{ Eat, drink and be merry }

I’ve been a fan of medieval history and the renaissance for years, enamored with the pageantry and chivalry, the poetry and the art.  It’s all pretty fascinating.  This also explains my obsession with shows like Game of Thrones or The Tudors.  In fact, the very first time I ever tried to roleplay in Second Life was on the medieval sim of Avalon.  I admit it didn’t last too long, but I’ve always appreciated the RPing community in SL and can definitely see the draw for people to play.

Thanks to events like We ❤ Roleplay and the Fantasy Gacha Carnival, you now have places to shop featuring some of the best RP content creators offering new items monthly!  I hadn’t ever been to the Fantasy Gacha Carnival before and was pleasantly surprised at all the beautiful creations.  Being a gacha event, it’s definitely a money-sucker, but if you’re determined you can come out with some pretty amazing stuff.  I was inspired by so many of the things I saw, my brain was bursting with ideas.  In addition this round of We ❤ Roleplay was chocked full of awesome designs.  I had to visit the Linden ATM before my trip was done.

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The photos I have done here were inspired by and centered around the [bauwerk] Banquet table that is available at the Fantasy Gacha Carnival.  I imagined a grand castle banquet hall lit with torches and candlelight, adorned in tapestries and banners, a table full with bountiful feast and the more I shopped, the more it came together.  {Junbug}‘s lovely period dress from We ❤ Roleplay was the perfect clothing choice for such a merry feast.

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One item that I want to show off to you that isn’t from either event, however, is this gorgeous necklace from an up and coming store called Empyrean Forge.  The details and texturing are very well done, and I’m pretty picky about my mesh.  And definitely about my jewelry.  So I was quite impressed with this piece and looking forward to seeing more from them.  They have a few items out on marketplace currently and  I’ve been told many more to come in the next several weeks.

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I may not be a hardcore RPer but you don’t have to be to enjoy all these goodies.  For me it’s just about imagination and playing dress up from time to time.

Now… LET US FEAST!

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Essential Saga (Tone 1.5) – LAQ **NEW**

Hair – Zoella (Blondes)– TRUTH **NEW**

Eyes – Ascension Eyes (Hazel) – IKON

Rigged MESH Hands & Flat Feet – Slink

OUTFIT

Dress – Notte Stellata (Olive) – *{junbug}* **NEW** @We<3RP

Jewelry – Eternal Pendant (Gold) – Empyrean Forge **NEW** (marketplace)

Headpiece – Ashley Crown – On A Lark **NEW** @We<3RP

Goblet (silver) – FLECHA (marketplace)

POSES / SCENE

Poses – Divine Series 2 & 4 – Di’s Opera Poses (full body heavily edited)

Feast Set (minus bloodwurst) – [bauwerk] **NEW** @Fantasy Gacha Carnival

Victorian Gothic Candelabra (black) – Ravenghost Interiors **NEW** @We<3RP

Walls/Floors – Cobblestone, Wooden Plank Floors, and Wall Banners – Stormwood **NEW** @We<3RP

Tuscany Wall Fountain – [Tia] **NEW**

Fleur Sideboard (mustard) – Apple Fall **past arcade**

Suit of Armor w/sword – MMXIV (marketplace)

Cast Iron Wall Torches – Bohemian Delights (marketplace)

Grungy Rug (burgundy) – *Tatty Soup*

  

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{ One late summer morning in Tuscan spring… }

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It’s been wayyyy to long since blogging last.  And oh how I’ve missed it.  Perhaps I missed shopping in SL more… and I more than made up for my time away.  Trying to catch up on all the events I’ve missed since being buried in schoolwork proved to be a lot of work, if you count opening and closing my virtual wallet work.

Joking aside, I was glad I made it back just for the tail end of The Liason Collaborative‘s Tuscanny round.  And though it’s ending soon, these items from TLC: The Boutique, The Garden, and Poser Pavilion will all still be available in their stores after the 15th.  In addition to the beautiful scenery, I have a very cute new dress from GizzA called “Cookie” that can be worn alone or as I’ve done pairing it with some skinny capris from Coquet.  I love that this dress is HUD controlled to change to different colors and there are several styles available as well as the floral I’m wearing.  Definitely helps the inventory and mine can take all the help it can get.  Belleza has also just recently put out their full line of Ria Skins.  Lastly gotta give credit to Mr. Truth Hawks for consistently bringing us beautiful hair.. the man must be a machine.  This style called “Elyse” is just one of the many new hairs he’s put out lately and I love it’s playful casual look.

