Monday, 27 February 2012

Come on babe why don't we paint the town...

And all that jazz!

Exile's new release just screamed 1920's flapper at me, and it did it loudly!
I teamed it with sn@tch's dress from the wash cart sale which is just to die for, I love the feathery skirt and it was so easy to resize

The eyes are gorgeous too, here's a close up!

saff/B xx

Dress by sn@tch @ The Wash - Cart Sale (10L)
Eyes by Banana Banshee @ Flux
Hair @ Exile (Mesh - 250L)
Skin @ Glam Affair (old gift)
Lashes @ Dutch Touch (old gift)
Earrings by Kosh @ Seraphim HQ (free)
Socks @ a piece of candy (1L)
Shoes @ Stiletto Moody
Nails @ Mad Echo (free (or cheap not sure))

Sunday, 26 February 2012

A Dandy Week (9)!

Let me just get your faces and rub it in it for a moment, I'm just reaching the end of a 5 day weekend! And let me just say: Thursday was GLORIOUS! For winter weather it hit 15-17 degrees celsius and I went out in some lovely summer wear!
So as week 9's colour for the 52 weeks of colour challenge was Dandelion I decided, stuff winter let's hurry to springs and summers!!

Saff/B xx

Dress & Skirt @ *G Field* (past gift)
Skin @ Style By Kira (past gift, lots of freebies!)
Hair @ lamb (free, tinted)
Lashes @ Dutch Touch (past gift)

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Week 8 ~ Dark Raspberry

I love the word raspberry, it's supposed to be pronounced razz-berry which makes me think of making fart noises by blowing on someone's tummy (aka Razzing) but I pronounce it Rasp-berry, like it's spelt and rasp makes me think of going pthhhhhpt! (:p)

Anywho, I was very glad that I waited to do my week 8 of the 52 weeks of colour challenge as all the new releases of coldLogic came out (yes I know I don't like doing new releases but as a challenge this counts PLUS I included freebies hehe) so I decided to use all the gorgeous purple shades as everyone has an opinion on which shade is Dark Raspberry and I am NEVER one to match the swatch hehe!

L-R Penitent Hunt, WomenStuff Hunt, HAH

Saff/B xx

All Clothes (MESH) @ coldLogic (varied prices all reasonable!)
Skins @ ::Modish:: (all hunt items!)
Hair by Exile @ TDR Blue (blogged earlier)
Shoes by R.icielli (previous dressing room item)
Seat @ !bang poses (hunt gift)
Fence by Glitterati

For Once....

I'm just going to let the pictures do the talking....

Saff/B xx

Skin @ Free Speerit
Dress @ The Vinyl Cafe (group gift - 25L join fee)
Violin @ !bang poses (group gift)
Hair by Exile @ The Dressing Room Blue (60L I think)

Friday, 17 February 2012

What I don't do...!

So on a suggestion from Adorkable bloggers were given the challenge to do something out of the norm....
I think it's an unwritten fashion rule that you either choose cleavage or legs, not both, this tends to be my mantra in SL and RL and I doubt you'll find a picture of that unless I'm being fae!

Maybe it was the new smokes pouring from my hookah that made me do it... or maybe the lure of temptation but I decided that I would screw over the rules and wear this sexy dress cut low to lure the men and ridden high to well.... you know!

Snuggled by the hookah I took some deep puffs.. enough to make me drowsy as I slowly dropped off to sleep..

Close up of shoes and stockings, gorgeous patterning on both!


Skin @ Mamboo Chic (past lucky board)
Hair @ Dura (group gift, recoloured to my tastes)
Dress by Adore and Abhor @ Festival of Sin (opens 18th Feb - 125L)
Belt by Adore and Abhor @ Festival of Sin (opens 18th Feb - 50L)
Stockings by Adore and Abhor @ Festival of Sin (Opens 18th Feb - 50L)
MESH Shoes by 22769 @ The Gallery Gift Shop

Sunday, 12 February 2012

A Morning of Folly - 52 WoCC Week 7

Sunday mornings were always a toughie she thought to herself as she lay in bed. Saturdays consisted of the interhouse quidditch match and usually much late night celebrations or grumblings depending on who won. For some unknown reason the breakfast still began at 6am when everyone had had a late night...
Ok, maybe not everyone, the ickle firsties were always in bed before 9.
So there she lay in bed contemplating getting up for breakfast... the 6th and 7th years wouldn't be up by now, their heads would be too heavy after all the butterbeers they'd snuck back from Hogmeade

ok, that decided it, she pulled her lethargic form out of bed and with a huge stretch she looked around blearily for something to wear..

She loosened her hair from it's bun and let the long waves tumble down over her red sweater and pulled on yesterdays overalls, tucking them inside the jumper. Shoes... shoes....

