So Many Goodies, So Little Time

Christmas Gifts

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HAIR |FaMESHed.Limerence.Nata Hair – rigged/unrigged with color + tint HUD (group gift/free) 
| JEWELRY1 |Winter Dreams Market.SynCo.Christmas Lights Necklace – 4 colors copy/mod (free)
| JEWELRY2 |FaMESHed.AvaWay.Sindy rings – Bento rigged for Maitreya bodies (group gift/free)
| JEWELRY3 |FaMESHed.e.Marie.Button Pins – Naughty & Nice (group gift/free)
| OUTFIT |Applique Chic.Festive Set – Sweater & Skirt separates Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/Ocacin/& Classic (mania board/free)    
| SHOES |FaMESHed.Garbaggio.Cate Boots – crimson Maitreya/Slink/Belleza/Legacy (group gift/free)

December is one of the best months for freebie hunting in Second Life!  The grid is teaming with gifts.  Advent Calendars, hunts, special store Christmas gifts, and holiday events make living large something everyone, regardless of their budget can do.

I recently discovered Applique Chic when I was out scouting advent calendars.  This store has two free advent calendars.  That’s a set of gifts for male and female avatars.  As an added bonus, the Applique Chic group is free to join, has a bank of lucky chairs, several daily manias for all to enjoy.

Today’s cozy sweater and skirt outfit is currently a daily mania gift that only needs 25 people to slap the board.  So, gather up your friends and head over to Applique Chic, it’s well worth the teleport.

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Completing today’s look requires two more teleports.  This cute little necklace is one of many gifts at the Winter Dreams Market. You’ll find lots of great gifts circling around the train decor.  Most of the gifts are free, however some aren’t, so be careful with the wild clicking.  While at the market be sure to check out their advent calendar.

Our last stop is FaMESHed.  The December 2019 round is in full swing, and let me tell you, it is loaded with awesome gifts! Today’s hairstyle, boots, buttons, and Bento rings are all booth gifts at FaMESHed.

And that my friends is a wrap.  Shop happy everyone!

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Guy Time

Male Fashion Nov 2019

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HAIR |Dura.2015 Unisex Gift – Hat/Hair 5 color HUD + resize Menu (group gift/free) 
| EYES |Black Friday Bazaar.Stunner Originals.Positivity Eyes – 8 color HUD mesh eyes + appliers Catwa/Genus/Omega (group gift/free)
| TOP |Second Life Marketplace.Quartz Paris Couture.Mutiny Tee – fitmesh in tucked & loose versions (free)   
| SHORTS & SHOES |Second Life Marketplace.To Be Unique.2 Gifts – fitmesh (free)

I know, it’s been far too long since my last male themed post.  So, I thought I’d start off by doing a quick Second Life Marketplace search for freebies.   Which is where I found the free clothing for today’s look.

To Be Unique and Quartz Paris Couture supplied the male top and bottom clothing.  All of the items are fitmesh, so are wearable by both classic and mesh avatars.  Mesh avatars will probably have to use a bit of their alpha system.  Overall, fitting was a cinch.

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To finish off this look, you’ll have to teleport over to Dura and the Black Friday Bazaar.  At Dura, simply join the store’s free group to get this beanie hairstyle from their group gift area.  This style comes with a five color HUD, and includes a resize menu.

Group joining is also a must at the Black Friday Bazaar.  However, the group is fee free so it’s really no problem at all.  This event runs through December 1st and has over 60 designer booths giving out a nice freebie.  Visit Stunner Originals’ booth to pick up these vivid mesh eyes.  The gift includes mesh eyes and mesh appliers.  Thanks Stunner Originals for giving a gift everyone can enjoy!

Until next time, shop happy.

