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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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Santa’s Helper

Exile has created the cutest little dress that is perfect for being a holiday elf or Mrs. Claus herself. There’s also a hair designed to fit perfectly under its fuzzy hood! The dress is called Santa Baby and comes in 3 color packs. The hair is called Weekender and comes in all of Exile’s usual colors. You’ll find both in the Mainstore. I thought the look was perfect for helping to sell trees on the tree farm by hive I picked up from Tannenbaum. My gorgeous tree is from Half-Deer and you can find it at Collabor88. There are so many colors and styles (I am using the Traditional here), and if you love Christmas as much as I do, I highly recommend the fatpack for L$788. It’s a great deal. My adorable shoes are Ingenue for The Arcade. I also want to point out my reindeer, as he’s from a new store called Mad Match. Right now they only have a Marketplace store, but there are some really cute things and it’s definitely worth checking out.

Santa's helper

I am wearing one of LAQ’s recent bento head releases, Scarlet. I love this head. It’s sweet and doll-like. I’m wearing it with the Lola Glam Affair skin applier designed for it that you can find at Kustom 9.

Scarlet & Emerald

While I’m talking about LAQ, I want to mention that the newest head Neve is on sale for just L$500 through Christmas Eve! So if you need to give a last minute gift or need a new head for yourself or an alt, this is a great opportunity to grab a gorgeous head for an unreal price. I intend to blog that one in the next week or two but I really wanted to make sure to mention it before the sale ended!

To all of you celebrating, I wish you a very Merry Christmas, full of love, goodies and lots of happy memories!

Love,
Lucie

Credits
Fashion:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LAQ: Scarlet mesh head
Glam Affair: Lola applier – Asia Kustom 9
Izzie’s: Winter eyes – Browns and Greens – Green Brown
Exile: Weekender hair – reds, Santa Baby dress – Green
Izzie’s: Reindeer tights applier
Ingenue: Mabelle Oxfords – Forest The Arcade
Hopscotch: Brooklyn 5 pose

Decor:
hive: Christmas tree farm building and trees Tannenbaum
Half-Deer: Christmas Set – Traditional – FULL TREE SETUP, Tassel Garland – Christmas – Long
Cheeky Pea: Winter Isle Art 1, 2 and 3
Serenity Style– Jojo Cozy Armchair Deco(c)rate November 2017
dust bunny . winter decor . peppermint green Tannenbaum
Hopscotch: Winter Pleasures – Snowman
MAD MATCH: REINDEER (RESIZABLE)

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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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Autumn Brunch

Dust Bunny did a gorgeous brunch gacha set for The Epiphany. I have a bit of an obsession with SL food (I even have a flickr group for it). I just think it adds another layer of realism to SL. My cute, cozy sweater is from Neve and you can grab it at Uber.

Brunch

I’m wearing the adorable Olivia heels by Ingenue with my cute pleated, plaid skirt that is also from Neve at Uber. I love this sassy bobbed hair that is a new Exile release at the Mainstore. My cute prop pose is a collab between Cubic Cherry and Elephante Poses and you’ll find it at Rewind. The theme for this round is the 40s and there’s lots of awesome glam and cute retro items to be had so be sure to check it out before it ends on November 28th.

Baking Break

~Lucie

Credits
Fashion:
Maitreya: Lara Mesh Body
LAQ: Nyx Mesh Head (tone 1)
[theSkinnery]: Don’t Speak Eyes 8
Exile: Jagged Edge hair – Natural Fusion
Neve: shadows top, lead skirt Uber
Izzie’s: Cozy tights
Ingenue: Olivia Heels – Ballet
Elephanted Poses & Cubic Cherry: Fizzle 6 Rewind

Decor:
Dust Bunny: acorn treehouse . RARE, autumns calling . plate setting, brunch items . fig cheese board . RARE, brioche loaf, hibiscus poached pear dish . exclusive (only available during the The Epiphany’s November round)
dust bunny & tenshi . hanging leaves
Apple Fall Pumpkin – Fairytale II, Great White, Fairytale III, Copper Mixer, Autumn Preserves, Enamel Teapot – Brushed Nickel
Nomad: Swedish Dining Table & Chairs
Trompe Loeil: Antique Kitchen Sink, Antique Wood Cookstove Ivory
O.M.E.N – Messy Baking – Kitchen Island w/items – Whitewood, Messy Baking – Scattered Raspberries, Messy Baking – Rolling Pin & Dough, Messy Baking – Pieshell & Dough – Red, Messy Baking – Measuring Spoons, Messy Baking – Stick of Butter, Messy Baking – Corn starch, Messy Baking – Pieshell & Dough – Blue, Messy Baking – Unbaked Blackberry Pie
Sari-Sari – Apple with knife
Second Spaces: Rustic Pantry – sugar and spice
MishMish – Cherry Pie Cake Stand
{anc} flottante puppy. cream . sitB / withCollar 2Li
floorplan. pear measuring cups
{what next} Country Kitchen Cookbook

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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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Lucie’s Dream Closet

In recent months I’ve found myself liking pink a lot. I was never the pink sort of girl. In fact, as a kid I despised pink. I think I resented the fact that, as a girl, I was just supposed to automatically like pink. So now, as a grown ass woman, I’m finding in my 40s that pink is okay after all. I originally thought of calling these pics Pretty In Pink, but tbh I’d be shocked if I hadn’t already done that, because hello, 80s girl here. So then I thought of the big Reign closet from a couple of Arcade rounds ago and thought well it IS kind of a Barbie pink… and went for the play on Barbie’s Dream House. Which, btw, I never owned. 😦 So sad, right? Anyway.

