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XStreet is for Lovers

I pride myself on being progressive when it comes to customs, taste, and technology, but there are times when I myself drag my feet.  I certainly am not the first person to try something new (because I know that it is often the case that first time technology comes with a long list of grievances), but I never want to be the last, or even one of the last, to try something.

This time I am referring to the online marketplace for Second Life, XStreet.  Three years into the game and I flat out refused to use the thing.  I have always loved using the search algorithm inworld and going from store to store in order to get that vibe that comes with shopping.  However, even I change my mind about most things and XStreet is no different.

My turning point was when I was planning my wedding.  I was getting so frustrated going from one wedding store to another and not seeing what I wanted.  How do you search for burgundy flower arrangements and sculpted prim bouquets?  I must admit that a lot of things I used for the wedding was either found or purchased on XStreet.  It was just so… convenient.

If ever I need something obscure or specific, the search usually does a good job sifting through the tens of thousands of items sold on XStreet.  I use it to find costumes and scripts.  I even found my house on XStreet and even though I still like to buy things in SL (I tend to choose XStreet items that are also sold inworld and then go there) I am increasingly finding myself relying on XStreet.  Now I will visit almost everyday even when I am not looking for anything particular; just like I used to do inworld.  There are no rez times, no lag, and the deals are amazing.  I have bought beautifully crafted shoes for under 50L and furnished skyboxes for under 100L.  I truly never know what wonderful thing will be sold next and I can spend days browsing.

And the convenience just got better now that all linden transfers do not have to be done at a kiosk in Second Life but in your XStreet account online.  So today’s post features some of the things that I have bought online.

The motif today is clubbing.  I enjoy the music scene and put on something that’s fashionable, sexy, and moves well.  The Xstreet items that I bought on a whim because they were so inexpensive were the red boots and the black dress.  I also bought Truth’s Brit hair online because of the almost guaranteed crowd that always shops inworld.

Outfits from left to right:

[LeLutka]-EclatPale-makeup6(DARK BROWS)freckles, !lamb. Ghost – Rotten Carrot, Cake – Deco Lashes – Tintable, +*CC*+ T-Shirt (Black), AOHARU_BT_Leggings_Black, :+*U&R*+: LE.LOOK! la femme – Earrings, MIEL VIV NECKLACE, Vida red suede buckled ankle boots  v1.02, belt from middle outfit

Lara Skin-Adina smokey1-nude lips pale, >TRUTH< Brit – cocoa, Cake – Bedroom Lashes – Tintable, NADAS*MINIDRESS LAURA*, Ms.O.Lei-ny “Swirling Heart” necklace / choker / collar, Anthrax (Cyanide), BAX Prestige Boots Black Leather

LAQ ~ Blondie 08 [Milky] Glow skin, ((JUNWAVE))LoosePony*GOLD*, Cake – Vamp Lashes – Tintable, Canimal – Body Graffiti (black magic), {SMS} Tweed Corset White BF, (Elate!) Betsy (Cobalt), winter blue bangle (Argyle), Maitreya Frenzy – Retro

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Don’t Be Givin’ Me No Evils

So though I don’t consider myself a hipster (the lifestyle is too apathetic and negligent for my taste), I have to admit that I like the way they dress.  Hipsters claim they loathe mainstream, but they are more often than not slaves to trends whether it be in alternative music or organic food.  I try not to get sucked into their ways, but I hang at their clubs a lot and the fashions always get me.  Some can be full out glammed, but others are comfortable in their Clash duds.

So my alternative looks always tend to take on a Hipster quality.

Getting Ready for a Hot Night

Getting Ready for a Hot Night

Hipsters adore anything non-American and even though I drink Bud and listen to John Mayer, I also enjoy foreign affairs.  The title of this post comes from a British show called “Little Britain.”  If you haven’t seen it than rent it; I tell you it is the best sketch comedy I’ve ever seen.

So my typical weekend evening consists of me standing in front of my closet for like fifteen minutes, just staring abstractly at everything I own, picturing separates that would go well together.  I try not to repeat the same outfits twice within a month or so (thus my gigantic wardrobe) and then I move a few things around; holding up a certain bottom to my pile of folded tops to see which colors complement.

Usually I’ve bought something new or there is a certain piece or accessory I want to coordinate into an ensemble.  This evening I wanted to where this hair from Dernier Cri.  Isn’t Dernier Cri awesome?  You can buy a three pack with any color you want.  I spent like 20 minutes figuring out which shade went best with my skins and now I want to show it off with something hip.

Hair Glory

Hair Glory

Showing love to…

Milk Motion skins.  I wanted my makeup to be very naturale.  Alice accents the hair well.

Dernier Cri hairs!  Always great, I picked up three other styles along with this one and I didn’t pick the same shade twice!  Each design is unique and has its own attitude so it’s so awesome you can pick and choose from over 70 shades.

&Bean‘s Rain which is all sorts of hip.  It mixes so many elements into a stylish and fun look.  I slipped this one on along with Maitreya‘s black leggings.

Armidi‘s Dahlia pumps!  A must, especially in cerise (pink)!  I find that a basic design shoes, like simple pumps, in bright colors always takes an outfit to the next level when it comes to style.  You’ll never go wrong with stand-out footwear.

I went all out with my jewelry.  Luc zebra bangle on my left, Shiny Things code armlet on my right, and two necklaces dangling and jangling to the music.  One is Royal Blue‘s stone pendant in gold multi-colored, the other is VintageWear‘s Mixed Tape.  You will be seeing me wearing these a lot this summer!

Now I must rush… I’ve spent so much time getting dressed that I’m going to be late to the clubs!