Game on

Credits:
*Skate Park Gacha by Milk Motion @ The Epiphany
(Milk Motion) Simple Building Background 
(Milk Motion) Skate Park -78li 
(Milk Motion) Skateboard (non scripted) – Black

*Boys Soccer Ball by Serenity Style {Group Gift}
*Young BradFord {Animated}*4Seasons by Little Branch @ Limit8

Wearing~
*Shoes: Mesh Noah – Grey [F Maitreya Flat] by Bleich @ FaMESHed
Hair: Rikki flf (size 2) by Lock & Tuft {past FLF item}
Top – Crew Lara by Neve
Pant – Joggers Lara by Neve

You still make my head turn

“There is a shade of red for every woman.” ~ Audrey Hepburn

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I had hoped to get this blog out first thing in the morning, though good intentions don’t always work out.   I have had one of those debilitating headaches most of the day and finally succumbed to taking a pain killer to ease the intensity.

Most of you already know Jian for their quality home and garden items for most genres in Second Life.  Now you’re in for a treat as they start to expand their line under JianJAM, which is their division for jewelry, accessories, apparel, shoes and a whole lot more.   Today I’m wearing a dress that they created for the Mix Event, which runs until August 31st.  The dress as you see me wearing is a tube dress and is available at the main store.  It comes in three different patterns and each pattern comes in 7 different colors, so that’s a lot of choices for you to pick from.

I truly love this necklace from !dM, or also known as deviousMind.  There’s just something really sexy about a necklace that hangs down your back and was the perfect accessory for this dress.  You can find it currently at Genre in several colors.

Credits:
Hair – Mina – Yenna  @ The Gacha Garden {until August 22nd}
Necklace – !dM/Devious Mind @ Genre {until August 1oth}
Dress – Jian – Anna Dress for The Mix {until August 31st}

Pose: My own

Location: Friends Home

It’s time to be happy

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The song Summer Nights from the movie Grease seems to float to my mind when I do a summer post.  It’s got some cute lyrics.. summer loving had me a blast, oh yeah.. summer loving happened so fast… met a boy cute as can be… summer days drifting away.. and so on. Chuckles. I think popcorn is awaiting me soon.

Showing another hair from the Hair Fair.  This one is from Pr!tty and what really drew me to it was the long stresses of hair that go off to the side. It just felt and looked very natural to me that I couldn’t resist making it one of my first purchases.   I was happy too as it wasn’t until recently that I found myself being able to wear this designer’s hair again. I must have a big forehead as most of the hairs didn’t fit and required that I make changes to it and my face is the one body part that I do not like to change when it comes to making small modifications to my shape.

I’m wearing one of the Canicule Collection bikinis by MoDANNA that is available at this new round of anyBODY, an event that is geared towards everything applier.  It is an applier bikini and there are appliers for just about all the mesh bodies and more including clothing layers.   I’m wearing the banana version though you can find many colors to even mix and match.

The other item I want to point out is this new summer cabana by Aphrodite.  The “Summer Happy Place” is available at Swank, a new monthly event on the grid.  It has well over 100 animations and has a land impact of 15 and comes with rezzable props.

All the right fixes for a summer loving of your own and maybe you’ll meet a cutie too.

Credits:
Hair – Pr!tty – Ariel @ The Hair Fair 2015 on the Blonde Sim {July 11-26th}
Glasses – Modish – Obscurity Shades Black
*Bikini – MoDANNA – [Canicule Collection] Sexy Bikini Banana @ anyBODY {July  7-31st}
Shorts – Bueno – Summer Shorts Khaki

Scene:
*”Summer Happy Place” – Aphrodite @ Swank  {July 7-August 1st}
Sculpt Palm Tree x3 Type 2 – SimPro Designs
Sand Dune – New Vermont Enterprises/Thickbrick Sleaford
Pineapple & Coconut Drink – Dust Bunny @ Summer Fest ’15 {June 20-July 12th}
Pampas Grass & Real Beach Grass *Wild Medium Sword* – KIDD Creations

