I’ll admit I was feeling a bit lazy this week. It’s been super busy in my RL and I took a much needed mini-vacation away to see a gf of mine. That doesn’t mean I haven’t thought about my patina though. In keeping with my attempt to not buy much new for the challenges this round I came up with this look. I’m pretty the shirt covers that patina tone – it’s in there somewhere.
The look is based off of something I used to do in college – pair super fancy tops with jeans with the hopes that it was nice enough that I didn’t need to wear a skirt. (I was very anti-dress/skirts in college. I still am a little to this day but I don’t dread it as much as I did back then.)
I hit The Dressing Room Blue the other day to check out the new featured items. I’m feeling super sexy in this pretty red dress from Milk Motion and this gorgeous skin from Atomic. Bonus features? The dress is mesh! I totally wasn’t expecting that – I don’t think it’s labeled as such unless I missed it which is quite possible.
At first I wasn’t sure about pairing the red lips with the red dress. I debated back and forth if it was too much red but I stepped away from the computer for a bit to mull it over and came back loving it. I’m definitely not bold enough to try fire engine lips like this in RL but it’s damn sexy on my avi at least!
Iron is a bit of an unconventional color but as Luna said before I think we crossed off most of the normal ones (and quite a few shockingly unusual) during the last round. The swatch provided is a little bit lighter than what I usually think of as iron colored but thankfully it matched plenty of things in my inventory.
When I started thinking about my picture at the beginning of the week I had a much different look in mind. My photos tend to run the range of simple but sweet to a sort of classy cuteness. I’m not very edgy or daring when it comes to my SL style or my pics. I know what I like and I don’t stray real far from it. I found though, as the week wore on and stress in RL took its toll my drafts changed drastically. Not that my end result isn’t cute simply much more pensive that I would have thought. I love this pose from Olive Juice (it’s closing – sadness) which seems reflective of my mood the last couple of days: reserved and wanting to withdraw. Looking forward to patina next week! I’m already brainstorming on how to express the pretty blue-green color.
Also as a little PS I meant to comment on a lot of your blogs this week but Blogger/Wordpress had a communication breakdown and thus would not let me comment. Hopefully it’ll work this week!
Hair: TRUTH – Jacqueline 2 – Mahogany
Skin: [Al Vulo!] – Jenny – Orchid 2 – Fairy Sweater: ALEIDA – Ditte sweater – gray (past group gift) Skirt: The Sea Hole – Lattice top rag skirt – Black Socks: Grixdale – Antique sock set – Lilac Boots: *Fir & Mina* – The Orann Boots – Grey (MESH) Pose: Olive Juice
I’ve been meaning to blog this for awhile. This cute dress was a group gift from ALEIDA for which my blog post is titled after. It’s been awhile since Rathe and I had a date night and so we got all gussied up for our special night together. It was really nice just to spend some QT with my hubby.
On Ayako Hair: Truth – Lilia – Jupiter Skin: Laqroki – Susan – Fair
Necklace: JCNY – Solstice Collection necklace
Dress: ALEIDA – Be My Date dress (group gift – still available?)
Shoes: Pixel Mode – Baby T’s Plain – Black
Hair: Tonic – Jai – Soil Skin: The Abyss – Scorpio – Eclipse
Outfit: GothiCatz – Equinox Shoes: SF Design – Chippendale Shoes
I was a bit freaked out by such a bright color right at the beginning. I kept thinking there are more electric colors?! But thinking back to last year we did have lots of non electric and very nice pretty colors so I came to the conclusion that I’m okay with it.
I really didn’t have anything indio colored in my closet except what I used last time but I found this super cute dress from MichaMi that matched the swatch and the color name pretty closely so I went for it. Turns out I had an eye shadow in a similar color buried deep in the bowels of my inventory. I’m all about the matching/coordinating make up and accessories. (Not really but it’s fun every now and again.)
I can’t imagine doing iron next week will be horribly difficult but then again it may surprise me since surprise tends to be the nature of this challenge.
I’ve finally gotten around to the letter Q which I’ve been dreading since the beginnig. I kinda cheated on this a little bit since not everything starts with the letter Q but I did it and I am so relieved it’s done.