In a hurry to get out and about in SL? We’ve got a no-brainer outfit guaranteed to slash your dressing time today! Simply teleport over to R&R Swag, join their group and grab the Meadow Outfit (white).
The Meadow Outfit comes complete with top, pants, sandals, necklace and bracelet. Meadow sizes include most of the various mesh bodies along with standard sizes. The sandals are sized for Slink feet only.
The embroidered details are a charming touch.
The sweet jewelry is non-rigged making positioning quite easy.
Today’s featured hair is a fun throwback to the 80s found in Analog Dog’s current freeball.
The eyes are a great group gift from Avi-Glam. They come in 8 shades with your choice of either standard system eyes or a mesh set with a color changing HUD.
And…for everyone out there that has yet to change over to a mesh head, we’ve got a nice standard skin from Mother Goose’s. Yes, Mother Goose’s is still in world! Better yet, they still have 2 pillars worth of fast changing Lucky Boards. No group join necessary.
Personally, I love the mesh bodies. But, I have yet to adopt a mesh head. The nice thing about not using a mesh head is that all of your fun old style skins can be worn with your mesh body.
What? Wait you say… you can’t put those old skins on your nice new mesh body unless the company makes appliers for you. Yes that is true, but you don’t need specialty appliers. Simply wear the skin with the face you like, layer on all the extra makeup you love, and then use your mesh body’s skin hud and match the body’s skin tone to your face. No one will ever know the difference.
If that sounds like something that appeals to you, then I highly recommend popping over to Mother Goose’s and picking up a bunch of the Lucky Board skins for yourself. Who knows how long these old skins will be available.
Rounding out our ensemble is a lovely pair of gladiator style sandals that come boxed with the Meadow Outfit. These sandals are quite nice, and highly detailed.
Iona’s Style Card:
HAIR – Analog Dog Gabby – Dark Blonde Hud w/ombres found in current freeball (0L)
EYES – Avi-Glam AG Pastel Eyes (lemon) – fatpack & HUD (group gift 0L/0L to join)
SKIN – Mother Goose’s Sasha II – system skin (Lucky Board/0L)
- SANDALS – for Slink feet
- JEWELRY – R&R Swag Meadow Outfit (white) – (group gift 0L/0L to join)
What could be finer than a sunny morning in the tropics? A sunny morning in the tropics with a Siamese of course! Iona went to Bipolar Kitty in search of a new outfit and walked away, grinning like a loon, with a new pet accessory. It’s definitely the little things that keep SL interesting.
How can you resist that face?… and all of that plush hand tooled Italian leather?
These sweet floral capris are one of many group gifts to be found at WellMade.
We especially like how the ties and bows detailing adds a bit of flirty charm to the outfit.
Let’s talk about the t-shirts. Yes, your eyes are not deceiving you, Iona is modeling 3 different tops. Blueberry is probably one of team All Spiffed Up’s favorite stores.
The designers at Blueberry know their stuff. Their texturing is terrific.
The t-shirts modeled today are actually two separate group gifts. The green lace t-shirt is packaged with a long and short version. The pumpkin side-tied t-shirt is the October gift. Best of all, both gifts come with fantastic color changing HUDS.
Though Blueberry’s group has a modest 20L join fee, both of these gifts can be picked up by anyone for free. Simply stand in front of the group gift wall and hover your mouse over the gifts. When your mouse changes to the pay icon, those are the gifts anyone can buy for 0L.
Iona’s hair can be found in the current freeball at Analog Dog.
The necklace and eyes are marketplace finds.
These babies are just sooooooooooo yummy! KC Couture steals our breath away once again with these unique wedge heels. As always, the HUD included with these babies allows the user to customize the main leather, the wedge, and the metal. Thank you KC, thank you very much!
