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inspiration monday.

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First in a series…because Monday’s need to be more fun. The beautiful people who are inspiring me so like hardcore on SL. 

More people I adore on my ever-expanding link list.

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one hundred and twenty four.

Loving this jumpsuit/dress/Bjork costume from Vita’s Boudoir. I mean this in the best possible way when I say I feel like a jellyfish right this minute: glowing, ethereal, mysterious…immortal??

And I must mention Lamb’s hair, a shop I love and even more so now that the new “unicorn” colors are out. They are soo pretty. And just as much love to Buzzeri’s new Talia brows. Both are soo good. XO, Abra

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one hundred and twenty three.

Feeling like a princess in this regal Pixicat gown, which is a prize at Enchantment. I paired it with OMEN’s crown, which is a past Enchantment prize. You must check out this event, the prizes are amazing! XO, Abra

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one hundred and twenty two.

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Coming at you with a simple outfit, inspired by Mikunch’s sweet puppy ‘fro shirt. What a fun and strange graphical print = my fav! You can get yours at Kustom9 this month.

Also loving Fashionably Dead’s hair (from Hair Fair, now in store) and Reign’s heels (buy them now, for an Enchanted event stamp card!)

Muahs! XO, Abra

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one hundred and twenty one.

Feeling sassy & playful today. Loving this Gato skirt currently @ The Attic this month. It’s a picnic blanket with ants all over it! Gosh, I just love cheeky prints. Get a 3 skirt fatty pack for $95L. Woots.

To round out the outfit, I had to add a little more plaid in the form of Shai’s sheer top. I love pattern play, and the way the sheer plaid and cheery gingham combine = double happiness.

I’ve loved this Chemistry ‘do called “Buttons” since I came back from my lil SL hiatus. Why it’s taken me this long to blog it, well, I don’t know! Sometimes it takes a while. 

Also a shout out to Blowpop, who’s owned the title of my favorite fishnets in SL since 2009. They are that well made! Now if only Annyka would return long enough to create appliers for all her items. Including her lingerie, which is also some of my favorite to this day. Enjoy! XO, Abra

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one hundred and twenty.

Needing to feel like a badass and Pixicat comes through with the forest warrior girl look I need. I feel strong! Get your awesome pants @ We <3 RP this month! (The top is from a past We <3 RP & is now in the store!) XO, Abra

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one hundred and nineteen.

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Feeling all summery and feminine in this Offbeat kimono from the Okinawa Festival! Also…I lucked out and got a rare…this never happens to me!

Forgot how much I love this Devol tattoo that I have had for ages - yay for vintage!

How much floral is enough floral? I can’t get enough. ;-) Also…loving this delicate golden jewelry from Amaya, Zaara, Amala, Omen…so lovely. XO, Abra

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one hundred and eighteen.

Hi my loves, back from the reel wurld. Life’s been busy, but I always have time for YOU and styling- you know that!! (I don’t know why I’m talking like this, let’s just go with it ok?)

I’m coming at U with a fresh & green look. To me, green means fresh, growth, renewal, positive energy…I just love the color green. The inspiration behind this look was totally the Pixicat top for Uber! You need to check out this event for the top, and for so many other cute items. Dangerous on the pocketbook but so worth it, you know.

Building around the top, I had a few thoughts before going OH YEAH, THAT TUTU! I’m talking about the one Nylon Outfitters put out in the spring for Collabor88. It’s all silky and femme and has the best drape to it. It just looks soft, you know? I like skirts that drape well, and in SL I’m extra particular about them. This one has it.

These shoes, doe. I have been wanting to post about my Muka ballet flats since I scored on the black ones at OMGatcha a while back. (FYI…I will never tire of black shoes, ever, ever, ever in either life.) For all you “old” *ahem* vintage avis out there…you’ll remember DeLa’s ballet flats that were similar to these back in about 2009 or so. I’ve been wanting a mesh pair since it (mesh) became a thing…ballet flats with the wrap around ankle ribbon. Seriously I could never tire of this style: it’s timeless in my eyes no matter what’s trendy. Muka aced it with this version- love them! (And you can wear the flats without the ribbon, but srsly why would you??) 

Ok, so many words, so little time. So much more I could say, but I’ll leave you with a kiss, a hug, a hi5, and a see ya reeeeeal soon. XO, Abra

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one hundred and seventeen.

I’m loving this Offbeat dress from Kustom 9 & these jelly (!!!) sandals by Amala (from The Chapter Four). Girly cute items with some interest to them.

And I am wearing a new Birdy skin! It’s from The Secret Affair and it is soft and dreamy…everything we have come to love about Nina’s skins. 

The last thing I must mention. My Wasabi Pills hair. I can’t get enough of this hair brand. There aren’t any spectacular ombre colors, or wild fly-away hairs…just simple, pretty, well done hair. And it really adds a clean finish to any outfit. I just love them! XO, Abra

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one hundred and sixteen.

Some of my favorites, all in one look. XO, Abra

ps. Loving this Haste top + Spellbound hair! OMG, they are amazing!

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one hundred and fifteen.

I’m on a roll! Loving up this GATO jean romper @ The Season’s Story. You know I love me some gradients and this “juice” color is right up my alley. 

