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Heavenly Boots

So it’s getting a bit colder, the leaves are falling and it’s raining. It’s autumn and it’s beautiful. But the most important thing this kind of year is to make sure to keep warm and dry to avoid getting sick. And the most important thing to do that is some nice boots. So I went today and bought boots. Nice boots. Maitreya Gold boots. Maitreya Gold Shearling Boots. In black. And I love them. I didn’t go to some autumn sim to test them – I went to my favorite sim, World’s End Garden. It’s just so beautiful…

What I’m wearing:

  • Dress: Grifha (Camel) – Sissy Pessoa for Baiastice
  • Jacket: Doly Rocket Jacket – sunami Beck for Emery
  • Fishnets: Fishnet tights (black) – Annyka Bekkers for Blowpop
  • Stockings: Arva socks (black) – Azure Electricteeth for Tee*fy
  • Boots: Shearling Boots (black) – Onyx LeShelle for  Maitreya
  • Makeup: Make-up Layer 08 – aida Ewing for Glam Affair
  • Hair: Mariella 2 (Cranberry) – Truth Hawks for Truth Hair
  • Freckles: Extra Freckles – Launa Fauna for L.Fauna
  • Eyes: ‘Sunrise’ Eyes (Deep blue) – Ikon Innovia for FASHISM
  • Skin: Emma (fair, 06 Slate – copper brows – freckles) – Tuli Asturias for Tuli
  • Shape: Bodyshape 1 (Avie) – Emilia Redgrave for REDGRAVE (modified by me)

Yes, yes, I know these boots are old – but they are still gorgeous. Well-made, lots of details and so so pretty.

TOSL: Once upon a time …

I’ve been away from SL for a couple of days, only checking in to check messages and sales. But when I started going through this week’s TOSL event, I was really impressed. So many beautiful things. Clothes, pose props, accessories … This is really a great week for TOSL so hurry out and get these goodies.

There are so many good things this week, so I’m only showing some of them. I’m really impressed with how the designers have used this week’s fairy tale theme. There are so many different takes on this theme and really, it’s good stuff! Check out the official TOSL blog to see it all.

This week TOSL also introduced a new thing – each week will have a featured designer:

This week’s Featured Designer is Scarlet Chandrayaan of Iced Jewelry and Magnifique Poses. Scarlet is one of our charter TOSL members and has owned Iced and Magnifique for nearly 2 years! Be sure to stop by her shop and pick up the gift she’s got for you (be sure to have your Taste of SL Shopping IN WORLD group tag on, it’s for group members only!)

I’ve used several poses and pose props from Magnifique Poses and Scarlet Chandrayaan has some really great poses and props. Remember to pick up the extra gift she has put out at her store.

What I’m wearing:

  • * Dress: Gretel Dress (Berry) – Harry Hyx for ISON (Comes with white tee – not shown)
  • * Necklace: The Neverending Story Necklace – Guenevere DeCuir-Legion for  Collisions 
  • * Watch: Butterfly Watch – Baby Monkey Shoes (functioning – 9 suede straps – hardware can be gold or silver)
  • Leggings: Tights (Brown) – Tatyana Ultsch for Insanya (Free Group Gift)
  • Shoes and socks: Maitreya Gold Moxie (Brown) and Over-Knees (purple) – Onyx LeShelle for  Maitreya
  • Hair: Astrid (Cranberry – streaked) – Truth Hawks for Truth Hair
  • Eyes: ‘Sunrise’ Eyes (Deep blue) – Ikon Innovia for FASHISM
  • Skin: Emma (fair, 06 Slate – copper brows – freckles) – Tuli Asturias for Tuli
  • Shape: Bodyshape 1 (Avie) – Emilia Redgrave for REDGRAVE (modified by me)

* Pose prop: Once Upon A Time Storybook Scene –  Tranquility Way Station 

* Standing Pose: Pin-Up Poses – Izzie Button for Izzie’s – From TOSL a couple of weeks ago

Black and White

So I’m playing with pose props at the moment and here’s another chair. I tend to buy a lot of poses – and a lot of pose prop. And since Viki recently threatened to have me count my poses, I thought I better start using some of my ‘collection’. And the pose props are actually a lot of fun to play with.

What I’m wearing:

  • Top: Katy bustier (black) – Erratic Rain for erratic
  • Pants: Midnight Flowers Low Jeans – Bela Tolsen for *Tuttifrutti*
  • Shoes: Maitreya Gold Salience (Liquorice) – Onyx LeShelle for  Maitreya
  • Necklace & bracelet: Wanderer (Black) – Nena Janus for *League*
  • Hair: Caitrin Roots (Cranberry) – Kavar Cleanslate for Exile
  • Eyes: ‘Sunrise’ Eyes (Deep blue) – Ikon Innovia for FASHISM
  • Skin: Emma (fair, 06 Slate – copper brows – freckles) – Tuli Asturias for Tuli
  • Shape: Bodyshape 1 (Avie) – Emilia Redgrave for REDGRAVE (modified by me)

Pose prop: Heart Chair Pose Prop – Scarlet Chandrayaan for Magnifique Poses

Dragonfly

At the moment, I’m reading a series of fantasy books about insect kinden (The Shadow of the Apt series by Adrian Tchaikovsky) – and therefore, this dragonfly necklace available at The Fashion Garret immediately caught my eye. The book is the typical fantasy story – band of unlikely hero goes up against the big bad – but it is done a bit more clever than most and the idea of insect kinden really makes it new and fresh. I must admit that SL has severely limited the time I spend reading but this series is slowly pulling me back into books and I’m happy about that. Now, I just need to find the balance between reading and SLing – I don’t want to loose either one.

