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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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Finally summer…

There are so many events happening right now… some of our regular faves, like Collabor88. And then there’s Fashion For Life, which is a massive, amazing event that raises money for the American Cancer Society. I’ve written before about why fundraisers like FFL and RFL are meaningful for me, so I won’t go into that again. But suffice it to say, I think the good these events do is amazing and impressive. And I love the theme of Wanderlust for this year. You can read more about the event here, and there is a complete list of slurls on this page, too. There are a lot of sims for this event, which means lots of opportunities to shop and help raise money for a great cause!

I’m wearing the new Summer II from Glam Affair, which can be found at the new round of Collabor88. I fell hard for Glam Affair’s Summer last year, so I was happy to see another take on this beautiful skin. My adorable sun dress is from SySy’s for Fashion For Life, as is the playful suitcase pose/prop by NanTra. These strappy sandals are SLink add ons from fri.day, also at Collabor88. My bracelet by Theosophy, the chairs on my deck, and the bookcase you can see a glimpse of inside are also all items from Collab. The chairs are by Trompe Loeil, the bookcase is from Schadenfreude.

Finally here

Here’s a close up, to show you both the gorgeous Glam Affair skin and also the Cae jewels for Serafilms Gone With The Wind round, which opens today (June 12th)! I’m also debuting my new shape here. I’ve been tweaking my face for a few days, and I like the end result. I’m sure most people won’t see a huge difference, but to me it’s a fairly dramatic change, lol.

Summer haze

More soon… I’m getting back into the swing of things after traveling and dealing with a flare up.

~Lucie

Fashion Credits
Glam Affair: Summer II – Jamaica 02 (no brow version, using Glam Affair Sylvia brows 02 E) w/ Summer Lipstick 06 Collabor88
Magika: Written – Hud 01
IKON: Promise eyes – Mahogany
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
SySy’s: Wanderette Dress – Pink & Aqua Fashion For Life
Theosophy: Worthenbury bracelet Collabor88
Cae: Melly set Serafilms Gone With The Wind
SLink: mesh hands – Gesture & Mouse, Mesh feet – natural
fri.day: Wayfaring sandals – vintage Collabor88
Wicked Peach: SLink nails – Candy Floss
NanTra: Jet Set Pose 3 w/suitcase prop Fashion For Life

Decor Credits
Turnip’s Skydome w/beach add-on
Alouette: Amelie beach house
Trompe Loeil: Nautical Basic Chair Collabor88
keke: Lemonade bucket – red
Plethora: Pixel cooler – nautical turquoise
Pixel Mode: Ocean Breeze hammock – light wood
What Next: Hanging Lanterns With Posts – Warm, Garden paving stones
Schadenfreude: Teal [Kraken] To the Lighthouse Shelves – small Collabor88
Kuro: Guest Bed & nightstand
Botanical: Marram Grass – green