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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A home by the sea

BeachHouse Wide

Once while perusing the real estate section of the New York Times Online — my version of porn — I came across a listing for a tiny cottage right at the edge of the ocean. It was much cheaper than the other beach ‘cottages’ in the section. Putting aside the fact that I wouldn’t have even been able to afford the down payment, I fantasized about buying it and moving in, living there with just the bare essentials, spending my days in solitude, writing and watching the sea. This What Next cottage reminds me of that dream.

STYLE

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

Dress: LeeZu — Paradii — Sky
Shoes: N-Core — Chic — Platine
Necklace:  Mood — Chaos — Gun Metal

Pose: Amacci
Cottage and Accessories: What Next — Marin Summer House

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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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Exploring Liberty Cove

LibertyCove

It’s raining where I am, and though the flowers are happy I found myself in need of sunshine. A trip to Liberty Cove reminded me of things I love about SL: the beauty, the colors, the creativity.  Sextan Shepherd’s sim is truly a marvel with much to explore.

STYLE

Hair: Maitreya — Uma — Scandinavian Blonde
Skin: Glam Affair — Layla — Natural
Lipstick: Glam Affair — Layla Lipstick — Praline Rose
Eyes: Fashism — Sunrise Eyes — Pale Turquoise
Lashes: Lelutka — 2011 Lashes — Natur

Dress: Coco — Swing Dress — Art Print Blue **NEW**
Shoes: N-Core — Soleil — Washed Denim

Pose: Del May — Balletic Stand
Location:  Liberty Cove

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Sweet Sunday

Astrid

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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Mahogany / 52 Weeks of Color Challenge

Mahogany

The challenge color of the week is mahogany — a beautiful reddish brown that I just happen to rarely wear. I thought about my RL wardrobe which contains very few items in any shade of brown, and remembered a wonderful jacket made of soft buttery leather, and how every fall I look forward to the first cool day when I can put it on and wear it out. Since it’s now June, well, not exactly my wardrobe of choice. But I thought of those days at the beach when it suddenly turns chilly. And you throw a pair of jeans and a jacket on over your bikini and take a walk and watch the waves. Those days can be just as beautiful as days that are filled with sunshine. Sometimes even more.

Hair: Truth — Florence 2 — Champagne
Skin: Glam Affair — Layla — Natural
Eyes: Fashism — Sunrise Eyes — Pale Turquoise
Lashes: Lelutka — 2011 Lashes — Natur

Jacket: Aoharu — No Collar Leather Jacket — Brown
Jeans: Mon Tissu — Denim — 1929 Cigarette — Light Gray
Bikini: Mimikri — Starlet — Leo **NEW at TDR**
Boots: Bax Prestige Boots — Brown Leather

Pose: Del May — Flamingo Fashionista

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Summertime…

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…and the (second) livin’ is easy

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

Top: Jazumi — Lissie — Seaside **NEW — for Lazy Sunday**
Shorts: Surf Couture — Cafe Shorts — Sea Mint
Shoes: Gos — Espadrilles
Bracelet: Benelong Design — Oyster Bracelet

Pose: Glitterati — Fashion 3

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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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Jade / 52 Weeks of Color Challenge

Jade

This week’s color for the challenge is jade. I think of the stone: mysterious and cool to the touch, reminiscent of the East, warm spiced air and women with mystery in their eyes.

Hair: Truth — Anthea — Champagne
Skin: Glam Affair — Layla — Natural
Eyes: Fashism — Sunrise — Pale Mint
Lashes: Lelutka — 2011 Lashes — Natur
Eyeshadow — CCD — Basic — Green

Gown: Kunglers Couture — Sophia — Aloe
Earrings: U&R Dogs — L’isle joyeuse
Necklace: Caroline’s Jewelry — Diamond Solitaire — Gold
Shoes: N-Core — Chic — Champagne

Pose: Del May — Exquisite #2

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