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Monday Mix

I have to start this blog post with a bit of a happy dance. Why? Well, my Denver Broncos won their opening game yesterday! Go Peyton Manning! I’m not like a crazed football fan, but I do love my Broncos. See, I moved to Colorado in 2006, but I’d already been a Broncos fan since 1989. Kind of an odd choice for a girl from NJ, but… well. There may have been a cute boy involved. His name was Rick and he was from Colorado originally, and he was a football player and we were 13 and “dated” for all of 3 weeks before he dumped me for a girl named Starr. No, really. That was her name. With two Rs… I’d been following the Broncos because I didn’t really have a favorite football team.

Well, my relationship with Rick was short lived, but I’ve loved the Broncos ever since! That 13 year-old girl could never have imagined someday she’d actually live in Colorado. But, I do… and this time of year, I am really feeling the blue & orange color combos as a result! Which brings me to my first look for this post… this recent sweater release is one of a couple of items I have from coldLogic that combines orange & blue! I’ve even wondered if the powers that be at coldLogic are Broncos fans. Probably not, but let me pretend, okay? I paired this top with these adorable fall tweeds from BOOM for Collabor88… I seriously need to go back because I want ALL THE COLORS. The hair is Briony from Truth’s latest release. And now I can admit that I am dorky enough about my Broncos and the orange & blue that I bought these deck flats from G Field just because they were the right orange to go with this look. And though this pose Rad made is technically for male avs, I think it worked okay for this pic! And once again, I went to scribbled hearts to shoot because it’s just so perfect for my autumn picture needs!

Orange & Blue

Now, I have to admit something. I’m not usually a big fan of animal prints. They just aren’t, well… me. But this dress from Valentina E. Couture for faMESHed is so sexy and chic and I just loved it. I also loved this hair from Wasabi Pills, which is another faMESHed item I just had to have! It’s really versatile. The clips make it very cute, but the overall feel is so sleek and sophisticated.

faMESHed

My lipstick is from Izzie’s Vibrant Lipstick pack and I loved how closely it matched the purple in the dress.

Writing on the wall

Finally, if you haven’t heard about the Summer Harvest Hunt you should definitely check it out. There are a ton of great gifts to be had. I’m not much for hunting, as I get easily frustrated and impatient, but for this hunt I broke form and grabbed several things. But what I wanted most was this adorably sexy top from Sleeping Koala and these patched cords from evolve. This new hair Azrea is from Truth. It’s a definite favorite. I want my RL hair like this! I’m sitting in my Autumn Garden from Tranquility Way Station. I got this last year and I still love it! It has a ton of cute poses and it’s pretty decor!

Summer Harvest Hunt

I have so much more to share with you… but alas, it must wait. Stay tuned!

~Lucie

PS. Collabor88 has moved! You can get the new slurl and see all the goodies – and, oh, my there are many this time around – in the roundup from Seraphim.

Credits
Look 1:
Skin: Izzie’s – Elena – Sunkissed
Hair: Truth – Briony – Sangria w/roots
Sweater: coldLogic – matta.orange
Pants: BOOM – Fall Tweeds II – Sapphire*
Shoes: G Field – Deck Shoes – Brick
Pose & Prop: Embody – Gridiron 03

Look 2:
Skin: Izzie’s – Estella – Sunkissed w/purple eyeshadow
Eyes: IKON – Horizon – Dark Blue
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Noriko – Dark Flame**
Dress: Valentina E. Couture – Viper Dress – Violet**
Shoes: Gos – PYP – Point Platform
Poses: Embody – Celebrity 2 & Charm 3

Look 3:
Skin: Izzie’s – Elena – Sunkissed
Hair: Truth – Azrea – Sangria w/roots
Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Dark Green
Top: Sleeping Koala – My Bra Flashing***
Pants: evolve – patched cords – pumpkin***
Pose: Tranquility Way Station – Autumn Harvest Garden w/poses

*Items @ Collabor88
**Items @ faMESHed
***Items from Summer Harvest Hunt

Events · Homestyle · Looks

So many looks, so little time

I’ve had a rotten week. Let’s just get it out there. Fibromyalgia is an evil bitch sometimes. Okay, most of the time. So, I took some time off. But today I realized, wait, Lucie… you have TONS TO BLOG! And so, here I am. Blogging some of the tons.

Let’s start with last week’s new Truth style Marina & new mesh pants from BOOM. I snagged this adorable tank during a recent sale at Geometry, and I finished off the look with my Storm heels from Gos. I kind of agonized over what shoes to wear, but these were perfect. With the change of seasons upon us – or at least on those of us who live in ridiculous places, like I do – I’ve been getting my adorable Funky Junk cottage ready for autumn. I have had my eye on this snuggle chair from LISP for a long time now, and I decided it was simply time. So, on cool, late summer morning, I got comfy in my chair with some coffee.

Big Comfy Chair

I love these pants. They come in an unbelievable selection of colors. I’ve chosen to model the cocoa (above) and the cobalt (below). The top in the below pic is from Cracked Mirror for My Attic (August edition – Shaken Not Stirred – runs through August 31st). I’ve been seeing a lot of plaid in SL fashion lately, and I say bring it on! I love plaid. This pose is from Miseria. Something about it brought to mind the Billy Joel song “Pressure,” and that inspired this pic. It’s something of a departure for me, but it’s quirky and I like quirky.

