Happy Thanksgiving & Some Newness

Darlings, I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving. If you’re not from the U.S., I hope you have a lovely day as well!  This is probably my honest-to-goodness favorite holiday. No presents, no hype, just family and food and lots of love and time for reflection on the year and all we have to be truly thankful for. I am humbled and amazed by all that I have to be thankful for. I couldn’t even list it all if I wanted to. I do want to say to you, though- thank you. Thank you for listening to my ramblings, looking at my stuff, and just spending some time to let me into your life a little. I have so much fun putting together looks and writing my silly little posts, and it makes me happy to know that there’s someone else out there who gets some enjoyment from it, too. So, thanks for letting me share my stuff with you. <3

ON TO THE NEWNESS!

The Secret Store and Nyu have collaborated AGAIN and this time, they bring us this lovely Camille Dress! I really adore the lace collar on this. The shape of it is so cool. OK, and this hair. It’s called Joy, and it’s Wasabi Pills’ newest release. It is very aptly named, as it truly does bring joy to my pixel noggin. There is also a bang-less (fringe-less?) version of this hair, called Joy 2. 

I’m going to leave this post short because I have lots of turkey and cranberries to gobble! Have a lovely Thanksgiving, everyone!

Dress: The Secret Store & Nyu- Camille Dress NEW
Socks: The Secret Store- Lace Knit Socks
Shoes: Mon Tissu- Sloane Pumps
Hair: Wasabi Pills- Joy NEW
Skin: Mother Goose’s- Abbey
Freckles: R.icielli- Freckles
Eyes: Mayfly- Liquid Light Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Eyeliner: cheLLe- French New Wave Eyeliner
Nails: Izzie’s- Classic Nails
Pose: Don’t Freak Out!

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:

This is goodbye.

As the train pulls out of the station, I feel a twinge. All of that playing brave is about to give way. Feelings are inevitable, I suppose. At least you’ll be too far away to see me cry.

Sweater: Eclectic Apparel- Grace Turtleneck faMESHed
Skirt: Eclectic Apparel- Allure Skirt faMESHed
Socks: The Secret Store- Lace Knit Socks
Shoes: Nardcotix- Zoe Platform
Hair: Burley- Vanessa NEW
Bag: {mon tissu}- Sophmore Satchel
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: (pda)
Location: Mischeif Managed

Blogging with Roxi!

In my last post, I was super excited to have a chance to get to know a fellow Plurker and blogger named Shayariel Teardrop for Harvest Denzo‘s Posting With Others blogger challenge. Well, I was so thrilled and flattered to be asked to post with ANOTHER amazing blogger, Roxi Bluewood!

I am always very shy when it comes to fellow bloggers, and I don’t really take much initiative to reach out, especially inworld. You never quite know if they’ll be cool, and I have a little fear of rejection. Some people take their blogger status and use it as an excuse to be a super crazy diva bitch, which I just cannot deal with. Well, let me tell you, Roxi is NOT one of those people. I am SO glad I got the chance to meet her! She is very sweet and also very talented! I’d definitely recommend adding her to your “blogs to read” list. I’m really looking forward to the next time I get to hang out with her! Here are some snapshots of our the time together:

First, some closeups!

^Look at that sweet face!! And below, you can see me wearing one of my new favorite things-  Izzie’s teeth!

The woodsy, blurry backdrop of these next two is The Grounds. I HAD to take Roxi to see one of the prettiest sims on the grid (and home to The Pixel Bean, one of my favorite places to hang!)

By the end of our time together, we were feeling like two peas in a pod and goofing of with silly faces using our Anypose Expression huds.

I almost forgot to show you the cute shoes!!

Thank you for being brave and reaching out, Roxi. I had a lot of fun hanging out and I hope this is the start of a great friendship! (Make sure to check out Roxi’s version here!!)
Roxi is wearing:
Skin: My UglyDorothy- Mary
Eyes: The Sugar Garden – Spilled Milk Eyes
Hair: Action – Alison Hair
Shirt – ColdLogic – Shirt Perdue
Pants – ColdLogic – Trouser Kime
Shoes – Monso – My Leather Oxford
Bracelet – ASO – Leather Bracelet Cross
Izzie`s – Classic Nails

Maribel is wearing:
Sweater: The Secret Store- Oversized Sweater
Scarf: {mon tissu}- Skinny Scarf
Jeans: Tres Blah- Juju Jeans
Shoes: Ingenue- Ariane
Hair: Fashionably Dead- Sunday
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard- Ultimate Eyes
Teeth: Izzie’s- Teeth Set
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Eyeliner- CheLLe- French New Wave
Nails: Izzie’s- Classic Nails
Skin: Glam Affair- Lilith
Shape: Mine

I usually credit poses, but at time of publication Roxi was not online for me to ask her where some of these were from (and I forgot to ask earlier, oops!) so I will ask asap and update. Sorry!!

