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Tropical Mornings

Tropical Mornings

I was in the mood to walk the beach this morning… but needed some proper attire. There was a group gift out at paper.arrow that I thought was perfectly fitting for such a walk and so I headed over to pick it up. This slip dress is yours FREE with your group tag. It comes in two versions — the one I am showing you in the picture above which has the mint top and flamingo skirt, or one with an all-over flamingo print.

This dress comes in Maitreya and Slink fits, and does not include an alpha layer (though I’m sure if you needed one, you could probably dig one up out of your inventory). The group fee is a one time cost of 250L, but you’ll find a wall full of past group gifts up at paper.arrow to pick up, as well as this pretty dress to make it worth joining.

I decided I was going to do some “rock hopping” instead of “sand walking” and so I really wanted some cute tennis shoes to finish off my look. Lindy Modern & Retro shoes did not let me down! For just 1L and a little hunting time, I found this pair of adorable pink tennis shoes at their main-store as part of the Beached Bunny Hunt 6. These shoes includes fits for classic, Slink flat, and Maitreya feet… so everyone wins out!

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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
Eyeshadow – alaskametro<3 – “Chloe” glitter eyeshadow Funfetti TESTER (FREE/0L on the Marketplace)
Hair – [e] elikatira – Zanna
Dress – paper.arrow – slip.dress tropical bag – 2 designs in bag (FREE Group Gift/0L/Group is 250L to Join)
Shoes – Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes – Lindy Gindy Surf (1L for The Beached Bunny Hunt 6)

Pose by Belle Epoque

Sim Location – Baja Sands

Astrids Signature


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Not a Wall Flower

Not a Wall Flower

Call me old school if you will, but Casablanca is one of my favorite movies… right up there with Citizen Kane. So when I realized there was a Casablanca remake Sim in Second Life I knew I wanted to check it out. Loki got there before me, but my turn has long been overdue… I just hadn’t found the right outfit… until now.

The Moda Midnight Mania board locked down again yesterday, giving me another set of great FREE shoes for my slink feet. These heels are stunning and come in white with a hud to change the metal on the underside (gold, silver, or bronze). If you missed them when they locked down yesterday, they are there also again today, only in a slightly modified version… so they are worth locking down again today if you picked them up yesterday. I’ve heard a few people say they had some delivery issues. Not to worry, just hit the redelivery terminal and they will be sent to you!

And then I realized that I’d missed the June group gift for TBO The Beautiful Ones! But luckily it is still out! This Venus Dress in Turquoise is still out, though I’m not sure for how long. It comes in all your standard fitmesh sizes and also supports all the major mesh body types like Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza. It has a beautiful front, and equally dramatic back (with a plunging back… phew… sexy) and fits like a dream.

There are several ways you can pick up this stunner. If you are a group member (the group membership is 25L) the dress is yours FREE, just pay the terminal 1L and your 1L is immediately refunded and the dress is delivered to you. You can also opt to pay the special price of just 10L if you don’t have any group space, or wish to opt out of joining the group. OR if you are already a subscriber, you can click the subscriber and the dress will be delivered to you completely FREE, no group required. Note: this does not work for new subscriber members, you must have been a past subscriber, so this is a good reason to subscribe and stay a subscriber!

Not a Wall Flower 2

Though I admit that Casablanca the movie was in black and white… I always imagine it being a colorful world. When I saw this FREE group gift flower headpiece by Finesmith (the group is FREE to join), I knew I had to add it to my look… it just had the right feel to finish off what I wanted to feel (yes lots of feels in there right?). Because of course at Casablanca there can never really be any wall flowers… not really… or if they are, they are wall flowers in disguise, pretending to be wall flowers when they are really not. Or that’s somehow the way I imagine that world. “Play it again, Sam!”

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body and Hands – Maitreya – Lara
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Eyeshadow – alaskametro<3 – “Chloe” glitter eyeshadow Funfetti TESTER (FREE/0L on the Marketplace)
Hair – [e] elikatira – Estelle
Headpiece – Finesmith – I Want to Name it Bob (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)
Dress – .:TBO:. The Beautiful Ones – Venus Dress Turquoise (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is 25L to Join — OR — Pay 10L — OR If you are already a subscriber (not a new one) you can get the dress FREE by clicking the subscriber and it will be delivered to you)
Shoes – [MODA] – Deshi Fan Platform Heels & Hud – White (FREE Midnight Mania Board/0L/No Group Required)

Pose by Belle Epoque

Sim Location – Casablanca in Second Life

Astrids Signature


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In the Mood for Moda

In the Mood for Moda

The weather is warm, but the gifts are fabulous! Stop by NYU to pick up this gorgeous FREE SL Frees & Offers Group gift dress and get it while its hot! I admit, the back of this dress is my favorite part, which is why I’m showing it off to you! It has these great cut outs that are super cute!

