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 Cute Azz by Mell McMahon

Bottom: ** 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

Behind The Times

When the Phat Azz came out I stared aghast for a couple of seconds and then summarily dismissed it from my mind. However, many people embraced the (to me) gigantic posterior. And since there’s not much booty flying around on my blog, it wasn’t really relevant to me anyway.

Insert the Cute Azz, which is significantly smaller and inspired me to wear panties, which I think I have worn about three times in four years. Of course, having seen Izzie Button’s other panty offerings may change that. The Cute Azz is smaller and more (again, to me) realistic looking, and is utterly adorable from the side.

Am I going to wear it all the time? Probably not. But it does live up to its name.



Hair: ISON – Amber by Harry Hyx (@Collabor88)

Skin: -Glam Affair – Magenta skin – Asia by Aida Ewing (@The Season’s Story)

Top: [Decoy] Tali Tank – Moonlight by Annette Voight (@Collabor88)

Panties: Izzie’s – Cute Cotton Undies pink by Izzie Button

Socks: Maitreya Dahlia Socks * Beige by Onyx Leshelle

Cute Azz by L.Inc by CK Winx

Pose: Eliza Quixote

House: Trompe Loeil – Willoughby Lakehouse Warm by Cory Edo

Bed: Trompe Loeil – Gilded Bed PG Ornate Fabrics by Cory Edo

Rug: {what next} Farnham Rug by Winter Thorn

Basket: Sewing basket by Dutchie by Froukje Hoorenbeek

Shelves: :CP: Dean Door Shelf Worn by Isla Gealach

Armoire: LISP – Etched Wardrobe in a Box by Pandora Popstar

Table and chair: LISP – Woodcutter Chair and Side Table by Pandora Popstar

Cat: Simple Mesh Cat – Lying Down by eve924am


Diesel Works just released a bunch of cute holiday poses, one of which is this great Merry Christmas pose that is a group gift.


I found these fun ugly holiday sweaters by Phunk on the Marketplace and thought they were the perfect combination for the cheesiness that is holiday photos.


Décor is courtesy of mostly Trompe L’Oeil, with a few other things thrown in. Cory Edo has most recently released this mesh cottage at Collabor88 and the lit holiday tree can be found at Fameshed.


Hair: TRUTH HAIR Melita by Truth Hawks

Skin: -Glam Affair – Vera – America by Aida Ewing

Sweater: [Phunk] Ugly Christmas Sweater Women’s by Parallax

Pants: coldLogic trouser – kime.cocoa by coldLogic

Shoes: HOC Industries – Suede Sneakers by Guu Nishi



Hair: *Dura-Boy*37 by Chiaki Xue

Skin: Fruk Bennett by Chucky Hollack

Sweater: [Phunk] Ugly Christmas Sweater by Parallax

Jeans: flow . jeans deep C by Brady Mckeenan

Socks: FATEwear Sock – Jerry – Holiday by Damien Fate

House: Trompe Loeil – Willoughby Lakehouse Warm by Cory Edo (@Collabor88)

Tree: Trompe Loeil – Holiday 2013 Tree Emerald by Cory Edo (@Fameshed)

Ornaments: Artilleri (no longer available), Tia (@TLC), Anthony’s Republic

Gift boxes: Lisp Bazaar, Barnesworth Anubis

Rug: (Surge) Round Rug by Tao Dreamscape

Poses: Diesel Works Mistletoe Kiss and Merry Xmas sign by Rogan Diesel

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.



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

At Home



Hair: TRUTH< Brianna – espresso by Truth Hawks

Skin: -Belleza- Ava Med by Tricky Boucher

Tank: * RezIpsa Loc * ~ Tank Top, Blush Pink by Rezzie Luckstone

Sweater: *Slave* OpenSweater  -violet- by Cristine Easterling

Panties: *MUKA* Boyshorts Pink by Muka Release

Socks: Maitreya Scrunched PrimSocks ColorSet 2 by Onyx Leshelle

House: Trompe L’Oeil Frostbite Cottage by Cory Edo

Chair: LISP – Click Click Snapshot Chair  by Pandora Popstar

Dog: Sculpty Creations Animals lab puppy by Jon Haskell

Don’t Ask

This one is for any of you who ever tried to assemble things out of a box. Clearly I fail!


