Date night

Ahh date night, that one evening in the week/month where women pluck themselves to within an inch of their pain threshold, wear enough lycra to suck all the unsuckables into place and then go out and eat something daintily, when all we really want to do is scoff everything on the menu. And wear our pjs. And curl up on the sofa. And maybe fall asleep with our mouths hanging open. Yeeeeah, date night…. ūüėČ

I’ve had fun this weekend playing with the “Date Night” set from RIOT at this month’s Arcade. When I first began blogging (one year ago..where has the time gone?) I was adamant that I’d only be a fashion blogger. Yet I’ve found over time, that I enjoy blogging decor/furniture, it just takes me a little longer, and therefore feels more rewarding when it comes together. I enjoy how it can help to build a scene and create a mood. I’ve talked previously about stepping outside my comfort zone and daring to be sexy. I’d also say that working with furniture/decor items also takes me outside my comfort zone and this has been something that’s pleasantly surprised me.

 

Credits:

Hair w/ mask: Truth Hair / Sunday Hair [Lt Browns/Rose Mask] / gacha item

Bra: RIOT / Date Night – Bra black (Maitreya worn) / gacha item available at The Arcade March 2018

Spanx: RIOT / Date Night РShaper taupe (Maitreya worn ) / gacha item available at The Arcade March 2018

Slippers: Reign / Piggy Slippers РTippy Toe (Maitreya worn ) / gacha item available at The Arcade March 2018

Mirror & chair w/ pose: RIOT / Date Night – part of vanity set (table not shown) / 25 pull prize – available at The Arcade March 2018

Various makeup decor on table:  RIOT / Date Night Рcommon prizes / gacha items available at The Arcade March 2018

Flowers: .:Marigold:. / Roses Bouquet I Р#02 РWhite / gacha item Рcheck MP for availability

Wynn’s Wand:¬†MadPea / Cure for Hysteria – Bang! Bang! Vibrator – Gold / gacha item

Rug: Salacity / Casual Stripes Rug

W banner: .trinket. / floral monogram banner Рw / gacha item

Boxes: Salacity / Keepsake Boxes / *new release*

Shoe decor (various): Essenz / Shoe decor / previous VIP group gift

Underwear on floor: . BLUSH . / Underwear Set Р3 Colors

Lanterns: GOOSE / Nordic floor lantern

Backdrop: Exposeur / Luxury Closet with Prop Room / gacha item

Dare to be sexy

I read a blogger application recently and the Store Owner had posted “include in your application a picture you’ve done that takes you outside of your comfort zone.” For me, the first thing that came to mind was this “dare to be sexy”. As women, it’s ‘ok’ to be “cute” or “the girl next door” or “the mother” or “the sister” … basically everything but overtly sexual. It still feels that if we step out confidently and choose to be sexy we’re either conforming to male gender stereotypes, we’re compromising our integrity or we’re doing it with some ulterior motive in mind. We shouldn’t be sexy by choice…but we can and we should allow ourselves that freedom if we choose.

Being sexy doesn’t mean stripping off and flaunting our bodies. It’s a state of mind; an attitude and how we carry ourselves. It’s confidence. It’s accepting who we are. It’s embracing our bodies and not hiding it underneath layers because we aren’t that size 6 on the clothes rack. It’s forgiving ourselves all our lumps and bumps, smiling and thinking “I’m great and I’m going to show you that I am an amazing person.” So, Ms. Store Owner, if you ever read this …. thank you. You’ve helped me step out of my comfort zone today ‚̧

 

Credits:

Hair: CATWA HAIR / RockStar [A]

Hairbase:¬†Just Magnetized¬†/ Basic Hairbase ‚Äď set 14 (Catwa inc)

Skin:¬†.Atomic.¬†/ Lumi ‚Äď Creme 4 (Catwa and body appliers inc) /¬†gacha item

Eyes:¬†Zombie Suicide¬†/ Lynn Eyes ‚Äď Lime (Catwa) /¬†PocketGacha¬†prize ‚Äď February 2018

Earrings: Elle Boutique / Deja Рadd on hud used / Monthly Midnight Madness Prize available March 2018 РTHIS WEEKEND ONLY Рmore info HERE

Necklace: Maxi Gossamer / Necklace РJewelled Skull + Heart

Bodysuit: -Narcisse- / Victoria Bodysuit Рadd on hud used (Maitreya, Slink HG inc) / Monthly Midnight Madness Prize available March 2018 РTHIS WEEKEND ONLY Рmore info HERE

Leg Tattoo: [White~Widow] / Silence РWhite (Maitreya worn)

Thigh garter: KC Couture / Erel – Skull Garter & Blade (Maitreya, Belleza, Slink, Tonic)

Pose: GingerFish Poses / Dirty Pretty (6 bento poses w/ mirrors inc) / *new release* available at Whore Couture Fair March 2018

Backdrop: FOXCITY / K-POP Star 2. (1) You Think / gacha item available at The Arcade March 2018

Carolling

Wynn wasn’t a natural singer, but she always gave things a good try. As she belted out the carols that night, she found herself swapping out the duller words for more *fruity* options, some of which caused the owners of the beautiful house behind her to blush. Wondering whether people were going for a coffee break, she found herself slowly abandoned by her friends and the lights in the house switched off. “Oh well” she thought. “Might as well sing another one and see if they prefer that!”

