Sock Weather

November is my second most favorite month of the year. October wins because it brings the blessed autumn season. November, now, brings sock weather. You can still get away with bare feet in October, at least where I live. But not in November. No sir-ee. I contemplated taking a picture of my truly ridiculous RL sock drawer to show the woolly goodness, but I’ve decided against it. Maybe next time.

Gawk makes my favorite socks on the grid, hands down. These were released last year (maybe the year before). No one has come close to approximating their yarny comfort. They are made for November.

Another round of My Slink Obsession has begun and Wicked Peach has released a lovely set of nails in colors edged with silver or gold. I am wearing the gold today. You can see more Wicked Peach designs at My Slink Obsession.

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Hair: little bones. Flowers by  Nova Faerye (@Fameshed)

Skin: al vulo- salina*  magical raven brow sunkissed by Hlin Bluebird (@The Dressing Room)

Eyes: [Buzz] Celestial Eyes – Coyote by Eleri Catlyn

Sweater: *Fishy Strawberry* Goodbye Lenin Sweater – Purple by Fae Eriksen (@Fameshed)

Bracelet: *Reign.- Boho Watch- Chevron by Liam Cole

Skirt: -tres blah- Denim Mini Skirt by Julliette Westerberg

Socks: Gawk! Brown Norwegian Knit Socks by Mell McMahon

Nails: {Wicked} Peach – Nails – Elegant Gold by Autumn Amaranth (@My Slink Obsession)

Boots: REIGN.- Kenzy Boots- Cocoa by Kenadee Cole (@Sad November)

Pose: Glam 5 by Lucian Overlord

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Study Break

This weekend is the Rhode Island Academic Decathlon competition. That means my oh-so-delightful-but-procrastinating students put in a long weekend of studying in preparation for a lot of test taking today.

I was wondering what that might look like in SL, and fortunately my collection of books came in handy. Vespertine has quite a few lovely book options in their Arcade gacha this round so it was fun to round them up and put them to good use. Another Arcade jewel is Truth Hawks’ Maiko hair with headphones—they provide a much needed break from all that book-studying. And my sweet heart necklace can be found at this round of One Word.

I also cannot say enough good things about Barnesworth Anubis’ wonderful 5th avenue skybox, out at Collabor88 now. I can see myself living in this one for some time.

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Hair: TRUTH HAIR Maiko [Black] by Truth Hawks (@The Arcade)

Skin: .Atomic. Skin {Muse} Crème by Ivy Graves

Lids: Slink Mesh Eyelids by Siddean Munro

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands by Siddean Munro

Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement feet flat by Siddean Munro

Shirt: erratic / amy – silk blouse / white by Erratic Rain

Panties: Gawk! Red Dotted Mini Panties – Applier for L.inc Cute Azz by Mell McMahon

Bottom: *L.inc* Cute Azz by CK Winx

Necklace: {Mango Cheeks} Feel Something Necklace: Champagne by Kelly Bellman (@One Word)

 

Skybox: [ba] 5th ave skybox w/ backdrop by Barnesworth Anubis (@Collabor88)

Bed: AF Aristocrat Bed by Apple Fall (@Arcade)

Books: AF Reading Pile (@Arcade), {vespertine – book of scientist.}(@Arcade), :: AB :: Minuet Noir Book Stack (no longer available), {vespertine – bookstacks}(@Arcade)

Chair: LISP – Tangerine Dream Chair by Pandora Popstar

Lamp: Dutchie standing library lamp by Froukje Hoorenbeek

Phone: * S O R G O – BlackBlury by Arscene Dubrovna (@Arcade)

Cat: Simple Mesh Cat – Sitting by Eve924am

Pose: Del May, Long Way Down by Del May

New Year Meme

This meme from Strawberry Singh sounded like a good reflective-type activity for today, so here goes. Thanks, as always, to Bastion for showing up photo-ready to help me out today, although I am a bit miffed that he has a better hat than I do.

