No Makeup Today

No Makeup Today

I knew I wanted to blog today coz I had this cute new pigtail do from Truth to show off, but when I logged on earlier, I sat and stared at my inventory, opening and closing folders for a good 20 minutes. All the time wondering why I didn’t have anything to wear or blog. Of course, I DO have things, plenty of things, but it was just one of those days.

So I decided I was just not really gonna get dressed today, and I put on this cotton tank from Tulip that I picked up a few weeks ago for Fifty Linden Friday, and sat on my bed waiting for a call.

Coral
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Hair – Essie – Truth NEW

Top – Cotton Tank – Tulip

Ring – Roho Ring – Maxi Gossamer

Skin – Amberly – Glam Affair

Bed, phone and shelves with decor – Part of Arizona Bedroom Set – Bazar

Skybox – Seattle Skybox – Scarlet Creative

Pose – Del May (modified a bit using Animare)

Waiting

Waiting

There was a shoe frenzy this weekend, after Maitreya released the Shiki platforms on Friday, Gos followed up with the Gos Boutique range and 4 amazing designs for us ladies. I seriously felt spoilt for choice but from the new Gos shoes, these Sophia peeptoes are definitely my favourite.

I think most people will agree that matching the skin on any mesh body part to your actual skin is a complete pita. Well not with the new Gos shoes! When you wear the HUD a pop up appears asking if you want to go to the website, I pasted that address to my browser where I was automatically shown logged in. On the website there is just about every popular skin designer you can imagine, plus all the tones pre programmed. I simply clicked Glam Affair, America then the sync button on the HUD and the exact match for that skin appeared! One click and bam, instant match! It really doesn’t come any easier than this and I’ll be crossing my fingers and toes that this will be something other creators pick up on!

Another of Maitreya’s new releases on Friday was this little leather skirt and I added the new mesh shirt and cropped sweater from Coco which is really adorable. Oh and new Truth hair! This lovely Laurie style has a ponytail at the back and some loose bangs that frame your face perfectly.

It wasn’t until I put this outfit on that I realised how skinny my avatar has been getting lately. I tend to just change my body shape (body fat and muscle) depending on the outfit I’m wearing which doesn’t bother me at all. But when I had to slim down my legs again so that I could fit into the XS skirt to layer with the M top was when it really hit me. I think I’ve been slimming down and forgetting to ever go back up again so I’m gonna have to write a note to myself about that! Do you ever change your avie shape just for certain outfits? Or would you rather not buy unless the item fits perfectly?

Coral
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Hair – Laurie – Truth NEW

Top – Cropped Sweater and Shirt – Coco

Skirt – Vivid Leather Mini Skirt – Maitreya NEW

Shoes – Sophia Peeptoe – Gos NEW

Necklace – Alice Necklace – LaGyo

Ring – Roho Ring – Maxi Gossamer

Pose – Del May

Location – Fate Island

All Coming Back To Me Now

All Coming Back To Me Now

Is everyone sick of seeing these headpieces from Glam Affair all over Flickr and the feeds? Well I’m not and if you are I’m sorry, but they are just far tooooo pretty for me to pass up snapping a picture with! If you didn’t know (ha, joker I am) you can grab them at this month’s round of Collabor88!

Just like everyone else I get super excited when a new Maitreya release hits the grid, but when I first saw the ads for this latest my initial thought was ehhhhhh, do I really need more dresses and fancy clothes? I don’t usually even bother demoing Maitreya but I did this time and it turns out that apparently I need ALL THE FANCY CLOTHES!

Really, as soon as I put them on I knew I was gonna buy and 30 seconds later there was that familiar little jingle of coins topping up my L balance and a bunch of new stuff in my inventory.

All Coming Back To Me Now Full

In this picture I’m wearing the Mignon evening dress, which is a version of the Mignon dress that Maitreya released in the summer. There are a ton of colours to choose from, choosing was almost impossible for me actually and in the end I just decided that classic black was always a winner. The way the mesh and textures are created really are perfection and it seems as though the dress is hugging your curves in all the right places, but at the same time desperately close to melting away. Overall it’s a very understated but sexy little number.

