At the beach…

Like the UK where I am living in the USA we are also experiencing hot weather but at least a/c is fixed YAY and decided to head over to the beach to cool off with the ocean and start working on getting a little sun on my skin ~ never can be too careful though especially on those cloudy days where the temps are hot but the sun is hiding behind the clouds those are the days where you can really get burned ~ so wear sunscreen especially when you are out in that cool ocean sun reflecting off as I found out the hard way as no one likes sunburned faces ~ ouch ~ but this swimsuit that am wearing today is the kind I would of worn back when I was much younger *giggling* ~ WellMade is at Designer Showcase featuring Mara swimsuit ~ and yes am gonna show you right now…

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Mara Swimsuit by WellMade 

This will fit those Classic avi’s if you have not made the switch over to Mesh as well as the creator has made sure this will really fit any type of mesh body as you can see in my Maitreya bod it fits perfectly with no needed adjusting ~ and yes am relaxing but I will stand up for you can see the front and back ~ with a nice hud you have choices of 5 different prints ~

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Mara Swimsuit 

First I love the cut outs for both sides and as you look it is giving the appeal of a one piece suit ~ but let me show you the back as I was surprised as well when I slipped this on…

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Bum’s View 

Same suit but from the back it looks like you are wearing a bikini ~ unique isn’t it ~ cute little bow that good thing hubby wasn’t around he would of wanted to tug on it knowing him ~ ooops I did not turn far enough around that you could see the cute tat am showing ~ grins maybe another time ~ only reason am mentioning this is because the creator of the tat is Kittia and such a sweety as she is one of the Mod’s for the Catwa Heads Friends group plus she knows her stuff too as she has given me some pointers when I was stuck anyway she has some cute tats on Marketplace called Bumper Girl so check it out…and speaking of tats the back gives you a nice area if you are into bigger tats for the back area ~ I like the way this suit was designed along with the textures ~ its a keeper in my closet ~ Here is your TAXI to Designer Showcase scoop up this suit and wander around as the month is getting shorter and you won’t have much time left ~ Let me leave you on a note that if you are concerned about sizes or how a skin might look or how a shape will affect you look PLEASE try a demo ~ no matter how good the pics of the item is like a specific shape on the model on you it might be completely different and I truly wish this for all skin creators and ESPECIALLY shape makers that please have demo’s for us to try ~ nuff said with that and thank you to my followers and my readers it is very appreciative ~ to the creators and designers that give me the opportunity to show off your items I sincerely thank you ~ till next time when Dena & I both come together to show off an outfit for you ~ Peace out ♥

Credits 
/Wasabi Pills/ Jody Mesh Hair
CATWA HEAD Catya v2.16
CCD – Nose Piercing
IKON Hope Eyes – Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
[WM] Mara Swimsuit Maitreya ~ found at Designer Showcase
*YS&YS* ILLY Catya Shape tweaked by moi~June’s PowderPack
*YS&YS* Illy Catwa applier~June’s PowderPack

Shot on location of Image Essentials Beach Area” using Exclusive Dreamy Poses that can be found at Twelve & Bold & Brassy that is still at JerseyShore 2 Event 

At the beach…

Here in the UK we have been basking in sunshine with temperatures reaching the 30s C and above in some parts of the country, and have read that this weekend has been the hottest on record here for 167 years …..With that thought in my head I decided to take myself off to the beach and see if it was any cooler.

