Friday, May 24, 2024

Mesh Body Friends

 Hiya everyone! Tonight something made me wish for variety, one group tag but several places to visit. I've got several multi-designer groups to choose from when looking at my groups list, as they are just so handy with so much info collected into one place :) My random pick was Mesh Body Friends, and as you'll see they were a worthy choice. I usually visit the stores who've posted in group notices most recently, or I have a folder of landmarks that I've labeled with what groups they offers gifts for so I know where to head for this type of post. No special secrets, no insider info or bloggers privilege LOL, just attempts to stay organized. 


For my first look, I visited [WellMade] to pick up their terrific Dulcie Dress. They've got many different groups' gifts including their own, many of which I've shared in prior posts, so it's no surprise that they have something special for the MBF group. The dress has bare shoulders and a plunging draped neckline with chain dangling down to the navel, and fits Belleza Classic, Belleza Classic Dainty, Belleza Curvy, Belleza Curvy Dainty, Erika, Kupra, Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, Petite, and Reborn mesh bodies. There is also a HUD included, with 3 dress colors and 3 metals for our chain, so we can change up the look if we wish. 


I also visited LSR, where they have not just one but two generous gifts waiting for MBF group members! This is their [LSR] Sexy Barbie Suit Pink V2, a fun combo of triangular halter top and fluttery miniskirt with bonus pink sunglasses. The top and skirt are each provided in sizing for Belleza Classic, Belleza Classic SQB, Belleza Curvy, Belleza Curvy SQB, Legacy, Nerido, Perky, Maitreya, Smashboobs, Reborn, and Juicyboobs mesh bodies. Smashboobs made me think Smashmouth so now their All-Star song is in my head, *facepalm* competing with Barbie Girl for obvious reasons ;) I'd also like to mention that the cool pink shades have a built in resize script so you can get just the right fit.


[LSR] - Sexy Gladys Bikini Lilac definitely has me dreaming of summer or at least anywhere with a beach or pool. The bikini bra, panty, and pareo (sarong) all come in Erika, Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, Petite, and Reborn mesh body sizes, with matching heels for Erika, Legacy, Maitreya, and Reborn feet. The pattern on the fabric is a playful one, with things like life preservers, seashells, and ship's wheels, lots of nods to the coming season.


Next we have the sexy [K-Style] LAMBADA DRESS #14, one of several gifts on the wall behind and above the front desk at the store. There are Freya, Isis, Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, Petite, and Slink Hourglass sizes included of this fun and vibrant bare-shouldered mini dress. 


My final look of the evening is the Snappy 69 Ladies Shirt Pack gift that made me giggle :) The front has an embroidered S on it in green to match the neckline, and the back has 69 in green trimmed with red. It fits eBody Reborn, Freya, Isis, Legacy, Maitreya, and Slink Physique mesh bodies, and can be paired with just about any bottoms that suit your personal style. I wonder how many people will ask you what the S stands for if your name doesn't begin with that letter? As I do frequently on here, I'm wearing the blue pair of Delizio jeans from their marketplace fatpack gift.

Today was a decent one, if a bit confusing thanks to the shifting of dinner at my parents' from Fridays to a temporary Thursday. That was nice though, and we talked about the things that need to be done next with my grandmother's house and belongings. It is scary how many things had gone missing during the time she was ill, with several different live-in caregivers over the years. It is a sad reality of trusting people, sometimes it doesn't go well. They took good care of her though which was the primary goal, and if they got sticky fingers we can't do anything about it now. They are going to sell the house as soon as possible, no idea when that would be, and my mom is the executor of the will as the elder of the two children. Other than that, we had a nice time talking about their dinner plans for tomorrow and their 55th wedding anniversary :) I am still amazed just imagining that longevity of a relationship, it's an impressive accomplishment for sure. I hope you're all having a lovely day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:

Photo 1:
Dress: [WellMade] Dulcie Dress $0L Mesh Body Friends Group Gift

Photo 2:
Outfit: [LSR] Sexy Barbie Suit Pink V2 $0L Mesh Body Friends Group Gift

Photo 3:
Outfit: [LSR] - Sexy Gladys Bikini Lilac $0L Mesh Body Friends Group Gift

