Take A Breath

New stuff, I <3 it!

If you follow blogs and Flickr looking for the latest releases you would’ve seen sneaky peeks of these new Aelia wedges from Celoe during the week and quite possibly, like I did, waited in anticipation for them to be released. Well, they don’t disappoint. Beautifully created and textured with an easy to use HUD for matching your skin tone, I think they’re just about perfect.

I’m also wearing another Mon Tissu summer release, the Hanalei shorts which are available in loads of summer colours.

Because this is my 2nd post today and it is a Saturday (yea, I really had no better way to spend my weekend =/) I’m not gonna write much more but I have to mention the lace tank I’m wearing from Chemistry. Chemistry doesn’t have many items right now but I’ve just loved every one of her releases lately. They are completely different from anything else on the grid and I love that unique, fresh feel they have. I can’t wait for more!

Hope you all enjoy your weekend.

Coral

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Hair & Hat – Siobhan – Maitreya

Tank – Intrinsic Tank – Jane (freebie!)

Lace Tank – Echo Tank Top – Chemistry

Shorts – Hanalei Shorts – Mon Tissu

Shoes – Aelia Wedges – Celoe

Necklace – Alice Necklace – LaGyo @ FairyTales event

Bangles – Patra Gold Wire Bracelets – Zaara

Pose – Marukin @ C88

Location – Neva River (again)

New Girl

I don’t watch a lot of  TV but there are a few shows that I make time for and New Girl is my favourite “easy watching” series. If you haven’t seen it before then I’d highly recommend it! Zooey Deschanel plays Jess, a kooky elementary school teacher that rocks a lot of polka dots and finds herself living with 3 guys after a break up. It’s so easy to watch and Jess is a pretty off the wall character that always makes me laugh, I just can’t get enough of it.

This Bea hairstyle from Truth always reminded me of Zooey’s character, with it’s bangs and soft curls, so for a long time now I’ve been wanting to put together a “New Girl” look but I just could never find the right dress or outfit that was perfect Jess.

I can’t even tell you the level of my excitement when I saw this new Lacey dress from Mon Tissu, but I’m pretty sure that it was far too much for a woman in her late twenties to be squeeing over the idea of dressing up as a loveable geek, it probably was a bit of a Jess moment! I really, really adore this dress and it comes in a huge variety of colours, so many that I was completely torn. I knew I had to have the navy for the Jess look but I love the others so much that I foresee a large dent in my L balance soon, not that that’s anything new after a Mon Tissu release!

So after a little bit of shopping and shape tweaking, I got what I hope is a pretty good New Girl look and I enjoyed it so much that I think I’ll have to make some time for more.

Hope you like it and don’t forget to check out New Girl if you haven’t already!

Coral

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Hair – Bea – Truth

Dress – Lacey Dress – Mon Tissu

Shoes – Favorite Leather Flats – Mon Tissu

Bag – Sophmore Satchel – Mon Tissu

Glasses – Four Corners Readers – Mon Tissu

Necklace – 50’s Pearl Necklace – Izzie’s

Hair Band – My Bunny Band – Monso

Pose – Adorkable

Location – Neva River

Meet My Alt

Meet my alt! Her name’s Darcy and she doesn’t really serve any purpose other than to sell some little bits and pieces that I make on the marketplace. I always try my hardest to make my alts look different to main, and I thought I did well at that but I’ve been told by friends that they’d know it was me right away…but look at Darcy, she’s nothing like Coral!

I don’t spend a lot of money dressing alts coz well, they’re alts and they don’t get used. I prefer to clutter up Coral’s inventory instead, but today I realised Darcy had worn the same outfit for about 3 months (don’t judge! it’s not like anyone see’s her!) so I popped over to C88 before it changes next week and picked up the Chantkare Shaggylicious dress which is very cute and perfect for summer.

Every time I get an outfit that’s full of bright colours like this, the only place I want to go and take pics is Tableau. I’d love to have some recommendations of other locations that have the same time of feel as Tableau, so if you know any feel free to share!

Coral (aka Darcy)

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Hair – Sybille – Wasabi Pills

Dress – Shaggylicious – Chantkare @ C88

Necklace – Pratis Set – Glow Studio @ TDR Blue

Skin – Love – Illusory

Pose – Marukin @ C88

Location: Tableau

For Better or Worse

I’ve always said that one day in SL is like a real life week with the amount of things that can happen or the way things change so dramatically in such a small amount of time. As you know I was away for about 2 weeks, which in SL terms is…well a lot and it almost feels as though my entire SLife was turned upside down in that time.

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not adverse to change. When I started this blog I mentioned the way my SL had changed hugely (huge for me anyway) just a couple of months before, that I never would’ve guessed it but it was great and wonderful yadda yadda. Now things are changing again and I don’t quite know how to feel about it.

