Winter Lights – LOTD #256

LOTD 256

She paced back and forth slowly, wincing slightly as the new heels pinched her feet.

It was getting colder, and this coat wasn’t as warm as it looked.

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I think I have a shopping addiction. 🙂

I have so many items that I pick up here and there and then promptly forget all about them.

It is fun to sit down for an unboxing session and discover gems I don’t remember purchasing. 😛

Like this fabulous dress/coat from Ana Markova.  No idea what event I bought it at, but it’s gorgeous!

Shiny Shabby is currently an anniversary round, so there are tons of free gifts you can snag.

I grabbed this fabulous necklace set from Meva and this terrific hairstyle from Elikatira.

I keep an eye out for the FLF sales, and when Glamistry was on the list, I ran right over.  I love their shoes, and they were offering the fatpack for only $50L!

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Details:

Hair: Elikatira – Kiki  (@Shiny Shabby – free gift)

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Eyes:  Amacci – Zenith (@Shiny Shabby – free gift)

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modified)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Rings: sYs – Ring (@Shiny Shabby – free gift)

Necklace: Meva – Long/Short Stone Necklace (@Shiny Shabby – free gift)

Coat: Ana Markova – Ingrid – Lipstick

Shoes: Glamistry – Amaryllis

Pose: Verocity – 7 Sins

Location: Furillen

In the Cold – LOTD #245

LOTD 245
Her feet were freezing.

She had lost her shoes somewhere.

It was getting cold.

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I’m taking advantage of some free time to do more sorting and boxing.  Imagine finding this gorgeous dress just languishing in your inventory!

From Les Encantades and out now at Genre, this beautiful ‘Louise’ dress comes in a variety of colors.  I couldn’t resist the blue. 😀

I wanted to take the picture with a background rather than green screen, and I wanted a lovely wintery look, so of course I headed over to Frisland.

A few pieces of jewelry, a nice elegant updo, and I was all set.  I think this is one of the few photos I’ve taken where I am without shoes.  *Gasp!*

If you like the look of the dress, hurry on over to Genre.  The theme this round is ‘Regency’ and all the items are $100L or less.  What a steal!

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Details:

Hair: A&A – Cordelia – Onyx

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Feet: Slink – Elegant, Mid

Dress: Les Encantades – Louise – Azur

Earrings/Necklace:  Bliensen & MaiTai – Coco – Gold

Pose: Verocity – 7 Sins

Location: Frisland

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!

My Attic @ The Deck Opens Today!

LOTD 214

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Details:

Hair: EMO-tions – Stephanie 2 (@My Attic)

Skin: Glam Affair – India

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph Eyes – Electric

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Shirt/Vest: The Annex – Sweater Vest – Blue  (@My Attic)

Skirt:  Whippet & Buck – Briet Tweed Skirt – Neutrals (@My Attic)

Bracelet:  Cae – Equestrian – Bracelet  (@My Attic)

Shoes:  Elysium – Greta Loafers – Aqua Marine  (@My Attic)

Pose: Verocity – Uma

Decor:

Uncertain Smile – Vintage Dinner Table, Vintage Console Table  (@My Attic)

Other items: Wimey, floorplan, Frogstar, Park Place, Lok’s, what next, and Dust Bunny

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This isn’t what my attic looks like, though I would spend a lot of time there if it did!

No, I’m talking about the My Attic @ The Deck event, which opens today.

My Attic has long been one of my favorite events, because they have fabulous designers and it’s easy on my pocketbook. 😛

Everything is priced $95L or less, and there are some really fantastic items in this round.

The theme this round is ‘Town and Country’ and I’m covered head to toe in gorgeous designs.

The hair is from EMO-tions – quickly becoming one of my favorite hair designers.

I love the casual, mussed look of it – and the tie is color change, so you can match it to any outfit.

The oxford/sweater vest combo is from The Annex – part of their complete outfit which comes with the top and pants.

When I opened the box from Whippet & Buck (a new-to-me designer), I fell in love with this adorable tweed skirt from the neutrals pack.

The bracelet is part of a set from Cae, which comes with earrings, a necklace, and bracelets.

I’m not usually a flats kinda girl (I love my heels), but these Greta loafers from Elysium are just too cute!

There are lots of color choices – the aqua marine are shown.

