One Day I’ll Fly Away…

I’ve kinda been missing on the blog front lately.  Been getting wisdom teeth pulled, been moving to new land with Protest in SL and making it into a little paradise I never want to leave, and meeting new friends! ♥  I ponder dropping my blog from time to time, and when I get wrapped up with other things I definitely get very tempted…  But I dug some older pieces out of my inventory and had a cute summer look going on (to fit the theme of our very lush land!), so I decided maybe I should give blogging a try again. 🙂  Psst, if you like Truth hair, he has a sale on a few of the newer releases at the Truth District!

Pose by Leafy

Gmok the Wise seems to have found this cute little summer style very stunning!  Or maybe he disapproves…  Anyways, on to the full body shots and the credits, cuties!

Skin: Leafy – *L* Nova – Peachy – Scene – DB
Lip Gloss: Leafy – *L* *Gloss – Bubble T
Hair: >TRUTH< Tammy – espresso (new)
Nail Polish: * RezIpsa Loc * ~ Rose Nails
Bracelets: ::LEO-NT:: SWEET CANDYCUBE<3 Bracelets
Tattoo: Birds of a feather tattoo (faded)  by Flightless (group gift)
Top: {paper.doll} FlyTee-Berry
Capris: RONSEM* CROPPED DENIM JEANS
Flip-Flops: Maitreya Gold * Flip-Flops Lucid
Poses: Plastic Flowers

And since today’s overall theme seemed to be one of flight, what with the bird tattoo and shirt, here’s a song from my favorite movie. ♥

“One day, I’ll fly away… fly, fly away…”

Nova Release!

Kaethe recently released a wonderful new skin named Nova, and I think she’s absolutely stunning!  She comes in five tones, Cream, Lumiel, Peachy, Dusty, and Sunkissed.  Each skin comes with teeth, or an open mouth, freckles, and three different brow colors.  There are 8 different makeups, packaged together in pairs, and five different lip makeups on tattoo layers that also have the parted lip options.  It’s a great skin and well worth picking up, so swing by Leafy and try out Nova!

Hair: >Truth< – Andrea colours pack
Bows: Candy Mountain – Bowed
Shoes: Elikatira – [e] – Millside Flats
Earrings: Bellballs – My Bow Earrings (red)
Tattoo: Nox – [Oh Love Don’t Let Me Go] tattoo

Teleport to Leafy!

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! ♥

Shades of Grey

Protest and I have been living in a magical winter wonderland, thanks to his wonderful skills at decorating the home area.  I got the urge to get a little foxy again, and I really feel a bit like an arctic fox in all the snow.  I can’t step out without feeling like I should be bundled up, so we got together and did some wintery outfits to share. ♥  I gotta say, warm clothes and snuggles are the best way to get through chilly weather!

on Lillian:
Skin: *L* Zan – Lumiel Sky DB
Hair: >TRUTH< Faith – espresso
Sweater: Kyoot – Ellery Top (White)
Undershirt: *BOOM* Everyday Tank (snow)
Skirt: Grixdale – Lazy Denim Skirt – Teal (dark)
Tights: Kyoot – Hollander Leggings (Cream)
Shoes: [e] Millside Flats – Smoke
Fox Parts: Mutation Industries [ripped from a full avatar]
Necklace & Ring: KOSH – Hibernation
Poses: Atomic & Glitterati

On Protest:
Skin: Fruk Lennon – The Smooth Operator T2
Facial Hair: Fruk – The Stinger Beard Black
Hair: *DROT* – Tommy Black Ice
Gloves: SiniStyle – Man Handled
Glasses: *Muism* Galliano
Scarf: -[AddiCt] – Minnu Scarf/Soot
Jeans: !Zoobong – Platini Jeans – Grey
Top: [2byte] Stripe Shirt – Blue
Eyes: .ID. Shine Eyes – Dark Blue
Boots: DRD – Lazy Buck Black
Poses: Olive Juice

And here’s a song from a band that holds a special place in my heart.  This song is gorgeous, and the intro makes me giggle!  What’s not to love?

“And I can’t fall asleep without a little help, it takes a lot to settle down…”
– The National

Neapolitan!

