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    on the hunt

    DeuxLooks - on the hunt

    As you know, I have been smitten over the years by skins from alaskametro, so when I saw she had a cute little garden party for items all over her store land, I TP’d right over and was officially on the hunt.

    In general, I don’t like hunts (or puzzles – or anything that keeps me from shopping at will) so I normally ignore things like this – but this one is particularly sweet and isn’t frustrating to play. When you find the flowers (that contain skins, makeup, dresses, etc.), you simply buy them at a nice low price – or nothing if you’re already a group member. I found this skin, makeups, and dress – all based on an easy to follow color-coded guide. Obviously I focused most on the LeLutka and BOM-based flowers. Read more here.

    By the way, have you noticed I am wearing my Nova head almost daily now? I’m liking her very much.

    xoxo


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    best buns

    DeuxLooks - best buns

    The best buns in SL? I have them. Or some of them anyway. Hair buns, of course. [Yes, I made a dad joke. Don’t @me]

    In the lead look, I’m wearing a simple bun from DOUX, and going through my whole collection, it turns out this particular creator has several good ones. But the point is, I have so many styles I still love and wear. And yes, the best bun of all time – spanning years and years of wear – is also still included. And always will be.

    Here’s a closer look at the best buns in my SL inventory!

    Here’s the little stash I brought together for this post. Not all are shown in pictures because these buns, they’re tired now.

    xoxo


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    shop my stash

    DeuxLooks - shopped my stash

    This is – head to toe – a look from my stash, existing inventory I wear over months and years. That’s why my inventory organization strats are so important. You can’t shop your stash without knowing where everything is in your cavernous digital closet, amirite?

    I spent the morning visiting the Minimal Gallery – which houses jewelry, clothing, and scenes, buildings and decorations from Minimal. A brand I used to only wear jewelry from, I joined the group for $250L and picked up so many great past group gifts – one of which I am showing here. I know, I’m late to this party. But I have arrived.

    I’m considering revisiting a post on how I organize my inventory to shop my stash regularly. If you’re interested in revisiting this topic, let me know.

    xoxo


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    fresh start

    DeuxLooks - fresh start
    fresh face

    This is about as simple as it gets. Sundress, ponytail, fresh face for a fresh start. I love this new pinafore style from Thalia Heckroth. The best color – a bright, screaming pink – is only available in the fatpack. Cruel world. My skin is absolutely delightful – completely fresh faced – from Bold & Beauty.

    fresh body update

    So the other day I noticed all these “Maitreya Petite” sizes in my inventory. I don’t remember hearing or seeing anything about this. How did they get there? Somehow – when I was away, maybe? – Maitreya released an update to the Lara body and introduced the new Petite add-on. I am sorry I missed all the fanfare – assuming there was any. It made me pretty happy tbh.

    So now, I have happily updated to Lara 5.2 for a fresh start (somehow I had moles on my previous body that seemed to transcend any body skin applier) and will absolutely, positively be giving the Petite add-on a try as well. Finally, I can have an avatar without implants!! Remind me to update my Evolution heads too, please!

    xoxo


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    best laid plans

    DeuxLooks - best laid plans

    “The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” That’s how the saying goes. And that’s what’s happened to me. Despite my best laid plans to spend a vacation week blogging and welcoming a new kitty into the family, I experienced: a broken blog, a killer cat, and a crazy heat wave. In SL, my best intentions to love and adore the new Fleur from LeLutka head similarly went awry.

    I don’t know what it is about this new head, but the shape is so different that I haven’t been able to get it to even slightly look like “me” in avatar form – not using my base Evolution shape and not using the base that comes in the box. However, I have seen some very pretty other avatars – including from Gogo, who has somehow managed to almost perfectly recreate her familiar avatar with this new head. I could blog what my shape looks like so far, but it’s not pretty and not cute. Like, at all.

    I haven’t struggled so much with a new head shape in a long time. But I’ll definitely go back to work on it. In the meantime, I’m wearing one of the new Glam Affair BoM skins that was specifically made for Fleur on my Nova Evolution head…because that’s how shit goes around here for me.

    The best laid plans…

    xoxo


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    sensing a pattern

    DeuxLooks - sensing a pattern

    Are you sensing a pattern? Good grief, I only just realized how far my matchy-matchyness has gone -_- But I love tropical colors mixed together like frozen treats in the summertime and apparently, I love matching them to my front door too.

    Clearly, I’m continuing to grow my collection from The Skinnery and am loving this new one with a hint of pink lipgloss from Euphoric. Yes, still wearing my LeLutka Korina head; still not wearing the newer Evolution head shapes as often. I think the new BOM skins work just as well on my older head shape but I do look forward to trying the new LeLutka head release at the end of the week.

    matchy-match

    This pretty background scene is from Minimal – a creator I previously only enjoyed jewelry from. But I have been – obviously – really enjoying creating looks with something other than a bare white background for the first time in a long while. Way back when I was blogging Last Call’s releases for Ginny, I often used to snap his amazing limited edition or holidays designs in beautiful sims across SL. Yes, this is not the same, but it’s been fun to play with.

    xoxo


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    unplanned

    DeuxLooks - unplanned

    This style was 100% unplanned. I was just going through my hellhole inventory and started throwing things on I hadn’t yet worn. Unplanned but meant to be? Also a better look at the beautiful new skin I blogged previously. I feel like I didn’t do it justice. Oh and below is a look at the heels I chose. Don’t @ me. I love them!

    something else unplanned

    I’ll end this with something else unplanned that happened this weekend IRL. Skip right to the credits if you’re not interested, of course!


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    just what i was looking for

    DeuxLooks - just what i was looking for

    An amazing reader came through and I now have all the Rares from the LaGyo Positano collection at C88. Thank you! These woven earrings are just what I was looking for. Elsewhere, I’m wearing a new hair/scarf combo from Tableau Vivant that I bought twice thanks to lag. My skin is new from Moccino Beauté. Note, this is not really a BOM “layer”; instead the pack comes with Evolution appliers and system skins. I am wearing “Ruth” on my Korina head, as usual. Unfortunate naming, no?

    My very summery dress is apropos the nice breezy day I have IRL today. And you know what else is happening IRL today? Manolo Blahnik’s FIRST EVER ONLINE SALE. Very exciting! Even though the shoes are – of course – still very expensive, even on sale. Worth every penny.

    xoxo


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