Cinco de Mayo

cinco de mayo SL

The 5th of May is a Mexican holiday.  Now I have never celebrated in Mexico; Easter was the time to return to northern climes for me.  But I have partied in the US.

And when this new dress came in from ArisAris ( the Gara35~Arpeggio~ dress)  full of colorful patterns by hud and one that was DEFINITELY perfect -- well, I couldn't help heading out for an adventure.

I did some searching  and found a sim based on Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta.  The town areas weren't bringing back many authentic memories, but the beachy area was indeed reminiscent.

Along they way I ran into a gal form Chile and we chatted mostly in Spanish with me no doubt misspelling some words along the way, but we managed. She thought my dress was muy bonito and wished me a good evening as she headed to her bungalow and sleep.

I am trying something new on this blog. The photo above links directly to Flickr where you can zoom in and see all the details. It is a clean and easy look and I "finally" figured out how to do it. We'll see how well it works.  I am a details gal so I love to see things up close and personal -- more than can happen easily in a 600 pixel photo.  This is my second test :D. 

So take a look at the detailing in this dress. Very pretty indeed.

The easy to use hud features six choices with five colorful patterns and one solid  white.

My hair was already ancient when I picked it up at a going out of business freefest several years ago, but it was perfect for this outfit --- that Freda thing. 

Sandals can be found at Bliensen + MaiTai -  the Soleil - Sandals

Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Lumae - Eirtae skin applier

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: aDORKable

Waterfalls and Time - Keliana

There's no doubt about it, Cory Edo has definitely outdone herself with the Keliana Summertime Set.   There really is too much goodness to show you though, so you definitely want to get over to FaMESHed and take an up close and personal look at the Trompe Loeil booth.

The loungers are sleekly modern and come with an extensive color change menu as well as tons of animations. A light wood version is also available.

But the real star of the show -- for me at least -- is the pool with waterfall rocks.  Now I remember an earlier pool from C. Edo. Curiosity got the better of me and I found it in my inventory dated 2012. It still looks good; Trompe Loeil items have staying power. But technology as well as skillsets have a tendency to improve over time; the flowing water and rippling pool are simply phenomenal!

Many many animations are available; you can see one of my favorites on my Flickr stream.

Along with the loungers, umbrella (a FaMESHed anniversary gift) and outstanding pool, there are sunbathing towels with extensive color change menus -- perfect for folks on a squeekily tight prim budget.

The pool weighs in at 31 and seats two couples. Both PG and A versions are available. The loungers come with and without towels and are 4 and 6 li accordingly. 

My swimsuit is a cutie from last season, the Baiastice Ruffle Bikini. Sami's bikini was a free item from last year and no longer available, but her tattoos can be found at White Widow on the Runway Perfect hunt ($5).  

Keliana Summertime Set

And this is my personal favorite shot of our photo shoot.

My hair CHOCOLAT by eXxEsS. Sami's a Truth group gift from awhile back.

Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA

Lumae - Eirtae skin applier

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: the pool and loungers

The Brilliance of Color

Color. Even those of us in the neutrals camp love it on occasions. It lifts our spirits and reminds us that beauty is all around us.

From MEVA for the Gacha Garden --  a big set of colorful butterfly jewelry. I am wearing a bracelet and two of the rings (love the rings!). There is a necklace, earring set, headdress and nipple covers duo to be had. The hanging butterfly cage is the Seed of Inspiration prize and weighs in at an amazing 3! There is also a cage with no chain and two shorter chains (3 lengths in all).

Sami and I had great fun in the garden with our photoshoot. Since you are very observant folks I am guessing that you noted our matching but for color attire.

And do I have a surprise for you!

These Beautiful Dirty Rich bodysuits in TWENTY lovely colors are -- wait for it:


Various versions for mesh bodies are included as well as system layers. Find it in the middle of a huge new wall of releases based on a mix and match idea (mostly appliers). These are a spectacular gift and can be used throughout the seasons. The two pieces can be used together or separately.

And yes, there are neutral amidst those color choices.

Hair: Chocolat by eXxEss and a Truth hair (sorry Sami isn't around)

Maitreya Mesh Body

.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA and Simone

Lumae - Eirtae skin applier

Mayfly Eyes

Poses by: aDORKable, LAP, Diesel Works, BehaviorBody