Thursday, January 29, 2015

I Still Remember Her After All These Years

With all the billion events that happen every month, do you ever notice that you honestly don't know what you've even bought any more? And that you have boxes of things that you've never worn? It's kind of sad, in a way, isn't it? We buy and buy and buy but never really have a lot of time to enjoy things before we get more new stuff. So today is kind of a "Throwback Thursday" for me because I dug out a few older things from my inventory.

Style - I Still Remember Her After All These Years

People are still making winter items, but I'm ready for spring! The Mari dress from Valentina E. is a cute warm weather sundress that you could dress up or down. It shows some sideboob, too, so would probably be good for dates! :)

Hucci is a great subscriber group to be in because there are group gifts quite often. The latest one was the Valdez pump in this pretty teal color. It comes with a HUD to change the color the strings and the soles of the shoes and shoes to fit both the Slink and the Maitreya feet. It's really like getting a wearable demo because once you wear this around for a while, you're going to want to go get all the colors! Sneaky! :-D

Dig around in your inventory, you might find some long forgotten goodies!

In This Post:

Skin: Katya by Glam Affair
Hair: Dove by Truth
Body: Lara by Maitreya
Hands and Feet by Slink
Dress: Mari by Valentina E.
Shoes: Valdez by Hucci
Pose: Shopping by Exposeur
Portobello Corner Store by Apple Fall [The Liaison Collaborative]

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Make A New Plan, Stan!

My parents were already married and had 2 kids by 1966, so they never got to be free lovin' hippies. Plus it really wasn't in their nature, being the more clean cut, responsible type. But they certainly enjoyed them when they encountered them and by the time I came around, they raised me on some great music and to be their little free spirit. So this small area I've put together using some items from an upcoming event makes me happy! [And made me put on some Simon & Garfunkel music!]

Style - Make A New Plan, Stan!

Perfect 10 is a new home and garden event coming up on February 1st! It features home and garden designers alongside full perm creators and replaces The Designer Warehouse event, if you were familiar with that one. The items will be half price or less, and exclusive to the event. There will also be some gacha to play, for those of you who are gacha addicts! I don't think there is a theme for this upcoming first round, but a few of the designers who were kind enough to give advance copies of items seemed to be in the bohemian spirit.

Perfect 10 starts on February 1st and runs until February 15th. It should be fun!

In This Post:

From Perfect 10:

Renesse Vintage Daybed, Boho Wall Hanging by Urban Daisies
Boho Love drapes, rug, candles, kitty by Hearth & Home
Retro Rug, Lava Lamp, Radio by The Strawberry Box

From The Liaison Collaborative:

Isabelle Clock by What Next
Carnaby Row Store by Apple Fall


Funky Lispette Record Unit & Records by LISP Bazaar

Monday, January 26, 2015

So Much To Read, So Little Time

When I was in high school, the group I hung around with for a while were all into fancy book covers, usually with zippers. They were usually fabric with bows and ribbons and all kinds of stuff. I don't know. We were weird. I'm still a huge reader but usually I just read off my Kindle these days. Are you guys reading anything good lately? [Well, besides this blog. LOLOLOLOL Oh I have jokes.] Okay, okay. Fashion!

Style - So Much To Read, So Little Time

Wasabi Pills is at Uber this month with the Sibel hair. It's cute! I will forever love hair with braids. As much as I like Wasabi Pills in general, I wish the light blonde texture was a bit brighter. But it comes out lighter in pics usually, so I guess it's all good!

Happy shopping!

In this post:

Skin: Harley by Pink Fuel
Hair: Sibel by Wasabi Pills [Uber]
Mesh hands by Slink
Nail Polish: Droplets by Hello Dave
Top: Half Tucked by Maitreya
Bottom: Harlow's Cuffed Jeans by Mon Tissu
Purse: Delirium Clutch by Molichino
Necklace: Romantique by Cae [The Liaison Collaborative]
Pose: The Dress by Black Tulip [The Liaison Collaborative]

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Got To Kiss Myself, I'm So Pretty

Do you ever just have REAL trouble taking a picture of yourself? I was asked to send a headshot in for something I'll be blogging in the future and it filled me with dread. I am the WORST at taking headshots of myself! I can do a regular blog picture all day, every day [well, if I'm not lazy], but headshots confuse me. I stomped around yelling about how I looked stupid. Luckily, Truth has a terrific new hair for Uber that has a nice starry barrette, so it helped a whole lot to make me pretty!

