{ Silent Night }

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STYLE CREDITS

Mesh Head (Bento) – Simone 2.0 – Lelutka **NEW** @Mainstore

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Mesh Hends (Bento) – Prohands – Vista **NEW** @Mainstore

Skin / Applier – Emily Face, Eyes / Default Brows, Lips, Freckles – Glam Affair **NEW** @Lelutka Mainstore

Eyes – Cardi (grey) – {S0NG}

Hair – MF921 – Tram

Dress – Dana Bodysuit w/Bra & Daniella Skirt – *Just Because* **NEW** @Uber

Top – Christine Jacket (fur) – *Just Because* **NEW** @Mainstore

Shoes – Pom Heels – REIGN **NEW** @N21

Jewelry – Paris Earrings & Necklace – Glam Affair

Poses – Silent Night Set – oOo Studio

Background – Rooftops of Paris RARE – Milk Motion

{ A warm hug on the inside }

“Hot cocoa is like…”

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CREDITS

Mesh Head – Annie – Catwa

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Applier – Renee – Glam Affair **NEW** @Uber

Makeup / Applier – Winter Blush – Izzie’s **FREE GIFT**

Hair/Scarf – Handknit Muffler+Nao(Rare b) hair female – Sleepy Eddy **NEW** @TheArcade

Hat – Cat Beanie (charcoal) – (Milk Motion)

Top(s) – Irina Suit Jacket, Leda Hoodie Sleeveless, Adele Short Sleeves – ADDAMS **NEW** @Mainstore

Bottoms – Silvia Ripped Boyfriend Jeans – ADDAMS

Other / Appliers – Nordica Leggings (cranberry) – Alaskametro<3

Shoes – Skates (white) – N-Core

Other – Gushi Gloves – …Mutresse…

Scene

Hot Cocoa Stand Gacha: Complete Set – Sway’s **NEW** @TheArcade

Holly’s Home Gacha: Wooden Christmas Tree (white) – The HIVE **NEW** @TheArcade

Stack of Blankets – Vespertine

Old Lanterns – [we’re CLOSED]

{ Too Cool for School }

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As much as this post is full of all the lovely things from The Arcade that make me nostalgic for school days… It really was the new “Boston” Outfit from GizzA that served as the inspiration for this picture.  Although the outfit comes in 6 different pattern options (including shoes – not shown), I fell in love with the pastel version of this outfit, particularly because I have a passion for all things pink!  Within minutes I knew I could build the perfect little classroom scene for my not-so-serious-schoolgirl because (Milk Motion) and Sari-Sari had the cutest offerings for Arcade this round with “back to school” flair.  For some reason I’m having a strong desire to watch the movie “Clueless” again.

It’s time to hit the books!  Nahhh.. let’s hit the mall instead!

~ Trinetty Skytower

CREDITS

ON ME

Skin – Skye (Asia 7 H) – Glam Affair **NEW** @Arcade

Hair – Thelma (Variety) – Truth

Mesh Hands & Physique Body – Slink

Outfit – Boston (Spring) – GizzA **NEW**

Shoes – Outsiders (pink) – FLite. **NEW** @Arcade

Jewelry – Modest Crown Ring – (Yummy) **NEW** @Arcade

Accessory – Gems Flames Glasses (pearl/gold) RARE – [glow] studio **NEW** @Arcade

Accessory – Carry Me Satchel (Lime) – Olive. (from previous Arcade)

Yum Bubblegum! – [Pink Fuel]

SCENE

Desks (yellow – RARE), backpacks, world map, cursive board, library book, cootie catcher, mini chalkboard, schoolbooks – (Milk Motion) **NEW** @Arcade

Chalkboard (on wall), ledger, notebook, leather catchall – Sari-Sari **NEW** @Arcade

Pose – Lumineux 10 – Ma Vie.

{ A Weekend Away at The Lodge }

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It’s no secret that I could use a vacation.  I feel like I’ve been burning the candle at both ends for quite a while now.  I would love to have a place to go to retreat in RL, but for now, all I have is SL and the imagination to create what might be the getaway that I need in the moment.  Perhaps I can live vicariously through my photos and pretend that I’m really there… enjoying the sounds of nature, the nearby creek, the birds singing, and the crackling of the fire, while the steam from my coffee tickles my nose as I take a sip while curling up in a cozy chair to read.  To do… nothing for a while.  It’s a beautiful things sometimes… to do nothing.  Even better when you can do nothing with someone else who enjoys doing nothing along with you.

Maybe one day I’ll get away….

