Seasons – LOTD #230

LOTD 230
She took a moment

to relax; season changes

were so exhausting.

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Details:

Hair: Truth – Louisa (group gift)

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Eyes:  IKON – Utopia – Pale Cerulean

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Feet: Slink Elegant/High

Corset/Headpiece:  EMO-tions – Sylvana (@WLRP)

Decor:

Bed/Pose: Consignment – The Nested Daybed

Tree: Laudanum Lollipops – Embrace Tree

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I’ve been so busy with other things lately that I haven’t had much time to take photos.

Which is a shame, because I have a TON of fantastic items I’ve picked up over the last several weeks.

I’m going to try and get several pics done over the next few days so that I can share the cool finds with you before some of the events close!

This picture was inspired by the corset, which I had totally forgotten I bought. :-/

I’ve been doing so much shopping lately, I’m overwhelmed with boxes again.  But when I opened this one and put it on, the rest of the picture fell together.

The corset and headpiece are just lovely, and made me think of nymphs, fairies, dryads, and Mother Nature.

I knew immediately I wanted to use the Nested Daybed from Consignment, which I was lucky enough to snag at a recent FLF sale. 😀

The hair is the latest group gift from Truth, called Louisa.  It’s the variety pack, which I love, because then I can change my hair color depending on my mood. There’s also a color change HUD for the pony tail holder (which you can’t see in this pic).

The tree in the background is something I bought ages ago and recently re-discovered during an inventory search. 😛

If you want to pick up the corset for yourself, WLRP is open until November 30.

Uh Oh – LOTD #221

LOTD 221
She raised her hand and

began to chant the ancient

words. He turned and ran.

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Details:

Hair: Vanity – Fall Ball (@Marketplace Hunt – $50L)

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph Eyes – Electric

Makeup/Lace: Glitzz – Regina Makeup (@Totally Top Shelf)

Headpiece:  Secrets – Spider Mask  (@Totally Top Shelf)

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Body/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Top/Skirt:  Bite & Claw – Persephone (@The Fantasy Collective)

Necklace:  Glow Studio – Madame Elwira

Bracers: May’s Soul – Bracelet – Gold

Pose: Magician Pose – Gift from Create Your Own Tarot

Location:  Shadow Shaman

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I managed to get away from the dark and spooky for the last LOTD, but here I am again. 🙂

‘Tis the season, I suppose, since Halloween is only a few weeks away.

I’ve never been a huge fan of Halloween – I don’t like to be scared and I’m not into gore.

In spite of that, I look forward to watching Hocus Pocus as many times as I can while it’s on this month. 😀

Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy?

Yes, please!

And it doesn’t hurt that ‘ol Thackery Binx is in it either, since he (Sean Murray) now stars in one of my other favorite show – NCIS.

Anyway – I’ve been hanging onto this outfit from Bite and Claw for a few weeks now.

I was lucky enough to get a matching set of top/skirt in just three pulls. 😀

When I was looking through the offerings at Totally Top Shelf, I fell in love with the spider mask from Secrets.

The Regina makeup set from Glitzz is fabulous as well.

I love the over the top eyeliner.

The gorgeous updo from Vanity is currently on the Marketplace for only $50L (it was still there as of Monday).

It’s part of the ‘Marketplace Hunt,’ so grab it while it’s cheap!

The necklace and bracelet were items from my inventory, but I think they finished the outfit off perfectly.

Hope you’re enjoying your Tuesday, folks!

Autumn Bliss – LOTD #220

LOTD 220
The coffee was hot

in her hand.  She knew she should

have dressed more warmly.

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Details:

Hair: Exile – The Countess

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph Eyes – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Body/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Dress:  Loordes of London – The Satin Dahlia #14

Earrings:  Maxi Gossamer – Black Sun – Gold

Bracelet: Pure Poison – Danielle Cuffs – Gold

Necklace:  JianJAM – Sassy Necklace – Gold

Shoes: Essenz – Alabama – Black

Pose:  Belle Poses

Location:  LEA29

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It’s finally fall weather where I live, and though I am not a fan of the cold that’s coming soon, I enjoy fall.

The leaves are starting to turn and fall and it’s no longer so hot you can fry an egg on the sidewalk. 😛

I love snuggling under a blanket with some hot chocolate and a good book.

I couldn’t find a blanket, so I settled for some warm pie from a stand and a cup of hot coffee.

I’m still sorting through my black hole of an inventory, though I think I can finally see some progress.

The hair from Exile is from The Fantasy Collective (I think – I’m horrible at keeping track of purchases!).

I’m always on the lookout for a great updo.

The jewelry pieces are all inventory finds while searching for accessories. 🙂

I picked up the dress from Loordes of London at a FLF or Steals and Deals weekend sale, I can’t remember which.

