Laundry Day

Second Spaces - Laundry Day

Laundry Day from Second Spaces features a huge collection of items you probably don't have in your inventory.  Oh really? 

My favorites are the hanging ironing board and the drying rack.  The rolling basket with blanket is pretty spiffy also! Washer-dryer set and the laundry tub are the rares.

Find all the pieces at -- you guessed it -- The Arcade.

Bring on September!



Trompe Loeil - Pomeroy Glen Cabin Bluebird V1


Who's That Girl?


My Popular Post widget over in the sidebar has been riddled with OLD entries this last couple of weeks. They even change regularly but many are from long ago.

How does that happen?

This is a photo from Fashion for Life in 2014. That is apparently how I looked then. Honestly, I can't remember that time!

We morph, we update, we tweak and we redesign ourselves -- some more often than others, and still we manage to remain true to who we are.

Berry featured a new very inexpensive Catwa head recently. I looked at her photo and had a deja vu moment. It looked much like I remember myself (not this period, but one slightly later that lasted a couple of years).

While I am comfortable with the new me that is now me, I did go over and pick up the demo. And, if some appliers from Catwa come my way (they do now and then and since I am trying to KEEP that inventory at 25,000 -- they of course get deleted) I may give the head a try.

Ya never know. Sometimes you CAN go back!

Just some random thoughts of the eve.


Meet Me in Malibu

:CP: Malibu Garden Summer House

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Simple, stylish and low prim (18li) with gorgeous textures, the Cheeky Pea Malibu Garden Summer House is perfect for a corner of your property. And the 512 folks could easily use it in a garden setting with plenty of prims for privacy landscaping.

The abode comes with either A or PG animations in the L shaped seating area. Elevated patio steps lead up to the party area.

And don't miss the decor items that are part of the Uber release. The table is an eye-catching marvel.


 From Vanity Hair, Twin Picks, a new instore release, both casual and feminine.

From ArisAris, the Whimsical Dress with MANY texture choices -- available in limited quantities on the Marketplace. Maitreya (shown), Slink, Belleza and standard sizing fits.



The Sharay Sandals from Baiastice at Uber are perfect for so many outfits.  The mid-heel styling lets you walk in comfort and still look smashing! A full range of colors, you'll probably want several! So cute!

Maitreya, Belleza, Slink and TMP fits.




Meva Indrya Bangle golden



Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Lumae - Eirtae skin applier

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by:

Eloise Conservatory

Eloise Conservatory  Dining Set

While I am immensely happy residing in my off the grid rustic abode, others prefer to live their virtual lifestyles in the manner they would like to become accustomed to in real life. I get that!   If upscale, posh and classic are adjective that describe your favorite style, then the Trompe Loeil Eloise Conservatory and Dining Set is for you.

The dining set comes with a choice of three tables, many chair textures and both PG and A animations. The table is large in its default size; I pushed on those corner anchors for this styling.


The conservatory is quite grand and finely detailed. It comes with or without pool (PG or A versions) with the pool version weighing in at 74 land impact.


Plants by Cheeky Pea and Roawenwood
Cake by {what next}
Champagne set by ChiC buildings

Outdoor Dining

{what next} Provence Picnic Table 2

I simply LOVE virtual food. So pretty and NO CALORIES.

A main store release from {what next}, the Provence Picnic Table comes stuffed with goodness in bright and cheery colors. Food and drink givers are included for many items. Three colors of drink trays are available.

{what next} Provence Picnic Table

The table, benches and wine tray with stand are texture change. Natural and painted finishes are available. On off shadow (off here) for your pleasure. What Next VIPs will be able to purchase it for 50% off until Tuesday.


And NOW I am hungry!

Buildings by Trompe Loeil

Whispers of Fall

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Even though the temperatures in my corner of the corporeal world are in the nineties, there is a hint of Fall in the air.  Plants are thinking about quieter times, pulling in to look for a new emergence in the Spring.

From MEVA at The Fantasy Collective:

Meva Wood Eyepatch Black Female
Meva Wood Skull Necklace Black Female
(part of a accessories collection which includes hat; a leather tank is also available)

From AsHmOoT at Lost and Found:

AsHmOoT_J Coll_Down Overall  (standard sizing as well as several mesh body fits)

Whispers of Fall

 {MYNX} Aria Crop Tank - Maitreya Black
(Kunglers) Artemis bracelet - silver mixed

Hair: NO.MATCH_NO.MEANING

Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Lumae - Eirtae skin applier

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: Amacci and aDORKable

Sun Babe

Barely Bikini II
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Sometimes we need to be arty to get that safe for work shot.

