Swimsuit Craze!

I ran over to fri.day last night when I saw they released a line of bathing suits for the summer. There are several different styles and all of them are so cute!

❤ Ayako

On Ayako:
Suit: fri. – Retro One-piece – Red
Shoes: [PM] – Freya flats – Black

On Kaiden:
Suit: fri. – Asymmetrical One-piece – Navy
Shoes: [Decoy] – Naucci Heels – Blue

Poses: Glitterati & Posies


52 Weeks of Color Challenge – Mauve

I’m having sort of a brain fart week or writer’s block or whatever you call it. I can’t think of anything to say except what I think I say every week is that I can barely believe it’s week 34! This year has flown by so quickly and I’m proud to say I stuck with it all this time even though I wanted to bail on plenty of occasions. But enough chitchat, here’s my mauve.

Next week is Electric Blue. Another radioactive color…this should be interesting.

❤ Aya

Skin: LAQ
Eyeshadow: Exodi
Lipstick: M.O.C.K Cosmetics
Nails: Exodi

Top: {Happy} – Cocktail blouse – Mauve
Jeans: fri. – Designer Jeans (skinny) – Regular wash
Poses: Posies


I learned something new today in Photoshop. This rather labor intensive process was fraught with many confused looks, crinkled brows and frustrated sighs but the end result is kind of fun and pretty. At the end I say even though it was a lot of work and now my head hurts from squinting at my computer screen the end result was worth it. ❤ Ayako

52 Weeks of Color Challenge – Mahogany

Whoohoo it’s week 33 and I’ve managed to survive yet another brown week! I think I did okay but there’s something about shades of brown that is just kind of uninspiring.  Even more difficult was that my internet and SL seemed to conspire against me yesterday when I was trying to do pics. Not only did it take me most of the week to find any clothes even remotely mahogany looking, when I got set up to take the pics I kept crashing. Somehow I muddled through the mess and the craziness and came up with these pics.

Originally I had a pose chair and this cute lingerie from {mon tissu} and I was planning on doing like a pinup type thing. Alas the top wouldn’t rez in right to me and neither would the textures on the chair. Go figure.  So Plan B I took off the bra and put on the scarf from Zeery hoping that between it and my hair my boobs would be mostly covered. But since that didn’t really work, I pulled out some poses from Glitterati that Katy had released back in October for Breast Cancer awareness. So yay now I’m mostly covered. (Rathe is so going to kill me when he sees these pics). The slightly sunburnt cheeks  from *BOOM* were from another post but I kept them because I think it kind of makes it look like my av is blushing a bit.  (I’m not used to showing off this much skin.) Now off to get dressed and start thinking about next week. Mauve…hmm…

❤ Aya

Panties: {mon tissu}
Scarf: {Zeery}
Shoes: [Decoy]
Poses: Glitterati


Actually it’s more like gatcha, as in those little random chance prize machines. They remind me of the little trinket and candy machines that you played as a kid at the grocery store or the mall – begging your parents for 25¢ so you can get a handful of candy, a super ball, or maybe a temporary tattoo. I loved those things. I  saved up my quarters so that I’d have a dollar or two when we went to the store and I could get as many crazy little trinkets as possible.

But enough of my reminiscing. Taste of SL has a whole boardwalk full of gatcha machines from the stores that participate on a weekly basis and all of who are involved in the TOSL 1st birthday hunt too. More on the hunt later if I have time to get around to it. I’m kinda a gatcha addict but I suppose that’s a bit of a given considering how much I love the RL versions as a kid. I picked up a bunch of things already and I’ll probably go back for more.

Superhero shirt from Cracked Mirror
All Hearts Jewelry from Clutter

Armlet (aka pink arm warmer thingy) from Shania’s Sock Shop (3*S)
Shirt from Alexohol

Simple Shrug from **[RIDDLE]**
Burberry Weave Ballet Flats from Factorie (Burberry! I feel so chic! Really.)

Here’s the shrug close view

Folding Lawn Chair from TWS (My favorite thing so far! I’m so going back for a bunch of these!)

You can go check it out here and pick of some of the fun things stores have put out.

❤ Ayako

Skin: LAQ
Tank & Jeans: [Cynful]
Poses: !bang and *ES*