The story continues…and Some News

This is my last post that I will be posting on DIY SL Blog the amazing blog I have with my Bestie and partner in crime Exis.   So yes prepare for a small ramble lol.  Exis and I after a few discussions over time have decided that our blogs will be best suited separately, there is many reasons for this, none of which are bad despite what some may wish to think or believe I’m sure knowing the virtual world the way we both do lol.   The simple fact is that we have very different styles, very different visions and wish for very different things on our journeys as bloggers and therefore we feel it will be more beneficial for us to have our own blogs.

We initially began the blog what seems years not only months ago, Exis began with my support and encouragement and I worked behind the scenes building the blog, posting her blogs/pictures, doing her credits, basically doing all of the admin side to the blog whilst she worked hard on her pictures, building knowledge, growing her creativity and artistic side for which I have great pride for all she has achieved even though I need to spank her occasionally to have more confidence in all she’s achieved.

Once everything was in place I began my own journey of taking the pictures, creating blogs, learning and growing which will continue no doubt forever lol,  her support was endless as always.  It is something we have always done for each other not only during our blogging adventures but since we met a few years ago, we’ve supported each other through good times and bad, through laughter and tears, through immense happiness and heartbreak and nothing will ever change that, no matter what paths we are on, that is true friendship and I feel very fortunate to have that with her.

So now the story continues and I will be starting my own blog, its already set up and it’s called Sunshine & Sparkles and I know hand on heart that Exis and I will continue to support each other probably even more so now they are separate.   I hope you like my new blog and continue to support me and enjoy my posts too.

There may be some changes as I establish the blog further but one thing will remain is my love of blogging, my love of fashion, my love of coffee and my love of my best friend.  I hope to see you all on the new blog soon.

Hugs and Love

Jules

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BODY:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5

HEAD:  CATWA HEAD Jessica v4.10

SKIN:  Egozy – Shenty

HAIR:  TRUTH HAIR Tyne

EYES:  .ARISE. Nona Eyes / Blue MESH L

DRESS:  KITJA – Fam Shirt Dress BLACK

SKIRT:  KITJA – Fam Skirt BLACK [for Shirt]

SHOES:  Essenz – Rotterdam (Black)

BACKDROP including Pose:  Exposeur – Clean Scenes – Stars @ Gacha Garden (NEW)

 

Happy Monday

Monday’s arrived hope you all had a great weekend, I certainly did even if it went by too fast.   Another week begins back to work, blogging more of the beautiful creations of some amazing designers, time for family, friends and most importantly ourselves.

Today’s outfit is by CandyDoll, hair by Truth and Jewellery by Izzie’s.  The décor is by Q Essentials, two items of which are exclusives at The Old Fair which opened recently.  Details are below.

Have a great Monday everyone ♥

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BODY:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5

HEAD:  CATWA HEAD Jessica v4.10

SKIN:  Egozy – Shenty

EYES:  .ARISE. Nona Eyes / Blue

HAIR:  TRUTH HAIR Azalea

BOOTS:  _CD_ Cindy Boots Black

DRESS:  _CD_ Isaria Black Dress

BRACELET:  Izzie’s – Sahara Bracelet

NECKLACE:  Izzie’s – Sahara Necklace (long)

POSE:  Poseidon Coffee Female Pack 1 Box

DÉCOR

{Q-Essentials} Upcycled Side table exclusive @ The Old Fair (NEW)

{Q-Essentials} Big Wheel Bicycle Clock exclusive @ The Old Fair (NEW)

{Q-Essentials} Old Town Clock

{Q-Essentials}Containers on the Side

{Q-Essentials} Around the World Desk

{Q-Essentials} Around the World Map

{Q-Essentials} Desk Bronze Cyclone Fan

{Q-Essentials} Havelland Rug

{Q-Essentials} Live Love Laugh in White

 

Worry less, smile more

The title says it all, I see so many people worrying lately about this and that, I too have my moments for sure, none of us is perfect, who wants to be perfect anyway, I know I certainly don’t, perfection is an opinion, what is perfect for one isn’t for another and so on, it’s also a lot to live upto and life is to short to worry, so yes live for today, worry about tomorrow when it arrives.  Worry less and smile more believe me it leaves you in a whole different frame of mind.   Worrying solves nothing at the end of the day, I just want to focus on enjoying life, taking the good and enjoying it and chalking the bad up to experiences to learn from.

