Waiting Game – LOTD #258

LOTD 258

She stretched out her long legs, her world-weary eyes watching the crowd as they passed.

It had been a slow night.

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I think I’ve finally unpacked all the goodies I picked up at the current round of Shiny Shabby.  So many great gifts from designers!

When I saw this lingerie set from AMD, I knew I wanted to use the Exposeur “Red Light Showcase” prop I picked up at the sale.

The lingerie set comes with appliers, so a couple of clicks and I was all set.  Then I found these fantastic heels from Azoury.

Pumec had a gift set out, so I grabbed it, though I’ve never tried any of their skins.  Wow – such a generous and gorgeous gift!  A system skin and appliers for everything, including my Maitreya body and my Lelutka heads.  I’m in heaven. 😀

Definitely going to head over to Pumec and check out what I’ve been missing!

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Details:

Hair: Truth – Freya

Skin: Pumec – Mariko (@Shiny Shabby – free gift)

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modified)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Earrings: CNZ – Flower Earcuffs (Lelutka)

Necklace: Maxi Gossamer – Constantina Pearl Heart Choker

Lingerie: Apple May Designs – Izzie – Black

Shoes: Azoury – Sugar White –

Pose/Prop: Exposeur – Red Light Showcase

Going in Circles – LOTD #251

LOTD 251

She paused, sure she had misheard him.  Why did he ask her to wear a formal gown if they were going to be traipsing through a decaying concrete building?

It didn’t make any sense.

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It’s been a while since I did a LOTD post.  I’ve been so busy taking classes and learning new things, I haven’t had much time to actually sit down and try out some of my newfound skills. 😛

When I saw that Purple Moon had a new group gift out, I headed right over.  I love their designs and this gown was no exception.

It comes with a bolero, not shown here.  I wanted to showcase this gorgeous pearl necklace from Maxi Gossamer, which I picked up at this month’s FaMESHed.

The pearls have a HUD – change the pearls to white or black, change the metal to silver or gold.  It also comes with matching earrings.

The shoes are from Friday, in a perfect shade of pink.  The hair is from a Doe gacha. (I know, I know, but it’s hair!)

The makeup is from Slack Girl – the eyeshadow I’ve had for a while, but I just picked up this new pack of lipsticks from the Bombshell event.

Now that I’ve gotten my Photoshop fix, it’s back to work!

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Details:

Hair: Doe – Ondira – Pastel 2

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Eyes:  IKON – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modified)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Eyeshadow: Slack Girl – Basic Need Eyeshadow

Lipstick: Slack Girl – Anylove Lips (@Bombshell)

Dress:  Purple Moon – Queen Gown – Pink (Group Gift)

Earrings/Necklace: Maxi Gossamer – Constantina (@ FaMESHed)

Shoes: Friday – Cora Heels – Candy

Pose: Nantra – Social Climber

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!

Discover Beauty – LOTD #206

LOTD 206
Amid the flowers,

discover the beauty of

your glorious life.

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Details:

Hair: Magika – First Light  (3565)

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph Eyes – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Dress: Aushka & Co – Ane Casual Loose Mini-Dress (1066)

Shoes:  Essenz – Sacramento – Light Blue (@Mix)  (2722)

Necklace:  EMO-tions – Abigail Long Necklace (2120)

Rings: Black Bantam – Ring Stacks Set – Gold (1596)

Bracelet:  Maxi Gossamer – Athena Bangles – Gold (19969)

Pose: Exposeur

Location: Endless Summer

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I’ve gotten lazy for the last few LOTD pics.

Instead of building a backdrop for the photo myself, I’ve been running around looking at all the pretty stuff other people have built and using their hard work!

I saw another blogger post something about Endless Summer, so I went over to check it out myself.

It’s the Dead Dollz store, but the landscaping around the store is really amazing, as you can see.

I picked up this gorgeous hair – a new release from Magika.