I also couldn’t resist the new Shiki platforms! I really wasn’t going to buy them since they are kinda similar to the Suave wedges that came out a couple of months ago but then I noticed…that the HUD had 30 different platform textures you could choose from! So that pretty much made my mind up for me.

Finally for today, just in case you didn’t know (I’m so behind in announcing this stuff today but it’s always worth giving a reminder!) Elikatira are having a 70% off sale on her ENTIRE stock of hair. It runs until the 23rd of Feb and after that every single item she has now will be discontinued as she aims to reopen in a few months with lots of new! So make sure you go and grab the styles you like since this is your last chance.

Happy weekend all!

Coral
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Hair – Sound – Elikatira

Dress – Mignon Evening – Maitreya NEW

Headpiece – Hanami Headpiece – Glam Affair @ C88

Shoes – Shiki – Maitreya NEW

Skin – Amberly – Glam Affair

Tattoo – Leg Tattoo Rosary – Letis Tattoo

Close Up Pose – oOo Studio
Full Length Pose – Del May

Wednesday

Wednesday

By the time I actually post this it will more than likely be just after midnight on Thursday for me, but let’s just pretend it’s still Wednesday, k? K.

I’ve got a few recent releases here that I wanted to share. Most were released over the last couple of weeks and I kept an eye on them till I found the whole outfit that I wanted to put together.

First I’ve got the new military jacket that was released by Chemistry. Lots of colours available and you get a couple of different styles with each. I’m wearing the hip length, collared version but you also get a longer length and both of those without the collar too. I love that Chemistry tends to give these options with their clothes as you feel like you’re getting real value for money. At only 250Ls this is one of the best buys for jackets that I’ve seen lately.

The loose fit denim shorts are a new mesh release from Gizza. They have a lovely little leather belt detail and the shorts are cut so that the pockets hang a little lower than the denim, making them that little bit different from others that are available elsewhere. These will be a great addition to your virtual wardrobe for not only this season, when you can pair them with tights or leggings, but the upcoming warming ones too!

The mesh top I’m wearing under the jacket is the city shirt from Drift. I won’t say that this was easy to layer with the coat, because it wasn’t. I wore the L in the coat and the XS in the top but still in certain poses some of the shirt would poke through on the arms, which was a bit annoying and I confess that I fixed it a bit in photoshop! It’s definitely doable but the fit won’t be perfect if you want to wear that shirt with the jacket – make sure you demo them together before you buy if that’s what you want to do, so that you won’t be disappointed!

I am so in love with this Lavinia hairstyle that Truth released over the weekend. Braids are mah thang yo, and this do is so cute without making me look like I’m trying to impersonate a teen. Really love, love!

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Hair – Lavinia – Truth NEW

Skin – Amberly – Glam Affair

Coat – Military Coat – Chemistry NEW

Shorts – Loose Denim Shorts – Gizza NEW

Shirt – City Shirt – Drift NEW

Undershirt – Long sleeve basics – Erratic

Tights – Patterned Tights II – Izzie’s

Scarf – Lynn Scarf – Decoy

Bag – Flowers Bag – Toki Doki

Pose – Le Poppycock

Location – Petit Pas

Socialite

Socialite
This is the first pile up I’ve ever put on my blog. I’m not especially good at them and really I’ve only practiced on a couple of profile pics for friends, but they are fun to do and I had some time on my hands today so I figured why the hell not.

Mostly I wanted to show you this new hair from Truth. If there’s one thing you can rely on in SL, it’s that Truth will bring us some pretty new releases every weekend!

This is the Brianna style that was released today, it’s cute, fancy and flows so elegantly.

I’m also wearing a couple more releases from The Dressing Room Fusion, the stylish mesh top from Kunglers which shows a nice bit of sideboob (unfortunately I had to crop it out in this pic) and the big button earrings from Mons.

Hope you like!

Coral
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Hair – Brianna – Truth NEW

Top – #004 Blouse – Kunglers @ TDR Fusion NEW

Earrings – Big Button Earrings – Mons @ TDR Fusion NEW

Bangles – Damasc Gold – Maxi Gossamer @ C88

Skin – Amberly – Glam Affair

Pose – Embody

The Power Dress

The Power Dress

The Dressing Room Fusion kicked off with a new round yesterday and today I wanted to show you one of my favourite items that you can grab at a discount and that’s this Mina dress from Milk Motion.