Got To Kiss Myself, I'm So Pretty

Esther is new for Uber and I adore it! The hair is actually pretty long, past the chest, but I couldn't fit it all in to this particular picture. I just love the hair clip because I'm a sucker for anything with stars and any kind of hair accessory. The Uber theme this month is "Celestial," so of course it goes perfectly with the theme!

I hope everyone had a great weekend!

In This Post:

Skin: Harley by Pink Fuel
Hair: Esther by Truth [Uber]
Eyes: Promise by IKON
Necklace: Mezzaluna by Cae
Pose: I just stood still and used Avimote to move my head around until it became something I could work with.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Spring Is Coming?

My daughter, Abby, has been asking me when spring is coming back. Well, soon... but with spring comes gardening and just between us, I'm not that great at it! At least I look cute, though.

Spring Is Coming?

Coldlogic released today! Just a smallish release [well, smallish for them!] of some layered shirts and dresses. You know I'm thrilled every time there's something new! I'm wearing the Carpenter top and not only is it pretty adorable, it fits great over my Maitreya body! That's kind of a big deal these days, isn't it? Finding clothes that fit over whatever mesh body you're wearing. :)

21 Shoe is happening today and you can get these fabulous Elsa boots at Livalle! I'm still pretty much in love with Frozen, so you know I already loved these just for the name alone. There wasn't an option for the Maitreya body, but the standard avatar ones fit pretty well over the legs. There is also a hud to alpha out the tops of the boots so you can wear them under pants.

N21 starts today and Second Spaces is there with the Garden Sink you see behind me. This comes in a couple of colors [I'm using the winter one] and if you don't want anything on the shelves, there is an option for that, too. The sink actually works when you touch it, if you like when your plumbing works.

Happy shopping!

In This Post:

Skin: Katya by Glam Affair
Hair: Dariela by Truth
Body: Lara by Maitreya
Hands by Slink
Nail Polish: New Season Berry by Hello Dave
Top: Carpenter by coldLogic
Jeans: Frayed Denim by Topic of Discussion
Boots: Elsa by Livalle [21 Shoe, today only!]
Pose: Maylee by Kirin

Garden Sink by Second Spaces [N21]
Various gardening supplies by Pilot

Friday, January 16, 2015

You Know You Never Need A Reason

This is gonna be quick because you gotta go shopping - and fast!

Style - You Know You Never Need A Reason

Style - You Know You Never Need A Reason - 2

Junbug is at The Liaison Collaborative this month with the super pretty Mademoiselle Coco gown. The front has a floral design that goes straight down, but it was a wee bit too low cut for me on the bodice [I kept seeing areola no matter what I did!] and I thought the back of the dress was more interesting, so that's what I chose to show off here.

Project Limited opened yesterday and it's just as it sounds - All the items are LIMITED! Cae is there with the D'Anjou jewelry set and you need it! I honestly cannot tell you how many are left at the event, so you need to run there right away if you want this gorgeous jewelry. Like pretty much all of Cae's products, it has a HUD so you can change some of the colors of the jewels and metal. But once it's gone, it's gone, so go go go!

Happy shopping!

In This Post:

Skin: Katya by Glam Affair
Hair: Echo by Truth [New!]
Body: Lara by Maitreya
Mesh hands by Slink
CatEyes Makeup by Damned
Dress: Mademoiselle Coco by Junbug [The Liaison Collaborative]
Jewelry: D'Anjou by Cae [Project Limited]
Pose: Stands 370-379 by !bang

Monday, January 12, 2015

I Will Not Ask You Where You Came From

We're coming up on a new week and it'll be a good one because a new round of The Liaison Collaborative is starting on the 15th!

Style - I will not ask you where you came from

I'm so very much in love with the I Will Break Your Heart dress by Valentina E. It definitely isn't breaking my heart! In fact, it's so ruffly and girly, it's making my heart happy! And it fits perfectly over mesh bodies! I never thought that would be a big deal for me but I'm totally loving wearing mesh bodies lately and it's important that my mesh clothes fit on them.

The Liaison Collaborative opens on the 15th and there will be lots of clothes, poses, and all kinds of goodies for you to shop for!

