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Apologies for my recent absence. I spilled a few drops of tea on my computer and experienced tech tragedy: the screen went black, the machine went to computer hospital and I’m praying for its safe return to health and home. Luckily for me, I managed to grab a shot of this lovely dress before the spillage. The dress is new from Les Petits Détails and makes me feel flirty and and happy.

Hair: Truth — Denise — Champagne
Skin: Glam Affair — Mary — Natural
Eyes: Curio — Tragic Eyes — Light Blue
Lashes: Redgrave — Natural

Dress*: LpD/Les Petits Détails — Dalia — Violet **NEW**
Shoes: N-Core Caprice — Neige **NEW**
Necklace: EarthStones — Princess Pearls — Classic White
Earrings: EarthStones — Caged Pearl Drop Earring — White

Pose: Diesel Works – Kalli8

*Promotional/Review item

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It’s all about the hair — new from Maitreya!

Jordyn

Had a long-overdue visit with my hairdresser yesterday and, as usual, he made me feel beautiful. And this morning my SL email had a product announcement from Maitreya — new hair releases! I had to steal a moment to do a very quick post about Jordyn. This style is long and relaxed, but sophisticated. It’s sexy without being over the top. And the colors and textures are sublime; so very real! I’m going to try the other styles as well, but suspect I’ll be wearing this one a lot in days to come.

Hair: Maitreya — Jordyn — Natural Blonde **NEW**
Skin: Glam Affair — Mary — Natural
Eyes: Curio — Tragic Eyes — Light Blue
Lashes: Redgrave — Natural

Jacket: Leezu — Arabesque Blouse — Black
Top: R.icielli — Longtop — Blue
Necklace: EarthStones — Caged Pearls — Black

Pose: Diesel Works — Clover

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I’m writing love

Floral

Yesterday was the first day of  the To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA) fundraiser.  TWLOHA aims to give hope to those afflicted with depression, addiction, and self-injury. 100% of proceeds from the event are donated to the TWLOHA which is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit.  Let’s join together, to help them help our SL and RL brothers and sisters who are currently suffering.

For more information on the organization, please go to:  TWLOHA.com.

Hair: Truth — Bebe — Champagne
Skin: Glam Affair — Mary — Natural
Eyes: Curio — Tragic Eyes — Light Blue
Lashes: Redgrave — Natural

Dress: Indie Rose — Floral Overlay Dress — Blue **a TWLOHA item*
Shoes: Maitreya Gold — Allure — Ivory
Necklace: U&R Dogs — Meringue — Antique
Earrings: Gems & Kisses — Marilyn — Gold & Aqua

Pose: Olive Juice — Regulators 1

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Renewal

Periwinkle

Whatever the weather, and whatever date it falls on, Easter has always seemed to me to be the official beginning of spring. I imagine pagan rituals that predate our Judeo-Christian era, where the great goddess welcomes the sun god and allows him to warm her winter-chilled flesh. The fields are tilled, the crust of earth turned over to reveal the soft, dark underneath which will embrace and nurture spring’s new seed. And there is rejoicing in the knowledge that another winter has passed, and we’ve survived. I don’t know anything about farming or crops, and I don’t know much about pagan rituals, but I do know something about renewal. And today, that’s what I celebrate. The end of a cold winter. The warmth of new sun. A world filled with possibilities.

STYLE

I was aiming for periwinkle for Luna’s color challenge, but might have crossed that very, very fine line between blue and lavender. Still, I find it such a perfect Easter look that I can’t bear to change!

Hair: Truth — Mischa — Champagne
Skin: Laq — Linnea — Fair
Eyes: Curio — Tragic Eyes — Watercolor
Lashes: Redgrave — Natural

Top: Fishy Strawberry — Neo-Romantic Blouse — Lilac
Skirt: Aoharu — Lace Ruffle Skirt — White
Belt: Malt — Cinch Buckle Belt — Ghost White
Shoes: Maitreya Gold — Ixkin — Pearl
Necklace & Earrings: Mood — Prato — Cobalt/Onyx
Bracelet: Mood — NZ Paua Coral

Pose: MADesigns — Attitude 9

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Marquessa

Marquessa Close

Some days the SL gods conspire against us. Have you noticed that? Or is it just me? I logged on hours ago just to take a simple picture, and after numerous cache-clearings and two new viewer downloads, well, here I am at last. My mood is somewhat improved by the fact that I have such lovely things to wear. This gorgeous Ingenue dress, of course, and new hair from Truth! And good news for those of you ladies who like to wear a little sparkle; today is the birthday of Abraxxa Anatine, the creator of all things EarthStones, and she’s given us all a gift! The Marquessa necklace I’m wearing is free to all group members wearing tags, and you can join the group for free today. (For a closer look at Abraxxa’s lovely jewelry, check out her blog.) I’m going to go back and try to resolve my viewer issues now (*grumble, grumble*), but at least I know I’ll look like a princess while I’m doing it. Or, is that a Marquessa?

Hair: Truth — Karen — Champagne **NEW**
Skin: Glam Afffair — Mary — Natural
Eyes: Curio — Tragic Eyes — Light Blue
Lashes: Redgrave — Natural

Dress: Ingenue — Kerria — Tea Rose
Shoes: Maitreya Gold — Ixkin — Pearl
Necklace: EarthStones — Marquessa **NEW**
Earrings & Bracelet: EarthStones — Marquessa (previous group gifts)

Pose: MADesigns — Attitude 4

Marquessa

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Dangerous

Dangerous

You take me there. Right to the edge of danger. I think, ‘Why? What am I doing? Why am I doing this?’ But then I stop thinking. I’ll only go there with you. With you, my love, my marvelous, dangerous love. I trust you’ll keep me safe, even as you take me to the brink.

