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

Sweet Like…

Hey! I want to show you the outfit I was running around in last night. I feel like a trip to the ice cream shop rolled in cotton candy, and I like it! I love to play with colors, especially in SL.

I’ve told you a couple times about this new Magika hair and how I bought the dips pack and how much I love it… I wanted to show you one of the great color combos!  This particular one reminds me of Neapolitan ice cream. YUM!

I wore the dark version of Roza Basic by Glam Affair so that my brows matched my roots. Someone recently commented that they felt like the darker version wasn’t  as soft as the blonde version, but I don’t think that’s fully accurate. I think the tone you wear, your facial features, and the clothes and hair you pair it with lend more to the “harshness”of your look. The dark brows are a really nice shade of brown, and not too dark at all, in my opinion.

The necklace I’m wearing is by LaGyo and is available at Collabor88 this month. It has a texture change menu with eight color options for the plumes AND four different metal options, so it’s like… thirty-two necklaces in one!

This tank is from Tee*fy, and the pants are from The Secret Store. I told you about the pants yesterday, and I’m pretty sure I’ve blogged a different color of this tank in the past. I love them. I wear them. They are now staples in my wardrobe.

Please direct your attention to these shoes. Try not to drool. Too late, you say? I understand. These shoes are probably the most adorable things in my inventory. They’re the Lovable Pumps  from The Secret Store, and I’d call that name exactly accurate. They are very lovable. They come in different pastels, brights, browns, and some “extras,” which have patterns.  Now wipe your mouth and go grab a pair or five.

My pose is part of the “It’s Casual” pack at Exposeur. The pack has 5 poses WITH mirrors. I wish all pose makers did mirrors. It really helps to have them for those times when you love a pose but your hair or a clothing item doesn’t work, but would work perfectly if the pose was only facing the other way. Yay for mirrors!

Ok, now go shopping!

Top: Tee*fy- Basic Tucked Tank
Jeans: The Secret Store- Rise Skinny Jeans NEW
Shoes: The Secret Store- Lovable Pumps
Necklace: LaGyo- Plumes Necklace Collabor88
Hair: Magika- Tomorrow NEW
Skin: Glam Affair- Roza Basic NEW
Freckles: R.icielli- Freckles
Eyeliner: CheLLe- French New Wave
Eyes: Mayfly- Liquid Light Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Nails: Izzie’s- Classic Nails
Shape: Mine
Pose: Exposeur

SO Much Newness!

Hey guys! I have some fun stuff to show you! How about I start at the top and work my way down?

In my last post, I mentioned that Magika had released new hairs. This is another of those fantastic hairs, called Yesterday. As with the other hair, i got the dips pack. It’s so fun to play with the colors and see what combinations go with different outfits!

Next, check out this lovely skin. This is Roza Basic by Glam affair. I know a ton of people have been really hoping that this skin would be released in a full pack after a few versions had been at events such as Collabor88. Roza Basic comes in 6 tones and each tone has a clean version as well as four makeup options. I am wearing the Europa tone which is one step lighter than the America tone I had been wearing of Lilith. I feel like it’s softer and more appropriate for fall since my RL summer tan is fading and I suppose my SL one should, too. These R.icielli freckles really work well with this tone and add to the soft look as well. If you’re curious about the other tones for Roza Basic, Willow Zander did a great post showing them all and the included makeups, so go check it out!

On to the rest of the outfit:

How many more warm days will we have left to wear fun floral tops before they have to get packed away in favor of warmer clothes? It’s wonderful that the weather is still warm enough in RL for me to not feel weird wearing short sleeves in SL. Soon enough, it’ll be all sweaters and jackets and long underwear.  This is an older top from The Secret Store and is made of system clothing layers and sculpts, but since it’s done well I am happy to continue wearing it! You also can’t beat the ability to re-position something or re-size it here or there. That is one area rigged mesh has a disadvantage in.

Speaking of rigged mesh, however, the advantage is in the smooth, well fitting, beautifully textured items such as these NEW Rise Skinny Jeans (also from The Secret Store). They come in blue denim, which I’m sporting here, light denim, grey denim and black denim. Also available are fun bright colors: apricot, mint, lavender, and candy!

