2 Stores, Lots of Red (v.2)

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DRESS|COCO DESIGNS .StretchTubeDress – BerryRed Slink/Maitreya/Belleza (GG/free)
SHOE |Hilly Haalan .XMAS gift heels – 30 color HUD Maitreya/Slink/Belleza  (GG/free)

Let’s get to the business of plumping up your wardrobe for Valentine’s Day 2019.  Today we are taking a second look at COCO Designs & Hilly Haalan’s group gifts.  Their groups are free to join, and packed with goodies, so you’re bound to leave happy.  Enjoy!

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!

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!

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.


 

Casually Festive

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HAIR |Shop & Hop Event .bonbon.bonad – resizable fatpack w/bow HUD (free)
EYES |Shop & Hop Event .Cubic Cherry.Nemune mesh eyes – 8 colors+appliers (free)
JEWELRY1 |Shop & Hop Event .Vibing&Nova.Keira rings – bento (free)
JEWELRY2 |Shop & Hop Event .NamiiChu.twinkle earrings – gold/silver (free)
TOP |Hilly Haalan .Rina sweater – black&gray 5 standard + alpha + fitmesh (GG/free)
PANTS |Shop & Hop Event .Blueberry.250L credit – Jolene jeans flare for flat&high feet plus skinny jean mesh w/tie color HUD (250L/free w/credit)
SHOE |Shop & Hop Event .Mangula.Nina heels – fatpack color HUD/mesh feet (free)


** This body is almost free.  It is Altamura’s 2018 holiday gift body for the TeleportHub group.  Joining the TeleportHub group costs 10L, and entitles members to loads of free gifts year round..**

BODY |Altamura .Clodet – mesh body w/AO & alpha HUDs (TeleportHub GG/10L group join fee)


With over a hundred free gifts just waiting to be snatched up it’s no wonder I’m still shopping & hopping!  The Shop & Hop event definitely requires more than one visit to gather all the fantastic gifts offered.

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To add this tastefully sequined gray sweater to your wardrobe you’ll have to pry yourself away from Shop & Hop, and teleport to Hilly Haalan.  Join the store’s free group, then saunter over to the gift room to pick up this beauty.  It comes in black and gray, and can be worn by both classic and mesh avatars.  It adds just enough sparkle to keep the festive flow of the holidays twinkling though to the New Year.

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This lovely lady is my favorite Altamura gift body to date.  Clodet’s mostly oval jawline coupled with ultra glamorous eyelashes and the subtlest icy pink lips are simply stunning!  If you favor a light sallow skin color, Clodet is more than worth the 10 Linden group join fee for the TeleportHub.

Cubic Cherry’s Nemune mesh eyes look great on Clodet.  Nemune eyes come in 8 shades plus they have additional shadows and Omega applier HUDs.

Fans of pigtail hairstyles will love this fatpack from bonbon.  The style comes with an additional candy bow HUD (not pictured) that allows the wearer to show or hide the ribbons.  Until next time, shop happy!

Warm & Fuzzy

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HAIR |eXxEsS .X-Mas 2018 gift – single & ombre color HUD (free)
| MAKEUP |Izzie’s .Candy Cane Lipstick – appliers & classic layers (free)
OUTFIT |Safira .Hana Xmas Gift – mesh bodies (GG/free)
SHOES |Hilly Haalan .Jodi XMAS gift – red for mesh feet (GG/free)

Sometimes you simply need to go fuzzy!  You can satisfy those fuzzy cravings with a quick trip to Safira’s gift room.  Join the free group and help yourself to several lovely Christmas gifts including the wonderfully fuzzy Hana dress.  Hana is sized to fit Slink, Maitreya, and Belleza bodies.

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Visit eXxEsS to get this head warming Christmas gift.  The X-Mas 2018 gift comes with breezy and materials options, plus a HUD with solid and ombre shadings.

The festive candy cane lipstick is a free gift for all store visitors at Izzie’s.  The gift comes with both appliers and classic layers so that all avatars can enjoy.

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Finish off today’s look with these gorgeous red laced heels from Hilly Haalan’s gift room.  Hilly Haalan’s gift room is packed with lots of goodies, so join their free group and leave happy.

Gallery Tripping

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Are you looking to do a little something different in SL today?  Why not go gallery hopping.  We’ve put together a stylishly smart outfit for you to wear while mingling your way through the galleries.

Let’s start today’s shopping at Le’La. Le’La’s group is NOT free to join.  However, they do offer lots of of gifts to members of shopping groups that are free.  We found Corys Outfit in the section of gifts for MLM Free&Offers members.  The outfit comes in 5 fitmesh sizes, plus meshes for TMP, Curvy & Fine Beauty, eBODY, Slink, Maitreya, and Belleza.

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Our model is wearing the classic eBODY that costs 1L.   We found the mesh for eBODY fit a bit too snugly around the hips for anyone using the thick alpha system to wear.  But, the Maitreya mesh worked very well on the eBODY allowing a free range of motion without any unsightly body flashes.

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Though the jacket is slightly roomy  around the back neckline, it fits great through the chest, back, and waist.

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The Regal jewelry Set is a lovely group gift at EmmaKae.  It comes in gold or silver and has a whopping 30 texture HUD for the stones.

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Our last stop is once again Hilly Haalan for these fabulous heels.  They are part of the Alaya Set, and are sized for Slink, Maitreya, and Belleza feet.

