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New Year’s Heartbreak

I took these pics on New Year’s Day. I was feeling a bit down, so I decided to do a blue sort of scene, with a play on words… “Happy Blue Year.” For a lot of reasons, New Year’s is tough for me, but it was more than the usual this year. I just felt in my gut entering 2018 that our beloved pup was unlikely to make it to 2019. He was diagnosed with a heart condition late last summer and the truth is, at one point I didn’t even think we’d get one last autumn and holiday season with him. But we did… and yet, I knew it was probably the last. I did my best to make the most of it.

Unfortunately, I had no idea how right my gut was. His condition took a sudden turn for the worse and Thursday morning we had to say goodbye. We’re heartbroken. I’m shattered and utterly devastated. I don’t know how to do this… to live without my baby here. I know time will help me figure it out but I also know I’ll never be the same. Having to say goodbye was brutal… the coming weeks, months, year will be brutal, too. But never having had him would’ve been worse. He made more than a quarter of my life brighter and better. I’m forever changed by having had him in my life.

I don’t have it in me to do a lot more than explain this, share my pics and list credits. But I wanted to get this posted before it got any further into 2018.

Happy Blue Year

hold on to the memories, they will hold on to you

And I made a collage of our baby, which I also wanted to share here.

Our beloved Flashdog

And on a final note, a song that’s been helping me cope a bit, particularly the quote “hold on to the memories, they’ll hold on to you,” which happens to be the title of the headshot. It appropriately came on the radio as we drove home from the vet Thursday morning, and while I sobbed through it, it was also cathartic somehow. Music is magic for me, so I am using it to get through this, as much as I am able.

~Lucie

Fashion Credits
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LAQ: Scarlet bento head, Luna skin applier, glitter eyeshadow applier
Foxes: Party headband – Happy New Year – Silver (plain version included)
Exile: Persuasive hair – Reds
Izzie’s: Winter eyes – blues & greys – blue
Cae: Northstar necklace and earrings (group gift)
Decoy: Lianne dress
Ingenue: Lucia heels – Navy
ChicChica: Care To Drink – Champagne glasses and bottle (pic 1), Drink on my own – glass (pic 2)
Embody: Footloose 3 pose (modified by props)

Decor Credits:
Trompe Loeil – Keithia Tower V1.2
[ keke ] 2018 rosegold . high lod
[ keke ] champagne jello with gold dust
[ keke ] black caviar
[ keke ] white caviar
[ keke ] pink champagne jello with lavender dust
[ keke ] edible gold
[ keke ] glitter sphere . big . rotating
+Half-Deer+ Christmas Set – Ice Blue – FULL TREE SETUP
:::ChicChica::: Bottle REZZ
Cheeky Pea: Country Home Coffee Table Winter
Cheeky Pea: Winter Isle Sofa (PG)
Cheeky Pea: Winter Isle Rug
Elusive: Hanging Pails with Lights Red

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Pay It Forward

There’s a really great event called Paying It Forward that offers shoppers a chance to buy items that are transfer/no copy to give as gifts. Of course, feel free to buy yourself gifts, too! Since we’re in the gift giving season of the year, this is such a cute idea. Also, if you join the group there are a lot gifts you can grab for yourself, too! I am wearing one of the group gifts, from *Just BECAUSE*, and it’s so adorable. I love sweater dresses, especially when they manage to pull off both cozy and sexy, as I think this one does so well! The poses I used in both pics for this post are from Sari-Sari and you can find them at Tannenbaum, which runs through Christmas. The angles I shot at don’t show it well, but the snowball I’m holding is heart-shaped and there’s also a really cute couple pose that has the same prop. My adorable boots from Reign (called Lorelai, which meant I had to have them, obviously) and they’re also new for Tannenbaum.

Winter daydreams

If you have blinked, odds are you’ve missed a new bento head release from LAQ. Mallory Cowen has been releasing them like crazy! In this post I am wearing Rebel, which might be my favorite to date. These heads are all OMEGA enabled from the get-go. No need for an extra hud or to buy anything additional! They also have fantastic animations. I thought this playful one made it look like I was catching snowflakes, and unlike the Lucy in Charlie Brown, I never wait for January snowflakes! My necklace is by Cae, and is also at Tannenbaum, as is the manicure I’m wearing from Alme.