 

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Stunningly Formal

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DRESS |Suna Designs.Ariel Gown – white/gold Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| JEWELRY |Promagic.Dhara Earrings – 2 colors (GG/free)
| JEWELRY |Promagic.Zee Necklace – 3 colors (GG/free)
| JEWELRY |Livia.Moon Rings – Bento rigged w/metal&gem HUD Maitreya/Belleza/Slink/eBody/Tonic (GG/free)
| MANICURE |JAM.Mesh Nails – 10 color/accent HUD  rigged for Legacy/Maitreya/Slink (GG/free)
| SHOES |ChicChica.Dita Heels – white Slink/Maitreya/Belleza (small box on desk/free)

One of the nice things about virtual worlds is that everyone can dance like Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers anytime the mood hits.  All that’s required is a ballroom venue, a willing dance partner, and of course the right attire.
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This lovely gown’s back features a stunning butterfly keyhole design.  The Ariel gown is one of 10 group gifts to be found at Suna Designs.  Suna’s group is currently free to join, so you’re bound to leave the store  smiling.
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Pop over to Promagic and Livia to pickup today’s featured jewelry.  Livia’s Bento rigged Moon Rings come with a versatile color HUD.

Fans of pointy manicures will appreciate JAM’s mesh nail gift.  The included HUD offers 10 solid and 10 accent colors which can be applied each fingernail interdependently if si desired.  This is an especially nice gift for anyone wearing a free mesh body that lacks a nail system.

Until next time, shop happy!

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Bad Hair Day?

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HAIR |Hair Fair 2019 .No-Match.No_Penny – fatpack w/hairbases & hair/accessory HUDs (free)
| OUTFIT |Beyond.Laura Pink – 2 colors Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| SHOES |COCO Designs Slide Sandals – Beige Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)

Worry not, Hair Fair 2019 has plenty of stylish gifts to chase those tangles away!  This year’s fair runs through September 1st, which gives even the busiest of avatars time to pop over and revel in a bit of silky goodness.

Since not many of the shopping sims I frequent are naturist friendly, I thought it might be wise to find some clothing to go along with the new coiffures.
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HAIR |Hair Fair 2019 .Alli&Ali.Carthage Hair – browns HUD w/resize (free)
| OUTFIT |Black Opium.Silvana Set – fatpack/HUD Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| SHOES |COCO Designs Slide Sandals – Beige Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)

On a recent visit to Scandalize, I explored the other stores sharing the sim.  I was pleasantly surprised to learn that three of the stores’ groups are free to join, and offer past gifts.  That’s a whole lot of free outfits just waiting to happen.

The Silvana Set consists of the 3/4 sleeve tee and stretch pants pictured above.  The items are separates, so can easily mix and match with your existing inventory.  Best of all, the set comes with a fabulous fatpack HUD that offers solid, ombre, and patterned options.  Thanks Black Opium for such a versatile gift!

FYI:  The Carthage hairstyle’s out-of-box color is this lovely platinum blonde which will be lost to you once you use the included browns HUD.  If you’d like to keep the blonde in your inventory for wearing, simply copy the mesh and place it in a new folder safely away from the version you intend to use the color HUD with.
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HAIR |Hair Fair 2019 .Alli&Ali.Thisbe Hair – unicorn colors V2 HUD w/resize (free)
| TOP |Black Opium.Silvana Set – fatpack/HUD Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| SKIRT |Black Opium.Iriva Set – 2 colors Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| SHOES |COCO Designs Slide Sandals – Beige Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)

Here’s a look at the female Hair Fair 2019 gift from Alli & Ali.
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HAIR |Hair Fair 2019 .Mello&Moth.Midnight – fatpack HUD (free)
| OUTFIT |Beyond.Laura Spring – 2 colors Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| SHOES |COCO Designs Slide Sandals – Beige Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)

Let’s wrap up this post with big hair!  Mello & Moth’s midnight gift is bound to delight all fans of big, barely tamed hair.  Midnight comes with fatpack and tint HUDs, materials options, boobs models, and four levels of glow.

Finishing off today’s looks are a wonderful pair of sandals from COCO Designs.  These comfy yet stylish sandals are COCO’s newest addition to their group gift wall.  Simply join COCO’s free group to immediately experience the joys of membership.

Until next time, shop it, shop it good!

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uber Me Happy!

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OUTFIT |uber...*EVERYTHING* (free) *excluding mesh body & eyes*

Uber rounds always rock, but uber birthday rounds – well those are just super cool.  Let’s talk gifts:  they are free, no group join is required, run the gamut of categories,  and are so plentiful you’ll need to enchant your shopping bag with a Capacious Extremis charm.

Uber’s 5th birthday round ends August 22nd, so you’ll need to get a wiggle on to partake in all this lovely uberlisciousness.
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Though I always focus on apparel, there are loads of great decor and animation gifts to be had.  I even managed to use a gift dance and pose in the photo shoot.