Today’s post was a relaxing one to make, the cute sweater from #bubbles is Novembers group gift so be sure to grab it while you can and while there check out her other amazing clothes, the boots I loved from Noir Neige they are totally kick ass and come with a hud to change colours, the relaxed pose is by darling poses and the décor surrounding me is by Q Essentials and Raindale with the cute puppies by Black Bantam and Jian, so adorable.

Have a great day everyone ♥

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 BODY:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5

HEAD:  CATWA HEAD Jessica v4.10

SKIN:  Egozy – Shenty

EYES:  MESANGE – Itauna Eyes @ Applique (NEW)

HAIR:  +elua+ Shena_Darkbrown

SWEATER:  #bubbles Mustache Sweater November Group Gift (NEW)

BOOTS:  >NOIR NEIGE< CATNIS Doc Dark Shinning (NEW)

LEGGINGS:  [VALE KOER] ESSENTIAL LEGGINGS

POSE:  :darling: Poses – Hello Fall

DÉCOR

{Q-Essentials} Farmers Market Crates

Raindale – Westlake bench (light)

Raindale – Meadow grass  ~ spring cool

[Black Bantam] Golden Retriever Girl Puppy

JIAN Lively Labs :: White Wander Pup

JIAN Lively Labs :: Black Wander Pup

Chunky

Woot new month has arrived and I can officially say Christmas is next month, the countdown begins hehe.  Not much to say today so your safe from my rambling so I will just tell you about my gorgeous outfit, another one of my new favourites.   I’ve called today’s post chunky after the amazing Chunky Knit Cardigan by Aphorism I got recently, comes in many colours and the dress I got to go under it is also by Aphorism, I bought it at The Seasons Story which closed yesterday so I am guessing the outfit will be in mainstore soon.   The boots are by Ison and ones I had totally forgotten I had so yay me as I love them as you can change the colour of the socks or if you prefer no socks it has that option too.  The backdrop is by Pseudo and Gacha at SaNaRae at the moment.

Now I know I am seemingly using Backdrops in a few of my pictures lately, a lot of people do, does it make me lazy as it means I am not going out exploring and finding new and exciting locations, not in my opinion no,  I think for bloggers they are a wonderful tool for us to use and a big shout out to the wonderful creators of them.  Will they stop me going out an exploring?  Hell no I love to do that but I also love new things to use too, deciding which one would go better for which outfit I am blogging,  it also gives me more time to work on other things and in my book that can only be a good thing.

Guess I had more to say than I thought….Have a great day everyone ♥

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BODY:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5

HEAD:  CATWA HEAD Jessica v4.10

SKIN:  Egozy Shenty

EYES:  .ARISE. Nona Eyes / Blue

HAIR:  .Entwined. Amber

DRESS:  !APHORISM! Autumn Cami Dress Black

CARDIGAN:  !APHORISM! Chunky Knit Cardigan Grey

BOOTS:  ISON – leather knee boots  (black)

POSE:  . a w k w a r d . poses. set ten. (FORMER FLF)

BACKDROP:  Pseudo– Mosiac Penthouse Backdrop Gacha @ SaNaRae (NEW)

Monday Blues

Monday again, where did the weekend go, I know it arrived, I know I enjoyed it thoroughly but yet there it was gone again lol.   Back to the grind again, and it’s the start of a new month tomorrow, another month full of possibilities so really are Monday blues so bad, yet it’s something most of us suffer from but doesn’t that just mean we’ve enjoyed our weekend off, well it usually does for me and this week is no exception.

Today’s outfit is one I saw and thought it totally sofisicated and classy its by Belle Epoque and available at Tres Chic, the hair is by NO.MATCH at The Liaison Collaborative and the Backdrop is one of the set by Diamandis which is Gacha at Shiny Shabby.

