Making a living means shopping

I was able to take a long break over the holidays, so going back to work was a bummer. However, it didn’t suck as much as it could when I had new clothes to show off! My threads are from KiB Designs. This sweet suit is available in a variety of colors and prints. You can find the “Charlotte” suit at Designer Showcase. It’s also Designer Showcase’s 12th anniversary! That means free gifts for group members!

Featuring KiB Designs – Charlotte @Designer Showcase 
Shoes: Baiastice Low Slingback Pumps (Chestnut)
Hair: WINGS ER1203
Jewelry: ADEUX // Mona Gold Earrings
Purse: Vesois et Mailloux Le Chiquito Boujee MAYA + animation
Makeup: CAZIMI Apple Blush
Nails: LIVIA::MixItPro Nails w/LIVIA // Mix It PRO HUD // Laced Pearl Redux
Avatar: LeLUTKA.Avalon 3.1 and Maitreya Lara
Skin: [the Skinnery] Jeanne (LeLutkaEVOX)
Location: Aubry’s Coffee House & Restaurant Cafe

Are you ready for it?

Visit with Santa ✔️
Sexy Santa Dress ✔️
Candy Cane Rush ✔️
Finish Christmas Shopping 😓

Featuring Anteia Outfit By BlacbirdLace @Designer Showcase
Jewelry: Two Sisters Treasures Designer Jewelry by Arabella Bellios Your Fantasy Christmas
Hair: Exile Alessandra
Accessories: ChicChica Candy Cane Medium & Boudoir Christmas -Holly Wreath
Makeup: Dernier “Face” Contour (Lelutka Evo X BoM)
Avatar: LeLUTKA.Avalon 3.1 and Maitreya Lara
Skin: [the Skinnery] Jeanne (LeLutkaEVOX)
Pose: OMY Gwen 3
Location: Joy Noel

When I shine

Designer Showcase’s October Round is winding down. The event closes on the 25th, so be sure to shop!

Outfit: Sascha’s Designs Anais (Pink) @Designer Showcase
Hair: Raon Hair // Jodi
Jewelry: Heartdale Jewellery Firenze Earrings @Designer Showcase
Manicure: LIVIA // Mix It PRO Nails // Net Frenchies @Designer Showcase
Makeup: :CAZIMI: Glisten EvoX Highlighter & CAZIMI: Bewitched Eyeshadow – Pastels 12 – 80%
Avatar: LeLUTKA.Avalon 3.1 and Maitreya Lara
Skin: [the Skinnery] Jeanne (LeLutkaEVOX)
Pose: BERAS – Daria 4
Backdrop: illuZion – All Night Backdrop – Black

7 days until Rock Your Rack 2022!

Rock Your Rack is back for its 10th year, so dont’ forget to set your alarm to Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 12:00 am SLT. Rock Your Rack is an annual fundraising event to support the work of breast cancer charities and raise awareness for early detection which is critical to a positive outcome for this devastating disease.

Fashion designers across the grid have created exclusive pieces for your shopping pleasures. Not only will they add style to your closet, it’s shopping for a cause because proceeds are going to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Landmark coming soon!

Featuring Delwyn Druth’s, of Pixelancer, (100% proceeds donated) limited edition choker & comb “White Orchid” and limited edition BCN Exclusive Nails “Roses”@Rock Your Rack (October 1, 2022)
Top:  Sascha’s Designs – Marchesa Noir Dress
Hair:  [monso] Arora Hair
Makeup: CAZIMI Apple Blush – Evo X – 1 Cool Pink – 50%
Avatar: LeLUTKA.Avalon 3.1 and Maitreya Lara
Skin: [the Skinnery] Jeanne (LeLutkaEVOX)
Pose: Stardust – Princess – 01 Bento Pose
Backdrop: FOXCITY. Photo Booth – Tomorrow @Backdrop City


After Work Vibes

Outfit: Sascha’s Design – Calliope Red Outfit w/necklace and earrings @Designer Showcase
Hair: Exile:: Savannah
Avatar: LeLUTKA.Avalon 3.1 and Maitreya Lara
Skin: [the Skinnery] Jeanne (LeLutkaEVOX)
Makeup: :Dernier: “Eyeliner Set” Vol.1 #1 (100% Opacity) &: Dernier : “Face” Contour #3 (Lelutka Evo X BoM) & Finer Threads Sienna HD Eyebrows
Jewelry:  Royal Jewelers Bella Ring – Gold
Props: :::ChicChica::: Flirtini (Bento)
Pose: Ana Poses – Salvador 5V2
Location: Outie’s Lounge and Spa Dancing

Surround me in your splendor

I spend more time exploring SL than I do RL, so I decided to take a weekend trip to Jemez in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It’s only about 90 minutes away. Why not? I’ve been told there’s beautiful spots with gorgeous waterfalls if one takes certain trails. We didn’t find one! However, I did find one in my SL jaunts. Lol, go figure!