Fortunately I had some help getting out. So much for that  Christmas surprise…at least we had a good laugh!


Stewart is wearing:

Hair: Exile by Kavar Cleanslate

Jacket: switch. Achtung! Lumber Jack {Mesh} Coat Charcoal by Seven Rage

Pants: {EPIC} Casual Chino – Khaki by Zarolin Milev

Shoes: Harbor Apparel Chukka Navy  by Jimi Cheng

Eliza is wearing:

Hair: Magika [Hair S] Intended by Sabina Gully

Sweater: [S] Grunge Sweater S *Plum* by Avy Fhang

Undershirt: Jane lace cami raven by Janie Marlowe

Jeans: {mon tissu} Nora Skinny Jeans indigo by Elie Spot

Shoes: {katatonic} espadrilles – desert teal by Kat Passariello

Furniture: Trompe L’oeil, Lisp Bazaar

Poses: Frozen (@Xyroom), Diesel Works

Snow Day

Do any of you have a friend that not only lets you dress them up for pictures but also tolerates snow being stuffed in their face? I do.


Clearly he’s a keeper. Stewart is bearing the switch to mesh clothing with good grace…most of the time. And he does wear it well!


And speaking of keepers, there is so much fabulous mesh goodness flying around this holiday season. The Frostbite Cottage has been a huge hit since Collabor88 opened last Saturday. I personally haven’t wanted to take off Trill Zapatero’s  gorgeous knitted sweaters since the minute they came out. And Scout Danger of Sanctuaire has made a wonderful mesh tree in three different versions, undecorated, lights only or fully decorated. Add to that the lovely mesh giftboxes from Cory Edo and my cozy boots from KKC, and I am one happy girl.


Stewart is wearing:

Hat: *ARGRACE* KnitCap “Loose curly” ~ (Black) by rika Oyen

Hair: Exile Aiden Sable by Kavar Cleanslate

Skin: Belleza Dylan Tan by Tricky Boucher

Eyes: IKON Eternal Eyes Blue-Grey by Ikon Innovia

Top: Casual Blazer M3_Mesh by Kal Rau

Jeans: Ladies Who Lunch Henninger Jeans Blue by Faint Paulse

Boots: JILROXY Tifun Boots Male – Brown by Jilroxy

Eliza is wearing:

Hair: Amacci Hair Shyla ~ Onyx by Carina Larsen

Skin: Glam Affair Amberly Frostbite by aida Ewing (@Collabor88)

Scarf: BoHo HoBo Scarf Ladie’s Small (sarisilk) by Trill Zapatero

Sweater: BoHo HoBo Mulberry Cardigan by Trill Zapatero

Jeans: :::Sn@tch Camp Jeans (Blue) by Ivey Descanel

Socks: Maitreya Scrunched PrimSocks by Onyx Leshelle

Boots: =KKC!= MESH Wedge Boots – Brown Leather by KealaKC

Cottage: Trompe L’oeil Frostbite Cottage-Blue by Cory Edo (@Collabor88)

Tree: +sanctuaire+ christmas tree with topper by Scout Eberhardt

Gifts: Trompe L’oeil, LISP Bazaar

Poses: Exposeur, Bounce This, oOo Studio

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Folly

First of all, congrats to the randomly chosen winners of the Yulicie canvas shoes this week:

1. Sam Laszlo

2. Shayariel Teardrop

3. Arya Braveheart

Head over to Yulicie and let me know which color you would like!

