52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Wenge

As the 52 Weeks of Color Challenge draws to a close, I’ve had an ample amount of time to think about my blog and the future of my blogging in Second Life. I’m not the greatest of bloggers – I don’t have the most amazing picture quality, most creative outfits, or most expensive and best made clothes, but blogging has definitely taught me quite a lot… even if my contribution is but a speck on the radar. Blogging has taught me about Photoshop, websites, community, and so much more, and even if I’ll be disappearing from the Second Life fashion blogger community for a spell, I’ll always remember these valuable lessons. If/when I return, I hope to be able to contribute more to this blog and to Second Life in general. Now I am busy with RL, and whenever I do manage to make it on SL I’m spending all my time at the Hogwarts: Your Story RP. Throughout my long years on SL (previous to my creation of this account) I’ve learned that it’s impossible to be good at everything and you cannot stretch yourself too thin. My choices were either focus entirely on blogging or focus entirely on roleplay, and at this time I’ve chosen to spend my time in SL roleplaying.

Anyway, here’s my outfit for this week’s color: Wenge. I really do like this color, a nice and deep gray, perfect for fall. I especially adore this new cardigan from Vive9 – definitely a must-buy! I hope you all have a wonderful week!

xo Alina

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Hair: [elikatira] Changes

Lipstick: Pink Fuel Glam Lipstick – Cherry (w/Teeth)

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Turtleneck: fri.day Basic.Turtleneck (Charcoal)

Cardigan: Emery Oversize Cardigan Carmin [Black]

Pants: Mon Tissu Cigarette Jeans ~ Black

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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

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Liver

I think the biggest challenge with this week’s color was not necessarily finding it, but making it look… pretty, haha. When you first hear Liver, let’s just say that pleasant images don’t come to mind. So, I paired my Liver-colored top with a pinky red skirt and called it a day. When does pink not make things pretty?

Have a lovely weekend!

xo Alina

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Hair: fri.day – Raina

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Top: [VG] ‘Y-Strap Layered Tank’ in Black {Bought off of the SL Marketplace}

Skirt: Whippet & Buck – Ayla Leather Skirt MUTED SLUT

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

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Earrings: Whippet & Buck – Aemilia Earrings BLACK

Glasses: Reek – Aeroplane Shades

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GLITTERATI – Model pack 14

The Platinum Hunt 2 & 1 Year of Blogging!

1 year already.

The other day I logged into SL and realized that Alina has been around for almost 2 years – and today was her 2nd Rez day celebration. Yup, that’s right: August 15th! Now before you get all confused and say “Alina today is August 16th…”  I am purposely posting this a day later in celebration of my first blog post, which was August 16th, 2010! Lots and lots of celebrations going on in Alina’s little SL. :)

Anyway, let’s get into the interesting stuff – the fashion. I went hunting today in The Platinum Hunt, which is always a joy. I only picked up a few things because I am currently experiencing SL poverty {a.k.a. hurry up Tuesday I need my 300L}, but I managed to create three very different looks with only 40L!

The style on the left is my favorite. It’s so glamorous and party-ready, I absolutely adore it! You can’t see it in this picture, but my hair is actually a super cute, punky ponytail from Exile that I surprisingly had yet to blog! This hair has become one of my go-to styles lately in SL. Next, the staple of this look: the dress. I’ve been really into paper.doll and all of their lovely dresses recently, and this one is no exception. It comes with options of a gold or silver top and was only 10L through the Platinum Hunt!

Now for the middle style. Once again, I’ve had this hair for quite a while now {hello Hair Fair days} but it hadn’t made an appearance in a post! I love it inworld, but I found it a tad difficult to photograph… ignore my lack of photoshop skills, haha. Anyway, this is more casual and hang-out friendly, but I love the pop of color that the shoes give and the slightly more put together look that the beautiful necklace from SIGMA gives. And, of course, the cute tank top from Atomic, one of my favorite stores on the grid. Very cute!