I hope to be able to blog more again now that my spring classes are at an end… going to enjoy all the pretty things of SL!  I hope you’re enjoying them as well. ❤  Happy Shopping!

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Ria (Med #10) – Belleza **NEW**

Makeup, Freckles, & Moles – Ria Med (lipgloss #6) – Belleza **NEW**

Hair – Elyse (Light Blondes)– TRUTH **NEW**

Rigged MESH Hands & Flat Feet – Slink

OUTFIT

Dress – Cookie Dress (Floral) – GizzA **NEW**

Bottom – Cropped Denim Pants (Khaki floral) – Coquet.

Shoes – Cozy Flats (Butter) – fri.day (gacha)

Jewelry – Isabella Necklace (Siena) – Earthstones **NEW** @The Boutique

POSES / SCENE

Miwa #4 – Imeka Poses **NEW** @Poser Pavilion

Gattera Ferrero Platter & Throw Rug – PixelMode **NEW** @The Garden

Tabatha Lounge – Mudhoney **NEW** @The Garden

Tuscany Fence Folding Screen, Terracotta Amhore (planters), Terracotta Mosaic Table (rust) – [bauwerk] **NEW** @The Garden

Cat – Zooby’s

Landscaping – Fanatik, Studio Skye & KIDD

{ Reading is Dreaming with Open Eyes } Book Meme

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Firstly the big news here is ARCADE IS OPEN!!!  Yes, I’m late on the announcement but I’ve been pretty side-tracked with starting back to school at the beginning of this year.  It’s been requiring a great deal of my time and so I’ve had to step back from SL considerably, however, I couldn’t miss out on Arcade.  It’s truly one of my favorite events, but omgosh I just can’t ever control my spending.  Each round overwhelms me with the cuteness and creativity and I want ALL THE THINGS!  So here I had to show off to you this wonderful set of book inspired pieces from Vespertine… The bookstore building is the perfect little reader’s hideaway to become immersed into your imagination.  Make sure you take a peek at my credits below to see all the other great items that you can find at Arcade, with the exception of my outfit which is a new release from GizzA!  This dress is sexy yet flirty and can take on a casual look or go more ‘night out on the town’ as it’s available in a non-argyle more glitzy fabric as well.  The neck cowl is also optional.

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Since Ms. Strawberry Singh decided to do a book meme last week coinciding with my very literary blogpost, I thought I’d go ahead and take part!  So here you go…

