Paint it red

Hello peeps! It’s Monday but I don’t work today so it feels like it’s the weekend. I’m loving it, but I believe it will make it even worse going back to work tomorrow. But I can’t have it all, so I’ll just zip it.

Today’s post features a bunch of new stuff mixed with older releases, mainly from Fancy Decor. I loved this black and red color theme and I hope you will too. All you need to know is listed below, have fun shopping!

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Have a great one and see you all next time!

Fancy Decor: Jansen Collection Fatpack @Fameshed (NEW!)

Fancy Decor: Velvet Swivel Chair 
Fancy Decor: Jansen Painting
Fancy Decor: Jansen Candles

Fancy Decor & Commoner:  The Modine Collection @Collabor88 (NEW!)

FD & Commoner: Modine Floor Lamp
FD & Commoner: Modine Umbrella Stand
FD & Commoner: Modine Droplet Table
FD & Commoner: Modine Coffee Table
FD & Commoner: Modine Round Tray
FD & Commoner: Modine Rug

The Loft – Tennyson @Uber (NEW!)

The Loft – Tennyson Decor
The Loft – Tennyson Lamp

dust bunny . assorted love chocolates (NEW!)

Fancy Decor: Crawford Collection

Fancy Decor: Crawford Cabinet 

Fancy Decor: Thulden Collection

Fancy Decor: Thulden Bowl
Fancy Decor: Thulden Vases
Fancy Decor: Thulden Clock

Fancy Decor: Miles Collection (gacha)

05 Fancy Decor: Radiator Console
12 Fancy Decor: Travel Clock
13 Fancy Decor: Catch-All

Fancy Decor: Dover Collection (gacha)

14 Fancy Decor: Books and Trinkets

ARIA – Dido Books and Bowls

Essenz – Ibiza (Deco 3)

+Half-Deer+ Lingerie Clutter

+Half-Deer+ Lingerie Clutter – Red – Edge (Panties)
+Half-Deer+ Lingerie Clutter – Red – Flat (Bra)

The Loft & ARIA – Coffee Table Books 2

SAYO – Stationed in Soho Gacha – Open Books (gacha common)

The Loft & ARIA – Zoete Book Pile

ANE – Deco Curtain

{what next} House Plants

{what next} House Plant – Eucalyptus
{what next} House Plant – Agave
{what next} House Plant – Rubber Tree

Kuro – Mesh divider

=EliBaily= Ivy

Washed away

“Everything you need to be
Don’t worry, you will be
Everything you need to see
Don’t worry, safe in here
The pain and the sorrow that you felt
Will be washed away
Like droplets of doubt from yesterday”

Hello world. Happy humpday! Showcasing more from the new releases at the current round of Uber today, along with the brand new outfit Addams released recently at the mainstore. All the necessary details are in the credits below, so grab a snack and enjoy!

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Have a great day and I’ll see you all next time!

STYLING

HEAD: CATWA – Catya v3.0

SKIN/SHAPE: ItGirls – Sativa (NEW!) 

HAIR: tram – H0112 @Uber (NEW!)

HOODIE: Addams // Hilda

TOP/SHORTS: Addams // Indigo (NEW!)

RINGS: EarthStones – Hearts & Flowers (bento) @Uber (NEW!)

SHOES: Essenz – Philippines @Uber (NEW!)

SCENE

taikou / laundromat @Uber (NEW!)

taikou / laundromat building
taikou / coin washer
taikou / detergent bottle
taikou / detergent box
taikou / machine pipe B
taikou / machine pipe A
taikou / gas dryer (green)
taikou / gas dryer (yellow)
taikou / messy laundromat cart
taikou / laundromat cart
taikou / metal table

ionic – Tokyo Life (gacha) @TCF (NEW!)

ionic – Tokyo Life RARE
ionic – A pile of cardboard boxes

taikou / batting center (gacha)

taikou / batting center building complex (RARE)
taikou / beverage fridge
taikou / payment machine

..::THOR::.. – Man Cave Set

..::THOR::.. Bullitt Poster
..::THOR::.. Taxi Driver Poster

..::THOR::.. – Smell Like “The Dude” Spirit (gacha)

..::THOR::.. Dude Poster 4
..::THOR::.. Dude Poster 10

..::THOR::.. Vintage Stool 5

Soy. CSC – Trash box

Soy. Messy Towel

Soy. Shitamachi Alley Garden (gacha)

