Just a bit of random

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I haven’t posted in several days, and haven’t really been shopping very much (Horrors, I know!), so thought I’d just post something a bit random today…some things I pulled out of my inventory. These photos are pretty heavily edited, so the disclaimer included is *this is NOT exactly how the outfit will look in Second Life. 🙂

Before I go into details, I just want to share something. The last year, my real life has been completely turned around. An unexpected marital breakup (that, in hindsight, I should have seen coming), suddenly thrown into the role of being a single mom of 2, and then, soon after, being an unemployed single mom of 2, financial hardships, heartbreak and the ensuing rediscovery of myself and who I am, without having a “husband” to cater to and allow to define me. I went through some of my darkest, stormiest days…but through it all, I’ve made new friends, learned to look for the rainbow in each day’s storm (and there is always one) and that I’m worth far more than I ever gave myself credit. I, also, met a wonderful guy who is kind, caring, sweet, creative, intelligent and my perfect match. There are a few drawbacks…I’m in the United States…he is in Holland; there is a pretty significant age difference, and a few other things. At first, I was very hesitant in trusting and believing it was real, but time and hours upon hours of conversation, where his traits have been consistently displayed, won me over. In my real life, right now, I’m not ready yet, nor do I want, a relationship. There is still work left to be done. But, someone who is there for me, to hold silly, smart conversations with, to learn about and enjoy spending time with?…yes, those things are good for me. Sooooo, in my life, this has made a difference…a good one, and I’m looking forward to seeing where it all ends up. But regardless of where that may be, I will enjoy the ride. (those of you who have never experienced an online “relationship” may not understand my views on this…but those who have, I think, will understand perfectly, the advantages and disadvantages)

So, my outfit is pieced together from a couple of different places…the dress is HUD controlled, and you have quite a few options on color and pattern. It comes with the jewelry I’m wearing, and also shoes…which I am not wearing. The hair is actually a man’s hairstyle, from Dura…I ❤ their texturing so much…but I think it’s still a good look for girl’s. A lot of Dura’s styles for men are easily adaptable for us ladies. The shoes are my new favorites from Redgrave. I had fun taking these photos, and playing with effects on Photofunia. Great free site with some good tools, if you only have very basic post-processing skills like me.

Thank you for reading, and I hope that your week is going as wonderfully as mine. Just remember…always, even in the fiercest life-storm, look for the rainbows. The more you look for, the more you’ll find.

xx

Shiloh

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Credits:

[mock] Touch of Magic eyeshadow (Callisto) (group gift)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Business%20District%20Delta/128/146/23
[mock]Indigo’s Umber Envy Makeover [eye, lip 2]
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Business%20District%20Delta/128/146/23
HS : Cats Eyeliner shorter
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife//48/226/1002
*Dura-Boy*22(Dark Brown)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dura%20Dura/65/128/1002
Koketka – *Eyelashes v.18*
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/57955
*Sexy Mamas* Prim Nails
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/19444
– Shoes Helena – / REDGRAVE
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife//51/137/23
:Z.S: kellly Piercing
(old hunt gift)
To Be Unique – Alene Outfit
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/46961
 [MyDear]Tonia Skin–Medium 1
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife//196/192/3806
IKON Destiny Eyes – Coffee (available at The Liaison Collaborative)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Nest/173/194/21

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. DJ Frenzy
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 18:43:51

    I can relate to your story of rediscovery after a marriage ending… Mine did in January after 13 years… Now I only see my 3 year old once a month.. Is quite a journey.. Still learning to walk it

    Reply

    • shilohlyric
      Jun 08, 2013 @ 11:41:21

      Yes. Totally a journey. With a lot of ups and downs. I’m sorry you don’t get to see your child more often, though. That would be the hardest part for me, I think. I was lucky in that my ex wasn’t at all interested in taking our son with him. And my son hasn’t seen his father in almost a year. It’s hard…especially for the kids. 🙂

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