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Casual

Casual

My hard earned trip to Fameshed early on had won me a fabulous shirt for men which I showed you HERE, but I wanted to make sure that I didn’t neglect to mention this fabulous suit by Kauna that is also being given at the event as an anniversary gift FREE.

This suit is the full kit and caboodle and comes in fits for standard avatars as well as Slink and TMP. You’ll be getting the pants with attached belt, a waistcoat (not shown), the lavender shirt which comes in four versions (various tucked in and untucked versions, as well as different sleeve cuff versions), plus the jacket. The fit and movement of the suit is superb. You’ll need to join the FREE Fameshed group and stop by the Kauna booth and click the box to pick up this outstanding FREE gift. If you want to avoid the crowds, don’t stress, you’ll have until May 27th.

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Loki is wearing…

Body, Hands, and Feet – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Bruiser
Eyes – IKON Vanity Eyes – Parchment
Hair – Mina – Harry
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Suit – Kauna – 2BN Casual Suit: Check Grey (0L/FREE Fameshed Group Gift from Kauna @ Fameshed)
Shoes – GothiCatz [380] Shoes – Outlander Boots in Black

Pose by GlamRus

Sim Location – Devil’s Point

Astrids Signature_Loki

 


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Two to Tango

Two to Tango

Prudence tipped me off on a sweet set of hunt gifts at Sparrow by Design… that had Loki and I tangoing off that direction!

I scored a sublime dress with this beautiful floral print in all the standard mesh sizes. It comes in a few layered pieces, so you can leave some of the layers off, if you want a slimmer fit, but I decided I loved the flounce! For only 1L and a little bit of hunting for the tulip at the shop, this dress suited my fancy just fine!

Loki picked up this sweater and shirt with the floral tie… and the tie just happens to match my dress. Again, his item was just 1L. Both of these are at Sparrow by Design and are the store’s lovely contribution to the Flowerage Hunt which runs through the end of May.

We are off for our tango! Happy hunting!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Truth – Aida
Dress  – Sparrow by Design – Flowerage Dress (1L Flowerage Hunt Gift)
Shoes – [Avenge] – Crystal Mules – Violet

 

Loki is wearing…

Body, Hands and Feet – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Bruiser
Eyes – IKON Vanity Eyes – Parchment
Hair – Mina – Harry
Tattoo – .Reckless. – Guerrero (Faded)
Shirt  – Sparrow by Design – Flowerage Sweater & Shirt with Tie (1L Flowerage Hunt Gift)
Pants – GothiCatz – Ryu
Shoes – GothiCatz [380] Shoes – Outlander Boots in Black

Pose by Come Soon Poses

Sim Location – The Cyprian Terrace (adult Sim)

Astrids Signature

 


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Just for Today

Just for Today

I love Saturday! And I love Saturday more when the 30L list comes out and I find something perfect to wear!

This week I fell in love with PoshTale‘s 30L offering. If you stop by the main-store location, you can pick up the Alysanne dress for just 30L. It includes the dress, the arm warmers and the scarf… plus a color change hud. The hud offers you 6 different colors and changes each different item separately so you can get a bit of mix and match (like I did in the picture above). Each part also attaches as a separate piece, again allowing you more dressing options!

This dress is mesh in all the standard sizes and for this much versatility and color, 30L is a steal! It’s just for today! So don’t miss out!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands – Slink
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Fiona
Dress – .PoshTale. Alysanne [ 6 colours ] (30L for 30L Saturday special)
Shoes – [Avenge] – Precious Mules in Red

Pose by Belle Epoque

Astrids Signature


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An Easter Formal

I think my alt-er ego Loki felt bad about our earlier camping trip… because he took me for a sunrise formal dance this morning at a beautiful spot! We even wore matching formals… how cute is that! (Nope, I will never let him live it down!… I’m sure he’ll get me back later!)

An Easter Formal

Right now is the perfect time to be a member of Tiffany’s Designs for both men and women. For just 50L for your group membership, Ladies you can pick up this Emily gown in purple. It includes system layers as well as appliers for TMP, Maitreya, Omega, Slink, and Belleza, as well as a flexi skirt with a lovely flow and finish. You also get a set of gold jewelry (a necklace and earrings) which I am not showing in these pictures. This gift is FREE with your Tiffany’s membership. You will have to pay the gift terminal 1L to get the gift, but your 1L will be immediately refunded.

