Alphabet Challenge-E

Alphabet Blog Challenge-E

Letter E in Willow Zander’s Alphabet Challenge was a challenge! I spent a great deal of time working out various looks with shoes that had an E.  Getting the right combination was finally solved when I settled on starting with En Svale‘s Cowichan sweater, and based my look from there.  That settled it was fun to use many items I had tucked away, like these earmuffs from artilleri, and this knit hat from epoque. I love this bag from Tokidoki and would love to have it in real life. My skin is Eva from Tuli, and worn with eye-makeup from ElymodeElikatira‘s secret boots were perfect, and felt I needed to add some socks from League in ecru, as my legs looked cold in my denim skirt from Emery with out them.

Hat: Epoque – Baggy Knit Hat
Earmuffs: artilleri – Knit Earmuffs – White
Hair: Exile – Opal – Roots – Teak
Eyes: Amacci – Gaze Eyes – Autumn Green
Makeup: Elymode – Vita Eyeshadow – Black
Skin: TuliEva – Tone 3/Br 01b
Necklace: Essentia – Tiger’s Eye Necklace
Sweater: en Svale – Cowichan Sweater
Gloves: en Svale – Gloves – Cocoa
Shirt: CKSDEssentials Sweater Dress – Chocolate (top only)
Skirt: Emery – Denim Skirt – Palette #01
Bag: TokidokiElephant Bag – Brown
Socks: League – Thermal Long Socks – Frayed Ecru
Boots: Elikatira – Secret Boots -Molasses
Poses: Imperial Elegance (ImpEle) [Currently Closed]

I Heart Red

Bax Boots & NyteNDay
Bax Boots & Nyte'N'Day

Sasy and I have been out shopping.  I haven’t been out much lately, and she willingly dragged me everywhere.  I was able to pick up these fabulously over-sized sunglasses called funny enough, Oversized Shades, from Epoque, formerly known as VintageWear.  Yes, if you didn’t know they have rebranded, and also have hair at their VintageWear Outlet on discount!  These glasses were a great deal with scripted options for the lenses in Black, Clear, Resin, Sunset, Gold, Purple, Pink, Rose, and the frames options are Onyx, Silver, Opal, Ebony, Bronze, Copper, Gold, and Ivory.

I love sweater dresses and picked up this newish one from Nyte’N’Day in Red.  They come in a range of vibrant colors, and are well designed with good seams, and prim work.  The sweater texture is perfect, and I love the effect of it will the off the shoulder neckline.  Sexy, stylish, and comfortable looking, what more could you want?

I fully admit I bought the dress simply to go with my Prestige Boots from Bax Coen.  Boots this hot, you know you deserve a new outfit to go with, am I right?  The Prestige Boots are full of all the bells and whistles Bax Coen thoughtfully designs into footwear.  These are no exception.  Mine are the Red pair, which gives you script color options of 4 shades of red to suit, as Fire, Maroon, Burgundy and Grape.   I am wearing them in maroon, with another great option we love Bax for, scripted top options.  In the past they have scripted lace and other trims into their boots, with the Prestige you have Over the Knee, Denim Cuffs available in light and dark denim, Straight, and Rolled Down.  They also feature low lag scripted auto size, with get this REMOTE sizing, so if you get all flustered while resizing contact them, and they can size them via remote while you wear them.  I know!  Lastly they have a variety of changes you can make to the trim parts, like zippers, heel, etc. You can check them out more here.  They are also available in store in White, and Black.  I love how vibrant they are with my Zaara Classic Jean, in Indigo, and how well the cuff works with them.

I chose Essentia’s Byzantine Necklace in silver to work with this neckline, I think they do a nice job together, neither hogging the spot light, standing out on their own nicely.  This is an amazing constructed piece, you really should see the detail, plus bonus is Unisex!  Would be great for gifts His n Hers style.  I had to delve into the pack of City Purses from ETD for this look, I love the red croc, the texturing is perfect.  If you have never tried an ETD purse you owe it to yourself to indulge a little, they are packed with an ao. Bonus I jacked the animations out and added them to my ao, and made up a notecard for them for use with other purses as well.

My hair is A Little Lift in Coffee from Clawtooth by Clawtooth.  I love this with the flippy ends, the lift at the top, and well done side-sweep bangs.  I am wearing some of my latest favorite skins from League, the Misty in Suntan, and silver eyes from Scarlia.  My lashes are from Celestial Studios, the Club Collection, and are Club 6.

Hair: Clawtooth by Clawtooth – A Little Lift – Coffee
Skin: League – Misty – Suntan – Silver
Sunglasses: (epoque) VintageWear – Oversized Shades – Metal
Eyes: Scarlia – Monochrome Eyes – Silver 3
Lashes: Celestial Studios – Club Collection – Club 6
Necklace: Essentia – Byzantine Necklace – Silver
Sweater Dress: Nyte’N’Day – Mini Red
Bag: ETD – City Handbag – Red Croc
Jeans: Zaara – Classic – Indigo
Boots: Bax – Prestige Boots – Red Leather (Maroon with Cuffed Denim Top Option)
Poses by Flowey Click to Teleport

Hot Date

Perfect for a Hot Date!
Perfect for a Hot Date!

So it’s Friday and after many early nights this week, I am thinking I might be up for a date night with Gary.  Maybe some exploring, shopping, dancing, who knows.  So I need a hot date dress that will work for any situation I come into, ‘cept a ball, I have no desire to attend a formal event tonight.  But it still needs some vavavavoom to it.

