Dunwich Macabre

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Dipping away from the norm, I found myself back at an old favorite gem in SL. It’s a long-standing sim based on the fictional town of Innsmouth, with its inherent creepiness amplified by my own personal soundtrack of Lovecraftian tunes, like this one from Caleb Hennessey. While it’s all pre-mesh, the effort remains unparalleled, especially for us Cthulhu enthusiasts.

I explored and crept around in a few new gems from Collabor88. Tres Blah put out the cutest set of regular and Halloween sweaters that finally fit the one shoulder look perfectly. Also, just in time for the coming winter season, Fri.day has a set of leg warmers out with a version for your favorite boots.

Body: Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Head: Lelutka – Karin
Skin: Glam Affair – Trixy
Eyes: IKON – Sovereign Eyes
Hair: Little Bones – May
Top: Tres Blah – Olsen Sweatshirt (Bones) (October Collabor88)
Skirt: Blueberry – Distressed Skirt
Tights: Izzie’s – Sheer Tights
Socks: Fri.day – Marnie Warmers (October Collabor88)
Shoes: Livalle – Nymph Lace-up Boots (Winter)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Relaxed)
Makeup: Lara Hurley – Giulia (lips)
Pose: Fri.day – Rumor Pose 1
Location: Innsmouth

Promise me…

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“Promise me one thing:
don’t take me home until I’m drunk;
very drunk indeed.”
…Breakfast at Tiffany’s

On Peri:
Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes
Hair: Elikatira – Breathe
Dress: Tres Blah – Audrey Dress
Hat: Tres Blah – Audrey Hat
Shoes: Belgravia – Patent 120
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet (Mid)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Casual v1)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Wild Full Thick Eyelashes, Belleza – Eyeliner 3
Jewelry: Bliensen + MaiTai – Aurora Earrings
Sunglasses: Yummy – Karina Glasses (White)

On Esau:
Skin: Belleza – Shawn (Deep Tan 5)
Eyes: Mayfly – Liquid Light Eyes (Desert Dawn Shadow)
Hair: Entente – Serge Hair (Midnight Black)
Suit: EPIA – Pinstriped Business Suit (February 2014 The Mens Dept)

Pose: RACK Poses – The Sweetest Thing
Location: Black Bottom

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

Slopes

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If you’ve ever owned a puffy vest in RL, you know just how amazing it is. Normally made with down feathers, it traps in heat within your core, and it’s comfy to boot! I was so happy to see Tres Blah came out with one for this round of Collabor88, along with thermals to put underneath, because they’re both pretty perfect! And while I don’t get cold in SL, nor snowboard in both lives, it sure doesn’t hurt to look the part, eh? Both fit well with the FLite boots from this round of The Arcade and FLite googles that you can pick up at Winter Trend!

Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shine (Soft/Ocean)
Hair: Clawtooth – Snug as a Bug (December Collabor88)
Shirt: Tres Blah – Thermal (Stripes) (December Collabor88)
Vest: Tres Blah – Puff Vest (Black) (December Collabor88)
Pants: JPdsg – Sweatpants (Black)
Shoes: FLite – A-Solo Snow Boots (Black) (December ’14 Arcade)
Gloves: Mutresse – Gushi Gloves (Black)
Goggles: FLite – A-Solo Goggles (Retro) (Winter Trend)
Snowboard: Remarkable Oblivion – Snowboard (Sugoi) (September ’13 Arcade)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1
Pose: Fri.day – Careless 3
Location: Cloverdale

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

Would?

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Today at 12pm SLT, make your way over to Rhapsody, a new music-themed event put on by the The Hottie Cooterati Experience! (Check out the event schedule here!) Over in the Punk section, you’ll find this plaid sweater from Abhor & Adore and this wicked hair from Mina (check out the mohawk available, too!) While this tank from R3volt isn’t a Rhapsody feature, be sure to check them out in the main entry area!

Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes
Hair: Mina Hair – Jett/Brett (Blondes) (Rhapsody)
Top: R3volt – Anika Tanktop (V3)
Pants: Tres Blah – Astrid Denim Cut Offs (Summerfest ’14)
Shoes: Phunk – Combat Boot
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet (Rigged)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Casual v1)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1, League – Erin Tintable Lipstick 7
Accessories: Magic Nook – Summer Hoops, Hoorenbeek – Retro Sunglasses, Adore & Abhor – Punk Waist-Tied Shirt (Punk Plaid) (Rhapsody)
Pose: D.Luxx Poses – Against the Wall [M] 01
Location: Virtual Decay

 

Under the Sun of Summerfest

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While some things in life might slow down in the summer, creators in SL do not. This is no more evident than at Summerfest ’14, an annual beach themed shopping event on its second year. Last year’s outing ended up being among my favorites of 2013, and this year is no different. I spent too much! You’ve already seen this short tank top all over from Tee*fy because it’s glorious, and just like Maitreya’s shorts from last post, these cut offs from Tres Blah fit so great around my legs. Add in these sandals from Ingenue & wavy hair from Exile, and you’ve only tipped the iceberg that is this year’s Summerfest.

PS. if you’re looking for a gorgeous summer sim, head over to Izzie’s Mainstore. I love how she changes it up on the regular, always looking fantastic!

Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes
Hair: Exile – West Coast (Light Blondes)
Top: Tee*fy – Mia Mini Halter Tank Top (Desert), DRIFT – Draped Cardigan (Knit Stripes)
Pants: Tres Blah – Astrid Denim Cut Offs (Medium Wash)
Shoes: Ingenue – Akeley Sandals (Saddle)
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet (Rigged)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Casual v1)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1
Sunglasses: Yummy – Karina Glasses (White)
Pose: oOo Studio – Drama (Seven)
Location: Izzies

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

Projects

Oh, hello! Where the hell have I been? Oi, busy. That’s where. And I have about 6 posts here ready for the viewing, so it’s high time I got back on track. One project involved this build right behind me, which I’ll have for sale shortly at my store, [HT] Hometown; a larger sized warehouse built for a roleplay sim, and pretty open for other uses, too!

During all this busy-ness, the shopping hasn’t stopped, much to my wallet’s dismay. I found a few new-to-me items that I couldn’t take off for days; one being this Veronica hair from Exile. My character in roleplay doesn’t have shorter hair, so this is purely for fun, but I love the tussled look of it. Then, there’s these p-er-fect Doc Marten replicas from J’s, a long time SL shoe staple. I suckered myself into two pairs.

Skin: League – Isla (Suntan Natural – Cleavage C)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Exile – Veronica (Vanilla)
Top: Kyoot – Book Worm Top (Bed & Breakfast)
Coat: Zenith – Hoodie Sweater Coat (Choco)
Pants: Tres Blah – Juju Jeans (Original Wash)
Shoes: J’s – Short Boots (Dark Brown)
Scarf: Tres Blah – Autumn Scarf
Makeup: Filthy – Lashes 1
Pose: D.Luxx Poses – Against the Wall (F01)
Warehouse: [HT] Hometown – Harper Warehouse (coming soon)

52 Weeks of Color – Cosmic Purple & Ghost White

 

My crusade to complete all 52 Weeks of Color is nearly complete, and while I’m behind (beyond behind), and perhaps cheating at times… by golly, I’m gonna get it done. The corset set above for Ghost White is one of the new mesh sets you’ll find over at Blacklace these days, purveyor of all things sexy since… forever, and the pose being another sultry set from Exposeur, bought during one of Ruby’s lovely sales lately. Thanks to Mr. Harper for being a willing model! For Cosmic Purple, a party dress from Tres Blah, released at Collabor88 some time ago, and a pose out of ibang‘s offering at The Arcade, which is still going strong AND far less full now!

52 Weeks of Color Challenge – Week 42: Cosmic Purple
52 Weeks of Color Challenge – Week 43: Ghost White (more info)
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Ghost White:
Skin: League – Isla (Suntan Natural – Cleavage E)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Elikatira – Listen (Blonde 10)
Corset Set: Blacklace – Kiana Bridal Mesh Corset (White)
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet (Rigged)
Makeup: Filthy – Lashes 1
Pose: Exposeur – Starlight

Cosmic Purple:
Skin: League – Isla (Suntan Natural – Cleavage C)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Elikatira – Conclusion (Blonde 10)
Dress: Tres Blah – Amor Fati Dress (Plum)
Shoes: Slink – Ilena Sandals (Standard Brown)
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet (Rigged)
Makeup: Izzie’s – Autumn Eyeshadow (Purple)
Pose: ibang – Sassy 3 (The Arcade)