fall

where, exactly, did september go? is it just me or did this entire month just fly on by? not that i’m complaining or anything, i mean… tomorrow is october 1st && all.. and only brings me closer to halloween (aka, my absolute favorite holiday of the year!), but seriously! september seemed to go by really, *really* fast!

09.30.2012

so i’m embracing the incoming autumn today~

*discounted* autumn at that — almost everything i’m wearing clothing-wise is on sale or heavily discounted!

this two-tone sweater is from milk motion && is set out @ the mainstore for a tdr-esque discount. the cropped hem && realistic texturing made this a no-brainer, i grabbed it immediately. and i love it, especially for how well it works with a more layered look like i’m wearing here with a (freebie!) tank underneath from jane.

09.30.2012

the mesh jeans i’m wearing here are from crash republic and i originally saw them on oh ohna‘s blog. they are fabulous — they fit my shape *perfectly* and come with both scrunched and rolled-up cuffs. they are currently discounted to a mere *95L* until tomorrow (october 1st) and are so worth picking up. there’s a nice selection of neutral and decidedly not neutral colors and i adore the shape of these~ the price + the fit on these make them an insta-fave in my inventory right now.

the boots.. these lovely boots from maitreya. they are a group-only discount from a little while ago but last i checked are still available for the smaller price… and given the fact that the group is *free* to join make them even more awesome. this soft, camel color is wonderful for more subdued autumn palettes and, as always with items from maitreya, the scrunchy shape and textures are reach-out-and-touch-it beautiful.

and, lastly, this gorgeous skin from pink fuel is out @ a steep discount for the rummage sale on the atomic island sim. ploom, aura, atomic, riddle, paper.doll… and of course, pink fuel, all have older items set out for some *very* nice prices for the next week and i could not say no to the set of elly skins offered there. a few are older event-only skins and one, i believe, was a hunt prize… but i somehow missed out on them the first time around so i was very happy to add them to my collection.

lots of awesome discounts out there on the grid these days! it makes both my inner shopaholic and my linden balance happy. embracing the chillier temps in second life is super easy when generous designers set out discounted goodies for sale~

get the look yourself:
skin; pink fuel @ the rummage sale elly sugar in gloom (discounted!)
hair; clawtooth please and thanks in snow
tattoo; para designs retro
eyes; insufferable dastard bold blue
eye makeup; kyoot feline in autumn forest
freckles; l.fauna extra freckles
piercings; hod bitten && dimpled
sweater; milk motion vintage sweater in bi-color grey (discounted!)
undershirt; jane intrinsic tank in truffle (freebie!)
jeans; crash republic mesh skinnies in dark blue (discounted!)
boots; maitreya radical boots in suede chamoisee (group discounted!)
necklace; amorous torus
bracelets; league wanderer
nails; candy nail harvest in black

poses; glitterati
location; tatty soup

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show a little leg

09.27.2012

i’ve been doing a lot of editing of things in my sl lately… my inventory has been the main thing i’ve worked on (and *still* am working on! it is a never-ending process, i’m tellin’ you!), but i’ve been giving my personal shape a li’l bit of a tweak here and there recently as well.

my shape, over the years, has evolved a lot.. but i rarely tweak it for things most people tend to. i rarely, if ever, make changes to my shape for skins — if it doesn’t look good on my shape as-is, then i just don’t buy it. i like being “recognizable” (har har) in different skins, even if the appearance of my face can vary with one skin or another.. then at least the basic structure underneath is the same as always. i change things about my shape when i feel i need or want to && while this happens rarely, there are some significant changes to my current shape when compared to.. say.. the shape i wore when i first started blogging.

but the biggest change i’ve made as of late is to… my legs. they’re a little longer now, a little less muscled, and i personally think *ahem* that they look fantastic.

so i’m showin’ ’em off. ;p

09.27.2012

in doing so, i put on something super short && paired it with some *new* sexy heels… because nothing looks better with a nice set of gams than a high heel, amirite?

the dress is from miel and i actually snagged it on a fifty linden friday a couple weeks ago. and, again, as things tend to do when my inventory is a mess… this dress got lost in the fray of folders until now. i *adore* this dolphin-print and the fact that it’s not only color-change, but the tube top underneath && the dress are color-change separately. made for some fun color combos while i was playing around with it!

and the shoes…

09.27.2012

they are mesh, they are glorious && they are new from onyx wear. there are so many choices for color — did you see that hot pink in the first pic? love it! — but each pair of heels comes with a ton of options. the heel, sole and insole are all texture-change and there’s quite a selection for nail colors as well.. one of my favorites being a panda manicure that is too cute for words. they were really easy to tint, too, && look *awesome* on.

