events galore

it seems like there is never a shortage of events goin’ on in sl these days. whether it’s sales, discount stores, charity fundraisers, themed events… not that i’m complaining, of course (and neither is my wallet, lemme tell ya), but trying to hit ’em all up can be quite a task!

luckily, bff vivi is just as much of a *shopaholic* as i am.. and thus, we can conceivably take advantage of twice as many sales as we could on our own if we combined our shopping forces together~

05.21.2012

she && i have hit up quite a few events and sales lately.. so we thought it only fitting to show off our haul together!

05.21.2012

a new round of the my attic sale on the deck sim started up last night… including *lots* of our favorite brands. the pretty skin vivienne is wearing here, along with this *adorable* pigtail hair, are both @ my attic from ploom and are discounted to just *95L* a color/tone. i think it’s safe to say that vivi’s *favorite* brand for skins is ploom — she has worn the maia face pretty exclusively since she snagged a few of helyanwe vindaloo‘s skins. this particular skin is a different face, lea this time, but it looks just as pretty on vivi as her usual, and the discount.. i’m fairly certain vivi squealed when i told her about it. ;p

her top here, by baiastice, is out for a hefty discount @ the dressing room blue.. along with a whole slew of awesome goodies from some amazing brands, as usual. both of the dressing room events are fantastic ways to discover new-to-you brands (for instance, neither vivi nor i owned any baiastice mesh clothing before this… but after seeing this top? and its adorable star pattern? makes me want to rectify my lack of this brand in my inventory!) as well as grab some items from brands you know for much less than expected. this top in particular was a nice find.. the color, cut && *price* make it perfect to lounge around in while the summer heat creeps up!

05.21.2012

the ruffly yellow shorts i’m wearing here, by g field are a *donation* item out @ culture shock. g field can really do no wrong in my eyes when it comes to shoes and clothing (but especially shoes!!) so grabbing these was a no-brainer.. especially since the cost to purchase goes right to the charity culture shock is raising funds for. these shorts are cute, flirty && packed with details all over.. the bright yellow color (which i am *loving* lately) was just a bonus.

and the last sales event i wanted to touch on was this month’s round of collabor88. there’s no shortage of goodies at collabor88, some of which i’ve already blogged, but the cloudy-sky necklace i’m wearing here from league (those clouds.. they move!) && the white shrug i’ve got on by kyoot both were things i *had* to have. i always look forward to when a new collection @ collabor88 goes up and this round was particularly wonderful.. i don’t think there was anything i *didn’t* like.

shopping on a budget can be a bit of a pain, but there’s definitely no reason not to hit up all the various sales && events out there to feed your shoppin’ need. and you never know, you could discover a new favorite designer… which is always exciting.. at least to me. /shopping junkie

get the looks yourself:
on vixxie (blonde) ::
skin; glam affair leah in natural
hair; exile @ my attic secret summer in stefani
tattoo; para designs timeless
eyes; mayfly deep sky mesh eyes in absinthe shadow
lip color; fishy strawberry allure faded lipstick in rose
freckles; l.fauna extra freckles
lashes; lelutka curl lashes
piercings; hod silentium
top; fishy strawberry @ the dressing room neo-romantic blouse in white
shrug; kyoot @ collabor88 soft heart cropped top in white
shorts; g field @ culture shock frill shorts in yellow
heels; gos pimp your pumps in point platform
necklace; league @ collabor88 long daydream necklace
nails; candy nail love balloon in blue

on vivienne tailleur (brunette) ::
skin; ploom @ my attic lea cream in red white
hair; ploom @ my attic aria
tattoo; para designs neptune
eyes; insufferable dastard reflection eyes in sunset (group gift)
lashes; miamai catwalk lashes in twinkle
piercings; hod tv piercing 3
top; baiastice @ the dressing room blue fede mesh top in sky
shorts; mon tissu cuffed denim shorts in classic wash
heels; n-core coquette
necklace; needful things my love necklace
nails; candy nail birth stone in pearl
bracelet; miel chum bracelet (past subscribo gift)

poses; glitterati
location; south farthing

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up, up && away~

this latest round of stumblebum is so cute. the colors are perfect for summer: bright pink, cool cyan, lime green && a very juicy shade of orange. and with a theme of *insanity*, you can just tell the designers this round had lots of fun putting their items together.

05.18.2012

05.18.2012
click to see them larger @ flickr!

these balloon poses, for instance, are from glitterati… and oh my god, i about died over these! how cute are they!? the balloon prop is color change and every single pose is just adorableness. what is *not* to love about flying around with a brightly colored balloon in your hand?

the tee, bracelets, mesh shorts, tank top && necklace i’m wearing above are also all stumblebum items.. from rezipsa loc, handverk, e! && dark mouse. the palette this round worked *so* nicely together — every single color reminds me of summery, fruity drinks or icy cold popsicles and, of course, i am such a sucker for that specific shade of bright pink.

colors like this just scream happiness.. it is hard to *not* smile when you surround yourself with such bright, vibrant hues. and balloons, too.. it is definitely hard not to smile when toting around a balloon on your finger. weeeee!

