Lazy Weekend

lazy weekend

The weekend is upon us. Summer suns for many of us. Lazy days in the shade watching the corn grow (honestly my neighbor planted corn between our houses :D). 

Whatever is on your agenda this weekend you can do it in style with some new and recent releases.

From {what next} for Fifty Linden Friday the Camber Coffee Table with Deco. Some texture change options for the cabinet and yummy cookies are just what you need close at hand this weekend.

I am wearing a recent MEVA release, the Trudi blouse. A fun and comfy Boho summer top, it comes with so many color choices it is difficult to decide. Me? I picked out my jeans (MYNX) and found a great color combo to coordinate. Now THAT'S easy!

EarthStones Quetzalli Necklace

Hair: MINA - Hannah

Pose by: ChiC buildings

Quiet Moments

giz

Sometimes it is good to take a breath and enjoy the simplicity of the landscape.

My favorite release of The Epiphany is the GIZ SEORN Arwen set. Blouses in tons of hues and neutrals, pattern versions as rares, Boho-esce jewelry (very pretty) and panties are in the big gacha set.

My only caveat is that long hairs might be tricky as the blouse has some padding (a nice touch of realism as most of our RL clothes aren't "stretch to fit").



Happily this gave me a chance to wander through my hair updo folders where I found this Sahara style from the beginning of the year. Very pretty; I'll remember that name in the future.  Find it at eXxEsS.

The November Mansa necklace is available in either silver or gold. A coordinating choker comes in each set. Cosmopolitan.

If soft Summertime palettes are part of your makeup theme these days, be sure and try the new Whimsy release at alaskametro.



Poses by: SE Motion

Exotics

chinatown

Sometimes it's good to break away from normal; and this new Chinatown backdrop will do just that. Two versions are available, the second with a mirrored image of the street built below so that are echoes of reflections on the "wet" cobblestones.  There is plenty of color and vibrancy in this build, enough to spark some creative shots. 18 x 9 meter footprint, it is mod for customization.

Look for ChinaTown at the [ZakkaYa] booth - Cosmopolitan.

Also at Cosmopolitan, the -:zk:- Cynthia Dress  in many colors or choose the fatpack.

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * MEI *


Pose by: aDORKable

Retro Fever

retro fever

How many of us remember when soda came in bottles as part of the natural order?  Well,  few I am guessing. Not a fan of aluminium cans for oh so many reasons, I am happy to inform you of two new releases letting you move back in time to a "better" era.

From No. 59 at Ultra (new location) -  the Softdrink WoodCase Set which includes crates and bottle groups to rez. Wearable bottles with a very natural Bento animation are included and the crates give out drinks to visitors.



The SixPack Carange set includes wearable and rez carriers which dispense drinks. A hud let's you choose if you want your carrier to give out drinks as well as which hold pose is used. Sound effects are included and a straw appears for the bottle after it is "opened".  The bottle disappears when friend's finish their drinks.  Find this version at Tres Chic.


My outfit is a new release from adorsy at Cosmopolitan - the Bernice Overalls and top come in plenty of colors and patterns with some texture change options within the garments.

Hair:NO.MATCH_NO.CLASS.


Pose by: Pffiou! [nla] and the bottle and carrier with AO.

The Brilliance of Moonlight

moonlight tanning

A big set of beachy goodness awaits you at the Epiphany.  The Beach Bum set includes 20 commons and 2 rares. Four colors of sunglasses, seventeen swimsuits (both plains and prints - Maitreya only) and a finely detailed  Lazy Day Hammock (11LI - LOD4) are yours to try for.  This is a collaboration set by Tarte and Stroies & Co. 



Perfect beach hair can be yours on Hello Tuesday. This No Freedom style comes in a pack  of browns.  Find it at the no.match store at Cosmopolitan!

Pose by: Hammock and Nantra

Dockside

dockside

If you can't get enough of summer, check out these new releases -- perfect for hot days and cool ocean breezes.

From MOZ, "Lucia" Halter Dress for a wide variety of mesh bodies including eBody and eBody FREE. A variety of prints are yours for the choosing as well as a fatpack hud version.

From Tableau Vivant, a reopening gift for members (fee group). It comes with a styling hud as well as color huds. Find it on the counter.




Pose by: aDORKable

Kiya

kiya

Spectacular seems the only word I can come up with to describe the new Kiya release from Baiastice. With a wide variety of dress and metal colors, plus on-off hair it is certainly a winner.

Major mesh body fits; find both clothing and accessory releases at The Fantasy Collective.





Poses by: aDORKable

Abandoned Greenhouse

abandoned greenhouse

Credits:

(ViSion}  Shade Skirt and Top - Soft Pink (lucky chair)

Hair: MINA - Hannah

Photo taken in Abandale

Pose by: aDORKable

Cakes and Flowers

cakes and flowers

It pastels time with yummy desserts, a flowery dress and a candy-coated backdrop.

From  {what next} Patisserie Display Set (items can be purchased separately also) at Collabor88.

From BEO the Flowers dress GIFT for Maitreya

From ::WetCat:: the "Lively Prints" Backdrop with texture change hud. Find it at Cosmopolitan.

Hair by MINA: Hannah


Poses by: aDORKable

Aprons

apron

I can remember a few times in the last decade when I went out looking for aprons. Long ago an "apron" was a flexi prim and a "jacket" texture. We have come a VERY long way.