It’s been a long time since I’ve updated, mainly because holiday stress has been overwhelming me lately.  The joys of working retail during Christmas always get me, and this year I’m faring a tiny bit better but still struggling with it.  However, today I go in to close and had a nice morning with dozing in, getting breakfast, and watching Justified.  And while I watched, I did my usual multi-tasking thing and tweaked and added to a look I made last night to host possibly my last shift at Club Zero.

I got this dress as I went to check ~TSG~ for something else and just couldn’t resist it any longer.  I may be crazy, or a little obsessed with sweets, but the colors really remind me of Neapolitan ice cream!  It also comes in a tan version, for those who don’t care for pink.

Skin: [PF] Elly <Milk> – Angelic (dkbrow)
Hair: >TRUTH< Astrid – espresso
Face Tattoo: :[P]:- Demon Fades- Tattoo/Face-Aanh (old Lazy Sunday item)
Tattoo Sleeves: :::Sn@tch Apnea Tattoo:::
Nails+Rings: [MANDALA]SINRA 2 NAILS and RINGs set/FEMALE/SAMURAI BLACK
Necklace: part of ~Pepper~Mouthchain DogTag
Dress: “TSG” Illusions Dress
Tights: erratic / fishnet wide – full / black 1
Boots: <TheAbyss> F_Boots//Stompers [Black]
Poses: Glitterati

Protest shared this really pretty song with my today, and it’s soothing and peaceful, as well as sweet.  ♥  I figured I could at least share it with you guys, too. 🙂

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.”

*Leafy Love!

After some absolutely delicious teaser previews, *Leafy owner Kaethe Dyrssen has released a beautiful limited edition of Zan in two tones, Lumiel and Dusty!  I’ve been pretty excited about *Leafy skins ever since she released Luna at the skin fair this year, and Zan has simply improved on an already beautiful style.

These skins come with several options.  You can choose between three different brow colors, freckles, and cleavage!  The cleavage is a new addition to her skins and I absolutely love having it available.  She’s also been so kind as to make all these options available directly on the skin, leaving your layers free to play with.  The freckles are cute and subtle, so be sure to view the image full size to see the attention to detail.

And speaking of layers, Zan even comes with some very pretty lip gloss options, with matte versions available too.  I love the ability to change a style that just a different shade of lip gloss can achieve!

As if all this weren’t enough, Kaethe also released a beautiful shape that suits the skin nicely.  Raven is also a limited edition item, and comes with several different body types to please everyone’s interests.  I really adore her petite curvy frame and sweet face, so be sure to check her out!  There are packages available with the skin and shape as well as simply the skin, depending on your interest.  Just pick your favorite tone or grab up both!  They’re not something to wait around on as the number of copies available to the grid is limited, so be sure and get them before you miss your chance.

Visit *Leafy for Zan & Raven!

And for those who were curious, here are the items featured in today’s blog. ♥

Hair: Truth
Nails: Mandala
Lingerie: The Whore
Shoes: N-Core

Goodbye Grixdale.

As I’ve mentioned a few times, many favorite stores are closing lately.  The lovely Grixdale, a store of soft and beautiful female fashion, is closing down.  Tyr has chosen to pursue other passions in her creation style.  Aura will be her new focus, and it promises to be a line of bold and vibrant clothing.  Congratulations to Tyr for following her heart, but Grixdale shall certainly be missed!  If you haven’t swung by, it’s time to get in and grab up all the goodies you can dream of, cute dresses and skins as well as tops, pants, and hoodies.  The dresses and skins are only 100L and everything else is 50L.

It’s Bubblegum Weekends again, and today’s hair is a new release from Truth.  I adore the style, especially all the cute little colorful bands, and it seemed to perfect for a relaxing weekend.  I tried to keep the accessories to a minimum, the real emphasis was on the clothing.  ♥

Credits:

Skin: Pink Fuel
Hair: Truth
Tattoo: Pekka
Shoes: Pixel Mode
Capris: Ronsem
All Else: Grixdale

After taking pictures for this blog entry, I realized that I should have been wearing a Grixdale skin.  I have a habit of turning to the cutesy and youthful Pink Fuel’s Elly for Bubblegum Weekends, but can’t have a farewell salute to Grixdale without featuring her gorgeous skins.

Bikini: Pig
Heels: Pixel Mode

There’s still a few days left to get any items you may have been waiting to purchase from Grixdale.  On August 31st, we say goodbye…  I can’t wait to see what Tyr brings us with her new endeavors.

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