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