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Boys of Summer

Boys of Summer

When it was all “Top Secret”…

I’m sliding back into my body (AAAAAAHHHH! BETTER!) for a bit to show off this latest outfit. After having a conversation with a childhood friend about getting older and reminiscing about our childhood, it made me long for the days of climbing trees, building tree forts, and belonging to a club where no girls were “allowed”. The days slip away faster than I care to think about, but we sure did have fun…

Tree climbing gear…

This look starts with the Mesh Plaistow Shirt provided by Horr Menswear and is a FREE gift to the members of the Menstuff Lounge. There is a one time $50L join fee to the group, but I love the amount of gifts available throughout the year. The A&D Clothing James Green Pants were not free but I could only find this color as an exclusive Fatpack color so I bought them all. and the Classic Spring Camo Sneakers is a FREE FabFree gift (Pay $1L – $1L refunded) from The Man Cave that Love explained how to get [HERE]. And my pose was a Marketplace find (Thanks, Love). The GlamRus Philly pose set is available for just $1L.

♫ I can tell you my love for you will still be strong
After the boys of summer have gone.♫

 

Carson is wearing…

Shirt: -Horr Menswear – Mesh Plaistow Shirt @ Menstuff Lounge (FREE Group Gift $0L/$50L to join)
Pants: A&D Clothing – -James Green Pants (exclusive FatPack color)
Shoes: The Man Cave – Classic Sneakers Spring Camo (FREE FabFree Group Gift – Pay $1L – $1L refunded)
Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud

Pose: GlamRus – Philly (Marketplace $1L)

Sim: Shadow Land

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Shocking!

Shocking

Final words….

“I’m innocent! I swear!” Those were my final words before they threw the switch sending 2000 volts of electricity through my body. I have often times said I’m innocent but no one seems to believe me… wonder why?  My shocking new look comes from all over the grid. The Valentine Group Gift Hair come from Tableau Vivant. The gift is free to members, but costs $100L to join. I found the FREE Men’s T-Shirt at LeFreak! by joining the FREE group.

Better than a lazy-boy…

My new favorite chair is a FREE grand opening group gift from Death Row Designs. The Electric Chair has several poses for both male and female death row inmates. The group is FREE to join, so grab one and park it in the middle of your living room…. “What was that?” excuse me… I was told to say…” put it in your man cave…. ”

DRD - Electric Chair

Carson is wearing…

Shirt: LeFreak! Men’s T-shirt (FREE Group Gift $0L/$0L to join)
Pants:  A&D Clothing  – James Jeans
Hair: Tableau Vivant – Valentine Group Gift (FREE Group Gift $0L/$100L to join)
Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Prop -DRD- –  Electric Chair (FREE Group Gift $0L/$0L to join)

Sim: Honeycomb

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Blinded by Love

Love is blind

My whole heart…

It is the day for love… a day when hearts open up and express their truest feelings. I’m keeping my gift simple today. No hearts or flowers, although I have given her many gifts over he past several days (free of course…shhh). But she will know that my gift comes from my whole heart. I found the You Have My Heart Wall Hanging by COVETED as a FREE gift at the Broken Heart Fair . Each booth has a gift available, but you need to hurry up, the fair closes on the 15th.

My whole life…

I found the AJ-#5 Red Outfit and the Aaron Necklace by Tori’s Stylez at the Menstuff Lounge. This is a FREE gift to members but has a joining fee of $50L. The Casey Boots are a FREE gift to members at A&D Clothing . The A&D group is FREE to Join.

Love is blind…

Finally, Addams has put out a FREE gift to it’s members. The Aurora Blindfold comes with a resizer and color change HUD for both the blindfold and the lettering. I hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine’s Day… I know I will!