Catching snowflakes

I started my month with food poisoning, so I apologize for the delay in posting. The timing really sucked since I was so looking forward to decorating and doing a ton of posts for Christmas, but I’m gonna make the most of the time left in the month!

~Lucie

Credits
Fashion:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LAQ: Rebel Mesh Head tone 1.0
Buzzeri: Glacier Eyes – Winter
Exile: Jolene hair – Reds
Cae: Merry necklace Tannenbaum
*Just BECAUSE*: Silvia dress – Paying It Forward Group Gift
Alme: Snowy Winter nail applier Tannenbaum
Izzie’s: Cozy Tights
Reign: Lorelai booties and leg warmers Tannenbaum
Sari-Sari: Snow Heart poses Tannenbaum

Decor:
What Next: Winter Harvest Chair (pillow & blanket), Winter Harvest Drinks Tray, Winter Harvest Side Table, Winter Harvest Chair (pillows), Winter Harvest Firepit, Winter Harvest Stars Lantern (medium)
Hive: Christmas tree farm build and trees Tannenbaum
Little Branch: Giant Cedar (this was formerly at an event and as of this posting wasn’t yet on the MP store), Conifer
Studio Skye: Snow machine (enhanced in post processing on Pic 2)

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I’m vintage…

LAQ has released a brand new head that I am in love with. Vivien is mature, sophisticated and reminds me a bit of Betty White. If you’ve been dying to have a bento head that looks mature, this is your chance! Like all other LAQ heads, Vivien features motion capture animations and they’re gorgeous.

I'm not old, I'm vintage

I decided to pair Vivien’s elegance with some vintage items from the 1940s inspired round of Rewind. I’m posing on one of Astralia’s backdrops and wearing a gown by Valentina E. My hair is from Olive and it’s called Lorelai which made me unbelievably happy because, hello Lorelai Gilmore! Anyway, all of these things can be found at Rewind through November 28th. My shoes are new from Gos at the current round of FaMESHed. The Cassie pumps are the first to debut Gos’s new HUDs, which feature three different color packs, including a pack that matches Blueberry’s color palette.

Sexy is a state of mind

To everyone celebrating today, I wish you a lovely Thanksgiving! Thank you for being here with me.

~Lucie

PS. Please forgive me because this never, ever happens to me but I forgot to write down the pose I was using in the headshot pic. 😦

Credits:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LAQ: Vivien mesh head – tone 1.0
Buzzeri: Gleam Eyes – Sapphire
Olive: Lorelai hair – Naturals Rewind
Cae: Trinket necklace
Valentina E.: Gilda gown & gloves Rewind
Gos: Cassie pumps FaMESHed
Astralia: Pin up life backgrounds (Martini) Rewind
Embody: Footloose 1 (pic 2)

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Horrors

After 3 rounds of DRD’s Shadow Box I can honestly say, I utterly love this box! Getting a dark and light version of similar items is a ton of fun. I thought Halloween would be a perfect time to use October’s Dark version of their awesome bathroom collection. Just Because has a fabulous group gift bloody version of their Giselle gown available. I’m wearing Doe hair from The Epiphany and eyes by Izzie’s. My nail applier and rings are both from Collabor88. The rings are from Yummy and the nails are Nylon Outfitters.

The honeymoon's over

I also took a pic of my attic. I’m using Disorderly’s gacha collection called Abandonment. It’s so fabulously creepy that it seemed perfect for my haunted house. You can come visit if you haven’t! It will be open through November 11th. If you visit and take any pics, please share them in the Flickr group!

Credits:
Pic 1
Fashion:
Maitreya
Catwa: Koura bento head
Pink Fuel: Adeline Catwa applier – Vamp tone
Doe: Devilish hair – Monotone HUD The Epiphany (Through November 15th)
Cae: Blood necklace
Izzie’s: Angel eyes – White, Body blood & Wounds applier, bloody lips applier
Just Because: Giselle bloody gown (Group Gift)
Yummy: Nightmare rings Collabor88
Nylon Outfitters: Vampire Ombre nails for Maitreya Collabor88
Elephante Poses: Sabrina 6