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CREDITS

ON HER – BODY

Skin – Amberly (America 09) – Glam Affair

Eyes – Perspective Eyes (Hazel) – IKON **NEW**

Hair – Marleen (gingers) MESH – Truth **NEW**

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Rigged MESH Hands & Feet – Slink

ON HER – OUTFIT

Top – Novella Knit Sweater (cream) MESH – ::{u.f.o}:: **NEW** @C88

Bottoms – Lou Lou Denim (dark 1) – Mon Tissu

Socks – My Leg Warmers (khaki) MESH – [monso] **NEW**

Shoes – Allison Boots (Nutmeg) MESH – fri.day **NEW**

Jewelry – Royal Autumn Forest Acorn Necklace & Ring MESH – Maxi Gossamer **NEW** @C88

Accessory – Boston Glasses (tortoiseshell) MESH – {Sleepy Eddy} **NEW** @The Chapter Four

ON HIM – OUTFIT

Top – Highneck Sweater (olive) MESH – Gabriel **NEW** @The Men’s Department

Pants – Casual Jeans M2 MESH – Kal Rau

POSES

The Lodge Couples Poses – oOo Studio **NEW** for Poser Pavilion @TLC

SCENE – OUTSIDE

Watcher’s Cabin (Green) – The Loft **NEW** for The Garden @TLC

Mums – Mudhoney

Car – Quatrelle – [aR]

Suitcases – Machinarium Suitcase – Vespertine (Gacha)

Suitcases – Mini leather suitcase – (Milk Motion) (Gacha)

Suitcases – Bon Voyage stacked suitcases – Tres Blah (Gacha)

Grass – KIDD (Dark Meadows)

Trees – Sugar Maples – Botanical & Birch & Enchanted Woods – Studio Skye

Golden Labrador – Zooby’s

SCENE – INSIDE

Rug (native) – Zigana

Attic Table, Anthropologie Lamp, Grandpa’s Skis (**NEW**for The Garden @TLC) – Vespertine

Coffee to-go – Atelier Kresno

Fall Delights Cappuccino – O.M.E.N. (Gacha)

Folded Newspaper – Meli Imako

Hanging Line with Pictures – Trompe Loeil

Woodstock – Apple Fall (Gacha)

Blinds (teak) – LISP

Leather Wingback Chair – Culprit **NEW** @The Mens’ Department

Classic Pouf (cow skin) – [bauwerk] **NEW** for The Garden @TLC

{ Sugar Rush }

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If there’s one thing I love about The Arcade, there’s usually never a shortage of absolutely delicious foodie things!  This year was no exception with PILOT‘s very inspiring Candy Bar and Milk & Cookies Bar sets!  Add to that, digging through my inventory and finding many past arcade items such as the Pastry Mania set from Tres Blah, and I knew there was a Sweet Shoppe theme about to happen.  So one mini-city build later, here we are in my very own Candy-Crush-worthy scene surrounded by all the sugary goodness one could hope for.  And did I mention lots of PINK??? I’m a girl who loves pink and I don’t care who knows it.  Plus all this gave me an excuse to go buy the super sweet Sunday tee over at DRIFT which was perfect for my yummy pic.  Have I made you hungry yet with all my food references? Here, Eat a Cupcake! 😀

Now if you’ll excuse me, I think I have some frosting on my lips to clean up.  *blushes*

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CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Leila Arcade #6 –  Belleza **NEW** @The Arcade

Eyes – Vanity Eyes (Denim) – IKON

Hair – Just a Reason (Wild Fusion 2 – RARE) MESH – Exile **NEW** @The Arcade

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

Messy Mouth w/Sprinkles – Sugar Heart

OUTFIT

Top – Sunday Tee (Cupcake) MESH – DRIFT

Bottoms – Summer Shorts (Preppy Plaid) MESH – DRIFT

Earrings – Tea & Cupcakes (Silver) MESH – Maxi Gossamer

Bangles – Colour Blocking Minimalism (Mint & Chocolate) MESH – Tee*fy

Shoes – Espadrilles (Cupcakes Special Edition) MESH – Gos Boutique

Purse – The Donut Bag (Strawberry) MESH – Milk Motion **NEW** @The Arcade

SCENE / POSES

Building – Unicorn (white) MESH – +Sanctuaire+

Candy Bar & Milk & Cookies Bar Sets – PILOT **NEW** @The Arcade

Golf Cart (Palm Spring) – {What Next} **NEW** @The Arcade

Sandbridge Ice Cream Cart, Garden Café Table & Chairs (pink/green),

Zig Zag Rug & Café Sandwich Board – {What Next}

Barbara Ann Lamps (ice), Dairy Milk Cans & Color Block Curtains – Floorplan.

