52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Patina

First of all, congratulations to the winners of the Maggie Set from Artistry by E!
1. Jasmine Ballinger (incidentally it’s her rez day so HAPPY REZ DAY!!!)
2. Aeva Nikolaidis

Now for today:

noun \pə-ˈtē-nə, ˈpa-tə-nə\
1a : a usually green film formed naturally on copper and bronze by long exposure or artificially (as by acids) and often valued aesthetically for its color
  b : a surface appearance of something grown beautiful especially with age or use
2: an appearance or aura that is derived from association, habit, or established character
3: a superficial covering or exterior
It’s the last definition that intrigued me, particularly as it relates to SL. What do you hide about yourself with your SL patina? Does your SL exterior cover up things about you? Is SL the ultimate patina? Ok, philosophical rambling over.
My patina today is comfortable and casual in great mesh pants from DCNY and a ruffled vest from Malt. I have the perfect  backdrop in one of Lily Ixtar’s rental cottages at Belle Bayou.
This week I am going to give away a few pair of Arkesh Baral’s new mesh eyes from Mayfly! I fell in love with them a few weeks ago, and what can I say? I must share the love! Winners will be able to pick out the mesh eye color of their choice, and Keshie has offered to throw in the system eyes as well in case there are a few of you out there that haven’t made the switch over to mesh yet. And if you haven’t seen the unbelievably huge variety of colors she has available, check them out here. Go ahead and leave a comment below, even if it’s just to say “gimme the eyes!!!”

Hair: ::Exile:: Miu:Wedge by Kavar Cleanslate
Eyes: Mayfly – Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Viridian) by Arkesh Baral
Earrings: Gossamer – Earring-Lealao-Turquoise by Maxi Gossamer
Vest: Malt Frilled Vest – Seaweed by Khea Karas
Top: (nova) silk turtleneck WHITE by Novastar Shilova (no longer available)
Ring: Paper Couture Polished Stones Ring – Aqua by Cora Lu (Marketplace)
Belt: EarthStones Sol Mix Belt – Latte by Abraxxa Anatine
Pants: DCNY Mesh_Suede Pants_Deep (Silver) by Dawn Memorial
Feet: Maitreya Gold * Bare Feet Flat by Onyx Leshelle

19 thoughts on “52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Patina

  1. The Uncommon Muse

    oh wow…wow…wow!…I am just so in love with this outfit…form those amazing pants to the yummy jewelry and belt…I can come raid your closet right?..heehee

  2. Veronica Ogleby

    Beautiful! Love your close up too!

  3. Anichka Savira

    So cute and your close up is gorgeous!

  4. ~Jade~

    I love this – well done!

  5. Softpaw Sommer

    I love that vest with the top. Perfect.

  6. Nicandra Laval

    oh how super is your close up again. You always have such a fresh face with a sweet expression.. love your small philosophical question ofcourse… it is a kind of follow up of my post from last week 🙂 bye bye Eliza

  7. Ygrey Auer

    Lindísima. Your patina choice is perfect!!!

  8. Trixie

    Love your belt.. oooh and your hair… must get now lol

  9. Sama Yalin

    That close up is sooo beautiful! Love it 🙂

  10. Lashae Karsin

    Those eyes are absolutely amazing!! Beautiful work!

  11. Laura18 Streeter

    Aw I just love that look in the first shot! Ad the lighting too. I’ve never tried mesh eyes…
    and happy rezday to Jasmine!

  12. Simply Dou

    Love it!

  13. moniq

    lovely outfit! those pants need to be mine! <3

  14. Lexia Barzane

    I love the look you have put together it all works so well and looks really cute 🙂

  15. Bourbon Zenovka

    Your face shot is gorgeous! I don’t think it’s just the mesh eyes; it’s the soft shape of your face and that lovely skin. Beautiful:)

  16. mscrankypants

    Thank you for the jewellery — I love it and your package was such a wonderful surprise.

    Gorgeous soft look this week!