And in the interest of not having my blog become one of the click through variety I am putting a link to the "less" safe for work arty photo here.

I am not sure that I am brave enough to wear this barely there bikini out in public but there are plenty of gals that are -- maybe you!  And it is so beautifully made and weighted I really couldn't pass up the opportunity to let ya know it was out there.

Find the  //Mulloy - Pallermo Sunglasses (texture changing huds for many parts so you can PLAY)  and the United Colors UC_BonVoyage_Bikini_all in 1 (Maitreya - Belleza and Slink)  at Tres Chic.

And at On9 the .::Nanika::. Flora tattoos (both upper and lower body are available).


The Trompe Loeil - Xaviera Lounger is perfect for sunning and comes in both A and PG versions.  Find it at COLLABOR88.


Hair: *Soonsiki~ Treasure

Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Lumae - Eirtae skin applier

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: the lounger

Travelin

Travelin'

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New Releases in this post:

MAGNA - High Pencil Skirt and Crop Top (many colors available - standard sizing and Slink)

ChiC buildings Traveler's Steamer Trunk Armoire (comes empty) and Travel Dress-er

Both can be found at Tres Chic.




 {MYNX} Stiletto Peep Toes  - several colors - Maitreya, Belleza and Slink




Hair: Pixivor by Vanity Hair

Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Lumae - Eirtae skin applier

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: Helamiyo

Lost and Found August

Lady in Distress

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It's a good round over at Lost and Found this month. Many new creators join veterans for a mix of home decor and wearables.

From Distorted Dreams a vintage detective office gacha. This is a no mod set. Chair includes some very useful poses for both gals and guys.

From zanze, the Carley dress which fits well with lots of leggy appeal. Many colors, it comes in Maitreya, Fitmesh and Slink sizing.



From Entice, Pretty Girls heels, notable for including both high and mid heights of heels and with both beads and strappy parts that can be worn separately or together.


The color change hud is EXTENSIVE.

Maitreya, Slink and TMP







Lost and Found Outdoor

A selection of outdoor furniture and decor is also available. Here, items from Decor Junction (table with lights) meet releases from [noctis] and ChiC buildings.

Venture on over and see what great things you can find.


Hair: Pixivor from Vanity Hair

Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Lumae - Eirtae skin applier

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: the chair and Torrid Midnight [nla]

Movin' On

Movin' On

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It is an excellent round over at Lost and Found. Here are three of my favorite releases.

Petite Mort Rust Zoe maxi dress - sized for most popular mesh bodies with various color combos to choose from.

 
 Bliensen + MaiTai - Eulalia - Necklace - Gold



David Heather Leather Suitcase Decor/Sienna
Part of a gacha set - black is also available. Gorgeous detailing.


Hair: eXxEsS : TOFFEE

Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Lumae - Eirtae skin applier

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: aDORKable

Bookworm

Bookworm

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At Tres Chic:


Petite Mort - Melon wrap bikini top
Beusy: Caramel Mesh Hair
Salvadori Paris - Bronze "Sasha" Aviator Style Sunglasses


ChiC buildings Planter Storage with clutter or without -  Lost and Found August

Clutter includes:

small flower pots (blue and tan)
paint can
divided crate
plant in shiny pot
large single planter (blue and tan)


Other clutter on right-hand shelves -  ChiC buildings prereleases

Row house Decor now in the shop.



Runway Jeans by CARGO
House, bookcase and chair from Trompe Loeil


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.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Lumae - Eirtae skin applier

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: BehaviorBody

Slow Down - You Move Too Fast

Slow Down - You Move To Fast

Sometime we just need to stop and take a breath.

 shutter field Industrial Sofa v2 - light at On9

 Decor Junction Mesh Industrial Tray V2 at On9

 ChiC buildings Magazine Rack - oak at On9

 Sway's [Bondi] Driftwood Wall Art (frame and heart) Gacha items at Whimsical



 ///BENJAMINZ/// GODMODE BOOT -SAND at Tres Chic


Cheeky Pea Easton Rug
Trompe Loeil - Natalia House

Romantic Reading

Aurora Tree Swing - Whimsical

From:  CHEEKY PEA

A gorgeous tree swing with ribbons and lights. 

* PG and Adult versions
* Great long distance viewing
* 19 land impact
* SOOOOOO romantic



Beautiful details!

Find it at Whimsical.



Trompe Loeil - Natalia House (modded)


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.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Lumae - Eirtae skin applier

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: the swing

Whimsical Sansar

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It's that time again.

From MEVA for Whimsical,  Sansar -- a rainbow of bodysuits with gold, silver or no trim. Perfect for fantasy!