Incidentally Folly is one of the colours for my wedding, goes perfectly with bright green!

With a slight laugh she slipped on some ridiculously high pink shoes that she had brought with her for partys and such like before deciding that she would get docked a good few house points with these shoes on and made a mental note to send them back to mother with the next owl she received.

Hearing the clock chime 6 she pulled on some heavy boots, suitable for the cold weather and her cloak and ran full pelt down the staircase, nearly losing a foot in one of the steps that always disappeared every time she was on her way down stairs...

It took her a moment or two to realise that none of the hall or food was in focus and with a grumble accio'd her glasses to her... damn being sleepy!

Skin (pic 1 & 2) by Adore and Abhor @ Back2Black event
Long Jumper @ villena (Zombie Popcorn Hunt 0L)
Hair (pic 1 &2) @ tiny bird (closed)
Slippers @ Footworks (old freebie)

Skin (pic 3&4) @ Tuli
Hair (pics 3&4) @ Wasabi Pills
Jumper @ e! Eclectic Apparel (50L Valentines Gift!)
Jeans @ paper.doll (as yesterday)
Pink Shoes @ N-Core (womenstuff hunt 0L)
Cowboy Boots @ Duh! (40L I think)

Saff/B xx

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Dressy on a cold day...?

Pink wasn't usually her colour of choice... Ravenclaw blue was what she was proud of whereas pink was the colour of prissy, simpering girls from houses that cared. But this dress was well worth a squeal or two in a high pitched manner
Sculpty and Flexi Skirt Available - Sculpty shown
It was definately a contender for the hearty party... but why save a dress for an occasion? Accessorise it up with a bit of this and that and no one would even realise she'd worn it before when she turned up to the dance!
Don't you just LOVE those tights?!!
Slipping on a chunky knit sweater it was worthy of casual attire. In the common room she felt the queen of casual chic though on entering the grounds she realised chic did nothing to deter the biting cold of a Scottish winter!
Bloody Hell It's COLD!!!

So she decided to just save the dress for now and go around in her lazy overalls and jumper.... it's warmer!

Yeah... this is less chic more warm!

Saff/B xx


Hair 1 @ Elikatira
Hair 2 @ Exile (free)
Dress @ Sleeping Koala
Tights @ Sleeping Koala
Flats & Wellington Boots @ Duh!
Jumper@ Jane (old gift)
Onesie (underneath jumper) @ Jane (old gift)
"overalls" Jeans @ paper.doll (old sale item, either discontinuedor discounted now)
Book from Gatcha at the Alley Shoppes

Friday, 10 February 2012

Loving socks

Hair, socks, jewellery and shoes are Saffie's way of being individual when life is a whirlwind of grey uniforms and black robes

These socks and the cutesy shoes are are a sassy Zombie Popcorn Hunt Gift from SeVered GarDeN
The pose is one of my new releases, Tights for Jullie (30L)

Saff/B xx

Going Back to Black

Usually I'll write a cutesy little story to go along with my blog post but the Back2Black event begins tomorrow (11th) and I'm blogging 22769's item (is a full outfit but I loved the jumper most) which will be at the event.

Back2Black is an event to highlight mental health illnesses.
Since I was about 11 or 12 I've had mood fluctuations, who doesn't at that age? But I lived in a household where my sister suffered from severe depression due to bullying and anorexia because at 7st people called her fat.
She got better, thankfully, though I don't remember much of that time, I don't remember anyone telling me she had depression or anorexia, I just guessed.. I stayed at the school my sister was bullied at while she dropped out and moved to a private school, she got better but when I was 17 she had a nasty breakup, now we have a very open household and I wandered into the bathroom while she was in the bath. The only thing I can describe is one of the photographs at Auschwitz, where the bodies lay there dead and emaciated but what lay in the bath was my living, breathing, skeletal sister, all I could smell was the overpowering smell of pear drops, also known as ketones, ketones are produced when your body starts digesting it's own fat because you have no nutrients coming in or left with you..
I won't lie, I started screaming at her, I don't cope the way my parents did by weedling her to eat, I just would scream and scream, one day I threatened if she didn't eat we'd play suffragettes and I'd force feed her..

22769 Back2Black HomeDress and Willow Maxi Skirt

I digress. Growing up in that situation probably screwed me over a little bit. Just under a year ago I started using the app "My Fitness Pal", I weighed myself obsessively, if I hadn't lost weight I'd not eat, I went from being a healthy 9st 10/11 to 8st 12, still a healthy weight but at my height (5tf 7) I looked terrible. Peter told me, my friends told me and my family told me.
Along with this I was having violent mood swings, honestly I don't remember much of this.. I ask Pete now and again what I was like and he tells me I was vile, unbearable and difficult.. I guess I must have been. He begged me to get help but wouldn't force me to go, he said if I needed help I had to go myself.