Photo 4:
Dress: [K-Style] LAMBADA DRESS #14 $0L Mesh Body Friends Group Gift

Photo 5:
Top: Snappy 69 Ladies Shirt Pack $0L Mesh Body Friends Group Gift
Pants: Delizio - Jeans + Applier for Maitreya + Omega (shown in Blue) $0L Marketplace

Head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 3.1
Hair: TRUTH Collective / Parfait - Essential
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. .WS. pale AMELIE EVOX SKIN
Ring: {Carter} Wedding Zoe (Marketplace)
Body/Hands/Feet: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) Special Edition (1.6)
All Poses: Verocity  (Various Sets)

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Blue SL Event

 Hiya everyone! Tonight we are visiting the Blue SL event, where you can find lots of $50L offers as well as specially selected sales items, and many of the participating designers are offering group gifts too. There are also gifts with no group needed, and a few very low cost (one I'm sharing is $1L) goodies that we can liven up our wardrobes or homes with. It's even okay if blue is not a favorite color of yours, since as you'll see I found plenty of non-blue offerings that tickled my fancy.


My first look is the [MONTCLAIR] ~ SUGAR BABY JAMMIES, well two of the 5 sets included for just $1L :) The set on the left above is called Cuddles, and Avocado can be seen to the right, while the others are Donuts, Honey, and Weekend. All consist of bra and shorts to fit Kupra, Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, Peach, Reborn, Juicy Boobs, and Waifu Boobs mesh bodies. They are all so fun to wear, and amazingly affordable.


Time to get flirty with the DANI Gift for Blue VIP Group Members! Its bra, panties, and lace trimmed stockings are all system/BOM layers, delicately textured with fun bows on the panties. I took the opportunity of showing extra skin to also show you another gift, our Moonie - Saturn Moons BOM tattoo. There are tattoo layers in 50%, 75%, and 100% so you can decide which opacity gives the look you prefer for your body ink. The details here are terrific, from Saturn on the front to the mixture of astronomy and birds and bees on the back :)


I kept the DANI lingerie set on but topped it with another gift, which is the charming @rOrO Cotton Candy Willow Poncho. It is provided in sizes for Erika, Legacy, and Reborn mesh bodies, with a beautiful ombre of pink to teal on its sheer knit texture. Just think of all the great layering possibilities! You could choose a tank top, bra, or any sort of shirt you like, with your favorite pants or jeans or skirt of any length.


For another change of tops, I slipped into the BQ::Star Crop Shirt:: GIFT duo from BlondeQueen. Their blue denim star on the front of both the plum and white versions is really the only blue among these gifts, other than the teal blue-green of the prior gift and a few bits of the next/last one of the night, so really not a strict theme :) Each of these shirts is included in eBody Reborn, Legacy, and Maitreya mesh body sizing. The white with blue star totally reminds me of a famous football team, one very much disliked by most football fans in my area, and reminds me of a funny little story. One holiday several years ago, my grandma (the one who just passed away) randomly mentioned being a fan of *that* team, and the way my cousins reacted still cracks me up to this day! I mean literally several people gasped, and one of the cousins moaned "grandma, nooooo", and it really felt like they reacted as though she'd casually mentioned being a former member of the Manson family or something. I'm not a fan of the sport at all, so it didn't bother me :) Her husband had been a fan of the other baseball team in this state, so big rivalry there too, but everyone knew that because he wore their hats and such. 


For my final look of the evening, I am enjoying the terrific $50L BlueSL offer from The Bold Llama T-Shirt Co. called 80s CARTOONS Tee. I feel so seen! LOL! I was 9 in 1980 so I was a kid or at least kid at heart throughout much of the 80s, and cartoons were an interest shared by both of my grandfathers (yep they were in their 80s and still watching them) so I could park myself on the couch with either of them and giggle along. My favorite of the time was probably The Smurfs, but I loved the more classic Looney Tunes and Tom and Jerry, and reruns of Scooby Doo. Anyone remember Shirt Tales? I had a nightshirt, and have only vague memories. Our cozy tank top has a wonderful unpacker HUD that offers standard mesh sizes as well as eBody Classic, eBody Reborn, Waifu, Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, Petite, Lara X, Petite X, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP mesh body sizing, so just click the one you want delivered and hold onto this HUD for future reference if you wish.

