#134 Mollie

Hiya Lovelies ♥ Yes! Autumn is here! My favourite season of the year. If you fancy something cute and quaint to visit Inworld this weekend, how about popping to the Autumn Cafe. Such a pretty long grassed meadow next to a river with autumn trees and beautiful areas dedicated to chill with your loved ones. There is also a gaming area tucked away in the corner if that is something you love to do within Second Life. This has to be the smallest cafe I have ever visited Inworld but soooo damn cute and beautifully decorated inside. Enjoy the rest of your Weekend everyone ♥.

  • Outfit: ‘Mollie’ Autumn Vibes by Aurora’s Closet. This outfit is perfect for sliding into Autumn with the cute knit Cami Top matched with skinny high waist jeans and Star Belt. Black Espadrilles are also included. The entire outfit is on a Weekend Sale for just 99L. Grab it while you can!!
  • Hair: ‘Solstice’ by Truth in Redhead

#129 Marva

Hiya Lovelies ♥ I hope you are all keeping safe and well. As I write this, we are in the middle of a heatwave here in the UK. Us Brits are used to a more milder climate. As much as we love a hot summer, we are not blessed with long hot days. Instead we get long hot days of pure humidity that feels like hell! Even our homes are designed to keep heat in due to our cold winters so we really cannot win right now lol. My perfect season is Autumn. Beaches are quieter to enjoy and it is just the right amount of warmth to still dress like it’s summer, plus what is not to love with the stunning colour of Autumn leaves! Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead ♥

  • Bikini: ‘Marva’ by Aurora’s Closet. There are two versions available. Both HUD sets feature 15 choices. Version 1 is all plain bright colours whilst Version 2 is pure fun! Full of super cute textures. Both are available exclusively to the 4 Seasons Event which opens on the 15th August. This Bikini is dedicated to my Sister Marv Avon.
  • Hair: ‘Elixir’ in Redhead by Truth.

#124 Weekend Vibes

Hiya Lovelies ♥ Who else is feeling those weekend vibes? It feels like sooooo long since I was last at a beach. Still doesn’t feel like the right time yet in the real world to make that journey as my nearest beach is an hour away by train and also recently that same beach made the news when it was completely packed out during lockdown! I prefer the autumn time personally when beaches are quieter and I can walk all afternoon and enjoy the sound of the crashing waves and sea gulls trying to steal my chips lol! Have a wonderful weekend everyone ♥

  • Top: ‘Ellie’ Top by Muggleborn. This top is sooo cute! A perfect staple for your summer wardrobe. There are 42 Plain and Patterned Options on the HUD and if you felt a little cheeky like me, you can opt to flash those boobies!
  • Leggings: ‘Zury’ by Addams. Inworld Store Group Gift.
  • Flip Flops: ‘Malibu‘ by Aurora’s Closet. These Flip Flops come with a HUD featuring 24 pretty summer textures.
  • Hair: ‘Destiny’ by Truth in Brunette.

#123 Saint Barth Island

Hiya Lovelies ♥ How are you all doing out there? It’s been a while since I had a chance to take some time out and explore in Second Life. As always, I referred to the trusty destination guide to see what is new and Saint Barth Island caught my eye. This pretty rain forest retreat has several places you can wander and relax, watch out for the tigers though! The Island is a little dominated with rather expensive rentals so you do find yourself hitting a few security orbs as you wander around. With waves crashing in the bay, jungle sounds and birds chattering, it does make for a rather soothing place to chill though, especially if you like somewhere solitary to relax.

  • Top: ‘Ema’ Summer Top by Aurora’s Closet. The Fat Pack is Exclusive to the ‘Twelve‘ Event and features 8 bright, floral colours.
  • Shorts: ‘Yumi‘ Shorts by Blueberry.
  • Sandals: ‘Gina‘ Espadrilles with HUD by Aurora’s Closet. Honestly these are one of the best things I think I have ever made, maybe I am bias lol. I’ve been drawn to creating with a lot of floral textures recently and there are 8 pretty floral and 16 plain textures in this pack that would mix and match with most your summer wardrobes.
  • Hair: ‘Poetry’ by Truth. Recent VIP Gift.