My shoes are from Tee*fy. It was seriously hard to decide which color to buy because every version of these is adorable. I might end up going back and getting the fatpack, or at least one or two of the other colors.

The pose is another from the [flambe] pack by Marukin, available at Collabor88.

OH! Are you aware of Tee*fy and LaViere being in a temporary location? They’re actually right next to The Secret Store right now. Here is a good spot in between all stores! (If you tp and don’t see the stores there, remember: temporary. Search is your friend.)

Top: The Secret Store- Puffy Blouse
Jeans: The Secret Store- Rise Skinny Jeans NEW
Shoes: Tee*fy- Astra Wedges
Hair: Magika- Yesterday NEW
Skin: Glam Affair- Roza Basic NEW
Freckles: R.icielli- Freckles
Eyeliner: CheLLe- French New Wave
Eyes: Mayfly- Liquid Light Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Nails: Izzie’s- Classic Nails
Shape: Mine
Pose: Marukin ( NEW pose pack @ Collabor88)

Stuck on You

Do you ever put an outfit together and never want to take it off? It just feels right. For me, this outfit is just the right amount of sexy and classy and fun. I have seriously been wearing it inworld for like 4 days now, which is insane for me. I usually change clothes multiple times a day.

You may have noticed from the past few posts that I have changed skins.  I’ve been kind of in a funk lately, and what better way to break a funk than by making a dramatic change!? I have always really like Mother Goose’s skins but I’d never been quite sure if I could pull one off. All that changed when I demo’d this skin. I fell in love instantly. It is very different from my usual, but still feels like me. I am very happy with it. The only thing I’d mention on the negative side is that some of the body detail is not my favorite, like the hipbones are a little too defined and the shading on the butt is a little odd, but I’m not naked in SL enough for that to deter me. The face and collarbone are usually the big selling points for me in a skin, and this one really hits the mark. I added R.icielli’s freckles over top to complete the look and I cannot stop camming myself. Yeah, I’m one of those.

On to the hair. Magika has released three, yes THREE gorgeous new hairs. They are called Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. I got the dipped color palette for the first time and ugh, I cannot tell you how much I love them without sounding like a complete crazy person. If you can try these hairs on and not want to buy every single one, I don’t even know what to say to you.

I found these jeans while on Marketplace, searching for a pair of mesh skinny jeans that I don’t see everyone and their mother wearing. I had never heard of Etchaflesh, but I hopped over to the inworld store and demo’d. I really really like these jeans a lot. They fit great, the texture is really well done, and my ass looks fabulous. What more could you want?

Last but certainly not least, I almost always pick up the Marukin pose packs at Collabor88, and if you do any type of SL photography, you should too. The poses are always really nice, and since it’s Collabor88, they’re discounted!

See why I never want to take this off? Thank goodness you can’t smell your av in SL because mine might be a little ripe.

Jacket: Toki Doki- Floral Blazer
Bandeau: Mon Tissu- Lycia Lace Bandeau Bra
Jeans: Etchaflesh- Basic Skinny Jeans
Shoes: N-Core- Coquette
Necklace: LaGyo- Alice Necklace
Ring: sMoov- Classiqa Piano Ring (on Marketplace)
Hair: Magika- Tomorrow NEW
Skin: Mother Goose’s- Abbey
Freckles: R.icielli- Freckles
Eyeliner: CheLLe- French New Wave
Eyes: Mayfly- Liquid Light Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Nails: Izzie’s- Classic Nails
Shape: Mine
Pose: Marukin ( NEW pose pack @ Collabor88)

Some music to make you smile:

New Exile & PIDIDDLE @ The Arcade

So, I was halfway through writing this post when I went to add a link to the Exile Blog to show you the hairs that were released today… and lovely WordPress wiped the whole post. SO, lemme just show you this hair. Along with the hair, I’ve got on one of the super adorable Deco Collars that are available in PIDIDDLE’s gatchas at The Arcade event, which starts tomorrow! Check out this Arcade Shopping Guide or The Arcade Flickr Group to see more previews of the super fun, cute, amazing, wonderful, and drool-worthy items that will be available at this really cool event!! Also, have a lovely weekend and I hope you get some really fun stuff from The Arcade gatchas!!

