Favorite Jeans

You know how you fall in love with a pair of jeans and wear them all the time? Your other jeans hang in the closet waiting for you to pull them out, but you grab for those favorites unless they’re due for an appointment with the washing machine or you have to dress up more than the fraying, faded favorites can handle. I’ve discovered a pair like that in Second Life.

I’ve bought several pairs of jeans but never seemed to want to wear them until I stumbled upon these. Stumbled is the right word. I was at the Artilleri sim riding around on a scooter (did you know you can accidentally ride into the ocean and still manage to make it back on shore without mussing your hair — I love Second Life). I stopped in front of one of the stores and as I was in shopaholic mode I decided to explore. The jeans were shown in one of the images to buy and I liked the faded color but didn’t expect much from them. Ah, how wrong I was! Emma Gilmour’s Hipster Cowgirl Jeans found at the Sand Shack Surf Co. (artilleri 92, 180, 24) give me that comfortably faded look I love:

Hipster Cowgirl jeans in Second Life
Let me give you the rundown on what else I’m wearing:

  • Hair – Hairapy’s Drew in Black
  • Skin – Celestial Skins Cashmere Mid Red
  • Glasses – Insolence’s Danielle Turtle Shell 2
  • Tank under shirt – ETD Wife Beater (a color tintable freebie from ETD)
  • White shirt – Canimal Office Affair (nice outfit with a skirt, tie, and a sheer version of the shirt)
  • Shoes – Shiny Things Kickabout Mule – blue flowers

As for the jeans, here’s some more views:

views of jeansSo, since I have my favorite pair of jeans I thought I should also show you some shoes that I like to wear with them. You’re seeing me in the Kickabout Mules from Shiny Things. Here’s a better look at them:

kickabout mules

I’ve found some other shoes — besides my favorite boots that I wear too much of — that I like to wear with these jeans. I definitely need something casual so these two pairs of shoes get to come out of my inventory closet depending on what top I’m wearing:

Shoes for Jeans

The first pair is also from Shiny Things. They’re called Boho Sandals and are the black version. The second pair is the Lo-Kool Kicks in white (I also have the camo version) from KK Footwear.

What’s really neat about Second Life? I teleported to the store to verify the location and guess who pops in? Emma Gilmour, the designer of the jeans! I got to walk over and say thank you for making great jeans for me. You can’t do that too often in real life can you?


Quality Family Time

I’m enjoying time with family, so don’t expect any posts today and tomorrow. We had a big birthday bash last night — our family does two birthday parties a year and if your birthday falls in one of the “halfs” you are one of the birthday folks.

Last night it was a luau themed party. I got “leied” and wore a silly grass skirt over my regulare clothes. There was a sing-a-long with family. My brother Steve even brought amps and mikes and guitars and whatever else one uses to make music. Cousin Eric brought his guitar. Sister Sue has the grand piano, so there was plenty of music had by all. I was outside watching my niece, nephew, and great-niece swim with my brother-in-law while I talked life, education, and politics with my niece.

Today I’m joining my sister and her kids, and possibly my brother-in-law, in going to see Hairspray. We should have fun.


Tonight’s movie in the DVD player is Below. So far it’s very atmospheric. Of course, any movie taking place in a submarine offers plenty of atmosphere – usually a claustrophobic one.

Update: Wow. Nicely done ghost/submarine movie. Not that there are many in that genre.

Sam Seder Interviewed in Second Life

Tonight’s Second Life adventure was brought to you by a great group of progressives: it was an interview with Sam Seder, author of FUBAR and radio host, as part of the preparations leading to the YearlyKos convention. The convention is next week, but tonight Jimbo Hoyer interviewed Sam. Sam’s avatar was pretty darn good:

Sam Seder in Second Life

There was a good crowd there to listen to the audio stream:

Audience for Seder interview

It was a good interview that ranged from radio to blogs and beyond. And afterwards? There was dancing!

Dancing with YearlyKos gang in SL

I even got a shot of me in the middle of a dance move. Sigh…is there a rule that action shots always seem to  get you in a pose like this?

Me dancing in Second Life

I told you how excited I was that a piece of the YearlyKos convention would be available in Second Life. I’m looking forward to next week’s convention and am ready to enter the convention hall:

YearlyKos 2007 Entry Gate in Second Life

A Different Kind of Avatar

You know how much I love to write about my Second Life avatar and what she wears and how she looks? Well, I created a new kind of avatar today, but not in Second Life. I created my Simpsons avatar. Yes, what would I look like if I were a character on The Simpsons? Um…not pretty.

