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Tweed

Tweed

As Stan told you, Gabriel is having a huge clearance sale and an entire section of the store is all priced at 1Linden! You could get an entire wardrobe for the price of one piece of clothing. And from a premier Second Life designer!

Outdoors

After I picked up this stunning tweed jacket and bag, I headed out to my new favorite hiking spot, confident that I was the best dressed man on the SIM. ( Stop rolling your eyes, Juli ) The ‘Zip Up Tweed Jacket’ comes with the smart leather bag but you can wear each separately. Each color of the jacket is sold separately but at this price, you can easily scoop up all of them if you so desire. This amazing sale will certainly not last long so don’t delay.

Sizes Included

  • XXS – XL Mesh

 

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Gabriel is wearing –

Mesh Head – LeLutka – Andrea
Mesh Body & Hands – SLink – Physique Male + Dynamic Hands
Skin –StrayDog – Breno for LeLutka Andrea, Tone 6
Eyes –Avi Glam – Lucent Eyes in Pine
Hair – Argrace – Makoto
Glasses – Linden Labs – Male Student Glasses – FREE in your Inventory

Jacket + Bag – Gabriel – 1L limited sale

Photo Location – Soul2Soul Highlands


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Tackling Two Resolutions at Once

Woodsy Green

Hello there Fab Free!  I’ve been on the lookout for wintry menswear items to share with you all seeing as how that’s one of my New Year’s resolutions.  Ripley told me about this awesome free denim jacket and hoodie and wouldn’t you know it?  A certain female blogger beat me to it!  This time, when I heard about the fantastic clearance sale going on over at Gabriel, I didn’t give her a chance to see if any of the dollarbies would fit her avatar.  I sent her on a long walk with the pupster, and headed over to the shop myself to see what I could pick up.

Fisherman’s Knit Sweater

Another of my goals for 2019 is to do  more fishing with (or without) man’s best friend.  I’m still not so sure at all that Ripley is man’s best friend.  First, he abandoned me to run off for an almost empty box of Ripley snacks, then he went and told Kat about MY denim jacket/hoodie.  Anyway, I might not have a fishing pal, but I certainly have a thick, high neck sweater to ward off watery breezes.  I really like the olive green and chunky knit on the sweater I scooped up at the Gabriel Clearance Sale.  It set me back just one Linden dollar and is sure to become a chilly weather fave.  Although the package didn’t include versions for mesh bodies, by adjusting the alpha layer on my Slink Physique body, I had no problem finding the right size for me.

Sizes Included:

  • XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Includes alpha layer for classic avatars

Olive Chinos

While grabbing the High Neck Sweater, I spotted a pair of olive Chinos out of the corner of my eye, and thought they’d be a perfect match for my new fishing top.  Once again, there was no version for mesh avatars in the package, but since these pants were on sale for just 1 Linden dollar, I decided to give them a go.  As you can tell from my photo, after adjusting the alpha layer on my mesh body, they worked out swimmingly.  Ugh, maybe I should have chosen a different descriptor.  Who wants to think of swimming when you are going fishing?  I’ll just test my luck, I guess. 😉

Sizes Included:

  • XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Includes alpha layer for classic avatars

What Fishing Trip Would Be Complete Without Boat Shoes?

The answer would be not many.  Gabriel had me covered, again for just a 1 Linden dollar investment.  At the Clearance Sale, you can pick up this handy set of footwear in multiple hues, all for just 1 Linden dollar each.  I’m wearing the Camel colored set, but you can also pick up similar models in blue, red and red brown shades.  They were not designed for mesh body feet, but since they could be repositioned, I was easily able to get them to fit just right, without having to use the alpha layer.

I’m sure there will be more posts featuring items from the Clearance Sales over at Gabriel, I happened to spot a familiar blogger there shopping, and I picked up a few more items myself.  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Slink Physique
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes
Hair:  Vango Alex
Sweater:  Gabriel High Necked Sweater in Olive (dollarbie at the Gabriel Clearance Sale – 1L)
Pants:  Gabriel Chino Pants in Olive (dollarbie at the Gabriel Clearance Sale – 1L)
Shoes:  Gabriel Boat Shoes in Camel (dollarbie at the Gabriel CLearance Sale – 1L)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Luane’s World
Sim:  Forever Love

Kathrynvayandarnewtag

 


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A Sharp Start to the New Year

Dressed for Success

Happy New Year, Fabulous Readers!  The other day, I told you about the Sense Event, showed a free gift I picked up there, and mentioned that there was another present there for the guys.  I decided to start off 2019 by sporting the second outfit I picked up – the Casey Formal Set by Alter.  Again, the generous designer has tucked everything you need for a complete outfit inside this free package.

