Oh, Holy Night

I’ve had this in my draft folder since the winter, and was totally oblivious that I hadn’t posted it yet. The dress itself is from the Vintage Fair, with a full range of colors available in the store, and I’m so tempted every time I stop in to buy them all. Perfect little sweater dresses. Leggings with boots has also been a trend I feel deep into over the winter months, though it’ll be soon time to put those deep my inventory – summer will be here before I even realize!

Skin: Belleza – Erika (Tan 1)
Eyes: Pididdle – Motion Sickness (True Blue)
Hair: Elikatira – Changes (Blonde 10)
Dress: Cynful – Vintage Comfy Dress (Tan)
Leggings: Kyoot – Hollander Leggings (Basil)
Shoes: Reek – Autumn Boots (Sienna)
Pose: PDA – For PC VIII
Location: Hathian

R is for Rosalinda

R is for Rosalinda, the name of the jewelry set I’m wearing from Donna Flora, which might not be new to you Fashionistas, but is actually new to me, and I have this mini project to thank.

See, Ms. Squinternet Larnia, the creator of Donna Flora, has been ill lately and off taking care of her health. A dear friend of hers, Casja Lilliehook, decided to pool together a bunch of bloggers to help cheer her up, which I’m happily partaking in.

I’m not much for jewelry, usually – I wear very little in real life, but when I do, it’s for occasions like this, when I’m dolled up all fabulous and feel the need to adorn myself in jewels. The dress itself is new from coldLogic (available at the mainstore or March Mesh Madness), fits like a dream, and is perfect for the highly detailed pieces you’ll find at Donna Flora.

Skin: Belleza – Melissa (Tan Group Gift)
Eyes: Pididdle – Motion Sickness (True Blue)
Hair: Fri.day – Allison (Delighted Blond)
Dress: ColdLogic – Carey (Cream)
Shoes: HOC Industries – Platform Pumps
Makeup: Cheap Makeup – Light Shimmer Dragonborn
Jewelry: Donna Flora – Rosalinda (necklace & earrings set)
Pose: PDA – Planet of Women
Location: Armidi @ The Shops

52 Weeks of Color – Dandelion

For the life of me I cannot remember
What made us think that we were wise and
We’d never compromise
For the life of me I cannot believe
We’d ever die for these sins
We were merely freshmen…

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Skin: Belleza – Erika (Tan 1)
Eyes: Pididdle – Motion Sickness (True Blue)
Hair: Magika – Capture
Shirt: Paper.doll – Pandora (Honeysuckle)
Skirt: Sea Hole – Heron Skirt (Dusted)
Bag: Aura – Spirited Boho Bag (VIP Group Gift) -mesh-
Shoes: Surf Couture – Freedom Flops (Beige)
Makeup: Grixdale/Aura – Fiji Cosmetics (Breeze)
Pose: Glitterati – Formality 9
Location: Black Bottom (Columtreal University)

Beast

This coat is from the Beast section of EPOCH Legend, which might be my favorite. Hard to decide, as all three are quite lovely builds. But Beast does have this Safari coat in a couple different colors, which I actually needed before things warm up in Hathian!

Skin: Belleza – Erika (Tan 1)
Eyes: Pididdle – Motion Sickness (True Blue)
Hair: Truth – Felecia (Oasis) -mesh- *new*
Jacket: Sleepy Eddy – Classic Safari Jacket (Khaki) (EPOCH Legend)
Tank: Fri.day – Basic Cami (White)
Pants: Entente – Deep Pocket Jean, Relaxed Femme (Symphony)
Shoes: HOC Industries – Bolts II
Pose: Magnifique – Big or Small Save Them All Pose 5

Three Years

Just over a year in SL, I’d pretty much had my fill. Made some nice friends, seen some things, but on the whole, it wasn’t doing much for me. New Year’s Day, I hung out at an old club affectionately knowing as TBR after not logging in for nearly a week. Through chance, I meet Vicious Sparrow, whom I come do adore over the course of the next 1.5 months. (And whom I definitely adore 3 years later, mushiemushieloveandhappiness.) I want to spend more time with him, but he’s roleplaying sometimes. Solution? Try out roleplay! Enter… the Crack Den.

On the grid since about 2006, it’s been the main reason I log into SL for 3 years now (sometime in the next week will be THE date, I just don’t know when it is). I’ve met tons of wonderful, creative people, some downright crazy ones, & have learned more about communication and management than I have in RL to date. It’s been an experience, and I look forward to more. So this! I dedicate to that wonderful community by pulling myself more towards my character’s more tomboyish roots (flashback). Plus, I love this Entente sweater, it’s so cozy.

Skin: Belleza – Erika (Tan 1)
Eyes: Pididdle – Motion Sickness (True Blue)
Hair: Elikatira – Locked (Blonde 10) -mesh-
Sweater: Entente – Petit Ami Sweater (Burgundy/Grey Stripes) -mesh-
Shorts: Fishy Strawberry – Billy Denim Shorts (Garage)
Shoes: Gos – Wellingtons (Black) -mesh-
Pose: Glitterati – Beauty 1
Location: Hathian

Ecru

The handy thing about malls is that you can stop into one shop and, because you’re just there, dip on into another. Well, handy or dangerous, depending on your wallet. I found this shop Raspberry Aristocrat right next to ColdLogic when I went to see CL’s new items this morning, and what do you know, more mesh! This skirt is only 40L, and RA also has nice mesh sweaters for 75L! That’s a steal right there.

