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Someday..

Hello??? Is anybody there? I highly doubt it. I can’t believe 2 years have passed by so quickly. I’m at a point in my real life where there is no way I can have the time to do the sort of sl blog that I dream of doing. Hopefully some day I’ll be able to do that, but not at this point in time.

I miss it so, so very much! I’ve only recently returned to second life. I not only quit blogging but I stopped playing all together. Then one day a couple weeks ago, I downloaded Firestorm and now all of a sudden, I find myself back.

I’ve been spending my time trying to get caught up in this new, mesh world. I really need to start applying the brakes on my shopping now, lol. At least for a week. A business week. Baby steps. 🙂

I’ve been looking at my blog quite a lot lately. I had never in my whole second life used the outfit option…boy do i wish I had saved all of the outfits and looks I blogged over all that time. I’m even going back and recreating some of my favorite looks and saving them.

I really hope to post occasionally and even snap a few pics to add. What I would really love to do someday is a freebie blog. It never ceases to amaze me, the gems you can find for free if you look. This post in particular I was looking at this morning thinking, “omg..everything in this entire shoot is free!” An entire furnished cottage, with very cute, stylish, shabby chic decor. This has always been one of my all-time favorite blogs…I aspire to do something on the line of that….Someday.

Please leave a message and say hi..I’m curious, and quite doubtful, if anyone at all ever stops by here anymore. You’ll be seeing me again, dammit! Well, that is unless I go broke first :/ Wait a minute. I already am broke..ok then…You’ll be seeing me again, dammit!

I hope everyone is doing happy and well in both lives, and maybe I’ll run into you on the grid sometime. I mean literally…run into you. My connection sucks! :p

❤pp

These pics were from my very last photo shoot before leaving sl (around 2 years ago)…they were never posted.

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Ok, then…it seems WordPress has changed things up a bit..I tried to post a style card and it was all over the place. It looks like I’m going to have to give myself a crash course on the “New and Hopefully Improved” WordPress. Who knows, I may truly make a fresh start and go with a different blog site altogether. That’ll show ’em for not letting me post my style card! Hmpft! :p jk.

(Edit) Ok, I think I’ve finally managed to post my style card..no links posted because I haven’t had time to check all of the LM’s..I know a lot of stores have moved since I’ve been away. I’m pretty sure you can still find most everything listed though.

.: vive9 :. Dot-ed After Tights in Snow
*! TO’s !* coffee with sleeve
-tb- Full Black Shorts
Armidi Gisaci – Triple Pearl Bracelet (L) – White
duboo.grandpa’s army beret (basic) [black]
Eolande’s Basic Essentials delicate pearl necklace in gold
Donna Flora LUCIA ring
The Secret Store – Lovable Pumps – Mint
The Secret Store – Sweet sheer – Mint
[ glow ] studio – Rabbit mint fur satchel
[ glow ] studio Souvenir Bracelet Gold
[e] Over – Brown 06

 

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une jeune fille

Introducing The Fall Babydoll Dress- The Secret Store & Nyu‘s very first piece of collaboration work. Created with a beautiful floral damask texture and an oversized, peter pan-type lace collar. Available in 10 rich, fall colors at either location.

I wanted some white lace tights so I went to G Field, and what great timing I had. Everything black and orange is half off until 10/31. I picked up a few pairs of shoes, the pair in this post being one, and a beautiful new hat that I probably should have worn in this shoot…I just couldn’t cover up the pretty little bow in Truth‘s new’ish hair, Marina. (bow is color-change, touch for menu)

G Field has a free gift this month for group members, and they’ve put last year’s Halloween gift out as well. Click here to see photos of their festive free gifts. This offer will also expire on 10/31.

My final touch for this look was the Caroline’s Jewelry Cameo Choker. This cameo is resizable and hangs from a black ribbon that is tied in the back in a bow. My favorite part…the cameo face can be changed from 10 different facings on touch.