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  1. How did you spend New Year’s Eve? At home, with my husband. We watched the New Year’s Eve broadcast from Spain, which always gives us new song and film ideas for teaching our Spanish classes.
  2. Did you keep any new years’ resolutions? No. I feel like I am constantly resolved on doing things and being a certain way whether it’s the new year or not.
  3. What was your biggest achievement(s) of the year? In real life, I built and implemented two iPhone games for my Spanish classes. I also presented the games at the national convention for the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. I know, achievement city right here. In SL, I moved my blog to this new domain. It was a big step, but I am glad I did it.
  4. What was the best thing you bought? In real life, my Alienware computer. I get lots of sidelong looks and questions about being a gamer, but I really love having a powerful computer. I have been creating a lot more visual content for my work and my new machine has really made a difference. And for SL it’s a dream. I also upgraded to Dropbox Pro. It literally changed my life. In SL? Probably my Maya tutorials from Leviathan Flux. I haven’t made anything yet, but I am learning so much!
  5. What do you wish you’d done more of? In real life, I wish I had been able to see more of my family. I am going to make that happen more this year—gasoline prices be darned.
    In SL, I wish I had talked to more people and gone more places. I enjoy the social aspect of SL but tend to hang out on my own rather than intrude in social spheres.
  6. What do you wish you’d done less of? In real life, not much. I worked a lot and played a lot and plan to do more of the same this year. I do wish I cared less about unimportant things. In SL, I wish I had not let my investments become unbalanced. I am working on that.
  7. What was your favorite movie you watched this year? There were two that I previewed for my Spanish Language and Culture class. One is called El Sueño de Iván and the other is called A Better Life. The first is delightful and sweet and the second is heartbreakingly sad. Incidentally, they both star the wonderful Damián Bichir.
  8. What did you do on your birthday this year? In real life, I sang the Verdi Requiem with the Boston Symphony at Tanglewood. It’s probably one of the more wonderful things I’ve done in life, period. In SL, I don’t remember.
  9. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned. You can climb every mountain, you can ford every stream. You can follow all the rainbows, but it’s no guarantee that you’ll find your dream. I try to forget that from time to time, though.
  10. What does 2014 hold for you? In RL I don’t know but I will be satisfied with health and employment. In SL I hope to learn to do basic modeling and improve my photography.

 

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Eliza:

Hair: booN ODU611 hair chocolate by boo Nakamura

Hat: May’s Soul russian hat  knit brown by May Tolsen (gacha) (@Kustom9)

Skin: Essences – Emma *peche* brunette by Inka Mexicola (@The Dressing Room)

Shirt: *Shai* Turtleneck Beige by Shai Delacroix

Vest: {dollle*} 033 Fur-Lined Sleeveless Jacket – Brown by CrystalDoll Lemon

Gloves: *CNZ* Slink Avatar Enhancement Gloves by Tempesta Arun

Pants: [Decoy] Layla 84 Jeans – Faded Light Wash by Annette Voight

Socks: Gawk! Fawn Norwegian Knit Socks by Mell McMahon

Shoes: :ENNA:MESH Women Boots by Enna Flatley

Bastion:

Hat: =Zenith=Leather trapper hat (Gray) by Miffyhoi Rosca (@TMD)

Skin: Clef de Peau:Joshua:T3  by lapenderiedenicole (@TMD)

Coat: ::GB:: Zip up Tweed Jacket / Olive by Takuya Jinn (@TMD)

Bag: ::GB:: Body Bag / Dark olive by Takuya Jinn (@TMD)

Pants: BlankLine_021_TweedPants_male_WineRed by Kureha (@TMD)

Shoes: J’s Short Boots Laceup (Black) by JB Gasov

Pose Photo 2: oOo Winter by Olaenka Chesnokov (@TMD)

Sled: What Next Three person sled by Winter Thorn (group gift)

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  1. Strawberry Singh

    Oh you got me intrigued by the Maya classes, I might have to look them up. Not that I am looking to getting into designing, but it may be fun to learn something completely new like that.

    Sounds like you had a pretty eventful and wonderful 2013, hope you get the same and even more in 2014. Thanks for participating. <3

Morning Light

It’s not many mornings that I wake up and wonder what to do with myself that day. I imagine it is the most relaxing thing in the world not to have to rush anywhere, fit everything in, or have a list as long as your arm of things that need to be accomplished before day’s end. I would probably just enjoy the light coming in through windows and spend a bit more time in my pajamas. Thanks to Barnesworth Anubis and Kamelia Snowfield, I get to be stylish with both.

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Hair: [taketomi]_Kurumi_DBrown05 by Bella Earst (@The Chapter Four)

Cardigan and Tank: Tokame Flowing Long Cardigan and Lace Top by Kamelia Snowfield (@The Chapter Four)

Panties: Gawk! White Mini Panties by Mell McMachon and TGIS Simplicity Petal Leo by Freya Olivieri

Skybox: Paris Skybox by Barnesworth Anubis

Furniture: Lisp Bazaar, Dutchie, MMG, DIGS, Sanctuaire

The Long Winter

February is my least favorite month. It’s that last winter month before spring starts to slowly take over. It’s the shortest month of the year but always feels like the longest. It also happens to be the coldest month of the year where I live, so that doesn’t help. So like it or not, winter is not ready to take its leave yet, and we must find warmth and sunshine in our friends and those we love.

