I Don’t Care If It Rains

Why don’t I care if it rains? Not only because it brings beautiful flowers and lush, green lawn, but because I have all of the gear to be stylish in a shower.

It isn’t a bad idea to wear a minimal top so it doesn’t get saturated by the rain. In this case, it is a lovely lace bra masquerading as a midriff-baring top from *Just BECAUSE*, available at this month’s round of FaMESHed. It is part of a set with matching panties that come in both a lace and solid version. They pair perfectly with a dress with the same options, but this is pretty enough to show off on its own.

To help protect the rest of me are several lovely items from the “Rainy Days” round of The Liaison Collaborative. Starting at the top is this great hat from GizzA . It is stylish as well as practical. To add another layer of protection is this sweet rain jacket from Vinyl. It comes in a wide variety of colours, with bonus textures if you pick up the fatpack. And finally, these adorable capris from ~Nerido~ give you the option of wearing the belt, or not, making these casual pants great for layering or for a highlight for your mid-section.

In the background is the welcoming Palma set from {what next} from the current round of Collabor88. You can purchase the chairs, tables (in multiple colours), lanterns and decor set separately, but for only 188L, you really should go for the full set. It’s too good a bargain to let wash away.

I should grab the books though; I may not be afraid of the rain, but I don’t want to ruin a classic!

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*Top: *Just BECAUSE* *JB* Ella Bra (lace) by Annie Melson (available at FaMESHed April 2017)
*Pants & belt: ~Nerido~ Capri Pants (Maitreya)-Coral and Capri Belt (Maitreya)-Coral by Lina Nerido (available at The Liaison Collaborative through April 30)
*Jacket: Vinyl – Lenka RainJacket by sukoshitosuto (available at The Liaison Collaborative through April 30)
*Hat: GizzA – Indra / Hats [Soil] by Giz Seorn (available at The Liaison Collaborative through April 30)
*Earrings: [The Plastik] :[P]:- Luna Earrings by Aikea Reiko (available at The Liaison Collaborative through April 30)
Hair: Sintiklia Hair Mimi by Sintikliasims
*Eye makeup: *Birth* 3rd Gen Catwa Eye Makeup – Stars – Set 4 by Silent Alchemi (available at The Liaison Collaborative through April 30)
*Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Lona v2.12 by Catwa Clip
Mesh body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Mesh hands: VISTA PROHANDS FEM V.2FINAL by VistaMesh
*Mesh head applier: *Birth* 3rd Gen ‘Freya’ Catwa (Catya_bento) Applier – 03. Tone by Silent Alchemi
*Mesh body applier: *Birth* 3rd Gen Maitreya Body Skin Applier – 03. Tone v1.0 by Silent Alchemi
*Freckles: .::Nanika::. KIRA Freckles by sDEVAs

*Chairs: {what next} Palma Rocking Chair (left) and (right) by Winter Thorn (available at Collabor88 April 2017)
*Table: {what next} Palma Table by Winter Thorn (available at Collabor88 April 2017)
*Plant: {what next} Palma Potted Plant (from the Palma Decor Set) by Winter Thorn (available at Collabor88 April 2017)
*Books: {what next} Palma Books (from the Palma Decor Set) by Winter Thorn (available at Collabor88 April 2017)
*Coffee cups: {what next} Palma Coffee Decor (from the Palma Decor Set) by Winter Thorn (available at Collabor88 April 2017)
*Lantern: {what next} Palma Lantern by Winter Thorn (available at Collabor88 April 2017)
*Atelier: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Garden Atelier by Paco Pooley
Flowers: KIDD GRASS*Wild Bush*Colza * Medium by doP Kidd
Cattails: KIDD GRASSREED CATTAIL*SHORT THICKET* by doP Kidd

*Pose: an lar [poses] The Rainfall Series – One by Katya Valeska (available at The Liaison Collaborative through April 30)

Too Stinkin’ Hot To Blog

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I interrupt my regularly scheduled blogging to try to get relief from an historic heatwave in Sydney. Not only is this the hottest summer in general since they began keeping records, but the last three days here have been comparable to the middle of the Gobi Desert, Death Valley or the bowels of hell itself. While I normally relish the weekends, I find myself longing for our air conditioned offices at work on this muggy Sunday morning. Not for my job; just for the cool air. No, I don’t have air con at home. And sitting at my computer is the equivalent of sitting in front of a roaring fireplace or inside a blast furnace; I’m not sure which at this point. Maybe both. At the same time.

