Blindfolded.

I’m trying to get back in the spin of things, so here’s a quick post between work and bedtime. 🙂

I came up with this look the other day for hosting at E.B.S., the Emergency Broadcast System.  It’s a ridiculously awesome, filthy and carefree club owned by the most amazing DJ I’ve ever heard spin in Second Life.  Better than some of the ones I’ve heard in real life, now that I think about it…  Anyways, I got this fun new blindfold from Panda Express and had been considering making a copy with the ivy turned transparent…  But I ended up loving the splash of color from the leaves too much!  There are different color options for it, and Kioko created a variety of themed blindfolds, so there’s really something for everyone!

Skin: *League* Sia Pale Apricot -Cleavage
Hair: >TRUTH< Ricci – treacle
Face Tattoo: The Plastik – :[P]:-Soul Ink-Watercolor
Lip Gloss: !bullwinkle. Lip Gloss
Tattoo: [Plastik]– Feathers Tattoo – Barely There – Face
Blindfold: +pe+ Growth Blind Fold
Nails & Rings: Mandala – simple/MANDALA /female/SINRA 2 NAIL/black
Gloves: [GLUE INK] Ree Gloves (Leopard)
Necklace: [19MC] Wrench Necklace 2.02 Ladies
Top: Davinel – Ferocious – Magpie (updated)
Skirt: [Plastik] :[P]:-Minimalist Bands-P-Noir
Belt: <TheAbyss> NAU Combat Belt_FEM
Tights: erratic / fishnet wide – full / black 1
Boots: TonkTastic – Resistance Boots (boxed)
Poses: Glitterati & E.ink

Heard this song on my short drive home and I loved it enough that I wanted to share it with you.  I hope that it can bring a positive light or bit of hope to your evening! ♥

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Pink Stuffs.

I’ve been pretty busy with life, but things are finally settling down and I’ve got a chance to breathe!  I’ve gotta see the dentist next week, but I’m oddly excited about it.  So without much more rambling, we’ll get on to the blog goodies.

I put together this look a few days ago, but now I have the time to post!  I finally purchased these adorable boots from Severed Garden, and I love the HUD and color options for them.  I’ve admired the details of her outfits for a long time, and the quality of these boots is definitely pushing me towards actually buying some.  And how can I ever go wrong with pink? 🙂

Skin: *League* Sia Pale Apricot -Cleavage
Hair: [LeLutka]-RAIN hair – Toast
Eyes: .ID. Summertime Reflections – Green/The Woods *Seasons Hunt Item*
Lip Gloss 1: (Ag) bitten lipstain- Pink Before You Leap
Lip Gloss 2: !bullwinkle. Lip Gloss
Scarf: MIEL FRINGE SCARF – solid
Top: *BOOM* Everyday Tank (cotton candy)
Shorts: *BOOM* Feel Free Shorts (pitch)
Stockings: *League* Side-Gartered Stockings -Black -Brown Garter
Boots: *{ SeVered GarDeN }*Dana BOOTS
Poses: Glitterati

I really can’t help it.

Yes, yes…  I get that this is a little less playful than my typical kitty look, but I still can’t resist singing and dancing.  “Cat, I’m a kitty cat, and I dance dance dance and I dance dance dance!”

Sorry.  I have issues with being dark and dreary.

This is gonna be short and sweet.  ♥  Basically, I’ve wanted to get the cute and twitchy tail from How Vexing for weeks and finally snatched one up.  This has led to much kitty cat dancing and meowing.  Don’t know what I mean?  Don’t worry.  You will.

Skin: *League* Sia Pale Apricot -Cleavage
Hair: >TRUTH< Tess – treacle
Eyes: .ID. Creature of the Night v2/Putrid
Tattoo: .ILLUSORY. Tattoo_Lucky Bastard (Color) – Medium
Face Piercings: – .HoD. – Fallen Piercing – Razor – Female
Chest Piercings: – .HoD. – Bulletproof  – Razor
Kitty Ears: Mutation Industries – cat person ears (tuffted and notched) 1.2
Tail: How Vexing! [Neko Tail – Black with white tip]
Collar: *BLITZED* Legacy Choker black – female
Belt: *BLITZED* Legacy Belt – black – female
Gloves: [GLUE INK] Ree Gloves (Leopard)
Tank: {mon tissu} Cropped Tank Top – Taupe
Shorts: :::insanya::: 92DenimShorts – Dark
Shoes: [NC]-Boots013-Black
Poses: -.label motion.- Broome Poses [Special TFG]

“And I meow meow meow and I meow meow meow!”

