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“Smart Casual”

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I found this cozy little spot for dining and listening to music — a cafe of sorts with live music and it’s all set over the sea. If you decide to visit just take a hop over to Isolotto di Garda. It’s got a ton of comfy chairs and a sort of nautical style and it’s all enclosed with glass so that you can see the docks and gulls in the harbor not far off.

The dress code is “smart casual” so I had to dig up something appropriate. I decided to hunt something down instead.

More Women’s Stuff!

The Women’s Stuff Hunt never disappoints me, and this time I took a hop to Tori’s Stylez and hunted down that little red t-shirt to pick up the gift there. The creator generously had the gift for the hunt set to 0L so my floral top with it’s tie front and uniquely styled sleeves was totally free!

It comes in the following sizes:

  • Standard Mesh XXS – Large + a Curvy
  • TMP
  • Maitreya – Lara
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

Revisiting Redeux.

To add a finishing touch to my outfit, I revisited the Redeux Event. You have until April 21st to pick up all of the many free gifts set out for you by the generous creators. I picked up this free necklace by On a Lark at their booth. It comes with a color change hud that changes the color of each little stone for lots of combinations, allowing me to get the necklace to match my shirt just perfectly!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara (bento update)
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Magika – Quote
Necklace – On a Lark – Ginger Necklace w/ Color Change Hud (Free Gift at Redeux)
Shirt – Tori’s Stylez – Lilly – SE – Floral Top (0L for the Women’s Stuff Hunt)
Skirt – Bueno – Denim Skirts – Midnight

Sim Location – Isolotto di Garda

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Going Dotty

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Going dotty.

I’m dotty for this gorgeous applier top that I hunted down at House of Ruby as part of The Evil Bunny Hunt. It was only 1L and well worth looking around the main-store for! There’s a male prize in the box too, if you fellas want to get in on the hunting action!

This is an applier top and comes in the following appliers: Maitreya, Omega, and Slink.

Hop on down to House of Ruby and pick up your Mellow top in Dot today! You have until the end of April to hunt it down!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Truth – Ebony
Shirt – House of Ruby – Mellow Top for Her in Dot (1L for The Evil Bunny Hunt)
Skirt – Blueberry – Gabi – Mesh – Side Cut Skirts Black

Sim Location – Port Babbage

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Tweed and Scott Randolph

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Filling up my cart…

It’s the first day of the Springtacious Cart Wash Sale and I was super excited to start filling up my own cart of goodies! I stopped by and I was quickly drawn to the Roped Passion’s display where I picked up an outfit that I fell in love with. For just 10L per piece, it was worth every penny!

Pictured above:

You see me wearing the Kuleana Tweed Top and Slacks by Roped Passion’s in the picture above. They each come separate for just 10L each and each are available in purple, brown, or black (pictured) for a bit of mix and match if you like. Your tiny 10L sum gets you all the standard sizes, a quality alpha layer, plus all the major mesh body sizes as well.

Also on the cart… SHOES!

So the shoes on the Roped Passion’s cart are actually for men. They are made to fit classic, Adam, Signature, Mesh Project, and Slink men’s feet. I found however that by hiding my Maitreya feet and adjusting the shoes a little (they are unrigged mesh), they matched my Kuleana outfit fantastically, and fit my avatar just fine. I kind of left them a touch big, but that’s because I didn’t really edit them down as much as I could (or probably should) have. If you make a copy of these (for back up) and use the edit feature to size them down, I’m sure you can get a perfect fit.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Brielle
Top – Roped Passion’s – Kuleana Tweed Top (10L @ the Cart Wash Sale)
Pants – Roped Passion’s – Kuleana Tweed Slacks (10L @ the Cart Wash Sale)
Shoes – Roped Passion’s – Scott Randolphs Shoes Unrigged in Black (10L @ the Cart Wash Sale)

Sim Location – Idle Rogue

Astrids Signature


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Creepy Steamy

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Feeling Creepy?