It was a quiet day, and we have reached an icky stage of dealing with my grandmother's passing...the clearing out of the house and deciding what to do with various belongings. Much of it will be donated, but my mom sent me a few pictures to see if I want anything shown. It feels weird and wrong, yet there is a mug I saw that I'd given her many years ago as a souvenir that I might ask for even thought it says Grandma. Since I'm not a mom I will never be a grandma either, but I think it would bother me to know that it was given away or thrown out. I don't even really have room here for much, so we'll see if my cousin and his wife will want the china set (not as fancy as it sounds but old) for their new home. I hope you're all having a decent day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Group Gifts and Offers from Blue SL Event:

Photo 1:
Outfit: [MONTCLAIR] ~ SUGAR BABY JAMMIES $1L BlueSL Event

Photo 2:
Lingerie: DANI Gift for Blue VIP Group Members $0L Blue SL Group Gift
Tattoo: Moonie - Saturn Moons BOM tattoo $0L Blue SL Group Gift

Photo 3:
Top: @rOrO Cotton Candy Willow Poncho $0L Blue SL Group Gift

Photo 4:
Tops: BlondeQueen BQ::Star Crop Shirt:: GIFT $0L Blue SL Group Gift

Photo 5:
Top: The Bold Llama T-Shirt Co. 80s CARTOONS Tee $50L Blue SL Event

Head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 3.1
Hair: TRUTH Collective / Parfait - Essential
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. .WS. pale AMELIE EVOX SKIN
Ring: {Carter} Wedding Zoe (Marketplace)
Body/Hands/Feet: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) Special Edition (1.6)
All Poses: Verocity  (Various Sets)

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Tres Chic Part Deux

 Hiya everyone! Tonight I've got more Tres Chic anniversary gifts to share, all of which can be yours for free if you join their free group :) There are dozens, over 80 total gifts I believe, so you are bound to find plenty that suit your personal tastes. I'm still unpacking, lol, but I am so grateful to every designer who helped make Tres Chic a success for these 9 wonderful years, and wish them many more years bringing unique offerings to SL.


My first look is the flirty [COCO LOUIS] Venus Dress - GIFT. This extra short mini dress is ever so slightly sheer and is really clinging to every curve :) It is provided in Classic, Classic Dainty, Curvy, Curvy Dainty, Lara X, Petite X, Legacy, Perky, and Reborn mesh body sizes. 


We can always count on AURICA for high quality, like this Milli Outfit NUDE gift. The dress and jacket each come in sizing for Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, and Reborn mesh bodies. In my case this really is a 'nude' color, as it is quite similar to the skin tone I'm wearing, and I love the idea of having a soft cardigan to slip over a tank dress to change the look.


Next I'm in the pink with the lovely KLEIN "Betty" Top/Skirt gift :) The cutouts on both pieces are so eye-catching, and remind me of flower petals with their long oval shape. There are Gen X Classic, Gen X Curvy, Kupra, Lara X, Petite X, Legacy, Perky, Reborn, Waifu, and Senra mesh body sizes for each, so top and skirt fit together just right. 


It does look like I have a color theme going, lol, but it was unintentional yet I am enjoying it! This stunning gift is the **BRILLANCIA** - dress Lea pink, with metallic coins linked together in a way that calls to mind chainmail but sexier. The dress and its sparkle layer (worn on the left) are each provided in sizes for eBody Reborn, Kupra, Kups, Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, and Petite bodies. This dress is definitely not safe for G-rated areas, as you can probably tell, but we could layer some BOM lingerie beneath if so desired.