I feel as though it’s out of my control, even though in the long run it should be better this way, but I still can’t be 100% happy about it. I don’t know whether I should take control and put a stop to it, or just ride without reins and hope that it turns out the way it’s meant to.

I honestly don’t know if it’s for better or worse but I hope this turmoil doesn’t last long.

Coral

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P.S. I don’t know why my boobs look so huge in this pic!

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Hair – Memoir – Elikatira

Necklace – Thal Necklace Onxy – Finesmith (Summer Hunt item 19!)

Facial Expressions – AnyPose Expression – Phate Shepherd Creations (Free on the marketplace here)

Mini Catch Up

I’m finally back and when I logged on today I made an effort to catch up on releases I’d missed during my break to real life and well…I just got distracted by this Lily dress from Baiastice that is available at the Fairy Tales event.

So in my mini catch up I got round to Lelutka for the Belle hair, TDR and TDR Blue for fab the ring and handbag I’m wearing.

I put it all together and was quite happpy but something wasn’t exactly right. If you read my previous blog you’ll know that I’m a lover of League skins and in all honestly I haven’t worn any others for over a year now, apart from an odd day here or there, my permanent skin was always from League, but when I put this outfit together I just needed a little something else.

Maybe it’s because I have grown so used to my regular skins wearing casual clothes day in day out, that when I try to glam up a bit I always think I still look very casual and natural, despite any make up layers I add, or updo’s and fancy gowns. So I had another bit of a reccie around my favourite blogs and Flickr and then I found it…this great Lily skin that Belleza released while I was away. It must have a been a sign that it had the same name as the new dress I just fell in love with! As I said before, I didn’t change skins for over a year, I’m always kind of fussy and picky about skins but I tried this demo and knew I had to have it. It has some great lipstick options available in a seperate bundle which are a must have, I just wish the eye make ups came in bundles too, but I guess I can’t have it all!

It’s nice to be back and I can’t wait to get stuck in to some more dressing up and catching up on the latest releases from my favourite virtual world.

Coral

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Hair – Belle – Lelutka

Dress – Lily – Baiastice @ The Fairy Tales event

Necklace, earrings and bracelet – Tahitian Black Pearl – Maxi Gossamer

Ring – BonBon Ring – LaGyo @ TDR

Bag – Shoppers Tote – House of Fox @ TDR

Skin – Lily V2 0 Fair – Belleza

Lipstick – Lily V1 Fair Lip 1 – Belleza

Pose – Marukin @ C88

Daisy

A little while ago I noticed that I was wearing a lot of blue and white and while I was dressing up for this picture I realised that I’d moved on to yellows. I’m pretty sure this has something to do with the seasons and when I think about it I do tend to do the same in real life, lots more blue, yellow and white in the spring and summer, reminiscent of  a summer sky. Happy colours :D

So here’s a little outfit I put together that’s exactly that! I love this mesh cardigan by Toki Doki, it’s so comfortable looking and throw-on-able that it’s pretty much a staple inventory item I’d say, in multiple colours of course. I’m wearing the new sunglasses from Mon Tissu which are fab, and this pretty Cynthia hair from Truth.

I just wanted to mention my pose which is by Marukin. I love their poses, really love. If you want a pose that is understated and radiates cuteness then definitely stop by Marukin’s mainstore. They also participate regularly in C88 and the poses available there right now are great.

This will be my last post for a few days now as real life is tearing me away, but I’ll be back in a week or two!

Coral

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Hair – Cynthia – Truth

Cardigan – Summer Nights Cardigan – Toki Doki (Mesh!)

Tank – Intrinsic Tank – Jane (freebie!)

Bra – Adelaide – Whippet and Buck (previous C88 release)

Skirt – Scattered Bird Skirt – Mon Tissu

Sunglasses – Harlow – Mon Tissu

Necklace – Nocturne Clock Necklace – Je Suis

Ribbon – Ribbon Rose – Toki Doki (Gatcha item)

Pose – Marukin

Location – Noweeta Grassland

There Is Always Hope

I’m a girl. Quite a girly girl in fact, but I’m also a football fan and I can even, shock horror, explain the offside rule!

Clearly from the picture above I’m English and there comes a certain amount of heart ache with following the English football team because, well, we never win anything. You also have to be a bit of realist, especially this year because let’s face it, the only way we’re going to win is if lady luck is smiling down on us.

Despite all that, I just can’t help but hope.

So ahead of England’s opening game against France tomorrow in Euro 2012, I just wanted to say good luck and…try not to break my heart too much this year eh boys?

Coral

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Hair – Sayaka 2 – Diva @ C88

Top – Alice Tank Top – e! Eclectic Apparel (Mesh!)

Jeans – Mesh Flare Jeans – Maitreya (Mesh!)

Face Paint – England Face Paint Set – Penchant (only on the marketplace)

Football – Soccer Ball – by Thesis Nemeth

Pose – Glitterati (not including ball – see above)

Flag – England Flag – Flag Factory