Happy New Year!

Yes, so I know this post is a few days late, but I wanted to think long and hard on what some of my SL New Year’s Resolutions might be. I feel like I’ve accomplished a lot this year but, as always, there is room for improvement.

  1. Spend more time learning and applying new Photoshop techniques to some of my pictures. I typically use the most basic versions to crop and slightly enhance my images and the more detailed I decide to get in editing, the more I will branch out and use the newer and more complex versions. I’d also like to spend more time with my drawing pen, which I am really loving, but still fight with from time to time.
  2. Expand on the content of my blog. I blog a lot about fashion because, well, I love it. But, I would like to spend more time on covering decor, events and yes, even the controversial subjects in my posts.
  3. Finish decorating our home. I love landscaping and playing around with home decor. But much to Petey’s dismay, I can never seem to finish one design or theme before I get bored and then start in on another. We’ve been together five years now and I don’t think I’ve finished a project yet. Even our home at the Grove sits with three unfinished rooms. Oops.
  4. Become more active on Social Media. The opposite is usually true for most people in RL. We spend way too much time on our devices, engaged in internet frivolity. But for us bloggers, social media is a big deal and I have been sorely lacking. I know, I know- I’m sorry!
  5. Update my blog. I was so glad when I finally finished this a few days ago that I put it on my list just so I can cross it off. I’ve certainly been overdue for a new look, and I even changed the name!

I’d love to hear what all of you resolve to accomplish this 2018. Feel free to comment or link below so that I can read up on your New Year’s resolutions!

My Outfit:

LeLutka – Greer Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Federika (america)
Doux – Ambrosio Hairstyle (fades) NEW RELEASE @ Tres Chic
Giz Seorn – Thammy Dress/Transparent (fatpack exclusive) NEW RELEASE @ Shiny Shabby
Reign – Glitteratii Heels (w/hud)

The Scene:

Sayo – Twenty18 Backdrop (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed
Anc – Confetti (gold)
Hive – Celebration Balloons NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Keke – 2018 Sign (gold) NEW RELEASE @ Uber

Champagne Prop by ChicChica
Pose by EZ Poses (another toast from us/modified)

Arcade Nation

It’s 2016. It’s March. And it’s that time. Another round of the Arcade! March and June are definitely my favorite rounds, because I love spring and summer and all of the amazing creations that come out to celebrate these seasons.

I also love whimsical, and there is definitely a lot of that going on this round, including stunning pieces from anc, 8f8 and half-deer, as shown here.

Also one of the best parts of this round, is the addition of a third shopping sim! Not only is there the original Arcade sim and Gacha Galley, but ‘The Arcade 2’ is also available as an exact replica to the original, which allows for a  greater chance of getting in early. And we all know how that can be…

As always, the Arcade Photography contest also begins and features some squeal-worthy prizes for the winners, all of which can be seen here. Good luck to all who enter!

The Scene:

Anc – Happy End Park – Merry Go Round Gazebo RARE, Teacup Rides (pink, white, tiffany,) Garden Parasol (white,) Pennant Garland (white & pink,) Chicks (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
8f8 – New Beginnings – Geese (mesh) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade
Half-Deer – Unicorn Story – Lazy Day (mesh) (pure) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade

I Think I Wanna Marry You

Hey there readers!

I know it’s been a while since my last post, but I promise I have not disappeared! In fact, I am gearing up to return steadily here soon. With being caught up in that pesky business of real life and a hard on for sim design of late, I’ve been a little lazy when it comes to posting. I’ll make it up to you, I promise!

In the meantime, Petey and I are celebrating our two year partnership and it’s made me a little giddy towards all the fun stuff that goes into renewing our vows. It also brings back fond memories of the passed three years we’ve actually been together, and all the dumb people who made us that much closer.

I wanted to do a pretty shot that would incorporate our impending nuptials and the lovely pair of shoes I’ve chosen, from Glamistry. They’re not a new release by any means, but are definitely one of my favorite pairs. I just love the simple elegance of the high heel (sans platform) and the added touch of bling on the side.

