Winter Wonderland – LOTD #238

LOTD 238 - Winter Wonderland
She held very still.

Reaching out a hand, she tried

to touch the soft fur.

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I love this Snow Friends set from  Potomac Signature Homes.  The deer and squirrel and are just adorable!

You can find this great item at the Winter Showcase, an event to benefit Team Diabetes of SL.

In addition to the adorable animals, you can find this lovely gown from Tayren’s Fantasy Fashions. In comes in the red, shown here, or in green.

It includes everything shown, including the hair and head wreath.

If you haven’t stopped by to check out the Winter Showcase and Winter Art Show, you’re missing out.  The clock is ticking, as the event will only last a few more days.

There’s lots to see and do, including a Red and Green Ball tonight.  See the Team Diabetes of SL blog for more information.

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Details:

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands: Slink – Elegant

Costume (includes hair, headpiece, and gown):  TFF – Poinsettia Maiden – Red

Pose:  Chisa Creations (modified)

Decor:

Potomac Signature Homes:  Snow Friends

My Favorite Things – LOTD #236

LOTD 236
He listened to her,

singing as she worked, Christmas

music on full blast.

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Today I wanted to show you some of the fabulous items you can find at the Windlight Magazine Winter Showcase, which opens tomorrow.

Christmas is one of my favorite times of year, and I love seeing all the fabulous Christmas creations in SL.

The merchants at the Showcase have designated items where the proceeds will go to benefit Team Diabetes of SL.

This fabulous gown from Spyralle is one of those items.  I’m wearing it here with my Maitreya body.  The elegant mesh gown comes in 5 standard sizes and 4 different colors.  I chose the red, of course. 😛

Complementing the gorgeous Spyralle gown is some equally fabulous jewelry from Zuri Rayna.  It’s a little hard to see in the picture above, so I took a close up.

LOTD 236 CU

The Candy Cane Christmas set comes with the earrings, choker, and bracelet. In addition to getting some fantastic jewelry, 100% of the sale proceeds for this item go to Team Diabetes.

All the decor items are from the House of Avro, with the exception of the fireplace and the ornament in my hand.

You can find the adorable reindeer, the tree, and the poinsettias on the fireplace at the House of Avro shop in the Windlight Showcase shopping area.

There are several different varieties of Christmas trees available, two of which are the Team Diabetes items.

There are also events planned throughout the week at the Winter Showcase and Art Show, so make sure you check out the Team Diabetes of SL website to stay up to date on the latest news.

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Details:

Hair: Vanity – Moonriver

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph – Electric

Lipstick: The Skinnery – Glaze Lip Paint

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Dress:  Spyralle – Koloa Holiday – Red  (@Windlight Showcase)

Jewelry (earrings, bracelet, choker):  Zuri Rayna – Candy Cane Christmas Set  (@Windlight Showcase)

Shoes:  Reign – Eternal Heels – Black

Pose:  Chisa Creations

Decor:

Fireplace: [JOH] – Mesh Christmas Fireplace With Wreath

Ornament:  Pixel Mode – Ornament – Blue

Other Items:  House of Avro – *Christmas tree on stand snowed Gold Purple baubles, Swag garland with baubles, *Poinsettia arrangement, Planter with bauble poinsettia, *Wood reindeer with multi-lights  (*@Windlight Showcase)

Regrets – LOTD #226

LOTD 226
Hands in her pockets,

she watched him go. It was all

for the best. She hoped.

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Details:

Hair: Damselfly – Amarie

Skin: Laqroki – Martina – Mocha

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph Eyes – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Dress/Shawl: LaVian – Hold Me

Pose: Chisa Creations (modified)

Location: New York City

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I’ve decided to set aside Tuesdays as my ‘unpacking and sorting’ days in SL.

Once again, I’ve been so busy shopping that I have forgotten half of what I bought.

Yesterday I was opening some boxes and found this fabulous dress/shawl from LaVian.

It looks so warm and cosy, just what I need now that the cool weather has hit.

The hair is from Damselfly, a gift, but I have no idea where I picked it up.