I *can* tell you that the  pose from the shoes pose and a couple of the closeups comes from Love Me Brutal cuz that one I brought along!

Blogging with Shay!

The darling Harvest Denzo recently issued a blogger challenge called Posting With Others. I LOVE the idea, and I have loved past posts with friends, but this one was a little different. The stipulation is that you have to post with someone you may not be as familiar with. The recluse in me cringed a little, but when Shayariel Teardrop sent out an open call on Plurk, I jumped at the chance!

We met up at Izzie’s to play in the autumn loveliness.

Shay bet me she could balance me on the handlebars of her bike, and even though I was in stiletto boots, I didn’t die!

After leaving tire tracks all over the sim (sorry, Izzie!), we started chatting.  Well, being Plurkers, chatting maaaay have turned to a little bit of gossiping…

Ohhhh the things I now know… tsk tsk tsk.

Thanks for a fun day out, Shay! It was great to hang out and meet someone new!! (Check out her version here)

On Maribel:
Sweater: [ SAKIDE ]- Irish Dropshoulder Pull
Scarf: {mon tissu}- Infinity Scarf
Jeans: Maitreya- Rolled Skinny Jeans
Boots: Maitreya- Radical 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

On Shay:
Sweater: coldLogic- Perdue Shirt
Pants: coldLogic- Kime trousers and Perdue Shirt by coldLogic
Shoes: Shiny Things- Zimmy Flats
Skin: League- Isla
Hair: Wasabi Pills- Brrree
Eyes: IKON- Forest eyes

Gossip pose and Bike w/ poses by Diesel Works

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

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

Prism Furniture @ Summer Harvest Hunt

Hey guys! I hope you guys have gotten to start the Summer Harvest Hunt! In case you aren’t aware, the hunt started yesterday (September 1st) and it goes until September 21st! Here is another awesome piece you can pick up on the hunt. It’s a hanging porch swing, loaded with 11 single poses. I am in love with the vines and fall leaves woven around the top. This is a perfect place to sit and sip some tea and watch the leaves change.

Find more previews and other information on The Ego Co. Blog. 

Top: Tres Blah- Half Tucked Tee
Shorts: Mon Tissu- Cuffed Denim Shorts
Boots: Monso- My Western Boots
Hair: Elikatira- Over
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard- Ultimate Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Skin: Glam Affair- Giselle
Nails: Izzie’s- Classic Nails
Shape: Mine
Chair: Prism Furniture- Fall Near Swing Summer Harvest Hunt

Summer Harvest Hunt!

I am so excited, guys! There is SO MUCH nice stuff in this hunt. It’s definitely worth it to participate! Check out the Ego Co. Blog for a list of all the participating stores. You’ll be looking of a tiny little acorn. Let me show you one of the wonderful things today, then make sure to stay tuned for more previews throughout the hunt!

THIS is a prop from BENT. It is loaded with a bunch of poses, and it makes me just wanna go outside and play in the leaves!

Top: Tres Blah- Half Tucked Tee
Shorts: Mon Tissu- Hanalei Shorts
Necklace- (Yummy)- Sea Trinkets Charm Necklace
Feet: Slink- Womens Natural Barefeet
Hair: Elikatira- Balance
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard- Ultimate Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Skin: Glam Affair- Giselle
Nails: Izzie’s- Classic Nails
Shape: Mine
Prop/Poses- BENT Summer Harvest Hunt

These Boots

So, these Monso boots came out a while ago. I’m totally late to the party, but I really do like them a lot. Not only are they realllly nicely made, they also have this nifty hud that allows you to change the texture of different parts of the boots! The different textures are really adorable, too.

 

Go demo them and play with the hud and see how empty your SL has been without them!

Top: Tres Blah- Half Tucked Tee
Shorts: Mon Tissu- Cuffed Denim Shorts
Boots: Monso- My Western Boots
Hair: Truth- Lykie
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard- Ultimate Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Skin: Glam Affair- Giselle
Nails: Izzie’s Classic Nails
Shape: Mine
Pose: Don’t Freak Out!