June in January

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It’s June in January
Because I’m in love
It always is spring in my heart
With you in my arms

I got to thinking when I heard about how Beloved Jewelry is doing a complete set of jewelry each month for the corresponding birthstone.  My birthday is all the way in June, and yet it’s January!  My imagination, however, had me thinking of being treated to a special birthday date by a lover.  I just have to wait another 5 months for mine, but we’ll celebrate anyway, as June in January.

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I’ve got a nice big close up here, that doesn’t really show off much of the choker, but there’ll be other pics, and it’s the same design as the bracelet.  This set is beyond complete, there are a left and a right bracelet, a bento attached ring, the solitaire necklace, choker, hoop earrings, and stud earrings. I’ve got the full set on, and I repositioned the stud earrings as a double pierced look.  Talk about mix and match possibilities! Plus, there is a script for your choice of 12 metals. Because of the low price, I’m not even going to worry about doing Missy Math for you.  The “January Birthstone Set” is available until the end of the month.  It’s priced at 99 lindens, and 50 lindens for group members.  The Beloved Jewelry group is FREE to join.

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This hot little black date dress is completely FREE with a little time. I headed down to LaGeeny and discovered that all 5 camping chairs had been switched out since the last time I was there. You’ll need to be in the LaGeeny group to camp, but the group is FREE to join. Anyway, I parked my tuckus in a chair, and 45 minutes later was awarded this curve-hugging, HUD-having, short little dress, and thigh high socks which I chose not to wear today.  I just wore the basic black, but there are some super fun options in the HUD.  There are 6 options, with blacks and whites and golds, and “magic” written in gold in both a black and a white option. There are quite a few sizes in the prize; Maitreya, TMP, both Slinks, the three Bellezas, as well as 5 standard sizes.

I was hoping these sparkling gold mules would fit over the thigh high socks that were included in the Charmed outfit, but alas, they didn’t.  I still had to wear them, I’m a sucker for fun shoes.  They are one of several group gifts at Alter, and the Alter group is also FREE to join!  The “Bathory Platform Heels- GOLD” come sized for Slink, Maitreya, and Belleza.  I also blogged Alter’s gift for the Teleport Hub group last month, so check that out and snag it too!

The snow is just white blossoms
That fall from above
And here is the reason my dear
Your magical charms

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So, a while back I had stumbled upon a great find if you’re still using a standard head.  Alaskametro<3 has offered a pack of 35 of her older, but still awesome makeup tattoos on the marketplace for FREE.  I’m wearing “Vintage Glam 01 Light.”  What’s really fabulous is that Alaskametro<3 has included a handy visual guide to the included makeups!

My red rose I picked up as a FREE gift from Happy Little Pixels at the Valentine or Not Event, which runs through February 15th.  There are actually 2 roses in the gift, playing exactly to the for or against V-day theme. I’m wearing the “Love Me Rose” in the classic red that signifies love.  Also included is a “Love Me Not Rose” in black.  I always love quality props!

That’s my steals and deals for today!  In case you were wondering, my afternoon un-birthday date went extremely well! Adding my standard disclaimer, anything featured in the pics, but not discussed on the blog has been covered before but all the details will be in the style card at the end of the post.

The night is cold
The trees are bare
But I can feel the scent of roses in the air
It’s June in January
But only because I’m in love with you

Get it!

Ring, Bracelets, Earrings, choker, necklace: Beloved Jewelry “January Birthstone Set” – 99L or 50L for group members Group FREE to join!

Hair:  Magika “Honest” -group gift/group 150L to join

Glasses:  The Little Black Dress “*LBD* Color change glasses” -Group gift/group FREE to join (copy/mod) own texture modify

Skin: Avi-Glam  “AG. Anna Skin (T1, black eyebrows, cleavage)” @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Eyelashes:  ATIA’s  “Plume” in Swag Bag  –FREE!