This is what separates me from the fashion bloggers – I can’t keep track of where/when I bought things.

Show me a dance, and I can tell you who made it, and whether I own it, but hair or clothes?

Nope. 😀

I’ve been going around mostly mesh-less lately – no mesh body or head.

It feels kind of strange, actually.

Now that the Lelutka heads have expressions, I’ll likely be wearing that one the most.

I like the expressions of the LOGO head better, but the RW is just too high for me to feel good about wearing it out and about everywhere.

I still have a ton of boxes to sort through – I broke my rule and went to a gacha event yesterday.

Ah, well, who can’t use a koala avatar, right?!

😀

I haven’t done a hunt in a while and came across the ‘Hocus Pocus’ hunt, so I have lots of goodies from it to sort through as well.

It’s going to look like Christmas on my platform with all the boxes and paper thrown everywhere. 😛

Everybody got their shopping lists ready for Black Friday? 😀

LOTD #193 – Wave Queen

LOTD 193

She raised a hand, her brow darkening with anger.

Suddenly light began to shine down behind her, almost blinding them.

“You dare to question me?” she asked ominously.

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Details:

Hair: Truth – Ami  (2842)

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Eyes:  IKON – Utopia Eyes – Pale Cerulean

Eyeshadow: Slack Girl – Calypso

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Outfit: Les Encantades – Witch of the Seas (@Enchantment)  (33632)

Pose: Chisa Creations

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The Enchantment event is open until September 4th.

The current round is based on “The Little Mermaid.”

This outfit is the first thing I bought at the event.

I love it when everything comes in a bundle, instead of having to buy multiple pieces or play a gacha to get the whole outfit.

It appeals to the inner miser in me. 😀

Besides coming all in one package, this outfit is simply stunning.

The fin attachments move gently as you do, and the detail on the corset is spectacular.

I love the swirls of color in the scales and fins – that lovely iridescent look is one of my favorites.

The headpiece is the perfect finishing touch to the entire look.

There’s still plenty of time left to head on over and pick this little gem up for yourself.

While you’re there, don’t forget to try your hand at the Enchantment hunt.

Good luck!

LOTD #174 – Beautifully Carefree

LOTD 174

The scenery here is beautiful, he thought to himself.

She seemed so carefree and relaxed.

He’d have to break the news soon.

But not today.

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Details:

Hair: Elikatira – Fiona (@Cosmopolitan Room)  (59269)

Skin: WoW Skins – Sara – DarkTan

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Dress:  Valentina E. – Zoe Cotton Knit Dress – Raspberry & Teal  (@On9)   (614)

Eyes:  IKON – Utopia Eyes – Pale Cerulean

Shoes: Ricielli – Thayla – Fuschia (@On9)  (3144)

Pose:  Chisa Creations

Location:  Timeless Memories

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Today I was too lazy to create a scene of my own, so I took a quick little trip to the Timeless Memories sim.

It’s always so nicely decorated, and I love taking pictures there.

I stopped by the On9 events a few weeks ago and found these gems.

The amazing dress is from Valentina E.

There were several different color options, but I love the combination of the raspberry and teal.

I paired it with these to-die-for shoes from Ricielli.

I love a sexy heel, and these were just the ticket. 🙂

I tend to go for items with a vintage/retro vibe, and this hair from Elikatira was screaming my name.

This round of the Cosmopolitan Room had a lot of cute items, but the hair HAD to come home with me.

If you get a chance, check out the Timeless Memories sim – you won’t be disappointed.

LOTD #173 – Lilacs and Talcum

LOTD 173

She looked around, the sense of nostalgia almost overwhelming.

She’d spent many a happy hour here as a child.

Running her fingers lightly across the sideboard, she picked up the blanket.

It still smelled of lilacs and talcum, like her grandmother.