new shoes, new dress… and some new legs, too? only in second life…

get the look yourself:
skin; pink fuel alena honey in classic
hair; magika faint
tattoo; sleepy bozer the devil wears prada
eyes; insufferable dastard @ the arcade colorful contacts in orange flare
piercings; hod silentium
dress; miel playa dress in dolphin bright
heels; onyx wear carina heels
nails; wtg c+@ nails

poses; glitterati

rainy days

with the turn of the seasons, my rl weather has been cold, gloomy and soaked with rain. watching it storm outside my real windows inspired me to bring all those chilly raindrops into the virtual world with me..

09.26.2012

i *love* the rain. the best weather for getting a good night’s sleep is when it is cool && rainy… and i really love listening to raindrops fall on the roof. but having to go out in it is a whole other story…

luckily, tea time released this set of mesh trench coats which were *perfect* for creating a rainy day kind of look in-world. i love the combo of this warm brown color with accents of deep red. the subtle pattern on the cut-outs on the side add a bit of interest && all the li’l details (the metal buckles, buttons, and belt at the waist) make this a really well-made piece.

09.26.2012

wearing a hat, with this red mint mesh hair && a gorgeously patterned umbrella from the sea hole completes my rainy day attire… and with those, i added in accents of a dark teal. these colors together — deep brown, crimson, teal and khaki — all look *so* nice together (at least, imho! ;P) and really look like autumn to me. more subdued colors, in richer tones, work so well for fall.. and, as a whole, i really like the way this look turned out!

get the look yourself:
skin; glam affair leah in natural
hat && hair; red mint no.06 in nordic nacre
eyes; insufferable dastard bliss eyes in aqua
lip color; pink fuel elly glam lipstick in vamp
freckles; l.fauna extra freckles
piercings; hod lisbeth
jacket; tea time autumn long jacket in brown/red
leggings; maitreya allure tights in cerulean
skirt; mon tissu oxford pencil skirt in beige
heels; elikatira move pumps in burgundy (sale going on right now!)
necklace; amorous suspend in abalone bronze
nails; rezipsa loc teal nails french
umbrella; the sea hole heron parasol in clayberry

poses; magnifique
location; cupcake

end of the night

a new round of horror haute started up today…

09.24.2012

..pardon me while i dress to fit the theme. *ahem*

sometimes, i just can’t help but attempt to be ‘artsy fartsy’. i indulge these whims even if they seem counter productive — as awesome as this torn lace overlay (from dg) is, it *is* appropriately named (obscure, if you’re curious!). because while it looks fucking amazing for photographs, it really does take away from what i’m trying to show off here: a new set of piercings from haus of darcy.

09.24.2012

i’m wearing the new end of the night piercing set here (colors of metal from left to right is razor, slide && silver lining) and it includes not only the face and chest piercings, but also several body tattoos for varying layers of infection around the piercings. aydan darcy‘s piercings are *always* delicious — i’ve said this many times here on my blog, so i’ll save the broken record! — and this set is a lovely addition to the entire hod collection. it is set out for a ridiculous price while horror haute is going on.. just *50L*, in fact… so grab it for the discount while you can! it is beyond worth it.

get the look yourself:
skin; glam affair @ fair lilith creatura 02
hair; truth sam in crow (subscribo gift!)
eyes; repulse noxious in grey
ripped lace; dg obscure
piercings; hod end of the night (face, chest — new for horror haute!) && counterpart (ears)
bra; sakide voulez-vous
collar; kyoot addicted to dopamine

poses; glitterati

shades of gray

not *fifty*, but just a few. ;P

09.23.2012

so! bff vivi && i raced to g field the other day when we saw these new beth ankle booties released. and we both, once we stopped drooling all over the demos, snagged ’em in gray and black. we could not resist playin’ dress up with them and thus… these looks were born.

these boots are *so* great for fall — which the weather for me in my rl is lookin’ more and more like autumn — and they’re designed to perfection. the laces, metal && soles are all color-change no matter which color of boot you pick up.. and the overall shape and texturing on these is just wonderful.

09.23.2012

the booties were also released with a set of floral-patterned tights (which are set out @ the ridiculously affordable price of just *50L* per color!) which vivienne is wearing here in the black-and-gray combo. and this look she put together here, with a longer tunic (from villena) and leggings and boots all works together in a trendy, but casual outfit. comfy, but still cute!

