Thursday, February 6, 2014

New Beginnings...

Hello, my darling loves! Miss me?
So...a lot sure has changed since I last wrote a blog post. 
I parted ways with my primary blog team of almost a year recently...on good terms, of course. I wish the team at Paper Dolls nothing but the best of luck in all that they do, and I am so thrilled that I was able to be a part of such a wonderful experience.

Ever since parting ways, I have sort of floundered with my blogging. Well, I take that back. Ever since the holiday season, I have floundered. Lost much of the spark that I feel is necessary to be a GOOD fashion blogger. Anyone can start a blog, get sponsors, and do an okay job...but the dedication...the dedication, spark and passion doesn't come to just anyone. For a while, I had that...but over the holidays, I lost it. Somewhere. Probably somewhere at work, since I'm surrounded by a bunch of crazies.

I made a promise to myself this year that I would start focusing on my blogging more, getting better at it...and so far, I haven't lived up to my own standards. Sure, I could blame it on the fact that when I come home from work in RL, I'm usually exhausted, and the last thing I want to do is write and be in Photoshop...but that's a cop-out and I know it. Some of the bloggers I look up to the most in SL have VERY hectic schedules in both SL and RL, or struggle with busted PCs but they are still able to pump out some incredible posts.

So!! My mission: To focus on all things fabulous and show off everything and anything I find that I want(need) to share with you all, my adoring, wonderful viewers!!! And I'm going to start off this new year with quite the bang, with cuteness from Gos(duh hello, SHOES) and Maxi Gossamer :3

What better way to showcase TWO brand new shoes from Gos Boutique than to have a fellow shoe lover pose with you? Obviously I can't double my amazingness, so I pulled in my darling sister to help me :3

We are both HUGE fans of Sex and the City, so when Gos released the Carrie and the Samantha, we were both all over that we're all over shoe sales! *giggles*

Iconic shoes, named for supremely iconic ladies!

The Samantha has a lovely pointy toe, with a little stud on the back of the heel, while the Carrie is more of your classic round-toe stiletto. They are L$495 a pair at Gos, and there is a patent leather version of each shoe available at FaMESHed this month! Yaaaay!

Speaking of FaMESHed, there are some supremely amazing designers there, as always, showing off their stuff. When Amaya was dressing for this post with me, she stopped over at a different store before I brought her over to see this month's goodies, and she was mid-outfit change. She came here, cammed around at some of the things I pointed out to her...and then she found the new coat that Mutresse released. First she asked me if I had seen it, and that she thought I would be all over it. I admit, I hadn't seen it yet, and when I looked, I saw why she thought I would love's flouncy, short, multi-layered and adorable!! The coat comes with a color-change HUD that gives you the option to change the textures of the belt, clasps, sleeves, the skirts, and so much other things a whopping 14 different colors! 

While we were at Fameshed, I showed her the jewelry set from Maxi Gossamer that I had gifted her. Gifted, you say? Well, yes...this month, ALL of the Maxi Gossamer jewelry pieces come with a modify/transferable version that you can give to the friend of your choice! So naturally, my first thought after seeing the gift version, I knew it had to go to my wonderful sister, who has stood by me and helped me with so much throughout the years. I truly don't know where I would be in this world without her at my side to make me giggle, to be my sounding board when I am needing advice, and to give me the guidance that I need.

Wow, I didn't mean to go all super gushy. But my excuse is...that not everyone in the grid is as privileged as I am to have an Amaya in their life. 

So there you have it, darlings!! My first post of the new year, a fresh start in blogging, and hopefully this is the kick in the pants that I needed to really kickstart me back into business. I've got sponsors to brag about, after all!

<3 Caiti and Amaya

What Amaya's Wearing!
Hair: >Truth< Dove - Reds
Coat: ...Mutresse... Gnus Coat - 14 Colors(available at Fameshed!)
Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer - Karma Court Set(Necklace - Short, Earrings - version 2, Ring - Small R)(available at Fameshed!)
Shoes: [Gos] Boutique Samantha - Scarlet(patent leather version available at Fameshed!)
Pose Used: .ploom. PNUP - 2 Curvy

What Caiti's Wearing!
Hair: >Truth< Delta - Reds05
Earrings: Maxi Gossamer La Cerlique(silver) (available at Fameshed!)
Bangles: MG La Cerlique(silver), Fairy Pearl Cuff(R)(available at Fameshed!)
Necklace: MG Karina Court - Short(available at Fameshed!)
Rings: MG Karina Court - Large R, Small - R, La Cerlique - R(silver)(available at Fameshed!)
Top: coldLogic - dom.quantum pack(wine)
Belt: coldLogic - dom.quantum pack(black)
Skirt: coldLogic - cross.quantum pack(black)
Shoes: [Gos] Boutique - Carrie(black) (patent leather version available at Fameshed!)
Pose Used: Glitterati on Marketplace - Pin Up Girl - 2