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Details:

Hair: Exile – Quiet Waters (@Collabor88)  (1501)

Skin: WoW Skins – Sara – DarkTan

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Dress:  Dead Dollz – Isabeau – Sand (@Shiny Shabby)  (14014)

Eyes:  IKON – Utopia Eyes – Pale Cerulean

Ring: Maxi Gossamer – Roho Ring (@Mix)  (1381)

Shoes: Essenz – Cincinnati – Cream (2090)

Pose:  Chisa Creations

Decor Items:

Funky Junk – Little Writing Shed

Grimes Central Design – Mesh Old Tailor’s Dummy

Dust Bunny – Vintage Space Heater – Coal, Tea Pot, Toaster, Porcelain Deer – Coal

Park Place – Old Fashioned Telephone

Second Spaces – 4 Across Set

8f8 – Granny’s Winter Cottage – Desk & Chest, Milk Bottles

Dust Bunny & Windsong – Paper Butterflies

Magic Moon – Mahogany Hat Rack

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I’ve decided I need to go yard-sale shopping more often. 😀

I saw a notice on Plurk that someone was having a yard sale, and I couldn’t resist going to pick up a few things.

Reasonably priced, and I justified the ‘no-copy’ items because, though I can’t use them in a performance, I can most certainly use them in a photo!

So many cute vintage things, and this isn’t even all of them!

I like to visit sims for photoshoots, but sometimes I can’t find anything that suits the feel/vibe I want.

In those situations, I build my own scene.

As I was browsing the yard sale, I could see the scene coming together in my head.

And I’m happy to say that it turned out pretty close to what I wanted. 😛

The little writing shed from Funky Junk is a $50L Friday find from a previous week- and a steal!

It’s such a cute little shed, I know I’ll get tons of use out of it.

I had a lot of fun decorating up the inside with various pieces and parts.

When I saw this dress at Shiny Shabby, I just had to have it.

I saw it on early access day, but it wasn’t available for purchase yet.

So I went back and braved the lag – I love the lacy vintage look of it.

The Exile hair is their offering at this round of Collabor88.

I love the length and the sideswept bangs – so pretty!

The ring is another gem from Maxi Gossamer’s Look Book for Mix this month.

There’s so much stuff in there, I’m still opening boxes. 😀

And I’m still in love with Essenz shoes.

I’ve had these for a while, but they are gorgeous.

I still have some boxes to open, because I went to the 50% off anniversary sale.

It runs through July 26th, so if you haven’t stopped by Essenz yet, you should.

Shoe heaven awaits!

LOTD #166 – Ethereal Fall

LOTD 166

She stumbled as her heel stuck in the planks of the bridge.

She grimaced, cursing her clumsiness.

Couldn’t everything go right just for once?

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Details:

Hair: Truth – Leesa 2 – Auburn (@Discount Sale)   (21881)

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Eyeshadow: SG – Calypso Eyeshadow

Lipstick: Izzie’s – Lelutka Natural Lips

Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Pale Cerulean

Eyeliner: Glam Affair – Eyeliner no. 3

Dress:  Siss Boom – Sprite Pink Blue (439252)

Earrings: Maxi Gossamer – Honey Diva Earrings (@Mix)  (2826)

Bridge: Dreamland Designs – Romantic Wooden Bridge

Pose: Chisa Creations

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I was out shopping (big surprise, I know!) and I ran across a ‘new-to-me’ store called Siss Boom.

I saw this gorgeous dress and I just had to have it.

It’s so soft and pretty, you feel like a princess wearing it. 😀

It was just screaming for an elegant updo, so I chose this Leesa hair from Truth.

Finishing touches were some pretty earrings from Maxi Gossamer and dramatic eyeshadow from Slack Girl.

I am still trying to get a feel for makeups and such with the Lelutka head, but I’m learning. 🙂

If you have suggestions for stores/creators that make some nice makeups, give me a shout.

I love this bridge from Dreamland Designs – I don’t remember how I found it, but I love it.

It’s got a ton of cute couples poses built in and it’s only 8 LI!

I know I’ll get a lot of use out of it, both as a prop for LOTD posts and a dance prop.

This photo has more of a ‘fall’ feel to it, but I was getting a little tired of all the sand and surf photos – I needed a break. 😛

When I bought the Lelutka head, I thought I’d only be wearing it for photo shoots.

I haven’t taken it off yet.

I’m off to do some more shopping – Happy Hump Day everyone!!