1 Jewel sm

I have always said I am a simple girl. I have simple wants with just a modicum of flair to keep me from being entirely beige in my needs. I don’t know if there is a polar opposite of “high maintenance,” but if there is, that’s me.

I like old things. I adore well-made but unadorned clothes. I like pastels and pretty little baubles. I don’t want candlelit dinners in fancy restaurants; I prefer eating takeout on the sofa while listening to music. I love odd numbered objects in asymmetrical patterns. I like birdsong on a spring day.

I don’t have high expectations: blessed are those who expect nothing, for they shall not be disappointed. I smile at puns – the badder the better. I would rather watch kittens play than go to the ballet.

I was honoured to be selected as a blogger for The Liaison Collaborative recently. I was thrilled that the first round is themed, “Simplicity.” It suits me.

The dress by Mimikri I am wearing is from this event. The setting is a sim called :::North BAROQUED::: – nagisa. They are both simple, pastel, and like birdsong on a spring day: perfect.

For me.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

*Dress: Mimikri – Crepe Dress / Jewel azure_FM_Maitreya by Mimikri Kit (available at The Liaison Collaborative February 7-28, 2016)
*Shoes: fri. – Narcissa.Heels (Mint) – Maitreya by Darling Monday
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Kizzy by Truth Hawks (group gift)
Body, hands and feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
*Skin: [PXL] Creations Shara Winter NAT Makeup 03 REB C2 by Hart Larsson
*Eyes: Mayfly – Luminous – Mesh Eye (Ghost Persian Blue, w3) by Arkesh Baral
Eyelashes: * Mon Cheri * *MC* “Falsies” by Freya Oliveri

Pose: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Agathes Dreamy Armchair by Paco Pooley

Location: :::North BAROQUED::: – nagisa


1 Contemplation

I am not making any new year resolutions. I haven’t in several years. If I need to make a change in my life, I will do it when I am motivated personally; not by the turning of the calendar page.

That doesn’t stop me from taking some time for contemplation. I have a couple of weeks off work, so the downtime is conducive to evaluation. Through the rest of the year, I’ve rarely had more than a long weekend, so some quiet time is nice. It also allows me to think about more than just commuting, working and preparing for the next work week.

I am only four days in, and already I am feeling a bit at loose ends. The flurry of holiday prep and deadlines are over, as is the latest flurry of blogging commitments I have had. It is a bit of a luxury to be able to do whatever I choose to do without a sense of obligation, in both worlds.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

Jacket: Mimikri – Fur Jacket / Alba nile blue_FM_Maitreya by Mimikri Kit (available at Tres Chic through Jan. 5)
Leggings: Blueberry – Denise – Leggings by Blueberryxx
*Earrings: Salt & Pepper S&P ice princess set by xxSaltandPepper (available at Cosmopolitan Dec. 20 – Jan. 2)
Hair: NO.MATCH_NO.ANGEL . by Viking
*Skin: [PXL] Creations Shara Winter NAT Makeup 03 REB C2 by Hart Larsson (available at Wayward Market through Jan. 10)
Tattoo: [White~Widow] DeadMan – Henna by Julie Hastings
Body and hands: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Eyes: IKON Sovereign Eyes – Tropical by Ikon Innovia
Eyelashes: //LovelyAlien//StarryEyelashes by Seven Paragorn

Chair/pose: junk. leather T chair. bronze. by Tab Tatham
Building: junk. the poor gentleman’s club shed. white. by Tab Tatham

Country Blues

1 Country Blues

I grew up a country girl and yes, I have had the blues, so this is a fitting title even if my outfit is more town than country.

You can find a great mix of both at My Attic this round – almost everything in this photo is from there. Make sure you get there before the event ends on September 30th.

*Top: Mimikri – Silk Blouse / Gitana black_FM_Mai by Mimikri Kit
(available at My Attic Sept. 21-30 2015)
*Skirt: Whippet & Buck W&B Briet Tweed Skirt PLUM by Dakota Buck (available at My Attic Sept. 21-30 2015)
*Socks: {Luxuria}Town and Country Thigh High Socks *Dark* by Roslin Petion (available at My Attic Sept. 21-30 2015)
*Shoes: Elysium – Greta loafers – charcoal by Aleida Rhode (available at My Attic Sept. 21-30 2015)
*Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * STEPHANIE 2* Red Pack by Mirja Mills (available at My Attic Sept. 21-30 2015)
Skin: -Glam Affair – Amberly II skin – America 13 C by aida Ewing
Body, hands and hands: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V1.0 by Onyx LeShelle
Eyes: IKON Promise Eyes – Maldives by Ikon Innovia
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri

*Dock: W. Winx & Flair My Attic – Town & Country – Wharf by Sasy Scarborough (available at My Attic Sept. 21-30 2015)
Tree: 3D TREES willow curved by Nadine Reverie
Picnic blanket: Cheeky Pea :CP: Sara Picnic Spring by Isla Gealach

*Pose: Attic Pose 6 – Label Motion by anne Dakun (available at My Attic Sept. 21-30 2015)

Photo taken using the LumiPro HUD by Stefan Buscaylet