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Always time for shoes & books

I wanted to squeeze in one final Shoetopia post, and this time I’m pairing with another Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair look and some home decor.

LaRoo released three new styles at Shoetopia, named Kim, Khloe and Kourtney. I’m wearing the Kourtney booties in these pics. All three are awesome, and I will absolutely be sharing the other two styles in the future. I paired these adorable booties with Fishy Strawberry’s Geeks ‘n’ Nerds ensemble. The pieces are sold individually and come in a lot of color options. I love tartan, so I had to wear that! My cute book poses are from Nani, and can also be found at Geeks ‘n’ Nerds.

There's always time for shoes & books

I decorated more of my Neva Captain’s Home from Scarlet Creative (at the current round of Collabor88). I love the fireplace in this house (note: I added fire, it’s not included). It’s so charming and rustic. The desk set is from Lark’s Bird Nerd set, another Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair item. The cocoa tray on the little rug is a new release from Dysfunctional Designs. It’s scripted to be cocoa or tea and also has multiple texture options. The Geek wall art is from Collage, and I’m pretty sure you can guess what event that is available at! The Winter Is Coming blocks set is from floorplan’s Geeks ‘n’ Nerds offerings, perfect for any Game Of Thrones fans.

Winter Is Coming

Here is a pic of my backyard, featuring a new release from Sway’s… the Christmas tree! This tree comes in lots of colors, but I went au naturel since I was putting it in my yard. Inside, on the cozy rug are some books that are part of Sari-Sari’s Geeks ‘n’ Nerds set, as is the Whovian Tea Time set on the desk. The egg decor and calendar are other items that make up Lark’s Bird Nerd set.

Winter in the woods

Be sure to check out Shoetopia, which closes tomorrow night! And the Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair is also a must visit event, especially for those who love geeky and nerdy things!

~Lucie

Credits
Fashion
Glam Affair: Katya – Jamaica 08 E
Magika: Dusty hair – color pack 1
IKON: Perspective eyes – Oak
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
Fishy Strawberry: Bookworm Mesh Cardigan – Brown Tartan, Freshman Skirt – Brown Tartan, Ivy League Tank – Beige Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair
SLink: Mesh hands – Casual & Mouse
LaRoo: Kourtney booties Shoetopia
Nani Poses: Book Nerd props (poses built in) Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair

Decor
Scarlet Creative: Neva Captain’s House Collabor88
floorplan: Winter Is Coming blocks Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair
[DDD]: round lil rug – dark, cocoa/tea tray – light
Fabuleux: Xmas Reindeer Light RedStar
Sway’s: Lamp [meow] unplugged – wood, Christmas tree (B) snowed
Lark: Bird Nerd set Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair
Sari-Sari: Whovian Tea Time, Closed Book Props 1 & 2 Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair, Black & White Christmas
Collage: Geek Art Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair
Half+Deer: Carved Woodland Animals – Red & Grey Fox (previous Arcade items)
What Next: Pine Ridge Campfire, Kettle, Lantern, Pine Ridge Chair – plaid blanket & checked blanket
Alouette: Turn On The Light Candle Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair, Tall Autumn Hurricane Candleholder
Kuro: Cookie Tree
Rustica: SkyMoon Environment

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Feeling Slinky…

I have to admit, I wasn’t sure about mesh at first. I had all sorts of worries, but now? I can’t imagine SL without it. And lately, this is especially true when it comes to my SLink hands and feet. Well… for those of you who, like me, have been living in SLink feet, Shoetopia is a must-not-miss because SLink released a new foot style! The “high” foot is exactly as described… really, really high. For those shoes where you’re going to be teetering on the edge, or for those moments when you have to get way up on tiptoe to reach. And SLink also released three brand new styles that work with these awesome feet!

My favorites of the three are the SLink Demi boots and the Priscilla heels. I just absolutely love how unique and detailed the Demi boots are. They’re simply gorgeous, and the metal toecap has a hide option that makes them open toe boots! The Priscilla’s ankle straps imbues these seriously sexy shoes with a touch of the adorable and sweet. The lovely, soft pink you see in the pic below is Demi is blush. This shade is SLink’s donation item for Soles 4 Souls. I wanted to show the boots without the toecap, too, so I decided to share a second color, the lovely white. I’m wearing the Priscilla heels in black, and my pretty toenails are from Flair, and are available at the current edition of My Attic.

Slink Collage

I wanted to make sure to show a full body pic of the Priscilla heels, so you can see just how high “high” is! I’m wearing adorable mesh lingerie from Blacklace. I thought the sexy, yet darling ruffle on these knickers would be a perfect match to the Priscilla heel.

