Baby It’s Cold Outside

GUYS! I am sorry for neglecting you so. My RL has been just NUTS lately. I think it’s finally getting back to normal again, so… let’s see if I can get back to blogging, eh?

Today’s look is a simple, fun one. I ran through Collabor88 and faMESHed and popped around to a few stores I love and threw this one together. This is an outfit I’m going to save and wear every time I feel like casual and fun are in order.   I am severely underdressed for the chilly weather at Izzie’s sim, and my nose and cheeks seem to have turned rosy! This adorable Glam Affair skin is available at Collabor88.

The pose is also at Collabor88, part of the pack by Marukin.

My sweater is by e! and can be found at faMESHed.

The jeans, hair and shoes are not new releases, but wonderful and adorable all the same.

Oh, and can we take a second to notice that I’m seriously addicted to the dips at Magika? I may need to find a 12 step program.

One last thing- check out these IKON Eternal Eyes. They’re so lovely and clear… I keep camming myself and getting a little hypnotized. 

Ready? Set. SHOP!

Top: e! Eclectic Apparel- Brooklyn Sweater faMESHed
Jeans: Maitreya- Zipper Skinny Jeans
Shoes: Tee*fy- Callia’s Soft Leather SImple Flats
Hair: Magika- Little
Skin: Glam Affair- Roza- Brr & Etci 04 Collabor88
Freckles: R.icielli- Freckles
Eyes: IKON- Eternal Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Eyeliner: cheLLe- French New Wave Eyeliner
Nails: Izzie’s- Classic Nails
Pose: Marukin Collabor88
Location: Izzie’s

The Inkwell- A NEW Live Music Venue!

We all get in ruts in SL, I think. I know a lot of bloggers and creators who admit to spending most of their SL time alone on a platform in the sky. Maybe that’s you. Maybe you’ve just been doing the same thing every day for a while now- same people, same things, same places. Some days (or weeks on end) I see no more of SL than the stores I shop in, the places I take photos and my own skybox. My communication is limited to IMs while I edit photos and type up my oh-so-eloquent (lolright) blogposts.

One thing that gets me out of my antisocial zone is music. I love going to a good DJ set or seeing live musicians in SL. I always feel a little less awkward joining in conversations and meeting new people in those atmospheres. If not for music in SL, I would probably have no friends at all to be honest. Every place I call “home” in SL, I found while using search and TPing around randomly. I popped in and there was music and cool people and I stayed.

TPing randomly is actually what brought me to The Inkwell. I was immediately charmed by the building and decor. It’s very eclectic and open. There’s a coffee bar and comfy chairs and a dock and a lovely scenic lawn. (You can see all these photos larger on my Flickr)

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After camming around,  I got to meet the lovely Jessyca Teardrop! We are actually friends on Plurk, so it was like, “Hey! Don’t I know you?” We got to chatting and she told me all about the place. She snagged her partner, Jennifer Python, as well, so I could get the whole story! I love to know the people behind the places. I hope you do, too. I decided to do this interview style, so read on!

Jennifer Python: Owner

Jessyca Teardrop: Manager/Builder

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Cracked Mirror @ faMESHed

SO, hopefully you’re aware that faMESHed has started its’ new round…? Well, if not, now you are.

For faMESHed, Cracked Mirror released this really cute track outfit. My good friend Maci Restless and I decided to put our new outfits to good use and take a power walk around The Grounds.

Notice that the sweatshirt comes with or without numbers. Both items also come in an array of colors- Cracked Mirror always makes things in such great colors! Whether you wanna go work out or maybe just need something comfy to lounge around in, you really need to go to faMESHed and get these cozy sweats! Oh! and check out Maci’s post here!

On Maci:
Top: Cracked Mirror – Varsity Sweater faMESHed
Pants: Cracked Mirror – Lounge Sweats faMESHed
Shoes: Redgrave – Miles Sneakers
Skin: Glam Affair – Lilith
Hair: DeLa – Sophie
Eyes: Mayfly – Liquid Light Mesh Eyes
Lashes: Redgrave – Eyelashes
Nails: Synthetique – Ultimate French Collection
Pose: Bounce This Poses

On me:
Top: Cracked Mirror- Varsity Sweater faMESHed
Pants: Cracked Mirror- Lounge Sweats faMESHed
Shoes: DECO- Mesh Lightning Bolt The Arcade
Hair: [elikatira]- Theory
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard- Ultimate Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Freckles: ..:: s t u d i o D.::..- Freckles (on Marketplace)
Eyeliner- CheLLe- French New Wave
Nails: Izzie’s- Classic Nails
Skin: Glam Affair- Lilith
Shape: Mine
Pose: Bounce This Poses

Watch me fly.

