You know I often wondered about the benefits of spending Lindens on clothes in SL - a physical pound here and there. But its starting to show through in my first (or if you prefer 'real') life.
I Found myself looking at the shoes in Marks and Spencers, in Primark etc and asking where are the 'funky' shoes - the fushia and green ones I can get in SL. The ones I suddenly feel brave enough to wear. I know I now have more dresses in my wardrobe than ever before. That I swing out when I walk down the street in a smart outfit.. that the fitted skirt I bought makes me feel feminine and businesslike at the same time.
So here's a shout for SL - it really can improve your first life/real world attitude and confidence. I may still need Trinny, Suzanna and Gok for a few ideas - but I can see if I like em in my SL before I rush out and spend 'real' cash amounts on them.
And a note to shops everywhere - fashion is all well and good - but a nice pile of staple heels and skirt shapes is soooo much better!