.Friday, January 21, 2011 ' 2:39 PM
I've been buried with work, rl, online life, that I have been such a slacker with blogging. I have *yet* to really get in and play with a new viewer for better pics, haven't really done much by way of pictures at all lately. Taking these, goodness...sakes...alive...I need a new PC. For now, content to be able to just log in at all.
I had the pleasure of sitting and talking to the designer of Rush last week and stopped by her store to pick up a couple of things. She has fabulous clubwear (as seen), a beautiful formal I couldn't get a picture I was happy with (seriously, new pc, sad face), hair, jewelry, just go take a peek. She is a smaller designer and I absolutely cannot wait to see what she brings out next! Its worth the shopping spree because her prices are outstanding!
Dina's Style Card:
Necklace: Shiny Things
Skin & Eyes: Illusory
Labels: BAX, Fri.day, Frooti, Illusory, Rush, Shiny Things
.Sunday, December 19, 2010 ' 12:25 PM
I've counted myself very lucky the last couple of years that I don't ever spend any holiday really alone. I have a partner I adore, pardon the scandal, and am looking forward to a wonderful Christmas with him this year. However, we don't have much time outside of EQ2 to play in SL and goodness gracious me, getting him to be still long enough to take a picture is nearly impossible! I stood and waited, and waited, and waited, just no luck yet. All was not lost! In his place today is this sad little noob, hey, they need kisses on Christmas too!
He looks quite smitten, doesn't he?! I set an extra place at the table for him, make over suggested before Christmas dinner. (Yes, its a prop, no noob was injured in the making of these photos) Who could resist a dinner invite with this amazing table setup? I absolutely love the beautiful dishes and layout of this holiday table by The Loft. I am looking forward to surrounding this table with all the love and friendship my loved ones fill me with daily. Maybe they will sit still long enough for pictures of that, too!
The table set also comes in an amazing blue and ice color tone. I stood in the store for an hour debating which one I wanted, I think in the end people must of thought I was insane. Please, no comments of agreement! After setting the table and waiting around under the mistletoe for a while, I gave up! Who started this darn ole tradition anyway?
A huge thank you to the designer of HopScotch for putting up with my random ideas. She sat and chattered with me a bit last night and got these poses out for "The Mistletoe Dilemma" over night!! I was so surprised to get up today and find she not only had the poses done, but released, and I adore them! Thank you so much Chandni! If you haven't visited either shop, The Loft or ~*HopScotch*~, you are honestly missing out!
As was tradition on my last, now long gone, blog...just mild rambling. Home is fast becoming chaotic as I plan and pack for the kids to visit the other half of their family up in VA for the holidays. I knew we wouldn't be able to do an extravagant Christmas here, times are tough all over, and I knew we couldn't afford to rent a van for all of us to go (7 people in a car that seats 5 is a no-no) I've arranged for the youngest to stay home with me and everyone else is off to be with family that will spoil them and love getting to see them anyway. As of, oh, an hour ago, my mother and brother are on their way back to California so it will really be a quiet holiday around here.
Luckily I will be spending those quiet evenings with Sands, while we didn't get to spend any time together last holiday season he is eagerly ready to put up with me this year. Or, at least, he says he is! He may be dreading it lately as I get grumpy from the chaos. Maybe, just maybe, I can sneak him under that mistletoe.
Wishing you each a wonderful week ahead, and a beautiful Sunday!
Dina's Style Card:
Holiday Table: The Loft
Poses and Props: ~*HopScotch*~
Skirt: *ENCEMBLE* Now closed =(
Labels: Cherry, Elikatira, Encemble, HopScotch, JANE, LAQ, The Loft
.Saturday, December 18, 2010 ' 4:15 PM
Its not fashion, but it counts as style, right? I logged in the other day to a note card about the new NotSoBad skyloft and I knew I wanted it instantly. I've always loved, but never had the room or prims, for the NotSoBad prefabs. I went so far as to sacrifice bunnies on my sim in order to build this because it fit so perfectly for us. I had to wait until payday to get it, and watched as a few people through plurk started posting pictures and driving me crazy with having to wait.
It was worth the wait! I gave in and bought a few packs of items from NotSoBad as well, the kitchen, dinning room, bathroom, bedroom and living room...ok the entire house is almost all furniture from NotSoBad. A few decorative touches here and there, but this house is Not So Bad, in so many ways. I did a couple of edits, took a window out in the kitchen and copied that wall a couple of times. Other than that, everything fit perfectly, I haven't been this excited about a home in a long time.
Not sure why I felt the need to blog this seeing as over the next few weeks I will most likely be doing most of my pictures here. Its a new happy place, gawsh how I needed one.