  1. Are you a bookworm? – Sadly no.  I actually envy those that read regularly, getting lost in a book for hours.  I remember doing that as a young teen.  Reading a whole book in a day, but nowadays I’m lucky if i make it to page 20 without falling asleep.  I suppose it depends on the subject matter though.  I just rarely have time to do it.  And I’m one of those unfortunate people that can’t read on a plane or in a car due to motion sickness.
  2. Which do you prefer: hardcover, paperback or electronic? – I think either hardcover or paperback would be my choice.  I haven’t really tried to get into electronic formats.  I have an iPad but have never downloaded a book for it.  I do read a lot of articles or magazines electronically just not books.
  3. Which book is your favorite? – Hmmm well this has changed several times over the years when I did take time to read.  But I admit I have a bit of a naughty streak for literature.  My current book is from “The Sleeping Beauty Trilogy” by Anne Rice and they were recommended to me by a friend who knew I had a penchant for the risque.  They are very.. graphic yet intriguing to me.  Prior to that collection my favorite was Nicci French’s “Killing Me Softly” which is an erotic thriller.
  4. Which children’s book is your favorite? – I really love kids’ books too.  Dr. Seuss was always a long time favorite author, particularly “Fox in Socks”. I’ve read it so much that I’m pretty fast at all the tongue-twisters.  I also love the Pigeon book series by Mo Willems because they are interactive.  And I love reading aloud to little ones using silly voices and stuff. 😛
  5. What’s the last book you’ve read? – The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty (book 1 from above)
  6. Name your top five favorite writers: – Anne Rice, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Nicholas Sparks, and Dr. Seuss
  7. Name a book that had a strong impact on you: – The Pearl by John Steinbeck .. I read it in the 8th grade but the story is still very much embedded in my mind.  It really emphasized to me the darkness of greed and how one decision can impact your entire life.
  8. Favorite & least favorite book genres? – Well I guess you can tell I really enjoy the erotic novels, but ever since I was young I also loved suspense/mystery/thrillers because they keep my attention and excitement.  I do also love Romance /Drama because of the feels.  I don’t get into non-fiction lest I feel like I’m reading a textbook for school.
  9. Favorite & least favorite book-to-movie adaptions? – I don’t think I have a major opinion on this.  I know a lot of people get really upset about movies butchering books, but perhaps I don’t analyze it to that extent.
  10. Have you ever bought a book based on the cover alone? – I’m sure I have… however I tend to prefer reading an excerpt of the text to get a feel for the writing style and the type of reading it is to see if I think I will like it.  A beautiful cover will always garner attention though.
  11. Where do you usually buy your books? – Mostly through Amazon.  I used to shop Borders or Barnes and Noble but there isn’t really one that convenient to where I live right now.
  12. Do you go to the library? – Yes, but usually more so for my children.
  13. How many books do you own? – Probably about 20-25.  Not too many really.  It’s definitely something I wish I did more of.
  14. If you were to write a book about Second Life, which topic would you focus on? The social factor.  I find it very interesting what motivates people to seek out others through a virtual world platform and all the different ways you can enjoy that interaction and how fulfilling that can be for people.

I will admit this meme was a little difficult for me because I’m not as much of a bookworm as I’d like to be.  Maybe that’s something I can remedy in the future… there is something very relaxing and magical about being lost in a book I think.  If you’d like to take part in this meme, check out Berry’s Blog for more information!  Happy Reading!

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CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Mimi (#8) – Belleza **NEW** @Arcade

Eyes – Promise Eyes (Grey) – IKON

Hair – Leighton (browns) MESH – ISON

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Makeup – Mimi Lipgloss (#15) – Belleza **NEW** @Arcade

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

OUTFIT

Dress – Belted Dress (Argly Plum) MESH – GizzA **NEW**

Boots – Lauren Wedge Boots (leaf) – League

Bracelets – La Cubelle Fashionista MESH – Maxi Gossamer **NEW** @Fameshed

POSES / SCENE

Rumi #6  – Kirin Poses **NEW**

Bookworm’s Nest Set (complete) – Vespertine **NEW** @Arcade

Ikat dhurrie rug (kohl) – Zaara **NEW** @Arcade

Ruffled Rug – Apple Fall **NEW** @Arcade

CopyCat Art – (NO) **NEW** @ Arcade

Dear John Set – Old Radio, John’s Cabinet (RARE) – O.M.E.N. **NEW** @Arcade

Bric-a-Brac Desk – Phone (RARE) – .aisling. **NEW** @Arcade

Potted Plant & Weeds – Zigana **NEW** @Arcade

Bike (RARE) – Lark **NEW** @Arcade

Tabby Cat – Zooby’s

Landscaping by Studio Skye & Botanical

 

{ On a Sparkling Sea… Would You Wait for Me? } & Berry’s Black & White Portrait Challenge

I have a confession…I fell in love.  I couldn’t not have it.  The dress, that is.  I mean, I’ve been in love with Zaara Kohime’s designs for years, but this NEW Suhina dress… I knew it must be mine.  In fact, I’ve rarely taken it off since getting it because… well just look at it.  It’s gorgeous.  It’s sparkly sequin like fabric shimmers wrapped around me and it paired perfectly with her Atiriya jewelry pieces.  It comes in many other just as lovely colors, but with me sporting blonde hair these days, and my favorite grey Promise Eyes from IKON, the grey faded to aqua gown was the perfect choice.  I decided to take this pic and use another love of mine… Bokeh.  I’m sure if you look at many of my photos you’ll see that it’s a commonly used effect.  (DON’T HATE ON MY BOKEH)  I just love the soft, romantical whimsy it gives.  This particular choice of bokeh I loved for the shimmery effect.  You can find bokeh brushes pretty easily (deviantart.com is a great source) and create your own effects in PS, or a texture that you can overlay on the image.  I used a combination of both for my pic here.

