Picnic time…

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Here in wine country the weather was nice enough for me to have a picnic ~ got the grill all fired up, sides on the table, cold drinks in the cooler and a nice bottle of wine breathing…now I just need to wait on hubby and bestie to get here so we can eat ~ in the meantime let me tell you bout the outfit “Shelly” am wearing ~ yes it is at Designer Showcase and is from Finale Couture AND it also includes the gorgeous heels that I will be giving you a closer look.

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closer look Shelly outfit by Finale Couture 

This is such a classic look from the rolled up sleeves, button down shirt and scarf that doubles as a belt ~ this is a one piece outfit that comes in 6 different colors to choose from ~ creator has made shoes matching to complete the outfit…

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shoes included

These shoes look stylish with this outfit and gives it that finishing touch ~ glad the Designer thought to include them. Oh yes I have not forgotten to tell you about my hair or the stylish glasses that are perched up there and that snazzy lippy am wearing ~

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Hair by Tameless, Sunglasses by HAYSURIZA, Lippy by Booty’s Beauty

First let me apologize for not taking the closeup pics of the outfit or my face as yes I did just crop and enlarge ~ had a bad sinus headache, which is no excuse and I could of retook these yet I didn’t.  Lets hope you forgive me for that one error ~ The hair Kaelah by Tameless comes in 2 different color packs and you will see me wearing it a lot, which is a compliment in itself as I do tend to change hair quite often…Absolutely love the sunglasses by Haysuriza ~ the designer really goes beyond giving you first different lens colors, style mode and able to resize.  Truly worth the time to at least try on a demo…Bootys Beauty has a really nice applier for Catwa users that comes with 3 different lashes, 3 shadows and 18 lipsticks ~ giving you some great looks and kind of like the different liner color around the lips ~ truly you will stand out ~ ooh yes my newest skin is 7 Deadly Rika in Caramel that is also at Designer Showcase ~ as I look around at all the items for this month they are some truly good ones ~ look below for the Ride to Designer Showcase and the main stores of the others ~ now back to my picnic to wait for hubby & bestie to show up ~ really enjoyed spending time at Copperfield as there are places to enjoy a glass of wine, go kayaking and just wander around the vineyards ~ thanks again to Copperfields and to all my supporters & followers hugzz♥

This was shot at Copperfield Winery using Image EssentialsLightbulb Moment Series

Rides to Designer Showcase, TamelessHAYSURIZA, Bootys Beauty, Finale Couture, and 7 Deadly s{K}ins  

Wearing:
Celtic Myst “Eternally” Claddagh Platinum Ring
Booty’s Beauty ~ Catwa applier-found @Designer Showcase
CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2
Finale Couture Shelly – Stone MAITREYA-found @Designer Showcase
Finale Couture Shelly Heels – Stone -found @Designer Showcase
HAYSURIZA_Eyewear_Luxury classic_for lady-found @Designer Showcase
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Starfall
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Tameless Kaelah -found @Designer Showcase
^^Swallow^^ Shiny Ears
7 deadly s{K}ins Rikka/Caramel -found @Designer Showcase
*YS&YS Catya shape tweaked

Time to relax…

When you have had a hard day whether it be in the office, nursing, teaching or whatever your field of work is you just can’t wait to get home to change out of your work clothes, wipe away the make-up from your face, and just chill what better way than to slip into a comfy Chenille sweater by Finale Couture at this month’s Designer Showcase, grab that glass of wine, put some music on, then just drift off to your special place.

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Wearing Chenille by Finale Couture

I  love looking out of my window watching the world drift by as you can see from the above image that is just what am doing well almost watching as I turned around so you could see how uber comfy this oversized Chenille sweater in Fuschia from Finale Couture is~ since I wear Maitreya the fit is perfect~Ok yes I do still have on my jewelry smiles, a girl likes to take her time undressing just in-case someone comes knocking on the door – yes you will be pleased to hear all the pieces of jewelry are included. There are six colors of this comfy Chenille sweater for you to choose…ok ok give me a few seconds and I will let you see the heels that the creator has also graciously included…

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Matching heels 

Look at these very glamorous stiletto heels that fit Maitreya, Belleza, and Slink feet with the added bonus of making your feet look very neat they do wonderful things to make your ankles look very cute too don’t they? Well, does not look like anyone is going to knock so am going to go and soak in a hot bubble bath~so till next time take care
hugs Dena ♥

Credits)
Thank you to Finale Couture for the opportunity to blog their clothes, to Aisha Corvair for taking a chance on me to blog for Designer Showcase and have to say a big thank you also to Mojolina Resident for the great backdrop she has put together at Backdrop City.