This outfit also embodies a bit of guilt. See, I’m wearing my fatpack shoes – and I … well, I couldn’t decide on which color to get the dress in and since I love League, I kind of just went for the fatpack of dresses too. And this dress really is amazing. I’m not sad at all that I got it as a fatpack – I love the soft muted colors of it. It reminds me of Fishy Strawberry colors as well – and I love Fishy Strawberry too so this is perfect for me.

What I’m wearing:

  • Dress & belt: Vintage Chiffon – Nena Janus for *League* (Available at CH1C)
  • Necklace: Dragonfly Necklace – Apple May Designs (Available at The Fashion Garret)
  • Shoes & socks: Maitreya Gold Moxie (Violets) and Over-Knees (purple) – Onyx LeShelle for  Maitreya
  • Hair: Inverted Hair (FireTop) – Thora Charron for Lelutka
  • Tattoo (face): AITUI Tattoo Stars 02 Face Tat – female fit – boy of crows (Jesseaitui Petion) for Aitui
  • Eyes: ‘Sunrise’ Eyes (Deep blue) – Ikon Innovia for FASHISM
  • Skin: Emma (fair, 06 Slate – copper brows – freckles) – Tuli Asturias for Tuli
  • Shape: Bodyshape 1 (Avie) – Emilia Redgrave for REDGRAVE (modified by me)

Location: Pompano Island

A Pretend Zebra (Shoe Fair # 12)

So this outfit is really a mix-up of all kinds of stuff – we have sport socks, nice shoes, girly skirt, lovely top and lacy shawl as well as a pretty necklace. I call this outfit The Zebra Outfit and the name was inspired by a top that I tried to get to work with the skirt but finally, I dropped that idea, added this top instead, the shawl again (really love that shawl) and a new necklace from Donna Flora – really coming around about Donna Flora jewelry. This necklace is more simple than many Donna Flora necklaces, but lovely.

And the shoes are amazing Knew I wanted them as soon as I saw them. And I’ve gotten several compliments on them – they truly are great! And Shoe Fair is open still so hurry over and get these – or some other shoes. Just go buy shoes!

What I’m wearing:

  • Skirt: Aragon Skirt (White) – Fae Eriksen for Fishy Strawberry
  • * Top: Lace Dress Tina (Black) – Emeliy Auer for  TrendStyle
  • Shawl: +LR+ shawl (onyx) –  Lika Ruby for +Lika Ruby+
  • Necklace: NANA necklace – Squinternet Larnia for Donna Flora
  • Tights: Maitreya Gold Tights (White) (from Salience shoes) – Onyx LeShelle for  Maitreya
  • Socks: Socks Orchid Club (Black) – sunami Beck for Emery
  • Shoes: Katy (white) – Kittencat (caterina canning) for  A-BOMB (Available at  Shoe Fair)
  • Hair: Wild Horses (Cherry Red) – Autumn Hykova for Tiny Bird (NB: Tiny Bird has closed.)
  • Tattoo: AITUI Tattoo Stars 02 Face Tat – female fit – boy of crows (Jesseaitui Petion) for Aitui
  • Eyes: ‘Sunrise’ Eyes (Deep blue) – Ikon Innovia for FASHISM
  • Skin: Emma (fair, 06 Slate – copper brows – freckles – black lashes) – Tuli Asturias for Tuli
  • Shape: Bodyshape 1 (Avie) – Emilia Redgrave for REDGRAVE (modified by me)

* The first and third pose are from Juxtapose – the new Stronger set.

Use Your Shoes Challenge: 7 pairs blogged – 45 to go … (Read about the Use Your Shoes Challenge here.)

All about the shoes (Shoe Fair #11)

So of course with Shoe Fair going on, sometimes you have to focus on the shoes. And when you’ve challenged yourself to use all your shoes (Stupid idea, btw!), you have to even more. And when the shoes you’re wearing are not only Maitreya Gold (sighs …) but also the new oddly fantastic Maitreya Gold Salience shoes, well, you not only have to focus, you have to stop and wonder and gaze in awe.

I’m pretty sure these shoes aren’t for everyone but I am so in love with them. They are weird and feathery and amazingly detailed. And I got them in purple. Purple might just be my favorite color!

These shoes aren’t cheap – Maitreya Gold never are. But they are beautiful, well-made and they come with several color choices in both nylon socks as well as tights. And these are actually the first Maitreya shoes I bought – afterwards I bought the Moxie wedges since I’ve been wanting to get them forever and these Salience shoes were so amazing.

