I’m coming home

I’ve been in my hometown all week long! Flying back to my new home, Las Vegas, Nevada, is surreal because I’ve only been there for 8 months, but it actually feels like home for the first time. I miss my bed, my boyfriend, and refrigerated air, not necessarily in that order, but you know…

Second Life Designer Showcase Elemental Jewelry

Now, when I say home, I don’t mean my home. Las Vegas is merely where I hang my hat, but like my dad told me, I have to make the best out of new experiences and embrace every moment.

SL PurpleMoon at Gypset

Starting now.

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“Like a breeze through the trees you can watch me [go]“

I’m flying home (Albuquerque) in 10 days. I’m so excited! The only thing I’m worried about is taking my pups with me. He’s a chihuahua, so I’m taking advantage of his small size and opting to take him in lieu of my carry-on bag. I’ve never flown with an animal before, so I’m really hoping it will be smooth sailing, er flying. I would leave him in Vegas, but my boyfriend works close to 10 hours a day. Okay, honestly? Secretly, I wonder if I love my dog more than my boyfriend. Yikes! Sorry, my love.

Have you checked out Styles by Danielle lately? Dani’s newest release Chloe is rigged mesh and its asymmetrical ruffled hem adds a bit of sass. It has a wonderful texture!

Styles by Danielle Chloe

Chloe comes in other gorgeous colors and for all group members, Dani’s group gift is Chloe in vibrant green.

Styles by Danielle in Second Life

When shopping, make sure to wear your tag if you are a Danielle inworld group member because you’ll receive a 30% discount. Click Styles by Danielle for an in-world lift or if you feel like shopping out of world, click here for Styles by Danielle on MP.

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Celebrating Independence Day

Happy Fourth of July! Since my boyfriend is working tonight, I took this holiday literally, and I spent quality time with me.

Appreciate the present

I’ve had a lot on my mind lately, so I put all of my negative emotions to the side and thought about life from a new perspective.

Giovanna Cerise and Daco Monday have created  "Thought ... Birth .... Existence"

Giovanna Cerise and Daco Monday have created “Thought … Birth …. Existence”

Often, when I am moody, I’m thinking of what I did wrong. I hardly ever think about what I did right.

iluzora: "Where the beauty of chaos reigns over ugly perfection. fairy-tale, myth, dreams and nightmares entwine to create one vision."

iluzora: Where the beauty of chaos reigns over ugly perfection. fairy-tale, myth, dreams and nightmares entwine to create one vision.

I’ve probably said this a million times, but sometimes our minds are dangerous territories, and as many therapists have claimed, we should not travel alone. However, it isn’t so bad when we can see the positive lurking in the corners or staring right at us.

I’m so preachy today! By the way, I took my photos over at the SL Community Celebration sims. Click the links above to check out two of the builds! It’s your last chance really. It all goes away July 5th and we’ll have to wait until next year’s celebration. Hope your fourth of July was a blast!

Credits:

:: PM :: Summer Breeze Flips for High Slink Feet @ L’ accessories (cycle ends July 8)
*Argrace* Haruka Hair – Light Brown
::LEO-NT:: Wooden Love Necklace
Absolut Vendetta – Loose tanktop *vintage*
Pose (top photo): DM Hmmm…?

“With the blink of an eye, [I] finally see the light…”

The scent of honeysuckles reminds me of home. If you didn’t know, honeysuckles grow as a vine. Or maybe a certain variety does? I don’t have a green thumb. :/ However, I recall them climbing my childhood home.  I’ll be back in Albuquerque in a couple of weeks. I haven’t been home since November 2013, and maybe that isn’t too long for some, but what can I say, I’m a hometown girl and away from my roots as I work in Sin City (aka Las Vegas). Prism Designs‘ Lua in Honeysuckle reminded me of home if only for the color’s name.

It's amazing when you finally see the light

Honestly, I’m flying back home because doctors believe my dad may have Parkinson’s Disease. I just realized this now, but Prism Designs actually has a limited edition dress and half of its proceeds will go towards research for Parkinson’s Disease.  Incidentally, it is not a limited edition version of what I am wearing in the picture. I just forget to copy my SLurls, so I hit up blogs to find them. Subsequently, I found out Prisms Designs supported the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

That’s just so cool. I had to mention.  I also saw the light. I don’t necessarily need a reason to go home. There is no shame in adults missing their moms and dads!

