Take Me There

Take Me There

I don’t usually log on weekends but I had some time today and I decided to play with this pic that I’d procrastinated from blogging during the week.

I love this new skirt from Baiastice that was released for The Boutique. It comes in lots of different prints and colours, mostly floral which are fab for spring and also this brown suede effect, as well as a teal version. The suede texture is really detailed and it was so easy to build a look around this skirt.

The shirt and waistcoat are both recent releases from Ison and are easy enough to layer so long as you wear a bigger size waistcoat over the shirt (I’m wearing the M waistcoat and S shirt). The shirt also comes with a colour change HUD so you can get 3 colours for the price of one, which makes it an easy and staple purchase.

I love this hair that LOQ released last week and I’ve been wearing it for days. You can find it at The Dressing Room Fusion, although it is not discounted, but it’s a really relaxed style that is simple to dress up or down.

The picture was taken at a sim that I stumbled upon some pics of on Flickr, it’s really beautiful and I’d definitely recommend visiting, especially if you’re looking for a pretty place to snap some shots!

Coral
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Hair – Sherry – LOQ @ TDR Fusion (Full Price Item) RECENT

Shirt – Tucked in Shirt – Ison RECENT

Waistcoat – Bomber Vest – Ison RECENT

Skirt – Didi Skirt – Baiastice @ The Boutique NEW

Earrings – Lealao Ethnic – Maxi Gossamer

Ring – From Silver Drop Pendant Turquoise Set – Maxi Gossamer

Bracelet – Wanderer Set – League

Necktie – Parvita Scarf Neapolitan – The Sea Hole

Location – Gehena

Dare You To Let Me Be

Dare You To Let Me Be

Happy Hump Day people! Hope everyone is enjoying their Wednesday. First of all I was listening to this song by Adele earlier on today which was where the post title came from, I don’t mind admitting I’m a big fan of hers.

Anyway I got so much stuff to talk about in this post so I’ll try to keep each bit brief coz I know I have a tendency to ramble.

I was dressing up quite a lot lately, but as soon as the sun started shining and the seasons changing, I just want to run around the grid barefoot in tanks and shorts all the time. If I only had to buy one tank top this season then this Hangover Tank from Drift would be it. I’ll tell you why. There are 3 options you can buy it in, linen gauze, and a couple of different knitted versions. Each version comes with FIFTEEN different colour options on a very easy to use HUD. Not only that but the ruffles at the bottom of the top are a separate piece so you can wear it with or without and they have their own HUD too, so you can have different colour ruffles to the rest of the top. The combinations are endless and such a bargain for 225Ls.

I’m also wearing the Surfer Rosa hair from Clawtooth that you can find at The Arcade’s Gacha event, which is still going on for a bit. I actually bought this one at a yard sale to make sure I got the colour I wanted, I’m a cheater like that. The belt is the Rockabilly Birds belt by Sweet Leonard and was their item for Lazy Sunday a couple of days, but I’m pretty sure you could still pick it up in their store even though it might be a bit more expensive than the Lazy Sunday price. She also has lots of other matching accessories for it too.

I usually wear eyes that are a lot lighter than the ones in this picture, but since I was doing a different look these seemed to go pretty well. They were the group gift from Ikon for March. Are you a member of Ikon’s group? If not then I recommend it coz you get a free gift at the start of every month and the group is free to join! I love Ikon’s eyes so getting a new set every month is exciting!

I look a lot different in this picture mainly because I finally took the plunge and bought the new Zara skin from Glam Affair. This skin is currently only available exclusively at The Skin Fair on sim 2. Overall it’s really well made, as you’d expect form Glam Affair, and I think it’s a lot different to previous ones they’ve released. There are plenty of different make ups to choose from and some metallic eye shadows which are just amazing, but of course I got a more natural looking version (02) because I knew I’d wear that most. I’m not sure if it will replace Amberly for me, which has been my every day skin since it was released because there are a couple of features that I liked better on Amberly, like the lips and eyebrows. But that’s just personal preference and I’ll probably get used to it the more I wear it. You still get the clean version as well which actually I normally wear more than the ones with make up.

Now I don’t usually wear teeth. I’ve tried. I’ve bought tattoo layers, prim teeth, mesh teeth but they never look right to me because I always feel like too much of my top lip disappears. But today when I was fussing with the skin, adding bits and pieces, tweaking my shape etc, I found the Izzie’s tattoo teeth set I had and they fit this skin perfectly. I like the Izzie’s teeth because it doesn’t show too much. All I want is a hint of teeth, not a great big set of gnashers sticking out. The only thing about them is that I wish they weren’t so gappy. Other than that I think they look good with this skin!

Finally I took this picture at the gorgeous Neva River sim, which Neva Crystall has opened to the public for the next few days. I felt like a bit of a stalker taking a picture outside her house lol, but it’s a really beautiful place and I’ll definitely be returning for more photo ops. Don’t miss your chance to go and have a look round!

Coral

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Hair – Surfer Rosa – Clawtooth @ The Arcade Gacha

Skin – Zara America 02 – Glam Affair @ Skin Fair NEW

Tattoo – Elegance Version 2 – Para Designs

Eyes – Lucid Eyes – IKON March 2013 Group Gift (FREE!)