In This Post:

Skin: Katya by Glam Affair
Hair: Harmony (Bun) by Truth
Body: Lara by Maitreya
Hands, Feet, and Eyelids by Slink
Dress: I Will Break Your Heart by Valentina E. [The Liaison Collaborative]
Jewelry: Woodlands by Cae
Pose: Stands 465-469 by !bang [The Seasons Story]
Photo taken at Fotoscope

Saturday, January 10, 2015

It's All London, Baby!

I'm still on my Friends marathon and just finished up the one where they all went to London for the wedding. London, baby! And this came at a good time because there is a wonderful fundraiser starting for one of the sweetest girls I know.

Amy, known as Scarlet Chandrayaan (owner of Alouette) in Second Life, is one tough young lady. At the young age of 26, Amy was planning the big move interstate with her boyfriend ready to start a fresh new life together when she received the news no one ever wants to hear. Cancer that she had fought off once before has returned and this time it’s worse. The doctors have given her 2 years at the most if she just continues on with life as it is at the moment and makes the most of the time she has left. There are a few options open to her, but none a sure fire cure all. No one wants to be dealt this blow, whether young or having lived a long life, but Amy is soldiering on with a smile on her face ready to battle this with whatever options she can. We’re all hoping she can fight this once more and live a long life.

Leaf On The Wind is the fundraiser to help sweet Amy with her wish to see London. I think it's a worthy cause and I hope she gets there and is just as touristy as Joey was when he went. :) Leaf On The Wind is from January 10 to February 1, and there is lots to see and get, so go shop!!!!

Style - It's All London, Baby!

In This Post:

Skin: Katya by Glam Affair
Hair: Tiffany by Wasabi Pills [FaMESHed]
Body: Lara by Maitreya
Hands & Feet by Slink
Dress: Leaf On The Wind Exclusive by Fission [Leaf On The Wind]
Shoes: Ivy by Ingenue
Union Jack Party Hat by Jane Westminster
British Tote Bag by Things I Like
Pose: Bag Lady II by aDORKable Poses

Friday, January 9, 2015

Dessert Comes First

I'm loving all the candy colors at Collabor88 this round! Check out how pretty my shoes are!

Style - Dessert Comes First's new Cora heels for Collabor88 are so sweet, they'll give you a toothache! The ribbon wraps around the front and ties in the back in a bow. The shoes come in several super pretty colors and fit Slink, Belleza, and Maitreya feet.

In This Post:

Mesh feet by Slink
Shoes: Cora by [Collabor88]
Pants: Rise Skinny Jeans by The Secret Store
Pose & Set: The Sugar Bowl by Exposeur

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Don't You Talk To Unicorns, Too?

Don't you sit around having nighttime conversations with your unicorn, too? No? Well, you're missing out. Unicorns are pretty smart. Collabor88 is opening up with the theme of "OMG! UNICORNS!" Trust me when I say this made a LOT of people very happy!

Style - Don't You Talk To Unicorns, Too?

Second Spaces brings us the Unicorn Chaise Set for Collabor88 and it's super adorable! The set comes in either pink or teal and has the chaise, the framed prints, and a deco wall. I used the pink wall and the teal chaise and prints because you guys need both sets and I had to show that. :)

Hopscotch is at OMGacha this month with these precious little Animal Slippers. There are 6 different slippers to play for, and I am wearing the rare Unicorn ones for this picture just to stick with the theme! OMGacha opens up on the 10th.

Happy shopping!

Skin: Katya by Glam Affair
Hair: Grande by Truth
Body: Lara by Maitreya
Hands & feet by Slink
Outfit: Cotton PJs - Dreamer by Stellar
Slippers: Unicorns by Hopscotch [OMGacha]
Unicorn Chaise Set by Second Spaces [Collabor88]
(Rainbow) Uni-ee! by Silent Sparrow

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

I'm Gonna Have A Fantasy

Just a quickie today! Take that however you'd like.

Style - I'm Gonna Have A Fantasy

Have you been out to My Slink Obsession yet this month? You need to go! Stellar has this fantastic Leg Corset tattoo for your Slink Physique body! I really like how most tattoos look on the mesh bodies but finding nice ones that are simple is kind of hard! So many go overboard with coating your whole body, so it's awesome that Lexi made these that are specifically for your calves.

This is the last round of My Slink Obsession until April, so hurry on out there to do some shopping!