Iona’s Style Card:
HAIR – Analog Dog Jenna – Dark Blonde Hud w/ombres found in current freeball (0L)
EYES – The Skin You’re In! Light Me Eyes – Lt Blue Gift @ SL Marketplace (0L)
NECKLACE – Milady’s Sparkle – Gold Necklace @ SL Marketplace (0L)
T-SHIRT – Blueberry Lace Tops Gift – Long & Short – Huge Color Change HUD (0L)
T-SHIRT – Blueberry October Gift – T-Shirt with side ties – Color Change HUD (0L)
PANTS – WellMade Holly pants group gift (group gift 0L/0L to join)
SHOES – *KC|Couture* Stefy Wedges– Slink, Maitreya,Belleza (lucky board/0L to join group)
HANDBAG – Bipolar Kitty Siamese in Leather Handbag (group gift 0L/0L to join)
LOCATION – Mimosa Beach – This sim is a beautiful tropical beach with all kinds of nooks and crannies to rest and relax in. To use the amenities you must join the group which is no problem since the join fee is 0L.
*Keep in mind Mimosa Beach is a role play sim thus, has a dress code of bathing suits and/or nudity. We’re not exactly sure how Iona sweet talked her way onto the sim for the photo shoot, but we’re glad she did.
Heels and sand simply don’t mix! So, instead of Under the Boardwalk let me present On the Boardwalk.
This smart yet casual look is a one stop shopping grab. Sentinus Designs is a must have landmark for any SL clotheshorse. Simply teleport over to Sentinus main store, join their free group, and treat yourself to a wonderful outfit, or two, or three.
I first discovered Sentinus Designs on a visit to The Free Dove. I was so impressed by the gift that I found myself wanting more. A quick teleport to the main store left me squealing with joy.
The Sentinus team is talented and generous with a capital G.
One thing I especially appreciate is Sentinus‘ attention to detail. The Violetta Hair pictured above is a fine example. The hairline looks extremely natural.
As for the shoes, well…I’ll let them speak for themselves. Thanks for the goodies Sentinus, I love them!
Iona’s Style Card:
HAIR – Sentinus Design Violetta Hair – Color HUD (group gift 0L/0L to join)
SHIRT – Sentinus Design Carmen Blouse (group gift 0L/0L to join)
PANTS – Sentinus Design Mariya Blue3 jeans (group gift 0L/0L to join)
SHOES – Sentinus Design Mesh Love High Heels (Slink) (group gift 0L/0L to join)
LOCATION – Pleasant Shore – Family friendly Beach and Boardwalk
Happy 4th of July. Here’s a quick little post to put some stars and stripes into your wardrobe.
For those of you not celebrating today we found a few outdoor items that might capture your fancy. Enjoy!
The Swing is animated, seats two, and is copy/mod. Team All Spiffed Up transformed the swing from plain to festive with a few marketplace finds.
The embellished shorts are free in-world, no group join required.
Designer contacts… woo hoo!
Shssssssh… don’t tell anyone the sneakers are MENS. They also happen to be mesh and copy/mod. Sizing was super easy.
Iona’s Style Card:
HAIR – Sentinus Design – Angel Fitmesh – Color Hud (group gift 0L/0L to join)
EYES – LadyBunny’s Fantasy – 4th of July Eyes @ SL Marketplace (0L)
SHIRT – Punkster’s Destiny – Independence Day kid Promo @ SL Marketplace (0L)
SHORTS – Tresor Coulture – 4th of July Gift for Women – fitmesh (0L)
SHOES – Extal – Men’s Mesh Sneakers @ SL Marketplace (0L)
SWING – Ain’t No BULL! – The Simple Swing @ SL Marketplace (0L)
PILLOWS – Dabble Dooya – Patriotic Pillow @ SL Marketplace (0L)
BANNER – Shore Thing & Special Moments – July 4th Banner @ SL Marketplace (0L)
TREES – Marian Lean – Low Prim Birch Tree Set @ SL Marketplace (0L)
GRASS – *.. NL ..* – meadow @ SL Marketplace (0L)
…with their Chihuahuas!