Shot on Location of Backdrop City using Poses an lar [poses]The Pip mini series

Am wearing:

Skin-YS&YS Illy
CATWA HEAD Catya
FC Chenille Earrings – Fuchsia
FC Chenille Necklace w/Resizer – Fuschia
FC Chenille Sweater – Fuschia Maitreya
Finale Couture Chenille Heels – Fuschia Maitreya
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Dew
Hair lock&tuft – bass
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
*YS&YS* ILLY Catya Shape

 

First Sail…

With the summer rays now in full flow it’s time to make the most of those bikini’s and *Finale Couture* has some lovely bikini’s for purchase at Designer Showcase this month which is on until the 31st of August and they are an Exclusive. You have 6 color options to choose from with this delightful bikini called *Avia*that shows itself off with its Sequins pattern as you can see a close up below ~

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Wearing Avia in Aqua 

This is one of them bikini’s that is for strutting along the beach, laying on the lounger to catch up with your suntan, or maybe even just chilling on a chair sipping your favorite cocktail looking good ( but please remember the sunscreen won’t you) I decided to take a boat out for a sail ..Big mistake as it started off well ~

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Heading out for my first sail 

And from the back you can see the suit is a solid black with dainty strings holding the top together ~ but it kind of takes a very wrong turn as you will see

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Clinging to the Side 

Please please don’t laugh as who knew that also like RL that in SL you could capsize a boat but for the record this was my first time EVER in SL that I had ever been sailing ~   and I was left clinging to the side…. hey good thing is that you can now see the sides of the suit with the bow tie ~ sighs ok finally made it back to dry land was so glad that Finale had included a -cover-up- that you can slip over the bikini and also give you bit more privacy if you so wish or for those of you that are a little shy..lol

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Slipped on Cover Up that is also included 

If you are daring you can wear the cover up by itself with a pair of your favorite shorts ~ as they say do not knock it till you try so don’t be shy give it a try…btw let me turn around to show off the bum view of this…

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Bum view of cover up with bikini still on 

You might like to know Finale has included anklets to make your feet look beautiful too as quite often they are the last thing to get looked at on the beach that are not shown ~ We are over halfway through this month’s Designer Showcase with the days flying by like they are we will soon have another month past, so please support the designers who have taken their time to put their Items out there for you and grab my Ride ..waves to all and be safe ~ Dena♥

What am wearing:

Arte-Eyeshadow PP Aug
Pink Fuel Lips-stick PP Aug
Skin-Amara-Lilian PP Aug
Modish-Freckles PP Aug
CATWA HEAD
FC Avia Bikini Bottom – Aqua Maitreya
FC Avia Bikini Cover Up – Maitreya
FC Avia Bikini Top – Aqua Maitreya
IKON Odyssey Eyes – Nymph
Hair-Truth-Elie
Izzie’s- Weather Necklace
Misha Jesuil-Belly Ring- Dream- Catcher
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
*YS&YS* ILLY Catya Shape Tweaked

**PP denotes PowderPack Subscription Box available on Marketplace but price is higher since box has already been delivered inworld on the 17th

Shot all on location of Trudeau Classic Sailing Yachts  using poses from LumiPro 2017

 

 

Foggy start…

Waking up and seeing fog makes me smile ~ yes I am aware that most are not fans of fog but its the weekend am not going anywhere except to grab my cup of coffee and head outdoors to read a couple of chapters in the book am reading ~ must confess though that in all honesty it would not be a book am grabbing but my “Kindle Paperwhite” ~ just cannot imagine how far technology has come that my small Kindle has over 400 books inside it ~ that is amazing…plus reason I got not just a Kindle but a Paperwhite was the fact you can read outdoors without a glare like most tablets you are unable to use outside…I absolutely love that fact especially during summer sitting outside enjoying the sun and reading some of my favorite authors like James Patterson or John Grisham or even discovering new mystery writers as in  Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke who wrote “The Good Widow” woah that was a page turner ~ was one of my Unlimited books from Amazon that I just finished reading ~ here is LINK if you like to check it out ~

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Enjoying Coffee & Book

Oh did you notice am wearing one of Finale Coutures outfits Tyra that is at Designer Showcase this month ~ love such a great pair of jeans ~ as you can see on the knees they are shredded ~ its always nice to find Designers that pay attention to details ~ let me stand up to show you the rest of the outfit since the fog is rolling in pretty heavy ~

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Close up of Tyra outfit 

The cropped sleeveless knitted sweater with the cutout pattern really makes this outfit such a keeper ~ and then you notice the belt as well another detail the designer has remembered ~

