LOTD – Work Boots & Romance

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I don’t really do enough ‘Look Of The Day’ type posts because I always have shedloads to write about other things so I very rarely have the time, but once I’d got dressed earlier I knew that I had to share this particular look with you.  It’s summery yet successfully manages to blend cute smock-top styling with grungy boots and jewellery. It has a hint of  Seattle in 1991 to it, except with less smells and more soap..ahem.

The key item in this look was sourced from Collabor88 which is back with a new round for July and of course it’s as spectacular as previous outings. It features hair, fashion, skins, builds, furniture and accessories. It’s always a challenge to get in and rightly so because the collection is always fabulous.

When I TP’ed in earlier most of the vendors were grey goo for me, even after I’d been there for fifteen minutes, BUT using my skill and judgement  (stop laughing at the back!) and by referring to the item images on the Seraphim website I was able to click on the items I wanted and zoom on out of there before I went completely mad.

So, let’s have a look at the, erm, look shall we?

It centres upon the U.F.O. Bohemian Islet (eyelet?) dress which is unbelievably girly and delicate and just perfect for wearing with shorts or leggings or on its own. It’s perfect bike-riding attire actually, and each pack includes a long version (to be worn as a dress) and a short version (to be worn as a top) which I’m wearing in this image.   As tops go it’s quite a long one, so even though I am wearing shorts underneath you can’t actually see them.

I dressed down the look with these outstanding +ILO+ boots in ‘N.W.O.’ that I won at The Arcade gacha event. I spent a hell of a lot of Lindens in that machine and although I didn’t get every pair I wanted, I did come pretty close! (I missed the cat face ones though, sob!) These have to be my favourite shoes of the moment ; whichever pair I wear they fit like a dream and just look totally bang on trend.  To finish I accessorized with my Boom ‘Friendship Bracelets’ that were also won at The Arcade, and added my ankh necklace by Yummy from a previous Collab88 round.

Last but not least the skin that I am wearing is last week’s Fifty Linden Friday offering from Belleza.  I don’t wear many freckle-faced skins in Second Life so this was a bit of a first for me, and of course being a Belleza skin  it  looks absolutely sublime.  The delicate Jade eyeshadow and muted gloss lip that adorn this enchanting skin compliment the Ikon eyes that I am wearing perfectly.

To finish I added my favourite hairstyle of recent weeks, ‘Bad Reputation’ from Exile. It has to be the most perfect shaggy bob that I’ve ever seen in world and I really love it…but then again, Hair Fair hasn’t started yet has it? (Gulp!)

Details:

  • Shape: Kitty’s Own.
  • Skin: Belleza-Jade-Skin (Medium)
  • Eyes: IKON Ascension Eyes ‘Sahara’ (M) Group Gift
  • Hair: Exile: Bad Reputation Natural Fusion 2
  • Boot:  +ILO+ Work Boot (NWO) RARE – The Arcade  *
  •  Top: U.F.O Bohemian Islet Dress – Lace (Short)
  • Necklace: Yummy ‘Ball chain Necklace’(Ankh)
  • Bracelets – Boom Friendship Bracelets (Various) – The Arcade*

*You may still find these items at yard sales and flea markets.

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