Pose: Paula by BellePoses @ Fi*Friday {July 9-13th}

*Review copy

Never wanted you, only I do

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The doors have officially opened now for the Hair Fair and be prepared for all that comes with a popular event.  The good news is there are so many great hairs and the selection is quite big for you to choose from. It took me a couple hours to just go through each of the demos and place all those I liked into a maybe folder.  Then afterwards go back and pull the ones I definitely wanted to buy right now into a separate folder. It sounds like I’m terribly organized.  I’m not, just gotten smarter.  Laughs.

For me it was hard to choose between wanting a fun hair that maybe I’ll only use one or two times versus a more practical one I will use more often.   I say do a little of both!  It’s all for a worthy cause, as with every transaction a certain amount of proceeds goes to Wigs for Kids.

While I was fortunate enough to get in with early access I do recommend joining the demo group and try the hairs beforehand.  Then you can avoid the lag monster and just run in to grab all those hairs you want. To make it even more easier for you the Hair Fair blog has done a wonderful job of listing all the stores and map guide that I am just going to direct you straight to it.  You can just find the store and click to teleport you to that location where the store is located. This is where area search can come in handy too.

Hair Fair 2015 Store Slurls & Map Guide

I’m wearing this cute hair from Vanity Fair and a style that I absolutely love in real life if I could get my hair to work with me.  The other nice benefit of the hair fair is all the gifts that you can pick up from just about every store that is participating in the fair.  The sunglasses I am wearing is the gift from LeLutka at the hair fair.

Have a great Saturday no matter what you do.

Credits:
Hair – Vanity Fair – Never Wanted U @ The Hair Fair  {located in Noirette Sim}
Glasses – LeLutka – Glare Sunglasses Sheer @ The Hair Fair {LeLutka Fair Gift located in the Blonde Sim}
Blazer Set – Bens Boutique @ Fi*Friday
Necklace & Bangles – YS&YS @ Oh My Gacha

Pose: Lela by Pose Maniacs

New week.

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It’s Monday and the start of another week.   I’m really hoping for a less chaotic week than the one just passed.  Though I woke up a tad late and I’m dragging a bit today.   So I figured that I would begin my week with a spring in my step, some coffee and to describe my dress I just took a line out of one of Fleetwood Mac’s song, “Monday morning you sure look fine“.

Hope everyone has a good start to their week!

Credits:

Hair – Elikatira – Away in Black 04
Glasses – *AAA*– Black and White Pinstripe Glasses Mesh (0L on MP)’
Necklace – Maxi Gossamer – Isis Solar Magic Necklace @ Collabor88
Dress – Cracked Mirror – Wool Peplum Dress in Green @ FaMESHed
Clutch – Cherry – Sage Snake Skin Cluth @ L’Accessories
Watch – Lasciva – Datejust Raw Gold Bracelet Diamond

Pose: Coffee Lover 05 Pose by Art Body Store

Location: Home

Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions – Pablo Picasso

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There is a concept known as color psychology, which basically is an explanation of how colors at the conscious and subconscious level affect a person’s emotions, mood and energy as a few examples.  In essence the study of how it impacts human behavior.

For instance you might have heard that the color red represents power and passion.  It is a very strong vibrant color that elicits a strong emotion.  Or yellow representing sunshine and cheerfulness.   In this picture I am wearing green, a color that many people associate with money and yet it is also known to be the color of balance, nature and often referred to as the color of healing.  Other meanings associated to the color green are growth, fertility and change.

When I was growing up, in one of the houses that we lived in there was a green toilet and sink, so for the longest time I was not too keen on this color.   Today I like green in all its variations — dark green, yellow green, olive and aqua to name a few.  It is a color that I like to wear often and I just love it on this dress from Zaara.  It has fabulous detail and it’s perfect casual wear.

So what colors do you wear and what do they mean?   Find out  here as it might help you in understanding your behavior.