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There are some lovely designs available at two of my favorite events in SL this month, Collabor88 and the Men’s Dept. Stewart’s fashion patience was tried to the utmost for this one, but it was oh, so worth it! Stewart’s jacket and sweater are from this round of the Men’s Dept. My skin is yet another beautiful creation from Aida Ewing at Glam Affair, and my colorful accent ring is part of a fun set by Yummy’s Polyester Partridge. If you haven’t checked these events out lately be sure to pencil in a visit!

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Stewart is wearing:

Hair: Exile Owen/whiskey by Kavar Cleanslate
Skin: Belleza- Dylan Tan by Tricky Boucher
Eyes: IKON Horizon Eyes – Gray-Blue by Ikon Innovia
Sweater and Coat: {Sleepy Eddy} Pea Coat by Metro Moonwall (@ Men’s Dept. Feb. 2013)
Jeans: L&B Mesh Jeans – Mens Smooth Black BootCut by Paul Lapointe
Boots: TonkTastic – 50’s Jump Boots by Tonk Tomcat

Eliza is wearing:

Hair: TRUTH< Cece – espresso by Truth Hawks
Skin: Glam Affair – Laurel 04 by Aida Ewing (@ Collabor88 Feb. 2013)
Ring: (Yummy) Caprice Ring – Color by Polyester Partridge (@ Collabor88 Feb. 2013)
Sweater: Izzie’s – Winter Sweater red by Izzie Button
Vest: PARADISIS Yoko Jacket : Cream by Ankhari Tammas 
Jeans: fri. – Designer Jean (Regular Wash) by Darling Monday (no longer available)
Socks: Gawk! Red Norwegian Knit Socks by Mell McMahon
Boots: J’s [Ladies] Studded Long boots brown by JB Gasov

Picture 1 Pose: !bang baciare by Trieste Minuet

House: POST- Hammars Stuga by Van Auster (Cold Winter Nights Hunt)

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  1. Rudhmellowen

    So cute and snuggled up you both look… Lucky that Stewart will let you use him for guy fashion lol Hell tells me to go away with a withering look hehe!

Panties for Luna

There has  been a bit of sad wandering around among the 52 Weeks of Color Challenge bloggers, wondering what to do now that the challenge has ended. During a conversation with my darling Rudhmellowen Laguna, we thought about doing a big thank you photo for Luna. Now, this year Luna seemed to be half-naked much of the time, and appeared to have a particular aversion to wearing pants. We all loved seeing her color interpretations through her partially bared pixels, and truly, no one rocks the pixel booty like our Luna! So in honor of her, a bunch of the color challenge bloggers got together and did a panty shoot for Luna. Now how many people do you know that can get this many girls to drop their drawers at once?

We love you Luna, thanks so much for two great years!

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This many half-nekkid girls is bound to create some hilarity, and as you can see, it did.

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Left to right: Anichka Savira, Sama Yalin, Eliza Quixote, Rudhmellown Laguna, Laila Laperriere, Shayariel Teardrop, Nicandra Laval, Ygrey Auer, Laura18 Streeter

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Hair: Exile Take It Off Raven by Kavar Cleanslate
Skin: Glam Affair Cassiopea America 06 by aida Ewing
Top: {mon tissu} Gathered Frills Blouse Blue by Elie Spot
Panties: Gawk! Black Mini Panties by Mell McMahon and ::TGIS:: Simplicity Set Panties Embellished [Navy] by Freya Olivieri
Bracelet: (Caroline’s Jewelry) Bloomin Gems Bracelet (blue/green)  by Caroline Apollo
Ring: Shakeup! Vintage Ring by Carrie Janick (Arcade item)

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  1. Rudhmellowen

    EEEEH It was so much fun! Thank you so much sweetie for organising it, one of the things I am most thankful to the challenge for is you! You’re a star, an awesome friend and someone I will DEFINITELY be looking forward to getting to know better *hugs*

  2. Luna Jubilee

    Just for the record, PANTS ARE OVER RATED! lol

    Thank you for the beautiful (and fun) words. You all are just the bestest bunch to survive with me that crazy color challenge.