My final look of the night is a pairing of two gifts. The top is our HER - PATTY TOP - V14 treat, a sassily draped halter top in black with a satiny finish. It comes in Erika, Gen X Classic, Gen X Curvy, Kupra, Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, Reborn, and Waifu Boobs mesh body sizing. Its neutral colors makes it very versatile, and I really like the way it looks with the Rowne.Mamuor Panel Skirt - Red gift. This micro mini of a skirt will fit Kupra, Legacy, Maitreya, and Reborn mesh bodies, and that brick red color is a flattering one :) When autumn rolls around again, I'll gladly wear it with a sweater and maybe some leggings or tights beneath, oo and some pretty boots! Separates like these get the creative juices flowing for sure.

Earlier I was convinced it was Wednesday, so it's another bizarre week in my brain I guess ;) My sense of timing is once again out of whack, but fortunately we nearly always have access to things like PCs, phones, and even the TV to tell us the time and date. My tower fan arrived, and it is not the same brand as my portable heater but the new fan's remote works the heater too...imagine my surprise when I turned on the fan and both turned on! They are next to each other, so the only solution was unplugging the heater for now. It's 78 degrees in here so nope, don't need added warmth. I will probably be home all day tomorrow too, so keeping it comfortable is a positive. I hope you're all having a lovely day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Group Gifts from Tres Chic Event:

Photo 1:
Dress: [COCO LOUIS] Venus Dress - GIFT $0L Tres Chic Group Gift

Photo 2:
Outfit: AURICA Milli Outfit NUDE $0L Tres Chic Group Gift

Photo 3:
Outfit: KLEIN "Betty" Top/Skirt $0L Tres Chic Group Gift

Photo 4:
Dress: **BRILLANCIA** - dress Lea pink $0L Tres Chic Group Gift

Photo 5:
Top: HER - PATTY TOP - V14 $0L Tres Chic Group Gift
Skirt: Rowne.Mamuor Panel Skirt - Red $0L Tres Chic Group Gift

Head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 3.1
Hair: TRUTH Collective / Parfait - Essential
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. .WS. pale AMELIE EVOX SKIN
Ring: {Carter} Wedding Zoe (Marketplace)
Body/Hands/Feet: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) Special Edition (1.6)
All Poses: Verocity  (Various Sets)

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Je Suis Tres Chic

 Hiya everyone! Tonight's post is full of wonderful gifts from the Tres Chic event and their 9th anniversary round. We know how to celebrate these in SL, right? Join their free group, get your Je suis Tres Chic group tag, and click any gift you can find :) They are in a wide range of boxes with some being just the word "gift" or even a vendor photo like what's for sale, so you may need to examine each display pretty carefully. Of course, that shouldn't be a problem as you'll also see plenty of tempting offers for sale, from a truly talented group of designers who always impress me :) The round just opened so it might be slightly crowded but you should be able to get in.


My first look of the night is the -LD- Livia Dress/LegBand Fatpack gift from Little Diamond. Their dress has a diagonal hemline that shows off the legband if we wish to add it, and they each fit eBody, Lara X, Petite X, Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, and Waifu mesh bodies. There is also a HUD with 10 textures each for the dress, band, and zeep which turns out to be the zipper on the band :) Have fun experimenting with the HUD like I did!


I also claimed a beautiful gift from [RUNWAY] called POEMA DRESS .EMERALD. How can I possibly resist a strapless peplum ballgown with full skirt and mermaid shaping? This lovely gift includes sizing for Freya, Hourglass, Legacy, Perky, and Maitreya mesh bodies.


Two generous gifts can be seen here, so let's start from the top. That would be the rvn - Aya's turtleneck - black treat, a cropped sleeveless turtleneck with open sides that are tied loosely in place with long loopy bows. We receive Lara X, Petite X, Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, Petite, Mesh Body Classic, Reborn, and Waifu mesh body sizes. It goes really well with the Vanilla Bae - Tatjana Skirt (PG) gift, don't you think? This cutie comes in Lara X, Legacy, Maitreya, and Reborn mesh body sizes, with a HUD offering 3 colors for the skirt and 7 for the metals. That would be the zigzag clip on the left side, holding it in place above a flirty opening. It feels like a sarong, like we could wear it over a swimsuit for a quick beach jaunt.