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Credits:

Hair – Truth – Gogo in Night (sale to 10 May)
Dress – Zaara – Chaitra Chiffon Dress Olive @ FaMESHed
Shoes –  Bis[k]uit – Flats in Lime
Necklace – MG – Delightful Dahlia Multi-color Hud
Ring – LaGyo – Bonbon

Cinco De Mayo

Today in some areas of Mexico and here in America, Cinco De Mayo, is celebrated as an important victory for the Mexican Army over the occupying French Army.  The victory became known as the Battle of Puebla, which took place on May 5, 1862 near the city of Puebla, Mexico.   This Mexican holiday is often confused with Mexican Independence Day, which is September 16th, that celebrates Mexico’s freedom from Colonial Spain.

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For those of Mexican descent it is a day to be proud.  For others it is a popular holiday to celebrate, as it involves having a fiesta with Mexican food and drinking coronas.

In honor of the holiday I thought that wearing my charro costume would be fitting.

Charro is considered a traditional horseman from Mexico, specifically in the central-western regions of the country and not the same as a typical cowboy or rancher.  The charro costume also became more popular when it became the common outfit for people who sing Mariachi music. This is a type of folk music from Mexico, where men and women play string instruments.

The particular costume dress I am wearing is called “Cielito Lindo,” which translates “Lovely Sweet One” and is a very popular song from Mexico that is played by many Mariachi bands.  I have very fond memories of this song, as my father sang it when I was growing up.

So happy Cinco De Mayo everyone!

Credits:

Hair – EMO-tions – Blossom in Black
Costume – Izel Couture – Cielito Lindo Traje de Charra Mexicana
Instrument – Balaclava – Trumpet (March Arcade)

‘My favorite day,’ said Pooh.

‘What day is it?’ asked Pooh. ‘It’s today,’ squeaked Piglet. ‘My favorite day,’ said Pooh.

I have been slowly cleaning my inventory.  Actually, that’s an ongoing process!  Except I have been really focusing on going through folders I haven’t been in for the longest of time — and it’s gotten a bit easier to hit the delete key.  Especially when I weight it up against a similar item in mesh.

As much as I would love to get done yesterday, this is going to take several months at least.  I hope not. Though as much as I find cleaning my inventory relaxing, every now and then I have to take a much needed break, which brings me to this location I visited.

If you’re looking for a place that has a bit of a romantic feel to it with outdoor seating areas for you to sit and eat or do the people watching thing, then DeJaWu, a sim representative of Istanbul Turkey, would be ideal for you.  It’s a place where you can hold your significant other’s hand while strolling and admiring the flowers or enjoying a slow romantic dance.

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Or if you’re more of a loner like I am then you can walk around basking in the cool breeze coming from the nearby ocean.

Either way, just make it your favorite day!

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Credits:

Hair – Tram – C409 Black
Blouse – Coco Designs – Sleeveless Blouse White
Over the Shoulder Cardigan – Tram – J.I Cardigan Color Hud
Pants – Coco Designs – Striped Pants Yellow
Feet – Gos Boutique – Barefoot Flat
Flip Flops – Gos Boutique – Flip Flops Emerald

Location: DeJaWu

Dance Like No One is Watching

The girl goes to the city for a little fun.  What better venue than New York City? I headed to SLebrity, the downtown Soho area, where it claims to have the finest shops and best Hip Hop & R&B Clubs.

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I was a bit early so there wasn’t a crowd just yet at Wasted Spaces, a night club.

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Though who needs a crowd to dance?  This girl didn’t need an audience to get her groove on — she  had rhythm and danced like no one was watching.

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Credits:

Dress – LIV-Glam – Spring 2013 Clarisse Belted Dress
Shoes – BSD Design Studio – Stay Cool Purple Model @ SL Fashion Week
Hair – {fd} -Sunday Grayscale 3
Eyeliner – Essences – Hangover Eyeliner 05 @ TDR Fusion

Location: SLebrity