new couch

05.02.2012

this new coppola sofa from cheeky pea (which is out for stumblebum this round.. but more on that later!) is sooooo cute. as often as bff vivi && i switch bits ‘n’ bobs of furniture out of the other living room, this sitting area in our house has been relatively untouched once we finished decorating it… last summer. but when i saw this couch, and this pretty minty green color it comes in.. along with the coffee table && decorations… i knew our sitting room needed a new place.. to.. well… sit.

plus the animations in said couch are *adorable* (single, couple and friend poses) && it comes with its own set of rezzable props as well, including the laptop you see above (and, i mean, this pose is called blogging… how could i *not* photograph it?!). really nicely made.. and it’s on sale, too!

05.02.2012

some other goodies in this round of stumblebum include the ruffly cropped top i’m wearing here in the prettiest shade of lavender, from aura.. which is, quite frankly, summer-in-a-top. it’s mesh and fit me with minimal adjusting… and is both sexy and girly all wrapped into one. ❤❤

the light pink lipgloss && *gorgeous* eyes from insufferable dastard, also out for stumblebum. i have, literally, about 39248348 pairs of aqua, teal && blue eyes (my own preferred colors for eyes), but i can really appreciate when someone can take blue eyes.. and actually make ’em *different*. these eyes are rimmed around the pupil with a gradation of yellow && pink that fade so nicely into an almost mint-tinted blue. they come in varying color-intensities as well (i’m wearing the medium shade here, so there’s one brighter and one darker included) *and* you get several lipgloss tattoo layers along with the eyes.

aaaaand! *all* of the poses in my photographs today are stumblebum offerings, too. it’s a good round this time, no joke! i’m sure i could ramble on && on about the other items out for stumble that i’m not featuring here, just ’cause everything is so awesome this go ’round, but i do have a new couch to break in, after all..

05.02.2012

/me clears her throat…..

get the look yourself:
skin; pink fuel elly chai in angelic
hair; ploom london
tattoo; para designs reverence
eyes; insufferable dastard jubilant eyes (stumblebum item!)
lip color; insufferable dastard lipgloss in pink (stumblebum item!)
lashes; lelutka curl lashes
piercings; hod tv piercing 13 (more on these soon! but they’re *new* and amaaaaaazing!)
top; aura ruffle boho top in violet (stumblebum item!)
jeans; onyx wear mish mesh jeans in metal
belt; onyx wear raptor2 belt
heels; g field flower pumps eve in silver
necklace; miel uva necklace (past subscribo gift)
nails && ring; candy nail metal g in black

poses; fri.day (second pic, stumblebum item!) && frooti (third pic, stumblebum item!)
couch, table, tabletop decorations && laptop pose; cheeky pea (first pic, stumblebum item!)

work spaces

sometimes, i wish it was as easy in rl as it is in sl to drag everything outside && work in the sunshine..

04.13.2012

..i swear i’d be much more productive if i could work with an ocean view!

this set of table && chairs from cheeky pea, which is out for this round of stumblebum (and there’s still a few days left to take advantage of the sale!) was perfect to migrate outside.. absolutely *everything* i’d ever need is included with it. four chairs, should i feel like having some company out on our patio, a pot of tea, cellphone, notebooks, pencils, laptop, potted plant.. even bottles of nail polish, if i feel like givin’ myself a new manicure.. and it’s all on a rezzer so you can have all of it, a li’l of it, or none of the tabletop clutter depending on your preferences! \o/

04.13.2012

plus the upholstery on the chairs are texture-change && each seat has a different set of poses inside… which correspond to the items rezzed on the table in front of each seat. so much detail in this set, i’m pretty much in love with it~

04.13.2012

so since the table was more of the *focus*, and since there’s so much packed in on the table top, i decided to dress more simply for my look for today. and it all centers around this sweater && skirt *mesh* set from tres blah out @ collabor88. i loved this color combo of pale pink, dark brown && olive green.. and the entire ensemble is wonderfully textured. simple but cute, and so easy to pair with some knee socks from fri.day && a pair of boots (and a mesh hairstyle!) from elikatira.

i dunno about you, but i work *so* much better when i’m relaxed.. and there is very little on earth (or in the virtual world!) that’s more relaxing than having the ocean just a few feet away. warm breeze, the smell of salt in the air, and the rhythmic crashing of waves… ahh… just as conducive to working peacefully as it is to lounging with the sun on your face!

get the look yourself:
skin; glam affair leah in natural
hair; elikatira caramel in blonde 05
tattoo; para designs eclectic
eyes; insufferable dastard intense eyes in green
lashes; lelutka curl lashes
freckles; l.fauna serious freckles
piercings; hod mezzanine
outfit; tres blah @ collabor88 camille outfit in olive
socks; fri.day ribbed calf socks in bronze
boots; elikatira secret boots in umber
necklace; amorous ecks
nails; mandala option long nails in ocher
rings; amorous aubade in jade

standing poses; exposeur
table && chairs; cheeky pea (stumblebum item!)

ombre

let me just get this out of the way now, at the beginning, so i don’t spend the *entire* post gushing.

the new mesh jeans from mon tissu are amazing and i love them. obligatory keymash from excitement… go!

