52 Weeks of Color Challenge – #5 Patina

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.)

❤ Ayako

Hair: Exile @ TDR Blue – Josie – Rust
Al Vulo! – Jenny – Orchid 2 – Fairy
PixelDolls – Undine Cami – Ocean
EarthStones – Bali Crescent Jewelry – Silver/Labrodite
Nayar – Anna Jeans – Black
Diesel Works


Lady in Red

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!

❤ Ayako

Hair: TRUTH – Jocelyn – Copper
Atomic @ TDR Blue – Grace – Buff – Red Hot
Eye shadow: Exodi (new mainstore) – Smokey shadows – Black
Milk Motion @ TDR Blue – Lana dress – Red (MESH)
[PM] – Baby T’s – Plain – Black
Olive Juice

52 Weeks of Color Challenge – #4 Iron

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!

❤ Ayako

Hair: TRUTH – Jacqueline 2 – Mahogany
[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

Be My Date?

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.

❤ Ayako

On Ayako
Hair: Truth – Lilia – Jupiter
Skin: Laqroki – Susan – Fair
JCNY – Solstice Collection necklace
ALEIDA – Be My Date dress (group gift – still available?)
Pixel Mode – Baby T’s Plain – Black

On Therathe:
Hair: Tonic –
Jai – Soil
Skin: The Abyss – Scorpio – Eclipse
GothiCatz – Equinox
Shoes: SF Design – Chippendale Shoes

Pose: !bang – Entangled

Alphabet Challenge: R

❤ Aya

Hair: Magika – Aina – Red
[ROCKBERRY] – Apple1 – Natural (on Lucky boards)
Lipstick: [Mock] Cosmetics – Raspberry Cordial Lip Cream
Vest: {Happy} – Racer Vest – Charcoal
Tank: [Cynful] – RaRa top – Rich Red
Pants: JANE – Zooey Wide Leg Pants – Raven (MESH)
Shoes: G-Field – Ribbon Slingback shoes – Red
Pose: Izzie’s

52 Weeks of Color Challenge – #3 Electric Indigo

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.

❤ Ayako

Hair: [Raspberry Aristocrat] – Krissi – Red Canyon
Laqroki – Maria – Peach
Eye shadow: 
Oceane’s Body Boutique – Deep blue sparkling eye shadow (old freebie but it might still be available?)
Lip gloss: 
[Mock] Cosmetics – Bella Vetro Gloss – Apple Blossom
MichaMi – Belted Tube Dress – Indigo
Indyra Originals – Vivianne Minaudiere – Silver
Maitreya – Shanti – Black

Alphabet Challenge: Q

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.

❤ Ayako

Hair: TRUTH – Odette – Quince
Skin: LAQ – Maria – Peach
Necklace: EarthStones – Sofya Necklace – Turquoise
Tank: Whippet & Buck – Kipparing Tank – Quarry
Skirt: -Nemesis-  – Queen skirt – Black
Pose: Glitterati