Dressed for Success

Featuring a long sleeve, button down shirt, gleaming black trousers and lace up shoes all in black, this outfit is sharp looking, and can easily take you from a casual day of shopping with your lady to a night out on the town.  I really like the sheen of the pants because they contrast just enough with the top to add visual interest, yet still coordinate with the ebony theme.  The shoes are worn separately, but the clothing comes as a packaged set, so getting dressed quickly is a snap.  To add Casey to your SL closet, travel to the Sense Event, activate the Teleport Hub group tag (10L join fee) and click the vendor.  The free box contains versions for classic as well as mesh avatars, but I did have to switch to a different mesh body than my usual Belleza because there is no Jake option in the package.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layers)
  • Signature
  • Slink
  • TMP
  • Shoes for classic, Signature, Slink and TMP

Until my next post, happy shopping!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing:

Mesh Body:  Slink Physique
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes
Hair:  Vango Alex
Outfit:  Alter Casey Formal Set (free gift for members of the Teleport Hub group at the Sense Event – 0L/10L to join)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Wrong
Sim:  Author’s Point
Song:  Sharp Dressed Man by ZZ Top

Kathrynvayandarnewtag


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Of Gifts and Goals

Snowy Woods

Hi there, Fabulous Readers!  The pupster and I decided to go for a long walk today and think about 2018.  I like to do that as the year ends and decide what to keep and what to improve.  The arrival of the new year brings a fresh, clean start, and I’m determined to set some realistic goals for myself – goals that I can stick to.  As we meandered through the winter wonderland scenes at Lemon Beach, I began by listing what went well in the past year.  For starters, finding budget friendly fashions and sharing them with our favorite readers is going right at the top of the “Keep on Trucking” list.

I Sense a Gift (or Two)

Earlier in the day, Rip and I made a visit to the Sense Event.  This monthly happening showcases new releases in a variety of categories from menswear to furniture to home and garden to kids’ items to women’s wear.  Each round opens on the 18th of the month.  We arrived and landed in front of a Christmas tree surrounded by free gifts.  Many of them are for the ladies, but I happily discovered two for the gentlemen.  The free gift box from Alter contains a deep crimson button down shirt, classic black trousers and even shoes.  The Owen top features rolled back cuffs, a subtle vertical stripe pattern, realistic folds and several buttons undone.  The solid black trousers fit well and coordinate perfectly with the top.  To complete the look, the generous designer also tucked a pair of oxfords inside the package as well.  The best part about this gift is that it includes standard mesh for classic avatars as well as styles for popular mesh bodies – all for free!  You just need to be a member of the Sense Event group, but it’s completely free to join.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • XS, S, M, L and XL (includes separate alpha layers)
  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • Belleza
  • Gianni
  • Slink
  • TMP

Setting Some Goals

Now that we’ve  examined what went well, it’s time to think of a few things to work on.  I know for sure Kat has some ideas for chores around the house, but I reckon there’s room on the “To Do” list for some quiet moments fishing with man’s best friend.  Isn’t that right, Rip?  Rip?! Now where did he get off to?  Ugh.  That dog can hear the rattle of a box of Ripley Snacks more than a country mile away.  Seems like he just might not be man’s best friend after all.  I guess I’d better head home and get to work repainting the trim around the doors and attacking that “Honey Do” list.  There will be plenty of time for fishing down the road (I hope).  Until next time, happy shopping!

~ Stan (Kat)

Stan is wearing:

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes
Hair:  Vango Alex
Outfit:  Alter Owen (free gift for members of the Sense Event group at The Sense Event – 0L/0L to join)
Necklace:  Amias April Gift  (free for members of the Amias group first blogged here – 0L/0L to join)
Canine Companion:  JIAN Scruffy Shepherd
Pose:  Tuty’s
Sim:  Lemon Beach

Kathrynvayandarnewtag


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Extra

Extra

And just like that… the Holidays are over. Or almost over, New Years will be upon us in no time. So while Juli rushes around doing the last of the Holiday Hunts and sales… I’m going to throw on something comfortable and put my  feet up.

Extra Oversized

This oversized sweater from Riot fits the comfortable bill. This thing is extra oversized with super long arms and a tunic length. Riot has provide this and a matching sweater for the ladies as free gifts at the Winter Shop and Hop Event. It comes with a HUD for four colors to choose from. The Shop and Hop Event ends on January 4th so don’t wait around.