Or are you feeling Steamy? I think this look is a cross between dark burlesque and creepy steampunk and I really like it. I managed to put it together for free with some pieces from various gifts that you can grab up if you hurry. All the offers expire in the next three days (March 31st). So don’t wait.

First up, grab my burlesque corset from BYRNE as the free March Subscribo gift. You’ll get both a copper (shown) and purple (not shown) color in your gift box. It comes in all the standard mesh sizes plus you’ll also get popular mesh body sizes for Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza. While you are at BYRNE, be sure to pick up the free group gift (the group is free to join). It was really nice as well.

Steam on!

I paired my new corset with a pair of outstanding Steampunk boots from the Steam XII Hunt. These boots were free as part of the hunt, and I found them with just a bit of searching at Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes. They are unrigged mesh, and made to fit standard bodies as well as all the major mesh body types. I got them to fit my Maitreya body perfectly just by hiding my feet! The detailing on them of the gears, straps, and buckles is amazing, and they matched the Corset just perfectly.

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Carnival touches…

I really liked the lucky dip this week at PA Designe and couldn’t help but try my chances at it. Luckily I landed the scull nose chain and earring. It’s all one piece for easy fitting. When I attached it, I was pleasantly surprised that it didn’t require any editing at all to get it to fit to my Catwa Head. This item is completely free if you are lucky on your dip in the bucket. Take a chance on this skull inspired jewelry piece!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Karee
Nosering/earring – PA Designe – Scull Nose Ear Chain and Earing (Free Lucky Dip – this week only)
Corset – BYRNE – Amanda Burlesque (Free March Subscribo Gift)
Pants – Purplemoon Creations – Moxie Leggings in Black
Boots – Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes – Sonya Red Boots Female (0L for the Steam XII Hunt)

Sim Location – Port Babbage

Astrids Signature


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Sitting Pretty

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Hunting for Frosting.

I made a couple stops along the trail of the Frosting Hunt and found a couple of gems to share with you. My first stop was Prism, where I picked up my outfit. It includes this excellent pair of suede pants and the lovely off the shoulder pink sweater. Each piece is separate and comes in all the standard mesh sizes with a good alpha layer. For just 1L and a little hunting time to find the snowflake, this gem of an outfit can be yours.

Sitting pretty.

I also stopped by Kitty Creations because I was in need of a furniture pick-me-up. The Frosting Hunt prize there is this lovely braided rug as well as this nicely patterned black ottoman which includes quite a few very nice unisex sits. The rug is copiable, but the ottoman is no copy. However for only 1L, if you want more than one of this gorgeous ottoman, it won’t break the bank to hunt down the snowflake and buy more than one copy of this Frosting Hunt prize at Kitty Creations.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Pia
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Truth – Essena
Lipstick – Avenge – Mat Lipstick applier for Catwa – pinky
Outfit – Prism – Janessa by Journey (1L for the Frosting Hunt)
Shoes – E-Clipse – Oxford Brown Common Shoes

The Stuff…

Ottoman & Rug – Kitty Creations – Sadie Dubratt – Casual Ottoman & Multi-colored Braided Rug (1L for the Frosting Hunt)

Sim Location – Private

Astrids Signature


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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

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Nefarious Plans

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Even villains have day jobs.

Neckwarmer Man blew my cover… again. So the earmuffs are gone. But thankfully KoKoLoRes Hair has out a new group gift for January, which means I have a new hairdo. Just call me “Spike.” That old moniker just wasn’t me. And I think I like the name Dillon too… after the hair… as my other Alias. Got to have a lot of aliases when your in the business of crime. Crime and coffee that is. And I’ll be serving up your coffee at the local coffee and tea bar here at Tanya’s.

The shirt off the rack.

They say you have to blend in. Look normal. Especially if you’re running the day shift at a coffee bar when Neckwarmer man is hot on your trail. So I stopped by MOoh! and picked up the latest FabFree Gift. I didn’t even have to steal it, as it was already FREE. Can you believe that? They just leave this stuff lying around. It even came in four colors, fitmesh, and sizes for Maitreya and Slink bodies.

