What Now?

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“He walked out in the gray light and stood and he saw for a brief moment the absolute truth of the world. The cold relentless circling of the intestate earth. Darkness implacable. The blind dogs of the sun in their running. The crushing black vacuum of the universe. And somewhere two hunted animals trembling like ground-foxes in their cover. Borrowed time and borrowed world and borrowed eyes with which to sorrow it.”

Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes
Hair: Truth – Luella
Top: Le Primitif – Love Him Thermal (Black)
Pants: Maitreya – Couture Leggings (Black)
Shoes: Deadwool – Patmos Boots (Black)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Casual v1)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1
Attachments: Yummy – Captain’s Aviators (Silver), Z-Day – Hatchet, Twilight Anarchy – Girl Scout Belt, COCO – Knee Pads, ISPACHI – Upheaval Backpack (September 2014 Arcade)
Pose: Double Take – Hello Handsome (Sitting Handsome series)
Location: Outbreak (New RP sim! Info: http://outbreak.sl)

Sweater Weather

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It’s most definitely sweater weather right now up in the northern part of the globe, & designers are responding in kind! It can be hard to come up with an idea that stands out amongst the pack, but Amerie managed to do that with this sweater available at The Seasons Story. The two-tone design and HUD-controlled long sleeves make it versatile and very cozy! My thumbs for my Slink hands do stick out at the end of the sleeves, edited out for this pose, but the effect inworld actually makes it look like there’s a hole there. It’s unintended, but I love it!

Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Soft (Ocean)
Hair: Truth – Harmony (Bun)
Top: Amerie – Cable Knit Sweater (Navy) (The Seasons Story)
Skirt: Coco Designs – Preated Skirt (Tartan Black)
Shoes: Just Design – Penny (Black)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Relaxed)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1, PXL – OpenMouth Pro
Pose: !bang – Stand 467
Location: Izzie’s

Most Likely to…

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I enjoy doing photo challenges in RL, and have always wished to dive into blog challenges, too. Aside from Luna Jubilee‘s 52 Weeks of Color Challenge (which I need to finish off the last 4 weeks), I haven’t done many… or any? Anyway, no time like the new year to start.

Strawberry Singh is reigniting her regular Monday Memes, and has picked a fun one for the first of 2015: Second Life Yearbook Smile. Check out her post here for info and try it out! I used the AnyPose Expression HUD (free!) to do my smile, and blended two photos (with and without the HUD activated) since the toothsmile setting made my eyes all squinty. There is some setting in SL that slows animations, but if you release the toothsmile check and quickly snap the photo, you may just catch yourself looking slightly more natural.

Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Andrea (Rye)
Top: League – Croppped Mohair Sweater (Navy Gradiant)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1
Jewelry: EarthStones – Mahika Necklace, Maxi Gossamer – Keisha Earrings (E3)
Pose: !bang – Stand 212

Slopes

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If you’ve ever owned a puffy vest in RL, you know just how amazing it is. Normally made with down feathers, it traps in heat within your core, and it’s comfy to boot! I was so happy to see Tres Blah came out with one for this round of Collabor88, along with thermals to put underneath, because they’re both pretty perfect! And while I don’t get cold in SL, nor snowboard in both lives, it sure doesn’t hurt to look the part, eh? Both fit well with the FLite boots from this round of The Arcade and FLite googles that you can pick up at Winter Trend!

Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shine (Soft/Ocean)
Hair: Clawtooth – Snug as a Bug (December Collabor88)
Shirt: Tres Blah – Thermal (Stripes) (December Collabor88)
Vest: Tres Blah – Puff Vest (Black) (December Collabor88)
Pants: JPdsg – Sweatpants (Black)
Shoes: FLite – A-Solo Snow Boots (Black) (December ’14 Arcade)
Gloves: Mutresse – Gushi Gloves (Black)
Goggles: FLite – A-Solo Goggles (Retro) (Winter Trend)
Snowboard: Remarkable Oblivion – Snowboard (Sugoi) (September ’13 Arcade)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1
Pose: Fri.day – Careless 3
Location: Cloverdale

How the Night Changes

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It’s not quite snowy winter here yet, but I suppose that’s still on par, seeing as the season doesn’t official change for 2 more weeks! But in the evening, it’s still chilly enough to break out those scarves and sweaters we love, and of course, ColdLogic delivers with this adorable sweater dress combo. It’s so cozy to dress in, and works perfectly for this equally cozy and sweet pose from RACK Poses – out at this month’s The Liaison Collaborative, which should be wrapping up in the next few days!

Thanks to my friend Charlie for posing with me!

On Her:
Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes
Hair: Magika – Beans
Top/Scarf: ColdLogic – Wayne combo shirt (Sand)
Shoes: Maitreya – Stagioni Boots (Bole)
Socks: Maitreya – Dahlia Socks (Beige)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Relaxed)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1
Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer – Kizzy Gypsy Hoops

On Him:
Skin: Belleza
Outfit: FashionNatic – Nasir Outfit

Pose: RACK Poses – My Reason to Smile (November TLC)
Bed: Floorplan & Willow – Lazy Lounger (Plum) (October Collabor88)
Deck: Cheeky Pea – Stargazer Landing & Lights

All that Glitters is…

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With Thanksgiving behind us, now begins quite the shopping season. I didn’t have too much in RL to buy, but I went a bit crazy on all those 50% off gift card sales, like at Trompe Loeil, Barnesworth Anubis, & Cheeky Pea. Combine that with Black Friday sales at ColdLogic, BOOM, Reign, & others… my wallet hurts. Especially considering Arcade starts tomorrow!

But before that parade of gachas begins, I couldn’t resist so much of what’s offered at this month’s Uber. In just a few short months, it’s proven to be one of those events where most designers really bring their A game. I mean, just look at this dress/jacket combo from Foxes – perfectly fluffy in the skirt, HUD-controlled jacket and top, and glitter. Shiny, party-rific glittery goodness. It’s perfect for those inevitable holiday and New Year’s parties to come!

Skin: League – Erin (Bronze)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shine (Soft / Ocean)
Hair: Truth – Neria (Light Blondes)
Dress: Foxes – City Lights (Dark Grey)
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet (Rigged)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Casual)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1, Belleza – Eyeliner 3, League – Erin Tintable Lipstick 7, PXL – OpenMouth Pro
Jewelry: Yummy – Midsummer Blossom Necklace (Carmine)
Pose: Marukin – Sol (White Fleur)
Location: Kowloon

Fashionably Late

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We can file this under the better late than never category, because even though much of this came out a few months ago at Collabor88, I still wear damn near all of it regularly! Especially these pants from Fashionably Dead. While I have been able to find beat up jeans that reach the floor, I do love the boyfriend cut, and the baggy bunching around the belt is such a nice touch! This camisole as well from ISON is just the right length to go with the slew of high waist pants and shorts I’ve been buying, beautifully draped. Thankfully better late than never means all pictured now available at their respective mainstores!

Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes
Hair: Tableau Vivant – Springer Hair (Summer)
Top: ISON – Silk Camisole (Eggshell)
Pants: Fashionably Dead – Beat Up Jeans (Blue)
Shoes: Reign – Bow Peeps (Camel)
Feet: Slink – Womens High Barefeet (Rigged)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Relaxed)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1
Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer – Baroque Teardrop necklace, Yummy – Karina Glasses (Black)
Pose: Double Take – Say It To My Face, (second pose uncredited – wrote it down, & lost the paper! If you recognize this, please leave a comment, thank you!)

So Ridic

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A big reason why I try not to blog too many event-specific items is because I find more often now that RL gets in my way of actually sitting down to hammer out posts before said event ends. Thankfully, quite a few items you can then find in store, just like these poses from RIDIC, just recently out at The Hottie Cooterati Experience‘s Rhapsody! Mixing singles, friends, and couples, you’ll find a very cute array of poses perfect for your pictures.

