March 22 2019 OOTD

Today’s look was inspired by the Icon dress from Canimal, out now at the Zodiac Event (Aries). The sporty look of this dress and the sweatshirt tied around the hips inspired me to make some new poses. Then I went looking for a basketball court to take the picture but I couldn’t find one that wasn’t in an RP sim. The place I did try made you join the RP group or be kicked out (which is fair enough, it’s their sim for RP not blog pics!)

March 22 2019 OOTD 2

So I grabbed some Arcadia Asylum freebies and some other free / cheapies off the marketplace and made my own little inner city scene. This mesh fence from Apocalyptic Store is great and just 2 LI per piece, at 5L it’s a steal! I also grabbed some free garbage bins and trash bags from Urban Spirit and uploaded a photo that I took of some graffiti. All together it definitely created the look that I wanted without breaking the bank.

I couldn’t find shorts that I liked that would fit well under the top (dress) but I had just scooped these Boyfriend Jeans from Nylon Outfitters at Soirée. They include Maitreya and Omega appliers and come with 8 colours included. A great choice for under mesh tops or with boots. These sneakers that I got at Bleich last week for 50L Friday rounded out the sporty look.

Details:

Top/Dress: Canimal – Icon (blue)     Shirt: Canimal – Icon (grey) Zodiac Event (Aries)

Jeans: Nylon Outfitters – Boyfriend jeans appliers at Soirée

Shoes: Bleich – Odyssey Mix 6 (last week 50L Friday)

Hair: Elikatira – Amberlia (group gift)

Necklace: Yummy – Lucky Gal out now at Soirée (can’t see it well but it’s super cute!)

Skin: Pink Fuel – Emiri #16 face, Maitreya Lara body appliers in peach

Mesh Head: LeLutka – Aida      Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara

Shape: my own

Poses: made by me, coming soon…? still need some work.

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LOTD: Beach day in Baja

March 17 look of the day2

Saturday’s look started with the Saturday Sale and these great flower jeans from Fashionably Dead. I also bought this Resort top while I was in the store and I thought the San Juan Skyway necklace from Maxi Gossamer that I had bought at this week’s 50L Friday really went well with the casual vibe. Friday also had these cute Sophie sandals out for the Saturday sale and they definitely fit the look I was going for. I hit up the Equal 10 event and chose this cute messy bun from L’Être Doux. I was slightly disappointed that the separate bangs were not included, you have to buy an extra hud for those and some other messy pieces to change the style. But you do get a huge pack of colours for the basic pack!

March 17 look of the day

I had decided to wear the basic skin that came with my LeLutka head to change up my look, and I think she’s very pretty. I’ve been living in the Pink Fuel Emiri with blonde hair, so it was nice to change it up.  I saw some eyes that looked pretty from Aurealis at Equal 10, but there was no demo so I hit up their mainstore to see what their eyes were like. Sadly they didn’t have any I could try but I did buy these silver hoops!

I’ve been trying to take all my blog post pictures “on location” in spite of the frustrations of trying to crank up my graphics and get the perfect pose. Studio shots are definitely easier for me! But I like exploring new places so I think I’ll keep it up.  These shots were taken at the Baja Norte sim which has areas open to the public as well as privately rented properties.

Details:

Top and jeans: Fashionably Dead – Flower jeans (denim), Resort top (ice)

Bralette applier: Nylon Outfitters

Jewellery: Maxi Gossamer – San Juan Skyway necklace (I did tint the leather part slightly) Aurealis – Haro Earrings (silver)

Bag : MayoNaise – Too Large of a woven bag (no longer available, pre-2012 purchase)

Shoes: Friday – Sophie Sandals (sierra)

Hair – L’Être Doux – Brianna (basic pack, many colours included!) at Equal10

Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara    Mesh Head: LeLutka – Aida (worn with included Glam Affair skins)

March 13 lotd

One of the biggest adjustments to going all mesh is the challenge when creating outfits. Unless you buy the exact pieces put together by the clothing creator, chances are good that they won’t fit together. Obviously the solution is demo, demo, demo.  As a blogger who likes to mix and match, it has been frustrating. Finding a top that doesn’t expose your midriff that will fit with a skirt or pants from another designer or even another release from the same designer, is a challenge.  Still looking lol as here I am in a crop top again.

