Shorts Weather

It’s not quite shorts weather. In fact, it’s still abysmally cold outside. I have been going through my plant catalogs without a lot of enthusiasm this year because spring has been slow in coming this year. So what am I thinking wearing shorts?

Shorts Weather

Lynaja Bade has the answer with this darling outfit—wear tights with the shorts!  This serves two purposes actually—warms the legs and saves your knees from the dirt when you are kneeling down poking at your irises and carefully teasing out the old plants from last year from the tender new shoots. I love the textures in the outfit–the old-fashioned print on the blouse, the wooly tights. This outfit is dirt cheap (no pun intended) at her store right now with several other great things on sale as well.

Shorts Weather

I am wearing one of Sophia Rossen’s new shapes. I realize she includes a styling card with each shape, and my choice of skin is not the one she chose. (In fact, she gives you a whole set of information–where to get skin, eyes, and hair.) Nevertheless, it’s a fine shape with a lovely face and works well with Tuli Asturias’ newest skin, which is another home run. Is it a terrific shape or a great skin that makes me look good here? I don’t know, and does it matter because I look cute.

Shorts Weather

Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise! ~ Wallace Stevens

Hair: [e] Play 2 – Red 07 by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elikatira

Skin: [:T:] Sara / sunkissed :: 01 with [:T:] Sara / sunkissed / lips :: Coral by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Shape: Sophistishapes – ARIANNA bodyshape by Sophia Rossen for Sophistishapes *

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Deep Clover Green (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Outfit: CONCRETE FLOWERS- BOUNCY SPRING OUTFIT by Lynaja Bade for Concrete Flowers

Boots: :Kookie:: 50L Friday – Nyox Hobbit  boots by Kookie Lemon for Kookie

Spring Fresh

Designers are introducing a bunch of new content for this spring, bringing a new fresh look to the season. (Now if the sun would come out….)

Spring Fresh

For example, LeeZu Baxter has been on a tear, producing new content like a woman on a mission. Are the hyacinths and tulips popping out of the ground inspiring her? This pair of shorts with their color-changing texture belt is a fresh look for spring. I show here with a burgundy silk texture but it comes with a whole handful of looks that can accent an outfit. I wear it with a gacha sweater from Memai Avon. Blessedly, LeeZu did not put loops on the belt so I could wear this sweater out.

Spring Fresh

Tricky Boucher came out with a new line of skins a month or so ago and I was remiss in not showing his group gift, which is truly lovely. Queue Marlowe just released a new set of sexy up-dos with her characteristic messy and sexy curls. Ikon Innovia has released new hazel eyes in five shades with his typical five sizes (there you go, Ms. Alchemi!) which are absolutely hypnotizing. And goodness, Bax Coen is hard at work applying her new metallic look to everything in sight—this time her Prestige boots. These are color changing and this particular set has three colors, all distinctively different. And as always, you can fit the boots via Bax’s brilliant fitting system.

Spring Fresh

Every spring is the only spring – a perpetual astonishment.  ~Ellis Peters

Hair: AD – ginger maple by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: -Belleza- Erika Med group gift by Tricky Boucher for -Belleza-

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Hazel (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Top: [ Last Period ] tops 0021 gacha Pink by Memai Avon for Last Period (no longer available)

Shorts: [LeeZu!] Cortez Pants /blue jeans by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Boots: BAX Prestige Boots Violet Metallic by Bax Coen for BAX Boots *

Summer Dancing

Last night found me “stuck” (yeah.. stuck because the music was so good) at SL7B listening to the infamous Bradley Gazov doing his great blues set, away from Hotlanta.

Summer Dancing

I wore a cute outfit for my night out. First a top from Delora Starbrook, pretty and sexy all at once, very well drawn in a beautiful color. Then shorts from Barbra Kungler with cute little sculpty cuffs. And pretty bangles from kikunosuke Eel.

Summer Dancing

Finally new hair AGAIN from Truth Hawks. This one has streaks—I am totally digging these streaks! (They are subtle today—I used dark blonde.) And the shape of this hair is sexy! Finally wedges from J’s. I can’t day enough about these shoes and their pretty toes. They are so versatile, so chic and up-to-the-moment, and so sexy. Thanks to all these great creators, I looked great at SL7B!

Summer Dancing

“There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.”  ~Vicki Baum

Hair: >TRUTH< Rayne Streaked – almond by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: []::Tuli::[] The Dressing Room LE :: Gina 02 by Tuli Asturias for Tuli (exclusive for The Dressing Room) *

Tops: *HD* Sunny TankTop – TerraCotta by Delora Starbrook for Haven Designs *

Shorts: (Kunglers) Short Jeans Blue by Barbra Kungler for Kunglers

Bracelets: [MANDARA] Takara Bangle Dark wood by kikunosuke Eel for Mandala

Sandals: J’s Real Toe Studded Wedge Sandals – Brown by JB Gazov for J’s

Summer’s Here!

