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

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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!

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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 #156 – Running Away

LOTD 156She had to shield her eyes from the glare.

The boat looked like it was heading directly for the bridge. 

She started to run.

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Details:

Hair: Truth – Faye

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands: Slink – Elegant

Feet: Slink – Flat

Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Pale Cerulean

Top: Delish – Bandeau Top – Gold

Skirt: Stars Fashion – Gypsy Skirt (fitmesh) (@Heat Wave Sale)

Necklace: Pure Poison –  Tisuki Necklace

Sunglasses: BK-21 – Revolution Sunglasses

Pose: oOo Studio

Location: Aloha Beach

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This gorgeous skirt is another steal at the Heat Wave sale.

Only $10L for a fitmesh skirt with a texture change HUD!

LOTD #155 – Writer’s Block

LOTD 155It felt so good just to sit down and relax for a bit.

Oh sure, writing seems easy. 

Just sit down and write. 

Try telling that to her writer’s block. 

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Details:

Hair:  Hazard – Black

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands: Slink – Elegant

Feet: Slink – Flat

Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Pale Cerulean

Lipstick: WoW Skins – Tessa LipGloss – Red

Top: SLC Lingerie – Love Red Bra

Shorts: Dirty Little Secret – Linen Shorts – Red (@Heat Wave Sale)

Plants: Lok’s – Flower Grouping A (@Heat Wave Sale)

Chair: Lok’s – Bamboo Hanging Chair

Statue: Park Place – Black Marble Shelf Sitter – Left (@Heat Wave Sale)

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If you haven’t checked out the Heat Wave Sale at Fab Free yet, you should.

There’s only a few days left and there are a ton of really nice low-cost items. 😀

LOTD #154 – That’s Amore

LOTD 154She rode the pizza cart slowly through the streets.

Her feet hurt already and she still had 3 miles to go.

She smiled brightly at everyone who passed, but no one stopped.

Tired and thirsty, she paused for a moment.

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Details:

Hair:  Truth – Damaris Gingers/Green Hibi (@The Arcade)

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands: Slink – Elegant

Feet: Slink – Flat

Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Pale Cerulean

Outfit: Petite Mort – Mexican Tube Top & Hobo Shorts (@Heat Wave Sale)

Cart: Theosophy – Bicycle Cart – Pizza (@The Arcade)

Location: Staten Island

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I finally made it into the Arcade – mostly because I wanted this hair!

The carts from theosophy were so cute, I just had to get one.

And I had picked up this adorable outfit from Petite Mort for only $10L at the Heat Wave Sale.

I can almost smell the pizza!

LOTD #153 – What The Heart Wants

LOTD 153She paused for a moment to take in everything.

The silky feel of the warm water on her skin, the sound of the waves, the cries of the birds, the soft sand under her feet.

She breathed in deeply of the tropical air and smiled as she slowly exhaled.

She had been looking forward to this for months.

She could live here. 

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Details:

Hair:  Soonsiki – F-Bomb

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands: Slink – Elegant

Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Pale Cerulean

Outfit: The Vintage Touch – Beach Set – Cancun (@Heat Wave Sale)

Sunglasses: Nocif – Gift Glasses

Pose: Aerial Poses

Location: Aloha Beach

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It’s plenty hot where I live right now, but there’s not much water around. 😦

After finding this adorable beach set for $10L at the Heat Wave Sale, I had to test it out.

Spending time at the beach in SL makes a nice getaway, even if only for a brief moment.

The hair is another steal I picked up at the Soonsiki rebranding sale – loving the braided pigtails. ❤

LOTD #152 – Patience Is A Virtue

LOTD 152Her arm was numb and she couldn’t feel her fingers anymore.

She’d been standing in this pose for what seemed like hours.

Every time the elephant shifted her feet, her heart started racing.

It was a gorgeous animal, but it still made her nervous.

What on earth was taking so long? 

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Details:

Hair:  Truth – Ishya (@Uber)

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands: Slink – Elegant

Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Pale Cerulean

Top: Anachron – Indian Summer Choli Top – Dusk (@Heat Wave Sale)

Skirt: Anachron – Indian Summer Skirt – Dusk (@Heat Wave Sale)

Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer – Maharani – Tikka/Nose Ring (@Uber)

Pose: NanTra

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I love Truth hair, so of course I had to pick up the latest style!

I also picked up the jewelry at Uber and had been looking for just the right outfit to pair them with.

Today I was wandering around the Heat Wave Sale going on now at Fab Free.

I stumbled across this perfect outfit from Anachron – for only $10L per piece!

I love it when things come together. 😀

LOTD #142 – Remember . . .

LOTD 142The picture was old and faded, much like he was.

He gently touched the burnt edges with his finger, still amazed it had survived the fire.

The same amazement he’d felt when he survived his first encounter with enemy fire.

His mother had been so beautiful.

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Details:

Hair:  Truth – Zoe – Cherry

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands: Slink – Elegant

Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Pale Cerulean

Costume (including garter/shoes): Xan’s Closet – Traditional Can-Can

Pose/Animation:  MyANIMATIONS – My CAN CAN 02

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Today is Memorial Day in the US – a day of family, fun, picnics, parties at the lake, and whatnot.

But it’s also a day to remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.

So take a few moments today, pause, and give thanks for the freedoms you enjoy based on the sacrifices of others.

For those of you who are past, present, or future servicemen or women – THANK YOU.  ♥♥♥