I’m always on the lookout for deals, and I saw a notice that Aushka & Co was having a sale, so I scampered over and picked up this cute little mini-dress.

Which just happened to perfectly match my fabulous new heels from Essenz, out for this round of Mix.

Add in a few accessories – necklace, bracelet, rings, and I’m all set!

I wanted to add a little something to this photo, so I opened up my Perfect Effects and found the perfect filter.

I love how the cross-processing gives it a vintage-y feel and makes the flowers pop.

It’s so much fun to play around with all the filters and effects – I love it!

LOTD #192 – Work, Work, Work

LOTD 192

She tried to occupy her mind as she posed.

She’d been standing in these awkward positions for hours now and her feet were killing her.

What she wouldn’t give to be able to fling off her shoes and dig her toes into the nearby sand.

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Details:

Hair: Wasabi Pills – Jasmine – Fudge  (1624)

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Eyes:  IKON – Utopia Eyes – Pale Cerulean

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Dress: Entice – Now and Forever Dress – Dots  (1602)

Shoes: Essenz – Amsterdam – Brown  (1626)

Earrings/Bracelets: Maxi Gossamer – Honey Diva  (12192)

Pose: Exposeur

Location: Cosima

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The last few days have been a blur for me.

I have so many irons in the fire at the moment that I am going crazy.

However, I think I made some progress on projects this weekend, so I should be in good shape this week.

I hope. 😛

I finally made it into the Festival of Sin and the Vintage and Cool Fair, so I’ll have some finds to show you later this week.

If you go to the Vintage fair, don’t forget to keep an eye out for gifts!

I haven’t had a chance to open everything yet, but there are some nice ones. 😀

For now, I’ll settle for sharing another pair of shoes from Essenz (one of my absolute favorite shoe stores).

I love these sexy peep toe heels and this new dress I picked up at Entice (on sale!) matched perfectly.

Some fabulous hair from Lelutka and some accessories from Maxi Gossamer and I’m all set.

See you around the grid!

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 #176 – Summer Sun

LOTD 176

She stopped a moment to bask in the warmth of the sun.

Closing her eyes, she lifted her face skyward and smiled.

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Details:

Hair: Truth – Maya – Gingers03  (64451)

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Eyes:  IKON – Utopia Eyes – Pale Cerulean

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

HandsBody: Maitreya – Lara

Feet:  Slink – Flat

Dress:  Zenith – Bra Top with Skirt – Khaki  (@FaMESHed)  (2674)

Necklace:  Maxi Gossamer – Savannah Heart Key Necklace (@Mix)  (10151)

Bracelet: Maxi Gossamer – Bangles – Painted Pansies (1707)

Shoes: Maxi Gossamer – Lotus Flower Blossom Sandals (@Mix)  (2406)

Pose:  Verocity

Location:  Frisland

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I can’t believe it’s almost the end of July already.

This summer has flown by!

School is right around the corner and I’m busy with enrollment and school supplies.

So it’s nice to be able to find a few quiet moments here and there in SL.

Frisland has become one of my favorite places for pictures – it’s always so lovely.

I saw this adorable dress from Zenith at FaMESHed and had to have it.

I dug through my inventory and found a few accessories from Maxi Gossamer to pair with it.

The bangles are color change, so it was easy to mix and match.

This key necklace is one of my favorite pieces from the MG Look Book for Mix this month.

Also included in the MG Look Book were these darling sandals.

I wish it was this nice where I live.

We’re going on week 3 in triple digits. 😛

Hope your Wednesday is sunny and warm!

LOTD #175 – Warm Sands

LOTD 175

He’d been trying to get a picture of her all day.

He snapped the pic as she turned to ask him a question.

She glared as he grinned.