I was able to find that in the Glam dress from JE Republic, bonus this tiger stripe works perfectly with my Digit Darkes Messina heels in tiger.  Seriously meant to be.    The dress comes in a number of colors, I bought the gold and orange,  shown here in gold, in darker colors the tiger stripe effect becomes more subtle.  I like the embellishment around the bodice, and the short length.  I hope to go back and grab some more.   I wish the designer had considered more layer work when constructing it, it would have made the bodice in jacket length fun for wearing with pants at a longer length.  I really should send a note card suggesting more layer work and why.  I think many times people really aren’t considering how often we will wear parts of an outfit with other items.

My Digit Darkes Messina heels in Tiger Natural were the first thing I thought when I clicked buy.  The tone and style is perfectly suited.  The Messina heels are scripted for resize, walk, and sounds.  They come in a number of variations, from plaid to these.

The Tiger’s Eye set from Essentia was a must have for this.  The set contains a necklace, earrings, and bracelet with this funky pattern on them.  I like the length of the earrings, and felt the necklace had enough substance to hold its own against the dress.  Not overly large and chunky, and not too small and delicate –a perfect match.  I have my Eydie handbag from VG Republic (aka GLAM aka Miam Miam).  This one was released when they were Miam Miam.  (I am still patiently waiting for the reopen 🙂 )  Its a cute little back I wear with my priority 4 handbag anims, as it comes preloaded with animations, and is no mod.  Please more people consider making anims an option on purses.  Sometimes I want to use my anims with it, sometimes I want one with its own anims.  But I like a choice, it takes 1 second to rez a copy and then put the anims in.  Many designers are now giving you a choice, either by providing you with other copies, Posed/UnPosed, or even attachment choices (you can copy and do this too if not included on a copy purse)  Hand/Shoulder.    Lately I have a ao I love for totes, so I am copying and moving them all to my right shoulder.

My Hot Date night skin…Redgrave’s Leticia in tan and smoky.  Realistic and well done.   To top it off the Maya II hair from Naughty.  This is one of my favorite hairs its long and with a bit of a hint of curl and a look of mussed in a hot way.

I have no clue where my night will take me.  I am currently looking into some places I found in Showcase.  But I could as easily end up looking this hot, but parked on my sofa watching youtube videos.ave Below are some links to places I troll for a fun or interesting night out.

Second Life Showcase Second Life Out & About (flickr group)                      Xploring Second Life (flickr group)           Other peoples picks 😉

Hair:  Naughty Designs –  Maya II – Red Sea [Purchased]
Skin: Redgrave -Leticia – Tan Skin – smoky [Purchased]
Jewelry: Essentia –  Tiger’s Eye Set [Gift from designer]
Handbag: VG Republic –  Eydie Handbag  Noir (no longer available) [Purchased]
Dress: JE Republic – Glam – Original – Gold [Purchased]
Shoes: Digit Darkes – Messina Heel – Tiger Natural (Gold) [Review Item]
Poses: Long Awkward Pose Teleport Here.

Simply Chic

Simply Blog
Simply Blog

Last week while out birthday binge shopping with Sasy,  I found this chic fun dress called Natascha at LeeZu.  I loved it on sight, and have been wearing it most of the week while hunting down the perfect hair for it.  It’s a fun little dress, and so easy to style it chic, or dressy fun depending on the accessories you chose. This dress is fun, it leans to couture, it leans to mod 60’s, but down right great shape.  Prim work all over the top, and sleeves, and short skirt in a all over color with good texture keeps it classic and simple.   Natascha is stylish yet allows you to be the center of attention and not just the dress.  It’s available in a range of colors, and has the top and bottom on shirt/pant and undershirt/underpant layers as an option.

Enkythings’s sexy Cypa boots in Black Alligator was a killer wardrobe addition. (Click here,  and here for Cypa boots pron)  This boot has such vivid amazing texture work,  it’s so sleek and sexy.  There is such a range of textures within the line of Cypa boots you have to see them all.  Worn brown leathers, detailed skins, luscious fun scroll work, you name it its got it, really making for a unique accessory.   DeLa’s JuJu clutch bag in black was the perfect handbag to complement the boot, its a nicely styled clutch, with beautiful texture work and is available in a number of colors.   Essentia’s Medallion Set in gold is where i had fun with this.  It’s a set of bracelets, and earrings that have me wearing them often.  I love the tiered work of medallions on the earrings.  The set is available in gold, and silver.   I have been tinting the silver set to match outfits easily and add a cute pop of color.

It’s taken a week of going through my inventory and stores to find the one hair I love with this outfit, and today I was pleased to log on and find a new release at ETD and it was perfect!   The Felicity at first look appeared to be a lovely casual hair.  Upon wearing it i was delighted to discover its downright sexy chic.  It sweep over and to the side, with good volume and height in a soft sex kitten way.  To top it off its got hair pins securing the hairs at the top.  I have gone nuts over hair pinned hair as of late so this was something that made me smile when I changed from the Chestnut shade to the Blonde shade in the Naturals Pack 1.  BTW  ELIKA is DA BOMB for offering Naturals Packs. Just Sayin’.

Items & Teleports:

Hair:  ETD Felicity – Blonde [Purchased]
Skin:  Redgrave – 01 Leticia Tan Skin –  oldrose [Purchased]
Dress: LeeZu – Natascha Flexi Dress – Black [Purchased]
Jewelry:  Essentia – Medallion Set- Gold [Gift from Designer]
PurseDeLa – Clutch bag “Juju” Black [Purchased]
Boots: enkythings – Cypa Black Alligator [Bday present from Miss Sasy Scarborough ;P]

All poses shown from DeLa