Eyelashes and Eyeliner tattoo:  Blacklace Beauty “Eyelashes and liner 1” – 99L (fatpack)

Makeup:  Alaskametro<3 “alaskametro<3 “Vintage Glam 01 light” FREE in the Marketplace(link)

Dress:   LaGeeny “Charmed” – FREE camping chair reward -group only/group FREE to join!

Shoes: Alter “Bathory Platform Heels- GOLD” -group gift/group FREE to join

Red Rose:  Happy Little Pixels “Love Me Rose” –FREE gift at Valentine or Not Event

Body:  Slink Hourglass

Sim:  Scene from skybox at $60L Plus Rentals

 

January in June lyrics Writers: Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin

 

 

Homage in Pink to Jackie-O (sorta)

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If you read me very often, you might quickly see that I’m somewhat drawn to pink and black together.  I have plenty of FREE things to show you in this post, a dollarbie, and a group gift from a group with a modest join fee of 25 lindens, but I want to show off this pink wool coat. The short coat and classic lines just spoke to try to make a little play on the classic Jackie-O pink suit.  If you’ve never seen the classic Jackie-O pink suit, and you love fashion, do yourself a favor and google it. It’s a reproduction of a Chanel Suit, line for line (with permission of course!), as the First Lady insisted on American Made. The now infamous suit, as she was wearing it the day of President Kennedy’s assassination, was a personal favorite of the President’s and was worn at least 6 times prior to Dallas.

As you can see, This “Retro Wool Jacket” from Poeme has a cossack collar,  not the classic collar of the Jackie-O.  It also is single breasted instead of double. The skirt is shorter, instead of nude stockings, I did something playful with fishnet and a thick pink stocking layered over, and obviously, I’m going to avoid pumps for a walk in the snow, so I’m wearing some fur-lined winter boots. I’ve changed up the coloring a bit, with a black skirt and Cossack hat, instead of a longer pink skirt and pillbox hat.

The “Retro Wool Jacket” from Poeme comes in 5 standard sizes,  8 colors, and is mod/copy.  An individual color will cost 139 lindens, whereas a fatpack of all 8 is 799 lindens.  I’m wearing “Candy.”  Poeme has all the colors on their flickr page, if you’d like to preview them before you decide to head down to the store. If you like this coat, I just got a notice that the group gift from Poeme just set out, is a special version of this coat in Turquoise.  The Poeme group is 1 linden to join, and gets you not only the new gift but access to lucky letters and group midnight mania!

The black “Mia” skirt I’ve paired with it, you can buy in a fatpack of 8 skirts from N-Uno on the marketplace. N-Uno has several dollarbie items currently on the marketplace, most are included in fatpacks, so check those first, then look again for individual items.

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This black Cossack-style hat is from an outfit I won in a lucky chair at Brii Underground.  The Brii Underground group is FREE to join, which makes this lucky chair win cost only the time to wait for your letter.  I’ve included a full picture of the “Hanani Complet Outfit,” from head to toe on my flicker page.  That includes hat, makeup, dress, stockings, and boots.

The pink heart on black ribbon choker and matching earrings I picked up at Heartsdale Jewelry on a past weekly limited for 50 lidens, there are also two adorable bracelets, with the bows of the ribbons on the inner wrist in the package.  While this price is gone now, if you love the set, it’s for sale for 199 lindens.  Not a terrible price considering there are 4 pieces of jewelry in the set, making each 50 lindens.  The Weekly Limited group is FREE to join and is a great way to keep an eye on these low deals, as well as snag the gifts the stores set out for the group.

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I just used an applied pair of black fishnet stockings that I’ve had in my inventory, I have several pairs, many from past Brii Underground gifts or lucky chair outfits.  For this look I didn’t want to have the fishnets showing on my feet peeking out of the pink stockings, so I used a pair of thigh length fishnet shorts from Sn@tch’s fishnet’s collection.  I picked this up in Birthright but seeing as that has passed, the entire collection can be picked up on the marketplace for 200 lindens.  The collection includes 5 tops, 5 bottoms, a bodysuit, stockings, and gloves.

