Sunday, August 30, 2015

Chocolate Croissants for a Sinful Experience

Yay for Sundays! I hope this week as been amazing. I know for me it really has been. I am back to a normal work schedule, and I have been trying to spend as much time as I can soaking up the end of summer--who knows how this winter will be.

Dress: Baiastice Vania Sheer version @FestivalofSin, Hair: Truth Posy, Necklace and Earrings: Maxi Gossamer Solaris Pearl Drop set Ring: Aisling The Good Wife, Bracelet: Noodles Initial Bracelet Silver, Shoes: Narcissa Heels @FestivalofSin, Panties: Erratic Alicia, Skin: Glam Affair Fiona, Eyes: IKON Charm and Redgrave Natural6 Lashes, Whatever Fang Mesh Teeth, Slink Hands and Feet

Festival of Sin opened last Sunday, and I was so shocked at how easy it was to teleport in and to find everything. The layout is very fun; each sin is separated (lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth, vanity) and it was so fun exploring the different areas. I only made purchases in envy and vanity. Envy's set is my favorite. It looks like a pleasant suburb with trees, birds and cute little houses.

The two outfits I bought were from Baiastice and Junbug. Baiastice's dress is really opulent looking to me. You have choices between solid and ombre colors. In each pack there is a solid and a sheer version. In my opinion the sheer version is the best. It shows off your legs, and leaves your privates covered enough so you do not have to wear underwear if you do not want to (and still don't really "show" anything). The Junbug outfit isn't a dress; it is a "bloomer" set. I personally love the flowers. The openness of the front with the complete coverage in the back makes it look fun from every angle! I don't think I will be wearing the outfit "out" much, but I will probably be running around my studio and home in it. Yay!

Outfit: Junbug Envy This [Darling] @FestivalofSin, Hair: Due Wendy, Necklace: Aphorism Bijou in Moonstone, Shoes: Poute Victoria Heels @FestivalofSin, Ring: Aisling The Good Wife, Skin: Glam Affair Fiona, Eyes: IKON Charm and Redgrave Natural6 Lashes, Whatever Fang Mesh Teeth, Slink Hands and Feet

Uber opened on Tuesday with an Athletic theme. I bought more than I thought I would, but my real purchases were some skins by Glam Affair. They are a bit brighter and cleaner, and I love them! I bought a few sports items,but my favorite has to be a cropped t-shirt from Bueno which says, "Yoga and Wine". The shirt is a darker purple, not my normal color, but it looks great with my new pair of Yoga pants from Blueberry which are AMAZING! I know this picture is kind of random, but I like this look a lot as well.

Shirt: Bueno Cropped Tshirt @Uber, Pants: Bluberry Yoga Pants, Bangles: Noodles Positivity Bangles, Hair: NEW Truth Olympia @Uber, Bag: Bueno Workout Bag @Uber, Shoes: The Forge Strider Plus @Uber, Skin: Glam Affair Katra Ballerina @Uber, Eyes: IKON Charm and Redgrave Natural6 Lashes, Slink Hands and Feet, Tattoo: Letis Mehndi

Well, I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their weekend/week. Go outside and play for a bit. Hug your friend, family, significant other, pet, pillow, or whatever. Then log on to Second Life and shop till you drop!


Festival of Sin:
                             Where you are teleporting is right at the Vanity portion, but all the other locations are on the same sim. Vanity is at the top of the sim, so you can work your way down--just follow the road.


Sunday, August 23, 2015

Fashion Flashback#5

So, after posting my last fashion flashback of Zaara, and Earth's post on Utopia..... I had no idea who I would post on.  See, in my early days of Second Life I was at a lot of Medieval and Tolkien Sims. Even now I still enjoy going to Medieval and Mythical Sims (I might still live on one *wink wink*).  So I was talking to Earth about what the heck I was going to do a fashion flashback on, and she said, "Well, why can't you do Evie's Closet?" And I got to thinking... Why not?!

Outfit: Evie's Closet Iseult Witching Hour, Hair: NEW Truth Rumi, Necklace: CAE Reverse, Neck Ribbon: Junbug Highland Ribbon, Wolf Familiar: Alchemy Dire Protector, Eyes: IKON Charm Field and Redgrave Natural6 Lashes, Skin: Glam Affair Amberly II, Slink Hands

Evie's Closet... Let me start with how I like literally just randomly stumbled upon it.  I was at an Elven Market on an Elven Sim, and the shops area at the time (for me and my dinosaur of a computer I had) was laggy. I was trying to get to one area of the pier to shop and my mouse and arrows weren't helping me navigate and I ended up crashing into a vendor stall in front of another shop on the opposite side of the pier. As I was trying to rez everything, this pretty white dress (Evie's Iseult Winter) came up and I decided to check to see the price. It was, I believe, around 250-300L and I figured why not. It was and still is a pretty mesh dress. I bought it, then I was informed I had 500L store credit... or some crazy number. So I IMMEDIATELY searched for a landmark to her main store, went and proceeded to spend my store credit and more Linden$ on outfits. And that is my Evie's Closet story...

