A Turning Point: The Aftermath of Valentine’s Day

Once upon a time, my real life boyfriend used to read my blog posts, albeit on the toilet, so I guarded my words. Nowadays, he’s busy, so I sometimes use my blog as a journal.

A turning point represents a change in a relationship. The change may be good, but it may also mean the end. Happily enough, my turning point does not involve a breakup, but a new challenge. It’s ridiculously easy to fall in love. However, it isn’t always easy to maintain the excitement. New relationships are invigorating. Stable, committed relationships hold the same excitement, but, for me, the anxiety of spending one’s life with one person takes over. Suffice it to say…I got over myself because I almost made the wrong choice. So…how did you spend your Valentine’s Day?

A turning point

Dani Plassitz’s Valentine dress Amora goes beyond February 14. Amora is available in eight shades. The high cut slit and daring bodice combined make this one of the sexiest, yet elegant, designs I’ve come across. Plus, I’m a girly girl, so I’m a sucker for bows.

Styles by Danielle Amora

Click Styles by Danielle for an in-world lift or if you feel like shopping out of world, click here for Styles by Danielle on MP. When shopping in-world, make sure to wear your tag if you are a Styles by Danielle group member because you’ll receive a 30% discount!

Cheers to the day after Valentine’s Day! I hope your hearts are content.

Credits:

Dress: Styles by Danielle Amora in Pink
Hair: Exile::Check Out Time
Shoes: Ingenue :: Jolie Heels (Slink Add-On) :: Wine
Jewelry: Lazuri MVW 2013 Lolita Paragorn Earrings
Poses: Flowey The Big Black Sky and Manifeste 450
Location: Pandora Box of Dreams

Don’t let the sun go down on me

I’m so dramatic. Actually, I’m in a great mood! I don’t have many real life tattoos, okay I have four small tatts. The largest is one line of Latin between my shoulder blades. It’s been so long since I’ve seen it, so I can’t remember exactly how it is written, but it’s roughly translated into in darkness, there is light. 

Don't let the sun go down on me

That saying always cheers me up! Shopping cheers me up too. Designer Showcase‘s January round will be gone on the 26th, so if you haven’t been there yet, head on down!

Credits:

Sunshine

  • Dress: [LaVian&C0] F/W2015 Shake It Sister @ Designer Showcase
  • Shoes::HH:: Hucci Kjevik Sandal
  • Slink Women’s High – High
  • Truth Hair – Demelza
  • Skin: Belleza- Leila

Laylah 

  • DE.Boutique AW14 Granita Heels @ Designer Showcase
  • [Fifi & Trixi] FW2014 Viviana @ Designer Showcase
  • LaGyo_Mother’s pearl earrings
  • Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) – High
  • Truth Hair Sian
  • Skin: Glam Affair Candy – Europa
  • Skin: Pose: Le Poppycock-Say my name

Location: Hollywood 
Post title pinched from “Don’t let the sun go down on me”

Always Alright

One of the perks of living in Vegas is not the 24-hour booze. The winter weather rocks. I need the sun. The sun’s like instant Prozac, that supplements my prescribed Prozac. Example, my work day was overwhelmingly icky and for a moment, I wanted to flip off a couple of people and take off, but instead, I stood outside and basked in the sun (no worries…my makeup has sunscreen) for awhile. It was the dose of positivity that I needed. Plus, winter wear in Vegas usually means wearing a sweater. Not bad! Dani Plassitz’s newest release Monaco would be perfect in Vegas and for anyone else who’s getting a little tired of heavy winter wear.

Always Alright

The strapless top and pants are sold separately, so you can definitely mix and match or wear as a set. Monaco is available in eight gorgeous colors for you to choose from. It’s happy wear because it’s instant Prozac for Second Life’s winter blues. By the way, I’m also wearing Style by Danielle’s newest heel Lady Mona. I recommend getting Lady Mona Majestic. The hud allows you to mix and match colors so your heels will complement any outfit.

Winter in Vegas

If you are a Danielle inworld group member make sure to wear your tag when shopping because you’ll receive a 30% discount on new releases.

Click Styles by Danielle for an in-world lift. You can also click here for Styles by Danielle on MP. Stay positive people!

Credits:

  • Styles by Danielle Monaco
  • Styles by Danielle Lady Mona Majestic (Slink High)
  • *COCO* Open Front Cardigan Dark Brown
  • AD – Angel – light browns
  • LaGyo_Mother’s pearl earrings
  • MG – Bracelet and Ring – Nova Dream Moon
  • Poses: Glitterati 343 & 334
  • Post title pinched from Alabama Shakes “Always Alright”

World weary

I have plenty of secrets. I play Covet Fashion at work. If I had to save either my dog or my boyfriend from a burning volcano, I would choose my pups. Come on people…I want my man to save me, so, yes another secret, I am old fashioned. Lastly, I pretend to be optimistic, but my eyes really see half empty glasses and shades of gray. Sometimes maintaining the world me versus the real me is quite the burden.

Feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders too?

I don't believe in everything I see

Dani Plassitz has you, literally, covered ;).

Styles by Danielle is a part of this year’s Peace on Earth Hunt (POE). The grid wide hunt ends on January 6, 2015, so you have plenty of time to find Dani’s gem. It’s a fun, quirky dress for the adventurous fashionista.

Peace on Earth Hunt 2014-15

Styles by Danielle is store 008, so click here to look for the globe and get your prize. Happy hunting!

Credits:

  • Styles by Danielle Peace on Earth (POE) Dress
  • Hair::Exile:: Believe Again:Bottle Blonde
  • AnyPose Expression HUD v1.0 – Wear Me
  • Jewelry: Lazuri Marzia
  • [LG]DE.Boutique AW14 Martini Heels Black
  • *elymode* makeup – Gluttony shadows – cream (lower)
  • Pose 1 Glitterati Closeup 9
  • Pose 2 Slouch 112

All I want for Christmas is you

Happy holidays! Styles by Danielle’s Christmas gown Angelica is a gorgeous shoutout to beautiful poinsettias.  Angelica actually comes in many striking colors, and you may find that the blue is perfect for your New Year’s Eve celebration.

Styles by Danielle Holiday Gown 2014

Yes, 2014 is coming to an end, and it’s been quite the year for me. I moved to a new city, made new friends, strengthened my family bonds over the distance, and…that’s about it…so far. How about you? Still in the mood for holiday fun?

All I want for Christmas is you

If you still feel like unwrapping presents, Dani placed free gifts under the tree for everyone! Click Styles by Danielle for an in-world lift or if you feel like shopping out of world, click here for Styles by Danielle on MP.

Regardless of what you celebrate this time of year, I hope you are surrounded by love and laughter. :)

Credits:

Gown: Styles by Danielle Angelica Christmas Red
Hair: Truth Fernanda
Skin: Glam Affair Candy Europa (Former Arcade Gacha Item)
Poses: Di’s Opera – Ravissante Line 1-5 and Line 2-5
Location: The Millhouse Beanery Coffeehouse

Wrapping it Up

Staying up to catch Santa’s flight? Tis the season!

Christmas 2014 at PurpleMoon

I’m exhausted from last minute shopping, and now I have to wrap it all up. Happy Christmas Eve!

Credits:

PurpleMoon Little Santa Outfit – Special Christmas Release
Pose Prop: Label Motion My Christmas Tree
Culprit Oh~Deer Carousel S2 (Rare December 2014 Arcade Item)
Trompe Loeil – Wall Stars (December 2014 Arcade Item)

Congratulations to Designer Showcase!

It’s award season in Second Life! Designer Showcase was nominated for Favorite Fashion Event at this year’s Avi Choice Awards. Voting is open until December 8, 2014. Vote here!

Designer Showcase Avi Choice Awards

Congratulations to Designer Showcase! Their November Round ends tonight, but their new round will start on December 1st. See you there! 

Sunshine (left):

  • #He La#A Thought Dress Ornament in Black @ Designer Showcase‘s November Round (ends 11/26)
  • Lindy Dorlie Black @ Designer Showcase‘s November Round (ends 11/26)
  • Hair: Miss C. – Kate_AshBlonde
  • Jewelry: JCNY NY @ Night

Laylah:

  • 1 Hundred. Diva Bodysuit Upper in White @ Designer Showcase‘s November Round (ends 11/26)
  • DE.Boutique AW14 Kirazissimo Heels Black @ Designer Showcase‘s November Round (ends 11/26)
  • Kaithleen’s Bow Dress – WhiteBlack @ Designer Showcase‘s November Round (ends 11/26)
  • Hair: Vanity Hair: Trop Mignon
  • Pose prop: Exposeur and Loft’s Room Full of Balloons
  • Pose: Label Motion Fairy Tale

“Some people are worth melting for.”

Have you ever watched FrozenI absolutely love that film. If you haven’t seen it, check it out. It looks like a children’s movie, but there are many worthy moments that any adult can relate to.

Now, Dani Plassitz is a person worth melting for and she’s celebrating her 5th anniversary as designer and owner of Styles by Danielle. As an added bonus, Dani found out that she was nominated in this year’s Avi Choice Award for Favorite Women’s Casual Apparel category.  My golden necklace with the Danielle logo is especially made for this anniversary. It’s free for group members, so if any Styles by Danielle fans happen to check out the awards show, it’s a wonderful way to represent.

Frozen

Aurora is Dani’s official 5th anniversary gown and group members may purchase this gorgeous couture gown for 299 L during the celebration week. See the twinkles below? Aurora has ultra realistic twinkling stars on the lower skirt that can be turned on and off.

