Island Vibes

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I love living in Florida. Even though I was born and mostly raised up North, I’ve since been converted to a hot weather and sunshine kind of girl. Give me the beach and laid back lifestyle over the snowy city any day. Even when it comes time for a vacation, I’d still rather go somewhere warm and tropical, preferably an island- as opposed to luxury cities like Paris or skiing in Colorado. What is your favorite vacation spot?

Bright and tropical colors are also my thing. I wear black from time to time, or rich jewel-toned colors- but even in my RL, I am in love with bright colors and tropical or floral prints. Tank tops, flip flops- you name it.

I don’t typically wear a lot of orange or pink in SL, but I do enjoy the combination of these colors, especially when I am in a tropical mood. When I saw this shirt from Boys to the Bone at last months round of Equal10, it stuck in my mind and so when I picked up these new releases from Blueberry, I ran straight to the BTTB mainstore to make a match. My piled high updo from Tableau Vivant (have you checked out their new hairbases yet?) reminds me that I still have a few more days of my vacation left to enjoy.

Last but not least, Hello Dave has some bright, Summery nail polish for the new group gift. I totally owe it to my girl Naughty for turning me on to Maia’s designs. I’ve been in love ever since. I love you, girl! <3

Love Cara

My Outfit:

LeLutka – Greer Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Marytna Applier (tone 6) & Lipstick 09 NEW RELEASES @ the Mainstore
Blueberry – Vicky Ruffle Top & Lounge Shorts (orange) NEW RELEASES @ the Mainstore
Boys to the Bone – Off-Shoulder Shirt (jungle)
Kibitz – Summer Loving Necklace (gold) & Tropicana Earrings (gold)
Tableau Vivant – Paula (blonds) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Reign – Lazy Slides / Tippy Toe
Junk Food – Slurper Cherry NEW RELEASE @ Equal10
Hello Dave – Sorted for Summer GROUP GIFT @ the Mainstore
Seven’s – J’ad7or Visor (white/teal) NEW RELEASE @ Equal10

Poses by Foxcity (late night) (modified) NEW RELEASE @ Equal10
Backdrop by Focus Poses (summer backdrop)

Boho Biker Babe

I don’t know about the rest of you, but down here in the South, Spring has already kicked in full force! With temperatures well into the 80s at times (not rubbing it in at all…) it is perfect weather for shorts, tank tops and sandals! I am rocking this new bohemian inspired look with goodies from Uber, as well as a new bouncy and fun ponytail by Catwa for the Biker’s Choice Fair. You can grab this hairstyle and more, plus some awesome gifts from now until the end of the month! Grab your taxi here!

I also hit the SL destination guide in the hopes of finding some new spots I haven’t been to yet, and I was in luck! Leka is a gorgeous forest and water themed sim with bike trails, lots of pretty spring foliage and some really great scenic spots. Definitely a must see!

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Lara (america)
The Mesh Project – Mesh Head & Deluxe Body
Blueberry – Cossy Denim Ripped Shorts (mesh) (faded) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Nylon Outfitters – Lace Halter (white) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Catwa – Jolie Hair (mesh) (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ Biker’s Choice Fair
Cute Poison – Hip Accent Piercings (mesh) (w/hud)
Glam Affair – Boho Sandals (mesh) (white) (modified) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
SLink – Mesh Hands & Flat Feet
Letis Tattoo – Inermis Little (w/appliers)
Pose & Prop by Focus Poses
Location @ Leka

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

ColdLogic has some fabulous new Fall releases this week- including skirts, sweaters with scarves, dresses and pants. Stop by the mainstore to check them out!

Also this week are a the final days of the Arcade. I’m so sad to see it go, as always, but I’ve had loads of fun collecting and trading for everything on my list.

My Outfit:

Look #1:
Glam Affair – Romy (america)
ColdLogic – Zinis Shirt w/Scarf (mesh) (plum) NEW RELEASE @ The Mainstore
ColdLogic – Hemingway Trousers (mesh) (grey)
Maxi Gossamer – Nima’s Fall Leaf Earrings (mesh) & Royal Autumn Forest Acorn (mesh)
G-Field – Alex Strap Heels (metallic) (rose) (tinted)
Clawtooth – Fade Into You (mesh) (girl next door) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade
ISON – Kabuki Crocodile Tote (mesh) (pearl)
SLink – Mesh Hands

Look #2:
Glam Affair – Romy (america)
ColdLogic – Cember Dress (mesh) (sage) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
Analog Dog – Honey Hair (mesh) (brown)
Izzie’s – Tights (medium beige)
Maitreya – Dahlia Socks (mesh)
Mon Tissu – Provence Riding Boots (chestnut)
Milk Motion – Studded Clutch (mwah) (leather-brown) *Retired* From the September 2012 round of the Arcade
COCO – Wool Scarf (mesh) (zigzag)

Pose by Focus Poses (friends 24)

Southern Charm

Living in the south myself, it would be completely un-civilized of me not to do up the occasionally country themed post. Granted, I was born and raised in the city and country attire is not part of my wardrobe but hey- when in Vegas, right? Nevertheless, I couldn’t not get this new hat and hair combo by Argrace from Hair Fair. As I’ve always been a fan of this designer, is it hard to wonder why? Hats and hair is what Rika does best.