Bodysuits can be really irresistible, like this :Dernier: "Andrea" Bodysuit - FATPACK gift :) There are Erika, Kupra, Legacy, and Maitreya sizes included, as well as a HUD with 15 colors to choose from. 3 of those are exclusive to the fatpack, making this a special bonus to an already lovely gift. The HUD also allows us to adjust the shine.


For my final look this evening, I'm enjoying the flirty and fun Kaithleen's Camilla Tank Dress - Green. The unpacking HUD offers all sorts of sizes - Belleza Classic, Belleza Curvy, eBody Curvy, Kupra, Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, Petite, Reborn, and Juicy Boobs mesh bodies. Then there's a handy HUD with 20 colors apiece for the lining, center, and lining again which means we can change the hues of the two layers of trim at the edges, and the center lining down the back :) You know I'm gonna have lots of fun playing with this HUD, as I do all too often. It's a wonder I don't crash more often...lol...

So many companies seem to have the motto of "if it isn't broken, we can fix that", meaning they tamper with things that people are already successfully using on a regular basis and making them worse. Why do I mention this now? Well, that's what took me so long tonight to edit (layer and add text to) my photos, because Photoshop updated and borked my fonts. The kerning made it look like there was an entire space between each letter, and they literally lost my chosen fault so it defaulted to Arial. Since they don't call it kerning, I had to dig into all sorts of settings and help pages before accidentally fixing it, lol, and now I need to find another font that I actually like. If my settings don't hold when I use it next, I just might scream again. Otherwise it was a quiet day, and I am glad there are more gifts from this event to share tomorrow :) I hope you're all having a pleasant day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Group Gifts from Tres Chic Event:

Photo 1:
Dress: Little Diamond -LD- Livia Dress/LegBand Fatpack $0L Tres Chic Group

Photo 2:
Dress: [RUNWAY] POEMA DRESS .EMERALD. $0L Tres Chic Group

Photo 3:
Top: rvn - Aya's turtleneck - black $0L Tres Chic Group
Skirt: Vanilla Bae - Tatjana Skirt (PG) $0L Tres Chic Group

Photo 4:
Bodysuit: :Dernier: "Andrea" Bodysuit - FATPACK $0L Tres Chic Group

Photo 5:
Dress: Kaithleen's Camilla Tank Dress - Green $0L Tres Chic Group

Head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 3.1
Hair: TRUTH Muse - Essential
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. .WS. pale AMELIE EVOX SKIN
Ring: {Carter} Wedding Zoe (Marketplace)
Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara 5.3
All Poses: Verocity  (Various Sets)

Monday, May 20, 2024

Charm-ing Gifts

 Hiya everyone! Tonight I'd like to invite you to the Charm store, where there are many fantastic gifts that are free with no group tag required. They are separated on the wall by body brand, so I grabbed some Maitreya treats as that is what I'm currently wearing. You'll also find Legacy and Reborn sizing there too. Each picture on the wall shows one version of the outfit or dress inside, but most of them (all the ones I unpacked at least) have multiple textures or colors for us, so the generosity is even more than we see at first :) Many of the gifts on one size's wall are available on walls for the other sizes, so if you see something you like in one body size, check your preferred one and you might see the exact gift there. It was my first visit here but surely won't be my last.


My first look is the adorable *Charm** tuki skirt/top gift, with each piece in 4 different fun fabrics. The halter style top is adorned with a bow on the waist to match the one at the neck, and the miniskirt has a belt built in that matches each pattern.


Another great gift with vibrant patterns is the *Charm** Tulip Skirt Dress which I also picked up from the Maitreya wall. There are solid brown and wine versions as well as this one which has a 4-texture HUD. I am really enjoying the variety and the flattering wrap style!


Next we see the *Charm** Off Shoulder dress MT gift, with an impressive 15 versions included! Of course I had to see what the bear pattern looked like, and it did not disappoint...I spy a panda and someone in a bright green tie among the precious brown and beige bears :) On the right is pinkheart, with several colors of patterned hearts on a rosy pink background.