Credits:

Prism Designs Lua Sun Day by Journey  in Honeysuckle
Hair: Exile::Quiet Afterthought
JCNY – Heart Song Swirl Necklace
Shoes: Essenz – Bali (Black) for high Slink feet @ L’accessoires June Cycle (ends on July 8)
Skin: Glam Affair Candy (a former Arcade item)
Pose: WetCat

Post title pinched from Aerosmith’s “Amazing

In darkness, there is light

How do you picture the future of SL?  If you say sky high buildings and high heel wedges, we are on the same page!

In honor of SL11B, johannes1977 reveals the Tribute City-Black Eagle Rock Club always moves and never stops. While the events are done, all of the sims are open for your viewing pleasure, so check out what may be Second Life’s future.  At dusk, the tall, moving buildings have an ethereal glow.

SL11B

In crisp daylight, the build offers a magnetic background for pictures. Really, it was almost mesmerizing to watch the buildings rotate.

Second Life 11 Birthday Celebration

If you need a little relaxation, I highly recommend you visit it. The sims close on July 5th, so you have plenty of time!

Now about my sky high wedges, if you are looking for a traditional pair, Styles by Danielle’s mesh Vista Wedges come in rigged and non-rigged versions. The HUD gives you 8 skin bases, with a color mixture, 3 platform textures, 15 nail textures, and the choice of gold or silver metal. You also have 11 colors to choose from. I am embracing the season before Labor Day and running around in the white version.

When shopping, make sure to wear your tag if you are a Danielle inworld group member because you’ll receive a 30% discount. Click Styles by Danielle for an in-world lift or if you feel like shopping out of world, click here for Styles by Danielle on MP.

Credits:

  • Sascha’s Designs B&W No. 8 Mesh Dress
  • Styles by Danielle Vista White wedges (rigged)
  • MG Nova Dream Moon bracelets, ring, and earrings
  • Miamai_Roe Bun Brown
  • -Glam Affair – Candy – America – 01 C
  • Poses: Slouch PF 008 and  Slouch PF 004

Sharing is caring: Let’s see your selfies!

Are you up for a challenge?

No? Hey. I can’t believe you gave up that easy! :/ Come on…everyone loves a selfie right? As many of you know, it’s Second Life’s 11th birthday! While the celebration started on the 22nd, the party is still kicking until June 29th. Doc Gascoigne wants to see your faces amongst the birthday celebration! Now, taking the perfect selfie is not rocket science, but I always say go high! Camera angle high that is.

How to take a selfie

When you have your camera above your head, it slims the face. Or, perhaps my real life face is too round. :/ At any rate,  the angle works for me.

How to take the perfect selfie

Take up Doc’s challenge okay? This year, SL’s birthday theme is the future. How do you envision SL’s future? If you can’t picture it yourself, come to the celebration. So many beautiful builds and you can take the perfect selfie while you’re there! Share your SL11b selfies with SL11B’s official Flickr.

I snapped my selfie at one of the starting points, so click invite and celebrate SL’s b-day!  Have fun!

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Me:

Liv Glam Boutique-[ SPRING14] To Live & Die In L.A. @ Designer Showcase
(Yummy) Garden Cocktail Ring- Gold @ The Arcade
.tsg. Keitai Smart Phone Beary san Baby Blue @ The Arcade
:NuDoLu: Bracelet retro des chaines – Rose @ The Arcade
Hair: AD – tootsie – light browns
Ingenue :: Jolie Heels (Slink Add-On) :: Wine @ The Arcade
::DS:: Kenzi.Vanilla.Blue Bell @ Designer Showcase
Pose: Glitterati – Profile photo 8

Sunshine:

Location: SL11B Celebration 

Running in heels

I have one rule when breaking in new shoes. I never break them in alone.  I call it female bonding. I made the mistake of breaking in new heels with my boyfriend. He was totally unsympathetic.  Since then, I grab my fellow shoe lover friend and we stamp, then hobble, together.  Actually, I may have another rule that I just thought of. I do not wear heels on the Las Vegas strip anymore. I almost died that night. Second Life heels are much kinder. I climb SL mountains in heels.

Breaking in New Shoes

I am a huge fan of sky-high wedges in real life and in Second Life.  LMD’s Kassie Wedges are available at this month’s Designer Showcase, and they come in other vibrant colors. They are super cute!

How to break in new shoes

Designer Showcase has quite a few slink compatible shoes this round. Also, ZOZ is there with gorgeous nail colors for  your Slink hands and feet. If you love your Slinks as much as I love mine, you’ll love Designer Showcase’s June round! Click here for your ride.