In This Post:

Skin: Harley by Pink Fuel [Physique applier]
Physique body, mesh feet by Slink
Tattoo: Leg Corset by Stellar [My Slink Obsession]
Shoes: Lola by Ingenue
Photo Pose Set: The Elevator by Exposeur

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

She Believed In The Unexpected

Sometimes I just get a vision in my head of a photo and I just have to attempt to create it in SL. I like when unexpected things like that happen, especially since my ideas are often much bigger than my skills!

Style - She Believed In The Unexpected

I'm only kind of familiar with PurpleMoon and what I do know of them, they make gowns and jewelry. But as luck would have it, I found this great Adele suit there! I think it's quite sexy even though it is also conservative.

Rebel Hope has some great heels out at FaMESHed this month. The Maria heels are strappy and studded, and have an option for a bow in the front. I didn't wear the bow for this photo because it would have been too floofy.

Have a wonderful day!

In This Post:

Skin: Harley by Pink Fuel
Hair: Harmony by Truth
Mesh hands & Feet by Slink
Nail Polish: High Gloss Reds by Hello Dave
Suit: Adele by PurpleMoon
Shoes: Maria by Rebel Hope [FaMESHed]
Necklace: Mezzaluna by Cae [FaMESHed]
Pose & Gun: Femme Fatale, Thwarted Love by Le Poppycock
Photo taken at Kowloon

Monday, January 5, 2015

Can Heather find a job that won't interfere with her tan?

I know, I already did a post today, but Berry did a Yearbook Smile Challenge today that I couldn't resist! Of course, if I'd ever looked this pretty in any of my RL yearbook pics, I think I would have dropped dead. So that's the first rule of taking a good yearbook picture, I guess. Just be good looking already. *laughs*

Challenge - Yearbook Pic

I get asked a lot why I smile in so many of my photos. The simple answer is that I'm happy and that tends to come out in my pictures. But truthfully, it's more that I cannot stand photos where people are just staring dead-eyed even though it's supposed to be a photo that conveys some kind of emotion. There are, of course, photos where a just neutral face is appropriate and that's fine. But if you're taking a picture where you're supposed to be jumping for joy and yet you look like you're just waiting for your car's oil change to finish up, well... that doesn't make for a very good picture in my opinion.

I don't really like any of the mesh mouths out there. I find that mostly they make people look like there's a good chance that person cannot put on their own shoes. And as I like my face, I haven't bothered with mesh heads. The regular avatar face is NOT the easiest to work with and the emotes we can do with our faces aren't always great, but you can make it work. I have a different shape for smiling. The eyes are bigger and wider, the cheeks are slightly more puffy, and I messed with my mouth while smiling until it became something I could work with. I do use a little bit of Photoshop, too, because my teeth tend to poke out a little bit in the corners when I smile. I will say that the Pink Fuel skin I'm wearing smiles really well. I've had other skins where no matter what I did, the smile never looked right. So if you have that problem, it really just might be your skin and not your shape.

Thanks for a fun challenge, Berry!!

In This Post:

Skin: Harley by Pink Fuel
Hair: Bijou 2 by Truth
Eyes: Promise by IKON
* Double Take tattoo lashes by .:Glamorize:.
* Natural Prim Lashes by La Sylphide [About a 1000 years old & no longer available]
Top: Luna Preppy Cardigan by The Secret Store
Pose: I just stood on a posestand and used Avimote to adjust myself

I'll Be There For You

I've been binge watching Friends all weekend and the theme song has been stuck in my head. I was trying to come up with a better title for this post, but the song is all I can think about. Dang you, Friends!! Oh right - shopping!

Style - I'll Be There For You

I headed out to The Chapter Four and picked up this cute Natalie outfit by GizzA. It's a little bustier and a mini skirt with a peplum. Very cute, and it worked with my Maitreya body, so double snaps for that! I also played the LODE gacha there and got the Hortensia Branch in the mixed color. I am so all about cute head stuff lately, especially flowers! And it works with the Vera hair by MINA, also found at the event. So so so much cute out there!

Did you know that Mandala is having a sale? Yep! 30-70% off everything in the store! I picked up the Kyara jewelry set and let me tell you, it was a steal! The sale is only for 10 days, and some older items will be retired afterwards, so you need to head out there and shop now!

Have a great Monday!

