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!)

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my (not so) peaceful morning

waking up early in the morning usually isn’t my thing. i’m more of a *night owl* myself && would much prefer to keep the sleeping schedule of a vampire rather than wake up at ungodly hours in the morning. but when i do get to sleep at a decent time and wake up bright ‘n’ early, i realize that mornings aren’t so bad after all…

04.25.2012

a nice hot shower, a cup of fresh coffee.. and a few moments to myself to enjoy the quiet really is a lovely thing. there are birds singing, waves rolling in on the beach just outside my window, && the soft glow of sunrise just barely peeking in the windows. it’s the epitome of serene.

or, well, it can be the epitome of serene… at least while sleeping beauty there stays in bed. luckily for me, lars will allow me to have a big whopping half hour to myself while he smacks the snooze button && gets in a few more winks.. so i can shower, dry my hair, and have a cup of coffee before he drags himself out of bed.

04.26.2012

but, to be fair, i *do* get some extra quiet time while he’s in the bathroom too. it’s funny how routines get started, and how they always seem to work like clockwork, because i can always get partially dressed && fiddle with my hair and makeup a li’l bit before he’s out of the shower. by the time i’m grabbing my shoes, he’s usually all squeaky clean.

and then suddenly, my peaceful morning is not quite so peaceful anymore.

04.26.2012

take this morning, for example. i’m stepping into my heels, feeling deliciously sexy in my new lingerie, and in comes lars from the bathroom…

“hey vix, lookit this! no hands!”

…how charming.

i tell him that must take *so* much talent to do… but because it is just a li’l annoying (and distracting), he finds it to be the most hilarious thing ever. i’m trying to figure out what i wanna wear for the day, and good ole lars takes it upon himself to cackle insanely && *dance around* the bedroom with his … towel.

04.26.2012

i can’t brush my hair, or even get to my vanity without him poppin’ up (no pun intended) next to me to wiggle the .. towel .. at me. i try to pretend i don’t care, that it doesn’t bother me, but he somehow knows it really does && it only fuels the fire that much more.

i mean, just *look* at him. he is obnoxiousness personified! stark naked save for that blasted simpsons towel, laughing and doing what can only be described as the worst dance in all of humanity… and he is having a blast while i just wanna put my clothes on, damnit!!

so in my infinite wisdom, i decide to think.. and think fast. what, exactly, would give me my beautifully peaceful morning back? what could i possibly do to distract lars in return, so i can finally finish getting ready? tell a white lie and say i made breakfast downstairs and when he leaves the bedroom, close && lock the door? ask him to get me another coffee refill and when he leaves the bedroom… close && lock the door? grab my own towel and whip his bare, annoying ass with it so he goes running out of the bedroom like a li’l wuss, then close && lock the door??

hmm..

04.26.2012

…or i could forget getting fully dressed, for just a while, and take him back to bed. which, to be perfectly honest, did not make my morning any more *peaceful*… but certainly more… ahem… fulfilling.

get the looks yourself:
on vixxie ::
skin; pink fuel elly in chai
hair; truth leesa (updo) && hilary (long hair) in swedish
tattoo; vestigium japanese gods
eyes; insufferable dastard bold blue
lashes; lelutka curl lashes
piercings; hod reach
glasses; december glasses no.69
towel; glitterati mesh wrapped towel (part of a pose set)
lingerie; zaara aksaka in garnet
heels; n-core coquette
feet; maitreya bare feet in tip toe
skirt; maitreya vip mesh skirt (group gift)
nails; rezipsa loc cherry red nails french

on lars bleac ❤ (not much!) ::
skin; birth nico in pale
hair; shag hard candy
feet; slink mens natural mesh bare feet
towel; mushi bath towel
boxers; aitui verge boxer briefs in plain cherry

poses ::
first pic; vixxie ~ pulling strings @ pose fair (includes the mug!)
second pic; vixxie ~ magnifique
third pic; vixxie ~ glitterati (included in the clothing rack), lars ~ frooti
fourth pic; vixxie ~ fri.day @ pose fair (dollarbie!), lars ~ long awkward pose
fifth pic; couple pose ~ !bang @ pose fair

lemon && mint

lemon && mint… are a delicious combo. peppermint tea mixed with a li’l lemon juice.. or a mojito with lemon instead of lime? yuuuuuuuum.

it is one of my personal favorite flavor combos, so i decided to do my own take on minty lemon with my look for today..