*GF* (G Field) Rose Lace Tights -white-
*SL* Glamour Gloves Black
L.Fauna Lashes [False] & L.Fauna Lashes [Underlashes]
(Caroline’s) Cameo Choker (C)
*GF* Bow Strap Shoes “Kate” -black-
>TRUTH< Marina – mocha
The Secret Store & Nyu– Fall Babydoll Dress
LAQ ~ Mini – [Fair]

all the pretty horses

I have a weakness for late-night shopping on marketplace sl…well, anytime of the day I guess you could say. Late at night I seem to be more generous to myself. 🙂 My latest “binge” was at the (NO) marketplace store. I saw this dress, The Folds Dress, and fell in love with it. It’s very fun and whimsical..and it seems very classic to me..as if it will always be in style, at any point in time.

(NO) (nylon outfitters)  creator, Nylon Pinkney is so very talented. There is an array of unique products in her stores, not only clothes. Getting the link for this post just now, I couldn’t resist adding a couple more items to my cart. ~sighs~ I swear, I have zero self control.

Click here for taxicab to (NO)’s in-world store.

and oh em gee I just came across the Nylon Outfitters official blog, here…take a peek and fall in love! I’m going shopping..again!


pictured above;  Aida pose set by label motion. Only 50L$ at TDRB! Click here to check out label motion’s entire collection of beautiful poses in-world. Also available on marketplace sl, here. Click photo for larger view. 🙂

LaGyo’s Blackdrop Hat @ Collabor88. Available in 9 colors. Each color has ON/OFF veil option and resize menu.

I got to the end of this post and was about to hit the publish button and I was like, omg…there’s no close-up of the zoe pumps by [celoe]. It would be a sin not to mention and/or show a close-up of these gorgeous pumps. The Zoe Pumps are 100% mesh and unrigged so you can move them, in edit mode, to make adjustments if needed. Available in 6 colors. I wanted to fatpack them so badly I could have cried…but like Arnold says…”I’ll be bach”.

~click here for taxicab to [celoe]..but please don’t hate me if you leave there lindenless..jus’ sayin’..❤~

what i’m wearing:
skin- LAQ ~ Mini
L.Fauna Lashes [False]
[ glow ] studio – Pin up eyeliner (tattoo)
L.Fauna Lashes [Underlashes]
hair- ::Exile::Crush:Teak
dress- (NO) (nylon outfitters) Folds Dress-Horses (NO) marketplaceSL store
shoes- [celoe.zoe.pumps]
tights- *Sheer* Tights Fishnet Black
gloves- Fine gloves – Black The Secret Store (wrist bands tinted my moi) (if you do this, don’t forget to make a copy of the original pair first!)
tote- *COCO*_Gift_Pochette Free on wall of group gifts.
hat- LaGyo_Blackdrop hat Blue Collabor88
earrings- P.C; (paper couture) Grape Vine Earrings
poses- label motion Aida TDRB

location, location, location


Beautiful Newness from The Secret Store! The Mini Mesh Skirts, available in plain and printed versions. I considered doing a post showing each skirt because the colors are gorgeous, and there are some amazing printed ones. Very unique! There is a free demo available at the in-world and marketplace stores.

Click here to teleport to The Secret Store and check them out for yourself!


If you’re as big of a Maylee Oh fan as I am, you may want to bookmark a couple of sites. The Secret Store blog, and The Secret Store on marketplace sl. Nothing like shopping from the pose stand in your bedroom. 🙂


If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been venturing out of my safe, little photo orb more lately. Lately as in, since I’m able to view shadows. Lol, I just imagined a follower reading this and shaking their head saying, “she’s not going to talk about them damn shadows again, is she??” No, I am not..well I guess I kind of just did, but I was leading up to something else. Location.
We all know that there are literally thousands of awesome places in sl to take pics, some well known, and some waiting to be discovered. I’m betting that most of us also know that exploring the grid, looking for different photo locales is an experience within itself. Anything is possible in this world! If you have the time, that is.
That’s something else that I’ve bitched about mentioned quite often. How I wish I had more time. So lately I’ve been collecting LM’s and doing some googling on places to take photographs in second life, or.. beautiful, unique places in second life..whatever key words i can think of at the time.

