Saturday, November 5, 2016

Sometimes you have to remind yourself that it is the little things that matter the most

I am reminded this weekend that people concentrate so much on the big things, that they don't realize that it is truly the little things that count the most.  A moment caught between lovers where they simply get lost in each others eyes; simple words from your child that show appreciation; being able to hold the hand of the one you love in silence because words have failed you; laughing until you cry; a simple, short conversation with your parent(s) letting them know you apologize for being an ass as a teenager as you watch your kids do the same things.  It isn't about the big present, or how much money you can spend, it is about showing those around you how much you care through the tiniest of gifts, through your words or through actions as often as you can.  As I head into yet another surgery on Tuesday I feel blessed to have my friends and family around me, and sometimes I can only reach out a hand and squeeze it, or offer a smile or a simple "thank you" because the spoken word fails me often.  Do you concentrate too much on the grand gestures and too little time seeing the bigger meaning in the little things?  Slow down and take a look around and realize that the small things are what is important when it comes to showing appreciation to those around you, and people will learn from you to recognize those things more in their own daily lives.

The Fashion Details

Glasses, Bangles, Earrings, Purse, Ring (not shown), Bodysuit, Shoes - Borelli's Fashion - Nivea Complete Outfit

Pose - An Lar - The Vanessa Series

Have a wonderfully wicked rest of your day and remember to always stay true to your style and make today's trends in fashion and home decor work for you!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Aphrodite - Terra Rustic Dining Room Set

That old saying, what can go wrong, will has been part of my life since Sunday morning when I came into the "office" to blog my last post for Fashion Week and my computer screen wouldn't stop flashing off and on.  I looked up the issue on the net and attempted a fix looking frantically back and forth from the phone to the computer only to have it not fix the issue.  So I packed up the tower and off to Best Buy and Geek Squad I went to have them save my new baby, since it was just purchased in July.  On the way there, I noticed my brakes suddenly start making a screeching noise so badly on the right side I was afraid to drive home, so of course that was on tap for first thing Monday morning on my sudden unexpected three day vacation, to only wake up with a cold/flu thing as well as my two boys, which means everything came to a screeching halt first thing Monday morning.  Today, as I got the computer back and up and running, I realized I didn't know half of my passwords, nor were they stored anywhere since my computer had to be reset and I lost everything.  Needless to say almost the entire morning was wasted trying to recover almost everything, and in the end, it looks like I am going to lose my Facebook page, because I cannot verify an SMS message that never gets sent.  I am frustrated and a bit overwhelmed, so I decided to take a pretty picture, and tell you about this fantastic new set from Aphrodite that was released last month!  Hopefully, this will take my mind off the fiasco of not having all my passwords saved somewhere.

The Decor Details

Have a wonderfully wicked rest of your day and remember to always stay true to your style and make today's trends in fashion and home decor work for you!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Blinded by your love and bound to you. - Style Personalities Part V

Today marks the second last day of .PENUMBRA.'s AW16 Fashion Week and it happens to be the fifth and final article on Style Personalities.  Before discussing the last personality, I wanted to do a small re-cap as a reference guide, so all the information ends up in one place.

Five Style Personalities

- loves comfort and function over fashion
- neutral color palette
- natural fabrics
- very few, if any prints
- minimalism at its best
- small, effective, efficient jewelry
- simplicity and function over fad

- makes a statement every time she gets dressed
- bold, geometric and abstract prints
- lots of contrast
- crisp, clean lines
- extreme cuts
- large, often distracting accessories

- childlike innocence and appeal
- youthful and neat in appearance, no matter the age
- whimsical nature keeps her from being too serious
- straight lines that hug and enhance her body, without being tight
- tiny polka dots
- small, repeating, symmetrical patterns
- delicate details
- large buttons
- ensemble appropriate jewelry

- quality and good taste
- impeccably dressed at all times
- timeless designs that flatter her figure
- Classic pearls and small, jewelry that can be mixed and matched
- Simple, yet classy
- Nothing overbearing or distracting

- the true "girly-girl"
- soft, feminine and alluring
- embraces her femininty
- comfortable with her sexual power
- soft colors
- lover of beautiful things
- light, soft materials that drape and hug the body
- jewelry is often vintage with intricate designs

Though not comfortable in lace and lots of frills, due to my Classic side, I am very familiar with the Romantic Style Personality, as it is what makes up the majority of my closet.

The Romantic woman loves being a woman, meaning she is very aware of her sexual power and loves to flaunt her femininity without being over the top or slutty.  Most Romantics have an hourglass figure and absolutely love their curves and wearing materials that hug and drape the body.  This woman is most comfortable in exquisitely soft materials like silk, chiffon and jersey, that feel good against the skin and fit the female form like a glove.  Her wardrobe is mostly made up of dresses skirts and tops with very few pairs of pants and very rarely a pair of jeans.  Pants are often an evil necessity for the Romantic, but you can always bet they have some sort of extra detailing on them to soften them up a bit.  Her mannerisms, her hair, everything about her will radiate womanhood and people are often drawn to that, not just the curves!  

I wandered outside my assigned group today because I had to show off this stunning gown from POSH Pixels, but also because it happened to fit quite nicely with the Romantic theme of the day.  The Blind Love gown comes complete with mask, jewelry and gown, in a lovely soft pink and mauve combination that is sure to knock your socks off!  I had to be a bit careful with posing for this photo because in true Romantic fashion you can see a hint of a nipple behind the gorgeous floral top piece, which mean you are sure to captivate that special someone at your next formal event!  From top to bottom this ensemble is exquisitely crafted and highly detailed, making it an incredibly valuable pieced to add to your closet before the event ends and it disappears into the ether that is Second Life!  Trust me, you will fall in love!

The Fashion Details

Have a wonderfully wicked rest of your day and remember to always stay true to your style and make today's trends in fashion and home decor work for you!