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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Fashionably Late

Fashionably Late.

I don’t usually go for complete outfit packages, and when I do I typically mix-and-match the outfit with items I already have in my Inventory. Not to say that these two pieces aren’t great mix-and-match items – they definitely are! This particular outfit by Vive9, however, is an exception to my typical routine: I love the way it was put together already! Not much work for me, but sometimes it’s nice to have a little break. ;-)

I know Fashionably Late is being blogged constantly lately, but I couldn’t resist the temptation to share my own experience with you. I was impressed by the quality of the items and stores represented there, I would definitely recommend checking it out if you already haven’t. I would blog an adorable dress currently available there, but Kaelyn Alecto and Gogo already beat me to it! Check out their posts for more info and styles inspired by Fashionably Late!

xo Alina

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Hair: [e] Mood [elikatira]

{Clothes}

Shirt: .: vive9 :. Foxie Tucked Denim Shirt in Original {Fashionably Late}

Undershirt: – Glam Affair – Tessa {From a ZombiePopcorn Hunt}

Skirt: .: vive9 :. Lattice Band Skirt in Perfume {Fashionably Late}

Shoes: [Gos] Posh Booties – Obsidian [Gos] Custom Footwear

{Accessories}

Necklace: Mustache – ‘Stache Charm Necklace

Bracelets: edge grafica / 37 bracelet

{Poses}

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

Middle: Glitterati – Model pack 14 GLITTERATI

Right: [croire] pretty chilly

Style #47

One of my newest goodies.

I’m sure most of the SL fashion community has already purchased this sweatshirt and consider it old news, but I’m still in love with it!  I tried to copy the way it was worn in the ad as best as I could, simply because I adored it.  Love!

Also, recently {yesterday, actually} I purchased some land again.  I’m not sure what my plans are for it yet, but I love the quiet little sim of Nangrim and it’s nice that I finally have my own space to take pictures for blog posts and such.  :-)

Have a lovely week, hopefully I’ll be posting again soon!

xo alina

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Hair: .: vive9 :. Freja in 56th Marion

{Clothes}

Sweatshirt: -tb- Rad Sweatshirt – Slate

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

Tights: Peqe – Laced tights

Boots: [e] Secret Boots – Black

{Accessories}

Necklace: Mustache – ‘Stache Charm Necklace

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Tangerine + Olive

Sorry to be so MIA!

I know that I’ve been a bad blogger lately, especially because I’ve missed a week in the color challenge – but don’t despair, I included the color tangerine in my post this week for olive, so all is okay!

xo Alina

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Hair: Vive9 Freja in 56th Marion

{Clothes}

Top: Kyoot – Sunday Girl in Mayflower

Skirt: Epoque Buttoned Military Skirt in Olive

Socks: Emery in Orange

Boots: Milk Motion – my leather boots in Brown

{Accessories}

Necklace: Whippet & Buck Aemilia Necklace in West Coast

{Pose}

Glitterati – Hips

Style #43 – Surf Co. Releases!

A beautiful sunset!

Guess what? There’s been some new releases from Surf Co. and I’m here to show you some of the beautiful goodies, so let’s get started!

First is this tank. One of the things I love about Surf Co. is you can find pretty much any color your heart could desire at this store, and so today I picked out this pretty ice blue color. I’m a huge fan of the detailing on Surf Co.’s clothes, so of course I love this tank’s details too!

Next, some adorable little skirts were released. You don’t often see me wearing mini skirts in SL, but every so often I find a keeper and this is one of them!

Finally, there is one last item. Though this item is not new to Surf Co., it certainly is new to my Inventory – and this item is the knotted wedges I’m wearing. I have no idea why, but for some reason I never purchased these. Let me just tell you that if you are like me and never got these shoes, go grab them now! So cute!

That’s about it for today, have a great week! :)

xo Alina

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Hair: .: vive9 :. Freja in 56th Marion

{Clothes}

Tank: [SC] Surf Couture – Sundance Halter Tank – Blue

Sweater: -LMK-  Long opened cardigan (Black)

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

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

{Accessories}

fri. – Loop Bangles (White)

{Poses}

Top: <s.b> Le Cygne

Bottom Poses: From croire’s “Make sure you get my good side” fatpack

Style #40

I’m not usually one to show much skin, RL or SL, but today’s outfit is an exception. This new top from Kyoot is just too adorable without the undershirt option, so no undershirt it is!

Another new item I’m in love with are these shades from Reek. Like my shirt from Kyoot, the shades were available this past Friday for 50L Friday. I simply love Reek’s shades, especially all of the color options they come with!

And, since it feels a lot like spring lately, I’m sporting some shorts today instead of jeans. The socks just add the perfect touch.

Have a lovely week everyone!

xo Alina

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Hair: .: vive9 :. Freja in 56th Marion Vive9

{Clothes}

Shirt: Kyoot – Book Worm Top (Artiste) Kyoot

Shorts: fri. – Denim Shorts (Dark Wash) fri.day

Boots: (Milk Motion) my leather boots *brown* Milk Motion

{Accessories}

Socks: Emery – Socks Brown Emery

Shades: Reek – Aeroplane Shades {Shown in Red} Reek

{Poses}

Left: GLITTERATI – Model pack 15 GLITTERATI.

Middle + Right: Olive Juice – Heart Your Face Pose Pack Olive Juice

Style #37 + Vive9

This weekend, Vive9 released two new outfits for Stumblebum – one of which is pictured above. I simply love the vintage, pretty feel of this outfit! Vive9 also released the hair I’m wearing today earlier this week. Isn’t it gorgeous?!

I hope you have a lovely week!

xo Alina

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Hair: .: vive9 :. Freja in 56th Marion Vive9

{Clothes}

Top: .: vive9 :. Blossom Bustier Vive9

Pants: .: vive9 :. Tweed High Waisted Chinos Vive9

Pumps: [e] Move Pumps – Petal [elikatira]

{Accessories}

Necklace 1: [ glow ] studio – Time Goes By Necklace [ glow ] studio

Necklace 2: SIGMA~ Myrina necklaces (brown)~ SIGMA

Bangles: [Armidi Gisaci] Summer Stacked Bangles – Dark Wood Armidi

{Poses}

Left, Middle, + Right: GLITTERATI – Model pack 14 GLITTERATI.