“Worldly comfort is an illusion.”

By laylahlecker – Fashion colLecker. Visit “Worldly comfort is an illusion.” for original post.

Dear sister:

I hate to break it to you, but there is usually a bigger picture. It goes beyond he said she said scenarios too. It’s literally opening up one’s perspective and it ain’t always fun.

Things are not what they seem to be

Trust me. If things seem wrong or dangerous, they probably are. Broaden your scope.

The first appearance deceives many

Once you broaden your scope, you’ll see the bullshit for what it is because “worldly comfort is an illusion” (Mirabai) in your particular case. Now once you do, it’s your turn.

And I leave behind this hurricane of fucking lies

It’s your turn to walk away from what deceived you in the first place. Emotional wars are exhausting, and sadly so many, including me, fight for the wrong reasons. You probably won’t read this. One, you don’t have a blog and two, you probably forgot about my grown up virtual Barbie doll games/online journal. If you do, know I love you and I will be there when and if you need help walking away.

Love Always,

Your Sister

Credits:
Featuring Chop Zuey The Dark Dweller of Braj @ Designer Showcase March
Dress: Baiastice_Samy Mini Dress-Black-Maitreya
Shoes: Dirty Princess Gladiator Couture Princess Heels
Hair: *TKW* Aloisi
Body Parts: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara, Lelutka Simone Bento, and VISTA Prohand V.2beta
Poses (from top to bottom): WetCat“The Jeweller” 12; {NanTra} Catwalk Queen; and Manifeste– Model_767
Location: Digital Art-Cammino e Vivo Capovolto

Post title and inspiration pinched from Chop Zuey and Mirabai

Out of body. Out of mind.

By laylahlecker – Fashion colLecker. Visit Out of body. Out of mind. for original post.

Spring is my favorite season. Though, I could do without the wind. It’s been said when March rolls in like a lion, it goes out like a lamb, but in Las Vegas, they like to keep us on our toes. I shouldn’t complain. Compared to other states, NV’s weather may be perfection.

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Have you been to Designer Showcase‘s March Round? It also rolls in for bang each month. March brought in a brand new build along with new items. PurpleMoon Creations‘ Amberly Dress is one of those items. It’s almost like a make your own adventure story. Remember those? If you don’t, it’s easy. You make choices and find out the consequences. In this case,  the decisions won’t get you in trouble.

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Instead, you’ll find the colors and patterns that suit your mood for the day with the all choices Hud. Want to see? Click here for your lift to Designer Showcase.

I’m wearing:
Outfit:: PM :: Amberly Dress -Maitreya @ Designer Showcase
Jewelry: (Yummy) Spring Rings – Butterflies, Bee Flower, Blue Flower, Daisies, and Vintage @ The Arcade (March 2017)
Hair: .Tableau Vivant \ Hairplay – Down Blow – Browns (with pose) @ The Arcade (March 2017)
Body Parts: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara, Lelutka Simone Bento, and VISTA Prohand V.2beta

Modern Conflict: “Daddy’s little psycho and Mommy’s little soldier.”

By laylahlecker – Fashion colLecker. Visit Modern Conflict: “Daddy’s little psycho and Mommy’s little soldier.” for original post.

In case you were interested, my own private drama involves a lot of stretching (and fidgeting, twitching, rubbing my face, and playing with locks of my hair). Speaking of private drama…

My own private drama

I’m an adult and then some, but I noticed my parents still view me as a child, so when we talk, I feel like I’m back at home. Some things never die. My dad thinks I’m silly (it’s called liberal nowadays in my dad’s head lol) and my mom believes I’m fighting for the greater good.

Love them both because they are both right. 😉

Now, down to business ! PurpleMoon Creations Elsie Socks are cute, cozy socks / leg warmers and only available on Marketplace !

I’m wearing:
Featured: : PurpleMoon Creations Elsie Socks – Maitreya
Outfit: Dead Dollz Juniper Maxi Sweater – Pink – Maitreya
Hair: Tableau Vivant \ Messy updo wig – Browns
Pose: Fantasy 8 by Quixotica Zepp
Location: Days of O

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Probable Cause: “It’s where my demons hide.”