Long nail lovers are going to flip for La Baguette’s Super Long mesh nail gift.  These Bento rigged beauties come with an extensive color change HUD, and are perfect for anyone wearing a gift mesh body lacking nail change options.
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Here’s a closer look at Tone 2’s eyeshadow gift.  It comes with appliers and a system layer for classic avatars.

Normally I’d wax on about how much I love all of the items modeled today.  However, since the clock ticking down, I’m simply going to name off the designers that made today’s look possible:  Tone 2, MINA, NamiiChu, Mossu, Bombshell, BONDI, RAMA, Dappa, Yummy, [YA], Mangula, La Baguette, Paragon, FOXCITY.

Tick, tick, tick… Happy shopping everyone!

 

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Funny How Time Slips Away

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HAIR |Dura.February Group Gift – coffee + 15 other colors w/resize option (GG/free)
| JEWELRY |NOIR.Epic Glasses – unisex w/color HUD & resize (GG/free)
| JEWELRY |RealEvil Industries.Bull Nose Piercing – mesh (GG for L'HOMME/free)
| JEWELRY |MIDNA.Fel Necklaces A&B – w/color HUD & resize (GG for L'HOMME/free)
| JEWELRY |NOIR.Chuck Bracelet – Unisex w/color HUD + hide options (GG for L'HOMME/free)
| OUTFIT |Meva.Marcus Outfit – sized for Jake & Gianni (GG for L'HOMME/free)
| SHOES |GABRIEL.Boat Shoes – red mesh w/resize (1 Linden)

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year to the day since Altamura’s Tommy avatar made its allspiffy debut in Bad to the Bone.  Our Tommy’s grown a little hair and gone a bit uptown since the last time we saw him, but he still cuts a fine figure.  Which is precisely why I’ve chosen him to model for the second post featuring more of L’HOMME’s 5th Anniversary gifts
All of the designers featured in today’s look generously support L’HOMME’s reader group.  So, if yesterday’s post didn’t inspire you to join, maybe today’s will.
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I love the bold colors, and subtle accents in the Marcus Outfit from Meva.  Though the outfit is sized for only two particular male mesh bodies, that does not mean other bodies with an alpha system can’t also enjoy it.
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NOIR’s fantastic sunglasses are definitely a “gotta have yesterday” item.  They’re unisex, cool, and come with an awesome HUD.
Guys looking for a new hairstyle simply need to pop over to Dura and join their fee free group.  Several styles are available, plus an extra look for members of L’HOMME’s reader group.
Stay epic peeps!

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Happy Anniversary L’HOMME

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HAIR |Modulus.Cole Hair – fatpack w/resize option (pay 1L - refund 1L/free)
| SHAPE |Stray Dog.Lewis – Catwa applier & shape (GG for L'Homme/free)
| JEWELRY |MERCH.HBA Marz Sunglasses – Unisex 8 Colors (GG/free)
| TOP |ContraptioN.Roamer's Top – Sundown for Jake/Gianni/Geralt/Slink (GG for L'Homme/free)
| PANTS |Ajuda SL Brasil.CDC.Jeans Set – black/charcoal mesh standard sizes (free)
| SHOES |Alien Gizmo's.Phoenix shoes – black (GG/free)

This month marks the 5th Anniversary of one of the grid’s most innovative fashion magazines:  L’HOMME.  Not only is the August 2019 issue  absolutely spectacular, but it is also packed with lots of great gifts from talented creators.  Simply join the L’HOMME Magazine group, wear the tag, and visit participating stores to pick up gifts.  Did I mention the group is free to join?
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Today’s top and shape are both L’HOMME group gifts.
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Pop over to Modulus to pick up this modern men’s hairstyle.  Cole is a complete fatpack sized for Catwa and Lelutka heads.  However, thanks to the built in resizer menu anyone can wear the hair.  Though Cole is free for all store visitors, it does require you to have 1 Linden in your virtual pocket.  Don’t worry, you’ll get you’ll Linden back along with this awesome gift.
Until next time, shop happy!

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Get Me to the Event on Time!