If you’ve been hiding in your giant, walk-in, two story closet you may have missed that Collabor88 is celebrating its 6th birthday! Crazy, right? I’ve bought items from every round, which is possibly even crazier. This month’s theme was a brightly colored plastic one, though, and I admit… I was a bit hesitant because plastic just isn’t my thing. However, the designers pulled off some really clever interpretations of the theme and I wound up liking quite a lot more than I expected! Great for shopping, less for my budget, but hey the big birthday round only happens once a year, right? Anyway, here I’m wearing a couple of items you can find at Collab’s birthday event. One is the jelly bracelets from Atomic. Raise your hand if you had tons of these as a kid… oh, wait hard to type with one hand in the air. We called them “Madonna” bracelets, as she made them iconic. They were cheap and we did all sorts of weird things with the way we wore them. So I naturally had to have them. My shiny pink dress by Decoy with the awesome scoop neck is also from Collab’s birthday round.

My adorable shoes are from the new Blush event. They are by friday and they have an option (for Maitreya only) that includes socks. I went sockless here for this look. These sandals are so cute. They’ve got a crazy platform heel and the bows are just too cute. Blush closes August 28th, and it’s full of so much cute that you definitely want to check it out ASAP. My hair is by Exile. This style was released for FLF in 2 exclusive color huds. I don’t know for sure if it will be available as a regular Mainstore release, but I love it SO MUCH that I really hope so. I love the heavy, blunt bangs, and the long pulled back style.

Lucie's Dream Closet

Now, let’s talk about my head (and other strange things you hopefully only say when talking about SL!). This is Greer, one of four(!!!) new LeLutka bento heads. All of the bento heads got an awesome update recently, which you can read about on the LeLutka blog. Among the updates are a lot of new animations, which are really cute. As always, the LeLutka heads are preloaded with skins by Glam Affair. You get all the tones, and I’m wearing Jamaica here. I am wearing one of the Tropical eyeshadow colors from Mila, available at Cosmetic Fair, which runs through August 31st. I used the blender to fade it a bit, but the colors are all gorgeous and I love how well they applied! My eyes by [theSkinnery] are another Blush release, and they come in a lot of fun, flirty colors. My earrings and necklace are Cae’s Shooting Star collection.

Pink Pout

~Credits

Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LeLutka: Greer mesh head – Default skin – Jamaica tone
Mila: Tropical Eyeshadow applier Cosmetic Fair
[theSkinnery]: Psionic eyes 1 Blush
Exile: Run The World hair – FLF Naturals pack
Decoy: Nadia dress Collabor88
Cae: Shooting Star collection
Atomic: Jelly bracelets – Set 3 Collabor88
friday: Regina platforms – Candy Blush
Repose/Embody: Footing pose 2 Marketplace only
Reign: Chanel’s Closet Decorated #1 Rare (past Arcade release)

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Festival!

With all the hype in the RL beauty world about “festival looks” I couldn’t resist doing on for SL. Also, it was the 20th anniversary of Lilith Fair, which I went to in 1997. My SL festival look is far more modern although there are some things that never go out of style (at least in my book), like strappy, flat sandals and long, flowing skirts. My skirt and top are both from Decoy and you can grab them at Collabor88. My sandals are by fri.day. They were at Summerfest, which has ended but should be in the Mainstore soon. My hair is Exile.

Blues Festival

I went to Lilith Fair with my then boyfriend, who wasn’t particularly memorable (or well, okay he was very memorable, but not for good reasons) but he did buy me tickets when I said I wanted them, so I have to give him credit for that. It was awesome. It was in Camden, NJ (which is not awesome, trust me) and we had seats on the lawn… which meant sitting on blankets. I won’t talk about the ways in which said guy embarrassed me that day (or others), but rather will focus on the epic entertainment spectacle I got to be a part of on that steamy Sunday afternoon/night.

We got rained on for awhile, but no one cared because we were having too much fun. Tracy Chapman was one of the performers that night, and although I sort of liked her, I was probably least looking forward to her performance… and she stole the damn show. No one was sitting during her set. She was unreal. Fiona Apple opened the mainstage and she was so newly popular at the time, and one of my favorites (Tidal is still an all time favorite of mine) and she was so natural and funny and I remember being in awe of her ease. She was about to officially open the show (there had been side stages all afternoon, one of which included Susanna Hoffs and how do you not LOVE hearing Eternal Flame performed live?) with all these major stars and she was just a teenager and it was pretty awesome.

So, in honor of this I decided to be bold and do some crazy lips… these dark blue lips are from [TheSkinnery], and are a group gift that work great with the new Alix skin released for LeLutka at Shiny Shabby. [TheSkinnery] recently updated their body appliers and the new ones are gorgeous (in the mainstore)… plus they’ve added three new skin tones. Here I am wearing the peach tone. I was also wearing one of the new tones in my last post.

Festival

~Lucie

Credits
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LeLutka: Chloe mesh head
[TheSkinnery]: Alix LeLutka applier in Peach Shiny Shabby, Alix lipstick appliers – Group Gift
Buzzeri: Shift Eyes – Sapphire – Galaxias version OMEGA applier on LeLutka Chloe eyes
Exile: All My Best Lies hair – Wild Fusion hud
Cae: Chelsea necklace
Decoy: Jade top, Monica skirt Collabor88
fri.day: Aquinnah sandals – Sailor
Infiniti: Carefree pose – 5M (pic 1)
Izzie’s: Headshot pose 8
Location: Izzie’s