Beside Aurora in blue, Dani offers six other vibrant colors.

The cold never bothered me anyway

Incidentally, Dani also has loads of specials going on for her group members and Second Life fashionistas through November 24-29.  It is the week of the sale.

50 items are reduced by 50% and  they’re marked with a golden star. Also, join Dani for the group members’ in store hunt! Make sure to wear your group tag. You’ll look for three red stars. If you find all three, you’ll have a ballroom gown, cocktail dress and boots to liven up your inventory. Each star is10 L$.

On Saturday, November 29 enjoy an all day free group enrollment!

Lastly, Models Giving Back will rock Dani’s fashions on Saturday, November 29th at 10am SLT. Hope to see you there!

5th Anniversary Fashion Show

Click Styles by Danielle for an in-world lift or if you feel like shopping out of world, click here for Styles by Danielle on MP.

Credits:

  • Gown: Styles by Danielle Aurora in Blue
    Hair: Wasabi Pills Jean
    Ring: The Forge Mesh Cluster Ring
    Skin: Glam Affair Katya and Gemma Lips
    Lashes: Rhapsody [ glow ] studio – Lashes – GLOW special (older item)
    Poses: Morphine
    Location: Sparrow Song
    Post title pinched from Frozen

Quoth the Raven “Nevermore.”

Fun fact. Halloween is the eve before All Saints’ Day. After All Saints’ Day, we have All Souls’ Day.  I love that idea.

I thought PurpleMoon’s group gift was a timely reminder to love those we lost by celebrating their lives. We cannot get them back, but hold onto the love.

Nevermore

Yes, it has been one of those days. That is all. :)

Credits:

  • :: PM :: Poe (Group Gift!)
  • *Plume* – Punk/Soil
  • ::DS:: Tempest Red Mesh Eyes by Walton F. Wainwright (faust.steamer)
  • Lazuri Marzia Bracelet
  • Lazuri MVW 2013 Lolita Paragorn Earrings
  • -Glam Affair - Gemma – Europa 05 G (Former Arcade Item)
  • Pose: .::MS::.-INSTABILITY 1.16
  • Post title pinched from Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven

…heir of nothing in particular

Tuesdays are my days off, so I spent the day at the doctor’s office.  Actually, I spent roughly 1 hour and 10 minutes at the doctor’s office.  I’ve been in Vegas for 11 months now, and I was about to run out of my prescriptions. Apparently, I’m not easy to be around if I don’t have Prozac in my system, and I was starting to mildly freak out. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Prozac, it really isn’t a ‘fun’ drug. If I want to have fun, I slam some wine. If I want to be normal, I pop Prozac. I hope I don’t pass that on one day. While I was there, the doctor asked me if anything else I wanted to bring up. My family is still in Albuquerque, so I’m a frequent flier now. My pup flies with me because he’s my emotional support and I couldn’t leave him alone (clearly, I’m also confused as to who needs who more). Now, he is my official emotional support pups as I have a letter to prove it. Don’t worry…I won’t abuse that. I do love having him around and he does calm me down. Really, all animals are awesome.

Now that I got that off my chest, who’s ready for Halloween?

heir of nothing in particular

Styles by Danielle’s Arabella gown will be a hit at any Halloween formal event, but it offers several optional pieces that you can wear separately. It’s definitely not a gown you will have to put away after Halloween. Instead, you can wear it any time of the year. Arabella is available in Black, Red, Blue, and Taupe and is Slink and Wowmeh compatible.  Also, Arabella is discounted for Danielle group members!

How soon is now

My black cat is my only accessory unless you count my nail polish. Styles by Danielle’s October group gift is Miss Shiny Nail Polish Halloween style. Like traditional prim nails? Covered. The prim nails come with a HUD so you can choose between eight textures. Love Slink? Covered. You know how appliers roll and you can have a Halloween  themed mani/pedi.

Click Styles by Danielle for an in-world lift or if you feel like shopping out of world, click here for Styles by Danielle on MP.

Credits:

  • Styles by Danielle Arabella w/Black Cuffs, Neck Corset, and Train
  • Styles by Danielle Nail polish in Gold and Black Web
  • -Glam Affair – Gemma – Lips 04 and Candy Skin
  • (fd) Cat – 17 Over Shoulder RARE
  • *Alice Project* Willow [Low] – Infinity
  • *elymode* makeup – Gluttony shadows – caramel (lower)
  • Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Toxic_Black
  • Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Elegant
  • Fashionably Dead Cat – 17 Over Shoulder Rare (September Arcade)
  • Pose: Manifeste Editorial 24
  • Location: Halloween Rock and Shock 2014 
  • Post title pinched from The Smith’s “How Soon is Now