Decor:
Roost: Sunny Dale (Ladder Attic) House
DRD: Shadow Box Series 01 – Radiator – Dark, Series 01 – Bathtub – Dark, Series 01 – Bathmat – Dark, Series 01 – Dirty Laundry – Dark,
+Half-Deer+ Deadwood Tree – Ashen – C (lights)
JIAN House Spider :: Lurker (enlarged using script menu)

Pic 2:
Roost: Sunny Dale (Ladder Attic) house
Disorderly: / Abandonment / Small Crate / Heads, / Abandonment / Pile / Torso, / Abandonment / Worktable / RARE, / Abandonment / Pile / Head, / Abandonment / Pile / Feet, / Abandonment / Pile / Arms, / Abandonment / Small Crate / Hands & Feet, / Abandonment / Pile / Feet, / Abandonment / Big Crate / Legs, / Abandonment / Head Shelf, / Abandonment / Pallet / Torso, / Abandonment / Pile / Lower Body, / Abandonment / Hanging Display / EXCLUSIVE (only available during The Epiphany with points) The Epiphany

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My Best Friend’s Wedding

October has been a rough month for me in RL. I’ve been sick with a sinus infection, we had some more health issues with our beloved pup, my husband hurt his foot and my RL sister is dealing with some sort of health problem that as yet is undiagnosed but has produced some scary symptoms. I took a bit of an unintentional blogging break as a result and poured myself into my personal sim. Decorating relaxes me for some reason. But our dog is doing as well as he’s been since all of his health stuff began in late August (I’m almost afraid to even type this, but currently this is the longest we’ve gone between vet visits since all of this began on August 22nd) and so, October is ending on a high note. Plus, last night in SL I was the maid of honor in one of my best friend’s wedding!

Miraculously, both Rosa and I were ready long before the start of the wedding so I had a chance to snap a few pics of us together. I figured it was a good chance to blog us together, which I’ve been wanting to do for ages anyway.

Rosa was a beautiful bride! She’s wearing LAQ’s Ana bento mesh head and a Junbug gown.

My friend, the Bride

I returned to my redheaded ways thanks to an Exile updo, and I chose a LeLutka head for the wedding. I didn’t want to be too matchy… I wanted the bride to have the chance to stand out! My gown is a new release from Just Because that I adore.
My gorgeous Gleam eyes are from Buzzeri and you can win them from their gacha at The Epiphany through November 1th. Each win includes a ticket you can exchange for a copy version of OMEGA appliers, which is an option I really like. Each eye color also has two versions.

Friendship

My sim, In Omnia Paratus, is currently open to the public through November 11th! I hope you’ll come visit and take pics. There’s a haunted house, a pumpkin patch and plenty of cozy fall nooks. If you do, please share your pics in my flickr group! It’s my hope to open it again in December.

~Lucie

Credits
Rosa:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LAQ: Ana mesh head
Buzzeri: Zodiac eyes – Jade
Magika: Meadow hair – Hud 1
Cae: Entwined collection headband and earrings
Junbug: Olenna skirt & top – Ivory

Me:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LeLutka: Greer bento head
Glam Affair: Nicola applier for LeLutka – Asia
Buzzeri: Gleam eyes – Amber The Epiphany
Exile: Class Act hair – Reds
Cae: Kitten 2 earrings and necklace
Just Because: Phoebe Gown

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Hello October

October has long been one of my favorite months. I love autumn. Right now it’s snowing outside, the leaves are mostly a glorious gold and it’s just breathtaking. It will be a bit before I add snow in SL, though! I have to savor this season as much as I can! So, I’ve created an apple orchard, a table for “selling” my wares, a pumpkin patch, a cornfield… and I’m still working on my sim! But I had to share some of what I’ve done so far, and I had the cutest autumn ensemble going on! My top is Decoy, available at the current round of Collabor88 until October 6th. My adorable Mary Jane style sneakers are also a Collabor88 release, from Ingenue. I absolutely love these and they come in a wide mix of solids and patterns, so there’s something for everyone. My cozy leggings from Neve can now be found in the Mainstore, and come in a wide variety of colors and prints.

Waiting for a sale

My hair is Athena, by Truth. It was the VIP group gift in September. It’s still available as the group gift, but I don’t know for how much longer! Still, older gifts are available for sale. The VIP group is SO worth being in because you get a multi-style full colorpack hair each month! Athena is one of my all-time favorite hairs in SL. I love all of these rebellious, wild curls and it almost makes me want to cut my RL curls shorter. But then add in the cute side braid and style options and it’s really versatile, too. My Catwa skin applier is Olga from [theSkinnery] and it is also at Collabor88 through the 6th. I topped the lips with one of the colors from the Sheer Kiss palette from Pink Fuel. These adorable Jack-o-Lanterns are by Candle and Cauldron and you can buy them individually or in fatpacks per color.