Dress: Evie's Closet Nimue Gown, Hair:Truth Priya, Necklace: Junbug Pearls of Wisdom, Eyes: IKON Charm, Skin: Glam Affair Katra, Slink Hands and Feet

Evie's Closet is usually at We <3 Role-Play every month, and though sometimes her dresses are for role-play, a lot of the time (more times than not) you can wear her outfits around anywhere.  Her dresses range from elegant to flirty.  I like the versatility of the outfits and the prices are very reasonable for such good quality.  And for some of you who like lingerie (and really, who doesn't)...Evie has that, too!  When I say she is versatile, I mean it.  She normally does a color theme per outfit, some are just in brights, some are in pastels, and some are in darks. Not much mixing of the color themes. One really cool thing Evie does with ALL of her outfits is she includes a notecard with the styling credits for each from the Vendor/Ad pictures. It is really helpful if you see a hair or an accessory you saw and really liked. Really awesome and helpful--Thanks Evie.

Dress: Evie's Closet Sylfai Primrose, Hair: Olive The Show Queen, Skin: Glam Affair December, Slink Hands and Feet, Slink Mesh Eyelids, Whatever Fang Mesh Teeth
This outfit was partially put together with the help of Evie's Notecard included with the dress when I bought it. So if you need styling help, or like how she does her ad looks, you can easily do it~

I haven't known about Evie's Closet for long...well, it depends on your definition of long on Second Life... I discovered her about a year or year and a half into my Second Life, and like I said, I just stumbled upon her. I know this is really short, but I wanted to mention how amazing and show how versatile Evie's Closet really is.


Evie's Closet Marketplace

Evie's Closet:

Evie's Closet Blog

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Lavender Tea for Pleasant Daydreams

Happy Sunday Tea Readers! I hope this week has been awesome for all, and your weekend has been a long joyful one. I only have today off, then back to the crazy work week tomorrow. Time sure does fly when you are having fun... or working.

Collabor88's Fourth Birthday is this month, and for the birthday round the theme is.... DREAMER! Lots of  light colors, and very whimsical designs. I tried to be more responsible with my linden, as I have been trying to do lately while out shopping, and as usual Collabor88 just brings out the shopaholic in me. I think we all consider ourselves dreamers. I know I am a HUGE dreamer; whether it be fanciful or practical my mind never ceases to wander at certain moments. And who doesn't like a good daydream?

Dress: Pixicat Dreamy Dress in Clouds @Collabor88, Hair: D!va ft Bauhaus Movement "Ride with the Sun" @Collabor88, Necklace: Maxi Gossamer Dream Orb, Shoes: Pure Poison Artizan Cloud Pumps @Collabor88, Skin: Glam Affair Luna @Collabor88, Eyes: IKON Charm Forest and Redgrave Natural6 Lashes, Slink Hands and Feet, Whatever Mesh Fang Teeth, Flying Books by Intrigue @Collabor88 (They are SUPER COOL~)

First, my FAVORITE item at the event is by Pixicat. The dress is a cute poof of a dress, and there are lots of color options available. My favorite (I am guessing it is everyone's favorite, because I have seen LOTS of people wearing these prints) are her animated cosmic and sky prints. Oh. My. Goodness. So mesmerizing. The cloud print--you guessed it--has clouds all over it. The sheer overlay is animated so there are clouds floating "around" on the skirt. Now it isn't like a cloud add-on. It is an actual print... And I know my pictures don't do it justice, but just look at this plurk! The video is of the cosmic print, and I just love both dresses. Both animated prints are 288L$ instead of 188L$ for the regular colors, but are so worth it. I can not say enough about these dresses. AND the dresses are mesh body compatible. AWESOMESAUCE~

ISON has a really pretty formal gown at Collabor88, called the Orchid Gown. Very pretty, and again, very formal. It would make a nice dress for a wedding, a ball, or hell to go shopping in. I don't judge (I have been known to go grocery shopping in cocktail attire just for a bit of a pick me up). I like the orchids on the bodice of the dress--it adds a fanciful feel to the gown. It comes in a few solid colors and a few ombre colors. I bought the blue ombre, and it goes so well with one of the new hairs by Truth. I just really liked putting this dress together.

