Bundling Up

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The snow is with us for awhile longer. But you can still be stylish, posh -- and warm in this new ArisAris Reversibly Silken Coat.  Four solid and two print styles (some pastels) are available by hud. With a ladylike retro feel it is a great addition to many wardrobes.



I particularly like the draped collar!


More color huds please?   :D


Meva Asia Earrings

Shoes: ArisAris/B&W~Safely~High Heels Sandals

Hair: [elikatira] Lillian

Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: Helamiyo

Finley Kitchen Coordination

 

I didn't start out in color coordination mode, but it IS fun.


There hasn't been a kitchen out from Trompe Loeil in awhile, and aren't we glad to see a new one?

Current day or retro with several colors to choose from, the Finley Kitchen weighs in at an amazing 37 land impact.  SO MANY DETAILS.  Both kitchen proper and the stool come with animations and  drinks.  A mirrored version was in the works as I typed this up :D.

Find it at Uber


And here's the fashion shot. Sleek, sexy and definitely ladylike:


{MYNX} Cowl Neck Tank Dress - Red

Vanity Hair:The Italian Job



Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: oOo Studio

Dark Nights

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After so much red and green, I definitely needed a change. And, I am missing one of my long time blogger event groups which left us a few months back. Putting those together -- I was after a little mystery.

Enter a perfect "little black dress" which of course comes in many other colors including pastels. Most are lace but some are silky satin. Whatever your favorite, these eye catching designs deserve a place in your closet.

Find the Baiastice Adriana Dress at Uber!

lassitude & ennui Wayfinder choker

Vanity Hair: All About It

Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA with 7 Deadly s{K}ins - NOELLIA apricot applier

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: aDORKable

Wild Things


This is the new Cheeky Pea Winter Warmer Chaise for Kustom9.

I was feeling adventurous so I pulled out the WILD color version. Well it IS bright and happy. Both work for me.

I was wearing this Panic dress from Ducknipple in a sedate black. Well THAT wouldn't work. Happily I knew that in the extensive hud there was a color that would coordinate. I actually had a couple of very good choices. Gotta love those color huds.

That's the news. Have a great holiday!


Vanity Hair::Sugar Coat

Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Mayfly Eyes

Pose by: Vibe

Red and Green


Two very nice POE8 gifts that you don't want to miss out on are a full set of stockings (with appliers and attachments for some styles) from Sweet Tea Couture and this very lovely wall decor piece which weighs in at an impressive ONE land impact from [domus].

That's our POE8 Tip of the day *wink*. 

Maitreya Mesh Bodies


Pose by: aDORKable and LAP (nla)

Advent Adieu


It is round up day for Advent 2015. We hope you enjoyed the adventure.  Some highlights of today.

Free join day at 7 Deadly s{K}ins where the Lelutka applier (apricot) is in the gal's tree and body appliers in the tree for guys.  I have been waiting for this one and like it very much. Taupe is still in the tree which will continue on throughout the month. Since neither Sami or I have the Omega system we hand tinted our bodies but I am hoping a Maitreya is available either in the tree or in the store :D.

Now there have been some glorious things in the MEVA advent cabinet -- both for gals and guys and today and tomorrow you can pick up all the gifts. The group is still joinable and today's gift was a $200 gift card. So hard to beat that.

Over at KittyCats you can find the holiday kitty gift (well I bet you knew that) and traditionally the calendar will be up until the end of the month.

Entice is giving away a $200 gift card to members tomorrow. It wasn't really clear if it will be under the tree or in the archives.

Sami and I are in our Lelutka faux furs; we each have a pretty good collection. 

My hair is NEW from eXxEss, a pretty full and flowing medium length casual style called Heidi.

By now I am guessing you have the Advent List bookmarked, but here it is one last time.


PS. Looking through my groups I found the Beautiful Dirty Rich has given away a  1000L store credit. I  LOVE the applier items from there and will definitely be doing some shopping.

Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Heads

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: Behavior Body

Flattery



When I saw Berry's post a couple of nights ago, I had to smile. She looked spectacular. Since I had the dress AND the hair AND "a" Lelutka head if not the new Simone -- I decided it would be fun to recreate her photo; in my style of course.

This dress mixes classic, demure and daring all in one recipe. Be sure and check out Aurora, one of the new holiday releases at Baiastice.

My hair is new from Vanity Hair -- All About It for Hairology.


Eclectica 'A Fine Romance' earrings

Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Mayfly Eyes

Pose by: oOo Studio

Advent Day 24


A quick post for today's advent.

-AZUL- Annette /Amethyst  KittyCats

FabCat Christmas 2015 jewellery set from ALB Dream Fashion

Sami is wearing the demo of the new Lelutka Simone head which she is liking a lot. Simone doesn't actually SMILE which is a little daunting, so some time with it is in order before decisions are made.