In This Post:

Skin: Katya by Glam Affair
Hair: Vera by MINA [The Chapter Four]
Body: Lara by Maitreya
Hands by Slink
Outfit: Natalie by GizzA [The Chapter Four]
Necklace: Kyara by Mandala [Sale!]
Hortensia Branch by LODE [The Chapter Four]
Pose: Heavenly by oOo Studio

Sunday, January 4, 2015

A Little Clutter Never Hurt

One of the things that makes me happy in SL is when I can have a bunch of little knick knacks out. It used to be almost impossible to make anything too terribly cluttery because of prim limits. While we still do have the limits, with mesh and awesome mesh makers who can make cute cute things for just 1 tiny land impact, we can have all the knick knacks we want.

Style - A Little Clutter Never Hurt

The new Amy Bookshelves by MudHoney out at FaMESHed this month are everything my little clutter-lovin' heart desires! You can buy one color of the bookshelves, which do come apart into 3 separate ones and have texture change backs, and pick and choose from the different accessories. But you're really going to want to buy the whole accessories pack that includes 8 book sets, 2 candles, owl, trinket box, 3 frames, 4 vases, 2 plants, and a basket. Since the accessories are copy/mod, you can do as I've done and use more and mod pieces to be bigger or smaller and they're only 1 land impact each! And of course, the shelves look great with some of your own items, too, like I've added for this photo.

Happy clutter makin'!

In This Post:

Skin: Harley by Pink Fuel
Hair: Sian by Truth
Physique body, mesh hands and feet by Slink
Tattoo: Butterflies Lilies by Letis
Nail Polish: Lacquer of Love by Hello Dave
Dress: Knit Tunic by G Field []
Pose: Gwen by Label Motion [The Dressing Room Fusion]

Amy Bookshelves & Accessories by MudHoney [FaMESHed]

Saturday, January 3, 2015

If You're A Bird, I'm A Bird

It's the freakin' weekend, baby, I'm about to have me some fun! Ugh, did that just totally make me seem lame? Oh well, I've never been accused of being sophisticated. :)

Style - If You're A Bird, I'm A Bird

Rebel Hope has a great coat and leggings set at FaMESHed this month! The Michella coat and leggings set is quite simple and elegant, which suits me just fine in the winter when I want to throw something on that doesn't require me to think too much. I KNOW I'm going to look pretty and appropriate with this on! With each color of the coat, you get 5 colors of the leggings. I will say, though, that I had a bit of trouble getting a hair to really work with the collar of the coat since it is popped. Maybe one day we'll have hair that knows where to stop, huh?

Speaking of hair, Wasabi Pills is out at Uber this month with the Kitty hair. I love a good, full, thick wavy hair and this fits the bill very nicely.

Happy weekend shopping, dear ones!

In This Post:

Skin: Harley by Pink Fuel
Hair: Kitty by Wasabi Pills [Uber]
Mesh hands by Slink
Nail Polish: Peggy Sue by Hello Dave
Coat & Leggings: Michella by Rebel Hope [FaMESHed]
Boots: Fiona by [Kustom9]
(the turtleneck is yearssss old from a store that doesn't exist any more)
Pose: Mirth (Cardinal) by Le Poppycock [The Liaison Collaborative]
Northern Cardinals by Half-Deer [The Liaison Collabortive]
Lighted Pathways - Snowy Edition by Half-Deer
Lighted Trees by Pixel Mode

Friday, January 2, 2015

If We Want To See The Rainbow We Have To Put Up With The Rain

The title of my post today is one of my favorite quotes. Too often we get swept up in just wanting everything to be perfect all of the time and life just isn't perfect. But before you know it, good things happen again.

Style - If We Want To See The Rainbow We Have To Put Up With The Rain

I love the new Mila dress by Coquet out at FaMESHed this month! It's a simple little dress with a long cardigan over it, just kind of cute and sweet. It's a little more low cut in the front than I'd like and there are some areas on the sleeves that don't quite work with my Slink hands, but in general, I really like this dress.

Uber opened up on New Year's Eve and is out there with the terrific new Isabelle heels. They have a super tall heel, a great platform, and are topped by a cute little bow. The Isabelle heels fit the high Slink, Belleza Venus, and Maitreya Lara feet.

Happy shopping!

In This Post:

Skin: Katya by Glam Affair
Hair: Harmony (Ponytail) by Truth [New!]
Body: Lara by Maitreya
Hands & Feet by Slink
Dress: Mila by Coquet [FaMESHed]
Shoes: Isabelle by [Uber]
Jewelry: Dreamcatcher by Cae [Oneword]
Pose: Humour (Doves & Umbrella) by Le Poppycock [The Liaison Collaborative]