Dress: ISON Orchid Gown @Collabor88, Hair: NEW Truth Priya, Necklace: Maxi Gossamer Dream Orb @Collabor88, Rings: ieQED Dream Ring Set in Gold @Collabor88, Shoes: Pure Poison Artizan Cloud Pump @Collabor88, Skin: Glam Affair Luna @Collabor88, Eyes: IKON Charm Forest and Natural6 Lashes, Slink Hands and Feet, Whatever Fang Mesh Teeth

There are some other items I felt compelled to purchase due to the wow factor and the price was oh so right. D!va has partnered with Bauhaus Movement on two hairs. Bauhaus movement did this cute antler/floral headband (which using the included hud you can resize and turn on/off). I bought "Ride with the Sun" because.....of reasons. Also Foxes (Birdy Foxes) has some cute lingerie items. I bought the bra-panty set and nightie of the cosmic print because of my cosmic feels for the event. Also Junbug has an evening gown which to me seems very Modern Fae. It appears to almost be a mermaid cut and then the bottom of the dress just spreads out and appears to be a fluffy cloud. Really cute. Tres Blah also has a cute styled dress. Well, there are two styles of dress for Tres Blah at the event; I only bought the turtle-neck flower collared dress. There is another dress which reminds me of a school girl....and I didn't like it. For some reason it reminded me of a peppy Wednesday from the Adam's Family. Maxi Gossamer has a gorgeous, and I do mean GORGEOUS, necklace at the event and it is a dream orb. It comes in two different tones, and the two tones come in two different lengths! You can color change the orb to match whatever outfit you have on or add it to an outfit which has been missing a little "umph" as my dad used to say. I thought the necklaces when great with the Pixicat dresses.

Dress and Balloon: Moon Amore Papillion Dreams and Blue Butterfly Balloon @Collabor88, Shoes: Aisling Wraps in Cloud @Collabor88, Ring: ieQED Dream Ring set in Gold @Collabor88, Hair: NEW Truth Heloisa, Skin: Glam Affair Luna @Collabor88, Eyes: IKON Charm Forest and Redgrave Natural6 Lashes, Slink Hands and Feet, Whatever Fang Mesh Teeth

The layout of Collabor88 is the same...but different--it looks really dreamy. I recommend looking up at the sky! Very magical. It is the same structure as last year's birthday round, and double the designers/creators of a normal round. Lots and LOTS  of guest designers. Only two stalls have gifts out for the event. Milk Motion and Moon Amore. Milk Motion's is just a mesh belt to go with their outfit. Moon Amore's gift are a bunch a bunch of balloon's with butterflies in them! It matches their dress and it can be worn on with something else. Super cute.

Outfit: Pixicat Dreamy Dress in Cosmic @Collabor88, Hair: NEW Truth Sakina, Rings: IeQED Dream Ring Set in Gold @Collabor88 and Schadenfreude Fox Wee Beastie, Necklace: Maxi Gossamer Dream Orb @Collabor88, Shoes: Pure Poison Artizan Cloud Pumps @Collabor88, Eyes: IKON Charm Forest and Redgrave Natural6 Lashes, Skin: Glam Affair Luna @Collabor88, Slink Hands and Feet, Whatever Mesh Fang Teeth

Well, I think I may have overloaded everyone with the awesomeness that is Collabor88 this month. Please go check it out. It should be much easier to get into now since it has been open for over a week. Much love! Hugs and Smooches my Tea Readers~



Saturday, August 8, 2015

Oolong Tea with S'mores on Warm Summer Nights

Yay for Sundays! I hope everyone has had a wonderful week! Today is the last day of my only "normal" weekend for the month, so I plan on enjoying myself as much as possible. The next few weekends I will be working extra days.

Outfit: COCO Denim Shirt and Lace Pencil Skirt @ShinyShabby, Hair: Tableau Vivant Whispers @TheFantasyCollective, Rings: Schadenfreude Fox Wee Beastie and Yummy Spring Garden, Nosering: Yummy Diamond Flower, Tattoo: Things Paziah, @TheFantasyCollective, Skin: Glam Affair Yolandi JamaicaII @ShinyShabby, Eyes: IKON Charm Forest and Redgrave Natural6 Lashes, Slink Hands and Feet

The theme for Shiny Shabby this month is Country. I have recently mentioned in my post on Uber's Rustic theme country is not my thing. With my family's background you would think I would be a good ol' country girl... I am an oddity. Anyway, the theme is Country, and again, I curbed my spending and only bought a few things at Shiny Shabby. I bought a denim top and lace skirt by COCO, and I bought a long shirt/dress by Zenith. I think I like the outfit by COCO better, just because I love lace. The skirt is very nice and I know I will be able to pair it with multiple shirts and outfits. The denim top is nice, but I know I will the skirt will be the real versatile. You buy the shirt and skirt separate, so you can pick your colors (which is always awesome). The Zenith dress is long and I think my favorite detail is the small leather belt around the waist. There are some cute wicker-basket handbags to match, but I didn't feel like they were needed for the outfit. Just put on a cute hat and you are good to go for a day walking around town.