And we are off. 

Tomorrow is the last day of Advent. The 7 Deadly Skins giving will go on through the month. Sami and I are both waiting for head appliers and such on that :D.

 Advent list is here.



Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-SIMONE demo

Mayfly Eyes

Pose by: LAP (nla)

Home for the Holidays


The holidays bring out the decorating bug in many of us. And sprucing up your home can be a breeze with these new releases from Cheeky Pea for N21.


There are plenty of decor items as well as furniture to choose from.


And in case you need a new home to place all these goodies ......


you can pick up the GIFT from Blueberry.  Ground, sky or cabin standalone are all in the package. When I picked mine up it was on the group gift wall, but I didn't need my tag on to buy for $0. 

Definitely the prize winner in the gifts department this year.  Gorgeous textures and lots of extras, it is a "primmy" little thing so you will need a fairly good sized lot to place it on.

Snow Walking


I am loving this new outfit from Ducknipple!   There is a bit of a Steampunk look -- to my mind anyway. Very flirty and fun. And it moves very nicely.

Twelve color choices for the top; twelve for the skirt. Bright and neutrals are included.

The Ducknipple Tastic boots go very nicely and also have color change choices.

The detailing is especially well done!

I found a box of unopened earrings at the bottom of my closet. The maker has long ago left the grid, but they go very nicely.



Hair: Vanity Hair All About It for Hairology.

Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: aDORKable

Advent Day 21

It is a great Advent day!

From Entice, a very pretty dress with three texture change options.
From MEVA a gorgeous necklace and bracelet set.

And a plethora of new goodies over at Cosmopolitan including:

Texture change shades from Yasum
and a complete bar from [M]A.C. [D]ESIGN 


Also at Cosmopolitan, texture change hat with hair from TUKINOWAGUMA,
a calculator watch that appears to actually calculate from :BAMSE:,
and some really lovely wall art from Clutter.

The Cosmopolitan tree also has some yellow high heels (Maitreya, TMP and Slink) and some very cute fur booties (Slink). 

The full Advent List with SLURLs is here.


Maitreya Mesh Body



Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: LAP (nla) and A City Animations (nla)

Advent Day 19

Just a quick snapshot this morning to let you know you can pick up this super cute snow elf today at Fair Play.

And to remind you that there is a new (well a chance at a new) color set of the furry bolero jackets waiting for you under the tree each day at Lelutka (free group required). 


Full Advent List is here.

Sami's very pretty earrings are yesterday's gift from MEVA.

Hair: Truth (older)

Maitreya Mesh Body

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: the elf

A Casual Weekend

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You really need to check out this bench from WetCat. Not only is it super cute just sitting there, it is texture change for frame, cushion and pillows and has some GREAT couple's poses built in.

I am not th easiest to fit in the couple's pose category but not only do these fit, they are super natural looking!

Find the Noel Christmas Sofa (yes, most of us would call it a bench; it's a language thing *wink*) at Tres Chic!

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My comfy and casual weekend outfit includes:

{MYNX} Collared Sweater Dress -  Plaid (many styles available)
Beautiful Dirty Rich jeans appliers (group gift)
K-CODE ALIX boots (older)
B&W - DIVINA Sunglasses WOOD



Hair: eXxEsS : Sava



Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: WetCat and Nigotine (nla)

Snowy Skies

 

Winter is looking good -- cosy and stylish.

This is the Berry set for Winter Trend from Ducknipple. It comes with leggings (no appliers so I opted for jeans). Jewelry is included as well as ...


boots!

My backdrop is  the 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Little Winter Cottage which comes with and without snow. Find it at the Wayward Winter Market.


I am hanging out here with Frosty (a rare gacha prize from the Winter Gacha at The Liaison Collaborative). The snowy wall set (several pieces with and without snow) is available also at the Wayward Market.

Hair: eXxEsS : NALYA

Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: Diesel Works

Winter Warmth

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There IS something about a fire in winter -- even if the snow hasn't fallen. I don't have a wood stove in real life at the moment, but I have had many in the past and even heated with wood in my Back To the Land Period.  A homeyness -- that's what it is.


With plenty of options, the {what next} Hanne Woodburning Stoves & Nordic Winter Decor  set for COLLLABOR 88 offers something for everyone whether you have a lodge or a tiny cabin. There are many stove designs as well as other festive decor items

Being more in the tiny cabin category I chose some low prim, classic pieces.  The fireplace tools and log pile with pine cones add just the right "clutter".

Speaking of clutter, if you look REALLY closely in the front right corner of the photo you can see part of a huge stack of boxes -- one of the Second Spaces Treat Yourself gacha prizes at The Arcade.