On Peri:
Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes
Hair: Magika – Reading
Top: Tres Blah – Summer Kimono (Casual) (Summerfest ’14), Baiastice – Luli Bikini (Blue Stripes) (June Collabor88)
Pants: Maitreya – BF Jean Shorts (Dirty) (June Collabor88)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Casual v1)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1
Accessories: Earthstones – Mahika Necklace, Acid & Mala – Reader Glasses

On Alex:
Skin: Pink Fuel – Harley (Latte)
Eyes: {S0NG} :: Ice – Spring Eye
Hair: Truth – Honey (Reds)
Outfit: Hucci – Poetic Romper (Crisp)
Shoes: Ingenue – Fiona Wedges (Pearl)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Casual v1)
Makeup: [Gang/Cold] – Eyeliner “Cat”, Pink Fuel – Freckles Across Nose (Latte, Dark), Pink Fuel – Harley Lipstick (Latte, Cherry), Cheap Makeup – Babysitters Club Lashes
Accessories: Yummy – Guardian Charms – Gold, Mandala – Steking Ears, BOOM – Friendship Bracelet (Teal), BOOM – Knit Friendship Bracelet (Cross), BOOM – Knit Friendship Bracelet (Princess), *GFD* ~ Knuckle Ring (Infinity) Gold, Glow Studio – Watch-ing me (Gold), Magic Nook – Simple Ring (Gold), Noodles – Delicate Heart Ring Gold, Noodles – Royalty Crown Ring Gold

Pose: RIDIC Poses – Peace, Ride

Would?

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Today at 12pm SLT, make your way over to Rhapsody, a new music-themed event put on by the The Hottie Cooterati Experience! (Check out the event schedule here!) Over in the Punk section, you’ll find this plaid sweater from Abhor & Adore and this wicked hair from Mina (check out the mohawk available, too!) While this tank from R3volt isn’t a Rhapsody feature, be sure to check them out in the main entry area!

Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes
Hair: Mina Hair – Jett/Brett (Blondes) (Rhapsody)
Top: R3volt – Anika Tanktop (V3)
Pants: Tres Blah – Astrid Denim Cut Offs (Summerfest ’14)
Shoes: Phunk – Combat Boot
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet (Rigged)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Casual v1)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1, League – Erin Tintable Lipstick 7
Accessories: Magic Nook – Summer Hoops, Hoorenbeek – Retro Sunglasses, Adore & Abhor – Punk Waist-Tied Shirt (Punk Plaid) (Rhapsody)
Pose: D.Luxx Poses – Against the Wall [M] 01
Location: Virtual Decay

 

Under the Sun of Summerfest

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While some things in life might slow down in the summer, creators in SL do not. This is no more evident than at Summerfest ’14, an annual beach themed shopping event on its second year. Last year’s outing ended up being among my favorites of 2013, and this year is no different. I spent too much! You’ve already seen this short tank top all over from Tee*fy because it’s glorious, and just like Maitreya’s shorts from last post, these cut offs from Tres Blah fit so great around my legs. Add in these sandals from Ingenue & wavy hair from Exile, and you’ve only tipped the iceberg that is this year’s Summerfest.

PS. if you’re looking for a gorgeous summer sim, head over to Izzie’s Mainstore. I love how she changes it up on the regular, always looking fantastic!

Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes
Hair: Exile – West Coast (Light Blondes)
Top: Tee*fy – Mia Mini Halter Tank Top (Desert), DRIFT – Draped Cardigan (Knit Stripes)
Pants: Tres Blah – Astrid Denim Cut Offs (Medium Wash)
Shoes: Ingenue – Akeley Sandals (Saddle)
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet (Rigged)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Casual v1)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1
Sunglasses: Yummy – Karina Glasses (White)
Pose: oOo Studio – Drama (Seven)
Location: Izzies