My inspiration has melted, along with my deodorant, my disposition and even my will to live. I am holding on for the cool change promised later this evening, although my grip is slipping due to the sweat that is dripping from my fingertips as they slip and slide across the keyboard. My eyes are watering, although I am not sure if it is from perspiration or tears of despair.

I plan on catching up on blogging during the week, once this hellfire subsides. In the meantime, please peruse the credits for info on this lovely top from *Just BECAUSE* for Collabor88, along with the coordinating skirt and leg sleeves from Vinyl and the hair and makeup found at The Liaison Collaborative.

I do apologise for not giving more detail, but it’s just too stinkin’ hot to blog 😦

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*Top: *Just BECAUSE* *JB* Clementine Top by Annie Melson (available at Collabor88 February 2017)
*Skirt: Vinyl – Troy Skirt – Maitreya by sukoshitosuto (available at Collabor88 February 2017)
*Leg wraps: Vinyl – Maya Leg Sleeves – Maitreya by sukoshitosuto (available at Collabor88 February 2017)
*Hair: Opale . Sofiko Hair by TonyaMilavskaya (available at The Liaison Collaborative February 7-30)
*Lipstick: Izzie’s – LeLutka Metallic Lipsticks by Izzie Button (available at The Liaison Collaborative February 7-30)
*Eye makeup: Izzie’s – LeLutka Metallic Eye-Makeup by Izzie Button (available at The Liaison Collaborative February 7-30)
*Head Applier: *League* Lelutka Head Applier Luna -Sunkiss -Set 2 -Freckles by Nena Janus
*Vista Hands Applier: *League* Vista Hand Applier HUD Sunkiss by Nena Janus
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Hands: -VA-F-VISTA BENTO PROHANDS FEM-V.2BETA by Vista Barnes
*Skin Applier: *League* Maitreya Mesh Body Applier – Sunkissed by Nena Janus

Dock: Scarlet Creative I Love Lakes Pier by Scarlett Bartlett (gacha prize)
Pose: Del May Poses DM – Despondent by Del May

A Flock of Birds, A Jug of Roses & Some Kick-Arse Sandals

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When I am in the middle of photographing a lot of review copies, I often find myself getting stressed. Not because I “have” to blog them, but because I am worried I won’t do them justice. I have been known to scrap entire shoots, which often take hours to stage and photograph. Those are typically the shoots that I know while I am photographing just aren’t right, but I tell myself with just one more light change or camera angle, I’ll get something usable. It is a rationalisation that rarely works.

That happened to me today. I had already completed two shoots (more posts to come!), and I wanted to get the Olivia Sandals from fri.day done. My previous two shoots were Home & Garden and just didn’t lend themselves to me being in the picture. So, I decided to sim-hop to find a perfect location.

After visiting about six and either not finding what I wanted or being lagged out, I headed home, deciding instead to build my own set. Which I did. Which I photographed.

Which I hated.

So, I gave up. And went shopping. Then decided to put together a set for some therapeutic “just because” photography. And guess what? I plopped my avi-self down, changed my camera angle to only take in a small portion of the space I had created and found my photo.

A flock of birds, a jug of roses and some kick-arse sandals.

I could have kept my mouth shut and you would have thought this was all planned. But hey…desperation is the mother of necessity.

Or however that saying goes…

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
Top: Vinyl – Roe Top Bikini Top & Cover Mint by sukoshitosuto (available at Uber through June 23, 2016)
Skirt: Blueberry – Distressed Skirts by Blueberryxx
*Sandals: fri.day – Olivia.Sandals (Natural) by Darling Monday – exclusively for Maitreya Lara (available at Uber through June 23, 2016)
Hair: MINA Hair – Stella by Mina Nakamura
Head: CATWA HEAD Alice V4.9 by Catwa Clip
*Skin & Catwa Head Applier: Elysium – Candice skin (red brow) – mocha freck by Aleida Rhode
Body, feet and hands: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Eyes: IKON Spectral Eyes – Azure by Ikon Innovia

Sofa/pose: dust bunny . camellia couch by xlnoel
Hat boxes: Apt B // Hello Billy – Hatboxes by FadeArcade (gacha prize)
Jug of roses: 8. Apple Fall Roses Jug by WarehouseFifteenDesigns (gacha prize)
Watering cans & roses: Apt B // Goodbye Autumn Roses by FadeArcade (gacha prize)
Rabbit chair: Soy. Chair Rabbit ears grows by Soyoy
Window: Soy. Window [Here I am] brown by Soyoy
Build: Apple Fall AF Paris Loft Skybox RARE by WarehouseFifteenDesigns (gacha prize)