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Stood Up

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Stood up.

He said we had a date, and I was all decked out. Dressed to the nines. Fit to kill. You know how it goes. You find just the gown at ALB that can’t be passed up, especially since it’s free. I opted out of the full skirt and kept it simple, going only for the slinky white part with the draping back and the low cut neckline and then I waited at the door but he never showed up. It’s a good thing the dress didn’t cost me anything… or I might have more in the way of revenge than just petty aggravation on my mind.

Of course if you have an upcoming date, you can get this dress too… and it comes in all the right sizes: fitmesh XS – XL as well as Maitreya, Slink, Belleza, and TMP.

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Pairing things up.

I had a flair for dramatics. (So does he… I’m sure he’ll have some excuse.) So I added this jewelry from Lazuri to my dress. It’s the current group gift out. I’m showing you the necklace and cuff bracelets, but there were also rings and earrings too. They are even color change, with a choice of silver or gold metal and an ability to change the color of the pearls as well. Lazuri frequently sets out large sets of color change gifts, so though the group fee is 250L, it means a lot of jewelry for your group fee.

I wonder if he’ll show up late to pay the ticket for the bottle of wine I ordered…

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Pia Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Truth – Guiliana
Jewelry – Lazuri – Prana Necklace and Prana Cuff Bracelets (Free Group gift/0L/Group is 250L to Join)
Dress & Shoes – ALB – Shani gown NYEve & heels (Free group gift/0L/Free to Join Group)

Sim Location – Flux Sur Mer

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A Silver Vision

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Fishing for my own silver.

I saw that Love was fishing for silver and got silver envy. In her post here she showed you one of the great gifts you can currently get from Sn@tch if you go 7 Seas fishing with your fishing pole for the New Years Grab Bag (hurry you still have a little bit of time, but not much). And it got me hankering for some silver of my own!

It all started with bubbles.

It all started with some bubbles. Actually #bubbles the store. I saw their advertisement for their January group gift and really fell in love with the unique split front top. The group is free to join, making the gift free as well. It is in a lovely grey shade with black crochet detailing along the split seam.

Sizes it comes in:

  • Fitmesh XS – XL
  • Maitreya
  • Slink
  • Belleza

Shoes too!

I also snagged a deal on some silver shoes for just 1L at Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes… and I love that these shoes are so versatile because not only do they fit slink feet, but the package includes shoes to fit regular system feet and Maitreya feet as well. So I didn’t have to worry about fit at all! My silver shoes are part of the Frosting Hunt. You have until January 31st to pick them up, but why wait? For just 1L and a little hunting time, these flats are the silver lining you’ve been waiting for!

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The final touch.

Finesmith is no longer in-world, sadly. But you can still get many of the beautiful creations on the marketplace. I was doing some marketplace hunting and came across a lovely necklace for just 10L that I couldn’t pass up. This Vision necklace pictured above is by Finesmith jewelry and with its beautiful details and shine (but not bling) is a wonderful final touch to any outfit – casual or formal. It’s well worth the 10L.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Pia Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Katharine
Necklace – Finesmith – Vision Necklace in Silver (10L on the Marketplace)
Shirt – #bubbles – January Group Gift (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)
Jeans – E-Clipse – Dorothy Jeans Rigid Indigo
Shoes – Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes – Fara Silver (1L for the Frosting Hunt) – ends January 31st

Sim Location – Flux Sur Mer

Astrids Signature


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Old World Style

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A little old world style.

I’m gearing up for the first of the year, but first I’m enjoying a bit of old world traditions. I found a Christmas gift that is still out that you’ll want to snag before it disappears that made me feel stylish enough to go out and enjoy feeding the birds at a location that reminded me of such pleasures.

The gold is the thing.

This gold dress by Orquidea is mesh with split sides and beautiful detailing. It’s not quite glitter or sequins, but it has enough shimmer to make it beautiful in any setting. Join the group for a tiny 10L and you can pick it up free under the Christmas tree. There was also a regular monthly group gift out that you could pick up as well. It includes all the standard mesh sizes and a good quality alpha for standard bodies.

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In the details.

I stopped by Genre, and like most events right now, you can pick up gifts. The Sn@tch booth had a little bag set out that you could buy for 0L and this classic black cloche hat and these gold spiral earrings were inside… yours as a free gift. They matched my new gown perfectly and I knew I had to take them home. There were lots of other booths with goodies set out for you to pick up for FREE, so it’s well worth the trip. Hurry before you miss the treats!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier – (99L @ Kustom9)
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Chantal
Hat & Earrings – Sn@tch – Genre Mongols Gift (Free to all gift @ Genre/0L)
Dress – Orquidea – Jessia Open Gown in Gold (Free Christmas Gift/0L/Group is 10L to Join) – hurry, not sure how long it will be out!
Shoes – Pure Poison – Mara Sandals

Sim Location – The Village & BarDeco

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Snowflakes Are Falling

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Snowflakes are falling.