The Meva Denim Apron comes in a variety of pretty pastels and solid white. Matching panties (called "slips" in the ad) are included. Depending on your shape, the apron bib may cover those not safe for work areas; that was not the case for me.

The good news is that you can wear applier lingerie or tops and wander around G areas with no raised eyebrows!   The aprons also work over some mesh leggings (here Stories&Co. Signature Velour Leggings).  So you can move from jauntily attired casual wear to role play maid (perhaps a naughty one) with a few clicks of on your Maitreya hud.

Find your favorite colors at BLUSH.


The Heidi ring sets are some of my favorites and included on-off options for each ring (one is turned off here). The GOLD version of these are a gift at the COSMOPOLITAN anniversary celebration.  A lovely present from the MEVA booth.


Hair by Pr!tty

Closet Organizers and Pose by: ChiC buildings

Full Spectrum Palette

beach shack

Long ago and far away I used to teach color theory in college. Even folks from the University would take my art class to learn what wasn't taught in the higher priced school -- and I was happy to have them.

Along with the traditional Complementary, Triad, Split Complimentary and such I added a few themes of my own. I didn't invent them of course, I just named some of the systems that artists had been using for decades.

One of the hardest to pull off in a painting was "full spectrum".  We don't really think about it, but many times our world view is missing parts of the color wheel;  think dense forest, ocean vista etc.   Full Spectrum makes sure all of the primary and secondary colors are in the palette.

While I didn't actually inspect this top shot closely, it definitely has the FEEL of a full spectrum capture -- and vibrancy to boot.



On the left:

Entice - Alone Again - Animal  FabFree Group Gift (in center rotunda)  Fits eBody Classic as well as other popular mesh bodies.

Hair: Wasabi Pills



On right:

Baiastice Betta Outfit at Collabor88.  A full range of colors and choices of course. Semi-sheer and solid tops are both available.

Funky Pearly Bracelet [nla]
Amacci Earrings - Lindsay

eXxEsS : Oxenia


A not to be missed group gift (one color) from Mosquito's Way - Betty, can be found in a small box on some shelves in the corner of the shop. Love these!

Beach Shack by Dead Row Designs

Poses by: aDORKable and the chair

Urban Studio

urban studio

Small spaces are my favorites and while I am a country gal I do like playing the urbanite.  So decorating my new city apartment row is going to be LOTS of fun.

From Trompe Loeil @ FaMESHed, the Trompe Loeil - Corazon Patio Bar Standalone + Props   

Available with or without bar accessories, here I moved liquor bottles around, deleted glasses and added other accessories.  The bar dispenses beers and comes with animations including couples.  PG or A

From NEWCHURCH @ Cosmopolitan, the Madision Canopy Bed, both classic and classy. It definitely adds some upscale touches to the room.



Tuesdays Novel Clock has choices of both texture and faces as well as modes. Here, it is showing us the time of the YEAR. Also at Cosmopolitan.

Other accessories in the shot include decor items from Apple Fall and ChiC buildings, plants from ROIRO, and the CoCo Coffeetable from .:: ONE GRID ::..

FLF - Getting Peachy


From Stories&Co. for Fifty Linden Friday, a Signature Tube Top in Peach (Grass Green is also available). This is a fantastic basic and fits like a dream.

To accompany the styling I chose:

Baiastice Foulard Summer Hat which comes with an optional built in broad-brimmed straw piece. Since I love these head wraps, that part disappeared artfully in one click.  Many choices of patterns and colors.

Real Evil **RE** Haya Bracelets - an anniversary gift at Cosmopolitan.

Aurealis Jewellery. Haro Earring also a gift at Cosmopolitan


My backdrop is a lovely fountain with an industrial flair. Find it at the Trompe Loeil booth at FaMESHed. This is part of a big outdoor bar set with 12 x 12 patio. Both PG and A versions are available.


Pose by: Everglow



Midnight Blues

midnight blue

What's better than super cute swimwear?

FREE super cute swimwear!

Left: GothiCatz Nikki - Swimsuit - eBody (a perfect fit so should work fine with eBody FREE)  Regular looking vendor set to $0 with small free gift sign. To the left as you walk in through the giant doorway. MANY other mesh body fits.


Right: Kaithleen's Bikini - Navy; a Cosmopolitan Anniversary gift. Many fits. Be patient, the sim is full.

Also at Cosmopolitan Ricielli - Koko Earrings - Rose Gold GIFT

Poses by: aDORKable and LAP [nla]

Summer Whites

summer whites

There is just something about white and summer; they go together.

Left: Blueberry - Liza - Corset Dress - Hood Down
MINA Hair - Kimmy

Middle: Hilly Haalan [hh] Felicity Tunic Dress - Cosmopolitan Anniversary gift
.:EMO-tions:. * MELANIE

Right: Blueberry - Danni - Corset Dress white
MINA Hair - Hannah



Poses by: LAP [nla]

Summer at the Dock

dock

A super fun outfit to put together and shoot, it can be yours this July. All items come in a variety of colors of course so your styling choices are astronomical if not quite infinite.

From Baiastice at FaMESHed:

Marea Outfit - solid, sheer and semi-sheer (fatpack prints) skirts are available  and individual parts can be turned on and off via hud.

Marina Bag - also with lots of options including prints in the easy to use hud.


At Cosmopolitan:

no.match  ~ NO_I DONT :  Long, casual and messy it is perfect for summer and of course the beach.

Kunglers - Bia set with necklace and earrings in many pretty colors.



Poses by: Vista Animations and SEMotion at Cosmopolitan.