Stage Fright – LOTD #229

LOTD 229
She stopped suddenly;

her tears began to well up.

She wasn’t ready.

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Details:

Hair: Lelutka – Lumen – Marilyn (Group Gift)

Skin: Laqroki – Martina – Mocha

Eyes:  Dulce Secrets – Terra Firma Eyes – Hydrangea

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands: Slink Elegant

Outfit (Body, Stockings, Sleeves): Glitzz – Bonny

Accessories (Boa, Cigarette Holder): Glitzz – Bonny

Shoes: Pure Poison – Adrianna Boots

Pose: Nantra (modified)

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I’ve been on a bit of a Photoshop kick lately, so I’ve been taking more pictures, just as an excuse to play around. 😛

Also, it gives me an excuse to sort through my stacks of boxes to discover what goodies I’ve forgotten about.

I saw this hair on another blog, so I went over to pick it up and try it (free hair, why not?!).

It’s from Lelutka, so I’m hoping that means it will play nicely with my Lelutka head, when I get around to wearing it again.

Which will probably be soon – I do NOT miss having to liquify every photo to get rid of jagged edges on the system avis!

(Why must elbows look like the alps when your arm bends??!!)

I saw this outfit and accessories from Glitzz and just couldn’t resist the old school look.

The outfit comes with the stockings and wrist ties; the accessories – the cigarette holder, the boa, and a top hat – are sold separately.

I know I’ll get a lot of use out of them. 😀

The boots are from Pure Poison, and I’ve been waiting for just the right photo to wear them.

They come with this version for the regular system avi, as well as versions for all the popular mesh bodies.

I still have some playing around to do with other photos, but it’s back to unboxing and sorting for me!

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!

Dark Lady – LOTD #211

LOTD 211
Shades of black and gray,

She waits and waits to be saved,

Hiding from the dark.

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Details:

Hair: EMO-tions – Anya – Reds  (@On9)  (1986)

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph Eyes – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Shirt: Purple Moon – Breezy Top – Black  (892)

Pants:  Rebel Hope – Rockstar Jeans – White  (3534)

Necklace: Yummy – Pentagram Pendant – Silver/Gray (@Collabor88)  (1134)

Shoes: Pure Poison – Leila Pumps – Chevron (RARE)  (4132)

Pose: Nantra

Hands:  Cute Poison – Twili Light (@Genre)

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I have so many black items in my inventory.

I try to buy other colors, but black goes with everything!

This LOTD is another one of those things that just fell together.

I was at On9 and found this great hair from EMO-tions.

It’s not my usual style, but that’s why I love it.

After shopping at On9, I got a notice about a new group gift at Pure Poison.

Their group gifts are usually a free pull on a group only gacha machine.

The last two times I have been super lucky and gotten the rare item with my free pull.

This time I got these fabulous Leila heels.

Then I headed over to Genre – their latest round is themed around ‘The Twilight Zone.’

I found these terrific hand lights from Cute Poison there and I instantly knew I wanted to use them in a photo.

Then I started looking around in my inventory to see what else I could pull together.

I found these great white jeans by Rebel Hope and this cute top by Purple Moon.

I added this pentagram necklace from Yummy I picked up earlier at Collabor88.

I had a lot of fun playing around with the hands and the lighting on this one.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

The Huntress – LOTD #210

LOTD 210
She lounged carelessly,

Her armor shining brightly.

She didn’t need it.

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Details:

Hair: Doe – Deer Me – Candy (@WLRP)  (3241)

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph Eyes – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Bra/Panties: The Forge – Demythes  (4258)

Shoes: Pure Poison – Tikvah Sandals – Brown (@WLRP)  (3858)

Pose: Exposeur

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I think this is one of my favorite photos I’ve done so far.

It may even inspire me to go back to some of my first photos and do a comparison blog post. 😛

I’m still not where I want to be as far as Photoshop skills, but I know I’ve made progress.

Patience pays off – I had this shot all set up, and my computer decided to go wonky on me and refused to take a photo.

So, I logged out and started over.

I saw this armor on an ad for a White Widow tattoo and fell in love with it.

So much so that I spent several hours searching for it and then realized it was a gacha.  Doh!

Luckily, I got a top and bottom in only 3 pulls and I ❤ them.

Then I visited We ❤ Role Play, and found this adorable hair from Doe.