Sizes Included

  • Adam
  • Belleza
  • Signature -Gianni
  • SLink

 

 

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Gabriel is wearing –

Mesh Head – LeLutka – Andrea
Mesh Body & Hands – SLink – Physique Male + Dynamic Hands
Skin –StrayDog – Breno for LeLutka Andrea, Tone 6
Eyes –Avi Glam – Lucent Eyes in Pine
Hair – Argrace – Makoto
Glasses – Linden Labs – Male Student Glasses – FREE in your Inventory

Sweater – Riot – Nico Sweater – FREE/0L Free gift for everyone @ Winter Shop and Hop Shopping Event


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Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

I may be something of a grump but there are a few things I really do like about the Holiday Season.  I have to admit, I enjoy the “finding a tree” rituals. The tree lots or cutting a fresh tree. Nothing makes it really Christmas time for me like the smell of evergreens and some hot chocolate at the tree farm.

Winter Wonderland

Another Holiday tradition has to be the Wash’s Winter Wonderland Cart Sale. And I have to include here a huge thank you to all the designers who don’t forget the men of Second Life when they stock those Carts! On that note, Dark Water Designs has set out a handsome coat and sweater combo for us in four festive colors: the’Winter jacket Combo’. It’s a combo times two. You get the jacket sweater as a combination and the sweater can be changed from plain to a snowflake pattern.

Sizes Included

  • FitMesh
  • Classic Mesh S_L

 

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Gabriel is wearing –

Mesh Head – LeLutka – Andrea
Mesh Body & Hands – SLink – Physique Male + Dynamic Hands
Skin –StrayDog – Breno for LeLutka Andrea, Tone 6
Eyes –Avi Glam – Lucent Eyes in Pine
Hair – Argrace – Makoto
Glasses – Linden Labs – Male Student Glasses – FREE in your Inventory

Jacket and Sweater – Dark water Designs – Winter Jacket Combo – 10L @ The Wash Winter Wonderland Cart Sale

 

Photo Location – The Forest

 


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Well Suited

Well Suited

The Holiday season is truly upon us. And the Grid is abuzz with shopping and presents and parties and of course Hunts. I do enjoy a good hunt and I am especially pleased to find good prizes for the men.

Go nuts

When Nuts Inc comes up on a Hunt, I know that I am in store for a good prize. And this time is no different. This is the ‘Thomas’ suit and it’s the free prize for the Peace on Earth Hunt from Nuts Inc. As I said, I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed with this prize. The suit comes in an all in one piece of jacket, shirt, pants, and tie. As an added bonus, the prize includes a very smart pair of shoes.

Sizes Included

  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • Belleza
  • Classic Mesh XS-XL
  • Signature
  • SLink
  • TMP

 

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Gabriel is wearing –

Mesh Head – LeLutka – Andrea
Mesh Body & Hands – SLink – Physique Male + Dynamic Hands
Skin –StrayDog – Breno for LeLutka Andrea, Tone 6
Eyes –Avi Glam – Lucent Eyes in Pine
Hair – exile – Outsider

Suit, Shirt, Tie and shoes – Nuts Inc(FREE/0L/ prize for the Peace On Earth Hunt)

 

 

 


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Dance With Me?

Dance With Me

Hello Fabulouses!  Stan and I teamed up to do some hunting along the Candy Cane 10 Hunt trail and found a really cute matchy-matchy prize over at MishMash Fusion.  We just had to celebrate by teleporting off to the Let it Snow sim for a romantic dance.  I really love the red candy cane stripes on both my dress and Stan’s vest.  They are just so bright and cheerful!  If you are looking for a coordinated outfit to wear with your significant other to a holiday party, this might be just up your alley!

On Her:  The Sweetest Frock

My Rocketpop Dress offers a full skirt for elegant swirls on the dance floor as well as halter style neck straps that are reminiscent of holiday ribbons.  Cherry colored buttons, a red sash around the waist and a red and white hemline complete the look.  The package includes versions for mesh avatars as well as sizes for classic avatars, so you’re sure to find the perfect fit for you.  Since all you need to invest to pick up this party frock is a bit of time searching and two little Linden dollars, you’ll look like you spent a bundle, but will have plenty left in the coffers for all your holiday shopping.

