Tunnel Vision

mayday

When I got too busy (well, too distracted) for blogging, I had a good handful of images I’d done and posts nearly ready to go. I should’ve just bit the bullet and posted back then, and while I’ve trashed a few tragic mistakes, there are a few I’m still very keen on. This dress. I’m so very keen on this dress. I coveted it for months before finally buying it back in May (original post title: May Day), and even this week, I’ve worn it for three days. As my friend Zero warned me, “it starts to smell.” Suppose I should change… tomorrow.

Bonus: an alternative shot I took without editing while playing around with Windlights

Skin: League – Isla (Sunkiss Natural – Cleavage C)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Elikatira – Interrupt (Blonde 10)
Dress: Celoe – Poppy Dress (Rose)
Shoes: Slink – Aussie Thongs (Black)
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet (Rigged)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Wild Full Thick Eyelashes (Black)
Pose: Fri.day – Cheeky Pose 3
Location: Miniascape

52 Weeks of Color – Charcoal, Bittersweet, & Juniper

Only a few short days left this year, and I’ve got a few more weeks to go, but dangit, I can finish this. Have you done this challenge, too? Probably better at keeping up than I have been, but either way, good luck to you, too.

52 Weeks of Color Challenge – Week 44: Charcoal
52 Weeks of Color Challenge – Week 45: Bittersweet (combined with)
52 Weeks of Color Challenge – Week 46: Juniper (more info) Join the Flickr group

Charcoal:
Skin: League – Isla (Suntan Natural – Cleavage C)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Elikatira – Wherever (Blonde 10)
Top: Coldlogic – Farrell (Coal)
Skirt: Mon Tissu – Oxford Pencil Skirt (Charcoal)
Shoes: League – Dhara Boots (Charcoal)
Makeup: Filthy – Lashes 1
Glasses: Acid & Mala – Reader Glasses (Black)
Pose: Baffle – Dancing Petal #1
Location: Dimrill Dale

Bittersweet/Juniper:
Skin: League – Isla (Suntan Natural – Cleavage C)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Exile – Collide (Vanilla)
Dress: Auxiliary – Retro Cocktail Dress (Blue)
Shoes: Celoe – Xylia Pumps (Spicy Mix)
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet (Rigged)
Jewelry: Bliensen + MaiTai – Pleasantville earrings (Coral & Onyx), LaGyo – Santa Fe Necklace & Ring (Silver) (November Collabor88)
Makeup: Filthy – Lashes 1, Fishy Strawberry – Allure Faded Lipstick (Brick)
Pose: Flowey – Bad Habit (Breathe In)
Location: The Looking Glass

52 Weeks of Color – Hot Cinnamon & Royal Blue

The continued quest to catch up includes two colors in which it was difficult to figure outfits for both. But, once I saw what I needed, the rest came together pretty easily. The above dress in Hot Cinnamon is one of the offerings from Essences you’ll find at My Attic this round (though I think the other color options are a bit more fun). I’m also loving this newer hair from Truth; the style has volume without being overdone & the rigging sits perfectly for me. It’s a new staple, that’s for sure.

And then with Royal Blue, well. I feel like a box of crayons! It’s a brighter shade of blue, so once I realized this sweater from Celoe has been sitting in my inventory unused, I decided to follow suit with the rest. Flip that, then, for the skybox, which sadly is no longer available, as Molto Bene! is closed. The pose, however, is from a newer pose designer and all around adorable person under the banner of Muse! Ellie has a few very affordable poses, as well as fantastic bruises for you roleplayers out there.