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Marcy Outfit by Hilly Haalan 

Combing my hair with my fingers and trying to get it in some sort of order this comes from Wasabi Pills before I slipped into this fabulous top and shorts from Hilly Haalan at Designer Showcase called Marcy…then headed off to the beach in the hope that its not to crowded. Found a really cool and deserted beach here at  Cape San Blas Beach it is just what I needed today with the waves crashing on the shore to cool me off and seagulls crying while in flight ~  have to admit I took advantage of the surf’s spray for a few minuets before I get to showing you this outfit, hope I’m forgiven lol

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Bill the Bird checking my close up ~ 

Hilly Haalan has sure come up with a winner for me this time with this shorts and top outfit called Marcy, as I would love to be wearing this here today, but let me show you what I mean,after standing for a few moments with the waves coming in waiting for the spray to hit me to cool off the heat from my body you can see why I said this is a winner for me- you can let the air hit your abdomen to cool you down and in this lacy top it is just so feminine but also you have the option of changing the top to the Nautical as you saw in the first pic ~ now my friend “Bill” is checking me out closer and laughing as yes I did name him ~ he didn’t peck me so must of given his beak of approval…giggling…

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Bag comes with outfit 

Am sure you will love the bag as it has both a hand hold and as I have worn it here on my shoulder and you can also get see a close up of these pretty bracelets that are also included in this outfit, I love silver in RL think it stands out really well when you have a tan, this on the shoulder hold too comes in very handy when you need both hands free to shop with or have a drink ~

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Heels also Included

I wore theses heels that are included to the beach will show you what they look like before I change as don’t wish to ruin them before I have had the chance to get good wear out of them lol As you can see they match up with the outfit really well with the cut away sides and open toes that shows I have painted my nails to match my outfit too ok ok just saying I do like to co-ordinate sometimes …*laughing* Right better get back now as my new friend Bill is just about to take flight with his friends. Once again it’s been great showing you another one of the outfits from Designer Showcase this month,you still have time to TP over there and check out this and many more outfits. Taxi anyone?

Till next time be safe ~ Hugs Dena♥

Credits 

Skin -Essences-serenity -medium 01 from Powder Pack 
Wasabi Pills- Viola
CATWA HEAD Catya v2.16
IKON Hope Eyes  – Starfall
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
[hh] Marcy Bracelet ~ found at Designer Showcase 
[hh] Marcy Heels MAITREYA~ found at Designer Showcase 
[hh] Marcy Shorts MAITREYA~ found at Designer Showcase 
[hh] Marcy Top MAITREYA WHITE~ found at Designer Showcase 
CATYA Shape- Tweaked
Poses used by Image Essentials Khaleesi  also at Designer Showcase 

On the Road…

Sometimes you just have to really go outside the box especially when you want some to really stand out ~ am sure I have said this many times that I love blogging as it gives you another creative outlet at least for me it does ~ showing off fashion, places and/or events appeals to me especially when you have to really use your creative side of your brain and go oooh this just might work ~ today am feeling very Posh as Dena would say and that is because of one of the newest creations from Julz ~ slipping it on you might think of wearing this to a Gallery opening or possibly a very Red carpet event ~ somewhere when you walk into that room you are going to grab everyone’s eye and hold their attention as you walk across the floor ~ what is this dress you ask well the name that you will look for when you go into her shop is Honalulu Dress, which I am going to show you in Violet but there are other different colors as well ~

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Honalulu Dress by Julz

From the design and textures this dress is a chic, trendy outfit that you will have in your closet to wear to those events that will make friends envious and whisper “where did she get that” ~ now you can keep that secret to yourself but why not just be nice and say “Why at Julz of course” ~ this is a dress that you want to go full out with a chic updo and not too too much makeup to distract the main event and that is this gorgeous Honalulu Dress ~ and yes you want to see closer I get that so….