Addams VD Gift

Carson is wearing…

Accessory: Addams – Aurora Blindfold  (FREE Group Gift $0L/$0L to join)
Outfit: Tori’s Stylez -Mens-AJ-#5  Outfit &  Aaron Necklace @ Menstuff Lounge (FREE Group Gift $0L/$50L to join)
Shoes: A&D Clothing – Casey Boots (FREE Group Gift $0L/$0L to join)
Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud

Decor: COVETED – You Have My Heart Wall Hanging @ Broken Heart Fair (FREE $0L)

Pose: HelaMiyo

Sim: Private

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Where the Streets Have No Name

For Him Hunt

A Hunting We Will Go…

After sleeping in… (my phone wouldn’t stop beeping last night, or in my case knocking) I took Angel out, started coffee and decided I was going to get a jump on finding the gifts in the For Him Hunt 3. But only after a few stores, the lag monster jumped up and bit me square in the … well you know. (What has been up with the lag this weekend anyhow?) But, I was able to at least put one outfit together before my world wouldn’t rez around me. The For Him Hunt 3 begins today and runs through the end of February.

Getting Jiggy and TrAsHeD …

My jacket is from Get Jiggy, one of the stops on the For Him Hunt. The Alex Leather Jacket w/Shirt comes with a texture HUD where you can change the jacket to seven different colors and the shirt has nine colors to choose from. Each gift on the hunt costs $1L, but I dare you to find such a versatile jacket any cheaper. I also found the Rush Jeans at TrAsHeD, before my hunting was shut down do to “technical difficulties”.  The jeans come in sizes for the following body types: Adam, Aesthetic, Slink, TMP and in sizes XS-XL . Unable to continue, I looked in my bag of free goodies and found the Casey Boots, a FREE group gift at A&D Clothing to complete my look. I can’t wait to get back out there and find more great gifts on this hunt!

 Walking that extra mile…

Before I head back out on the hunt, I wanted to give a shout out to nixi12345 over at Places In SecondLife with a Tiny Pinch of Fashion  for reminding me that The Missing Mile Sim still exists. Back in the day, (Gawd, that makes me sound old…) I took many photographs there, for both FabFree and my personal collection. Thanks nixi!

Carson is wearing…

Outerwear: Get Jiggy – Alex Leather Jacket w/Shirt (For Him Hunt 3 $1L)
Pants: TrAsHeD –  Rush Jeans (For Him Hunt 3 $1L)
Footwear: A&D Clothing – Casey Boots (Group Gift FREE $0L/$0L to join)
Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud

Pose: Signature Pose

Sim: Missing Mile

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Honesty of Morning

Vero Modero - A&D

 Fresh Start…

Have you ever experienced that time of day where the world’s troubles are far away and you have that “inner peace” in the first light of the new day. That time before all the doubts and worries creep back into your mind, or the first of many disasters hit you in the face like a ton of bricks? I usually find that place when I’m taking Angel out for a morning stroll or checking on the horses. Today I’m getting a fresh start, at least until something falls off the ceiling…  Speaking of fresh starts, there is still time to find the Brandon Brown Fur Coat, part of the Fresh Start Hunt at Vero Modero. This jacket comes with and without the shirt to make the style your own. Each item in the Fresh Start Hunt costs just $1L each. The hunt lasts until February 12th.

Don’t put your foot in it….

I found my footwear choice, the Ash Boots at A&D Clothing. This is one of several FREE group gifts members can enjoy. Also the group is FREE to join. While I was at A&D, I found the Will Pants. These set me back $199L, but you can enjoy the whole fatpack for $1299L. Now it’s time to face the many disasters awaiting me today. At least I found a little inner peace before the world gets in my way…

Carson is wearing…

Outerwear: Vero Modero –  Brandon Fur Coat Brown  (Fresh Start Hunt $1L)
Pants: A&D Clothing – Pants -Will- Black  ($199L ea./$1299L fatpack)
Footwear: A&D Clothing – Ash Boots  (Group Gift FREE $0L/$0L to join)
Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud

Singnature Pose

Sim: It All Starts With a Smile

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Don’t Overthink It

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Kiss this…

So often, we over think the trivial things… replaying conversations out in our head, looking for that hidden meaning that isn’t there or never intended. Over thinking actions, when the least benign and most obvious answer is usually right. And over thinking our wardrobe seems to be a major problem, especially in Second Life. I’ve always tried to live by the KISS rule, Keep It Simple Stupid (at least when it comes to clothes, I’m an overachieving  over-thinker in other aspects). And hopefully I’ve done that with today’s ensemble.