This dress comes in all the standard mesh sizes, as well as Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique fits. You’ll also get a nicely done alpha layer for standard bodies.

I also wanted to show you another great FREEBIE I’ve run across. I am loving Moda shoes. The group fee ended up being a bit more than I could personally afford (though if you can afford it, there are several group gifts out for your 1,000L group join) but I found that there was a daily Midnight Mania board that locks down at 400 slaps, and no group is required.

Now the thing is, the prize seems to change daily! So this is both is great because you literally can fill your shoe inventory… but I couldn’t show you the prize on the board today. This is the prize I picked up the other day. But you can definitely see the quality. The shoes fit Slink feet. So you can see why I love going over to Moda and slapping this FREE, no group required, Midnight Mania board for shoes!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body and Hands – Maitreya – Lara
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Eyeshadow – alaskametro<3 – “Chloe” glitter eyeshadow Funfetti TESTER (FREE/0L on the Marketplace)
Hair – [e] elikatira – Brielle
Dress – NYU – Cut-Out Back Mini-Dress, Floral (FREE SLF&O Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)
Shoes – [MODA] – Cayla Wedge Platforms & Hud – White (FREE Midnight Mania Board/0L/No Group Required)

Pose by Belle Epoque

Sim Location – MODA

Astrids Signature


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Betty Boop… eat your heart out!

Betty Boop Eat Your Heart Out

I’ve a quicky but goodie for you today! Check out this Betty Dress by Kreepshow Kouture! It’s completely FREE and you don’t need a group. Just slap the Midnight Mania board (it locks down at 50 slaps) and it’s yours to take home for the wearing! Do hurry as these boards seem to change out the outfits frequently!

The dress comes in all the standard fitmesh sizes as well as Maitreya, Belleza and Slink. You also get a pair of panties and a set of sexy black stockings! The panties and stockings come in both system layers as well as an Omega Applier Hud.

Betty Boop… eat your heart out!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body and Hands – Maitreya – Lara
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Eyeshadow – alaskametro<3 – “Chloe” glitter eyeshadow Funfetti TESTER (FREE/0L on the Marketplace)
Hair – [e] elikatira – Fiona
Dress – Kreepshow Kouture – Betty Dress (FREE Midnight Madness Board/0L/No Group Needed)
Shoes – [Avenge] – Precious Mules in White

Pose by Belle Epoque

Sim Location – *Y’s House* Chirihama Cafe

Astrids Signature


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Nerdy Girl in-world Closing Sale

Super Heroes

It’s hard to see much beloved stores close their doors in Second Life… and Nerdy Girl has announced that she will be moving the in-world store to the Marketplace to pursue new adventures after July 12th. In the meantime, as a bit of a farewell gift to all the loyal customers who love nerdology, the in-world store is having a last hoorah and closing sale before it moves to the marketplace… a bonus for all of us loyal shoppers:)

Nerdy Girl has put out all the old gifts for one thing, so if you are a group member, stop by and pick up any you missed (the join fee is only 25L if you are not already a member, and with all the goodies, it’s worth joining).

In addition, all store merchandise is priced at 25L or lower, excluding gachas. In salute to the Nerdy ways, Loki and I decided to go as Nerd Heroes. I am not convinced that he got it quite right, but then he thinks I didn’t do it right either… we agreed to disagree, since Rainbow Brite is my favorite, and he said Superman was super.

My rainbow bright costume includes the mesh skirt, applier top and leggings, and the bow (which comes in a left, center, or right fit). For 25L, it’s quite a deal!