Soy. Shitamachi Alley Garden – Laundry Hanger

Soy. + Toro. – Neon Night Apartment (gacha)

Soy + Toro. laundry basket
Soy + Toro. water bamboo
Soy + Toro. Unplugged Fan
Soy + Toro. Torovision TV
Soy + Toro. Half-eaten Khao Phat
Soy + Toro. Heartshaped Ashtray
Soy + Toro. Plastic Chair

Soy. Folded tees

Soy. Folded tee [white]
Soy. Folded tee [black]

Soy. Shell Bench

[NO CONCEPT] (Amsterdam gacha) 7. pendant lamp(white)

Soy. Safety Pinned Torn Tapestry

Wednesday[+] ~ Back To Univers-E.T ~ Laundry Basket (gacha)

:FANATIK HOME: Real Folded Pants Grey

CONSTRUCT – Calendar 2018

[tmk] vintage wall clock

-tres blah- Hodgepodge – Tossed Clothes (gacha)

Shoeless in Hamburg

Good morning everybody! It’s the weekend and I know I’m not supposed to ramble but this time I have to! 6th Republic is back and I can’t just ignore that. I’m incredibly honored to have been chosen to cover the event, so get ready for many many pictures this month.

If you’re not familiar with it already, the event is bi-annual, it’s about decor except from this round, though, where you will also get some fashion as well. The theme for this 2nd anniversary round is Destination: Europe, so all designers have been inspired by their favorite places in the continent. I have seen some Athens and Santorini releases so far and I’m very very excited!

The layout of the sim is the same as the previous round, perfectly decorated as always (I loved the “memories” section at the sim), with Jay‘s amazing windlight and will open for you tonight at 12pm SLT. You can have a look here for more details about the event and all the participating stores.

My first post for the event will be about Hamburg! I have mentioned before how 22679 constantly challenge me as a blogger with their work. This time they almost had me! They created “The Speicherstadt Hamburg”, which I had to google myself as I have never been to Hamburg yet, sadly. The build is incredible, so real-life looking and so big as well! But size, sometimes, does matter, so I can’t imagine making something like this, in a smaller size – it wouldn’t make sense I guess. You can have a look for more details about the build here, to give you a better idea of what it is.

The shoes are from Essenz, also at the 6th Republic. They’re wearable of course but you can also rez them as decor, in 3 different options. Pretty cool!

So guys, I don’t know how you’ll be spending your night/noon, whatever timezone you’re on, but make sure you visit the event as it will remain open for only 2 weeks and you might want to hurry!

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That’s all for now everybody, I’m dancing today so I have to go get ready! Wish me luck!

Have a great one and see you all next time!

STYLING

HAIR: Exile – Gina (group gift)

SWEATER: Emery – Sonja Sweater

LEGGINGS: Blueberry – Cake

SCENE

22769 – Destination Hamburg @6th Republic (NEW!) (opens May 6th 12pm SLT)

22769 – Kaispeicher
22769 – Kaispeicher Bridge 

Essenz – Ibiza @6th Republic (NEW!) (opens May 6th 12pm SLT)

Essenz – Ibiza (Deco 3)

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)

 

Challenges

Life is full of challenges not only in the real world but in our Virtual world too, challenges can be a good thing in my opinion.   I am a person who loves to be challenged aswell as challenging myself with new things especially learning new things, I know I am a geek but hey I’m a fun geek lol.  Recently I have been challenging myself a lot learning new things, this could be about blogging, or photoshop or even some totally new to me things which I won’t digress about just yet but one thing I will say, it keeps the mind active, the energy flowing, excitement of life alive.

Now yes some are likely thinking after recent posts isn’t your life busy enough as it is lol well hell yeah it is but I also thrive on busy, it keeps me busy, out of trouble lol and distracted, all good things.   So why not challenge yourself today, do something you wouldn’t normally do and see how it feels.

Todays outfit comes from Erratic, I bought it a while back but have yet to wear it so today’s the day hehe the leather skirt just screamed out for Tattoo which I added by Ephemeral and really cute eyes by Mesange which is available at Designer Circle for just a couple more days, the pose is such a sweet selfie pose by darling poses it finished it off totally.  The décor is by Q Essentials and floorplan you should totally check them out if you are looking for some new décor.

