Introducing Maitreya Mesh

I’m going broke for you guys, but I suppose it’s worth it. Just take a look at my newest additions from Maitreya… I know I’m a little behind on the Maitreya mesh releases, but I’m sure you can forgive me.

Aren’t those wedges to die for? I was tempted to get the boots as well, but instead I bought the Neutrals fatpack (4 pairs for 1000L). They go for 500L a pair, so it’s like you’re getting two free pairs of shoes… or at least that’s what I told myself after becoming broke because of this visit to Maitreya. To check out the full range of mesh products at Maitreya, go here http://sl-maitreya.blogspot.com/!

I also updated my Windlight settings to those that Luna Jubilee uses. I really wanted to be able to use a studio but still have shadows and an overall nice picture, so I’m extremely pleased that Luna’s work for me! As you can see I’m still in the learning process of using shadows in my pictures and such, but I’ll get better with time, I promise!

Oh, and one last thing before I go. The only little issue I ran into with wearing all of the mesh at once is that you need the alpha layers to hide parts of your body that may stick out, but you can’t wear more than one alpha layer at once (at least not in Firestorm). What I did was I wore the blouse in size Large and used the shoe alpha layer, but just a heads up for you guys! x

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End of the Year Sales

There’re sales galore in SL right now if you just do a little searching! Select stores – Atomic, ploom, -paper.doll-, Illusory, Cheeky Pea, and Aura – are participating in a year end 50% off certain merchandise sale, so here’s a peek at my savings!

I own a good portion of Atomic clothing already, but I grabbed these jeans and adorable top for a combo of 125L. I added on the leather jacket and black ankle boots just for a more edgy feel to an otherwise very feminine outfit! x

Alina

Hair: elikatira Early

Shirt: Atomic Lovely Chiffon in Jade

Jeans: Atomic Ripped Skinny Jeans in Vintage

Jacket: DeLa Leather Jacket in “Bebe” Black

Shoes: fri.day Journey Boots in Black

Style #50

Finally got around to blogging a new Maitreya item!

Whenever I hear there’s a new item at Maitreya, I get so excited. Maitreya’s products are always high quality, well made, and drop-dead gorgeous. This boyfriend style shirt is no exception to Maitreya’s excellent legacy, but the only thing I wish was that the shirt was released in some patterns and a few other colors. That’s all! You could definitely wear this shirt as is, it certainly is long enough and the size is adjustable, but I’m trying to keep it PG here. ;-)

What else? I feel like I haven’t blogged in a while, and I miss you guys! As I mentioned a little while ago, I’ll be away on vacation next week so blogging obviously won’t be a priority, but I am going to try my best to throw up a quick 52 Weeks of Color Challenge post for that week!

xo alina

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Hair: [e] Story [elikatira]

{Clothes}

Shirt: Maitreya Boyfriend Shirt – Cerise Maitreya

Jeans: {mon tissu} Denim – 1929 Cigarette ~ Black Mon Tissu

Shoes: [Gos] Platform Pumps – Black [Gos] Custom Footwear

{Accessories}

Necklace: TDRBlue special – The cage necklace {Exclusive item from The Dressing Room Blue}

 {Poses}

All from .:StoRin:. – Fashion Seeker pose pack. StoRin

Style #49

A classy spin on old favorites.

Isn’t my daily hair color change fun?! It certainly spices things up and I’m loving the change! Basically, [elikatira] is my savior with their Essentials packs – blonde, brown, black, and red hairs all in one pack? Love!

I adore the outfit I’m showing you guys today. I’m incorporating an old looking shirt with some more sophisticated accessories, which is so fun. I enjoy making outfits with unexpected styles, and this grungy/high-class look is cute! I got this shirt from Tres Blah at the most recent 50L Friday, which, as you know, is one of my favorite weekly events in SL. And, of course, how could I not give credit to the beautiful Elly skin from Pink Fuel that I wear everyday – today I’m wearing the Pure version instead, and it’s perfect!

xo alina

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Hair: [e] Story – Black 04  [elikatira]

{Clothes}

Shirt: -tb- Used Raglan

Skirt: [W&B] So Basic Mini RUBY {With modified tint} Whippet & Buck

Shoes: fri. – Basic.Flats (Black) fri.day

{Accessories}

Necklace: Mustache – ‘Stache Charm Necklace

Bracelets: edge grafica / 37 bracelet (Black+White)

Belt: MIEL TROUPE BELT – coal  miel

{Poses}

Left: Glitterati – Model pack 15  GLITTERATI.

Middle: Glitterati – Model set 9

Right: Glitterati – Hips

Style #48

A lovely summer day’s outfit.

Today I logged into SL and was in the shopping mood. When I saw this shirt was just released from Nyte’N’Day, I knew I simply had to have it. I adore the little eyelet pattern and especially the shoulder ruffle! I don’t own many one-shouldered pieces in SL either, so that was a bonus!

I’m into simple styles, and in the summer I especially love to just throw on a shirt, bottoms, and shoes and call it a day, hence how un-accessorized this outfit is. Sometimes, you just have to let outfits speak for themselves! ;-)

Have a lovely day on this first official day of summer!

xo alina

fri. – Raina – Timid Brown

Nyte’N’Day – Airy Shirt – Violet

fri. – Iunno Jeans – Dark Wash

[SC] Surf Couture – Olea Boots – Worn

fri. – Loop.Jewelry (Lustre)

Poses from StoRin fashion seeker pack!

Style #47

One of my newest goodies.

I’m sure most of the SL fashion community has already purchased this sweatshirt and consider it old news, but I’m still in love with it!  I tried to copy the way it was worn in the ad as best as I could, simply because I adored it.  Love!

Also, recently {yesterday, actually} I purchased some land again.  I’m not sure what my plans are for it yet, but I love the quiet little sim of Nangrim and it’s nice that I finally have my own space to take pictures for blog posts and such.  :-)

Have a lovely week, hopefully I’ll be posting again soon!

xo alina

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Hair: .: vive9 :. Freja in 56th Marion

{Clothes}

Sweatshirt: -tb- Rad Sweatshirt – Slate

Skirt: [SC] Surf Couture – Walkabout Denim Skirt – Dark Blue

Tights: Peqe – Laced tights

Boots: [e] Secret Boots – Black

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Necklace: Mustache – ‘Stache Charm Necklace

Style #46

Grixdale VIP gift!

Grixdale is one of my favorite stores in SL, so I was excited to see that there was a new VIP gift available!  What’s even better is how cute it is – if you haven’t noticed, dresses are all I wear lately, so I was so excited to have this adorable addition in my Inventory! Might I just add that there’s not only one, but two yummy versions of this dress?! :-)

Since the dress is so bright and summery, I decided to throw in some neutrals {as usual}.  The dress by itself is amazing, but of course I had to add more, like this champagne colored shirt and matching boots, as well as the bangles that pick up the teal in the dress.  I love it!

Have a fantastic week!

xo alina

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Hair: [e] Mood – Brown 08

{Clothes}

Shirt: ATOMIC Vital Top_Champagne

Dress: Grixdale – Letters Home Dress – V1

Boots – MIEL DANDY BOOTS – solid {Palomino}

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Bangles: ~SIGMA~Jewels/ Sani bangles (colors)~

{Poses}

All from Glitterati’s Model pack 14!