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Snapback

So this post is a very long time in the making. As soon as I heard Old Dominion’s song Snapback, I knew I wanted to do a blog post inspired by the look the singer describes. I knew Truth had just released a perfect hair for it. But life happened, and other things got in the way and I only finally, months later, decided it was time. I was gonna do it! Especially after I saw that they got the look SO wrong in the music video (linked at the end), I had to do it.

And I mean, these new(ish) shorts from Neve were perfect. They were inspired by Dirty Dancing, but the cutoff, wornout version just seemed made for this look. And frankly, just being inspired by a movie made them perfect for my new challenge itself (more about that in a moment)!

Snapback

In case you’re wondering, these were the lyrics that inspired this look.

Those stars need to be wished on
Your skin needs to be kissed on
My eyes baby, they’re fixed on you
In your snapback
T-shirt of your favourite rock band
Checking your makeup in my Ray Bans
Breaking hearts like only you can
In your snapback

This also felt like it required a romantic moment, so I grabbed my alt and voila!

Kissing you would hit the spot with me

I’ve got a LOT of these sorts of ideas… so I thought about it, and decided to create a very informal challenge for it, complete with a group called Inspired By Words: Second Life. If you have any pics inspired by words – whether from songs, books, poems, movies – feel free to add them to this group! Just be sure to let us know what inspired you. I am gonna aim to do one of these at least once a month because they’re fun!

Here’s the link to the video. It may not play if you’re outside the US, but you can read the lyrics here. Also, for those who haven’t heard it before, “snapback” is a nickname for that sort of baseball cap because they often involve plastic snaps.

~Lucie

Credits
Lucie:
SLink: Hourglass mesh body, casual hands, flat feet
Catwa: Candy head (fatpack w/expressions, which are used in 1st pic)
Glam Affair: Catwa applier – Alessa – Asia 3
Buzzeri: Zodiac eyes – Avada
Letis: Cetus V2 for SLink
Addams: Jennifer V-Neck – Heaven
Neve: Baby shorts – frayed
Schadenfreude: Waits rings – Uberpack Collabor88
Bella Elephante: Unicorn nails applier
ReignXFlite: Taylers – Grey/Sea
Repose: Country Girl 4 pose & prop (pic 1)

Sephie:
Clef de Peau: Lucas skin T4 w/freckles
Exile: Better Days – Naturals
Buzzeri: Bewitched eyes – Hazel
SLink: Relaxed mesh hands
FATEwear: Phillips shirt, Carter shorts
FATEstep: Ziggy Chucks

Decor:
Consignment: Stepside Bed – Mint (couple pose is in this)
[we’re CLOSED] grass field green 01 – random
Little Branch: Bouton d’or Lavender{Rounded-Field}
JIAN :: Koi Pond We ❤ Role-Play
Cheeky Pea: Boho Glamping Cabin, Boho Glamping Bed
{what next} Guitar Case Sign Collabor88
[ Organica ] Ridley Bird Bath (Mossy Rock)
+Half-Deer+ Candy Chickadee Bird
Studio Skye: Skye Cliff 4, Skye Cliff 3, Skye Cliff 2 light rock, spring ground textures

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The prodigal blogger returns

Hi! I’m back… and I hope all of you in the US had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Ours was quiet and lovely, just the way I like it.

So today I want to talk about the amazing Tannenbaum Market that opened this past week and runs through December 25th. This event features awesome designers with lovely holiday and winter goodies. There’s also one of the coolest gacha ideas I’ve ever seen… but I’ll get to that in a moment.

First, my outfit. It’s Valentina E. Couture, the sweater top is optional (the dress itself is strapless) and it comes in 4 colors. I chose the evergreen, and paired it with Ingenue’s cozy socks and flats. I love these socks because they have cuffs that are fitted to the Maitreya body (and also SLink Physique, fitted mesh and unrigged versions). I suck at resizing things, and with my fuller figured av, I always have to. The shoes are so cute and they look comfy as hell. I want a pair in RL, tbh. My wreath of lights is from Ohmai, also at Tannenabaum. It’s texture change and there is an unlit version, too.