Not only can I change the color of the hair, I can change the color of the horns – fabulous!

When I saw these gladiator sandals from Pure Poison there as well, I grabbed them.

I can see myself wearing these in a dance routine; they are so well done.

I’ve been wearing my mesh body for so long that I find myself not wanting to take it off.

No more smoothing out jagged edges on photos, fabulous curves – I love it.

Now that Slink has released a male mesh body, I’m trying to talk my husband into getting one.

Maybe I’ll just go buy it for him as a surprise!

The Watcher – LOTD #207

LOTD 207
Hearing faint whispers,

her gaze focused on the sound.

Was he still watching?

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Details:

Hair: Exile – Spice – Browns    (@The Arcade)  (50577)

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph Eyes – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Shirt:  Purple Moon – Ciara Set – Doodles  (4340)

Jeans: Aushka & Co – Mexxo Cuffed Pants  (2012)

Shoes:  Pure Poison – September Ankle Boots  (4644)

Necklace:  JianJAM – Sassy Necklace  (522)

Pose/Prop: Exposeur – Symi – Pink/Green

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I’ve gotten behind on my LOTD posts again.

I’m blaming it on my recent dental work.

I’ve had root canals before, but this one is kicking my butt.

Lots of sleeping and pain meds, bleh.

Hopefully I’ll be back to my usual sparkling self in a few days!

For now, enjoy this LOTD. 😀

I picked up this adorable Exile hair at The Arcade – I try not to play gachas, but hair is an exception, since I generally don’t mind whatever color I get.

This is the Spice version in the browns.

I love the messy, windblown bangs, though it won’t likely be a hairstyle I wear out and about, given the render weight.

The shirt from Purple Moon has been hanging around in my inventory for quite a while, waiting for the right pair of jeans.

I found this adorable pair when I was shopping at Aushka & Co (after hearing they were closing the store).

When I saw these fab ankle boots from Pure Poison, I knew they would be perfect.

They come with a HUD, so you can make them a ton of different colors/fabrics.

The necklace was a sale find (I can’t remember which one, sorry) from Jian – their Sassy necklace.

It comes with a HUD so you can make it gold or silver, and there are several cute sayings on them.

It’s hard to read, but mine says, ‘Bye Felecia.’  😛

After putting this look together, it needed a little something, so I added the Inermis tattoo from Letis.

I got lazy again and added the light effect using Perfect Effects.

I could have done it myself in Photoshop, but with Perfect Effects, it’s a push of a button and done!

LOTD #183 – Quiet Evening

LOTD 183

She focused on her breathing – in, out, in, out.

The kittens frolicked unnoticed as she tried to let go of her anger.

Why was a simple phone call so hard?

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Details:

Hair: Elikatira – Fiona

Skin: Genesis – Cappuccino

Head/Eyes/Shape/Eyelashes: Genesis – Sunny  (Group Gift)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Dress:  Purple Moon – Hedy Gown – Grey (Group Gift)

Earrings:  Indy&Co – Briolette Earrings – Noir

Necklace:  Pure Poison – Jennie Necklace – Black

Pose:  Eternal Dreams

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I’ve had this mesh head from Genesis sitting in my inventory for quite a while.

I can’t believe it took me this long to get it out!

I love the pale skin and the vintage look of it.

A free group gift, it comes with the head, eyes, eyelashes, ears, skin, shape, and an applier for my Mait bod.

The vintage look of the head is a terrific match for this gorgeous gown that is the current group gift at Purple Moon.

I joined Purple Moon over a year ago, and it’s one of my keeper groups.

Looking at this dress, you can see why!

I found this vintage hairstyle from Elikatira and added the necklace from Pure Poison as a finishing touch.

It’s been a long weekend and I’m behind in getting this post out.

Hope you are all enjoying your Tuesday!

LOTD #182 – Acceptance

LOTD 182

It was so quiet and peaceful here.

The flowers, the garden, the babbling brook – a gorgeous place to soothe her soul.

She breathed in deeply and felt the knot in her shoulders loosen.