Layered over these fishnets are a pair of footless socks from Tiar.  The “Babygirl socks pink” can be won for FREE by camping for 33 minutes in Tiar’s gift room.  From the landing point, move to the corner of the inner square that has the teleports and chose gifts.  While camping you can watch the 8 lucky letter boards to try to win more prizes during your time.  If you don’t care to camp, these socks can be purchased for 66 lindens in one of the shops out in the main area. When I peeked in today, there were new prizes on the lucky letters since my last trip!  Before you leave, search out the 7 Seas fountain in the courtyard and cast a few lines to reel in some clothes or gift cards!  I’ve been told there’s even a 500L gift card in there.

We’ve made it down to my feet!  I’m wearing the “Yeti Boots” which are group gift from KC Couture.  The KC Couture group is 25 lindens to join.  There are several gifts up, and the gift shoes, including these Yeti Boots, have really big color huds that allow you to customize different areas of the shoes.  There’s also group lucky letters and mini-manias, and group chat is often active in drumming up the folks to work these mini-manias!

Hair, nails, and makeup have been talked about in previous blogs, so consult the style card for that information!  Be sure to look though, there’s a dollarbie eyeshadow in there!

Get it!

Hair: Magika “Honest” -group gift/group 150L to join

Eyeshadow: Dulce Secrets “Alluring Gothic Eyeshadow” -1L

Eyeliner:  ATIA’s “Soft focus 4” – 25L or 88L for fatpack of 8 liners (SALE for fatpack)

Lips: The Little Black Dress “*LBD* Pink Large Supreme Lipstick” which comes in a fatpack with 12 shades, 2 sizes of each shade large and regular, in classic avatar tattoo, omega, akeruka, Catwa, Lelutka – 149L

Body:  Violet Studios “Tudoto Mesh Body”- 2,000L

Hands: Violet Studios – “Fusion 2 – Bento Hands Version 2.0″ – 200L

Skin: Avi-Glam  “AG. Anna Skin (T1, black eyebrows, cleavage)” @   The Free Dove – group gift/group FREE to join.

Eyelashes:  ATIA’s  “Plume” in Swag Bag  –FREE!

Coat:  Poeme “Candy Retro Wool Jacket” -139L

Skirt: N-Uno “Mia Skirt – black” 1L in fatpack on marketplace

Fishnets:  Sn@tch– from Sn@tch Fishnet collection – entire collection 200L

Pink socks:  Tiar “Babygirl socks – pink”- FREE camping chair item

Boots:  KC Couture “Yeti Boots” – group gift/group 25L to join

Choker and earrings:  Heartsfield Jewellery “Rose Madder” – 200L set (with bracelets not shown)

Hat:  Brii Underground “French Hat”  from “Hanani complet outfit” –  lucky chair win/group FREE to join

Sim:  Skybox scene from $60L Plus Rentals

 

 

 

Bad to the Bone

 

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 “Now is the winter of our discontent, made all the more dreary for the lack of death. Oooh! To be, or not to be, that is the question. Whether to be extremely cool, reach the height of fashion and snuff it or to keep drawing breath and lose all fashion sense forever more.”  – “Death”,  in the novel Moving Pictures by  Sir Terry Pratchett

I have another 1 Linden look for you today!  It’s perfect for the Halloween Season too.  Actually, other than my glasses, the outfit is free if you have a mesh head or a skin with makeup you like better.  I won’t be quite so verbose today, so just giving the rundown of what I’ve got on.  Which includes marketplace items, lucky chairs, a FREE gift at the The Wash 10th Anniversary, and a camped item.