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HAIR |Olive Hair.Kelly Hair – blondes color HUD (luckyboard/free)
| EYES |eBento.GA.EG.Ultimate Mesh Eyes – HUD controlled w/Gift Pack GF13C (GG/free)
| SKIN |eBento.7 Deadly s[K]ins.Paradise Skin – Marshmallow tone Omega appliers with brow/browless options(GG/free)OUTFIT |Vanity.Scandalize.Kairi Outfit – top/skirt aqua/ombre Slink/Maitreya/Belleza (GG/free)
| SHOES |Mosquito's Way.Grace Heels – one color Slink/Maitreya/Belleza (GG/free)
| POSE |eBento.Move! Animations.Jana 58 – dance (GG/free)

Month’s end also signals the end of all the May Event rounds currently in full swing. If you haven’t visited Vanity yet, I strongly suggest you bump that teleport link to the top of your todo list.  Both of these outfits, plus the ultra high boots are the Vanity Event group gifts.  Vanity’s May round ends on the 25th, so you’ve got to be quick.
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HAIR |Olive Hair.Kelly Hair – blondes color HUD (luckyboard/free)
| EYES |eBento.GA.EG.Ultimate Mesh Eyes – HUD controlled w/Gift Pack GF13C (GG/free)
| SKIN |eBento.7 Deadly s[K]ins.Paradise Skin – Marshmallow tone Omega appliers with brow/browless options(GG/free)OUTFIT |Vanity.Scandalize.Paty Outfit – top/skirt pink/floral/ombre Slink/Maitreya/Belleza (GG/free)
| SHOES |Vanity.Scandalize.Madison Boots – fatpack Slink/Maitreya/Belleza (GG/free)
| POSE |eBento.Avenge.Gift pose – (GG/free)

Scandalize supplied all of these lovely Vanity gifts.  Thigh boot lovers are in for a real treat!  Not only are these boots unspeakable high, they also come with the fatpack color HUD.  Thanks Scandalize for a truly spectacular set of gifts!
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Finish off today’s look with a couple of fantastic gifts from eBento’s 2nd Anniversary round.  I’m a huge fan of 7 Deadly s[K]ins creations, and their Paradise skin gift doesn’t disappoint.  The Paradise skin is sweetly freckled, lightly rouged, and supports brow/browless options.
Next, visit GA.EG’s booth for their Ulitmate Eye gift.  This mesh eye system is absolutely wonderful.  I discovered GA.EG a year ago at eBento’s first anniversary celebration, and have been a fan ever since.  These eyes are highly configurable, and are uniquely animated. If you picked up last year’s Ultimate Eye gift, you’ll  still want to pick up this year’s gift, the included eye pack is new.
Since it’s eBento’s birthday,  there are tons of other fabulous gifts to discover.  This round is full of interesting items from talented designers.  Simply join the free event group, click the birthday cakes at each booth, and leave happy.
Until next time, shop happy!

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I Love May!

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HAIR |FaMESHed.{Limerence}.Camila Hair – color HUD w/10 textures + tint picker (GG/free)
| JEWELRY |FaMESHed.Justice.Jett Necklace – w/6 color HUD (GG/free)
| JEWELRY |FaMESHed.Ohemo.Mora Statement Earrings – w/6 color HUD (GG/free)
| BODY |London City.Altamura.Jenny Body (bento rigged) – w/alpha & AO HUDs - head & Slink compatible feet included (free)
| OUTFIT |LsR Moda.Imma Camo Pink Set – Top/shorts Altamura/Belleza/Maitreya/Slink (GG/free)
| SHOES |FaMESHed.Ricielli.Cuissard Boots – Iridescent Maitreya/Slink (GG/free)

May is packed with event birthday rounds loaded with enough gifts to make your freebie loving heart stutter, and your inventory groan.  You’ll need to join a few fee free groups, teleport to FaMESHed / We Love Role – Play / LsR Moda, and open up the marketplace to make today’s looks your own.  Let’s dig into the details.
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Here’s a nice closeup of the jewelry.
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HAIR |FaMESHed.{Limerence}.Camila Hair – color HUD w/10 textures + tint picker (GG/free)
| JEWELRY |FaMESHed.Meva.Beads Necklace – 4 colors (GG/free)
| JEWELRY |FaMESHed.Mui.Nina Loops Earrings – 4 colors (GG/free)
| BODY |London City.Altamura.Jenny Body (bento rigged) – w/alpha & AO HUDs - head & Slink compatible feet included (free)
| DRESS |LsR Moda.Henna S Valentin Dress – Black Altamura/Belleza/Maitreya/Slink (GG/free)
| SHOES |FaMESHed.Ricielli.Cuissard Boots – Iridescent Maitreya/Slink (GG/free)

