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]

{Clothes}

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

{Accessories}

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

{Poses}

Both from Glitterati – Model pack 24 GLITTERATI

Skirts Galore

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Hair: !lamb. Sugar Hiccup Redo – Twix Lamb

{Clothes}

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

{Clothes}

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!

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)~

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All from Glitterati’s Model pack 14!

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Jade

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Jade is one of my favorite shades of green, so I was happy with this week’s color choice {hey, at least it wasn’t some obscure shade of brown!}.  I’m not going to lie and say that putting together this week’s outfit was a breeze, but isn’t this Emery blazer simply delicious?

I tried my best to bring out the different elements of the blazer with the rest of my outfit.  First off, I knew I didn’t want to be too colorful, because the color jade in itself is pretty bright!  So, what I tried to do was tone down the rest of my outfit with shades of yellow, brown, and light pastels.  I’m very pleased with the outcome, and I hope you like it too! :-)

Also, I’ve been trying to tweak my shape and find good windlight settings for posts.  I’ve been trying desperately for months to be able to work shadows well enough for blog posts, but so far I’ve had no luck.  And when it comes to my shape, I’m satisfied with my face, but I feel as though the rest of my body could use some work – even though I’m just happy that I can at least make decent shapes!  I’ll probably be working on these two projects for the remainder of my Second Life, but if anyone has any tips be sure to let me know! <3

xo alina

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Hair: [e] Away – Brown 08 [elikatira]

{Clothes}

Blazer: Emery – Blazer Looked #Parrot Emery

Shirtdress: Grixdale – Simply Vintage – Long Tank Top Grixdale

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

{Accessories}

Earrings: Gold hoops

Necklace: MIEL ECHO NECKLACE  miel

{Poses}

Left & Right: [croire] make sure you get my good side croire

Middle: [croire] pretty chilly

Style #44

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Hi, everyone. Today I’m showing off some cute pieces from Grixdale that I simply never got around to blogging. The first item is this yellow tank: I love the polka dot detailing and all of the different colors in it, such as pink, red, olive, etc. The other item from Grixdale is this pair of worn jeans, which are well-textured and adorable. These two pieces are sold together for the duration of the month of April, but you only have access to them if you’re a Grixdale VIP.

Something else that I’d like to bring up today is my blog and the goal I have for it. When I began this blog, I was full of ideas and could barely wait to post the outfits I brainstormed – my queue was filled with upcoming posts {often with two weeks’ worth of outfits}. So, why am I telling you this? Well, lately I’ve just lost my passion to blog all of the new things in SL that I discover. My outfits seem to all blend into looking like the same thing, and that’s not my intention for this blog at all! I want to go back to creating distinct, good-quality blog posts, and if that means not posting frequently then that’s what I’ll do. I think that what I need at this time in my life is a short break from blogging and the SL world so I can find some creativity and do what I love to do – post outfits for you guys! I will still be participating in the 52 Weeks of Color Challenge, so look out for those posts, but just expect posts to be a little more few and far between than they already are! /end ramble

Anyway, have a lovely week – I will see you all on Saturday with my Periwinkle post.

xo Alina

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Hair: [e] Comfort – Brown 11 [elikatira]

{Clothes}

Sweater: [ATOMIC] Cozy Cardi – Brick ATOMIC

Tank: Grixdale – Simply Vintage Grixdale

Jeans: Grixdale – Worn but Loved

Shoes: [SC] Surf Couture – Elsa Boots – Dark Gray {Detailing shown in Burgandy} Surf Co.

{Accessories}

Necklace: [W&B] Aemilia Necklace WEST COAST Whippet & Buck

{Poses}

Left: GLITTERATI – Model set 9 GLITTERATI.

Middle: [croire] pretty chilly croire

Right: [croire] make sure you get my good side

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Banana Mania

Banana Mania!

Even though this week’s was a slightly rare color that isn’t seen in SL often, I actually didn’t have much trouble finding the perfect piece for it! A quick visit to Grixdale was all that was needed this week, and then my outfit was set!

To be honest, I’ve never been much of a Grixdale fan – every time I had been there, I’d never really found something that suited my taste. The other day, however, I found myself in Grixdale and then I saw this top. It was absolutely perfect for this week’s color and the detailing/sculpting/style is simply adorable!

Have a great weekend!

xo Alina

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Hair: [e] Blind – Brown 08 [elikatira]

{Clothes}

Top: Grixdale – My Vintage Frock – Daisy Grixdale

Jeans: fri. – Iunno Jeans (Regular Wash) fri.day

Shoes: (TokiD) boho shoes – brown Tokidoki

{Poses}

Glitterati – Model pack 14 GLITTERATI.