The showcase section, located in the destination guide (found in the search section of your viewer, or here) has a lot of neat places to take pictures. I’ve also got a special landmark folder that I call “cool places”…yes, I know, such a snazzy, original name. When I’m out shopping, or on a hunt, or whatever, and I see a place that I like, I landmark it and drag it into said folder.

I wanted to share a very helpful post I found in Through Salamander’s eyes,  by Moniq Salamander. I am keeping this page bookmarked for sure. There are all sorts of different tips and lists. There is a list of links called Locations and there are some really good ones, and some great sources to find more!

what I’m wearing:
*COCO*_SleevelessBlouse(White)_ Shirt
Doppelganger Inc. – Knocked Up Knee Socks Blue
{SMS} Longsleeve Tee Grey
alaskametro ❤ nail makeup (fingers) – Candy Apple
The Secret Store – Mini Mesh Skirt – Birdy Baby Blue NEW!
L.Fauna Lashes [Underlashes]
L.Fauna Lashes [False]
(Royal Blue) Night Out Botties in Coal
>TRUTH< Dahlia – walnut
Magika // Kawaii Bow
Maitreya Mesh Shopper – Minsk
SIGMA Jewels/ Anya rings (silver)
{mon tissu} Take Flight Necklace ~ Silver
LAQ ~ Mini – [Fair]
poses by Adorkable Poses and Oracul
location: pretty island

…bring out the gimp

Wow, time flies. I can’t believe it’s already been 30 days since starting my photoshop CS6 trial. When I opened it to edit this post it told me it would be the last use unless i wanted to purchase it for a gazillion dollars. So i minimized it and I plan on never turning off or restarting my computer again, lol. I’m sure that plan won’t work so I did download GIMP for this computer. I have an older version of ps on my old mac so if I can’t get used to GIMP I’m going to be computer hopping again. GIMP. What a name for a program. Isn’t that slang for a  person with missing limbs or something like that? (please if you have missing limbs don’t think I’m making fun or anything). And if my memory serves me correctly, wasn’t that what they called the leather-masked somdomizer in Pulp Fiction? I just think it’s an odd name and I’m mourning the loss of my trial so this is all crazy talk anyway. :p


At least I still can play with shadows in sl, knock on wood.

what i’m wearing…
The Secret Store – Puffy Blouse – Lilies Teal/Coral
{mon tissu} Hanalei Shorts
L.Fauna Beautymark – megane
Cheap Makeup Lashes (Verna) 3
*Sexy Mamas* Prim Nails
Maitreya Mesh Shopper – Everglade
Mimikri – Hip Scarf / Renee como
[Auxiliary] Earrings and Chunky bracelet set faMESHed
[celoe.aelia.wedges.nutbar.]
[LeLutka]-RENTA hair
{mon tissu} Oui Necklace – Silver
~Pepper~ Granny Rings
LAQ ~ Linnea [Fair]
poses: dfo who’s that girl?

my memory did serve me correctly..click here to see what I think of when I hear the word gimp…it’s a clip so make sure your volume isn’t blaring. it could be nsfw too..i guess it depends where you work. xx

lipstick

It was love at first sight for me when I tried on The Lady Swing Skirt from The Secret Store.  Designer Maylee Oh says that she was inspired by 50’s fashion to create these long, lovely mesh skirts. Skirts include an optional fabric rose belt and are available in 7 beautiful versions. (optional belt and all skirt versions can be viewed here)

I went on a hunt for the perfect pair of earrings for this ensemble, and on my favorite hunting grounds…marketplace sl. I saw the black and white stripes on these earrings and thought they would look really cool with the skirt. The price was decent so I clicked “add to cart” and the product info came up. Well let me tell you..these are more than just your average earrings.