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And since Miss Strawberry Singh decided to do a Black and White Portrait Challenge for her meme this week, I took a close up version to de-saturate and play along.  I don’t actually do very many black and white portraits.  If I do, I tend towards the vintage look and sepia.  It takes some mastering I think to get a photo to pop when you do it in black and white.  Contrast is key.  I tend to up the contrast slider much more on a black and white than I would on a colored photo.

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I wish you all a great day… ❤

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Kaelyn (America 02) – Glam Affair

Eyes – Promise Eyes (Grey) – IKON **NEW**

Hair – Rowan (light blondes) MESH – Truth **NEW**

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Rigged MESH Hands & High Feet – Slink

OUTFIT

Dress – Suhina Gown (aquamarine) MESH – Zaara **NEW**

Jewelry – Atiriya Stone Earrings, Necklace & Bracelets (aqua-silver) MESH – Zaara

Shoes – Hera Heels (silver) – Slink **NEW**

POSES

Poses – Model 550 (Close up) & 582 (full body) – Manifeste

{ Rosie Cheeks } Shoetopia Preview!

Panties_Rockabilly Hey there cool cats… I’m still having too much fun playing around with this rockabilly look but I’m changing it up a little this time…getting a little more Betty Paige sexy and throwing in a modern twist with these hot newly revamped Bax Coen boots that are coming soon to the Shoetopia Event that opens this Friday, November 15th!  I love that these updated Regency boots have the gradient options to make things a little edgier as well as color change options for the soles/heels.  They really were the perfect boot to pair with my outfit.  Panties are an outfit aren’t they??  I mean, afterall, these panties from DRBC are sexy, flirty, rocker with ruffles kind of awesome.  The tattoo, which I first showed off in my previous post, as you can see has a very detailed full back and includes all the appliers for Lolas and Phat Azz as well as every layer you could want or need in a tat.  I’m also using once again oOo Studio’s new “Candy” poses that are inspired by vintage pinup models and meant for you to show off your sexy footwear. Keepin it simple, Daddy-O… I have so many more fantastic shoes to show you, I gotta get back to work!  But don’t forget to mark your calendar… you won’t wanna miss it!  Not to mention, help support SOLES4SOULS, a wonderful charity that is providing relief to the typhoon victims in the Phillipines.  Hope to see you there!

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CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Ava Rockabilly Edition (Med) – Belleza **NEW** @TRFF

Eyes – Vanity Eyes (Chocolate) – IKON

Hair – Sassy 2 (Blacks & Whites 04) MESH – Truth

Ears – Steking MESH – Mandala

Breasts – Tangos MESH – Lolas

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Tattoo – Love Hurts – INSANYA **NEW**

Nails – Jungle (Slink Appliers) – The Wicked Peach **NEW**

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

OUTFIT

Bottoms – Red Dotty Frills & Thrills Panties MESH – DRBC

Shoes – Regency Boots Patent Leather (Red Gradient) MESH – Bax Coen **NEW** @Shoetopia

POSES / SCENE

“Candy” – oOo Studio **NEW**

{ Born to Rock n Roll n Ride } Rockabilly Fashion Fair, Belleza, and oOo Studio Newness!

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There is something about doing vintage style photos that totally excites me.  There is such a strong personality that comes across even in some of the everyday fashion styles from the 50s.  Maybe that’s due to watching too much “Happy Days” as a kid, that any guy with a leather jacket and jeans and white t-shirt with slicked up hair had to be as cool as “the Fonz”, or the pony-tailed girl in a poodle skirt and saddle shoes was most likely your sweet sisterly type… the emergence of rock n roll really didn’t discriminate between cool kids and all-american sweethearts though, nor did it matter if you were city-folk or country bumpkins.  There was a bit of an amalgamation of music styles as rock n roll was infused with southern country or bluegrass and came to be known as “Rockabilly”.  And it’s popularity was catapulted by the likes of Johnny Cash, Elvis, and Carl Perkins.  Rockabilly encompasses much more than a music genre though… it’s a statement of style.  Rebellious in nature, for the wilder ones, daring colors and more form fitting outfits for the ladies… making for a much racier pinup style that was quite appealing to the hot rodders of the day.