09.23.2012

i decided to take the boots in a different direction — dressing them “up” a little bit with lots o’ layers. a short-sleeved lace cami (from sn@tch) underneath a cropped mesh top i grabbed from ison… and i, too, am wearin’ tights (from izzie’s) with my shorter pencil-style skirt from mon tissu.

and, because we’re best friends && it’s just what we do, we’re both wearing pink and purple versions of the necklaces by maxi gossamer from the arcade gatcha event. mine was actually a gift from vivi (making it even more special, d’aww ❤) and provided not only a nice pop of color amidst all the black and gray, but also gives a best friends necklace effect.

and yes, you’re all welcome to “aawww~!” with me. ;D

get the looks yourself:
on vixxie (blonde hair) ::
skin; pink fuel alena honey in classic
hair; elikatira studio in blonde 02 (sale going on right now!)
tattoo; vestigium oracle of life
eyes; insufferable dastard secret window eyes in blue/gray
piercings; hod agony
undershirt; sn@tch shannon lace tee
top; ison draped crop tee in black
skirt; mon tissu westbury mini in charcoal
stockings; izzie’s patterned tights in abstract zebra
belt; maitreya old leather belt in black
boots; g field wedge bootie beth in black
necklace; mg @ the arcade candy love heart in purple
nails; virtual insanity fall 2012 square nails
cuff; amorous samsara in silver

on vivienne tailleur (black hair) ::
skin; glam affair leah in light
hair; magika faint
eyes; insufferable dastard @ the arcade colorful contacts in purple-pink flair
lip color; pididdle lost my keys
piercings 1; hod tv piercing 3
piercings 2; cobrahive gauged 04
top; villena black mesh tunic
leggings; g field tights in rose monochrome
boots; g field wedge booties beth in ash
necklace; mg @ the arcade candy love heart in hot pink
nails; love soul @ the arcade prim nails classy in blue

poses; glitterati
location; chouchou

virtual closet

keeping my virtual closet tamed is an arduous task. there are so many talented content creators out there on the grid these days that trying to limit myself seems… almost foolish. there’s too many awesome things out there to wear and to see and to *hoard* in my inventory, that calling myself a shopaholic..

09.21.2012

..is really an understatement.

if you remember not so long ago, i took on the job of organizing my inventory. at the time, in january, i’d whittled my inventory number down to a mere 21k. and it was *awesome*. i could easily find things, i had everything sorted in folders && subfolders, and i didn’t have the unnecessary clutter of older, unused items hanging around. they were boxed up or deleted and it was a beautiful thing!

i kept up with it for quite some time — making sure i immediately unboxed everything i bought && then organized it down into my inventory appropriately. i kept a folder of things i wanted to blog separate and, once i had blogged it, i moved it down into the rest of my inventory. but unfortunately…. the habit didn’t last.

a few “meh, i’ll do it later” excuses and suddenly… my inventory was out of control. my number steadily increased while the organization decreased. things piled up in my objects folder, everything was in disarray, and it was *really* hard to find items unless i searched for them by name. the longer i put it off, the worse it got, until it.. again… was a large task to undertake.

but! after getting completely tired of losing track of my stuff, i put on my big girl pants and tucked in to reorganizing. my inventory is, once more, a beautiful thing!

09.21.2012

while doing these clean-outs, i’ve discovered things (or re-discovered them, i suppose, is more accurate) i’d completely forgotten i had. like this panda necklace, for instance, from izzie’s.. i couldn’t tell you when i bought it, but it’s *adorable*. and i’m sad it got lost in the depths of my wardrobe for so long!

and older purchases are not the only things i found… this hooded jacket, from pumpkin, is a more recent acquisition. and i love it. i live in hoodies in my real life, and i could not say no to this pretty pink color, but. when i grabbed it, it quickly sunk into the mass of other folders and other items i’d bought and even though it was not long ago at *all*.. i totally forgot about it. but since my inventory is back in order, i found it && have been happily wearing it around in world for the last couple of days.

i even went so far as to make sure i organized things i bought in bulk. there is a sale going on right now @ elikatira where *everything* is an amazing 70% off. believe me, i went and splurged on *tons* of stuff — hair i’ve had my eye on, styles i already own but in different colors, shooooooes(!) — and as soon as a teleported back home? i made sure i opened things up and dragged them into their correct folders. because styles like the one i’m wearing here are far too cute to leave to the bottomless pit, right?