Pressure

The hair is also from last week’s Truth release, and I feel so sophisticated and sexy in this one. It’s called Bria, and even the name feels elegant! This pose is also from Miseria and is part of the August pack available at The Attic. I fell in love with this cylinder necklace from Handverk. The items from that store are so unique. My earrings were made by my friend Altair Stickfigure. They feature Pusheen. She made them for me after I discovered that cute kitty this week.

Hold On

After a long day, I decided to unwind… though this My Attic release from Pididdle is intended as a bikini, I decided it could make for some cute lingerie, too, and I lounged about in bed in our Linden home (I wanted shadows which, alas, I don’t get in my sky area because of the surround) wearing that (and little else) while the sun set.

Languid

The next morning, I tossed one of Rad’s shirts over my linger-kini while I got some work done over a lazy breakfast in bed, courtesy of my What Next Nieve bed (if only our RL beds could give us food!).

The morning after

Okay, so the Boyfriend Shirt is actually a new release from Zenith Fashions. I just had to have it. I chose this color because it actually looked like a shirt Rad would wear. In fact, I think it looks like one he has!

And now that I’ve had some rest, it’s time for me to get back to work… which means more posts soon! I wish you a fabulous weekend.

~Lucie

Credits
Look 1:
Skin: Izzie's – Elena – Sunkissed w/green eyeshadow, eyeliner, blush & caramel lip tattoos
Hair: Truth – Marina – Sangria w/roots
Eyes: IKON – Horizone – Deep Hazel
Nails: Izzie’s – French Manicure
Top: Geometry – Romantic – Sage (MESH)
Pants: BOOM – Miami Linen Pants – Cocoa (MESH)
Shoes: Gos – Storm Sandals – Cedar
Chair: LISP – Snuggle Chair – Cottage Amber

Look 2:
Skin: Izzie's – Elena – Sunkissed w/blue eyeshadow, eyeliner & natural rose lip tattoos
Hair: Truth – Bria – Sangria w/roots (MESH)
Eyes: IKON – Horizon – Dark Blue
Nails: Izzie’s – French Manicure
Lashes: Beetlebones – Minimalist – Black (MESH)
Top: Cracked Mirror – Billow – Blue Plaid (MESH)
Pants: BOOM – Miami Linen Pants – Cobalt (MESH)
Necklace: Handverk – Cylinder Necklace – Black & Silver (MESH)
Feet: Pixel Mode – Bare Feet (MESH)
Poses: Miseria – Sunrise 02 & August 07A

Look 3:
Skin: Izzie's – Elena – Sunkissed w/gray eyeshadow, blush & natural lips
Hair: Magika – Safe – Pack 02
Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Light Silver
Bikini: Pididdle – Ribbon Kini – Cream/Navy
Top: Zenith Fashions – Boyfriend Shirt – Deep Blue (MESH)
Glasses: PrimOptic – Sleek
Feet: Pixel Mode – Bare Feet (MESH)
Bed: What Next – Nieve Bed w/props

Looks · SL Places

Summer Lazing…

The lovely & talented Harlow Heslop recently bought a sim, which is the new home to the much beloved Pixel Bean Cafe. You can read more about The Grounds on Harlow’s blog. The Grounds isn’t just a residential sim and home to a great little cafe. It’s also a fabulous place to take pics! So, when I put together a look for an upcoming shape ad, I knew I wanted to blog it and I knew I’d want to shoot the pics at The Grounds!

Boom has released their entire, vast line of Ellio bikinis. These itty bitty bikinis come in SO many colors and patterns. The mix & match possibilities seem almost endless. I’ll be honest… I’m kind of a prude in SL when it comes to clothes. But the sweet pale green and pink of this Doll Pink Chevron pattern version really worked for me. I think it’s adorably sexy. My sister Peppersley recently requested a shape that suited her style, but was already modified to fit with the large size in standard sizing for mesh. I was more than happy to fulfill her wish, and I let her name the shape! Jolie is very curvy, sexy and sweet… and I thought this tiny little bikini was just begging for some curves to show it off to perfection.

Lazy Summer Day

These Hampton Dock Pillows from What Next that Harlow has on her dock are seriously cute. They’re full of fun poses (male and female!), and perfecting for lazing around on a summer day by the water.

Sunbathing

Definitely stop by The Grounds… but be sure to grab your own tiny bikini first!

The next time you hear from me it will be with a Vintage Fair preview. Save up your Lindens, people… you won’t believe what awaits at Vintage Fair 2012!

~Lucie

Credits:
Skin: Illusory – Love – Milk – Daydream (recent Collabor88 version)
Shape: Embody – Jolie for large standard sizing mesh (not yet released)
Hair: Truth – Delia – Macaroon – Streaked
Bikini: Boom – Ellio – Chevron – Doll Pink
Poses built into the dock pillows by What Next

Pics taken at The Grounds