I went looking for some bargains this week. All my old shoes either fit the classic av or had prim feet built in, which obviously doesn’t work with the mesh body. As I’ve been rather spendy lately I asked for advice in the Mesh Body Addicts group and hit up KC Couture, Reign, and Empire, 3 stores that I had not previously visited. At Reign I got the shoes I’m wearing here, the Colette heels. They are a nice pump with a lace up detail at the back, and at 75L for the fatpack with 25 colour changing HUD, were a steal!

I joined the group at Fashionably Dead (100L to join), and scooped the available group gifts which included this Tight Basic Tank in 5 colours (HUD controlled) and paired it with the Clara pants from Emery.

I accessorised with some new and old favourites. Still loving the Secondhand Necklace and Art Deco rings from Yummy, my sunglasses and bag are available on the marketplace only, they are from {mon tissu} and I bought them in 2012.

March 13 lotd 2 accessories

I went looking for a city sim to take a photo in and found Mopire City. Unfortunately it’s no fly which makes getting around a bit harder especially when your computer is struggling with all the graphics cranked up to max. I guess that’s a lesson to find my location first and then change my settings. It’s modelled after a real Tokyo Subway station and is a very realistic city sim.  I need to go back and explore more.

Details:

Top: Fashionably Dead – Tight Basic Tank (group gift, 100L to join)

Pants: Emery – Clara pants in Dogtooth

Shoes: Reign – Colette Heels (fatpack colour change hud)

Accessories: {mon tissu} Harlow sunglasses and Sophmore satchel (marketplace only)

Jewellery: Yummy – Secondhand necklace, Art Deco Rings

Hair: TruthTruth – Rumor (Multitone 1)

Skin Appliers: Pink Fuel – Emiri for LeLutka face #16, Maitreya body applier (peach)

Mesh Head: LeLutka – Aida       Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara

Mar 10 2019 standing

Like a million other people (or so it seems), I hit up Collabor88 this weekend for the new round. I had to cam in from the neighbouring sims which worked pretty well actually. The hard part was making up my mind! I know I’ll be back later in the month for a few more things I have my eye on.

I don’t have an SL home at the moment. I rented an expensive piece of homestead land for my first 2 weeks back, and it was lovely but I didn’t use all the prims and I gave it up. Once again I am tempted to go premium and get a bit of mainland to call my own, although I’ve been checking it out and my goodness there is a lot that hasn’t changed since 2007 on the mainland sims.

I picked up this cool industrial skybox from Minimal at Collabor88 and played with decorating it in a sandbox. I haven’t picked up much in the way of new furniture yet but these things from Lisp and {what next} hold up well! I do love this record player from Trompe L’Oeil (The Arcade) and the plants I picked up at hive and a few other places.  Love the feel of this skybox and at 27LI (plus the included lights at 4LI each) it’s a great fit for a little bit of mainland sky!

Mar 10 2019 close up

I am loving this new denim romper from Fashionably Dead, also at Collabor88. It comes in so many colours it took me half an hour to decide. I wanted them all but I’m trying to keep my newly reduced inventory in check so I stuck with the simple blue denim.  I also grabbed this beautiful hair from Stealthic, who are new to me. This style is called Intrepid and has 4 style options, I grabbed the brunettes pack as I really like this colour in particular. I also hit up Cae for the Saturday sale and picked up the Dakota necklace. I love that it has a HUD with options for 3 different metals and 15 different bead colours.

I was having so much fun decorating that I forgot to eat anything in RL and ended up having lunch at nearly 4pm! So Ana had a lie down while I grabbed a sandwich!
Mar 10 2019 laying down

Details:

Hair: Stealthic – Intrepid (brunette) (March Collabor88)

Romper: Fashionably Dead – Classic romper (denim) (March Collabor88)

Necklace: Cae – Dakota

Mesh Head: LeLutka Aida.  Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara

Skin Appliers: Pink Fuel – Emiri face – LeLutka #16 (rare), Maitreya body applier peach.

Skybox: Minimal – Industrial Loft 8E (March Collabor88)

Decor: Lisp, {what next},  Tromp L’Oeil.