On the lookout…

I know that guy will never give up… wait… did that customer just take an extra creamer for his coffee? See! There are worse villains than me! At least I serve the coffee hot while I plot my nefarious plans. Okay, semi-hot. I don’t want the customers getting spoiled.

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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 – KoKoLoReS Hair – Dillon VIP gift Jan 2017 (Free Group Gift/0L/250L)
Sweater – MOoH! – Sasha Sweater zigzag (FabFree Group Gift/0L/Group is Free to Join) first seen blogged here by Love.
Pants – Coco – Wide Leg Jeans _ Mid

Sim Location – Tanya’s Coffee Shop & Bar

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Put a Star On for Me

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Getting ready for the Holiday.

I’m getting ready to wrap presents but I wrapped myself up first in this pretty T-shirt gift from Belle Epoque! It only came in one size, but it fit my Maitreya body perfectly, so I’m fairly sure that is the size it is meant for. It also came with a texture change hud with 6 different holiday choices for the front. My favorite was the blue shirt with the Christmas tree on the front. But you may like one of the other designs! This group gift is FREE and the group is FREE to join! You won’t have to spend a single linden!

Stopping by the Cart Wash Sale.

You’ve already seen lots of 10L goodies from the Winter Cart Wash Sale blogged by our talented bloggers! I picked up a pretty star choker by The Little Bat. The one in blue matched my t-shirt and was just perfect for the occasion. For just 10L you get a package that includes 6 colors: gold, silver, red, black, blue, and green.

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Barbara Applier – lips colored with Catwa hud
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Magika – Calm
Choker – The Little Bat – Star Choker in Blue (10L at the Cart Wash Sale/Direct TP)
Shirt – Belle Epoque – Christmas Tee (Free group gift/0L/Free to Join group)
Pants – Coco – Wide Leg Jeans _ Mid

Sim Location – Winter Trace

Astrids Signature


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Chic Leather Fit for a Princess

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There’s something about leather.

I could go on and on about leather jackets. There’s something about them. Even a good faux leather jacket is fine by me. I love the feel and the smell of them and the way they fit the body. And when I saw that I could get a gold one FREE from Chic Princess, you better believe I was down for it! All I needed was a free group space (the group is FREE to join) and the gift was mine in all its glorious leather goldness!

Sizes you say?

This one is versatile, you’ll be getting:

  • Fitmesh XS – XL with an appropriate alpha
  • Maitreya
  • Belleza Venus
  • Slink – Physique

Don’t miss out on your chance to slip into luxury! Grab up this FREE group gift today!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Barbara Applier – lips colored with Catwa hud
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – Magika – Forgot
Jacket – Chic Princess – Grace Leather Jacket (Free group gift/0L/Free to Join Group) – note: you’ll pay the vendor 1L and you’ll 1L will be immediately refunded to you.
Leggings – Purplemoon Creations – Amor Leggings in Black

Sim Location – Kekeland

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Gray Day

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I want to show you a quick gift before it’s no longer available!

Are you doing your advents?

I have an advent to add to your list of must stop trips! If you are a member of Meva, this generous creator has set out an Advent too! One gift each day, just stop by and pick it up! The group join fee is 100L, but you’ll be getting a gift each day for stopping by!

I teleported to the Meva this morning and picked up this beautiful gray turtleneck sweater with its lush velvety texture as my gift! It only came in one size, but it fit my Maitreya body perfectly. So I believe it is a Maitreya fit. You could probably get it to fit other mesh bodies or a standard body with some fiddling.

Happy Advent Hunting!

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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 – Magika – Listen
Sweater – Meva – Flausch Pullover Grey (FREE/0L/Day 12 Advent/Group is 100L to Join)
Jeans – Maitreya – Mesh Flare Jeans

Sim Location – Private

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