Happy Monday Everyone ♥

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BODY:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5

HEAD:  CATWA HEAD Jessica v4.10

SKIN:  Egozy Shenty

EYES:  L’Etre – Mesh Eyes [#7] Gacha @ Mainstore

HAIR:  NO.MATCH_NO.DARKNESS. @ TLC (NEW)

PANTS:  Belle Epoque { Rebeca } Capris Brown @ Tres Chic (NEW)

SWEATER:  Belle Epoque { Rebeca } Sweater Beige @ Tres Chic (NEW)

GLASSES:  * S O R G O – SAWN Black (G)

BAG:  Rowne.A.u Dix Leather Bag – Onyx

POSE:  BAXE _ JUST WALK FEMALE POSES

BACKDROP:  Diamandis – Shopping Avenue (RARE) @ Shiny Shabby (NEW)

Rainy Days

I don’t know if it’s due to my being from the UK where we have lots of rain but I truly am a lover of the rain, I love watching it, listening to it, even being out in it if dressed right, I also love Thunderstorms when your all tucked up inside cosy and warm.  The pose I got recently from Raindale which is the Umbrella pose gave me great delight in dressing in my new favourite warm Autumn outfit by Zenith which is available at this months C88 and taking myself off to Rainy Alley.   I loved it, listening to the rain while taking a picture was really soothing and peaceful.  Does that make me crazy?   Maybe just a little lol.

Have a great day everyone ♥

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BODY:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5

HEAD:  CATWA HEAD Jessica v4.10

SKIN:  Egozy Shenty

EYES:  L’Etre – Mesh Eyes [#7] Gacha @ Mainstore

HAIR:  TRUTH HAIR Xia

BOOTS:  =Zenith=autumn long boot with socks(Choco) @ C88 (NEW)

OUTFIT:  =Zenith=autumn sweater with skirt (Choco) @ C88 (NEW)

POSE:   Raindale ~ umbrella

SIM:  Rainy Alley

Daydreaming…

Some days when you’ve been busy it’s nice to just sit and relax, have some coffee, listen to some music and let your mind wander.   Today I have a free day finally so I am doing just that whilst also taking time to catch up on everything like flickr, facebook etc.   I have come to realise recently this is not a race, it’s most definitely not a competition (well at least it’s not for me) lol it’s all about enjoying what you do, not stressing about the small things, and that is exactly what I am doing.   As long as I do my best, I treat others as I wish to be treated and I enjoy life I am a happy girlie.

Today’s outfit totally fitted my relaxed mood, it’s a gorgeous comfortable sweater and Jeans by the awesome #bubbles designer Candi, not only is she one of my sponsors but someone who I class as a friend.  She is always so lovely and encouraging, supportive and appreciative and she always wants to do her best by her customers, that to me is precious in a designer.

The sweater is available as individual colours but also as a fatpack too which comes with a HUD for a choice of 8 colours, the Jeans come in 3 choices of Denims.   She knew I would love this one lol as comfy wear is totally me.

Have a great day everyone ♥

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BODY:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5

HEAD:  CATWA HEAD Jessica v4.10

SKIN:  Egozy Shenty

EYES:  L’Etre – Mesh Eyes [#28]

HAIR:  .Entwined. Zoe (S)

SWEATER:  #bubbles Heather Sweater

JEANS:  #bubbles Skinny Jeans

TRAINERS:  FLite. Lowtop Ducks – Black

Décor

Raindale – Woodland stump + pillow ~ bigger

 

Perfect weekends…

There seriously is nothing better after a busy week than getting to Saturday when you can sleep late, not wake up to the insistence of an alarm in your ear and just take your time.   Today has started wonderfully for me, had a lovely sleep in bed, nice hot shower, coffee in hand, music playing and relaxing in SL shopping, photography, blogging, feels like a perfect day.

Today fabulous outfit is by Azuchi separate Pants, Jacket and Top I bought this a little while back and have yet to wear it, downfall of being a shopaholic lol but I love it.   The décor is by the awesome {Q-Essentials} store.

