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)

{Clothes}

Turtleneck: fri.day Basic.Turtleneck (Charcoal)

Cardigan: Emery Oversize Cardigan Carmin [Black]

Pants: Mon Tissu Cigarette Jeans ~ Black

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[ glow ] studio

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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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 Seasons Hunt ~ Summer 2011

Hello all!

Today I’m blogging about the always loved Seasons Hunt. This summer I feel as though the hunt was revamped and had many more high quality items than previously seen for this hunt, which is great! You can’t complain – amazing items for L$0!

I decided that the best way to do this was to create a few different outfits showcasing the various items available in this summer’s hunt. Enjoy!

xo Alina

A Summer Full of Color

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Hair: [e] With – Red 08 [elikatira]

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Shirt: [SC] Surf Couture – Down The Shore Tee Top Surf Co.

Shorts: The Secret Store – Summer beach shorts – Lagoon ~ The Seasons Hunt Summer 2011

Pumps: (epoque.s) Revolution Pumps – Floral ~ The Seasons Hunt Summer 2011

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Flower: Clawtooth; Fancy Pants Hair Flower {Shown in SoftGreen} ~ The Seasons Hunt Summer 2011

Necklace: ~SIGMA~Jewels/ Myrina necklace (brown-turquoise, silver) SIGMA

Anklet: Maitreya Dragonfly Anklet {Part of FlipFlop shoe} Maitreya

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Both from Glitterati – Model pack 24 GLITTERATI

Skirts Galore

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Hair: !lamb. Sugar Hiccup Redo – Twix Lamb

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Tank top: [SC] Surf Couture – Hermana Tank – White Surf Co.

Skirt: (TokiD) Mini skirt ~ The Seasons Hunt Summer 2011

Shoes: [SC] Surf Couture – Knotted Wedges – White Surf Co.

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Bag: (Milk Motion) My vintage bag Milk Motion

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[glow] studio – Sorting [ glow ] studio

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Hair: [e] Fresh – Brown 04 [elikatira]

{Clothes}

Tank top: Nyte’N’Day -Notjusta Tank – White

Skirt: {SMS} Summer Beach Skirt ~ The Seasons Hunt Summer 2011

Shoes: -LMK- Suede Wedges (Fushia)

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

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[glow] studio – Sorting [ glow ] studio

Banana Fields Forever

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Hair: !lamb. Mon Cheri – Butterfinger Lamb

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Shirt: Grixdale – My Vintage Frock – Daisy Grixdale

Pants: Kyoot – Eibo Trousers – White/Yellow ~ The Seasons Hunt Summer 2011

FlipFlops: Maitreya Gold * Flip-Flops Lucid Maitreya

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Bag: Ohmai : Sun Pouch ~ The Seasons Hunt Summer 2011

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Left: Glitterati – Model pack 24 GLITTERATI

Right: [glow] studio – Sorting pack [ glow ] studio

For more information on everything Seasons Hunt, visit http://theseasonshunt.com/!

A huge thank-you to all of the designers and organizers of this hunt, all of your hard work is greatly appreciated!

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Celadon

Blonde today! :-)

Okay folks, bear with me on a few things here. First off, I realize this isn’t quite Celadon, but I tried! Second, yes, I realize this photo is quite… crappy. My excuse? I’m on a laptop that runs SL horribly, I’m so so sorry for the ugly pic! Third… yes, I am wearing blonde hair today. I’ve had recent ideas to change around my hair colors and such, I hope you like the change!

Anyway, back to the important stuff – the color challenge! Goodness, I can’t believe how fast it’s going. I think I probably say that every week, but this challenge is really making me realize how fast time goes by! Pretty soon I’ll be back at college!

Finally, this goes without saying – if you haven’t visited Hair Fair yet this week, you seriously need to get your virtual butt down there. I even got there and I’m on a crappy, super laggy laptop! I’ve grabbed 3 hairs so far: yup, trying to conserve what little L$ I have, hehe. I’ll try to do some Hair Fair posts once I get back home and return to normality. For now, enjoy your weekend!

xo alina

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Hair: [e] With {Hair Fair exclusive}

Lipgloss: [PF] Elly <Chai> Sheer Balm/Teeth (Lingerie Pink) Pink Fuel

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Tank top: fri. – Romcom.Tank (Mint) fri.day

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

Socks: p.c; Dark Tights – Red Flowers Paper Couture

Boots: [SC] Surf Couture – Olea Boots – Worn

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Earrings: Gold hoops

Necklace: MIEL ECHO NECKLACE  miel

Bracelet: miel – CHUM bracelet

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[glow] studio – Sorting pose [ glow ] studio

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Mahogany

Not much of a challenge this week! :-D

This new hair from [elikatira] just makes me feel so… retro. Does it do the same to you? Going along with the whole retro feel, I grabbed this shirt from the new summer collection at LeLutka, which I love! Slightly more expensive than my typical budget, but worth it!

Have a great weekend!

xo alina

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Hair: [e] Again – Brown 08

{Clothes}

Shirt: [LeLutka]-CUTE top/scream

Jeans: fri. – Iunno Jeans (Dark Wash)

{Accessories}

Glasses: Reek – Park Shades

Earrings: [ glow ] studio – Black Lace Earrings

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Eggplant

Week 24 already!

I love the color eggplant, so I was more than enthusiastic for this week’s post. I kept it simple this week with just a couple of accessories and a nice little blazer, but I like the overall style!

Happy weekend to all!

xo Alina

Hair: [e] Details – Brown 08

Shirt: [W&B] Neelia Beaded Yoke Tank EGGPLANT

Blazer: beetlebones** freebie blazer

Jeans: fri. – Iunno Jeans (Dark Wash)

Earrings: [ glow ] studio – Black Lace Earring

Necklace: [W&B] Peggy Buck Necklace SILVER