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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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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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A Silly Little Thing Called Love

Silly

Inspiring the uninspired…

While I was rummaging through my folder of items yet to post, I came across the latest FREE group gift from Signature Pose. Silly is a couples pose, so I called up Love, who was feeling uninspired by her own photo shoot, and she came over (after stopping for an outfit of her own to show).  The Signature Pose Group is FREE to join.

What she’s wearing…

Love wanted me to make sure I talked about her outfit. She even wrote it down for me so I wouldn’t forget. (tl:dr  I lost the notecard and is going to wing it.) The Brigit Top & Capris by Rowena’s Designs is a FREE group gift to SLF&O members. I do remember Love mentioning that there is a texture changing HUD for both the tank top and the crop top. The SLF&O group is FREE to join.

What he’s wearing…

There is a new gift out in the Menstuff Lounge. The Mesh Spilled Paint Open Hoodie by Ruca Tease is FREE to Menstuff members. The hoodie comes in sizes XS- XL. The group does have a $50L join fee.  I hope everyone takes a moment today to feel inspired and be silly.

 

Silly CU

Love is wearing…

Mesh Body – Maitreya  Lara
Mesh Head – Catwa  Candy
Head Applier – Glam Affair Renee
Eyes – IKON   Triumph Eyes Dusk
Hair – Magika Amuse Me
Outfit – Rowena’s Designs Brigit Top & Capri (free SLF&O group gift / 0L / free to join)
Shoes – Reign Rome Lace Up Heels –

Carson is wearing…

Outerwear: Ruca Tease – Mesh Spilled Paint Open Hoodie  @ Menstuff Lounge (FREE Group Gift $0L/$50L to join)
Pants & Shoes: R2A Creations – Brown Pants & Sneakers (FREE Group Gift $0L/$0L to join)
Mesh Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud

Pose: Signature Pose – Silly (FREE Group Gift $oL/$oL to join)

 

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Cat Napping

Dench Designs GG

Not feeling like myself…

I’ve had a rough day. There’s been a knot in my stomach and pressure on my chest all day. I must be coming down with something. I’ve headed back to the bachelor pad to self quarantine myself so not to give anyone else what I could be coming down with. And also not to snap at anyone… I’m not a good patient. So with Angel on my lap ( I thought she was black and white), I’m just going to sit by the fire and rest. I’m wearing the Casual Red Plaid Outfit (I showed the pants off yesterday [HERE]) by 69 Park Ave, a FREE gift at the Menstuff Lounge to it’s members. The Menstuff group does have a joining fee of $50L but the gifts are many and plentiful throughout the year.

Chair full of kittens…

I realized I’ve been feeling poorly ever since my new furniture arrived. And Angel DOES NOT LIKE this chair… At least I know it can’t be my allergies because Angel is hypo-allergenic. My new furniture set comes from *Dench Designs*. Dench Designs is celebrating their 10th Anniversary with a big thank you to it’s members. There is a gift box in the notices that contains a slew of home decor items there were too numerous to show them all, but I have picked out a select few to show off. The Stone Fireplace, Coffee table, Table Lamp, Houseplant and Texture Change Rug are all part of the Anniversary gift and that’s just scratching the surface. The *Dench Designs* group if FREE to join. But that isn’t the only gift box at *Dench Designs*. The monthly group gift is also available. The Slumber Chair comes with several animation and features like the blanket (pictured above). Hey what’s this? Now I know why I feel so horrible. This cute cat was hiding in my chair. I guess I’ll go take some Benadryl and hopefully feel better soon.

Dench Designs 10th Anniversary

Carson is wearing…

Outfit: 69 Park Ave –  GQ – Casual Red Plaid Outfit  –  @Menstuff Lounge FREE Group Gift  $0L/$50L to join
Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: no.match – No Cloud

Furniture – *Dench Designs*  _ The Slumber Chair FREE Group Gift  $0L/$0L to join
Furniture –*Dench Designs* Stone Fireplace 10th Anniversary (in notices) FREE Group Gift $0L/$0L to join
Furniture –*Dench Designs* Coffee table with Accessories 10th Anniversary(in notices) FREE Group Gift $0L/$0L to join
Furniture –*Dench Designs* Texture Change Rug 10th Anniversary (in notices) FREE Group Gift $0L/$0L to join
Furniture –*Dench Designs* Table Lamp 10th Anniversary (in notices) FREE Group Gift $0L/$0L to join
Furniture –*Dench Designs* Houseplant (Texture Change) 10th Anniversary (in notices) FREE Group Gift $0L/$0L to join

Pet: [Black Bantam] Diva Dog Shih Tzu – Brown RARE (instore gacha 55L per play)

Sim: Convalescent Home – Private

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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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That Morning-After Feeling