#113 Florence At Low Tide

Hiya Lovelies ♥ It’s been a little while since I hit the destination guide so tonight wanted to see what is new in Second Life. I ventured to ‘Florence at Low Tide’ for a beautiful walk along the shore and through a little village surrounded by streams and vineyards. It really is an idyllic little place if you fancy somewhere to unwind and be alone in your thoughts. Stay safe and I hope you are all having a beautiful weekend ♥

  • Top: ‘Scarlett’ by Muggleborn. New Release. It is worth investing in the HUD version as you get a generous 30 colours and 8 patterns to mix and match. It fitted perfectly on my Maitreya body.
  • Bottoms: ‘Rosie Trackies’ by Muggleborn. These work perfectly with the Scarlett top and as always, Muggleborn pay close attention to detail with options to colour the side stripe, cuffs and belt in a range of 30 colours.
  • Sneakers: ‘Perrie‘ Strapped Sneakers in Mid Foot by Aurora’s Closet. The HUD features a choice of 15 colours. Also available for Men.
  • Hair: ‘Eternity’ by Truth.

#100 Elsie

Hiya Lovelies. With so much stress going on in the world right now with the Coronavirus spreading rapidly, I found a perfect spot inworld to go for a quiet walk, soothe your mind and reconnect with nature. The Getaway is all about solitude. You can almost miss some of the little hidden areas to sit and just let the sound of the waves and birdsong wash over you. This really is a real gem to visit.

  • Romper: ‘Elsie’ by Aurora’s Closet. My latest release is exclusive to the Candyland 2 Event starting on the 14th March. There are 16 pretty shades in the Fat Pack that will be perfect to wear throughout Spring and Summer.
  • Flip Flops: ‘Rio‘ by KC Couture
  • Hair: ‘Eternity’ by Truth

#83 Snow Falls

This weekend I am making the most of the snow in Second Life before everyone starts prepping for Spring. Snow Falls is one of the prettiest places to explore. It felt like I had arrived somewhere in Austria with the majestic snow capped mountains and icy lakes. There are a few residential homes here but plenty of places to walk and take in the gorgeous views. Makes me feel the need for snuggling under a blanket with a hot chocolate as i watch the snow drift slowly down around me. It really is picture perfect. If that was in the real world, take me there right now! I would be in heaven.

  • Dress: ‘Poppy‘ by Aurora’s Closet. My newest release. Hud Version features 16 shades or available separately. Compatible with Belleza, Slink and Maitreya.
  • Hair: ‘Shadow’ by Truth. VIP Gift.

#78 Baby It’s Cold Outside!

I can’t believe how quickly this month has passed. Just a few more days and then Christmas will have come and gone again for another year. Which means there are only a few days left to celebrate Christmas glam in Second Life too!

  • Outfit: ‘Xmas Bodysuit’ by Muggleborn. Festive and Glam all in one! I absolutely love the Tinsel add on for that extra bit of sparkle. Top and Bottom can be independently changed between 26 shades to style as you wish. I am wearing it here on Maitreya Lara body. You will find this at Muggleborn‘s main store. Perfect for a bit of sparkle this Christmas. 🎄
  • Hair: ‘Reyane’ by Truth. VIP Gift.
  • Santa Hat: Gacha Item still available on Marketplace
  • Boots: ‘Snowflake‘ Thigh Boots by Aurora’s Closet

#77 19 Questions

I love to see people’s creativity in blogs and this week stumbled across the ’19 Questions Challenge’ in a fellow SL bloggers blog… so jumping right on that bandwagon here are my answers:

✿ What is your Blog Name and the meaning behind it? Answer: My Blog is called ‘Aurora’s Closet’ after my store in Second Life. Also I picked the name Aurora when I created this avatar as the name means ‘new beginning’.

✿ When did you start your Blog? Answer: March 2019

✿ How would you describe your Blog? Answer: I like to equally focus on Fashion and also Destinations in Second Life. I really hope to inspire people to explore as well as shop.

✿ When did you join Second Life and why did you join? Answer: Well my first avatar no longer exists. She was called Mandilena Andretti. I was just so completely baffled when I first joined that I deleted her and started all over again as Mandilena Loxely who is still my main avatar and nearly 10 and a half years old. Aurora came along after the break up of a relationship of a year inworld, hence the meaning ‘new beginning’. She was originally a place to hide away on, but I started tinkering on making clothing and before you knew it, I had a store. As for what bought me to Second Life in the first place. I had actually read about it in a book where the opening chapter was about a man who thought he was invincible because he was behaving in real life as he is in his second life and ultimately died! It made me curious.