Hello Everyone and welcome to the third installment of All Spiffed Up. It has taken a bit longer to prepare this post than I expected. As always I like to challenge myself to create scenes filled with only free items. I ran headlong into trouble when I fixated on a restaurant theme. It was the food that caused all my troubles! Finding free food, not 1L food, is not the easiest task. In the end I settled on low cost full perm food items.
Once I moved past the food snafu, the rest of the scene fell into place. This scene is packed with freebies. So let’s get to it!
Meet Cindy the ringleader of Club Chihuahua. Cindy is free from head to toe literally.
Her skin and camisole top are group gifts from AlterEgo & Enertia. At the time of this post AlterEgo’s group was free to join.
The Aaisling Sunkissed skin is an exceptionally nice feature rich gift. Included in the package are: head appliers for Loudmouth, Omegahead, & Tmp; 3 Sunkissed skin options; a skin applier hud that covers almost all of the major mesh bodies and can apply the skin to Slink, Belleza, & Maitreya feet; physics; 5 eyebrow shapers; 2 shapes; an eyelash remover.
As with the skin, the Nikki Cami also comes sized to fit Freya, Hourglass, Maitreya, Physique, Venus, and Isis mesh bodies. There are 6 color options available in a no-nonsense hud. All in all, these are two wonderful gifts. Thank you AlterEgo & Enertia!
Before I move on to the style cards, I’d be remiss if I forgot to introduce our impromptu model Gabby.
You know how Second Life is, VERY social. I always find working in Second Life to be something akin to making the bed when my cat is in the room. It’s a wacky romp filled with distractions! Partway through the photo shoot Gabby decided the sidelines were not for her, she wanted in on the fun. I took one look at her, shook my head, and uttered: “If you want in, you need to wear at least 3 free items, you’ve got 5 minutes!” Surprisingly, Gabby pulled it off in 4. Cheers to the lady with the fastest clicking fingers in town.
The first thing Gabby did was change her hair to a free one found in the inventory library. For those of us who joined Second Life before the introduction of mesh hair, clothing, bodies, etc… when we think library we think JUNK-forget about it! This cute flip suggests it’s time to change our ways. The Library is definitely worth a peruse in your spare time. Thanks for the tip Gabby.
Gabby’s Style Card:
HAIR – Linden Labs Middle Part Bob – Blonde @ Your SL Inventory (0L)
…PATH: Inventory/Library/Accessories/Hair Design Options (Colors & Styles)/Middle Part Bob (blonde)
EYES – Poetic Colors Pearl Eyes – Clear Pond – large medium Past Gift (0L to join group)
DRESS – °E.A° glamour° Dress – Bow Mesh @ SL Marketplace (0L)
BRACELET – Do Lubitsch Watch Eternity – color change @ SL Marketplace (0L)
HANDBAG – Tuty’s Free Mesh Pet Carrier – Color Changing Hud @ SL Marketplace (0L)
Cindy’s Style Card:
HAIR – FABIA Rima – Natural Color Hud (group gift 0L/0L to join)
SKIN – AlterEgo & Enertia Aaisling – Sunkissed A (group gift 0L/0L to join)
MAKEUP – [XCW] 2nd Gift– Eyeshadow Pink, Orange @ SL Marketplace (0L)
MAKEUP – Langly Promo Gift Eyeliner – Eyeliner #2 @ SL Marketplace (0L)
SHAPE – Glam and Free by Sybil Shape – Rhianne Shape @ SL Marketplace (0L)
EYES – Avi-Glam Destiny Eyes – Grey – medium @ SL Marketplace (0L)
EYELASHES – Chemistry Eyelashes – long @ SL Marketplace (0L)
TATTOO – ISUKA *GIFT* – Illuminati @ SL Marketplace (0L)