52 Weeks of Color Challenge – Week 36: Hot Cinnamon
52 Weeks of Color Challenge – Week 37: Royal Blue (more info)
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Hot Cinnamon:
Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage C)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Truth – Havana (Oasis) -mesh-
Dress: Essences – Nile dress (B) -mesh- (My Attic @ the Deck)
Boots: Mon Tissu – Heathrow Boots (Warm)
Makeup: Filthy – Lashes 1
Pose: Fri.day – Clash Pose 3
Location: Pretty Island (Small Town of Green)

Royal Blue:
Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage C)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Lamb – Cherry (Lush)
Sweater: Celoe – Jet Sweater (Blue/Madison) -mesh-
Pants: Entente – Classic Chinos (Yellow)
Shoes: FIR & MNA – Wavie Shoes
Pose: Muse – Broken Girl 2
Skybox: Molto Bene – B&W Parlor Skybox

52 Weeks of Color – Russett & Feldgrau

Oh, hello there! Been awhile, right? I know. The last month has been spent moving apartments (a process that took at least 2 weeks, and was actually two moves… don’t ask), and getting deep into some roleplay. Alas, this fell by the wayside. Not just the challenge, but blogging in general. But! All seems to be settling now, so here comes the first of many.

I love both of the tops in these shots, since the tank at paper.doll fits one of my mesh shapes perfectly, and this Ducknipple tank/sweater combo comes with a HUD for color change options. Both fabulous & already in my regular wardrobe rotation.

52 Weeks of Color Challenge – Week 34: Russett
52 Weeks of Color Challenge – Week 35: Feldgrau (more info)
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Russett:
Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage C)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Magika – Tendency -mesh-
Tank: Paper.doll – Sheer Sequin Tank (Silver) -mesh- (Swag Fest)
Pants: Tres Blah – Leather Leggings (Black) -mesh-
Shoes: Celoe – Xylia Pumps (Spicy Mix) -mesh-
Necklace: Aura – Ethereal Prayer Beads -mesh-
Makeup: Belleza – Eyeliner 2, Fishy Strawberry – Allure Faded Lipstick (Deep Red)
Pose: Fri.day – Cheeky Pose 2

Feldgrau:
Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage C)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Anais (Rye) -mesh-
Sweater/Tank: Ducknipple – Off-Shoulder vest w/ Tanktop -mesh-
Skirt: Fishy Strawberry – Peyote Mini (Wash A)
Belt: Nyte ‘n Day – Ginger Belt (Burnt/Burnt Studs)
Makeup: Filthy – Lashes 1
Pose: D.Luxx Poses – Against the Wall F01

Safe to Shore

You know how sometimes you’ll see a hair style in SL that you just wish you could duplicate in real life? Yeah. This would be it. First born child naming rights to the person who can get my hair to look this gorgeous for real. Newish release from Elikatira, it’s mesh and sits so perfectly along my avatar. I’ve also been wearing gift that was set out at Hucci for a few days; there’s many other designs available, and it molds very well to the body, too.

Post named simply for the song on heavy rotation right now. Seriously, this whole album is just perfection: Of Monsters & Men – Little Talks.

Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage E)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Elikatira – Spark (Blonde 10) -mesh-
Top: Hucci – Ramara Top (Group Gift) -mesh-
Pants: Celoe – Dade Slacks (Kabul) -mesh-
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet (Rigged) -mesh-
Sandals: Slink – Ilena Sandals (Brown) -mesh-
Earrings: Magic Nook – Baroque Earrings (Royal Blue)
Necklace: Glow Studio – Tassels Long Necklace
Makeup: Belleza – Eyeliner 3
Pose: Glitterati – Beauty 003
Location: The Looking Glass

Polly

A new round of FaMESHed is up, and Jane has another mesh win! There’s three colors of the plaid patterned Polly, and another three colors of the more solid Mary Ellen. Wasabi Hills also has another great mesh version of her hair out at the CHIC² birthday event that is such a cute style. Check both out before they’re gone!

Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage D)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Anais (Rye) -mesh-
Dress: Jane – Polly Dress (Mahagony) -mesh-
Shoes: Kookie – Armarda Long Boots (Rusty Brown)
Bag: Celoe – Sack Bag (Sorrel) -mesh-
Makeup: Fishy Strawberry – Allure Lipstick (Faded Brick), Grixdale – the Body Shoppe – Fiji (Drift)
Pose: iBang – Stand 219
Location: The Looking Glass

District Sleeps Alone

If you’re looking for a sale, head over to Truth District, where a bunch of stores have items up to 50% off! Keep in mind you need to be in the Truth District Update Group to have access (250L join fee). I picked up another pair of the Gos Triumph boots (not pictured) cause I couldn’t help myself.

Skin: Belleza – Erika (Tan 1)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Elikatira – Just (Blond 10)
Top: Kyoot – Antiqued Autumn (Cream)
Pants: Celoe – Dade Slacks (Kabul) -mesh-
Shoes: Ty Zvezda – Shuffle Flats (Brown)
Glasses: Acid & Mala – Reader Glasses (Black)
Makeup: Fishy Strawberry – Allure Faded Lipstick (Brick)
Pose: Exposeur – Top Model 2012 Intro (Kyle)

Mending

Aptly named because I’m hopped up on four medications to fix this sinus infection, this post has been three days in waiting. Haven’t even felt like changing. But, that’s partly due to how cozy I feel in it. New sweaters & shoes from Celoe that’re too perfect to pass up, and the chair is a newish project called Atelier Kreslo, where two designers collaborate on an exclusive chair. This one has six different sits (see example here) and comes in six different versions. The bag is also new at the Secret Store, and until March 30th, you can have it customized!

Skin: Belleza – Erika (Tan 1)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Elikatira – Rumor (Blonde 10)
Top: Celoe – Jet Sweater (Dusty) -mesh-
Pants: Tres Blah – Juju Jeans (Original Wash)
Shoes: Celoe – Xylia Pumps (Spicy Mix) -mesh-
Earrings: Bliensen + MaiTai – Zarah (Summer) (FFL Gatcha)
Makeup: Filthy – Lashes 1
Bag: The Secret Store – Funky Tango Bag (TV) (Customize til 3/30!) -mesh-
Chair: Cheeky Pea & Olive Juice – Painter’s Chair (Worn) (Available at Atelier Kreslo)

A lot like Christmas

Skin: Belleza – Erika (Tan 1)
Eyes: Pididdle – Motion Sickness (True Blue)
Hair: Fri.day – Winter.Jennifer – Delighted Blond
Pants: Maitreya Skinny Jeans – #07
Coat: League – Winter Coat (Black) (ZombiePopcorn Dark Magic Winter)
Shoes: Celoe – Cairo Boots (Leather)  -mesh-
Gloves: Reek – Mittens (Black)
Location: Millions Park, other sim I can’t remember D:

I was originally going to hop over to the Zombie Popcorn: Dark Magic Winter event sometime this weekend when the initial crowd cleared, but I saw this new League coat pop up on my plurk timeline, & I got that little bug. You know, that one that goes “must.have.now” & doesn’t go away til you feed it? I’m getting it more & more as I continue with this blog; it’s quite dangerous.

There’s plenty over there to see/buy/gawk at, so be sure to check it out. The sim looks gorgeous and wintery/Christmasy (below is one part).

Business Casual

Skin: Belleza – Erika (Tan 1)
Eyes: Pididdle – Motion Sickness (True Blue)
Hair: Elikatira – Break (Blonde 10)
Pants: Celoe – Xui Trousers (Walnut) -mesh-
Sweater: Tiny Bird – Boyfriend Sweater (Cream) (FLF special)
Shoes: Ty Zvezda -Shuffle Flats – Light Brown
Location: Cinnabar

The last of the items I bought from the new store Celoe pretty much shaped the rest of this outfit. Luckily, deep down in my inventory was this Tiny Bird sweater that I hadn’t worn in ages, & I surely missed it! The puffed up prim works perfect with the mesh of these pants.