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I can’t say I disagree… It’s still very appealing all around.  Classic sexy styles, high on bold prints and colors, feminine flair, with a hint of badassery.  And music that begs for you to get up and Do Wop is alright with me!  I love that SL celebrates this retro era with so many awesome designers in world putting out great vintage goodies…and right now you can find many of them at the Rockabilly Fashion Fair which is in full swing and will continue until November 23rd.  I am featuring the Belleza special edition Ava skin for this event as well as some new pinup poses coming out at oOo Studio later this week called “Candy“.

I think you’ll find plenty of sassy items over at the Fair to rev your engines…So make sure you cruise on over there and check it out before this chop shop is closed.

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Ava Rockabilly Edition (Med) – Belleza **NEW** @TRFF

Eyes – Vanity Eyes (Chocolate) – IKON

Hair – Sadie (Blacks & Whites 04) MESH – Truth

Ears – Steking MESH – Mandala

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Tattoo – Love Hurts – INSANYA **NEW**

Nails – Retro Dots (Slink Appliers) – Munique. **NEW** @TRFF

Rigged MESH Hands & Feet – Slink

OUTFIT

Top – Cali Cutie Top MESH – ~Sassy!~ **NEW** @TRFF

Bottoms – Rockadoll Capris MESH – ~Sassy!~ **NEW** @TRFF

Shoes – Go! Peep-toe Heels (Darks) MESH – Has Been

*for Slink MESH Feet

Accessories – Studded Pin Up Glasses MESH – =MODA= **NEW** @TRFF

POSES / SCENE

“Candy”oOo Studio **NEW – COMING SOON**

Gas Station – ~Dirty Rat~

GB7 57 Classic Droptop v2.56 – Graphix by 7

Dermagraphicus Rex – Acme Grunge Stuff Tire Stack

Bike – Andalucia – Lisa’s Custom Choppers

Oil Drums, Old Seat, Boxes – 19Motorcyle

Marquee – 7 Emporium

Pipe Wrench – FATEPlay

{ Autumn Nymph }

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Gonna keep this post short and sweet.  So much to do, so little time.

Inspired by the lovely fantasy style MESH outfit that was available for Fifty Linden Fridays from Valentina E.  I grew some pointy ears and romped through the forest playing with leaves and enjoying the changing colors.  Sometimes a little fresh air and fancy free time is just what we need this time of year to refresh and recharge.  Now go enjoy your weekend!

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Amberly (America 08) – Glam Affair

Makeup – Leah Lipsticks (15) – Glam Affair

Makeup – Smudged Eyeliner (teal) – Elymode

Eyes – Perspective Eyes (Hazel) – IKON **NEW** @The Boutique

Hair – Amanda (Carrot) MESH – LaViere **NEW** @FLF

Ears – Sprite Ears – Illusions

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Rigged MESH Hands & Medium Barefeet- Slink

OUTFIT

Outfit – Fallen Top & Skirt (Burnt) MESH – Valentina E. **NEW** @FLF

Wings – Arboreal Fairy Wings (Jewel – Magenta *tinted*) – 7Selections

Necklace – Alatariel Collar – Evie’s Closet

POSES

Winged 11 – ImpEle

{ Clarity }

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High dive into frozen waves where the past comes back to life
Fight fear for the selfish pain, it was worth it every time
Hold still right before we crash ’cause we both know how this ends
A clock ticks ’til it breaks your glass and I drown in you again

‘Cause you are the piece of me I wish I didn’t need
Chasing relentlessly, still fight and I don’t know why

If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy?
If our love’s insanity, why are you my clarity?