 

Credits:

Hair:¬†Doe¬†/ Nole ‚Äď Browns /¬†gacha item available at¬†The Arcade¬†December 2017

Sweater: Petite Mort / Cropped T-neck РCranberry  worn (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc) / VIP group lucky board prize

Jeans: Petite Mort / Distressed Skinny Jeans РStonewash  worn (Belleza, Classic, Maitreya, Slink inc) / VIP group lucky board prize

Shoes: Petite Mort / Min Embroidered Slipper РCherry worn (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc) / VIP group lucky board prize

Mail box:¬† MadPea¬†/ Santa’s Mailbox /¬†Christmas Hunt prize ‚Äď on now!

Building:¬† MadPea¬†/ Frosty Retreat /¬†Christmas Hunt prize ‚Äď on now!

Christmas Carol book:¬†MadPea / Christmas Carols (animated) /¬†Christmas Hunt prize ‚Äď on now!

I Killed Santa

You think I’d feel some remorse with this statement. Some sort of fear, sadness, regret. Nope. Not one bit. Want to know why? Because after 4 months of this one day being advertised everywhere I go, I’m reckoning the Big Man has a little something to answer for.

 

Credits:

Hair: MINA Hair / Arwen Рmini fatpack / VIP group gift

Eyes: VENGE / Dark Doe Eyes – red worn (Mesh) / *new release* available at the Bizarre Fair December 2017

Eye makeup: VENGE / Drear Makeup – red worn (Classic, Catwa, Omega inc) / *new release* available at Bodyfy December 2017

Lip blood: ..::Dark Sterec::.. / Blood Mouth (Catwa inc) / 1L gift

Nails: (AMD) / Nail Essentials РHoliday Nails (Maitreya, Slink, Vista inc) / free gift available at The Arcade December 2017

Top: +Psycho Barbie+ / I Killed Santa (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc) / VIP group gift December 2017

Pose: shi.s.poses / Hand Poses (5 bento poses inc)

Yule time

I am not a fan of cold weather, but there is one thing about it I do like very much. It’s the thought of wrapping up warm in front of a roaring fire while the cold is outside. I can just see myself right now, curled up on this chair, wrapped in a blanket with a book, periodically watching the kitten play and trying to stop her destroying the presents. It’s a homely thought and one I’ll enjoy for the rest of the day (stuck in work…boo!)

 

Credits:

Chair: :: Newchurch :: / Marie Occasional Chair / group gift On9 December 2017

Rug: *KOM / carpet christmas GIFT / group gift The Chapter Four December 2017

Kitty: ~Nerido~ / Gray Kitten with garland / free gift available at The Arcade December 2017

Fireplace: ChiMia:: / Yule Fireplace

Stockings: MadPea / Holiday Stocking РYellow / *new release* Paying It Forward December 2017

Star deco: ChiC Buildings / Falling Stars Holder / previous On9 group gift

Light: ChiMia:: / Drum Kit Light Рred

Candles: ChiMia:: / Yule Candelabra [Brass] /*new release* available at Tannenbaum 2017

Mini tree: ChiMia:: / Tabletop Christmas Tree / *new release* available at Tannenbaum 2017

Antler deco: {moss&mink} / Wall Deco (classic) / free gift available at The Arcade December 2017

Bauble tree: ionic / Christmas Tree GIFT / group gift The Chapter Four December 2017

Mini snowman: !gO! / Snowman РGift / free gift available at The Arcade December 2017

Backdrop: RAMA / #selfie_RAMA Polka-dots Cafe / gacha item

Sunsets and strangers

Sometimes I wonder how people can go from being so close together, so intimate in their interactions with another person, to being so distant. As the sun sets on a relationship, whether platonic or….more, people withdraw and become strangers. It saddens me. I’ve been someone to do this and I’ve been someone who’s experienced this. All I can be is myself and hope that these will be rare occasions in my life.

Credits:

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ / Blue Mesh Hair РFireworks / Gacha item РThe Arcade РSept 2017

Top: *Promagic* / Karma top – 16 (Maitreya) / Gacha item – The Imaginarium – Sept 2017

Jeans: RIOT / Winona Skinnies (Belleza, Slink, Maitreya inc) / *New release* РFaMESHed РSept 2017

Heels: Essenz / Lima РPurple (Belleza, Slink, Maitreya inc) / Group gift РThe Imaginarium РSept 2017

Rings:¬†Meva / Shalynn Bento Rings Silver (Maitreya) / *Discounted item* –¬†The Imaginarium – Sept 2017

 

Photo taken at Whole Wheat.