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Shopping Tips for the Modern Male

11-28-2017

It’s a dirty job…

This time of year, it’s unavoidable. No matter how much of your Christmas shopping you accomplish online, there are just some things you have to go to the traditional brick and mortar stores to find. I’ve discovered a few tricks to make those times when you have to venture out a little less scary.

  1. Weekends are a no go…  We may have time away from our jobs on the weekends, but hitting the stores during them is a big NO, unless of course you like crowds, long lines and getting backed into by careless drivers of electric carts. If you must venture out on the weekend, go early, VERY early to avoid the crowds.
  2. Weekdays, a big yes… If you do have a day off during the week (holidays excluded), this is a a time when you can actually browse the merch and not get bruised and battered.
  3. Late evenings… Hit the shops an hour or so before closing. The later you go, the less people you will have to fight to get to the things you want.

Hopefully, these tips will spare you unwanted grief and unexpected trips to the emergency room.

Shopping in comfort…

That’s the most important thing, really. Wear comfortable clothing. The more comfortable you feel, the more relaxed you’ll be, even in the most harrowing of situations like when a child spills a slushie down your leg… Yes, it has happened…. My outfit today is both stylish and comfortable. I found the Male Shirt Jacket at AmAzINg CrEaTiOnS as a FREE gift to members of the Third Life Group. The shirt jacket comes in 3 fitmesh sizes and standard sizes S-L and with and without the shirt underneath. The Third Life group has a one time 10L join fee. I picked up the Wasted” Skinny Jeans on one of the many group Lucky Boards at REBELLION. The jeans come with a texture HUD for four different denim colors. You need to be part of the Rebellion group to play, but joining is FREE. And I’m still wearing my new favorite, the Wagner Flat Cap, the FREE SLF&O group gift at Fe Style.

Don’t let the holiday shopping blues get you down…

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Carson is wearing…

Mesh Body: ADAM -Mesh Body v2
Mesh Head: Catwa – Daniel v3.0
Head Applier: Labyrinth – Tylar
Beard Applier: Nivaro – Jawline
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Evening
Shirt: AmAzINg CrEaTiOnS – Male Shirt Jacket (Third Life Group Gift 0L/10L to join)
Pants: REBELLION – “Wasted” Skinny Jeans (Lucky Board FREE / 0L / 0L to join)
Cap: {Fe Style} Wagner Flat Cap (SLF&O Group Gift FREE / 0L / 0L to join)

Pose: Reel Poses – Pack 13 – 01

Sim: Downtown

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The Best Of You

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 Like watching paint dry…

Sitting here waiting for my jeep to dry out (yeah, it’s still very soggy) is like watching paint dry. I’ve been trying to keep myself busy around the man cave tinkering on projects. I’ve taken a hiatus from the whole mesh head thing (let’s not go there).  I also went out on a hunt to occupy my time.  I made a few stops on The Best of You Hunt and put together an outfit that I can knock around the garage in. At AmAzInNg CrEaTiOnS I came across the Open Front Standing Collar Shirt. I found the Straight Fit Black Men’s Jeans at Dixie Designs and at Lady Dragon’s Design I scored the GreenFlo Shit Kickers. All the hunt gifts on The Best of You Hunt are $1L each.  Oh and if you are thinking about nosing around my man cave, just remember, Chomper is always on duty….

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Carson is wearing…

Shirt: AmAzInNg CrEaTiOnS – Open Front Standing Collar Shirt   (The Best Of You Hunt  $1L)
Pants: Dixie Designs – Mens Black MESH CLASSIC Jeans-Straight Fit    (The Best Of You Hunt $1L)
Shoes: Lady Dragon’s Design – GreenFlo Shit Kickers (The Best Of You Hunt $1L)
Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud
Eyes: IKON  – Triumph Eyes – Evening

Pose:  RK Poses

Sim: Devin

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Lemonade Stand

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It’s not the milkshake that brings the girls to the yard…

…It’s the lemonade. I am really needing warmer weather to finally settle in. I’m starting to get a case of cabin fever and thinking about all the Spring and Summer activities I enjoy. Stopping by a mobile drink stand and picking out my favo(u)rite cold summer drink has been right up there on the list. Today’s FREE gift is a group gift from AmAzInNg CrEaTiOnS. The Leather Jacket is tight fitting and does not come with a shirt layer. So I borrowed the Military PT Uniform Olive Drab Shirt from the Springtime Aesthetics Hunt gift I found at Emmalena Damour Designs that I previously showed [HERE]. This shirt is worn with an Omega Applier for my body and works great with the jacket. Another Springtime Aesthetics Hunt gift that comes in sizes than the Aesthetics form is the Derek Jeans part of the $1L hunt gift from Sin Original that was originally shown [HERE]. Here’s to warm, sunny days ahead for everyone!