Created by Maxi Gossamer they are 100% mesh and scripted to open a menu when touched. From that menu you can choose from 12 different textures, or resize them. You can also edit them regularly to adjust the placement. Browse through her amazing marketplace store, Maxi Gossamer Jewellery, here. I was unable to find an inworld store so if you find one and  have a moment, please leave the store url in a comment on this post. 🙂


Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick.  Gweneth Paltrow

what i’m wearing…
-Glam Affair – Saba Gloves
Cecile Black Bra by INSOLENCE
.: vive9 :. Dot-ed After Tights in Snow
L.Fauna Lashes [Underlashes]
L.Fauna Beautymark – megane
L.Fauna Lashes [False]
(TokiD) kami ribon – bright red
fri. – Lucy.2 – Timid Brown
MG – Earrings – 60’s Gogo Disks – BW
Valerie Blouse BLACK by LeeZu!
[LeLutka]-Pow Pumps
The Secret Store – Lady Swing Skirt – Lipstick
LAQ ~ Mini – [Fair]

poses…
photo 1: Le Poppycock
photo 2: adorable poses gussied up (comes with makeup and mirror props)
photo 3: adorkable poses and Le Poppycock. Lipstick prop is an old Tuli gift..but i had to use it..i mean come on…it’s lipstick!  ~points to the name of this post~

Happy Anniversary to The Secret Store

New at The Secret Store.. The Copacati Highwaist Pants and Tucked Jacket.

Unique highwaist mesh pants and a tucked jacket to pair with them, perfect for a unique retro-futuristic look.

~click here for taxicab to The Secret Store~

Maylee Oh is one of the most amazing designers in second life. I adore literally every one of her creations…this outfit being no exception. I’ve never worn anything like this, it is so unique and of course very well made. I’ve been wearing it for a few days now, you know…blogging when I’m able to and battling the crash monster. But I’ve received so many compliments while wearing it. It made me feel sophisticated and stylish, especially with the high platforms from Pixel Mode and the classy short do from LaViere.

It was hard for me to decide on shoes, because flats look really cute with this outfit as well..and it was also very hard to decide on which color pants to wear ..there are 6 vibrant colors to choose from.

Oh..I guess I should mention…in celebration of The Secret Store‘s second anniversary she has marked everything in the store (not including mesh) 50% off!  This sale will last until Friday so make it a point to go..her clothes are classics..they will always be in style.

I wanted to post a close-up of Glam Affair‘s Cassiopea skin available at The Dressing Room right now for 70 L$! I’ve been wanting that skin so badly so I was so excited to have the opportunity to get one for such a great price. It comes with blonde, brown, and red brow options..and the perfect amount of freckles dusted across her nose. I’m wearing [glow] studio pin up liner on in this shoot, but the makeup colors she’s wearing are pretty neutral so you won’t be very limited in what you can wear it with.

The Secret Store – Copacati Highwaist Pants
The Secret Store – Copacati tucked shirt
[ glow ] studio – Pin up eyeliner (tattoo)
Cheap Makeup Lashes (Babs) 8
*Sexy Mamas* Prim Nails
Hair: -LaViere- Ambush/DarkChocolate *i just saw that la viere has a store on the marketplace (here)…woo hoo!!! i loveee marketplace shopping..it’s sl’s equivalent to the home shopping network :p
Mstyle Black Ring
[ glow ] studio Chess Earrings Colors  New!
[PM] Baby T’s Plain 2.0 : Black
[[SHADE THRONE]] STUDDED RING  *this is their marketplace store…i can’t seem to find an inworld  url..not sure if they quit selling inworld while i was away..anyway if anyone has a link to Shade Throne I would so appreciate it if you could give it to me please 🙂
[[SHADE THRONE]] THE THEORY BRACELET (left)
[[SHADE THRONE]] THE THEORY BRACELET (right)
Glam Affair – Cassiopea Europa – The Dressing Room for 70 L$!