I found a gift I had to show off to you. Snowflake stockings! These pretty stockings are a FREE Peace on Earth hunt gift from House of Ruby and I just fell in love with the pretty snowflake pattern on the back of the blue stockings. They have a pretty lace trim up around the thigh. For your hunting time, you’ll get appliers for Maitreya, Slink, and Omega to suit all your mesh body needs. I took a picture of the back because these babies were too cute not to show off.

A Stop by the Cart Wash!

The back of my dress is just as pretty and is a 10L find at the Winter Cart Wash Sale. I picked up the Eve dress by Aleutia which comes with a texture change hud allowing you to choose between 5 colors for just 10 little linden. That’s a lot of dress for your money. Warning… the dress is a bit sheer. It’s lacy and pretty but if you’re modest, you might want to invest in a pair of panties or a bra to wear under it.

Sizes it comes in: Maitreya, Slink – Hourglass & Physique, TMP.

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To finish off the look.

Chop Zuey has started their 12 Days of Christmas Advent and you don’t want to miss out! There is a member only gift area (one for men and one for women) and a free to all gift area. So three gifts will be set out each day: one group gift for men and one for women and one free to all gift. The group fee is 350L to join, but you’ll be getting a lot of gifts for your join fee, and the creator is generous throughout the year too!

I picked up this texture change Fleur Delique set on Day 5 at Chop Zuey (it was a ladies group gift). Don’t worry, if you miss a day, you can still pick up past days, so if you like this jewelry set go down and pick it up. It came with a texture change hud that allowed for a myriad of color changes for each part of the necklace for so many different options. This one is well worth picking up!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Barbara Applier – formerly at Kustom9
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Libby
Jewelry – Chop Zuey – Fleur Delique Texture Change Set (Day 5 on the Advent Calendar/Group Required/350 to Join the Group)
Dress – Aleutia – Eve Fatpack (10L at the Cart Wash Sale / Direct TP)
Stockings – House of Ruby – Snowflake Stockings for Her (0L for Peace on Earth Hunt)

Sim Location – Private

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Tip Your Hat to Style

Tip Your Hat to Style

I really have to tip my hat to the creators who are participating in the Menstuff Hunt. The prizes this round are outstanding as usual. I ran across a new-to-me designer – Hot Fuss – and was pleased to come away with two items – not only the hunt gift, but also a lucky letter chair gift.

The Hat.

If you stop by Hot Fuss, you’ll be able to pick up this men’s fedora as part of their contribution to the Menstuff Hunt. It’s an excellent design in a fedora style and yours for only 1L and a little hunting time. It’s sure to add class and style to most any outfit. I didn’t have any trouble adjusting it to fit my head, and it looked great over the top of my usual hairbase.

The Sweater.

While I was at Hot Fuss, I noticed they had out two lucky letter chairs. No group is required for either and they are completely FREE. One is for the ladies, but the other is for us menfolk. My letter came up while I was hunting down my hat and I was able to pick up this Tristan sweater in all the standard mesh sizes. It even includes a color change hud with three color choices. I’m showing you the fawn color, as that matched the hat, but it also included a really nice navy and a coal shades all in this traditional diamond print.

The cut, flow, and fit of the mesh shirt is excellent, and it would be well worth checking to see if your letter would come up. The chair was on a short timer, so your wait might not be too long.

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The Necklace.

It never hurts to add a final touch to a classic outfit. I made a stop by etham to see what they had as their Menstuff Hunt prize and was pleased to discover a finely crafted Chainmail Cross as the gift. It is a FREE gift. Just find the iconic blue t-shirt and pay 0L and it is yours to add to your inventory.

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Loki is wearing…

Hands, and Feet – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – DuraSL13B Gift in Milky Platinum hairbase
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Tattoo – .Reckless. – Guerrero (faded)
Necklace – etham – Chainmail Cross Necklace (0L for the Menstuff Hunt)
Hat – Hot Fuss – “Indy” Fedora (1L for the Menstuff Hunt)
Shirt – Hot Fuss – Tristan Sweater with color change hud (FREE Lucky Letter Chair/No group needed)
Pants  – RedgraveHeavyUsed Jeans ClassicCut
Shoes – GothiCatz [380] Shoes – Outlander Boots in Black

Sim Location – Paramour

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Be Still My Gothic Heart

Be Still My Gothic Heart

Gothic is still in…

If you think I have to put away those amazing Halloween Gifts creators put out for us, think again. I’m re-purposing mine into fashionable Gothic accessories. Chop Zuey has always been generous with both group gifts (the join fee is 350L) and free to all gifts, and though I didn’t manage to show off this Skull of Corruption Necklace in time for Halloween, I knew it would have a place in my Goth-at-Heart wardrobe.