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Honalulu Dress by Julz

Vibrant colors that if you ever travel to Hawaii this will bring back those memories of all the tropical flowers, colors and smells ~ love how the upper ruffle frames your face but again doesn’t take on its own life if you know what I mean lol…Exotic, fresh and once you slip this on very posh and oh so trendy plus very very affordable ~ I do love Julz creations and always look forward to seeing what she has been creating ~ but I just know you are looking for my TAXI to take you right to her shop ~ now it is in the back so once you step out of the taxi look for the back room that has the gowns and you will not be able to miss all the vibrant colors to choose from ~ enjoy looking at all her items even possible join her group as her gifts are equally nice as well ~ please stick around for either Dena and myself have plenty to show as for me I need to get out of this hot sun especially forgetting my shoes on this dusty hot pavement my tootsies are starting to scorch…be good to others as well as yourself ~ Peace out ♥

Credits

Zibska Gilt Lips Powder Pack June
Studio Exposure Eye Makeup Powder Pack June
CATWA HEAD Catya v2.16
CCD – Nose Piercing
enVOGUE HAIR – Naomi Bento
IKON Hope Eyes – Nymph
JULZ Honalulu Dress Violet
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
*YS&YS* ILLY Catya ~ found in June’s PowderPack
*YS&YS Shape tweaked by moi

Shot at my Residence using Vogue poses by Image Essentials that is still exclusively at The Jersey Shore 2 event ~

Woodland Walk

With the sun shinning and the birds singing their little hearts out today is a good day to get out and about and enjoy the weather while it’s good~ I slipped on this light summer dress Adriana from Furtacor  at this months Designer Showcase it has some lovely patterns and solid colors, added some flat sandals from Basta! called Just Summer and took a walk out into the countryside to admire the stunning views we have around us, nature is wonderful when you think about it she has it better planned out than us she knows when to bloom and when to hide lol

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Adriana by Furtacor 

Putting my hair up in a bun and this came from Amacci to keep it reasonably neat on the walk I came across a fabulous place called Vine The Forest Garden Meadow stopping by this small pond in a clearing I thought it would give me the perfect opportunity to show you this very beautiful fitting dress from Furtacor at Designer Showcase ~ the flowery design I have chose to wear from its Hud of 30 colors fits right in with these surroundings don’t you think?but have to be very quiet as there is a heron feeding and don’t wish to startle him off ,you might just see him in the background as I am trying to creep away quietly as not to disturb him to much..

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Walking a little further thinking about the flowers and leaves on the trees I stopped again to show you another design from the Hud but this time one of the solid colors, this bright and bold yellow little number makes quite a statement and don’t you just love it ? but then why not it is summer after all and you will love the ruffled neck line right down to the drawn- in waist and full skirt very flirty, its so easy to wear and you will be in good company wearing this dress as film star Audrey Hepburn wore one the same style in one of her films so I have been told, with so many more colors and patterns to choose from this will be a very good asset to your closet ~Take your time to wander around Designer Showcase there are so many more designers and creators joining and am sure some are your favorites as much as mine, I have really enjoyed showing you these outfits and thank you to every one that has taken the time read the posts and of course your feed back much appreciated

So till next time
Be safe Hugs
Dena

Credits

Skin- Amara Beauty- Katie-tone 4
Lips Catwa from Master hud
Eye shadow -Zibska-Hasina-May powder-pack
:::FurtaCor:::Adriana Dress::Maitreya
:JUST SUMMER: (Lake/Gold)for Maitreya flats
Amacci Hair – Bun
CATWA EARS
CATWA HEAD Catya v2.16
IKON Odyssey Eyes – Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

Shot on Location of Vine The Forest Garden Meadow using poses Vogue Image Essentials poses exclusive to Jersey shore event 

Peaceful…

Don’t you just love sitting in a garden enjoying the solitude after a long week or a stressful day ~ where I grew up there was a gorgeous Botanical Gardens that I would go there taking my camera and stroll enjoying the gorgeous flowers taking pics of some to keep and then just sit quietly watching butterflies and let the stress of whatever slip away ~ maybe that is why I love being able to place so many gorgeous and colorful flowers and bushes all over our land ~ as I sit wearing this gorgeous Chike dress by Evolve and just enjoying all the flowers ~

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Sitting among the flowers 

As I sit in my garden on Image Essentials latest prop & pose called Khaleesi and reflect about the past week ~ the outfit from Evolve you need to see it fully so let me stand to show it off