JEWELRY – Hudson’s Past Group Gift (group gift 0L/0L to join)
SHIRT – AlterEgo & Enertia Nikki Cami – Color Hud (group gift 0L/0L to join)
SKIRT – :::Valeur Store::: Mesh Mini Jeans – large @ SL Marketplace (0L) SHOES – Mirus free gift – Midnight Heels (group gift 0L/0L to join)
SHOES – Mirus Midnight Heels – for mesh feet (group gift 0L/0L to join)
TABLE – ~The Dreamer Creations~ Retro Camping Table – color menu @ SL Marketplace (0L)
3 Land Impact
CHAIRS – Galmot Ancient Chair – style Louis XVI @ SL Marketplace (0L)
8 Land Impact Each
LAMP – VSPACE PROJECT by Van Loopen Lamp Halo multi @ SL Marketplace (0L)
13 Land Impact
PLANT STAND – Ya’s Dream Creations Potted Daffodil+ForgetMeNot @ SL Marketplace (0L)
3 Land Impact per plant, 1 Land Impact Ladder
PLANT – Mesh Plants Potted Leafy Plants – Full Perms @ SL Marketplace (0L)
1 Land Impact
PLANT – Mesh Plants Small Bush Bonus Pot – Full Perms @ SL Marketplace (0L)
3 Land Impact
PLANT – Dreamland Designs White Primrose Flower Pot @ SL Marketplace (0L)
4 Land Impact
PLANT – Jade’s Home&Garden Water Can with pink plant @ SL Marketplace (0L)
3 Land Impact
…and for the final listing I present a special FREE gift from All Spiffed Up & Mr M’s Creations to all of my blog readers.
Mr M’s Creations graciously donated the The Artist Easel used in this photo shoot. It is a wonderful 100% mesh, 1 Land Impact, Copy/Mod sign. After a bit of banter back and forth we agreed that it would be great to offer an exclusive All Spiffed Up gift to my readers. I had assembled a series of cute Chihuahua images that never made it into this post. The light bulb went on and presto, a fun freebie was born.
The All Spiffed Up Version of the Easel includes the original Copy/Mod Artist Easel, and the 4 static Chihuahua easels pictured above plus a 5th animated easel not shown. So, gather your Chihuahua loving buddies and head to Mr. M’s Creations to get your gift!
BLOG GIFT – Mr M’s Creations for All Spiffed Up – Artist Easel + exclusive Chihuahuas
(group gift 0L/0L to join)
It’s official, the first weekend of Fall arrived. ‘Tis the season of pumpkin spice lattes, fall color, and gourds galore. I had envisioned a blustery scene featuring an auburn haired avi clad in a boyfriend sweater walking her faithful greyhound in Central Park.
…and then I opened the Ricielli Cosmopolitan Room Birthday Gift! Whoosh, out went all thoughts of Autumn and in rushed Spring. Pink always has that effect on me, so it’s no wonder that Ricielli’s sleek pink mini dress hijacked today’s post. Of course a dress alone does not a post make.
Last week I picked up the Daria Avatar from The Free Dove, plucked two makeup layers out of the box, and promptly forgot about all the other goodies included. Today I thought, let’s see what got skipped. Lucy, featured in this post, is essentially the Daria Avatar.
This is a fantastic freebie generously donated by You Got the Look by Darla. The package includes two skin variations, a shape, 8 makeup applications, eyelashes, and Maitreya skin appliers. Need I say more? Hit the teleports!
Before I post the style card, I’d like to draw your attention to Lucy’s furry friend Cosmo the Magical Hamster. He is a copy/mod free shoulder pet I found on marketplace. I originally intended to enlarge him and use him in the photo shoot. Poor Cosmo’s scenes got cut, but his horns grabbed my attention. I was able to detach them from him, and resize them for Lucy. Voila! Instant cool horns. Thanks Cosmo for the inspiration.