Finally, the third style. I’m not quite sure why, but I’m feeling a concert vibe from Alina in this outfit. Once again, the picture doesn’t show it but the hair is actually a sweet little messy bun, thanks Clawtooth! The mini dress is from Grixdale… PLEASE don’t close! I am so so so sad that Tyr has decided to close down shop, but look out for a Grixdale tribute that I’ll put up soon. <3 And last but not least, the pumps – another forgot-to-blog Inventory item! Vive9 created these sassy pumps for The Dressing Room a while back, and they go perfectly with the look!

All right, I’ll say goodbye now. Thank you for all of the support I have received over the last year, it truly means so much to me and I hope I’ll be blogging for many years to come!

xo Alina

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The Dressing Room & My Second Wardrobe

Who doesn’t love some bargain shopping?

The Dressing Room and The Dressing Room Blue have been my main sources of affordable fashion for a long while now, and in my humble opinion many other “bargain shopping” places haven’t quite cut it for me – either that or I just keep forgetting to visit them. Today I was on Kaelyn Alecto‘s site when I saw her post on My Second Wardrobe, of which I had never heard. All I have to say is THANK YOU Kaelyn, I am in love with the dress I found there, pictured in the above left. And, of course, the left is my favorite look; I’m not sure why, but it feels unexpected and a tad edgy to me. It may be the boots, or maybe I’m simply crazy. Which one is your favorite look?

The Dressing Room

The Dressing Room Blue

My Second Wardrobe

xo Alina

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52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Melon

Hello, Melon.

It’s been a busy week – busy in the sense of vacationing. I was away this week {trying to get the most out of my summer before I go back to school}, and it was lovely. I knew beforehand that I most likely wouldn’t be able to get a color challenge post up this weekend, but better late than never! I’m glad I waited – I may have missed out on some of these wonderful items.

First, the hair. Elikatira is, by far, my favorite place to purchase all things hair. What I love best is that the releases are weekly, too; I love logging in to a new hair each week. This hair is absolute perfection, thank you 50L Friday. <3

Next, my shirt {another 50L Friday item!}. I adore Kyoot‘s clothes, and when I saw that this top was tint-able I knew I would wear it for this week’s post. Plus I had no idea what to wear anyway! ;-P  This chilled out look represents how I feel as I return from my relaxing vacation, but now I’m back and ready to blog for the next two weeks as much as possible.

xo Alina

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Hair: [e] Charmed [elikatira]

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Shirt: Kyoot – Chained Thread Top Kyoot

Leggings: Part of *Fishy Strawberry Ahoy Sailor Outfit – Black*

FlipFlops: Maitreya Gold  * Flip-Flops Lucid Maitreya

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Bangles: fri. – Loop.Jewelry – White fri.day

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Glitterati Model pack 15 GLITTERATI

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Patriarch

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Ah, patriarch – such a rich, royal color, if I do say so myself. I had an urge to wear something modern but classy this week, and this dress is perfect. Also, have you ever noticed how well purple goes with red hair? All those redheads out there are lucky ducks! I’m glad I have SL to express my inner fire. ;-)

I also have been loving this hairstyle this week; if you haven’t already noticed, I wore it in my summer Seasons Hunt post {here}. It’s so carefree and cute, I adore it! Elikapeka Tiramisu always does a wonderful job at creating any hair our SL heads desire.

All right, my weekly ramble is over. Enjoy your weekend, everyone!

xo Alina

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Hair: [e] Fresh – Red 08 [elikatira]

Lipstick: Pink Fuel Glam Lipstick/Teeth – Smoked Plum Pink Fuel

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Dress: (epoque.s) Ruche – Empire Epoque

Jacket: Maitreya Camden Jacket – White Maitreya

Flats: fri. – Basic.Flats – Charcoal fri.day

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Earrings: Silver hoops

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

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Glitterati – Model pack 24 GLITTERATI