It all starts with a good foundation…

Normally, my footwear choice is an afterthought to the clothing choices I make. But today’s look began with the shoes. I heard there was a new group gift at PREY. The Men’s Red Deck Shoes is a FREE group gift to members and the PREY group is FREE to join. I have a feeling I’ll be getting some mileage out of these shoes before Valentine’s Day is over.

Spend a little, get a lot….

I try and live as FabFree as possible, but sometimes you have to spend a little to get the most mileage out of your wardrobe. When I was out skateboarding last weekend, I saw the Oscar Mesh Shirt at A&D Clothing. This shirt very much my RL style and thought about buying one shirt ($199L). But after investigating the HUD driven fatpack that comes with 12 shirts and 6 exclusive shirts that are not sold separately, I was sold on the set. It put me back $1299L but now, I have over a half a month’s worth of shirts that I don’t repeat on the colors. It’s all about the versatility…

Mixin’ up the ‘stuff

Since my return, I’ve noticed that free and inexpensive shirts are in abundance, but free pants are sorely lacking. Sometimes you have to mix and match free gifts to achieve the look you’re going for. I picked up the Casual Red Plaid Outfit by 69 Park Ave at the Menstuff Lounge and “borrowed” the pants for this look.  While I was at the Menstuff Lounge, I decided to accessorize with the Heavy Leather Bullet Turquoise Bracelet provided by GLINT. Both these gifts are FREE to members but it does cost $50L to join the group.

So now I’m ready to grab an early burger and beer with the guys and be home in time to surprise her for some Netflix and chill. (I’m on a two beer limit, not repeating New Year’s Eve EVER again).

Carson is wearing…

Shirt: A&D Clothing  Oscar Mesh Shirt with HUD   $199 ea./$1299  Fatpack
Pants: 69 Park Ave –  GQ – Casual Red Plaid Outfit Pants – By 69 Park Ave @Menstuff Lounge FREE Group Gift  $0L/$50L to join
Shoes: PREY – Men’s Red Deck Shoes   Group Gift FREE  $0L/$0L to join
Jewelry: GLINT-  Heavy leather bullet bracelet – Turquoise @Menstuff Lounge FREE Group Gift $0L/$50L to join
Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud

Pose: Signature Pose

Sim: Casa del Carson – Private

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Bad Hair Day

BAD

That Airborne Jet Lag Feeling…

Heya gang! I’m glad to be back after my excursion into that zone called Real Life for a family event… (That place isn’t what it’s cracked up to be… js)  It was a whirlwind trip but I’m so happy to be back home surrounded by all the things I love (dog included).  And I’m glad to be back and get all pixelly with you all, playing at all the things I love, including skateboarding.  I have several group gifts to show you and and an actual purchase *gasp* to show off today, so let’s get at it. I found several group gifts at Costarlos , but chose the Andy T-Shirt as my choice today. It looks casual and fun and perfect for grabbing some air. The group is FREE to join and the board of gifts available are FREE to members.

Panting and Out of Breath…

I found out that the TopGun Aviator Sunglasses I picked up at the Cosmopolitan Advent last month is also a FREE Group Gift at A&D Clothing . This makes me so happy because I love wearing these and can adjust the lens transparency with the included HUD. This group is also FREE to join. While I was at A&D Clothing I carved over ( totally surprised they let me skateboard in the store) to the Costner Pants display and thought those would be comfortable for a day grinding on the sidewalks. The Costner Pants set me back $199L,  but I was happy to part with my lindens. They also come in other colors or can be bought as a fatpack.