 

 

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Dress:Tee*fy- Babydoll Dress
Undershirt: Nylon Outfitters- Tiffany Sequin Tank Bra
Boots: Monso- My Western Boot
Hair: Clawtooth- Please and thanks
Feathers: PIDIDDLE- Feather Extensions
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard- Ultimate Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Eyeliner- CheLLe- French New Wave
Nails: Izzie’s- Classic Nails
Skin: Glam Affair- Lilith
Shape: Mine
Pose: Bounce This Poses
Location: T Town

When the dust settles…

Super quick post today, as Saturdays are almost always busy busy busy in RL for me…

Foppish! Have you heard of it? I hadn’t until I was stalking, er… browsing people’s photos on Flickr and came across a few with these adorable sweaters. I had to go check the store out, obviously, because… I might possibly be addicted to sweaters. This version with the skulls is actually a group gift and the group is free to join, SO… no excuse, really. Go grab one. There are a couple other patterns available, as well, and they are darling so make sure you check those out, too. The whole store is very very cute.

The only thing I noticed when trying things on was that their sizes run a little different than Standard Size, but a few little mods or trying a different size isn’t really a big deal to me when the clothes are this cute. I usually wear a Standard XS and this jacket fits me perfectly in size XXS.

Have a great weekend!

Sweater: Foppish- Wooly Gown Coat *Group Gift- free to join!*
Undershirt: fri.day- Cliquester.Tank
Leggings: Tee*fy- Basic Solids Earth Tones
Boots: [elikatira]- Secret Boots
Hair: !lamb- Ambrosia
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard- Ultimate Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Eyeliner- CheLLe- French New Wave
Nails: Izzie’s- Classic Nails
Skin: Glam Affair- Lilith
Shape: Mine
Pose: Bounce This Poses
Location: Virtual Decay

 

Mon Tissu Blogger Search- My Entry

Hey! So, I know I already posted today, but this is a special post! Mon Tissu is having a blogger search and I’ve decided to throw my hat into the ring. I mean, why not give it a go? The possibility of blogging for one of my favorite stores on the grid narrowly outweighs my feelings of insecurity and my nerves… and… is it hot in here?

ANYWAYS, the rules are that I have to take a photo and write a paragraph, similar to my normal blog posts. So, I’ll ramble a little then show you what I chose to wear, ok? Ok!

Can you believe that just last year around this time, mesh was barely being used? The jacket and scarf I am wearing are beautiful and cozy but completely sculpty attachments and clothing layers. For you mesh holdouts, I’m not too worried about you guys finding lovely fall and winter wear. While Mon Tissu’s mesh offerings are AMAZING, their earlier items are just as beautiful and I’m not at all ashamed to run around in non-mesh items when they’re this high quality. The shoes I’m wearing ARE mesh, but not rigged. This means you can still reposition them and all that, they’re just much more detailed than, say, sculpted prims.

You’ve maybe seen me blog these Jane jeans 1000 times, and they *are* mesh, and wonderful and they fit perfectly, and… just go fatpack them, ok?

My earlier post photo was taken at Izzie’s and so is this one. I cannot stay away from this sim right now. Go check it out. If you see me there, say, “Hi!”

Jacket: Mon Tissu- Wool Blend Jacket
Scarf: Mon Tissu- Infinity Scarf
Jeans: Jane- sweet n low jeans
Shoes: Mon Tissu- Sloane Pumps
Ring: Shakeup!- Vintage Ring The Arcade
Hair: Magika- Tendency
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard- Ultimate Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Eyeliner- CheLLe- French New Wave
Nails: Izzie’s- Classic Nails
Skin: Glam Affair- Lilith
Shape: Mine
Pose: Marukin
Location: Izzie’s

Autumn Loveliness @ Izzie’s & Tres Blah @ The Arcade

Hello!! SO, yesterday I showed you a bunch of stuff I got at The Arcade. Today, I have one more item to show you! The scarf I’m wearing is from Tres Blah’s gatcha. There are 10 different scarves to win and at 100L per play, you know you’ll want to pick up more than one of these cozy scarves for fall!

