True Colors

The greatest act of courage is to be and own all that you are. Without apology. Without excuses and without any masks to cover the truth of who you really are.

Nine-and-half years ago, I started Classic Cougar Style, the blog. There have been over 400 blog posts in that time. In blogging terms, that is not very many, but I’ve never been a prolific blogger. Then again, I am not in a race to see who blogs the most. I prefer to blog when inspiration hits me, so I remain an independent blogger. This way, I answer to no one but myself. What I blog, I bought. What I bought, I genuinely love. What I genuinely love, I wear. I will continue to showcase my favorite designers, and I am happy to say I have found some new ones as well.

Speaking of designers new to me, I discovered S-Club while perusing my Flickr feed. The hairstyles are not rigged, so my editing skills came in handy. I’m wearing the Emily hairstyle, and there are several accessories and styles to choose from. I tried on several DEMOs and bought several updos when I returned to the store. I am anxious to see what else zazarouge dreams up.

The ‘to-die-for’ gown I’m wearing is by Poison Rouge. For want of a better description, Lovelace Victorian Dress is just exquisite. It’s perfect for anyone that roleplays the Victorian Era or maybe Western. I am wearing the color midnight. This is just one of several items I snapped up by Shena Neox from past events.

My wish is that you are enjoying your Second Life. Be kind to one another. Till we meet again♥

What is she wearing?

For information regarding bento mesh body, bento mesh head, and their respective accessories, please see My Favorite Things.

S-Club: Emily, Emily’s head accessory v1

Yummy: Lenore Pearl Set

Zenith: Baroque butterfly mask for hand

Poison Rouge: Lovelace Victorian Gown

Sweet Thing: Lolita lace Cuffs

PoSEioN: Statue 8 modified with Animare Plus

A New Beginning

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Photograph was taken at Little Swan Lake

I was thumbing through Pinterest looking for a quote, and I came across the following. It sums up what I am feeling almost perfectly.

If I have learned anything this year, it is that I won’t ever be ready for what life throws at me. I won’t have the right words when it counts; I won’t know what to choose when fate itself is staring me down. But now I know I don’t always need to have the right answer.

I’ve learned that I can go on waiting for something, sustained by hope and nothing more – or I can put it aside and shrug my shoulders. Bravely accept the fact that I can’t keep my heart safe any more than I can stop love from taking everything away from me.

I have learned to stop saying yes when I don’t mean it – to live authentically as I know how. To allow the tips of my fingers to skirt the darkness, as long as I remember to keep my eyes fixed on the light. And as one door opens and another closes, I will move forward with the knowledge that, unlike so many others, I have another year ahead of me – another shot at making it all the way around the sun and a chance to get it right this time round.

~LANG LEAV~

I wish each of you a very Happy and Blessed New Year. Be kind to one another. Till we meet again♥

What is she wearing?

For information regarding bento mesh body, bento mesh head, and their respective accessories, please see My Favorite Things.

Hilly Haalan: Zariah Gown

Emo-tions Hair: Tyra

GOS: Judith Pointed Mules, Heart Ankle Chain (From Haute Chic Stiletto Collection)

RealEvil: Emma’s Earrings

AvaWay: Krystal and Venera Rings

EarthStones: Celtic Claddagh Ring, Dallas Diamond Bracelet

Nantra: High Society Pose 4M