A Place to Disappear to

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This is one of those occasions where I was surfing through marketplace, pages upon pages of searches, and stumbled upon this top from Villena. I’m not even sure if it’s newer or if it’s been out for awhile, but doesn’t matter; I love it! It’s also worth mentioning that, while this photo doesn’t show it off, these new shorts from Addams are incredibly bootylicious, emphasized no doubt by the new boots at Collabor88 from ISON. They even come with a Maitreya-specific fit (best way to Boot, really.)

Body: Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: IKON – Sovereign Eyes
Hair: Elikatira – Wendice
Top: Villena – Sweatshirt (Bandana Print)
Shorts: Addams – Malena Denim Short High Rise
Shoes: ISON – Leather Knee Boots (Black) (November Collabor88)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Relaxed)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1
Jewelry: Earthstones – Mahika Necklace, Misha Jesuil – Belly Ring for Maitreya Lara
Sunglasses: Yummy – Karina Sunglasses (Black)
Pose: Marukin – Poppy – Gleaming Bergamot
Location: Devils Pocket

How We Roll

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Over time, you might find those brands who slowly creep their way into your inventory’s heart, filling it up. And then there’s others, who do it more rapidly, because every release is something you must have. Addams is the latter, because not only is the rigging so well with my Maitreya Lara body, the styles are just so on point. Especially this top from the current round at Collabor88 (which hopefully should be… maybe? less crowded now that it’s been two days, but I don’t know – it was insane getting in!) It’s made to go over the bikini top that’s also on sale, but easily can be worn without. It matches perfectly with the not-new-but-new-to-me worn jeans at the mainstore location.

Now, I’m not really sure which category Lamb falls into; I just know that over the years, I’ve collected a ton of her hair. And definitely added two more that are out now at C88. One drapes a little more over the face (shown), the other a bit more off of the face, and both with these loose waves I wish I could pull off in RL.

Body: Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: IKON – Sovereign Eyes
Hair: Lamb – Flower (August Collabor88)
Top: Addams – Sophia Tank Top (August Collabor88)
Pants: Addams – Worn Jeans (rolled)
Shoes: ieQED – Emmy Wedge (Marsala)
Feet: Slink – Womens Barefeet (High)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Casual v1)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1
Jewelry: Earthstones – Mahika Necklace, Misha Jesuil – Belly Ring for Maitreya Lara
Pose: Marukin – Berry – Hy02-04
Location: Hathian

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

So It Goes

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I used to love when my parents lived downtown. For a few years, they lived on the 12th floor of an old apartment building, and given Phoenix isn’t terribly tall, you could see for miles and miles. During the day, it was noisy, with people bustling to work or running to lunch. But at night, the city gets so quiet when you’re not near all the sports/concert arenas. SL’s balconies might be without the noise, but I like to think the effect is similiar. Or I just love to spy. #creeper

Speaking of SL-ing, I’m a bit late, but it’s not yet a new Monday, so I’m still on time enough for this week’s Monday Meme from Berry!

1. Have you ever owned a sim in Second Life? – Not yet.
2. Have you ever created content in Second Life? – Yes, houses! Hoping to switch to mesh this year, and continue. We’ll see!
3. Have you ever driven a vehicle in Second Life? – I wouldn’t for a long time because I’d lag and run into things. But have since I got a better computer in 2011, and I run into less things now?
4. Have you ever gone sky diving in Second Life? – Yes, back in my first few months in 2007. I befriended a girl who worked at a club, and her boss had an island. It was SUPER COOL… back then. >.>
5. Have you ever played a sport in Second Life? – No
6. Have you ever gone clubbing in Second Life? – Yes, but not for a few years. Once I got involved in RP, I haven’t regularly been anywhere else.
7. Have you ever fangirled/fanboyed someone in Second Life? – Yes, anytime I see a Linden!
8. Have you ever taken a picture of your avatar in water in Second Life? – Too many times.
9. Have you ever taken a picture of a sunset in Second Life? – Yes, moreso after I got that newer computer and could actually see the water glistening. Prior, my settings were all on Low, and everything just looks awful on Low.
10. Have you ever taken a nude picture of your avatar in Second Life? – Yes… too many/not enough times?
11. Have you ever dated in Second Life? – Yes. One went into RL and now we live together. Huzzah!
12. Have you ever had or attended a wedding in Second Life? – I’ve attended both SL and RP weddings, but never had my own and don’t really plan to have one.
13. Have you ever drank, smoked or taken drugs in Second Life? – Only in roleplay.
14. Have you ever engaged in sexual activity in Second Life? – Who, meee? Mebbe. (Yes)
15. Have you ever been to Bukkake Bliss in Second Life? – Yes, back in the day. Is that still around? Crazy!

Be sure to head over to Kustom9 before this current round is up! KITJA and Bueno are only two of the many stores who took all my money this month (a few times over!) The latter even comes with a version to fit over the Maitreya mesh body I cannot seem to take off.

Body: Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Skin: League – Erin
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shine Eyes
Hair: Truth – Nydia
Top: Bueno – Panda Tank (available at Kustom9)
Skirt: KITJA – Emma Skirt (available at Kustom9)
Shoes: Reign – Lizzy Boots (available at Creepy Kawaii)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1
Jewelry: Earthstones – Mahika Necklace
Pose: oOo Studio – Adelaide One
Location: Hathian

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

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

Game Day

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The time has finally come for the World Cup again, and the day is here when USA begins their time in Brazil. So far, it’s been five days of Heaven for me, with game after game after game everyday… can’t all days be like this? Watching my personal favorites (outside of my own country), Germany, show off exactly why they are the best has already made my day. And tonight, we’ll see how far USA have come with a beloved German at the helm. I could go on and on, but let’s keep this short; Iran v Nigeria is on.

One of my favorite things I picked up from this round of Collabor88 has been these shorts from Maitreya. Often shorts don’t fit well with my shape’s hips + thigh combo, but these work perfectly! I’ve barely taken them off since the first! I’m also in love with these new cute shoes from Reign, reminding me of a pair I have sitting in my closet now. A final bit of brand newness – Truth released two styles last night, including this fantastically wavey ponytail. And, while not new, pick up your country tee from BOOM.

Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes
Hair: Truth – Honey (Light Blondes)
Top: BOOM – Twenty-Three Tee (USA)
Pants: Maitreya – BF Jean Shorts (Dirty) (June Collabor88)
Shoes: Reign – Petal Hoppers (White)
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet (Rigged)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Casual)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1
Jewelry: Earthstones – Marquessa Necklace (Diamond), Magic Nook – Summer Hoop (Silver)
Pose: Glitterati – Football 2
Location: Hathian