Comfy

This is not a fancy post, it’s just a comfy post. You know in a world like SL – where you can “be whoever you want to be” it’s funny how most of the time I choose to just be a comfy, casual, regular kinda gal.

The latest releases from Maitreya are a perfect staple for this season. As always with Maitreya the quality of the product is amazing with the textures and mesh appearing very realistic. Also the new Josie hair from Truth is a very relaxed style. It’s non rigged mesh so easily adjustable and I love the braid on the side, it just gives it that something else so it’s not just another messy bun style.

Lastly I gave in to the Roza basics skins from Glam Affair. I was wearing Ginny a lot but I loved Roza before and even though I tried, I couldn’t hold back from buying the basic pack that’s now available. Since the new bodies on the GA skins, I’ve found hard not to buy every release but Roza and Ginny are definitely my 2 faves and I’m pretty sure that they’ll be my new every day skins. Until the next release at least!

A short post from me today because this outfit has made me wanna wear it in real life and cosy up on the couch under a blanket with a cup of hot chocolate, so that’s exactly what I’m gonna do!

Coral

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Hair – Josie – Truth by Truth Hawks (Non rigged mesh!) NEW

Skin – Roza Basic America – Glam Affair by Aida Ewing

Sweater – Lux Sweater – Maitreya by Onyx LeShelle (Mesh!) NEW

Pants – Stefani Pants – Maitreya by Onyx LeShelle (Mesh!) NEW

Necklace – Marrakech Heart – Maxi Gossamer (Mesh!)

Dresser and Lamp – Anna Cabinet A – Lisp by Pandora Popstar

Friday

You know what that means! Lots of goodies for 50Ls! I picked up this dress from the FLF round today at House of Fox. It’s partial mesh, so the top is in a system layer and the skirt is mesh so that means layers people! I think I’d actually like to see more of this during autumn and winter because as you know it’s really hard to layer with mesh and I’d love to see some nice dresses that you could wear with cardigans or jackets, like this one.

Also new is this Doce hat from Guardian’s (on the marketplace) which is every bit as sweet as it’s name. It’s mesh but not rigged so you can resize it, which is always needed for hats. It was hard to get hats to fit over non mesh hair and I used to copy the hair, put the hat on and then basically rip the hair to pieces editing it, so that I didn’t have parts poking out here there and everywhere. Obviously you can’t do this with rigged mesh hair, so my tip is to look out for some styles that are kind of “flat”. I don’t mean crap, I mean where the hair around the head is not loaded with volume. If it’s relatively sleek then it’s a piece of cake to wear a hat with, this Rashida hair from Truth is exactly what I mean so the  hat fits really well with it.

Yes I’m wearing the G Field leggings again, can’t help it, I love them! They’re so cute and go perfectly under skirts and dresses.

So that’s for me the week, I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

Coral

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Hair – Rashida – Truth (Mesh!)

Dress – Skater Dress – House of Fox for FLF (Partial mesh)

Jacket – Scarlet Blazer – House of Fox – previous C88 release (Mesh!)

Leggings – Rose Lace Leggings – G Field

Necklace – Rejuvinated Heart – Maxi Gossamer (Mesh!)

Ring – Roho Ring – Maxi Gossamer (Mesh!)

Hat – Doce – Guardian’s on the marketplace here

Pose – Marukin

Location – Vespertine Main Store

Genius – Single Frame Story

I had some time on my hands today and felt like doing something different. So I decided to take up the Single Frame Story challenge. I was a fan of Whiskey Monday’s blog and her tweets as pictures anyway, so when she got together with Botgirl Questi to create Single Frame Stories I knew at some point I’d give it a go. There’s more information about what it is and how to participate here, but basically each week a prompt is issued and people are asked to create something inspired by that. Pictures are dropped in to the Single Frame Stories Flickr Group and later published on the blog.

I followed the blog for a while and I’m really quite amazed at the funny, witty and moving pictures that people put out there. It’s the kind of thing I read and think wow, I need to go to school where these folk did! So anyway, this weeks prompt was Genius so I thought I’d give it a go! If you ever feel like doing something different but lack inspiration, check out the Single Frame Story blog and see if you can pick up any there!

Coral

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Hair – Milly – Truth (Mesh!)

Eyes – Liquid Light Mesh Eyes Light Grey – Mayfly (Mesh!)

Lashes – Touch – Glow Studio

Lightbulb – Gentlemen Bulbs – Lisp

Fancy

When I logged in today I had a few places to visit on my shopping spree and I absolutely fell in love with this dress from Bilo at Zodiac, the shading and textures are so realistic. So I decided to get my fancy on!

