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

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

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

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 – Aqua Island

One part of SL I’ve been neglecting a bit is my shop, Hometown. It’s nothing much; just a couple of homes, skyboxes, and mesh items (such as fountains) that were made while this was a partnership. But it’s going back to just me again, and in a new location. Crack Den‘s my home in many ways, so why not make it my shop’s home, too, eh? I’m not quite showing it off here, though, cause I have some work to do. Namely a bit of update on the branding, and some new builds to complete. I’m sure there’s more than a few of you out there who know where I’m at on that – half a dozen partial build homes or commercial properties, just waiting for some love (& texturing.. maybe some doors). Anyway, while I work on that (& nearly finish getting caught up on this challenge with a Leri Miles dress & hair from Fashionably Dead – available at the Hair Fair 2012 til tomorrow), feel free to visit & check it out.

52 Weeks of Color Challenge – Week 30: Aqua Island (more info)
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Skin: League – Jen (Suntan Natural – Cleavage C)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Fashionably Dead – Saturday (Blond 7) (Hair Fair 2012) -mesh-
Dress: Leri Miles Design – Sheena Halter Dress (Melon) -mesh-
Sunglasses: Yummy – Karina Sunglasses (White) -mesh-
Pose: Exposeur – TM UL ’12 (Kyle)
Location: [HT] Hometown main store

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

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: Fishy 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