04.03.2012

..which, coincidentally, is also a round-up of items from various sales events going on right now! \o/

stumblebum has a new round of goodies up, all in shades of cool teal, warm yellow && bright peach. the lacey cropped top i’m wearing is part of the set out @ kyoot, my hair and the adorable headband are from truth, and the pose in the picture above is one from the offerings at frooti. stumblebum is one of those events that i always get excited for — some of my absolute favorite brands, with color palettes that have always been so pretty (and work so well together, too!)… what is there to not be excited for?

another such sale that i get super pumped for.. is collabor88. since it’s the beginning of the month, that means a *new* collection is on its way. so i visited the other day, to do one last go-over of the things out now, and realized i bought these r2 pumps in minty-blue and hadn’t yet worn them. the color choices are to die for gorgeous (and i bought these same heels in lavender too, ’cause i liked ’em that much!) and this light turquoise is so, so pretty. the bow accent on the toes is a nice touch, too.. i am a sucker for li’l details like that!

04.03.2012

the cardigan i’m wearing, with its wonderful fluttery sleeves, is out @ the *last* fashionably late from ison. not only was i happily surprised by the price (just a mere *99L* per color), but i was also impressed with the fit… and how soft && flowy this garment looks. i had to have it in this pretty mint shade, but black… and gray… and beige… i may be coming back for you before the sale ends on the 8th.

the whole collection for fashionably late is definitely befitting of a fabulous end to a really great sales event.. there are *so* many designers && *so* many awesome items that i highly recommend checking it out before it’s all over!

get the look yourself:
skin; pink fuel elly chai in espresso
hair; truth helia in swedish (stumblebum item!)
tattoo; para designs reverence
eyes; insufferable dastard secret window eyes in hazel
lip color; a.e. meth matte lip tint in fuchsia
lashes; lelutka curl lashes
piercings; hod reach
tank; kyoot lacey little top in soft yellow (stumblebum item!)
sweater; ison @ fashionably late kimono sleeve cardigan in mint
jeans; maitreya zipper skinny jeans
heels; r2 @ collabor88 mele in turquoise
necklace; amorous cathartik
nails; virtual insanity square nails in plain summer 2012

poses; frooti (first pic — stumblebum item!) && glitterati (second pic — sale going on right now!)
location; tableau

brunette

i’m…. i’m brunette?! O:

03.02.2012

why yes, yes i am~

it’s the only color i’ve really *not* rocked in world much. i’ve been blonde (hah, understatement! i am almost always blonde), a red-head, gone dark to black and navy, worn bright colors like bubblegum pink and lavender and minty teal… but brown? there’s not been much brunette vixxie other than in a few shots for showing off skins… and i kinda like the brown, not gonna lie! :X

and mentioning skin posts.. i went brunette for my post for today because of the skin i’m wearing. i used to not let brow-color deter me from wearing my favorite blonde shades of hair, but the longer i’m in sl.. the more my tastes change. now if a skin doesn’t have light brows on it, i usually don’t buy it because i just *can’t* wear it with my preferred shade of light blonde. light brows are still definitely harder to find than dark, though some of my favorite brands always seem to include them (and that is why they are faves!), but sometimes.. i make exceptions.

this skin i’m wearing here, which is out for stumblebum @ aura is gooooooorgeous. this skin line has been all over the feeds since release && i can now totally see why. bff vivi has been wearing this skin, briar, around in world for a li’l bit && i think it looks stunning on her (totally! see here if you don’t believe me ;p).. so i was excited to try it for myself. and obvs, i liked it enough to go brunette *just* so i could wear it~ plus the three makeups out for stumble are bright and pretty and come with a ton of tattoo-layer lipsticks for mixin’ && matchin’. love!!

