Saturday, January 17, 2009

Fun with Fashion - January


Thought you might like a little taste of some wonderful fashion finds that are perfect for the budget conscious fashionista! Here's a little excerpt from my Fun with Fashion column in this month's edition of Avenue Magazine (check it out ONLINE).

"My good friend Chalice Carling, inspired me to see just how cheap I could be with this month’s column. Styling on a budget takes a bit more research than usual. Two websites provided tons of inspiration. First, I hit up the ever so helpful Fashion Planet feed. My Second Life on the D-List by Ding Fotherington is a wonderful treasure trove of freestyle and tips on the best hunts.

Inspiration can be very expensive. Setting a budget was also important. What kind of budget you ask? Let’s think of something fair. How much on average per month do you spend on your avatar? $500L, $1,000L, $10,000L, or a staggering $100,000L! Be honest, I won’t tell anyone. It will be our little secret. Vixie is here to help!

Let’s break down the cost of monthly avatar maintenance. If you buy one skin, two hairs, and two outfits (clothes, shoes, and accessories) per month, you probably average around $5,000L. What would you say if I told you I could save you about $4,815L on the two looks I’m about to share?

We will start with Cheap n’ Chic. The base is an adorable free dress from 24 SHOO named Fur Line that I saw on Ding’s blog. The golden scalloped bodice is paired with a red skirt with animal print sash. It’s about as chic as you can get and for $0L you better hurry your tushies over and pick one up."



Cheap N’ Chic:
Skin - MMS - Thanksgiving Gift Skin – (Freebie Group Gift)
Hair - ETD - Davina II - Auburn- ($30L Sale)
Dress - 24Shoo - Fur Line Dress – (Freebie Store Gift)
Fur - Bijou - FREE DIVA Chanson – (Freebie Store Gift)
Gloves - Vette's Boutique – Black V – ($75L)
Stockings - Sheer - Zebra Tights – (Freebie Store Gift)
Shoes - Maitreya - Slinky Stilettos – (Freebie Store Gift)
Eyes - MMS - Turquoise – (No Longer for Sale)
Eyelashes - MMS - Photoshoot – (Free with Skin Purchase)
Pose - Torridwear - Geometry 05




Saving Grace:
Skin - MMS - Thanksgiving Gift Skin – (Freebie Group Gift)
Hair - ETD - Maaliyah - Espresso – ($30L Sale)
Dress - RunoRuno - Hyperkinetic Dress – ($50L)
Earrings - Untone Quilt - Free Gift Drop - (Freebie Store Gift)
Bracelet - Fresh Baked Goods - Jelly Bean Gold Gem (Scripted) – (Hunt Gift)
Shoes - Lis Noir - Robin in Rawk – (Freebie Store Gift)
Eyes - MMS - Turquoise – (No Longer for Sale)
Eyelashes - MMS - Photoshoot – (Free with Skin Purchase)
Pose - Torridwear - Geomtery 04

3 comments:

Jula Carnell said...

Goodness you did well. When I find a bargain now I rave about it .... actually ... oooo youve now given me an idea to blog about a 50L pair of pants I found. Good detective work Vix x x x

Chalice Carling said...

OOOO you duelling bloggers you...the fur is going to fly to see who can get the cheapest stuff.

me/ grabs popcorn and a caprioska to watch the proceedings.

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