 

Beth’s Style Card:

OUTFIT – Le’La Design Corys Outfit – 5 fitmesh & mesh bodies (MLM group gift 0L/0L to join)

JEWELRY – EmmaKae Jewelry Regal Set – 2 metals + 30 color HUD (group gift 0L/0L to join)

SHOES – Hilly Haalan Alaya Heels – Maitreya/Slink/Belleza feet (group gift 0L/0L to join)

 

Location:

Summer Winds Gallery is a scenic sim currently featuring an art exhibit from Alberto Lanteri.

Fashionably Blue

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Halloween may be over, but many of the great holiday gifts around the grid are still out there waiting to be discovered.  It’s never too early to increase next year’s holiday wardrobe!

Now, on to today’s outfit.  This stylish catsuit is one of several group gifts available at Justice.  It is sized for Maitreya, Slink, Belleza, and TMP bodies.  The Justice group is free to join.  Also the group gifts are free, however delivery requires payment of 1 Linden that is then reimbursed within seconds.

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This catsuit is styled so nicely it looks good from all angles.

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This two-tone hair is a subscriber Halloween gift from Wasabi Hair, so don’t wait too long to pickup yours.

The Sweet Dreams choker is a nice little group gift at Osmia.  It comes in 5 colors, and is easy to resize.

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Hurry over to Hilly Haalan to pickup these Goth boots.  They are a limited time Halloween gift, so time is of the essence.

 

Iona’s Style Card:

HAIR – Wasabi Hair Halloween 2018 – 2 head & breast size versions (subscriber gift 0L)

JEWELRY – Osmia Sweet Dreams choker – 5 colors (group gift 0L/0L to join)

OUTFIT – Justice Infinity Catsuit – mesh bodies (group gift pay 1L/get 1L instant refund/0L to join)

SHOES – Hilly Haalan Halloween booties – Maitreya, Slink, Belleza (group gift 0L/0L to join)

Where’s the Party?

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I hope our Jenny is packing more then a pumpkin flashlight!  Can anyone say vampire bait?

Today is the last day of the Uncharted Event.  The event is loaded with lots of actual free gifts, and even more bargain 10L buys.  The Cremosas Store is always generous with the group gifts at events they participate in.  This fantastic skeleton mini is one of the many free Cremosas’ gifts at the Uncharted Event.

Pop by A&R Haven at Skymall to get the wonderful little pumpkin lantern.

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This dress is sized for: Maitreya, Belleza, eBODY, Altamura, Slink, Tonic, and TMP mesh bodies.

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The mesh choker is a nice gift from RxK at the Ajuda Brasil Voluntarios sim.

Jenny is still wearing the mesh eyes from Born To Die that were featured in Zombie Hunter.

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The fashionable heels are part of the Brianna group gift at Hilly Haalan.  Unfortunately, only Slink, or Slink compatible feet can wear them.

 

30 Days of Halloween 13/30 Style Card:

MESH BODY
MESH HEAD
MESH FEET
SKIN
SHAPE
& PHYSICS – Altamura  – Jenny @ London City (0L)

EYES – Born To Die Ojos Rojos – mesh eyes w/options HUD (group gift 0L/0L to join)

DRESS – Cremosas Store Dress 172 – Slink/Maitreya/Belleza/Tonic/TMP/eBODY/Altamura @ Uncharted Event (group gift 0L/0L to join)

NECKLACE – RxK Nina Chooker – mesh w/color HUD @ Ajuda Brasil Voluntarios (0L)

SHOE – Hilly Haalan Brianna Set – Slink ONLY (group gift 0L/0L to join)

LANTERN – A&R Haven Happy Lantern – mesh light on/off @ Skymall (0L)

The Witch

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It’s not a Halloween costume roundup without a few witch ensembles thrown into the mix.  Remove the hat and broom from the this outfit, and you’re left with a great look to hit the goth clubs in tonight.

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There’s just something about a rich black brocade that sparks dark fantasies.  This lovely dress is a gift from WellMade.  It is sized for Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, TMP, and Tonic mesh bodies along with 3 fitmesh sizes plus an alpha for classic avatars.

Team ASU liked the dress so much, they were inspired to make a brocade hat to complete the look.  Simply stop by the All Spiffed Up headquarters to pick up your gift.

This deliciously dark lipstick is a great set currently available at Izzie’s.   The set includes 3 black shades (glossy, matte, and runny), and alpha layers plus appliers for LAQ/Omega, Catwa, and Lelutka. Best of all, it’s a free gift for everyone visiting the store!

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We pinched these heels from the Alaya gift at Hilly Haalan.  They are sized for Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza mesh feet.

Our final item today is a fun pair of socks we found it the marketplace from KA Piercings.  The punk socks snake grey have two looks, one long and the other short, and are packaged with tattoo layers and mesh appliers.

 

30 Days of Halloween 9/30 Style Card:

MAKEUP – Izzie’s Black Lipstick – tattoo layers + appliers (0L)

DRESS – WellMade Chelsea Dress – mesh & classic avatars (group gift 0L/0L to join)

HAT – All Spiffed Up Witch Hat – w/resize menu (0L)

SOCKS – KA Piercings Punk socks – tattoo layers + mesh appliers @ SL Marketplace (0L)

SHOES – Hilly Haalan Alaya Set – Slink/Maitreya/Belleza (group gift 0L/0L to join)