Life’s A Beach (and the procrastination meme)

Life's A Beach

There are so many events going on right now, it feels to me almost like there are new ones starting every week. I can’t blog on weekends so when I finally get here early in the week, everything that I bought on a Friday at an event has already been seen 100 billion times. Sometimes I’ll still blog them if I’m inspired to create a different look with them, but sometimes inspiration seems light years away.

I felt like that this week so instead I thought I’d put together a look with dress that I picked up in Leverocci’s sale last week. I’d umm’d and ahh’d over it for a while so when Jin Elfan announced her sale for Leverocci and Belgravia I dashed over. You can find details in that link but basically some stuff will be retired and right now there’s up to 75% off (marketplace excluded). So if like me you’d been admiring something there but hadn’t picked it up yet, now’s your chance!

I added the new over shoulder cardigan from Tram which is adorable, she actually did a version of this for Fifty Linden Friday which I thought I had bought but when I looked in my messy inventory, alas no, I’d only got the demo. Anyway I didn’t mind going back to grab one, there are 3 types available and each comes with a colour change HUD so you can mix and match them with different outfits. I think it’s going to be a great spring/summer accessory so bear with me if it makes more than just this appearance!

I got my little dog in the bag here a while ago, but hadn’t blogged it yet. Best thing about this dog is that it’s FREE! Who doesn’t love free stuff?? It’s animated and comes with a colour change HUD for the bag. I love it and think I’m carry him around for a while. Anyway you can find it here on the marketplace from Tutys.

Since I took part in Berry’s meme last week, I decided to give her new Procrastination meme a go too, so here it is!

What is the rez date for your current SL Avatar that you use most often?

Coral Lacey – 15th October 2006

Where was the first place you made friends as a newb and got to know people in Second Life?
A place called Club Heck coz that was the first place I got a job at. I think it wasn’t open very long and I was only there around 3 weeks but I made my first proper friend there.

Where do you spend most of your SL time now?
In my skybox.

Who is your closest friend in Second Life? (only pick one)
I have a few long time friends that know a lot about me but I don’t talk to them regularly so I’d have to say Harper (Shawneese Offcourse) ofc, she knows all my dirty secrets! ♥

What is the most favorite thing in your inventory? (only pick one)
Why this so hard! I’m trying to be deep and think of something meaningful that I own, but I don’t think I have anything! So at the moment either my Gos Sophia Peeptoes in black, coz I wear them all the time, or my SLink mesh feet, always a winner!

The last thing you purchased in Second Life?
The cardigan from Tram that I’m wearing in this pic.

What color clothing does your avatar wear most often?
Umm lately lots of black but I think that’s a phase, usually it’s shades of beige/creams/tans and other neutrals, coz I’m really boring like that. Sometimes I think I need more colour in my inventory so I’ll buy the next release in something like hot pink and then regret it the moment I put it on because I know I’m probably never gonna wear it.

Do you prefer to walk, run or fly?
I walk mostly because I forget a lot that I can fly, but yanno, flying’s pretty cool.

What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done in SL?
Getting SL married and adopting a kid, it’s not silly crazy I know but it’s something I never thought I’d do and at the time I did wonder if I was going cray, but it was definitely good fun while it lasted.

Who would you like to play YOU, in the movie of your SLife?
This is really tough so I’m gonna have to say the love child of Zooey Deschanel and Sarah Jessica Parker!

Coral
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Hat – Straw Fedora – Argrace

Hair – Kasia – Truth

Dress – Silk Embroidered Dress – Leverocci (in the sale!)

Cardigan – J.I. Cardigan – Tram

Belt – Rope Belt – LaGyo

Necklace – Vintage Bow Charm Necklace – Yummy @ C88

Glasses – Harlow Sunglasses – Mon Tissu

Bag and Dog – Tuty’s

Pose – Purple Poses

Location – Baja Norte

The Group Gift

ColdLogic Anniversary Photo Contest - Coral Lacey

I decided to kill a few birds with one post today. So please try to bear with me while I ramble on!

First of all ColdLogic are holding a photo competition to celebrate their anniversary. You don’t have to be a blogger to enter this, just take a pretty picture! You can find more information here for the chance to win all their new releases for a year! ColdLogic also updated their subscribo group gift and this is where I decided to combine all the things in this post.

As a blogger and lover of SL fashion almost all my groups in world are taken up by store groups, and I hit subscribos whenever I see one. This means I often get group gifts and while I’m always grateful and think it’s a fab way for stores to reward regular customers, sometimes the item might not be something that I’d wear ordinarily because it doesn’t fit my personal style. Then it becomes a bit of a challenge to style it up into something that I would wear and that’s exactly what I did with this little dress from ColdLogic. I really enjoyed going through my inventory and trying on all my accessories to get a look that I was happy with. If you have some spare time on your hands and want a challenge I really recommend digging out an old group gift you might never have worn and creating something you would wear with it. It’s really very satisfying!