I paired it with the lace leggings from G Field that are part of their halloween sale, as well as their black strap shoes. The G Field sale is on for a few more days and because it’s for halloween all their black and orange items have 50% off! It’s fair to say that I won’t need to buy any black shoes for a while after my trip there.

Also new is this lush, wavy do from Truth and the flower hair accessory from PiDiddle at My Attic. So many great new releases the last few days it’s hard to keep up, so I better get back to shopping!

Coral

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Hair – Rashida – Truth (Mesh!) NEW

Dress – Hiba – Bilo @ Zodiac (Mesh!) NEW

Leggings – Rose Lace Leggings – G Field

Shoes – Strap Shoes ‘Alex’ – G Field

Hair accessory – Ceramic Flower Headpiece – PiDiddle @ My Attic NEW

Bag – Continental Wallet – House of Fox

Necklace – Valentina Jewelled Cross – Maxi Gossamer (Mesh!) – I think I got this at Limited azaar a few weeks ago so might not be available any longer

Ring – Roho Ring – Maxi Gossamer (Mesh!)

Pose – oOo Studio

Location – The Looking Glass

Sauce

Just a quick LOTD before bed time!

In real life I love leopard print. Some people think it’s gaudy and tacky but I think it’s FUN, in the same way I love to see hawaiian shirts on a guy. I blame my parents entirely for this. Granted I wouldn’t have the guts to walk outside in a pair of leopard print leggings, but I do like accessories, maybe a scarf or a bag, and shoes! Oh yes, I do have leopard print shoes. But in SL none of that matters and so I was over the moon when Tutti Fruitti released these leopard print, mesh, skinny jeans for My Attic! There are several different prints available but these were my faves.

I’m also wearing a new mesh style from Truth that I adore, coz it has a braid and we know I can’t get enough of those. I love that it’s kind of a mix of an updo as well, so you could dress it up or down, definitely one that I’ll be wearing a lot!

Anyway, this was just a quickie (it’s the leopard that brings that out in me) hope you like and don’t forget to check out My Attic and Truths latest releases.

Coral

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Hair – Cheyenne – Truth by Truth Hawks (Mesh!) NEW

Tank – Intrinsic Tank – Jane by Janie Marlowe

Vest Jacket – Short Vest – Toki Doki by Maya Levane (Mesh!)

Pants – Mesh Skinny Jeans – Tutti Frutti by Bela Tolsen @ My Attic (Mesh!) NEW

Shoes – Ute Pumps – Baiastice by Sissy Pessoa (Mesh!)

Necklace – Izzie’s 50′s Pearl Necklace – Izzie’s by Izzie Button

Ring – The ‘Stache Ring – North West by Lili Brink (I think they closed?)

Skin – Ginny – Glam Affair by Aida Ewing @ C88

Pose – oOo Studio

Collabor88 Bloggers Comp

If you read my blog a lot then you’ll know that I’m a huge fan of C88. So when they announced a few weeks ago that they were holding a competition to find a new blogger I couldn’t resist entering. Plus I’ve decided that I quite like competitions because they really push me to try out new things and be more creative. You can find all the info on the competition here and my credits are listed on my entry here. You have until the 25th of October to enter and good luck to all!

Oh and I just wanted to say…these bird cages I used? I’m so in love with them. They’re by Cheeky Pea and are at this months C88, not only are they fantastically detailed mesh but also they’re only one, yes ONE land impact each! It’s safe to say that these will now decorate some part of every house that I ever own from now on. Ever.

Coral

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Just a Girl

Happy hump day everyone! Today is a good day, I’m not quite sure why but it just feels like one. Maybe it’s something to do with the 11 hours of sleep I had last night, who knows.

I have a couple of new things to show you here as well as a teaser. First of all, I loved this hair from Burley when it was released recently but I know I’m not the only person who was worried that the high parting made my forehead look too big. So when my friend Francisc Guardian showed me these new hats that he’ll be releasing soon, I had an instant bingo! moment. The hat is non rigged mesh so you can adjust it easily to fit over hair and while I sometimes struggle to get that fit right (especially over mesh hair as well) this style just worked perfectly with it.

Ricielli released these mini trench coats last week and this green version is available at The Dressing Room for only 70Ls. It’s a complete and utter bargain and perfect for the cooler seasons now upon us! Also new is this gorgeous necklace from League. I always get excited when I see a release from League and this was no exception. It’s non rigged mesh so easily adjusted and comes with matching earrings. It’s available in several different metal tones and comes with black and brown strap options.