Slinky

It’s no secret that I love my Pink Fuel skins. One reason I love Mochi’s work so much is that she has clothing layers that let you change the skin’s body type. I recently made my av curvier, so I am using the “curvy” cleavage/body layers in these pics. So, since I was debuting my new shape in these pics, I knew I had to go to my Pink Fuel folder! I love that this is an option, and for those who like athletic or leaner builds, she has other options for those, too! I’d be overjoyed if some other skin creators would offer options like this, too. This lingerie is so pretty and comes in a gazillion colors (okay, maybe not quite that many) and fabrics. I will say be sure to try a demo. I normally wear a medium, but the medium was too small. So I created a version of my new shape that was a bit fuller figured and tossed on the large.

Teetering on the edge

Be sure to stop by Shoetopia to check out all the offerings, not only from SLink but so many others. The event runs through the 30th, so you only have a couple more days!

Shoetopia 1
Shoetopia 2

~Lucie

Credits
Pink Fuel: Harley skin – Peach w/sultry red lips & shimmer shadow pearl white + wing
Exile: Forever Yours hair – Naturals
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
IKON: Perspective eyes – Moor
{MV}: Aggy’s necklace – Silver Tarnish Pearl – Shoetopia 2013 edition
Blacklace: Tempt mesh bra – red sequins, Flirt mesh knickers – red/black sequin
SLink: Mesh hands casual, High feet, Demi Boots – Blush (Shoetopia donation color) & White, Priscilla Plateau – black Shoetopia
Flair: SLink nails sets 182 & 184 (sold together) My Attic

Poses
Pic 1 (clockwise): Adorkable – Nippy 8m My Attic, Elephante Poses Goody Two Shoes 2 & 8 Shoetopia gacha
Pic 2: Adorkable – Bam 4m
Pic 3: Adorkable – Nippy 8m My Attic

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Getting my geek on

The Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair opened this week, and this is an event that every geek/nerd simply must visit! There is something for nerds and geeks of all types… and the build for the event is very cute and easy to navigate (and I say that as someone who gets lost at pretty much every event ever). I’m definitely a serious geek/nerd and usually walk around in a group tag that says “Proud Dork.” So this fair was just about custom made for me (and people like me!).

I’m wearing the jumper of a dress from SySy’s for this event, along with eyeliner from Mons that’s also at the Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair. My awesome boots are from fri.day. fri.day is a part of the Geeks ‘n’ Nerds fair, but these boots are a Shoetopia release! You still have a few days to head over to Shoetopia and grab all the gorgeous shoes. Remember, this is a charity event, so every designer has out at least one 100% donation item, and the charity, Soles 4 Souls is working to help, among others, the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan. This is a way you can do your own part to help a great cause, while having fun shopping, so do be sure to check it out before it ends on the 30th!

My Favorite Dorks

The build I used in these pics is the Neva Captain’s House from Scarlet Creative for the current round of Collabor88. It’s a really unique, quirky build and I fell in love with it the minute I saw it. I plan to take some more pics of it soon, but in the meantime, do take a minute to visit the demo at Collabor88! It’s a not-to-be-missed home for anyone who loves the unusual.

Most of the decor items are from the Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair. You will find the full credits at the bottom of this post, with the ones available at the fair tagged accordingly. My cute pose, complete with prop, is from Kuro In Motion. It’s not a fair item, but seemed appropriate for the post!

Dork Side Collage

To those who celebrate, have a wonderful Thanksgiving! More from me soon.

~Lucie

Credits
Fashion
Glam Affair: Vera – America – Clean w/lips 02 and moles A
Mons: Eyeliner Smokey – turquoise Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair
Lamb: Thieves Like Us hair – Ugly Red Lipstick
IKON: Perspective eyes – Chocolate
Kokolores: Basic Shirts brights – aqua 1
SySy’s: 11011011 dress – black w/pocket Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair
Flair: toeless stockings – teal
SLink: Mesh hands – elegant & casual
Elephante Poses: Once Upon A Dream nails (for SLink) Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair
fri.day: river boots – bedrock Shoetopia
Wimey: Fairy Companion – classic blue (Rare) Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair
Kuro In Motion: Dork! prop pose

Decor
Scarlet Creative: Neva Captain’s House Collabor88
What Next: Novelle desk, chair & notebook and pen
tea.s: Puzzle Cube Chair – Mixed Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair
floorplan: typewriter gacha – red (former Arcade item)
Second Spaces: geeky busted monitor, geeky loose cables, geeky old school game cartridges, geeky game controllers & geeky penholder loose keys Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair
Alouette: Ctrl Alt Delete Key Rack Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair
The Secret Store: 8 Bits Frames – Linked Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair
MishMish: Mr. Spoon and Princess Donut (boxed) dolls Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair

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Time to shop!