Tis the season

Now, about the tree and the gachas at Tannenbaum. The tree is undecorated, in the stand, and was made by Botanical, and is available for sale for just L$250. It’s well worth it, as it’s gorgeous. But beyond that, the gachas are ornaments and decor designed especially for this tree! Which makes it easier to decorate. I love this idea so much. I love the concept that friends and SL families can come together, each with their own ornaments and decorate as a group. It adds a level of realism to a virtual world that I never even thought of before, but it’s such a lovely touch. I know some of you are gacha weary, and I feel strongly that they have their time and place (like gacha exclusive events such as The Epiphany or The Arcade), but this one is SO sweet and lovely. It was a brilliant idea, and I hope others have fun with it. I’ll be doing closeups of the ornaments featured on the tree in a later post because they’re too beautiful not to be seen close up.

The stockings on the mantle are from Lost Junction, also at Tannenbaum. I love the shape, the colors… they’re super adorable and realistic looking.

More soon…

~Lucie

Credits:
Fashion

On Lucie:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
Catwa: Jessica mesh head
Lara Hurley: Christy applier for Catwa – rose pale
Eula: Daria hair – reds
Buzzeri: Duo eyes – Forrest
Ohmai: X-Mas Lights Wreath – Serious – Lit Tannebaum
Valentina E. Couture: Noell sweater & dress – Evergreen Tannebaum
Ingenue: Edmee loafers – Hollyberry & Twinkle Toes socks Tannebaum

On Sephie:
Clef de Peau: Robin – tone 4 w/stubble tattoo
Exile: 6th Avenue Heartache – Raven
I.D.: September eyes – Amber
FATEwear: Cooper shirt – Tundra, Peter pants – Lagoon
FATEstep: Owen moccasins

Repose: Gifting group pose and props (with two poseballs hidden)

Decor:
Barnesworth Anubis – Maitland house (modified)
Fancy Decor: Wooden Snowflake B Tannebaum
R(S)W: Christmas Card Row Tannebaum
Lost Junction: Hangy Socks – Green – Stocking A, Hangy Socks – Red Print – All, Hangy Socks – Green – Stocking B Tannebaum
JIM: Rustic House (Christmas) Tannebaum
Botanical: Fir Christmas Tree Tannebaum
Silence: Tree skirt – red (Rare) Tannebaum
Studio Skye: Falling snow system (snow seen out of the window created with this amazing system)

(Details on tree decor in future post, but feel free to ask questions in the comments if you can’t wait!)

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Gathering Warmth

Sometimes when I create scenes for vendor ads for Repose, I wind up liking them enough that I want to blog them. This was one such case, and since I promised in yesterday’s post to show y’all a close up of the outfit I was wearing, this seemed like a great opportunity. I’m wearing a top and leggings from coldLogic’s newest release for their new brand Neve. I love these new releases because they include huds with different color options for each version of top, dress, bottom, etc. Plus, for things with layers, like this adorable top, there’s an option to change the color of the undershirt separately. I was going for a decidedly autumnal vibe with my pumpkin shade for the leggings and the green top. My alt is wearing FATEwear, which always compliments the colors of coldLogic’s releases perfectly!

Gathering Warmth

And I’d like to leave you with this.

Fashion Credits

On Lucie:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body, Stagioni Xtd Leather boots – Bronze
Essences: LouAnn skin – Medium 02
Argrace: hair – Red w/add on checkered bow hud
Buzzeri: Serenity Eyes – Amber N21
Neve by coldLogic: zeezee leggings – lively, breeze top – lively
Cae: Happily Ever After Ring

On Sephie:
Clef de Peu: Robin skin T4 w/black brows & stubble tattoos
Exile: Take It Easy hair – naturals
I.D.: September eyes – Amber The Mens Dept
FATEwear: Robertson shirt, Brian pants
FATEstep: Matthew boots
SLink: Mesh hands, male version – Curl & Grip

Repose: Warmth prop pose (coming soonish)

Decor Credits:
Studio Skye: Autumnal ground texture, mesh land forms, Enchanted Woods trees
Dysfunctional Designs: Wood Chopping block, Frilly Pine Trees, New Pumpkin Garden Plots
Alouette: Weathered greenhouse
What Next: Scarecrow VIP Group Gift
Izzie’s: Tree logs

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Rain Date

Taken at beautiful Blithe, with the help of my alt who is modeling FATEwear and FATEstep for you. My adorable hair and dress are both from the current round of Shiny Shabby. Full credits below.