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic Mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (includes alpha layer)
  • Belleza Freya, Isis and Venus
  • eBody Classic and Curvy
  • Maitreya
  • Slink Hourglass and Physique
  • TMP
  • Tonic Curvy and Fine

On Him:  A Dapper Suit

Stan’s Etienne Suit features a red shirt, white tie, striped vest and an elegant white color scheme.  The touches of crimson provide the perfect coordination with the Rocketpop dress without looking too overdone.  All the pieces are worn at once, so there is no fussing around trying to get the different elements to fit together.  With one click, you’ll be ready to sweep her off her feet.  Just like Kat’s prize, the package includes versions for Classic as well as a variety of mesh body styles, all for just two Linden dollars (and a bit of searching time).

Sizes and Mesh Body Compatibility:

  • Classic mesh in XS, S, M, L, XL (no alpha layer)
  • Adam
  • Aesthetic
  • Gianni
  • Jake
  • Slink
  • TMP

We’re off to see what else we can discover as we continue down the hunt path.  The event lasts until December 25th and features stops at a variety of stores.  The pupster is hoping maybe there will be a box of Ripley snacks hidden somewhere along the way.  Luckily, I have a freshly baked batch waiting at home.  Until my next post, happy hunting!

~ Kat, Ripley and Stan

Kat is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head:  Lelutka Simone
Head Applier:  YS&YS Kira
Hair:  Magika Take Flight
Eyes:  IKON Triumph Eyes in Armor
Choker:  Pastoral The Candy Cane Choker (20L on the Marketplace)
Dress:  MishMash Fusion Rocketpop Dress (prize in the Candy Cane Hunt – 2L)
Heels:  KC Couture Eclatant (75L on the Marketplace)
Pose:  .click. Poses and Props
Sim:  Let it Snow!

Stan is wearing…

Mesh Body:  Belleza Jake
Mesh Head:  Catwa Daniel
Head Applier:  Birth Shadow
Hair:  Exile Boy Next Door
Eyes:  Song Magi Eyes
Outfit:  MishMash Fusion Etienne Suit (prize in the Candy Cane Hunt – 2L)
Shoes:  Lapointe Bastchild Edge Oxford Dress Shoes
Pose:  .click. Poses and Props

Kathrynvayandarnewtag


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First Frost

First Frost

I may not get giddy over a good sale or freebie like Juli does. But I have to admit I was very pleased to see several free gifts for the men at the Redux Black Friday & Cyber Monday event. And some very nice gifts at that.

First Frost

This is the ‘December Pea Coat’ in Frost from Applique Chic. There is also a ladies version available. You can pick up a total of ten different colors of the coat in Applique Chic’s gacha machine down the row from their main display. (In Building 2) The gacha is only 25L per play.

Sizes Included

  • Classic Mesh Sizes XS-XL

The Redux Black Friday & Cyber Monday will only run until November 27th at noon. Go join the free Redux group ad find your gifts at nearly every merchant.

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Gabriel is wearing –

Mesh Head – LeLutka – Andrea
Mesh Body & Hands – SLink – Physique Male + Dynamic Hands
Skin –StrayDog – Breno for LeLutka Andrea, Tone 6
Eyes –Avi Glam – Lucent Eyes in Pine
Hair – Argrace – Makoto
Glasses – Linden Labs – FREE in your inventory
Scarf – FashionNatic – Jonnas Scarf

Coat – Applique Chic – December Pea Coat – (FREE/0L/ group gift at the Redux Black Friday & Cyber Monday Event Group is free to join)

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Something Warm

Something Warm

The days are getting shorter as we head towards the end of the year. Even here on the Grid, having something warm to slip on is a must. And since I’m not working… finding something stylish and warm and cheap is a true must.

Fits the Bill

Stylish? Check. This chunky sweater from Ink Blots is certain stylish. Warm? Check. The texture is a heavy rustic knit in Fall colors. Cheap? No! Not even a little. But it IS inexpensive at only one Linden. This is the one Linden men’s prize for the Jerky Turkey Hunt 8 going on now. Ink Blots has also provided a matching sweater for the ladies in the same Hunt object. For your convenience, the Hunt runs until the end of the month.

Sizes Included

  • Classic Mesh sizes XS-XL

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Gabriel is wearing –

Mesh Head – LeLutka – Andrea
Mesh Body & Hands – SLink – Physique Male + Dynamic Hands
Skin –StrayDog – Breno for LeLutka Andrea, Tone 6
Eyes –Avi Glam – Lucent Eyes in Pine
Hair – Argrace – Makoto
Glasses – Male Student Glasses – FREE in your Linden Labs Inventory

Sweater – Ink Blots – TJTH8 Gift – (1L prize for the Jerky Turkey Hunt 8)

Photo Location – Whimberly