    LOVE YOU and here’s to the many more years of friendships <333

  3. Ygrey Auer

    It was so great!

  4. Laura Streeter

    AW Eliza thanks for it all we had so much fun! Love your last shot
    ♥Lau

  5. Sama Yalin

    Thank you so much for organizing this whole thing! It was way too much fun 🙂

  6. Anichka Savira

    You are so gorgeous! Thank you for spear heading this effort and taking such amazing shots. It was such a great idea!

  7. Nicandra Laval

    it was so much fun to do! thanks for all what you did Eliza. And that personal picture is so beautiful.. realy the good Luna style.

Moonlight Sortie

There’s nothing like sledding on a bright, moonlit night. And Isla Gealach’s new Chilly Sled is made for moonlit nights!

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Con likes to keep me company and race me down the hill. My gorgeous warm socks are from Gawk! at the Frost Fair. And my bright, wind-reddened cheeks come from the amazing Tricky  Boucher of Belleza.

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Hair: TRUTH< Briony – cocoa by Truth Hawks

Skin: -Belleza- Wynter skin by Tricky Boucher

Eyes: IKON Eternal Eyes – Tobacco by Ikon Innovia

Shirt: PARADISIS Skinny sweater : complete chocolat by Ankhari Tammas

Vest: PARADISIS Yoko Jacket : Cream by Ankhari Tammas

Jeans: *GF* Capri Jeans -indigo- by Cerberus Noel

Socks: Gawk! Fawn Norwegian Knit Socks by Mell McMahon (@ Frost Fair)

Boots: J’s [Ladies] Studded Long boots-(Brown) by JB Gasov

Dog: ZOOBY ULTIMATE GREAT DANE (Fawn Color) by Carrie Tatsu

Sled: Cheeky Pea Chilly Sled Rose by Isla Gealach (@Collabor88)

Breezy

I don’t usually design my outfit around my hair, but today it was impossible to do anything else. Alice Demonia’s release at Cinema is a gorgeous windswept style. Of course in RL my hair would be a tangled, ratty mess, and totally lacking the heavy luster of this style—yet another reason to be grateful for SL. My cozy sweater and skirt are from Thetra Blackheart’s offering at the Designer Circle this round. And from the look of things Hurricane Sandy may get our leaves blowing in earnest pretty soon!

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Hair: *Alice Project* Willow [High] by Alice Demonia(@Cinema)

Jewelry: Izzie’s – *resize* Coffee Bean set by Izzie Button (@FAIR)

Sweater and Skirt: E-Clipse DolceVita Bronze by Thetra Blackheart(@Designer Circle)

Tights: NoaR Leggings *wood2 1 by Noan Kurka (no longer available)

Legwarmers: Gawk! Brown Wool Legwarmer by Mell McMahon

Shoes: [monso] My Leather Oxford by Morphine Janick

Leaves: Olive Juice- Autumn Leaves Me Happy by IsabellaGrace Baroque (no longer available)

Snowshoeing

A fantastic group gift from Miel inspired me to do a bit of trekking around my cabin this week:

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Please no catcalls from you experienced snow-shoers out there about my stride! My outfit is from Severed Garden and my red cheeks and dry lips are again from Miss Izzie Button. This girl needs to get herself some Chapstick!

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After all that it was time to go in and sit by the Christmas tree and relax a bit. This tree is from Cierra Anatine at Kismet. I am a bit particular about my Christmas trees and the truth is that there are just not a lot that really look like a tree as much as a bunch of linked prims in SL. This one is my favorite this year, with it’s perfectly wound ribbons and individual ornaments. A word of warning though, this tree packs a punch at 126 prims. There is a basic version with no ornaments that doesn’t use quite so many prims. Wonder what’s in those boxes, hmmmmmm?

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Hair: ::Exile:: Caramina:Roots-Swiss by Kavar Cleanslate

Skin: LAQ Ebba Peach by Mallory Cowen

Eyes: Fashism Sunrise Arabian Blue (S) by Ikon Innovia

Outfit: Severed Garden Kaja Blue by Berta Avro

Socks: [knickknack] knitted sock sculpt BEIGE by Levia Larsson

Legwarmers: Gawk! Brown Wool Legwarmers by Mell McMahon

Snowshoes: Miel Snow Shoes (Group Gift) by Mika Nieuport

Christmas tree: Kismet Christmas Tree 2011 by Cierra Anatine

Cottage: What Next Snow Summit Cabin by Winter Thorn