Also I wanted to show you this new release hair from Truth that just oozes sass! The braid detailing on the side is a gorgeous addition and gives the whole style a little something extra.

Anyway that’s my midweek post, take care!

Coral

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Hair – Zendaya – Truth NEW

Dress – Anniversary Gift – ColdLogic (Free on the subscribo!)

Cardigan – Cascade Cardigan – Belgravia

Tights – Sheer dotted tights – Vive 9

Necklace and Earrings – Arial Lost Angel – Maxi Gossamer @ FaMESHed

Belt – Wide Belt II – fri. (previous FLF item)

Bag – Resort Satchel – Leverocci

Pose – Le Poppycock

Location – Psy City

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

Lady In Black

Some more new goodies released just in time for the weekend, yay \o/

I don’t do glam very often, as you probably know if you read this blog regularly but when I popped over to Euphoria for their fornightly Limited Bazaar event, I could not resist this mesh trench coat from Gizza. It’s only 150Ls and comes with a scarf that fits perfectly in with the coat. If you haven’t visited Limited Bazaar before it’s a must. All the items for sale there are limited (hence the name) so you need to snap up this jacket before they sell out!

Another new item is this adorable hair from Truth. It’s non rigged mesh so that means you can modify the shape better to fit, but also that you get the great high def textures that comes with mesh items. It was love at first sight for me and it’s a perfect style that you can wear whether you’re dressing up or down. I know I’m gonna be wearing it all weekend!

Coral

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Hair – Skai – Truth (Mesh!) NEW

Coat – Belted Coat – Gizza @ Limited Bazaar (Mesh!) NEW AND LIMITED!

Stockings – Baroque Stockings – The Sea Hole (previous C88 release)

Shoes – Mary Jane Pumps – Leverocci (Mesh!)

Hands – Korundi Mesh Hands

Ring – Mother’s Pearl Big Ring – LaGyo @ C88 (Mesh!)

Earrings – Moonsung Set – Yummy (previous C88 release)

Pose – PDA

Location – Mayfair

Timeless – September C88

C88 time of the month rolled around already and I picked some of my favourites for this look! As usual there was a lot to choose from and my inventory got that little bit fuller with “Timeless” items, which was the theme for this round.

Fashionably Dead released 6 amazing hairs, and this one the “Timeless Hipster” includes the hat so you don’t have to worry about fitting that. I tend to find that’s a problem with a lot of hats in SL unless they’re included in the hair. I usually end up wearing non mesh hair and editing it to jfkdajcça so the hat will fit, but because this is included there’s no need to worry about that!

You can also find these mesh trousers from The Sea Hole, which I adore, as well as this blazer from House of Fox. Both are available in tons of colours and fit right in with the Timeless theme, styles that will never go out.

I also wanted to mention the top I’m wearing from Kyoot. It’s not anything new but as we know it’s a bit of a problem getting mesh to layer, if you want to wear a jacket or something and Kyoot is one of my favourite places to get system layer clothing to wear under mesh.

Hope everyone’s enjoying their weekend, don’t forget to check out Collabor88, as if you haven’t already!

Coral

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Hair (includes hat) – Classic Hipster – Fashionably Dead @ C88 (Mesh!)

Top – Soft Resolution Top – Kyoot

Blazer – Scarlet Blazer – House of Fox @ C88 (Mesh!)

Pants – Mister Trousers – The Sea Hole @ C88 (Mesh!)

Necklace – Chain Brush Necklace – Glow Studio

Bracelet – Barcelona – Maxi Gossamer @ FaMESHed (Mesh!)

Hands – Korundi Mesh Hands

Shoes – Mary Jane Pumps – Leverocci

Pose – Adorkable

 

 

 

 

Kitten

Real life has been keeping me busy at weekends lately, but it’s a nice treat to get in world at the start of the week and find some new releases that were out while I was gone.

These boots are the new release from Leverocci and I love them. They’re the kind of thing you could wear with almost any outfit to add instant sexiness and I’m never gonna complain about a bit of help in that department! So these boots were my favourite of the Leverocci releases, but they also introduced a sub brand called Belgravia which you really should check out, they have the most gorgeous mesh fur (relax people, it’s only pixels) coat which I think will find it’s way in to my inventory very shortly.

Anyway I put together the boots with some other pieces that are recent (not new) but that I hadn’t gotten around to blogging yet. I’ve been wearing this mesh tank from Emery to death over the last couple of weeks or so, along with the Melinda mesh necklace from Korundi and I love the leather leggings that Tres Blah released for C88. I resisted buying mesh leather pants until these were released, but then I’m always a sucker for Tres Blah stuff.