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Bum view 

Turning around so you can also see the features on my bum from the design on the back pockets that she had to known my RL jeans look exactly like that ~ as well as the give in the fabric on the top so it does not stretch out when moving ~ 7 different color options to choose from beside the one I am wearing all in pastel colors ~ fitting my Maitreya like a second skin the way you just want your jeans to fit ~ plus making my bum look good too always helps ~ not fan of a saggy pants on my azz *giggling*

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Tyra Outfit in Lilac

I would stick around but this fog is getting pretty heavy that am barely able to see in front of me as clumsy as I am no need to fall and break something ~ but you need to grab my TAXI and check this outfit Tyra by Finale Couture ~ month is halfway and you should not miss out on this and the price ~ till next time I send you each hugzz ~ peace out♥

Credits ~ My thanks to Kay from Image Essentials with this cute prop “Coffee Sophisticate” that gives you coffee and a book if wanted ~ also to Finale Couture for giving me the opportunity to show off your clothes again ~ thank you so much ~

Am Wearing:

Adored Sheen Shadows ~ tropical babe Edition PP May
Amara Catwa Skin Applier :Amaria
Izzie’s Catwa Glittery Lipstick PP May
“Eternally” Gold and Platinum Claddagh Ring (r)
**RE** Dolce Belly Piercing – Maitreya
CATWA HEAD Catya v2.16
CCD – Nose Piercing
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
Finale Couture Tyra Top – Lilac
Finale Couture Tyra Jeans – Lilac Maitreya
IKON Odyssey Eyes- Darkstar
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
VOLTHAIR- MANDY Bang -(W/resizer)
*ys&ys catwa shape tweaked

Shot at my residence usings various poses from  Body Shot Series by Image Essentials ~ 

Chess is it…

I stumbled upon such a unique sim as I was looking for something different but you know they say things do happen for a reason at least that is been my belief ~ was like WOAH not what I thought it would be since I was going for something different and once I saw this place am think alrighty lets just do this right here…The sim is called Chess Wonderland and the name says it all ~ you have to see it because of the magic it just captures and the emotions it displays while you wander around ~

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Aubrey Skirt & Top by Finale Couture

As you can see behind me the Chess pieces are in a battle just like they would be on a Chessboard making my outfit so fitting ~ just giving that feel with the leather top and the long boho type of skirt that I absolutely just love for the summer as it is always that nice filmy material that swishes when you walk yet so cool and looks chic…

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Closer Look 

Having to dodge the arrows that are going back and forth I wanted you to see the crisscrossing of the laces up the cleavage area making it a peek a boo look ~ and the string bow tie on the skirt is another detail that really just adds to this entire outfit ~ the Creator Finale really paid attention to the material and the details making this a keeper for me ~ there are 7 different color choices in the skirt and the first is absolutely perfect for my Maitreya body ~ and yes I did accessorize it with Chop Zuey’s latest offering at Designer Showcase ~

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Cote Sauvage Necklace in Black 

This necklace like all Chop Zuey pieces is stunning and really adds glamour and glitz to whatever gown or outfit you will be wearing…let me turn sideways so you can see how Belle really also adds detail to her pieces

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Side look at Cote Sauvage Necklace by Chop Zuey 

I love the 2 diamonds up on the side of the necklace designating the clasp area ~ how stylish along with the diamond drop earrings really gives this Jewelry Set a must have piece for your wardrobe ~ Belle has given you 3 color choices as well as different size of earrings along with bangles ~ her quality and craftsmanship is just superb which is why I just had to put it with this outfit ~ From the Aubrey outfit by Finale Couture and the Jewelry set by Chop Zuey you can see this month at Designer Showcase is truly a showcase of talented Designers and it is only getting better ~ hop in my TAXI and head over and wander around ~ look & try on demos as I go back to wandering around this amazing sim ~ till next time please be good to yourself and to others as life is just too short ~ Peace Out ♥

Credits 

I used a couple of poses from Image Essentials ~ Bold & Brassy, and Graceful Elegance both of which you can see at her Inworld Store ~

Studio Exposeur  Catwa Eyeshadow from June PowderPack
CATWA HEAD Catya v2.16
CCD – Nose Piercing
Chop Zuey Cote Sauvage Blk Bracelet ~ found at Designer Showcase
Chop Zuey Cote Sauvage Blk Necklace ~ same
Chop Zuey Cote Sauvage Earrings ~ same
DeeTaleZ Mesh BEAUTY MOLE
Finale Couture Aubrey Skirt – Bue ~ found at Designer Showcase
Finale Couture Aubrey Top – ~ same
IKON Hope Eyes- Nymph
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
VOLTHAIR- MANDY Bang – found at Hair Fair
*YS&YS* ILLY Catya shape & skin applier for Catwa

 

How did this go so wrong….