Loki’s mesh hoodie in all the standard sizes is quite a find indeed, as there is a texture change hud included. The hud changes the t-shirt and hoodie separately, for lots of nerd fun… hero symbols on the shirt and hoodie all separate for whatever hero you want to be that day. For 25L, there’s a hero in every guy just waiting to come out!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body and Hands – Maitreya – Lara
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Eyeshadow – alaskametro<3 – “Chloe” glitter eyeshadow Funfetti TESTER (FREE/0L on the Marketplace)
Hair – Magika – Whimsical
Outfit – Nerdy Girl – Rainbow Brite Costume (25L through July 12 for Nerdy Girl in-world Closing Sale)

 

Loki is wearing…

Body and Hands – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Bruiser
Eyes – IKON Vanity Eyes – Parchment
Hair – Mina – Harry
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Shirt – Nerdy Girl – Ares Hoodies for Men (25L through July 12 for Nerdy Girl in-world Closing Sale)
Pants  – RedgraveHeavyUsed Jeans ClassicCut

 

Poses by Belle Epoque

Sim Location – Nerdy Girl

Astrids Signature


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Jazzy and Independent

Jazzy Independent

Neve has another super cute FREE group gift out for us, Ladies! You won’t want to miss out on this one, so hurry to get this gorgeous Jazzy Independent dress with it’s 4 color hud! I’m showing you the red with design option, but it also comes in 3 other colors… which are red, white, and blue… all plain enough for every day use, but dressy enough in style for to be practical for a date as well if you added the right accessories.

This dress comes in standard mesh sizes as well as all your needed fitmesh sizes such as Freya, Isis, Physique, Hourglass, and Lara. The group is FREE to join, making this gift totally FREE as well.

My hair today is also a group gift, courtesy of KoKoLoReS Hair. This is Lilou. The group join fee is 250L, but from past experience, the gifts are frequent and generous and this one alone, with its full fatpack hud of colors, is worth your fee. There is a regular fit, as well as a busty fit, inside the box when you pick it up.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body and Hands – Maitreya – Lara
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Eyeshadow – alaskametro<3 – “Chloe” glitter eyeshadow Funfetti TESTER (FREE/0L on the Marketplace)
Hair – [KoKoLoReS] Hair – LiLou VIP June 201 Hud Balayage (FREE group Gift/0L/Group is 250L to Join)
Dress – Neve – Jazzy Independent (FREE Group Gift/0L/Group is FREE to Join)

Pose by Lorien

Sim Location – The Rose Theatre & Art Gallery

Astrids Signature


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Mirror, Mirror

Mirror, Mirror

I have a couple of lucky finds for you this Saturday morning! And both are FREE!

First, stop by EvelineInTheBox and pick up this pretty FREE group gift that has been set out for all of us to enjoy. The group is FREE to join. This pretty camisk comes in all the standard sizes and has a pretty hem with geometric flowers along the edge to give it a little flair. It’s more of a roleplay item than a modern clothing item, but you could pair it with jeans or shorts to make it a cute top if you wanted!

This week’s Lucky Dip at PA Designe is a cute heart padlock choker shown with a close-up in the picture below. You won’t need the group or to spend a single linden — you’ll just need some luck! Take a dip, and see if you win! It’s FREE if you are the lucky dipper!

Mirror, Mirror 2

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body, Hands, and Feet – Maitreya – Lara
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Eyeshadow – alaskametro<3 – “Chloe” glitter eyeshadow Funfetti TESTER (FREE/0L on the Marketplace)
Hair – Truth – Mercedes
Necklace – PA Designe – Padlock Choker (FREE/0L/Lucky Dip Prize)
Dress – [EvelineInTheBox] – Karina Groupgift June-July (FREE Group Gift/0L/Group is FREE to Join)

Pose by Lorien

Sim Location – The Crest of Vrek’mar Roleplay Sim (adult Sim)

Astrids Signature


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Off the Beaten Path

Off the Beaten Path

Hear ye, Hear ye! Calling all roleplayers! And anyone who loves great cosplay! Or just fabulous medieval clothing! You don’t have much time to get in on this deal… so make haste! And run… errrr teleport… to The White Armory, right away!

The White Armory is discontinuing over 200 gowns and outfits Sunday, July 3rd… but they are turning that into a positive for roleplayers (and anyone else who loves their clothes). All of these beautiful items are on clearance for only 25L per item until that date. These are older items, mostly flexi and standard avatar gowns, however I did find some mesh items in the discount section, as I am sporting above. Either way, all the outfits and gowns are beautiful, and the sale is worth taking a look for the avid roleplayer who would like to save some Linden.

To find the sale, take the “portal to the discount level of the store and look for the bright pink wall” (directions per the notice in The White Armory).

