With Love and Bees

Yesterday, I told you about the With Love Hunt. I have more to showww you!  This adorable kitty sweater is by mjin.boutique and another one of the wonderful items that you’ll find in the With Love Hunt!

Where is this beautiful skin from, you ask? Well, I’ll tell you! It’s Glam Affair’s Roza Honey Bee and you can find all 3 of these gorgeous makeups at Bees Through The Seasons, along with tons of other adorable bee-themed items!  Bees Through The Seasons opened November 24th and runs for a month, so go grab your Glam skin and make sure to look around because there are some realllly great things to be found! The With Love Hunt starts November 30th at 4pm SLT at Cheeky Pea (click the link for all info and a list of participating designers).

Sweater: mijn.boutique- wool blocks sweater With Love Hunt
Socks: The Seret Store- Lace Knit Socks
Shoes: Urban Bomb Unit- Porn Star Lowtops
Hair: Magika- Little
Skin: Glam Affair- Roza Honey Bee Bees Through the Seasons
Freckles: R.icielli- Freckles
Eyes: IKON- Eternal Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Poses: marukin

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!

The Secret Store @ faMESHed

Hey guys. RL has been rough, so I apologize for not blogging consistently. Let me show you some lovely things.

I wish I had time to write wonderful things about all of these pieces, but can we just say they’re awesome and then you go buy it all? I mean… look at it. You want it even without me saying anything at all, don’t you?

Yes, yes you do.
Top: The Secret Store- Sweet Sheer faMESHed
Skirt: MOLiCHIiNO- Preppy Skirt
Tights: Izzie’s- Sheer Tights
Shoes: Ingenue- Cindy
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: exposeur

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)

Such Great Heights

So, unless you’ve been living under a rock you may have heard of the Cinema event that is currently running. This event is SO cool. A ton of amazing designers have gotten together to bring you all sorts of movie-inspired items. You can read more about this event here!

I am so excited to to show you one of the hairs from Alice Project that’s available at Cinema. It’s called Willow and it’s absolutely fabulous. It comes in two different parts, the blowing hair and small braids (enlarge photo below to see braids better). This way, you can wear it with or without the braids.  It also has a version that blows straight out, one that is angled up and one that is angled downward. As is the case with all Alice Project hairs, it also has the amazing HUD that allows you to change the textures forever and never run out of awesome options. This hair can appropriately be called epic. I almost never use “epic” because the internet people ruined it for me (yes, you) but this is a valid use of the word. Suck it.

I also need to tell you about this beautiful dress by The Secret Store & NYU. It’s a collaboration piece and I really hope to see more of these because this one came out so great. The dress comes in 10 different colors and can be worn in so many ways. It was originally released for Lazy Sunday but it is now available at regular price.

OH, one last thing I’d like to mention. When going to Cinema, as with all large events, PLEASE PLEASE dress down and remove as many scripts as you can. There IS a script gate at Cinema. I believe the limit is 50 scripts, but less is always better. Wear system clothes, remove your HUDS (you know you don’t need them while shopping) and wear unscripted hair and shoes, etc. I have even heard of people who wear full alphas, remove their AO, and just go invisible. I go, look at everything, grab demos, and take them home to try them on. Then, I go back later to get what I want. When we all do little things like this, it helps EVERYONE to have a better experience and greatly reduces lag. Don’t be a selfish shopper!

Dress: The Secret Store & NYU- Fall Babydoll Dress
Socks: The Secret Store- Lace Knit Socks
Shoes: Ingenue- Ariane
Hair: Alice Project- Willow Cinema
Skin: Mother Goose’s- Abbey
Shape: Mine
Pose: don’t freak out!
Location: Aear

Sweet Disposition

I have a secret.

Ok, no I don’t… well, I do have secrets but I’m not telling you those. The secret I’m talking about is The Secret Store, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite stores in SL. This store has both non mesh clothes and an increasing number of mesh items. I love the sweet, fun style and shopping there makes me feel like I am in on some SL fashion secret.

The newest release from The Secret Store is this adorable mesh mini skirt. It comes in seven solids, seven different color versions of the bird print version pictured below, and three other cute fabrics. The bow belt is also its own attachment, so you can wear the skirt with or without!

I also must mention these shoes from Ingenue. Just look at them. So cute. They’re available in tons of colors at Collabor88 this month.

This photo was taken on Cupcake Sim which is seriously one of the cutest places on the grid, and a fabulous place to go shopping because there are about a zillion wonderful stores represented there. That’s where I found this fun ruffly shirt from Kyoko Couture. If you’ve never been there or it’s been a while, you really should go check it out.

So, is your list full enough for now? I hope so! Have fun shopping!

Top: Kyoko Couture- No.61[FairBiancaBlouse]
Skirt: The Secret Store- Mini NEW
Shoes: Ingenue- Cindy Collabor88
Hair: [elikatira]- With
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: Marukin
Location: Cupcake Sim

Raid Your Closet Challenge- Look 2

Hey! Happy Monday! It’s time for another RYCC look! Now, this is a look I actually Plurked a while back but I thought since we’re making outfits out of stuff we already owned and I had a perfectly good one made up and saved, I’d  show it to the rest of you!

Check out more RYCC in the Flickr Group!
Body suit: The Secret Store- Cable Knit Bodysuit
Necklace: [glow] studio- Key to My Heart Necklace
Skirt: Tres Blah- Frou Frou Skirt
Shoes: PiCHi- Love Paris Heels
Hair: !lamb- Ambrosia
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard- Ultimate Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones- Mesh Lashes
Eyeliner- CheLLe- French New Wave
Nails: Izzie’s- Classic Nails
Freckles: ..:: s t u d i o D.::..- Freckles (on Marketplace)
Skin: Glam Affair- Lilith
Shape: Mine
Pose: !Bang

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!