wink*. Best of all the leaves move when you do (on the boots too).

My runny mascara is one of a huge release of tattoo makeups from ~TIK TOK~ Body Care. There are lipsticks and eye shadows too. AND if you are on the newer Viewer 2 official release or Kristen's viewer I hear that you can stack layer upon layer. What fun! I can't do that yet, but put in a vote for multiple tattoo layers  to be moved up in the feature list on my third party viewer of choice --so maybe soon.


 I found my shrug the other day at  Jeta Designs on the A is for Autumn hunt. I liked it, but no matter how hard I tried I couldn't find an underlayer that I liked with it. Enter a gift from *Connors*; I found it while I was on the A is For Autumn hunt. Since people were TPing in to one spot and zipping off again, I figured something was up. And sure enough this very cute plaid capri jumpsuit set is only part of the current gift. It was in the middle of the floor when I was there, I think so anyway so look there first. Lots to see at all these stores of course, so take a peek at the diversity of wares.

My poses are from the acorn (Autumn) hunt also. Find them along with others in the prize from DeminAtions.

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Style Notes: 

Hair: [Bizarre Hair] A Touch Of Fall Brown
Skin: []::Tuli::[] Jade (tone 4/br) :: The Deck (a)
Clothing:  Jeta Designs Persephone Sweater; *Connors* BlackCheck Spats and tank top
Shoes: ABOMB Chic Wedges


Poses by:DeminAtions

The Hour Before Dawn


As I dressed to show you more great A is for Autumn Hunt finds, I scanned through my "photo op" folder to find a place to revisit. This isn't where I expected to be. Even though it is the same barn, albeit a few hundred meters away, it was empty when last I saw it. Now it is filled with horses. I had no clue there were this many breedable horses in SL. There must be a hundred -- or it seems that way.

Hence this turned into a photo op rather than a hunt report. See the style notes for the various shop info.


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Hair: Amacci Hair Paula ~ Amber Tipped Black
Skin: []::Tuli::[] The Dressing Room :: Gina 05;

 You are looking for acorns (small)

Style Notes #1:


Clothing: Back&Writer Unlimited Autumn Shirt Edition;  The Secret Store - Pumpkin Tights
Shoes: [Bizarre Bootz] from Bizarre Creations

Style Notes #2:

Clothing: [Charisma] Burgundy Leather trench Coat
Accessories: Ear Candy ~ Entwined Bracelet ; Mimi's Choice MEB : Grey Scarf




Poses by: LAP and EverGlow

An Afternoon of Acorns


Since it was still not a building day for me ("Failed to Rez, Failed to Rez, Failed to Rez"), I continued on with the A is for Autumn Hunt. With the help of the hints, I found most of the prizes and didn't need to search for the next stops often. There are lots of great gifts and some very nice new-to-me stores on this hunt trail. I have more highlights to show you, but time is short as Blogger photos will be off for awhile in just a bit.

My personal favorite find of the day, comes not from the A is For Autumn Hunt, but from the Fortune Teller Hunt. I didn't even know there WAS a Fortuneteller Hunt, but I found two of the tarot cards while looking for the acorns. The set from Ear Candy includes both dangling earrings and a charm bracelet with oh so many collected memories. It reminded me of my mother's silver charm bracelet. I wore it as a teenager and had it for many years. It either disappeared in a burglary or I lost it in a move. Either way it is only a remembrance now and it was good to revisit the times when I played with all the movable charms.



Charisma's acorn has a big set of clothes for both gals and guys. Included in the mix is this burgundy Henley (the guys get a brown version) with tuck in option. Some nice black cord jeans (both layers are included) as well as a trench coat which I plan on showing you in the morrow are part of the pack.

There are several Viewer 2 tattoo makeups as prizes. My personal fav is shown in the top photo. It is a bright orange leaf from Garded Secret.



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Style Notes: 

Hair: Amacci Hair Paula ~ Amber Tipped Black
Skin: []::Tuli::[] The Dressing Room :: Gina 05
Clothing: [Charisma] Burgundy Long Sleeve Top ; [Charisma] Black Corduroy Pants (Autumn Hunt)

Accessories: Ear Candy ~ Fortune Teller Bracelet and Earrings (Fortune Teller Hunt)




Poses by:[what next] chair, Behavior Body