LOTD #278 – Hope

Will My Tears Wash It All Away?

Can tears wash it all away?

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It’s been a while since I posted – this photography course I’m taking has been keeping me busy. And, I hope, improving.

My homework this week was to come up with a piece for a new gallery that is opening. This photo didn’t make the cut, but I’m still really proud of it.

It took me much longer than I anticipated to take it, but I’m finding I’m much pickier about my photos than I was before – and that’s a good thing!

Even though I was initially crushed that this photo would not work (mostly because of the work that went into it), I’m excited about trying out some of my other ideas and seeing how they come to life.

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Details:

Hair:  Argrace – Chizuru

Skin:  Glam Affair

Eyes: Izzie’s – Sad Eyes – Blue

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modified)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Catwa – Kori

Tears Appliers: Izzie’s Tears

Pose: Nantra

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Tears Fall – LOTD #209

LOTD 209
She raised up her arms.

The rain poured down, drenching her.

Her tears fell freely.

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Details:

Hair: Argrace – Hikari – Copper (63984)

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph Eyes – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Dress:  Ghee – Mari Gown – Aquamarine  (5737)

Pose: oOo Studio

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This dress has been waiting patiently in my inventory for me for over a month.

It was at a previous round of The Instruments, and when I saw, I knew I had to have it.

You get not only the gown, which is gorgeous, but all the effects as well.

There is a second over-gown that simulates the effect of rain washing over the gown.

You also get a storm cloud, lightning, a rain puddle, and raindrop splash back, all of which you see in the photo.

(I added the rain in Photoshop, because the photo I took using actual rain in SL was eaten by my computer. -.-)

I absolutely love the gorgeous color of this dress, and having the effects to add to it just made me love it more.

And thanks to Argrace, I had this fabulous wet hairstyle, which just adds to the overall effect.

Also, I just realized that I can use the effects (which are wearable) in a routine if I wanted to.

So – bonus!

It’s amazing what I find when I go inventory diving. 😛

LOTD #200 – Milestone

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Vintage and retro

Two of my favorite things

Aren’t they one of yours?

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Details:

Hair: Argrace – Nao -Auburn

Skin: Lumae –  Niska 4 – Peach (@Wash Cart Sale)

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph Eyes – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Dress: Petite Mort – Rose Lyla Dress (@Wash Cart Sale)

Bracelet/Earrings:  League – Pearls and Lace Set

Shoes:  Reign – Midnight Heels – White

Pose: Elephante

Location: Tihuta

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Today has been a crazy day.

I’ve had so many interruptions and distractions while trying to get this post done, it’s not even funny.

Even though it’s been crazy, it’s been good.

I got to help out someone who needed it, I had a couple of new opportunities cross my path, and I’m still having fun. 😀

I’m a big fan of the Cart Sale by Fab Free, and I love that I’m able to find quality items for low prices.

This is another skin from Lumae – I’m in love with how easy it is to change skins.

They are so well done that I don’t even have to fuss with the neck seam in my photos!

The cute vintage dress is another find from the Cart Sale.

I love all the little details – the appliqué on the front, the lace on the sleeves, and the adorable bow at the waist.

The outfit was screaming for some vintage hair, and this cute pixie cut from Argrace was just the ticket.

Add some pearls from League, some adorable bow heels from Reign, and I’m ready for a night out on the town!

It’s hard to believe I’ve been doing these LOTD posts for 200 days now.

I’ve missed a few days here and there, but I’m proud of myself for doing it.

I’ve learned so much – both about blogging and photography.

Now, I’m off to finish my crazy day, and all the things still left on my to-do list!

LOTD #181 – Shopping Blues

LOTD 181

She stopped suddenly, as if remembering something, her hand flying to her lips.

“What is it?” he asked.

It took her a moment to answer.

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Details:

Hair: Argrace – Nao – Red  (1824)

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Eyes:  Dulce Secrets – Hydrangea – Terra Firma (@Designer Showcase)

Eyelashes: Izzie’s – Mesh Alpha Lashes  (@Mix)

Eyeshadow: PMD – Color My Wings (@The Makeup Room)

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Feet: Slink

Dress:  Coquet – August Frock – Blue (@FaMESHed)  (51176)

Earrings: Pure Poison – Lala Earrings  (8842)

Rings: Izzie’s – Celestial Midi Rings – Silver (53140)

Shoes:  Chic Chica – Carmen – Sky (@Cosmopolitan Room)  (6224)

Pose:  Infiniti

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I think I’ve reached a point where I am ‘evented’ out.

Every time I turn around, there’s another event.

How on earth dedicated fashion bloggers keep up with all of them, I have no idea.

They skip sleeping, maybe?

I used to wonder how designers/creators kept up too.

Since I’ve started going to more events, however, I’ve noticed a lot of repeats – the same item at different events.

I’ve gotten into a vicious cycle of shopping, blogging, shopping, blogging – I’ve forgotten to have fun while I’m doing it.

