Bird-watching 101

http://Bird-watching 101

Every girl needs white jeans in the summer, and what goes better with white jeans than a nautical-blue shirt? And these are not just ordinary jeans — cut-outs down the leg with black lace edging, and then matching lace on the front and back pockets. And if blue-and-white denim isn’t your thing, how about black-and-blue, green-and-brown, red-and-blue, white-and-black (all part of a recent update) or the original brown leather-and-lace (updated with new sizes)? All color combos feature the same sexy little tie up shirt with a contrasting bra (your choice whether or not to wear it, but I feel that this style shirt needs it or there’s an annoying gap between body and shirt), shoes, and matching jewelry. Perfect look for whatever your destination… even going to the beach to teach your doggie the fine art of bird-watching!

  • Body: Tonic – Curvy Beauty
  • Head: LAQ – Neve (Bento)
  • Eyebrows: DS’Elles – Eyebrow Series 8 for Omega
  • Skin:  7 Deadly S[k]ins – Maureen, worn in Almond
  • Nails: Encore – Shades of Blue Nail Appliers
  • Hair: Argrace – Shirabe
  • Eyes: AZ Design Eyes Store – Mandala Eyes, available in Mesh, Appliers (Omega, Catwa, Lelutka), & Classic
  • Makeup: LAQ – Opal Matte Lipsticks Applier
  • Tattoo: Chameleon – Lalit
  • Outfit: Allure Couture – Jackie Blue & White Jean Outfit, includes Slate Earrings & Necklace; in sizes for Tonic, Physique, Hourglass, TMP, Maitreya, Freya, Isis, Venus, & Classic avatars.
  • Shoes: Tonic – Grace Sandals 
  • Jewelry:  [Earrings & Necklace included with outfit]RealEvil Industries – Aqvila Bracelet (multi-option HUD); Chop Zuey – Bel Aire Gold Women’s Wedding Band
  • Pose: Reve Obscura – Spring Day Bento Pose with Mesh Dog
  • Location: Cape Florida Lighthouse & Park

Pina Colada, Anyone?

http://Pina colada anyone

I’m seeing variations of this sexy little bare-backed romper EVERYWHERE, in different patterns and textures. It fits amazingly well, and is both cute and sexy.  But by trying lots of demos, I did notice that while they all looked good in and of themselves, almost all had severe alpha conflicts with long hair, probably because most designers included sheer options. For me, long hair was a MUST with this outfit — especially since I just discovered Stealthic and have refused to take this hair off for days lol (I just love the naturalness of the hairline) — which is partly why I chose this relatively simple denim interpretation of the romper. (which still provides 12 different colors). But after all that shopping and demo-ing, I do think it’s time for drinks… pina colada anyone?

  • Body: Tonic – Curvy Beauty
  • Head: LAQ – Neve (Bento)
  • Eyebrows: DS’Elles – Eyebrow Series 8 for Omega
  • Skin:  7 Deadly S[k]ins – Java, worn in Maple
  • Tattoo: Juna – Fahari (Omega)
  • Nails: Encore – Shades of Blue Nail Appliers
  • Eyes: AZ Design Eyes Store – Mandala Eyes, available in Mesh, Appliers (Omega, Catwa, Lelutka), & Classic
  • Hair: Stealthic – Cadence (Bento Fitted)
  • Outfit:  S&B Fashion – Bare Back Romper Denim (12-color HUD)
  • Shoes: Faboo – Oahu Heels in Trinity (Group Gift)
  • Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer – Tarentella Gypsy Dancer Bracelet & Earrings; Chop Zuey – Bel Aire Gold Women’s Wedding Band
  • Pose: Le Poppycock – “Endless Summer” (Gacha), Sunset Strip
  • Location: Evans Country Club

Confidence with Style

http://Confidence with Style

This is definitely not one of those all-too-common micro-bikinis that provide the merest scrap of material to cover enough bits to meet potential sim requirements… this is a suit that is bursting with STYLE.  Beautifully designed to flaunt your body — whether curvy or model-thin — while the latticed “cage” on both the top and bottom provides incredible interest to draw and capture the eye.  And the patterns in the HUD are all so beautiful the hardest part was deciding which one to wear.  Honestly, if I could still wear a bikini in real life, this is exactly what I’d want (yes, even though it would give really strange tan lines lol)…

  • Body: Tonic – Curvy Beauty
  • Head: LAQ – Neve (Bento)
  • Eyebrows: DS’Elles – Eyebrow Series 8 for Omega
  • Skin:  7 Deadly S[k]ins – Maureen, worn in Almond
  • Nails: Encore – Shades of Green Nail Appliers
  • Hair: Argrace – Yura
  • Tattoo: Juna – Lula (Omega)
  • Bikini:  MOZ Designs – “Le Cage” Fantasy Tankini, available in 3 individual colors/patterns, 3 Fat Packs (Leathers, Lace ‘n Leather, Fantasy), & 1 Super Pack of all 24 options
  • Shoes: KC Couture – RIO Flip Flops (multi-option HUD)
  • Sunglasses: Mulloy – Antago Glasses (HUD with 16 frame options + 4 lens choices)
  • Jewelry:  Chop Zuey – Bel Aire Gold Women’s Wedding Band
  • Pose: :LW: Poses – Confidence (includes towel & beach bag props)
  • Location: Cape Florida Lighthouse & Park