Let’s face it… the holiday season is upon us, which means it’s time to shop! So, I went to Izzie’s, where the sim is all ready for winter, and took a couple of pics to celebrate the start of the shopping season – and to show off these amazing boots from Pixel Mode for Shoetopia. They have the most darling detail on the back, and I want to start with that. I love the zipper, but it’s the bows that really made me squee.

Pixel Mode for Shoetopia

If you need a pretty sim all decked out for winter, definitely check out Izzie’s. It’s so pretty. To grab a pair of these boots yourself, be sure to visit Pixel Mode at Shoetopia!

A bit of shopping

~Lucie

Credits
Pink Fuel: Harley skin – Peach
Truth: Winter hair – Blood
coldLogic: top – watts – moss
Pixel Mode: Lisette skirt w/belt – moss
SLink: Mesh hands – Casual
Wicked Peach: Glitter nails (for SLink hands)
Pixel Mode: Tabi boots – moss Shoetopia
Embody: Spree pose (center pose only) w/bag prop

Location: Izzie’s

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No good can come of this

I have to confess something. In real life I despise shoes. I hate them with every fiber of my being. I resent having to wear them. I live in flip flops as long as I can get away with it. Or slip on clogs (that have no heel). Shoes and I have been enemies for many years. I’m blister prone and klutzy. I see shoes as foot prison. Boots are even worse because they trap part of the leg, too. And don’t even get me started on socks!

But in Second Life? I love shoes. LOVE. I think I live out all of my shoe fantasies here. When I saw the Gos Boutique Bonnie shoes for Shoetopia, I knew I’d found a pair I could not possibly pass on. I don’t typically think of Lucie as “badass” but gun shoes?! How could I not own these! The detail on these shoes is spectacular. You can also hide the bullet strap. And of course, like all Gos Boutique shoes, they have the easy color match system so you don’t need to spend hours trying to match your feet. Oh, and these pants are from from Cracked Mirror for FaMESHed and they do make quite the impression. My jacket is part of an outfit Sakide has at the Rockabilly Fashion Fair. It has a hud and a lot of options for metals and the back artwork.

No good can come of this

Here’s a better look! In this picture you can also see the gorgeous Bali anklet available from Cae’s Shoetopia gacha.

Bonnie by Gos Boutique for Shoetopia

Remember, Shoetopia isn’t just the shoe shopping event of the season. It’s also a fundraiser for Soles 4 Souls, an organization that is helping, among others, the typhoon victims in the Philippines. This is a great charity, and it’s a chance to have fun shopping while also helping others.

~Lucie

Credits
Modish: Jules skin – Opal – Dune
Exile: Collide hair – Sin (tinted)
Mon Cheri: Falsies Lashes
IKON: Perspective eyes – Cerulean
Sakide: Just Rock Jacket Rockabilly Fashion Fair
Cracked Mirror: Sandy pants – red FaMESHed
SLink: mesh hands – relaxed
Cae: Bali anklet – onyx (Rare) Shoetopia gacha
Gos Boutique: Bordello – Bonnie – Pewter Shoetopia
Embody: Footloose 3 Shoetopia gacha

Location
Virtual Decay Mainstore

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League for Shoetopia

League has released some utterly adorable winter wedge boots for Shoetopia, which opens tomorrow!!! I paired these boots with a pair of “jeggings” from coldLogic. If you’re looking for mesh pants that work with boots, these are worth checking out. They have multiple lengths, one of which is shortened and ideal for the faux tucked look. Trust me, there are a LOT of unreal boots to be had at Shoetopia, so you may need to invest in these pants (like I did)! My cozy oversized sweater is from U.F.O. for the current round of Collabor88. I fell in love with this sweater and had to have it. This pose is one my husband made for our Shoetopia gacha. It’s one of the rare poses that comprise our five pose pack Footloose. We have ten other “show off my shoes” inspired poses, too.

The Wood Shed

Here’s a closer look at the gorgeous boots! They come with a hud and have a lot of options (have I mentioned that I love options?). They also come in a wide variety of colors, so there’s definitely one (or two… or three… or hell, buy the fatpack!) that will work for your winter wardrobe needs!

Shoetopia: League Winter Wedge Boots

More shoes soon!