Sweatpants

Sunday Morning Coming Down

I don’t know how she does it… She drinks like a sailor and then can be so chipper the next morning. While I on the other hand, feel like there’s someone inside my head attacking me with an ice pick and my mouth tastes like a family of Bigfoots had a picnic in there. We had a late night staff meeting midnight margaritas and I’m feeling the after effects today.  It was nice that she let me sleep in while she ran out to do errands. She could have left the bottle of aspirin a little closer though… I think I’ll just lay here for a bit in a new group gift at the Menstuff LoungeRobbie Roo’s Whatchamagoos has placed the Blue Pagoda Sweats out for group members ($50L joining fee). The outfit includes the sweatpants, sneakers and even a shirt (that I somehow lost in a game of stri … cards). Maybe I’ll try and get some work done while she’s out  and then a nap… yes definitely a nap…

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Carson is wearing…

Loungewear: Robbie Roo’s Whatchamagoos ~ Blue Pagoda Sweatpants @ Menstuff Lounge (free group gift  $0L/$50L to join)
Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: Lelutka – Seth N/A (circa 2010)

Sim: Heavenly Groove

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Midnight Margaritas

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Hi there Fabulouses! The other day, a few of the girls and I were commiserating about disobedient dogs (and men),  and decided that we couldn’t solve our problems… but we could have “midnight margaritas”!

It was around midnight last night when I called on the whole team with a “whirrrrrrrr” of my blender to pop into my kitchen for some fun!  I wasn’t able to wake Edi or Astrid out of their sound slumbers…  I’ll have to catch them next time, but Serena, Kat, Pru and Carson all came running, still in their jammies at the sound of “put the lime in the coconut…”.

* Note for those who for some reason don’t know the best scene in the best movie ever…  Practical Magic – Midnight Margaritas:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ihb6FLSh64

Wouldn’t you know it…  all of our night clothes are under the Fabulous 75L limit, with some of them even being free!  Check out the credits below…

ps. Thank you for posing for me ladies and abs!

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Our Jammies…

Love Trill – Milk Motion C16-16 Bathrobe (free group gift / 0L / free to join)

Prudence Rexroth – Caress Strawberry Jam Mesh Pyjamas (10L / marketplace)

Carson Caiben  – Robbie Roo’s Whatchamagoos ~ Blue Pagoda Sweatpants~  @Menstuff Lounge (free group gift / 0L / 50L to join)

Kathryn Vayandar –  Entice – Butterfly Kisses (lucky board / 0L)

Serena Snowfield –  *Citrus* Pocono’s Cute but Psycho Pajamas (59L Marketplace Promo)

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In the Shadows

Shi x Messiah

 

The Neckwarmer-man

Is he a guardian angel or one to be guarded against? He’s a masked scarfed man who roams the lonely and deserted streets.  Who is he? Where did he come from? and why does he cover his face? All we know about his is that he shops at .Shi x Messiah. The Fedora he is wearing is a FREE group gift as is the Neckwarmer and Tankbag. All these items are unisex and the group is FREE to join, so don’t be surprised if we see his sidekick, Neckwarmer-Girl  lurking about.

Keeping a Watchful Eye…

It’s crime-fighting time… at least that’s what time the FREE group gift Watch from Prey is saying.  He is also wearing a Vintage Shirt by <T> Roxidus, that can be found at the Menstuff Lounge. All gifts are free to Menstuff members, but there is a $50L joining fee. I’m also guessing that he stopped by the Wash Cart Sale in his secret identity as a mild-mannered blogger and bought the Star 69 Work Pants for just $10L at the Dark Water Designs cart. The Wash Cart Sale is open until January 4th, so hurry on down before it closes.

Tune in next week to see Neckwarmer-man battle EarMuff Girl.

 

Carson is wearing…

Hat: .Shi x Messiah  – Unisex Fedora  FREE Group Gift $0L/$0L to join
Scarf: .Shi x Messiah  – Unisex Neckwarmer FREE Group Gift $0L/$0L to join
Vest: .Shi x Messiah  – Unisex Tankbag FREE Group Gift $0L/$0L to join
Shirt: <T> Roxidus – Vintage Shirt @ Menstuff Lounge FREE Group Gift $0L/$50L to join
Pants: Dark Water Designs – Star 69 Work Pants – @ Wash Cart Sale $10L
Jewelry: Prey – Men’s Watch – FREE Group Gift $0L/$0L to join
Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body
Hair: Lelutka – Seth N/A (circa 2010)

Sim: Reborn

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The Unforgiven

Kicked Out

But I Called….

