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Copper boom!

I know it’s been awhile. RL has been kicking my ass. First I had an unexpected complication from the surgery I had in March (which you’re welcome to read about here, on my personal blog). My thyroid got completely out of whack and if you’ve ever had issues with your thyroid you know the many ways this will affect you. Basically, a normal TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) level is under 4.5… mine was 26. Yeah, it’s not good. I go back to have it rechecked in a couple of weeks, but it’s meant I’ve been exhausted, scattered (thyroid problems make concentration harder, add that to ADD and fibro fog and it’s not pretty) and overall, I just feel kind of… meh. I get moody when my thyroid’s fucked up and moodiness isn’t a normal state for me so I hate when I feel this way. It feels like my emotions belong to a stranger and it makes me feel raw and exposed.

Anyway, as if that wasn’t enough, my 86 year-old grandfather’s health took a turn for the worse in the past month. He’s been fading for awhile thanks to dementia… but the last couple of weeks especially have been horrible. He’s now under hospice care at home and I am both dreading his death and hoping it won’t be long now. I don’t want him to have to live this way, stripped of his dignity and independence. I am 1800 miles away and had hoped to see him in June (it was a bit up-in-the-air) but even if I get back east I no longer expect him to be there, except in memories.

I cope by doing one of four things: reading, listening to music, playing games with my husband or rewatching Gilmore Girls (which, tbh, I’m pretty much always doing). Copper boom! is a so-called Gilmorism from Season 4 of the series. It is a mishearing that becomes a thing they say that means “hurry up!” I’ve been feeling a need to hurry up, even as I’ve struggled to do so, and therefore it seemed appropriate to use the custom hud for the adorable Blueberry Lila sweatshirt tied around my waist (worn with matching jeans) to reflect my feelings. I grabbed my alt, who is appropriately currently named Lorelai, to pose with me using a pose by Infiniti. My adorable sneakers are from Ingenue. I fell in love with a pic of similar RL shoes and sent it to the lovely Betty Doyle who – much to my delight – made a version of them in SL!

Copper Boom

I’m wearing a top from Vinyl that reflects the coffee loving Gilmore Girls… to be honest, I’m not much for coffee myself unless it’s from Starbucks and has been seriously flavored somehow. I also had to show off one of LAQ’s new faces, Leia. LAQ recently revamped their heads and the way it works now is pretty cool. You can read the full details on their Flickr post, but the short version is that you now buy the heads separately from the HUD and once you have a HUD it will work with any of the heads. This saves you money if you’re someone who enjoys having multiple heads to choose from (and other strange things you don’t say in RL). The HUD has been updated, with new mocap animations.

Leia.

And here’s a headshot of my alt, wearing LAQ’s Ana head. I just love the pouty lips on this head.

Lorelai

Hopefully I will be back to blogging more regularly soon. I’ve definitely missed it.

~Lucie

Credits
On Me:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LAQ: Leia mesh head + applier in tone 2.0
Truth: Panny hair – Reds Uber
Izzie’s: Winter eyes – Cinnamon
Vinyl: Daya cropped sweater – fatpack
Blueberry: Lila jeans and sweater – fatpack
Ingenue: Lollie sneakers – Peach Floral

On Lorelai:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
LAQ: Ana bento mesh head
Exile: Lush Life – Naturals (pic 1), Lust For Life – Natural Fusion (pic 3)
Buzzeri: Moody eyes – Storm
Neve: Crush bloom top
Blueberry: Frappe denim shorts
Cae: Presley choker and earrings
fri.day: Delilah wraps – Cloud

Infiniti: Blossom friends pose
Paper Rabbit: Pose 11 (pic 2)

Decor:
Pic 1
Little Branch: PoplarTree.v1{Animated}*4Seasons, Bouton d’or Pink{Rounded-Field}, Bouton d’or Lavender{Rounded-Field}, WhiteFlowers1{Rounded-Field}, Bouton d’or Orange{Rounded-Field}, Bouton d’or Yellow{Rounded-Field}
JIAN:’dorable Danes 8. Blue Wander Pup

Pic 2
Cheeky Pea: Brother County Bridge, Brother County Cuddle Wall (PG)

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Dawn at the Boho Cafe

When I saw Death Row Design’s new release for Uber, I knew I had to have it for my sim. It’s so cute and I love anything with a boho vibe. I bought the entire set and have no regrets! I wanted to make it look cheerful and spring-y outside, so I used some of Little Branch’s gorgeous new tree releases. The big Poplar tree behind the cafe was at an event but should soon be in the Mainstore. To the right (your right) is one of Little Branch’s Lime trees, which you will find at The Clique through April 4th. On the left is a Fig tree, also by Little Branch, and currently available at Shiny Shabby! All three trees are animated and season change, plus they include grass (as seen in the picture by the trees).