Sincerity

~Lucie

Fashion Credits:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
Catwa: Koura mesh head
[theSkinnery]: Olga applier – Champagne – No Brows version Collabor88
[theSkinnery]: Dune Brows Style 3
Buzzeri: Shift eyes – Human – Moss
Decoy: Natalie Tunic Collabor88
Cae: Acorn necklace
Neve: Deedee leggings
Ingenue: Elke sneakers – Chocolate Collabor88
Repose: Smoking Hot pose 1 (Marketplace only)

Decor Credits:
Pic 1
JIAN: Hillside Orchard – Apple Tree, Table w/ Runner, Cider Jugs (4), Apple Bags (3C), Apple Bags (Solo 1), Apple Bags (Solo 2), Apple Bags (Solo 3), LadderApple Bucket (Few)
[we’re CLOSED] grass field dry 03 – random, grass field dry 04 – random
JIAN Playtime Piglets 1. Hay Napper RARE
{what next} Orchard Fallen Apples Decor, Garden Paving – cross path (lit)
Ariskea: Sage pumpkins 1 & 2
Sway’s [Autumn] Pumpkin decoration . single B – 3
{BunBun & Dream} HalloweenParty – Donuts Traditional
+Half-Deer+ Ice Cream Flowers – Pumpkin Collabor88
*HEXtraordinary*Pumpkin Pasties
MishMish – Mini Pumpkin Pies
Artisan Fantasy: Stony Hollow Hay Bale – Solo
HPMD* Cliff Hill – autumn B, HPMD* Garden Tree08 – orange c
Cheeky Pea: Asher’s Hayride Cider Station

Pic 2
[DDD] New Pumpkin Garden Plot – 2×2, Wood & Rope Picket Fence
Candle and Cauldron: Take Flight Jack-o-Lantern – Nox, Familiar Jack-o-Lantern – Orange, Tall Happy Jack-o-Lantern – Casper
Con.&floorplan. Windmill Hideout – PG – Green
Little Branch: sweetChestNut*7Li{Seasons}*Animated
HPMD* Garden Tree05 – extra two colors / A+B

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I’m just chewing gum

Recently, I happened upon a new-to-me artist named Nina Nesbitt and her song Chewing Gum. One of the lines is “cuz I’m a made-up mess in a backless dress” and well, I was already wearing this sexy backless dress from Neve, which you can grab at Uber through September 23rd on and it just seemed like kismet. I styled the rest of the look around the sexy, peppy song. My hair is a recent Mainstore release from Truth called Lady, and it includes multiple styling options, which you can see here. The killer red heels I have on are from Ingenue’s Cosette gacha at The Arcade, and this is just one of 16 colors to collect!

I'm a made-up mess in a backless dress

I am also wearing a new skin applier by [theSkinnery] for Catwa heads. Karen is available at Ultra through October 8th. I really like this skin. I love the messy brows and the soft sheen it has. There are also really cute crinkles around the eyes, which make me happy. While I can appreciate the absolute flawlessness of some of the skin appliers you find in SL, I also really love seeing the realism offered by creators like Umazuma Metaluna who owns [theSkinnery]. My gorgeous, bold jewelry is Cae’s Anika set which is available at FaMESHed through September 27th.

Chewing Gum

Below you can watch the video and listen to the song that helped inspire this post. It may not be available in all countries.

~Lucie

Credits
Maitreya: Lara Mesh Body
Catwa: Koura bento head
[theSkinnery]: Karen Catwa applier – Honey tone Ultra
Truth: Lady hair – Multitone 1 hud
Cae: Anika jewelry set FaMEHSed
Neve: Dre dress Uber
Ingenue: Cosette heels – Rouge The Arcade
Buzzeri: Moonstone eyes – Midnight Catwa Appliers
oOo Studio: Fever Pose 6 (pic 1) and Fever Pose 7 (pic 2)
SAYO SCENES – Wright Staircase Backdrop – COMMON