Hair: Truth — Denise — Champagne **NEW**
Skin: Glam Affair — Mary — Natural
Eyes: Curio — Tragic Eyes — Light Blue
Lashes: Redgrave — Natural

Top: Baiastice — Mides **NEW** (at TDR-Blue)
Pants: Lelutka — Undo — Black
Boots: Bax Coen — Prestige Boots — Black Suede
Earrings: Mood — Facile Metalli Multi

Pose: Di’s Opera — With Poise

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Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms

There is something about cherry blossoms that lets us know that spring is here. And there is something about spring that makes us girls want to wear our prettiest, most feminine things. You can finally leave that heavy coat at home — or better yet, put it in storage for the next few months — and embrace soft sweet colors and flowers and delicate shoes. In my part of the world, spring doesn’t last that long. It seems that one day we’re welcoming the first buds, and the next we’re pulling out cut-offs and flip-flops and stepping out into a hot, hot summer. So, best to enjoy it while it’s here. Just like life.

STYLE

Chic Limited is all about the cherry blossoms right now, and that’s where I picked up this lovely Donna Flora dress and shoes that are almost sweet enough to eat.

Hair: Truth — Sonya — Champagne
Skin: Glam Affair — Mary — Natural
Eyes: Curio — Tragic Eyes — Light Blue
Lashes: Redgrave — Natural

Dress: Donna Flora — Petals — Cherry
Necklace & Earrings — Donna Flora — Butterfly Set
Shoes: Donna Flora — Ramona
Ring: Mood — Siddean Pink Garnet Ring

Pose: Clique — I Will Never Marry in the Spring

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Aubergine (52 Weeks of Color Challenge — Eggplant)

Aubergine

Color is probably what hooked me on SL to begin with; all the beautiful colors, a world that can make RL look drab by comparison. And every week I scour my inventory — and the shops — to come up with my look for Luna’s color challenge. This week the color is eggplant. And I was surprised to find it so difficult. I’ve got loads of purply things, but one seemed too violet, another too rose, a third too lilac and a fourth too dark. This gorgeous lace top from Whippet & Buck definitely fits the bill though. I’ve got it in ‘antique’ and black as well, but have to say that my favorite is this deep inviting aubergine.

Hair: Truth — Orchid — Champagne (edited)
Skin: Glam Affair — Mary — Natural
Eyes: Curio — Tragic Eyes — Light Blue
Lashes: Redgrave — Natural
Tattoo Makeup: Mozz — Winged Eye — Pink-Brown

Top: Whippet & Buck — Claven Lace Blouse — Aubergine
Skirt: Coco — Feather Skirt
Skirt Waistband: Coco — High-waisted Tuxedo Pants
Tights: Izzie’s Gradient Tights — Black
Shoes: G. Field — Flower Pumps ‘Eve’ — Black
Earrings: EarthStones — Dangle Studs — Diamond/White Gold
Necklace: Digit Darkes — Lamb Link (store now closed)

Pose: Amacci — Model2b

SLurls on the blog; list to the right –>

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Here’s to the weekend!

Wall

The week has been…a little crazy! But all the more reason to be happy when it’s Friday and you’re in-world and have lovely new things to wear. Two new hairstyles from Truth today! (Here I’m wearing Pia, lovely, messy, casual and pretty.) And a top I picked up on my recent shopping trip to Aoharu; you could wear it with a skirt for a lunch date, or pair it with comfy pants as I did for a relaxed look. In either case, It’s ultra-feminine without being sticky-sweet.

Hair: Truth — Pia — Champagne
Skin: Laq — Linnea — Fair
Eyes: Curio — Tragic Eyes — Light Blue
Lashes: Redgrave — Natural

Top: Aoharu — Stripe Bowtie Blous — Blue
Pants: Coco — Slim Fit Pants — Water Blue
Shoes: Maitreya — Shanti — White
Earrings: EarthStones — Bow Studs — Gold/Blue Topaz

Pose*: Embody — Heidy 2

*review/promotional item

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Getting stuff done

Pink

Has life suddenly gotten a lot busier? Or is it just me? Seems my already lengthy to-do list has multiplied, and though it sometimes seems overwhelming there is a tremendous sense of satisfaction in being able to cross things off the list. Then, when I log in to SL, I can do so without that nagging feeling one has when one leaves a task undone. We all bitch and moan about having too much to do, but, think about it; isn’t that the sign of a life that’s full? And isn’t that preferable to one that’s empty? I think it is.

Among things I made time for in recent days was a shopping trip to Aoharu to check out the new releases. This fabulous jacket is one of them; it’s perfect for spring, and perfect to wear with jeans and flats when you’re absolutely determined to leap into the day and get stuff done!

Hair: Truth — Marguerite — Champagne
Skin: Glam Affair — Mary — Natural
Eyes: Curio — Tragic Eyes — Light Blue
Lashes: Redgrave — Natural

Jacket: Aoharu — Floral Short Jacket — Blue **NEW**
Top: Apple May Designs — Jive II — RFL Pink (part of a dress)
Jeans: Aoharu — Jeans — Frayed Skinny — Washed 02
Shoes: Elikatira — Flair Flats — Candy/White
Necklace: Mood — Amanti Cuori Pendant — Gold
Earrings: EarthStones Bow Studs — Gold/Blue Topaz

Pose: Amacci Model 6b

SLurls on the blog; list to the right –>

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