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Cinderella, thinking

Cinderella

Something about this melon pink gown that I put on for Luna Jubilee’s 52 Weeks of Color Challenge made me think of Cinderella; I guess it’s the softness and prettiness and princess-pink-ness of it. In the story, I don’t think she had a lot of time to think about what the future would hold; she was swept away by the magic of it all and ran to greet everything it might bring. And we all know how that story ended.

Do you think, if she grabbed a moment to reflect before that fateful ball, that the words ‘happily ever after’ would have come to mind? I don’t think so. I think she was just living for the moment. She would have thought, do I go for it? She would have thought, yes, I’m going to go for it.

Hair: Truth — Padma — Champagne
Skin: Glam Affair — Layla — Natural
Eyes: Fashism — Sunrise — Pale Turquoise
Lashes: Lelutka — 2011 Lashes — Natur

Gown: Baiastice — Comme des fleurs — Pink
Necklace: Je suis — Je suis douce
Earrings: EarthStones — Trinity Pearl — White/Gold

Pose: Del May — Alternative Babydoll

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Relax

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In the middle of a heatwave, there came a day of soft storms and cool winds and all good things. A perfect opportunity to let go of stress and inessential obligations and just chill out. As hot as it gets — and god it has been hot — it’s always nice to remember that the cool will return. Whether it’s the heat or the cold or anything else in life that’s causing stress, learn from the trees; the strongest ones bend, and that way they don’t break.

Hair: Truth — Courtney — Champagne
Skin: Glam Affair — Layla — Natural
Eyes: Fashism — Sunrise — Pale Turquoise
Lashes: Lelutka — 2011 Eyelashes — Natur
Lipstick: Glam Affair — Layla Lipstick — Ancient Rose

Top*: Acid & Mala — Double Layer Top — Red Stripes & Dark Grey Sheer — for Grunge Soul Project
Jeans: Zaara — Classic Jeans — Black
Necklace: EarthStones — Broken Heart — Rhodochrosite

Pose*: Status — Takeout2

*Promotional/Review item

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Celadon / 52 Weeks of Color Challenge

Celadon

The word ‘celadon’ — this week’s color for the challenge — makes me think of summer afternoons, escaping the heat by going to the museum, looking at collections of ancient Asian ceramics. So cool, that pale shade of green, light and yet filled with mystery; clear, yet hiding ancient secrets.

Hair: Truth — Lucia — Champagne
Skin: Glam Affair — Layla — Natural
Eyes: Fashism — Sunrise Eyes — Pale Mint
Lashes: Lelutka — 2011 Lashes — Natur
Lipstick: Glam Affair — Layla Lipstick — Ancient Rose

Top: Baiastice — Apresmidi — Green (part of a dress)
Skirt: Mon Tissu — Gauzy Skirt — Egg Shell
Shoes: N-Core — Chic — Platine
Earrings: EarthStones — Quatro Diamond Studs
Necklace: EarthStones — Caged Pearl — White
Bracelet: U&R Dogs — Clair de lune — Gold

Pose: Status — Love My Nails 2
Background Texture: Twisted Thorn — French Wall Panels

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Truth District Gifties

TruthDistrict

I don’t know about you, but I had an amazing and overwhelming weekend. Food, friends, and fireworks — who could ask for more, right? While I wasn’t thrilled to have to get back to work today there was something calming about being able to focus my mind on the tasks at hand and actually complete everything on today’s to-do list. When I got done with work, though, it was time to rush home and unpack some of the lovely things I acquired during the weekend’s shopping expeditions. Here I’m wearing just a few of the things I picked up at the new Truth District shopping sim. The sim itself was amazing; wonderfully laid out, beautifully built and landscaped, and, oh my, the stores! Many of my favorite creators have a presence here but I was even able to discover some new designers. And, despite the large number of vendors, there isn’t a single one who isn’t selling top quality merchandise. Because of the grand opening, many stores are offering freebies, including the hair, skin, top, and pants that I’m wearing above.

NOTE: All items except those with individual SLurl links are from Truth District.

Hair: Truth — Becky — Champagne **TRUTH DISTRICT GIFT**
(The gift contains every shade of Truth hair, so a wonderful opportunity for those few SL’ers who’ve never tried Truth to experience the beauty that is Truth and find your perfect shade!)
Skin: GP/Curio — Airhead **TRUTH DISTRICT GIFT**
Eyes: Fashism — Sunrise Eyes — Pale Turquoise
Lashes: Lelutka — 2011 Lashes — Natur

Top: Whippet & Buck — Claven Lace Blouse — Eggshell **TRUTH DISTRICT GIFT**
Pants: Whippet & Buck — Drew Trousers — Faded/Lace Pockets **TRUTH DISTRICT GIFT**
Shoes: Pixel Mode — Fae Wedge — Teal (A Shoe Fair exclusive)
Necklace & Earrings: Je Suis — Eternelle (purchased at Truth District)
Bracelet: Miel — Chum Bracelet (Group Gift)
Ring: EarthStones – Eternity — Gold

Pose: Diesel Works — Momo II

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A touch of blue

TrueBlue

This week’s color for the challenge is electric blue, which looked a lot like aqua to me. One of my favorite colors, aqua suggests the opposite of ‘electric’ to me. Aqua is calm and deep, soothing and sensual. It’s a happy color, but tinged with sadness and thus perfect for a day of reflection before the July 4th festivities begin. Tomorrow I’ll fly my stars and stripes and celebrate, but for today, I’m allowing myself to feel just a little blue.