Skin: Belleza – Erika Group Gift (Tan)
Eyes: Pididdle – Motion Sickness (True Blue)
Hair: Magika – Capture -mesh-
Sweater: ColdLogic – Sawyer (Sand) -mesh-
Skirt: Raspberry Aristocrat – Sweet (Ecru) -mesh-
Shoes: Ducknipple – Strapper Boots (SLX Special)
Makeup: Over the Moon – Evening Eyeshadow
Pose: Fri.day – Winter Song Pose 1
Location: Cinnabar

52 Weeks of Color – Dark Raspberry

Two in a row, and before Saturday! Monumental for me, I’d say. New territory would be a good subtitle for this, as it’s inspired by something I’ve started to take up in RL: Meditation. I’m a true beginner, and I think I’ve done a very amateur, self guided version in the past. But, with the amount of items & goals I’ve been piling into my plate, I know that I’m going to need help relaxing and sleeping normally again. So far, I’m just using podcasts from Meditation Oasis off of itunes. Any tips are appreciated! Do you meditate?

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Skin: Belleza – Erika (Tan 1)
Eyes: Pididdle – Motion Sickness (True Blue)
Hair: Elikatira – Theory (Blond 10)
Tank: BOOM – Sports Bra (Violet) (Available at Festival of Sin)
Jeans: Bubble – Valentine’s Leggings 1
Feet: SLink – Womens Natural Barefeet (Rigged Mesh)
Location: Kundalini Mystic Isle (Kundalini Awakening Information Center)

Shake That Ass

I’m very specific about my jeans. RL or SL, they need to fit and they need to look right as far as the texture. I’ve been pretty disappointed so far with the mesh jeans I’ve found, despite an obvious effort on the part of designers, and it’s mostly because.. ya lose the ass. In a world where you can be any shape, size, etc, its important not to lose those feminine curves when you want them. I saw these jeans posted over at Barbie Does SL (which is a great blog to bookmark), tried them on just for kicks, and behold.. junk in the trunk! The price is a little higher than others have charged so far, but they are equipped with a texture changing belt and a few accessories to show or hide. As a girl who’ll spend $100 on jeans in the real world that fit just right, I dare not resist. So, in case you missed them before on BDSL or another blog, here they are again.

Skin: Belleza – Erika (Tan 1)
Eyes: Pididdle – Motion Sickness (True Blue)
Hair: Elikatira – Me (Blond 10)
Tank: Atomic – Sheer Comfort (Pure)
Jeans: JP:dsg – Superior JNS* (Female, Denim) -mesh-
Shoes: SSB – Sculpty Sandals w/ toes
Makeup: Over the Moon – Evening Eyeshadow
Pose: Long Awkward Pose – RCD – Over Shoulder PR 4
Location: District 8 (Crack Den)

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Bee in your Bonnet

I know today’s going to be either uber happy, uber sad, or just another something for many people. I know for myself, I’m rather happy to finally spend a Valentine’s Day in the real world with my boyfriend of nearly 3 years; but I also know two very close male friends who are hurting deeply from broken relationships, & it’s hard to have them suffering. So, the only inspiration I can pull for this post is both NEW MESH, and well… They Might Be Giants. You can’t be too sad listening to this song, I think.

The hair is brand new from Wasabi Pills (in two styles) and the boots are a new *free* group gift at Coco Designs!

Skin: Belleza – Erika (Tan 1)
Eyes: Pididdle – Motion Sickness (True Blue)
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Sybille 2 (Rye) -mesh-
Top: Fri.day – Henley Hoodie (Oatmeal)
Skirt: Grixdale/Aura – Last Sunday Jeans (Rust)
Leggings: Grixdale/Aura – Snug Leggings (Tone 1-2)
Shoes: COCO – Suede Boots (Group Gift!) -mesh-
Pose: Marukin – Viola Series (Drink My Soul) (February Collabor88)
Location: Horizon Moon (The Looking Glass)

El Nino is Disturbing the Force

At least, it’s disturbing mine, because I can’t tell if it’s still winter or supposed to be nearly Spring around here. I’m hot one moment, cold the next, and no… not pregnant. I don’t thi-jk. Definitely not, lol. Anyhoo, this is for the warmer side, since it’s inevitable that Spring is coming.

Skin: Belleza – Erika (Tan 1)
Eyes: Pididdle – Motion Sickness (True Blue)
Hair: Elikatira – Rumor (Blonde 10)
Top: ColdLogic – Watts (White) -mesh-
Pants: Jane – Wide Leg Pant (Zooey Raven) -mesh-
Shoes: Ingenue – Gatsby Heels (Ruby) (February Collabor88-mesh-
Pose: Glitterati – Formality 1 (February Collabor88)
Location: Studio Sky