And She Walked

And She Walked

I was so excited on Friday when there was a notice in the Toki Doki group that Maya was back and had released her first item which is this super cute Haru jacket. I love Maya’s unique designs and textures so I’m looking forward to more releases from her this season. There is also a plain mint version of this jacket available for group members (small joining fee, it was something like 150Ls when I joined – may or may not have increased) and I always recommend this group to people as Toki Doki are usually very generous with group gifts being given often.

I adore this hairstyle from Boon, I’m not quite sure if I’ll actually wear it around but it’s great for pictures and a unique look. The Amande hair piece from LaGyo fits it perfectly too. I’m also wearing this new feather necklace from Sweet Leonard which I looove! It comes with matching earrings and is available in both and silver.

Anyway that’s all from me today, see ya!

Coral
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Hair – RHN435 – booN NEW

Jacket – Haru Jacket – Toki Doki NEW

Necklace – Light as a Feather – Sweet Leonard NEW

Hair Piece – Amande Hair Piece – LaGyo @ TDR Fusion

Skin – Zara 02 America – Glam Affair @ Skin Fair

Pose – Marukin

Location – Hazardous

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

Saturday

Saturday

Just a quick post today since I’m short on time, you can tell by how creative I’ve been with my title here!

ANYWAY, I mostly wanted to just show you this pretty new top from The Secret Store! The roses are not just textured but also part of the mesh which gives it a really realistic 3D effect. There’s a few different colours available but today I decided to be pretty in pink and added this cute, relaxed ponytail that Truth released last weekend.

I’m wearing a recent release from Maxi Gossamer as well which is this Forget Me Not Heart necklace. Just in case you didn’t know you can now order Maxi’s jewellery in real life as well! There is more information about it on her blog here and she’s just posted some pictures of the real jewellery after it’s been oxidised and I have to say the results are stunning. I wish all the best to Maxi with this venture and if you love her designs don’t forget to check it out so you can wear them for real!

Coral
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Hair – Hollana – Truth

Skin – Amberly – Glam Affair

Top – 3D Rose Sweater – The Secret Store NEW

Short Necklace – Forget-Me-Not Flower Heart – Maxi Gossamer

Long Necklace – Floral Keepsake Necklace – Yummy

Ring – Mothers Big Pearl Ring – LaGyo

Mesh Hands – SLink

Pose – Marukin

Little Black Skirt

Little Black Skirt
First of all, I hope everyone had a merry Christmas and a happy new year! I’ve been really busy over the holidays but I finally got around to my first post of 2013!

January has always been the worst month of the year for me, it seems like pay day can never come quick enough. After the huge blow out I generally have in December, January is my frugal time. After the first couple of weeks of sales, it’s also when you start to see new collections arriving in stores so you can begin to build up a spring wardrobe.

Now if you’re budget savvy like I try to be, then you’ll want to pick up some staple items. Staple items are pieces that you can mix and match to get completely different looks from, as well as getting your money’s worth and wearing them often. So for this post I decided to show you a staple item I picked up recently and 3 different ways to wear it.

Fanatik has quickly risen up my list of favourite stores with their releases over the past couple of months and this micro mini is no exception. I bought it at the Frost event a couple of weeks ago but only got around to blogging it now, however I think since I did buy it, I’ve barely taken it off. It’s available in several colours and with the variety of ways you can dress it up or down, fatpacking would not be a hard decision to make. It’s pretty simple in it’s style, but I love the quality of Fanatik’s mesh and textures and it also has a cute little zip detail on the back which gives it that extra bit of realism. The length was important to me too, I have some other mini’s that were just a tiny bit too long for what I wanted and the market is also flooded with ones that basically put your ass cheeks on display. I wanted something in between and this skirt was it.

I’m wearing a few other new(ish) items as well, that were released over Christmas and New Year. A couple of recent hair styles by Truth, the one with the scarf also includes a colour change hud so it’s great to match with many outfits. I have a thing for hair with attachments like that so this is an easy favourite.

The leather jacket from Erratic on the left is very nicely made and comes with both open and closed options. It’s not the kind of thing that is easy to layer with other mesh tops but most mesh jackets aren’t, which is why I still grab layer tops now and then.

House of Fox had a sale for a few days and I’m sorry that I didn’t get to blog this before because I am wearing several of their items that I picked up there while they were reduced. If you want information on sales and things make sure you check out Seraphim SL as they almost always have the latest info on what’s going on where. Anyway, House of Fox, yea, lots of good things.