Carson is wearing…

Outerwear: AmAzInNg CrEaTiOnS – Leather Jacket (FREE group gift 0L/0L to join)
Shirt: ~EDD~ Emmalena Damour Designs – Military PT Uniform Olive Drab Shirt (Springtime Aesthetics Hunt $1L)
Pants: Sin Original – Derek Jeans (Springtime Aesthetics Hunt $1L)
Shoes: A&D Clothing– Innsbruck Shoes
Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud

Pose: GlamRus – Philly (Marketplace $1L)

Sim: Shadow Land

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You Get My Motor Running

AmAzInNg CrEaTiOnS - Biker Outfit

Looking for Adventure…

I’m got a bad case of cabin fever and need to get out the house. Only in Second Life can you ride a hog comfortably with snow on the ground. And I’m going to look the part in the latest group gift from Amazing Creations. Biker Outfit 21 is FREE to group members and the group is FREE to join. The outfit comes with jeans, several pairs of shoes, and a vest with a texture HUD to change your gang colors on the fly. (I originally thought the vest was untextured, DOH!) And now I’m headed down the highway for a ride… Anyone care to hop on back and join me?

AmAzInNg CrEaTiOnS - Biker Outfit 21

 

Carson is wearing…

Outfit: AmAzInNg CrEaTiOnS – Biker Outfit 21 Group Gift  FREE 0L/0L to join 
Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: Lelutka – Seth N/A (circa 2010)

Sim: Sinisty Race Track

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Still Time to Get to Know You This Fall

There is still some fall left in the air, with two days of November left to celebrate before we march into those cold December days. Autumn has always been my favorite season. Sure winter is lovely, but you just can’t beat fall colors in my mind!

Getting to Know You This Fall 1

I wanted to share a few special gifts with you to round out my November Sunday posts. Last Sunday I showed you a spectacular FREE throne by Daffy’s GadgetMania in my post HERE and I mentioned that it was one of three gifts in their offerings for the Get to Know Us Hunt. The Hunt ends November 30th, so it’s not to late to enjoy this fabulous little hunt, but you will want to hurry!

This week I wanted to show you Daffy’s GadgetMania‘s softer side! So I set my pictures inside their Royal Garden Park, which is another of the three FREE hunt gifts. Just as a quick reminder… if haunted houses or disturbing images are too much for you, skip this store on your hunt stops. The hunt to get the gift is a series of clues and steps that can be a bit overwhelming if these types of visuals are more than you can handle.

Also pictured above is the November gift from Shoenique Designs. It is completely FREE with your group tag and the group is FREE to join. Considering that the gift is set along an entire wall of other FREE gifts, you won’t want to pass up this lovely fall wrap style dress! It comes in fitmesh and is perfect for a lady’s day in the park!

Getting to Know You This Fall 2

The Get to Know Us Hunt was small but cozy. It only has ten stops, but each one is really worth it. I also dropped by AmAzInNg CrEaTiOnS to pick up their offering in the Hunt. They put out one box which contained two gifts. Above, Astrid is sporting the Roll Neck Dress 23, which is great for those cool autumn evenings in the park. The other prize is equally gorgeous! You’ll want to grab this FREE goodie bag from this great creator!

Getting to Know You This Fall 3

I wanted to round out my fall look with a reminder that spring would be back… and I wasn’t done with my hunting either. Gachapon! had just the thing to chase away my impending winter blues with their gift for The Get to Know Us Hunt in the form of Lucky Lady Bug Rings! Once you find the FREE hunt gift you’ll be lucky enough to discover that there are nine rings in the box in nine different colors, though I am only showing you the black and the white in the picture above.

Happy fall and happy hunting!

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Fall in love with autumn all over again…

All Outfits:

Body – Maitreya Lara Mesh Body

Hands and Feet – Slink

Skin – Essences – Quinta07 *medium02* brunette

Eyes – NoirOptix – Mojave Eyes

Eyeliner and Lashes – Oceane Eyeliner 1 and Alluring Mesh Lashes

Setting – Daffy’s GadgetMania – The Royal Garden Park (0L Hunt Gift/Get to Know Us Hunt Prize)

Poses by Vestige Poses

Outfit 1:

Hair – Truth Hair – Bria

Outfit – Shoenique – November 1 Group Gift (0L Group Gift/0L to Join Group)

Shoes – Eudora 3D – Reverie Wedges

Outfit 2:

Hair – Truth Hair – Ashlee Streaked

Outfit – AmAzInNg CrEaTiOnS – Roll Neck Dress 23 (0L Hunt Gift/Get to Know Us Hunt Prize)

Jewelry – Gachapon! – Lucky Ladybug Rings (0L Hunt Gift/Get to Know Us Hunt Prize)

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