Grrrr, NOT the shoe!

http://Grrr, Not the Shoe

Grrrr… I’m a klutz, inworld and out, always banging into things and tripping. Of course inworld I don’t have to worry about getting food all over my clothes (which I’m a total expert at in RL lol)… which would have been a REAL shame with this awesomely sexy dress. The black lace top is so well-designed, it ALMOST hides my nipples (you have to look really really close though to see them); the HUD not only changes the color of the incredibly well-fitting skirt, but also the matching finishing touches — the band at the neck and the cuffs at the wrist, as well as the shoes.  And OMG, the SHOES… these are to DIE FOR heels… so glad I didn’t step in anything LOL!

Cigarette break

http://Mystic Love Challenge - Ceja Laval - Cigarette break

Trying new things can sometimes be confusing, be exciting, be frustrating, and/or so many other possibilities… but one thing is pretty standard: it’s exhausting.  I’ve been trying all kinds of new things lately… entering not one but two (and maybe even three!) photo contests is just one of them.  I’ve always avoided contests of all kinds, always certain I’d never win and therefore embarrassed to even try. But I finally realized something… a contest is not about winning (though don’t get me wrong, I’d of course love to win lol!), it’s about striving, it’s about participation, it’s about stretching yourself even just a little bit further than you already do.  And that is, yes, mentally exhausting (and depending on the stretch, possibly physical as well). Wow, I need a cigarette break! (Not that I smoke in RL any more lol!)

As for this all new outfit that’s EXCLUSIVELY for those of us who wear the awesome Tonic bodies, all I can say is double-Wow! Pairing the shimmery silk elegance of the blouse and its four levels of sheer (I’m wearing it on high sheer with a bra underneath) with the rich leather sheen of the mini skirt with its strappy thigh slit (in 16 luscious colors!) is a brilliant combo… and I absolutely fell over when I saw these amazing wedges which also have 16 colors that can be mixed and matched together for all kinds of looks.  For me, they were absolutely the perfect finishing touch!

  • Body: Tonic – Curvy Beauty
  • Head: Tonic – Elaine Bento Mesh Head
  • Shape:  Laine Sinful Curves (modified), from Bentoutta Shape
  • Hair: Argrace – SAE
  • Eyebrows: DS’Elles – Eyebrow Series 8 for Omega
  • Skin:  7 Deadly S[k]ins – Story, worn in Oak, available at the June Designer Showcase
  • Makeup: LIVIA – Taryn Lipstick
  • Tattoo: Tattoo Mania – T-19
  • Nails: Go Frock Yourself – Bronze Omega Nail Appliers
  • Top: Tonic – Elegance Silk Blouse (16 color HUD in four levels of sheer), NEW, exclusively for Tonic bodies!
  • Skirt: Tonic – Snappy Leather Mini Skirt (16 color HUD), NEW, exclusively for Tonic bodies!
  • Shoes:  Ghee – SS18 Rickrack Wedges, (16 color HUD plus 3 metal options), available at the June Designer Showcase
  • LingerieTonic – Corazon Bra & Thong (16 color HUD in three levels of sheer for each)
  • Jewelry: Indulge Temptation (IT!) – Samsara Set (Earrings & Necklace; multi-texture HUD) and Margaret Bracelet (multi-texture HUD); Chop Zuey – Bel Aire Gold Women’s Wedding Band
  • Pose: [evoLove] Poses – BoldBright12
  • Location: Mystic Timbers Photo

Floating my cares away

http://Floating my cares away

Life — virtual and otherwise — can be filled with frustration.  But how can I worry about anything while visualizing floating gently on the waves, a gentle breeze cooling the drops of water from my skin… not to mention knowing how good I look in this awesome bikini?!? Throw me a towel, would you?

Free fallin

http://Free fallin

I love the ocean. I love to sit and just watch the water, smelling the salt spray, hearing waves as they strike the rocks or swish on the sands…  What a sense of utter peace and freedom!  The moment I found this pose, I envisioned it by the sea… and as soon as I saw this adorable outfit, I knew it was the perfect choice to help capture at least a little bit of that sensation.. and then everything else just fell into place with minimal effort. I can just hear Tom Petty singing, waves and gulls in the background, as I coast so freely by the sea… Free fallin indeed…

Captain of my own ship

http://Captain of my own ship

Being the captain of my own ship, master of my own destiny, doesn’t apply only to navigating the major currents in my life, but to all the minor ones as well… even something so small in the grand scheme of things as the individual posts for my blog.  Some outfits/images can be so tricky to put together, I feel like I’m drowning, frantically searching for a way to stay afloat. Others — like this one — just fall together so naturely, it’s a joy —  the wind is at my back with smooth seas ahead.  Steer clear; Ceja’s comin’!