By laylahlecker – Fashion colLecker. Visit Probable Cause: “It’s where my demons hide.” for original post.

It’s time for catharsis. Although I should treat my home to a massive and literal spring cleaning, my mind and soul take precedence. Because in order for the literal spring cleaning to work, the actual laborer has to feel like he or she is in the mood.

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In this instance, the laborer is me because it’s my journal, but surely I’m not alone? If I’m not, wash all the angst away.

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There may be remnants of psychological ew tomorrow, but every cleanse needs a second day.  Trust me. I do this every season. It doesn’t last all year, but it might for you!

Though this is all for you

 

Thankfully, shopping is timeless. Designer Showcase is a monthly fashion event that features exclusive designs by all types of designers across the grid. If you love short skirts, sweaters, stockings and boots, Entice’s Sweater Girl and Shoes may be a perfect fit. Try on the demo at Designer Showcase. Click here for your lift to Designer Showcase.

I’m wearing:
Outfit: Entice – Sweater Girl Dress and Boots for Maitreya @ Designer Showcase
Hair: [LCKY] Rain // Cleansing @ The Arcade (March 2017)
Jewelry and Accessories: `M.BIRDIE / Leah look-Choker2, Earring 1, Jacket 5 @ The Arcade (March 2017)
Body Parts: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara, Lelutka Simone Bento, and VISTA Prohand V.2beta
Poses: KioKiom 5 by Aristas and DM Tense by Del May
Location: One Caress

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Solidarity

By laylahlecker – Fashion colLecker. Visit Solidarity for original post.

A day without…

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a woman.

Day without a Woman

I’m wearing:
Outfit: DE.Boutique Aisha Top, Pants, and Necklace (Red) @ Designer Showcase
Shoes: Lindy PixieM Red @ Designer Showcase
Jewelry: Moondance Boutique Bellisima Little Earrings @ Designer Showcase
Hair: Tableau Vivant \ Low pony [fitted] – Browns
Poses: (marukin) [vivid] basic2 and **Manifeste** – Model_765
Location: Days of O

Passion is contagious; “It’d be safer if you ran.”

By laylahlecker – Fashion colLecker. Visit Passion is contagious; “It’d be safer if you ran.” for original post.

Even though it’s probably way sexier, I don’t mean romantic passion. I’m talking about what motivates us and I’ve realized I can be kind of bossy when it comes to my idealistic ways. Because I am far from perfection, I should probably steer clear of that anyway.

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But…I can’t help but think every one of us can make a small difference and make a mark.

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Everyone will have their own bulls-eye. Stay steady and go for it k?

I’m wearing

Outfit: PurpleMoon Creations Sadie Dress @ Swank (February)
Jewelry: PurpleMoon Creations Sage #1 String Choker
Shoes::HH:: Hucci Zunyi Pump – Midnight (Lara)
Hair: Magika – Take Flight
Purse: *BOOM* Sweetheart Bag (red)

Sunshine is wearing

Outfit: PurpleMoon Creations Sadie Dress @ Swank (February)
Jewelry: Elysium – Valentine heart earrings
Shoes: fri. – Betty.Janes (Pitch) – Maitreya
Hair: Stealthic Vivacity @ Hairology (Exclusive)

Pose 1 by Manifeste
Pose 2 by !Bang

Post title inspired by

And here’s to you, Mrs. Robinson

By laylahlecker – Fashion colLecker. Visit And here’s to you, Mrs. Robinson for original post.

You know, I’ve never seen The Graduate, but I heard a remake of “Mrs. Robinson” on my way to work today, and it’s been in my head ever since. I’m not sure what the original songwriters meant when writing the lyrics, but it’s always been a song that made me think of dual personalities, but not in a mentally ill kind of way, if that makes sense. I mean…have you ever said one thing and shown the exact opposite?

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For instance, I’ve told people two glasses of wine can knock me out. I would never share that I can down an entire bottle and stay awake. Obviously, I am impaired, but I’m still wide awake. Well, I just shared, but I’ll hold my fingers accountable for that.