Rain Date

~Lucie

Credits
On Me:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
Glam Affair: Yolandi skin – Jamaica 02 (gacha) Shiny Shabby
Tableau Vivant: Koca hair – reds (no hat version) Shiny Shabby
Valentina E. Couture: Mademoiselle dress – teal Shiny Shabby
Reign: Adley wedges – black

On my alt:
Clef de Peau: Lucas skin T4
Exile: Take It Easy hair – Naturals
FATEwear: Brock shirt & Brian pants
FATEstep: Matthew boots
SLink: Men’s mesh hands

Infiniti: Under My Umbrella pose & prop

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Buy ALL the things… on sale!

The coldLogic and FATE sales are winding down… you only have through tomorrow (July 5th) to benefit from these great discounts! coldLogic did a brand new release during the sale, and I’m wearing a top and shorts from that release. Even better, it’s also on sale! That’s like virtually unheard of in SL… a new release during a sale that’s also discounted?!? It’s pretty awesome, so don’t miss out! I thought our new pose pack for My SLink Obsession (opens July 5th) was perfect for this pic, as it features lots of shopping bags and is called Retail Therapy.

I’m also wearing PXL’s new body applier freckles that are part of a new event called Mix. This is a HUD based shopping event located in each individual designer’s store. so you’ll find these freckles at PXL (the mesh body applier freckles).

My hair is also a new release… from Tableau Vivant, and available at Shiny Shabby. And finally, my beautiful skin is from PXL for Candy Fair which is now open.

Happy shopping and buy ALL the things!

~Lucie

Credits
PXL: Violet skin – bare lips – pale tone w/light freckles, moles & lip gloss 3 Candy Fair
SLink: Physique mesh body, flat mesh feet, gesture mesh hands
PXL: Freckles body appliers, fair tones Mix
Tableau Vivant: Morgana hair – reds
Buzzeri: Elysium eyes – Amber
coldLogic: kerr shirt – sky, short 151 – kidd – grey sky
Cae: Scrolled necklace & earrings Cosmopolitan opens July 6th
FATEstep: Ziggy chucks
Repose: Retail Therapy poses w/props 3 (pic 1) & pose 1 (pic 2)
Location: coldLogic sim

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We’re Pink Lemonade

I grabbed a fellow blogger and dragged her to the coldLogic summer sale so we could blog coldLogic and FATEstep (which, along with the other FATE brands, is also having a sale) together. It is a refreshing look, especially with Jian’s Asbury set out on my deck!

We're Pink Lemonade...

The coldLogic and FATE sales run to July 5th, so be sure to check them out!

coldLogic

FATEstep, FATEplay, FATEwear

~Lucie

Credits
Left:
Glam Affair: Katra Skin – Jamaica – 02
Maitreya: Lara Mesh Body
Truth: Lucrecia hair w/roses – browns
Buzzeri: Lillian eyes – Midnight
Redgrave: Lashes 35 & 31
Izzie’s: Celestial rings – silver
coldLogic: beam dress – blush
FATEstep: Jessie wedges

Right – Me:
Glam Affair: Summer V3 skin – America 02 Collabor88
SLink: Physique mesh body
Tableau Vivant: Leste hair – reds Kustom 9
Egozy: Illuminate eyes – Turquoize (marketplace, system layer only)
Cae: Wish necklace
coldLogic: Haver dress – minty
FATEstep: Jessica wedges

Repose: BFFs pose

Decor
Barnesworth Anubis: Hamptons Cottage
Jian: Asbury Patio Furniture set
LAQ Decor: Curtains

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Backyard Paradise

I have wanted a pool that would work on my sky platform for a long time now, and with Pixel Mode’s newest release I finally have had that dream fulfilled! This isn’t just a pool. This is a lifestyle. With the gorgeous deck space, built in garden areas, a land form you can retexture to match your own land, plenty of sitting animations and a float, this is a pool for the ages.

I figured, if I am going to have this gorgeous pool in my yard, why not create an outright paradise? Why stop at a pool? So I added the new Moose Lodge Sauna Cheeky Pea released for FaMESHed earlier this month. I mean, who doesn’t want to have a good steam and then go cool off with a dip in the pool? Then I thought of my little sister, Isley… and so I had to add playground equipment from What Next, but really who am I kidding? I’m just as likely to use the swing set as she is! Throw in some beautiful deck furniture from Trompe Loeil, a BBQ set from Cheeky Pea and round it off with gorgeous trees, flowers and shrubs and this is definitely a backyard we’ll enjoy all summer long!