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03.16.2012

these jeans are pretty close to perfect. i will say that while i absolutely adore them, they are not completely perfect. they are, however, as close to a perfect pair of mesh jeans that i’ve seen thus far in sl && i am really, really pleased with them. i’ve not been as excited to try a pair of jeans like i was for these in… well.. ever, really.

my only complaint, though, is that they give me a bit of a.. leg gap. it’s not an obvious one, and it’s not even a terribly bad one, but in one of the pictures below.. you can see the gap at the thighs fairly well. i typically do not have a thigh gap, unless i’m in a really strange pose, so to me.. my shape looks different than i would in normal, clothing layer jeans.

with that said… everything else? indeed, pretty damned perfect. i can live with the gap because the cuffs are wonderful, the texture is realistic && the fit is fantastic. the extra small size fit me correctly in all the right places, without me having to adjust a single shape slider.

plus the new sim for mon tissu && celoe is breathtakingly beautiful. just looking around, i was very impressed. if it hadn’t been as packed as it was, i would’ve posed for my bloggity pics there because it was just that pretty… but alas, i’ll probably have to wait a while until the lag dies down to do so.

03.16.2012

but now, onto the rest of my look!

the top i’m wearing is also (partly) mesh, and is out @ collabor88 from tres blah. i really like the fact that the top is half clothing layer, half mesh.. i don’t have to worry about my boobs being too small (yes, too small.. i’ve run into this problem with a couple mesh tops!) and the bottom half moves nicely with animations. plus the colors were gorgeous, i love these shades of mauve-purple-pink.

and the colors just so happened to match this specific pair of coquette platform heels i’ve been eying, from n-core && the wall colors in this super cute house from cheeky pea (which is out for stumblebum!). i love it when i pick something up that not only gives me an excuse to buy *new shoes*, but also makes it easy for me to have a pretty backdrop for photos. makes my blogging life so much simpler!

but the jeans… are definitely the highlight of my sl-day today. of my sl-week, even. i foresee several other colors *somehow* finding their way into my inventory in the very near future, because i like them that much. one small complaint does not overshadow how nicely made these are, at least to me, and as often as i’ve worn the lou lou jeans from mon tissu here on my blog… i can definitely say these new mesh jeans will be a pair i reach for just as frequently~

get the look yourself:
skin; pink fuel elly chai in pure
hair; ploom whinxie (stumblebum item!)
tattoo; para designs sleeping ponies (chest, freebie!) && fairy tales (sleeves)
eyes; mayfly deep sky mesh eyes in crystal
makeup; chelle mix and match in pink/yellow
lashes; lelutka curl lashes
piercings; hod fallen
top; tres blah @ collabor88 ombre tank in sunrise
jeans; mon tissu nora skinny jeans in faded
heels; n-core coquette platform in dark pink
necklace; lagyo adriel necklace in silver
bag; tea time world bag in birdy
nails; cheap makeup glitter nail polish (stumblebum item!)

poses; long awkward pose
house; cheeky pea (stumblebum item!)

lazy weekends

/me yawns && stretches…

mmmnhh.. such a lazy day today~

i didn’t do much of anything all day. slept late, watched TV (catching up on episodes from last season’s rupaul’s drag race… can i just say how *fucking obsessed* i am with this show!? omgaaaah!).. i barely left the comfort of my couch. and it was *nice*, i’ve not had the chance to vegetate this way in a looo~ooong time.

but i did put forth the effort to get dressed out of my PJs. ;p and i figured i should blog today, even if this post is on the cusp of today and tomorrow. i wanted to show off the lazy comfy look i put together for today, at least… but i didn’t feel much like posing and primping for it.

so instead, i moved my lounging from the couch to lounging outside.. from sofa to outdoor swing instead!

it’s baby steps, honey. baby steps.

03.03.2012

and apparently, one of my meeroos felt like sneaking into the shot. i totes think she photo bombed me. but she’s cute, so i’ll allow it. everyone say hi to nymph~

it was nice out today, surprisingly. a li’l chilly (hence the hat from red mint && the super cute mesh toe socks from intrigue co, just to keep me warm!), but still sunny. it makes me hopeful that spring is finally on its way. i’ve been trying to think of ways to make our beachy bit o’ land more.. seasonal. add back some greenery, maybe a few extra palm trees, and really make it look.. lush. as it is, it’s pretty much sand, water && house (a very nicely decorated house, tho! eheh~), and i am ready for the extra warmth and sunshine to come back to my second life just like it is in my first. or at least, i’m really hoping it’s coming back to my first life.. i’ve been so itching for springtime weather that i’m practically going insane.