Head’s up to all Altamura body wearers:  LsR Moda has several group gifts available that include mesh models designed for the Altamura body.
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Meva’s bead necklace is lovely.  The pastel1 color option is pictured above.
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HAIR |FaMESHed.{Limerence}.Camila Hair – color HUD w/10 textures + tint picker (GG/free)
| JEWELRY |FaMESHed.Safira.Blume Earrings – gold/silver (GG/free)
| JEWELRY |We Love Role-Play.Kunglers.Velouria Bracelet – gold/silver (GG/free)
| JEWELRY |SL Marketplace.Broken Princess.Baby Bead Adorable Necklace – 9 colors (free)
| BODY |London City.Altamura.Jenny Body (bento rigged) – w/alpha & AO HUDs - head & Slink compatible feet included (free)
| DRESS |LsR Moda.Susie Denim Dress – Belleza/Maitreya/Slink (GG/free)
| LINGERIE|Kaithleen's .Universal Thong – w/15 color HUD; eBodyCurvy/Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| SHOES |We Love Role-Play.Belle Epoque.Agate Boots – one size (GG/free)

Each of today’s looks features a different tone from the Camila Hair color HUD.  Not only does the HUD include 10 shaded textures, but it also has a tint picker area allowing for tons of variations.  Thanks Limerence for a great gift.
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You’ll find this fun baby-bracelet styled necklace along with many other free and 1L items in the Broken Princess Marketplace store.
FYI:  Today’s looks could be the new you!  This entire avatar, from head to toe, is free.  All of the clothing and accessories were free gifts from groups with NO join fees.  The mesh head/body is the curiously cute Jenny gift from Altamura to the London City Sim.  Altamura’s gift bodies come with a wonderful alpha system, Slink compatible feet, and face and hand AO’s.  They are a perfect starter mesh body.  However, if you have no interest in changing your makeup, skintone, or wearing applier clothing, then they are simply perfect bodies.  The included shape is copy/mod, so you can reshape the body and face to suit your personal preferences.
Until next time, shop happy!

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Seaside Chic

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HAIR |Alli & Ali.Nikita Hair – Unicorn Colors HUD V.2 (hunt gift/free)
| JEWELRY |Dark Mouse.Happy Bow necklace – touch menu w/4 color choices (free)
| OUTFIT |EWA Boutique.Gift TH – top/skirt Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)
| SHOES |Breathe.Choko Heels – w/fatpack color HUD Maitreya/Slink/Belleza (GG/free)

Surf & Sand lovers will adore this classic wrap skirt and front tied blouse ensemble from EWA Boutique.  It’s one of many group gifts currently available in the store.  EWA’s group is free to join, so you’re bound to leave the premises smiling.
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After a day dominated by tanning lotion and coastal breezes you’ll need to pop into Alli & Ali for a quick comb out.  Luckily for us, Alli & Ali’s free Easter Hunt gifts are still dotted around the store.  There are 10 relatively easy to find Easter baskets filled with fun hairstyles.  The Unicorn HUD V.2 is filled with so many awesome shades it was hard to pick one to model.
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Sometimes finding free accessories can be a challenge.  Today I decided to visit a store I haven’t been to in years:  Dark Mouse.  I found this sweet bow necklace gift on the main counter.  It comes in 4 colors, and is free for all store shoppers – no group join required!   Ramping up Dark Mouse’s freebielicious appeal are four luckyboards.   For those of you with Lindens burning a hole in your virtual pockets, there are scads of cute extremely low priced (25L) items to be had.
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I added Breathe’s stylish, but not overly dressy, Choko heels to polish off the look.  The colors featured in the gift HUD are perfect for spring and summer attire.  As an added benefit, the HUD separates the heels into three color zones allowing for tons of combinations.  Simply join Breathe’s free group to make these lovely sandals your very own.
Until we meet again, happy shopping!

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