Just quickly wanted to mention my skin, because I’m wearing the new Glam Affair Ginny again that was released at Collabor88 on Monday. I said in my last post how much I loved this skin and it’s a serious contender to become my new every day skin, however I do prefer natural looks and the bright red lipstick that it comes with just didn’t do that for me. Instead I added the Belleza Shyla/Betty lipstick on top. This comes in a pack with 9 different colours and I’m using number 7 which is pretty natural looking. There is a slight discolouration where it’s lighter at the corners of the mouth, (this happens even if you’re wearing the lipstick with Shyla too, so it’s not just because it’s mismatched to this skin) but  it really is so minimal that it doesn’t bother me and I didn’t even need to make an effort to cover it with editing in Photoshop because I couldn’t even notice it while I was editing. So anyway, that’s my cheeky way of being able to wear this skin a lot more often while I cross my fingers and hope for some more versions of it to be released!

Lastly, the location I used for this shot was The Looking Glass. I will happily hold my hands up and admit that I suck at finding locations and usually I find them through pictures on Flickr or other blogs and this one stood out to me when I saw it over at Amy Beebe’s blog, Pixel Vanity in one of her recent posts. The sim is absolutely gorgeous and has lots of different nooks and crannys that you can explore, it’s one of those sims that I’ll revisit a lot and take pictures in different areas because there’s just so much there.

Anyway, that’s me for this Wednesday!

Coral

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Hair – Stasia – Burley by JeongHyeokLee (Mesh!)

Hat – McCullogh – Guardian’s by Francisc Guardian COMING SOON HERE ON MARKETPLACE (Mesh!)

Jacket – Trench Jacket – Ricielli by Fhara Acacia @ TDR (Mesh!) NEW

Jeans – LouLou 1929 – Mon Tissu by Elie Spot

Necklace – Dipped Feather Jewellery – League by Nena Janus (Mesh!) NEW

Skin – Ginny America 03 – Glam Affair by Aida Ewing @ C88 NEW

Lipstick – Betty/Shyla Pale Lipstick 07 – Belleza by Tricky Boucher

Lip Piercing – The Minimalist – Hebanon Vial by Trisha Zweig (edited)

Dimple Piercings – Mesh Dimple Piercings – Sugar Heart by Sugar Heartsdale

Hands – Korundi Mesh Hands – Korundi by Shansa Resident

Pose – Marukin by Valencia Southard

Location – The Looking Glass

Underneath my Clothes

I know you’ve all seen these boots by Gos 100 times or more over the last couple of days, but I don’t get a chance to be here on the weekends and dammit, I wanted to dress up and take a picture of them too!

This pose I’m using is a super old one from Maitreya, I remember they used it to advertise a pair of boots back in…hmm, 08 maybe? I’m not sure if the ad they made is still up in the store but I remember being really drawn to it and I bought the pose but never used it. So when I saw these boots coming out I knew I had to root around in my inventory for it. So that’s my excuse for being selfish and showing you these boots again anyway.

I’m also wearing the new Ginny skin from Glam Affair which was out at Collabor88 today and I simply adore it. I think this is probably my favourite Glam Affair skin to date. I’m wearing the American tone, the 03 version because I love the classic red lipstick and I knew it would go well with the picture I had in mind.

Also new is this sexy, tousled  updo from Truth! It’s rigged mesh so you won’t be able to move it around, but I find that Truth hairs always fit very well with little to no modification for me, whether they’re mesh or not, they are made to fit a pretty standard head size/shape.

Lastly I’m wearing the new ring from Maxi Gossamer that was part of the leather studded bracelet set that was released at C88 today as well. I love big rings and this pretty is no exception.

So yea, this picture totally looks like an ad, well it was inspired by an old advert anyway and after I’d taken the shot and done all my touch ups in Photoshop, it just looked really plain and some how it ended up morphing in to more of an advert style pic. I’m still practising and playing around with a lot of editing techniques so I guess this is just another for me to work on!

Hope everyone is having a great start to the week, I’m looking forward to blogging lots of awesome items this week!

Coral

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Hair – Mayim – Truth by Truth Hawks (Mesh!) NEW

Boots – Equestrian Boots – Gos by Gospel Voom (Mesh!) NEW

Skin – Ginny – Glam Affair by Aida Ewing @ C88 NEW

Ring – Ramona 77 – Maxi Gossamer @ C88 (Mesh!) NEW

Piercing – The Minimalist – Hebanon Vial by Trisha Zweig (edited)

Pose – Maitreya (super old!)

Stroll Through Autumn

There were some great new releases over the last few days so I thought I’d put some of them together for my autumn look today.

This mesh sweater from The Secret Store is just about perfect. It comes in a couple of different plain colours or with a pattern as well. I decided to go for plain so that I could mix and match it easier and I think I’m gonna get a lot of wear out of this top this season. It’s an item that you can easily style different, bare legs and boots or leggings or jeans, so many different options. I decided to put it together with the G Field floral leggings/tights because I’ve been admiring them for a while.