Ice Cream Art & Summer Garden Stool – Marmalade Jam

Let Them Eat Cake & Nom Nom Nom Pic, Mesh Blinds – LISP

Assorted Vintage Cakestands – Vespertine

Broken Birdcage (teal) – Vespertine (past Arcade Gacha)

Pastry Mania (assorted items) – Tres Blah (past Arcade Gacha)

Petit Cakestand (on table) – Culprit

Photo Booth – Scarlett Apple (past Arcade Gacha RARE)

Cupcake (in hand) – BROCCOLI

Lana Pose #1 – KIRIN Poses (used in full body pic)

Yui Pose #4 – KIRIN Poses (w/ slight adjustment in close-up)

HELLO! It’s time to shop… the ARCADE!

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September is just a few short hours away and that means it’s time to play, play, play… and pay, pay, pay those super fun Gacha machines at The Arcade!  The Arcade is turning ONE and this round is so super fabulous I can’t wait to show you all more of what there is.  You’ll surely want to indulge in all the goodies, and gorge yourself on Gacha madness.

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Make sure to check out The Arcade Blog to see all the amazing offerings from the designers and to start making those shopping lists.  As well as submit your own pics using Arcade items for the photo contest in The Arcade’s Official Photography Flickr Group!  You might even win advance entry into the next Arcade round!

Happy shopping everyone!  Hope to see you there!

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Candy (America 03 E) – Glam Affair **NEW** @The Arcade

Eyes – Ascension Eyes (Hazel) – **NEW** IKON

Hair – Heck on Wheels (Coco) MESH – Clawtooth **NEW** @The Arcade

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

OUTFIT

Dress & Jacket – Roberts (Citrus) MESH – ColdLogic **NEW**

Bag – The Donut Bag MESH – Milk Motion **NEW** @The Arcade

Speech Bubble (Hello) MESH – [Monso] **NEW** @The Arcade

Foodies – Blueberry Slushie, Liquorice, Nachos and Cheese, Popcorn and Pretzel –

*exclusive concessions items for The Arcade Bloggers*

{ Down by the Boardwalk }

Playing catch up as usual… I have been juggling too many projects at once to get things out as timely as I would’ve liked to.  I keep thinking it will get easier, but maybe I should just stop being so hard on myself.  The work will always be there.  I just have to accept that it’s ok that I’m not perfect all the time. I know, I can hear the audible gasp, “What??! Trin’s not perfect?”  I’m afraid to tell you folks, the truth is out. 😛

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I found this adorable outfit at Summerfest a couple weeks ago, paired it with some cute mary janes, hair and teddybear backpack I found at Collabor88 (June).  Then enter in the Belleza FLF skin from last week that was a perfect match.  But it was oOo Studios poses “Katrina” for FLF today that really spurred me on to get it blogged finally.  The poses have a youthful, care-free feel about them, making this look the ideal choice for them.

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The scene featuring Barneworth Anubis’s new Boardwalk building kit is from the last round of the Garden that ended this past week, and as much as I wanted to buy everything in the place (cuz omgggg the cuteness!), I had no time to build myself a beach this past month.  It’s on my (ever-growing) to-do list.  But no worries, even though I’m blogging all these events that have since ended, I’ll make sure you know where to find all these great items at the end of this post.

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Hope you all are having a fun-filled summer, full of sweet treats & sunny days! 😀

BODY

Skin – Jade – Belleza **NEW** (FLF Edition 7/5)

Eyes – Ascension Eyes (Hazel) – **NEW** IKON

Hair – Mimi (Type A – Brown Diamond) MESHD!va **NEW**

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

OUTFIT

Dress – Striped Sundress (multi yellow) MESHMilk Motion **NEW**

Shoes – Cotton Mary Janes (yellow) MESHFri. **NEW**

Jewelry – Summer of Love Peace Sign Earrings and Necklace MESHMaxi Gossamer **NEW**

Jewelry – Knit Friendship Bracelets MESH*BOOM* (past Arcade)

Bag – Teddy Backpack Pal (white/blue) MESH(fd) **NEW**

SCENE

Boardwalk MESHBarnesworth Anubis **NEW**

Ice Cream Carts MESH{What Next} **NEW**

Slushie Cart MESH.:Standby Inc. **NEW**

POSES

Katrina – oOo Studio **NEW** (FLF Edition 7/12)

*modified head position in closeup*