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Chika Dress by Evolve 

Oooops yes I did change colors on you *giggling* so you can see it comes with a great hud that has 1 for the skirt and 1 for the top ~ as I spin around to show you how nice the back looks giving you umm a bums eye view LOL…

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Bums Eye View 

Nice spaghetti straps for the top so you can show off that tan if you are working on one…maybe not but remember to wear sunscreen and take it slow ~ love the material of the skirt and the subtle slit in the back so the material does not stretch when sitting or walking ~ very gorgeous outfit that is affordable and available at Designer Showcase this month as well as Image Essentials poses with that chair also included ~ so here is my infamous TAXI to take you to Designer Showcase so you can wander, try on demo’s and possibly grab an outfit, poses and shoes maybe ~Please stick around as my blogging partner Dena has more to show off from Designer Showcase as well…Again please let me take time to acknowledge all the great designers and creators that give me and Dena the opportunity to show off their items ~ as well as to my readers and followers that I am noticing is growing *yay* it is so appreciated all the comments and support ~ thank you so much ~ till next time please be good to yourself and to others as well ~ life is too short not to ~ Peace out ♥

Credits 

CATWA HEAD Catya v2.16
CCD – Nose Piercing
Evolve Chike Skirt Maitreya ~ found at Designer Showcase 
Evolve Chike Top Maitreya ~ found at Designer Showcase 
IKON Hope Eyes  – Starfall
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
MINA Hair – Zahra (materials)
{ wren’s nest } Lucienne tweaked
Essences Dawn Catwa Applier ~ PowderPack May

Shot all at my Residence using Image Essentials  Khaleesi that comes with the Chair you see me sitting in ~ 

Salsa anyone…

And absolutely not discussing the salsa you dip chips in but that hot style of dancing you see on “Dancing with the Stars or even now on The World of Dancing, which am in love with watching now as the best of the best dancers are competing for a Million Dollar prize ~ its amazing and when you see Latin dance teams dancing the salsa they have on skimpy but sparkly costumes, which this dress Olinda Salsa ranks #1 to wear when you got out to clubs to dance and/or do the Salsa…its hot hot hot ….

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Olinda Salsa Dress by Julz

From the hot red sparkly mini dress to the just enough side split to give you room when you are moving around on the dance floor to the spaghetti straps that are double holding the girls up ~ hey you don’t want the dress to fall off with all the fast pace of the music do you?  Paired up with spicy red hot shoes by Shoenique called Chinablu Heels you will be rocking out in style…

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Closer look 

A very sequin plus dress that you can see the double spaghetti straps along with that just enough thigh split so you do not stretch out this luscious fabric and did you spy the necklace and earrings I accessorized with just bet you did so let me show you even closer

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Jhamin Collection by J&W Jewelers 

This ruby and diamond necklace and earrings really give even more sizzle to the entire look ~ and for those that do have Catwa you have find a nice spicy red lippy to accentuate those lips in the Master Hud ~ as I finish up by showing you these sexy red heels by Shoenique

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Chinablu Heels by Shoenique 

These heels will just give the added final pizzazz that I know you want along with look at my latest Pedi polish from DaneMarkZ and yes the entire polish collection is Icing on the Cake ~ how appropriate as it is the finishing touches on this look ~  So this entire outfit is at Designer Showcase this month and looking at the date we are halfway but don’t wait too long till its the end and you miss out ~ Here is my famous TAXI to zip you on over so you can wander, try on demo’s and possibly grab the sexy outfit for your night out doing the salsa….till next time please be good to you and to others ~ life is too short not to…Peace out ♥