so! if you’ve been putting off organizing your own inventory like i was, let me kindly remind you to start now! i promise you’ll thank me later~

get the look yourself:
skin; pink fuel elly chai in angelic w/ juicy gloss in petal
hair; elikatira midnight in blonde 02 (70% off sale going on right now!)
tattoo; flaunt fleur de l’amour
eyes; insufferable dastard flare vip exclusive (past group gift)
freckles; l.fauna extra freckles
piercings; hod tv piercing 13
jacket; pumpkin basic coat
top; kyoot soft resolution top in white
jeans; zaara classic jeans in dirty
boots; gos gtfo boots in bubblegum
necklace; izzie’s panda necklace
nails; candy nail chidori pink

poses && closet prop; glitterati (freebie!)

fall to pieces

every time i’m
fallin’ down
all alone i fall
to pieces

i’ve been working on some stuff in world lately, which has caused me to go on a music spreeeeeeee. and this has been on repeat for me for quite a while now. i love this song.. and more importantly, i love scott weiland. :3 i have ever since i first heard stone temple pilots way back when.

not that the music has much to do with my look-of-the-day post, but. there ya go. xD listen to the song, okay!

09.18.2012

as for my look, it’s pretty much a mish-mash of things i’ve been wanting to wear — mostly, this super sexy hooded dress from cynful && these stocking-and-legwarmer combo heels from luck inc that are all kinds of awesome. they are sexy me heels, indeed~

09.18.2012

i really love this hairstyle, too. dela for hair is still relatively new-to-me, but after a few trips there (and a few recs from friends raving about this brand), i’ve given it a shot a couple of times. and i have to say, this loosely braided pigtail style is probably my favorite of the store’s offerings.. it is completely my style. it’s really cute && nicely textured.. and their pack of platinum blondes is lovely.

now if you’ll excuse me, i think i’ll cut my usual rambling short… and go back to jammin’ out to my music library. ;p

get the look yourself:
skin; pink fuel elly chai in meow w/ pop lipstick in proton
hair; dela sophie in blonde 1
tattoo; sleepy bozer the devil wears prada
eyes; insufferable dastard bliss eyes in aqua
piercings; hod provocation (chest), dimpled (cheeks) && tv piercing 1 (lip/nose)
dress; cynful hoodie it up in black
bra; onyx wear zicke lingerie in silver leopard
stockings && heels; luck inc sexy me heels in black/white
gloves; izzie’s leather gloves in black
nails; virtual insanity tippy short nails
nom; virtual insanity lucky stroke ciggie
glasses; december no.69

poses; exposeur
location; inaka

contemplation

funny, isn’t it, how a single pair of boots can inspire an entire look?

09.17.2012

suppose it’s logical enough, considering how insanely sexy said boots (from grollwerk) are. :Q__

and it is not the first time this has happened for me in sl…. quite often, i find myself going oooomgah those BOOTS and immediately envisioning all the ways i’d wear them. it happened with the slink thigh high mesh boots… with the skullhand-heel boots i grabbed ages ago from pixel fashion… several of the boots i own from neurolabs… *any* of the knee-high or ankle boots i’ve picked up from gos… perhaps i have a hidden (or not so hidden) fetish for boots, but they certainly are a weakness for me.

09.17.2012

and because of these boots, it gave me yet another excuse to indulge my inner sci-fi geek. i’ve been finding more && more lately that i *love* these sorts of cybernetic fantasy looks… and it is a style i gave a chance really by accident. perhaps i like the excuse to wear skin tight ‘n’ shiny latex, perhaps it is how easy it is to be *out there* without looking out of place, perhaps it’s how fantastically detailed the builds i’ve seen that fit this type of look, or perhaps it is an aesthetic i wasn’t even aware i enjoyed but now am fully familiar with how much i love it. no matter what the reason, i’ve been enjoying slipping into something slinky and glossy every now && again…

…especially when i can get heel-less knee-high boots like these to complete the look. :3

get the look yourself:
skin; glam affair @ the arcade roza 09
hair; magika tendency
eyes; luck inc eyez in blind
face makeup; nuuna’s azen makeup (eyes) && v8 lipstripe 4 (mouth)
piercings; hod tv piercing 12
overshirt && bottoms; sn@tch wired latex
bodysuit && corset; sakide latex bodysuit in white/black
belt; bare rose phi harness
boots; grollwerk hoof boots
cuffs; amorous bangled
gloves && nails; sinistyle taped fist

poses; glitterati
location; hangars liquides

the arcade

so the arcade gatcha event started yesterday, if you’ve not heard…

09.16.2012

…and it is full of such awesome stuffs!

i have a serious problem with gatchas — i will play and play and play until i get what i want (which, more often than not, is the rares inside, ahah). but this time? i really lucked out when it comes to the things i won! yaaaay me and yaaaaaay for my luck~

the pretty peach top by ison, the *adorable* bow’d mouse ears are from auxiliary, the grocery bag packed full of macaron cookies is by bcc && the gorgeous magenta eyes are by insufferable dastard — and all are spoils of my gatcha-ing. and even luckier for me? they all worked awesomely together!

