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


Hair: [elikatira] Claim 2


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)



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


Hair: [elikatira] – Show


Tank top: Surf Co. – Hermana Tank – White

Sweater: ATOMIC Cozy Cardi – Brick

Jeans: Emery – Denim Highwaisted Misery

Shoes: [elikatira] Millside Flats – Brick


Necklace: miel ECHO NECKLACE

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


 ATOMIC – Because I’m Cute

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Chartreuse

Week 42.

Whenever I see that a certain week’s color is very bright, bold, and eye-catching, I tend to do color pops instead of a complete outfit in the designated hue. And that’s what I did this week, of course! Chartreuse brings back memories of lime green, but it is definitely more on the yellow and olive side of the green family. This week I decided to use a helpful resource – the search button on Second Life Marketplace. The rest of the story is history: this outfit was born.

One of the first results from my search was a couple of The Sea Hole clothing items, which made me extremely relieved! Surprisingly enough chartreuse didn’t give me a very hard fight, and I was in and out of The Sea Hole, outfit in Inventory, in less than 5 minutes. All I had to do was figure out which hair and shoes to sport and I was finished! I love both the top {which is actually a bodysuit} and skirt, and I can see myself getting my money’s worth out of them in the future.

I hope chartreuse didn’t give you too much of a struggle, and I will see you all here next week!

xo Alina


Hair: [elikatira] Changes

Lip gloss: Pink Fuel Sheer Balm – Apple


Top: The Sea Hole – Vanoa Bodysuit – Slate

Skirt: The Sea Hole – Vanoa Belted Mini Skirt – Chartreuse

Shoes: miel DANDY BOOT – solid {Shown in Smoky}


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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52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Apricot

Showing off one of my all-time favorite skirts this week. <3

Lately I’ve really been getting back into simple, crisp outfits. I love to layer and accessorize, but sometimes you only need the simple things in order to make the biggest impact. I adore this skirt from Atomic, it makes me feel like a princess or a ballerina! Sorry Luna Jubilee, I totally copied the skirt from the Melon week; in my defense I almost wore it too which really would have been copying you! Of course, great minds think alike, and this skirt is simply perfect for Apricot. ;-)

Well, I think I’ll leave things at that. Enjoy your weekend folks!

xo Alina


Hair: [e] Just [elikatira]


Top: !Ohmai : Basics Tube Bra BLANK {No longer available}

Skirt: [ATOMIC] Summertime – Blush ATOMIC

Shoes: [PM] Pixel Mode: Fae [B] White Pixel Mode


Necklace: [Armidi Gisaci] Pearl Egg Necklace – Gunmetal Armidi

Bracelet: miel – CHUM bracelet miel


[croire] pretty chilly croire

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


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


Shirt: -tb- Used Raglan

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

Shoes: fri. – Basic.Flats (Black)


Necklace: Mustache – ‘Stache Charm Necklace

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

Belt: MIEL TROUPE BELT – coal  miel


Left: Glitterati – Model pack 15  GLITTERATI.

Middle: Glitterati – Model set 9

Right: Glitterati – Hips