If I were a Simpsons character

You too can discover your Simpson look at the The Simpsons Movie web site. I giggled through the whole process.

Meanwhile, I think I’ll stick with my Second Life look, which isn’t based on what I really look like (ah, that’s the secret!):

Close-up for Contest

Harry Potter Saga is Over

I’m feeling sad about the end of the series, but have to say, the last book is thoroughly satisfying. I finished it off this morning and while reading all of it I cried, laughed, and felt terrified throughout. A very good read.

Goodies from Second Life

As I wait for my tea to steep so I can return to the new Harry Potter book I thought I’d show you some of the fun new items I’ve purchased in Second Life. I really am a Barbie at heart.

There was a sale going on at Bossa Nova. Moire Georgette was selling some of her stuff at some screaming good deals (I bought a bathing suit for free and a dress for one linden!). I’d gone into her shop before and hadn’t felt like shelling out the lindens for her stuff. It just didn’t appeal to me, but I’m learning that the pics on the store wall never give you the full feeling as actually wearing the clothes, so I decided to try some of her clothes. Oh my. I’m in love:

New outfit from Bossa Nova

This is the Leia dress in black. There were some fun colors, but I wasn’t sure if I’d like it on, so went for the black (hmmm…I may have to go back and get some more). I love it. The textures are gorgeous. The black is more of a charcoal gray, and what do you know? I have a pair of black boots that matches! I even have the perfect bracelet:

New goodies bought in Second Life

The boots are Maitreya’s Dune style. With the sculpty uppers they look nice, soft, and suedey (is there such a word to describe suede items?). The glasses, which I’ve begun wearing every so often, especially after discovering Artilleri’s selection of colors and styles, are Artilleri’s Cateye Retro Star styles. I bought a few other pairs of different types and colors while in Artilleri’s main shop (by the way, I’m lazy — I assume if you’re interested you’ll use the Search in Second Life to find out how to get to these places. If you need help let me know by posting a comment and I’ll get you the TP coordinates). The bracelet is from Earthtones and is part of the Romance Shades Bangles pack. This one is the wide version called Shades of Shadow. The hair is by Calla and is called Viscaria. The skin is my new favorite: Celestial Skins Cashmere Muted Lips Peach – Mid style.

I also picked up some new hair at Cake. I saw this hair mentioned at the Second Style blog and thought I’d check it out. Oh my, I’m glad I did. It’s given my avatar a whole new attitude. Here’s the hair along with the free bathing suit from Bossa Nova, plus a necklace that I also picked up from Cake:

New hair, new bathing suit, new attitude

Um…Celestial Skins really does do a lot of shading around the breasts to give you that extra oomph. I really have the slider set low (it’s under 40) for the breast size, but I guess I won’t complain. The hair style is called Rumor, and I’m loving it.

Here’s another hair style I picked up at Cake, called Poe. Pictures don’t do it justice. Let’s just say that it’s waaaaaay flexified and those ringlets wave about a lot in a breeze. I also think that the black hair texture probably doesn’t show off the curls as much as a lighter color would. I’m also wearing a new bracelet from Cake:

Poe hair style, plus bracelet from Cake

Here’s more of the Bossa Nova outfits:

More Bossa Nova outfits

The first two images are the Mariana dress in red. In the first shot I’m wearing some new hair from Artilleri called Jami. I’m also wearing a pair of the color-changing ETD Summer Slingback shoes in white (I’m able to adjust the color of the straps) and the bracelet is part of the same Earthtones pack mentioned above. The second shot shows you my favorite fun style: Hairapy’s Heather style. Very 1960s with it’s headband (with a color-changing flower!) and flipped up curls, you can add two kinds of bangs to the hair, the full fringe or sideswept bangs. I’m also wearing the Sin Skins Sultry Red skin. Red lips were called for with that outfit. The other two outfits are the Zuzu in plum with the longer skirt — it comes with a long and short version — and the one linden Copacabana dress (a deal!). In both shots I’m wearing the Rumor hair style. Can’t you just feel the attitude that I’m emitting?

I’ve shopped a few more places other than Cake, Bossa Nova, and Artilleri (I also picked up some neat bracelets from there, you can see one of them on the picture below). I picked up the Boytrap outfit from Amaretto, some earrings from Caminal, more skin from Celestial Studios (this time with Red lips), and even more attitude. I have to say it, I am one hot babe:

My new look

The tea finished steeping quite a while ago, so back to the adventures of Harry Potter!