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In many cases, it’s okay to show one face to the public and one face in private. When the two intersect, it can be hypocritical depending on the receiver. Here’s another fun example. My co-worker interviewed several applicants for a position opening.

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The candidate was charming, spoke highly of the company, and had many skills.Unfortunately, as in life, there is usually someone better than you (reader rest assured it’s not me), so my co-worker opted to go with someone who had more of the skills she was looking for.

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This charming schmoozer with a wide variety of skills replied to the rejection email with 🖕.  I’ve never seen that either. Takeaway? We can’t judge a book by its cover because it may be missing crucial pages. C’est la vie.

I’m wearing

Outfit: Entice – So In Love @ Designer Showcase
Shoes: Entice – So In Love  @ Designer Showcase
Jewelry: ~Tantalum~ Locked Love Necklace and Earrings @ Designer Showcase
Hair: Argrace
Body Parts: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara and Lelutka Simone Bento
Poses: Fantasy (pics 2, 3, & 4) by Quixotica Zepp
Location: Days of O

Post title pinched from “Mrs. Robinson” remake

 

“My head’s above the rain and roses”

By laylahlecker – Fashion colLecker. Visit “My head’s above the rain and roses” for original post.

So, I had an eventful week. I had a birthday. I went to a workshop. I learned that I’m a ‘get appreciated’ personality type (according to the workshop). Good stuff huh? Although, that’s not the most important take away from this week. I also learned I could pass for a real life Laurie should I ever want to change my name.

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The workshop dude thought my name was Laurie. When I first started working with one of my co-workers, she called me Laurie and called another co-worker Lisa whose name was Laurie. I know what you’re thinking because I thought about it for a bit. Unforgettable was my first thought, so I had to do some digging. I mean, my self-esteem was on the line!

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I decided a name is just a name. Sometimes, I don’t feel like a Lisa (my formal name is actually Alisa; huh lol), and I feel more like a Laylah. Then there are days I feel like Sunshine. I don’t feel like a Jasmine anymore, though. Those days are over. The moral of my story? Sorry, but I don’t have one. This story is only beginning (or at least in the middle of the book). 😉

I’m wearing
Outfit: Egoisme Elisa Pants and Sweater
Hair: Exile:: Snow Fall (L) @ The Arcade December 
Shoes: *katat0nik* (white / LT) Strap Boot (former Arcade item)
Body Parts: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara and LAQ Mesh Head Trinity
Props: CurelessAmore: /Surrealisme/ Manifeste Balloon (former Arcade item) and Moon Amore: Frozen Xmas/ Snowy Wearable @ The Arcade December
Poses: Del May Little Breath and Aloft
Location: Days of O

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“Missing link on the brink”

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The Cosmopolitan on Las Vegas’s strip turns one of their pools into an ice skating rink! I didn’t actually go to it because I haven’t skated since I was 12 or something.

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But it looked really cool from a distance! At twelve years old, I picked up ice skating fairly quickly. I mean I wasn’t amazing, but I could skate around the rink and not fall.

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Nowadays, I would likely fall on my ass more than skate. You’ll find my snuggly outerwear at this round of Designer Showcase. KC Couture’s tops come with huds, so you can change the textures. That goes for the earmuffs too!

Click here for your lift to Designer Showcase.

I’m wearing
Top: :::KC::: Rustic Sweater (Maitreya) and Earmuffs  @ Designer Showcase December
Bottom: Izzie’s Mainstore Tights (Maitreya)
Shoes: Pure Poison – Emma IceSkates – w/socks – Maitreya @ Uber
Hair: AD – Pearl
Body Parts: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara and LAQ Mesh Head Trinity

Sunshine is wearing
Top: :::KC::: Jacket Fur (Maitreya) @ Designer Showcase December
Bottom: -Pixicat- Signe.Jeans – Grey (Maitreya)
Shoes: The Secret Store Vintage Ice Skates Candy Polka/Pompons (Former Gacha Item)
Hair: [e] Lillian
Body Parts: Body Parts: LeLutka Head Stella and Maitreya Body Lara

Pose: !Bang Unsteady
Location: Duet
Post title pinched from Green Day “She’s a Rebel”