03.03.2012

this outdoor swing was a good start to make things look more springy. it’s out for stumblebum @ cheeky pea and comes with a *ton* of nice, lounging poses… which were perfect for my lazy day today. it’s in a temporary spot outside, so i’ll have to think of a nicer place for it to go, but it caught just enough sunshine to appease me underneath our outdoor trellis.

maybe once i’m feeling less lazy, i’ll actually work on sprucing up the parcel with plant life. after all, nothing says *spring* quite like bright flowers and rich green grass. it was just so tough today to get the motivation to do anything… and i *still* have that season of drag race to finish (it’s season 3.. and i totes think raja is gonna win!). i swear, i’ve been watching so much of it lately between the older season and the new episodes too (sharon needles.. love her ❤❤❤) that i’m gonna start thinking i’m a drag queen myself..

if you can’t love yo’ self.. how in the hell you gon’ love somebody else!? can i get an amen up in here!

…/me clears her throat.

get the look yourself:
skin; pink fuel elly chai in goldilux w/ doll gloss in bitten
hair; red mint no. 21 in nordic nacre/pink
eyes; insufferable dastard beach eyes (stumblebum item!)
eye liner; cstar runway liner
lashes; lelutka curl lashes
piercings; hod fallen
top; candydoll @ whore couture lace top in sky
jeans; zaara classic jeans in dirty
socks; intrigue co rainbow toe socks

swing && poses; cheeky pea (stumblebum item!)

a mouse in the house

eep! a mouse?!

01.15.2012
click to see it larger @ flickr!

can you spot it!? ;p

so it’s been a li’l while since i showed off my living room… new year’s eve, in fact, was the last time i posed for bloggy pics in this room. and since the christmas season is sadly loo~oong over, bff vivi && i decided to redecorate with less holiday and more us. and today, i thought it was complete enough to pose here for some snapshots!

our living room (which, to be truthful, is actually our second living room… the other “sitting area” hasn’t been changed since we finished decorating it after we got our land, ahah. seems like only *this* living room gets makeovers frequently!) is set up with furniture && various items o’ decor from several different places. the striped teal rug && coffee table, complete with the bowl of fruit and newspapers, are both from cheeky pea. the snowy window and two jar candles are from what next. the blue flowered jug, mustachioed lightbulbs and the two insanely cute bear mugs are from lisp. the *mesh* pink couch, end table, lamp, plant, and yellow candelabra are from tromp loeil @ collabor88. aaaaaand the three li’l kokeshi doll pictures are from callie cline, also out @ collabor88.

i really wish i could remember where the marilyn monroe painting was from, or where we got the large yellow rug too. i’d like to give those credits as well.. unfortunately, i cannot. ;(

but! thankfully, everything matched the vivid neon color palette we were workin’ with. \o/ i love our blindingly bright living room! someday, i’ll have to actually take the time to snap some pics of the rest of our house, ehe~

01.15.2012

soooo, i put together a stay at home ‘n’ laze about on the couch kinda look for today. of course, in matching hot pink — with some gray && black mixed in as well. and it all centers around this *adorable* free gift for group members hat from toxic kitty. i am *such* a sucker for super cute things… and anything with a li’l animal face on it (ie, see the mugs in the first pic from lisp! x3) will inevitably find it’s way into my inventory. i was so stoked to find this hat for free, you should definitely go grab it ’cause i’ve no idea how long it’ll be out!

i worked in a *new* tank top from onyx wear, a sweater from jane && boots from love soul.. both of which i picked up *on sale* (i’m not sure if the jane sale is still going on ;.; but i *do* know that the love soul sale still is! gooooo!), and some accessories from amorous, hod && yummy.

so what if i wear a winter hat inside… it’s cute, okay!? and i honestly don’t think i could’ve taken it off even if i wanted to, it seems mysteriously glued to my head. it’s almost as if… i like it too much to take it off or something~ ;3

get the look yourself:
skin; pink fuel elly chai in pearl
hair; elikatira again in blonde 03
tattoo; para designs neptune
eyes; insufferable dastard secret window eyes in blue/gray
lip color; ag bitten lipstain in beachen peachen
lashes; lelutka curl lashes
piercing 1; hod celtic swirl dimples
piercing 2; amorous die schlacht
tank; onyx wear lucid tank top in pink
sweater; jane tailgate sweater in charcoal
jeans; suicidal unborn teen spirit jeans in black
belt; hermony rock ‘n rolla belt
boots; love soul fur boots in gray (on sale right now!)
ring; yummy nail ring
headphones; amorous audiopunk headphones
nails; virtual insanity valentine nails
hat; toxic kitty angry mouse hat (group gift)

furniture; lisp, cheeky pea, what next && tromp loeil && calline cline @ collabor88
standing poses; glitterati