Lucy’s Style Card:
HAIR – LeLutka OOPS color demo – Powder *5 color sets worth a pickup* (0L)
SKIN – You Got the Look Daria Light Skin – Black Eyebrows @ The Free Dove (0L)
MAKEUP – You Got the Look Daria Avatar– Evening Eyes @ Free Dove (0L)
MAKEUP – You Got the Look Daria Avatar– Smiles Lip Color @ Free Dove (0L)
MAKEUP – :*BABY*: Starry Night Blush @ Baby Princess Kids – SL Marketplace (0L)
SHAPE – You Got the Look Daria Avatar– Daria Shape @ The Free Dove (0L)
EYES – Poetic Colors Summer Sky Eyes – Beach Night – large medium (0L)
TATTOO – ::Para Designs:: Sleeping Ponies Freebie @ ::Para Designs:: – SL Marketplace (0L)
TATTOO – !!:: Wicked Tattoos ::ii Pride Tattoo Freebie @ SL Marketplace (0L)
DRESS – Ricielli Audra Dress Gift @The Cosmopolitan Room (0L)
HORNS – Vlad Blackburn Cosmo the Magical Hamster @ SL Marketplace (0L)
RING – Arduenn Schwartzman Free Full-Perm Ring Pop @ SL Marketplace (0L)
SHOES – Vlad Blackburn Strapped Colorable Stiletto w/feet @ SL Marketplace (0L)
CHAIR – HPMD Bubble Chair – Lucky Chair Gift 6 styles & poses @ HPMD (0L)
Welcome to All Spiffed Up! A blog dedicated to creating fashionable avatars in Second Life (SL) for FREE. Many of the old timers that helped me make my debut would say free is simply not possible in SL. Like many, I joined SL without a single Linden in my virtual pocket. And, just like everyone else that came before me I spent hours trying on every scrap of clothing in the default inventory. My avatar would have cried out at the unfairness of it all if only I could have figured out how to make her do anything other than run into walls and fall into ditches. Oh the joys of being a NOOB.
Luckily, I had friends that took me shopping. I was gifted a great hair, and a lovely Gothic outfit of my choosing then promptly told to go buy myself an AO, a high quality skin, a shape, eyes, and “for goodness sake a decent pair of shoes!” Apparently my Freebie Dungeon clunky prim boots were wholly unacceptable.
So I took their advice, set out on a whirlwind shopping trip, spent approximately $25 USD and ended up with a good looking, smooth moving avatar. Of course that initial expenditure was just the tip of the iceberg.
Am I complaining? No. Have I, over my five years in SL, learned how to dress my avatar for free? ABSOLUTELY! So, without further ado let’s get down to business.
A great free gown is hard to find. Or is it? This lovely magenta gown is to die for and free, free, free. I’m only sorry I didn’t think to get a closeup of my avi’s derriere. The texturing is so detailed that you can see a faint panty line under the shimmering satin. It is almost embarrassing how often I find myself looking at that panty line.
Moving on… the Drew gown in magenta for The Free Dove comes in 5 standard sizes with alphas. Included in the box but not shown is a pair of black gloves with an Omega applier. PurpleMoon Creations really outdid themselves with this gown.
Iona’s Style Card:
HAIR – Tameless Beatrice – Naturals Roots @ The Free Dove (0L)
SKIN – Avi-Glam Anna Skin T1 – Black Eyebrows – Cleavage @ The Free Dove (0L)
MAKEUP – You Got the Look Daria Avatar – Day Eye Makeup & Blush @ Free Dove (0L)
EYES – Avi-Glam September Eyes – L @ The Free Dove (0L)
NECKLACE – Zyn Multi Hued Gem Necklace – Hematita @ Zyn – SL Marketplace (0L)
FUR – Gizza September Gift [Female] Boa Fur @ Gizza (0L)
GOWN – PurpleMoon Drew Gown in Magenta @ The Free Dove (0L)
SHOES – Loordes of London Vermallion Slingbacks @ The Free Dove (0L)