Hearing the tornado siren last night, seeing 88 on the car thermometer, and feeling the splash of pool water while the kids at the local pool took turns doing cannonballs, it finally sunk in that summer is here! The impatiens in my window boxes are flourishing, the tomato plant in the Topsy Turvy is already prehistorically huge, and everyone smells like sunscreen. Yay!

Summer's Here

I wear a top as bright as the bright blue sunny sky and cute Madras shorts from Magen Jigsaw. I threw on a bunch of turquoise jewelry—it seems to fit. I absolutely love this necklace and earring set from Abraxxa Anatine. The textures are spot on—the mottled turquoise and shiny tigers eye with onyx spacers and hand worked metal links.

Summer's Here

A glowing skin from Tuli Asturius, high ponytail from Truth Hawks (with color-change barrettes), and flip flops from Emma Gilmour and all’s good.

Summer's Here

Pass me the sweet tea, please….

Hair: >TRUTH< Patrice – cranberry by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Jade (tone 4/bl) :: 03b by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Top: ::EmJay:: Tank Top-Teal by Magen Jigsaw for ::EmJay::

Shorts: ::EmJay:: Patchwork Shorts- Teal by Magen Jigsaw for ::EmJay::

Necklace and Earrings: EarthStones Ti’ana Necklace and Earrings – Turquoise by Abraxxa Anatine for Earthstones *

Ring: > alaMood < Shine Ring – Turquoise by Jori Watler for alaMood

Flipflops: [SC] Surf Couture – Freedom Flops – White by Emma Gilmour for Sand Shack Surf Co.

Inventoil

I was on Pooky Amsterdam’s 1st Question show last night. I was representin’ for all us fashionistas out there in the grid who are thought of as brainless and boring. I won the game, partially on knowing about the Stanford Prison Experiment and partially on the made up word I presented—”inventoil”: the process of sorting inventory night after night.

Inventoil

Which lead me to the inevitable—spending another portion of my evening trying to tame my out-of-control inventory. Remember those days when you were a newbie and you had a mere 2,000 and most of it was freebies and you spent hours working on that (sorting the dreck—it eventually all got dumped). Now I have far more than that.. far far more.. and most of it is darn great stuff. I can’t bear to get rid of any of it. Like the jar of fireflies.

Inventoil

Or the drinks from Tableau and the super Tophat from Pandora Wrigglesworth, which sprouts a propellor when one flies. (A souvenir from a whole afternoon of entertainment at her store.)

Or this uh… pan of eggs and sausage I am lying in.

Inventoil

Or this highflying umbrella from Elizabeth Attenborough.

The question is—what folder do I put these in?

Objects > Wearable > Particles > Insects?

Objects > Fun Silly Stuff > Food Related > Eggs?

Clothing > Hats > Animated > Silly?

Objects > Drinks > Alcoholic > Fizzy?

Cleaning inventory means you dress down, so I wore this cute hair from Truth Hawks named after Ana Lutetia (who probably has a doozy of an inventory herself), fresh and young skin from Monicuuza Babenco, top and shorts from Magen Jigsaw’s sensation sale at EmJay, socks from Krius Misfit (found in the back of the drawer), bandaids from Riq Graves (found in the bottom of a purse so I slapped them on), and my super cool Pornstar Lo-Tops from Coke Dreadlow.

Inventoil

The ugly truth:

Hair: >TRUTH< Ana – auburn by Truth Hawks for TRUTH

Skin: *YS&YS* Adriana Lust 01 Natural EB Brown by Monicuzza Babenco for YS & YS

Top: ::EmJay:: Sash Top Pink by Magen Jigsaw for ::EmJay::

Shorts: ::EmJay:: Jean Shorts Light by Magen Jigsaw for ::EmJay::

Bandaids: Reek – Bandaids – Stripes – Left Leg by Riq Graves for REEK

Socks: SiniStyle Tube Red by Kruis Misfit for SiniStyle

Sneakers: UBU PornStar Lo-Tops by Coke Dreadlow for Urban Bomb Unit

Fireflies: Reek – Look At My Fireflies! by Riq Graves for REEK

Top Hat: Topter Hat Red by Pandora Wrigglesworth for Curio Obscura

Cocktail: (Tableau) Toast’s Bitter Orange Truth by Nylon Pinkney found during a night of half-stupor on Tableau

Pan (worn): **GENNADOU**(AFK)Frying pan bed by ussi Amat for **gura-ya**

Umbrella: *ELISA* Flying Umbrella RED by Elisabeth Attenborough for ELISA