Finally LaRoo released these fab Liberty boots for FaMESHed, that I’m wearing on the left a few days ago. Lots of colours available and they come in 3 different sizes, I usually wear a M in mesh clothes but the S in the boots fits me just fine. These are definitely my favourite of LaRoo’s releases and I can’t wait to see what comes next.

Also I just wanted to point out there there was -very- little editing on these pictures compared to some of my others, apart from smoothing out some angular edges so everything I’m wearing should look the same in world, although always make sure to demo!

Hopefully I’ll be back to more of a regular blogging schedule now but I’m still visiting family and using a different PC so I’m not sure how fab my pics will be till I get home in a month or so. Anyway, I’m so looking forward to seeing what great items will be brought to us for the new season!

Coral
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Skin (all looks) – Amberly – Glam Affair

Skirt (all looks) – Mikro Mini Skirt – Fanatik (RECENT)

From left to right:

Look 1:

Hair – Winter – Truth (NEW)

Jacket – Vanity Leather Jacket – Erratic

Top – Whitehaven Beach Dress (only the jacket layer) – Kyoot

Leggings – Half Sequin Leggings – Anthem (marketplace)

Boots – Liberty – LaRoo @ FaMESHed (NEW)

Look 2:

Hair – Asami – Diva @ C88

Top – Mesh Leather Tee – House of Fox (RECENT)

Boots – Tundra – JD (Just Design)

Earrings – Granny’s Pearl Earrings – LaGyo

Necklace Thing – Fur Tippet & Pearls – Coco (RECENT)

Look 3:

Hair – Sassy 2 – Truth (RECENT)

Bustier – My Crop Corset – House of Fox

Under bust corset – part of Lola Shorts – House of Fox

Leggings – Rose Lace Leggings – G Field

Shoes – Loona – Redgrave

Necklace – Heavy Spikes Necklace – Glow Studio

Ring – Coal Ring – Anthem (marketplace)

LaRoo

LaRoo 2

First of all a little disclaimer. If you’re looking at this picture and going “Coral, wth is that?” then don’t worry, you’re not alone, I’m asking myself the same thing. I clearly had too much time on my hands today and after a lot of messing around in Photoshop it just kind of happened. I can’t decide if I like it at all, it’s different at the very least.

ANYWAY. There’s a new shoe brand in town called LaRoo! It’s a collaboration between Cracked Mirror and CrashOV Uladstron who will be bringing us lots of new mesh footwear! The boots I’m wearing now are the Anca boots that you can find at FaMESHed and I think they have quite a Gaga-esqueness about them. LaRoo have also released a cute pair of shearling boots for The Arcade event.

The official opening of LaRoo’s  mainstore is on the 7th of December and will be located on the Fresco sim opposite the FaMESHed location. They have a group in world that you can join and also a site larooshooes.com where you can receive updates and keep track of what goodies they’ll be bringing us. I’m excited to see what other original designs they can come up with!

Coral

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Boots – Anca – LaRoo @ FaMESHed (rigged mesh) NEW

Pose – Marukin

Sunna

Yep, this blog post has nothing to do with fashion, or any new releases and check me out….I’m even wearing a flexi skirt.

If you’ve ever read the Stuff About Me page on my blog, you’ll know that I roleplayed in SL for a long time until about February this year when I went “mainstream” and the genre I played in was Gor.

Gor has a pretty bad rep in SL I know and I’m pretty sure there’ll be some judging going on right now but whatever. I liked it and for the most part I had fun. This is my character Sunna in the state she was when I left several months ago and since things have been changing for me in SL for a while now, I was thinking of maybe resurrecting her. Maybe.

I was pretty attached to Sunna and I’d love to take her story further and see where she ended up but something’s stopping me and I can’t quite put my finger it. I think partly I’m nervous that I’ll be rusty and being around new people is not always easy for me.

I heard about a new sim that opened recently called Ragnars Rest and I went to check it out today. It’s a lovely build full of lots of rustic goodness, I didn’t take any pics of that though since I still don’t have shadows back yet and I couldn’t really do the place justice, but they have got a Flickr group with some nice pictures in here.

So anyway, rambling over. Maybe Sunna will make an appearance some day soon. Maybe.

