52 Weeks of Color Challenge – Tangerine

I caved. My personal goal of 6 weeks without buying/blogging a dress for 52 WOCC was just within reach and I caved. *sniffles just a little bit* I couldn’t help myself. I ran to JANE for a pair of socks to go with the outfit I had originally planned and there it was – hanging above the socks, a lovely dress labeled Tangerine of all colors.  I stood in front of it hemming and hawing and finally I caved. Well at least I made it 5 right? And since I had already planned out another outfit I did both which made the sting of caving lessen a bit.

I bought the shirt from Magoa while I was off buying as much as the 50 of a Kind items as I could. I loved the color and the baby doll style of the shirt. However when I got home and put it on regret immediately followed. I wasn’t sure if I liked how much it enhanced my chest. Not that I’m embarrassed to show a little cleavage I’m just not use to shirts that are tight looking and show it off in a different way. But I bought it and I wasn’t going to go buy anything else….that was the plan anyway. Maybe I shoulda taken a hint since it’s called a “shameless shirt”? Since I was feeling a bit shy I sorta hid my boobies a bit with this new hair from TRUTH.  And that was going to be it but this dress from JANE called out to me.

I paired it with some darling jewelry from [Lauria] I bought making also while making the rounds this week.  And deep in the bowels of my inventory I found some makeup I had bought earlier this year in hopes of having an orange week so I added that too for both outfits. Someone told me this week I’m only supposed to layer makeups with bare skins but I don’t care I love the way it looks together.

I made it through tangerine now onto whatever is next but Luna’s page won’t load for me so I don’t know. *cries*

❤ Ayako

The Look:

Outfit 1:

Hair: TRUTH – Shanna (streaked) – Auburn
Shirt: .Magoa. – Shameless shirt – Sophia Orange
Skirt: Grixdale – Lazy denim skirt – Navy
Socks: JANE – Sassy lil piggies socks – Tangerine
Shoes: fri. – Dream booties – black
Necklace: [Lauria] – Double Boheme Necklace
Earrings: [Lauria] – La Boheme Earring
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Caramel Sugar Eyeshadow
Poses: Glitterati

Outfit 2:

Hair: TRUTHJacqueline – Pecan
Dress: JANE – Breezy dress – Tangerine
Shoes: fri. – Basic flats – Cream
Necklace: [Lauria] – Double Boheme Necklace
Earrings: [Lauria] – La Boheme Earring
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Caramel Sugar Eyeshadow
Poses: Posies


Run to Him

This pose is just 1L$ right now at Essential Soul. So cute I just had to show it off. I keep wanting to call it “Run to Him” but the actual name of the pose is called “Run for Love”. Either one works.

I love this man so much!

❤ Aya

On Therathe:
Shirt & Jeans: Gothicatz

On Ayako:
Dress: Tiny Bird

50 of a Kind – Third Week

Round 3 of 50 of a Kind went out yesterday. Again so many darling things to get this week.

I went to Grixdale first because I missed their item the first week and I was so bummed. Really had to think long and hard about this skin as cute as it is. I’m not one who buys a lot of different skins because I think very few look really good on my avatar. I’ve pretty much stuck with LAQ and Exodi for my skins but when I tried on the demo it looked so cute I had to buy it. This darling skin comes in 4 tones – Cara, Honey, Mint and Sugar and each tone has cleavage and freckle options. I think I’ll be wearing this one for awhile.

The hair worn in all my pics is from meow.style and while I’m not usually big on short hair this is so cute. Two different styles are included in the pack.

Then to paper.doll. I’ve bought a couple of shirts off marketplace but never been to the store but I’ll definitely be going back for more. The Hailey dress is $350 and it’s exclusive FOAK color is this pretty blue. (Okay so that acronym isn’t going to work. I need to find another short way to write 50 of a Kind.)

These crazy zebra pajamas are from Intrigue Co. and I thought they were so fun I had to get them. Damn I’m a smexy zebra! I can’t wait until Therathe logs on and sees me in this! LOL!

That’s all I grabbed this week. I’ve been on a tight budget with me spending a bit the last couple of weeks for my 52 WOCC. That doesn’t mean you can’t get all the things I missed.  There are lots more great items not shown here.  Snug as a Bug has a really nice bed out.  [LAURIA] has a cute pose that I wanted but can’t afford but only because I bought some jewelry there first. LePetale has a pretty exclusive shape, Think it’s called queen? There are lots of shape makers in SL  but since I made my own I’m rather attached to it and so I don’t buy new ones.

I think I covered most everything. Hurry and grab these great items before they leave the grid forever!

❤ Aya

The Look:
Hair: Meow.Style – 50 of a Kind hair
Skin: Grixdale – Ren – Sparrow Song
Dress: paper.doll – Hailey – Sapphire
Pajamas: Intrigue Co. – Zebra PJ’s
Poses: SEmotion and Glitterati

New Dress Love

I tend to be a bit of more feminine in SL and I’m always looking for fab and cute new dresses to wear. Thanks to 50 of a Kind I’ve been introduced to Babycakes and it’s wonderful creator. I was over there the other day to check out her other things and picked up two dresses which I love, love, love. Either one is perfect for a night out on the town with your sweetie or your girls. I wish I had found this first one earlier then I could have used it for my eggplant post last week. Oh well.

The second dress also comes with a cute tutu skirt option which isn’t shown.