So I made the conscious choice to slow down.

I bought enough items over the past couple of weeks to keep me busy with photos for the next couple of months.

I’ve also made the conscious decision to curb my impulse spending.

I limit the events I go to, I set a budget for the event, and I only buy items I really love.

I’ve come to rely heavily on Seraphim and their ‘galleries’ of items at events.

I don’t have to fight lag to look at the items, and sometimes, there just isn’t anything I have to have at the event.

So I don’t even go, thus saving time, L$, and my sanity. 😀

For instance, I went to FaMESHed and bought only two items – one of which is this gorgeous dress from Coquet.

I love the color, the off-shoulder cut, the lace at the hem – so many lovely details.

When I saw these amazing shoes from Chic Chica at the Cosmopolitan Room, I knew they would be perfect for this dress.

You can see all the jaw-dropping detail in the inset photo.

I love how they are sexy and delicate and feminine – a trifecta for heels. 😛

I wanted to add a little ‘something’ to my look, and the eyeshadow from PMD at the Makeup Room was the perfect touch.

There are 6 different colors, in both system tattoos and appliers for your Lelutka head.

I don’t usually shop at Argrace, but I’ve found myself wearing their hair for the last several days.

First I fell in love with their ‘wet hair’ look, and when I saw this adorable pixie cut on another blog, I ran right over there and picked it up.

I love the waviness and the cute little hair clip in the front.

Now, excuse me while I go dig around in the pile of chaos I call my inventory and see what other gems I’ve picked up to show off!

LOTD #180 – Pool Party

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He laughed and shook his head as he looked at her.

“What?” she demanded.

Still laughing, he pointed at her shoes.

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Details:

Hair: Argrace – Hikari – Copper  (63984)

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Eyes:  Dulce Secrets – Hydrangea – Terra Firma (@Designer Showcase)

Eyelashes: Izzie’s – Mesh Alpha Lashes  (@Mix)

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Feet: Slink

Bikini:  Luxuria – Lucia – Dark Pink

Necklace:  Yummy – Repurposed Charms Necklace – Eclectic (@No21)    (4456)

Shoes:  Essenz – San Jose (Group Gift)  (2728)

Poses: oOo Studio & Chisa Creations

Decor:

Pool: Winx & Flair – Poolside

Towel prop: oOo Studio – Sunning

LOTD 180

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I’m still in the process of organizing my mess of an inventory.

I’ve done so much shopping in the last few weeks it’s crazy.

I have stuff I forgot I had!

I went to the last round of My Attic @ The Deck and picked up some really neat items at some crazy prices.

Like this pool from Winx & Flair.

At only 95L, it was a complete steal.

Who doesn’t want/need a pool?

It comes with several different colored towels and cushions you can rez, along with a cute splash effect.

It was the perfect backdrop for this amazing bikini from Luxuria (also at My Attic).

I’m wearing the system version here, but it also comes with appliers for your mesh bod.

The necklace is another great find from Yummy at No21.

I love charm necklaces and this one is just adorable. 😀

Although it’s a poolside pic, I couldn’t resist adding these shoes from Essenz.

To celebrate a FB milestone, the San Jose heels were given as a group gift.

My eyes are from Dulce Secrets from this round of Designer Showcase.

I love the color and the reflections in them.

The item that really inspired this look was this amazing hair from Argrace.

I saw someone wearing it on a post on ASN and I just fell in love with it.

I love the wet, fresh from the water look.

I knew I had the perfect prop from oOo Studios – a towel with poses built in.

If you’ve never been to oOo Studios, you should go immediately – she does some really amazing poses.

The towel is also texture change, so it is a very versatile piece.

With my summer winding to a close, I thought I’d take the chance to spend some time by my virtual pool.

Now all I need is a good book and a frozen drink!

LOTD #112 – Chalkboard Musings

LOTD 112As he posed, he mused that it was appropriate they were standing in front of a chalkboard.

Lately that’s how her voice sounded to him – nails on a chalkboard. 

Oh, he loved her, of course.

He just hated listening to her. 

She’s Wearing:

Hair:  Truth – Dasha

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Body/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Pale Cerulean

Eyelashes: MC – Falsies

Makeup: Shine – Teeth Tattoo

Top:  ColdLogic – Paul – Blush

Skirt: Somnia – Tight Squeeze – Hot Pink

Shoes: Essenz – Mumbai (@ Wayward Hunt)

He’s Wearing:

Hair:  Redgrave – Chris

Skin: Redgrave – Craig

Shape: Original

Eyes: Argrace – Shiny Eyes – Oval – Lime Green

Pants/Shirt: LaVian & Co – Friday Afternoon

Shoes:  Redgrave – Boots Walkers

Decor Items:

Chalkboard: Blueberry Hill – Schooled In Love Set (@ Pose Fair)

Poses: Blueberry Hill – Schooled In Love