voyage of discovery

I decided to do Strawberrry’s Meme...it didn’t seem that intrusive, so this shy girl tried it out.

How do you deal with criticism?

Criticism is such a sensitive topic.  I know I need it, but my mood decides how I deal with getting negative criticism.   Sometimes it rolls of like butter other times I have to find a dark corner and just sit and reflect.   It depends on who, when, where, and what.

What’s the most infuriating thing other SL residents do?

Disregard of newer residents because we haven’t been around as long others.  Just like everyone else, I’m trying to find my place.  People talk about retention and why people stay and why people go in SL all the time.  A welcoming community will make people stay, so when I see so many people go,  it makes me wonder.  I’m very, very quiet, polite, and I just have stayed to myself these last two years. Part of that I seriously take a lot of blame for, but some things have happened that just make me always feel like I’m on my tiptoes waiting for danger.

Which SL resident would you most like to have lunch with and why?

There are so many, but mainly cause I’ve never had the confidence to chat with them in world.  If I had to narrow it down to one person, I would say Harlow Heslop.  I met her once around two years ago.  A friend introduced us, and I just remember how much she reminded me of my friends from high school.  I remember chatting forever with those girls, so I guess Harlow simply because she reminds me of a good part of my past.

Who would you say is your “anti” role model? Someone who serves as a warning rather than an inspiration?

I’m so far from perfect that this question is just too hard.  I see the good in everything and I see the bad.  I haven’t met anyone yet that made me believe that the bad was so bad that I couldn’t stand them any longer.  I’m a forgive and always remember type of person though, so time will tell.

What was something you used to enjoy, but was ruined for you?

When I first started blogging I had no clue, I just wanted to find stuff that I liked no matter when it was released and no matter what it was. Now, I want to do the same, but I have some restrictions that I’ve willfully placed myself in.  I have taken some of the blog what you want when you want out of  my space.  I have no one person to blame.  I just like blogging for me sometimes, and I haven’t found that time in that for a very long time.

I used to enjoy exploring with my boyfriend as well, especially when we first started, but he left because people wanted him to take sides in drama.  He doesn’t do that stuff.  To him this game was escape, and they took that from him, and in a way took him from me because he no longer plays.

What’s something you want to do that you’d be embarrassed to tell other people about?

I’ve thought and thought and this question is beyond hard.  I’m not really embarrassed by anything I want to do with my life.

Have you ever fallen in love with another SL resident? Yes.

Describe a time/event in your slife that you’re nostalgic for.

No one and no time. I just wish my boyfriend would find out how special this life can be.

What’s something sweet you’d like someone to do for you?

Send me an IM to go do some dancing or something.  I never get out.  I see tons of things to do, but I feel a bit intimated to just go by myself.  It is always nice to know somebody is thinking of you and wants you to be there.

-Credits-
Sunglasses-Sorgo-Clubmaster @ TLC The Boutique
Necklace-Half-Deer-Savannah Necklach-Giraffe @ TLC The Boutique
Binoculars/Cronograph/Hat-Severed Garden
Hair-Wasabi Pills-Donna-Seafoam @Hair Fair
Shoes-Hucci-Mules-Sand
Pants-Maitreya-Leather Skinny Pants-Brwn
Shirt-Bilo-Wild Tunic-Cheetah @ TLC The Boutique
Hands/Feet-Slink-AV Enhance
Earrings-Handverk-Enamel Elephant-Carrot @ TLC The Boutique
Skin-Glam Affair-Margot-Europa-Blond
Eyes-Ikon-Ascension-Blue
Pose Top: Fri.day
Pose Bottom: Everglow

Immerse

Poses: Focus Poses-Model 60-4  & Everglow-Girls-611

I have been trying to blog for two weeks.  Trying. Failing. Trying.  Failing.  Finally, I just took a break for a few days.  Sometimes, you just have to step away.  So many, many events and releases over the past few days, so I decided I needed to try to get back into the swing of things.  I started out with a dress from Bilo, and the dress must have been magic because my blogging spirit returned!  There are three different versions of this dress: a shimmery one, patterned, and plain.  I like that there were options.   I really was going back and forth between the shimmery colors and this pattern that I decided on.   The dress will definitely make you stand out in the crowd.  I decided I needed some red shoes.  I think I only have one other pair of red shoes in my inventory, and they are sneakers, so I was able to justify my purchase of these killer heels from Maitreya.  I needed them, but of course!

Once I had my clothes, I headed over to Collabor88 to see what I could maybe add to my outfit.  I picked up the necklace by Maxi Gossamer and hair by D!va.  I think I do that every round.

 

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D!va-Asami-Moon Stone-Type B @ Collabor88
Bilo-Nandini-Red
Maitreya Gold-Liaison-Lipstick
Maxi Gossamer-Eyelashes-Inverted Crown
Maxi Gossamer-Filigree Oval-Combo-@ Collabor 88
Slink-Mesh Hands-Relax
Deetalez-Dolly-V2-Glossy Winter-Lips No. 6
IKON-Eternal Eyes-Lagoon

Bitter Frost

Pose: Everglow-Girls-603

Keeping it short and sweet today because I am exhausted. Plus, I think most of you have traveled to or plan on traveling to Collabor88, so you know how awesome it is!  I hope everyone has a great week.  Keep your chin up and your thoughts positive.  I might be talking to myself there or to you, but regardless, big hugs.