❤ Aya

The Look:
Dress 1: Babycakes – Love of Iridescence dress
Dress 2: Babycakes Floral Dress – Gray
Shoes: Maitreya
Jewelry: JCNY
Poses: Diesel Works & Glitterati

About Me

Generally speaking I’m not a huge fan of these survey thingies but I’m feeling lazy today and this makes a good post. Am putting off what I was going to do til a later date.

1. What is your occupation?
Being generally cute and sweet (although Therathe might disagree a bit on that one). Am an educator in RL

2. How many items are in your inventory?
Somewhere over 10k. Not exactly sure right now. SL is being a bitch and won’t tell me.

3. What are you listening to right now?
my husband

4. What was the last thing that you ate?
roast beef sandwich

5. Can you drive a stick shift?
Not well

6. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
some shade of blue

7. Last person you spoke to on the phone?
my sister

8. Do you like the person who sent this to you?

9. How old are you today?
old enough =p @*

10. Favorite drink?
cherry coke – the kind with grenadine in it

11. What is your favorite sport to watch?

12.   Have you ever dyed your hair?
Oh yes! More times than I can count

13. Pets?
2 cats (does a husband count? j/k)

14. Favorite food?
It’s a toss up between my mom’s mashed potatoes and sushi. Never eaten together of course!

15. Last movie you watched?
The Whole Nine Yards on tv

16. Favorite Day of the year
The last day of the school year

17. What do you do to vent anger?
don’t ask

18. What was your favorite toy as a child?
American Girl dolls

19. What is your favorite season?
I don’t have one really.

20. Hugs or kisses?
Do I have to choose?

21. Cherry or Blueberry?

22. Do you want your friends to send it back to you?   yes

23. Who is most likely to respond?
Not a clue

24. Who is least likely to respond?
Therathe. I know all of his answers anyway

25. When was the last time you laughed?
Tonight at my sweetie watching Starship Troopers 3

26. When was the last time you cried?
No comment

27. What is on the floor of your closet?
Shoes and dirty clothes

28. Favorite smells?  Vanilla, lavender, blueberry pie fresh out of the oven

29. Who inspires you?  My mom

30. What are you afraid of?  Staying stuck.

31. Plain, cheese or spicy hamburgers?
Cheeseburgers all the way but not if you put that fake crap American “cheese” on it

32.  Favorite car?
a 60’s Corvette

33. Favorite cat breed?
Don’t have one

36. Number of keys on your key ring?

38. Favorite day of the week?

34. How many states have you lived in?
Only 1

35. Do you think you’re funny?
I think so?

36. Have you ever slept beneath the stars?
Only once and it was cold! Beautiful but cold

37.  Have you ever run a red light/stop sign?
Yes but it was an accident! I thought the light was  blinking >.<

38. Favorite thing to wear?
In SL dresses. In RL jeans

39. Did you ever paid for something with only coins?
A couple times. Once I paid a $3.00 toll in all coins which I’m sure irritated the booth operator.

40. Have you ever sang karaoke?
Once or twice. A clanging fork in a blender sounds better than my singing

And that’s me!

❤ Ayako

Dress: Gothicatz
Boots: G*Field
Earrings: [glow] studio

52 Weeks of Color Challenge – Periwinkle

“Mama said there’ll be days like this, There’ll be days like this my Mama said” – lyrics from “Mama Said” by the Shirelles

Even though this song is about getting your heart broken by a boy it seemed to fit the mood today. Kaiden has had her perwinkle pictures done since this morning and has known all week what she wanted. Me…I had nada.

That was my mood this morning. Frustrated, inspiration-less and wanting to just stay in a ball with just my semi-periwinkle boots on. I was desperately resisting the urge to do something darling or adorable. I can’t help it but pastel colors make me want to be cute and sweet! I was tempted to leave that as my blog post for this week. Hey, if Luna managed to do banana mania with almost nothing on I could do periwinkle the same way right? All my parts are covered so it would work…but I couldn’t leave it like that.  And after tping from store to store and listening to the girls chat away in the group,  inspiration hit me.

So I’m kinda excited that I did it! I have conquered Periwinkle! I think I need to treat myself now. Hopefully there’s nothing periwinkle colored in my fridge. =/ Now onto whichever food color Luna chooses next.

And here’s a little fun facts for you trivia buffs:
Crayola first introduced their periwinkle crayon in 1949 in the 48 pack. It’s ranked as America’s 7th favorite color.
Also, as I learned today periwinkle is a type of snail that Brits eat. (gags a little) I knew it was a flower. I used to pick them when I was a little girl and suck the nectar out of them. Looking back I’m not sure that was the best thing to do but it was so yummy!
❤ Ayako

The Look:
Skin: LAQ – Maria
Shirt: :Mashooka: – Blossom Blouse – Periwinkle
Skirt: {Happy} – Cheeky Minx skirt- Charcoal
Boots: ALEIDA – Moshi Ankle Boots – Violet
Earrings: Earthstones – Bali Crescent Jewelry set
Poses: Diesel Works

Happy Earth Day

Now I’m definitely not the tree hugging type but I’m all for taking care of our earth so we can keep it clean and beautiful for our kids, grandkids and so on. Do something good for our beautiful planet today. It doesn’t need to be anything major like vowing to ride the bus to work from now on because it saves gad. The little things count too. As for me,  I’m headed out to plant a tiny sapling given to us at my work. Not a big thing but I think we can always use more trees.❤ Aya

Outfit: Short and Sweet – Earth Day Shorts set
Prop & Pose: