Posted in Fashion on a Budget

FoaB 6

This current miniseries ends today. I hope you have enjoyed the show and found that next outfit for that party.

Today I have goodies from Spork, G & N Quality and PixelDolls. Sadly, Spork is no longer in existence ūüė¶ Both PixelDolls and G &N Quality have discount areas, where you can get either full outfits or separates for 10 L$ (at PixelDolls) or 20L$ (at G &N) so you won’t break the bank.

The first up on today’s catwalk is from G & N Quality.

What drew my eye to this outfit was not only the discounted price of 20L$, but the design and colour of the floral pattern. Based on oriental designs that have not really changed in the last 2000 years, and have been known in the West for the last 3-4 hundred years when the first Chinese porcelain came to Europe.

Looking for an outfit that is not too formal but not that casual, then this could be the one. I chose my favourite Stiletto Moody shoes, the Foxy Slingback, as they complement the clothes nicely.

Next up is the Ashbury dress from Spork which I got at their closing down sale for 50L$ or less. In fact, I think it was 0L$.

Spork closed its doors on Feb 12 2010 after 2 years of existence, the owners stated that it was time for them to move on to other projects. Sales, either end of season or closing down, are always an opportunity to bag that item you always wanted for way less than the original price.

The name Ashbury is derived from the area of San Francisco, Haight-Ashbury which in 1967 was the birth place of the hippy and flower power.

What I liked about it was the lovely umber colour and the hippy style of the dress. I chose to wear a tattoo that I have had for some time but never worn. It is part of the Flower Garden set from Shady Tattoos, and it complements the printed design on the skirt nicely.

Umber is a natural pigment drieved from clays rich in iron & magnesium oxides and when heated the colour becomes more intense and takes on a reddish brown colour, called burnt umber. It’s name is from the Latin for shadow, but also from the Italian region of Umbria where the clays were first extracted. This mix of raw and burnt umber is a nice combination, soft and subtle in tone.

Lastly is an outfit from PixelDolls, called Revolver. I have included this one as it has the feel of the East in the textures used. The design of the top reminds me of the cheongsam.

Credits

All Pics

Skin – ::JoLie:: CatsEyes – Dutch Touch

Hair РBridget (Blonde D) РMagika        0L$

Pic 1
Outfit РAsian Flora РG & N Quality     20L$ discount area

Shoes – Foxy Slingback (black) – Stiletto Moody

Accessories – Celestial Connection necklace – Primalot

Pic 2

Dress РAshbury (umber) РSpork    0L$ closing down sale

Shoes – Foxy Slingback (black) – Stiletto Moody

Tattoo – FlowerGarden lower belly – Shady Tattoos

Pic 3

Outfit РRevolver РPixelDolls     10L$ Discount area

Boots – Lombardi Booties (black) – Indi Designs

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