I’ve really loved a couple of Milk Motion’s latest releases and I definitely think they’re one of the upcoming designers. The texturing can be very simple and plain on some of their items but it’s improving and the designs are always fresh and funky. This dress is very cleverly designed in that it’s a mesh and layer hybrid, with the mesh reaching to just under your bust and the shoulder pads as extras. The top part is a regular system layer and guess what that means? It comes with appliers and can be worn with your Lola’s!

I don’t own mesh boobs (I’ve been told that I should…I’m still unconvinced) but since their release they’re pretty unmissable on the feeds and Flickr and lots of designers are now catering for them so there is a much broader range available and you don’t need to just walk around with half your bosom on display.

So although this dress is very simple, that makes it easy to accessorize and the high waist Hurley belt that LaGyo released last week for Collabor88 fits perfectly. I added the LaGyo Starla bracelet that can also be found at TDR Fusion and matches the other items they released for C88.

I’m also wearing this amazing new hair do from Lamb. I really need more Lamb in my life and I wish they released more often, but I can’t have it all so I’ll just snatch it up when I can. One of my favourite things about Lamb hair are the ombre and roots options they have. I know other designers do this as well but the contrast of Lamb’s blondes to the browns looks so realistic. I like being blonde but I always think my face looks odd when I add blonde brows, so with the dark roots from Lamb then I can get away with wearing my dark brows still. I could easily wear a blonde ombre with roots like this all day long.

The striking pose I used is by Embody in their Stand By pack, which you can now get in their pose mega pack for a reduced price!

Make sure you visit The Dressing Rooms new round and grab yourself some bargains!

Coral
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P.S. Don’t forget to click through to see the larger version of the pic on Flickr!
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Hair – Crystal Ball – Lamb NEW

Dress – Mina Dress – Milk Motion @ TDR Fusion NEW

Belt – Hurley High Waist Belt – LaGyo @ Collabor88 NEW

Bracelet – Starla Bracelet – LaGyo @ TDR Fusion NEW

Necklace – Paris Black Diamond Necklace – Maxi Gossamer

Clutch – Continental Wallet – House of Fox

Shoes – Cadenza Wedge – Leverocci

Pose – Embody

Location – Beauty Code

TFI Friday!

TFI Friday

I don’t think I’m alone when I say, I love Fridays! This one is no different and as always we got a great selection of cheapies from the Fifty Linden Friday event.

My favourite was this Flash skin from Belleza. There are 3 different make up options to choose from (I’m wearing the teal) all for a mere 50Ls each! I do get excited when we’re treated to skins for discount prices in events, mainly coz I’m pretty tight when it comes to spending out a fortune on fatpacks just to get different make up options, so event skins like Belleza for FLF and Glam Affair’s at Collabor88 are always something I snap up. I did have to change my shape a fair bit to get a good look with this skin, but I don’t mind doing that at all.

Here’s to the weekend!

Coral
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Hair – Cece – Truth

Skin – Teal Flash Skin – Belleza for Fifty Linden Friday

Freckles and moles – Izzie’s No Make Up Today and Glam Affair Amberly

Dimples and Cheek Piercings – Sugar Heart

Eyes – Eternal Eyes Storm – Ikon

Lashes – Luscious – Redgrave

Soho Boho

Soho Boho

I’ve been dressing up pretty fancy in world lately, so today I decided to go back to more a boho style which I always love and was made pretty easy with a lot of the new releases that came out in the last few days.

Truth released this lovely relaxed, mesh style today that really flows and suited the look perfectly. This outfit kinda reminds of something SJP would’ve worn as Carrie in Sex in the City so I decided to go a bit of a dirty blonde today, instead of my normal brunette.

The shoes are the fab new Sparta pumps from LaRoo. These are the first shoes they’ve released that had the open toe and mesh feet, and I’ve got to say that I found the HUD very easy to match up. You can find a pic of the HUD here on their Flickr. Lots of lovely nail options as well as shoe colours available too.