get the look yourself:
skin; pink fuel elly chai in baby doll w/ pop lipstick in proton
hair; exile @ culture shock groove theory in stefani
tattoo; vestigium japanese gods
eyes; insufferable dastard reflection eyes in sunset (group gift)
freckles; l.fauna extra freckles
lashes; lelutka curl lashes
piercings; hod tv piercing 1 (face) && downward spiral gauges (ears)
tank top; e! alice tank top in candy stripes (stumblebum item!)
tee; rezipsa loc insane in the membrane tshirt (stumblebum item!)
green shorts; e! holli shorts checked in gummy (stumblebum item!)
pink shorts; elly running shorts in pink
shoes; tea time @ best designer’s exile galaxy sneakers
necklace; dark mouse simply dressed sparkling pendant (stumblebum iten!)
nails; virtual insanity ankh nails
bracelets; handverk strand bracelet in crazed cerulean && manic maize (stumblebum item!)

poses && props; glitterati (stumblebum items!)

i wanna do bad things with you

now that my move is over (or at least, the hard part is done! now i just have to unpack everything i spent a month and a half boxing up……….. grr), i’m back to second life… and back to blogging!

\o/

so i thought for my first post in my new house, to get back into the swing of things, that i’d indulge in what i like to call… a li’l fan service.

i may be slow to catch on, but i am currently *obsessed* with true blood. i’m desperately trying to catch up on all the episodes before the new season starts && considering the fact that i just started season 4 last night… i think i should be good before the premiere.

which is awesome, because today.. i’m doing my best impersonation of sookie stackhouse and channeling all things vampire bait.

05.16.2012

/me perfects her “sweet and innocent” look….

it definitely helps to have two *very* sexy volunteers playing vampires for me, too. 😉 ❤

i tried convincing one of them to go blonde, just for one post, because eric northman is one of the hottest vampires i’ve seen since spike (and just what is it about blonde vampires, hm?), but alas.. neither one of the boys were kind enough to oblige.

not that it’s a terribly big deal..

05.16.2012

..considering how well they played the part, blonde hair or not.

i *suppose* dark hair is just as hot on vampires as light hair is… mmh. not that i really was paying much attention to their hair… i mean, braden is there shirtless.. and allarik often looks prettier than *i* do. i’d be lying if i was really all that concerned about their hair color.

05.16.2012

those fangs, on the other hand….

05.16.2012

get the looks yourself:
on sookie vixxie ::
skin; pink fuel elly chai in pure w/ juicy gloss in soft pink
hair; truth becky in beach (past truth district group gift)
eyes; insufferable dastard sparkle eyes in honey
lashes; lelutka curl lashes
top; sakide @ culture shock favorite v pull in white
shorts; sn@tch hard alley jean shorts in black
shoes; duh white canvas slip ons
earrings; burroughs sweetheart earrings

on braden daines (open vest) ::
skin; tableau vivant noctis in tone 06
hair; magika flourish
tattoo; garden of ku carpe diem
eyes; insufferable dastard @ grunge soul project monster eyes in calm && blind
eye makeup; kosh too much stress (part of the *mess of metal* piercing set from hod)
blood; l.fauna fed vampire
fangs; ni.ju fangs (freebie)
all piercings; hod mess of metal
jacket; tableau vivant long gilet in black
pants; grasp leather pants
boots; death row designs loose boots in black
bracelets; amorous you
gloves; sini style taped fist

on allarik resident (sweater) ::
skin; tableau vivant ryan in tone 2
hair; wasabi pills @ fameshed jacqueline in night shadow
tattoo; para designs affliction
eyes; insufferable dastard tortured eyes in red
eye makeup; nuuna’s makeup v3 #6
fangs; ni.ju fangs (freebie)
piercings; hod tv piercing 1
top; tableau vivant sweater
pants; halicali leather pants
necklace; mandala karma necklace
boots; gos @ fameshed triumph boots in worn
nails; candy nail punk skull

standing poses; glitterati && exposeur
couple poses; glitterati
location; virtual decay

dressed

sometimes, a girl just needs a dress…

05.11.2012

..or two.

i am *not* the girliest girl, not by a long shot, but i can appreciate a dress every now && then. my taste in dresses is usually less.. ruffly and “lady like” and, rather, more… well.. less is more. so i decided to put together two looks for today, built around two short mesh dresses i’ve picked up this last week in world.

