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Merry Christmas and a movie.

Merry Christmas everyone! I had a few minutes to spare, so thought I would stop in and show off one last holiday look for you all, before I have to head out again. My family and I are heading out to a movie tonight…Star Wars! I’m pretty excited. So I was thinking, what would I wear to the movies? Something fun, and easy, but as it’s Christmas, something to show my festive side. I think what I came up with is great.

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I started with yet another great find at the Wash Cart Sale. My sweet, short, Houndstooth mesh dress, is from The Little Bat’s cart. It comes in the standard sizes, and has a texture change hud for the skirt portion. There are 8 different colours to choose from. Since I had been wearing so much red lately, I thought I’d go with green. As with all Cart Sale items, this dress will only set you back L$10!

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I grabbed some other goodies at the Wash Cart sale, from the Darling Home and Gift cart. My fun, Blinky Santa’s hat, and my sexy Christmas Spirit, chained heels were what I picked up from there. Both, only L$10 each, of course. The heels are meant for SLink high feet. Oh, and guys, there are a couple really fun mesh t-shirts at the cart for you as well.

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Lastly, I needed a real statement piece of jewelry, and I just happened to stumble across a Christmas gift set from BricOle, on the Marketplace. The Merry Christmas 2015 set is this absolutely gorgeous necklace, with 2 pairs of matching earrings, one in green, and one in red. My hair happens to be hiding the earrings, they look just like the 2 ornaments on the either side of the top of the tree on the necklace, but honestly, this set is all about that necklace! The picture really does not do it justice. Best of all, it’s free! This beautiful, swirly Christmas tree was exactly what I needed.

OK lovelies, I must be off. I only have a little while left before I need to be at my mom’s house to then head out for the movie. Hope you have all had a wonderful day, whether you are celebrating the holiday or not. I will see you all agin soon. Until then, TTFN!


What is Calle showing you…

Dress – !TLB – Houndstooth Dress w/ HUD (L$10 @ The Wash Cart Sale, Direct TP)
Santa Hat – DHG – Blinky Lights Santa Hat (L$10 @ The Wash Cart Sale, Direct TP)
Shoes – DHG – Chained Heel – Christmas Spirit (L$10 @ The Wash Cart Sale, Direct TP)
Necklace – BricOle’s –  Merry Christmas 2015 Necklace & Earrings (free on Marketplace)
Skin – 7 Deadly s{K}ins – NOELLIA NO brows freckled CL apricot (previous advent gift, now L$75)
Lipstick – 7 Deadly s{K}ins -NOELLA lipstick BLOOD (previous advent gift, now L$75)
Eyeliner – 7 Deadly s{K}ins -NOELLA eyeliner 05 (previous advent gift, now L$75)
Hair – *C* Carson
Hairbase – +elua+ hairbase_long black1_2015
Eyes – IKON Promise Eyes – Silverleaf(right) & Fjord(left)
Hands and Feet – SLink
Mani and Pedi – Zalea Nail Hud – Sweet Loops

Poses – //elephante poses// Jane

Location – Jolly Town, Christmasville

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Entice Me With Geometry

Math has never been my thing. But this week, Entice has made geometry sexy. Let me show you how to find your inner mathematician…..

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I’m definitely not the algebra queen. But the gifts at Entice right now focus on Geometric shapes. So that became the focus of my wardrobe for the week, and the results were an equation of both equal drama and flair.

As seen above, the Entice Now and Forever Dress in Stars (mesh in all the standard sizes – plus a color change hud for 3 color options) made a great starting point for my first look. The group is FREE to join and this gift was also FREE making it a no brainer in the math department when I added up my savings. You will have to pay the vendor 1L to get the gift, but it immediately refunds your 1L back to you.

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And as if it wasn’t enough for Entice to make me a star, they are also giving out this fabulous Dress called Aztec. It too comes in all the standard mesh sizes and with a color change hud with three color options for great versatility. Again, I loved the geometric patterns which made it dramatic… add in the fact that it has a sequined look (without the dreaded bling affect) and it works great for a fantastic evening cocktail or party dress, yet also remains casual enough for every day wear. I was seriously impressed!