Hair:  Olive – “The Beth Hair” FREE Lucky letter prize/no group required

Eyeshadow: Glamorize, Black Eye Candy Dollarbie – 1L on Marketplace

Eyelashes:  ATIA’s (marketplace only)  Swag Bag  FREE

Lips:  “Wicked” ATIA’s (marketplace only)  Swag Bag  FREE

Skull Sweater:  Etchaflesh – “Evil Within Mid-Sleeve Dress”  FREE camping chair prize / no group required

  • 5 Standard sizes
  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Physique

Skeleton Jeans:  Luzifree!  “Dancing Bones Jeans”  FREE  gift at The Wash 10th Anniversary

  • Omega Applier
  • Aphrodite Applier

Shoes:  NYDesign – “Diva Sneakers – HUD driven” FREE lucky letter/group FREE to join

Choker:  Sn@tch “Spiked Dog Collar” FREE gift/group not required (in outlet store)

Bracelets:  Sn@tch “Leather Bangles”  FREE gift/ group not required (in outlet store)

Ring:  Earthstones – “Ribbon Ring” Group Gift/Group 250L to join

Nail Polish:  Inevitable Madness  FREE gift/Fabfree Group FREE to join

Glasses:  Really Rockabilly! Zef’s Horned Rimmed Birth Control Specs – 99L

Skin:  “AG. Anna Skin (T1, black eyebrows, cleavage)” @  The Free Dove  FREE group gift, group FREE to join.

Body:  Violet Studios “Tudoto Mesh Body” – 2,000L

 

I’m in That Kind of Mood

There’s something sexy ’bout the way you’re dressed
I can see you’re lookin’ your best tonight, that’s right

Alabama“I’m In That Kind Of Mood”

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Tickled Pink

When you’re a deal hunter and mix and matcher, your inventory can quickly become a mess!  I have a system, and I try to be organized, but the last few days has seen me really rack up some stuff between hunts and events.  When it gets like this, I generally hunt up a camping chair and park my tokus in it until my inventory is in some sort of order.

 

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There are a total of 5 camping chairs at LeGeeny!

I discovered a gold mine of camping chairs at LaGeeny! The lovely pink babydoll I am wearing here was granted to me after camping for an hour.  The “Keysha” outfit comes fitted for Slink Physique, Slink Hourglass, or Maitreya mesh bodies. There is a lovely paisley brocade design on the bra area and the attached panties.  The attached skirt has an enticingly sheer polka dot net.  If you’re not feeling in the pink, like I was, this comes with your choice of 10 colors through a hud. You need to join the Lageeny group to camp in these chairs, but the group is FREE to join!

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Park the Pink Plymouth

Speaking of camping…I’m cozily reading in a bed I received for camping at the Tiar Mainstore a while back.  This sex/romance bed comes in a slinky black satin, and has animations that range from relaxing singles, cuddling your partner, and even XXX!  There’s a total of 3 camping chairs at Tiar, each with a choice of three items to camp for.  There’s one with furniture, one for male clothes, and another for female clothes. While you’re relaxing, you can watch the 8 lucky letter boards for more prizes. Two boards are for male clothes, 4 for female clothes, and 2 for Tiar’s erotic/Gorean furniture.  If you’re a member of the FabFree group, you can also pick up a male and/or female gift while there!  There are 3 Midnight Madness boards at Tiar, and only one requires you to join their FREE in world group.

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Wear it Pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and designers, artists, and entertainers across Second Life have teamed up and put on the Rock Your Rack event. One feature of this event is a hunt, where many of the participating designers have hidden hangers in their stalls with a 10 linden gift.  I’ve included a couple of my favorite finds from that hunt.  The first is this absolutely gorgeous necklace created especially for the event by Spyralle.  The “Heart of Hope” necklace has a gold chain,  which hangs a pink enamel petal embellished with an alabaster heart and a pearl.  It is stunning!  When I saw the ad in the stall, I thought it was an exclusive creation that I would have, given the charitable nature of the event, gladly paid full price for.  I even messaged the creator trying to find the vendor for it!  I was happily surprised when I found this creator’s hunt object that the very necklace I fell in love with was the prize, for 10 lindens!

