This Bird Has Flown

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I know some of you are stuck in lower temperatures still, but down here in the South, mid-70s and sunshine are making every venture outdoors lovely. Though, admittedly, also brief, because… allergies, too. Anyway, ColdLogic was right on cue, recently unveiling a line of spring dresses that you can pick up right at the main store. Truth, too.. releasing a hair tailor made for warm breezy days. It’s over at Uber, and comes both with and without the hat!

Body: Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: IKON – Sovereign Eyes
Hair: Truth – Armelle (w/ Hat) (available at Uber)
Dress: ColdLogic – Turner (Onyx)
Shoes: Pure Poison – Lisa Sandals
Feet: Slink – Womens Rigged Natural Barefeet
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Casual v1)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1, PXL – OpenMouth PRO
Accessories: Yummy – Pendulum Necklace, Maitreya – Mesh Shopper (Minsk)
Pose: Exposeur – 3.15 Gift 2M
Location: Heart Song (Blithe)

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 the Single Ladies (Pose Fair 2014, Part I)

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Today begins my favorite event of the year: Pose Fair 2014, presented by The Hottie Cooterati Experience! Don’t get me wrong, there’s many great events every month, and a special few rank very high in my book. But I have the most fun with Pose Fair, because to me, poses are what hold a photo together. Plus I get to stock up on my supply without having to run sim to sim to sim; it’s all on one. The sim will open up Saturday, April 19th (today!) at Noon SLT. (URL to be provided here once the event opens!)

I was lucky enough to get into the fair early, and spent more than I meant to. But that just means there’s a lot to preview for you. Breaking it down first is what I use the most – single female poses. Mien has a fun pose set out for mock selfies that comes with it’s own iphone-like prop to use. Fri.day and Marukin also both have new singles pose sets out, which any look at my archive here will tell you… they are among my favorite. Simple and clean, neither ever disappoint. A good investment for any photo-fiend!

I can’t go without mentioning the clothes, of course. ColdLogic has another spring set out, with three belted dresses available. And over at the 100 Block event, you’ll find these sandals from Reign – a new to me store with shoes that emptied my wallet. This hair from Magika is actually a modified version, but there’s now a proper short haired (no braids) version available called Shimmer, so be sure to pick that up!

Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Magika – Shine (modified)
Dress: coldLogic – Timm (Khaki + Coral belt)
Shoes: Reign – Spartan Sandals (Coral)
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet (Rigged)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Relaxed)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes (Black), Filthy – Lashes 1
Jewelry: Magic Nook – Summer Hoop, Maxi Gossamer – Baroque Teardrop necklace
Pose: Mien – Selfie 4 & 2, Fri.day – Monday 5, Fri.day – Careless 4 & 5, Marukin – Parisian Maiden, Call Me When You Need Me (all available at Pose Fair 2014)
Location: Story of Infinite

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

Crisp

Thankfully I now live in a place where you can actually feel the changing of the season, and it’s hit this week. Granted we’re not talking a dramatic change in weather, but since I get up so early for work in the morning (& wow, has work been busy), I’m awake to feel the humidity fade and the crisp cool air creep back in. ColdLogic is ready with a few new fall releases, including this Matta sweater shown above and an adorable sweater dress/jacket combo that is all over the blogs right now. Seriously, go grab yourself a Pumpkin Spiced Latte, come back to your computer, head over to ColdLogic, forget it’s possibly still scorching hot, & dive into Autumn.

Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage C)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Lamb – Blue Velvet (Honeycomb) -mesh-
Top: ColdLogic – Matta (Brown) -mesh-
Pants: Kyoot – Etienne Capris (Rouge)
Shoes: Surf Couture – Boardwalkers (Hemp)
Makeup: Filthy – Lashes 1
Pose: PDA – Black Wave / Bad Vibrations
Location: Hathian

Mad World: a Vintage Fair Preview

When the Vintage Fair opens up on August 4th, I highly recommend making the dash over to ColdLogic, one of the event’s sponsors. They’ve put out a handful of dresses, tops, and capri pants that are straight out of the 50’s and 60’s era, and naturally,┬áimpeccable. Inspired a bit (a lot) by Mad Men here, thanks to RC Cluster’s Office skybox and Trompe Loeli’s NYC66 sofa, I bought one of those dresses appropriately named Brady, mixed it with new mesh Carnaby boots from Schadenfreude, & boom, retro!

Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage C)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Elikatira – Balance (Blonde 10) -mesh-
Dress: ColdLogic – Brady (Blue) -mesh- (Vintage Fair 2012)
Shoes: Schadenfreude – Carnaby Boots (White) -mesh- (Vintage Fair 2012)
Sofa: Trompe Loeil – NYC66 Couch (Original Brown) -mesh- (Previous Collabor88)
Skybox: RC Cluster – The Office Retro Office Studio

Summer Reading

I remember when summer was such a welcomed season, because in my younger years, it mean NO SCHOOL, and in my college years, it meant NO REQUIRED READING. Now, it just means that it’s hot (& muggy!), but I still like to pick out a few books to read over those hot months. This summer, it’s just going to be A Song of Fire and Ice series, aka Game of Thrones & so on. So far? Still on the book one. I get distracted a lot, and only find solid reading time during my lunches at work. One chapter at a time, here we go!