Your date can match you for your formal dance perfectly in his Rey suit from Tiffany’s in this fantastic purple color that is the exact same shade as the Emily gown. It comes in all the standard mesh sizes and like the Emily gown is a FREE gift with Tiffany Designs group membership (50L group fee). So take your fella to Tiffany’s to pick up this amazing suit!

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Chop Zuey has put out some fresh gifts for our Easter baskets and I wanted a touch of color for my dress and so I nabbed up this Sweetness set. The Sweetness Necklace is a FREE group gift (350L group membership required – but remember, gifts are frequent and plentiful!) but the earrings are a FREE to all gift as a lovely courtesy set out for FabFree members. You can just hop over to Chop Zuey and buy the matching earrings for 0L, no group slot required.

That’s it for now… I have a date and dance to enjoy. Happy Sunday!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Rue (75L for the Current Sale) – Love first told us about the sale HERE!
Outfit – Tiffany Designs – Emily Gown with Appliers (0L/Free to Group Members/Group is 50L to Join)
Necklace – Chop Zuey – Sweetness Necklace (0L/Free to Group Members/Group is 350L to Join)
Earrings – Chop Zuey – Sweetness Earrings (0L/Free to all gift/Fabfree Group Gift)

Loki is wearing…

Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Bruiser
Eyes – IKON Vanity Eyes – Parchment
Hair – Mina – Harry
Tattoo – .Reckless. – Guerrero (Faded)
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Outfit  – Tiffany Designs – Rey Formal Mesh Suit in Purple (0L/Free to Group Members/Group is 50L to Join)
Shoes – GothiCatz [380] Shoes – Outlander Boots in Black

Pose by Come Soon Poses

Sim Location – The Cyprian Terrace (adult Sim)

Astrids Signature


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Flowers in Betty’s Boudoir

Flowers in Betty's Boudoir 1

If you need a romantic gown for the upcoming Valentine’s weekend — or for any occasion — now is your chance to pick up a Junbug classic as a FREE group gift. If you stop by Junbug‘s main-store location, the current group gift is this stunning Betty’s Boudoir in sky blue brocade. You’ll need to wear your group tag (200L to join the group) but when you consider the gifts and benefits, the sum is worth joining the group.

This gown is highly detailed mesh in all the standard sizes. The corset has stunning ribbons and buttons down the front that are perfect for romance. I did pair mine with a lacy underlay for added romance, but the gown is also perfect just by itself.

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The devil is in the details as they say! But this deal is certainly heavily! Stop by ECCO main-store next where you can get two perfectly FREE gifts of jewelry to go with your new gown! My simply stunning Pearl Swoosh Earrings are a FREE gift exclusively for members of the FabFree Group. Just wear your FabFree tag (it’s FREE to join the group!) to pick these up! Not only are they delicate and lovely, but they also include a texture change hud with five color choices!

My hair clip is another generous FREE gift, this time ECCO is giving it FREE as part of SL frees & offers. Wear your SL frees & offers group tag (also FREE to join) and you can pick up this lovely Jewels Hair Flower in three metal choices!

Like all group gifts they won’t last forever… be sure to hurry over and pick them up while they are available!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Hands and Feet – Slink
Skin – Glam Affair – Eles Asia 02
Hair – Catwa Hair – Flora A
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Gown – Junbug – Betty’s Boudior Gown [VIP Sky Brocade] – (0L/FREE to Group Members/200L to Join the Group)
Lace Top – HolliPocket – Brenty Lace Top in White
Earrings – ECCO – Pearl Swoosh Earrings (0L/FREE to Fabfree Group Members/FREE to Join the Group)
Hair Clip – ECCO – Jewels Hair Flower in Gold (0L/FREE to SL frees & offers Group Members/FREE to Join the Group)

Pose by Eternal Dream

Sim Location – Duet

Astrids Signature


Winter is Coming for A Tiffany’s Bride

Sure, you could have a June wedding – but winter is coming. And for me there is something magical about the idea of a white wedding. And even if you aren’t planning a winter wedding… these gifts are too fabulous to pass up!

A Tiffany's Bride [1]

Right now if you stop by Tiffany Designs you can use your group tag to pick up this shimmering Jocey Bridal Gown in white for only 1L (the group is 50L to join). It includes Maitreya, TMP and Slink appliers as well as system layers for the body portion of the gown and though I’m usually a mesh-fan girl… this dress is perfect in flexi. Mesh could NOT have given this dress the ‘flow’ it needed with the glittering affect that the designer added into the flexi pieces, which are simply breathtakingly beautiful for your special day (or any formal dance really).