Black, Brown, Red, Rose, Sea and White are your color choices.  Fits Maitreya Lara.

Worn with MEVA's Spiral Spheres earrings and Amacci's Liza hair.







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.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Lumae - Eirtae skin applier

Mayfly Eyes

Pose by: Helamiyo

Jellydolls and Avatar Rendering Complexity

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I saw my first Jellydoll this morning; he was blue. Walking quickly to set up his booth at a popular venue, his outfit was over the 120,000 complexity chosen the other day as my default cut off point.  If you are using the Linden viewer or a new version of a third party viewer these solid color avatars in rainbow hues -- depending on their complexity count -- will show up now and then.

I would have seen one of these colorful single hued guys before but my graphics card is hefty enough that Firestorm in its wisdom didn't think I needed the feature -- and it is most likely correct. Still, when I go to a busy venue (true that is rare) I usually end up derendering folks so that I don't see all the odd mesh body parts floating in the air as they load.


You may have noticed "complexity numbers" of late below lead photos in this blog. My plan is to add those numbers daily -- not to point out super low cost stylings, but just to keep us all aware.

I did some tests both in Second Life and on two Opensim grids. My SL avatar did MUCH better than the Opensim ones -- mostly it seems because of sculpts which I never EVER liked much.  So, the idea of mesh bodies and heads being a huge contributor to viewer lag appears to be incorrect.

It is both fun and instructive to keep that avatar number (Avatar - Avatar Health - Show Avatar Complexity Information) up on the screen while you are getting a new outfit together. I have one pretty but very old pair of earrings that are now in the trash (sculpts).

To learn more about Avatar Complexity using Firestorm, venture over to the FS wiki pages.

It is very obvious that you can look really good and still be seen by almost everyone. A plus for sure.



Outfit info in yesterday's post.


Bon Voyage

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This month's theme at Tres Chic lends itself to both casual and dressier attire -- and travel of course is on the menu. From comfortable beach-walking wear to cruise ship fancies and exotic souvenirs, all are available for your shopping pleasure.

One of my personal favorites for August is this shorts set from Asteria.  "Michelle" comes in Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza sizing and in mix and match colors including  ivory (shown), navy, red, brown, peach and black. Tanks are also available in bright hues.


If you love to cam in for the details, there are plenty to see. Even actual frayed edges. So cute!



A perfect pairing for your white sand adventure, the [Avenge] Anchor Flip Flops,  come rigged for Slink or non-rigged for the rest of us :D.    Various colors of course.

My perky short hair style is this month's offering from TUKINOWAGUMA, Tapia.

You can find the [Cb] Travel Wall Art over at the ChiC buildings booth.




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.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Lumae - Eirtae skin applier

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: Behavior Body and Helamiyo

FLF - Cool Me Off


With record breaking temperatures going on my my corporeal world, these vintage fans from {what next} are definitely timely. Out for Fifty Linden Friday.

- 8 different colours
- copy/mod (script no mod) - they're quite a large size for a tabletop fan, but once
rezzed they're moddable, so you can manually resize them to smaller scale.
- 1 land impact each
- 100% original mesh & materials
- menu driven fan FX
- two versions of each included - one with sound FX and one without


Tomboy


Some gals think they look best in long flowing dresses; others in jeans.

At Tres Chic:

From =DeLa*=  "Leonie"  hair, a super sexy messy updo.

From .::Nanika::. Bastet tattoo  which has both upper torso and leg appliers. The tones come in three lightness versions with this being the palest of the three.


From {Indyra}, the  Contiga texture jumpsuit happily comes with appliers (legacy garments are also included). Cuffs are in the mix but I opted for boots as I AM a "boot gal" :D.  Various colors are available.

And from  {Petite Maison} (still in the Indyra shop) there is a large collection of beautifully textured decor items including Calloway Tables and Lamps and Fenton Stars.



 Moto Boots - Used Brown by Cargo


.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Lumae - Eirtae skin applier

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: flowey and Vogue

Hallways


At Tres Chic (opening today):

The Diamandis - Villa Cache home features window walls and an open plan. If you love clean lines, a modern feel and baked in cast shadows I definitely recommend wandering through the model in the demo area.


The Scandalize. CATHY dress comes in many pretty colors as well as a version with contrasting side panels.  Versions for a wide range of the popular mesh bodies are available.


Vanity Hair offers Cocktails, a sleek updo with wrapped bun -- perfect for when you are feeling posh.  Many color huds area available.