And in case you thought it was just clothing at My Attic, fear not. 😛

The large table and the console table from Uncertain Smile can be found there – as well as a chair, a shelf, and a side table.

My Attic runs from September 21 until September 30, so don’t miss your chance to pick up some fabulous items at amazing prices!

Screaming – LOTD #203

LOTD 203
I look poised and calm,

But I am screaming inside.

Why don’t you hear it?

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Details:

Hair: Exile – Miles to Nowhere  (1751)

Skin: Lumae –  Niska6 – Cinnamon (@Wash Cart Sale)

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Eyes:  IKON – Triumph Eyes – Electric

Eyeshadow:  Slack Girl – Basic Needs Eyeshadow

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Dress: Wayne – Blazer Dress – Black ( 2276)

Shoes:  Reign – Eternal Heels – Black  (12360)

Pose: Verocity Poses

Location:  LEA15 – Failure to Thrive

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Yesterday I spent some time at “Failure to Thrive,” a new installation by Storm Septimus on LEA15.

I went to explore a bit and take a LOTD pic.

I ended up staying for over an hour and photographing everything. 🙂

I did manage to stay focused long enough to get my LOTD pic before I started exploring.

I’m still wearing my Maitreya body and my Lelutka head, though I did change out my skin to another Lumae one.

You can pick up this cinnamon tone at the Cart Sale for only $10L!

Wayne is a new-to-me designer, but I saw this blazer dress at the last Fi*Friday round and couldn’t resist.

The hair is from Exile, and I completed the look with these killer heels from Reign.

I don’t have a lot of shoes from Reign (yet!), but there is an outlet store with discounted shoes, so I picked up these beauties while I was checking it out.

I am loving these eyes from IKON – I am always on the lookout for really blue blue eyes, and so far, these are my favorite.

I still have more goodies to unpack and share, including the update to the LOGO Alex head, which I have yet to use in a LOTD – what is wrong with me??!!

Happy Hump Day, everybody! 😀

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 #178 – Changes

LOTD 178

She squinted against the glare, trying to see who was behind it.

“Who are you?” she asked.

She shivered in the silence.

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Details:

Hair: Truth – Ami (@Uber)  (2842)

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Eyes:  IKON – Utopia Eyes – Pale Cerulean

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Body/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Lelutka – Lotte

Dress:  Aphorism – Summertime Dress – Flower  – Green  (944)

Shoes:  Essenz – Santiago – Red  (2372)

Pose: Verocity

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I am a creature of habit.

Some good, some bad.

Change is never easy.

It’s even harder when you add a tendency towards OCD into the mix. 😛

Last night, I took the plunge and made a change.

I upgraded my computer to Windows 10.

No backup.

Just hope.

It took longer than I expected, close to an hour and a half.

I did have to reinstall the driver for my Nvidia graphics card, but other than that, the whole process was smooth.

I’ve seen complaints about Microsoft making it difficult to make your browser default something other than the new ‘Edge.’

I like my Firefox, and when I opened it, it took me right to the option window where I changed the settings so Firefox was the default.

It was a little strange, but not difficult, to change it.

So far, it’s working fine.

I logged into SL and didn’t have any issues.

Crossing my fingers it stays that way. 😀

This look is simple, but classic.

I love this little summer dress from Aphorism.

I purposely chose a color I normally wouldn’t.

And I paired it with a pair of red to-die-for shoes from Essenz (which pretty much covers every shoe Essenz makes).

Of course, I had to wear my new favorite hair from Truth – Ami, which you can find at the current round of Uber.

This mesh head from Lelutka is starting to feel like ‘me.’

Which means that I will be showing off other mesh heads in later posts – I seem to have acquired quite a few.

I’m learning to embrace change. 😀

LOTD #177 – Good Omens

LOTD 177

“Gather ye ryte close, goode people.

Come close untyl the fire near scorch ye, for I charge ye that alle must see how thee last true wytch in England dies.

For wytch I am, for soe I am judged, yette I knoe not what my true Cryme may be.

And therefore let myne deathe be a messuage to the worlde.

Gather ye ryte close, I saye, and marke well the fate of alle who meddle with suche as theye do notte understande.

Thirty seconds later an explosion took out the village green, scythed the valley clean of every living thing, and was seen as far away as Halifax.