A Tiffany's Bride [2]

To add a little more sparkle to my Tiffany Design Jocey Bridal head piece, I hopped over to the Swank event, where I discovered that Zuri Rayna was giving away this lovely head piece in steel blue called Madeline. It is completely FREE, no group required. Just stop by the booth at Swank and pick it up!

And if that isn’t enough to convince you that all your second life dreams have come true, just check out this skin that Astrid is wearing? For me it was love at first sight! Who needs a groom? I love the soft freckles, the lovely shade of the lips, and the definition to the collarbones. And this Women’s Stuff Hunt gift from the Deluxe Body Factory was not only completely FREE but also contained Slink and Omega body appliers plus additional Omega lipstick appliers!

A Tiffany's Bride [3]

Of course… what wedding would be complete without a honeymoon? And Tiffany Designs didn’t let me down. Be sure to stop by the front desk on your way out and pick up this sexy Sara Lingerie in green for FREE (no group required for this one). This lovely little number came with system layers as well as Maitreya and TMP appliers to complete your look.

I also topped off my evening look with this sultry long loop necklace I found on Marketplace by Miam Miam. It is only 10L and has 15 color change options (I am showing the green because it matched the lingerie). It’s a piece of jewelry I’m sure I will find myself wearing again and again with that kind of versatility!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Both Outfits:

Skin – Deluxe Body Factory Kylie skin : Tan (0L Women’s Stuff Hunt Gift)

Body – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara

Eyes – IKON – Sovereign Eyes – Field

Eyeliner – Oceane – Eyeliner 5 matte

Eyelashes – Oceane – Alluring Mesh Lashes

Hands – Slink

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Outfit 1 (Bridal):

Hair – Truth Hawks Hair – Soleil

Dress – Tiffany Designs *TD* – Jocey Bridal Gown with Appliers Sparkle Ice (1L Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join)

Headpiece – Zuri Rayna Jewelry Madeline Head Piece Steel Blue (0L Gift @ Swank/No Group Needed)

1st Pose by Eternal Dream

2nd Pose by [KoKoLoReS]

Sim – Dreamland – Celestina’s Weddings – According to the Destination Guide: “Celestina’s Weddings has more than 21 venues to choose from to create a very romantic, magic and unique atmosphere for your special day. Explore with your partner or take a guided tour with one of the bilingual wedding planners.”

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Outfit 2 (Honeymoon):

Hair – Truth Hawks Hair – Mercedes

Lingerie – Tiffany Designs *TD* – Sara Lingerie in Green with Appliers (0L Gift/No Group Needed)

Necklace – Miam Miam *MM* Circle Charm Necklace – Color Change (10L on the Marketplace)

Pose by Dysfunctionality – Quality Mesh Furniture & Landscape [DDD] – Elegant Double Bed

Signature use 320 size


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Envy Me…

She’s classic, elegant… and the life of the party. The gentlemen all want to dance with her… and the ladies all envy her…

Envy Me [1]

And if you stop by Junbug‘s quick as can be, you can pick up the Lady Crawley gown in Envy, and be envied too, because Junbug is celebrating 10,000 Facebook likes and 4,500 Group Members with this lovely formal mesh gown as their in-store gift!

Envy Me [2]

… and she has that certain touch of je ne sais quoi that makes those in the room pause… perhaps stare…

Or maybe it’s the breathtaking jewelry that bedecks her slender neck and wrists… which can be yours as well if you drop by Chop Zuey and pick up their newest Group Gift! This To The Daisy Grey Set (which includes a stunning necklace, ring, bracelets, and earrings) is breathtakingly detailed and perfect for any formal occasion!

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Here’s how you too can step out in style…

Skin – Essences – Cutie Moon Medium 02

Hair – Tableau Vivant Sherilyn

Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight

Hands – SLink

Gown – Junbug Lady Crawley in Envy (0L Group Gift/Group is 200L to join)

Jewelry – Chop Zuey To The Daisy Grey Set (0L Group Gift/Group is 350L to join)

Poses by Infiniti

Location – Merryman Winery – set in the Post-war 1940’s & 50’s. The contents are spirited, delightful and well-aged. You’ll find hints of spice and an elegant subtlety. More is Merry-er!

Signature use 320 size


Two Moons and Spitting at the Stars

This week was a twice in a blue moon week! As I have several special gifts to show you, two of which are from “Moons”.