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Me:

  • Artizana ISM (Utopian) @ Designer Showcase (88L)
  • LMD Kassie Wedges in Pumpkin @ Designer Showcase (100L)
  • ZOZ Dark Spring Pedicure @ Designer Showcase (75L)
  • Shakeup! Fabric-Flower Ring [Sweet]
  • Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) M – High
  • Truth Hair April
  • Graffitiwear Feathered Mayan Pendant
  • Skin:-Glam Affair – Candy
  • Pose: Glitterati Footwear

Sunshine:

  • Bomshie Anessa Hanmatan @ Designer Showcase (95L)
  • ISON – avery strap boots for Slink Med Feet @ June Arcade
  • :NuDoLu: Bracelet retro des chaines – Bois @ June Arcade
  • AD – Star Struck – PISCES – light blondes (former Arcade Item)
  • Skin: Belleza- Ellie
  • [glow] Gatcha Bag Kitten Ohhh!
  • Pose: DFO Gala

Location: Time Out

Mixing and Meshing

I thought I had only been involved in SL for roughly 3 years, but I double checked my profile (bad memory), and I rezzed in 2009! Second Life is turning 11 this year, and in my 5 years alone, there has been a surge in avatar technology. For instance, fitted mesh adjusts to your figure, so you don’t have to standardize your shape. It’s actually kinda cool to pop on fitted mesh and go crazy with the shape sliders. Can you imagine that in RL? I could throw out my fat and skinny day pants. ;)

Fashion has always been fun and I happen to love mesh, but I really love mesh when I can mix and mesh. Style by Danielle’s Moira Fitted Vest comes in seven shades and makes mixing and meshing easy.

Mix and Match

I added a traditional SL style shirt with prims, but Moira is super sexy alone.  June’s group gift is Moira in blue, so if you’re a group member don’t forget to pick it up.

Styles by Danielle in Second Life

When shopping, make sure to wear your tag if you are a Danielle inworld group member because you’ll receive a 30% discount. Click Styles by Danielle for an in-world lift or if you feel like shopping out of world, click here for Styles by Danielle on MP.

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Styles by Danielle Moira Fitted Mesh Vest
COCO Tapered Trousers and Bow-Tied Blouse
Hair: Boon
Earrings: Dark Mouse
Skin: Glam Affair Candy (Former Arcade)
Shoes: The Secret Store Oxford Heels for Slink Medium Feet
Purse: Zenith Vintage Leather Bag in Black @ the June Arcade
Pose: Label Motion Magazine

“Sit on the side and watch the world go by.”

Although I can be moody, I’m actually an optimist. If something doesn’t go my way, I think it’s meant to be or a sign from above.  I feel so Zen today. I spent some time at Baja Norte. Have you gone yet? If you’re a beach lover, you’ll love it. It’s absolutely gorgeous. Whenever I blog, I like to explore new places. It’s honestly the only time I leave my teeny parcel.

Finding the Perfect Picnic Spot

I wanted something beachy to go along with PurpleMoon Creations‘ newest dress Leia. It’s the type of dress that you can dress up or down, which I can appreciate because I tend to veer more towards the casual side of life.

Waiting for a Sign

PurpleMoon Creations’ Leia comes in 10 different colors with a contrasting ribbon trim.  It’s super pretty!  Click PurpleMoon for a lift.

Credits:

:: PurpleMoon Creations :: Leia Dress
:NuDoLu: Bracelet retro des chaines – Bois @ The June Arcade
Hair: Exile::Pick Up Lines
Opal*Twist Lake Bracelet
Pure Poison – Frills Sandals – Black for Slink Feet @ The June Arcade
Truth Hair Fleur Flowers [Pink]
Skin: -Glam Affair – Candy – America – 10 (Former Arcade Item)
B.C.C Roly Poly picnic Basket Vegetables @ The June Arcade
Pose: ::WetCat:: “TTB” 28
Post title pinched from Everclear’s “Song from an American Movie Pt. 2″

What Spanx can’t do

Boom. That’s the first word that popped into my head when I slipped on Prism’s Marylin. The tight mesh sweater and pencil skirt really creates a curvy but utterly toned shape.

Prism Design's Marilyn Sweater and Skirt  adds curves.

Why can’t I find clothing like this in real life? Spanx can only do so much. Marylin comes in other patterns and colors, so if you need a shapely lift, click Prism Designs for a teleport to the store.

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