Tropicana

So, the Sunshine State hasn’t been very sunny for well over a week now and Hurricane Season decided to start early this year, but I’m not going to let these rainy days keep me away from the beach. Thank goodness for the always perfect weather of SL!

My Outfit:

LeLutka – Greer Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Hazel (america) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Giz Seorn – Frilly Hotpants (pink)
Fashionably Dead – Striped Spring Top (fatpack pattern)
Navy & Copper – Risretto Hair (natural ombre & tips) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed
Essenz – Maracaibo (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed
ieQED – Pineapple Necklace (gold) (no longer available)
Mynx – Shades (sherbet chevron)

Poses by Foxcity
Location @ Adele

Summer Chill

Everyone who knows me, knows how much of a hopeless gacha addict I am. In fact, it’s so bad, that my inventory blows up by at least a thousand items each time I visit an event. I definitely need some serious help, especially with the Arcade being a few short weeks away.

With that being said, shoe gachas are my downfall and so of course, Essenz has released another fabulous heel for the Gacha Garden. Quito is sleek and strappy and definitely a rockstar style that can be dressed up or down with jeans or in my case, a summer dress.

While it still feels like summer here in Florida, I’ve brought the image of chilly weather to me with this new knit scarf by Petit Mort. You can find it at Sad November until the 22nd.

For the November round of Kustom9, Tetra has expanded its line and Nata’s first attempt at mesh hair is stunning! “Pineapple ” is a medium-length, off the shoulder style with soft, flowing waves and tons of options! The start of this new line comes in 60 colors and 5 packs (light, dark, red tones, balayage, color ombres.) The textures of this hair are soft and very realistic and I, for one, cannot wait to see more future releases!

My Outfit:

Catwa – Annie Mesh Head
League – Ella Skin (medium) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
Tetra – Pineapple Hair (balayage) NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9
R.icielli – Gigi Dress (w/hud)
Essenz – Quito (brown) NEW RELEASE @ the Gacha Garden
ieQED – Pineapple Set (gold)
Magic Nook – Parisian Romance Clutch (green)
Petit Mort – Cable Knit Scarf w/HUD NEW RELEASE @ Sad November

Mons / 3D – Leaf Photoshoot Decor
Poses by Le Poppycock

Beach Bummin’

I decided to branch out from my go-to skin creators when I happened upon this new release from Lara Hurley. I saw Iza at Summerfest and though I decided against the darker tones offered, I found myself at the mainstore to see what else was available and lo’ and behold, I met Alena. She’s youthful, fresh and is available for the LeLutka Mesh Heads. Even better is this ‘rose pale’ tone, which I find charming and oh so girly. For my first time wearing a Lara Hurley skin, I have to say I am suitably impressed. The textures have the almost porcelain smoothness that I’ve come to love from Aida, but the eyes- oh, the eyes! They have some amazing highlights and shadows and the slight purple glow that Alena has really sets off my favorite green eyes.

Of course, I couldn’t not show off some more of my Summerfest finds, but I also happened upon this new dress from Tee*fy at N21 and as soon as I saw it, I knew it would be mine. In my eagerness, I wound up paying $L230 for the demo, but after contacting Azure over the mis-labeled demo, all was well. Did I mention that she is a sweetheart? <3

Outfit #1:
Glam Affair – Avril (america w/freckles)
LeLutka – Stella Mesh Head
Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Tee*fy – Nina Summer Beach Dress (mesh) (tropical) NEW RELEASE @ N21
Clawtooth – Beach Party (mesh) (essentials) NEW RELEASE @ Summerfest ’15
Fri.day – Izzie Sandals (mesh) (blush) (modified) NEW RELEASE @ Summerfest ’15
ieQED – Anne Ring Set (mesh) (copper) NEW RELEASE @ Shiny Shabby
Redgrave – Aviators (mesh)
Maxi Gossamer – Ariel Sun Pendant (mesh) (gold) (modified)

Outfit #2:
Lara Hurley – Alena (rose pale) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
LeLutka – Stella Mesh Head
Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Maitreya – Sabra Kimono (mesh) (tribal2) & Caia One-Piece (mesh) (almond) NEW RELEASES @ Summerfest ’15
Elua – Oceana Hair (mesh) (variety) NEW RELEASE @ Summerfest ’15
Yummy – Pineapple Earrings & Ring (mesh) (gold) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Ingenue – Mara Flats (mesh) (navy) NEW RELEASE @ Summerfest ’15

Pose by RIDIC (midday)

Beach Stroll

Summer is here! Finally!

