2 Stores, Lots of Red (v.1)

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DRESS|COCO DESIGNS .CutoutMidDress – DarkRed Slink/Maitreya/Belleza (GG/free)
SHOE |Hilly Haalan .Jodi Heels – Red for Slink/Maitreya/Belleza/TMP  (GG/free)

The season of love is upon us!  Currently there’s at least one Valentine’s Day hunt already underway, and many more are scheduled to start on February 1st.  To celebrate the season, All Spiffed Up is going RED.

I thought it would be fun to visit two of my favorite stores:  COCO DESIGNS and Hilly Haalan to see just how many red outfits I could create from their current group gifts.  I’m up to 4, and still have lots more combos to make.  So,  get ready to revel in red.  Shop happy!

Winter Holiday

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OUTFIT|Prism .Ari Blue – fitmesh 5 sizes+alphas & almost all major mesh bodies (GG/free)
HAIR |NYNE .Moony – w/color HUD + bangs option, rigged & unrigged (GG/free)

A few posts ago our model was upset that she couldn’t find a free pair of UGG styled boots.  Well, happy day!  Not only did we find the boots, but they came as part of a complete outfit.  Best of all, each piece is a separate so you can mix and match the desired items with your existing wardrobe.

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Prism’s Ari outfit in blue is a nice casual cold weather outfit. It comes in sized for both classic and mesh bodies.  Simply join Prism’s free store group to make this comfy cozy outfit your own.

To finish off today’s look pop over to NYNE and pluck the Moony style from the group gift wall.  Dressing doesn’t get much easier than this.  Until next time, happy speed dressing!

Mrs White in the Conservatory

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JEWELRY1 |Sherbert .gold dogtag necklace – full perm (GG/free)
| JEWELRY2 |Okinawa Winter Festival .BADA.Xmas rings – bento Slink/Maitreya (free)
DRESS|JUMO .Lillia Outfit – Buttercup 5 sizes + Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (SLF&O/free)
SHOE |Hilly Haalan .XMAS gift heels – w/30 color HUD Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
PANTIES |Kaithleen’s .Universal Thong – w/15 color HUD mesh bodies (GG/free)
POSE |Pose Fair Jan 5 – 26 .WEST END.flickring– pose 01 (GG/free)

After the nonstop drool fest inspired by JUMO’s Designer’s Showcase gift, I decided a trip to their mainstore was in order.  I will confess, I did part with a few of my Lindens.  However, I also left the premises with yet another lovely free gift.

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The Lillia Outfit is JUMO’s current gift for members of the SLF&O shopping group.  Lillia comes in 5 standard sizes plus additional meshes for Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza bodies.  Included in the gift is a straw handbag (not modeled).  Thanks JUMO for another lovely gift.

FYI – This dress is beautifully sheer.  If you plan on wearing this to a sim that bans nudity panties are definitely a must. Some of the best panties for mesh bodies can be found at Kaithleen’s.  Their Universal Thong group gift rocks. You can see them in our Sci-Fi Noir post.

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Here’s a closeup of the dogtag necklace from Sherbert.  This great gift actually comes without pictures in the tags.  It’s up to you to add your own.  Our model decided to drop in a few botanical images.

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I hope you still have some shop left in you for this final entry.  The Okinawa Winter/New Year’s Festival is still open.  And, not only are the New Year’s gifts still out, but the Christmas area is also still open.  It’s a gift cache that will leave you digging your way out of a mass of wrapping paper.  Happy shopping!

Silk Suit, Black Tie

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SUIT |Gabriel .Stripe 3piece suit – dark gray + alpha 4 sizes (sale/1L)
SHOE |Ajuda Brasil Voluntarios .Shoe-ddict.dress shoe – brown + alpha (free)

It’s true, I’ll admit it.  I’m just as crazy as the next girl ’bout a sharp dressed man!  If you’re a male avatar that favors a slim legged shape then this suit is for you.  Of course if suits aren’t your thing, you’ll find lots of other great articles of clothing at Gabriel’s 1 Linden sale.

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The suit comes in 4 sizes: XS, S, M, L/XL plus an alpha for classic avatars.

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Here’s a closer look at the detailing.

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Our model popped over to the Ajuda Brasil Voluntarios sim and found these dress shoes.  They come in brown, which really didn’t work with this suit.  Luckily, they are modifiable, so Cabal added a light blue tint to turn them black allowing for the detailed lighting to remain.  Keep us runnin’ guys!

So Fluffy!