Dawn at the Boho Cafe

To those celebrating, Happy Easter and Happy Passover!

~Lucie

Credits
DRD – Boho Bean Coffee Shack – Shack Furnished
JIAN Glam Greyhounds 3. Adult Wanderer RARE, Glam Greyhounds 9. Wander Pup Brindle (March 2018 Arcade)
+Half-Deer+ Lighted Pathway – Stars – Rainbow
Little Branch: LB_FigTree{Animated}Seasons, LB_LimeTree{Animated}4SASesons, LB_PoplarTree.v1{ACAnimated}*4Seasons, LB_Grass.V4{Animated}Mesh

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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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I’m just chewing gum

Recently, I happened upon a new-to-me artist named Nina Nesbitt and her song Chewing Gum. One of the lines is “cuz I’m a made-up mess in a backless dress” and well, I was already wearing this sexy backless dress from Neve, which you can grab at Uber through September 23rd on and it just seemed like kismet. I styled the rest of the look around the sexy, peppy song. My hair is a recent Mainstore release from Truth called Lady, and it includes multiple styling options, which you can see here. The killer red heels I have on are from Ingenue’s Cosette gacha at The Arcade, and this is just one of 16 colors to collect!

I'm a made-up mess in a backless dress

I am also wearing a new skin applier by [theSkinnery] for Catwa heads. Karen is available at Ultra through October 8th. I really like this skin. I love the messy brows and the soft sheen it has. There are also really cute crinkles around the eyes, which make me happy. While I can appreciate the absolute flawlessness of some of the skin appliers you find in SL, I also really love seeing the realism offered by creators like Umazuma Metaluna who owns [theSkinnery]. My gorgeous, bold jewelry is Cae’s Anika set which is available at FaMESHed through September 27th.

Chewing Gum

Below you can watch the video and listen to the song that helped inspire this post. It may not be available in all countries.

~Lucie

Credits
Maitreya: Lara Mesh Body
Catwa: Koura bento head
[theSkinnery]: Karen Catwa applier – Honey tone Ultra
Truth: Lady hair – Multitone 1 hud
Cae: Anika jewelry set FaMEHSed
Neve: Dre dress Uber
Ingenue: Cosette heels – Rouge The Arcade
Buzzeri: Moonstone eyes – Midnight Catwa Appliers
oOo Studio: Fever Pose 6 (pic 1) and Fever Pose 7 (pic 2)
SAYO SCENES – Wright Staircase Backdrop – COMMON

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Final hours of The Arcade!

With under 2 days remaining for the June round of The Arcade, I wanted to do a post to remind you to run over there if you haven’t already! Or go back if you want to try one last time for that one item you didn’t get. I’m grilling on Tres Blah’s Summer Fete open grill (a rare), which I was dying to win and finally just yesterday did! My Ingenue shoes are also from The Arcade (more on them in a few). The hat and hair combo is by Truth and you can grab it at Uber (there’s also a hatless version), along with this top from Neve and these adorable shorts from Poppy. I want to say a few things about the top. There are 3 different styles of ruffly tops from Neve at Uber (all named after desserts as sweet as the tops). You should be aware they all have built in arm poses in order to not break the mesh. However, there’s a good variety in sizes and even with my curvier av I found a pose that didn’t put my hands inside me.

Grillin'

What I most wanted to share are the Lykke heels from Ingenue. I blogged a pair of these a few posts back, but this color is special. Not only is it utterly adorable, it’s an exclusive! It is Ingenue’s prize for playing the machine 25 times, and they will never be available again once the event ends. The pattern is called confetti and I fell for it the second I saw it! The colors, the style and just everything about these shoes melted me. They were something I considered a “must have” because they’re different and cute and yeah. I love them, is that obvious yet? To help show off my sassy shoes is one of Jian’s Cheeky Chihuahuas, also at The Arcade. This photo wasn’t edited at all beyond cropping, as I really wanted you to see the pattern detail.