Two Moons and Spitting at the Stars [1]

Your first stop will be at PurpleMoon Creations to pick up this stunning gown. The group is 50L to join but so worth it considering that the gifts (like this gown with its gorgeous detailing around the neck) are stunning and free once you join. This gown also includes glove appliers for Slink Physique and Omega as well, and not only the standard fitted mesh sizes but also a fitted mesh dress too!

My next “Moon” was Moon Hair where I got lucky with the Lucky Letter Boards as my letter came up! My gorgeous hair (called Spit at the Stars) is on the boards there at present in the back room. The Boards require the group which is 100L to join, but again, its a group well worth joining. Not only do you get access to the Lucky Letter boards, but also to many lovely present and past gifts which are setting on the counter in the Main room. Lots of beautiful new hairs for you! This Lucky Letter Board hair was in Naturals 1 and it is snazzy!

Two Moons and Spitting at the Stars [2]

For a look this good I needed some terrific jewelry, which I was able to find over at Lazuri. There are some items out that require the group tag to pick up, but if you look off to the left of those, this Perlline Necklace Set is completely FREE – no group required – and color change too! There is a matching set of earrings too (they are hidden under my hair) and the earrings are just as pretty.

If you get the chance, take time to visit PixelArt Photogardens where I took these pictures. The scenery is stunning!

See you next Sunday!

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Here’s the details!

Skin — [The Skinnery] Judy

Eyes — IKON Immortal Eyes – Coffee

Hair — MOON {Hair}. Spit at the Stars – (0L Lucky Letter Board/Group Required/100L to join the Group)

Hands and Feet — Slink

Body — Maitreya Lara

Gown — PurpleMoon Creations – Hedy Gown in Grey (FREE Group Gift/50L to Join)

Necklace and Earrings — Lazuri Perlline Necklace and Earrings (FREE Group Gift/No Group Required)

Poses by .GlamRus.

Signature use 320 size


HeatWave Event – Mrs. B’s Designs

The HeatWave continues at the Wash and today I get to be the elegant lady after being the beach bum yesterday.

Mrs.B'sDesigns

This is the “One Fell Swoop” dress from Mrs. B’s Designs and isn’t it lovely? This is the 50L item on Mrs. B’s and it really stands out! As always, Mrs. B’s has given us a great smooth build and sweet timeless colors.

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If you aren’t feeling all ‘night out on the town’ elegant, the Cart is full of cute sassy t-shirts for both ladies and gents. I’m eyeing that denim mini skirt for my own closet, too!

The Heat Wave Event is at the Wash until June 10th so don’t delay!

 

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Skin Lumae – Alaska Mulled Wine
EyesIkon – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hands + nailsSlink mesh Casual Hands + the Basic Nails HUD
HairCalico – Aiyana
Shoes Lindy’s Modern and Retro Shoes – Zeva Pink
PoseFashiowl

Dress – Mrs. B’s Designs – One fell Swoop Dress – (50L/at the Heat Wave Cart Sale)

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Worth staying up for

There is nothing quite like finding a “New to Me” designer that when I find their shop I want to buy it out!  More Than Ever  fits that bill perfectly.

Worth Staying Up For

I had to stay up late to make sure I got this first dress on the blog because it’s on sale. But only until the 26th! Which is…today!  This is the gorgeous ‘Crushed Silk One Shouldered Gown’ and it comes in six scrumptious colors but the ‘Strawberry’ just stood out to me. I love the texture details in the skirt and the rich color.  I think it’s a lovely look for Spring.

More Than Ever also has a Free to join Group/Subscribers List that will automatically give you this sweet Chemise in Silvery Moon when you sign up. The ‘Enchanted Chemise’ also comes in five other delicate colors for you to purchase. I certainly couldn’t resist.

Worth Staying Up For

Plus, while you’re there, there is a Midnight Madness board with a very reasonable sign up quota, a Hunt coming in May and a ‘My 60L Secret’ board.  You just can’t go wrong.

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Skin Lumae – Alaska Mulled Wine – (Free/0L/past Second Life Frees and Offers gift)
EyesIkon – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hands and Feet + nailsSlink mesh Casual Hands and High feet and the Basic HUD
Hair – Truth – Posey

Dress – More than Ever – Crushed Silk One Shouldered Gown in Strawberry – (75L on Sale ONLY till the 26th)
Chemise – More Than Ever – Enchanted Chemise in Silvery Moon – (Free/0L/Group Gift group is free to join)

PoseKirin – Hera Pack
ChairTrompe Loeil – Amelia Loveseat

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