Yes was not one of my better days that am still wondering what went wrong ~ a wrong turn or what and we all know how that turns out right ~ this time was looking for something different, something unique and well I found it alright ~

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Finale Couture ~ Stella in Red 

Landing I looked around and thinking to myself ok little sparse but the wind was really tousling my hair around ~ but really what worried me was what I saw next and I panicked pure and simple especially wearing this designer creation by Finale Couture ~its stunning with lace panels on both sides and across the bra cups ~ this was not looking good…

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Stella in Red by Finale Couture

Least the shoes and the dress were made for fast walking and that is what I did ~ so ladies if you are worried about the stretch in this dress don’t ~ look at me trying to get far away as possible…Looking back I was seeing a sandstorm that was getting closer …and I screamed…

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Back view of Stella 

As I finally turned around and took a look you could just see the desert sands were blowing all around ~ I quickly checked these nice spaghetti straps to make sure they were holding after that run ~ and I had to look down at my shoes to see if they were still in perfect shape that are included with the dress and hey shoes are spendy they match this dress so perfect…my hair well it will survive ~ oh no as I reach up to see if my choker is still on…

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Choker included ~ by Finale

Oh yes it is still there as I did a touch of resizing before I left home ~ whew that cute little flower adds just the right touch wouldn’t you say…better look at those shoes now…

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Shoes for Slink High

As I dust them off lightly to remove some of the red sand they still look just as gorgeous as when I slipped them on a little while ago ~ especially since they are part of the total outfit..oh yes decided enough was enough and just came home ~ will do my adventure another day ~

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Stella by Finale Couture 

Hair is somewhat back to norm and you can see am not worse either but before I go wanted to let you know this dress featured at Designer Showcase comes in 6 other colors besides the red ~ with matching shoes ~ along with that gorgeous choker ~ TAXI anyone ….now to slip inside and take a nice long shower to take away all that red dust…..remember life is too short to hate ♥

Credits 

::DS:: Sugarlicious Snap Lipstick
Evora Makeup – Facial Tattoo – Stars Black
[mock]Indigo’s Smoldering Brown Winterberry
Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics 
(Chemistry) Long eyelashes
:Diamante: Eye Gems Piercing
AlVulo ! MEsh eyeliner Starshine black
CCD – Nose Piercing
CCD – Piercing – Beauty Mark – L
Finale Couture Stella – Red S
Finale Couture Stella Choker(w/resizer) – Red
Finale Couture Stella Heels – Red 
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Deluxe V1.2.4
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.3 – R – Casual
Boudoir Sweet Iris Hair
Glam Affair – Amberly – India 

 Shot on Location of Araxes Deep Northern Desert using Poses from R.icelli Female 

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Neverfar….

As most of you know I do like going to interesting sims and the month of October always opens up so many photo opportunities ~ whether you are a blogger, a photographer or just an explorer October is a great month ~ I have been hearing about this Sim called “Neverfar” that I will be going back many many times ~ just looking when I landed was amazing…and I spied this gorgeous landscape that I just have to show you before showing the outfit ~

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Neverfar

I do love the windlight that is being used at Neverfar giving it that eerie look and feel to the sim ~ can you just see all the photo ops as you peer around ~ and so I did not step too far into Neverfar to show off this really great jacket and skirt from  Finale Couture ~

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Astrid by Finale Couture

Astrid is a perfect outfit for the upcoming Fall/Autumn weather ~ with over the thigh boots along with the jacket & skirt you will not be disappointed if you purchase this…I especially like how the back of this looks…

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Back view of Astrid outfit

The designer made a nice cut in the jacket so it wears well over your bum ~ plus  the texture of the skirt also goes well complimenting the jacket with the boots as the final touch ~ this is “Cocoa” but there are 7 other color choices as well ~ Overall its a keeper for me as the fit is perfect for my Maitreya ~ giving a very chic & trendy look for shopping or like me sim hopping ~ here is your TAXI to Designer Showcase ~ enjoy ~ look around and when you are done come explore Neverfar ~ till next time I thank those that do take time to read and follow my blog ~ big hugzz to each of you and to all the great designers for this months items at Designer Showcase ~ remember life is too short to hate ♥

Credits 

Pud’s Very Subtle Bounce Physics 
(Chemistry) Long eyelashes
:Diamante: Eye Gems Piercing
AlVulo ! MEsh eyeliner Starshine black
Besom~ Debrossi
CCD – Nose Piercing
Finale Couture Astrid Boots- Cocoa ~ found at Designer Showcase 
Finale Couture Astrid Jacket – Cocoa Maitreya found at Designer Showcase 
Finale Couture Astrid Skirt – Cocoa Maitreya found at Designer Showcase 
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Deluxe V1.2.4
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands- Casual
Glam Affair – Amberly – Jamaica 

Shot on location of Neverfar using poses by Katink