Hair: Lelutka — Loose — Sweeden **NEW — at Hair Fair**
Skin: Glam Affair — Layla — Natural
Eyes: Fashism — Sunrise Eyes — Pale Turquoise
Lashes: Lelutka — 2011 Lashes — Natur

Top: SMS — Floral Tulip Dress Blue (part of a dress)
Jeans: LG Femme — Miami Jeans — Wash 04
Necklace: Mood — Alkahi Dew in Gold
Earrings: EarthStones — Bow Studs

Pose: Di’s Opera
Background Rosebushes: Heart
Background Flowers: Zigana

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Feeling beautiful

FeelingBeautiful

We fashion bloggers talk a lot about beautiful things: beautiful dresses, beautiful hairstyles, beautiful scenery, beautiful jewelry. And I guess that most of us try to find — and blog — the most beautiful items we can. But no matter what you wear, or what you blog, it really is true that it’s what’s inside that counts. I was wearing jeans earlier, just jeans and plain white tank. Slipped into this lovely dress, and hair, and makeup. But even before my wardrobe change, I was feeling beautiful on the inside. And glowing.

Hair: Truth — Leighton — Champagne
Skin: Glam Affair — Layla — Natural
Eyes: Fashism — Sunrise Eyes — Pale Turquoise
Lashes: Lelutka — 2011 Lashes — Natur

Gown: Azul — Dailey — Onyx
Necklace: EarthStones — Allure — Gold/Diamond
Earrings: EarthStones — Tennis — Gold/Diamond
Ring: EarthStones — Eternity — Gold

Pose: Olive Juice
Background Texture: Japanese Fabric by Nighty Goodspeed — Twisted Thorn

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Mauve (52 Weeks of Color Challenge)

Mauve

Mauve is this week’s challenge color and I was surprised to discover I had almost nothing mauve in my inventory. It’s a lovely color but to me it suggests a picture from an earlier era: ladies in high-collared lace blouses reclining on fainting couches and smelling like lavender. I aimed for a little bit of an update on that. This very sexy top from aDiva Couture helped me step out of the frame!

Hair: Truth — Sonya — Champagne
Skin: Glam Affair — Layla — Natural
Lipstick: Glam Affair — Layla Lipstick — Camelot
Eyes: Fashism — Sunrise Eyes — Pale Turquoise
Lashes: Lelutka — 2011 Lashes — Natur

Top: aDiva Couture — Zane Mitered Lace Mix Top — Mauve
Jeans: SMS — Highwaist Jeans — Pink (A former TDR item)
Earrings: EarthStones — Jharna — Nostalgia

Pose: Del May — Streeetch
Frame texture: Creator unknown; from a freebie pack

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Sweet Sunday

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Happy Sunday to all, and Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there. You raised us, you supported us, and you nurtured us. You didn’t shy away from teaching us the harder lessons, and never hesitated to kiss it all better when we fell down. Thank you.

STYLE

Hair: Truth — Astrid — Champagne **NEW**
Skin: Glam Affair — Layla — Natural
Lipstick: Glam Affair — Layla Lipstick — Praline Rose
Eyes: Fashism — Sunrise Eyes — Pale Turquoise
Lashes: Lelutka — 2011 Lashes — Natur

Top: Paper.doll — Ruffle Tank — White
Skirt: G.Field — Wrap Mini Skirt — Flower Blue **NEW**
Shoes: N-core — Caprice — Neige
Necklace: Mood — Amanti Cuori — Platinum
Earrings: EarthStones — Quatro Diamond Studs

Pose: Glitterati — 055

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Before the party

Party Dress

Do you ever have that moment when, as you’re getting ready to head to a party you suddenly feel shy and awkward? It happens to me sometimes, particularly if I know I won’t know a lot of people there. As a child I was painfully shy. The thought of meeting strangers paralyzed me. Upon arriving anywhere new, I’d hide behind my mother and try and keep her from leaving, or look for a corner where I could disappear. But when my Mom would come to pick me up, I’d be happily playing with the other kids, or even leading them in my favorite games of make-believe. As an adult, I’ve mostly overcome it; people who know me can’t believe I was ever shy. But to this day, I have to reassure the little girl inside of me that she doesn’t need to look for a corner in which to hide, that it’s going to be fun, and people are going to be warm and welcoming. And it almost always is. And they almost always are.

STYLE

…of course, it always helps to be wearing a fabulous new party dress and amazing new shoes!

Hair: Truth — Odette — Champagne
Skin: Glam Affair — Layla — Natural
Eyes: Fashism — Sunrise Eyes — Pale Turquoise
Lashes: Lelutka — 2011 Lashes — Natur

Dress: Baiastice — Adima — Midnight **NEW**
Shoes: Slink — Lulu Stilettos — Black **NEW**
Earrings: EarthStones — Gothique — Gold/Opal Mosaic
Bracelets: U&R Dogs — Clair de lune

Pose (first picture): Del May — Piano Shoulders
Pose (second picture): !Bang — Stand 133

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Chic LeeZu

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I’m still opening folders of all the lovely things I got at the CH1C Birthday event, and this LeeZu gown is amazing. I feared it might be more ‘haute couture’ than I could carry off, but it turned out to be the perfect dress for a fabulous night out. Bring on the champagne and caviar!

Hair: Truth — Tina — Champagne
Skin: Glam Affair — Layla — Natural
Eyes: LeeZu — Deep Reflections — Turquoise **NEW**
Lashes: Lelutka — 2011 Lashes — Natur

Gown: LeeZu — Sonate — Silver/White **NEW at CH1C**
Shoes: N-core — Chic — Champagne
Earrings: U&R Dogs — L’isle joyeuse
Necklace: U&R Dogs — Rigoletto — Gold
Bracelet: EarthStones — Diamond Tennis Bracelet — Gold

Pose: Amacci — Model2b

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