This necklace is one of the newest group gifts that you can pick up at Chop Zuey with your group tag. There are also two free to all gifts that match it (earrings and hair sticks) as well that I’m not showing. Those you can pick up nearby to get a beautiful matching look.

The little black dress…

I love little black dresses, and I love that there are so many ways to make a little black dress. They can be plain, business, creative, sexy, Gothic, or what have you! I was really thrilled when I saw that Meva had put out this nicely detailed little black dress for group members as a gift. It only comes in a size for Maitreya, but you might be able to fiddle with it to get it to fit a standard avatar.

I love the metal rings and straps and sexy cut outs. This is a real winner. The group join fee for Meva is 100L, but there are currently a total of 5 beautiful group gifts out for you to pick up, making it well worth your fee to join, if you’re not already in the group.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Pia in America 01
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Nataline
Necklace – Chop Zuey – The Skull of Corruption Necklace (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is 350L to Join)
Dress – Meva – Anaja Dress (Free Group Gift/0L/Group is 100L to Join)

Sim Location – Invictus

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Not Just Another Fantasy

Not Just Another Fantasy

Halloween is the perfect time to fill out your fantasy wardrobe… and 7 Deadly s{K}ins is making that a little easier this month with two excellent fantasy skins as their group gifts. You first saw the Ladies gift shown off [HERE] by Sheidey. But the men were not left out this month.

If you are a group member (the group fee is 150L) you can pick up the men’s gift at 7 Deadly s{K}ins in the fantasy tone shown above. It includes 3 versions… a clean face and 2 different white bearded versions, each with different brow options. Included in the package are appliers for slink hands and feet as well as the slink body appliers and omega appliers as well. Be sure to hit “accept” when you see all the pop ups, as the omega package does come separately from the slink package. You don’t want to miss getting the extra box.

I also picked up this very nice FREE necklace as part of the Men Only Hunt. I thought it had a fantasy feel and decided to include it in my post. This is the gift from etham and is a fairly elaborate and well made silver and blue design on a black cord. It would be an excellent addition to any gentleman’s wardrobe. Just teleport to etham and hunt down the iconic beer symbol and this classic pendant is yours FREE.

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Loki is wearing…

Body and Hands – Slink
Skin – 7 Deadly s{K}ins – Crowley fantasy gift (Free group gift/0L/group is 150L to Join)
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – DuraSL13B Gift in Milky Platinum
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Necklace – etham – MOH8 Necklace (0L for the Men Only Hunt)

Sim Location – Venta Silurum

Astrids Signature_Loki


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It’s Spooktacular…

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Right now if you head to Swank events you can participate in the Spooktacular Goth Hunt (there’s a haunted house at the event to visit too). Loki and I hunted around and picked up the matching FREE lingerie set at the House of Ruby booth in Slink or Omega appliers for mesh bodies. Just go to the booth and look for the little black rose, buy it for 0L and unpack and you’re all set for a special evening.

I paired my lingerie set with the Fabulously Free Group Gift from Beloved Jewelry. This pretty gold and blue diamond drop necklace and earring set was a perfect touch to finalize my sexy look. It’s classic jewelry and would be lovely with any style of outfit. Think casual to gown to wedding… you wouldn’t have to wear lingerie of course.

Just join the Fabulously Free group in world by pasting secondlife:///app/group/020fa7af-444d-f54f-01e2-557ec06315fd/about in local and then clicking the link to join.

Teleport to Beloved Jewelry and pick up your FREE gift wearing your FabFree group tag.

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As I mentioned before, Loki also stopped by Swank with me and picked up the hunt gift from House of Ruby. The men’s FREE gift is these glittery briefs in red which come in a Slink or Omega applier hud.

Loki paired his FREE briefs with an equally nice piece of FREE jewelry from Chop Zuey. Not long ago, he showed you one of the group gifts [HERE], but you can get the Gibraltar necklace in gold for FREE as a FREE to all gift for Fabfree members courtesy of Chop Zuey, no group required. As mentioned before, this necklace is resizeable, so though it is meant for men, it would make a nice ladies necklace too.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands and Feet – Slink
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Viktoria in Asia
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Magika – Itch
Lipstick – Avenge – Lovely Gloss applier for Catwa – red
Jewelry – Beloved Jewelry – Fabfree Gift (Lt Gold/Blue Drop Set) (Fabfree Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join)
Lingerie – House of Ruby – Spooktacular Goth Hunt Gift for Her (0L Hunt Gift @ Swank Events)

 

