Monday, June 5, 2023

Shopping Maniacs

 Hiya everyone! Tonight I was feeling like a maniac...a Shopping Maniac. That is the name of the group featured in this post, Shopping Maniacs, whose participating designers can send group notices to update us on sales and special offers. They also provide group gifts for anyone with the free Shopping Maniacs group tag, and you can probably guess that I'll be showing off a few of those tonight :) The organizers of the group are the two stores I started out with, Black Angel and Blackbird Lace, which are neighbors so we are really only teleporting one location if we walk from one building to the other. I've seen the group's sign in several locations while exploring various stores, so it is a handy membership in addition to the benefit of being free :)

My first look of the evening is one of the Blackbird Lace gifts called Vera Dress. This flirty dress fits Erika, Kupra (Bimbo, Low, Original), Legacy, Perky, Maitreya, Petite, and Reborn mesh bodies. It has a striking gradient of teal to dark blue, decorated with what reminds me of raindrops, and the style is a winner too with peekaboo openings and fun ties. 

Another terrific gift found there is their Sara Dress by Blackbird Lace. The style reminds me of a dancer, with wrap skirt and tight bodice that is held in place by slender straps across the mostly bare back. Just a peek of bum cleavage is visible, that's how low the back dips down ;) We receive Alice, Altamura, Isis, Venus, eBody Classic, eBody Curvy, Legacy, Maitreya, Hourglass, and Physique mesh body sizes in this generous treat. I haven't decided if the skirt pattern looks more like suns or flowers to me, yet it could be something else entirely too. Regardless it is very pretty!

Head back downstairs and out the front door, cross the 'street', and go upstairs in the Black Angel store to find a handful of wonderful gifts for the Shopping Maniacs group (along with plenty of other groups). One of the lovelies is this ROSSI DRESS by BA Store GIFT, a bare shouldered sundress in a vibrant sapphire blue. There are sizes for Altamura, eBody Curvy, Freya, Isis, Legacy, Perky, maitreya, Petite, Tonic Curvy, Tonic Fine, and Tonic Minim mesh bodies included. This style is great for summer, and easy to dress up or down with the accessories you wear it with. 

Next we're bringing the glitz with the KAYLA DRESS by BA Store, another generous gift from Black Angel. We receive classic M and fitmesh M for classic avatars, as well as Freya, Isis, Venus, Maitreya, Ocacin, Hourglass, Physique, Tonic Curvy, Tonic Fine and Voluptuous mesh body versions. There is also a HUD with 5 sparkly textures, so you get to decide what colors you feel most glamorous in on any given day.

My final look of the evening is also from Black Angel, their charming ALYANA OUTFIT by BA Store GIFT. Its top, skirt, and gloves are all provided in sizing for Kupra, Kups, Legacy, Nerido, Perky, Maitreya, Reborn, and Reborn Juicy mesh bodies. The matching heels are even included, to fit Kupra, Legacy, Maitreya, and Reborn feet. I love the soft mint shade that picks up one of the hues from the floral pattern, and the gloves being a separate piece means you can leave them off if they don't suit your vibe for the day. The shoes will still match the solid colored belt perfectly :) The more I look at the fluttery skirt, the more I'm realizing that panties will be an essential to wear this in public, so it's a good thing I have a nice collection in my inventory. 

How was your weekend? Mine was very nice, starting with the fun visit to the farmers market where I got some yummy treats for the week. I've been working on various things around the house, nothing exciting, and am still digging into what the month of June will hold in SL that I can share here :) The weather is warm but lovely, and I'm preparing for 2 appointments this week with the second one (Thursday) being dental, so nitrous and no blog post that evening. Scheduling things can get tricky sometimes, but it is worth the effort. I hope you're all having a beautiful day/evening, many magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

All Group Gifts for Shopping Maniacs:

Photo 1:
Dress: Vera Dress by Blackbird Lace $0L Shopping Maniacs Gift

Photo 2:
Dress: Sara Dress by Blackbird Lace $0L Shopping Maniacs Gift

Photo 3:
Dress: Black Angel ROSSI DRESS by BA Store GIFT $0L Shopping Maniacs Gift

Photo 4:
Dress: Black Angel KAYLA DRESS by BA Store $0L Shopping Maniacs Gift

Photo 5:
Outfit: Black Angel ALYANA OUTFIT by BA Store GIFT $0L Shopping Maniacs Gift

Mesh Nails: N.Kolour+KOSMETIK: Omega Coffin Nails - Medium // Maitreya
Head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 3.1
Hair: TRUTH Luster - Redhead
Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins - REFLECTION cotton candy (BOM)
Ring: (BENTO)~~Ysoral~~ .:Luxe Ring Lyanna 4:. (Marketplace)
Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
All Poses: Verocity  (Various Sets)

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