SL for Nowt

Living a digital life with empty pockets

Snow joke!

The new monthly freebie from SF Design (male and female versions available) is a gorgeous, snuggly-warm red duffle jacket. Mar decided to wrap up warm and head off to Toggenburg sim for some winter fun!

Hop behind the cut for more pics and info on everything else she’s wearing!

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December 6, 2010 Posted by | accessories, boots, cheapies, freebies, hair, poses, second life, sim recs, SL Marketplace | 2 Comments

New at The Dressing Room Blue

Ooh, that rhymed! ;)

There’s a new collection out at The Dressing Room Blue, and Mar was all over it like a badly-fitting suit! Hair, skins, clothing, poses, accessories, and something that (with a bit of resizing) would suit the boys, too.

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August 7, 2010 Posted by | accessories, animations & poses, cheapies, dresses, for the guys, freebies, hair, jewellery, limited time offers, lingerie, poses, second life, skins | Leave a comment

Pretty it up

EDIT: The Dressing Room items featured in this post have now GONE. See this post for some items from the new collection.

Let’s get glamorous, girls. Today I’m going to blog about some cheap stuff, and about some stuff that’s a teeny bit over the blog’s L$50 remit, but which is worth getting. Today Mar visited four places: The Dressing Room, the new Dressing Room Blue, the Beauty Avatar/Glam Affair Discount section, and FabFree. What did she get? A ton of lovely stuff, from dresses and pantsuits, to free and cheap skins from big-name designers. (And boys, this post isn’t just for girls. Although I’ve only blogged girly stuff, hop behind the cut anyway to get the SLurl for the Glam Affair Discount section, because they have a LOT of male cheapies there, including skins, shapes, and clothing.)

For those who want to know when The Dressing Room changes its designer stock, join the Subscribe-o-matic while you’re there.

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June 13, 2010 Posted by | accessories, animations & poses, bags, boots, cheapies, dresses, formalwear, freebies, hair, jewellery, Jewellery Fair 2009, limited time offers, poses, sales, second life, shapes, shoes, skins | 8 Comments

We’re gonna score one more than yoooou!

Three lions on a shirt, Jules Rimet still gleaming…

Where was I? Oh! The World Cup! Come on, people; show your colours! Glad Rags have polo shirts for all the participating teams in the 2010 World Cup, which kicks off tomorrow. Each shirt costs just L$5, is unisex, and works both with and without the collar and cuffs (so you can wear it as a t-shirt, too)! Mar found some freebie shorts at KalRau (teeny ones for the girls and baggy ones for you lads), a freebie football by Teleworm Gelber, and House of Curios’ L$40 colour-change Bolts Sneakers. Lastly, Momomuller has released some special football poses that are awesome, so Mar had to grab a couple of those!

Permit me to dream…

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June 10, 2010 Posted by | accessories, cheapies, for the guys, freebies, poses, second life, shoes, Xstreet SL | , | Leave a comment

It’s a freebie Saturday!

Boy, have I got some goodies for you today! You want ballgowns? I got ballgowns. Male hair? Got that too. Hats? Female hair? Eyeballs? Poses? Yup. The cutest shoes and summer dress ever? Check!

I’m kicking this post off with those cute shoes and that lovely summer dress. Kungler’s May group gift (L$50 to join group) is this lovely silky dress, which Mar has teamed with Baby Monkey’s latest group gift in-store (free to join group), the oh-so-pretty Mimi Sparrow Pumps. A warm welcome back to Pixieplumb from me, too :)

Note: you probably want to move fast for the Kunglers gift. I forgot to check when it leaves group notices before I logged off, but as it’s the May gift and May is almost over chances are it’ll vanish pretty soon.

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May 22, 2010 Posted by | accessories, animations & poses, cheapies, dresses, eyes, for the guys, formalwear, freebies, group freebies, hair, jewellery, limited time offers, pay-to-join groups, poses, sales, second life, shoes | Leave a comment

Savvy up your avvy, boys!

I’ve got not one, but two XstreetSL bargains of the week for you today, and I’m so excited I could hop up and down on the spot, because this time it’s something for the boys! You poor guys get so few bargains of this quality, and when an offer like this comes along I’m all over it like a badly-fitted suit, trying to get it onto the blog for you!

Talking of suits, one of the two bargains most certainly is not badly-fitted. Bargain #1 is this fabulous Business Class Mens’ Suit Set from Savvy Avvy, and it costs just 50L$ for one week only. Normal price is 399L$. You get the suit jacket and pants, two buttoned shirts (undershirt layer) in black and white, two system layer ties (shirt layer) in black and white, two prim ties in black and white, two unbuttoned shirts (shirt layer) in black and white, and two collars for the unbuttoned shirt (black and white again).

The skin in these pics is ‘Jonas’, a recent group gift from Belleza, the hair is ‘Slide’ (free from MADesigns) and the shoes are House of Curios’ Formal Dress Shoes (10L$) –

(By the way, I was looking for some new male poses, since I only have a couple and I’m getting bored of using the same ones over and over! I looked through a few items I’d got from the Make Him Over Hunt, and found a pose chair from a store that I’ve not heard of before: 3M. The chair was fabulous, but I wanted some standing poses, so I hopped over to the store. They have amazing male-only poses (two of which I used in the above picture), and at great, cheap prices (40L$), so all of you boy poseurs out there, pay 3M a visit!)