I happened upon a sim today and though I am not sure if it has been around very long, it’s my first encounter and so I couldn’t resist taking a few shots of ‘Woodsy,’ a lovely, forest-themed sim with open meadows, mountains, rivers and lots and lots of flowers. It’s also every blogger’s dream- rez rights! As always, if you happen to visit Woodsy, please be courteous to the sim owner and other visitors when rezzing. Oh, and don’t forget to link me to your pictures in the comments! I love seeing your take on interesting places.

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Summer (america)
Blueberry – Side Tied Crop Top (mesh) (orange) & Beads Belt Denim Shorts (mesh) (blue) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
Maitreya – Stagioni Boots (mesh) (chestnut)
Argrace – Cowboy Hat | Minami Hair (mesh) (copper) NEW RELEASE @ Hair Fair 2014
Mandala – Kyara Necklace (mesh) (short-sunrise) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Mynx – Tree Stone Ring (mesh)
SLink – Mesh Hands
Focus Poses – Horse Girl Two (mesh)
Location @ Woodsy

Untouchable

Gizza has a fresh release today, and I don’t just mean new! This ‘Untouchable’ mesh bandeau, tights and half-trouser ensemble is super sleek and just screams for some gangsta loving. Each trouser set comes in 6 colors, complete with a double-sided cross harness (and fire power!) Both the strapless top and tight leggings (complete with sexy rear view) also come with a HUD that allows for color change options, an overall look that is ready to get down and dirty!

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Zara (america) & Cleo Lipstick 1

Gizza – Untouchables Trousers w/ Holster (mesh) (grey) & Strapless Top (mesh) (grey) NEW RELEASE @ The Mainstore

Truth Hair – Yelena (mesh) (variety)

SLink – Mesh Hands & Mesh Highfeet

Hucci – Jacmel Pump (mesh) (black widow)

Kunglers – TDRF # 32 Ring (silver) NEW RELEASE @ The Dressing Room Fusion

Fishy Strawberry – SLink Nails Applier (contrast) NEW RELEASE @ The Dressing Room Fusion

ArsenalMaker – Desert Eagle (mesh) (silver)

Poses by Focus Poses & Tabou Irresistible

Location @ Toxian

Complimentary in Nature

Complimentary colors, like in green and purple, actually go really well together! Because of their striking composition within nature, I couldn’t think of a prettier place to display the green and purple boldness of the new Lyndsay Dress by Liv-Glam, then among the rolling, sunshiny hills of Bitacora!

I stumbled across this land during a lazy afternoon search for new sims to explore and I am so glad I did! The perfect picnic weather and harmony of colors within nature make Bitacora the perfect place for an outing.

I’ve finally, recently downloaded the new version of Firestorm, which enabled the new Second Life textures feature. I love it! Water sparkles, metal gleams and leather shines like the real thing! These new Glynco pumps from Hucci, an addon to the infamous SLink feet and this new Mermaid’s Serpent Eye ring by Maxi Gossamer are prime examples of the amazing features the new version of Firestorm include. What do you think of the new textures programming incorporated by Linden Labs?

Also upcoming this week is the new December round of the Arcade! I added the Zanzi clutch in violet from the March round to my outfit, but really, I can’t wait to get shopping in just a few hours and get a look at all of the new goodies that await us for the winter season! Have you checked out the new shopping guide, yet? What are you looking forward to the most?

Belleza – Nina (medium) NEW RELEASE

Liv-Glam – Lyndsay Print Dress (mesh) NEW RELEASE

Hucci – Glynco Pumps (mesh) (acai) NEW RELEASE

Exile – Party Girl (mesh) (warmth)

SLink – Medium Height Barefeet & Mesh Hands

Maxi Gossamer – Mermaid’s Serpent Eye (mesh) (gold) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed

Maxi Gossamer – Madrah Jewelry Set (mesh)

Izzie’s – Oversized Sunglasses (mesh) (black)

House of Fox – Zanzi Clutch (mesh) (violet)

Poses by Focus Poses

Location @ Bitacora

Escapade

I was inspired today from this new dress by SySy’s at the My Attic event. The theme this round is ‘Escapade’ and the simple and classic design and elegant black and white dress (available in multiple color options) made me think of the an English Derby style outfit. Since it just so happened to be this month, I’ve been seeing a lot of coverage on the designs worn by the British during this event, so I thought I would come out with my own inspired look. Though it is more summery and casual than one would typically wear to a Derby (I think,) I still couldn’t help bringing out these great horse pose props by Captivity & Co. and Focus Poses. They’re mesh and come in multiple poses and color change options for the coat and mane. I had so much fun playing around with them. Aren’t they cute?

The endless barrage of monthly events continues and though they keep me very well busy covering as much as I can, I love it! The Arcade is still going strong, but there is just over one week left, so if you haven’t gone yet, be sure to go and get your gacha on before it’s too late!

My Outfit:

Belleza – Ava (medium)

SySy’s – Escapade Dress (mesh) (white) NEW RELEASE @ My Attic

Just Design – Charme Heels (mesh)

SLink – Enhancement Hands (mesh)

Je Suis – Chouette Necklace (mesh) (black) & SLink A. E. Fingernails (glossy french naturals) NEW RELEASES

Yummy – Sunhat (mesh) (white) NEW RELEASE @ Summerfest ’13

Shakeup! – Fabric -Flower Ring (mesh) (tintable polka dots RARE) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade

Gizza – Summer Bag (mesh) (bow) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade

Wasabi Pills – Lory Hair (mesh) (chocolate) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade

Captivity & Co. – Horse Love Pose Prop (mesh)

Focus Poses – Horse Girl 2 Pose Prop (mesh)