.Tuesday, December 14, 2010 ' 3:58 PM
I've never really been fully sold on this 'blond' deal. Its stepping far out of my norm, which was always pale with dark hair, much like I am in real life. When I made the switch to blond I wanted some sort of drastic change, at the same time in real life having just cut my hair off to donate. What better way than to go from raven hair to blond? Hmmm. Will be playing with it a bit longer and will see if my Ls can handle the switch back after filling up on blond hairs.
The look, I love. Miel makes me happy, the top and scarf being theirs. Scarf removed for the 2nd picture, I'm so darn wishy washy I couldn't decide if I liked it on or not! The belt and shoes are Pixel Mode, I've gone a bit boot crazy lately. Jeans, if you've ever read anything else I've ever posted you could guess, drawmachine. Too typical of me, but I almost forgot how to do this 'blogging' stuff! Thoughts for the new year are a completely new look, and more frequent postings. When I say a new look, thats all blog and av. 'Dina' is getting a bit stale, boring, same ole same ole and I need new, exciting, crazy. Hmmm, perhaps!
On a completely different topic, from the av to the game that is, I actually logged in for the first time on a new viewer. Imagine that! However, this is going to take a lot of getting used to. Nothing is where it should be and this took me way longer than usual! I do rather like it, but don't quote me on that.
Hoping you all are having a wonderful season so far, staying warm and spending as much time with loved ones as I wish I could be. Missing many of you...
Shirt & Scarf: Miel
Boots & Belt: [PM]
Labels: LAQ, Miel, Pixel Mode, Truth
.Thursday, October 14, 2010 ' 10:44 PM
When the designer of Mischief had her sale a couple of months ago, with the announcement that she would be moving on to something new, I cant help but admit a small sadness at the end of Mischief. Even though its been moved on somewhere else, without Janie its just not the same Mischief I spent the last few years in SL filling my inventory with. I recently found her new store, JANE, and started a new
folder to fill with her designs! I've spent time landscaping my new sim and thought it would be best to spend fall with JANE!Dina's Style Card
Pants & Babydoll: Jane
Shoes: Shiny Things
Labels: Deco, JANE, LAQ, Shiny Things, Truth
.Tuesday, October 12, 2010 ' 4:31 PM
I know, its been upward of three months since I last blogged. I didn't even realized I missed it until I started doing this post. I wont blather on about the absence, or why I am choosing this blog over my other (now removed) blog. Instead, moving onward and upward! Starting with how pure and sweet and innocent I am! Hey, who is laughing? Who says I cant be innocent....at least until tonight....
Dina's Style Card:
Labels: Blacklace, LAQ, Truth
.Monday, July 26, 2010 ' 2:54 PM
A lot of the time change comes in unexpectedly, and is often unwelcome. Then again, there are times when a drastic change is exactly what you need. I needed this one, and I actually love it. Shopped, of course, until I dropped at the Armidi sale, picked up a new LAQ skin and went as blond as they come. Somehow it changes how I feel when I log in my AV. Oh I will still use my raven or red hairs, but this new, light, carefree me is far over due.
Dina's Style Card:
Dress, Necklace and Shoes: Armidi
<---link takes you to their final sale.
Labels: Armidi, exposeur, LAQ, Truth
.Tuesday, July 20, 2010 ' 4:00 PM
To offset the complete seriousness on my GI blog, I thought why not start now with the daily SC posts again! I've been wearing this for a couple of days in SL, what a horrible trend that became for me! Standing around in the same outfit for more than a day? The shame!! The humiliation! The....adorable outfit though, right? I love it.
Outfit: Nyte N Day
Shoes: Shiny Things
Lashes: Worldwide Industries
Labels: Belleza, exposeur, Nyte-N-Day, Shiny Things, Truth, Worldwide Inudstries
.Thursday, June 3, 2010 ' 7:38 PM
I got into this nasty habit when I log into SL, I go and check on bunnies (don't judge me!) and then I log out and into my working av. Thats it. Thats what I've been doing. I have things to blogged just filling a folder, an inventory that has been neglected and an av that would really like to change her clothing. However, this is what I've been living in. I love this dress, by Mischief, lets me be sassy the little bit of time I get to be on as me!
Something else I mentioned on my plurk page, location location location! I got really lazy for a while and stayed in my studio for all of my pics. I like to explore, so I will try and get some time in for that too. This was taken at the Pixel Mode
sim. Its awesome, go visit.Dina's Style Card
Shoes: MooShooz (Unfindable, oh noes)
Jewls: +U&R DOGS+
Labels: Belleza, Mischief, MooShooz, Truth, Tuli, U and R Dogs