Have a great day everyone ♥

challenges

BODY:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5

HEAD:  CATWA HEAD Tumble V4.10

SKIN:  Bold & Beauty :: Megan (Catwa Applier) – Tan

EYES:  MESANGE – Sidonie Eyes 5 @ Designer Circle (NEW)

HAIR:  ::Bold & Beauty:: Hair ::  Sofia

TANK TOP:  erratic / marisa – tank (longer) / white

SKIRT:  erratic / neve – leather skirt / black

SHOES:  Essenz – Congo (Black)

TATTOO:  Ephemeral-Fugiat]

POSE:  :darling: Poses – Mwah {selfie}

DÉCOR

{Q-Essentials} Bicicletta

{Q-Essentials} Nordis Rug

{Q-Essentials} Packing Light Décor

{Q-Essentials} Optimus Breeze Floor Fan

floorplan. modern sideboard

Raven

Time of post 8:00am.

Fact #1: Haven’t had coffee yet.

Fact #2: It’s Thursday a.k.a. Pre-TGIF.

Fact #3: I’m not a morning person.

Fact #4: I managed to wear Lelutka hair with Catwa head (read what I’m talking about here)

Fact #5: WLRP is finally open.

Fact #6: I have nothing else to say this early in the morning.

Have a nice day all!

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HEAD: CATWA – Dyana V4.10

SKIN: amara beauty – Wendi

HAIR: LeLutka – A-NV-0002

BODYSUIT: Pixicat – Necromancer @WLRP (NEW!)

BRACELET: Kunglers – Isis (malachite) @WLRP (NEW!)

SHOES: Essenz – Lancaster

COLLAR: MG –  Vallari

GLASSES: Petite Mort– Lennon round specs

TABLE: THOR – CoffeeDog Dalmatian

LAMP: THOR – Raven Wall Lamp

Positive mind equals a positive life…

I’ve always been a “Glass half full” kind of person, I try to see the positive in even the worst situations and this actually amuses a lot of people around me.   But whilst even I can have my down or off days I do feel thinking positive just gives your day, your life a more positive feel to it, so why would I not choose that above feeling negative when let’s face it there is already enough of that in life to deal with.

So today why not look for the positive in everything that happens,  yes can be difficult at times, but I guarantee it’s totally worth it.   Today’s post was such a pleasure to create, with the stunning new dress from #bubbles along with this awesome pose by Awear which you can find at Pose Lover & Friends for just a few more days and yes my day was already a happy and positive one, and I wish the same for each and every one of you.

Have a great Tuesday everyone ♥

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BODY:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5

HEAD:  CATWA HEAD Skye

SKIN:  amara beauty – Riley 05 toffee

EYES:  .ARISE. Rema Eyes / Grey

HAIR:  .Entwined. Daisy (September Group Gift)

DRESS:  #bubbles Ella (NEW)

SHOES:  Essenz – Riga (Black)

NECKLACE/BRACELET:  Izzie’s – Sahara

POSE:  Awear poses – Puttin’ on a show @ Pose Lover & Friends (NEW)

SIM:  Elysion

End of Summer…

The end of summer has definitely come and gone, well actually I’m not even sure it arrived properly for me but well it’s nothing new.  The cooler days are coming and already the nights are darker earlier.

To be honest whilst I do love summer once it arrives, I am also very much a lover of Autumn and winter too and I am looking forward to those not only in RL with cosy nights, in cosy comfy clothes, hot chocolate and fires, but also in SL with all the amazing clothes I can’t wait to see wear.

But for today I have chosen a wonderful summery outfit to end my summer with gorgeous little dress by L.c. Clothing and available at Pose Lover & Friends, and if like me you love to buy and use poses, check out this sexy little pose by XXY called Flirty girl also available at the Pose Lover & Friends Event.