Retreading it…

I’m also wearing a FREE group gift from Vale Koer. The Vasiforms with Color Change HUD, that I have previously shown [HERE], is still available and is so versatile that you will want to keep these in your footwear closet.

Hair today, Gone tomorrow….

I know you’re thinking that I must have been bursting not being able to blog for a few days (by the length of this post) and you’d be right. Before I left, my big sister Serena bullied me told me that I needed to step out of my 4 year old comfort zone and explore new hair, if not for me, then as a service to you all, the readers. She said hair has come a long way in 4 years and to embrace the mesh. Love even mentioned that my old hair looked “blocky” and “like a helmet”  (I preferred the term “chunky”). I relented and went hair shopping. My mission was to find hair that was so similar to my old hair that the ladies would have a hard time telling the difference. I achieved that goal by stopping by ARGRACE and picking up one of their many FREE Subscriber Gifts. the Minato Hair is what I was looking for when I set out to update my hair. I plan on finding similar but different hair styles in the future to get a hair rotation going (can’t let the girls have all the fun).

Poking at Bad Unicorns…

Finally, (ikr?) My skateboard and backdrop both come from the same place. By joining the group for FREE at Bad Unicorn,  you can get both the Skateboard (that comes with an AO) and the B.A.D Backdrop for FREE. Now I’m off to Top Gun with the bros and impress the hos.  Later, dudes!

 

ARgrace Hair A&D TopGun Shades


Carson is wearing…

Shirt: Costarlos – Andy T-Shirt  Group Gift  FREE $0L/$0L to join
Pants: A&D Clothing –  Costner Mesh Beige Pants $199L
Accessories: A&D Clothing – TopGun Retro Glasses Group Gift  FREE $0L/$0L to join
Footwear: Vale Koer – Vasiforms with Color Change HUD Group Gift  FREE $0L/$0L to join
Hair: ARGRACE – Minato Hair  Subscriber gift FREE $0L/$0L to join
Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body

Prop: Bad Unicorn B.A.D. Backdrop Group Gift  FREE $0L/$0L to join
Prop: Bad Unicorn Skateboard w/ AO Group Gift  FREE $0L/$0L to join

Sim: Private Skateboarding Park – AKA Carson’s roof

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No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Snow

A Shovel Full…

I knew better than to answer the phone at the crack of dawn… “Carson, PLEEEEEEEASE come shovel my snow.” The nice guy that I am gets dressed and heads over to Love’s house to dig her out. It’s a good thing I stopped at Free Dove and picked up some warm clothes. and yes, the FREE in Free Dove means everything is FREE! I picked out the People Puffer Jacket by Kaju and the Classic Blue Jeans by JZ For Men. I also picked up the Mosh Pit Combat Boots by Sn@tch. This is keeping me warm. I’m even working up a sweat.

The snow wasn’t the only thing that got brushed off…

As I’m hard at work shoveling, (proof provided in the picture above) Love is standing at the window, clutching a teddy bear and sipping a cup of coffee. All the while, I’m thinking about after I get finished, Love will offer me a cup.  I finish up and as I head for the steps, I hear “Looks good, Carson. Thanks!” and see the curtains pulled tightly together. I hopped in my old jalopy, (yes it’s running, today…) and changed out of my wet coat and into the Leni Roll Neck Sweater by Tiffany Designs, another FREE gift at Free Dove. I headed down the road and bought my own cup of coffee.  The next time she calls to be shoveled out, I’m grabbing this snow plow. To heck with the shovel!

