52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Khaki and Moss Green

I’ve done so many catch-up posts for the 52WoCC, but it’s never a drag to do a color combo post! It’s actually a lot of fun to try to incorporate two colors (that can be very different) and see what the final look is. I had the challenge of combining Khaki and Moss Green, which compliment each other very well!

It’s nice to finally be back around Second Life and blogging – I’ve had pneumonia for the past two weeks, which is why I’ve been so MIA. It’s crazy to think that we don’t have many weeks of this challenge left! I hope you all have a fantastic weekend.

xo Alina

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[elikatira] Breeze

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Sweater: ATOMIC Cozy Cardi – Cream

Tank top: fri.day Romcom Tank – Mint

Pants: Kyoot Eibo Trousers – Taupe

Sneakers: Reek Ikat Swell Sneakers

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Olive Juice for 50L Friday 9/30

Meet Kate Beaumont

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For a while I’ve been fairly reclusive in SL, only wandering out of my teeny skybox home to shop for blog items and partake in 50L Fridays, etc. During this time I’ve been putting a lot of work into my roleplay creation, Kate Beaumont, and how her avatar looks, moves, acts… you get the gist. Now, I finally feel that I can share Kate with the world and give you all a brief bio on her character!

Obviously Kate’s in Ravenclaw, so she’s quite clever and witty. She’s a first year, raised by a single mother, and is shy but faithful to the few friends she has. Feel free to start a conversation, Kate is very friendly to all who cross paths with her!

Next… surprise! Meet Rose Clarke, a.k.a. my friend Ivalyce Mapochi!

Isn’t she adorable? We’re like twins! <3 Kate and Rose will be wandering the castle a lot together, so look out for us! ;) Hope to see everyone wandering the castle in the near future!

xo Alina

Hogwarts: Your Story Open for Business!

Yay! :D

I know, I’ve been a bad bad blogger lately. I’m going to try to put together a combo 52 Weeks of Color Challenge post tomorrow and try to cover some other things inworld, but today will just be a text post about my thoughts of Hogwarts: Your Story.

So far I love the castle and many of the people that I have met are wonderful! I’ve been quite tied up with school this week but I’ve been trying my best to get online and focus on the RP, which officially started the 26th, and the Sorting Ceremony is October 1st/2nd! This RP is very well-run and organized, which I adore, and the castle… exquisite. If you have any liking for Harry Potter, once again I suggest to check out this RP.

I hope to be able to devote time to SL this weekend, but as you know I’ve opted to take some time off from blogging after the 52WoCC ends. School simply takes up too much time, and I hate neglecting my blog. ;_; Taking time off will be difficult for me, but there is always the future! I hope to come back with better picture quality/improved styles/maybe a new theme? Change can be a good thing! :)

xo Alina

Discountlicious

Oh lookie, I’m doing another discounted fashion post! I’m not the richest gal around, so I do get the majority of my clothing from events (like 50L Friday) or special collaboration stores (such as The Dressing Room).

If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you know I’m a huge boots with skirts girl. When it’s done right. Like any fashion trend, boots with skirts can go horribly wrong – trust me, I’ve seen it! It takes the right pair of boots and the support of some well-picked-out accessories in order for it to work. Check out my outfit below: do you like it?

I absolutely adore this dress from Tres Blah, it’s so simple yet classy. The boots I’m wearing are one of my favorite pairs, if not my absolute favorite pair of boots in Second Life. I love how you can wear these boots with a casual outfit, yet you can also dress them up with some attire toward the formal end of the spectrum.

Next, we have some of my new favorite pieces in my wardrobe. I’ve never been a huge outerwear-in-SL fan, but this jacket from Tee*fy has definitely changed my mind! I got it during 50L Friday a few weeks back, and boy am I glad I got it. It’s the perfect fall staple for any wardrobe. Next, the skirt. I don’t own any skirt quite like this one; it is very different from the norm, but I really like it!

I think the reason I was drawn to it was because it mixes neutrals but has that pop of yellow for some color, which is another one of my favorite trends – color pops! I’ll definitely be wearing this outfit a lot this fall.

Comment question(s) of the day: What is your favorite trend for fall? Where are your favorite discount places to shop ISL?

xo Alina

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52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Brick Red

My interpretation of Brick Red.

When I saw the color swatch for Brick Red, I thought that it looked more like a deep pink than any shade of red. So, I decided to wear this beautiful pink top from The Whore Mansion (don’t you just love that name?), but, since it’s a little too skimpy for Alina, I put this lace shirt from Whippet & Buck underneath it. I’d also like to spotlight this gorgeous hair from [elikatira]. Though I’m wearing the version without the hat, I love both versions and just can’t get enough of this hair! Thanks Elikapeka for the new releases!

xo Alina

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Hair: [elikatira] Claim 2

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Lace top: Whippet & Buck Claven Lace Blouse ANTIQUE

Pink top: *T.Whore* Lolita Top Red

Skirt: Surf Co. Walkabout Denim Skirt – Dark Blue

Socks: Kyoot Knitted Cuffed Socks (Lt Gray)

Shoes: miel DANDY BOOT SOLID

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ATOMIC – Because I’m Cute

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Firebrick & Bronze

I’m not dead, I promise!

Jeez, it’s been a while since I’ve done a blog post! Luckily enough for me, this week was quite easy, even though I had to play catch up and combine two weeks. Firebrick and Bronze go together so well and are perfect colors for fall {especially Firebrick – red is so in this fall!}. I especially love this bag from ISON, it is the absolute perfect shade for Bronze!

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

xo Alina

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Hair: [elikatira] – Show

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Tank top: Surf Co. – Hermana Tank – White

Sweater: ATOMIC Cozy Cardi – Brick

Jeans: Emery – Denim Highwaisted Misery

Shoes: [elikatira] Millside Flats – Brick

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Necklace: miel ECHO NECKLACE

Bag: ISON  – kabuki crocodile tote (bronze) {SL Marketplace}

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 ATOMIC – Because I’m Cute

Hurricane Irene

Hey everyone! Today I’m just posting a quick text post to update you guys on what’s been happening lately. As all of my fellow Americans {I’m pretty sure} know, Hurricane Irene hit the East Coast this past week. Though I live in the Northeast, it still affected us and knocked out power in my area for 5 days – yes, 5 entire days! Hurricanes are basically unheard of in New England, so it was very strange to be part of one! The most frustrating part of the power outages, however, was that the storm was not even very powerful here, yet we lost electricity for nearly a week.

Basically, the point of me telling you guys of this is that there will not be a 52 Weeks of Color Challenge post this upcoming weekend. I’ve been swamped with college work and getting back into the swing of things here, so I’ll just combine this week’s color {Firebrick} with whatever the next color is into one post. Thanks for understanding!

xo Alina