Closer view of hair & collar:

Sweater: Tres Blah- Preppy Sweater Collabor88
Jeans- Jane- sweet n low jeans
Shoes: Slink- Astrid Boots
Hair: Exile- Turn the Page
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
Poses: Don’t Freak Out!
Location: The Grounds (home of The Pixel Bean)

Milk Motion @ Collabor88

Have I mentioned that I really like lace? Well, this dress by Milk Motion has filled my daily lace requirement. It’s available in a variety of colors at Collabor88 this month. It was all I could do to not spend my rent money buying every single one.

I also really like this hair from Truth. I have been seeing it all over the place, but I haven’t had anything that I felt it would go with. It was the first hair that popped into my mind when I put on this dress. I was so excited to finally go grab it!

Dress: Milk Motion- lace dress Collabor88
Shoes: N-Core- Coquette
Hair: Truth- Kirby
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard- Ultimate Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Nails: Izzie’s- Classic Nails
Skin: Glam Affair- Lilith
Shape: Mine
Pose: Don’t Freak Out!

Tres Blah @ Collabor88

Sweaters, guys. More comfy, lovely, amazing sweaters. These cabled Preppy Sweaters are by Tres Blah, and they’re available at this month’s Collabor88!

There is a version with a collared shirt underneath it (above), and a version without (below).

I obviously had to grab both styles. You should, too!

Look 1
Sweater: Tres Blah- Preppy Sweater w/Blouse Collabor88
Pants: Fri.day- Designer Jeans
Boots: {mon tissu}- Provence Riding Boots
Hair: LeLutka- VERSAGE
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard- Ultimate Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Nails: Izzie’s- Classic Nails
Skin: Glam Affair- Lilith
Shape: Mine
Pose: BENT

Look 2
Sweater: Tres Blah- Preppy Sweater Collabor88
Scarf: {mon tissu}- Skinny Scarf
Pants: Fri.day- Designer Jeans
Boots: [elikatira]- Secret Boots
Hair: !lamb- Pearl
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard- Ultimate Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Nails: Izzie’s- Classic Nails
Skin: Glam Affair- Lilith
Shape: Mine
Pose: flowey

::Duh!:: @ Zombie Popcorn

Top: Tres Blah- Half Tucked Tee Collabor88
Pants: Cracked Mirror- Mambo Jeans faMESHed
Shoes: ::Duh!::- Red Stripe Sneaker Zombie Popcorn
Hair: [elikatira]- Hye
Skin: Glam Affair- Giselle
Shape: Mine
Pose: Don’t Freak Out!
Location: Tableau

*Boom* Miami Linens

Hey all! *BOOM* has released some new mesh pants that I’d like to share with you! These cozy linen pants can be dressed up or down and they come in over 35 colors! Hop over and demo them today!

 

Top: Tres Blah- Half Tucked Tee Collabor88
Pants: *BOOM*- Miami Linens NEW
Feet: Slink- Womens Natural Barefeet
Hair: [elikatira]- Parade
Nails: Izzie’s- 80’s Round Nails Vintage Fair
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard- Ultimate Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Eyeliner- cheLLe- French New Wave
Skin: Glam Affair- Giselle
Shape: Mine
Pose: Don’t Freak Out!

Weeping Willow

Hey! I have another Collabor88 item to show you! Also, I’m tired from camping last night, so I’m just gonna show you the photo and post credits. Please forgive my laziness.

Top: PiCHi- KAIA StraplessTop Vintage Fair
Skirt: Fashionably Dead- Weeping Willow Skirt Collabor88
Boots: [elkikatira]- Secret Boots
Hair: [elikatira]- Locked
Nails: Izzie’s- 80’s Round Nails Vintage Fair
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard- Ultimate Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Eyeliner- cheLLe- French New Wave
Skin: Glam Affair- Giselle
Shape: Mine
Pose: Marukin
Location: Virtual Decay