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Champagne

I’ve been hooked on this song by Lindsay Ell since I first heard it probably six weeks ago. I’ve had it on my Current Obsessions playlist since. I thought it was good inspiration for a pic, so here you go… me in a posh limo (courtesy of Foxcity) wearing a sexy little red dress (from Just Because) and these killer Kristen heels from Gos, which you can snag at the October round of FaMESHed before it closes. I’m wearing LAQ’s Athena head in this post, which I will also wear in my next post with a close up. This head is gorgeous and if you’re looking for a less “soft” or “cute” look, I definitely would check this one out. I personally like softer/cute so I tweaked my shape and I’m using one of LAQ’s eyebrow appliers, instead of the very strong (and gorgeous) default brows on the skin for this head. But this head has such a great jaw and nose, and I really love it.

You make me feel like Jessica Biel

I’ve been dealing with mental health struggles lately. I had hoped there might be a medical cause, in terms of vitamin deficiencies or a thyroid imbalance (which I’ve had a lot of this year), but all my labs were normal, so I’ll be following up with my psychiatrist soon. It’s been a hella crazy year for us in RL, so I’m kind of thinking some of that is catching up to me. But I believe very strongly in discussing mental health challenges, so as to help with the stigma they still carry, so I thought I’d share my struggles here.

~Lucie

Credits:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LAQ: Athena bento head & skin applier (tone 1.5) with separate LAQ brows applier
Izzie’s: Winter Eyes – Fantasy – Amber
MINA: Annie hair – Reds
Cae: Evie necklace & earrings
Just Because: Heather dress (fatpack)
Gos: Kristen Lace Platforms (fatpack – metals hud)
Foxcity: PhotoBooth – Club Black (please note this is JUST a backdrop – poses are sold separately), Posh Bento Pose Set – pose 1

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Summer’s End

I live at 9,000 feet in RL (which is about 2700 meters for those not in the US). Here fall comes early. We had a first tree start showing signs of changing in late July, and now there are quite a few aspens with yellow leaves. I love fall (and am not overly fond of summer) so this makes me really happy.

Because I began changing my sim to fall at the end of July I rented a little beach cottage on one of the Baja Norte sims. They’re really pretty and you don’t have to be a renter to get rezz rights. Just join the group (there is a fee, but I think it’s worth it). Respect that the houses have renters, but other than that the sims are open to explore! It’s a great place to do summery, beachy pics and I may keep mine year-round! It’s a reasonable rate and it’s kind of fun to have an SL “vacation” home, silly as that might sound!

Anyway, when I saw this dress from Neve I knew it would go perfectly with the cute print heels Ingenue released for August’s Collabor88 (they should be in the Mainstore soon, if they aren’t yet). I chose the ice cream cone ones (because, hello adorable!) and my general goal was to look like the embodiment of ice cream. My Magika hair color is courtesy the group gift Color Melt Palette hud which works with specific newer hair releases. The ice cream cone is from Half-Deer and the pose is Nantra’s. The straw hat is an automatically rezzed prop but you can remove it if you don’t need/want it for some reason. The lemon cushioned chairs from Half-Deer went nicely next to my Dust Bunny ice cream vending machine out on my deck.

Ice Cream Dreams

My closeup better shows off the adorable LAQ Cherry head, which I paired with Pink Fuel’s applier Melody. I am always so happy to see stores release for LAQ heads. They’re my favorite heads to use (LeLutka being my second choice) and while Mallory Cowen’s skins are utterly gorgeous, it’s fun to have more variety and options! Mochi Milena puts a lot of thought into her huds for her appliers and I love using them. They’re easy and fun and you get so many options. Plus, I’ve always felt adorable in Pink Fuel skins! I’m wearing a pair of glasses by Cae on my head. Also by Cae is my cute flamingo necklace.

At Summer's End

Full credits below! I’ll be leaving for vacation on Saturday, but when I get back I have some news to share! I’m pretty excited about it, and hope others will be too!

~Lucie

Credits
Fashion:
Maitreya: Lara Mesh Body
LAQ: Cherry mesh head
Pink Fuel: Melody LAQ applier – Apricot
Izzie’s: Yonder eyes – teal
Magika: Solace Hair – Color Melt Group Gift Hud
Cae: Flamingo necklace, Ibiza glasses (dark lens version)
Neve: Helen dress – fatpack
Ingenue: Delish Heels – Prints
Poses: {NANTRA} Sea Breeze

Decor:
+Half-Deer+ Summerfruit Lounge Chair (White+Pink)
dust bunny . ice cream vending machine . blue
{what next} Dahlia Outdoor Drinks Cart (white)
{what next} Dahlia Lemonade Dispenser
{what next} Dahlia Hydrangea Vase
{what next} Waterfront Cottage (Brighton) V3

Location: Baja Cove

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Summer Fever

I’ve been sick with shingles and so I’m not going to write much… but I wanted to share some things with you all!