And now for Folly, which was, in my opinion, is very aptly named.


noun \ˈfä-lē\

Definition of FOLLY

1: lack of good sense or normal prudence and foresight

2a : criminally or tragically foolish actions or conduct

There was definitely nothing sensible or prudent about how much time it took to put this color together! One thing I am definitely loving though is Luna’s new windlight setting:


One thing about research in SL is that you find some nice things along the way. I found quite a few new-to-me hairstyles from Argrace on the marketplace and chose to wear one of them today. The Argrace store is closed and under construction at the moment so all of the hair designs are on the Marketplace for the time being. There are a lot of great styles for both men and women—s0 for my giveaway this week I will give out one Argrace hairstyle in the color of choice to three commenters on this post.


Hair: *ARGRACE* Tender ~ (Dark brown) by rika OyenEyes: IKON Utopia Eyes – Pale Gray  by Ikon Innovia

Jewelry: *EED* Vintage Sentiments Botanic by Sirena Penucca

Jacket: Alexohol: Sweet Autumn Cardigan-Pink by Alexandra Guisse

Shirt: ISON – print block tank (bloom) by Harry Hyx

Undershirt: fri. – Traveler’s.Tank (Oatmeal) by Darling Monday

Pants: Zaara : Classic jeans *coffee* by Zaara Kohime

Boots: *FIR & MNA* The Steinbeck Boots Tan by Rob Moonites (@ Collabor88)

Decorations: Lisp Bazaar

12 thoughts on “52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Folly

  1. Arya Braveheart

    Pics are gorgeous and I so WANT those boots!

  2. Rudhmellowen

    I love that jewellery that’s so cute!!!

  3. inkie Loudwater

    Love the total feel of the picture 😀

  4. Ygrey Auer

    Love everything! Preciosa.

  5. Nicandra Laval

    Your close-ups i always adore… super and i loooooooooooooooooooooove agrace hair hehe ;)the one you wear is awesome, bye bye Nic

  6. Sama Yalin

    Nice and casual, despite the bright folly;)I love that look!
    I hadn’t heard of Argrace hair before, but it looks really pretty. I need to check that store out!

  7. Anichka Savira

    Beautiful, I love this look and I kinda want it in RL. That is a great cardie and your home/whereever you are is adorable.

  8. Bourbon Zenovka

    Aw, Eliza, you always look so pretty. And that hairstyle is wonderful on you, especially in the face pic:)

  9. Sam Laszlo

    Great pictures 🙂

  10. Ayako Firecaster

    Very pretty Eliza! I think I’ll have to go check out that hair since it looks so cute on you.

  11. Laila Laperriere

    You look great pretty lady. That is Argrace hair? Wow, it looks great!

  12. Asia Romano

    Really nice picture and the hair looks fabulous 🙂


One of my advisees at school was expressing some angst recently at the fact that no high school boys like her. Rye is 6 feet tall and has legs up to her ears and is truly one of the most spectacular-looking girls I have ever met. And she’s fifteen. It doesn’t help that she looks like she’s twenty-five. How to tell a girl like this that all she has to do is wait? That the time will soon come when no one is going to be able to notice anyone else when she is around? And is your academic advisor really the person you want to have tell you that you are beautiful?  At fifteen she doesn’t care about in a few years and the now is all-encompassing. Oh, I do remember that. But really, it IS normal for sophomore boys to be totally clueless when it comes to girls. I see it every day. I hope she recognizes that, and remembers.

Rye has hair just like this, long and thick and wavy—maybe Truth Hawks was thinking of someone like Rye when he created this design. Rye also has a beautiful, individual face. When I put on the new Wendy skin from Unique it immediately reminded me of her. I have always liked the glow in Nany Merlin’s skins and I also like the delicate bone structure, particularly along the bridge of the nose and brow ridges. This skin is more than up to her standard, with it’s beautifully shaped nose and soft texture.




Hair: Truth Liliana Chocolate by Truth Hawks

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

Skin: Unique Wendy Pale by Nany Merlin

Sweater: DCNY Mesh_Knit Dress_Harvest (Regular Fit) by Dawn Memorial

Boots: E-Clipse Ruca Boot by Thetra Blackheart (@ Designer Circle)

Cabin: {what next} Pineknot Cabin – unfurnished by Winter Thorn

Bench: LISPz Double Rocker Country by Pandora Popstar