Tank – Hangover Tank – Drift NEW

Undershirt – Shabby Chic Sweetheart – Nylon Outfitters @ C88 NEWish

Belt – Rockabilly Birds Belt – Sweet Leonard NEW

Necklace – Beaded Necklace – League

Cuff – Gold Cuffs – Erratic

Guitar – u.f.o.

Teeth – Izzie’s Teeth Set

Pose – Le Poppycock

Location – Neva River

SL DisneyBound – Week 1 – Peter Pan

SL DisneyBound Challenge - Peter Pan

There were so many events last week that today when I felt like I wanted to blog something but didn’t want to spend any money I was in a quandry. Sure, my “to blog” folder has a ton of stuff in it, but nothing that inspired me much to put a complete outfit together. I was talking to my ol’ buddy Harper and she reminded me about the new challenge that we’d both already decided we had to do. I wailed a bit that I didn’t have anything green to put a Peter Pan look together and that would mean that I’d have to go out and buy something, but she told me to just type green in my inventory search. So I started to do that, still complaining that I knew for a fact that I didn’t have any pants/shorts/skirts in green…and then, well it turns out that I did.

So this was a bit of a double challenge for me, I put this whole look together with things I already had in my inventory and had forgotten about. The only new item is this Teddy hair from Truth that was released a couple of days ago and I hadn’t blogged yet, but it was pretty damn perfect!

Anyway, this turned out to be a lot of fun and I’ll definitely be taking part again, not sure if I’ll do it weekly but at some point I will!

You can find more information on the DisneyBound challenge here on the Style Minions blog and don’t forget to check out the SL Disneybounding Flickr group for other great pictures and interpretations!

Coral

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Hair – Teddy – Truth NEW

Top – Basics Long Shirt – Erratic

Skirt – Gauzy Skirt – Mon Tissu

Tights – High Waisted Tights – Izzie’s

Boots – Queen Boots – Toki Doki

Belt – Nica Belt – Mimikri

Bag – Stumble Bag – Toki Doki

Arm Warmers – Drift

Stole – Belted Stole – Pesca (previous gacha item)

Earrings and Necklace – Dipped Feather Jewellery – League

Pose – Marukin

Location – Vespertine Main Store

Carry On

After the injection of pink to my blog yesterday I’m back to my favourite rustic, earth tones and took a snap with my new friend for a quick post.

I love this sweater from Emery in the Latte colour, it’s so perfect for autumn, along with the leggings from League which were definitely fatpackable!

I also can’t get enough of this hair from Truth, besides braids, messy updos are my favourite to wear in SL, so this is perfect for me. It’s non rigged mesh so easy to edit, another plus for mesh updos since they don’t need to be rigged.

Coral

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Hair – Portia – Truth (Non Rigged Mesh!) NEW

Skin – Roza Basics – Glam Affair

Sweater – Mesh Oversized Sweater – Emery

Leggings – Folklore Leggings Weave – League

Bear – Friendship Bear – Damien Fate

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

Mourning – Vintage Fair Preview Part 4

When I first saw this dress from Eclectic Apparel that I’m wearing, I said to my friend Harper “that makes me wanna get my Amy (Winehouse) on”. So that’s exactly what we did. It’s available in lots of bright colours too, but for some reason I was especially drawn to the black.

Harper is wearing a new release from Gizza Creations who are one of the sponsors at the fair. I’ll update this post with a link to her credits later on when she’s posted, because she I know she caught a few snaps too. *UPDATE* I added the link at the bottom of the post.

I don’t really have much else to say today, we took this picture 2 days ago and yesterday it turned out that it was very appropriate.

Coral

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My Credits:

Hair – Belle – Lelutka (Mesh!)

Dress – Tanya – e! Eclectic Apparel @ Vintage Fair (Mesh!)

Pearl Necklace – Vintage Jewellery Set – League

Long Necklace – Italian Briolette Necklace – Glow Studio

Ring – GiGi Shimmer Bows – Maxi Gossamer

Earrings – Suri Black Pearls – Maxi Gossamer

Tattoo – Butterfly Medley – Para Designs

Pose – PDA

Location – Bryn Oh’s Virginia Alone

Harpers credits here at Pixel Pantomime.

Vintage Fair 2012: Preview 2

More new stuff from Vintage Fair, yay!

This super cute mesh outfit is from DDL, it comes in 4 soft colours (green as shown, pink, blue and beige) and is only 200Ls! I feel a bit like the quiet little librarian who when she gets home, shakes out her hair and takes off her…to reveal…you know what I mean, we’ve all seen those movies!

I’ve paired it with another new release from ChaChaDee! This time 70s style heels which come in lots of shades and with a really well made reptile or leather texture.

Finally this pose is by Adorkable as part of the GoGo set. I love their poses because they’re always that little bit different from your standard ones and Adorkable have LOTS of great poses released for the fair, I’ll definitely try to show a few more of those.

Hope you like!

Coral

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Hair – Memoir – Elikatira (Mesh!)

Outfit – Fell in Love – DDL @ Vintage Fair (Mesh!)

Shoes – 1970′s Heels – ChaChaDee! @ Vintage Fair

Bag – Stumble Bag – Toki Doki

Glasses – Four Corners Readers – Mon Tissu

Pencil – Anya’s Pencil of Love (from Bad Habit Pose Set) – Flowey (last weeks FLF)
Necklaces – Vintage Jewellery Set – League
Pose – GoGo – Adorkable @ Vintage Fair
Location – Where it Begins

Clawtooth @ Hair Fair

In case you were unaware (yea, I know, bad joke) Hair Fair 2012 opens tomorrow! There are 4 full sims for hair addicts to get their fill, with designers from across the grid coming together to showcase their latest releases and to help raise money for Wigs For Kids.

When you get to the fair make sure you pick up the folder at the entrance, containing a map of the sims as well as a notecard for each sim with direct landmarks to each designers stall at the fair.

This is a new mesh release you’ll find from Clawtooth, I’m a complete sucker for anything with a braid in it and the natural, loose style at the front is perfect for casual looks that I like to wear. You’ll find Clawtooth on the “Sand” sim and this is the direct SLURL.

Also make sure that you join the Hair Fair Flickr group to show off your beautiful pics!

Coral

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Hair – Going Steady – Clawtooth @ Hair Fair 2012 (Mesh!)

Skin – Jen – League

Skybox and bed – Stockholm Attic & Furniture – Barnesworth Anubis @ C88

Picture – Soho Picture – NotSoBad

#36

Since I found myself with some time on my hands this afternoon, I thought I’d bring you another little look.

When I came back from my couple of weeks off, I looked around for stuff that had been released while I was gone but I have to say, shopping as a catch up is no where near as fun as seeing the release pictures on Flickr then dashing off to buy it. But luckily, as I mentioned before, the fantabulous (yes, it’s a word now) creators on the grid spoilt us the past few days and there were a flurry of great releases to pick from.

So here’s some more!

First of all this vest style cardigan is the new group gift from Toki Doki. It’s available to buy in several colours but this one is for free to group members. If you’re not a member of the Toki Doki update group, I’d highly recommend it. There is a 150L joining fee but the group gifts are changed a lot, like every couple of weeks or so, so joining the group is definitely good value for money.

I’m also wearing these new mesh bermuda shorts from Tutti Frutti. I can pretty much see myself wearing these to death over the summer as they’re one of those perfect casuals that you can relax in or dress up if needed.

My last new item in this post is the Milano Cats Eye sunglasses from Maxi Gossamer. These are available at FaMESHed and come i a few versions. There’s the regular glasses, one pair to sit on your head and the ones to hang around your neck which come with 3 different chain styles. The lens and frame are also texture change so you can play around and match them to any outfit!

That’s definitely all from me today. I think. Most likely. But I’ll be back soon!

Coral

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Hair – Uma – Maitreya

Vest Cardigan – Sango Vest – Toki Doki (Free gift for group members!)

Bikini Top – Metal Mesh Bikini – Baiastice

Shorts – Carrie Mesh Bermuda Shorts – Tutti Frutti

Sunglasses – Milano Cats Eye – Maxi Gossamer

Necklace & bracelet – Wanderer Jewellery Set – League

Pose – Glitterati

Location - Horrea Boscoreale

Maternity SLipster Style

A month or so ago I had been on the verge of packing away the majority of my non mesh clothing items, but I’m so glad I didn’t because recycling has become my thing since we started playing pregnant. So I’m not showing any new releases here, but rather an outfit that is suitable to wear if you’re carrying a bump around like I am.

I’ve decided that any posts I make while I’ve got the bump will be outfits that can be worn with or without it (unless someone brings out a fantabulous maternity mesh line in the next couple of weeks), because not only can I not wear most mesh items but I can’t even really wear anything that has prim parts around the stomach either, so it’s not easy to look up to date with this shape.

However! My recycling is working and even though it takes me three times as long to put an outfit together (unless I’m wearing those freebie Jane tanks haha) I think today I managed to pull it off. So this is me in an old Tres Blah dress, it does have a prim attachment but this sits nicely just above the bump with a tiny bit of editing. I know from this picture at the top you can’t even notice the bump, so here’s another view just to prove I’ve got a fat belly!

Well that’s me for today, I won’t bore you all with my maternity woes every time I post don’t worry, but since I noticed that pretty much no one else does any maternity related posts I thought it would be a nice change now and then…but believe me, I’m counting the days to the due date because I can’t wait to get my hands on some new mesh!

Coral

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Hair – Pearl – Lamb (Mesh!)

Dress – Ciao Baby Dress – Tres Blah

Shoes – Pow Pumps – Lelutka

Necklace – Floral Keepsake Necklace – Yummy

Pearls – Vintage Jewellery Set – League

Bangles – Boho Bangles – Maxi Gossamer (I edited these though because the original had a lot more bangles on it)

Eyeliner – Mai Line v4 – BOOM

Tattoo – I believe in magic tattoo – Penchant

Top Pose – Marukin

Bottom Pose – Penchant (only on the marketplace)

Location – Templemore City