The fabulous boots are from Essenz, from the last round of My Attic.

The pose is from Belle Poses, and the coffee mug is included with the set.

It did take a bit of adjust to make sure all my fingers were visible, but I managed. 😛

The photo was taken at LEA29, the Watercolors in the Rain installation.

The sim is really beautiful – stop by and have a peek!

My Work Here Is Done – LOTD #219

LOTD 219 - My Work Here Is Done
The doll maid paused, pleased.

Her work here was done and it

was time for her break.

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Details:

Hair: D!va – Layla – Moonstone

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph Eyes – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Tattoo: Hekate – Cracked Doll – Full Face and Doll Lines  (@Genre)

Hands: Slink – Elegant

Costume (including feather duster):  Livid – Bloody French Maid   (@Twisted Hunt)

Pose:  Diesel Works

Decor:

Funky Junk – Picture, Bookcase, Caged Raven, Standing Candelabra, Small Candelabra

The Elegant Goth – Bloody Body Under the Rug – Male

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Another dark and twisted LOTD post. 😛

I love this French Maid costume from Livid.

It comes with the dress, feather duster, collar, headband, shoes, stockings – all of it.

I happened to be wearing this hair from D!va when I tried on the costume, and I thought it was perfect.

While out shopping for FLF, I happened upon this cute gothic Halloween decor set from Funky Junk.

I know I will get a lot of use out of these items.

The doll skin tattoo I picked up at the current round of Genre – I can’t believe I didn’t have one of these before!

I found the bloody body under the rug hiding in my inventory. 😀

I’m not sure if I’m just getting into the Halloween spirit, or if the Twisted Hunt has rubbed off on me.

Dark is fun, but I think I’m ready for something a little lighter next time.

We shall see. 😛

Sacrifice – LOTD #218

LOTD 218
She began to scream

as her body lifted up.

Harmless book, indeed.

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Details:

Hair: Tableau Vivant – Underwater – Ombre

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph Eyes – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Dress:  Rowena’s Designs – Qi Dress Fitmesh  (@Twisted Hunt)

Shoes:  Reign – Oakley Heels

Pose:  *dimma*

Decor:

Howling Asylum – Black Witch Altar (@Twisted Hunt)

Paper Moon – Devil Trap Decal – Worn

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I seem to be in a dark mood with these last of couple of LOTD posts.

I blame the Twisted Hunt. 😛

So much black and white goodness – I’m still sorting it all out.

When I saw this altar from Howling Asylum, I knew immediately I would be using it.

The cute Qi dress from Rowena’s Designs comes with a color change HUD to change the color of the design on the dress.

The fabulous heels I picked up at Reign in their discount store (I love a good deal!).

I’ve been waiting to use this hair from Tableau Vivant in a photo – it’s from their gacha at the recent Arcade round.

I got several of them, and they are fabulous to use in photos.

Since I finally took off my mesh head for a bit, I’ve been experimenting with using the AnyPose expression HUD.

Some of the facial contortions are pretty entertaining. 😛

I think for my next LOTD, I’ll try to do something a bit less dark.

Maybe. 😀

Hell Hath No Fury – LOTD #217

LOTD 217
Her icy blue eyes

seemed to burn through to his soul.

“How dare you?” she hissed.

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Details:

Hair: Vanity Hair – Crazy Horse – Noir

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph Eyes – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Dress/Makeup:  TLG – Lin Quai Twisted Sorceress  (@Twisted Hunt)

Earrings/Nose Ring: Arcadia – Chi Earrings & Nosering  (@Twisted Hunt)

Shoes:  Lassitude & Ennui – Nevermore Heels – Black  (@Mix – September)

Pose:  Verocity

Decor:

Better Gnomes & Cauldrons – Crystal Ball Stand

Allegria – Dancing Stars Fireflies – White

Black Tulip – No More Time Prop (@Genre)

Alchemist – Candle Stand

Anachron – Kakejiku Wall Hanging  (@Twisted Hunt)

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I have gotten behind on my blogging – I’ve been so busy shopping and picking up all the goodies that my inventory is overflowing!

I recently completed the Twisted Hunt.

I’d never heard of it before, and since it’s billed as ‘the hardest hunt in SL,’ I thought I’d give it a try.

It actually wasn’t as hard as I had thought, though I did not complete the endgame.

I made it to about stop #5, and then couldn’t figure out how to reach the item I needed to get the next step.

With so many other things on my plate, I decided to forgo the endgame this year.

But I did manage to pick up a ton of cool free stuff! 😀

The hunt is a $0L hunt, and this year’s theme is ‘Qi,’ with all the gifts in black and white.

When I tried on this sorceress dress from TLG, I knew immediately I wanted to use the amazing prop from Black Tulip.