The other bargain of the week is also from Savvy Avvy, and is also a limited one week only offer at 50L$. It’s the Black Leather Mens’ Fitted Trench

Gotta run, guys. You’ve only got a week to get these at those prices!

*looks up at her male avi and wonders if he’s doing anything tonight* ;)

August 13, 2009 Posted by | animations & poses, cheapies, for the guys, limited time offers, poses, second life, shoes, Xstreet SL | Leave a comment

Are you poised for a new pose store? De nada!

First up, the clothes. This is my XstreetSL bargain find of the week: Nada’s Sexy Jeans Girl. For just 10L$ you’ll get the dress (with two skirt options), boots, gloves, and the hat-with-hair. Can’t beat that!

.::Poise::. is a new pose store on the grid, and I was tickled pink by their current freebie poses, to be found in the store lobby. There are two poses: one for the boys and one for the girls, and I’ve featured them in the above pic.

The boy’s pose is a piratical one (grab the freebie sword from your Library folder and find a ship to pillage!) and the girl’s pose is a sexy Moulin Rouge one. What I love about these is that you don’t just get a pose; you also get the same pose in a poseball, which is great for positioning your avatar more accurately when you’re trying to take pics.

And that’s not all. The store has a group freebie vendor out (search for Poise in groups, and make sure you get the right one! The group founder’s name is Mojo Skytower). Inside that group freebie vendor is this utterly fab Family Portrait Chair:

(Thanks to Roxie for throwing on her male avatar there and helping me out for the pic. I know, I know; we could have poshed ourselves up a bit more!)

July 29, 2009 Posted by | animations & poses, boots, cheapies, dresses, freebies, group freebies, poses, Xstreet SL | Leave a comment

Clearly Minty

I’m showcasing another lovely free ‘Newbie Assistance Pack’ from Peppermint Blue today. These are available to everyone, so don’t think because you’re not a newbie you can’t get them!

They can all be found at the Peppermint Blue Re:) Free Store (remember to take the blue TP pads up to the store). The one I’m showcasing here is the 090703 pack, and it’s a lovely summery outfit in pale blue:

The hair in the above pics is from House of Heart‘s new release gift for July 3rd. You can find it on an easel in the long hair section of the store.

Poses are from Striking Poses: Monica Bellucci dollarbie (right) and Gisele Bundchen #10 (left).

There’s a lot more in the Peppermint Blue pack than I’m showing here, including skins and shapes. Hop behind the cut for a screenshot of the enormous amount of items you’ll get.

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July 4, 2009 Posted by | avatars, dollarbies, freebies, hair, newbie kits, poses, second life | Leave a comment

Striking Poses: New dollarbie pose

I love poses. They’re rather a necessary thing for someone who blogs fashion and other avatar-related items in Second Life!

Striking Poses has a great selection of dollarbie poses in the middle of their store, and this week’s new dollarbie release is such a good one, I wanted to feature it in a blogpost of its own. It was inspired by a picture of Katy Perry on the red carpet:

June 30, 2009 Posted by | animations & poses, dollarbies, poses, second life | Leave a comment

Shoe-huntin’, chess-playin’, freebie-grabbin’ Mar

Wow, what a glorious glut of goodies there are in SL today!

First up, head to Vinyl Cafe and click one of their group join signs. Then, with the group tag active, roam the sim looking for big treasure chests. Click the chests to receive the contents. Inside each chest is a pair of shoes: many of them prim-toed. This is a joint hunt with The Dominion Fashion District, so once you’ve found the five chests at Vinyl Cafe, head over to The Dominion and find the other five.

(Note that the prim feet and toes of some of these shoes are not scripted for colour-changing, so you’ll need to do a bit more work to get them to match your avatar’s skin. Check out this post on the Vinyl Cafe blog to find out how to do that. Bonus points, though, mean that you can customise the toenails however you like! I made Mar’s a deep blood red [Chanel’s Rouge Noir, anyone? *g*) and added some ‘shiny’ to them. Also, no scripts means less lag!)

Then we have another gorgeous gifty from the Pixeldolls subscribomatic! The ‘Chess’ dress is a quirky black and royal blue frock with slipping shoulder straps and a floaty net skirt.

Lastly, mosey on over to Fabulous Fashion TV‘s new studio. Head up the stairs and to your left you’ll find the designer freebie wall. I grabbed everything there, but modelled here are: the black colour of Refuge’s ‘Ana’ hair (fabulous fatpack; and I edited the scrunchies to match the dress) and Alienbear’s gorgeous NX jewellery:

Pose used: Striking Poses ‘Charlize Theron #9’.

There’s tons of other stuff on those freebie shelves, but I’ll leave you to discover those treats yourself. Have fun!

April 29, 2009 Posted by | boots, dresses, freebies, hair, jewellery, poses, second life, shoes, subscribomatic, treasure hunt | Leave a comment