Loki is wearing…

Body and Hands – Slink
Skin – Birth Skins – Axel Skin (Coastal) trail.b.hair_Clean
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – DuraSL13B Gift in Milky Platinum
Piercings – [CerberusXing] Blade Set Gold
Necklace – Chop Zuey – Gibraltar Mens Necklace in Gold (Fabfree Free to All Gift/0L)
Briefs  – House of Ruby – Spooktacular Goth Hunt Gift for Him (0L Hunt Gift @ Swank Events)

 

Sim Location – The Cyprian Gallery

Astrids Signature


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Seeing Red

Seeing Red

If it’s been a while since you’ve stopped by Analog Dog to check out the FREE ball on the back beach, now is the time to do so, as there are some new FREE hairs in the ball just waiting for you to pick them up. In the picture above, I’m sporting a messy curly do called idyll, to which I added the jana bang set from the ball. The ball included both a hud for the dark blondes set as well as a hud for light reds… however since the hud includes a tinting option, you can get much darker brown and black shades on the hair as well.

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In the picture above I am showing you just one of two FREE hats that were also included in the FREE ball. This is the mill hat and is a perfect fit over the top of idyll once I removed the jana bang piece. I love the classy black hat. There was also a modern red print fedora as well!

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This classy style above is called samadhi, and is a lovely side-swept mesh style. Like idyll, it comes in dark blonde and light reds.

In the picture below I’m showing you the last addition to the FREE ball — scream cheese. It does just kind of make you want to scream “cheese” and take pictures. It’s one of those fabulous hairs that is casual and fun.

To find the free ball, fly up and back to the beach-y area of the Analog Dog hair sim and look for the semi-transparent bubble. Buy it for 0L and these great styles are yours.

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I’m not quite done yet though… I wanted to mention a few other tricks up my sleeve in my style today. Sometimes your skin needs a refresh. Make up is a great way to give a favorite skin a new feel, and testers are a nice way to get a new look without a lot of Lindens. I ran across this FREE tester by alaskametro called Orchid… it’s this pretty lip-stain that freshened up my avatar’s face. You won’t even have to teleport anywhere, just pick it up off the marketplace. It comes in a system applier as well as appliers for TMP, Eve, Lelutka, Loudmouth, NyamNyam, Omega, and Slink Visage.

To polish off my new look I added a ring from the Cart Wash Sale, because jewelry always adds a nice finishing touch. This classy cocktail ring from Luminesse is stylish and only 10L. If you stop by the cart you’ll find several beautiful pieces for men and women both to add to your inventory.

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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
Hair 1 – Analog Dog – idyll + jana bang in dark blondes (0L/Analog Dog Free Ball)
Hair 1 + Hat – Analog Dog – idyll in dark blondes + mil hat (0L/Analog Dog Free Ball)
Hair 2 – Analog Dog – samadhi in dark blondes (0L/Analog Dog Free Ball)
Hair 3 – Analog Dog – scream cheese in dark blondes (0L/Analog Dog Free Ball)
Lipstain – alaskametro ❤ – Liquid Shine lipstick – Orchid TESTER (0L on the Marketplace)
Ring – Luminesse – Sethunya Eve Ring (10L @ the Cart Wash Sale/Direct TP)
Top – Beautiful Dirty Rich – Halter Top Pack (1L on the Marketplace) *first blogged HERE by Love

Astrids Signature


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Mistress of Jewells

Mistress of Jewells

Morning is nearly over, but I’m not ready to get out of bed… and I’m sure you can see why! Luxury is mine today with some special finds you will want to be part of!

I love appliers and so the Addicted to Appliers Hunt is proving to be a hunt that I’m really enjoying. I hunted down this pretty lingerie for just 1L at Miss Jewell‘s main-store location. It includes system layers for standard avatars as well as appliers for Maitreya, Belleza, and Lolas.

I also stopped by Genre and fell in love with the Lumae “Showgirl” skin that is being showcased at the event. At 100L it is over our 75L limit… but when you consider that you get every possible applier imaginable for that one teensy price (plain or freckled), I think you’ll understand why I wanted to let you know about this beautiful skin! I picked it up in Tone 4 (fawn) but there were three other tones out that you can pick up for the same low price.

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P.S. If you love my hair and jewels, you can get those at the current round of Collabor88. Exile has this amazing hair out (necklace included) with a color change hud for the pearls!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Hands – Slink
Head – LeLutka – Simone
Skin and Head Applier – Lumae – Eirtae – T4 – Fawn // Showgirl (100L featured @ Genre)
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Exile – Liason (featured @ Collabor88)
Lingerie – Miss Jewell – ATAH Miss Jewell Gift – (1L for the Addicted to Appliers Hunt)

 

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