I love the checkerboard floor, though I opted not to use the built-in poses.

I don’t remember exactly how much it cost, but I know it was $100L or less, because it’s currently out at Genre.

You should drop by Genre if you haven’t already – the current theme is ‘The Twilight Zone,’ and there is some simply fantastic items.

The earrings and nose ring from Arcadia and the Nevermore heels from Lassitude & Ennui completed my look.

I added a few props – the wall hanging from Anachron, the crystal ball stand, and the torches and fairie lights.

I used the AnyPose Expression HUD to give myself an ‘angry’ face – it’s first time I’ve used it for photos.

Vanity Hair was having a 50% sale and I took advantage to pick up a few vintage hairstyles, including this bob.

If you’d like to give the Twisted Hunt a try, it runs until October 19.

Good luck!

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

LOTD 180 A

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 #179 – Books!

LOTD 179

She danced gleefully among the pages.

“How can you not like books?” she wondered.

All those worlds, right at your fingertips.

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Details:

Hair: Truth – Froukje – Copper  (20508)

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Eyes:  IKON – Utopia Eyes – Pale Cerulean

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

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Feet: Slink

Dress:  Sage – Candace Dress – Peach (@Designer Showcase)  (1602)

Necklace:  Maxi Gossamer – Summertime Easy Living   (57057)

Earrings: Rebel Hope – Laguna Dangle Flower Earrings  (13752)

Bracelets: Plastik – Aerin Cuff – White Chrome  (1214)

Shoes:  G&D – Sabot – Calamity   (4988)

Pose: Exposeur

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For the last several months, I have been participating in a theme challenge at Scribbler’s Cove.

I make some weeks, I miss some.

I like challenges like this because they generally force me to learn or try something new.

Next week’s theme is ‘Books.’

I’m a read-a-holic in RL, and I have a huge collection of books.

(Not as huge as I’d like, but short of owning the Library of Congress, nothing would do.)

Apparently I also collect books in SL.

I looked through my inventory for ‘books,’ with an idea for a shoot in my head.

Umm, there’s a LOT of them in there.

More for decor than actual reading, of course, but still – a LOT of books. 😀

Floating books, big books, little books, open books, closed books, torn books, old books, new books – you name it, I’ve probably got it.

That makes me happy. 😛

After rezzing my plethora of books, I put together this look.

My usually organized inventory has become a hot mess lately, so I’m trying to go through and pull things I’ve bought but never worn.

Mixed in with some new purchases, of course.

This adorable braided hair from Truth isn’t new, but is one of my favorite looks.

The earrings and cuffs I’ve had for quite a while, but they are definitely keepers.

The necklace is a recent purchase from Maxi Gossamer for July’s round at Mix.

There was so much stuff in that box, I’m still unpacking it!

The shoes from G&D (one of my favorite shoemakers) are from the last round of 21Shoe.  *sniffs*

I can’t believe that 21Shoe closed.

One of my favorite events, darn it.

The dress from Sage is fitted mesh.

I stopped by Designer Showcase to look at another item, and ended up buying this cute little number instead.

Yay for impulse shopping!

Treat yourself – buy a book and read it, and enjoy your Monday. 😀

LOTD #161 – Loose Lips

LOTD 161

He’d caught her dancing, her portable radio blaring out that ridiculous ‘boogie woogie’ music.

The platform she was on didn’t seem very sturdy, but she was oblivious. 

To it, and him.

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Details:

Hair: Truth – Vicki – Night (@Truth discount sale)

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Pale Cerulean

Shirt: Fission – Wilima Tee – Khaki  (@Genre)

Skirt: Kastle Rock – Camo Skirt  (@Genre)

Shoes: Battle Fairy – TJ’s Muddy Boots

Bracelets: Etham – Leather Cuff Bracelets

Pose: NanTra (@Genre)

Decor:

Vintage Posters:  Paper Moon – WWI/WWII Posters  (@Genre)

Hideout:  Noctis – Renegade Army Hideout  (@Genre)

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The theme for this round of Genre (in case you hadn’t guessed), is Military.

I had a ton of fun putting everything together for this picture.

I love the hideout from Noctis – so many options, and it comes with corner and straight pieces, so you can mix and match.

I’m a sucker for anything vintage and military, and I absolutely adore these posters from Paper Moon.

There are 4 posters in each set (WWI & WWII) and they added the perfect touch.

Rosie the Riveter is an iconic wartime image, so this T-shirt from Fission was a must-buy.

I paired it with the skirt from Kastle Rock and added a pair of dirty work boots.

Truth added about 80 hairs to their current discount sale, so I picked up Vicki on my second trip (because – hair!).

If you haven’t made it over to Genre, you have until July 10th to stop by.

Don’t forget to pick up the sweet “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” pose pack from NanTra. 🙂