Coral

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Hair – Adeline – Truth (Non rigged mesh)

Dress – Evelyn – KnickKnack

Jacket – Fur Vest – SMS

Scarf and hood – Soedara

Arm Warmers – Drift (Mesh)

Pose – Marukin

Location – Ragnars Rest

Time is Ticking

Disclaimer: This blog title has absolutely nothing to do with the picture and everything to do with the fact that I am sooooo short on time today, but damn so much to write about!

First of all I’ll start by saying that when my friend Harper saw me wearing the outfit I blogged yesterday, she called me a….actually I can’t say what she called me because I wanna get this post on to iheartsl.com which is now SFW! If you didn’t know now you do, anyone who was listed to feed must reapply and you can find some info on the SFW guidelines and what to do if your blog has mixed content here on Cajsa’s blog.

So after that incident I decided to go a little cuter today. This mesh hair from Truth was perfect for the look along with the new Granny’s Pearl necklace from LaGyo which you can get from TDR along with matching earrings and both are scripted to texture change.

I’m also wearing another recent release from Emery which is this mesh blazer that comes in a range of different colours. Obviously I went for the natural, nude looking colour because I’m boring like that. The jeans I’m wearing were recent from The Secret Store and they’re pretty amazing. I had a high waist system pair from Imbue that I used to wear a LOT, so I was really happy to be able to get a pair in mesh.

The picture was taken at Neva Dunes, which is the home of Neva Crystall and has been opened to the public for a few days. I believe it’s open until the 4th so make sure you pop over and visit and get your photo ops while you can! I’m a huge fan of Neva’s and it’s great to be able to look around and see her work, I find it really inspirational too. Like now I need to go buy a new house! Here’s the SLURL if you want to go visit.

Oh last thing, I’ve also started to link all my pictures directly to my Flickr, so if you want to see the picture in better quality just click on the pic and open the link, I have to make them smaller so that I don’t mess up any feeds and so the quality is not always what they should be. I’m sure there’s a way to fix this, but I don’t know how – I am really blonde in RL.

That’s all from me this week, I hope everyone enjoys the weekend!

Coral

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Hair – Rebel – Truth (Mesh!)

Skin – Roza Basics – Glam Affair

Blazer – Mesh Blazer – Emery (Mesh! – obv)

Pants – Rise Skinny Jeans – The Secret Store (Mesh!)

Top – Lacey Little Top – Kyoot

Necklace – Granny’s Pearl Necklace – LaGyo for TDR (Mesh!)

Hairband – Bow3 Funk – TokiDoki

Pose – Marukin

Location – Neva Dunes

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

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

LOTD – C88 Again!

I really didn’t lie when I said there was some awesome stuff available at Collabor88 this month. So here’s another little LOTD with items I picked up!

Love this hair from D!va, I’m a big fan of their fly away textures and the natural looking, messy styles they create. Where was this ‘do last week when I was getting my Amy on! It comes in a set with a style A and B, which have slightly different bangs and also a jewelled headband. The band is scripted for colour changing and also has the option of being removed, which I did for this pic.

The dress is by Chantkare and has the baroque texture which was the theme of the round. If you read my blog at all you know I usually wear the M in mesh. I still wore the M for this but I slimmed down considerably as well, not because it didn’t fit but because I thought it looked better. Kind of in a hanging off a coat hanger kind of way. I don’t know if that makes sense but I know what I mean, can you tell I’m not a fashion expert?

Finally I’ve got some of the LaGyo accesories on that were available, as well as these cute knee high baroque stockings from The Sea Hole. The necklace and ring are both colour changing and there is a matching flower headband that you can buy too. Obviously I got everything that LaGyo put out because I can’t get enough of their releases these days!

I’m really loving this round and I still need to make a couple of trips back to pick up some other pieces, so make sure you pay a visit if you haven’t already!

Coral

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P.S. I’ve listed some of the furniture in this post and my last one because these pics were taken in my new house and I’m just so squeeee about it, that I can’t stop staring! I will probably make a full post about it some time soon so stay tuned for that!

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Hair – Manon Type A – D!va @ C88

Dress – Baroque Tunic Dress – Chantkare @ C88 (Mesh!)

Stockings – Baroque Stockings – The Sea Hole @ C88

Necklace – Bizarre Flower Necklace – LaGyo @ C88

Ring – Bizarre Flower Ring – LaGyo @ C88

Chair – Round Chair 02 – Y’s House

Old Window – Art Dummy

Speaker – Urchin Speaker – Lisp

Pose – Marukin @ C88