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HAIR1 |Sintiklia .Mesh base babyhair – 4 styles w/fatpack color HUD (free)
HAIR2 |L’Etre and Doux .Bun hairstyle – w/fatpack color HUD (GG/free)
EYES|Designer’s Showcase .Dulce Secrets.Crystalline eyes – system/mesh/Catwa&Lelutka appliers (free)
JEWELRY |Designer’s Showcase .Ghee.Orbital earrings – gold/silver+graphite (free)
DRESS |Designer’s Showcase .JUMO.Nice gown silver – w/fur mesh bodies (free)
SHOE |Hilly Haalan .XMAS gift heels – w/30 color HUD Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (free)
BODY |Ajuda Brasil Voluntarios .Altamura.Valentina body– w/body & AO HUDS (free)

Prepare yourselves for another wild fit of box opening.  Designer’s Showcase is celebrating their 8th anniversary round!  And, birthday/anniversary rounds mean loads of great free gifts.

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I was so blown away by JUMO’s dazzlingly shiny silver gown that I almost missed the  sumptuous grey stole tucked into the box.  I know, hard to believe but true.  The photo shoot was completed, and I was double checking the box for a possible alpha when I noticed a fitmesh + 5 standard sized models with the word fur in their descriptions.

OMG! It’s sooooooo FLUFFY!  Did I mention no animals, virtual or otherwise, were harmed in the creation of this stole?  The textures on this entire gift are outstanding.  Thanks JUMO for such an amazing gift.

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The featured earrings and eyes can also be found at Designer’s Showcase.  The mesh eyes are a gift from Dulce Secrets.  They come in 3 shades and are boxed with system eyes, mesh eyes, and Catwa/Lelutka appliers.

If you wear Maitreya/Slink/Belleza feet be sure to visit Hilly Haalan for today’s heels.  The 30 shades packed into their HUD make them a must have item.


FYI – Today’s “look” could be you.  Everything in this post from the jewelry to the mesh body, it’s shape, the head, and slink compatible feet are 100% free.  Thanks to the generosity of Altamura, transitioning to mesh couldn’t be easier.


 

Wildly Pink

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HAIR |Olive .Roz Bubble Goth – streak & “brainz” option HUDs (lucky board/free)
JEWELRY |All Spiffed Up .January Gift Set – earrings w/ resize menu (free)
DRESS |Beautiful Hustler .JAN 2019 GG – for Slink/Maitreya/Belleza (GG/free)
SHOES |Legendaire .Moonshine boots – for Slink/Maitreya/Belleza (SLF&O/free)

Who say’s wearing pink is all about kittens and unicorns?  Definitely not the designers at Beautiful Hustler!  This sexy number is their January 2019 group gift.  The dress comes in one color, and only fits mesh bodies (Maitreya/Slink/Belleza).

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Beautiful Hustler’s group is free to join, and well worth the effort of rearranging your groups if necessary.  A cursory glance shows 3 gifts, however, one of the gifts includes all of the past 2018 group gifts, and another holds the former 2017 gifts.  It’s a big haul!

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I popped over to Olive to check out their current freebies.  It doesn’t look like any new hairstyles have been added to their lucky board wall.  That said, Olive is still my favorite hair designer in SL.  Their free to play lucky board wall is packed with fast changing wonderful mesh hairstyles.  Plus, the daily midnight mania gives great fatpacks.

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These lovely strapped heels are Legendaire’s gift for SLF&O members.  They come with a 10 color HUD, and are sized for Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza bodies.  And that my friends concludes today’s outfit.  Happy shopping!

The Diva Inside

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MAKEUP |Sintiklia .Lipstick applier gift – for Lelutka heads (free)
OUTFIT |ALB Dream Fashion .New Year’s Gift – for mesh & classics (GG/free)
JEWELRY |All Spiffed Up .January Gift Set – mesh with resize menu (free)

New Year’s Resolution #1:  Release your inner diva!

This fabulous New Year’s gift from ALB Dream Fashion will thrill your inner diva. It comes with a lovely fur coat, satin gown with optional flexi flounce, jewelry (not pictured), and fantastic gem encrusted heels.  The coat and gown include alphas for classic avatars w/5 standard sizes, and additional meshes for Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza bodies.  The heels are for mesh feet only:  Slink, Maitreya, Belleza, and Ocacin.

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The coat has a lovely quirky little lace and bow kick pleat.

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Today’s model is wearing the gown without the included flexi skirts.  However if you love to twirl in your silks, there are plenty of black and sparkly gold flexis to make you smile.

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Lelutka head wearers will love this ultra glossy set of 6 lipsticks at Sintiklia.  The set can be found on the free gift wall, which happens to be next to a great bunch of free play lucky boards.

Be sure to visit the All Spiffed Headquarters to pick up this flashy gold and pearl jewelry set.  It’s a special gift from us to our readers, and will only be available through the month of January.

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Here’s a closeup of those wonderful heels.  Shop happy everyone!