… and told her I was stopping for a beer after work with the guys. And yes, I know it is New Year’s Eve and that we HAD plans. But, you know how it goes… time just got away from me. So, as I walked through the door, she was madder than that bear in The Revenant. She told me to and I quote “Get the @#&* out of MY (thought it was ours) house and don’t come back!”. Yeah, I was a few hours late, but we still had time to make the party. Now I’m sitting here in the cold and contemplating just what I did wrong. I’m glad I grabbed the Hunter Jacket by BRAVURA Boite Noir to keep warm. You can find this as a FREE group gift at the Menstuff Lounge. While I was there I also picked up the JZ For Men Classic Tan Jeans, another FREE group gift to the Menstuff members. The group does cost $50L to join, but with the many great gifts, it makes the joining fee well worth it.

A Reprieve, sort of…

After about an hour of me freezing and sulking for being a bad person and her staring me down out the window with eyes made of dragon fire, she opened the door and told me to come inside and warm up. I told her I was sorry and promised it would never happen again. She simply said “OK”, then pointed towards the chair and said this was where I’d be sleeping tonight. AND I was to keep my “hat” on. I reached up and realized that I had forgotten I had on the Baby I’m Back! Lampshade from !gO!  or even how it got on my head. The lampshade comes with a texture HUD if you want to make sure you match.  So here I am, warming by the fire and slowly realizing that this little incident is not yet over…

Forgiven - sort of

Carson is wearing…

Outerwear: BRAVURA Boite Noir – Hunter Jacket @ Menstuff Lounge FREE Group Gift $0L/$50L to join
Pants: Jz for Men – Classic Tan Jeans @ Menstuff Lounge FREE Group Gift $0L/$50L to join
Shoes: Gabriel – Shearling Brown Short Boot Gift  FREE $0L/$0L to join
Hat: !gO!  – Baby I’m Back! Lampshade $55L
Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body

Sim: It All Starts With a Smile

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Deadwool & Pie

Deadwool

Walking off the pie…

I admit, I had one too many slices of pumpkin pie 🍰, and YES I made it! So I decided to take a little stroll to burn off some excess holiday calories. When I was out waiting on a bench shopping the other day, I happened to buy a few Christmas presents for myself. Anyone who knows me is astonished that I actually SPENT MONEY on myself or anyone else, (the present I got Love only cost $10L.. shhhh). I have been told ever since I came back that I HAVE to shop at Deadwool. I found out they had the Erik Gloves as a FREE group gift and I was in the door. And that’s where It went downhill from there….

They get you with the marketing every time…

I picked up the gloves and then looked slightly to my left and I saw it… The Mesh Duster… My mind was racing… I want this… I NEED THIS!  The logical side of my brain was saying “You don’t even know if it fits”. I instinctively clicked for a demo. “Great, it fits… no, no It wasn’t supposed to fit.” Time to do the math… I can buy one. OR I can buy the fatpack of three (because I know in hindsight I always wish I gotten the fatpack.. as you will see). So I put down $899L for the fatpack and greedily opened it up like a child opening up presents under the tree.

Baring my chest or not…

I need a shirt to go under the jacket. “The simplest thing would be to just get a shirt here” my mind was in full spend mode at this point. It was time I took control again. I decided I could find a free or cheap option elsewhere. TL:DR I ended up back at Deadwool l and purchased the Hugo black denim shirt for $360L. Yes, I lost that battle with my own brain. Now my brain says I should have bought the whole shirt fatpack… Dang, it was right again. I did manage to save myself some money on the pants. I picked up the Peter Outfit by TentatioN, a FREE group gift at the Menstuff Lounge and used the pants to make this great look.

A&D Clothing - Top Gun Glasses Deadwool - Erik Gloves Mera - Scarf

Accessorize then exercise…

I already mentioned I got the Erik Gloves at Deadwool  (where this long story began). I Also picked up two gifts under the Christmas tree at CosmopolitanA&D Clothing has provided the Top Gun Glasses as a FREE group gift. I finished off the look with the  Meva Scarf another FREE group gift at Cosmopolitan that I previously showed [HERE]. I did use the color change HUD to give it a completely different look. After all this spending, I was a bit stressed out. Now you know why I went on a pie 🍰 binge and why I’m walking to work off those added pounds. It’s such a “chore” to keep your body fit SL. :🍰

Carson is wearing…

Gloves: Deadwool – Erik Gloves FREE Group Gift $0L/$1L to join

Jacket: Deadwool – Mesh Duster Coat- fat pack $899L

Shirt: Deadwool – Hugo black denim shirt $360L

Pants: TentatioN – Peter Outfit Brown Pants @ Menstuff Lounge FREE Group Gift $0L/$50L to join

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

Accessories: Meva– Scarf w/ color change HUD @ Cosmopolitan Free Group Gift $0L/$0L to join

Shoes: Gabriel – Shearling Short Boot FREE Group Gift  $0L/$0L to join

Body: ADAM – Male Mesh Body

Hair: Lelutka – Seth N/A (circa 2010)

Sim: Izzies

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