Summer Time…and the livin’s easy

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Nothing like a day at the beach to reset and relax.  So I packed up my tote and headed for Maldive Bounty Beach.  The white sand and crystal blue waters are perfect.  The sun beating down from a clear sky, what more can a girl ask for?

Wearing Blueberry Bella Bikini.  I bought it with my SL15 gift from Blueberry of 500 credits!  What a generous gift from Blueberry, thank you!  Paired with Moon hair Summer Breeze $325L at Summerfest and Bowtique Flamingo Tote $50L on the market place.

Runway

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I was surprised the other day to be named a semi-finalist in the Luxe Paris Look of the Year Style Contest!  So I dusted off my shoes and thought I better practice my runway walk.  I decided to not wear a Luxe Paris look as I’m not sure about the rules regarding blogs and the contest so I wore ED. Shinthi instead from the Hello Tuesday shopping list.  It is $138L and you can wear it short like I am or long.  There is a hud included to attach or take off the long skirt.  The backdrop is a display at Winx and Flair mainstore.  It costs $400L.

Greta Garbo, and Monroe
Dietrich and DiMaggio
Marlon Brando, Jimmy Dean
On the cover of a magazine
Grace Kelly; Harlow, Jean
Picture of a beauty queen
Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire
Ginger Rogers, dance on air
They had style, they had grace
Rita Hayworth gave good face
Lauren, Katherine, Lana too
Bette Davis, we love you
Ladies with an attitude
Fellows that were in the mood
Don’t just stand there, let’s get to it
Strike a pose, there’s nothing to it

VOGUE!  By Madonna

Countryside Rewind

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Seraphim does it again….leads me straight to Rewind.  This month’s theme, Summer of Love.  I couldn’t resist this darling Nell Dress by Miss Chelsea in floral $250L.  I truly feel like a flower child in this dress!

For the perfect backdrop to showcase this dress I headed to Countryside.  This is a luscious place, full of color, nature, peace and love.  It is so beautiful words cannot describe it.  You must visit.

Macedonian

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It is my dream to one day travel to Greece.  The sea, the sun, the beautiful architecture and history!

But for now…..I will visit Greece in Second Life.  This is Half Moon Bay, Imia – Kastellorizo – Macedonia Theatre and Aegean Sea.  There is still construction going on, but if what is already there is any indication, it will be fantastic!   There is a club in progress, artwork, video games, a ferry to little islands and of course the white and blue structures that scream Greece.  I love it!

I am wearing Toksik Airy Top and Skirt in white from Kustom9.  $239L each piece.  The shoes are Slut Bacon Mesh Espadrilles $50L.  They come with a color hud and fit Slink, Belleza or Maitreya.

 

Netherwood

 

After a brief visit to Netherwood I had to return to explore more thoroughly.  This is a beautiful photogenic sim perfect for creating a story in pictures.  I decided my story would be Running Away to the Big City.  Small town girl leaving home, catching a train to the city in hopes of becoming “somebody”.  But we’re all somebody to someone and running away sometimes leads to returning to those that love and care for us.  I don’t know why, but this rail station, with its antique look and colors, surrounded by green country made me think this.

Every runaway needs a suitcase to hold their dreams and I found this Travel Suitcase with color hud by Ninety on the marketplace for $65L.  The dress is Arisaris/B&W~Gara 53~ Softly Dress $249L on the marketplace.  It comes with an extensive color and texture hud.   The shoes are a group gift by N-Core called Ciara strappy edition.  The package contains several colors.  They are free with $299L group join fee.  Completely worth the group fee since N-Core offers several group gifts and the shoes are to die for!

On9/Fragile Lounge

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Last night before heading to bed I went to On9 and could not resist this gorgeous teal [Liz} Ruched Dress $199L.  It comes in other colors and fits like a glove.

I needed a place to wear it so I started searching and found this little soft d/s themed place called Fragile Lounge.  I love the decor, so eclectic!  I couldn’t get the music to come on so hopefully is only a glitch, it says they play techno which would have been a different genre for me.

Swank/Deepmarsh

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Swank is here!  I get so excited when it is Swank time.  Off I went, credit card in hand, to snatch up some goodies.  First I satisfied my hair addiction by buying C H A R M E Kenna hair for $199L.  It’s beautiful and frames my face just right.  Of course I had to get new eyes too and finally found the perfect grey eyes for my Vista head.  They are Mandala  Catwa and Lelutka Eyes but also include Omega appliers.  $80L, what a bargain!

The top is part of the SEVEN Betina outfit from the $55L sale list.  $55L at SEVEN.  The jeans are Montague Ripped Up Jeans $89L at The Cheeky Parrot from the $55L sale list.  And the shoes are a group gift from ALB Dream fashion, free with free group join.  Look around everywhere if you go there, group gifts are scattered throughout the store mixed in with regularly priced items.  Sort of like a scavenger hunt!

What a wonderful place to showcase these items….Deepmarsh by the Sea.   It’s gorgeous, so many photo opportunities, poses and props to play with.   Estate windlight gives the sky an eerie yellow cast which makes for some interesting photos.  Just lovely.