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

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

Keeping Warm

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It all starts with a coat… a coat from Valiant. I must’ve shown it to my handsome manprop about 5 times before he realized how in love with it I’d become. But just look at it! The design is lovely, executed very well, and as predicted, he just looks so good in it. If I had a male character I played on the regular, I’d buy it for myself and wear it 24/7. Alas, I’ll leave it to Esau for me to fawn over, and instead house myself in this trenchcoat from League, which I might be a bit in love with, too.

On Peri:
Skin: League – Isla (Sunkiss Natural – Cleavage C)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Truth – Delta (Light Blonde 04)
Top: League – Trench Coat (Black)
Tights: DeeTalez – Wool Diamond Tights (Red)
Shoes: Mon Tissu – Provence Riding Boots (Black)
Scarf/Muffs: CoCo – Scarf (Red), Artilleri – Knit Earmuffs (Black)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Wild Full Thick Eyelashes (Black)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Casual)

On Esau:
Skin: Belleza – Shawn (Deep Tan 5)
Eyes: Mayfly – Liquid Light Eyes (Desert Dawn Shadow)
Hair: Entente – Serge Hair (Midnight Black)
Top: Valiant – Radial Jacket (Red Tee)
Pants: Iron Claw – Mesh Nerd Classic Pants (Beige)
Necklace: K&K – Chain (Gold)

Pose: !bang – Be My Dream
Location: Sunshine Mist (Pixel Bean Coffeehouse)

Tomato

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One small, but significant change I notice in myself is my color preferences over time. For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved blue. Blue has been my favorite, initially because it is my mother’s favorite as well. I hated red, yellow, orange. I think I had an anti-brown phase. Sometime in the last two years or so, my tune has changed. I still love blue, but I also really love deep reds, moreso in Autumn, but overall I’ve become a fan. The same can be said for orange. I’ve seen a few variations on the color “tomato, like this jumpsuit from Ricielli or a pair of everyday heels from Fri.day (not pictured because they don’t match). Despite differences in tone, though, I’m strangely drawn to it now. And maybe that’s one of the great things about SL; it just allows us more creative fashion exploration, and makes it so easy to evolve even the simplest of color tastes.

Skin: League – Isla (Sunkiss Natural – Cleavage C)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Truth – Candy (Light Blonde 04)
Jumpsuit: Ricielli – Papi II Jumpsuit (Tomato)
Shoes: Mon Tissu – Heathrow Boots (Warm)
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet (Rigged)
Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands (Casual)
Jewelry: Aura – Bahiti Hoop Earrings (Autumn), Maxi Gossamer – Baroque Teardrop (Short Gold)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Wild Full Thick Eyelashes (Black)
Pose: Exposeur – Singles Special 6
Location: Crael

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

Face the Day

Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage C)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Amelie (Rye)
Dress: Mon Tissu – Frock Dress (Navy)
Pants: Tres Blah – Juju Jeans (Original Wash)
Shoes: Mon Tissu – Provence Riding Boots (Chestnut)
Makeup: Filthy – Lashes 1
Pose: Long Awkward Pose – SU Hands Up 1
Location: Hathian

Pose Appreciation Week I

There was a discussion last week or so regarding giving credit to poses and pose makers for these wee little fashion pictures we do from time to time. I’m of the mind that a picture can be very boring without the pose to breathe some life into it, so I was very excited to see someone suggest Pose Appreciation Week over at [SL] Blogger Support! This week has, however, not panned out into the post fest I meant, as a Thanksgiving visit from the parents and building projects have gotten in the way. Alas, the week isn’t over yet.

Featured above are Bounce This Poses & fri.day, both of whom have been featured multiple times before. I use Darling Monday’s individual poses on the regular here, actually, and Bouncer Criss does a great job with sexy & sweet couples poses, as well as using props for his poses, which I’ve come to really love for pictures.

Couple Pose: Bounce This – Autumn Lovin
Individual Poses: Fri.day – Clash Pose 4, Stare Pose 1, Cheeky Pose 1
Location: Tobacco Road

On Peri:
Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage C)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Exile – London Rain (Vanilla) -mesh-
Blazer: Emery – Poe Blazer (Black) -mesh-
Tank: Whippet & Buck – Striped Bodysuit
Pants: Armidi – Kogo Skinny Pants (Indian Red)
Shoes: Mon Tissu – Heathrow Boots (Black) -mesh-
Jewelry: Bliensen+MaiTai – Bleeding Heart Necklace, Bliensen+MaiTai – Black Rain Earrings (The Wash Black Market) -mesh-
Sunglasses: Yummy – Karina Sunglasses (White) -mesh-
Makeup: Filthy – Lashes 1

On Alfie:
Skin: Sacred – Robert T3 (Stubble)
Hair: Boon Hairpieces – RUMI51 (Chocolate)
Jacket: Villena – Varisty Jacket (Red) -mesh-
Shirt: Arnadi – Dinosaur Jr tshirt
Pants: Not So Bad – Jane Jeans (Dark) -mesh-
Shoes: Z3 – Vans Canvas (Black/Grey) -mesh-
Sideburns: MCCVIII – Large Burns
Glasses: Gritty Kitty – Browline Glasses

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 Lids -mesh-
Chair: !Bang – Comfy Chair (Pine)

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

Under the Tuscan Sun

One new store I discovered through the Vintage Fair is DDL. I still need to make it over to the mainstore location, hopefully ready with money to spend, but this mesh top/dress style hit me right away! There’s a few patterns and plain colors available, so definitely demo & see if one fits. Perfect for a more 70’s festival look. Also, don’t forget to check out this month’s offerings at FaMESHed, like Auxiliary‘s oversized leather tote!

Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage C)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Maitreya – Siobhan (Wheat) -mesh-
Dress: DDL – For Reasons Unknown (Original) -mesh- (Vintage Fair)
Shorts: League – Frayed Denim Shorts (Deep Blue)
Shoes: Mon Tissu – Heathrow Boots (Warm) -mesh-
Bag: Auxiliary – My Oversized Leather Tote (Tan Set 3) -mesh- (FaMESHed)
Pose: Frooti – 52WoCC Pueblo 2
Location: Cap Estel