What I’m wearing:

  • Dress: Eva Dress (Plum) – Kellie Iwish for  Elate!
  • Fishnets: Fishnet tights (black) – Annyka Bekkers for Blowpop
  • Stockings: Maitreya Gold NylonSocks (Violet) – Onyx LeShelle for  Maitreya
  • Shoes: Maitreya Gold Salience (Violet) – Onyx LeShelle for  Maitreya (Available at  Shoe Fair)
  • Necklace: Long Tassel Necklace in Silver – Caroline Apollo for Caroline’s Jewelry
  • Sunglasses: Custom Sunglasses v. 3.2: Compulsive – Gospel Voom for Gos
  • Tattoo: AITUI Tattoo Stars 02 Face Tat – female fit – boy of crows (Jesseaitui Petion) for Aitui
  • Makeup: Basic Liner Purple – monica Outlander for Miamai
  • Hair: Oh Sugar (Restaurant Ketchup – Lamb Bellic for  !lamb
  • Eyes: ‘Sunrise’ Eyes (Deep blue) – Ikon Innovia for FASHISM
  • Skin: Emma (fair, 06 Slate – copper brows – freckles) – Tuli Asturias for Tuli
  • Shape: Bodyshape 1 (Avie) – Emilia Redgrave for REDGRAVE (modified by me)

So the shoes – I can’t post this without posting a closeup of these gorgeous shoes.

Use Your Shoes Challenge: 6 pairs blogged – 46 to go … Oh I’m so going shoe shopping when I’m done with this insane idea of mine.  (Read about the Use Your Shoes Challenge here.)

The ‘Use Your Shoes’ Challenge

So I’ve come up for a challenge for myself – and for everyone else, if anyone care/dare to join. It’s called ‘Use Your Shoes’ challenge and it’s very simple. I’m going to count all the shoes I have that I haven’t worn yet – and by worn I mean featured on this blog since the look I have here are the ones I walk around in. It doesn’t count to have just worn them to see how they looks – if they haven’t been part of an outfit, on the list they go. And not until I have worn them all, am I allowed to buy new shoes.

Now the reason for this is, that not only did I buy … ehm … a few pair at Shoe Fair – I also finally gave in yesterday and bought my dream shoes – the Moxie Wedges from Maitreya Gold. I’ve been eyeing them for so long but couldn’t decide on which color so … I kind of ended up buying a tiny little fatpack … with 7 colors in it. So to keep me from running back and buying the other fatpack (!) of Moxie Wedges (there’s a really pretty pink in that) or from getting the fatpack of G Field’s new boots (they are so amazing – I’ll feature one color on the blog soon), I’m giving myself this challenge. Three easy steps: Count the shoes – wear the shoes – blog the shoes.

Stinalina sits down to count shoes.

So here is the number of unused shoes, broken into categories:

  • Heels & Stilettos: 12
  • Pumps: 6
  • Wedges: 9
  • Boots: 14 (+ 1 Docs polish)
  • Flats (ballerinas, flipflops, Mary Janes): 6
  • Sneakers: 1
  • Sandals & Espadrille: 3

And the grand total is: 52!!!

Stinalina sighs

So I really should have thought this through before challenging myself …! It’s going to take forever before I can buy new shoes! If I wear one pair a day, that’s almost two months.

Hm … Well, I have used some of the sandals and flats with bikinis – so I might post a couple of bikini outfits soon … But this is really going to be a challenge! And a bigger one than I thought. I don’t think I can say that I don’t have any shoes when I have 52 I haven’t used!! Oh this is going to be tough!

Just a simple casual outfit today – dressed up with amazing wedges.

What I’m wearing:

  • Shirt: Open Shirt (lavender) – rika Oyen for *ARGRACE*
  • Skirt:  Aragon Skirt (Pink) – Fae Eriksen for Fishy Strawberry
  • Shoes & stockings: Maitreya Gold Moxie (Violets) and Over-Knees (purple) – Onyx LeShelle for  Maitreya
  • Necklace: LEO-NT The World lives on ❤ necklace (cyan/purple) – Needful Things
  • Tattoo: AITUI Tattoo Stars 02 Face Tat – female fit – boy of crows (Jesseaitui Petion) for Aitui
  • Hair: Dylan (Jealous Red) – Parvarti Monday for fri.day
  • Eyes: ‘Sunrise’ Eyes (Deep blue) – Ikon Innovia for FASHISM
  • Skin: Emma (fair, 06 Slate – copper brows – freckles) – Tuli Asturias for Tuli
  • Shape: Bodyshape 1 (Avie) – Emilia Redgrave for REDGRAVE (modified by me)

Can I just say, I’m really surprised by that amount of shoes??? I mean, I know I bought a lot at Shoe Fair – but I didn’t buy half of these at the fair. So I’ve had more than 30 pair of boots, shoes, pumps and whatever in my inventory, that I’ve never worn … Wow. Sometimes it’s kind of scary to look deep into one’s inventory!!

(So one pair of wedges less to go – only 51 shoes more to blog…)