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Nylon Oufitters-Openback Lace Tee-Blue Frost
Erratic-Basics-Longshirt-Dark Grey
Baiastice-Milano Trousers-Auburn
Diram-Megan Coat-White
Clawtooth-Take your Time-Salty @ Collabor88
Maxi Gossamer-Assorted Mesh Eyelashes
Noodles-Celestual Headband and Necklace-@ Collabor88
Slink-Mesh Hands
The Secret Store-Tiny Satchel-Brown Polka-@ The Arcade *open until December 31st 
Pixel Mode-Audrey Leather-Navy *NEW
Glam Affair – Amberly – Europa Frostbite 03 @ Collabor88
IKON Eternal Eyes – Denim
Trompe Loeil – Frostbite Cottage Blue [mesh] @ Collabor88

 

 

Week Forty-Eight: Tangelo

Pose-Everglow-Girls609

I am going to have to mosey on off and get a massive list of things accomplished today, but I wanted to take a moment to show you my 52 Weeks of Color  for Luna’s Challenge.  I have slacked majorly with this, and I have to give props to those that can accomplish putting an outfit together every week.

My dress comes from House of Torn, which I stopped by because I hadn’t heard much from them in a while, so I was curious if I just missed some stuff.  While there I saw something orange, so I decided to go for it.  The dress is adorable.  I love halter styles.  The tips of the collar disappeared a bit when I tried to photograph it from certain angles because it was so thin (I guess).  But, I do love that House of Torn offers standard sizing, but also plus sizes.

Next, I stopped by Lelutka and got this adorable bob, Effect.  If you know anything about me, you know I love short hairstyles.

I added a hair accessory from the Bees Through the Seasons event. The event is lovely, and for sure sent me down memory lane.   My father was a beekeeper.  We had bees in our backyard as kid.  I never thought it was odd. I thought everyone went to the kitchen to fill up mason jars with honey. Funny, I didn’t get one bee sting during that time.  It wasn’t until years later that I got my first bee sting, walking through a field in sandals at soccer camp.  Well, anyway the hair accessory is by Noodles and is called Collect Some Honey Hair Clip.  You can find many more cute items at this event.

-Credits-
Maxi Gossamer-Eyelashes-Groomed & Swallow
Noodles-Collect Some Honey Hair Clip @ Bees Through the Seasons
Lelutka-Effect-Blonde Fun * Now available in Natural Packs
House of Torn-Rizzo-Orange
Adam N Eve-Disa-D2-Bare/Freckles/Blonde Brows
IKON-Eternal Eyes-Lake

 

 

 

 

Sn@tch

Poses-Everglow 607 & 616

I wasn’t really expecting anyone to leave me comments when I wrote my last blog, but in hindsight I guess that makes sense!  Thank you to all who have left me comments! I appreciate every single one of them, and I am well on my own way to making sure I leave my own comments.

Whenever I don’t know what to do or where to go, I find myself at Sn@tch.  I understand why I do this because she always has new releases regularly, so regularly I can barely keep up, so every once in awhile I just go through and demo everything that seems like me.  I found this top and skirt from Sn@tch on this particular shopping run.  As soon as I demoed the top, I knew it had to be mine.  I loved the shape and detail of all of it.  I paired it with one of Sn@tch’s new releases, a mini-skirt.

Happy Thanksgiving to those that celebrate!

-Credits-
D.Select-Nylon Tights-Grey
Pekka-Eyeliner w/ Blue Eyeshadow
Sn@tch-Liza Peplum Top-Blue
Sn@tch-Silk Brocade mesh Mini-Black
Lassitude & Ennui-Wanderlust-Black
Magika-Visit
Maxi Gossamer-Necklace-Dog Tages-Peaceful Love-Long
Maxi Gossamer-Ring-LoveHeart-Small
Mayfly-Liquid Light Mesh Eye-Borealis
Slink-Mesh Hands-Elegant
Adam N Eve-Disa-T2-Bare//Blonde Eyebrows

 

Miss Understood.

Miss Understood loved flowers.  In fact, on any given day you could find her in the garden, tending to her purple roses.   Most of the neighborhood ridiculed and hated Miss Understood, throwing garbage in her yard and bottles through her window. Nevertheless, she would clean up everyday paying no mind to those that didn’t seem to see the world through her purple glasses.  

She never ventured out past her gates.  She never sought friendship beside her roses. She never bothered a soul, but the sheer fact that she was content with being herself, away from the light and dabbling in the dark, brought ridicule to her door.  Could it be it was her favorite color purple that scared those dwellers? All her flowers were purple. She only wore purple dresses. How odd?  

On a somber day, dwellers noticed but did not whisper, nobody had tended to her purple roses, which now withered in such sorrowful sadness that the skies darkened and rained for days, crying tears of solemn despair for the loss of their Miss Understood, who only wanted to bring some joy to the world in the form of her purple madness.  Some say they still see her, standing at her door, welcoming those that dare to enter her withered purple palace.  

