I really wanted to blog something new, but I just haven’t seen anything that’s interested me on the fashion side. In fact, I have seriously considered deleting my whole “to blog” folder and starting fresh. But before I head out to C88 where I will hopefully find something perfect, I decided to inventory dive and shop my own stash. I quite like how it turned out.
I started with one of my old favorite structured blouses, treasured from before fitted mesh was even a thing. I can still get away with the S or XS sizes depending on what else I am wearing. Do you know where it’s from? Can you name other pieces before hitting the credits? I hope you enjoy! Only my BoM skin and hair are very new.
I had to title this post according to the fact that *most* (though not all) of what I am wearing is “old.” Old in SL terms is like 3 weeks but REALLY old is like 1+ years or so, IMO. In this case, I guess many of these items would be considered positively ancient.
But how could I forget great pieces like these trousers from Baiastice, bag from Zenith, loop scarf from Enfant Terrible, coat from C’est la vie, and glasses from...wow, where did I get these anyway?Izzie’s! I got them at Izzie’s!
This year – and every year TBH – SL provided an important respite from the stresses of IRL. I am always down to play dress-up and I continue to find that SL allows me to be creative in ways that scratch an almost unreachable style itch. So here’s my “best of” the year list – SL style.
My Personal “Best of 2020” in SL Style
Maitreya Lara Petite was such a great launch for me. Finally, I can be the little wisp of an avatar that I prefer – and not have accompanying boobs that rival Halsey’s. I love the new Petite add-on and hope that more of my favorite creators will size for it in 2021. Hats off to COCO, Fleur and erratic for already doing so!
BoMeverything! Last year, I had only just discovered how to utilize BoM and I primarily used it for rediscovering old skins on new heads. This year, I learned how to use BoM elsewhere and hope to get better at it in the new year.
My lack of instant love (so far) for the newer line of LeLutka Evo heads is well-documented. However, I absolutely LOVE the new Evolution eyebrows that are exclusive to that line. I have only just begun to play but with a few more customization options (shape/color), I will fully-retire my classic heads. Maybe.
Another feature exclusive to the Evo line is HD makeup. I heart, big time. HD makeup + big, beautiful brows = my sincere desire to fall in love with an Evo head!
The good news is I DO very much enjoy my LeLutka Nova head because I found a BoM skin that I absolutely adore. Babe from Egozy is a look I could wear day in and day out. In fact, I love it so much, I went back for a second tone a month or so after I bought it and then went in for the full fatpack just this month, which set me back almost $8k!! I almost never do that with skins anymore.
On the other end of my avatar, I am currently decluttering my shoe collection in SL (not IRL – omg!) and I find my favorite footwear in almost every category comes from [Gos].
I really enjoyed using backdrops and props from Minimal, in addition to my usual stark white backgrounds. The creator that used to supply a lot of my jewelry is now tops when it comes to considering a background for the styles on DeuxLooks.
And finally, my main “bests” for 2020 continue to be shopping my own stash of SL treasures that I collect and organize for reuse across years (and in some cases, decades). It’s a lot easier to over-accessorize when you have thousands of treasures tucked away to choose from. I’m glad I have gotten better at collecting only the pieces that stand the test of time.
With that, I wish you a healthy, happy New Year in SL and your IRL. May 2021 bring us all a chance to exhale and be hopeful!
Instead of “may” your Christmas be merry and bright, I hope we can “make” it that way. At Christmas – no matter what you celebrate – perhaps we can take a moment to punch little holes in the darkness to make it brighter for all.