This beauty is the *Charm** Kirikaeresu Top/Skirt gift, and I seem to have switched from bears to kittens :) The top and skirt each come in 5 varieties, with the saike flower shown on the left and the animal cat G on the right. It was hard to narrow down to just two out of the five since they are all lovely.


My final look of the evening is called *Charm** Frea top and Long Skirt Maitreya. Each piece is included in 5 different versions, for more mixing and matching. The texture on the left made me gasp from how pretty it is, looks like a type of folded paper art whose name I cannot recall but similar to origami. That top and skirt are each called gara1, and the pieces on the right are both named check red. Ruffles and bows always make me smile :)

Well, I survived the extremely stressful weekend...my grandmother's service as I saw livestreamed was beautiful, and my godparents' son did an amazing job as the priest for the mass. He spoke of her love of her children and grandchildren, and how she waited until the day after Mother's Day to leave us, in the month dedicated to motherhood. He told how 7 years ago the doctors said she wouldn't survive, and he said those doctors simply didn't know HER or her strength, and desire to be with her family. I admit, I sobbed for 2 straight hours and my eyes are still sore. I'd made the mistake of offering to post the obituary on facebook, and one of my mom's friends got snippy with me on there because my mom didn't call her to tell her. Insert facepalm here. Then a former friend (took her husband's side when he acted shady and pervy online and I got upset) showed up at the funeral looking for me, and commented on my facebook post despite our not being friends on there. Apparently she saw the obit in the newspaper and showed up out of the blue. I regret not being there but not because of her. Then today was therapy, where I learned how to practice giving myself a panic attack in a safe environment (rapid shallow breathing) then sitting through it and teaching my body to self-regulate. Doesn't that sound like fun? That's part of my homework for the week. Despite a rough weekend, I am looking forward to a brand new week ahead and the chance to get things headed in a positive direction. I hope you're all having a beautiful day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Gifts from Charm:

Photo 1:
Outfit: *Charm** tuki skirt/top $0L Free Gift

Photo 2:
Dress: *Charm** Tulip Skirt Dress $0L Free Gift

Photo 3:
Dress: *Charm** Off Shoulder dress MT $0L Free Gift

Photo 4:
Outfit: *Charm** Kirikaeresu Top/Skirt $0L Free Gift

Photo 5:
Outfit: *Charm** Frea top and Long Skirt Maitreya $0L Free Gift

Head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 3.1
Hair: TRUTH Muse - Essential
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. .WS. pale AMELIE EVOX SKIN
Ring: {Carter} Wedding Zoe (Marketplace)
Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara 5.3
All Poses: Verocity  (Various Sets)

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Palomma Plaza Treats

 Hiya everyone! Tonight we are taking a look at some generous gifts from Palomma Plaza. As you probably know by now, it is a tribute to Palomma of The Free Dove and is even in the same region and build that The Free Dove was located. I get sentimental every time I visit, in a warm and peaceful way :) The group is free to join and your tag will read "Doves Angel", and with that active you can click all the gifts you see to receive them for free. My link's red arrow on your map should point to the area between the two displays I'm sharing gifts from tonight, those of KingbalStores and Pink Mango. If you don't have a red arrow (I forget where in settings that would be) you can always area search for the name of one of the items if you use Firestorm viewer. There are plenty of fantastic gifts here from a wide range of designers, some of which you may already be very familiar with, and the gifts are changed out periodically so it's always a good time to visit.


My first look is the playful 420 KS OUTFIT AZALEE DRESS 101 FAT-PACK gift from KingbalStores. The dress has the appearance of two pieces but wears as one, halter with wrap skirt that shows off a lot of leg :) There are sizes for eBody, Freya, Kupra, Legacy, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, and Tonic Fine mesh bodies, as well as a HUD with 12 fun choices. Most of the textures are a mix of print and matching solid for top and skirt portions.