I’ve also polished my fingernails with another hunt reward from this event.  Dark Passions – Koffin Nails offered a fatpack of pink ribbon decorated nails.  The Heart Full of Hope design is a gemstone heart, half made with a pink glitter awareness ribbon, with your choice of base polish in a pink, pink-white ombre, black, or half black and pink.  It comes with appliers for Omega, Slink, and Maitreya.

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Not in The Red

The last two details of this look didn’t set me back much, in fact, the hair just cost me a bit of time.  This soft tumbling hairstyle I fished up at Sn@tch as part of the Witch grab bag event they started this week.  I’ve talked about 7seas fishing at Sn@tch often lately, here and here.  This fished version of the “Giselle” hair only comes in black, which is perfect for me, but there are two versions a regular and a large (fished up separately), and I am wearing the large because of my large breasts.

The “Farrah Polka Dot Sandals” I am wearing here I got a few weeks back when Slipper offered them for 55Lindens during the 55 Thursday’s Grid-Wide sales event.  These sandals come with hud options for 16 straps colors, choice of 3 colors of wooden platforms, and 5 options to change the metals. They are back to the full price of 299 Lindens now, but Slipper always has a pair or few offered up for sale.  I need to say a few words about Slipper.  I joined this past summer because I fell in love with a pair of shoes offered up as a VIP gift.  The group isn’t expensive at 49 Lindens, and Elle has set out 5 group gifts currently.  Fabulous shoes aside, it’s Elle herself who has made me into a loyal customer.  I had a glitch, which ended up being a scripting issue with my SL viewer, but I had noticed them when the huds stopped working for my Slipper shoes.  I contacted the owner of Slipper as I first wondered if I had broken the script on her shoes, she spent a fair chunk of time troubleshooting with me and sending me replacements, before I eventually solved the problem switching to a new SL viewer.  That kind of customer service goes far with me, and I will always be keen to spend some of the few lindens I allow myself each month in this shop!

 

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Group gift and sale area at Slipper!

Save one last dance for our bedroom
Baby, I’m in that kind of mood
There ain’t no tellin’ what we might do
When it’s all over and the night is through
Baby, how ’bout you, I’m in that kind of mood.

 

Alabama“I’m In That Kind Of Mood”

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This “Love” wall hanging, I picked up at Earthworx, for 60 lindens as they have set it out as part of the My 60 Linden Secret Weekend Sales event (another grid-wide sales list, such as 55 Thursdays).  I got it for the dances, there are 3, and there’s also a few naughty animations included! It only uses 3 prims and comes with a hud to choose between 8 colors.  Oh, and remember me blogging about Earthworx’s White Lover’s Lounge, they’ve got it for sale this weekend for 30 lindens, part of the 30L Saturday Grid-wide Sales.

My nearly always worn glasses aside, this entire look cost me a bit of time and a grand total of 75L.  This entire outfit, including my mesh body, comes in with a low complexity count just under 75k.  Another 60 lindens for the wall hanging with dances, and we have a grand total of 135L for many hours of romantic fun, as many times as you want to use them!

Get it:

Hair: Sn@tch “Giselle”  fished up in their 7seas fishing pond.  FREE!

Lingerie:  LaGeeny “Keysha”  FREE camping chair reward/ Group FREE to join!

Shoes: Slipper “Farrah Polka Dot Sandals”  Now 299 lindens. (I scored for 55L)

Nails:    Dark Passions – Koffin Nails “Heart Full of Hope”  10L hunt item at the Rock Your Rack event.

Necklace: Spyralle. “Heart of Hope”  10L hunt item at the Rock Your Rack event.

Glasses:  Really Rockabilly! Zef’s Horned Rimmed Birth Control Specs – $99L

Eyelashes – ATIA’s (marketplace only)  Swag Bag  0L

Skin:  AG. Anna Skin (T1, black eyebrows, cleavage)   The Free Dove. group gift 0L, group FREE to join.

Body:  Violet Studios Tudoto Mesh Body 2,000L

Sex/Romance Bed:  Tiar Mainstore Free camping chair reward/ Group Free to join!