In the spirit of “better late than never,” here are a handful of looks that I have rescued from my archives. For full details, please click through to the Flickr page!

Fashionably Late - Tricky Train

Fashionably Late - Green Girly

Fashionably Late - Artsy Apron

Fashionably Late - Brainy Babe

Fashionably Late - Gizmo Gidget

Fashionably Late - Flirty Formal

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Candy's Dandy Lookbook #12

Today’s the last day to get the Tres Blah vaudeville skins at Designers United III!

Wearing (Candy Flanagan):
Hair: Discord Designs
Skin: Tres Blah (Available until January 6th – limited edition at Designers United III.)
Eyes: Dernier Cri
Lashes: Laqroki
Choker: Illusions (No longer available – Jewelry Expo gift.)
Blouse: Pixel Dolls
Tank Top: Artilleri
Stockings: Zaara
Shoes: SLink

Resources:
Poses: Waffles

Channeling Rosie the Riveter.

Wearing (Candy Flanagan):
Hair and Glasses: Artilleri
Skin and Bracelet: Imagen
Eyes: Dernier Cri
Top and Overalls: Ingenue
Watch: Muse
Shoes: J’s

Resources:
Poses: Reel Expression

I’d like to think I’m stylish. Some days, though, I just don’t feel like wearing any of my vintage Paper Couture or Last Call outfits, nor my well-loved Armidi, PixelDolls, or Nyte’N’Day pieces.

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Some days it’s just about being comfortable. Who says comfortable can’t look good?

My rezday was at the end of February and that means I’ve been in Second Life for two years now! Sometimes it feels like ages, but I also can’t deny that time flies when you’re having fun. My website was down for most of February and I was on a sort of hiatus from SL as well, so I didn’t celebrate my two-year rezday. I’m back now, though, with a functioning blog! The archives got eaten, but I’ve put up backdated posts with snapshots and credits, thanks to Flickr. (I’ve also learned to make WordPress backups, maybe I’ll remember this time!)

I started a project before I even realized my rezday had come and gone. I’ve been going through my SL photography, sorting over fifty gigabytes of pictures from the last two years. Some shots never made it to Flickr or my blog, so it has been a fun to dust them off. I’ve uploaded a lot of snapshots to Flickr, backdated as well. If you really want to see them, you can start at the first public picture and browse forward.

Here are some of the very first outfits I put together and photographed, about a month after joining SL (I was fast!):

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I doubt I can credit everything shown, since I don’t even own some of it anymore after so long. I was definitely wearing an early Curio skin (then under the name of Empyrean Emporium) and hair from Naughty Designs. My eyes were from E’s, I believe, which I had read about on Linden Lifestyles (URL). My shoes were nearly all from Shiny Things or Boing Fromage, but there’s a random pair of sneakers up there that I can’t identify anymore.

From left to right: The lingerie was from Artilleri, which was the first store that I fell in love with on SL! My first dress was from a store called Shine that seems to have disappeared from the Grid, but it was also one of my very favorites. The third outfit was a mash-up of pieces from both Boing Fromage and Rummage. The second dress was also from Boing Fromage. The top from the fourth outfit was once again from Rummage and the jeans were from Tres Blah. The adorable jeans pantsuit was from Nyte’N’Day.

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I branched out fairly quickly, looking for interesting skins and trying out different hair colors. I was obsessed with Naughty Designs hair for the longest time, eventually owning every single style in my favorite shade of red.

From left to right: The skin from the first outfit was from Nylon Outfitters, the top was from Sassafras and the jeans were from Tres Blah. I especially loved the handdrawn look of all three stores. Artilleri supplied the second outfit and the third outfit was pictured above already – what can I say, I really like polka dots! The shoes from the third outfit were from Beckenbauer Productions, the jewelry from Miriel. The pale skin was also from Empyrean Emporium. I was quite proud of the Chic Boutique lingerie, fourth from the left, but I have completely forgotten who made that shamrock jewelry set – I’d guess H&M? Jewelry, dress, and shoes from the last outfit were all from Paper Couture. I am still completely and utterly infatuated with Paper Couture!

I make no guarantees that anything pictured is still available. In fact, I am quite sure that you can’t get your hands on a number of things, but I just wanted to share some fond memories of my first few months in SL!

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candy's closet 010b

Hair: Lyssa from Goldie Locks.
Eyes: Natural eyes from Simtropia.
Skin: Cream tone from Chai Skins.
Outfit, Mask, and Shoes: Ragen Full Outfit Set from HLD.
Glider: Steampunk Glider from Steam Powered Nuts.

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Hair: Jolie from Goldie Locks.
Eyes: Natural eyes from Simtropia.
Skin: Cream tone from Chai Skins.
Jacket: Steampunk Long Jacket from UnZipped.
Shirt: Zee Tank Top from Artilleri.
Belt: Belt of the Fatkid from Hob-Goblin.
Pants: Rea-X Jeans from Reaction.
Shoes: Bota cuero y sangre from Mala Miau.