One Stop Shopping

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OUTFIT |The Free Dove .Emerald Couture.Dolores Outfit Pink Latex – black leather jacket/black boots/pink dress/omega stocking in black & white Slink/Maitreya/Belleza/TMP/Classic  (GG/free)

I love it when I find a complete outfit in a box!   Thanks to Emerald Couture’s generous gift at The Free Dove duplicating today’s look on your avatar can be done in record time.  The Dolores Outfit Latex Pink comes packaged with: pink dress, black leather jacket, black boots, and Omega fishnet stocking appliers.
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Each item is separate for easy mixing and matching with other clothing in your inventory.  The jacket and dress are sized for both classic and mesh avatars.  The boots are sized for Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza bodies.  Of course, classic avatars can easily use an ankle boot alpha already in their inventory to make these boots work.
Mesh body wearers will be especially happy with the included fishnet stocking applier HUDs.  The stockings come in black and white, and work with Maitreya, Slink, Belleza, and Omega compatible bodies.
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Hippy Chic

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EYES |amias .May gift – 5 color HUD appliers for Catwa/Lelutka (GG/free)
| LIPSTICK |Lisa Walker Makeup Studio .January gift – appliers Catwa/Lelutka/Genus (GG/free)
| JEWELRY1|amias .March gift – necklace one color/black (GG/free)
| JEWELRY2|Elle Boutique .Eden earrings – color HUD w/7 metals & 14 stones (GG/free)
| OUTFIT |FLG No Cabide .Nana set – w/6 color HUD Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| WRAP |Saint Petersburg in SL .CdE.freebie gown set – wrap white (free)
| SHOES |The Free Dove .Emerald Couture.Dolores outfit – boots/black mesh feet(GG/free)

Happy February!  Today we’ve got a fun boho styled outfit guaranteed to keep the red streak going.  If all of this vibrant red is starting to overwhelm you, no worries, the Nana outfit comes with a 6 color HUD.  Simply pop over to FLG & No Cabide to make this outfit yours.
I’ve accessorized Nana with a lovely lace wrap taken from a freebie gown set at the Saint Petersburg sim.  The wrap only comes in white, however it can be colored in edit mode.
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Visit the Lisa Walker Makeup Studio to get this lovely set of lipsticks.  Then head over to amias for a new necklace and eye makeover.  The May gift is an applier set of 5 eyes for Catwa and Lelutka head wearers.  The sweet little butterfly earrings can be found over at Elle Boutique.  They come with a color HUD that offers 7 metal tones, 14 stone, and 14 diamond colors.
Until next time, shop happy!

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Advent Me!

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BODY |London City .Altamura.Jenny – Mesh Avatar w/HUDs (free)
HAIR |.EscalateD. .Advent Calendar Day 17 – Malory hair w/HUDs (GG/free)
OUTFIT |Emerald Couture .Advent Gift – So Wrong It’s Wright outfit (free)
Advent calendars are fantastic, frustrating, and festive all at the same time.  I love getting daily gifts, hate when I miss a day, then squeal with merriment every time I cobble an outfit together.  What can I say?  It’s an advent thing.
Luckily for us, there are quite a few advent calendars out there that allow us to open up missed days with having to pay for the privilege.  The first one I visited  is at Emerald Couture (EC).  EC has two advent calendars.  One of which is free for all visitors, and allows the collecting of missed days.  That is where you’ll find today’s cocktail dress, heels (sized for Slink high feet), head piece, and jewelry (not shown).
EC’s free advent calendar is great for anyone with Slink compatible feet, classic avatars (required alphas always supplied), and lovers of older style flexi flounced gowns that have been remastered with appliers.  Thanks EC for thoughtfully including all avatars in the holiday fun!
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Hair lovers prepare to go into a box opening frenzy after you visit EscalateD.  Simply join EscalateD’s free to join group then get ready for a lot of clicking.  Their advent calendar also allows the picking up of past gifts.  Each hair comes with the winter color HUD, and many come with style HUDs too.  Seriously, try not to hyperventilate with all that silky goodness.  Thanks so much EscalateD for your generosity, a good free hair is hard to find.
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Here’s a closeup of the heels included in Emerald Couture’s outfit.  The vivid print would also pair nicely with many outfits – i.e. skinny jeans and an angora sweater.


Now for the free & not quite free (but well worth the buy-in price) share.
… is hands down the most generous mesh body designer on the grid! There are currently 6 completely free Altamura mesh body/head combo avatars available on the grid.  3 are male, and 3 are female.  Simply visit Altamura’s main store to get the landmarks to these completely free avatars.

While you’re at the main store you should seriously consider joining Altamura’s group.  The join fee has been reduced to 25 Lindens for their 12 Days of Christmas gift event.  Reducing a group join fee during a gift event is practically unheard of!  Most stores I frequent increase the join fees during gift giving periods.

As a group member you’ll be able to collect both the upcoming and the past gifts from the 12 Days of Christmas event.  Did I mention the free bento mesh heads in the event?

I’ve been hunting freebies for All Spiffed Up for almost 3 years now, and though my avatar wears a different (not free) body and head as her default look, working with the Altamura free bodies has slowly made me a huge fan of their work.  I’m only sorry I didn’t know about Altamura when I bought my body.