Jewelry from Meva Spiral Spheres Copper Set
***ArisAris/B&W~Gara06~Trendy Celebrities~ heels


Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Lumae - Eirtae skin applier

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: Pose It (available at On9) and STATUS

Last Days of Summer



It's hard to believe that summer is almost over.  Warm days are still in the forecast for many of us, but it won't be long until leaves begin they twirling dances of Fall.

To celebrate the end of a season -- or the beginning of "resort times", don't miss this darling swimsuit from Luas. The Saskia Swimsuit comes in four versions with this embroidered white style being my favorite. Both Maitreya and Slink sizes are included.

Find them at Tres Chic, opening tomorrow.

My super cute pose is one in a big set from Amitie at On9. The Cola set has eleven poses with accompanying cola bottles.



eXxEsS hair: Chocolat


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Lumae - Eirtae skin applier

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: Amitie

Keepsake Pages



For some of us, blogging is much like a diary.

Looking back reminds us of our lives in other eras. "Eras" of course are shorter in our virtual world and can sometimes last a few months, other times years.  Long ago and far away I spent a fair amount of time in Steampunk land, and two new releases reminded me of those days -- even though they weren't specifically designed to.

Funny how memories are.

From %Percent - Deco Cigarette Machine for LoveFest 2016, a celebration of  H. P. Lovecraft's 126th birthday!  Now I am not a big fan of Lovecraft, but I definitely like the lands devoted to his thematic elements and have a long list of ones I have frequented in the -- OMG almost the last decade.  This "antique" decor item is packed full of charm.

And from lassitude & ennui, a big set of Wicked booties for Enchantment - many colors to choose from of course. Maitreya gals only need to apply and happily I am in that cadre.

These remind me of the Phoebe boots from 2012 which made it though my recent inventory purge (down to 25,000 with no "business alt" and that is sayin' something) and work just fine with mesh bodies of you take off your feet or make them invisible *wink*. Those were about my only shoes that worked when I first got my body long ago :D.

See. Lotsa remembrances from one little photograph.





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Lumae - Eirtae skin applier

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: Torrid Midnight (NLA)

Paths

Paths

I wasn't around in the Roaring Twenties but my grandmother was a flapper. So to say that the 60s was the first era when folks followed their own path is likely incorrect.  But there is something about that time that was special and happily we can visit for the first time or reminisce in our virtual lives.


At On9, EMO-tions Marit hair which comes in two parts with the top area being mod (great for mesh heads) and the bottom being rigged. The back is exquisite.  Lots of colors of course. Includes hair base appliers for most mesh heads. 


and from [LAKSHMI] Raina Denim Skirt and [LAKSHMI] Yasmin BOHO Top. Both come in sets of three colors with a hud. There is also a print version of the sweater. Many mesh body types are covered in the pack.


My walking away with a guitar pose prop is from FROZEN and featured previously at Tres Chic. If you missed it there, check the shop.


Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Lumae - Eirtae skin applier

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: FROZEN and PRETENSE

FLF - So Cute


So very cute, two sets of planters (kitties and foxes) with a choice of three plants. Find them at Sway's for Fifty Linden Friday.  2 li each.


Statements

Statements


If real life is getting a bit too mundane of late, take a look at these three dramatic releases.



At COLLABOR88.

From Baiastice, the Opulent necklace (also comes with white jewels). This comes in S and M sizes as well as Slink and Maitreya and is not rigged.

From Vanity Hair, Glittering Highs (an optional side pony is in the set).

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And from ArisAris /B&W the Serenade Dress which comes in a large variety of mesh sizes including standard sizing. Many patterns and plain colors are available by hud. The dress has a keyhole front which is covered up by the necklace in this photo :D

This is a super good deal only on the Marketplace and with limited quantities so hurry!   



Entertainment set from ChiC buildings at On9.  Bookends with books are in the main store. Plants are a prerelease coming in a couple of weeks.

Go forth; be brave!





Earrings (very old) from Bliensen + MaiTai
***ArisAris/B&W~Gara06~Trendy Celebrities heels



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.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Lumae - Eirtae skin applier

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: Helamiyo

Sunrise

Sunrise

Saucy with attitude, three new releases combine; and color is on the menu.

At COLLABOR88:

Meva's Greta Collar and Ring. Other pieces include earrings, headpiece and bangles; a gold set and a silver set are also available.

From Baiastice the Antoine Dress in copper. A rainbow range of colors are available as well as pattern versions. Top and skirt are separate for mixing with other stylings.


At On9:

ICONIC's Michelle hair, a full mid-length style with plenty of attitude. Many colors, hair bases included.





Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Lumae - Eirtae skin applier

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: Kirin and Diesel Works