The Scene:

Ariskea – [Petite Paris] Rose Vase Ivoire (mesh) (modified)
Dust Bunny – White Rose Pitcher (mesh) (modified)
Anc – Canopy Lace (mesh) (white) & Noel Frilled Furrug (mesh) (milk)
Glamistry – Crocus Heels (mesh)
Zaara – Silver Jewelry Box (mesh)
The Loft – Wright Noir Candle
Second Spaces – Chalk Banners (mesh)
Theosophy – Beaumaris Mirror (mesh) (cloud)

Mayfair

Apple Fall has this amazing ‘Mayfair’ set out for the current round of the Arcade. Like his last ‘Paris’ set, I am loving the soft, vintage feel of the pieces that go beautifully with the oh-so coveted RARE Skybox. God only knows I had to play away my firstborn just to get it. But, it is so worth it! The Mayfair Skybox has three rooms off the main hallway- bathroom, bedroom and general living space. The textures are a little worn, a little vintage and super chic.

I finished furnishing my new bedroom with some more amazing pieces from the Arcade, including items from Second Spaces, Tres Blah and Pixel Mode. Really, if you haven’t managed to get in yet- keep trying! You can also cam-shop from the nearby Gatcha Galley sim as well!

I am also decked out new hair from Exile (for the Arcade!) and this new lazy Sunday inspired panty and tank set from Valentina E. Couture for the September round of fameshed. I thought it was a perfect match to lounge around the Mayfair suite. I love that it even comes with a robe that opens and closes with a simple chat command. Mesh is getting better and better every day.

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Romy (america)
Loudmouth – Alli Mesh Lips
Valentina E. Couture – Sunday Undies & Robe Set (mesh) (lilac) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed
Exile – Dancing on my own (mesh) (mink) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade
SLink – Mesh Hands & Flat Feet

The Scene:

Apple Fall – Mayfair Collection (mesh) (full set) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
ANC – Drink & Pillow (mesh) (polar) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Aria – Gretchen Vintage Rug (mesh) (cream,) Sphere Sculptures (mesh) (chrome) & Peonies in a vase (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Fashionably Dead – Posed Cats (mesh) (02) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade
Ispachi – Breakfast Tray & Picture Frame (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Pixel Mode – Windsor Chair (mesh) (white) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade
Second Spaces – Old Sewing Patterns, Old Milk Glass Vases, Old Window Frames (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Tres Blah – Silver Mason Jar w/ Roses, Outfits Form RARE (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Zaara – Chandelier RARE & Silver Jewelry Box (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade
Pose by :: momentum :: (sex appeal pose pack)

Enchanted

Cherelle Capra from Circa Living released this ‘Enchanted Meadow’ Fae inspired vanity set for the Fae Edition of the Genre Event. It’s mesh, it’s whimsical and it’s gorgeous! It comes in five colors with 24 poses and wearable vanity props. She’s also recently released a Mermaid Version for the same event (Mer Edition) so be sure to head on over and grab it at a great price before it’s too late!

ColdLogic also released the first of their spring line, featuring dresses, trousers and shirts in bright spring colors and fabrics. I’m wearing this ruffly seafoam colored dress that paired perfectly with this new hair from Exile for the Arcade.

With Pose Fair 2014 just around the corner, I’ve had the privilege of seeing the new releases from Pose Fair first-timer Roquai. He has the most amazing poses prepared for this event, including the one shown above. Keep an eye on the Hottie Cooterati Blog for more updates as we get closer to the event!

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Romy (america) & Appliers NEW RELEASE @ Skin Fair 2014

Loudmouth – Alli Mesh Lips (mesh)

Exile – Shine Hair (mesh) (bleach) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade

SLink – Mesh Hands & Medium Height Barefeet

Fri.day – Diana Heels (mesh) (white-tinted) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88

Coldlogic – Ayres Dress (mesh) (seafoam) NEW RELEASE @ The Mainstore

Olive – The Business Womens Keyboard Clutch (mesh) (pattern floral) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88

Maxi Gossamer – Teardrop Turtle (mesh) (white) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade

Circa Living – Nostalgia Rose Ring Gatcha (mesh) (mermaid – marquise) & Enchanted Meadow Fae Vanity Set (mesh) (skye)

Commoner – Award Statuette (mesh) (best dressed 2014) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade

Anc – Butterfly’s Dream Set (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade

LISP – Coastal Rug

Second Spaces – Bathroom Clutter Set (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade

Keke – Champagne Set (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade

OMEN – Dear John Set (mesh) NEW RELEASES @ The Arcade

Pose by Roquai Poses NEW RELEASE @ Pose Fair 2014 (coming April 20th!)