The hairband is by LaGyo and you can find it at the latest round of TDR, it’s scripted to colour change like most LaGyo items these days, so easy to pair it up with outfits. Also love this mesh hair from Lamb! The messy, natural look is totally my thing and it’s made a nice change from all the updos I’ve been wearing lately.

I’ll try not to be so slack with my postings again, but look, I did redo the look of my blog yesterday! Hope you like it, I do!

Coral

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Hair – Adore – Lamb (Mesh!)

Top – Cersei – Emery (Mesh!)

Pants – Leather Leggings – Tres Blah @ C88 (Mesh!)

Hairband – Catty Headband – LaGyo @ C88

Necklace – Melinda Necklace – Korundi (Mesh!)

Boots – Siberia Boots – Leverocci NEW

Pose – Del May

Location – Templemore City

Lazy Friday LOTD & Limited Bazaar

Yep it’s Friday! Yep, I’m feeling lazy!

Today saw the first round of a new event called Limited Bazaar, hosted by Euphoria. Every 2 weeks 15 designers will display limited editions for 150Ls. There will only be 100 of each item available. I have to say I think this is a pretty great idea for a showcase, it’s something different to the others (and there are a lot of others now) and it gives people the chance to purchase something that they don’t have to worry about running in to 20 people wearing at the same time. (Do we worry about that in virtual world? I don’t actually worry about it but I have to admit that I like the idea of owning something not many others do.) Anyway, I think it’s a great idea and I really hope this event takes off.

I have to admit that I didn’t actually hear about Limited Bazaar (I know – slacker!) until I saw it in a stores group notice today, I checked the time and it opened at 12pm SLT…which wasn’t good news for me as I expected to be out for RL at that point and I groaned a bit because I’d seen the Toki Doki releases and knew I had to get my hands on something at least. Luck was on my side today though and I was home earlier than expected, so I hot footed it over to Euphoria and yay! I managed to grab one of these limited edition Toki Doki cardigans. I love this cardi and I do have it in a couple of other colours already, I wear it a lot and I have blogged it before but this one is special so you get to see it again!

I know this is a very lazy post but actually this is kind of how I dress a lot of the time in world. Not with my bra on full display obviously…but just relaxed and casual and not over the top on accessories. Probably because I’m too lazy most days. In fact, I’m not even sure how I manage to blog at all my laziness can be so great.

So anyway, enough rambling. Oh! But this hair…it’s cute. Wasabi Pills at Hair Fair on the Water sim!

Finally…FLF (I had more to write than I thought). Love this chair from The Loft! It won’t go with my current house but unfortunately I’m one of those people who buys things -just in case- and sales and events like Fifty Linden Friday bring out the worst of that in me. Also this cute pose is from dfo! at FLF, so if you haven’t been yet you have a few more hours to go grab them!

Happy Friday everyone!

Coral

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Hair – Ichigo – Wasabi Pills @ Hair Fair (Mesh!)

Cardigan – Summer Nights Cardigan – TokiDoki @ Limited Bazaar (Mesh!)

Bra – Floral Lingerie – Mon Tissu

Jeans – Ankle Length Jeans – Leverocci (Mesh!)

Feet – Womens Bare Natural Mesh Feet – SLink (Mesh!)

Flip Flops – Aussie Thongs – SLink (Mesh!)

Necklace – Diamond Bee Necklace – Paper Couture

Chair – Wareham Side Chair – The Loft (FLF)

Pose – dfo! (FLF)

Lots of New

Guess what I did today? Shopping! Just to add a little bit more clutter to that ever growing inventory. I’ve been getting lots of tips though so thanks for those, I’ll get round to doing something soon I’m sure!

This is a new release hair from Lamb at Hair Fari, which you can find located on the Flower sim, and here’s the SLURL. As you’ve probably noticed from my posts, I don’t usually change my hair colour, instead just wearing different shades of brown and I think that comes down to the continuity I kept for my role play character over all those years in SL. However! When I buy Lamb hair, I usually go for the ombre shades as it makes a nice change, but when I was trying this hair demo on and I accidently clicked the Milk colour demo, I decided that I actually really liked it. I umm’d and ahh’d over it the last couple of days because I wasn’t sure if I’d ever wear it, but when I started putting this outfit together this morning, I knew it’d be perfect.

I love this new mesh tank from Toki Doki. It’s out for the new round of Stumblebum and comes in a huge range of colours.  It really is versatile and you could wear it with pretty much anything. I didn’t want to go down the jeans and tank route today but with the textures and detail on the back (which you can’t see here but go try the demo coz it’s cute) it’s so easy to glam up as well.