Backyard Paradise

You can catch me just sitting, soaking up the sun and sipping sangria – courtesy of Jian’s Mediterranean feast. I’m wearing one of the newest releases from coldLogic. I’ll be blogging that look in closeup sometime in the next few days, but for those who can’t wait, I’m wearing the Haver two piece dress set in Minty and I’m wearing FATEstep’s Jessica wedges.

You’ll find Pixel Mode’s pool at the new Love To Decorate event, which runs through June 24th.

~Lucie

Credits
Pixel Mode: The Backyard Garden Pool Love To Decorate
Cheeky Pea: Moose Lodge Sauna, Cassie Picnic set
Happy Mood: Sweet Garden Grass06 – mix(warm colors), Sweet Garden Grass02 – gold, Colored Bush – green
Botanical: Mesh Fir Trees
Organica: Mesh Tulips – greenland, fidelio, Princess Irene
3D Trees: Pine Tree
Studio Skye: Land Forms Building Kit, Lush & Grassy Textures
Trompe Loeil: Valiano Bistro Table Copper Top A, Valiano Bistro Chairs, Valiano loungers, Valiano Firebox (copper – ornate)
Jian: Ash Tree (Large), Mediterranean Feast (Croquettes), Mediterranean Feast (Sangria)
What Next: Adventure Playground seesaw, swingset and roundabout
Roost: Sunnydale trellis fence

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Opening the house for the season

I’m going away on vacation in RL in just over 6 hours… and I’ve been working on my beach home (in the sky) in SL, so I decided to do a blog post inspired by the merging of RL and SL.

It was a lot of work doing all that cleaning, so I had some friends help out. And maybe I took a break whilst I had them work. I’m just so comfy in my new coldLogic leggings and summery top. Definitely go get your summer fashion fix with coldLogic. The past few releases have been perfect for the arrival of warm weather, beachy days and fun with friends and family! Oh, and these curtains – brand new from LAQ Decor – have so many awesome, seasonal texture options and the anchors seemed perfect for a beach house!

Opening the beach house for the season

Okay, I’ve got to get to sleep, so no rambling today… see ya when we return, sometime after June 4th!

~Lucie

Decor Credits:
Barnesworth Anubis: Hamptons cottage (modified) Collabor88
Apt B: Ghost Furniture Couch & Table
Cheeky Pea: SeatCase Antique Map Shiny Shabby
Apple Fall: New Arrival Painting, Horse in The Wind painting
Trompe Loeil: Paxton Canvases 2
tarte: packing box
MadPea: Ex-boyfriend’s Junk, Ex-girlfriend’s Junk
What Next: Spring Clean Set: Bucket – Cream, Housekeepers Box Decor – Cream, Window Cleaner Ladder, Vacuum – Mint
LAQ Decor: Curtains
Kuro: Un)packing

Fashion Credits:
Lucie
Glam Affair: Summer V3 skin – Asia 03 Uber
Exile: Rising Tides hair w/starfist add ons – Reds
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
coldLogic: pants 151 – kost – green, shirt – cope – koi
FATEstep: Epps sandals

Floor scrubber:
Toddleedoo body – girl
Glam Affair: Katra skin – Polar Clean NB
Glam Affair: Rose – Eyebrow shape 3
{BunBun} Sweetie Freckles – Natural {No Heart}
Argrace: Minori hair – Auburn
Turducken: Tegan Outfit – Purp/White – Complete w/sandals
Pose from her AO

Vacuumer:
Glam Affair: Katra Skin – Jamaica 02
Truth:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
Pixicat: Sheer dress – yellow
Reign: Bow Flops – Poppy
Magika: Lessons hair – Naturals 1

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Til the cows come home

Let’s talk about cows. I know that’s probably a strange first sentence to an SL blog, but I promise it will all make sense soon. Or, well. To me, anyway. I can’t promise it will make sense to you. But give me a try!