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Details:

Hair: Elikatira – Kara (@Hair Fair – Free Gift)  (61525)

Skin: WoW Skins – Sara – DarkTan

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Top:  The Annex – Nickie Bikini – Blue Striped (@The Chapter 4)  (1106)

Skirt:  Coco – Sheer Panel Skirt – White (@The Chapter 4)  (11410)

Necklace:  Meva – Anchor Necklace (@My Attic)  (2700)

Bangles:  Maxi Gossamer – Athena – Silver (@Mix)  (50035)

Eyes:  IKON – Utopia Eyes – Pale Cerulean

Shoes: United Colors – Crystal Snake – Silver (@The Chapter 4)  (12196)

Pose:  Elephante Poses

Location:  Bamboo Beach

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The last few days have been blazing hot where I live.

100F and above – even in the shade!

While I love warm places, I don’t love feeling like an ant under a magnifying glass every time I step outside. -.-

I want warm, not fiery.

Warm sand, warm water, and cool breezes. 😀

So, I found a nice warm beach in SL – the beautiful Bamboo Beach.

One of my recent shopping trips included a stop at The Chapter 4 event.

(It ended on July 24, so if you like what you see, check the mainstores or MP!)

I found this cute little bikini from The Annex and paired it with this darling skirt from Coco.

I love the little sheer strip detail on the skirt.

While I was there, I couldn’t resist these adorable sandals from UC.

I love the color and detailed ankle strapping.

The hair is a free gift from Elikatira at the Hair Fair this year.

I love the color change bow – it adds a touch of fun to the hairstyle.

I recently joined the WoW Skins group and have been wandering around in their Sara skin.

The bangles are from Maxi Gossamer – yet another piece from her Look Book for Mix this month.

I love the cut-out detail of the bracelets – delicate, but substantial.

The anchor necklace from Meva is a find from this round of My Attic @ The Deck.

It was the perfect whimsical touch. 😀

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 #168 – The Blues

LOTD 168

She closed her eyes, arms up, waltzing with an imaginary partner.

She glided around the room gracefully, listening to the soft music coming from the neighbor’s radio.

Sighing with regret as the music ended, she opened her eyes.

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Details:

Hair: Truth – Randa (1876)

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Outfit:  Purple Moon – Fiona Set – Blue  (@On9)    (4844)

Necklace: Maxi Gossamer – Savannah Heart Key  (@Uber)   (10151)

Bracelet:  Decoy – Nerissa Cuff – Sky (@C88)  (396)

Shoes: JD – Harper – Navy (@Uber)  (3598)

Pose:  !bang Poses

Decor Items:

Floorplan – Wire Seahorse (@C88)

Second Spaces – Under the Sea Dresser – Cerulean Whale (@C88)

Consignment – DIY Mermaid Signage – Blue (@C88)

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I have been busily opening and sorting boxes.

I’m so behind that some events are getting ready to start their next round, and I’m just now getting them blogged!

Shame on me!

I found this gorgeous outfit from Purple Moon at On9.

The undershirt can be made sheer (as I am wearing) or solid by using the HUD, and the belt is texture change as well.

The necklace and shoes I picked up at Uber (which is ending shortly, so if you like them, go quick!) and completed the look perfectly.

I love how detailed the necklace is and the key is so charming. 🙂

The amazing hair is from Truth, a recent release.

I love the way it falls – so pretty!

The rest of the items I wanted to show you are from the current round of Collabor88.

With a theme like “Under the Sea,” I knew I’d love a lot of the pieces, since blue is my favorite color. 🙂

I love floorplan, and I couldn’t resist the cute little wire seahorse.

It’s even color change, so there are lots of options to match decor.

The mermaid from Consignment I fell in love with as soon as I saw it.

I love the faded metal texture of it.

I almost walked by this gem of a dresser from Second Spaces.

They had several different colors, but of course I chose the blue – and I love the whale detail.

So cute and fun!

I also found the bracelet at C88, from a new-to-me store – Decoy.

I love the cuff and the delicate chain that slips over your finger.

It added the perfect touch to complete my look.

The rest of the decor pieces are just items I had in my inventory.

Collabor88 is still open, so head on over and pick up some of this gorgeousness for yourself.

Happy shopping!