You can find the Taylor Wood Tree Light along with some other very cute decor items over at Uber. Look for the Cheeky Pea booth.

Advent Day 17 Plus

With a week left of Advent, here are some picks for the day.

From MEVA  a nicely textured cap suitable for all types of casual attire.
From CERO STYLE a warm white jacket (gray shorts come in the pack but didn't fit Sami). There is also a texture under sweater (no appliers).

The little Teddy (transfer) is a one day gift (until midnight) at Prim and Pixel Holiday Village. Find it here or go to the main shop and find the gift wall. Look for Santa; it is close by.


 The great boots are from ALB Dream Fashion. There are also shoes for the guys.

And while you are picking up your teddy bear at Prim and Pixel, don't miss this stylish jacket and shirt combo with New Years wishes. There is one for the guys also. This is near the Teddy on a whole wall of gifts.

There is also a very nice color change corset at SOIR today. 

 SLURLs are on the Advent List.




Maitreya Mesh Body


Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: aDORKable

Advent Day 16


If you are a girl you definitely don't want to miss some of the new additions over at Cosmopolitan.  This really gorgeous set of undies with tons of appliers and choices is yours from [Glitzz].   SO very cute!  When I saw Sami's I made an immediate detour and picked up my set.

Also new on the Cosmopolitan tree, an updo hair style from EMO-tions (four colors by hud) and this darling, intricately detailed Christmas Light by [[RH]] Design House.

There are tons of great gifts out today, so get out there and pick them up!

This morning early and as of this writing the KittyCats calendars have no gifts. Since you can only pick up once, you might want to wait until tomorrow. Sami and I both tried :(

Snowy garden wall by 22769 ~ [bauwerk] is available at the Wayward Market. More on that in an upcoming post.




Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: Pffiou and aDORKable

Into the Morning Mist

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The photo says it all.


BAIASTICE Victoria Dress Vanilla for The Liaison Collaborative.

Vanity Hair All About It for Hairology.

Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: Diesel Works

A Beautiful Christmas

I have been in the Lelutka group pretty much since I stepped out of the pod. There have been many wonderful gifts along the way, and I of course love my mesh head and my Lelutka hairs.

A notecard came out yesterday that group members could click the present under the tree once a day to get different colors of this Nico Bolero (two colors by hud in each jacket). There are standard small, medium and large versions as well as fitmesh. I am wearing the Small.  The other color of this duo is a pretty blush.

The tree is also a group gift. Quite gorgeous, it is also "primmy". Happily I moved to a much larger parcel late last Sunday night and have land impact to spare.

Timing is everything.



Pants: DN: Frost2015 Outfit I - Pants (see yesterday's post)
Top: Baiastice_kirsty top-iceberg

Hair: Vanity Hair:Sonata-G4

Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: Diesel Works

A Hike in the Snow


It is a perfect morning for a walk in the snow and happily I have a great new outfit with some sturdy boots for the hiking. Find this complete Ducknipple Frost 2015 - Outfit I  which includes jewelry and a scarf not worn at Winter Trend.  Five color choices for the top are yours by graphics hud.

My hair is of course the new group gift from Truth which comes with color change hair hud and three choices of colors for the hat. It goes perfectly with the Winter Trend outfit!

And just WHY am I hiking through the snow?

Well the KittyCats Hunt of course.


This just started today. I knew it was in the works as I made one of the prizes *wink*.

Pearl LOOOOVES her Glamping tent. There are 20 gifts in all with some being on the adjoining Fruit Islands sim here.

You are looking for big snowballs. They are full bright as you can see. This one is the first snowball conspicuously places at the START here.  The first 13 and number 20 (oh that number 20! LOL) are on the KittyCats Wonderland sim. The other six are on Fruit Islands. Mine is number 17 and is for kitties, not humans *wink*.  

You can only pick up a prize once and the snowballs are numbered. Most were out in the open and easily spotted, but a few were in stores or tucked away.

HINTS ARE HERE. 


Now -- as this post was waiting in the queue, I unpacked the hunt gifts. While I definitely enjoyed the hunt and visiting the sims, I have to say I was dismayed at the abundance of what appeared to be "borrowed from the web" graphics which of course as a content creator got me kinda upset.  So that is my warning. 

With that in mind, here are my picks from the adventure of the morning.

From Dekute Dekore a TWO LAND IMPACT sitting nook with both singles and couples poses. The good news is that this is prize number 1 *wink*. 


From Dolome Designs, a  Kitty Shelf  for books or knickknacks or maybe even your kitty! I have no idea what number this is; they are not on the gifts.


And these are the two styles of kitty tents I made. Find number 17 (on the Fruit Island Sim) to take these home. Two sizes. 2 Land impact. Original mesh. ChiC buildings.



Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: PRETENSE

Advent Day 14


It is a great day for Advent and Sami had a difficult time picking her favorites.

The good news is that the items shown above from Cosmopolitan seem to be available for more than one day. So new ones show up but the others are still there -- so far anyway. I love that Artisan Fantasy origami bird on stand, so I need to get over there.

Now this top - dress comes with some very nice appliers in ALL sorts of colors for Maitreya and Slink. The bad news (at the moment) is that they wouldn't unpack via hud, and then when finally pried out of the box the hud wouldn't attach to the screen. So being an intrepid gal (and really liking the leggings) Sami rezzed the hud in the premium sandbox and got the appliers on that way. No doubt this will be fixed soon, but just a warning. AND it might have just been an SL issue; we know that happens. Anyway reportedly a huge number of colors and with a small diamond pattern (difficult to see in black).  These are from !:Lybra:!.

Sign as well as an extensive pose platform backdrop with pose are a gift at Cosmopolitan from Come Soon Poses



This really lovely necklace is the gift today from MEVA. Sami is SO happy she joined!  And the dress is from Entice.

Find all the SLURLS plus others on the Advent List.




Maitreya Mesh Body


Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: LAP (nla) and TRUCE

A Season of Giving - The Arcade


Did you know? 

There is a big Christmas tree over at The Arcade with lots of lovely gifts. These are some of my favorites but there is indeed something for everyone, so don't miss it.

xin. what's in the box?  
BALACLAVA!! Eggnog Tray
dust bunny . berry cake  (2 li - impressive!)
O.M.E.N - French Bulldog (blinking eyes)


Advent Day 13

12 Days of Christmas joins the Advent with Cosmopolitan offering a bevy of gifts each day on the tree (click the stockings - group required). Of the many lovely gifts today, there is a classic formal dress from Kaithleen's.

A new skin tone for gals (or maybe Sami wasn't paying attention until it came with red eyebrows *wink*), is out at 7 Deadly Skins.  And don't miss the gifts for everyone under the tree on the way to the shop.

Also today from Cosmopolitan, a very nice prop and pose set for up to five folks from .mien. and a festive traditional hutch from Bee Designs.  This green texture jumpsuit is from Entice today and includes appliers (even for Maitreya).

Check the Advent List for all the SLURLs plus many more places to visit.

















Maitreya Mesh Body


Mayfly Eyes

Poses by:

Advent Day 12


Today's Advent picks come from Loordes of London once more where three new gifts are out for your pleasure.


This is a really lovely retro style dress. It comes with (for other gifts of the days) earrings and Slink high pumps (very cute!) for those of you that have those.

Also there are some new presents out for the weekend for everyone (no group required) under the tree at 7 Deadly s{K}ins here.

No signs yet of 12 Days starting. Sami vows to check again tomorrow and see if the intel was correct :D.


Hair by Amacci


Maitreya Mesh Body



Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: Truce

Uptown Girl

 

Out from MEVA for Cosmopolitan,  a big set with various bangles (one, two or three) and necklaces separate or worn together -- all to match your latest whim.


I am sure you have something that would go with this great set, but if you are looking for NEW, then check out DAY NINE on one of the KittyCats Advent boards sprinkled around the grid (one is here). Happily you can pick up the gifts after their official gifting day.  This cutie hales from [RUBY] and is beautifully made; don't miss it.



Where am I?

In the new skybox from Trompe Loeil of course. It comes with optional snowy hills surround and is modern and spacious. It would make a very nice shop as well as a home.  There are some great decor pieces in this Haldis Skybox and furniture release for COLLABOR88. This very pretty backdrop is perfect for picture taking, in back of a couch, at the end of a hall -- you name it. A lovely coordinating fireplace is another bit of newness.

Poses are new from Helamiyo;s Runway Sets for Winter Trend


Hair- MILVA by eXxEsS


Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Mayfly Eyes


POE8 Guy Stuff


While the POE8 hunt is not exactly "equal opportunity" sexwise, there are still some very nice items for the fellow in your life -- or you of course, or you alt, or you "male blogger" (Chic waves hand wildly).

From (BYRNE)   - the Angel Hooded T-shirt, quietly stylish with some lovely textures and a distinctive cut, perfect for arty type guys.



From ALB Dream Fashion & ShuShu a complete dress suit for the guys. Note it will go with all those lovely white gowns for the gals. Mesh gloves comes with as do shoes, hat and mask.  There are two landmarks for this store (one for the guys and one for the gals). From a brief visit I am not sure which will have this male present, so here are both landmarks :D.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Millais/187/78/21
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Millais/69/82/23



Poses by: Diesel Works