Resolutions for a New Year

Resolutions

I hope you had a lovely Christmas! With the New Year just hours away, here are my resolutions.

1. Eat Healthier – I’ve been really lazy about my meals lately. Especially during the winter when it’s dark out and I’m tired, fast food seems to be the quickest and easiest option. I’m going to try and be more conscious about meal planning, even if it’s something like a sandwich. That includes drinking more water instead of pop.

2. Be more blog conscious  – I’m not sure what exactly that looks like yet but I do know that I”m not going to go out of my way to blog every review items. This last year was the first time I received promotional items and so newbie blogger me jumped at every opportunity to blog them, even if it didn’t fit my style. My goal for my blog is to blog what I love and not just things that are free.

3. Be more positive – I’m not always the world’s most optimistic person so I’m trying to focus on the positive things this next year. I saw something on plurk about a gratitude jar so I’m going to use that idea or something similar to help me be more positive

Happy New Year to you all! Be safe!

❤ Ayako

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52 Weeks of Color – #51 Madder Lake & #52 Amazon

I’m so sad to see our lovely color challenge go. It’s been a wonderful two years and I’ve met so many amazing people during this time. To this poor little upstart blogger, it gave me a chance to watch and learn from those of you who have been around the blogging sphere for awhile. While giving me something to blog on a weekly basis, it also gave me an education in style, photography and in blogging. Even with the scrambling to find the right color and put together a cohesive outfit, I enjoyed every bit of this challenge.

Thank you to Luna for inspiring us with all these beautiful and interesting colors and to all those I’ve met during the course of this challenge. Hugs and love to you all! I hope you have a fantastic Christmas and a safe and happy new year!

#51 - Madder Lake Deep

#52 - Amazon

❤ Aya

Madder Lake

Hair: Exile – Veronique – Tango
Skin: Glam Affair – Leah – Natural 02
Dress: coldLogic – Merry – Garnet
Bracelets: {Zaara} – Patra Silver Wire Bracelets – Clear
Shoes: Maitreya – Shanti – Black
Pose: Glitterati

Amazon

Hair: LeLutka – Mourray – It’s Not Ginger
Eyes: IKON –
Sunrise Eyes – Aspen
Skin: Al Vulo! –
Eleonor – Son of Flowers
Lipstick: Glam Affair –
Leah Lipstick 09
Earrings: [glow] Studio –
Early Morning Earth – Gold
Sweater: erratic –
Felicity crop top – Green
Bra: erratic –
Felicity bra – Green 2
Jeans: {mon tissu} –
Lou Lou denim – Dark
Pose: Glitterati

Snow Bunnies

Snow Bunnies

Left to Right: Me, Kaiden Diavolo, Aeva Nikolaidis

Thank you to the lovely ladies who posed with me!

❤ Aya

Ayako is wearing

Hair: Exile – A Winter’s Tale – Cayenne
Skin: Glam Affair Amelie – Natural
Jacket: Celoe – Rossi Jacket – Thatch
Mittens: Apple May Designs  – Mittens on a String – Black Snow
Shirt: fri.day – V. neck Tee – Black
Jeans: {mon tissu} – LouLou Denim – Dark
Boots: SLink
  – Vanity Boots – Black
Pose: GLITTERATI

Forget Me Not My Darling

I’ve been awaiting for you
And you’ve been awaiting for me
Tell me that you’ll always be true
And you’ll be the only one for me
Forget me not my dear, my darling
Forget me not my love
I just wanna hold your hand
Hang on every word you say
Let’s write a song for us
And sing until we’re old and grey
Forget me not my dear, my darling
Forget me not my love
I’m coming home real soon
Please leave a light on for me
Tell me that you’ll always be true
And you’ll be the only one for me
Yes, you’ll be the only one for me

-The Civil Wars

Forget Me Not

Tis the season for beautiful formal looks. As I said before, when the holidays come around I just can’t help but dress up. This gorgeous gown is one of Bliss Couture’s RFL exclusive donation items at the Xmas Expo. It’s not what I would traditionally chosen in a formal gown, but the unique bodice struck me and I fell in love with it immediately. Reminds me of a red rose. If you haven’t been yet, head to the Xmas Expo for some awesome holiday shopping for a great cause! TP’s below!

❤ Ayako

Hair: Analog Dog – Issues – Autumn
Eyes: IKON – Sunrise Eyes – Aspen
Skin: Belleza – Lily – Sunkissed – Xmas gift
Earrings: :MOOD: – Downtown Glam Earrings
Gown: Bliss Couture – Calima Gown (Xmas Expo 2012)
Pose: !bang
Location: Winter Wonderland

 Xmas Expo Sim 1

 Xmas Expo Sim 2

Xmas Expo Sim 3

Xmas Expo Sim 4

52 Weeks of Color – #49 & #50

# 49 - Cotton Candy

#50 - Gold

All caught up! Whew! I kept them both relatively simple. I don’t own much in either color so pickings were rather slim. (Pink is not a color I’m particularly fond of so I’m rather hoping this is the end of the pinks.)

❤ Aya

 

Cotton Candy

Hair: TRUTH – Kitty – Walnut
Skin: Glam Affair – Leah – Natural 02
Eyes: IKON
– Eternal Eyes – Peak (new GG)
Lip Gloss: [Mock] Cosmetics – Bella Vetro Gloss – Apple Blossom
Dress: JANE – Kelsey Dress – Salmon
Shoes: G Field – Alex Strap Shoes – Black
Pose: !bang

Gold

Hair: TRUTH – Chalice – Auburn
Skin: Al Vulo! – Jade 2 – Exotic Voyage – Olive
Eyes: IKON – Sunrise Eyes – Aspen
Earrings: {Zaara} – Anjami Chandelier Earrings
Dress: Baiastice – Romantik – Gold (past TDR item)
Shoes: G Field – Alex Strap Shoes – Black
Pose: Striking Poses

The Dressing Room Fusion Is Open!

In case you haven’t heard, The Dressing Room and Dressing Room Blue have closed. They’ve come together to create a new event called The Dressing Room FUSION. 25 designers each one has up to 3 products available for purchase for a total of 60 vendors with everything priced from $40-$70L.

I have a special place in my heart for The Dressing Room. In my early days in SL, some kind soul directed me to TDR for quality clothes at cheap prices, getting me out of freebie and dollarbie clothes. While I was sad to see TDR Blue go, I’m so excited to see where TDR Fusion is headed. I’ve been twice already in the last two days and plan to head back for more!

TDR Fusion

This skin from TDR Fusion is so beautiful. It’s a darker tone than I would normally choose but I love it!

TDR Fusion 2

❤ Ayako

Hair: TRUTH – Jacqueline 2 – Pecan
Eyes: IKON – Sunrise Eyes – Light Hazel
Skin: Al Vulo! –
Jade 2 – Exotic Voyage – Olive(TDR Fusion exclusive)
T-shirt: Fri.day
– V-neck Tee – Black
Scarf: Auxillary
– Winter Scarf – Red (TDR Fusion)
Jeans: Tres Blah – Juju Jeans – Grey
Boots: SLink
– Vanity Boots – Black
Pose: !bang