On a light note a huge thank you to my amazing bestie Exis for her gifts of spare gachas, this girl is a Gacha addict between you and I lol and whilst I love them I also think they are the DEVIL lol she always gives me her spares bless her so somedays I will log on and it’s like Christmas lmao todays hair by Tableau Vivant being one of them, so thank you E my gacha addicted bestie lol I love you ♥

Have a great weekend everyone ♥

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BODY:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5

HEAD:  CATWA HEAD Jessica v4.10

SKIN:  EGOZY – Shenty

HAIR:  Tableau Vivant \\  Starry Night \\ Ponytail – Browns Gacha @ Mainstore

JACKET:  [Azuchi] Mila Jacket Black

PANTS:  [Azuchi] Mila Pants Black

TOP:  [Azuchi] Mila Top Skull

SNEAKERS:  REIGNxFLITE– Classics – Quilted PACK

POSE:  -Lalochezia- Do You Remember Pose Set

Décor

{Q-Essentials} Desk Silver Cyclone Fan

{Q-Essentials} Joe’s Paint Box

{Q-Essentials} Live Love Laugh in Black

{Q-Essentials} Old Town Clock

{Q-Essentials} Zentique Gris Cabinet

{Q-Essentials} Zentique Ink Cabinet

{Q-Essentials} Zentique Rouge Cabinet

{Q-Essentials} Zentique Sky Cabinet

Work hard…Dream big…

I can’t believe we are already over half way through October, soon its Halloween, then its Bonfire Night for us in the UK and once those celebrations are gone I know Christmas is on it’s way.   I am a huge fan of Christmas, some would describe me as a big kid lol its just such a magical time of the year and I can’t wait.

But first for today’s post, one done while relaxing at home, in my comfy clothes I love so much and todays is courtesy of the awesome PaperMoon designer, the dress is just gorgeous, you could add leggings to it if you prefer but I chose cute thigh high socks by MUKA instead.   The gorgeous eyes are by Mesange and currently available at the TWE12VE event.

Happy Wednesday everyone ♥

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BODY:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5

HEAD:  CATWA HEAD Jessica v4.10

SKIN:  Egozy – Shenty

EYES:  MESANGE – Ignis Eyes 9 @ TWE12VE

HAIR:  .Entwined. Amber

EARRINGS:  erratic / hoop earrings / silver

DRESS:  PaperMoon– VICTORIA Kinetted Mini Dress-Waves Pink

SOCKS:  *MUKA* Thigh Socks Patterns

 

 

Spooky

Whist I love my clothes sponsors immensely, I am also branching out into Décor blogging aswell and I was lucky enough to be accepted by the awesome {Q-Essentials} store recently, I am really looking forward to working with them aswell as my continuing relationships with the wonderful clothing designers I am lucky to be sponsored by.   I want to say a huge thank you to them for the opportunity of showcasing their amazing décor items.

Today’s post is another Halloween them called “Spooky” I originally didn’t think I would get involved much in the theme this month but I am having so much fun I just wanted to create another Halloween scene and what better way to do it than in this super cute Halloween dress by Noir Neige available at the Pretty Things event aswell as have lots of fun decorating my house for Halloween using all the wonderful décor by {Q-Essentials}.   I loved the pose I used here too by MEOWPOSES that include fireflies in orange and black which you can see flying around me in the picture.  Check them out, Halloween will soon be here hehe.

Happy Monday everyone ♥

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BODY:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5

HEAD:  CATWA HEAD Jessica v4.10

SKIN:  EGOZY Shenty

HAIR:  [e] Kabrina (FLF Exclusive)

SHOES:  -David Heather-Cozy Platforms/Black

DRESS:  >NOIR NEIGE< ALINE Dress Halloween @ { PRETTY THINGS } (NEW)

TATTOO:  Arabic Tattoos – Music Wave

POSE:  !::M E O W  P O S E S:: – Catching Fireflies

DÉCOR

{Q-Essentials} Fortune Cat Sign

{Q-Essentials} Ghost and Friends Figurine

{Q-Essentials} Ghostly Door Mat

{Q-Essentials} Halloween Tricksters

{Q-Essentials} Halloween Trio Wall Decal

{Q-Essentials} Happy Halloween Door Mat

{Q-Essentials} Happy Halloween Wall Decal

{Q-Essentials} Pumpkin Collage Wall Decal

{Q-Essentials} Tea Leaf Readings Decor