05.11.2012

the first is from paper doll, which is out for stumblebum this round. it’s skin tight, *just* short enough, and comes in some lovely color choices.. including this fading white-to-pink one i chose to wear here. li’l dresses like this are perrrr~fect for the upcoming warmer months && look just as nice with a pair of high heeled pumps as it would with, say… a pair of wedge sandals and some sunglasses. plus since it’s stumblebum, that means it’s *discounted* (25% off, to be exact!)… which always makes dress shopping that much more enjoyable~

05.11.2012

and speaking of discounts… this month’s round of collabor88 rolled over a few days ago. collabor88 is one of my *favorite* sales events and this month’s collection really bowled me over. there were so many cute things there this go ’round, it was honestly a li’l overwhelming! but i *did* manage to snag a few things amidst my bewilderment, including this dress i’m wearing here, from boom. which, tbph, is actually labeled as a long, baggy t-shirt… but to me? it looks like an adorable cotton minidress.. and worked rather well that way (but remember to wear panties, i’m *just* sayin’! ;)).

the earrings i’m wearing in both looks are also out @ collabor88, from intrigue co. the dangly charms are shaped like unicorns… unicorns(!!).. and come in sets that were made to mix && match colors. i probably didn’t pick the perfect hairstyle to show these earrings off (but i could not resist wearing this insanely cute style from ploom that i grabbed at culture shock), so you’ll just have to take my word for it. oooorrrr go try the earrings yourself to see! really, really cute.. and i did mention they were unicorns, right? because they are! unicorns!

get the looks yourself:
skin; pink fuel elly chai in meow w/ glam lipstick in hard candy (pink dress) && elly chai in tiara w/ juicy gloss in lingerie pink (blue/green dress)
hair; ploom @ culture shock maia
tattoo; illusory lucky bastard
eyes; mayfly deep sky mesh eyes in bronze (pink dress) && rainshower shadow (blue/green dress)
freckles; l.fauna serious freckles
lashes; lelutka curl lashes
piercings; hod lisbeth (nose, lip), dimpled (cheeks) && om shanti (chest)
pink dress; paper doll charlotte in watermelon (stumblebum item!)
blue/green dress; boom @ collabor88 baggy backless tee in horizon
socks; doppelganger scrunch socks
white heels; n-core coquette
blue heels; gos pimp your pumps in point platform
necklace; addiction sweet romance necklace
nails; virtual insanity @ fibromyalgia awareness fair fibro nails (freebie)
earrings; intrigue co @ collabor88 unicorn daydream earrings

poses; exposeur

romantic

while searching for a pretty, spring-time sim to snap some pictures on, bff vivi && i stumbled upon a gorgeous place called calas galadhon. there were so many li’l spots to sneak a sweet, romantic moment (tandem bike rides.. a hot air balloon!).. and lots of places perfect for taking photographs.. that she and i *totally* felt the love in the air~

shame it was just with my best friend! ;P

05.09.2012

at least she and i looked pretty! ehe.

well, we always look pretty.. but still. ahah.

05.09.2012

vivienne and i both *really* loved the latest mesh releases from cold logic.. so much so that we both decided to wear tops from the newest set. hers, with the cut-out sleeves and low neckline, is in stunning shades of coraly pink, soft peach && pastel yellow.. all swirled together in a pattern that looks very much like it’s all been water marbled.

she paired the top with a pair of pastel mesh jeans from maitreya in the prettiest baby pink… as well as *two* grabs from the culture shock event — her hair, from exile && her shoes (which were freebies!) from g field. lovely in pink, with accents of yellow.. my bestie is covered head-to-toe in springtime shades and looking fabulous in it~

05.09.2012

i, too, was feelin’ the yellow for today.. only instead of pink, i liked the color contrast of this perfect bright blue with it. as i said, my top is from cold logic as well && i *loved* the way this layered top drapes at the waist. it’s flowy and feminine and this color combo really stood out to me.. all of which make for an adorable top that’s easily one of my favorites released thus far.

so i grabbed a pair of mesh white shorts from jane to match.. and a pair of platform sandals from slink, a golden tasseled necklace from glow studio (that’s discounted @ the dressing room blue!) && a soft, side-swept hairstyle from lelutka completed the look.

of course, i had a blast roaming the sim with my bff… but just look at how wonderfully built && landscaped it is. as cheesy as it sounds, it would be *perfect* for a sl date night… *hint hint*… but is just as lovely for some quiet exploration by yourself~

calas galadhon

calas galadhon

calas galadhon

get the looks yourself:
on vixxie (blonde hair) ::
skin; glam affair leah in natural
hair; lelutka trend in powder
tattoo sleeves; vestigium rage
eyes; insufferable dastard stellar eyes in blue
eye makeup; chelle @ summer beauty festival sparkle solana
lip color; fishy strawberry allure faded lipstick in nude
freckles; l.fauna extra freckles
lashes; lelutka curl lashes
piercings; hod tv piercing 1
top; cold logic gilbert in beach
shorts; jane everyday shorts in eggshell
sandals; slink shaz platforms in white denim
necklace; glow studio @ tdr blue tassels long necklace
nails; candy nail metal g in black

on vivienne tailleur (dark hair) ::
skin; ploom maia cream in eyeliner 4
hair; exile @ culture shock groove theory in raven
tattoo; para designs summer breeze
eyes; insufferable dastard bold green
makeup; kyoot cat eye in thin long
lashes; miamai catwalk lashes
piercings; cobrahive gauged 04
top; cold logic andersen in pinks
jeans; maitreya zipper skinny jeans pastel
heels; g field @ culture shock strap shoes alex in patent yellow (freebie)
necklace; burroughs sunara necklace
nails; candy nail japanese soul in pink

poses; glitterati
location; calas galadhon