Bubblegum Weekends – Simplicity

Today I wanted to do something light and simple, and the lovely little tunic I got from Aoharu seemed to fit that idea perfectly.  Toying around with it and adding a sweet and girlie tattoo gave me the inspiration to finally take a picture with some petal props from Adorkable.  It blows my mind that they’ve been hanging out in my inventory since March and this is the first time I’ve used them!

I know it’s a little late on Sunday evening, but I still managed to get my Bubblegum Weekends post in!  As requested by my amazing friend Zaz, the color of this week’s post is none other than Truth’s “coolmint”.  Hope you liked it, pretty lady!

Skin: League – Sia
Hair: Truth – Sarita
Tattoo: Para Designs – Cherry Blossom
Dress:  Aoharu – Off Shoulder Gauze Tunic
Shoes: Elikatira – Millside Flats

I’ll end it all with a light and breezy melody, but a song that I find to be very deep and expressive of the true aspects of relationships.  I feel like this could be the best answer I could give if ever asked to explain myself through song.

“You’ve got the best of both worlds…  You’re the kind of girl who can take down a man, and build him back up again.”

Something good…

Today was a busy day at work, but I had a really amazing upbeat song in my head the whole time.  If I started to get a bit worn down?  Oh no, I simply remembered the lyrics, hummed to myself, and kept going.  I had some fun things to look forward to as well, so that helped keep me pumped up!

We’ve said goodbye to many great stores in the last few days, so I think it’s time to say hello to someone new!  Or, perhaps, just new to me…  [G.E.N.R.E] is a bright and colorful store with a variety of clothes in bold prints and a very high fun factor!  There are also shapes available, if you’re in the market for a new one, and different accessories.  It’s well worth a visit, so be sure and take a look to find something that suits your own style.  I can’t wait to see what new looks we’ll be seeing from this brand. ♥

Visit [G.E.N.R.E]!

Credits:

Skin: League
Hair: Exile
Tattoo: Illusory
Nails & Rings: Mandala
Gloves: Glue Ink
Collar & Rosary: Panda Express (New)
Dresses: [G.E.N.R.E]
Fishnets: *blowpop*
Boots: Resurrection

Tops: [G.E.N.R.E]
Shorts: Epic

You may have noticed the nicely detailed collar also featured in this look!  This is a new release item from Kioko’s Panda Express, and comes with the rosary as well.  There are a few different color options via menu, so it’s a great piece to mix and match with your different outfits.  And that song that had me pumped up today?  Check it below…

“Just know that something good is gonna happen…”

Goodbye to Berries Inc.

Today I went to Berries Inc. to see if there were any snazzy new releases I had missed and was crushed to find a sign announcing a closing sale.  Yet another of my beloved casual stores in SL is closing, and it’s a sad, sad day.  If you haven’t visited before, it’s a great place to find simple but cute pieces for a relaxed and comfortable style, or for mixing and matching with other layers.  I’m bummed to see another amazing store go, but it’s a great opportunity to pick up some basic essentials at a price that’s easy on the ol’ linden wallet.  From now until September 12, all items at Berries are only 50L.  Definitely pop in and take a look, it’s well worth your time.

As my own salute and farewell to the store, all tops featured in today’s blog entry come from Berries Inc.  I also made a trip to Pepper recently and finally joined the group!  There’s a tiny fee, but it’s well worth it for the adorable group gift necklace currently out at the main store.  Yes, that is indeed a message in a bottle, on a string, around my neck!  And to fancy things up a bit, there’s even a strand with colorful beads.  It’s well worth the 100L group fee to join, and even includes a little nommy mouth piece with a dangling message in a bottle.  You know it’s hard for SL ladies to resist cute nommy objects…  Just something about that oral fixation!  On my trip to Pepper, I picked up some cute new flats as well.  Inexpensive and adorable means it’s a must have for me, so I eagerly picked up a pair with roses and bows.