Happy Monday everyone ♥

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BODY:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5

HEAD:  CATWA HEAD Jessica v4.10

SKIN:  Bold & Beauty :: Sonya (Catwa Applier) – Fair. (Group Gift)

EYES:  IKON Sovereign Eyes  – Dune

HAIR:  *~*Damselfly*~*Francie

DRESS:  L.c – Kelly @ Pose Lover & Friends

NECKLACE/BRACELET:  **RE** Anya’s Pearls

SHOES:  Essenz – Rotterdam (White)

POSE:  XXY – Flirty girl Pack @ Pose Lover & Friends

Friends will always be there…

I am thankful to be able to say I have some really good loyal friends in my life, I am not a collector of friends to be honest, I would sooner have a small amount of good, loyal, honest friends I can devote my time to than reams of friends I cannot keep up with.

True friends are revealed through hard times and that’s been true in my experiences so I hold tight to my true friends, I give my love, loyalty, support back to each one and will always be there when I am needed no matter what is going on in my own life.

Today’s post was done with one of those friends, he’s been a really good friend for a number of years now and is always there on good days and bad and I couldn’t ask for a better or more loyal, supportive friend, so a huge hug and thank you to Daniel for not only helping me with today’s pose but for being such an awesome friend.

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Jules

BODY:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5

HAIR:  .Entwined. Jessica – Dark Browns

PANTS:  Dead Dollz – Norma Pants – Black @ TLC (NEW)

TOP:  Dead Dollz – Norma Turtleneck – Red @ TLC (NEW)

SHOES:  Essenz – Rotterdam (Black) Slink

Daniel

BEARD:  UrbaniX  Beard 1

BODY:  #TheMeshProject (BETA) Deluxe Body(m)

HEAD:  #TheMeshProject (BETA) Head(m) – Classic (Deluxe)

SKIN:  Clef de Peau – Harry

TOP:  etham – Dexter Henley – White –

JEANS:  INVICTUS –  Open Jeans / Light.  > Black Belt

HAIR:  Unorthodox — Comeback Hair

POSE:  Artis – “My cool half” couple pose @ Pose Lover & Friends (NEW)

If you never try, you will never know…

Happy Saturday everyone, the weekend is here and doesn’t it feel good lol.   Today’s title is a small quote I got today and it really is true.   So many of us sit and wish for this or wish for that but all we do is talk, you never know what you can do, what you can achieve until you try.  I used to sit and look at all the wonderful blogs out there, inspired by them I knew that I wanted to try it for myself, initially I came into this world of Fashion blogging by supporting my bestie Exis, I was the silent partner on the blog, doing the admin and setting it all up while she took the pictures, made the fabulous and creative posts.

Once we was all set I began my own journey of blogging, photography and honestly it’s now a huge part of my life, it’s hard work, anyone who says blogging is easy “you just put on clothes and take a picture” needs to walk a week in a bloggers shoes.  A friend of mine saw yesterday the day in the life of a blogger lol from choosing your outfit and accessories, the pose and location, the windlight etc and that’s all before you even start on the editing in PS and actually posting your blog, making sure to credit it correctly,  he was really surprised and commented on how he hadn’t realised how much goes into it lol.

For me every moment is worth what I do because I love it so much.  I get to showcase many fabulous designs from my own wonderful sponsors aswell as items I purchase to blog, I get to explore wonderful sims of SL and I am also getting to know some wonderful people, even though we don’t meet or even talk much apart from Flickr, I come to appreciate all they do, the hard work, aswell as be thankful for the support we all give each other.

So next time you want to try something, don’t think about it, do it, because “If you never try, you will never know”

Todays outfit is courtesy of the wonderful designers Love for the gorgeous hair which comes with a halo and is available at The Book of Daniel Event that opens today, this event is for a really wonderful cause so be sure to check it out.  The cute dress I am wearing is by PaperMoon, the hand tattoos are Arabic Tattoos and the really cute pose I am using is by the awesome MEOW Poses.  I really enjoyed putting this one together.

Have a wonderful Saturday everyone ♥

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BODY:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5

HEAD:  CATWA HEAD Alice V4.10

SKIN:  Insol: Face for CATWA ‘Marcela’, ST05 ‘Chocolate’

EYES:  IKON Sovereign Eyes  – Dune

HAIR:  Love [TexasBama] @ The Book of Daniel (NEW)

DRESS:  PaperMoon– Anna Halter Dress –  Flower/Black

SHOES:  Essenz – San Fransisco (Black)

TATTOO:  Arabic Tattoos-Kim’s Hand-Black

POSE:   ! ::M E O W  P O S E S:: Elegant Pose

SIM:  The Village & Bar Deco