Footloose and fancy free

Finally, I wanted to show off a few items from the current round of Cosmetic Fair, and the freckles applier by [TheSkinnery] that is currently available at Cosmopolitan. My eyeshadow is one of the Tropical eyeshadow by Arte. This palette is bold, shiny and gorgeous. I’ve used the Catwa hud to blend it a bit, but it’s gorgeous fully bold, too! I’m also wearing one of Bossie’s Summer Lipstick appliers from the event, which again I’ve blended down some (this was to make it work better with the shape of the mouth on my skin applier, which is from [TheSkinnery], too). I’m wearing one of Catwa’s new bento mesh heads, Koura. I demo’d both Koura and Tala (the newest release). Tala is adorable but looked really, really young on me. So if you’re wanting a younger look I definitely say to try it out. I went for Koura because it was a bit more mature and just overall felt more like me. My necklace is a sequel to Cae’s Kitten release. This one features gemstones instead of pearls, and you can find it in the Mainstore now.

Turquoise eyes under a turquoise sky

This is my final post before I leave for vacation Saturday, but I return July 10th so look for a new post later that week!

~Lucie

Credits
Fashion:
Maitreya: Lara mesh body
Catwa: Koura bento mesh head
[TheSkinnery]: Cristy Catwa applier – Honey, Don’t Speak Catwa eye appliers – 5
Arte: Tropical eyeshadow Cosmetic Fair
Bossie: Summer Lipstick Cosmetic Fair
Truth: Taren w/hat – Blondes Uber
Cae: Kitten 2 necklace
Neve: Fritter top Uber
Poppy: Candy shorts – Island Paradise Blue Uber
Ingenue: Lykke heels – Confetti – Exclusive pull prize The Arcade
elephante: Gretchen pose 4 (modified by the built in pose of the shirt)

Decor:
Barnesworth Anubis: Henlopen Cottage
What Next: Brighton Stripe Lawn Chair 4
Tres Blah: Summer Fete – Open Grill RARE, Summer Fete – Steak The Arcade
Lost Junction: Surfy Snacks – King Prawns Tray

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Rose Gold

Rose gold is hot right now. I didn’t set out to do a post with a rose gold theme, but suddenly I realized I’d put together a look that was pretty rosey and a bit gold, so I went with it! I am wearing a new Mainstore release from Just Because. This jumpsuit was inspired by the recent Fleur gown release. Like the gown, there’s a sheer lace top version (which I’m wearing) and an opaque one. I love that gown, but I really love the jumpsuit! Especially since it lets me show off the cute Lykke heels Ingenue released for The Arcade.

I never promised you a rose garden

I am also wearing a new Mainstore release from Exile (I am sooo loving all the Mainstore releases lately!). Exile now has hair that is bento animated, and Over The Edge is one of them! It’s pretty cool, and especially if you’ve missed the movement of flexi hair you should check it out. There is also a static version included, but I have the animated version on, and was trying to capture the hair as it moved the furthest from my body so the static version may seem slightly different. My lipstick is a release from [TheSkinnery] that is available at The Chapter Four event. My eyes are yet another color of the Don’t Speak pack, also from [TheSkinnery], and currently at Rewind for another 24 hours or so. After that, look for them at the Mainstore. My Catwa head applier (Cristy) is also from [TheSkinnery]. The poses I used for both pics are both by Luxe and are available at the current round of Uber. These poses include curvy versions, for which I am very grateful. It’s often a challenge to find poses that work with my curvier shape, so whenever I see a store that does curvy versions I make a note of it!

Rose Gold

~Lucie

Credits
Fashion:
Matireya: Lara mesh body
Catwa: Kimberly bento mesh head
[TheSkinnery]: Cristy applier – honey, Don’t Speak eyes – 6, Birkin lip applier
Exile: Over The Edge hair – Wildcards hud
Just Because: Fleurista Jumpsuit
Cae: Anna ring
Yummy: Love Spell ring set N21
Hello Dave: Dainty Doll nail appliers
Ingenue: Lykke shoes – Ballet The Arcade
Luxe: Sonya poses 6 (pic 1) & 5 (pic 2) – curvy versions Uber

Decor:
ANC: “secret garden” ROSE goth/blood
JIAN: White Tail Deer – Female Adult (Animated)
Happy Mood: Garden Tree06 – Light Colors c, Cliff Hill – flower A, Garden Tree08 with Lights – green a
Forest Floor: Alder – Lush