I have no comment about this story.  But. I hear it is true.

-Credits-
Truth-Guiliana w/Roots-Elvira  *NEW
Pekka-Kathya V2 Eyes-Purple
MG-Eyelashes-Assorted Mesh
MG- Kizzy Gypsy Hoops-Silver
MG-Giselle Opal-Medium-Black
The Secret Store and Nyu – Fall Babydoll Dress – Iris  *NEW
Slink-Mesh Hands-Elagant
Izzes-Tights-Floral Lace
Gos-Equestrian Boot-Black
Lara Hurley-Snow White-Smokey Eyes
IKON- Kaleido Eyes – Night

Poses: Focus Poses & Everglow

Frigid.

I’m assuming my audience is mostly made up of other bloggers, so I have to ask a question.  Do you ever edit one picture, and then just want to forget about the rest?  For example, I really liked my first photo, but the only reason I decided to make a snowy picture was to highlight the free jacket I’m wearing, but of course, the picture I like, well you can’t see the jacket, so conundrum.  I gotta take some more photos.  Of course, I could keep it simple, but I don’t.  I decide I am going to add more snow, and I am going to try out using slow motion animations, and then my teeth look so weird, so I gotta fix those.  Ugh.  Seriously.  One photo.  Why do you have to be so time-consuming?  Then, you hop on Flickr and realize that somebody made this beautiful photo and in the description field they say…oh this is just a 15 minute edit. Really?  I wish I could do a 15 minute edit and my pictures look amazing!  Heck, I wish I could find a pose I like  or a pair of earrings I like in 15 minutes. I am just going to ignore those people who come up with those huge wonderful set designs.  How much time does that take?

Pose-Everglow-616

So basically, can ya’ll stop being so freakin talented?

Kidding aside, my jacket is free and it comes by group gift from Foppish.  I am sure it has been highlighted numerous times, but I just loved it.  I ended up getting a couple of other things at Foppish as well.  I also hit up the Knitting Circle Rummage Sale.  Woot for sales!

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Grixdale-Dryer Fuzz-Scoop-Muted  Knitting Circle Rummage Sale!
Atomic-I <3 Plaid – Black   Knitting Circle Rummage Sale!
h.m.a.e.m. – my three skulls jewelry
Maitreya- Mesh Jazz Boots-Black
Mayfly – Deep Sky Mesh Eye-Rainshower Shadow
MG – Eyelashes – Wild Full Thick
Synthetique- Medium Fierce Nails
Foppish-Wooly Gown Coat-Skulls-Group Gift *Free
Severed Garden-Priska Hair
the Skinnery-Mirte-Casual Makeup-Toffee
Pink Fuel-Kumi-Matte Lips-Bordeaux-Teeth

B&W Challenge: Constantly Saving Myself from Self-Destruct.

I often feel like I am my own worst enemy.  I focus 100% on the task at hand.  Good-If you have my attention, then you have 100% of it.  Bad-If you don’t, I will ignore you.  This seeps into every ounce of my fiber.  Whatever I am not doing, kinda just fades to the back of my mind.  Inevitably, some things get out of hand and some people get pretty mad.

Two things collide in these pics: The Black and White Challenge by Maci Restless and the fact that I feel a bit overwhelmed.  I was aiming to do something destructive to match my mood at the moment.  I was just testing poses, and realized that this particular pose above by Delmay looked as if I was trying to catch the bat thwarted by the object in the back. Voila. Perfect. I kinda liked it. The area was particle heavy and all the shots, no matter what, would not cooperate, so I cropped it more than I wanted.  I didn’t really fix anything…just let it be and changed the colors. I did have a story in my own head about these photos.  They may not be my best, but I loved thinking outside of the box, and trying to make it happen!  Thanks Maci!

FaMESHed is under way.  They have tons of goodies.  I am being a conservationist and only buying what I plan on using in the moment instead of going FaMeshING-crazy.  This round, I picked up some shoes by Decoy and some hair by Wasabi Pills.  I am sure I will keep going back to FaMESHed all month.  I also tried and loved the Glam Affair Lilith Skin.  It is beautiful.  Is it me?  Not so sure.  I loved it enough to buy it though! Her skins are always so sleek and sophisticated.  They scream buy me.   I am sure you will see it sprinkled among my blog posts.  Kamouraska also put out Noranda Chevron Kaftan dress in an exclusive Teal color for her group gift this month!  Kamouraska does have new exclusives each month, so make sure to join right now–it’s free!  (Sorry, you can’t see the color…whoopsy!)

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Deetalez-Nylon Tights
Wasabi Pills-Noriko-Golden @ FaMeshed *New
Synthetique Ultimate French Series
Decoy- Lea Pumps – White/Creme @ FaMeshed *New
Kamouraska-Noranda Chevron Kaftan-Teal-Group Gift Sept. *New
Glam Affair – Lilith – America – Clean BL *New
Ikon- ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Pale Arabian Blue
Poses: Delmay, Apple Spice, and Everglow

Location: Sezuan Alliance