New Year’s Eve Reflections

New Year's Eve

Last New Year’s Eve I did a post with some reflections on the previous year. Unfortunately, the post body got lost when I switched blogs, so I’m just going to babble for a bit. This year has been a great year for Simply Stylish. Since January 1st, there have been 457 posts and I managed to post almost every day thanks to WordPress post scheduling when I was out of town. I created a Flickr set of my favorite pictures during 2011, so feel free to wander over and check it out. I think throughout the year, my pictures have improved a lot, some have even been featured in Cajsa Lilliehook’s What I Like column. For 2012, I hope to continue to improve.

I don’t make resolutions usually, but I’m going to for 2012. Personally, I am in a *much* better place and mindset than last year at this time. I’m happier and just… free. I’ve shaken demons and realized that I’m perfectly imperfect. I’ve done a lot of that work myself, but I owe a lot to my fantastic SL family and I can’t thank them enough for that. It’s amazing what unconditional love and support can do for a person. I read an article the other day called “We’re all doing the best we can” and it has really stuck with me. I think in SL it’s easy to forget that there’s a person on the other side of the keyboard – someone who may be having a bad day or going through something in their RL. So, for 2012 I’m going to work to be the best me that I can be and remember that we’re all doing the best we can with what we’ve got.

“Well, we have a whole new year ahead of us. And wouldn`t it be wonderful if we could all be a little more gentle with each other, and a little more loving, have a little more empathy, and maybe – next year at this time – we`d like each other a little more.” ~ Judy Garland

Hair: Ciera – Analog Dog (Queue Marlowe)
Skin:: Sophie Prototype – Exodi (Ryker Beck) **To be released
Eyes: Clarus Eyes – Aphotic Gloom (Rico Plisskin)
Lashes: 2011 Lashes – LeLutka (Thora Charron)
Coat: Gallagher Parka – NSD (NaithSmit)
Sweater: Jewelled Cashmere Sweater – Fishy Strawberry (Fae Eriksen)
Jeans: 1929 Cigarette Denim – Mon Tissu (Elie Spot)
Shoes: Amelia Aviators – Gos (Gospel Voom)
Necklace: Splendor – MOOD (Jori Watler)

Pose: Goodbye Holly – PDA (Izzy Bereznyak)

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Bookworm

Willow @ 4 Corners

The Amandine mesh hair from Wasabi Pills seems to have taken the feeds by storm. It’s a really cute, braided pigtail style which comes with a HUD to change the color of the headbands. Since Amandine is on the innocent side, I’ve paired it with Willow’s Bookworm Dress from Four Corners.  Gos’ mesh Wellington boots add a quirky, finishing touch.

Hair: Amandine – Wasabi Pills (MissAllSunday Lemon) **Mesh
Skin:: Sophie Prototype – Exodi (Ryker Beck) **To be released
Eyes: Clarus Eyes – Aphotic Gloom (Rico Plisskin)
Lashes: 2011 Lashes – LeLutka (Thora Charron)
Dress: Bookworm Dress – Willow (Weezey Warwillow) @ Four Corners
Shoes: Wellingtons – Gos (Gospel Voom) **Mesh
Glasses: Caine Glasses – FIR & MNA (Rob1977 Moonites)

Pose: Friends Past, Reunited – PDA (Izzy Bereznyak)

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Winding Down

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With only a few days left in the month, that means the Four Corners event will be coming to an end. One of my favorite finds at the event is this mesh leather biker jacket by Beetlebones. It’s available in black and brown and is so well done – definitely one of the top items at Four Corners. I’ve layered the jacket over the bustier by Whippet and Buck that is available at Collabor88. This bustier is cute and can easily be worn by itself or as a layering piece. Also at Collabor88 is this bedroom set by Barnesworth Anubis.

Hair: Callisto – Exile (Kavar Cleanslate)
Skin:: Sophie Prototype – Exodi (Ryker Beck) **To be released
Eyes: Clarus Eyes – Aphotic Gloom (Rico Plisskin)
Lashes: 2011 Lashes – LeLutka (Thora Charron)
Jacket: Studded Biker Jacket – Beetlebones (Suetabulous Yootz) **Mesh @ Four Corners
Top: Dash Cropped Chain Bustier – Whippet & Buck (Dakota Buck) for Collabor88
Pants: Leather Leggings – Maitreya (Onyx LeShelle) **Mesh
Shoes: Alexa Wedges – Maitreya (Onyx LeShelle) **Mesh
Necklace: Soul Necklace – Mandala (Kikunosuke Eel)

Pose: Attitude 10 – Striking Poses (Zelly Mornington)
Furniture: Barnesworth Anubis (Barnesworth Anubis) for Collabor88

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Warm & Cozy

Lisp @ December Collabor88

The super duper December Collabor88 is still going on and there is only a little more time to visit this double-sized collection. Lisp has some adorable wood stoves, floor cushions, and decorations available this month. These are perfect for a cabin or just to make your home a little more cozy. The sets are split, so if you only like certain pieces, you can only buy those pieces.

Lisp @ December Collabor88

Lisp’s Floor Cushions are packed with a bunch of single animations and props for keeping warm next to the stove. There’s also a  cozy little Snuggle Blanket that has 9 really nice, PG cuddle animations. Also available at Collabor88 is the Dad Tank from Pig. This is a nice, comfortably worn-in tank top that comes in a bunch of colors.

BOOM @ Collabor88

Also at Collabor88 are BOOM Pufflers – brightly colored, puffy mufflers that include mesh and sculpted versions. And the gorgeous skin I am wearing is a prototype of the (hopefully) soon to be released skin by Ryker Beck of Exodi. I am absolutely in love with this skin  and can’t wait for the full line to be released.

Hair: With – Elikatira (Elikapeka Tiramisu)
Skin:: Sophie Prototype – Exodi (Ryker Beck) **To be released
Eyes: Clarus Eyes – Aphotic Gloom (Rico Plisskin)
Lashes: 2011 Lashes – LeLutka (Thora Charron)
Top: Dad Tank Dad – Pig (Apatia Hammerer) for Collabor88
Jeans: Lou Lou Denim – Mon Tissu (Anouk Spot)
Feet: Mesh Barefeet Static Medium – SLink (Siddean Munro)  **Mesh
Scarf: Puffler – BOOM (Aranel Ah) **Mesh w/ Sculpt Option for Collabor88
Furniture and Decor: Lisp for Collabor88

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