I’m wearing lingerie by Gos (a recent Uber release that should be in the Mainstore soon), with gorgeous shoes that match and can be found at FaMESHed through the 27th.

My alt is wearing hair I snagged her at the Wasabi Pills summer sale which ends tomorrow (the 24th) so be sure to head over to grab some gorgeous hair at a great price!

Summer Fever

We’re both wearing LAQ heads. Mine is a newer release – Sandy – and I’m also wearing eyes Conviction’s Lucent available from Lookbook. I’ve added the SONG Cutie Liptints to my look, which is also a Lookbook release. Lorelai and I are both wearing e.marie nails. Mine are the Lookbook release.

Beach House

~Lucie

Credits

Lucie:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LAQ: Sandy mesh head & applier – tone 2.5
SONG: Cutie liptints Lookbook
Exile: Calm Sea – 5 color naturals pack (a FLF release which I tinted)
Conviction: Lucent eyes – fatpack Lookbook
Cae: Aurora necklace & earrings
Gos: Diana lingerie, Diana D’Orsay shoes FaMESHed
e.marie: Daily Slay coffin nails Lookbook

Lorelai:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LAQ: Neve mesh head – tone 1.5
Izzie’s: LAQ lashes
Buzzeri: Shift eyes – Sapphire – Human Pupil
Wasabi Pills: Fleur hair – browns
Mutresse: Marta Lingerie
Ingenue: Lilou heels – bubblegum (a FLF color, but they’re available in other colors)
Yummy: Diamond solitaire – gold
e.marie: pointed nails – palette collection 1

Purple Poses: Couple 373 (pic 1), Friends 220 (second pic)

Decor:
Ariskea[GoldFish] Giant Philodendron Plant[2]
Ariskea[GoldFish] Bed Couples & Adult
Ariskea[GoldFish] Nightstand Plant
Ariskea[GoldFish]Oldie Nightstand
{What Next} Summertime Radio Decor
dust bunny . daisy shack . RARE

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I got the boy…

The two pics in this post were inspired by Jana Kramer’s song “I Got The Boy.” I have had the idea for this post literally since the first time I heard this song… and it came out in 2015, so it’s been a long time in the making. You can read the lyrics (and I’ll add the video below, which may not work depending on where you live due to streaming rights). But the gist of it is, a woman sees her first love’s wedding pic in the paper… and she gets very nostalgic.

I decided to use my malt and one of my alts to do this. My malt is in the same skin/body/head for both shots, but with the help of some different hair and a beard, he’s “grown up” a bit in the wedding pic.

I got the boy (which for some reason I did with my alt, so really “I” got the man lol).

I got the boy

She got the man.

In this look, I am wearing Pink Fuel’s gorgeous LeLutka applier for Lookbook. I also have on one of Izzie’s Natural Glosses for Lookbook and my eyes are LeLutka appliers, also a Lookbook release, from Avi Glam. Izzie’s and Avi Glam also included Omega and Catwa appliers. You can grab the free HUD to shop from on Marketplace or you can pick one up in world at Lookbook HQ. Lookbook HUDs update on the 27th of every month.

She got the man

The song that inspired it all.

~Lucie

Credits:
(I got the boy)
On Seph
Belleza: Jake mesh body
LeLutka: Andrea bento head
Izzie’s: Tokyo Lights eyes
Exile: Can’t Stop The Feeling – Naturals
Riot: Maui Swim Trunks – Glacier

On Lorelai
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LAQ: Ana bento head (tone 1.0)
Doe: Gaz hair – Blondes
Buzzeri: Moody eyes – Storm
Just Because: Irma bikini – fatpack

Purple Poses: Couple Pose 777

Scene:
[PM]Pixel Mode – Classic Kidney Shape Pool
JIAN Pupper Pool Party :: Weenie Spinning Floater
{what next} Lazy Summer Drinks Floatie (pink)
{what next} Lazy Summer Floatie (peach)
{what next} Lazy Summer Drinks Floatie (mint)
Little Branch FloweringDogwooda.v2{Animated}Seasons
HPMD* WildGrasses -green- a
Botanical – T2C Aspen Tree 1
HPMD* Garden Tree09 with Lights – bGreen c
HPMD* Sweet Garden Grass02 – purple
Stockholm&Lima:Backyard Picnic Table [PG]
Artisan Fantasy *AF* Picnic 6 – Sandwich Basket
dust bunny . summer picnic . silverware basket
dust bunny . summer picnic . cheese wheel
HPMD* Shrub – ygreen*c (+resizer)
Little Branch KatsuraTree.v1{Animated}4Seasons