Big Hair Days

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HAIR |EscalateD .Asmara – essentials & style HUD (luckyboard/free)
DRESS |Seniha .Birdie Dress V2 – 2 styles for mesh bodies (GG/free)
SHOES |Mosquito’s Way  .Hannah – for mesh feet (GG/free)

When you want to go big and bold, EscalateD is the hair stylist with the most.  They specialize in wildly bright big hair.  Plus, EscalateD hosts 10 lucky boards and 3 midnight manias for their group, which happens to be free to join.

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Today’s dress is one of many group gifts currently available at Seniha.  Simply join the store’s free group to reap the rewards.

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Today’s last stop is Mosquito’s Way.  Go to the group gift area to make these lovely suede heels your own.  This store also hosts several lucky boards for their group members.  Join for free, collect past gifts, play the boards, and leave smiling.  Enjoy!

Gabriel’s 1 Linden Sale

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| COAT |Gabriel .Double long coat – black set w/shirt & scarf HUD (sale/1L)
PANTS |Gabriel .Plaid pants – single color w/alphas (sale/1L)
SHOES |Gabriel .Shearling short boot – nonrigged (GG/free)
VEHICLE |Billionaire Motors .Blade Bike – baked white his&hers (free)

It’s difficult for a guy with no Lindens to dress stylishly in SL.  The recent Shop & Hop Winter Event is a perfect example of just how hard it is to find free gifts for male avatars.  After much cajoling from our female staff, one of our male models finally relented and went to Shop & Hop yesterday.   He walked through 3 sims before he found a male gift.

Needless to say, male hotness in SL costs. But, thanks to Gabriel’s awesome 1 Linden sale it wont take much to get your man L’Homme worthy!

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Cabal spent a whopping 2 Lindens for today’s outfit.  The boots can be found on Gabriel’s group gift wall.  Joining the group is free which is always a bonus.

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Here’s a closeup of the coat set Cabal bought.  The coat is a static color, but the shirt and scarf have their own texture change HUDs, and there is an added sweater option for layering.  Cabal put together a few combinations to show off some of the the wonderful looks that can be made with this set.

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Of course we can’t have a post without an actual free item.  Thanks to Billionaire Motors we have something you’ll love to zip around SL on:  The Blade Baked White his & hers motorcycle set.  Not a bike fan?  No worries, there are also 2 other completely free gifts next to the Blade set.  So, teleport over and make yourself happy.

Tick, tick, tick…

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HAIR |Sintiklia .Sheba slicked back – w/color + hat HUD (free)
JACKET |Shop & Hop Event .Blueberry.250L credit – Minnie coat in pixie w/t-shirt HUD (199L/free w/credit)
HAT |Beautiful Dirty Rich .Holidays Little Diva – color + tint HUD (GG/free)
PANTS |SL Marketplace .Delizio.classic jeans – classic jeans w/appliers for mesh (free)
SHOE |The Free Dove .LBB.Kenji boots – resize menu + color HUD (GG/free)

Only 2 days left to Shop & Hop!  This gift rich winter shopping event only runs through January 4th, so it’s time to get your shop on.

Our classic model, Gabby, decided pop over to Blueberry and redeem her event store credit.  She chose the Minnie coat (shade pixie).  Minnie is sized for mesh bodies only, so there is no alpha for classic avatars in the box.  Of course, that does not mean classic avatars can’t wear this.  It simply means you have to be a bit creative by borrowing alphas you already have in your inventory.

Or, you can do what Gabby did, and simply wear one of the included meshes for a curvier body type such as Venus or Hourglass.  Going curvy will usually solve most fit problems.  Plus, you have the added joy of going voluptuous without having to purchase the body.  **WARNING – wearing  curvy mesh clothing on a classic avatar is a virtual Wonder Spanx – the effect ends when the coat comes off (wink, wink).** 

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Today’s hair is one of several free (no group join required) gifts at Sintiklia.  The way the hair flows seamlessly over the mesh hooded jacked is simply great.  The Sheba hair is designed to be a hat hair, and comes with the option of making the included hat invisible so that you can wear any hat of your choosing.

Gabby decided to wear the hat from B.D.R.’s Little Diva outfit originally modeled here.  Little Diva’s HUD includes a tint picker for creating infinite color choices.  Gabby had no problem tinting the hat to match the shade of her coat.

I wanted to have our model pair this outfit with a nice pair of UGG styled winter boots.  Unfortunately, none of our team was able to track down a current freebie.  Cabal, yesterday’s model, overheard our dilemma and proceeded to bust up laughing.  He just kept looking down at his boots and roaring.  And, that’s when the light bulb exploded.  Ladies, the Kenji boots may be in the men’s section of The Free Dove, but that doesn’t mean we can’t wear them too!  Shop happy peeps!