Mint Chocolate

Not only is plaid the go to pattern this season, but I didn’t realize how much I would love the mint and brown combination of it until I tried on this new dress from Tetra. It’s available in 15 colors at 288L$ each , or you can buy the plaid pack with 10 options for 688$L. Each version also includes a transparency option for up to 20%.

I haven’t worn my Simone bento head in quite some time, until Glam Affair released Aradia, for Access. I tried her on my usual Greer and though she still looks lovely, I have to admit that Simone really is a perfect fit. While she was never my first choice before now (the base lip shape just didn’t do it for me,) I will definitely be wearing this head/skin combination more often! I mean, look at those lips!

What are some of your favorite mesh head/skin combinations? I’d love to see them!

Love Cara

My Outfit:

LeLutka – Simone Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Aradia (tone 6) NEW RELEASE @ Access
Navy & Copper – Sundae Hair (natombr&tips)
Essenz – Malawi (tan) NEW RELEASE @ Shiny Shabby
Tetra – Faith Dress (plaids pack) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Mon Tissu – Feather Wrapped Fedora (cream) / no longer available
Kunglers – Ruth Necklace (citrine)
Maitreya – Slouch Stockings (cream)
What Next – Fall Woodland Drinks (cider)

New Releases @ Glam Affair

Glam Affair has recently undergone a massive new release extravaganza. Not only is the GA/Tableau Vivant mainstore sim brand spanking new, but there have been tons of new changes, including the following new skins:

LeLutka: Martyna, Sheila, Gwen, Rachel, Vivan, Giada & Amara (shown above)
Catwa: Adeline, Cherry, Jenny, Masha & Kira. Raquel is also available at the current round of Collabor88.
Genus (formerly Genesis Lab): Milly & Charlie

Even the previous location based skin tones are old news and have been replaced with 12 freshly revamped tones, as shown below. They differ slightly from the original ones in either lighter or darker shades and are numbered accordingly but nevertheless, they’ve been extremely well done.

Appliers are available for the Maitreya, Belleza and SLink bodies and are available at the mainstore for 279L per single tone, or the fatpack for 1,119L. Also, for all you Maitreya users out there, I’ve got a bit of news. The next update for the Lara mesh body will include the newer tones and as of right now, the existing tones will also remain. While there is no release date scheduled for this major update, I’ve been told that the designers hope to have it completed ‘very soon.’ Fingers crossed, ladies.

Each applier also includes three cleavage options, with and without body freckles. This is great for saving on layers!

Here are some highlights on the new updates:

Pro’s:

  • New body applier options which includes varying depths of cleavage and freckles.
  • New makeups, brows, mascara and hairbases (from Tableau Vivant) for LeLutka and Catwa heads (not shown.)
  • Freckles, moles and contouring options for LeLutka skins.

Con’s:

  • Though this one involves my personal taste, but if you’ve been a lover of the America tone as I have, you’ll have to settle for a version lighter or darker. While both are well done, it’s not quite the same.
  • For Maitreya owners, the default skins have not yet been updated so you’ll need to purchase the new body appliers just like everyone else or wait until the next update.
  • All new Glam Affair skins will only be released with the newer tones, so if you’re not a fan it’s unlikely you’ll be picking up anything new.

Love Cara

Hand-Painted Adventures

When I first saw this particular pattern of the Hollie jumpsuit from Osmia, I fell in love. I was also struck with a sense of deja vu because for the life of me, I couldn’t figure out where I’d been reminded of this pattern before. So with that missing piece of inspiration, Ms. Hollie has been sitting in my inventory just waiting to come out.

So yesterday I was browsing through Pinterest and my obsession with home decorating and lo’ and behold, there it was. These hand-painted terracotta Italian tiles. You know the ones- as seen on back-splashes and fountains and the like.

Although the Rewind Event ended a couple of days ago, Hollie and I were finally able to catch up over a beautiful Merlot, talk about our mutual love of the sea and create an ensemble that reminds us of those breezy Italian summers.

Have you ever had a home decor meets fashion spark of inspiration? I’d love to hear about it!

Love Cara

My Outfit:

LeLutka – Greer Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Federika (america)
Osmia – Hollie Jumpsuit
Essenz – Istanbul (tan) NEW RELEASE @ Blush
Maitreya – Leather Satchel (lion)
Lamb – Sweet Hair (variety)
Yummy – Sea Treasures Rings
Mai Bilavio – Zodiac Chain Aquarius (gold)

Poses by Bossie
Location @ the Grove

Peppermint Smiles

My Outfit:

Catwa – Dyana Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Natalia (america) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Izzie’s – Face Snow NEW RELEASE @ Tannenbaum
Exile – Snow Fall (browns) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
BCC – Baby Love – Knit Dress RARE NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Essenz – Calgary (tan) NEW RELEASE @ the Liaison Collaborative
Sleepy Eddy – Handknit Muffler (loden) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Maitreya – Scrunched PrimSocks (tops only)
Sweet Thing – Knit Leggings (candycane) NEW RELEASE @ Tannenbaum

The Scene:

Sway’s – Hot Cocoa Stand w/Lights, Chalkboard, Bunting, Jaw w/ Peppermint Sticks, Jug & Hot Cocoa Cups NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Mudhoney – Wood Snowman Stand NEW RELEASE @ Tannenbaum
RH Design – Holiday Cafe – Reindeer A, Open Sign, Shoes Ornament, Cookie Set, Candy Display NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade

Poses by Kirin
Location @ Pandora Resort

It Was All Yellow

Grey and yellow are one of my favorite modern color combinations and I love pairing them together in different ways. When I saw these new shoes from Glamistry, I knew right away that they would work perfectly with the new, long-sleeved dress from Just Because. Lace leggings soften the sunny shade and a cozy scarf has me ready for fall!

What is your favorite funky color combination?

My Outfit:

Catwa – Annie Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Calliope (america)
Just Because – Silvia Dress (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Fashionz – Sweater Scarf (canary yellow)
Glamistry – Hortensia Heels (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
Wasabi Pills – Savannah Mesh Hair (basics) NEW RELEASE @ the Crossroads
Maitreya – Calgary Clutch (yellow)
I <3 F – Laced Leggings (black)

Poses by Flowey

The New Black

Despite it’s neutral status, I’ve always found black to be the hardest shade to stylize. With concepts such as the ‘little black dress’ or that ‘black goes with everything,’ it’s not an easy reputation to live up to. Not only can its use be completely overdone, but if you’re anything like me- you can’t seem to settle on one particular style, so your end result winds up looking like your favorite inspiration board on steroids.

Fortunately for me, there are tons of great pieces released every day that help with my choices, which I am wearing here, but somehow, I think I’ll still tend to forget that black is supposed to be simple.

What’s your favorite way to wear this iconic shade?

My Outfit:

Glam Affair – Stella Mesh Head & Megan Skin (america)
Just Because – Emma Top (black) NEW RELEASE @ Mesh Addicts Event
Maitreya – High Waisted Jean Shorts (#1)
LeLutka – HBSE-NV-0004 & A-NV-0003 (naturals) NEW RELEASES @ the Mainstore
Tetra – Double Wrap Bootie with Socks (black) NEW RELEASE @ Kustom9
Foxy – Suede Wrap Choker (black) NEW RELEASE @ Shiny Shabby
Promagic – Shyla Rings 3 & 4 (gold) NEW RELEASES @ Shiny Shabby
RealEvil – Miriam Ear Piercings (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ Shiny Shabby
Izzie’s – Studded Tights (applier)

Poses by Exposeur