Speaking of fall, check out this sim I’m on. This fall paradise is the home of Izzie’s! This is actually not the first time I’ve blogged about her sim. One of my first posts ever was about her beautiful spring landscaping. (Wow, my avatar looked different!) Anyways, the sim looks amazing and not only can you take some lovely photos there, but also make sure to pop in and shop at the store! Izzie’s has clothes, nails, skins, eyes, teeth, poses… you really must go see.

Last but not least, Bounce This Poses has released some new girly poses! There are two new girl pose packs that come with 6 poses each PLUS mirrors, and they’re only 100L per pack!


Undershirt: fri.day- Cliquester.Tank NEW
Sweater: Tres Blah- Boyfriend Sweater
Ring: Deco- Vintage Ring The Arcade
Scarf: Tres Blah- Wrapped Scarf The Arcade
Jeans: fri.day- Iunno Jeans
Boots: [elikatira]- Secret Boots
Hair: Magika- Calm
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard- Ultimate Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Eyeliner- CheLLe- French New Wave
Nails: Izzie’s- Classic Nails
Skin: Glam Affair- Lilith
Shape: Mine
Pose: Bounce This Poses NEW
Location: Izzie’s

fri.day mesh!

You know what store I really like? fri.day. In the days before mesh, I shopped at fri.day ALL OF THE TIME. They have everything you’d ever need for a basic, classy, cute wardrobe- sweaters, tshirts, camis, jeans, shoes, cute little dresses and rompers, accessories… they even have hairs and poses! One of the things I always LOVED about fri.day was that every item, whether system clothes or prims- every single item of clothing- has a demo. I wish every store in SL would take the time to do this. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve bought something and put it on and never worn it because there is something funky about it you couldn’t see in the ad photo. In cases like that, I usually don’t go back to that store ever for fear of wasting more $L on stuff that won’t work out. fri.day has retained my loyal patronage because of their quality items and their DEMOS. I have tried on lots of their stuff, bought some, not bought others… but I know I can always trust that what I do buy will fit just right and look great because I could try it on first!

Ok, so anyways, ever since mesh arrived on the scene I have been waiting and wondering when fri.day will jump aboard the mesh train. I still wear a lot of system and primmy clothes, but mesh has definitely taken over my wardrobe in a big way. For a little while, I was afraid fri.day might not get into mesh and just fade away. Thankfully, this is not the case. fri.day has recently come out with a few mesh items and I cannot wait to see more! You can check out the fri.day blog for more news and information. I am so excited that an old favorite is keeping up with the changes in SL and bound to become a new favorite all over again!

Top: fri.day- soft cami
Shorts: Mon Tissu- Cuffed Denim Shorts
Nails: Sexy Mamas- Sculpted Prim Nails
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard- Ultimate Eye Set/Hazels
Hair: vive9- Poland Highlander Bun
Skin: Glam Affair- Giselle
Shape: Mine
Pose: fri.day
Location: Artilleri

.evolve. for TOSL 2nd Birthday Hunt

I really like this cute bag from .evolve., and it’s one of the fabulous hunt gifts for the TOSL 2nd Birthday. It’s mesh, and comes in a rigged and non-rigged version. It also includes an animation that moves your hand onto the strap. I don’t usually carry bags in SL (I don’t even like to carry them in RL much) but for those of you who like the look of a bag to accessorize and outfit- this is definitely a good one.

See this link for more hunt info, this link for a list of participating stores, and this link for hints! Keep hunting, everyone, and don’t forget you have until July 15th! If you want to see some of the other items I’ve shared from the hunt, you can find them in my previous posts on the right hand side of the page.

Top: Artilleri- darla top
Shorts: Mon Tissu- Cuffed Denim Shorts
Bag: .evolve.- hodgepodge.satchel (TOSL Hunt)
Necklace: Mon Tissu- Floral Disc Pendant
Feet: Slink Womens Natural Barefeet (Mesh Rigged)
Nails: Sexy Mamas- Sculpted Prim Nails
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Eyes: MONS- Shocking Eyes
Hair: Wasabi Pills- Alice
Skin: Glam Affair- Giselle
Shape: Mine
Pose: !bang
Location: The Pixel Bean