Also, check out my sunglasses! You can pick these up from Amarelo Manga at the One Voice event which is still on for a few more days.

Enjoy your Monday everyone!

Coral

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Hair – In Heaven – Lamb @ Hair Fair NEW

Top – Mari Top – Toki Doki for Stumblebum NEW

Pants – Half sequinned black leggings – Anthem

Glasses – Amarelo Manga @ One Voice NEW

Necklace – Dip Dye Necklace – Glow Studio

Bracelet – Stone Encrusted Cuff – Leverocci

Skin – Lily – Belleza

Pose – Del May

 

Epoque @ Hair Fair

Looky looky, it’s another hair fair release! This time it’s from Epoque which is located on the Water sim, here’s the direct SLURL. I love this classic style and the bangs are a great length, I tend not to be a massive fan of ones that cover my eyes and usually end up modding the hair if it does, but this one’s perfect.

This outfit is also great for anyone who is feeling thrifty after spending all those Ls at Hair Fair.

The skirt and top are from House of Fox which I got last week for 50L Friday. The top is mesh and the skirt has system layer pants with a mesh insert, so it fits nicely. The skin is by Glam Affair, part of their Roza line which they have been selling a few versions of lately at TDR and C88. This one is available at the new round of TDR and is only 70Ls! Also the earrings and ring are from Kunglers at TDR Blue for only 70Ls and there is a necklace to match at the Kunglers main store. TDR Blue changes rounds in few days so make sure you get over there if you want to snag this set for cheap!

I’m not sure if you can see my nails very well in this picture but they are mesh and from Leverocci. I don’t usually wear prim or any kind of nails, but recently I had started looking at some that I might try out. Then I saw these at Leverocci’s anniversary sale for 30Ls and I couldn’t pass them up. The length is nice and natural and they come in a huge array of colours, either plain polish or a french manicure style. I bought several styles and now I don’t take them off, so they’re definitely worth trying out if like me you were unsure of prim/mesh nails.

Coral

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Hair – Stabilizer – Epoque @ Hair Fair NEW

Skirt and Top – Peplum Top – House of Fox (previous FLF release)

Earrings and ring – Velouria Ring and Earrings – Kunglers @ TDR Blue

Skin – Roza – Glam Affair @ TDR NEW

Nails – Round Nails – Leverocci (anniversary sale!)

Pose – Del May

Just Like Me

Here’s another little LOTD for you that I put together with the new bits out at July’s round of C88 and a recent release from Toki Doki.

I wore this hair in a recent post but it’s just so cute that I haven’t taken it off for a few days now. I have to admit I’d never bought a D!va hair until they came to C88, but I’ve loved both the latest styles they released. The textures have a messy fly away look that not many in SL do and it gives them a unique natural look and as we know I love natural.

This necklace from LaGyo at C88 is a fantastic accessory. After the release of their Alice necklace at Fairytales I didn’t think I’d find another necklace so quickly that I couldn’t take off, but LaGyo proved me wrong with this one. It has texture change stones and flowers so you can match it to just about any outfit.

Also new is this Eri skirt from Toki Doki. It’s mesh and comes in a wide variety of colours and a few different patterns too. I’m really enjoying the Toki Doki mesh range and their prices are really reasonable. I mentioned before that it was worth joining their update group for a small fee which is now 250Ls. This is still well worth the investment! Group gifts are rotated very regularly (usually every 2-3 weeks from what I’ve noticed) and it’s usually one of their recent releases in aa unreleased colour. Also do check out the weekend specials at Toki Doki as again it’s usually one of the recent releases but in an unreleased colour and sold for a discount price.

Oh and a quick mention, have you been to Leverocci’s anniversary sale yet? Up to 75% off most items! I picked these shoes up there recently plus a whole bunch of other stuff for really cheap, definitely worth a visit!

Coral

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P.S. Yes, I know I take far too many pictures at Neva River, but I can’t help it! It’s just got so many pretty different areas!

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Hair – Tomoko2 – D!va @ C88 (NEW)

Tee – Tucked Tee – Tres Blah @ C88 (NEW)

Tank under Tee – Part of Whitehaven Mesh Beach Dress – Kyoot @ c88 (NEW)

Skirt – Eri Skirt – Toki Doki (NEW)

Socks – Lacey Knee Socks – Kyoot

Shoes – Mary Jane Pumps – Leverocci (anniversary sale!)

Long Necklace – Hamptons Necklace – LaGyo @ C88 (NEW)

Short Necklace – Garbo Graduated Pumpkin Beads – Maxi Gossamer @ C88 (NEW)

Skin – Roza – Glam Affair @ C88 (NEW)

Pose – Del May

Location – Neva River