~Lucie

Credits
Fashion
Glam Affair: Elvi skin – Europa 06 G
Wasabi Pills: Brrree hair – Rouge (tinted)
IKON: Perspective eyes – Pewter
Mon Cheri: Falsies Lashes
U.F.O: Loose Fit Zipper Sweater – Red Collabor88
coldLogic: jeggings.seyfriend – black
SLink: mesh hands
Wicked Peach: Bows – black (nail polish for SLink hands) Shoetopia gacha
League: Winter Wedge Boots Shoetopia
Embody: Footloose – pose 2 Shoetopia gacha

Decor
Kuro: Laurie Shed
What Next: Pine Ridge Camp Set
Izzie’s: Tree Logs November VIP Gift
Half=Deer: Carved Woodland Animals – Grey Fox past Arcade item

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Shoetopia is almost here!

Shoetopia has to be one of the year’s most highly anticipated events, and it opens later this week! This is a charity event that benefits Soles 4 Souls, and I’ve seen a preview of the build and it’s stunning. In addition to some of SL’s finest shoe creators, there is a gacha component (because we all need our gacha fix) that will feature a wide variety of items.

I know I am really exited about this event. In this post, I present to you one of the many items that will be available at Shoetopia when it opens November 15th. These adorable flats are from Sax Shepherd Designs, and they come in a wide variety of colors and texture options. They also have a version for SLink feet and a version for system feet, so those of you who aren’t SLink feet wearers can still buy these adorable shoes. They’re like what would result if a saddle shoe and a Mary Jane got together and had a baby. I’m a huge fan of both saddle shoes and Mary Janes, and so I just love these! I am wearing the SLink version, btw.

Shoetopia Preview: Sax Shepherd Designs

I recently bought this beautiful Barnesworth Anubis house at The Garden event (now out at the Mainstore). The minute I saw it, I knew I needed it. I love these rustic style homes, especially for autumn and winter, and I think this will be a lot of fun to decorate for the holidays. Right now you only get to see the outside because the inside, well… it’s cluttered (and not in a good way) with furniture and, uhm, moving boxes (hah).

I am wearing a sweatshirt from Mon Tissu that’s been on my personal “to buy” list for ages. I decided to treat myself to something (that wasn’t from an event, as has been the case so much lately), so I went and checked out my Wishlist to remind me of what I’ve been wanting. I don’t know if you’ve seen the SL Wishlist website, but it’s awesome. I find it an easier way to keep track of the things I want to buy in the future than using the Marketplace favorites list. If you don’t have one of these yet, check it out! With the holidays coming, it can be a helpful thing to use to help friends out with gift buying. I’ve been told more than a few times by my friends that they don’t ever know what to give me because of my blogging. I know it’s hard to shop for my fellow blogger friends, so I figured this is a cool, free and fun way to keep track of my future “must-haves” and if someone is generous enough to give me a gift off it, I’m very grateful. Chrome has an extension for it, and you just click a little box from the Marketplace page to add things to your list. It’s really handy when you’re browsing!

<3

Finally, my new eyes are from A.D.D. Andel! I don’t typically wear mesh eyes. See, I have this nasty habit of wearing folders and I just know me… I’d wind up bald and stark naked with 20 pairs of eyes on. On top of that, I am the world’s fussiest person when it comes to SL eyes, and for ages now (probably well over a year) the only eyes I’ve liked are from IKON. But I have always thought that it might be fun to play with heterochromia, and have different colored eyes in SL. My RL great-grandmother had heterochromia, and she had one grey-blue and one hazel-brown eye. I always thought it was lovely, and I really think these eyes are, too. My gorgeous, adorable skin is Elvi from Glam Affair. This is a Collabor88 release. There are a lot of makeups available for Elvi, in the lovely America tone at the new round of Collabor88 so definitely check it out!

Elvi by Glam Affair for Collabor88

I will have more from Shoetopia soon! Be sure to check back.

~Lucie

Credits
Fashion
Glam Affair: Elvi skin – America 09 G w/moles Collabor88
Magika: Sudden – Color Pack 1
A.D.D. Andel!: Clarity eyes – Hazel & Green/Brown
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
Mon Tissu: Oversized shirt – Heart
One Bad Pixel: Flowers jeans – black
SLink: mesh feet – natural, mesh hands – casual
Wicked Peach: Glitter nails
Cae: Alchemy ring
Sax Shepherd Designs: Saddle Jane shoe Shoetopia (coming soon!)
Embody: Footsie 5 – Shoetopia Gacha

Decor
Barnesworth Anubis: Bozeman Barn
Digs: Pumpkin Seat – Green – Rare (previous Arcade item)
Rustica: SkyMoon Environment