    Jasmine Ballinger (still with WordPress issues)

  17. Reemas Second Life

    omg!!! that is such a stunning look! you look absolutely fabulous hun! 🙂

  18. jennnak

    Lovely and Adorable!! Great work 🙂

  19. ♪ Guenevere ♪

    Absolutely gorgeous outfit all the way down to the skin and jewelry. 🙂


This fun Derriere Challenge comes from Gogo over at Juicy Bomb. I was talking about it to a friend today and he said that usually butts look better when they are clothed. I had to laugh, but sort of secretly agree. Sadly, the maker of my very favorite shorts of all time in SL closed up shop almost a year ago. Thank goodness I got them in time! I am also appreciating this recently released pose from Katey Coppola that allows me to shake my booty but also show one of my favorite items from the jewelry fair—the Beach Trash bracelet from Cento Pallini.




Hat: [SC] Surf Couture – Straw Cowboy Hat- Sunshine

Bikini top: [SC] Surf Couture – Moana Bikini – Lemons n Limes

Shorts: (nova) denim jeans SHORTS light wash (Closed)

Shoes: [Detour] MixFlip Sneakers – Multi – Small

Hair: [ 69 ] RIA – Noir

Bracelet: *CentoPallini* Beach Trash [Bracelet] Brown (Jewelry Fair)

Location: Belle Bayou

It’s Coming

It’s still way too hot to get away with an outfit like this where I live, but the season is definitely on its way! Fall is definitely my favorite season of the year—and with regards to fashion, it’s also a bonus because you can wear more! I am showing a few specialty items today, one is a new hairstyle from Exile that is currently at Dressing Room Blue. My skin and shoes are both offerings at the new cycle at The Designer’s Circle. One thing I notice about the new mesh offerings on the grid is the detailing in the fabric. This first image is kind of a far-away one but you can still make out the knitting pattern in the poncho. This can only be a good thing!
Happy Labor Day to all my American compatriots!

Hair: ::Exile:: Stormy:Roots-Sable mix @ Dressing Room Blue
Skin: *Mayden couture* – Priscilla Dark @ Designer’s Circle Sept.05-Sept.20
Jeans: JANE – jeans.classic fit.ebony [fair]
Poncho: JANE – poncho.toasty.pewter [small]
Sweater: (nova) silk turtleneck WHITEWASH (no longer available)
Boots: Kennedy’s Laced Boots (Color Changing) @Designer’s Circle Sept. 05-Sept.20
Location: Hayden’s Haven

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Lemon

Definition of LEMON

1a : an acid fruit that is botanically a many-seeded pale yellow oblong berry produced by a small thorny citrus tree (Citrus limon) and that has a rind from which an aromatic oil is extracted
1b : a tree that bears lemons
2: one (as an automobile) that is unsatisfactory or defective
Once when I was in college the starter went out on my car. It was a 1980 Toyota Tercel named Bessie that went through the eight teenagers in my family before dying a fiery, glorious death in 2004. RIP, Bessie, RIP. Anyway, my Bessie was a car that had to keep on going as long as the teenagers kept on coming, and the starter failing was a disaster. Being the poor college student that I was I couldn’t afford the repair, so I went to the store and bought a starter and my dad helped me install it. I had to do all of the actual installation because his hands were too big to get down in between all that metal and rubber tubing and screw everything into the right place, but he was there coaching all the way. I have the best Dad in the world.
It was March and still winter in that part of the world and I almost lost a couple of fingers to that adventure, but I learned two things: 1)Mechanics have serious skills and 2) I did not want to be a mechanic when I graduated!
Now my Bessie was not a lemon, but our family did have a few cars that qualified over the years. This repair truck definitely knows what it is to tow an inferior vehicle to the garage! I found this great tow truck on the Hobo sim, isn’t it great?
When I saw the color challenge color I knew I wanted to wear these amazing earrings from Yula Finesmith. Not that they would be very helpful in fixing cars, but oh, aren’t they gorgeous!
Wrench: Medhue Animations animated wrench (Marketplace)
Hair: LollipopZ Glow-Light Brown (from Hair Fair)
Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Gold (ML)
Earrings: Finesmith PEACOCK earrings Yellow
Boots: *Kookie* Armarda boots (Marketplace)
Shirt: 1/2 Baked Sour Lemon (Marketplace)
Shorts: (nova) denim jeans SHORTS light wash (closed)
Location: Calleta’s Hobo Railroad Infohub

4 thoughts on “52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Lemon

  1. Ygrey Auer

    Yo intenté una vez ayudar… Nunca más. La mecánica no es lo mío.
    So pretty in yellow!

  2. Anichka Savira

    Such a creative take on lemon and I’m really impressed that you replaced your own starter. I thought I was doing good by knowing how to change a tire.