Another thoughtful gift from KingbalStores is the 420 KS OUTFIT AMARAL BOYFRIEND SHIRT DENIM. It can be worn as a short dress or a long tunic top, if you prefer adding some leggings or pants beneath. In sizes for Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh bodies, we have 20 denim shades to choose from via HUD. As a child of the 80s I am all in on the denim experience ;)


I couldn't resist sharing their third gift either, the 150 KS OUTFIT BRUNA TOP&SKIRT 60GO 30-28. Each piece fits Erika, eBody Reborn, Kupra, Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, and Petite mesh bodies. The top is like a cropped bra, and the skirt has bold cutouts on each hip for added vavoom ;) 


Pink Mango has a few lovely gifts for us as well, like this sparkly Inari Dress. The front-crossed halter has a deep cleavage reveal as well as a cheeky rear view, and I love the color! Our gift includes Lara X, Legacy, Perky, Reborn, and Waifu body sizes, so I switched from my Lara 5.3 to my Lara X for this photo and the next one :) I use the same shape for both, so it's very simple to swap from one to the other. I know some are still hesitant to make the switch because of a large collection of Lara 5.3 clothing, and yes it can seem daunting to gather a sizeable wardrobe for a new body, but I think Lara X is gaining popularity and I do see it more often in gifts like this lately.


My final look of the evening combines two gifts for modesty's sake and because it is fun to do ;) The *Pink Mango* Ofe Lingerie is the bra and thong on the left, white with tiny black hearts in sizes for Lara X, Legacy, Perky, and Reborn bodies. Because I noticed some censoring on the included image of the *Pink Mango* Ofe Outfit, I decided to keep the lingerie on and layer the sweater and leggings over top of it. As you can see, it worked out nicely and I'm flashing a bit of bra and thong straps rather than nips, lol. The sweater and leggings come in the same sizing as the lingerie, so I'm guessing that Pink Mango is mostly focusing on those particular sizes at this time. They aren't the only ones to move onto Lara X from the original, and while I've seen it hotly debated in groups, I do understand that ultimately it's up to each mesh rigger how much time they are willing to invest compared to what sells the best. At least 2 designers have mentioned their unpacker HUDs providing data on what people are opening and presumably therefore using, so be sure to use those correctly I guess :) 

I just realized I let out a sigh that would have made a good movie or cartoon sound effect for how accidentally dramatic it sounded. Does that sum up my day? LOL! I had dinner with my parents and helped them go through some old photos that belonged to my grandmother, because my mom's brother's wife (the one who locked him out last year after 41 years of marriage, then randomly took him back eventually) sent him over to my grandma's house with a huge plastic bin to fill with all of her (grandma's) photos. Excuse me madam but you do not have any right to pictures of family members from the 1940s you never even met, or pictures of the son you disowned for marrying a non-Christian, especially without asking anyone first. Fortunately my mom was there and said she'd like to look through them first, so uncle dingbat had to go home emptyhanded. I mostly like him but he is a dingbat for going back to her. Why oh why does death bring out the absolute worst in some people? My mom has asked me if there was anything of my grandma's that I wanted, and I said I have really good holiday memories so probably a random Christmas ornament would be nice. I didn't ask for anything valuable, or that someone else might have already decided they wanted, just something sentimental to me. Sigh. The funeral is in 8 hours, and I'll be watching it livestreamed by the funeral home. Yes, I have tissues ready, and a stuffed animal to hug. I hope you all have a decent weekend, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Group Gifts for Palomma Plaza:

Photo 1:
Dress: KingbalStores 420 KS OUTFIT AZALEE DRESS 101 FAT-PACK $0L Group Gift

Photo 2:
Top: 420 KS OUTFIT AMARAL BOYFRIEND SHIRT DENIM $0L Group Gift

Photo 3:
Outfit: 150 KS OUTFIT BRUNA TOP&SKIRT 60GO 30-28 $0L Group Gift

Photo 4:
Dress: *Pink Mango* Inari Dress $0L Group Gift

Photo 5:
Lingerie Left: *Pink Mango* Ofe Lingerie $0L Group Gift
Outfit Right: *Pink Mango* Ofe Outfit $0L Group Gift

Head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 3.1
Hair: TRUTH Muse - Essential
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. .WS. pale AMELIE EVOX SKIN
Ring: {Carter} Wedding Zoe (Marketplace)
Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara 5.3
All Poses: Verocity  (Various Sets)