While that’s not the book in my hands above, there’s a few notable things on my avi otherwise. These cute rompers came out just a few weeks ago at coldLogic, as did these rigged boho beads from Aura (one set is hidden in a hunt in the store for free and four others are specially priced for Stumblebum). Couple that with newish hair from Exile and this cute beachy chair set at {what next}, & you have my imaginary summer reading spot+outfit. Also: fitted sandals for Slink’s rigged mesh feet? Brilliant!

Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage D)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Exile – London Rain (Vanilla)
Romper: ColdLogic – Briggs Romper (Key Lime) -mesh-
Shoes: Slink – Ilena Sandals (Black) -mesh-
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet (Rigged) -mesh-
Sunglasses: Yummy – Karina Glasses (White) -mesh-
Necklace: Aura – Boho Beaded Necklace, Rigged (Tang) -mesh-
Chair Set: What Next – Seaside Chic Set

Fit to a T

The past week (month?) has been full of new releases that are letting my inventory get out of control again. The Monica in me is going to force myself to sort it today, but first: these pants and this top. Aura’s released a denim version of the Class Act pants with a pattern down the side, as if you had cut into the jean and sewn in an extra panel of fabric. It’s been done so well, and I love having jeans with a bit of spice! They’re debuting at FaMESHed, a new event feature all mesh, all the time! (Seriously, check it out, and with a full wallet.) ColdLogic also had a big release today, including these casual patterned tops that I’d love in RL, especially as temperatures are hitting the 90s now (with humidity).

Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage E)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Elikatira – Listen (Blond 10) -mesh-
Top: ColdLogic – Graham (Sunset) -mesh-
Pants: Aura – Class Act Jeans (Ornate 2) -mesh- (out at FaMESHed)
Shoes: Surf Couture – Freedom Flipflops (Dark Brown)
Makeup: Filthy – Lashes1
Pose: oOo Studio – Surface Two & Six
Location: Pixel Dreams (T Town)

Springtime Limited

I’m sure I’m not the only one feeling ready to just move on to summer after such a lackluster winter, given the items coming out from some of our favorite shops. These capris are a fresh release at coldLogic, as always in multiple colors (both springy and standards), & while the cuffs around my calves required some shape adjustment (or later, fixing the alpha), I couldn’t pass up that color. The bag, sunglasses, & top are all limited-time items. The tote you can find at [A] Limited until they run out (six different designs here), the top is from Kyoot as part of this cycle’s Stumblebum (which is up for only two more days!), and these adorable sunglasses are out at this month’s Collabor88, which has a French theme going on. Seriously cute items this month.

Finally, League released a new skin named Jen, and while I had Taylor a few years back, I ended up moving back to Belleza (my default for Peri) for a softer look on the face and breast area. Thankfully, Jen has about five different options for cleavage (enhanced & dehanced), & I think the skin overall is a bit softer then the other I had. I rarely change my default skin, usually sticking to one for a year or more, so I’m still getting settled with it. But I think this is a keeper.

Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage D)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Elikatira – Theory (Blond 10)
Shirt: Kyoot – Lacey Little Top (white) (Stumblebum)
Pants: ColdLogic – May Capri (Watermelon) -mesh-
Shoes: Surf Couture – Desert Sandals
Feet: SLink – Womens Natural Barefeet Rigged -mesh-
Makeup:┬áFishy Strawberry – Allure Faded Lipstick (Brick)
Sunglasses: Yummy – Karina Glasses (White) (April Collabor88)
Bag: A Limited – Tote Bag (Snacks) (Limited Quantities!)
Pose: PDA – What Are We Craving?
Location: Fantasy Honeymoon Estates

Class Act

There’s a few standout mesh creators at the moment who are both, to me, mastering this shiny new (to SL) technology and managing to crank out something creative ‘n fresh for us consumers to drain our wallets on. aka This post is full of NEW NEW NEW. Insert giant smile emoticon. Aura has released a redux of an old favorite in mesh and in a plethora of patterns/colors for heels and flats. As a fan of the low rise, these are a big hit, as is coldLogic’s new mesh tanks, which don’t cut into my avatar at the shoulders like many others.

Skin: Belleza – Erika (Tan 1)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Elikatira – Listen (Blond 10) -mesh-
Top: ColdLogic – Lauren (Peach) -mesh-
Pants: Aura – Class Act Pants (LH Red)
Shoes: Reek – Patteson Flip Flops (Orange)
Makeup: Fishy Strawberry – Allure Faded Lipstick (Brick)
Pose: PDA – Kettle Drum
Location: Hathian (Crack Den)