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I am featuring a mix of items from a number of events going on in SL right now.  My beautiful Leila skin from Belleza is still available at The Arcade til the end of the month.  And if you haven’t had a chance to check out The Seasons Story yet, definitely go have a look!  I was so very impressed with all the fabulous creations on sale there.  You’re sure to see much more from there in my future posts.  Lastly, the latest round at The Boutique just opened a few days ago with lots of New York 5th Avenue styled fashions.  My favorite buys were definitely these lacey booties for my Slink feet and my new IKON Perspective eyes in “Clarity” – the inspiration for my post in both color and name.

Happy Shopping!

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Leila Arcade #15 –  Belleza **NEW** @The Arcade

Eyes – Perspective Eyes (Clarity) – IKON **NEW** @The Boutique

Hair – Keira (darks) MESH – tulip. **NEW** @The Seasons Story

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Rigged MESH Hands & Feet – Slink

OUTFIT

Outfit – Turtleneck Tunic (black) MESH – .:ryvolter:. **NEW** @The Seasons Story

Bracelet – Murano MESH – Cae’s **NEW** @The Boutique

Shoes – Alicia Lace Booties** (black) MESH – lassitude & ennui **NEW** @The Boutique

**for Slink MESH Feet

Hair Accessory – By Any Other Name (black) MESH – BOOM **NEW** @The Seasons Story

POSES

Expose Line 2-9 – Di’s Opera Poses (used in close up)

Avantgarde Line 2-10 – Di’s Opera Poses (full body)

{ 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)

{ Head of the Class }

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In my neck of the woods, it’s just about time for school to start up again which for me is accompanied by a huge sigh of relief as the house is much quieter.  However, it won’t be long before I’m back at school myself, as I’ll be finally going back to get my Bachelor’s degree.  “MOM! I finally know what I wanna be when I grow up!”  Hitting the books again after all these years is a bit daunting, but I’ve been assured by everyone that I don’t have anything to worry about.  See back in my youth, I will admit, I was pretty academically minded and an over-achiever.  I might cry if i got a “B”.  And that perfectionist side of me is going to have a hard time letting some kids half my age get better test scores than me, so I’m going to have to up my game.  Make sure they know I mean business.  Gotta get in practice of late nights and lots of coffee…  Oh. Wait.  I might already be ready for that. *grins*

For those of you I know who are going after your education as an adult.. I applaud you and admire you.  It won’t be easy, but that was only 18 years ago right? *nervously laugh*

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Alright, about the pics… First I’d like to say I’d been waiting to blog this cute ready-for-school look for a couple weeks now.  Pretty much from the moment I laid eyes on this plaid dress from Valentina E. at the August round of FaMESHed.  It was just right for what I wanted.  Paired with the super adorable knee high socks and heels from LaRoo and maybe I can call it ‘geek chic’.  I’d also like to mention that this really well done, MESH, low-prim, and low-cost schoolroom that is a perfect set for your back-to-school photos or RPing I found on Marketplace from Utilizator.  And lastly, the poses (in the classroom) are from the new group gift “Brevity” by oOo Studio that will be in store in the next day or two.  The class picture is also courtesy of oOo Studio’s “Yearbook” pose/prop… with several different poses to choose from and backdrop colors.

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Now go sharpen those pencils and shine those apples!

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Harley (05 – Peach) – Pink Fuel *past Arcade item*

Eyes – Vanity Eyes (Denim) – IKON

Hair – Tanya (Black Coffee) MESH – Wasabi Pills **NEW**

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

OUTFIT

Dress – Louise Dress (Teal) MESH – Valentina E. **NEW**

Bag – Sophmore Satchel (black) MESH – Mon Tissu

Jewelry – Window to my Heart (silver) MESH – Maxi Gossamer **NEW**

Shoes – Alice Knee High Pumps MESH – LaRoo **NEW**

Books (held) MESH – Dark Midday Designs

Mad Nerd Glasses MESH – Mad Mesh by Domsson Lean

PROPS / SET / POSES

MESH Classroom – Utilizator

“Yearbook” Photography Prop – oOo Studio

Brevity Singles Poses – oOo Studio **NEW** Group Gift (coming soon!)