Like the Now and Forever Stars Dress, the Aztec Dress is a FREE Group Gift and the Entice Group is FREE to join, adding up to a nice no cost gift for your wardrobe. Again, you do have to pay the vendor 1L to get the gift, but your 1L will be refunded immediately. Definitely worth it!

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To add to my looks (pun intended) I needed a few accessories. I found a few deals here and there  (highlighted in the pictures above) that you won’t want to miss out on.

My Slink nail appliers (called Frosty Berry) in both these pictures are the current group gift FREE at Hello Dave. The group is also FREE to join, making this gift a delightful sum total of a happy Astrid! There were six total frosty colors included in the hud.

I paired my Star Studded Geometric look with a Marketplace find from Whimsical Happenings — this Skyliner Necklace and Earring set. The earrings are difficult to see with my hair, but are lovely star-shaped studs. The necklace is easily resizable for any avatar shape and the entire set only 2L!

My lovely square set is by BricOle’s Designs, which has become one of my go-to designers for great low cost, high quality jewelry. This necklace and earring set, called simply “Square” in red and brown, was only 30L on the Marketplace and matched my Aztec dress with perfect mathematic precision.

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How to add some drama and flair to your wardrobe…

All outfits:

Body – Maitreya Lara Mesh Body

Hands – Slink

Skin – Essences – Quinta02 *pale01* brunette

Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight

Eyeliner and Lashes – Oceane Eyeliner 1 and Alluring Mesh Lashes

Hair – Truth Hair – Arden

Nails — Hello Dave VIPs – Nail Appliers – Frosty Berry (0L Group Gift/0L to Join)

Outfit 1:

Dress – Entice – Now and Forever Dress – Stars (0L Group Gift/0L to Join)

Jewelry – Whimsical Happenings – Skyliner Set (2L on the Marketplace)

Pose by Verocity

Outfit 2:

Dress – Entice – Aztec Dress (0L Group Gift/0L to Join)

Jewelry – BricOle’s Designs – “Square” Necklace and Earring Set – Brown/Red (30L on the Marketplace)

Pose by Label Motion

Sim Location – LEA29 Watercolors in the Rain: The SL Experience

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La Belle

“Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.” — John Ray

It is often the small things and simplest pleasures that make us smile. I think that is why I love this round up of gifts and treasures so much. Alone they are simple… but together they are stunning. And they made me smile. Did I need them to be beautiful? Nah… but I felt beautiful wearing them.

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“Let us live for the beauty of our own reality.” — Charles Lamb.

I think Charles Lamb would have approved of the reality woven by the gifts above. [Muse] is celebrating 1000 members with this resizable Evil Eye Choker gift (though there is nothing evil about this gorgeous gift) which you can pick up for FREE with your NSP Floral Group tag. There is a 75L group join fee, but the monthly gifts and goodies make it worthwhile.

Seeing my own reality through that eye, I knew I needed something special to go with it. And Salt & Pepper didn’t let me down. Their group gifts are usually jewelry, but this month the creator opted to give this sexy black romper called Kiara as the group gift. It is FREE with your group tag and comes in all the standard mesh sizes. Again there is a small join fee (100L) but like NSP Floral, the monthly gifts makes it worth it.

I finished off my adventure into my own reality with a spin on the 30L Julianne Shoes Gacha at Belle Epoque. These shoes fit medium high Slink feet and come in quite a few colors to match just about anything in your wardrobe. I love the strappy, open-toe style!

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“The more often we see things around us – even the beautiful and wonderful things – the more they become invisible to us. That is why we often take for granted the beauty of this world: the flowers, the trees, the birds, the clouds – even those we love. Because we see things so often we see them less and less.” — Joseph B. Wirthlin

I wasn’t done with Belle Epoque this weekend, though, as you can see in the picture above. Sometimes you need to take a little time to stop and smell the flowers. And Belle Epoque‘s 30L Saturday offer is just the thing to remind us of all the beautiful and wonderful things in life that we often take for granted. Above, I am modeling the Imelda Dress in Pink (it comes in all the standard mesh sizes and 3 colors – each for only 30 L!) and there are matching shoes for each color as well! The shoes are also only 30L each for this 30L round. Belle Epoque is leaving this lovely offering out for the weekend, but be sure to stop by before the end of Sunday evening or you will miss out! Hurry!

