Finally, I’m over being sick (mostly), have been able to get pictures with all of the clothing in focus (thank you SL), and actually liked the way they turned out. I can’t say that there hasn’t been much that has caught my fancy – I’ve done more than my fair share of shopping – but I’ve had the hardest time getting myself to put a whole look together and take pictures. I’ve started to feel guilty for not keeping up with Luna’s blogger challenge, and I wanted to get a bunch done at one time, which I did! (It’s the little things people.) However, instead of spamming you with huge pictures, I just want to show you some of the really really awesome things I found in the process of putting these looks together. And put the picspam nice and small at the bottom – because I can. 🙂
Three things I’ve found in catching up on the blogger challenge? Jewelry, Skins and Boots. Really, what more can a girl ask for? (Don’t answer that.)
I’ve never been much of a consumer of SL jewelry before. Absolutely, there have been some pieces that I just have to have and are amazing, but in general, it’s not one of my go-to shopping categories. Not a little part of that reason is that it’s not one of my real life addictions, so it’s not something I look for to “complete” an outfit. Shoes, on the other hand… are totally different, but that’s another story. Anyway, I put on the silver dress from Zaara, and it just needed something else. So, I searched… and searched… and came across so many things that somehow made their way into my inventory (budget, what budget?), and found the Logo bracelet and earrings, and the Mandala bracelet. Now, I just need to talk these designers into making me one to wear every day (pretty please?). A crazy close-up of these items is on my Flickr, just waiting to be viewed. The non-closeup just doesn’t do them justice.
The skin I first saw in a blogger preview pack from Aikea Rieko of the Plastik. I love her Lionheart skins, and I love her new Ataciara skins as well. Now, I’ve said before that she reads my mind, but this is starting to get scary. On the other hand, it’s also awesome (like 10,000,000 hot dogs awesome*), so I’ll stick with that. Anyway, she dropped her blogger pack on me and I promptly went out and bought a fatpack of my favorite tone, as well as all the elven tones. Why? Because they’re beautifully done and the makeups are amazing. The lips are a little bigger than her Lionheart skins, but they look great. I love that the Freckles come on a separate (tattoo) layer – and are tintable. Very cool (and fewer inventory items – yay!) I’ve used the skins in several of my pics, but you can see a freckled and non-freckled version in sienna, indigo and green.
As for the boots – well, I have a problem with shoes of all sorts, but boots are a special weakness. These leather boots by Mentine (in the silver and green pictures) are exactly what I’ve been looking for – for a long time. My favorite part? Other than everything – is that the fur can be turned off and on. Woo customization!
Of course, I won’t blog something if I don’t really like it, but these three things are new to me, so I wanted to mention them specifically.
All Caught Up (Here are some of the pics that haven’t previously been blogged:
For styling information/credits on the catch-up pics, click on the picture, all the info is listed on my Flickr. Styling credits for the four pics in the main text are listed below. (Although I’ll probably update with all the credits soon.)
Dress: Zaara – Acira Dress (Silver)
Boots: Mentine – Tycoon Boots (Pewter)
Bracelets: Logo – Byzantine Bracelet (Silver)
Mandala – Reiki Bracelet (Silver Stone)
Earrings: Logo – Byzantine Graduated Earring (Silver)
Skin: Dutch Touch – Cleo V2 Punk 2 (Cream)
Hair: Truth – Orchid (Auburn)
Eyes: Poetic Colors – Gold Flakes (Moonstone)
Dress: Plastik – Jaida Dress (November Collection – Soil)
Shoes: Maitreya Gold – Salience (Turquoise)
Skin: Plastik – Ataciara Vegas (Melody) R
Hair: Truth – Courtney (Jupiter)
Eyes: UmedamaHolic – Rebirth Eyes (African Sunset)
Lashes: Tiny Bird – Natural Lashes
Freckles: Plastik – Ataciara Freckles Tattoo Layer
Shirt: BOOM – Warmth 4 You Thermal (Plum) Looks more indigo to me, but it’s still a great shirt.
Skirt: Royal Blue – Frou Frou You Skirt (TDR Special Edition)
Shoes: Lelutka – Pow Pumps (Black)
Skin: Plastik – Ataciara London Fog (Melody)
Freckles: Plastik – Ataciara Tattoo Layer Freckles (Tinted)
Eyes: Poetic Colors – Ocean Eyes (Midnight Sea)
Hair: Truth – Adriana (Copper – upper only)
Dress: Evie’s Closet – Faery (Dryad Green)
Shoes: Mentine – Tycoon Boots (Brown Leather)
Skin: Plastik – Ataciara Shadow Cateye (Chorus) R
Hair: Lelutka – Megan (Summertime – self tinted)
Eyes: Poetic Colors – Spring Meadow (previous freebie)
Lashes: Lelutka – Photoshoot II Lashes
All Poses: Long Awkward Pose
*If you don’t get the hot dog reference, listen to more Eddie Izzard – everyone needs more of him in their life.