My point:  if you are a classic avatar that has no interest in changing your skin, or changing your look with makeup then I highly recommend choosing one of the free Altamura avatars that is available.  The alpha system included with the Altamura free body is infinitely better than the alpha system that came with my expensive (well over due for an update) other brand body.  And, Altamura bodies have Slink compatible feet!  Think of all the lovely free shoes you’ll be able to wear.

Honestly, I can’t think of a better way to transition into using a bento avatar.  Plus, if you join the group not only will you have access to loads of gifts throughout the year, but you’ll be supporting one of the most generous and helpful creators in Second Life.

 

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Candy Pumpkin

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HAIR |Olive.Twirl – Redheads streak & bewbies options (lucky board/free)
| DRESS |{Chaotic}.Pumpkin Dress – orange Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/eBody/classic (free)
| SHOES |Ajuda Brasil Voluntarios.Emerald Couture.Audrey Gown - pumps rigged/unrigged (free)

What happens when a candy pumpkin and a cocktail dress combine?  I believe something very close to this delectably sweet little number from {Chaotic}.  Simply follow the pumpkin path to {Chaotic}’s Halloween gift area.  The gifts are plentiful and free.  No group join required.

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If you’re partial to luxuriously long hairstyles, then pop over to Olive Hair Twirl Redheads is currently featured on Olive’s lucky board wall.  Olive’s lucky boards are free for all visitors to play, no group join required.

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These luminous heels are show stealers!

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Green Velvet

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Happy 2018! It’s a new year filled with fantastic new freebies. So, let’s get down to business.
Today Carla is modeling a matched set from Emerald Couture. This great little number is currently free for the taking. It comes sized to fit Slink & Maitreya along with 5 Fitmesh sizes & an alpha for standard avatars. The stocking/boots are sized for SlinkH, SlinkP, Belleza (Freya, Isis, Venus), and Maitreya. Not only is Emerald Couture’s group free to join, but they also have 4 lucky chairs and Men’s clothing too!
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The black chair Carla is posing with is a fun marketplace freebie that can be found in Irrie’s Dollhouse store.  The Pose Chair comes with 5 adjustable poses, is copy/mod, and has a LI of 2.
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RaDeX DesiGn has put out several new hairstyles on their group gifts wall.  Carla is modeling the Juliiet hairstyle. Juliiet comes with a HUD offering several colors.  Best of all, the RaDeX DesiGn group is free to join.
The December Necklace is a gift in alba fashion’s marketplace store.  This is a fun little necklace that is copy/mod which allows the wearer to put a picture of their choice on the pendant.
Capping off the ensemble is a lovely little faux fur rigged mesh stole.  During the photo shoot several members of Team All Spiffed Up felt the outfit needed a little something extra.  After a quick session of brainstorming we put together the ASU stole, which can be found at the All Spiffed Up headquarters in-world. Simply drop by and have a little warmth on us.  Enjoy!
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Here’s a closeup of that fab footwear Emerald Couture.
Carla’s Style Card:
HAIR – RaDeX DesiGn Allcolor HUD – rigged (group gift 0L/0L to join)
STOLE – All Spiffed Up ASU Faux Fur Stole – (0L)
OUTFIT – Emerald Couture Tina Outfit – Fitmesh & mesh body (group gift 0L/0L to join)
NECKLACE – alba fashion – Alba2Rossini December necklace @ SL Marketplace (0L)
CHAIR – irrie’s Dollhouse  – Studio Pose Chair @ SL Marketplace (0L)

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Skin Envy

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Oh, have we got exciting news for you… 7 Deadly s{K}ins has set their group join fee to 0L!  That’s right my skin loving readers it’s time to abandon your lone wolf ways and become a joiner.
Today our model Carla is wearing the Haily skin in walnut.  She picked up the skin from one of 7 Deadly s{K}ins mini-mania boards.  If you are skin addicted this group is a must join.
Members have access not only to the daily mania boards and monthly group gifts, but also to many special group only freebie events.  Just last August they hosted a harvest advent calendar with 31 gifts.   The Apple Harvest Event was fabulous and the gifts were simply awesome!
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Carla’s dress is a nice little group gift from Alien Gizmo.  The mesh dress comes in three colors with standard sizes and several mesh body variations.
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The necklace and eyes are marketplace freebies.
You can pick up the hair along with a Carla’s shape at Curves Shapes and Skins.
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The Ribbon of Hope heels are currently available at The Free Dove.  A non-rigged modifiable version of the heels is included in the box.  Carla added a hit of blue to tweak the color to her satisfaction.
Carla’s Style Card:
HAIR – Curves Shapes & Skins Pukki Purple Dream – rigged (group gift 0L/0L to join)
SHAPE – Curves Shapes & Skins Ava Shape – (group gift 0L/0L to join)
SKIN – 7 Deadly s{K}ins Haily – walnut (group mini-mania 0L/0L to join)
** Group join fee is free for the weekend **
DRESS – Alien Gizmo May 2016 Gift – standard & mesh body (group gift 0L/0L to join)
EYES – ~Soedara~  – Doll Eyes brown @ SL Marketplace (0L)
NECKLACE – Robbie Roo’s Whatchamagoos – Flower Power in Mega Pack @ SL Marketplace (0L)
SHOES – Emerald Couture Ribbon of Hope purple @ The Free Dove (group gift 0L/0L to join)

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