. . . any divine or devilish intervention had been materially helped by the contents of Agnes’s petticoats, wherein she had with some foresight concealed eighty pounds of gunpowder and forty pounds of roofing nails.

~ Good Omens (p. 143)

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If that voice was a stone it would have had words chiseled on it a long time ago: a name, and two dates.

~ Good Omens (p. 193)

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Pic 1 Details:

Hair: Truth – Essena (Group Gift)  (1690)

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Eyes:  IKON – Utopia Eyes – Pale Cerulean

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Feet:  Slink – Flat

Dress:  Senzafine – Agnes Dress – Surprise Brown (@ATP)  (1818)

Necklace:  Cae – Unearthed (2828)

Pic 2 Details:

Hair: Truth – Vicky

Skin: Eye Candi – Nina – Tone 4

Eyes:  IKON – Utopia Eyes – Pale Cerulean

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Jacket:  Vogue –  Tame Leather Jacket

Goggles: @->~ISD – Eyes of Death Goggles – Gold

Bandanna:  @->~ISD – Face of Death Bandanna – Grinner

Pose: Verocity

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Sadly, this round of A Tattered Page is almost over.

If you haven’t stopped by The Library yet, you have today and tomorrow to drop everything and run over there to grab all the goodies.

One of the amazing items for sale is this medieval style dress from Senzafine.

Agnes Nutter, whose prophecies are a major factor in helping to stop the coming Apocalypse, is a minor character in the novel.

But what a character. 😛

I love that the dress has little lumps and bumps in the skirt to simulate the hidden gunpowder and nails.

The messy, windblown hair is a recent group gift from Truth, and I thought it was perfect for this photo.

The necklace is one I’ve had for a while, but I thought the crystal was something a witch would wear, and it looks so good paired with the dress.

In the second picture are two items from @->~ISD, a new-to-me store.

The Death goggles come in both silver and gold versions.

I love the little skull detail on the front.

The bandanna comes in two versions as well, the Death grinning one shown here and a laughing one (which is equally terrifying to look at).

I know Death is typically shown as a male, but I figure Death can probably be whatever he/she wants, right?

Hurry on over to ATP before the round ends – run!

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 #171 – Dark Underworld

LOTD 171

He faltered as she paused, turning slowly.

“You doubt my powers?” she asked in a deceptively calm voice, as the ghostly lights flickered about her.

“No, mistress,” he whispered, trembling.

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Details:

Hair: Truth – Shaylee  (2284)

Skin: WoW Skins – Amanda – Milk

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Hands/Feet/Body: Maitreya – Lara

Outfit (including shoulder/arm guards): Les Encantadas – Belona – Silver Azur  (@Genre)  (9951)

Eyes:  IKON – Utopia Eyes – Pale Cerulean

Eyeliner: Tuty’s – Egyptian

Eyeshadow:  Plastik – Fauxe Makeup – Panda

Lipstick: A&A – Mono – V2 5

Headpiece:  Black Pearls – Isoderia Headjewel (@Genre)  (9091)

Lights: Paper Moon – Spirit Flames – White (@Genre)

Pose:  Verocity

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Genre is an event I found long ago that has become one of my favorites.

The items are all $100L or less, so my Lindens go farther than usual.

I needed that this round, because there are so many amazing items!

The theme is “Underworld,” and though I didn’t think I would find much, I was so wrong. 😀

This drop-dead gorgeous gown is from Les Encantadas.

The bracers and shoulder pieces are included and I love the way the silver and blue complement each other.

The floating flames are from Paper Moon – I saw them advertised on Plurk and had to have them!

They come in three different versions – white (pictured here), washed out, and turquoise.

They added the perfect ghostly/arcane touch for my photo.

I am in love with this breathtaking headpiece from Black Pearls.

As soon as I saw it, I knew exactly what kind of photo I wanted to do.

I’m a sucker for horns anyway, and this piece is so well-made and intricately detailed. 😀

The stunning hair is from Truth, of course – a recent release.

The cascade of curls down the front are gorgeous, and the raven color completes the look.

The skin is another new acquisition from WoW skins, courtesy of their group lucky boards.

I wanted something paler than I usually wear and Amanda fit the bill perfectly.

Genre just opened on the 15th, so you have plenty of time to head over there and pick up some of this deliciousness for yourselves!