Change Is Inevitable

I spent most of Saturday afternoon teleporting around SL and looking to see what’s changed in the 2 years or so that I’ve only been inworld intermittently.

I was trying to see if any new animation stores had opened so that I could see (ok, buy) some new dances.  Didn’t really find any.  Although I did find a few old stores still around.  Old as in they haven’t uploaded anything new in the last few years.  But SineWave was around forever even though nothing new was added.  Not sure when it finally closed, but it’s no longer there.  Or at least, no longer accessible.  It shows up in search, but I get an error trying to tp there.

I’ve been going through my inventory and boxing/deleting old things.  Which, to be honest, is most of my inventory at this point.  There are always things I won’t part with – sentimental things and my dance animations, of course.  But everything else is fair game.  I have an overflowing build folder that is full of items I use to build sets.  It needs going through (again) but it’s so large it’s overwhelming. So, clothing folder it is!

I deleted most system clothing several years ago after I bought a mesh body.  I still have a lot of mesh and applier clothing, but everything is at least 2 years old now.  Which is, like, a decade in SL time, right? 😛

I really should go through my hair and makeup folders as well – no need to keep that 9 billion prim hair from 2010, is there?  Just kidding, I got rid of most of those a couple of years ago.

Back in 2013, I bought a CTS Wardrobe system.  Boy, was that a blast from my SL past.  Once upon a time, I was trying to put everything in my wardrobe so I could see photos of what I had, since many creators don’t include photos of the item in your purchase.  I haven’t touched the system since 2015, I don’t think.  I know that probably 90% of what’s in the wardrobe was boxed up and/or deleted in 2016.

Right now, I’m leaning towards just deleting most of my clothing and buying new stuff.  I mean, things have to have improved in two years, right? I’m still waiting on bake-on mesh, but the animesh project did happen while I was away.  So I’m curious to see that in action as I wander around inworld.

The saddest thing I’ve found so far is that PurpleMoon is closing.  I’ve been a member of that group forever – almost since I joined SL.  I was going through my groups and seeing what notices I’ve missed and discovered the sim was going to close that day.  So I missed out on her huge closing sale.  Bummer.

Ah, well, change is inevitable, right?

Beauty, Beware – LOTD #263

LOTD 263

Her glacial blue eyes seemed to bore into his soul.

“Would you like a drink?” she asked, gesturing towards the cups on the table.

He swallowed audibly. “Thank you, milady,” he said.

Her smile did not reach her eyes.

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After finally finding time to do some unpacking and organizing, I came across this fantastic gown from Purple Moon, which I picked up at the last round of Enchantment (I think).

I’ve been a fan of Purple Moon forever, and it is a fabulous.  Poulet is extremely generous with her group gifts and it’s well worth the group slot. 😀

I’m sporting my new Tuli skin, which I bought at this year’s Skin Fair.  I love all the brow options (which I didn’t have with my previous skin), and it came with appliers included (a huge savings!) and tons of makeup layers.

The jewelry is from Glitzz, which is fast becoming one of my go-to stores when it comes to costuming.  She has a ton of fabulous lingerie and lots of other items – jewelry, headpieces, and more. 🙂

Amacci is a new-to-me hair store, but I love this elegant updo.  I’m always looking for great hair, so I will definitely be checking out their other designs.

The cups and table in the photo are from Black Tulip, and available at this round of Genre.  This month’s theme is ‘medieval’ and I think I bought out the round!

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Details:

Hair: Amacci – Amelie

Skin: Tuli – Iris – Tone 5

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modified)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Dress: Purple Moon – Amalthea Dress – Blue

Earrings/Necklace:  Glitzz – Zania

Pose: Elephante Poses

Cups/Table:  Black Tulip – Medieval Table Set Up

Decisions, Decisions – LOTD #257

LOTD 257

She always had such a hard time making up her mind. “What should we have for breakfast, Bruiser? Hmmm?”

The puppy whined in response and she nodded her head.  “Bagels it is!”

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This LOTD is brought to you courtesy of the generous designers of Shiny Shabby (mostly). 😀

I went to Shiny Shabby to try my hand at the Glam Affair applier gacha.  I know, I know, I am supposed to be on a gacha moratorium.  But the applier was so gorgeous!

It’s an anniversary round for Shiny Shabby, so most of the designers have put out free gifts.

They include this cute hairstyle from DeLa, a new-to-me hair store, but one that I will be visiting soon. 😛

This fantastic rose skirt is from Agapee and when I opened the box from Friday, I was in love.  I don’t usually wear socks or flats, but these were just too gosh-darn adorable! Plus, they matched the skirt perfectly.

A quick search in my inventory and I found this cute top from Purple Moon, one of the gifts in their recent Cherries on Top hunt.

A much more casual look than I usually sport, but I’m diggin’ it. 😀

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Details:

Hair: DeLa – Lila (@Shiny Shabby – free gift)

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modified)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Top: Purple Moon – Love Top – Cream

Skirt: Agapee – Bess Skirt – Rose (@Shiny Shabby – free gift)

Shoes/Socks: Friday – Sarah Janes – Rose (@Shiny Shabby – free gift)

Pose/Pup: Nantra

Location: Warm Springs

 

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

Winter White – LOTD #243

LOTD 243
She stopped suddenly.

What was the noise she had heard?

The door creaked open.

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More photos and Advent goodies to share. 😀

This fabulous dress and cardigan are gifts from the Purple Moon Advent calendar.  I love the soft, feminine look of both pieces.  The dress is sleeveless, so I paired it with the cardigan for a more wintery look.

The jewelry is an Advent gift from Chop Zuey.  The Violet Flame of Purity set comes with earrings, a necklace, and a bracelet.  It also includes a color change HUD, so you can make the set match any outfit.