03.02.2012

and yeah, there’s a new round of stumblebum out! like i said, the skin i’m wearing is out at aura.. but i’m also wearing several other stumble goodies~

the tee i’ve got on (sparkle pony omfg) is part of the set from kyoot, the beautiful eyes are from insufferable dastard (i love love lovelovelove these! the colors are just so pretty!), the ribbon && pearl necklace is from miao, the *adorable* cafe-esque table and chair are from mud honey && all of the standing poses in the pictures are above are part of the items out at frooti.

i also gotta give credit to gogo for showing off some home decor items.. the two posters on the wall behind me matched my color scheme perfectly && i never would’ve grabbed ’em had it not been for her blog. so cute!! and totally inexpensive, too~

sooooo, brunette huh? not too bad! it’s nice for a change.. and the best part? the mesh hair i’m wearing here from magika comes in such a *generous* color-pack that i didn’t even have to pick between buying blonde or brown.. i get both! makes switching colors when i feel the *whim* for it so much easier. \o/

get the look yourself:
skin; aura briar honey in bumble w/ glossy nat lips (stumblebum item!)
hair; magika capture
tattoo upper; vestigium masks
tattoo lower; para designs cosmic garden
eyes; insufferable dastard beach eyes (stumblebum item!)
lashes; lelutka curl lashes
piercings; hod parasitic
top; kyoot portland tee in sparkle pony (stumblebum item!)
shorts; blah my sporty shorts in pink zebra
shoes; coco thong sandal in gray
necklace; miao willow pearl necklace (stumblebum item!)
glasses; epic kyoot nerdy glasses in baby pink (dollarbie gatcha)
nails; rezipsa loc honeysuckle pink nails
bandaid; reek britta hearts bandaid

standing poses; frooti (stumblebum item!)
table, chair, vase && cup; mudhoney (stumblebum items!)
posters; spry

stumblebum

in case you haven’t heard… stumblebum is *back*! \o/ i was so excited to see this event come back && to see that it include some of my favorite designers, too. every other week there will be a new color palette theme and a new set of designers from the list participating (and what a list it is! you can peep *all* the listed designers here).. along with a guest or two in the mix as well. and the items for new stumblebum && the new year did *not* disappoint!

01.01.2012

the colors for this round were silvers and grays and teal.. and i gotta say, i am loving the palette. i just don’t wear enough teal in world, even if it’s def one of my favorite colors, so i had an excuse to cover myself head-to-toe in new turquoise hues!

01.01.2012

in this look, i’m wearing several of the items out for stumblebum.. the pom-pom pigtail hair is from truth (and is discounted 50L per color pack, making it 200L each color.. so worth snaggin’ while the sale is going on!), the minty sequin dress is from illusory, the over-the-shoulder bag is from toki-doki, the gorgeously large earrings are from aura (and are mesh!), the eyes are from insufferable dastard && the open-arm pose i used in the first pic is part of the set out @ frooti.

all the colors are complimentary && look *so* good together. there are several choices in color for the clothing && accessories, if minty-teal isn’t your thing, and there is even furniture (from cheeky pea, that is absolutely adorable) and other sets of poses on top of clothing and accessories from the rest of the designers on the list. you can see the full haul o’ goodies here if you’re curious, but you should definitely pop around && visit the participating stores. lovely new items in such pretty colors.. celebrate the new year && stumblebum’s return with some 2012 shopping! 8D

get the look yourself:
skin; pink fuel elly chai in misery w/ juicy gloss in peach
hair; truth velvet in swedish (stumblebum item)
tattoo; para designs ever after
eyes; insufferable dastard real eyes 4 (stumblebum item)
lashes; lelutka curl lashes
piercings nose; cobrahive bull’s ring
piercings lip; ni.ju chain chomp piercing
necklace; hod the crosary
dress; illusory new years dress in seafoam (stumblebum item)
jacket; fri.day long cardi in black
stockings; sheer zebra tights (freebie)
boots; maitreya alexa wedges in black
bracelet; addiction rejoice diamond bracelet
gloves; sini style taped fist
knee socks; sn@tch kneepads in black
nails; rezipsa loc minty fresh nails
earrings; aura down pour earrings in pearl (stumblebum item)
glasses; mr. poet half rim eyeglasses
bag; toki-doki stumble bag in mint (stumblebum item)

poses; first pic frooti (stumblebum item) && second pic magnifique
location; amia