In RL I live not far from a ranch. And every year, right around my birthday in late February, there are newborn calves. Our second year here, my husband mistakenly called them “mooborns” as a joke, and I squealed in delight. Now “mooborn” season is highly anticipated by all. Or at least by me, and possibly by the pregnant cows and the ranch owners. Not so sure my husband highly anticipates the squealing of “MOOBORNS” every time we pass, along with delighted shrieks of “ohmygawd they are SO TINY!” What can I say, I’m a child at heart. Besides, this thing with cows began with my father. My father was a man of many faults, but one of the more endearing (and yeah, okay sometimes frustrating) qualities he had was this childlike joy of life, this ability to be so silly and make us laugh. When we were little kids, he’d take us to The Land Of Make Believe in Hope, New Jersey. Hope is in a part of New Jersey few people realize exists. It’s beautiful, as rural as you get in a state that small and with that many people, and it’s full of farmland (or was, I imagine there’s been some build up). It’s near the Delaware River, and it will always remain a very special place in my heart. But as you might imagine, there are some cows in that area. And when we drove by them with our dad, he’d cry out “MOOOOOOOOOO!” It became a thing. So as silly as my “mooborns” thing might be, or as silly as it may be when we drive by at Christmas and I say “Moory Christmas, cows,” it also makes me happy. It’s like some sort of weird tribute to my dad, a way to remember happier times with him, and I know he’d approve and probably join in, if he were here to do so.

So, as you might imagine, when Dysfunctional Designs recently released cows, I was delighted. See? I told you it would all come together. I already have the Dysfunctional Designs chickens (their clucking sometimes might make my poor husband crazy), with their adorable (and texture change) hen house. And I recently built a pen for my Half-Deer Kerfluffle collection (or at least some of them). So of course, I needed a pasture for my cows. Which, by the way, MOO! They actually moo (both the cow moos and chicken clucks can be turned off, btw). They also swish their tails, and lower their heads, as if to graze. They’re texture change with a bunch of color options, including a couple not seen below. Oh, and there is a static, non-mooing version with built in animations. So if you’ve ever wanted to sit on, sleep on or hang out on a cow, here’s your chance. I’m sitting on Ethel below. The official name given by Dysfunctional is Bessie, btw. But of course, they can’t ALL be called Bessie! I am obsessed with naming things, and so is my sister Isley. So I named the white cow Bella, the grey cow Tess. Isley named the rest. Ethel is the one I am sitting on, Martha is the solid black one, the red and white one is Beverly and Bessie is the black and white one. I know you really wanted to know all of that. Just be glad I didn’t share the chickens’ names. And yes, they have them.

What is she doing to Ethel!?

Okay, enough about cows. Let’s talk about my outfit next. I’m wearing a new(ish) release from coldLogic. This was their first release designed to be mesh body friendly. I’m not wearing it with the mesh body here, but it did work nicely with my Maitreya and SLink bodies. I’m also wearing one of the releases from the newly opened FATEstep, the Ziggy chucks. Finding cute sneakers in SL is such a challenge, and these are awesome! The FATEstep shoes have so many color options via the HUD, and these include versions for system feet, so if you’re not into mesh bodies or body parts, and have been frustrated trying to find shoes, check out what FATEstep has to offer. Not all of their shoes include system feet versions, but some do!

My skin is Izzie’s latest full release, Romy. This lovely skin was released at Skin Fair, but is now available at Izzie’s Mainstore. I look so sweet and innocent, and no matter what anyone might tell you, it’s not a lie. 😀 Again I am wearing Truth’s new Flynn hair. I know I just blogged this, and I pretty much never repeat something that fast (if at all), but I am really in love with this hair. After hanging out with the cows, I needed a break, so I took shelter in my floorplan sleepover tent.

Sunset Solitude

If you’d like to party until the cows come home, or better yet, party with some cows, go get your bovine fix at The Fantasy Collective. The pack of cows is just L$145 which is an amazing deal for how detailed they are and with the texture options.

~Lucie

Credits
Fashion:
Izzie’s: Romy skin – Rosy w/rust matte lips, green eyeshadow and moles tattoos
Truth: Fynn hair – Reds
Buzzeri: Bewitched eyes – Jade
Cae: The Goddess necklace Level Up
coldLogic: Connor outfit – moss/khaki
FATEstep: Ziggy nylon chucks

Decor:
Roost: Sunny Dale house and Sunny Dale Fence
Studio Skye: Enchanted woods trees and corral
floorplan: Sleepover tent – grey Rare (past Arcade item)
Dysfunctional Designs: Chicken coop w/chickens, Wood Chopping Stump & wood pile, Bessie The Cow The Fantasy Collective
We’re Closed: Grass field green
Half-Deer: assorted Kerfluffles (past Arcade items)