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Details:

Hair: Kokolores – Ash  (1977)

Skin: Genesis – Toffee

Head/Eyes/Shape/Eyelashes: Genesis – Maya  (group gift)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Dress:  ISON – Lace Slip Dress (@Mix)  (10980)

Bracelets: Decoy – Nerissa Cuff – Sky  (792)

Necklace:  EMO-tions – Abigail (@The Attic)  (15616)

Shoes:  Pure Poison – Revamped Amelia Pumps   (7002)

Pose:  Verocity

Location: Moonlight Teahouse

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It’s a time of change in my household at the moment.

School starts in a few weeks, so there’s a lot of preparation to be done.

I’ve been sporadically working on a few new ventures of my own.

I’m trying to learn to take things as they come rather than trying to plan ahead for everything.

I am a creature of habit and I love routine.

So change is hard.

And also good. 😀

For this LOTD, I’ve changed up my look quite a bit.

This mesh head from Genesis, while not my usual style, is amazing.

A free group gift, it comes with the head, eyes, eyelashes, ears, skin, shape, and an applier for my Mait bod.

It took me a while to get used to the new shape, but the look has grown on me.

A very generous gift indeed.

This long hair style from Kokolores fit beautifully with my new look (it was a gift at Hair Fair this year).

I’ve been waiting for the right outfit to show off this gorgeous necklace from EMO-tions and when I put on this lace slip dress from ISON I knew this was it.

The necklace was a find from the last round of My Attic and the ISON dress is currently available for this round of Mix.

The dress comes with a color change HUD and 3 color options.

I love this soft peach.

The dress also comes with a Maitreya version with the auto-alpha, so you just wear it and voilá – the alphas are set perfectly. 🙂

I went looking through my shoe collection to see what I could find and came up with these fantastic Amelia pumps from Pure Poison.

The detailing is meticulous and I love the suede look of the shoes.

The final touch was the cuffs from Decoy.

I used the Destination Guide to find this beautiful garden at the Moonlight Teahouse.

So pretty!

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 #165 – Sea Breezes

LOTD 165

She paused on her stroll down the boardwalk.

There was a nice breeze, gently blowing the cool sea mist across her warm skin.

God, she loved summer.

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Details:

Hair: Truth – Virginie – Gingers04 (@Discount Sale)   (1302)

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Pale Cerulean

Eyeliner: Glam Affair – Eyeliner no. 3

Dress:  Nerdy Girl – Nightfall Boho Sundress (9562)

Bracelets/Necklace: Maxi Gossamer – Honey Diva Bo Bo Bracelets (@Mix)  (9366), Violette Cut Bead Boho Necklace (1393)

Shoes:  Pure Poison – Rosalie Flat Sandals – Mauve  (2584)

Pose: Verocity

Location: Baja Norte

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I am trying desperately to get some LOTD posts done!

I have been shopping for the last two weeks, it seems like, and I have sooo much cute stuff to show off!

I’ve been to so many events I’ve lost track, but I’m slowly making my way through boxes. 🙂

There’s a lot of buzz about Hair Fair right now, so I thought I’d show off some goodies I’ve picked up at different events.

Truth hair is pretty much my go-to store when it comes to hair.

I own some others, but I love Truth.

And since they’ve been running a discount sale, I couldn’t resist picking up some cute styles.

I love the windblown look of this Virginie hair.

This gorgeous sundress was a lucky find – I saw a notice somewhere about Nerdy Girl having a retirement sale for some items, and I snagged this beauty!

I love the gradient of color at the bottom of the dress.

The necklace from Maxi Gossamer I picked up at a previous Uber (I think), but these gorgeous bracelets are part of her ‘Look Book’ set for the Mix event.

Mix runs until the end of the month, so if you haven’t checked it out yet, you should!

These pretty sandals from Pure Poison were just the ticket to complete my look.

I’m still getting used to my ‘new’ look with this mesh head, but it’s starting to grow on me.

Especially for photos – it’s saving me so much time editing, I might actually get some other LOTD posts done! 😛

Also, a huge thank you to Strawberry Singh, who recently posted where I could get her amazing eyeliner that I’ve been lusting after for months!!

I’ll probably never take it off. 😀

LOTD #143 – Nothing But The Pain

LOTD 143She leaned against the wall, wondering how she’d gotten here.

Where was she? WHO was she?

What did he want with her?

And why had he left her her shoes?

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Details:

Hair:  Magika – Harmony

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Pale Cerulean

Shoes: Pure Poison – Daya Pumps – Leo (RARE)

Pose:  Exposeur – Sartorialist Showcase

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