Bikini: Zaara Kasi @FaMESHed, Hair: Tableau Vivant Elvi @FaMESHed, Tattoo: Letis Diwali, Mesh Body Maitreya Lara, Skin: Glam Affair Yolandi, Eyes: Redgrave Catgreen and Natural6 Lashes, Whatever Fang Mesh Teeth

FaMESHed opened on the first, and I was so surprised to see Zaara there!!! She has a new swimsuit out, and the prints are all fantastic. It was really hard for me to pick out one, and I think I will end up breaking down and buying the fatpack. So amazing. The suit comes in standard mesh sizes and one fitted for Maitreya's Lara Mesh Body. She has also updated past mesh swimsuits to fit the Lara Mesh Body.  Zenith also has a cute ruffle dress. It reminds me of a mix between a toga and a maxi dress. I also couldn't pick out a color, so I went with white (my good ol' stand by).

Dress: Zenith Purfle Dress @FaMESHed, Hair: Oleander Kkyung for The Mix, Nosering: CAE Septum Piercing for The Mix, Eyes: IKON Charm Forest and Natural6 Lashes, Tattoo: Letis Mehndi, Skin: Glam Affair Katra, Slink Hands and Feet, Whatever Fang Mesh Teeth, Shoes: Reverie Westcoast (not shown)

I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday and a great week! Thanks for reading this week's post, and remember to have fun! Hugs and Smooches~


Shiny Shabby:


Sunday, August 2, 2015

Fundraisers and Tea Parties.... Let's make this a thing~

Happy Sunday everyone!!! I have been trying to better balance my time this week, and it has been a challenge with my work schedule being hectic once again.  Even though I haven't been on Second Life as much this past week, I still have been to a few events. One of the events really gets to my heartstrings, as I am sure it will get to yours' as well.

The Lexi Project is a fundraiser to help Lexi Zelin, owner of RedAngel Couture, who has been diagnosed with Stage Three Hodgkin's Lymphoma. She has a little girl and does not work, besides in Second Life, and she needs help paying her medical bills. What has really touched me in regards to this fundraiser is the amount of people in Second Life coming together to help this person who many have not even met before. There are over 350 designers/creators at the event so far, and while I was there last Sunday afternoon I saw some people still setting up. All items for sale at the event contribute 100% to Lexi. And if you don't want to purchase anything, there are donation kiosks located throughout the area. You can also donate to Lexi's GoFundMe page. How beautiful to see such community in Second Life. So many people coming together to help Lexi, who is a stranger to many of us, at least to me she is. I am not familiar with herself or her store, but when I saw there was a fundraiser and read her story, I had to go and help. 

When my father went into the hospital, almost two years ago, he went in uninsured and the bills were piling up. I took on extra shifts at work to help pay bills for my mom; my sister also worked more hours to help pay for things. Family, immediate and distant, and friends all came together to help us while my dad was in the hospital--and they continue to help even now while he is recovering. I know what it is like when someone you love is sick and has medical bills that seem like they are never ending. My mom and dad would not be where they are, and my father would not be here today, without people's prayers, positive thoughts, love, and kindness. So, when I saw Project Lexi, I had to contribute.

Outfit: Emery Camila top and Kerr Jeans @Uber, Hair: NEW Truth Ami @Uber, Shoes: Anachron Jeweled Slippers @TheLexiProject, Necklace: Yummy Hamsa, Ring: CAE Anniversary, Nosering: Yummy Kelly Septum, Bangles: Noodles Positivity Bangles, Clutch: Zaara Patchwork, Skin: Glam Affair Fiona @Uber, Eyes: IKON Charm and Redgrave Natural6 Lashes, Slink Hands and Feet

I only bought a necklace and some slippers, but I made sure to make a straight donation to one of the kiosks. A pair of jeweled slippers by Anachron matched an outfit I bought from Uber created by Emery. It is a long tank-top which has a split down the front. At first I thought it looked silly, but when I looked at the ad and saw the matching jeans to go with it I didn't think it looked silly at all. I bought the ombre blue/purple top, and these jeweled slippers from the Lexi Project look nice paired with it. To me it looks almost like lounge wear or like fun causal wear. I really like the look paired with the new Truth Hair this round. Pixicat does have a dress and sweater combo at Uber, but I didn't buy it due to having similar dresses already... I am trying hard to curb my buying. The theme for Uber is Street. I got a very Urban feel from all the creators. So A+ to them for really keeping with the theme. I am not much of an urban girl, even though I do live in a city. 

I hope everyone has a wonderful rest of their Sunday and a great week! Please check out The Lexi Project. There are over 350 designers, and I know there is something there for everyone. If you don't want to buy anything you give a straight donation to a kiosk located around the venue, and even if you don't donate please send out positive thoughts for Lexi and her family. Hugs and Smooches Tea Readers~


The Lexi Project:
       For more information on The Lexi Project please click here.