I am so in love with this skirt from Milk Motion. I wasn’t sure when I first saw it at The Dressing Room Fusion last week, but when I tried the demo on it was an instant must have for me. It’s available at TDR Fusion in 3 different colours (green, black and red) and I think it really is very different from most skirts that are available on the grid right now. I’d love to see more in this style.

The off the shoulder cardigan is another great little number that I picked up from TDR, by Ricelli. I love the freedom that mesh has brought us that the designers can now create pieces like this and they fit so easily without all the prim hassle.

I’m wearing Maxi Gossamer’s latest necklace that is out at C88 and the headband available there from The Sea Hole. The head band is a steal at 28Ls so I think I got one in every colour, coz you never know!

I’ve really got my blogging mojo back now after the holidays and I’m just tres excited for more releases and shopping!

Coral
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Hair – Vanya – Truth (NEW!)

Cardigan – Laced Cardigan Set – Ricielli @ TDR Fusion

Bustier – My Crop Corset – House of Fox

Skirt – Leather Skirt – Milk Motion @ TDR Fusion

Headband – Shimmer Hairband – The Sea Hole @ C88 (NEW!)

Shoes – Sparta Pumps – LaRoo (NEW!)

Necklace – Filigree Oval – Maxi Gossamer @ C88 (NEW!)

Pose – Le Poppycock

Location – Inaka

Fly Away

Fly Away

This dress was released by Glam Affair a few days ago for C88 and I just couldn’t resist taking a picture with it. The cut is super sexy with it’s plunging backline and a nice helping of side boob (always a winner!) but without being trashy in the least. I really think it’s a bargain at only 88Ls and at that price I’ve picked up 2 colours already and planning to go back for a couple more.

I loved this necklace from Donna Flora when I saw it on my bff Harper from Pixel Pantomime a few months ago, but I never really had the chance to wear it till now, since getting fancy is not something I do a lot. Donna Flora’s jewels always shine with fantastic texturing and this necklace (which comes with matching earrings) is no different.

The classic updo I’m wearing was released by Truth last week and fitted perfectly with this look.

That’s all from me today, I’m gonna hang out in world with my glam on! Hope everyone has a fab weekend!

Coral
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Hair – January – Truth
Dress – Livia Dress – Glam Affair @ C88
Necklace and Earrings Set – Blue Onyx Set – Donna Flora
Wall Art (butterflies) – Flyaway Wall Art – What Next
Pose – Adorkable

HOF Blogger Search

HOF Blogger Search : Coral Lacey : Virtually Vanilla

Sooooo House of Fox have announced that they’re looking for bloggers! Since I’ve been loving so many of their latest releases I thought I’d put a little look together for it.

I wore this top in my last post, where I talked about the little black skirt being a staple item. Well this T-shirt from House of Fox is another. Even though it’s mesh I’ve found it pretty easy to layer under other mesh items, which is great for these cooler months when we want to incorporate jackets and coats into our looks.

The leggings were another of HoF’s latest releases for January’s round of FaMESHed. Obviously they’re mesh and come in several different colours, mostly darks which is perfect for me since I don’t wear a lot of brights.

I added a few pieces that I’ve picked up over the last few weeks and not had a chance to blog yet. So this cute mesh hat from Deco, the necklace and earrings set from Glow Studio. I’m terrible at remembering what events I got things from when it’s frequent rounds like Fifty Linden Friday or The Dressing Room (writes yet another note to self: be more organised) but thankfully most designers tend to put the items out in their main stores after.

If you’re interested in entering HoF’s blogger search you can find all the info to participate here. Good luck to everyone that enters!

Coral
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Hat – Fatigue Cap – Deco

Hair – Oh baby doll – Lamb

Jacket – Cadet Jacket – Valentina E

T shirt – Mesh Leather Tee – House of Fox

Pants – Leather Leggings – House of Fox @ FaMESHed

Necklace and Earrings – Curves Chain Set – Glow Studio

Cuff – Plated Cuff – Gotzsche

Bag – The Roman 2.0 – House of Fox

Skin – Amberly Clean America – Glam Affair

Lip Piercing – The Minimalist – Hebanon Vial (edited)

Cheek and Dimple Piercings – Sugar Heart (martketplace)

Pose – Label Motion

Location – House of Fox