One day I finished work early and went through my university campus on the bus.. inside I was tearing myself apart, do I stay on the bus or do I get off and walk into the doctors?
I stayed on the bus..
The next day I walked into the doctors and broke down to a nurse who hurridly made me an appointment with the doctor. When the doctor asked me what made me come to get help I told her
"I got let out of placement early"

I was already on low dose tricyclic antidepressants for my migraines so she upped them to work as both migraine relief and anti-depressants, the first two weeks were murder, my moods flew off the handle but slowly I got better.
I was still trying to lose weight though.. then, when my housemates were out the house I was running from the shower to my room and I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror, dropping my towel I looked at myself and all I could think was
"WHERE the hell have my boobs gone?!"
22769 Valentines Store Hunt
Sadly, that was my turning point, not people's concerns, not the doctor, not my family nor the love of my life
My boobs, I had fried eggs where I once had some nice teacups
Peter, dog and I went on holiday to Cornwall for a week and I stopped using the app.
I did a traithlon in May.
In September I helped Pete get diagnosed with depression (work related) I supported him through finding the job of his dreams, moving 80 miles from me and now he is detoxing from his antidepressants. I'm still on mine and still have low moods but I feel so much better now.
22769 Zombie Popcorn Hunt Gift

The one thing I can say if you find yourself in this situation is seek help, don't go it alone, so many people care enough to see you get better.

Anyway.. credits for the pictures:

Pic 1
Jumper by 22769 @ Back2Black (150L)
MESH Skirt @ Willow (50L)
Hair @ lamb
Boots @ Decoy (285L)

Pic 2
Whole Outfit (inc shoes & tights) @ 22769 (Valentines Hunt)
Hair by Exile @ TDR - old item

Pic 3
Dress @ 22769 (Zombie Popcorn Hunt)
Hair by Exile @ TDR - old item
Socks @  a piece of candy (1L)
Shoes @ DECO (old FLF)

B/Saff xx

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

My lovely new skirt!

This morning was wonderful, usually when the owls flock through the roof of the great hall one never usually lands in front of Saffie, tearing open the parcel that had landed in front of her she found a great pile of pink silk with lots of oomph and fluff to give it shape, holding it up to see she saw a beautiful skirt and out fell a note

"Something to wear for the Valentine's Ball maybe?
~ Love, Mother"

Hurridly she finished her toast and gulped her tea and took full pelt up to the female dorms in Ravenclaw tower. Shimmying her dull school skirt down she hitched the beautiful mixture of pink silk and taffeta over her hips, it fit perfectly, mother was always good at sewing. Unfortuately there were no full mirrors in Ravenclaw tower and Saffie decided she couldn't risk an accio charm to summon one for fear of it breaking so instead she spun around, watching as the fabric billowed out around her.

Unfortunately spinning for too long can make one fairly dizzy so with a heavy head that still spun she replaced the beautiful skirt with her school skirt
and ran to the little witches room to have a look at the earrings she had found that morning at the bottom of her trunk, mother always packed little bits and bobs, she said it was to glam up her uniform but saffie really knew mother wanted her to make friends and maybe the glitz would attract her some attention.

Smiling faintly at her reflection she decided that yes the earrings, though mismatched, did look good and then realised she was late for divinations and ran!

Saff/B xx

MESH Skirt @ The Vinyl Cafe (1L daily dollarbie - 25L group join fee)
Earrings by Dark Mouse @ The Love Gatcha Event (25L a go, I won 2 sets of earrings)
Hair @ lamb
boots @ *G Field*

Sunday, 5 February 2012

52 Weeks of Colour Challenge - Week 6

It's sunday again! Hogsmeade has been and gone so she's just left with a lazy Sunday filled with hurried homework in front of the fire in the Common Rooms, the only issue being if you need a book one would have to go to the library which is FREEZING (and she means freezing!). Wrapping up warm was the best option, she shrugged on her warm cardigan and pulled up her thick socks, a nice floaty skirt in alice blue seemed to finish off the ensemble... oh yes geek chic she could do... probably a bit more geek than chic though some would say!

Her blouse was probably a bit thin but winding up the tye for her cardigan she shrugged and decided no one would notice that, so she headed off to the library to find books for her herbology homework... or was it Defence Against the Dark Arts?! She reminded herself that during the NEXT hogsmeade visit she would pick up a diary to note down her work in..!

Hair @ Wasabi Pills - MESH (220L)
Cardigan @ Jane
Blouse @ Willow (dollarbie)
Skirt @ humming (freebie)
Socks @ 22769 (blackmarket 40L)
Shoes @ Duh! (25L)

Pose in pic 1 @ Bubica Designs (30L New Release)

Saff/B xx