    You look adorable, btw.

  3. Laura18 Streeter

    Aw this post is really impressive, I love the personal take to it. And you look so cute in shorts and that tee… I’ll leave the wrench in the garage LOL
    kiss Bessie for me..

  4. bourbiedoll

    Ditto what Laura said, looking so cute in the shorts and tee. And hey, a girl can always look gorgeous, even working on a car!

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Mahogany




Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Silver&Rust 3 (ML)

Pants: fri. – Designer Jean (Regular Wash)

Hair: TRUTH< Alison – treacle

Jewelry: “R.A.Crystal”*Julie*amber set gold shadow (@ Accessories Fair)

Tank: AA-Cream Floral Tank 3

Jacket: (nova) suede jacket RUST (no longer available)

Boots: J’s Ankle Boots Square Red Brown

11 thoughts on “52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Mahogany

  1. Rudhmellowen

    Such pretty jewellery!!!

  2. Laila Laperriere

    This is beautiful Eliza. I have the same eyes, but I just realized I named them wrong in my blog..lol. Heres hopin Ikon doesnt come after my arse. =0

  3. astalianda

    Such casual-chic melancholy. The jewelry is gorgeous and I love how the shoes match mahogany, too~

  4. Ygrey Auer

    Amazing Eliza! Muy linda!

  5. Laura18 Streeter

    Aw a lovely outfit, and atmosphere to match!

  6. Anichka Savira

    Gorgeous look, I love that jacket and the jewelry.

  7. gilliangalicia

    What a wonderful classy/casual look! Your skin is gorgeous!

  8. Kaelyn Alecto

    You have such a sweet face! This color works great for you! I am loving your style, classic and casual. This is something I would wear in RL! <3

  9. bourbiedoll

    What a warm and comfortable mood you have created. Love it!

  10. Crowley

    such a great look and that necklace is awesome:)

  11. ayakofirecaster

    Great look! That jacket is such a pretty color 🙂

My Ride

So many designers to mention today—first of all thanks to Chic Aeon for her tips on the ??? hunt, I have been looking for a bike for some time but didn’t really have any specifications-this one from GS Creations fit the bill nicely. I enjoyed walking around the GS store–if bikes and guns are your thing, then GS is the place for you! My hair (hat included) is a new release from Me. I have been waiting for a chance to wear Tiffy Vella’s new Deco Knot jewelry and belt set since it came out, and this is not the outfit I would have planned for it, but it works beautifully and adds class to my biker clothes. Finally, Nevery Lorakeet’s Boho boots give me biker cred while still giving me style and a good size heel.



Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Grey (ML)

Jacket: “NINIKO”Jacket Black

Hair/Hat: [Me.] Miley ’11

Jewelry/Belt: Eclectica Deco Knot -pale silver

Boots: *LpD* – *Boho* Boots Black

Jeans: (nova) denim jeans BOOTS dark wash

Tank: .Ange. Gray Guns Tank TOP

Skin: LAQ ~ Maria – 01 [Fair] Glow skin

Bike: GS Creations

Beach Time

Acid & Maia is one of those places where you just collect and collect…I actually have no idea how much stuff I have from there, but it’s a lot. Not only is there great stuff all the time, but the freebies and hunt items are always must-haves. Maia has just come out with this adorable summery top and it urged me to run to the nearest beach. There are options with this, as it comes with two different kinds of sleeves and skirt possibilities, too. (See here for the utterly classy and elegant version by the talented Chic Aeon)



I also wanted to highlight this gorgeous skin from Beauty Code. Love. It. I particularly adore the bold eyebrows and dramatic lashes! I(There, have I gushed enough?)


Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Incan Gold (ML)

Feet: SLink Jolie Pied v2.0 Flat Bare

Skin: .::BeautyCode::. Skin Claire 1 SunKissed Natural

Shorts: (nova) denim jeans SHORTS light wash

Hair: Maitreya Dylan – Pecan

Shirt: .:A&M:. Boho Chic Shirt – Orange+Red

Location: Bora Bora

2 thoughts on “Beach Time

  1. Chic Aeon

    And your version is definitely cute CASUAL (yeah) and summery. So many ways to wear this release. Thanks for the mention!

  2. Mimi Namiboo

    wonderful pictures, Eliza and I really loveee the colors of your outfit 🙂