  • Body: Tonic – Curvy Beauty
  • Head: LAQ – Neve (Bento), updated to v3.05
  • Skin:  7 Deadly S[k]ins – Java (worn in Maple)
  • Eyebrows: DS’Elles – Eyebrow Series 8 for Omega
  • Makeup: LIVIA – Faith Tinted Lipstick
  • Tattoo: Juna – Dala (Omega)
  • Hair: Argrace – Tokiwa
  • Outfit: Allure Couture – Seaside Shorts Set with matching high heeled wedges; available in Tonic, Maitreya, Physique, Hourglass, TMP, Freya, Isis, Venus & standard sizes.
  • Sunglasses: Mulloy – Antago Glasses (HUD with 16 frame options + 4 lens choices)
  • Jewelry: Sage – Juno Jewelry Set (Earrings, Necklace & Bracelets, all with HUD)Chop Zuey – Bel Aire Gold Women’s Wedding Band
  • Location: Soul2Soul Med

Waiting

http://So tired of waiting for you

Sometimes it’s good to push yourself a bit out of your comfort zone, and that’s exactly what this ultra-revealing dress from Nala Design does for me. I can only push so far, though, so I’ll admit that adding a thong is my idea; it still leaves my backside fully exposed, while providing just the little bit of coverage I need in front to be able to walk out the door let alone get in front of a camera. With or without a thong, this is definitely one sexy number… anyone who keeps you waiting wearing this outfit must definitely be crazy!

  • Body: Tonic – Curvy Beauty
  • Head: LAQ – Neve (Bento), updated to v3.05
  • Skin:  7 Deadly S[k]ins – Java (worn in Maple)
  • Eyebrows: DS’Elles – Eyebrow Series 8 for Omega
  • Eyes: IKON – Hope Eyes in Emerald
  • Makeup: LAQ – Red Lipsticks Applier
  • Nails: LIVIA – Deep Gel Nails
  • Tattoo: Kira Tattoo – Nerina 
  • Hair: Sentiklia – Xia
  • Dress: Nala Design – Yanira (with 6-color HUD in sizes for Tonic, eBody, Maitreya, Slink & Belleza); available for 50% OFF at the June Fitmesh Plaza & 50% Discount Event
  • Shoes: KC Couture – Marith (multi-color HUD); sizes for Tonic, Maitreya, Belleza, Hourglass, & Slink
  • LingerieTonic – Corazon Thong (16 Color HUD in three levels of sheer)
  • Jewelry: Yummy – Sweetheart Rings (full hide/show HUD with metals/gem change); Chop Zuey – Bel Aire Gold Women’s Wedding Band
  • Location: Virtual Chelsea Hotel

Decisions, decisions…

http://Decisions, decisions... giving me a headache

I love everything about blogging; putting together a look that matches my style and makes me smile is a joy, scouting for locations that fit the look can sometimes be challenging (a fun one!), but choosing which image to use after a photo shoot — especially one involving multiple poses and/or locations — can be a real headache. Sometimes the only solution is to go home, take a break, and wait for my gut to speak louder than my brain…

  • Body: Tonic – Curvy Beauty
  • Head: LAQ – Neve (Bento), updated to v3.05
  • Skin:  7 Deadly S[k]ins – Java (worn in Maple)
  • Eyebrows: DS’Elles – Eyebrow Series 8 for Omega
  • Makeup: LIVIA – Faith Tinted Lipstick
  • Tattoo: Juna – Lula (Omega)
  • Hair: Tableau Vivant – Dakota (multi-style HUD)
  • Top: MKN Mette’s Mainstore – Mette’s Selah Top (20 solid color HUD); includes sizes for Tonic, Belleza (Freya, Isis, Venus), Maitreya, Slink (Hourglass, Physique), TMP, standard avi.
  • Shorts: MOZ Designs – Geri High Waist Shorts, available in 10 individual colors/patterns, two Fat Packs (one solids, one patterns), and a Super Pack (with everything!); includes sizes for Tonic, eBody, Belleza (Isis, Freya), Maitreya, Slink (Original, Hourglass), Eve (Pulpy, Slim)
  • Shoes: Faboo – Havana Heeled Wedges
  • Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer – Savannah Bangles & Earrings; RealEvil Industries – Luxy Rings (hide/show; change colors)Chop Zuey – Bel Aire Gold Women’s Wedding Band
  • Chair: Trompe Loeil – Deja Hanging Lounger, PG & adult versions, include options with/without sheepskin, texture change; available at the June Collabor88 Event
  • Sunglasses: Mulloy – Josa Glasses (HUD with 16 frame options + 4 lens choices)
  • Location: My home at GlenXi Estates