Credits:
(She got the man)
Seph
Belleza: Jake mesh body
LeLutka: Andrea bento head
Izzie’s: Tokyo Lights eyes
Exile: Better Days hair – Naturals
Lapointe & Bastchild: Gage 3 piece tuxedo – Premium Edition (shoes included)

Lucie
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LeLutka: Chloe bento head
Pink Fuel: Anja applier – Peach – thick brows Lookbook
Avi Glam: Delicate Eyes Lookbook
Truth: Bloom hair – Multitone 1 pack
Izzie’s: Natural Lipgloss applier Lookbook
e.marie: Palette Collection 1 – Oval Nails
Cae: Estrela necklace & earrings, Audrey ring
Neve: Gracie dress
Ardent Poses: Together Pose Pose Fair July

Scene:
Your Dreams: Enchanted forest wedding (former Deco(c)rate items)
Little Branch SpringBlossomsTree{Animated}*4Seasons

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Heaven

I’ve been obsessed with the Julia Michaels song Heaven for the past month or so. It’s dreamy and sexy… and I haven’t been able to get it out of my head! So I decided to do a blog post inspired by the chorus lyrics:

No need to imagine
‘Cause I know it’s true
They say “all good boys go to heaven”
But bad boys bring heaven to you

I decided to give my malt a complete makeover… I will be featuring his look in a future post, so stay tuned for that. Then I found a sexy pose at Purple Poses, rezzed a Bueno skybox that was all white (made me think of the whole “heaven” part).

I decided to do a look that combined a bit of innocence with edginess, and I achieved that using LAQ’s Poppy head, which is utterly adorable with leather pants by Gos and a sexy denim and lace top from Just Because!

Bad boys bring heaven to you

I also wanted to do a pic alone, to better show off the leather pants and sexy top, and my cute Sabina sandals from Ingenue, which are currently at Collabor88.

Music makers

And, check out LAQ’s new glam lashes. Plus, I wanted to show off my Spring eyeshadow appliers from Izzie’s. These are part of Lookbook, a new HUD based shopping event, dedicated to cosmetics/eyes/skins. You can get the HUD for free on Marketplace and shop from the comfort of your own home! I’m wearing Cae’s Devotion collar, which you can get at ROMP.

Polly

More soon… including credits for my malt!

The song that inspired it all (video may not be available everywhere due to streaming rights)

~Lucie

Credits:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LAQ: Poppy head, tone 1.5, Glam Lashes 03
Truth: Lele hair – Multitone 1
Izzie’s: Whiskey eyes – light grey
Izzie’s: Spring eyeshadow Lookbook
Cae: Devotion collar (was at ROMP, but should be in the mainstore soon)
Just Because: Daisy top
GOS: Liz leather pants (these were at the now closed round of FaMESHed, but should be in the Mainstore soon)
Ingenue: Sabina heels Collabor88
Purple Poses: Couple pose 612 (slightly modified with Animare)
Infiniti: Darling 2v2 pose

Scene:
BUENO-WhiteHall
Kalopsia – Neon – Dreamers

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Copper boom!

I know it’s been awhile. RL has been kicking my ass. First I had an unexpected complication from the surgery I had in March (which you’re welcome to read about here, on my personal blog). My thyroid got completely out of whack and if you’ve ever had issues with your thyroid you know the many ways this will affect you. Basically, a normal TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) level is under 4.5… mine was 26. Yeah, it’s not good. I go back to have it rechecked in a couple of weeks, but it’s meant I’ve been exhausted, scattered (thyroid problems make concentration harder, add that to ADD and fibro fog and it’s not pretty) and overall, I just feel kind of… meh. I get moody when my thyroid’s fucked up and moodiness isn’t a normal state for me so I hate when I feel this way. It feels like my emotions belong to a stranger and it makes me feel raw and exposed.

Anyway, as if that wasn’t enough, my 86 year-old grandfather’s health took a turn for the worse in the past month. He’s been fading for awhile thanks to dementia… but the last couple of weeks especially have been horrible. He’s now under hospice care at home and I am both dreading his death and hoping it won’t be long now. I don’t want him to have to live this way, stripped of his dignity and independence. I am 1800 miles away and had hoped to see him in June (it was a bit up-in-the-air) but even if I get back east I no longer expect him to be there, except in memories.