My favorite SL Summer event- Summerfest, kicked off yet another wonderful round and just as I foresaw, I spent a small fortune on all sorts of new goodies for the season, including hair, swimsuits and these new shorts from Paper Arrow. I love that they come with a hud to change the color and texture of the bikini part, but since it didn’t come with a matching top, I decided to pair it with the one from the new Eunoia bikini from Boom. The bikini isn’t fitted mesh, but it is mesh body friendly with an included re-sizable version that I had no trouble fitting to Lara. As always, it’s always best to try a demo beforehand.

Peter’s been away traveling and I hated the entire month he was gone- including his bad internet connections! Nevertheless, he’s home… finally! So naturally, we shopped ’til we dropped, then ran right to one of our favorite hangout spots to walk along the beach and snap some pictures.

My Outfit:
Glam Affair & LeLutka – Megan (america) & Stella Mesh Head
Aitui – Anchors of Love Tattoo NEW RELEASE @ Summerfest ’15
Boom – Eunoia Bikini Top (mesh) (melon) NEW RELEASE @ Summerfest ’15
Paper Arrow – Beach Shorts (mesh) (worn w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ Summerfest ’15
Truth Hair – Randa (mesh) (variety) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
Fri.day – Nadya Sandals (mesh) (buck) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Kibitz – Hamsa Beach Necklace (mesh) (copper) NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9
Clavv – Guitar Case (mesh) (pink/hold) NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9
ieQED – Brisa Bracelet (mesh) (silver) NEW RELEASE @ Summerfest ’15

Peter’s Outfit:
The Mesh Project – Mesh Body & Head & Bleu Skin
Blank Line – Summer Shorts & T-Shirt (mesh) (botanicalb/cream) NEW RELEASE @ The Men’s Department
Monso – Xiu (mesh) (blackbrown) NEW RELEASE @ The Men’s Department
Gizza – Men’s Flat Sandals (mesh) (grey) NEW RELEASE @ The Men’s Department
Reckless – Bronx Tattoo NEW RELEASE @ The Men’s Department

White Walls

Okay, so I finally caved. I love mesh heads in SL and though I tried the first round of those from LeLutka and was suitably unimpressed by the style of the heads, I have to admit that the second batch was more geared to my style of avatar. After some debate, I decided on Stella, whom I felt had a more fresh and playful look to her, as opposed to the others. I like the curvature of the chin and jaw much more, the definition and the flirty set to the lips and the presence of- lo’ and behold, cheekbones! Nevertheless, I am having a lot of fun playing with the HUD, which offers so much more in the way of options and at a seriously smaller price tag than that of the Mesh Project.

Also new this week are skirts and cropped tops from ColdLogic, gorgeous and modifiable belts from Molichino and an expansive mesh pose prop from Exposeur for the 3rd Birthday Round of faMESHed.

My Outfit:

Glam Affair & LeLutka – Mesh Head & Skin (america) NEW RELEASES @ LeLutka Mainstore
ColdLogic – Reid Shirt (mesh) (cotton) & Brocco Skirt (mesh) (black) NEW RELEASES @ the Mainstore
Chemistry – Zara Hair (mesh) (hud 1) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
SLink – Mesh Hands & Feet
ieQed – Hipster Booties (mesh) (black)
League – Floral Rocks Jewelry Set (mesh) (w/hud)
Molichino – Vespuci Belt (mesh) (black shadow) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
Poses and Prop by Exposeur (mesh) (the white rooms) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed

Just a Little Time

I love the start of each new month and the refresh of some of my favorite events across the grid. In fact, every week there are plenty of new releases to be had, and not just from events, either. Though I’ve really loaded up on goodies from quite a few for this post, I’m also wearing a great new outfit from the newly re-branded LaVian&Co.

Though typically I lean towards exclusive, one of a kind meshes, I do make exceptions when items are especially well done and true to their names, Sam and Kim have always delivered just that with great color options and amazing textures. The super generous ladies of LaVian&Co have also always sold their products at outstanding bargains and every time I have someone asking where they can get great clothes at a great deal, LaVian&Co (Liv-Glam) is where I send them.

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Amberly II (america) NEW RELEASE @ the Chapter 4 (chapter 20)
LaVian&Co – FW2015 A Little Time (mesh) (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
Moon Hair – The Chill (mesh) (no scarf) NEW RELEASE @ The Seasons Story (winter)
ieQED – Chloe Pump (mesh) (silver) (tinted) NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9
Kunglers – TDRF #056 Earrings (mesh) (golden) NEW RELEASE @ The Dressing Room Fusion
Maxi Gossamer – Kirenna Teardrop Pearl Collar (mesh)
1992 – Lapointe Bag (mesh) (folded gray) NEW RELEASE @ the Chapter 4 (chapter 20)
Izzie’s – Midi Rings (mesh) (gold) NEW RELEASE @ SLink West
SLink – Mesh Hands & High Feet

Poses by Label Motion
Location @ Matoluta Bay