Friday, May 17, 2024

Free is Fabulous

 Hiya everyone! Tonight I was in the mood to explore a bit, so the FabFree in SL group and blog immediately came to mind. Their group is free to join, and the blog is a wonderful source of information that includes the listing of gifts for their group members :) It is constantly growing and being added to, so you can find all sorts of treats for guys and gals, plus home decor suitable for anyone's living space. I usually go down the list a bit and go with slightly older gifts, just to make sure people are aware of them before they get swapped out for new goodies. This does mean that if you like what you see, you may not want to wait too long just in case :) I will definitely be a proud member of this group for life!


My first stop was La Feminique, where the beautiful Selena May GG awaits all FabFree group members. There are sizes for Freya, Hourglass, Legacy, Perky, and Maitreya mesh bodies provided, and a HUD with 3 color versions of the summery citrus sliced pattern you see above. This is such a flattering minidress, especially the crossed straps.


Our gift from *Flamingos*  is their Clementine Top&Skirt - Pink set, packed separately but meant to pair together perfectly. The top and skirt each fit eBody, Gen X Curvy, Kupra, Legacy, Maitreya, and Peach mesh bodies. The top's HUD offers 10 colors each for the sleeves, ribbons, and corset, while the skirt has a HUD with the same 10 hues for the trim and ribbons. Very cute for this time of year, don't you think?


I also picked up a fantastic pair of pretty dresses, the *Glitter Bunny* Xara Dress gift for FabFree. The pink and purple versions are each included in Gen X Classic, Gen X Curvy, Kupra, Kups, Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, Petite, Reborn, and Star mesh body sizing. There is even a men's gift here too, so spread the word to any male avatar wearers you know :) As for Xara here, I love both color ombres and am going to have a very hard time deciding which to wear out first. 


Next we have the sassy .:Bad Rabbit:. Knitty Dress Gray + Soft Red gift, a fun mix of sex appeal and unique styling. The dress fits Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, and TMP bodies, and we receive a HUD with both color choices shown above. The dress is delightfully asymmetrical, with most of the left side open but tied at the hip. I am a big fan of knit textures, so that added to my appreciation of this generous gift.


My final stop of the evening was {Le'La} where I found their Simeona Dress Gift for FabFree. Did you know they have a separate building for their gifts? Just walk out their front door and you'll see a sparkly stardust path leading you there, for not only their own (paid) group but lots of other groups. This beauty is provided in sizing for Gen X Classic, Gen X Classic Dainty, Gen X Curvy, Gen X Curvy Dainty, Kupra, Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, Petite, Reborn, and Waifu mesh bodies. That's an impressive roundup of popular fits :) The dress has a pinkish bronzed color that I really enjoy, embossed fabric with a loosely tied sash belt built in. 

Thursdays are not usually very exciting around here, and I am still waiting to find out if my parents are going to be home in time tomorrow for our usual dinner get-together. This week has been hectic for them of course, and I am absolutely not complaining if dinner is a no-go. There are still things to do before Saturday's services, and they are generally busy during the week anyway so this just adds to their chaos. I hope you're all having a lovely day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

Credits:
All Group Gifts for FabFree in SL:

Photo 1:
Dress: La Feminique - Selena May GG $0L FabFree Group Gift

Photo 2:
Outfit: *Flamingos* Clementine Top&Skirt - Pink $0L FabFree Group Gift

Photo 3:
Dress: *Glitter Bunny* Xara Dress $0L FabFree Group Gift

Photo 4:
Dress: .:Bad Rabbit:. Knitty Dress Gray + Soft Red $0L FabFree Group Gift

Photo 5:
Dress: {Le'La} Simeona Dress Gift $0L FabFree Group Gift

Head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 3.1
Hair: TRUTH Muse - Essential
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. .WS. MANON EVOX SKIN - VELOUR PORCELAIN
Ring: {Carter} Wedding Zoe (Marketplace)
Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara 5.3
All Poses: Verocity  (Various Sets)