Happy clearance shopping!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Eyeshadow – alaskametro<3 – “Chloe” glitter eyeshadow Funfetti TESTER (FREE/0L on the Marketplace)
Hair – Magika – Dreamy
Outfit – The White Armory – The Fifth Age Elven Warrior Set – TWA5 (25L @ The White Armory Clearance Sale)

Pose and Prop by Verocity

Sim Location – Crest of Vrek’mar Roleplay Sim (adult)

Astrids Signature


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These Boots Were Made for Walking

These Boots Were Made for Walking

These boots were made for walking! And for FREE too! You’ll want these boots too! All you need to do is slap the Midnight Mania board at ECRU and these fitmesh thigh high boots can be yours! The board locks down at 250 slaps and at midnight the prize will be delivered. In the package is two colors: rose (shown) and crimson (not shown); as well as fits for Maitreya, Freya, Isis, Venus, Hourglass, and Physique mesh bodies. They also include an alpha if you need it.

I paired my snazzy new boots with a 10L dress from Entice at the Cart Wash Sale. This is “Love Me Harder.” It also comes with a jacket, which I left off, but the jacket is equally cute and sexy. Love Me Harder comes in all the standard mesh sizes.

Don’t forget about Ecco‘s temporary store closing tonight! I’m sporting a past group gift — these beautiful pearls, as a reminder. Plus, everything in the store is 75L. The store will close temporarily sometime this evening though before reopening later at its new location. Don’t miss your chance at some great deals!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body, Hands, and Feet – Maitreya – Lara
Head – LeLutka – Simone w/ base Glam Affair skin color Asia (included) used
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Eyeshadow – alaskametro<3 – “Chloe” glitter eyeshadow Funfetti TESTER (FREE/0L on the Marketplace)
Hair – Magika – Almonds
Necklace & Bracelets – Ecco – Stacked Pearls VIP Group Gift – May 2016 (FREE Group Gift/0L/Group is 200L to Join)
Dress – Entice – Love Me Harder Dress – Pink (10L @ the Cart Wash Sale/Direct TP)
Boots – Ecru – “Renegade” Boots Rose/Crimson (FREE Midnight Mania Board/0L/No Group Required)

Pose by elephante

Sim Location – The Trace Too

Astrids Signature


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A Daisy’ll Do It

A Daisy'll Do It

Are you still checking out all the great deals at the Cart Wash Sale? I stopped by this morning and picked up this really beautiful business style dress from Rowena’s Design’s Cart called Tara for only 10L. It is all one piece for easy fitting with a pencil skirt and a plunging style cuffed neckline in a sublime pink and burgundy color.

This dress comes in all the standard sizes as well as fitmesh sizes, and you’ll also get Maitreya, Physique, and Belleza too! For just 10L more you can pick up the matching heels which I am showing you in the picture above as well.:)

A Daisy'll Do It 2

I paired my dress and heels with the July group gift from Ecco Jewelry, which has been set out early due to the store’s temporary closing (emphasis on temporary). The Store will be closing down temporarily sometime the evening of June 29th. If you are a member of the group, don’t leave, the store will be back!

Be sure to stop by and get all the past group gifts as well as this beautiful Daisies set which is a necklace and matching set of bracelets. (It comes with a color change hud offering 4 different stone colors and 3 metal colors.) Once the store temporarily closes, don’t stress if you miss the July gift. The creator has announced that she will be placing the gift into group notices so that members will have access.

In the meantime, everything in the store is on sale for only 75L… so if you want to get in on some deals, hurry down before the evening of the 29th and you’ll be able to get some top quality jewelry for very good prices. Remember, there are also FREE 2 lucky boards (no group required) and 1 group exclusive lucky board out as well. The group fee is 200L but if you hurry, you’ll have access to MANY MANY past group gifts to fill your inventory with… and I’m sure many future gifts as well, as the creator has emphasized that this is just a temporary closing.

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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
Eyeshadow – alaskametro<3 – “Chloe” glitter eyeshadow Funfetti TESTER (FREE/0L on the Marketplace)
Hair – Truth – Tristana
Necklace & Bracelets – Ecco – Daisies VIP Group Gift – July 2016 (FREE Group Gift/0L/Group is 200L to Join)
Dress – Rowena’s Designs – Tara Dress (10L @ the Cart Wash Sale/Direct TP)
Shoes – Rowena’s Designs – Tara Heels High Slink (10L @ the Cart Wash Sale/Direct TP)

Pose by Belle Epoque

Sim Location – The Trace Too

Astrids Signature

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