Outfit: Glitter Bora Bora Fitmesh Dress
Hair: DOUX Chill
Avatar: LeLUTKA.Head.Nova.1.2 and Maitreya Lara
Skin: [Glam Affair ] Delilah 06
Jewelry: KUNGLERS – Hortensia Rings
Accessories: LODE Head Accessory – Nette with Lindens [pearl]
Appliers: Izzie’s – Face & Body Shine
Pose: Glitter Poses Aline 8
Location: The Dive Shop

Splash

Dress: Sascha’s Designs – Iolana Seafoam Dress (Maitreya)
Hair: Tableau Vivant \ Barbara hair – Browns
Jewelry: … SpotCat … Mermaid – Bento rings [Maitreya] & Gaury Sea Shell Necklace
Nails: [FORMANAILS] NAILS for Maitreya – BUTTERFLY-2 -LH
Avatar: LeLUTKA.Head.Nova.1.2 and Maitreya Lara
Skin: [Glam Affair ] Delilah 06
Pose: SAPA poses 89.3
Location: Seaside Drive

Contact and Text

Pose Fair is coming on December 7 at 12 pm SL! WetCat’s “Contact” Pose Prop Set made me smile and I think you’ll like it too. First, there are male and female versions. The female set offers 6 Bento poses while the male version offers 5. The poses are accompanied by phones that you can change color using a HUD.

The “Text” backdrop, available in Black, Blue, Purple, and Yellow, also come with a HUD so you can change the text to “All ideas grow out of other ideas” or “There is no elevator to success.” Wait, there’s more! You can also change the color of the stairs, omit the text and have a multicolored design, and change the bannister’s color.

::WetCat:: ‘Contact’ Female Prop Set [Bento]
::WetCat:: ‘Text’ Backdrop – Blue
@Pose Fair December 7th till the 28th

Top: TinRoof “Life Lessons” (6 versions with different lessons)
Bottoms: OSMIA – Luna.Pants.Lounge Set – M – Olive
Shoes: Reign Original Slides
Hair: tram J1007 hair(B)
Jewelry: Cae Infinity Bracelet
Avatar: LeLUTKA.Head.Nova.1.2 and Maitreya Lara

Just for one day…

Let everything happen to you
Beauty and terror
Just keep going
No feeling is final

Rainer Maria Rilke

Featuring: Pose: :studiOneiro: Alive 6 @Pose Fair
Top: TO.KISKI – Bella / Poncho @Sense Event
Bottom: Mug – Brandi Baggy Jeans – Dark
Hair: [monso] My Hair – Hyewon
Jewelry: Cae Infinity Bracelet & Marama Earrings
Nails: Ascendant – Nymphomaniac Nails 09
Avatar: LeLUTKA.Head.Nova.1.2 and Maitreya Lara
Location: Bay of Bel

Post inspired by David Bowie and watching JoJo Rabbit all weekend

Heavy

I keep dragging around what’s bringing me down
If I just let go, I’d be set free
Holding on
Why is everything so heavy?
Why is everything so heavy
I haven’t blogged as much as I used to. In the past, I’ve used my blog as a journal. Lately, I’ve been afraid to do that. Instead of leaving it in, I’m letting it out. So, here goes.
1. I was blindsided and now I am vulnerable.

2. I feel like I’m under a microscope and bound to fail.
3. My sweet pups Loki has heart disease and I am devestated.
4. My right elbow is killing me but I don’t even play tennis or golf.
5. I am soooo tired and just want to binge on Netflix/Amazon/DirectTV.

Credits:

Outfit: *Jana’s Classic Designs Lulu Blue Romper – Maitreya @Designer Showcase
Shoes: [BREATHE]-Takara Wedges-M.LARA (former Arcade item)
Hair: Exile::Finding You
Rings: Meva Flower Rings Silver
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer Esra’s Giant Teardrop – Short
Body Parts:  Maitreya Mesh Body Lara 4.1 and Lelutka Simone Bento
Pose: Sari-Sari – groundsit06
Prop: ~Zo Awesum~ Sunflower @Designer Showcase
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