I cope by doing one of four things: reading, listening to music, playing games with my husband or rewatching Gilmore Girls (which, tbh, I’m pretty much always doing). Copper boom! is a so-called Gilmorism from Season 4 of the series. It is a mishearing that becomes a thing they say that means “hurry up!” I’ve been feeling a need to hurry up, even as I’ve struggled to do so, and therefore it seemed appropriate to use the custom hud for the adorable Blueberry Lila sweatshirt tied around my waist (worn with matching jeans) to reflect my feelings. I grabbed my alt, who is appropriately currently named Lorelai, to pose with me using a pose by Infiniti. My adorable sneakers are from Ingenue. I fell in love with a pic of similar RL shoes and sent it to the lovely Betty Doyle who – much to my delight – made a version of them in SL!

Copper Boom

I’m wearing a top from Vinyl that reflects the coffee loving Gilmore Girls… to be honest, I’m not much for coffee myself unless it’s from Starbucks and has been seriously flavored somehow. I also had to show off one of LAQ’s new faces, Leia. LAQ recently revamped their heads and the way it works now is pretty cool. You can read the full details on their Flickr post, but the short version is that you now buy the heads separately from the HUD and once you have a HUD it will work with any of the heads. This saves you money if you’re someone who enjoys having multiple heads to choose from (and other strange things you don’t say in RL). The HUD has been updated, with new mocap animations.

Leia.

And here’s a headshot of my alt, wearing LAQ’s Ana head. I just love the pouty lips on this head.

Lorelai

Hopefully I will be back to blogging more regularly soon. I’ve definitely missed it.

~Lucie

Credits
On Me:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LAQ: Leia mesh head + applier in tone 2.0
Truth: Panny hair – Reds Uber
Izzie’s: Winter eyes – Cinnamon
Vinyl: Daya cropped sweater – fatpack
Blueberry: Lila jeans and sweater – fatpack
Ingenue: Lollie sneakers – Peach Floral

On Lorelai:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LAQ: Ana bento mesh head
Exile: Lush Life – Naturals (pic 1), Lust For Life – Natural Fusion (pic 3)
Buzzeri: Moody eyes – Storm
Neve: Crush bloom top
Blueberry: Frappe denim shorts
Cae: Presley choker and earrings
fri.day: Delilah wraps – Cloud

Infiniti: Blossom friends pose
Paper Rabbit: Pose 11 (pic 2)

Decor:
Pic 1
Little Branch: PoplarTree.v1{Animated}*4Seasons, Bouton d’or Pink{Rounded-Field}, Bouton d’or Lavender{Rounded-Field}, WhiteFlowers1{Rounded-Field}, Bouton d’or Orange{Rounded-Field}, Bouton d’or Yellow{Rounded-Field}
JIAN:’dorable Danes 8. Blue Wander Pup

Pic 2
Cheeky Pea: Brother County Bridge, Brother County Cuddle Wall (PG)

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Fierce Competition

The Olympics are coming and I adore them. My pal Brennan from These Conversations Kill was kind enough to gift me these fabulous Nantra skating poses and I was inspired. I have to say I am really impressed by the poses in this collection (which is called Going for Gold). They convey movement so beautifully, which is hard to do in a static pose! You get a stand, there are 8 poses (with mirrors, so 16 total) and there’s even a shape included (I am not using it, but it could be handy if you run into compatibility issues with your shape!).

Ferocity

My top is by Decoy and is part of the Alyssa gacha at the current round of The Epiphany, which runs until February 12th.

Practice makes perfect

Since I have the remnants of the flu and the bronchitis it left in its wake, I’m keeping this one short. Full credits below!

~Lucie

Credits:
Fashion
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
Izzie’s: Winter eyes – browns and greens
LAQ: Jade bento mesh head, Wilma 2 skin applier
Argrace: Yura hair A – mirror – Reds
Alme: Autumn kit – shiny – nail appliers
Decoy: Alyssa top – Purple – common The Epiphany
Neve: Deedee leggings
NCore: Roller/Ice skates – fatpack
Nantra: Going for Gold poses

Decor:
*~*HopScotch*~* Winter Pleasures – Frozen Pond – RARE
Little Branch: GiantCedar{Animated}*Seasons
Little Branch: Conifer.v2{Seasons}
Heart – Wild Holly – Teardrop 3
hive // fir tree A . snowy
Studio Skye Birch Triplet tree 2