09.16.2012

i paired it all with some *new* mesh jeans, also from auxiliary (and are out @ fameshed) and a pair of peachy-pink metallic heels from g field in the *most* perfect matching shade… and i toted my full grocery bag all around an incredibly adorable sim called itutu, which provided a very fitting background.

even though i got pretty lucky when it comes to my gatcha goodies, i *still* cannot help but wonder if i played just one more try.. if i’d get that rare i’m pining for. hmm…

get the look yourself:
skin; curio airhead petal in pure 2
hair; lamb in heaven in powder
tattoo; actchio cupcake ponies (chest/arms) && suri kitty (hands)
eyes; insufferable dastard @ the arcade colorful contacts in purple-pink flair
eye makeup; glamorize black candy eye makeup in peachy
lip color; rozena dolly lip in peach
piercings; hod bitten (lips/nose) && dimpled (cheeks)
top; ison @ the arcade sheer baby blouse in champange
jeans; auxiliary @ fameshed skinny jeans in grit
heels; g field strap shoes alex in metallic pink-gold
headband; auxiliary @ the arcade gatcha mouse ears in bow white 1
nails; candy nail bouquet in pink
bag; bcc @ the arcade macaron paper bag in roseberry

poses; glitterati
location; itutu

manicure

if you know me, you know i *love* my prim nails. i’m almost never without them… i have this obsession with them. i think they add just a li’l touch of extra realism to my hands (which, let’s be honest, the second life avatar hands leave much to be desired) && i really, really like the way they look on. wearing prim nails has become as much of my outfit routine as wearing piercings, tattoos or blonde hair. i never feel *complete* without a pair on.

09.15.2012

while my own personal taste in nails tends to lean towards super long, sharp and claw-like… more “normal” sets of nails seem to work best for everyday wear. and since a favorite brand of mine for prim nails, virtual insanity, has come out with several new collections of nails.. i thought it fitting to give myself a manicure here and show ’em all off. :3

09.15.2012

the top row shows off three shorter sets of nails… which are perfect when you want a touch of color on your fingertips && glove-layer nails just aren’t cuttin’ it. these are called netty, fishy && tippy — named for their patterns (fishnet/mesh on the first two and plain nails with brightly colored tips on the last). and since each pair is color change, you really can match them to your outfit… or purposely mis-match ’em, like i tend to do.

the second row above shows the new fall collection of nails from v/i. these come in shorter versions like the first row, as well as longer (but not *too* long) sets in both square tips and rounded tips. these sets are color-change as well, in a selection of very autumn-appropriate colors ranging from hot pink to golden yellow to the gorgeous teal you see up there (which is one of my fave colors from the set).

09.15.2012

these sets are called dita and are available @ perfect wardrobe to go along with the burlesque theme of this round. they’re short, can be worn with or *without* the black tips, and have a fishnet-like pattern across them. i like these a lot — for the versatility of wearing them with or without the black tips — and also for the discounted price you can snag ’em for.

if you like wearing prim nails as much as i do, the nails from virtual insanity are really very nice. all are color-change, with lots of choices to pick from, and you cannot beat that for the price!

09.15.2012

also, one last li’l thing! these *mesh* yoga pants i’m wearing from evolve are currently on *sale*. in fact, the entire store is 50% off for a short time! these pants are awesome for lounging around (doing your nails!!) and i’ve been *living* in them for the last day or so. while i’m on the subject of nice-for-the-price with my nails, these pants are in the same boat! go check out evolve and snag some awesome deals!

get the look yourself:
skin; pink fuel alena honey in scene
hair; truth siri in swedish
tattoo; aitui aggression
eyes; insufferable dastard bliss eyes in aqua
lip color; ag bitten lipstain in beachen peachen
freckles; l.fauna extra freckles
piercings; hod tv piercing 4 (face) && counterpart (ears)
top; auxiliary mullet top in white
pants; evolve yoga pants in pink (sale going on right now!
feet; slink women’s mesh feet
nails (second pic collage); virtual insanity netty, fishy, tippy && fall collection 2012 nails
nails (third pic collage); virtual insanity @ perfect wardrobe dita nails

rug && nail painting poses; candy nail (past group gift)
all other poses; adorkable