✿ What inspired you to become a blogger? Answer: Second Life has inspired a creativeness in me, but I will literally create for hours and not actually do anything else. So I started blogging as a way to make myself take some time out to explore and then hopefully inspire others to go visit these amazing places too.

✿ How often do you post? Answer: It varies. I aim for a couple times a week because I am also creating for my own stores. I am also very selective of who I blog for so keep my sponsors to a minimum.

✿ What is your favourite thing to Blog and why? Answer: Well lets be honest, who doesn’t love the fashion in Second Life?! Even though I am completely tomboyish in the real world, in my Second Life I love to be more glam!

✿ Do you read other blogs and how often? Answer: Yes of course! I will generally browse over them 3 to 4 times a week.

✿ What strength do you have that has helped you as a Blogger? Answer: That is a hard one to answer. What i do find is when posting pictures here, the words tend to naturally flow. It may make me reflective of something in my real life I want to share, or just how amazed I am at a creation or place I want to share. Blogging makes me feel very open.

✿ How do you motivate yourself to stay fresh and active with your Blog? Answer: It actually feels more an extension of my creating in Second Life so I don’t need to motivate myself, it simply is something I find very relaxing and enjoyable to do. It’s part of my Second Life journey.

✿ What was the last thing you bought in Second Life? Answer: This gorgeous outfit in the picture above bought at Addams today. Full details in the list at the end.

✿ Which is your favourite sim for taking Blog pictures and why? Answer: I love visiting the Soul2Soul Regions. Each has it’s own flavour and charm and great lighting. I also really love Dreamers Island. The place is so vivid and bright and makes you feel summer even if it is freezing cold where I am in real life at the time lol. It also inspired me to make somewhere for people to visit and relax and take pictures, which is my Cat Cafe named after my real cat Tootsie. Sadly I can’t afford a whole region but i would love one to decorate one day.

✿ Do you have an alt? Answer: Yes I have 3 avatars all together but they are all very publicly linked to me as each has it’s own store. Mandilena Loxely makes Gestures, I make clothing as Aurora and recently started a Pose store on my other avatar SirenityFalls Resident. Yes i am a workaholic in Second Life. But it is a passion so I enjoy it.

✿ Would you say your avatar is an introvert or extrovert? Answer: Very much an Introvert!

✿ How do you feel about Second Life friendships and relationships? Answer: Oh my I could write a whole blog just on that topic lol! I have made some strong friendships around the world thanks to Second Life. People that actually check in on me more than people do in my actual real life. You can definitely develop a strong connection. I used to date in Second Life in my early years. The longest was a year and I was so in love. But, got badly burned and dragged into drama by others that could not resist stirring up trouble that also came between us. It was a lesson learned. If people start with drama these days, they are blocked. I don’t let myself get drawn in to be someone’s entertainment. I did actually marry once in Second Life too. Sadly it affected his real life marriage and he had to leave for good. Best to just be dating if you are single in the real world also. Giving your attention to someone online when you could be making the effort in your real life relationship to save it, well i know which option I would choose. These days dating is purely off limits as I remarried in Real Life in 2018 and am very happy. He is completely aware of my Second Life world and what it means to me so he will usually be in the same room gaming while I am Inworld.

✿ What is your guilty pleasure in Second Life? Answer: I think it would be making time to go see live singers.

✿ Where is your avatar right now? Answer: Standing idle in my work area in the sky above my store.

✿ What is the wackiest thing you have experienced in Second Life? Answer: I actually don’t have any that come to mind although I would always have crazy times with my Twinnie when she was online. She was always very good at drowning us in rowing boats! Sadly she is not inworld hardly ever now.

✿ What is the one thing you want people to know about your avatar and blog? Answer: The real me is very much how I am Inworld also. I am an observer until I open up enough to trust you. I try to always be kind, I am usually chatty and cheeky and a typical Brit that has sarcasm as her second language! I try to reflect that into my blog also. It is an extension of myself. I hope to attract a wider audience as time goes on and hope it inspires their own adventures Inworld.

🖤 Thanks for Reading 🖤

#73 LOTD

Feeling a little like some Christmas Glam today! This is so far removed from how I usually love to be but it never hurts to dress up once in a while. Enjoying this beautiful season before we dash headlong into another New Year.