It’s Christmas, so I hope you are having a good time with family and friends.  I’ll be spending a few days relaxing, then it’s time to get ready for all the New Year’s Eve festivities. 😀

Merry Christmas!

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Details:

Hair: Exile – Full of Grace

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Dress: Purple Moon – Masami Dress – White

Cardigan:  Purple Moon – Masami Cardigan – White

Earrings/Bracelet:  Chop Zuey – Violet Flame of Purity set

Pose: Elephante Poses – Alana

Naughty List – LOTD #242

LOTD 242
She gasped in horror.

It couldn’t be true, could it?

Now what would she do?

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I must admit, I’m having a ton of fun playing around in Photoshop and with the expressions on my Lelutka head.

I’ve been practicing taking photos with a green screen and then adding in various effects.  So much fun!  It’s like playing instead of working. 😛

I’m still busily sorting all the pieces and parts I’ve picked up over the last few months.  This pic has more Advent goodies – the top and the pants are both from Purple Moon’s Advent calendar.

The hair is from Truth and is currently still available (for a few more days) at this round of We ❤ Role Play.  I braved the crowds and the lag to get in just to get this hair!!

The shoes are from N-core, one of my favorite shoe stores, and are just fabulous.  Did I mention I love shoes?!

I’m hoping you’re done with all your shopping and wrapping, so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the holiday season.

That’s what I’ll be doing for the next few days. 😀

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Details:

Hair: Truth – Solace (@We ❤ Role Play)

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Top: Purple Moon – Joy Top – Red (Advent gift #13)

Pants:  Purple Moon – Xmas Leggings (Advent gift #23)

Shoes: N-core – Enchained

Pose: Nantra – It’s My Party

Stood Up – LOTD #224

LOTD 224
She dropped down, her feet

aching. Where could he be? She

was about to cry.

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Details:

Hair: Lelutka – Sheena

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph Eyes – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Body/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Lelutka – Lotte 1.2

Eyeshadow: Shaedy Business – Shaedy Velvet

Lipstick: The Skinnery – Glaze Lip Paint

Jacket: Purple Moon – Milana Jacket – Black (@PM Halloween Hunt)

Pants: Purple Moon – Lulu Pants – Black (@PM Halloween Hunt)

Purse:  Purple Moon – Rubik Purse (@PM Halloween Hunt)

Necklace/Earrings:  Elysium – Africa – Silver (@Boho Culture Fair – gift)

Shoes: N Core – Cleo Metal – Silver (@Kustom9)

Pose: addme (@TSS gift)

Barrels: Circa Living – Graffiti Town Oil Drums (@Genre)

Photospace: Circa Living – Grunge 3  (@Genre)

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I was starting to have withdrawals, I hadn’t taken a LOTD picture in so long. 😦

There have been so many events and hunts lately that I was getting overwhelmed.

A ton of stuff, and no time to open it all!

Purple Moon is having another Halloween hunt, and I just love her designs, so I rushed right over to do it.

Lots of wonderful goodies, and not everything is orange, so yay! 😛

I also stopped off at the current round of Genre, which is urban-themed.

I had a few moments to myself to open boxes and sort through things today, so I did.

And the Lelutka heads were just updated to include expressions, so I had to try them out.

The hair is a freebie find from Lelutka – it’s in the mainstore in the hair section (obviously), and it says demo, but it’s wearable (no giant sign above your head) and it comes with all the color HUDs so you can make it any color you want.

The jacket, pants, and adorable purse are from the Purple Moon Halloween hunt.

I went to the Boho Culture fair and picked up this great jewelry set from Elysium (it was either free or $1L – I can’t remember which).

The fabulous boots are from N Core, currently out at Kustom9.

You can change them via HUD to be ankle, knee, or thigh high boots – so versatile!

The pose is a free gift from addme at The Seasons Story.

The great grungy backdrop and barrels are from Circa Living, currently out at Genre.

I picked up a couple of these ‘photoscenes’ from Circa – inexpensive and so terrific for backgrounds in photos. 🙂

I still have a ton more things to open, so I will be working on more LOTD pics soon.

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 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 #187 – Balancing Act

LOTD 187

She closed her eyes and tried to concentrate.

She hadn’t performed in so long, her muscles felt tight, the positions awkward.

It had been years since she’d come back here.

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Details:

Hair: Truth – Priya  (5057)

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Lipstick: Izzie’s – Natural Lips

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Top: Tres Blah – Secretary Blouse – Hearts (@Mix)  (52600)

Jeans: Purple Moon – Skinny Jeans – Taupe (2632)

Shoes:  Pure Poison – Amelia Pumps  (7002)

Pose:  !bang

Location:  Oyster Bay – The McFly Project

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For an ‘oops’ picture, I think this one turned out pretty well.

Since I installed Windows 10, I seem to be crashing a bit more than usual when taking photos.

I do run at Ultra with all the bells and whistles, and I had DoF turned on.

I forgot that I crashed with all that on, and when I logged in the next morning, it took me a few minutes to figure out why everything was blurry.

Doh!

Anyhoo, I did manage to snap this pic at the cool McFly Project.

I didn’t get a chance to look around because I was a crashy McCrashyPants, but I will be heading back for a second look.

The hair is another new release from Truth (did I mention I love them?).

I picked up this cute blouse from Tres Blah for this round of Mix.

I love the hearts and the little tie – so vintage and flirty and sweet.

The pants and shoes are old items from my inventory, but matched the color palette perfectly.

This stump was screaming out for a circus-y pose, and I knew I had just the one from !bang.

I know I was initially resistant to mesh heads, but I think it’s been almost two weeks since I took this one off.

I may have forgotten what I look like underneath! 😛