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Carson is wearing…

Outerwear: Kaju – People Puffer Jacket Gift @ Free Dove FREE $0L
Pants: JZ For Men – Classic Blue Jeans @Free Dove FREE $0L
Sweater: Tiffany Designs – Leni Roll Neck Sweater @Free Dove FREE $0L
Shoes: Sn@tch –  Mosh Pit Combat Boots @ Free Dove FREE $0L
Accessories: A&D Clothing – Top Gun Glasses w/HUD Cosmopolitan Free Group Gift $0L/$0L to join
Gloves: Deadwool – Erik Gloves FREE Group Gift $0L/$1L to join
Hair/Hat: [bade] – Cesar II Hair and Hat Cosmopolitan Gift Free Group Gift $0L/$0L to Join
Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body

Sim: It All Starts With A Smile

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The After-Christmas Return Rush

newclover Neo Coat brown Neo SLacks black

Looking for those After-Christmas deals…

Love and I came to a compromise when it comes to shopping… She lets me carry her bags and I don’t complain about it. I’m not quite sure how that works in my favor. 😖 I honestly can’t believe she wanted to return my gift! We checked out the post holiday deals and did I find a great one.  We stopped at NEWCLOVER and I found many items on the racks marked down to …wait for it… FREE! I came away with several nice looking outfits and I’ll show you a couple of them. I paired the Neo Brown Coat and the Neo Black Slacks for a business casual look. I’m also wearing the Brown Dress Shoes, which is a FREE group gift from Gabriel.

Throwing out the old and hanging up the new…

As you can see behind me, I’ve been doing some sorting of my closet. I’m slowing getting rid of the old to make room for the new. I received this FREE Hanger Set as a group gift from NEWCLOVER .  Two more Items I found there for FREE were the Neo Navy Slacks and Navy Line Flow Shirt. Can someone answer this question… Why does a woman get mad after they ask you if their butt looks big in a pair of jeans and you answer honestly? Sometimes I just can’t win….

newclover Navy Pants and Navy Shirt

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Carson is wearing…

Outerwear: NEWCLOVER – Neo Brown Coat FREE $0L
Pants: NEWCLOVER – Neo Black Slacks FREE $0L
Pants:NEWCLOVER – Neo Navy Slacks  FREE $0L
Shirt: NEWCLOVER – Navy Line Flow Shirt FREE $0L

Accessories: A&D Clothing – Top Gun Glasses w/HUD Cosmopolitan Free Group Gift $0L/$0L to join

Shoes: Gabriel – Brown Dress Shoe Group Gift FREE $0L/$0L to join

Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body

Hair: Lelutka – Seth N/A (circa 2010)

Furniture: NEWCLOVERHanger Set FREE Group Gift $0L/$0L to join

Artwork: Self portrait  signed – PRICELESS 😉

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Once Bitten, Twice Shy

Wilson's Merry Christmas Hunt

Now it’s the middle of the night on the open road…

I heard that a certain someone was complaining that I didn’t have a car. WELL... I just happened to come across one sitting on the edge of the road. It had a hastily written sign stuck to the windshield that simply read “FREE”. Who am I to look a free car in the mouth… err… or something like that. I finally got the old girl started (just to be clear, I mean the car) and I drove it down to Wilson’s Designs were there is still time left to find the Brown Leather Jacket and Blue Slacks, the hunt prize on the Merry Christmas Hunt. Find the prize and it can be yours for just one shiny Linden ($1L). The Merry Christmas Hunt runs through January 2nd.

The heater don’t work and it’s oh so cold.

It’s a good thing I’m wearing the Black Leather Booties,  a FREE group gift from Gabriel. It seems that this jewel of a car isn’t wanting to start. I am also still wearing (and possibly will never take off) the FREE A&D Clothing Top Gun Glasses you can still get under the tree at Cosmopolitan, that I previously showed [HERE]. Maybe if I get out and push then pop the clutch, it will start. If all else fails, I can always call Serena to come pick me up…. ummm why did her phone go straight to voicemail?

 

Wilson's Designs Merry Christmas Hunt


Carson is wearing…

Outfit: Wilson’s Designs – Brown Leather Jacket and Blue Slacks – Merry Christmas Hunt 2016 $1L

Accessories: A&D Clothing – Top Gun Glasses w/HUD Cosmopolitan Free Group Gift $0L/$0L to join

Shoes: Gabriel – Black Leather Bootie Group Gift FREE $0L/$0L to join

Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body

Hair: Lelutka – Seth N/A (circa 2010)

Sim: Banquo

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