Credits:

Skin: League
Hair: Elikatira
Ears: Panda Express
Tattoos: Glue Ink (Chest & Hips), Atomic (Sleeves)
Piercings: Plastic Flowers
Bottle Necklace: Pepper
Collar: Blitzed
Nails: Mandala
Bra: L.inc
Jeans: L.inc (CMFB Hunt item)
Tops: Berries Inc.
Shoes: Pepper

And can you honestly say this last bit surprises you?  Really?

“Sending out an S.O.S…”

These Boots…


People who meet me online and get to know me well enough to hear my voice are often surprised to find out that I’m from Texas.  I don’t really make an effort to hide an accent, it’s just not a strong one for some reason.  Perhaps it’s the BA in English, but I’ve also never been fond of the hick stereotypes and the uneducated sound that tends to come from a deep southern drawl.  Somewhere along the path of literature, I suppose I dropped the heavy influences.  However, when I spend a lot of time around friends that one might consider a bit “country”, it comes out to play.  I can also catch a peek of it when extremely sleepy or intoxicated, haha!  And the real red flag in my speech to let you know I’m from the south?  Well, I just can’t seem to forget my southern manners, and use ma’am and sir when interacting with people politely.

Once we move beyond the accent, there’s the odd question of my childhood.  I grew up living on a few acres with my mother and grandparents, surrounded by a ranch owned by a wealthier family member.  It was beautiful land and not really a “working” ranch.  In reality, it was more huge, beautiful fields surrounded by a heavily wooded area and infrequently populated with cattle.  The ranch was the perfect playground for a young girl with few friends who lived nearby and an overactive imagination.  Sure, there were times when I was jealous of the ease the city kids had for visiting friends on short notice, but I’d never trade that for the days I spent climbing trees and getting lost in fantasy books.

As I grew older, I had friends who raised various farm animals for selling at fairs, and begged my grandfather for the chance to raise a calf.  Thank God he declined, but instead offered me the chance to take equestrian lessons.  I got a pony when I was about 7 years old and rode horses for several years before I finally hung up my riding boots, so to speak.

Today’s look features a top from a store that’s closing shortly, Sweetest Goodbye.  There’s some amazing pieces and beautifully detailed uniforms (there’s still a couple of school girl ones I’m planning to grab) and all sorts of interesting goodies, and everything will be clearing out on August 31st.  It’s always a shame to see talented designers closing up, and Sweetest Goodbye will be missed.  I tried a few different looks for the shirt, but decided that it was best to channel a brunette version of Daisy Duke.  Voila, this look of the day was born!

Credits:

Skin: Pink Fuel
Hair: Truth
Tattoo: Glue Ink
Nails & Ring: Mstyle
Necklace: Mocha
Wheat Noms: SISU
Top: Sweetest Goodbye
Shorts: League
Boots: Miel

8.8. – The Beginning of Collabor88

One of the most exciting things in the Second Life world of fashion occurs when beloved designers join together to collaborate on a project.  Imagine then, a collection of the grid’s favorite and most skilled content creators coming together in a monthly event of releases which all tie in beautifully together.  As if this wasn’t enough to delight SL shopper, add on a reduced price of only 88-188L.  And there you have it, expertly crafted items from a variety of categories, all available at a low price and in one snazzy new location.  Welcome to Collabor88.

As with any new release and well publicized event, I can’t resist taking a peek at the chaos.  I’d scooted in earlier when things were quiet, but just had to go back and grab a snapshot of the busy region.  This event has been talked of for a while, being promoted around the grid, and it has delivered a very impressive starting round.  True to the theme of 8s, you can look forward to a new release each month on the 8th.  This time we have on offering of all sorts of delight, with a list of my favorites below.

  • Illusory – A lovely skin available in several tones.
  • LISP Bazaar – A choice of two adorable seats with cuddles and single poses.
  • *BOOM* – Cute and colorful tanks with a delicious ice cream theme.
  • Truth – An entire fatpack of hair in a new style and a new addition of 8 roots colors!
  • The Sea Hole – Cute dresses in a free fat pack as well as a cute top and shorts outfit.
  • Elikatira – Two different and gorgeous long flowing hairstyles.
  • Grixdale – Three lovely dresses and a bold, fun set of makeup!

