Fighting The Winter Blues

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Don’t get me wrong – I like winter. I like it better than summer, especially now that I live in Australia. But when you live on the opposite side of the world from the majority of SL content creators, it can cause a bit of a seasonal confusion.

As we are well into spring and heading into summer here in the Antipodes, I find myself suffering the same problem I have every year I have resided in SL. As I am in the mood for springy colours and summery sundresses and shorts, SL is either adorned in autumn hues or wintery sweaters and mittens. It does cause me a bit of consternation. It is probably silly, but I get overheated looking at my avatar dressed in woolens when it is a sweltering 35 degrees C (95 degrees F) outside!

I finally made it in to Collabor88 yesterday, and while I admit to stocking up on my fair share of boots, it was this sweet little pair of shorts and top that were my prized finds. And what better way to show them off than on a glorious yacht? Of course, when one goes out sailing, one must wear a chapeau to protect one’s fair skin and this wide-brimmed hat from JfL was just the ticket! With sunscreen, iPod, lip balm and a set of warmer clothes packed away in my bag, I ventured aboard for a day of sailing (you know it gets cooler on the water at sunset, right?)

I love sailing. I’m not a sailor myself, but I do love being out on the water. I remember fabulous days reclining on the deck of a friend’s 40 foot sailboat as we skimmed the waves of Lake Huron when I lived in Michigan. There is something so serene about the breeze on your face as the sun shimmers on the lake, the soft whooshing of the boat cutting through the water, the sounds of the occasional seagull wishing you a good day, dozing a bit then waking to stretch cat-like before offering to help with the sails, only to be told just to relax and enjoy the experience.

Although, truth be told, I often thought the kind refusal of help was more because my host was afraid I would snarl the halyard rather than just an invitation to let her and her partner do all the work 😉

Pretty stuff I’m wearing:

*Hat: JfL Hats – JfL wide brim felt hat (Ivan/a) khaki by Johnfrancis Laville *NEW RELEASE*
Top: -tb- Banded Cropped Top (S) – Vintage by Julliette Westerburg (available at Collabor88)
Shorts: -tb- Metallic Glitter Shorts (S) – Floral by Julliette Westerburg (available at Collabor88)
Earrings: [MANDALA]Otsumami earring/GOLD by Kikunosuke Eel
Bag: Maitreya Leather Satchel * Lion by Onyx LeShelle
Hair: Amacci Hair Nicky ~ Sangria by Carina Larsen
Hairbase: Amacci Hairbase Tattoo – Sangria by Carina Larsen
*Makeup: ::DS:: Mystical Pumpkin Makeup by AnneAlyce Maertens (available at Cosmopolitan Sales Room)
Skin: [PXL] Creations – [PXL] JADE SK Cherry Lips MEB C2 by Hart Larsson
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual by Siddean Munro
Hand appliers:[PXL] Creations – [ PXL ] Slink Hand Appliers SK by Hart Larsson
Eyes: Amacci Gaze Eyes – Ocean Blue by Carina Larsen
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri

Pose: aDORKable Poses: Bam 1 by Adorkable Peapod (available only on Marketplace) plus bag hold pose included with Maitreya Leather Satchel

Location: Nat’s Place

*Review copies

16 thoughts on “Fighting The Winter Blues

  1. Love love LOVE LOVE LOVVEEE! This is one of the best pictures you’ve ever done, IMHO! LOVE the look, and you’ve captured the shadow so beautifully! Well done you clever lass! xxxx

    (Oh, and I have to dress Kitty according to RL season as well…can’t help it!)

    1. lol actually, down here it’s a southerly, not a nor’easter. We get our cold weather from Antarctica. And it really screws me up – not that I have any sense of direction, but I still expect my weather to come from the west or the north!

  2. I’m feeling the blues just from this time change… its completely dark by 6 pm and I’m feeling like it’s time to get to bed. I love being able to enjoy the seasons that I don’t get living in Florida in my virtual world.

  3. I love this picture and the outfit and the text. more more more more please? I do love sailing ( I can’t even get a toy sailboat to float safely in a tub of water in my backyard but who cares) I love the ocean and sea and ooh I feel a song coming on. Not sure if its going to be Molly Malone or Beyond the sea :P. ❤

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