I’ve also got on these new mesh boots from Glam Affair. Again this is an item that I’ll wear a lot and they can easily be dressed up or down and, they’re unisex! I can’t wait to see what styles some of the guys can come up with wearing these.

I’ve also got a few accessories on from The Arcade Gacha event and this only has a couple more weeks to run so make sure you get over there and grab them before it’s too late!

I took this picture at Izzie’s mainstore which is all done up for autumn and perfect if you want to capture a shot filled with those warm orange and yellow hues.

Hope you all have a good weekend, I’ll see you on (C88) Monday!

Coral

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Hair – Away – Elikatira

Sweater – Oversized Sweater – The Secret Store (Mesh!)

Pants – Print Tights – G Field

Boots – Studded Boots Black – Glam Affair (Mesh!)

Scarf – Equi Scarf Ombre Navy – Decoy (Mesh!)

Collar – Decor Collar – PiDiddle @ The Arcade Gacha

Bag – Old Shoulder Bag – Pesca @ The Arcade Gacha

Ring – Mothers Big Pearl Ring – LaGyo @ C88

Earrings – Spots and Wire Earrings – LaGyo @ The Arcade Gacha

Hands – Korundi Mesh Hands

Pose – oOo Studio

Location: Izzie’s Mainstore

Rock on Monday

Hiiiiii, hope you’re all having a good start to the week. I’ve got so much new stuff in this pic for you today, I had a mini shopping frenzy! This look is perfect for anyone who wants to prolong their weekend and head out to a club on Monday, not that we need to worry about what day of the week it is in SL :D

So I’ll start at the top and work my way down. This new mesh hair from Truth is a perfect modern style, it’s rigged and comes in all the usual colours as well as the roots options, but that’s not all! Oh no, it’s not! Truth now has started to release fades packs! So now you can get that hot, ombre look with their new releases! You know I tend to keep things kind of natural so I didn’t go for one of the coloured fades in this, but this one is called Toast which is a darker brunette at the ends than the rest and I <3 it!

Next the jewellery that I’m wearing. This mesh rock necklace and knuckleduster is from HandVerk and is available at Limited Bizarre. Let me just remind you that Limited Bizarre is opened every other Friday at 12pm SLT and all the items for sale there are LIMITED. So not only are they discounted prices but there are only 100 copies of each item available and once they’re gone, they’re gone. I know personally I try to make time every week to hop over there quick and see it what is around because I’d hate to see something later and not be able to get it.

So on to my clothes! Both the top and skirt are from Emery at the new round of FaMESHed that started today and just like all the latest Emery releases I snapped them up right away. The top is available in black or grey and the skirt has a few different colours to choose from. I first discovered Emery in a brief break from role play a few years ago, (’07 maybe?) and they quickly became one of my top 3 “earth” stores to shop at. I didn’t buy regular clothes for a long time then but since I came back and Emery started to release mesh they have quickly found their way back into my list faves.

Finally these shoes I’m wearing were released on Friday and I absolutely adore them. They’re from Redgrave and are full mesh, including feet. Like most Redgrave recent show releases you can buy them in a pack for 690Ls which includes 12 colour options. This is a fantastic price for mesh feet but I still wish they had kept their 3 colour option which was 300Ls I think? 690 for 12 colours is fantastic, I can’t and won’t argue with that, in some stores you can pay more than that for one colour but personally I just don’t need 12 colours. The other thing about Redgrave shoes is that I find the feet really hard to match to my skin tone. I usually wear the blending layer that comes with the SLink bare feet which makes it seem a bit smoother but something about the seam around the ankle on the Redgrave shoes just never seems right to me. These couple of issues have actually stopped me from buying a couple of the newer Redgrave releases recently, however I loved the style and design of these sandals so much that I couldn’t resist and decided that my little quibbles would just have to be dealt with.

Oh just to add, this little bar scene I set up with an old Art Deco Bar Set from Lisp that was stashed in my inventory. I checked on the marketplace and it’s still for sale in their 10L section.

Coral

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Hair – Demi – Truth (Mesh!) NEW

Jewellery – Rock Jewellery Set – HandVerk @ Limited Bizarre (Mesh!) NEW

Top – Mesh Top Metal – Emery @ FaMESHed (Mesh!) NEW

Skirt – Allende – Emery @ FaMESHed (Mesh!) NEW

Shoes – Celine – Redgrave (Mesh!) NEW

Hands – Korundi Mesh Hands

Props – Art Deco Bar Set – LISP

Pose – Gliteratti