And there’s more!  Definitely make your way over to Collabor88 and pick up your own favorites, and take a moment to admire the thought and beauty of the build and how it relates to the theme.  I put together a couple of pieces for a fun, pink look.  I just can’t resist my favorite color. ♥

Credits:

Skin: League
Hair: Truth (Collabor88!)
Tattoo: The Sea Hole
Nail Polish: Rezlpsa Loc
Top: *BOOM* (Collbaor88!)
Jeans: Atomic
Bracelets: Grixdale
Shoes: Mon Tissu (tinted)
Poses: E.ink

FRUK, it’s Bubblegum Weekends again!

Apparently I only thought Protest and I were getting out of meeroos.  In reality, as we got a bit more involved in the process of attending auctions to sell the buggers off, it sparked the roo love again and we’ve actually PURCHASED a new baby.  It’s like some strange sort of crack… or the mob.  You only really get free if you’re dead. :/

But hey, we have a new hella cute baby out of it!  I’ve had a soft spot for the notched ear roos ever since I saw one on Jaiden’s flickr, so when one came up for a pretty reasonable price, Protest seized the day and went for it.  I’m pretty pleased with the adorable factor it brings to our little herd.  My only real complaint is that it belongs to Protest, so no notchy snuggles for me!

We wound up wandering the meeroo auction circuit for a bit tonight, and did a lot of ranting with Chucky Hollak and Freddy Krimmer.  Oh, the woes and rambles of roos!  I had a great time though, and got to witness the purchase of Chucky’s new rockstar roo with a long mane.  I really shoulda grabbed a quick snapshot, but unfortunately I fail at these things.  I did, however, remember that I had planned on doing a post about FRUK tees.  And since that devilish duo is brilliant at coming up with bold and lively t-shirts, Bubblegum Weekends seemed like the perfect time and combination!

To begin with, the look of the sim is unique enough that I felt it deserved some recognition.  No, you’re not waltzing into some bright house to pay a visit to FRUK Tees, nor are you creeping into a dark and gloomy house.  Instead, you’re landing in a field, dusting yourself off, and making sure you don’t get soaked by the sprinkler as you make your way to a series of big open barns covered with a huge collection of tees, ranging from vintage 80s love to current pop culture.  My own tiny stash of three tees (so far, but there are more on my list of must haves!) is a pretty good assessment of the variety.  Their tees also have a few wear options.  They’re flattering as just a fitted shirt on a clothing layer, but also have sleeve and shirt bottom prims.  There’s both a girlie fit as well as one for the guys, which can also double as a super long loose shirt on a female, giving the option to rock a t-shirt dress look.

Credits:

Skin: League (Taylor this time!)
Hair: Raw House
Necklace & Earrings: Bellballs
Bracelets: Needful Things
Ring: Nox
Tees: FRUK Tees (durr)
Skirt: Grixdale
Shoes: Ingenue (Old FLF item)

So go to FRUK Tees and fill your need for casual, yet witty, cotton!

Attention Whore.

I’ve done it again.  Another shift of hosting in Second Life that feels like a slap in the face.  I get it, you come to a club to hear music.  The DJ is the one with the power, he’s the one with the voice, he’s the one who put the thought into the sounds that are making you grin, or accompanying you as you flirt in someone’s IM box, or neglect some other part of your personal life that you’re hiding from in Second Life.  Of course, he’s the first one you think of to tip with some lindens!  But you see that little host you ignored?  Yeah, she spent time trying to make sure she created a look to be your eye candy.  She’s the one who took the time to greet you when you walked in, even if you ignored her cheerful salutations.  She’s the one who blows her lindens in trying to look new and refreshing so she can deliver a different experience to your visits.  She tries to keep the conversation going in local so that those who are lonely have someone to talk to as well, but no… Oh no, she doesn’t deserve to be tipped too.

Bah.

I go through entirely too much trouble to make almost half of what the DJ does.  I did have a bit of fun tying this look together, though.  At least there’s that…  It’s the subtle things that are really fun.  I love how the eyeliner I got from sorry.asia has a hint of red and goes nicely with the color scheme of the tattoo sleeves.

Credits:

Skin: League
Hair: Truth
Makeup: sorry.asia
Necklace: HoD (part of a set)
Bracelets: Pepper
Sleeves: Garden of Ku
Dress: L.inc
Jeans: Suicidal Unborn
Boots: Resurrection
Belt: The Abyss
Poses: Glitterati, E.ink, Still Life

Psst, Xealot.  I love you and your music, I’m just…  you know.  An Attention Whore.