The Hour Adjustment

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Five days later, and I finally feel right again after the Daylight Savings switch. I grew up without it, so this has been an adjustment for the past three years (though I gather most never truly handle the Spring Forward very well!) The morning is far too bright now, but thank goodness, I have coffee at the ready.

I jumped at the chance to grab these new jeans from Pixicat last Friday. The high cut + long pant bootcut is so cute, and feeds my inner bohemian. There was a pair up for FLF last week, if you were lucky enough to grab them, but fear not! The price isn’t much more, and they’re sooo worth it!

Body: Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes
Hair: Rowne – Tilda
Top: Tres Blah – Khaki Blouse (White)
Jacket: 1992 – Alessandra Coat (Black)
Pants: Pixicat – Klara Bootcut Jeans (Dark Blue)
Shoes: ieQED – Cha Cha Sandal (Cayenne)
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Relaxed)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1
Jewelry: Earthstones – Mahika Necklace
Accessories: Maitreya – Leather Satchel (Mustard), The Daily Grind To-Go Cup (made by Lundy of Hive/RIDIC Poses)
Pose: !bang – Stand 467
Location: Virtual Decay

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

Blaze of Glory

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Get it, cause it’s a blazer? I spend far too much time around a man who loves a pun. Anyway.

Tons of new and awesome around this month, starting with a change I never make: new skin! I’m so picky about what looks like ‘Peri’, my original and main avatar of 6.5 years now, that I’ve had about… 7 skins on her. Total. 2 freebies, 2 Belleza, & 3 League. Skin Fair 2014 has opened up, and League‘s offering the brand new Erin! With any new skin I get, I have to sit on it for a few days. I bought it, but went back and forth until about Thursday when I finally settled in. The brows are updated, the face has more sharpness to it (them lips!), and the body is now more consistent. Okay, that’s a nice way of saying the nipples now look similar from C up to D/E-cleavage cup, lol. Also, this month’s Collabor88 has a Back to Business theme, which lead to this inspired cute blazer/tank top set from Tres Blah. There’s about 5-6 different color/pattern combinations, and while they do detach, I can’t get enough of it as it stands.

Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss) (New @ Skin Fair!)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Elikatira – Spark
Top: Tres Blah – Blazer with Tank (Dark Sand)
Pants: Tres Blah – Juju Jeans (Dark Rinse) / Monso – My Cotton Jean (Navy)
Shoes: Mon Tissu – Provence Riding Boots (Chestnut)
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet (Rigged)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Casual v1)
Makeup: League – Erin Tintable Lipstick 5, Filthy – Lashes 1
Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer – Baroque Teardrop necklace & earrings
Pose: !bang – Stand 320
Location: Skye Elgol

Dig Up Her Bones

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FaMESHed is usually a solid bet for finding either clothes, accessories, or stuff for the home as far as mesh is concerned. Two things that stood out for me, had me really excited to get in on the 1st. COCO Designs has released this bomber jacket molded to make it look like your hands are in your pocket, no matter the pose or animation in your AO. There’s a variety of earthy colors, and comes with & without both a built in hoodie (full/cropped versions). These Fishy Strawberry pants caught my eye on Flickr, coming in both camo and solid versions. With the slim tapered fit, they slide so nicely right into boots, for which I know many have sorely wished!

Skin: League – Isla (Sunkiss)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Elikatira – Melody (Blonde 10)
Top: COCO Designs – Bomber jacket w/ Hood (Midnight) (February FaMESHed)
Pants: Fishy Strawberry – Tapered Cargo Pants (Camo Brown) (February FaMESHed)
Shoes: J’s – Short Laceup Boots (Dark Brown)
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet (Rigged)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Wild Full Thick Eyelashes (Black)
Sunglasses: Hoorenbeek – Retro Sunglasses (Men)
Pose: !bang – VIP 002M
Location: Slaughterhouse

Thick as Thieves

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Not all of winter is about bundling up in big coats and scarves. Sometimes it’s about breaking out the sweaters and boots, with tights to keep you warm. For me, in Texas, it tends to be about layering, since it’ll be 32F in the morning, but 73F by 4pm! Anyway, the Seasons Story has opened up, and now that the crowds have made it through, it’s a great time to head over. Among a few things (including an adorable corgi known as Gizmo), I snatched this sweater from Tulip, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite stores. Ana was so kind to join me, breaking out her own UFO coat!

On Peri:
Skin: League – Isla (Sunkiss)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Truth – Ainsley (Light Blonde 04)
Top: Tulip – Color Block Sweater (Navy) (Seasons Story)
Tights: Aura – Snug Leggings (Dirt)
Shoes: Fri.day – River Boots (Pewter)
Jewelry: Magic Nook – Raindrop Earrings (Silver), Yummy – Pearl Wisp Necklace (White) (January Collabor88)
Bag: Maitreya – Mesh Shopper (Minsk)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Wild Full Thick Eyelashes (Black),
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Casual)

On Ana:
Skin: The Skin Shop (10), Face – Bambi (Soft)
Eyes: LeLutka – Ellis (Lavender)
Hair: Truth – Jade (Ginger 02)
Top: U.F.O. – Nerd Duffle Coat (Brown)
Pants: B.C.C. – Love UU Skirt (Vintage)
Shoes: Mon Tissu – Heathrow Boots (Warm)
Makeup: The Skin Shop (10) Eyebrows (Dark Brown Soft), Eyeshadow – Glam (Bronze), Lipstick – Hollywood (Red), MC falsies Eyelash

Pose: !bang – Thick as Thieves
Location: Virtual Decay

52 Weeks of Color – Papaya Whip & Hunter Green

Just in time for the cold weather to literally roll in like a mass of thunder (gotta love Texas weather), fri.day has released a series of fitted mesh jackets to wear! Actually, the jackets were released about a month or two ago while I was in the process of moving. Either way, there’s multiple colors to choose from (along with a few different styles), and one happens to fit one of the colors in this 52WoCC pair! Along with Papaya Whip, I pulled out this chair from ibang for Hunter Green that’s a great little pose prop.

52 Weeks of Color Challenge – Week 38: Papaya Whip
52 Weeks of Color Challenge – Week 39: Hunter Green (more info)
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Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage C)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Truth – Winona (Oasis) -mesh-
Jacket: Fri.day – Kristin Jacket (Nude) -mesh-
Skirt: Mon Tissu – Westbury Mini (Black) -partial mesh-
Shoes: HOC Industries – Platform Pumps
Eyelids: Slink – Mesh LidsĀ -mesh-
Chair: !Bang – Comfy Chair (Pine)