Also <3 this Olive hair @ Hair Fair. It’s called “Alice” and it’s so perfectly prim & girly! Olive also makes the best colors…lots of rainbow hair (which is my favorite.)

Last but not least, Pixicat’s summer sandals @ The Season’s Story give me more of that perfectly braided strapping that I adore. (see: my dress 3 posts ago.) So much goodness <3 XO, Abra

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one hundred and fourteen.

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Hi dolls, I am coming to you with a prim & proper look served up my way. Loving this Blues hair (created by Elisa of Okkbye!) for Hair Fair 2014. It’s very Die Antwoord with it’s punky, baby bangs…just LOVE. Blues is a brand-new hair store, and I will SO be keeping an eye on this one.

And you know I love a good shoe. My shoes are Pixicat for The Secret Affair. They are so perfectly over the top, my favorite type of shoe. (If you’re going to wear shoes at all, make a statement, ok.) The base is color change as well, if you like to clash a little. (Clashing can be lovely and is very current, atm.)

My top is Shai and I squee over the tiny star print on chambray blue…just perfect. And I was particularly happy when it’s waist matched perfectly with The Secret Store’s skater skirt. Maybe someday we’ll have standardized waist sizes, but until then it’s a roll of the dice & I got lucky. 

So much good stuff to blog, so little time. Until the next look, much love to you. XO, Abra

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one hundred and thirteen.

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I think this is the first hairstyle I’ve blogged that covers half my face. Ever. Pretty amazing, huh? I suppose I’m more of a fan of showing my whole face in looks. What won me over with this hairstyle? A few things: the unique blue color, which is soft and almost natural looking, if that makes sense; the androgynous cut that just screams punk to me; the soft, combed-over look; how I can (finally) put my shaved hairbases to work here. Did I mention this hairstyle is free? Well it is! Uncleweb Studio is giving this away as a group gift for the Creation.JP event. Just join the free group and the hair is yours.

So…this outfit was actually inspired by my sweater. I’ve been meaning to pay some mind to Gato. I love this store and can remember the exact moment when I first learned about this brand. How could I forget? Lalu’s creations are amazing and she creates clothing with some of the most unique patterns out there. I love this Invaders Pull sweater for it’s bold graphics, loose fit (a dude could probably wear this as well) and deep V…because, deep V y’all. I also have to mention this Bianca dress, which basically contradicts everything I just said about Gato. It’s so clean, simple, perfect. It totally reminds me of the ‘90’s…like it should be worn by Kate Moss in a CK One ad or something, am I right? You can see it better here, as Miss Okkbye wore it perfectly this way.

Another love up or two are my Akeyo shoes from this month’s The Mens Dept. I’ve been a fan of artoo Magneto since I first came across his work a near half decade ago (gulp). Still one of my favorite long-standing brands in SL for sure. These hi-top shoes hit all the best marks: well-made simplicity, extra tall hi-tops with a bit of flair at the top (which, beyond good style, is perfect for tucking your skinny jeans), no laces = extra unique. They are my city ninja boots!!

Oh, and not to forget my Remarkable Oblivion boom box from Summerfest. Ugh, just love this. RO is a brand I need to post about here, because I truly love everything they release. It’s so well made, with the kind of details that make an item really interesting. Enjoy! XO, Abra

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one hundred and twelve.

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This look was entirely inspired by Pixicat’s new dress for The Season’s Story (opens July 10th - that’s tomorrow!) What a perfect piece - it’s summery, girly, but has enough edge to it with the smart belt and amazing braided straps. Ugh. I love it!

Another thing I love is body jewelry…if you haven’t noticed. ;D Of all kinds too…girly + delicate, goth, tough, tribal, simple… For this reason I am loving Jus† Magne†ized’s new Genesis septum rings. There’s a big one and a small one (I’m wearing the small one) that can be worn separately or together. Because the only way to make a nose ring better is to layer it. For real.

I’m also continuing my love for Wasabi Pills hair - it’s so clean, if that makes sense. The simplicity with attention to detail gets me every time.

And lest I forget to mention these shoes…I was going to pair this dress with one of Ingenue’s Summerfest release sandals. And I accidentally put these on instead. Of course, this was a happy accident and after comparisons with the sandals, I knew that I had to take my look in this direction. Most of the time fashion is deliberate, however it’s ok to experiment, make mistakes, play…sometimes it leads you to an even better place. XO, Abra

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one hundred and eleven.

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Feeling dark today…and badass. The kind of darkness that feels good. Not emo, powerful. Not hiding, planning. Sometimes you gotta do your thing. I started as a goth in SL. I wavered between that and a medieval fairy princess. As far as SL fashion is concerned, that’s all that appealed to me at first. Eclectic. I guess that says a lot about my style now. No boundaries, no fear. You have to wear what you want and be who you want if you want to be truly happy. That’s what I want. 

Loving this So Hai bodysuit, even with it’s imperfections. It’s fierce. I forgive the misaligned seams because I’ve been around the block in SL fashion and I know what a pain in the a$$ it is to align seams. The rest you might have already seen, but that only makes more of a statement to how well these pieces are made and how much I like them. Until next time… XO, Abra

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