Credits 

Ab Fab Hope Skin ~ catwa applier Caramel
Nails Dane Marks Icing on the Cake-found at Designer Showcase
CATWA HEAD Catya v2.16
CCD – Nose Piercing
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
IKON Hope Eyes – Starfall
J&W Jewelers Jhamin Collection Ruby and diamonds earrings-found at Designer Showcase
J&W Jewelers Jhamin Collection Ruby and diamonds necklace-found at Designer Showcase
JULZ Olinda Salsa Dress Red Maitreya-found at Designer Showcase
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Shoenique Red Chinablu Heels found at Designer Showcase
Tableau Vivant Hair\\ SLB14 gift
{ wren’s nest } Lucienne Tweaked by moi

Shot on Location of Backdrop Area of Image Essentials
Using exclusive Bold & Brassy poses by Image Essentials at Jersey Shore 2

 

 

Out with friends…

As the evenings are nicer out now got it into my head I wanted to dress up, made a few calls to ask friends if they wanted to meet up for dinner and then go on to a show, After we had chatted about it over the phone it was decided we would all wear long dresses and was so delighted I had this gorgeous gown Chinablu to wear that is available from *Shoenique Designs at Designer Showcase this month Its a very classy number to wear and will be perfect of our evening out

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Black Chinablu by Shoenique

As you can see the overlay of embossed lace to the main skirt adds truly a touch of class to the tight fitted bodice then flows down to sweep the ankles ~ This is for sizes XS-XL as well as for Belleza, Slink and Maitreya bodies and is available in Pink,Red,White along with the Black that you can see me wearing from the above pic and it fits my Lara body a treat I have to say~as for my hair I really wanted to go with something out of my normal comfort range that would compliment and make a statement as you can tell ~

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Jhamin Collection by J&W Jewelers 

Glamorous jewelry always gets you noticed so I have added this collection from J&W Jewelers– I am wearing Pale Amethyst as Amethyst is my Birth color( for January for those that don’t know) and just love its subtle tones of purple that shows here in a close up of the necklace as you can see – This collection includes a necklace, earrings and a ring which are not shown (you will be pleased to know there are some fabulous colors for you to buy at Designer Showcase including Citrine, Diamond, Pink Topaz to name a few, I am sure you will find a set just right for your taste…

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Black Chinablu Heels by Shoenique

My sandals are from *Shoenique Designs again available at Designer Showcase* called Chinablu Heels also come again come in Pink,Red White and of course Black, these very dainty sandals will compliment the dress really well with there criss cross tie strap to the back giving your feet room to breath on a night out and not causing you blisters lol~These are again for ~Designer Showcase~ and for Belleza,Slink TMP and Maitreya high feet ~We decided on alfresco dinning and ended up at Opal Isle with its crisp Crystal waters lapping at the dock where we were shown a table to have our meal before going on to a show, they do have a wonderful place here, make sure you visit ~just so you know this outfit and many more are from this months~ Designer Showcase~ Which I might add runs until the 30th of June and has some wonderful Items for you to purchase including dresses and gowns like the one I have shown you,so you still have some time to pop along and spend some of your lindens on refreshing your closet with a whole new look or just to brighten up your day ..:) Here is your Ride~Think I might steal the limelight from any of my friends tonight in this outfit, so am hoping we will enjoy each others company relax, enjoy our food and chill out watching a show afterwards ~Just please remember to try the demo’s before you buy and be safe out there till next time
Hugs Dena♥

Credits 

Amara-Katie Catwa Skin Applier -May powder-pack
Lipstick-Catwa Master hud
Eye shadow-Zibska -May Powder-Pack
Amacci Hair – Simon
Shoenique Black Chinablu Gown MAITREYA
Shoenique Black Chinablu Heels
CATWA HEAD Catya v2.16
IKON Odyssey Eyes – Nymph
J&W Jewelers Jhamin Collection pale amyt and diamonds earrings
J&W Jewelers Jhamin Collection pale amyth and diamonds necklace
J&W Jewelers Jhamin Collection pale amyth and Diamonds ring
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V

Shot on Location at Opal Isle using poses by Image Essentials Vogue 1& 2 available only at Jersey Shore 2