My necklace is a fantastic 1L Market place find by Cazimi Designs called Diantha Modern Girly Partial Set and was just the thing to set off this flowery dress. It came with earrings too (not shown). For 1L, the quality is hard to beat!

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“Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.” — David Hume.

Need something more studious? Belle Epoque‘s creator outdid herself this weekend. Well known for medieval fantasy, this FREE group gift with your FREE group join called Eleanor has a vintage appeal that with a few of the right accessories takes on a contemplative look that is just right for vintage roleplay, a date night, or even just casual wear. It not only includes the skirt and jacket in all the standard mesh sizes, but you also get the resizable hat as well.

For a little added flair, I made my way upstairs to the Shoe Gachas again, this time trying my luck with the 30L Emily Shoe machine. A spin won me the pumps in Brown which turned out to be a perfect complement to the outfit. I also paired it with this Sunglass Necklace I found on the Marketplace from BricOle‘s Designs for only 20L.

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“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.” — Anne Frank.

On a final note, Belle Epoque‘s 30L offerings this weekend are incredibly generous and there really is something to make just about any shopper happy. Not only is the Imelda dress and matching shoes available this weekend, but you can also pick up the Berezia Dress in three colors for 30L each. I’m modeling it in the picture above in champagne.

And for those who love capes and hats but are (like me) distressed that you can almost never find hair to fit under them, this Berezia Cape from Belle Epoque in three matching colors with four hair color choices (again 30L each for this weekend only, so hurry) is the perfect solution. Like the dress, the cape is mesh, but comes in 3 standard sizes and fit perfectly with a fabulous ‘flow’ to it as you can see in the picture above — a great inventory “must have” for roleplayers… or anyone really!

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Find your inner beauty…

All Outfits:

Body – Maitreya

Hands and Feet – Slink

Skin – Deesses Boutique: Cynda – Caffe Milk (050) tone – Limited Edition

Eyes – IKON Triumph Eyes – Armor

Eyeliner and Lashes – Oceane Eyeliner 1 and Alluring Mesh Lashes

Poses by Belle Epoque

Outfit 1:

Hair – ::Exile:: Moonlight Stroll

Jumper – Salt & Pepper Kiara Group Gift in Black (0L Group Gift/100L to Join Group)

Jewelry – [MUSE] 1000 Member Evil Eye Choker Group Gift (0L Group Gift/75L to Join Group)

Shoes – Belle Epoque – Julianne Shoes – Black (30L per Spin Gacha @ the main store)

Outfit 2:

Hair – ::Exile:: City Princess

Dress – Belle Epoque – Imelda – Pink (30L Saturday Sale – available in 3 colors thru Sunday evening, so hurry!)

Jewelry – Cazimi Designs: Diantha Modern Girly Partial Set (1L on the Market Place)

Shoes – Belle Epoque – Imelda Espadrilles – Pink (30L Saturday Sale – available in 3 colors thru Sunday evening, so hurry!)

Outfit 3:

Hair – *booN – DQX365 (0L Group Gift/0L to Join Group/First seen blogged HERE by Calleja Fairey)

Outfit – Belle Epoque – Eleanor Blue (0L Group Gift/0L to Join Group)

Undershirt – *HolliPocket* Guarded Lace Tops – Set 3 – Cherry

Jewelry – BricOle’s Designs – Sunglass Necklace (20L on the Marketplace)

Shoes – Belle Epoque – Emily Shoes – Brown (30L per Spin Gacha @ the main store)

Outfit 4:

Outfit – Belle Epoque – Berezia Dress [Champagne] – (30L Saturday Sale – available in 3 colors thru Sunday evening, so hurry!)

Cape & Hair – Belle Epoque – Berezia Cape w/ Hair – (30L Saturday Sale – available in 3 colors and 4 hair colors thru Sunday evening, so hurry!)

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