Plants: hive, Sways, Cube Republic, blonde

Half of my heart is in Havana…

Dress Up Dolls Mar 6 Havana

I had a bit too much fun shopping at Uber sl this week. I scooped up this Truth Hair called Zahlee in the Multitone 1 pack, (my favourite because it gives you options from Blonde through black) and this necklace from (Yummy) which is called Bang Bang. It comes with a texture change HUD allowing you to switch between 4 metals and 6 stone colours. Fun!

Dress Up Dolls Mar 6 Havana 2

I had a harder time choosing which of the colour packs to pick for this Flouncy outfit from Neve by coldLogic. I settled on the Geo pattern after much deliberation. I made the pose in the top picture today just for this outfit. Although I don’t have the means to make Bento poses as yet (Blender is so daunting!) I’ve been having fun mucking around making a few new poses that work with my new mesh body.

I had picked up these shoes from Friday last week on 50L Fridays, they are the Tania sandals in Coal. So cute and strappy, I love them.

Little Havana was a great place to photograph this outfit, although I spent way too much time playing with windlight settings.

Details:

Mesh Head: LeLutka – Aida   Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara

Skin Appliers: Pink Fuel – Emiri #16 (rare) and Maitreya body (regular) in peach

Hair: Truth Hair – Zahlee (Multitone 1 pack) at Uber SL March

Jewellery: (Yummy) Bang Bang Necklace (March ubersl), Art Deco Rings (Feb Collabor88)

Outfit: Neve by coldLogic – Flouncy at Uber SL March

Shoes: Friday – Tania (coal)

Makeup: Nylon Outfitters – Moody eyeshadow & lipstick

 

ootd march 1 2019

Details:

Boots: Friday – Lennon boots in Storm (50L Friday item out now) with optional socks (not shown)
Jeans: Blueberry – Evie Jeans in Midnight, these come with a boot option so no mesh conflicts!
Top: Blueberry – Group Gift Tank top
Hair:  Elikatira – Amberly (last week’s 50L Friday item)
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer – Alchemy Charm Coins (bought in 2012 not sure if still available)
Mesh Head: LeLutka – Aida
Mesh Body: Maitreya – Lara
Skin Appliers: Pink Fuel Emiri #16 (rare) face and PF Maitreya body applier in peach.
Taken at Whimberly

New World

Feb 28 blog Ana

After such a long hiatus I am not surprised to find that many places that I used to enjoy visiting are long gone. Finding new places is going to be fun. I was looking through my flickr groups in search of some interesting urban sims and found Drune. It is an Adult sim with lots of sexual content so be aware if you choose to visit.

I had a different pair of pants with this outfit but the pose stretched the texture in unpleasant ways so I went for an old favourite, the Maitreya Zipper Skinny Jeans in Dirty. This jacket from toksik is in the gacha at The Epiphany and I was lucky enough to win the Rare one which has a hud with 3 jacket options and 8 tee shirts (4 solids, 4 graphic prints) and the option to turn off the tee shirt which is what I did here.

I picked up the pack of thin hoop earrings with charms from Yummy, they come in gold or silver with 6 different charms as well as a plain pair of hoops. I went back to the Tableau sim to pick up some makeup appliers from Nylon Outfitters. These moody shades were just what I was looking for to complete my look.

This fun hair from Truth was a Valentine’s gift with all the colour huds included. Super generous and a fun style with options to wear with or without bangs and the escaping tendrils. It was still there this afternoon along with another gift style Kyoko.

Last but not least, I’m wearing the [Gos] Boutique Low Tops sneaker which is available in a gacha at the mainstore. You get the base shoes for free, then play the gacha to win appliers in different colours and patterns.

Details:
Hair: Truth – Astra Valentine’s Gift in Blondes
Body: Maitreya Lara, Pink Fuel skin applier in regular peach.
Head: LeLutka Aida with Pink Fuel Emiri skin applier in #16 peach
Makeup: Nylon Outfitters High Def Cosmetics Moody Lipstick and                                                            Moody Smoked Eye LeLutka Appliers.
Earrings: (Yummy) Thin Hoop Charm Pack
Jacket: toksik – Unleashed Jacket Set B (Lara) Rare from The Epiphany
Top: Maitreya – Basic Tank *black
Jeans: Maitreya – Zipper-Skinny Jeans *dirty
Shoes: [Gos] Boutique – Low Tops Base Shoe with Charcoal applier (gacha)